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  • On packed flight to Israel, hundreds of American Jews, emboldened by Gaza crisis, start lives anew

    By Jared Sichel

    August 12, 2014 | 9:33 am

    Daniel Knafo was wide awake aboard the Boeing 747 as sunlight began peaking over the northern horizon of the Mediterranean Sea early on the morning of Aug. 12.

    Less than 10 hours earlier, he was at the departure terminal of John F. Kennedy International Airport with more than 300...

  • Abbas invokes sovereign state in peace prayer with pope, Peres

    June 8, 2014 | 6:36 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for “freedom in our sovereign and independent state” during a prayer for peace with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Pope Francis.

    Vatican officials had called the service on Sunday at the Vatican a “pause in politics” with...

  • Oscars, Razzie, the soldier who irritated Miley Cyrus and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 10, 2014 | 9:18 am

    Big in Japan

    More Japanese companies are looking at the Israeli startup market in search of innovative technologies and investments. Large business organizations including the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Keidanren have recently dispatched research tours to the...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 2, 2013 | 12:29 pm

    Exploring Jerusalem without leaving home

    Want to visit Jerusalem but currently don't have the time or money to travel to Israel? Thanks to the wonders of the 21st century, you can experience the wonders and magic of Jerusalem without leaving home. Just click on the link and go on...

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  • July 18, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 18, 2013 | 3:33 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama’s UN Envoy Nominee Power Pledges to Defend Israel

    To Read: Rosa Brooks writes about how American paranoia about anything government makes people overly suspicious about some pretty good journalism the State has been producing-

     Okay, I guess I get...

  • Peres praises U.S. at 4th of July celebration

    July 5, 2013 | 10:16 am

    The United States “remains a beacon of hope for the values of freedom, peace and justice around the globe,” Israeli President Shimon Peres said at a Fourth of July celebration.

    US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro hosted his annual Independence Day party Thursday in the backyard...

  • This week from Israel - Facing tomorrow?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 24, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    This week, our President, Shimon Peres, celebrated his 90th birthday, followed by the 2013 Presidential Conference, named "Facing Tomorrow." More than a joyful week of celebration for our nation, this past week gave us, Israelis, a glance of a utopic fantasy.

    The guest list of...

  • Iran- Good News or Bad News? (and Other Comments on the Current Events)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 17, 2013 | 8:14 am

    1. Iran

    So, Netanyahu or Peres? That’s the question when it comes to Iran- should Israel (and the rest of the world) adopt the more suspicious approach espoused by the Prime Minister following the victory of moderate – relatively moderate, that is – Hassan Rohani. Or maybe the...

  • Peres, Abbas call for peace at World Economic Forum

    May 27, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for peace at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.

    Peres in his address Sunday evening said, “I am here to express the hope and desire of the Israeli people to bring an end to the conflict and a...

  • Pope accepts Peres’ invitation to Israel

    April 30, 2013 | 7:10 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres invited Pope Francis on Tuesday to visit Israel, at his first meeting with the new pontiff who has appealed for peace in the Middle East.

    The pope accepted the invitation "with willingness and joy," a Vatican spokesman said, but there was no...

  • Israel Police chief to meet with FBI on Boston Marathon attack

    April 17, 2013 | 9:44 am

    Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino in U.S. meetings with FBI and law enforcement officials is expected to discuss the Boston Marathon attack, among other topics.

    Danino and other senior Israel Police officers left Israel on Tuesday for 10 days of meetings in New York and...

  • Yom HaShoah in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    April 8, 2013 | 10:26 am

  • Israel stops to remember victims of Holocaust

    April 8, 2013 | 8:21 am

    Israel came to a standstill as a siren sounded for two minutes in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

    Following the siren Monday morning, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a wreath-laying ceremony in the Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrance as part of Yom Hashoah,...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 25, 2013 | 12:10 pm

    Obama's visit through Jerusalem's eyes

    Last week, President Obama visited Israel for the first time, in a three-day event some of us referred to as "FestiBama." During these three days, Jerusalem's businesses and hotels bloomed, while hosting not only politicians, but also...

  • Obama in Israel [SLIDESHOW]

    March 20, 2013 | 6:07 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Israel on Wednesday, March 20.  He was greeted by an official welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport.

  • Obama says U.S. firm in commitment to Israel’s security [VIDEO/SLIDESHOW]

    March 20, 2013 | 5:13 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama said at the start of his first official visit to Israel on Wednesday that the U.S. commitment to the security of the Jewish state was rock solid and that peace must come to the Holy Land.

    "I see this visit as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable...

  • Grieving Son bikes from Malibu to New York in vow to end cancer

    August 1, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    When Tom Peled’s father died of abdominal cancer in 2011, he channeled his grief into a three-month, 3,000-mile bike ride through six European countries — from Berlin, Germany, to Fisterra, Spain.

    Peled, who lives in southern Israel, is now tackling another continent. On July...

  • Panetta to meet Barak, Netanyahu, Peres in quick trip to Israel

    August 1, 2012 | 8:33 am

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Israel to discuss United States-Israel defense ties and the potential threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

    Panetta will meet with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.

    “We are a...

  • Peres: Settlements bad for the Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 11, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the West Bank settlements are bad for the Jews. JTA reports:

    “It is doubtful that a Jewish state without a Jewish majority can remain Jewish,” Peres said, inferring that settlements would lead to the inextricable inclusion of the Palestinians living on the West Bank.

    Peres’ remarks were an apparent response to the Levy Committee report, released Sunday, which stated that the West Bank settlements were legal because Israel does not meet the definition, under international law, of a military occupation.

  • Netanyahu, Peres hail U.S. friendship, leadership on Independence Day

    July 4, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an Independence Day message that he “appreciate(s) deeply all that America has done for Israel.”

    The taped video message was played Tuesday night at the Independence Day celebration at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Herzliya....

  • At funeral, Israel’s leaders praise Shamir’s dedication and service

    July 2, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Israel’s leaders paid tribute to former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir at his funeral at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery.

    An intimate but distinguished crowd sat opposite a military honor guard at the outdoor ceremony on Monday evening. Joining Shamir’s children and...

  • Mister President

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 22, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    Most nations of the world have different opinions and perspectives on pretty much everything, but if there’s something I believe all western countries see eye to eye on, it is politics. Every four years or so, we all gather to choose our delegates to represent us at the...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 8- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 11, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    •Musicians Ivri Lider and Johnny Goldstein, which are the musical duo- TYP, are well known here, in Israel, and apparently also in France. After conquering the top of the local music charts, TYP (The young Professionals) are on the right track to becoming a French smash. After a...

  • Peres sends warning on Israeli Independence Day

    April 26, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres offered a warning to Israel’s enemies on the occasion of Israeli Independence Day.

    “To those who are now threatening Israel I say, don’t repeat the mistakes of your predecessors,” Peres said Thursday in a speech at an annual ceremony bestowing honors...

  • Israel and the world- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 2, 2012 | 11:50 am

    • It is no secret that the Israeli mind is something else. After growing a successful High-Tech industry, and winning ten Nobel prizes, I was not surprised to hear due to a strategic decision made by the U.S Government, Israeli students will receive scholarships to come and be a...

  • Israel’s President meets Hollywood’s A-list

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 12, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    Just before 11a.m. on the morning of March 9, a Friday, a small group of journalists made their way through the DreamWorks Animation studio in Glendale, moving from a small boardroom stocked with cold refreshments and and a screen playing “Kung Fu Panda,” to an outdoor courtyard...

  • Peres and Perez seal Israel-Latino friendship

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 11, 2012 | 10:36 pm

    Israel’s President Shimon Peres wound up a week-long visit to California Sunday morning with a wide-ranging discussion with Latino (Hispanic) leaders on American exceptionalism, global generation gaps, and the correct spelling of his last name.

    The event at a Beverly Hills hotel...

  • Peres winds up U.S. trip in Los Angeles

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 9, 2012 | 1:13 am

    In a deft performance exuding good vibes, President Shimon Peres wowed a large audience in Los Angeles, a city that knows a thing or two about celebrities and star turns.

    Speaking Thursday evening to a full house in the 1,400-seat ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Peres was...

  • Peres, Jordan’s King Abdullah meet in Amman

    November 28, 2011 | 11:15 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres met in Amman with Jordan’s King Abdullah, the President’s Office confirmed.

    Monday’s unannounced meeting comes amid tension between Jerusalem and Amman over recent developments in the region and the failing peace process.

    The two leaders discussed...

  • Peres: Military option to deal with Iran is nearer

    November 4, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres added to a debate raging in Israel over whether to attack Iran, when he said on Friday that a military option to stop the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear weapons was nearer.

    Asked by Channel Two News if “something was bringing us closer to a...

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