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Updated Ceremony and Traffic Details for Funeral of Israel’s Ninth President Shimon Peres

26 Elul 5776 – September 29, 2016
Main roads will be closed. The public will be able to pay their respects before the coffin at the Knesset on Thursday from 9 Am - 9 PM (or as necessary).

Yad Vashem Mourns Passing of Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres

26 Elul 5776 – September 28, 2016
Yad Vashem closes in deference to arrangements at Mount Herzl for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.

Shin Bet Releases Peres Documents, Photos; Police Reveal Security Plans

Thousands of police are being deployed in Jerusalem as tens of thousands arrive for the funeral of former president Shimon Peres.

EU Urges Israel: ‘Advance Peres’ Vision for 2-State Solution’

The European Union is using the death of former President Shimon Peres to pressure Israel to accept preconditions for PA Arab talks.

Facing Lawmakers in Ukraine: Rivlin Warns ‘We Must Recognize Anti-Semitism’

Pres. Reuven Rivlin told Ukraine lawmakers that no interest will ever supersede the importance of recognizing anti-Semitism for what it is.

Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked in Shuafat

25 Elul 5776 – September 27, 2016
The windshield of the lead car on the Jerusalem Light Rail was damaged in a stoning attack.

Wine Industry’s ‘Wine Spectator’ Praises Israel’s Wines

The Wine Spectator praised Israel's growing wine industry in its October 2016 cover story.

Jerusalem Mayor Awards Pollard Gold Pin in NY Chance Meeting

Barkat told the Pollards, "Since Jonathan is not allowed to go to Jerusalem, the eternal city of the Jewish people will come to him in New York or anywhere else in the world."

Maryland Governor Announces MOU Between University of Maryland, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

24 Elul 5776 – September 26, 2016
The governor of Maryland is heading a week-long trade mission to Israel from his state.

OECD Global Education Industry Summit Kicks Off in Jerusalem

For the first time ever, Israel is hosting the OECD Global Education Industry Summit.

‘Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven’ at the Met [video]

A kind of Jerusalem fever gripped much of the world from about 1000 to 1400. Across three continents, thousands made their way to the Holy City—from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions alike.

Conference Debating Bringing Holocaust Images to Life [video]

23 Elul 5776 – September 25, 2016
In today's digital age, such film footage is particularly compelling and stirring, granting us a glimpse into a living memory of a world that was – and is no longer.

Jewish Minor Detained by Jerusalem Police on Suspicion of Prayer

Honenu attorney Rehavia Piltz is providing legal representation to the minor.

Project to Build Visual Memory of Places & People Before, During the Holocaust

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project convened 30 historians and researchers at Yad Vashem to provide tools to improve access to Holocaust documentation.

Rivlin to Travel to Ukraine for 75th Babi Yar Commemoration

22 Elul 5776 – September 24, 2016
Pres. Rivlin heads to Ukraine for the 75th commemoration of the Babi Yar Massacre.

What If Bibi Jabbed Obama at the UN But No One Noticed?

20 Elul 5776 – September 23, 2016
"Given its history of hostility towards Israel, does anyone really believe that Israel will let the UN determine our security and our vital national interests?"

Stone-Throwing Terrorists Attack Rachel’s Tomb

Stone throwing attacks against Jews continue, this time taking place at Rachel's Tomb.

FULL TEXT: PM Netanyahu’s Speech to UN General Assembly [video]

20 Elul 5776 – September 22, 2016
See the full text and video of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the UN General Assembly.

Israeli Envoy to UN Danny Danon Says Abbas’ UN Speech is ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said the speech by PA leader Abbas will lead to more violence.

Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Speech to UN General Assembly: FULL TEXT

The full text of the speech to the UN General Assembly by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, delusions included.

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