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.

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.

Jerusalem is world’s fastest growing tourist destination

Jerusalem is the world’s fastest-growing tourism destination, a report by London-based market research company Euromonitor International.

Wikipedia uploads 28,000 pictures of pre-state Israel for public view

Wikimedia Israel, the local branch of online free information service Wikipedia, has published some 28,000 photographs taken in the years before the founding of the State of Israel.

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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.