EU close to sanctioning violent Israeli settlers – diplomats

The European Union is close to agreeing sanctions on Israeli settlers attacking Palestinians in the West Bank after Hungary signaled an end to its opposition, European diplomats said on Friday. While much international attention has focused on Hamas’s cross-border assault from Gaza and Israel’s subsequent war there, European officials have also expressed increasing concern […]

Israeli soccer star leaves UK team after pro-Palestinian fan treatment – report

Israeli soccer player Liel Abada left his Glasgow-based team, Celtic FC, according to a statement by his former manager Avi Luzon. The 22-year-old winger has moved for a reported £8m fee and signed a deal until 2026, BBC News reported. Abada wrote that leaving Celtic “wasn’t in my plans, yet life’s unpredictable turns remind […]

The ancient history of Israeli grape pips and wine

Think of the hundreds of times you ate the fleshy part of a grape, separating the pips with your tongue before spitting them out. Did you ever stop to think what happened to those pips? Did any of them have a name, or maybe a history? A grape pip is something so small that […]

Israeli singer set to represent Luxembourg at Eurovision in 2024

Tali Golergant, an Israeli singer, will represent Luxembourg this year at Eurovision in Malmö, Sweden, after winning the country’s Song Contest, Eurovision Luxembourg announced on Saturday. In a subsequent post on X, formerly Twitter, Eurovision Luxembourg congratulated the artist, stating, “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to [Golergant] and wish them continued success on their […]

Christians donate $500,000 to Israeli towns devastated by Hamas attack

Passages donated $500,000 to two southern Israel communities destroyed in the Hamas massacre on October 7.  The Christian organization that provides free, “Birthright-style” trips for Christian students delivered it to Netiv HaAsara and Kfar Aza this week during a solidarity mission to the South. They also brought each community a plaque to express their […]

US Senate tables resolution to assess Israeli human rights violations

The US Senate voted Tuesday night to table Resolution 504, which requested information on Israel’s human rights practices and the US government’s actions in supporting the Israeli government.  Senators voted in favor of tabling the resolution 72 to 11.  Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, introduced the […]

Deteriorating Conditions in Gaza Endanger Israeli Captives’ Lives

“The worsening conditions in Gaza pose a significant threat to the lives of not only the civilian population but also our soldiers and the 130 captives held there,” warns Hagai Levine, Chairman of the Public Health Physicians Association. Levine, who has witnessed diseases and infections brought back by returning captives, stresses the need for […]

Secrets of Mongolia’s Great Wall uncovered with help of Israeli research

China isn’t the only place on earth with a “Great Wall.” So is Mongolia, about 2,700 kilometers from its southern neighbor’s. Mongolian researchers have teamed up with colleagues from – of all places – the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to study the previously overlooked Mongolian Arc – a monumental wall system in eastern Mongolia […]

Israeli research use Earth’s magnetic field to verify event in Bible

Using a “breakthrough” technology based on measuring the magnetic field recorded in burnt bricks, researchers at four Israeli universities have corroborated the occurrence of an event described in the Bible’s Second Book of Kings – the conquest of the Philistine city of Gath by Hazael, King of Aram. The discovery – achieved by scientists […]

Israeli Christian population growing, says Central Bureau of Statistics

As Israeli Christians belonging to Western church denominations prepare to celebrate Christmas on Sunday night and Monday, the Central Bureau of Statistics has released data on the country’s Christian community. According to the CBS, around 187,900 Christians live in Israel, composing 1.9% of the population. This represents 1.3% growth from the year before. The […]