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7,200-year-old food storage vessel unearthed in Israel

A 7,200-year-old pottery vessel recently unearthed at the prehistoric site of Tel Tsaf in Israel’s Jordan Valley is the first evidence of the ritualistic and political significance of large-scale food storage in the ancient Near East, the University of Haifa reports.

Wednesday 09/20/2017
IDF soldiers receive $1.5 million in gift cards
Posted: September 20, 2017

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces said they will provide $1.5 million in annual Rosh Hashanah “Fellowship Gift Cards” to 12,000 IDF soldiers to mark the upcoming Jewish New Year.

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Netanyahu nixes request from High Court to reconsider Western Wall agreement
Posted: September 20, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a request by the High Court of Justice to implement the Western Wall agreement on an egalitarian prayer section.

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Monday 09/18/2017
Israel’s southern wall proves 100 percent effective in preventing infiltratio
Posted: September 18, 2017

Not a single infiltration from the Sinai Peninsula into Israel was recorded over the past 12 months, Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority reported Sunday.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
Israel approves ‘Gospel Trail’ cable car
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israel’s cabinet has approved the construction of the “Gospel Trail” cable car that, when completed, will run between Upper Nazareth and the lower slopes of Mount Tabor in order to enhance access to Christian tourist sites in the area.

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Ancient Hebrew seals from Judean kingdom unearthed
Posted: September 13, 2017

A collection of First Temple-period seals has been discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David.

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Israeli rescue teams deployed to South Florida
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israeli emergency rescue teams departed Saturday night for Miami ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Florida.

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Donations from US Jews stable amid Western Wall dispute
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israeli charities are seeing no change in donations from American Jewry following the public dispute between the Israeli government and American Jewish organizations over prayer arrangements at the Western Wall, a new survey has found.

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Israel approves $1M to rebuild Jewish community in Houston
Posted: September 13, 2017

Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry has approved a plan to send $1 million in emergency aid to Houston’s Jewish community following the extensive flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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Tuesday 09/12/2017
Israeli Foreign Ministry: historic Africa-Israel summit in Togo postponed
Posted: September 12, 2017

Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to Africa, for an Israel-Africa Summit in Togo in October, has been postponed.

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