High-speed train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem makes first test run

The high-speed train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem made its first test run on Tuesday, carrying Transportation Minister Israel Katz and a large number of excited press photographers and reporters.

Israeli intelligence services foiled 400 terror attacks in 2017

Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman announced to the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that 400 “major attacks” were prevented in 2017.

Syrian refugee baby airlifted to Israel for emergency heart surgery

A two-day-old baby boy born in Cyprus to a pair of Syrian refugees was airlifted to Israel on December 23 for emergency surgery to repair a life-threatening heart defect. The...

Israel to launch world’s first nanosatellites in 2018

The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and the Israel Space Agency said on Wednesday that Israel will launch a group of three nanosatellites into space in 2018. The launch, which...

Archaeologists find Governor of Jerusalem seal in Israeli capital

Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal imprinted with images and Hebrew words that may have belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem. The round button-sized seal was...

2017 breaks tourism record for Israel

Some 3.6 million tourists visited Israel in 2017. The figure, an all-time record, represents a 25-percent increase over the previous year, the Israeli business daily Globes reported, citing Tourism Ministry...

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