New natural history museum to open in Tel Aviv

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History is set to open in Tel Aviv in July, housing millions of specimens of species from around the globe, with an emphasis on the flora and fauna of the Holy Land and the Middle East.

Israeli communities collect toys, sweets and clothes for Syrian refugees

Israeli authorities in the Golan Heights have launched a campaign urging local residents to donate toys, games, and clothes to displaced Syrians near the northern border who fled bombardment by Syrian government forces.

Britain’s Prince William honours Holocaust victims during Israel visit

Britain’s Prince William paid tribute to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust during a visit to Israel this week.

Israel’s ‘Save a Child’s Heart’ group wins UN Population Award

An Israeli organization that provides life-saving heart treatment to children in developing countries has won a prestigious UN award for outstanding contributions to the world’s population.

Why Israel is the world’s vegan capital

Israel has become the leading vegan country in the world, with 5.2% of the population eschewing all animal goods in their daily diet. This number has more than doubled since only 2010 when 2.6% of the population was vegan or vegetarian.

Israel planning to ease Gaza power crisis by building new solar field

Israel has approved a plan to build a solar field in Israel to pump power into the Gaza Strip and ease the electricity crisis in the Palestinian enclave.

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EJC calls for stricter measures and punishment against antisemitism at football matches after Bruges supporters brag about “burning Jews”

EJC calls on football authorities to enact stricter measures and harsher punishments against football fans who engage in antisemitic abuse after supporters of the Belgian team Club Brugge were recorded singing: “My father was part of a commando, my mother was in the SS, together they burned Jews because Jews burn the best.”