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Israel in Numbers on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5778, the population of Israel is estimated at 8.743 million.

Elbit USV Seagull™ Performed Live Remote Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission

Via Satellite Communication (SATCOM), the Seagull platform, sailing in the Haifa Bay, Israel, performed the operational ASW mission using control consoles situated some 2,200 miles away in Elbit Systems booth at the DSEI Exhibition in London.

Houston Church Rejects Volunteer Worker for Being Jewish (and Lesbian)

"TODAY, I was 'FIRED' from volunteering because I identify as Jewish (discovering my Jewish heritage recently)."

Likud Minister Begs Forgiveness of Migron Evacuees

"I, as a representative of the Government of Israel, ask forgiveness from the residents of Migron for the fact that we have not been able to protect the settlement and also that we have not yet established the new Migron," Elkin said.

‘Initiative for Zionist Innovation’ to Encourage Entrepreneurial Olim

Grants will be awarded to Olim looking to create change, enter the start-up ecosystem, impact Israeli society or engage the Olim community.

White House Practicing Bigotry of Low Expectations Regarding PA’s Commitment to Peace

A senior White House official performed a familiar juggling act saying the administration was optimistic about the peace process in general, but no one expects a breakthrough or even tangible progress this week.

King Abdullah Tells US Jews Relations with Israel depend on Resolving Embassy Investigation

163 passports belonging Jordanian citizens who requested a visa to Israel are locked away in a safe of the shuttered Israeli embassy in Jordan.

Supreme Court Approves Policy Against State, Local Government Employing Illegal Eritreans, Sudanese

Justice Rubinstein noted that the anti-migrant employment policy is consistent with the government's decision to increase employment opportunities for Israelis.

Kuwait Expels North Korean Ambassador

The United States called on member nations of the United Nations Security Council to sever financial and diplomatic relations with North Korea as part of tightening sanctions against Pyongyang.

Abbas Aide Says UN Speech Will Be ‘Important’

“In his speech, Abu Mazen (the PA leader’s nom de guerre) will detail all the planned steps of the next stage ahead of the UN bid.”

Attempted Terror Attack Near Rachel’s Tomb

None of the forces were injured in the exchange.

COGAT Reports in NY On Peace-Building Gestures to Palestinian Authority

Israeli officials shared a list with Christian clergymen of peacemaking initiatives carried out for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority this summer. There's been no reciprocal gesture from Ramallah, however.

First Israeli Druze Graduates as Air Force Combat Navigator

“Don’t be afraid of failure – it would only make you stronger,” is the message he said the younger generation needs to hear.

Red Alert Siren to be Tested in Jerusalem Suburb

The test is a routine part of national readiness preparations and is not being held in response to any particular security event.

Tens of Thousands Flock to Uman for Annual Breslov Pilgrimage to Celebrate Rosh Hashana

This year an estimated 37,000 Jews from Israel and around the world have boarded planes to head to the site so far.

UK Downgrades Terror Alert to ‘Severe’ as Second Arrest Announced in London Underground Attack

On Saturday an 18-year-old male was arrested in the port city of Dover, where the ferry commutes to France.

‘Driving’ Cancer Away with a Smile and a Cup of Joe

It’s an emotionally grinding drill that was all too familiar to Arele and David Weingarten, when their mother, Miriam succumbed to the disease after prolonged cancer treatment.

Rosh Hashanah Lessons: What Your Children Can Teach You

This year, instead of seeing your children as a distraction from the path to spiritual preparation for Yom Tov, look to them to guide you towards a year of growth.

Ayatollah Khamenei Warns Against “Any Wrong Move” on Nuclear Deal

“The Iranian nation is standing firm and any wrong move by the domineering regime regarding the [nuclear deal] will face the reaction of the Islamic Republic.”
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NY Museum Creates Virtual Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Visitors ask questions and lifelike projections of Gutter and Schloss answer in real time—offering personal reflections about life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Israeli Bible Race Rejects Marathon Group’s Boycott Arguing False Claim

Unlike the Greek Marathon, commemorating the run of a messenger to announce the victory of the Greek army over the invading Persians, the Israeli Bible Marathon commemorates a terrible defeat of the Israelites in the hand of the Philistines.

Canteens to Stop Cigarette Sales on 78 IDF Bases

The IDF promised that in the future additional steps will be taken to prevent smoking by soldiers.
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China Buys Israel’s Lab Meat Technology for $300 Million

Cows are considered the most dangerous source of methane on the planet.

Report: Netanyahu to Present Amendments to Nuclear Deal which Trump Will Send Iran

Former US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Army Radio it would be very difficult for the US to alter the Iran deal at this stage.

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