Wednesday, 28 September 2016 | Israel and Jordan signed a “historic” $10 billion deal on Monday whereby the Jewish state will become the largest supplier of gas to the Hashemite kingdom. According to the agreement, Israel’s Leviathan gas consortium will provide the Jordan Electric Power Company with approximately 45 billion cubic meters of gasContinue Reading »
Thursday, 22 September 2016 | Every day, workers of the Israel Postal Company are swamped with letters arriving from dozens of different countries, as well as those sent by Israeli citizens, which are intended for a particular recipient whose address is not easy to locate. In English, in Hebrew and in a myriad of otherContinue Reading »
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who rose to her office in July after the resignation of David Cameron, has a long history of support for Israel and other Jewish causes, forecasting continued warm relations between Israel and the United Kingdom. May served as Home Secretary (responsible for immigration, security and the justice system) for sixContinue Reading »
Israeli competitors earned a combined ten medals at the International Physics Olympiad which took place in Zurich, Switzerland, and the International Mathematical Olympiad which took place in Hong Kong, China. The Israeli teams, comprised of high school students, were ranked 19th and 22nd, respectively. The math team jumped 18 places in the ranks from lastContinue Reading »
The Israeli government has authorized the delivery of humanitarian aid into war-torn Syria through the nations’ shared border, an American-Israeli activist who spearheaded the initiative told The Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem agreed to transfer medical, educational and food aid to its northern neighbor, Moti Kahan said. While Israeli activists have sought to help Syrians in theContinue Reading »
A retired Saudi general visited Israel in May for a series of meetings, in what is the latest sign of increasing dialogue, public appearances and quiet cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel. Anwar Eshki, who previously served in senior positions in the Saudi military and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led a delegation of Saudi academicsContinue Reading »
Monday, 05 September 2016 | Microprocessor giant Intel on Tuesday introduced its “strongest and fastest ever” core processor chip, which was developed by the company’s team in Haifa, Israel. Ran Senderovitz, general manager of Intel’s Israel Development Centers, said that the seventh generation processor, code-named Kaby Lake, will run applications up to 12% faster comparedContinue Reading »
Six years ago, with Israel’s Carmel Forest ablaze and the Jewish state needing help, Cyprus sent their lone firefighting aircraft to assist. When Cyprus faced their own blaze in June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered three Israeli firefighting aircraft to join efforts to put out the blaze, which was already the biggest in recentContinue Reading »
The Knesset approved a bill which introduced a new holiday in Israel: Aliyah Day. The bill states that every Nissan, a month in the Jewish calendar which falls around spring time, the State of Israel will express its appreciation for those who immigrate to Israel. The same day, the Knesset will dedicate a special discussionContinue Reading »
Thirty one countries voted to adopt a new working definition of anti-Semitism, a move hailed by human rights activists as an important milestone in countering hatred. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance [IHRA]—an intergovernmental group comprised of 31 nations—adopted a definition based on the 2005 European Monitoring Centre (EUMC) Working Definition, which describes anti-Semitism as “aContinue Reading »
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