Life in Israel


Heartening Photo shows Jewish and Muslim emergency responders taking joint prayer break

A heartening photo emerged in Israel on social media of two emergency responders — a Jew and a Muslim — standing alongside their ambulance vehicle and praying in their respective traditions.

Israel set to unleash coronavirus vaccine in 8-10 weeks

A group of Israeli scientists announced their plans to be the first to produce a coronavirus vaccine – as the infectious disease’s death toll tops 2,800, with more than 83,000 currently infected worldwide.

North Rhine-Westphalia opens trade and culture office in Tel Aviv

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, opened a trade and innovation office in Tel Aviv, the first of its kind.

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.

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A message to all our friends and communities from the European Jewish Congress 

Formally, our communities may have closed their doors and events have been cancelled, but never have these communities been so open. There is an outpouring of warmth and generosity in our communities we can truly be proud of.

EJC expresses outrage at mass display of public antisemitism at Aalst Carnival

EJC expresses outrage at the appalling mass display of open antisemitism during carnival celebrations in the Belgian city of Aalst and stands in solidarity with its affiliate, the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).

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.