Monday, 7 June 2021 | Thanks to the Abraham Accords, Israel is bringing water to the desert. A company in the United Arab Emirates—which signed a peace deal with Israel as part of the accords—has reached an agreement with Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Israeli company Watergen to establish a joint Israeli–Emirati Water Research Institute,Continue Reading »
Friday, 4 June 2021 | As he set off for a lightning trip to the United States on Wednesday night, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz left behind tectonic political developments in Jerusalem that will reshape the political system for years to come. The reason for the visit’s timing must therefore have been highly significant, evenContinue Reading »
Friday, 4 June 2021 | This isn’t the way he planned on becoming prime minister of Israel. When Naftali Bennett left the world of high-tech to enter Israeli politics, the idea that he might achieve the top spot by pushing aside [Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu would have been inconceivable to him. And even later on,Continue Reading »
Friday, 4 June 2021 | In a continuing cultural relationship with Israel and the United Arab Emirates [UAE] as part of the Abraham Accords, a museum in the UAE debuted an exhibition about the Holocaust that also aims to raise awareness about anti-Semitism amid an increase in hate crimes against Jews worldwide. The “‘We Remember’:Continue Reading »
Friday, 4 June 2021 | Happiness might lead to better health, but does it help you live longer? That’s a question that researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) took on in a longitudinal study they began back in the 1990s. They looked at the impact of optimism on longevity and found that maintaining aContinue Reading »
Thursday, 3 June 2021 | With 35 minutes to spare before Yair Lapid’s coalition deadline ran out at midnight, the Yesh Atid chief informed President Reuvin Rivlin that he had managed the seemingly impossible: uniting a number of diverse parties from across Israel’s political spectrum to form a 61-seat coalition in the 120-seat Knesset (Parliament)Continue Reading »
Thursday, 3 June 2021 | The Knesset [Parliament] elected Jewish Agency for Israel chairman Isaac Herzog as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday. The vote was conducted in a special session during which Knesset members cast secret ballots for either Herzog or Israel Prize laureate Miriam Peretz. The previous day, each candidate had arrived at theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 3 June 2021 | As the fallout from the latest Israeli conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip continues, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz has spoken repeatedly in recent days of the need to strengthen a “coalition of the pragmatic in the region,” which includes Jordan. Gantz departed on Wednesday for the United StatesContinue Reading »
Thursday, 3 June 2021 | Tel Ashkelon National Park has recently undergone extensive development work, initiated and funded by the Nature and Parks Authority, Ashkelon Municipality and the Leon Levy Foundation, during which the Israel Antiquities Authority recently revealed a magnificent 2,000-year-old basilica that is the largest of its kind in Israel. The exciting finds,Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 | As the deadline to cobble together a unity government looms at midnight tonight, representatives of the left-wing, centrist and right-wing parties set to comprise the so-called “change coalition” remain locked in negotiations to iron out a number of disagreements that stand in the way of clinching a deal. Hebrew mediaContinue Reading »
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