Life in Israel


Israeli forces rescue hostage held by Hamas in special operation

Pvt. Ori Megidish was rescued in a joint operation between the IDF and the Israeli Security Agency in the Gaza strip.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sets up emergency unity government with Benny Gantz

Netanyahu, Gantz and Yoav Gallant, the defence minister, are forming a “war cabinet”.

Israeli government delegation holds Jewish prayer service in Saudi Arabia

Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi participated in a morning prayer service in Saudi Arabia. The service, which included a minyan of at least 10 men, took place at Karhi's hotel.

The Democratic Republic of Congo will move its embassy to Jerusalem

Democratic Republic of Congo President Félix Tshisekedi informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the African country's embassy in Israel would be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Israeli government names Michal Cotler-Wunsh as Israel’s special envoy for combating antisemitism

“At a time of growing polarization, intersecting global and local challenges, and the blurring of lines between online hate and real-world harm, I accept the position of Israel’s special envoy for combating antisemitism,” announced Cotler-Wunsh.

Israeli aid groups assist Morocco in earthquake aftermath

Israeli humanitarian aid groups SmartAID, IsraAID, United Hatzalah and NATAN Worldwide Disaster Relief have dispatched teams to Morocco to help locals.

Israeli delegation attends UN heritage conference in Saudi Arabia

An Israeli delegation arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend a U.N. conference on world heritage sites. The delegation is led by the head of Israel’s Antiquities Authority.

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EJC calls on European leaders to demand from Hamas unconditional surrender and release of all hostages

The European Jewish Congress calls on European leaders to stop Hamas' reign of terror in the Gaza Strip and demand the unconditional and immediate release of all hostages if they want to protect and safeguard Palestinian civilians.