Life in Israel

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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’s population passes 9 million

Just days before Israel celebrates its 71st anniversary, new figures show the number of Jews and overall population have reached a record high.

Celebrities denounce proposed boycott of Eurovision in Israel

Public figures have signed a letter speaking out against a proposed boycott of this year’s Eurovision song contest, which is to be held in Tel Aviv.

Israeli president tasks Netanyahu with forming new government

Israel’s president nominated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to head the next government.

Israeli scientists reveal world’s first 3D printed heart with human tissue

Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough.”

Final 2019 Israeli election results

The Central Elections Committee published the final results of the Israeli election.

Likud comes first in Israeli General Election

The latest electoral count in Israel’s parliamentary elections showed PM Binyamin Netanyahu's centre-right Likud party leading the vote in a tight race.

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Statements

World leaders will gather in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Heads of State from Europe, North America and Australia have been invited to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, taking place on 23 January 2020, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

The event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” is being organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation, headed by Dr. Moshe Kantor, in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel, H.E. Mr. Reuven "Ruvi" Rivlin.

EJC calls on the Lithuanian government to provide stronger protection after community shutters institutions

EJC has called on the Lithuanian Government to take stronger measures and appropriate action to protect the Jewish community after its leaders made the decision to close the city's sole synagogue and community center following threats and a rise in antisemitism.

Latest CST report confirms worrying trend of spiralling antisemitism

EJC is deeply concerned by the latest CST Antisemitic incidents report, which saw the highest ever number of incidents ever recorded in the first half of a calendar year in the UK.