Life in Israel


“A shared mission”: Israel officially receives first-ever UAE ambassador

President Reuven Rivlin formally received the first-ever ambassador to Israel from the United Arab Emirates, following last year’s historic agreement between the countries to normalise ties.

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.

Urging Israelis to vote, Rivlin warns that ‘democracy not a given’

More than 6 million Israeli citizens will be able to realise their democratic right and vote in the elections for the 21st Knesset.

Israel builds world’s largest solar power tower

The Ashalim solar and thermal electric power plant in Israel’s Negev Desert is up and running.

Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander has almost made it to the moon

The Israeli lunar lander Beresheet is getting ready to touch down on the moon on April 11, 2019.

Israeli elections begin early for diplomats and consular staff

Some 5,000 Israeli diplomats stationed in 96 embassies and consulates around the globe will be able to vote ahead of the general election on April 9.

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EJC President Kantor praises the Pope for impromptu visit to Holocaust survivor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor praised Pope Francis who visited a Holocaust survivor in her Rome apartment to pay tribute to all those who suffered from what he called “the craziness of Nazi populism.”

At IHRD event, Dr. Moshe Kantor calls on EU member states to ensure that Holocaust survivors receive COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible

During a joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, co-hosted with the European Commission, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor called on the member states of the European Union to ensure that Holocaust survivors have access to a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

EJC to host joint International Holocaust Remembrance Day event with the European Commission

The European Jewish Congress, will host an online event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 25 January 2021 at 16:00 CET in cooperation with the European Commission.

The event will feature EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental.