Increase in Aliyah to Israel in 2018

A total of 28,099 new immigrants arrived in Israel in 2018, an increase of 6.6% compared to 2017, according to statistics published by the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

Israel joining forces with Arab states to save coral from climate change destruction

Scientists from Israel and neighbouring Arab countries are joining forces to save Red Sea coral reefs from the threat of climate change.

European corporations flock to Israel’s Silicon Wadi

A new report reveals that the gap is narrowing between the number of European corporate branches in Silicon Valley and Israel's Silicon Wadi.

Israel to hold fresh election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve the Knesset, triggering a fresh election, which will be held on 17 September.

Israel transitions from Memorial to Independence Day

Israel abruptly crossed over from grief to jubilation at nightfall, as Memorial Day for the country’s fallen soldiers and terror victims came to a close and its 71st Independence Day began.

This is Israel: A year in pictures

To celebrate Israel’s 71st Independence, the country’s largest circulation daily Yediot Aharonot published a series of photographs showing the country in all its magnificence over the past year.

Letter from the President of the State of Israel to Jews around the world for Israel’s 71st Birthday

For Israel's 71st birthday, the President of the State of Israel, Reuven Rivlin addressed all Jews around the world. Yom Ha'atzmaut sameach!

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EJC President Kantor expresses concern about a Jewish future in Europe after release of FRA report on young Jewish Europeans

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed great concern over the results of the FRA report “Young Jewish Europeans: perceptions and experiences of antisemitism.”

The study, at the initiative of the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), critically records the experience of antisemitism among young European Jews, who are all too often the target of anti-Jewish hate.

EJC sends its deepest condolences to President Reuven Rivlin on the passing of his wife Nechama Rivlin

EJC sends its deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the President of the State of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, on the passing of his beloved wife, Nechama Rivlin.

EJC calls comments by Polish PM on restitution a major distortion of the historic truth

EJC has called comments by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki saying that to pay restitution to Jews who survived the Holocaust would equate to “Hitler’s victory after his death” a major distortion.