Race to Lead Israel’s Labor Party Tightening

Written by Briana Naiman Guest Contributor on . Posted in Israel/Global

With Israel’s primary for Labor Party leadership heating up, former defense minister Amir Peretz continues to lead polls, but the race for second place is tightening, with the gap narrowing between Knesset Members Avi Gabai and Erel Margalit.

Celebrating a Unified City

Written by Noa Amouyal on . Posted in Israel/Global

U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel was already distant memory by Wednesday morning as the capital city’s Jerusalem Day festivities, celebrating 50 years of Jerusalem’s reunification, kicked off in earnest.

670 Israeli Teens Teach Holocaust Survivors to Use the Internet

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TEL AVIV, Israel — Students in the Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network are connecting with Holocaust survivors this spring, taking part in a unique program teaching their elderly neighbors to use computers and the internet. The 670 students are paired up with over 360 survivors in 22 cities throughout the country for weekly meetings with local aging survivors of the Holocaust.

Trump, Netanyahu, and Barkat Receive ‘Jerusalem Declaration’

Written by Elie Klein on . Posted in Israel/Global

Historic initiative bearing over 500,000 signatures from 168 countries is a truly global statement of support for a united Jerusalem.

Just prior to U.S. President Donald Trump’s whirlwind tour of Israel and the breathtaking and emotional 50th anniversary Jerusalem Day celebrations across the country, the staff of United with Israel, the world’s largest grassroots pro-Israel movement, met with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to present him with “The Jerusalem Declaration,” a book containing the names of over 500,000 individuals from around the world who recognize Jerusalem as both the eternal capital of the Jewish People and the undivided capital of the State of Israel.

Orienting to Israel: Asia, Israel, and the UN

Written by Meshulam Ungar on . Posted in Israel/Global

(source: Wikipedia.com)Asian countries have a consistent anti-Israel voting pattern in the United Nations (U.N.), yet Israel’s relationship with several Asian countries is blossoming. Take Chinese imports to Israel, for example: a decade ago, they amounted to about 0.6 percent of Israeli imports, now they comprise more than 10 percent of Israeli imports. We shouldn’t put undue weight on U.N. votes against Israel by Asian countries. Instead, we should look at the strategic reasoning behind Asian votes in the U.N. and the opportunity Israel and Asia see in each other when it comes to economic, academic, and military cooperation.