69 Years of Independence: Israel in Numbers

By Ilana Messika/TPS on April 28, 2017

In accordance with its annual practice prior to Israeli Independence Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has published data this week that offer insight into the evolution of the Israeli population and economy. Israel’s population at its 69th…

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How a German Jew Saved Over 600 Children during the Holocaust

By Anav Silverman/TPS on April 27, 2017

Each year, the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and KKL-JNF hold a unique commemoration ceremony at the B’nai B’rith Martyr’s Forest…

Prominent US Entertainment Executives Fight Israel Boycott

By Ilana Messika/TPS on April 27, 2017

Prominent members of the US entertainment industry came out against the open letter by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters to English rock band Radiohead that h…

Intelligence Minister Katz: “Attack in Syria ‘Consistent’ With Israeli Policy”

By Ilana Messika/TPS on April 27, 2017

Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Affairs Yisrael Katz said on Thursday that an airstrike near Damascus International Airport early Thursday…

Chief Justice: Democracy, Majority Rule Not Identical

By Ilana Messika/TPS on April 26, 2017

Supreme Court President Miriam Naor said on Wednesday that a lesson to be learned from the Holocaust is that democracy and majority rule are not ident…

Report: US President Trump to Visit Israel Next Month

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on April 26, 2017

US President Donald J. Trump has scheduled a visit to Israel next month, according to a report by Israel’s Channel Two. The visit would be Trump…

Jerusalem Municipality to Build Mount of Olives Visitor Center

By Ilana Messika/TPS on April 26, 2017

The Jerusalem municipality has announced plans to build a visitor center at the Mount of Olives, the oldest Jewish cemetery in the world, which overlo…

Russia’s Ural Airlines to Expand Service to Israel

By Ilana Messika/TPS on April 26, 2017

Ural Airlines announced the inauguration of a new route on Wednesday from Moscow to Tel Aviv against the backdrop of a 35% increase in incoming touris…

Antiquities Authority to Overhaul Caesarea National Park

By Ilana Messika/TPS on April 26, 2017

The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and Caesarea Development Corporation announced on Wednesday the allocation of more than NIS 100 million to a renew…

Cyber Authority Thwarts Massive Attack on Israel

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on April 26, 2017

The National Cyber Authority (NCA) said on Wednesday that civil defense authorities have blocked a massive cyber attack on Israeli businesses and infr…

President Rivlin: German Foreign Minister Knows Importance of History

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on April 25, 2017

President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin met on Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, praising Gabriel as a teacher “who knows the importance of …

Antiquities Theft Unearthed North of Jerusalem

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on April 25, 2017

Israel Police spokespersons said Tuesday that undercover units discovered a trove of antiques, including jewelry, pottery and hundreds of coins from d…

German FM: ‘No Catastrophe’ to Miss Bibi Meeting

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on April 25, 2017

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that he would not cancel plans to meet with the Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem organizatio…

Bibi to German FM: Choose Between Breaking the Silence or Me

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on April 25, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reportedly informed the German embassy that he would not meet with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabri…

Rivlin and German Counterpart Close Holocaust Memorial Day

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on April 24, 2017

President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, former German President Joachim Gauck, and thousands of Holocaust survivors and their families marked the end of Holoc…

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