The inspiration for SodaStream’s CEO

At the event to announce the $3.2 billion takeover of his company, SodaStream’s CEO Daniel Birnbaum honored his father. Ervin Birnbaum survived the Shoah, sailed on the infamous Exodus and founded the award-winning She’arim Netanya charity supporting Russian Olim.

400 new Olim from the Ukraine

400 new immigrants from Ukraine have just arrived in Israel via two special flights coordinated by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).

Defending the Jewish State

The NGO Honest Reporting has been leading the fight against media bias for many years.  On 26th Aug it opened its new international headquarters in the heart of downtown Jerusalem.

No stone unturned

Hundreds of policemen, canine rescue units, and volunteers searched for an 84-year-old man who was last seen on Herzl Street in Haifa. A police chopper pilot spotted a man lying down in the Haifa forests. Using new location tracking systems, the elderly man was rescued - exhausted but otherwise unharmed.

239 new immigrants fly in

The 15th Aug Nefesh b’Nefesh flight contained 239 new Olim from 24 US states and 3 Canadian provinces. They included 57 lone soldiers, 27 medics and 90 children including 3 sets of twins.

Jerusalem festival re-enacts Jewish history

The Kings Valley Festival in the Kidron valley celebrates Jerusalem's history, offering family workshops and a chance to see what daily life was like in the ancient city during ancient times.

When Ray Charles met David Ben Gurion

I just read about world-renowned singer/songwriter Ray Charles’ support for the Jewish State. In 1972 he visited David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, during his 86th birthday celebrations at Kibbutz Sde Boker. “Israel is one of the few causes I feel good about supporting,” Ray Charles said in 1976.

2000-year-old earing found in Jerusalem

A spectacular gold earring, shaped like a horned animal and dating back to the 2nd or 3rd century BCE, during the Hellenistic period, was discovered during excavations of the Givati Parking Lot in the City of David National Park encircling the Old City walls.

Italian Jewish history is preserved in Jerusalem

The art of the Jews of Italy has been preserved in the Umberto Nahon museum of Italian Jewish art in Jerusalem - one of the most beautiful buildings in the Holy City.

15 couples remarry in Jerusalem

Fifteen Bnei Menashe couples, who immigrated to Israel from Manipur, India in Jun 2018, were remarried in a festive and emotional group ceremony at nonprofit Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim, after completing their formal conversion.