To be fair to the Israeli PM, the Persian king in the Megillah is in cahoots with Haman's plot to destroy all the Jews in his empire, and the reversal of his position is the essence of the Purim miracle.
During the day expect to see LOTS of costumes and happy faces in Jerusalem, especially around Safra Square, the biggest Purim street fair in the country.
Residents at the center worked together with volunteers for two days to prepare the mishloach manot gift baskets, thanks to a budget secured by the mayor.
'They wanted to kill us,' the children finally roared, after some hesitation.
Special presidential adviser for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt visits Israel next week.
'The Jewish War' (Latin Bellum Judaicum or De Bello Judaico) was Josephus' first work after arriving in Rome, following the repression of the Great Revold of the year 70.
Israel's Ambassador to Egypt, David Guvrin, is continuing to work from Jerusalem for now.
"Even the uprooting of 21 blossoming communities in Gaza didn't lead to peace, but rather, to rocket fire aimed at Israel."
The two men discussed the situation in Syria, in the context of joint efforts to combat international terrorism, and examined the main areas of bilateral cooperation.
A year ago, Health Minister Jacob Litzmann (UTJ) objected on moral grounds to exporting cannabis, but he appears to have changed his mind and voted to approve the new proposed legislation.
At the site of the battle were found the remains of the trenches, along with 35 bunkers and caves.
Swiss lawmakers send about one million Swiss francs each year to an anti-Israel umbrella organization in Ramallah.
Pence and Liberman agreed during their meeting on the need to "counter threats posed by Iran and its proxies as well as terrorist organizations."
The IDF will use the vessels to patrol the Gaza coastline and to help defend southern Israel in times of war.
25% Increase in the first two months of 2017 compared with Jan-Feb 2016.
It's doubtful the Royals would set foot on Jerusalem's soil any time soon, especially not on the anniversary of their country's promise to establish a homeland for the Jews.
The bill was scheduled for a debate at the Knesset Committee, but was withdrawn at the last-minute due to objections from Habayit Hayehudi.
The company will invest close to $5.5 million in the new venture, with a $1.01 million investment from Economy Ministry Investment Authority.
"Expanding our knowledge of languages opens up doors to understanding and contributes to an collaborative atmosphere."
EUCOMM Commander Scaparrotti emphasized the U.S. commitment to maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region and defensive capacities.