On a hot July afternoon, Bridges for Peace was present at the airport to welcome new Jewish immigrants from Russia, Argentina, Brazil, France and Venezuela. The tarmac was teeming with hundreds of people who were there to welcome the arrivals with music, flags, ice cream and joy. Religious leaders, political leaders, the heads of theContinue Reading »
Over the past few months, Iranian provocation in the Middle East topped headlines worldwide. Tensions have been high since the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord a year ago—and then instituted harsher sanctions in a bid to force Tehran to abandon its nuclear ambitions and toe the line. As the economic vice grip tightened,Continue Reading »
Thursday, 12 September 2019 | Arabs can face opposition from their own people for helping Israel, but one Arab villager recently chose to do the right thing in spite of critique, and in the process helped Israel preserve history. The resident of the village of Araba in northern Israel, Ahmed Nassar Yassin, is an electricianContinue 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 »
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 »
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 »
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 | In the 71 years since the formation of the IDF [Israel Defense Forces], the IDF has built a significant array of groundbreaking technology. Here’s a short list of some of our favorites: 1. The “Iron Dome” Air Defense System For many years, rockets have been launched at Israel from theContinue Reading »
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