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Miguel and Lexi, participants in the Caravan for Democracy Student Leadership Mission to Israel, join ILTV’s Eran Poris to talk about their first impressions of Israel, July 2021. Credit: JNF-USA.

‘Caravan for Democracy’ students share stories of experiences in Israel

A growing number of college student leaders beyond the Jewish faith seek to better understand Israel’s people and culture in the face of ongoing misinformation spread by its detractors on campuses throughout the United...
Israeli-Arab rioters overturned display cabinets, threw rocks at windows, destroyed merchandise from local vendors and spilled an unknown substance on the floor of Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) Western Galilee Tourist Information Center. Credit: JNF-USA.

Arab rioters in Israel damage tourism center in Akko’s multicultural Old City

Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) Western Galilee Tourist Information Center sustained significant damage overnight after it was ransacked by rioters in Israel’s northern city of Akko. The center, in the heart of Akko’s Old City, has...
An artist's impression of the World Zionist Village in Beersheva in Israel's south. Credit: JNF-USA.

JNF-USA opens design competition for Beersheva World Zionist Village

The U.S. arm of the Jewish National Fund has opened a design competition for the campus of its World Zionist Village project, to be built in Beersheva. The World Zionist Village is a 20-acre, $350...
Dor Pintel, an Israeli tour guide who found roots in an agricultural and food venture with a friend since travel has been virtually nil since the start of the coronavirus, looks out over the Galilee, Februay 2021. Credit: JNF-USA.

With no tourists in the country, Israeli guide plants new roots (literally)

One morning about a year ago, Dor Pintel was fast asleep, resting up for the next day’s work—guiding a family from Chicago on a professional tour of Ein Gedi and the Judean Desert. At...
New immigrants from North America arrive in Israel on a 'Group Aliyah Flight' sponsored by Nefesh B'Nefesh. August 14, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Nefesh B’Nefesh signs deal with El Al for 14 ‘Group Aliyah Flights’

The NGO Nefesh B’Nefesh, which facilitates immigration to Israel from North America and the United Kingdom, announced that it had signed a contract with EL AL Airlines for 14 “Group Aliyah Flights” from New...
Israeli firefighters put out flames in southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip in 2019. Credit: JNF-USA.

Incendiary balloons plague Israeli land near Gaza border, sparking new fires

Footage showing the aftermath of an incendiary-balloon attack from Gaza on the fields of Kibbutz Nir Oz has emerged, as local volunteer and professional firefighters have been rushing to put out at least four...
A young arrival with a soldier from the IDF HomeFront Command, who was helping the North Americans with their entry to Israel, May 5, 2020. Photo by Yonit Schiller.

Aliyah continues with 18 Americans in age of corona

Eighteen new immigrants to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday as part of a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flight, arriving amid increased interest in aliyah among North American Jews. The new arrivals, ranging in ages from a...
Evan Gershater, the 60,000th immigrant to Israel brought by Nefesh B’Nefesh, is given an Israeli identity card by Minister of Aliyah and Integration Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yoav Galant, and Nefesh B’Nefesh co-founders Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart. Photo by Shahar Azran.

60,000th new immigrant to Israel on 60th Nefesh charter flight

A total of 242 new olim from North America landed on Tuesday at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Nefesh B’Nefesh’s 60th specially chartered EL AL flight, with the 60,000th new immigrant onboard. They came from a variety of...
Nechama Miller and her family arrive in Israel, Aug. 13, 2019. Photo by Ellie Rudee.

The daughters of two prominent American Jewish leaders make ‘aliyah’

Lily Daroff and Nechama Miller, daughters of prominent leaders of the American Jewish community, were among 242 other North Americans who landed as new permanent arrivals in Israel on Tuesday, part of the latest...
Jewish National Fund chairman Danny Atar displays the newly found “parochet” that covered Theodor Herzl's coffin when the Zionist leader was buried in Israel. Photo by Jorge Novominsky.

Herzl’s lost ‘parochet’ found in warehouse in Tel Aviv

After 70 years of searches, the mystery of the fate of the parochet—the ornamental curtain that covers the ark (aron kodesh) containing the Torah scrolls in a synagogue—that was placed over Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl’s coffin when...