Life in Israel


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.

Sierra Leone to open embassy in Jerusalem

“As part of efforts to strengthen the warm relationship between the two nations, his excellency President Julius Maada Bio expressed his readiness to establish an Embassy of Sierra Leone in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel,” the Presidency of Sierra Leone posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Paraguay moves its Israeli embassy back to Jerusalem

Paraguay’s newly-elected president Santiago Peña announced that he is moving his country’s embassy back to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The move is expected to take place by the end of this year. 

One million Israelis have visited UAE since the Abraham Accords

There are currently more than 200 weekly flights between the countries, with 88 from Ben Gurion to Dubai and 22 to Abu Dhabi, operated by Emirates, Flydubai and EL AL.

Israel comes third place in FIFA U-20 World cup after victory over South Korea

Israel Football Team finished third and won the bronze medal in the 2023 Under-20 World Cup after defeating South Korea 3-1.

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.

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EJC President open letter in Le Point: “President Macron, remove Moshe Kantor from the list of those close to Putin”

In an open letter to the French President, published in the magazine Le Point, the President of the European Jewish Congress defends his predecessor, who has been ‘unfairly targeted’ by the European Union.