Life in Israel

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Immigration to Israel up nearly 30 per cent from largely Russian speakers

Immigration to Israel rose by almost 30% in the first half of 2019 compared to the previous year, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel.

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.

Record number of tourists visit Israel in 2018

The number of incoming tourists to Israel surpassed last year’s record of 3.6 million on Friday, and the Tourism Ministry is projecting entries will exceed four million by December 31.

Israel to lead global digital forum for first time

For the first time, Israel is set to host the D9 International Digital Forum, which will take place in Jerusalem between 19-21 November 2018

Palestinian baby gets heart transplant from Jewish child in medical first

A desperately-ill six-month-old Palestinian baby is bravely fighting for his life after receiving a heart transplant from a Jewish child.

Israel ranked 6th in world healthcare efficiency

Israel was ranked 6th in Bloomberg's annual health care-efficiency index.  Topping the index was Hong Kong, with Singapore in second.

Iraqi Kurdish baby heads to Israel for surgery after minister intervenes

An Iraqi baby born with a congenital heart defect will be flown into Israel for life-saving surgery after an emergency appeal to the Interior Ministry just before the Sukkot holiday.

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Statements

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.