Friday, 09 June, 2017 | Since the establishment of the State of Israel, 3.2 million immigrants have immigrated to Israel, about 43% of them since 1990. This emerges from data published Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics. In the past year, there has been a decline in the number of immigrants compared to theContinue Reading »
Monday, 22 May 2017 | Yesterday marked the start of a particularly eventful week in the Promised Land, one which the people of Israel have prepared for and looked forward to for some time. The first major event takes place this afternoon, when the Jewish state welcomes US President, Donald Trump, for a one-day officialContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 May 2017 | The Ministry of Construction and Housing is working alongside the city of Jerusalem to consolidate a construction plan to build over 28,000 apartments in the capital over the next decade. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to present US President Donald Trump with the plan at the latter’s visit toContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 May 2017 | The World Health Organization (WHO) published its main report on the health statistics of the OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] countries on Wednesday, according to which Israel’s average life expectancy places it at the top of its member states, both among men and women. Data pertaining to medicalContinue Reading »
Since I first came to Jerusalem as a volunteer ten years ago, I have been fascinated with Egged, Israel’s largest public transportation system. To explain, I grew up in Alaska, in an area where you were more likely to spot a moose grazing alongside the road than a public bus, so maybe the novelty hasn’tContinue Reading »
A new logo to mark the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s liberation has been designed. The logo incorporates many symbols in a stylized number 50: The lion, the harp of David, the Israeli flag, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. The logo is gold, the traditional symbol of a golden anniversary—50 years since liberation andContinue Reading »
Syria attacked the newly reborn State of Israel almost 70 years ago. But that hasn’t impacted Israel’s ongoing work to help Syrians wounded in that nation’s civil war—and it may even offer hope for peace. The Israeli Galilee Medical Center has helped more than 1,500 wounded Syrians, roughly 500 of them children and infants. MasadContinue Reading »
Celebrating life to the fullest and maximizing the opportunities to have fun, are two of the things Israelis do best. Israel has cultivated a few unique festivals which are hosted during summertime, catering to a wide variety of tastes. From festivals you can actively participate in, like the Karmiel Dance Festival; to those that tickleContinue Reading »
Friday, 05 May 2017 | The Ministry of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Blue and White Division of the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Farmers’ Union of Israel and the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel, announced last week that they are working to label the local agricultural produce with a blue and white ‘made inContinue Reading »
Friday, 12 May 2017 | Last week, Uri Biv, 31, a son of immigrants from Ethiopia and a member of the Nazareth Illit city council, left on a campaign to encourage immigration to Israel (and to Nazareth Illit in particular). Biv’s destination was Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Biv was born in Kfar Saba toContinue Reading »
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