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Israel’s pioneering all-women tank crews to provide protection of country’s south

The all-female tank crews that the Israel Defence Forces will create this coming year will have the mission of defending the Egyptian and Jordanian border against intrusion by terror squads.

Israel to build rail line straight from Ben Gurion Airport to Western wall

Israel’s Transportation Ministry advanced plans to build a new train station that would directly connect Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

EU ambassador to Israel plants tree for Tu Bishvat side by side with disabled children

EU ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret took part in at Tu Bishvat ceremony at Beit Issie Shapiro centre, a non-profit organisation which promotes equality and a community for people with disabilities.

Israel thwarted at least 560 significant terror attacks in 2019

The head of Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet Nadav Argaman said that Israel thwarted more than 560 “significant” terror attacks throughout 2019.

Hundreds of Jews secretly left Muslim countries for Israel in recent years

Nearly 2,500 Jews have secretly left countries hostile to Israel in recent years, almost all of them with Muslim majorities.

Jerusalem rated fastest growing tourist destination of 2019

Jerusalem was ranked the world's most popular and fastest growing tourist destination by UK-based Euromonitor International.

Holocaust survivors reunited in Israel after 75 years

Two Holocaust survivors that were convinced that the other had been killed by the Nazis reunited in Israel after 75 years.

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Dr. Moshe Kantor bestows Golden Vision award on Pope Francis

In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor bestowed the 2020 Golden Vision award on Pope Francis as a token of appreciation for his message of brotherhood between Jews and Christians and his unrelenting commitment to younger generations and promoting solutions to the moral and ethical challenges of our time.

Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses 48 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for Fifth World Holocaust Forum

The President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed 48 world leaders at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. The historic event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.

World leaders descend on Israel for World Holocaust Forum

48 world leaders arrived in Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.