Life in Israel


Israel to commemorate non-citizen Jews murdered by antisemites abroad

Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli says it is necessary to fulfill the state's commitment that it will take action to ensure the security of Jewish people and its distressed and captive citizens due to their Judaism or citizenship

President Herzog launches initiative to bridge the gap between Israel and Diaspora

President Isaac Herzog announced the launch of a new initiative to bridge the gap between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, at the opening ceremony of the annual Jewish Federation of North America’s General Assembly.

Israel opens embassy in Turkmenistan

Eli Cohen became the first Israeli foreign minister to step foot in Turkmenistan in nearly three decades after arriving in the Central Asian country's capital Ashgabat to open an embassy.

Israel ranked 4th happiest country in the world

Israel is the fourth happiest country in the world, according to a report by a UN office on happiness. The study released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network is based on data from global surveys of people in more than 150 countries.

Papua New Guinea to open Jerusalem embassy

According to Foreign Minister Justin Tkachenko, Papua New Guinea is planning to open an embassy in Jerusalem. Israel and Papua New Guinea established diplomatic relations in 1978.

Israel to send earthquake relief to Syria as well as Turkey

Israel is sending aid to Syria as well as Turkey as they grapple with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed over a thousand people in the region.

Israel- Sudan peace deal to be signed later this year

Israel expects to fully normalise ties with Sudan sometime later this year, said Israel's foreign minister after returning from a  diplomatic mission to the Sudanese capital.

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More than 160 Jewish communities and organisations across the globe urge UN to use IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in UN Action Plan

The letter demonstrates that the vast majority of those engaged in combating antisemitism and the Jewish communities worldwide who are its target find the IHRA definition not only helps fight antisemitism, but “can be used entirely consistently with fundamental human rights standards.”