Friday, 6 September 2019 | Iran has not eased up its efforts to establish a military presence in Syria as new satellite images reveal the Islamic Republic has established its largest military base to date in the war-torn country and is in the process of moving thousands of troops into the facility, Fox News reportedContinue Reading »
Thursday, 5 September 2019 | A colorful mosaic, well-preserved and laden with decorations, including dedication inscriptions and descriptions of baskets with loaves and fish, was exposed in the excavation of researchers from the University of Haifa at the ‘Burnt Church’ in Hippos on the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). According to the researchers, the descriptions inContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 4 September, 2019 | More than 2,000 children and teens from 37 countries who made aliyah (immigration to Israel) this summer with assistance from the Jewish Agency for Israel entered the Israeli school system for the first time on September 1, at the start of the new academic year. Among them are 31 JewishContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 | Two recent immigrants to Israel have developed an app to help new arrivals tackle the challenge of learning Hebrew. Aprende Hebreo, a smart-learning company that developed the app, was founded by two young immigrants from Latin America who struggled as they tried to learn the language in government-offered courses knownContinue Reading »
Friday, 16 August 2019 | On Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport 242 new olim (immigrants) were welcomed on this 60th flight from North America organized by “Nefesh b’Nefesh” [literally, “Jewish Souls United,” an organization that facilitates aliyah (immigration to Israel) from the US, Canada and the UK] over the past 18 years. Wednesday’s flightContinue Reading »
Thursday, 15 August 2019 | Military and health authorities are now having to accept that a new generation of soldiers from communities bordering the Hamas-controlled enclave, who grew up under a constant threat from Gaza, is plagued by post-trauma even before they’ve began their military service. Eighteen-year-old Israelis, residents of the Gaza border communities, whoContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 | “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world,” the Talmud (rabbinic commentary on Jewish tradition and the Hebrew Scriptures) teaches. Sadly, the reverse is equally true. Taking a life is considered tantamount to destroying an entire world. I pondered these words as a teamContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 August 2019 | Israel’s Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. presented last week first trial results of a new vaccine, first of its kind, and was successful in reducing radiation-related damages in animals during trial. The trials continue but the vaccine has already sparked the interest of the US Army, which is considering administering it toContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | President Reuven Rivlin held a working meeting this past week with the recently appointed Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. President Rivlin congratulated the foreign minister on his appointment and thanked him for visiting Jerusalem, pointing out that this visit is further confirmation of the importance both countries place on theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 | Conservative leader Boris Johnson clinched his victory in the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday and will step into his new role after visiting the queen at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Johnson was lauded upon his victory by the chairman of the Jewish Agency of Israel asContinue Reading »
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