Category: Facts & Solutions

  • NBA Stars are Having Fun in Israel

    NBA Stars are Having Fun in Israel

    Omri Casspi brings US basketball’s best to Israel for a holiday and summer camp experience Israelis always feel a sense of pride when someone famous posts a photo from a holiday in Israel. This week, seven NBA stars had social media on edge as dozens of photos of DeMarcus Cousins, Omri Casspi, Chandler Parsons, Caron…

  • Growing Strategic Partnership of the US and Israel

    Growing Strategic Partnership of the US and Israel

    In recent years, Israel has evolved from a supplicant – benefitting from US generosity – to a strategic partner, benefitting vital US national security interests. From a national security consumer, Israel has been transformed into a national security producer. In 2014, General Chuck Krulak, former Commandant of the US Marine Corps, remarked that “the formulation…

  • Hillary Clinton: Fighting BDS Must be a Priority

    Hillary Clinton: Fighting BDS Must be a Priority

    In a letter she sent to Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban last week, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed strong opposition to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. “I know you agree that we need to make countering BDS a priority,” Clinton wrote to Saban. Clinton said, “BDS seeks to punish Israel and dictate…

  • 180 Fun Places for Kids this Summer in Israel

    180 Fun Places for Kids this Summer in Israel

    Israel is a kid’s paradise. Photo via Shutterstock.com   Israel is a fun place for kids. The choice of things to do is endless, from extreme sports to swimming in the Mediterranean, picking vegetables in the desert, hiking along a river, making chocolate or even discovering archaeological sites. With so many options, it’s hard sometimes…

  • Hi-tech Giants and Investors are Praising Israel

    Hi-tech Giants and Investors are Praising Israel

    Hi-tech giants and investors defy media’s misrepresentation of Israel 1. “Israelis are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average,” according to the OECD’s (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) annual “Better Life Index.” Only Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland ranked ahead of 5th place Israel, among the 34 OECD members, as well as…

  • The Startup Technology Boom in Israel

    The Startup Technology Boom in Israel

    Israel has more startups per person than any country in the world; what’s the secret behind the success of the Middle East’s Silicon Wadi? Over the past two decades, Israel has earned a place as one of the top centers of technology and innovation in the world. It has more R&D per capita than any…

  • Ten Great Things to do in Jerusalem

    Ten Great Things to do in Jerusalem

    It’s impossible to run out of things to do in Jerusalem, Israel’s largest municipality and possibly the most famous city in history. Well known for its historical and religious sites for the three major religions, Jerusalem also boasts 60 museums, 2,000 archeological sites, 12,212 guest rooms and nearly 1,600 public parks (the net area of…

  • Google Chairman Praises and Supports Israel

    Google Chairman Praises and Supports Israel

    Google chairman Eric Schmidt provided a vote of support toward Israel on Sunday, praising its “culture of entrepreneurship” amidst several high-profile attempts to lob global boycotts against the Jewish state. “Israel is booming in terms of entrepreneurship because you have a culture to challenge authority and to question everything,” Schmidt said, in a speech to…

  • EL AL: Israel’s Remarkable Airline

    EL AL: Israel’s Remarkable Airline

    EL AL – History of Israel’s National Airline EL AL was established in 1948 as the national airline of Israel and since then has become a prestigious international carrier. The guidelines by which the company operates are creativity, efficiency, punctuality and professionalism, in order to meet its passengers’ requirements at all times and places. Through…

  • Hallelu Foundation Fighting False Propaganda on Israel

    Hallelu Foundation Fighting False Propaganda on Israel

    Israel has a huge image problem and here is another organisation that is doing something about it.

  • Robots to Gradually Replace IDF Soldiers in the Future

    Robots to Gradually Replace IDF Soldiers in the Future

    When looking a decade ahead, the direction is clear for our ground forces – unmanned vehicles. The induction of these vehicles and robots into the battlefield will dramatically change the future of urban warfare, leading modern day combat into new and unexpected directions. In recent years, the very best minds of the IDF and the…

  • Cavs’ Coach Blatt is an Israeli-American Success Story

    Cavs’ Coach Blatt is an Israeli-American Success Story

    Israelis in America were jubilant as David Blatt, the Israeli coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers now in his first year in the NBA, brought his team to the NBA Finals on Tuesday night local time. Blatt’s Cavs, led by LeBron James, swept the Atlanta Hawks in a Game 4 victory by a wide margin of 118-88, taking…

  • Obama: Iran’s Supreme Leader is Anti-Semitic

    Obama: Iran’s Supreme Leader is Anti-Semitic

    US President Barack Obama spoke to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg at length, in an interview published on Thursday, regarding his views on Israel and the developing deal with Iran. “Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this.” The American…

  • Israel’s Water Technology is Helping California

    No nation has invested more in water technology than Israel. With California facing chronic drought, major cooperative measures are taking root. Water irrigation pipes on parched southern Californian farmland. Photo by Eddie J. Rodriguez, www.shutterstock.com Parched California is already working with Israeli industrialists, government experts and academics on advanced water technologies and long-term strategies to…

  • Israeli National Anthem with English Translation

    Israeli National Anthem with English Translation

    Barbra Streisand at the conclusion of the 1978 Stars Salute Israel show. English translation: As long as within our hearts. The Jewish soul sings. As long as forward to the East To Zion, looks the eye. Our hope is not yet lost. It is two thousand years old. To be a free people in our…

  • Israel’s Unemployment Rate is at Historic Low 5.3%

    Israel’s Unemployment Rate is at Historic Low 5.3%

    Israel’s unemployment rate for March has remained at 5.3%, a historic low maintained for the second consecutive month, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. The figure represents a 0.1 percentage point drop in unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2015, bringing jobless figures to 202,000. The data suggested that during the first fiscal…

  • At 67, Israel Has Surpassed All Expectations

    At 67, Israel Has Surpassed All Expectations

    At 67, Israel exudes long-term optimism Sixty-seven years ago, upon Israel’s declaration of independence, Life magazine noted (May ‎‎31, 1948) the odds facing the 600,000 Jews of the newly born economy-‎starved and militarily embargoed Jewish state: “King Abdullah of Transjordan sent ‎his Arab Legion against Jerusalem. … Egypt’s planes repeatedly bombed Tel Aviv. ‎Syria, Iraq,…

  • The Great Benefits of the Birthright Israel Program

    The Great Benefits of the Birthright Israel Program

    Objectives Taglit-Birthright Israel seeks to ensure the future of the Jewish people by strengthening Jewish identity, Jewish communities and connection with Israel via an educational trip to Israel for the majority of Jewish young adults from around the world.   A Bond Between Israel and Jewish Communities Worldwide We aim to foster participants’ understanding and identification with Israel,…

  • Kanye West, Kim and Khloe Kardashian are in Israel

    Kanye West, Kim and Khloe Kardashian are in Israel

    American reality television star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West met for a meal with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday evening during the superstars’ whirlwind visit to the region. “We raised a toast to Jerusalem,” Barak recounted of his encounter with the celebrities at a local restaurant. The mayor added that during…

  • US-Israel Cooperation is Surging, Despite Obama vs Bibi

    US-Israel Cooperation is Surging, Despite Obama vs Bibi

    Cooperation between the U.S. and Israel in the fields of defense, science and commerce is surging in an unprecedented manner, in defiance of the unbridgeable gap between the worldviews of U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. For example, 250 major U.S. high-tech companies have research and development centers in Israel, which has…

  • 20% of Israel’s Population are Arabs, Most are Proud

    20% of Israel’s Population are Arabs, Most are Proud

    Throughout late February and March, Israeli Apartheid Week took place across 200 cities around the world, from the UK and South Africa to Canada and the USA. Anti-Israel events have been held on university campuses and academic institutions, with the official aim, according to the organizers’ website, to build Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) campaigns…

  • U.S. President Quotes on Israel and a Jewish Homeland

    U.S. President Quotes on Israel and a Jewish Homeland

    John Adams (1797-1801) “I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilize man than any other nation.” (Letter from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson) “Farther I could find it in my heart to wish that you had been at the head of a hundred thousand Israelites … and marching with them into Judea and…

  • Lessons of the Holocaust as told by Menachem Begin

    Lessons of the Holocaust as told by Menachem Begin

    In May 1981, a group of young American Jewish leaders asked Prime Minister Begin what he thought were the lessons of the Holocaust. This was his answer: First, if an enemy of our people says he seeks to destroy us, believe him. Don’t doubt him for a moment. Don’t make light of it. Do all…

  • The Facts of the 1967 Arab Israeli Six-Day War

    The Facts of the 1967 Arab Israeli Six-Day War

    MYTH “Arab governments recognized Israel after the Suez War.” FACT Golan Heights, 1949-1967 Israel consistently expressed a desire to negotiate with its neighbors. In an address to the UN General Assembly on October 10, 1960, Foreign Minister Golda Meir challenged Arab leaders to meet with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to negotiate a peace settlement. Egyptian President Nasser answered on October 15,…

  • Circumcision and Brit Milah Ceremonies Explained

    Circumcision and Brit Milah Ceremonies Explained

    Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin of the penis. The rite of circumcision (brit milah) is one of the most ancient practices of Judaism. The commandment to circumcise male children was given to Abraham in the Torah (Genesis 17:7­14 and repeated in Leviticus 12:3): And God said unto Abraham: ‘And as for thee, thou…

  • Tel Aviv Voted Among World’s Best Seaside Cities

    Tel Aviv Voted Among World’s Best Seaside Cities

    Tel Aviv has been rated at one of the top 10 seaside cities in the world. The ranking is part of National Geographic magazine’s report. Tel Aviv joins the likes of Tallinn, Estonia; Saint Johns, Canada; San Diego, Calif.; Marseille, France; Perth and Brisbane, Australia; Durban, South Africa; Vladivostok, Russia; and Portland, Maine on the…

  • 56 Democrats that Skipped Israeli PM Speech to Congress

    56 Democrats that Skipped Israeli PM Speech to Congress

    Israel is the only true ally of the United States in the Middle East. Just take a look around this website https://www.solveisraelsproblems.com/category/facts-solutions/ to see all the great things Israel does for the U.S. and the rest of the world. Speaker of The House of Representatives John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak…

  • All About the Jewish Holiday called Purim

    All About the Jewish Holiday called Purim

    Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of Esther. The heroes of the story are Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in…

  • Israel’s PM Netanyahu’s Full Speech to U.S. Congress 2015

    Israel’s PM Netanyahu’s Full Speech to U.S. Congress 2015

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the United States Congress about his concerns with a nuclear deal with Iran. This is his third speech at Congress.

  • Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Full Speech at AIPAC 2015

    Israeli PM Netanyahu’s Full Speech at AIPAC 2015

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech at AIPAC 2015 Policy Conference.

  • The Broad Middle East Effort to Destroy Israel

    The Broad Middle East Effort to Destroy Israel

    Danny Ayalon, Founder of the “Truth About Israel”, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Israeli Ambassador to the United States explains the facts relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the tip of the iceberg in the greater scheme of the balance of power in the Middle East. The video explains the gap between Israel and…

  • Apple CEO says ‘We Have Enormous Admiration for Israel’

    Apple CEO says ‘We Have Enormous Admiration for Israel’

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday in Jerusalem. Cook is heading an Apple delegation visiting Israel ahead of the inauguration of the computer giant’s new local office in Herzliya. Rivlin told Cook, “Your contribution to humanity is unprecedented. Even for me as one who prefers to write with a…

  • How and Why the Media is Biased Against Israel

    How and Why the Media is Biased Against Israel

    MYTH “Media coverage of the Arab world is objective.” FACT When asked to comment on what many viewers regard as CNN’s bias against Israel, Reese Schonfeld, the network’s first president explained, “When I see them [reporters] on the air I see them being very careful about Arab sensibilities.” Schonfeld suggested the coverage is slanted because…

  • The True Diversity of the Israel Defense Forces

    The True Diversity of the Israel Defense Forces

    IDF Diversity Week: The True Face of Israel Every year, thousands of minority recruits join the IDF. Israel’s military makes tremendous efforts to integrate minorities into the army and society in general, resulting in a vast diversity of soldiers among the IDF’s ranks. Israel is a country known as “a nation of immigrants.” Soldiers come…

  • Israel’s Legal Founding Explained by Alan Dershowitz

    Israel’s Legal Founding Explained by Alan Dershowitz

    When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, it was done so with the approval of the United Nations. But today, Israel’s enemies routinely challenge the legitimacy of its very existence. So, under international law, who’s right? Israel of course. See the video with Alan Dershowitz

  • People Who Want to Boycott Israel Ignore the Facts

    People Who Want to Boycott Israel Ignore the Facts

    Those calling for a boycott of Israel are ignoring some painful truths. A letter signed by 700 artists fails to take into account the reality of life in the Middle East. This past weekend, 700 British artists had a letter published in the Guardian in which they called on others to boycott Israel until what…

  • BDS and the Shady Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

    BDS and the Shady Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

    MYTH “Anti-Semitism is a result of Israeli policies.” FACT Anti-Semitism has existed for centuries, well before the rise of the modern State of Israel. Rather than Israel being the cause of anti-Semitism, it is more likely that dissatisfaction with Israeli behavior and the distorted media coverage of Israeli policies are reinforcing latent anti-Semitic views. As…

  • Israel’s Advanced Underwater Terrorist Detection System

    Israel’s Advanced Underwater Terrorist Detection System

    During Operation Protective Edge in the summer, a small force of Hamas naval commandos managed to approach the Israeli coast from the sea, undetected by military surveillance until the group reached the shore. That event, which was thwarted due to the alertness of a Navy spotter, is not expected to repeat itself. The reason: the…

  • Anti-Semitic Muslims in Europe are Forcing out Jews

    Anti-Semitic Muslims in Europe are Forcing out Jews

    Pat Condell talks candidly about the dangers of Muslim anti-Semitism in Europe.

  • All About Jewish Marriage and Weddings

    All About Jewish Marriage and Weddings

    The Torah provides very little guidance with regard to the procedures of a marriage. The method of finding a spouse, the form of the wedding ceremony, and the nature of the marital relationship are all explained in the Talmud. Bashert: Soul Mates According to the Talmud, Rav Yehuda taught that 40 days before a male child is conceived, a…

  • Israeli Company is Turning CO2 Into Fuel

    Israeli Company is Turning CO2 Into Fuel

    An Israeli company is turning industrial waste into a clean energy solution. Modeled after plants ability to synthesize CO2 and water into energy, NEWCO2Fuels (NCF) takes polluting CO2 waste and industrial water and turns it into a synthetic gas that can be used for fuel, fertilizer and even turned into plastics. NCF’s CEO David Banitt…

  • History of the Jewish People in France

    History of the Jewish People in France

    Throughout the country’s stormy history – from the Roman period through the present – Jews have lived in France, their fate intimately tied to the various kings and leaders. Despite physical hardship and anti-Semitism, Jewish intellectual and spiritual life flourished, producing some of the most famous Jewish rabbis and thinkers, including Rashi and Rabenu Tam. Jews have contributed…

  • How Israel Protects Passenger Planes From Hamas Rockets

    How Israel Protects Passenger Planes From Hamas Rockets

    Taking off and landing a huge commercial aircraft filled with hundreds of passengers is not an easy task for any pilot. Doing the same while rockets are flying overhead, that seems impossible and risky. Yet during Operation Protective Edge while Hamas fired rockets at Ben Gurion International Airport, Israeli forces managed to keep passenger air…

  • Jews Fleeing France is Bad for France, History Shows

    Jews Fleeing France is Bad for France, History Shows

    The anti-Semitic derangement EVEN BEFORE last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the French prime minister was concerned about the continued viability of Jewish life in France. In an interview with The Atlantic prior to the Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket massacres, Manuel Valls made a grim prediction: “If 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France. The…

  • Stand with Freedom, Democracy and Israel

    Stand with Freedom, Democracy and Israel

    Are you on the side that believes in open debates, or the side that represses free speech? The side that sanctifies life, or the side that worships death? If you are on the side of freedom & democracy, you stand on Israel’s side.

  • Israel is Definitely Not Being Isolated

    Israel is Definitely Not Being Isolated

    Israel’s splendid isolation Despite the conventional claim that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated, the multinational accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers determined that 2014 was a record year of overseas investments in Israel’s high-tech industries: $15 billion in acquisitions of 52 Israeli startups (compared to $7.6 billion in 2013), in addition to $9.8 billion raised by 18 Israeli…

  • Israeli Company’s Vaccine Blocks 90% of Cancer Types

    Israeli Company’s Vaccine Blocks 90% of Cancer Types

    An Israeli biotech company is developing a vaccine for cancer that it says can help prevent the return of the lethal disease for 90% of the different types of cancer. Vaxil BioTherapeutics based in Nes Ziona has been developing ImMucin for more than five years, and already has seen strong success in testing indicating it…

  • Israeli Teens are Seeing More Hate on the Internet

    Israeli Teens are Seeing More Hate on the Internet

    Jewish teenagers in Israel are more likely to encounter hate on the Internet in the form of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel expression than they were a year ago, according to a new survey of Israeli teens commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Israeli teens reported that the online attacks and anti-Semitic expressions increased noticeably during Operation…

  • Becoming an Israeli Soldier: 8 Months in 90 Seconds

    Becoming an Israeli Soldier: 8 Months in 90 Seconds

    A soldier from the Home Front Command’s Combat Search and Rescue Brigade documents his intense 8 months of training on the way to receiving his orange beret and becoming an Israel Defense Forces combat soldier!

  • Israel’s Strong and Defiant Economy

    Israel’s Strong and Defiant Economy

    The assumption that Israel’s economic growth depends on peace accords, and that Israel’s economy cannot withstand BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) pressure, are inconsistent with reality. In fact, Israel’s unique economic growth — from $1.5 billion GDP in 1949 to $300 billion in 2014, from $50 million in exports in 1949 to $97 billion in…

  • Anti-Israel Sentiment Being Taught at U.S. Colleges

    Anti-Israel Sentiment Being Taught at U.S. Colleges

    Evil spirit taking over Middle Eastern studies Op-ed: The source of hostility toward Israel can be found in the American academia. If this is the education young students get, what will the lecturers of the next decade teach? By: Ben-Dror Yemini The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) has voted to protect its members’ right to…

  • Quotes by Palestinian Leaders Show their Bad Intentions

    Quotes by Palestinian Leaders Show their Bad Intentions

    In the west, the leaders of terrorist organizations speak moderately and responsibly in their speeches. But in the middle-east, when speaking to their people and their allies, they do not hesitate to deny the existence of the State of Israel and to call for Jihad, battles, and suicide attacks. Members of terrorist organizations have not…

  • Israel is also Fighting America’s Battles

    Israel is also Fighting America’s Battles

    The rising threat of Islamic terrorism on the U.S. mainland, in pro-U.S. Arab regimes and in Western countries has reaffirmed Israel’s role as the U.S.’s moral and ‎military outpost in the Middle East.‎ Israel’s strategic role has gained importance against the backdrop of the U.S. ‎withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, the drastic cuts in the…

  • ISIS and Hamas are Richest Terrorist Groups says Forbes

    ISIS and Hamas are Richest Terrorist Groups says Forbes

    ISIS, Hamas and Hezbollah rank among the world’s richest terrorist groups according to Forbes. How much death can their money buy? Forbes Israel ranks Hamas as the second-richest terror organization in the world with a $1 billion annual income, coming in second to the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terror group in Syria and Iraq.…

  • Hollywood Celebrities Raise $34M for Israel Defense Forces

    Hollywood Celebrities Raise $34M for Israel Defense Forces

    Barbra Streisand, Larry Ellison, Ben Silverman and Pamela Anderson were among the guests at the star-studded dinner Billionaire mogul and master fundraiser Haim Saban brought the A-lists of Hollywood and tech together Thursday at the Beverly Hilton to raise $34 million for the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces. Even by the standards of the…

  • Israel Will Produce Parts for New US F-35 Fighter Jets

    Israel Will Produce Parts for New US F-35 Fighter Jets

    Israel and the United States used the inauguration of a joint warplane project on Tuesday to stress it was business as usual in an alliance hit by acrimony over Israeli settlement building and strategy against Iran. At a ceremony at the Israeli manufacturer of wings for Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 jet fighter, Defense Minister Moshe…

  • European, Asian Investors Like Israel’s ‘Enormous Brainpower’

    European, Asian Investors Like Israel’s ‘Enormous Brainpower’

    Hundreds of European and Asian investors looked to Israel for business partnerships on Monday, flooding Tel Aviv’s Hilton Hotel for the twelfth annual Go4Europe/Go4Israel conference.  Arutz Sheva asked investors what drew them to Israel to expand their horizons.    “I think the secret of Israel is simply that you have enormous brainpower,” Luc Miller, CEO of…

  • Pat Condell: Agreements won’t stop Arabs from Attacking Israel

    Pat Condell: Agreements won’t stop Arabs from Attacking Israel

    As usual, Pat Condell says the hard truth because others are afraid to.

  • Israeli Professors Trying to Turn Off the Aging Effect

    Israeli Professors Trying to Turn Off the Aging Effect

    Israeli professors have developed a computer algorithm that predicts which genes can be “turned off” to create the same anti-aging effect as calorie restriction. Studies in yeast, worms, flies, monkeys, and even humans seem to prove that restricting calories is one of the few sure ways to combat the effects of aging. But who really…

  • US Veterans get Inspiration and Healing in Israel

    US Veterans get Inspiration and Healing in Israel

    ‘A lot of them come back with a sense of peace and a sense of purpose. And they keep that with them,” says founder of Heroes to Heroes. US vets Anthony and James laying a wreath at Latrun war memorial. Photo by Judy Schaffer On the final evening of a September 2‐10 tour of Israel…

  • All about the Jewish Holiday called Sukkot

    All about the Jewish Holiday called Sukkot

    The Festival of Sukkot begins on the 15th day of Tishri and is the fifth day after Yom Kippur. It is a drastic transition from one of the most solemn holidays in the Jewish calendar to one of the most joyous. Introduction Sukkot is a seven day holiday and the two days following the festival…

  • Sigmund Freud: The Jewish Father of Psychoanalysis

    Sigmund Freud: The Jewish Father of Psychoanalysis

    The Jews do not lack for intellegensia. Our history is replete with men of wisdom whose ideas have contributed to the development of mankind. Sigmund Freud was one of those rare individuals that provided the world with a new way of understanding the human psyche. Freud was born in 1856 in Freiberg, Morovia. His father,…

  • PM Netanyahu’s Full Speech to the U.N. 9/29/2014

    PM Netanyahu’s Full Speech to the U.N. 9/29/2014

    Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is probably the only world leader who is not afraid to tell the truth to the United Nations. The U.N. tends to condemn Israel while saying almost nothing about terrorist groups like Hamas. Netanyahu asks ‘Would you let terrorists fire rockets at your cities?’

  • Israel’s Mossad is Looking for New Recruits

    Israel’s Mossad is Looking for New Recruits

    Mossad launches online recruitment effort It is already common for intelligence agencies to recruit their officers online, but the Mossad has gone one further and is using it to recruit local agents and informants too. Israel, which has full diplomatic ties with only two Arab countries, Egypt and Jordan, lacks embassies elsewhere in the Middle…

  • Happy Rosh Hashana for 2014 from PM Netanyahu

    Happy Rosh Hashana for 2014 from PM Netanyahu

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Rosh Hashana Greeting to Jewish Communities Around the World. Shana Tova!

  • Big Project in Jerusalem will Provide 50,000 Jobs

    Big Project in Jerusalem will Provide 50,000 Jobs

    Jerusalem’s “front gate” is set to get a major upgrade in the coming years. At a joint press conference Monday, Minister of Finance Yair Lapid, Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz, Minister of Housing Uri Ariel, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the head of the Israel Lands Authority, Benzi Lieberman, signed today a development agreement that…

  • The Jewish Guy who Helped Create these Superheroes

    The Jewish Guy who Helped Create these Superheroes

    Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922) is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, voice actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor,…

  • How and Why the United Nations is Unfair to Israel

    How and Why the United Nations is Unfair to Israel

    Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United Nations would celebrate such a country. Instead, the UN condemns Israel at every turn to the point of obsession. How did this happen? Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on…

  • Rosh Hashanah Message from Murdered Israeli Teen’s Mother

    Rosh Hashanah Message from Murdered Israeli Teen’s Mother

    Rachelle Fraenkel’s inspiring message to the Jewish people.

  • Largest Sports Arena in Middle East Opening in Jerusalem

    Largest Sports Arena in Middle East Opening in Jerusalem

    Just days before the Jerusalem Payis Arena is set to open, workers are drilling the blue cushioned seats into the stadium, the roof is yet to be completed and cables snake everywhere throughout the huge eight-level stadium. The project has been under construction for five years. “This is a dream come true,” Jerusalem mayor Nir…

  • Famous Jewish Magicians

    Famous Jewish Magicians

    David Copperfield: Vegas magician who has more total earnings than any other magician. His real name is David Seth Kotkin.   Harry Houdini: Undeniably the greatest magician of all time. How he performed some of his acts is still a mystery today. His real name was Harry Weisz   David Blaine: Street magician and endurance…

  • Poll Shows Teens Are More Eager To Fight For Israel

    Poll Shows Teens Are More Eager To Fight For Israel

    Some 61 percent of Israelis aged 17 to 18 say that Operation Protective Edge has increased their motivation to serve in the Israel Defense Forces, according to a joint survey by the EduAction Forum and the Geocartography Knowledge Group. Nine percent of the teens polled said the current war against terrorist groups in Gaza had…

  • Israel Does Not Occupy Gaza

    Israel Does Not Occupy Gaza

    You may have heard claims that Israel’s occupation of the Gaza Strip is the reason for hostilities in the region. Is this fact or fiction? Well, guess what: Israel DOES NOT occupy Gaza. It left Gaza in 2005, pulling out all its soldiers and leaving all its settlements. So who DOES occupy Gaza? Hamas. In…

  • Why Hamas Uses Palestinian Civilians as Human Shields

    Why Hamas Uses Palestinian Civilians as Human Shields

    Hamas embeds its rocket launchers and military infrastructure in civilian areas then fires on Israel, hoping to draw return fire and cause maximum damage to civilian areas. It uses civilians as human shields.

  • The Progressive Hypocrisy Against Israel

    Pat Condell understands how biased Progressives are against Israel and explains it well in this video.

  • Wake Up and Support Israel

    Wake Up and Support Israel

    To all of you out there who are speaking out against the free democratic State of Israel: WAKE UP! Why can’t you understand that Israel is fighting radical Islamic terrorism for their own survival and for you? Do you realize that your harmful words are supporting Hamas and terrorism in general? You are also spreading…

  • Shabbat Explained

    Shabbat Explained

    Shabbat (שַׁבָּת; related to Hebrew verb “cease, rest”) is the seventh day of the Jewish week and is the day of rest and abstention from work as commanded by God. Shabbat involves two interrelated commandments: to remember (zachor) and to observe (shamor). Origins in the Torah The etiology of Shabbat is given in the first two chapters…

  • The History of Anti-Semitism

    The History of Anti-Semitism

    The belief or behavior hostile toward Jews just because they are Jewish. It may take the form of religious teachings that proclaim the inferiority of Jews, for instance, or political efforts to isolate, oppress, or otherwise injure them. It may also include prejudiced or stereotyped views about Jews. Desecrated Graves Hostility toward Jews dates to…

  • An Open Letter to Critics of Israel

    An Open Letter to Critics of Israel

    Must-see video if you or somebody you know is critical of Israel.

  • Israel’s Moral Defense Explained by Israeli Major

    Israel’s Moral Defense Explained by Israeli Major

    The United Nations and other international organizations have frequently and disproportionately singled out Israel for exercising its basic right of self-defense. Like every other nation, Israel has an inherent right to defend its citizens. In responding to attacks to protect its citizens, Israel takes unprecedented precautions to limit civilian casualties.

  • Watch Hamas Place Civilians in the Line of Fire

    Watch Hamas Place Civilians in the Line of Fire

    The IDF has released another video which shows how Hamas deliberately puts civilian lives in danger. The video shows that Hamas hides weapons and missile launchers in densely populated areas and sends men, women and children directly into the line of fire to be used as human shields for terrorists. Hamas has openly boasted about the “success”…

  • A Video Message from Israelis to the World
  • Nazis’ Perfect Aryan ‘Propaganda Baby’ was Jewish

    Nazis’ Perfect Aryan ‘Propaganda Baby’ was Jewish

    Nazi poster-child revealed to be Hessy Taft, nee Levinsons, Jewish woman now living in NY; ‘I feel a little revenge, something like satisfaction’, she says. The ideal Aryan child promoted by the Nazi regime and personally picked by Joseph Goebbels during the Holocaust was actually a Jewish baby. Hessy Taft, nee Levinsons, now an 80-year-old…

  • Does Your Country Pass the Israel Test?

    Does Your Country Pass the Israel Test?

    Would you believe us if we said that the best litmus test of any society’s success is its attitude towards Israel? Well, it’s true. As George Gilder explains, whether a society envies and resents Israel’s success or celebrates and tries to replicate it is indicative of that society’s progress. Countries that “pass” the “Israel Test”…

  • 10 Great Mysteries in Israel

    10 Great Mysteries in Israel

    Photo of Galgal Refaim courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. If you’ve ever seen Raiders of the Lost Ark, you know that the history of the Holy Land is filled with intriguing mysteries. Despite Indiana Jones-style explorers’ best guesses, we don’t know where the ark and other precious furnishings from the first Holy Temple lie buried. And…

  • Pat Condell Explains Why He Supports Israel

    Pat Condell Explains Why He Supports Israel

    Pat Condell explains why he and everyone else should support Israel.

  • Hollywood Celebrities are Betting Their Money on Israel

    Hollywood Celebrities are Betting Their Money on Israel

    If you thought startup investments are just for tech geeks, think again. Celebrities the world over are looking to get in on the Startup Nation action. From Jay-Z to Ellen Degeneres and Leonardo Dicaprio, here are 10 celebs who know that Israel is the hottest place for innovation. 1. will.i.am The founding member and rapper…

  • Rolling Stones Perform For 50,000 People in Tel Aviv

    Rolling Stones Perform For 50,000 People in Tel Aviv

    Despite ongoing pressure on them to cancel the show – up to the last minute – the Rolling Stones performed before nearly 50,000 people in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park Wednesday night. Fans happily plunked down NIS 700 ($200) for tickets to what many called afterwards the most sophisticated and high-tech concert ever performed in Israel.…

  • 10 Most Jewish Friendly Countries in the World

    10 Most Jewish Friendly Countries in the World

    The Anti-Defamation League recently released a comprehensive report on world anti-Semitism, revealing some surprising facts about what nations harbor the most deep-seated anti-Jewish sentiments. Here are the  top 10 least anti-Semitic countries. 10. Thailand Thirteen percent of Thai responders hold anti-Semitic views, letting Thailand just make it onto this list. Thailand starts a trend that will…

  • Bob Dylan Urged Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel

    Bob Dylan Urged Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel

    Iconic musician urged band to make ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ and perform in Israel on European tour this summer. Ronnie Wood, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, revealed Monday that Bob Dylan put the idea in the Stones’ circle to include Israel as a tour stop. In an interview with Channel 2 in response to written…

  • Justin Timberlake Prays at the Western Wall in Israel

    Justin Timberlake Prays at the Western Wall in Israel

    American singer and pop icon Justin Timberlake has arrived in Israel for his performance, which will be held Wednesday night at Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv. Timberlake began his visit with a stop at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem’s Old City. The pop star posted a picture of himself praying at the holy site on…

  • Top 10 Places to Visit in Israel

    Deciding where to go while on vacation can be a hassle, especially when visiting a country like Israel, where culture and history intersect at every corner. And while it’s essentially impossible to cover every restaurant, every cafe, every beach, we can most certainly look at the essentials.   Photo: Amit Garon     10. Tel…

  • 10 Surprising Things Invented By Jewish People

    Jews invented monotheism, and even, with the advent of Christianity, a second religion in addition to their own, but we did not stop there. The world has Jews to thank for many other inventions of all kinds. Here are ten things you didn’t know were invented by Jews.   10. Barbie “Funny, you don’t look…

  • Mark Twain’s Historic Lesson About Israel

    Mark Twain’s Historic Lesson About Israel

    Opinion: If we are true to history, it is clear that only one people has a genuine claim to the land of Israel. When Mark Twain visited Israel after the Civil War in 1867 he was witness to a very different country that now exists. It is a credit to the Jewish People that the…

  • How The Navy’s Surveillance Unit Guards Israel’s Shores

    How The Navy’s Surveillance Unit Guards Israel’s Shores

    This is a short video from the IDF: Israeli forces on the Mediterranean coast recently stopped two Gaza ships involved in weapons smuggling. Meet the elite soldiers from Israel’s Navy Surveillance Unit.

  • Why We Can’t Let Iran Get The Bomb

    Why We Can’t Let Iran Get The Bomb

    This is a short accurate video. Many countries have nuclear weapons, and many more want them. Only one, though, has its neighbors and the world terrified. That country is Iran. Why is everyone so concerned? Because the Islamic theocracy has repeatedly threatened to destroy Israel, sponsors global terrorism, and would leverage the deterrence effect of…

  • I’m Pro-Israel, Declares Jay Leno Ahead of Israel Visit

    I’m Pro-Israel, Declares Jay Leno Ahead of Israel Visit

    Iconic host Jay Leno, who is headed to Israel to emcee the first Genesis Prize award ceremony, said Friday he saw himself as “pro-Israel” and “pro-Jewish”, according to Fox News. Leno, for whom it will be his first trip to Israel, said he didn’t have “any problem” with his decision to perform in Israel, despite…

  • 18 Israeli Inventions That Can Save Your Life

    18 Israeli Inventions That Can Save Your Life

    Here are 18 innovations from Israel specifically designed to save lives – some already on the market and some coming soon. In Hebrew, the number 18 corresponds to the word “chai” (“life”). We’re sure you will share our pride in Israeli ingenuity benefiting humankind everywhere. 1. The First Care Emergency Bandage (also known as the…

  • Intel to Invest 5-6 Billion Dollars in Israeli Plant

    Intel to Invest 5-6 Billion Dollars in Israeli Plant

    Major hi-tech and computing company Intel is investing 5-6 billion dollars to upgrade its plant in Kiryat Gat, the company announced Wednesday. The investment plan includes a deal between the company and the state, by which Intel will receive a 750 million shekel ($216,706,500) construction grant from the government in return for its commitment to…

  • Christian Zionism and Support for Israel

    Christian Zionism and Support for Israel

    Christian Zionism can be defined as Christian support for the Zionist cause — the return of the Jewish people to its biblical homeland in Israel. It is a belief among some Christians that the return of Jews to Israel is in line with a biblical prophecy, and is necessary for Jesus to return to Earth…

  • Bedouin Arabs are Expert Trackers in the Israeli Army

    Bedouin Arabs are Expert Trackers in the Israeli Army

    Meet Lt. Col. Majdi Mazarib, the commander of the Northern Tracking Unit, a special unit that operates near the Lebanese border and consists only of Bedouin soldiers.

  • A Full Explanation of Passover

    A Full Explanation of Passover

    Pesach, or Passover in English, is one of the best known Jewish holidays, as much for its connection to Jewish redemption and the figure of Moses as for its ties with Christian history (the Last Supper was apparently a Passover seder). Introduction Passover begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. It…

  • Why Israel is the Start-Up Nation

    Why Israel is the Start-Up Nation

    Israel is a world leader in the number of startups per-capita. That is why it is called “the start-up nation.” Israel’s hi-tech entrepreneur community is smart, daring and vibrant. It attracts attention from around the world. What is its secret? It’s the people, it’s the vibe, it’s the creative energy. Come and watch what makes…

  • Rolling Stones Confirm Concert this June in Tel Aviv

    Rolling Stones Confirm Concert this June in Tel Aviv

    It’s official: The Rolling Stones will play a concert at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv on June 4, Israeli producer Shuki Weiss confirmed Tuesday. Tickets for the concert are to go on sale on Sunday, March 30, at 9 am. The tickets cost NIS 695 ($200) for the cheapest spaces, NIS 1,790 ($515) for the…

  • Survey says 86% of Israelis are Satisfied with their Lives

    Survey says 86% of Israelis are Satisfied with their Lives

    Israelis complain about the difficulties they face and about the high cost of living, but an overwhelming majority are content with their lives, according to a Central Bureau of Statistics report released on Wednesday. Some 86 percent of Israelis are satisfied with their lives, including 33% who say they are “very satisfied,” the bureau found…

  • PM Netanyahu’s Full Speech in Washington 3-4-14

    PM Netanyahu’s Full Speech in Washington 3-4-14

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at AIPAC’s Policy Conference in Washington D.C.

  • Israel’s Cyber Exports are Triple those of Britain

    Israel’s Cyber Exports are Triple those of Britain

    Israel National Cyber Bureau head Dr. Eviatar Matania, speaking at the weekly Cabinet session Sunday, informed ministers that exports by Israeli companies in the cyber field were estimated to stand at approximately $3 billion in 2013 and constitute about 5% of the $60 billion global market. This figure means that Israel’s exports are three times…

  • Israel’s Popularity at an All Time High Among Americans

    Israel’s Popularity at an All Time High Among Americans

    At a time when the White House is pressuring Israel to make dramatic concessions, the Jewish state is enjoying an all-time popularity high among Americans, and therefore among their elected officials in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. According to a February 18, 2014 Gallup poll, Israel is the most valuable player in the…

  • The Truth About the UN in Regards to Israel

    The Truth About the UN in Regards to Israel

    Ambassador Danny Ayalon spreads the truth about the UN. Hypocrisy and cynicism have taken over the United Nations, the delegitimization perpetrators and Israel boycotters take advantage of the UN’s image as an advocate of human rights in order to pass anti-Israeli resolutions which attempt to isolate Israel. It is important to spread the truth that…

  • Israel’s New Laser Beam Defense Technology

    Israel’s New Laser Beam Defense Technology

    A laser-based missile shield that evokes “Star Wars” technology is moving closer to becoming a reality deployed over Israel, according to the state-owned arms company that is developing it. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems said the development of the Iron Beam system was advanced enough for the company to be comfortable with publicizing it at this…

  • Israel is Definitely Not Isolated

    Israel is Definitely Not Isolated

    1.  A record of 5.3 million tourists in Israel in 2013. 2.  A record of $83.2BN foreign exchange reserves reflects the strength of Israel’s Shekel, at a time when the currencies of the emerging markets plummet. 3.  A record of $2.3BN invested in 662 Israeli startups in 2013 (21% above 2012), according to KPMG and…

  • Shin Bet: The Israel Security Agency

    Shin Bet: The Israel Security Agency

    Sherut haBitachon haKlali, better known by the acronym Shabak, in English as the Israel Security Agency (ISA) or the Shin Bet (a two-letter Hebrew abbreviation of the name), is Israel’s internal security service. Its motto is “Magen VeLo Yera’e” ( “Defender that shall not be seen” or “The unseen shield”). It is one of three…

  • Why the World Should Reject Anti-Semitism

    Why the World Should Reject Anti-Semitism

    Nine years ago the United Nations made history when it declared that it would mark January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The fact that this day is marked has served as an adamant rejection of any attempt to deny that the Holocaust had taken place. The U.N. has also urged European nations to preserve…

  • Israel Among Ten Most Powerful Nations In World

    Israel Among Ten Most Powerful Nations In World

    Israel, the tiny nation that defied history in coming back to life after 2,000 years of exile, is among the top 10 most powerful nations in the world according to a recent research study. Market Business News recently reported on the 2012 National Power Index (NPI), released by the Foundation for National Security Research (FNSR), a New…

  • Israel Advocacy Group ‘Spells it Out’ for Kerry

    Israel Advocacy Group ‘Spells it Out’ for Kerry

    An American pro-Israel group has weighed-in on the brouhaha over Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s recent controversial comments about US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Ya’alon branded America’s top diplomat “obsessive and messianic” in his quest to impose a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Ya’alon particularly took issue with what he saw…

  • Fighting Back Against the New Anti-Semitism

    Anti-Israel rally in Melbourne, Australia in 2010. (Photo: Mohamed Ouda, Wikimedia)      Charles Krauthammer     For decades, the American Studies Association has labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It’s now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them of denying academic and human rights to Palestinians. Given that Israel…

  • Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: 2-26-1926 – 1-11-2014

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: 2-26-1926 – 1-11-2014

    After eight years in a vegetative state following a severe stroke, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel “Arik” Sharon has passed away at the age of 85. Although his condition had remained relatively stable for several years following the massive stroke which left him incapacitated in January 2006, the past few weeks saw a rapid deterioration…

  • 2013 is a Record Year for Tourism in Israel

    2013 is a Record Year for Tourism in Israel

    Israel experienced a record breaking year in terms of tourism in 2013 according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. International tourist entries reached a record high, marking a 3% increase from 2012, as domestic tourism similarly soared 3%. In particular, the number of tourist entries to Israel in December reached a 24% increase from the…

  • Pictures of Jewish Communities in Iraq: Early 20th Century

    Jewish scribes at the “Tomb of Ezekiel” near Babylon, Kefil,Mesopotamia (Iraq)  (Credit: Keystone-Mast Collection, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, University of California, Riverside) The Jews of Iraq The vast Keystone-Mast Collection at the California Museum of Photography contains many photographs of Jewish communities — now extinct — from across the Muslim world.  We believe most…

  • Israeli Population Surpasses 8 Million

    Israeli Population Surpasses 8 Million

    Population grows by 147,000 in 2013, including 19,200 immigrants from around the world • Jewish immigration from France soars by 63% • Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver: I’m hopeful the aliyah trend will continue to grow. Israel’s population grew in 2013 by 1.8 percent, or 147,000 people, bringing the country’s total population to 8.1 million,…

  • Pixies, Soundgarden to Perform in Israel in June

    Pixies, Soundgarden to Perform in Israel in June

    Soundgarden   The Pixies will perform at Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium in June   The Pixies and Soundgarden will both appear at an international music festival to be held at Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium in June. The festival will be produced by Shuki Weiss, who said further details about the festival would be forthcoming in…

  • 10 Israeli Medical Advances Coming in 2014

    10 Israeli Medical Advances Coming in 2014

    Here is a list of the most exciting Israeli medical-device and pharmaceutical developments just around the corner. This list was  very difficult to narrow down, because Israeli breakthroughs in this field are a near-daily occurrence. By: Abigail Klein Leichman 1. Na-Nose can detect lung cancer from exhaled breath and will be commercialized in a joint…

  • Record Number of French Jews Moving to Israel

    Record Number of French Jews Moving to Israel

    The Paris office of the Jewish Agency for Israel has reported a 57% jump in the number of French Jews moving to Israel over the last year and a surge of applications.

  • A Full Explanation of a Mikvah

    A Full Explanation of a Mikvah

    Modern Mikvah   Ancient Mikvah   Mikvah (Hebrew, מִקְוֶה), literally translated as a “collection” or “gathering”, is a pool or bath of clear water in which immersion renders ritually clean a person who has become ritually unclean. Overview Today the chief use of the mikvah is for women, prior to marriage, following niddut, and following…

  • Israeli Study Has New Options For Brain Damage Treatment

    Israeli Study Has New Options For Brain Damage Treatment

    Israeli researchers have found a revolutionary way to treat brain damage, Business Standard reports.  Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers and staff at the Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin have found that high levels of oxygen in a pressurized atmosphere can significantly improve chronic brain damage. After treatment, patients who sustained brain injuries from 20 years ago improved…

  • 3,700 Year Old Wine Cellar Found in Israel

    These 3,700-year-old jars were discovered in an ancient palatial wine cellar in July 2013. The team excavated a total of 40 intact vessels during its six-week dig.   Archaeologists say they have discovered a 3,700-year-old wine cellar in Israel, a finding that offers insights into the early roots of winemaking. The large wine cellar was…

  • The US Army has an Iraqi Jewish Treasure Trove

    The US Army has an Iraqi Jewish Treasure Trove

    In 2003, 27 trunks worth of molding and damaged ancient texts were discovered in Baghdad – in the basement of Saddam Hussein’s Intelligence Headquarters. They were relics of Iraq’s once thriving Jewish community. Experts from the National Archives have spent years preserving the texts – and they’re finally on display to the public.

  • Israeli Pill to Replace Colonoscopy

    Israeli Pill to Replace Colonoscopy

    In August Given Imaging, an Israeli medical technology company, received FDA approval for their Pill Cam SB3 which will potentially replace colonoscopies in screening for colorectal cancer. Furthermore, the company announced Monday that Japan’s Central Social Insurance Medical Council has approved reimbursement for Given Imaging’s PillCam COLON, according to The Wall Street Journal. While men…

  • Israeli Invention Can Replace Visit to Doctor

    Israeli Invention Can Replace Visit to Doctor

    New device developed by Tyto company can perform almost complete checkup of body and send results to physician, who will be able to make prognosis without meeting patient. Marketing of device, which is expected to cost $200, to begin next year Can we finally put visiting the doctor’s office behind us? A new device invented…

  • Simon Cowell Performs at Israel Defense Forces Fundraiser

    Simon Cowell Performs at Israel Defense Forces Fundraiser

    The American Friends of the IDF organization (FIDF) branch in Los Angeles held its annual fundraiser in the Beverly Hilton hotel and raised a record number of $20 million for IDF soldiers’ welfare. Some 1,200 guests attended the event, among them successful businessmen, IDF top brass and Simon Cowell, the tough judge on shows such…

  • Israelis Find a Cure for the Stem Cell Debate

    Israelis Find a Cure for the Stem Cell Debate

    Weizmann discovery makes moral and legal questions surrounding embryonic stem cells moot, because they won’t be needed anymore. By now, the fact that Israel is the world’s innovation hub is no longer a hot news flash. But a recent medical/scientific breakthrough emanating from the Weizmann Institute illustrates the significance of Israeli ingenuity beyond the obvious…

  • Woody Allen: Many Critics of Israel Just Dislike Jews

    Woody Allen: Many Critics of Israel Just Dislike Jews

    The scoop on Woody Allen? He doesn’t think it’s tough to be Jewish in America, but he does believe “many people” disguise their dislike of Jews by criticizing Israel. Allen, 77, was interviewed in France by Israel’s Channel 2 Monday ahead of the release in parts of Europe of his latest movie, “Blue Jasmine,” a…

  • 12 Amazing Israeli Medical Advances

    12 Amazing Israeli Medical Advances

    Israeli ingenuity is responsible for some of the world’s most amazing medical advances. Whether they’re futuristic, such as Given Imaging’s PillCam capsule endoscopy or Itamar Medical’s fingertip monitors for sleep disorders and cardiac issues — or cleverly simple, such as First Care Products’ Emergency Bandage – blue-and-white inventions are changing the face of healthcare in hospitals,…

  • 5 Jewish American Scientists Won a Nobel Prize this Week

    5 Jewish American Scientists Won a Nobel Prize this Week

    News of the prestigious Nobel Prize typically begins with a phone call from Stockholm. And this week five Jewish American scientists received such a call informing them they had won a Nobel Prize, two in medicine, and three in chemistry. One of the winners, Randy Schekman, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

  • Relations Between Israel and the U.S. are a 2 Way Street

    Relations Between Israel and the U.S. are a 2 Way Street

    In 1948, U.S.-Israel relations were a classic case of a one-way-street: the U.S. gave and Israel received, economically and militarily. In 1952, the U.S. administration rejected a proposal by General Omar Bradley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to elevate Israel to a role of a major ally, just like Iran and Turkey.…

  • Israeli Professor Wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

    Israeli Professor Wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

    This year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry will be awarded to an Israeli professor, Arieh Warshel, who teaches in the United States. Professor Warshel was announced Wednesday as a joint winner with Professor’s Martin Karplus from Austria and Michael Levitt from Britain. The prize has been awarded for the development of multi-scale models for complex chemical…

  • 10 Incredible Israeli Advances in Vision

    10 Incredible Israeli Advances in Vision

    October 10 is World Sight Day – a perfect opportunity to present some of the amazing advances coming out of Israel for treating medical conditions of the eye and making life easier for people who are blind or visually disabled. Ongoing research at Israeli universities is constantly testing new approaches, such as sensory substitution devices,…

  • PM Netanyahu’s Full United Nations Speech 2013

    PM Netanyahu’s Full United Nations Speech 2013

    Israel wants to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Arab world, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the United Nations during his address Tuesday. “Israel continues to seek an historic compromise with our Palestinian neighbors… We want peace based on security and mutual recognition,” he declared. Netanyahu laid out what he said are…

  • Israel Discovers New Therapy For Brain Cancer

    Israel Discovers New Therapy For Brain Cancer

    Regina Golan-Gerstl, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, has successfully identified a genetic protein which is involved in the development of the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer found in adults called glioblastoma. For the 22,000 American citizens who are diagnosed each year with brain cancer, these never…

  • Black South African Says Stop Slandering Israel

    Black South African Says Stop Slandering Israel

    Is the charge that Israel is an apartheid state valid or a slander? Who better to answer this question than someone who lived in a real apartheid state?

  • Report: Israel has 80 Nuclear Warheads; Production Frozen

    Report: Israel has 80 Nuclear Warheads; Production Frozen

    United States experts have estimated the size of Israel’s nuclear arsenal at 80 nuclear warheads. The experts’ assessment was included in the September/October issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The experts said Israel stopped production on nuclear weapons in 2004, but kept enough fissile material to create up to 190 warheads. In 1999,…

  • Israel Ranks as 11th Happiest Country on Earth

    Israel Ranks as 11th Happiest Country on Earth

    The happiest people in the world are in Denmark, according to a new report published on Monday, based on research carried out by The Earth Inststute at Columbia University. Happiness is measured by a variety of parameters, including life expectancy, infant mortality, socio-economic status and education. Despite the bitter cold, northern countries lead the report.…

  • President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah 2013 Greeting

    President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah 2013 Greeting

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued a video greeting to the Jewish people in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. “As the high holy days begin, it’s a chance not just to celebrate with family and friends, but to ask some of life’s most piercing questions,” said Obama. “Am I treating strangers…

  • Happy Rosh Hashana from the Israel Defense Forces

    Happy Rosh Hashana from the Israel Defense Forces

    On the eve of the Jewish New Year, we wish you a Shana Tova, and vow to never cease in our mission of defending the State of Israel.

  • ‘Breaking Bad’ Star to Play Joshua in ‘Exodus’ Blockbuster

    ‘Breaking Bad’ Star to Play Joshua in ‘Exodus’ Blockbuster

    According to Variety magazine, Aaron Paul to play role of Joshua in upcoming Ridley Scott drama “Exodus” • Christian Bale to star as Moses, Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro tapped to portray parents of the Pharaoh Ramses, played by Joel Edgerton. “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul, three-time Academy Awards nominee Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro…

  • Israeli Scientists Invent Aid for the Blind

    Israeli Scientists Invent Aid for the Blind

    A new Israeli invention is helping visually impaired people navigate their environment, read text, recognize faces, identify objects and places, and even monitor traffic lights.

  • Tel Aviv is World’s 2nd Best City for Tech Startups

    Tel Aviv is World’s 2nd Best City for Tech Startups

    The Boston Globe, one of the most important newspapers in the United States, has named Tel Aviv the world’s second best city for tech startups, after Silicon Valley in California. Startup Genome, a resource for tracking and building startups, formed a list of the world’s leading high-tech cities for startup entrepreneurs. Tel Aviv precedes New…

  • Israel Has Some Bad Neighbors

    Israel Has Some Bad Neighbors

    While the Middle East combusts, threatening vital U.S. interests, the U.S. attempts to clip Israel’s wings — the only reliable, predictable, stable, effective, democratic and unabashedly pro-U.S. firefighter in the region. Western policy-makers and public-opinion molders welcomed the 2011 riots on the Arab street as an “Arab Spring,” a people’s revolution and a transition toward…

  • Lionel Messi & FC Barcelona Visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall

    Lionel Messi & FC Barcelona Visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall

    Argentine forward Lionel Messi and his team mates from FC Barcelona visited Jerusalem’s Western, and then met Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Archaeologists Uncover Temple-Era Jewish Village in Israel

    Archaeologists Uncover Temple-Era Jewish Village in Israel

    Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the ancient Jewish village of Sichin in the Galilee. The village was found near the northern edge of the Tzipori national park. The discovery was made by a team led by Dr. Mordechai Aviam of the Galilee Archaeological Institute at the Kinneret academic college. The village of Sichin was…

  • Amar’e Stoudemire: ‘I study Torah all the time’

    Amar’e Stoudemire: ‘I study Torah all the time’

    JERUSALEM — The two Israeli television cameramen awaiting the Canadian basketball team’s arrival at the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games didn’t hint at the chaos about to envelop Amar’e Stoudemire. The 6-foot-11 forward for the New York Knicks stepped from the chartered bus last Thursday and the cameramen departed, duly satisfied they had captured…

  • Israeli Bionic Contact Lenses Turn Touch into Vision

    Israeli Bionic Contact Lenses Turn Touch into Vision

    A new Israeli approach to providing sight to people with vision impairment uses a technique known as sensory substitution. Much in the way Braille allows people who are blind to “see” the written word, a bionic contact lens invented by Israeli researcher Prof. Zeev Zalevsky “presses” images onto the surface of the eye to help…

  • King David’s Palace Found, Says Israeli Team

    King David’s Palace Found, Says Israeli Team

    JERUSALEM – A team of Israeli archaeologists believes it has discovered the ruins of a palace belonging to the biblical King David, but other Israeli experts dispute the claim. Archaeologists from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Israel’s Antiquities Authority said their find, a large fortified complex west of Jerusalem at a site called Khirbet Qeiyafa…

  • Boycotters Threatened to Kill McCartney if he Played in Israel

    Boycotters Threatened to Kill McCartney if he Played in Israel

    When rock legend Paul McCartney came to Israel in 2008, he was, at least to some extent, taking his life in his hands. Not because of Israel’s sometimes precarious security situation, but because he was threatened by BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) anti-Israel groups. “I got death threats, but I’m coming anyway,” the singer was quoted…

  • Israel’s Gal Mekel Signs with NBA’s Dallas Mavericks

    Israel’s Gal Mekel Signs with NBA’s Dallas Mavericks

    Maccabi Haifa’s Gal Mekel has signed a multi-year deal to play for the Dallas Mavericks next season, becoming the second Israeli basketball player ever to sign with an NBA team. It was only four years ago that Omri Casspi paved the way from Israel to the best hoops league in the world. A little more…

  • SkyTran is the Solution for Tel Aviv Traffic

    SkyTran is the Solution for Tel Aviv Traffic

    A new air transportation system named the SkyTran will be built in Tel Aviv in an effort to solve the city’s traffic problems. Some 410,000 people populate the city, with thousands driving to work daily, resulting in heavy traffic. The city’s authorities have encouraged bicycle commuting with renting systems, but that hasn’t solved the problem.

  • Cisco CEO: Israel Will be the First Digital Nation

    Cisco CEO: Israel Will be the First Digital Nation

    Israel will be the first end-to-end digital nation, Cisco CEO John Chambers said on Wednesday in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Chambers agreed earlier in the day to establish a working group to explore how Cisco can help upgrade Israel’s digital infrastructure. Whereas most countries upgrade one area at a time, Israel is moving…

  • Enhanced American Support for Israel is Deeply Rooted

    Enhanced American Support for Israel is Deeply Rooted

    The special ties between the United States and Israel are uniquely driven by a people-to-people, bottom-up relationship, shaped by the American public more than by the American government. U.S. ties with the Jewish state have been exceptionally forged by shared Judeo-Christian values. “Americans’ sympathy for Israel is at a high-water mark,” according to a Gallup…

  • Six Minute Video Tour of Israel

    Six Minute Video Tour of Israel

    Enjoy this short video of some of the different things to see and do in Israel.

  • Los Angeles Elects First Jewish Mayor

    Los Angeles Elects First Jewish Mayor

    Eric Garcetti won the race to be the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles, and became the first Jewish mayor in the history of the City of Angels. City Controller Wendy Greuel conceded defeat early Wednesday to Garcetti, who is a City Council member and former council president, according to the Los Angeles Times. Garcetti, 42,…

  • The 50 Most Influential Jews in the World for 2013

    The 50 Most Influential Jews in the World for 2013

    The 50 most influential Jews in the world according to the Jerusalem Post: 1. Yair Lapid 2. Jack Lew 3. Binyamin Netanyahu 4. Shimon Peres 5. Anat Hoffman 6. Sergey Brin 7. Jon Stewart 8. Sheryl Sandberg 9. Moshe Ya’alon 10. Debbie Wasserman Schultz 11. Eric Cantor 12. Elena Kagan 13. Steven Spielberg 14. Jill…

  • 5 Famous Christmas Songs Written by Jewish Songwriters

    5 Famous Christmas Songs Written by Jewish Songwriters

    1. “White Christmas” – While there are more than five  Christmas carols written by Jewish songwriters, I thought I’d just cover my  favorites, starting with not only the most famous Christmas song written in  modern times, but according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the  best-selling single of all-time. Written by: Irving Berlin in…

  • Israel is Finding the Keys to Long Life

    Israel is Finding the Keys to Long Life

    The field of biogerontology began in Israel, and recently world experts gathered here to compare their latest exciting findings. What genes hold the key to longevity? Why does long life run in certain families? Could age-related diseases be conquered by slowing the aging process? Why do people lose muscle mass as they age, and why…

  • 80% of UK Jews Believe BBC is Biased Against Israel

    80% of UK Jews Believe BBC is Biased Against Israel

    As the United Kingdom’s BBC is set to welcome former Times newspaper editor James Harding as its new director of current affairs, Jews in the UK are likely to be hopeful that the broadcaster is more friendly to Israel in its news coverage. A report found that nearly four out of five Jews believe the…

  • Boston Doctors Praise Israeli Training

    Boston Doctors Praise Israeli Training

    The Boston Marathon bombings left at least three people dead, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured more than 170 people, but in the aftermath of the horrific attack doctors and staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital have praised emergency expertise gained from Israel. According to Dr. Alasdair Conn, the hospital’s triage system had been set…

  • Israel: 100 Years in a Flash

    Israel: 100 Years in a Flash

    This short video celebrates Israel Independence Day and the miracle of Israel.

  • 65 Ways Israel is Solving the World’s Problems

    65 Ways Israel is Solving the World’s Problems

    Since 1948, Israel has set itself a task of finding creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. When 22-year-old Emmannuel Buso was pulled barely-alive from the rubble of a three-story building 10 days after an earthquake devastated the island of Haiti, the first faces he saw were those of the Israeli rescue…

  • Israel’s Revolutionary Fold Up Electric Scooter

    Israel’s Revolutionary Fold Up Electric Scooter

    Commuters who face the daily grind of getting to work on time will be happy to hear about a new invention from Israel: an all-electric scooter called the MUV-e that helps people go the distance between the commuter bus, car park or train to the office and home again. It was those last five miles…

  • Israel’s Economy has the Power to Astound

    Israel’s Economy has the Power to Astound

    Global agencies assess Israel During 2012, the three leading global credit rating companies, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) commended Israel’s economic performance and expressed confidence in its long-term viability. On September 30, 2012, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) reaffirmed Israel’s A+ credit rating, at a time when it lowered the credit rating of an increasing…

  • President Obama’s Full Speech in Israel

    President Obama’s Full Speech in Israel

    President Obama deliver remarks to the Israeli people at the Jerusalem International Convention Center. March 21, 2013.

  • Israeli Soldiers Sing to the World for Passover

    Israeli Soldiers Sing to the World for Passover

    Latma brings you a word from proud Israeli soldiers and wishes a Happy and Kosher Passover to our wonderful soldiers, the entire Jewish people, our friends in Israel and throughout the world.

  • Poll Shows Americans Support for Israel at All-Time High

    Poll Shows Americans Support for Israel at All-Time High

    According to a Gallup survey released Friday, 64% of Americans sympathize with Israelis, versus 12% who sympathize with the Palestinians and 23% who said they did not support either. Support for Israel has been exceeding 60% for the last three years, but the recent poll sees the highest percentage in the last 22 years. The…

  • Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech to AIPAC 2013

    Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech to AIPAC 2013

    In his address to the AIPAC 2013 conference Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had some advice for his American listeners: “Don’t adopt Israel’s system of government.” Netanyahu said that he would have liked to be at the conference, instead of speaking to the audience via video hookup, but “I am stuck here in Israel working…

  • IDF Soldiers are Nominees for Miss Israel 2013 Pageant

    IDF Soldiers are Nominees for Miss Israel 2013 Pageant

    They’re paratrooper instructors, Air Force operators, squad instructors and logistic specialists. That’s right – this year, six of 20 nominees for the Miss Israel pageant are IDF soldiers. Sgt. Gaya Shukun, one of the nominees, sees her participation in the competition as a mission. “I have a feeling that a lot of the models join…

  • Israel Only Country in West to Reduce Debt

    Israel Only Country in West to Reduce Debt

    Government’s debt-to-GDP ratio expected to total 73.5% in 2012 compared to 74.1% in 2011. Israel also only country in West whose credit rating has increased since 2008 Israel is the only country in the West which has managed to reduce its debt as a proportion of GDP in 2012. Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that the…

  • The United Nations Outrageous Bias Against Israel

    The United Nations Outrageous Bias Against Israel

    In the last few decades the United Nations has been obsessed with one country. Is it North Korea, Zimbabwe, Iran, Syria, China or some other nation with a reprehensible human rights record? Those would all be fair guesses and they would all be wrong. Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Human Rights Institute, answers this…

  • Soccer Star Lionel Messi to Promote Peace in Israel

    Soccer Star Lionel Messi to Promote Peace in Israel

    President Shimon Peres will meet Thursday evening with FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell at the Kfar Maccabiah Hotel in Ramat Gan. At the end of the meeting, the two officials are expected to announce a unique project aimed at promoting peace between Israel and the Palestinians through sports. As part of the project, Barca will…

  • Why Does the World Target Israel?

    Why Does the World Target Israel?

    Genocide, ethnic cleansing, apartheid; if you’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking with some of the more zealous haters of Israel you’ll hear these phrases at some point, normally yelled at you by a delightful middle class keffiyeh-wearing student. I guess to some extent, sadly, we have become slightly accustomed to these libels. The hypocrisy…

  • American Jewish Mobsters of the 1920s

    American Jewish Mobsters of the 1920s

    There are few excuses for the behavior of Jewish gangsters in the 1920s and 1930s. The best known Jewish gangsters – Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Longy Zwillman, Moe Dalitz — were involved in the numbers rackets, illegal drug dealing, prostitution, gambling and loan sharking. They were not nice men. During the rise of American Nazism…

  • USC Projects Holocaust Survivors as Holograms

    USC Projects Holocaust Survivors as Holograms

    Schoolchildren and students of the Holocaust will soon be able to access the testimony of survivors, even after they have passed on, in the form of interactive, three-dimensional holograms courtesy of a new initiative of the University of Southern California. The project, “New Dimensions in Testimony,” focuses on recording and displaying “testimony in a way…

  • Israeli Group to Send Probe to Moon in 2015

    Israeli Group to Send Probe to Moon in 2015

    The Space IL organization has set an ambitious goal for itself – to send an Israeli spaceprobe to the moon in 2015. The project received significant backing on Monday when the Bezeq telecommunications company announced it had signed on. Bezeq will provide the advanced communications infrastructure needed for the spaceflight and also support Space IL’s…

  • Adelsons Donate $50 Million to Las Vegas Jewish Education

    Adelsons Donate $50 Million to Las Vegas Jewish Education

    Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have donated $50 million to Jewish private schools in Las Vegas. Founded in 2006, the Adelson Education Campus serves approximately 600 students, from preschool to high school. “We are grateful to the Adelsons for this remarkable gift,” Paul Schiffman, head of school, said in a statement.…

  • Samsung Opening New Startup Center in Israel

    Samsung Opening New Startup Center in Israel

    Samsung is putting Israel on the map again: The global technology giant on Tuesday launched its new initiative, an international innovation and strategy center. The center’s headquarters will be located in Menlo Park in California’s Silicon Valley, but it will have two branches – one in South Korea (Samsung’s country of origin) and one in…

  • Did You Know Jesus Christ Was Jewish?

    Did You Know Jesus Christ Was Jewish?

    JESUS (d. 30 C.E.), whom Christianity sees as its founder and object of faith, was a Jew who lived toward the end of the Second Commonwealth period. The martyrdom of his brother James is narrated by Josephus (Ant. 20:200–3), but the passage in the same work (18:63–64) speaking about the life and death of Jesus…

  • US Law Enforcement Officials Train in Israel

    US Law Enforcement Officials Train in Israel

    A delegation of law enforcement executives from the United States is participating this week in a counter-terrorism training program in Israel sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. The 15 participants from Connecticut, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are meeting with commanders from the Israel National Police, security experts and intelligence analysts to learn…

  • Muslim Arab Anti-Semitism Makes Peace Almost Hopeless

    Muslim Arab Anti-Semitism Makes Peace Almost Hopeless

    Anti-Semitism has often and rightfully been called the longest hatred, the oldest prejudice. It has plagued Europe for a very long time and has, over the centuries, brought untold suffering to the Jewish people. Its most deadly expression was the Nazi Holocaust, which caused the death of 6 million Jews and extinguished ancient civilizations in…

  • Unique Ways Israelis Love Their Dogs

    Unique Ways Israelis Love Their Dogs

    Israelis love their dogs. Nearly 400,000 pet dogs are listed on the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture’s National Dog Registry, and Tel Aviv has the largest number of registered dog owners in the country. But Israelis aren’t content just to feed and shelter Lady, Lucky and Bonnie (the three most popular Israeli dog names). In the…

  • The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion in Israel

    The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion in Israel

    Aryeh Halivni has a dream. His goal is to show the history of forming the State of Israel through the medium of movies, the same way that Hollywood director/producer Steven Spielberg did with Holocaust history. The project, “Toldot Yisrael,” translates roughly into “History of Israel” and is fast becoming a visual record of the Jewish…

  • Tel Aviv Ranked World’s 7th Best Beach City

    Tel Aviv Ranked World’s 7th Best Beach City

    Lonely Planet, the esteemed travel publication calls Israel’s seaside hub “the total flip-side of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the sea rather than an ancient Holy City on a hill” • Barcelona, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Tangier, Sydney and Valencia fill out top six. Tel Aviv has successfully branded itself as one of…

  • Israeli Men Have 2nd Highest Life Expectancy in the World

    Israeli Men Have 2nd Highest Life Expectancy in the World

    Israeli men can expect to live 79.9 years and women 83.6 years, according to newly released data from Central Bureau for Statistics • Israeli men have second-highest life expectancy in the world, after Swiss men. Zeev Klein Israelis have among the highest life expectancies on the globe, with an overall life expectancy of 81.7 years,…

  • Bob Dylan’s Song in Support of Israel

    Bob Dylan’s Song in Support of Israel

    Neighborhood Bully by Bob Dylan Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man His enemies say he’s on their land They got him outnumbered about a million to one He got no place to escape to, no place to run He’s the neighborhood bully The neighborhood bully just lives to survive He’s criticized and condemned…

  • Obama’s Treasury Secretary Pick is an Orthodox Jew

    Obama’s Treasury Secretary Pick is an Orthodox Jew

    U.S. President Barack Obama is set to appoint White House chief of staff Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary on Thursday, an orthodox Jew with strong ties within the American Jewish community. Lew is an observant Jew who attends Congregation Beth Sholom in Potomac, Maryland. When asked about how he would be able to balance his…

  • 2 Israeli Films Win Oscar Nominations

    2 Israeli Films Win Oscar Nominations

    Two documentaries dealing with Israeli-Palestinian conflict to compete for Academy Award on February 24. ‘Every filmmaker dreams of such news,’ says ‘The Gatekeepers’ director. ‘The significance of this nomination is spreading the story to as many people as possible,’ says ‘5 Broken Cameras’ co-director The Mideast conflict has done little to help Israel’s image in…

  • The Fallacy Of The Pre-1967 Borders

    The Fallacy Of The Pre-1967 Borders

    Op-ed: Palestinian call for return to pre-1967 borders attempt to bypass historical realities, omit two decades of military defeats Riccardo Dugulin At the end of May 2011, President Obama stepped away from a long-standing US policy and recognized the necessity for Israel to accept pre-1967 borders as a condition for peace with the Palestinian Authority.…

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Has a Jewish Wedding

    Amar’e Stoudemire Has a Jewish Wedding

    New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire got hitched Jewish style, wearing a white talit and yarmulke with his Calvin Klein tuxedo to his rooftop wedding. The power forward married his fiance Alexis Welch on the roof of his apartment in front of their three kids on 12/12/12. After finding out his mother is Jewish, Stoudemire…

  • Don’t Patronise the Palestinians

    Don’t Patronise the Palestinians

    Pat Condell explains the kind of insanity Israelis are up against. But the free world shoves fingers in their ears and pretends not to hear.

  • Israel Defense Forces Video Summary of 2012

    Israel Defense Forces Video Summary of 2012

    For the IDF, 2012 was packed full of events. Here’s a look back at the memorable moments of the past year.   Click here for pictures of Women in the Israel Defense Forces

  • Top 10 Anti-Semites of 2012

    Top 10 Anti-Semites of 2012

    International human rights group Simon Wiesenthal Center has recognized 2012’s biggest anti-Semites in its annual top 10 list of worst offenders. Tied for the top spot were Muhammad Badie and Futouh Abd al-Nabi Mansour of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. The two earned the title for the Brotherhood after making a number of inflammatory statements against Israel,…

  • How Jews Redesigned the Fashion Business

    How Jews Redesigned the Fashion Business

    To celebrate his 40th anniversary in the fashion business, Ralph Lauren staged an elaborate runway show and black-tie party in New York’s Central Park Conservatory Garden. Arranged on the themes of ‘A Day at the Races,’ the event drew a gaggle of celebrities from Robert De Niro and Martha Stewart to Vera Wang and Diane…

  • Israel Tourism Sets All-Time Record in 2012

    Israel Tourism Sets All-Time Record in 2012

    Tourism in Israel is up for 2012, the Tourism Ministry said Sunday. By the end of December, about 3.5 million visitors will have arrived in Israel, 4% more than in 2011. Tourists (not including day visitors) account for 2.9 million entries, 2% more than in 2011. Despite the downturn that occurred in the last month…

  • Israeli Boy Wins International Tennis Championship

    Israeli Boy Wins International Tennis Championship

    Israel may not be known for its sports prowess, but on Sunday night in Florida, it was a whole different ball game. Twelve-year-old Yshai Oliel of Ramle served his country with a historic achievement by winning the International Tennis Championship, also known as the Junior Orange Bowl, in the boys 12 and under category. In…

  • Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Christmas Greeting for 2012
  • Israeli Female Soldier Who Shot Terrorist to be Honored

    Israeli Female Soldier Who Shot Terrorist to be Honored

    A female soldier with the Infantry Corps’ Caracal Battalion will be awarded a special commendation for bravery, for shooting a terrorist who infiltrated the Israel-Egypt border in September. The incident claimed the life of IDF Corporal Netanel Yahalomi. GOC Southern Command Major-General Tal Russo announced the commendation on Monday. The sergeant who commanded the platoon…

  • Israeli Birth Control Product Wins Bill Gates Grant

    Hervana founder Rachel Teitelbaum explaining her new contraceptive suppository to Bill Gates Not yet out of the lab, Hervana’s non-hormonal, long-acting and non-invasive solution could be a game-changer for women in developing countries. By Abigail Klein Leichman The Israeli company behind a new contraceptive won a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates…

  • The Newest Israeli Air Force Pilots

    The Newest Israeli Air Force Pilots

    The IAF’s newest pilots will receive their wings this week, and as is customary, the military has released a group profile of the new airmen and airwomen, who may not be identified individually. Of the new pilots, 63% are from cities and towns, 23% are from smaller communities, and 13% are from kibbutzim. Thirteen percent…

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls Can Now Be Viewed Online

    The Dead Sea Scrolls Can Now Be Viewed Online

    On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Israel Antiquities Authority and