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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.

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 joining forces with Arab states to save coral from climate change destruction

Scientists from Israel and neighbouring Arab countries are joining forces to save Red Sea coral reefs from the threat of climate change.

European corporations flock to Israel’s Silicon Wadi

A new report reveals that the gap is narrowing between the number of European corporate branches in Silicon Valley and Israel's Silicon Wadi.

Israel to hold fresh election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve the Knesset, triggering a fresh election, which will be held on 17 September.

Israel transitions from Memorial to Independence Day

Israel abruptly crossed over from grief to jubilation at nightfall, as Memorial Day for the country’s fallen soldiers and terror victims came to a close and its 71st Independence Day began.

This is Israel: A year in pictures

To celebrate Israel’s 71st Independence, the country’s largest circulation daily Yediot Aharonot published a series of photographs showing the country in all its magnificence over the past year.

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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.

Dr. Moshe Kantor addresses 48 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem for Fifth World Holocaust Forum

The President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, Dr. Moshe Kantor addressed 48 world leaders at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. The historic event, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” was organised by the World Holocaust Forum Foundation in cooperation with Yad Vashem, under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel.

World leaders descend on Israel for World Holocaust Forum

48 world leaders arrived in Israel to attend the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.