Israel in the World

April 23, 2022

Analysis: Israel’s delicate balancing act in the Russia-Ukraine war

Doctors at the Israeli field hospital in western Ukraine evaluate MRI images in the morning light. Photo by Naama Frank Azriel, via Israel21c By Richard Friedman  With the recent approach of Passover, a holiday that commemorates the biblical exodus of […]
April 11, 2022

Israel mobilizes to help the Ukrainian people

Food items were delivered on behalf of MASHAV Israel to local NGOs working with Ukrainian refugees on the Moldova-Ukraine border. Source: Twitter. by Ambassador Daniel Meron The Jewish sages teach us that Abraham’s tent was open in all four directions […]
March 9, 2022

Russian war in Ukraine puts Israel in delicate position

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Oct. 22, 2021. Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO. by Israel Kasnett (JNS) — Israel could expect to see the arrival of a total of 15,000 Ukrainians by […]
January 19, 2022

Thanks, Ben & Jerry! Israel flourishing internationally despite BDS activism

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — The BDS movement declared “victory” when the board of Ben & Jerry’s decided last summer to stop selling its products in the West Bank. If anything, however, this was a disaster for the movement that […]
December 17, 2021

Ukraine plans embassy move to Jerusalem

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) greets Israel’s President Isaac Herzog upon his arrival to Ukraine, in part to address an international gathering marking 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre, Oct. 5, 2021. Source: Isaac Herzog/Twitter. (JNS) — Ukraine’s Ambassador […]
October 2, 2021

Czech Republic inks $627 million deal for Israeli missile defense system

Rafael’s SPYDER air-defense missile system, September 2008. Credit: Ereshkigal1 via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS) — The Czech Ministry of Defense signed a 2 billion shekel (about $627 million) deal to purchase the Spyder surface-to-air missile system by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense […]
July 22, 2021

Omri Casspi, Israel’s first NBA player, retires and prepares for his next chapter

Omri Casspi playing in the EuroBasket 2015 between Israel and Estonia. Credit: DarioZg/Shutterstock. by Howard Blas (JNS) — When Israeli basketball player Omri Casspi announced his retirement from professional basketball this week, fans and colleagues in the United States, Israel […]
July 12, 2021

11 Things to Know as Israel Prepares for Tokyo Olympics

Israel’s national baseball team after qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. Photo courtesy of Israel Association of Baseball By Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — Israel brought home two bronze medals – both in judo — from the 2016 Summer Olympics […]
May 30, 2021

India’s Atlanta consul general discusses strategic partnership with Israel

By Richard Friedman A recent online program featuring six Atlanta-based female Consuls General created a powerful tableau. These six accomplished mid-career women — representing India, Germany, Ireland, Haiti, the Bahamas and Israel — serve the Southeast United States as the […]
March 25, 2021

IDF doctor “overwhelmed” at needs following blasts in Equatorial Guinea

Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. Dr. Yigal Chechik, a member of the emergency delegation to Equatorial Guinea in March 2021. Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. by Lt. Col. Dr. Yigal Chechik (Israel21c) — Editor’s Note: On March 8, at least 100 […]
March 16, 2021

Israel to host Int’l Flag Football Championship, World Games Qualifier

Israel’s flag football team. Credit: American Football in Israel. by Josh Hasten (JNS) — The International Federation of American Football has selected Israel to host the Flag Football World Championships at the Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem from Dec. […]