In Rome, Knesset Speaker Edelstein thanks Pope Francis for his contribution to the strengthening of Jewish-Christian relations

Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein met Pope Francis in Rome Sunday evening. Edelstein thanked the pope for his contribution to the strengthening of Jewish-Christian relations and requested that he stress in his homilies that Israel is the Holy … [Continue reading]

Pope Francis visits Israel

A short animated film marking the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Israel in May 2014   Copyright: MFA video Pope Francis visited the Western Wall, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Mount Herzl, where he lay a wreath on the … [Continue reading]

 Security forces solve arson attack at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes

​Israel views with utmost gravity any intent or action to attack religious sites in the State of Israel.   Copyright: Israel Ministry of Tourism(Communicated by the Israel Security Agency)In the wake of an Israel Security Agency (ISA) and Israel … [Continue reading]

PM Olmert's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting

"This is the first Cabinet meeting since last Tuesday’s elections.  Naturally, the political situation needs to develop further ahead of the formation of a new Government and this is an issue that I do not intend to deal with.  From now on … [Continue reading]

PM Sharon Meets With President Katsav

Photo by GPO  Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met this evening with President Moshe Katsav and made the following remarks at the start of the meeting: “As usual, I am happy to come here.  I ascribe great importance to your trip to Italy and your … [Continue reading]

 Google Israel provides helping hand to Yad Vashem

The corporate giant’s R&D experts in Israel have been digitizing and putting online 130,000 Holocaust-related photos plus original documents.   Thanks to Google's technology, 130,000 of Yad Vashem's collected photos are online … [Continue reading]

 Christmas Preparations in the City of Bethlehem-Dec 15- 2002

  15 December 2002 Christmas Preparations in the City of Bethlehem (Communicated by the IDF Spokesman) The IDF Spokesperson, and the Spokesperson of the Office of the President of Israel, wish to clarify that contrary to inaccurate reports and … [Continue reading]

 HISTORY: Foreign Domination

  5th century mosaic in the floor of the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes (Israel Antiquities Authority)Roman rule was followed by centuries of domination by successive foreign powers: Byzantine, Arab, Crusaders, Mamluk, … [Continue reading]

 Briefing by Dep FM Melchior- MajGen Harel- Head of IDF Operations Branch- Col Miri Eisin- IDF Intelligence Corps-7-Apr-2002

  Briefing by Deputy Foreign Minister Rabbi Michael Melchior; Major General Dan Harel, Head of IDF Operations Branch; Colonel Miri Eisin, of the IDF Intelligence Corps National Media Center, Jerusalem, April 7, 2002 Deputy Foreign Minister Rabbi … [Continue reading]

 Facts About Israel: History

  Drawing by Noam Nadav2010 EditionTIMELINE | BIBLICAL TIMES | SECOND TEMPLE | FOREIGN DOMINATION | STATE OF ISRAEL | PEACE PROCESS | ISRAEL IN MAPS ​Section of an illuminated late-medieval map of the Tribes of Israel (Courtesy R. … [Continue reading]