Life in Israel


Israel rescues four hostages held by Hamas in Gaza

Four Israeli hostages who were held by Hamas were rescued in a military operation of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Shin Bet and the Israeli police counter terrorism unit.

2017 breaks tourism record for Israel

Some 3.6 million tourists visited Israel in 2017. The figure, an all-time record,...

In world first, Israeli undergoes surgery to regrow a bone

Groundbreaking surgery to regrow part of a human bone was carried out on Tuesday at HaEmek Hospital in the northern Israeli town of Afula.

Record number of women in army combat units

Israel's army said on Sunday that the number of women serving in its combat units had reached a record level this year, as it seeks to further boost such participation.

Israel planning major new solar power station

A new solar power plant with nearly five times more capacity than Israel’s current largest solar array will be built in the north of the country with construction expected to begin as early as the first half of next year, according to draft proposal documents from the Ministry of Energy that were obtained by Calcalist.

Survey: Number of Reform Jews in Israel doubles

Israel’s population of Jews who identify with the liberal Reform movement has more than doubled over the past seven years, despite remaining considerably low, according to a new poll.

Israeli technology to transform Indian agriculture

Agriculture, the backbone of India’s economy, has been facing various challenges in recent years - lower productivity, resource crunch and erratic weather, all of these translating into lower returns.

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EJC rejects claims accusing incoming EU Council President António Costa of antisemitism

The EJC and its Portuguese affiliate, the Jewish Community of Lisbon, express their absolute rejection of attempts to impute antisemitic intent to the Costa government's actions in tightening regulations on the granting of Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews.