Israel in the World

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 […]
September 10, 2020

After devastating fire at Greek camp, IsraAID regroups to provide for Syrian, Iraqi refugees

The Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, prior to the September 2020 fires. Photo courtesy of IsraAID by Abigail Klein Leachman (Israel21c) — This week, a series of fires decimated the overcrowded Moria Refugee Camp on the Greek island of […]
September 3, 2020

After Covid delay, plans move forward on Honduras embassy in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández shake hands at the opening of a Honduran Trade Office in Jerusalem, on Sept. 1, 2019. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL. (JNS) — Honduras’s plan to relocate its […]
June 10, 2020

Israel sets up drive-thru COVID testing in Congo

Israel’s Magen David Adom helped the Congo set up a COVID-19 drive-through testing center, complete with software and training, May 2020. Credit: Courtesy by Brian Blum (Israel21c) — It’s not quite as enjoyable as ordering a burger from the car, […]