Snow falling in Jerusalem, January 7, 2015.

Jan 8 '15 / Geen categorie

Israel experienced widespread disruption due to a serious winter storm which struck the north of the country and the Jerusalem area particularly hard. Heavy rains and high winds also swept the country as the storm descended upon the country. Preparations for the storm had been made in advance by Israel’s authorities. There was widespread criticism last year after a severe winter storm effectively cut off Jerusalem

Ebola in Liberia

Oct 13 '14 / Geen categorie

In response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic, the Israeli government has decided to tighten the screening of people entering Israel from countries most prone to the deadly virus, especially Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The decision stipulates that every individual entering Israel from those countries by air, land, or sea will be screened with a questionnaire. “The State of Israel is preparing to do everything possible to

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) with Khaled Mashaal

Aug 25 '14 / Geen categorie

This article by journalist Daniel Siryoti was published in daily Israel Hayom Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas are not eager to join forces, to say the least, but in light of the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip, well into its sixth week, the two are trying to reach common ground for the sake of the Palestinian people. Since the

Heavy rocket fire from Gaza

Aug 21 '14 / Geen categorie

A lengthy meeting of Israel’s security cabinet took place Wednesday evening following a day of heavy Gaza rocket fire at communities across south and central Israel. In total, 168 rockets were launched from Gaza during the day, making it the heaviest day of rocket fire on Israel since Operation Protective Edge began 44 days ago. Since Hamas breached a truce on Tuesday, bringing about the collapse

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Aug 1 '14 / Geen categorie

The United Nations on Thursday, at the 25th day of Operation Protective Edge, released a statement saying that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire, starting at 8 a.m. Friday. “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry announce that the United Nations Representative in Jerusalem, Special Coordinator Robert Serry, has received assurances that all parties have agreed to an

Jul 27 '14 / Geen categorie

The Government Press Office (GPO) in Jerusalem is inviting journalists to a special interactive briefing, in English, by Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz who will comment on the political and strategic objectives of Operation Protective Edge. The briefing will take place at the GPO in Jerusalem Monday 28 July 2014) at 14:00 Israeli time (12 :00 London, 13:00 Brussels). To participate to the briefing you can go on the GPO Facebook page at The briefing will be broadcast live on the GPO website at

Jul 27 '14 / Geen categorie

The Government Press Office (GPO) in Jerusalem is inviting journalists to a special interactive briefing, in English, by Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz who will comment on the political and strategic objectives of Operation Protective Edge. The briefing will take place at GPO in Jerusalem today (Sunday, 27 July 2014) at 18:00 Israeli time (16 :00 London, 17 :00 Brussels). To participate to the briefing you can go on the GPO Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/IsraeliGPO The briefing will be broadcast live on the GPO website at: http://bit.ly/1px432B

Jul 22 '14 / Geen categorie

The head of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson foreign branch, Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner, will hold an online press conference and security briefing, in English, on the situation in the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday 22 July at 18:00 (Israel time), at the Government Press Office in Jerusalem. You may participate in the event on the GPO Facebook page: The press conference will be broadcast live on the GPO website: http://gpo.gov.il/English/Pages/homepage.aspx

Humanitarian field hospital on Gaza border

Jul 22 '14 / Geen categorie

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel opened up a humanitarian field hospital on the edge of Gaza and “Hamas doesn’t let the people come there.” “They’re hiding rockets in hospitals; they’re hiding arms in hospitals; they’re shooting from hospitals. So they just don’t care,” he said, blaming Hamas for trying to “pile up the bodies” of its own Palestinian people to generate

UNRWA

Jul 17 '14 / Geen categorie

In the course of the regular inspection of its premises in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, UNRWA, the United Nations United agency for Palestine refugees, discovered approximately 20 rockets hidden in a vacant school. In a statement released Thursday, UNRWA strongly condemned the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations, calling it a “flagrant violation of the inviolability of

Prayer at the Western Wall for the kidnapped teenagers

Jun 20 '14 / Geen categorie

On Thursday 12 June, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists. The three Israeli teenagers, all yeshiva (Talmudic school) students, were last seen in the area of Gush Etzion. Israel holds the Palestinian Authority, headed by President Abbas, responsible for the fate of the kidnapped teens and for terrorist activity emanating from the areas under its control. Eyal Yifrah, 19, is the eldest of

Israeli soldiers

Jun 14 '14 / Geen categorie

The Israeli army (IDF) has launched a massive manhunt after three Israeli teenagers were missing since Thursday night and are feared to have been kidnapped by Palestinians. According to the IDF, they were last seen late last night in the area of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank. Israeli security forces are conducting a widespread operation in order to locate the individuals,

Boris Giltburg

Jun 2 '13 / EIPA Updates

A young Israeli pianist, Boris Giltburg, won Saturday night the 2013 edition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, one of the most prestigious in the world. He seduced the jury by his originality, impeccable technique and emotional performance. 28-year-old Giltburg, who was born in Moscow and lives in Tel Aviv, is one of the most promising young pianist in Israel. He played with some of the