Israel in the World

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. […]
October 27, 2020

Israeli, California firefighters become band of brothers

An Israeli and Californian firefighter standing together in September 2020. Photo courtesy of @BayAreaFirefighters by Abigail Klein Leichman (Israel21c) — Ten Israeli firefighters flew to California on August 30. Over the course of 15 days doing exhausting, dangerous work, they […]