Google Acquires Waze for $1 Billion
Google announced on Tuesday that it will acquire Waze, the Israeli
navigation startup based in Ra’naana for approx. $1 billion.
100,000 in Tel Aviv's Annual Gay Pride Parade
Over 100,000 participants from around the world participated in Tel Aviv's 16th annual Gay Pride Parade on FridayץRead More
All-Time Record for Incoming Tourism in May 2013
May 2013 has registered an all-time record for incoming tourism both in terms of tourists and visitors. 336,000 visitors entered Israel in May 2013, and of these, 283,000 were tourists.Read More
PM Netanyahu to Abu-Mazen: "Give Peace a Chance"
PM Netanyahu addressed the Knesset plenary on Wednesday and called on the Palestinian leadership to abandon preconditions to peace negotiations based on a two-state solution and appealed to Abu Mazen to “give peace a chance”. Read More
35,000 Celebrate in New York's Israel Day Parade
35,000 marchers, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Israel in New York and many others, were among the guests who walked down Fifth Avenue in New York City yesterday at the Celebrate Israel Parade.Read More
This Sunday: Israel@65 Food and Music Festival
Festival will include Israeli singers performing on two stages, Israeli Beer and Wine Garden, and cooking demonstrations by local chefs.
Israel hosts European Under-21 Soccer Championship
Between June 5-18, 2013, Israel will host UEFA's European Under-21 Soccer Championship. National soccer teams from all over Europe will compete.Read More
"Israel is Truly a Start-Up Nation"
Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs to the U.S., Eli Groner spoke at the L.A. Jewish Communiry Foundation about the Israeli entrepreneurial spirit and its contribution to the state's economic development.Read More
PM Netanyahu and Sen. Menendez Meet in Jerusalem
Prime Minister Netanyahu met today (May 29) with Senator Menendez and thanked him for his efforts to support Israel against the Iranian nuclear threat.Read More
Iran’s nuclear designs are a threat to Middle EastRead More
Iran’s nuclear designs are a threat to Middle East
"An Iran with military nuclear capabilities will dominate the Persian Gulf and its vast oil deposits... Iranian rulers must not only hear about the policy of all options on the table, they must fear it."Read More
PM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerry Meet in Jeruslaem
Netanyahu: "We’ll discuss Iran, we'll discuss the terrible carnage and instability in Syria, but above all, what we want to do is to restart the peace talks with the Palestinians."Read More
PM Offers Condolences on the Oklahoma Tornado
PM Netanyahu wrote to President Obama: "I offer our heartfelt condolences to you and to the people of the United States on the massive tornado that struck in Oklahoma and exacted such a horrific toll in human life."Read More
Sec. Kerry to visit Israel This Week
U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry will visit Israel in an effort to renew the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Kerry will be joined by Amb. Oren on his visit.Read More
Shavuot is the last of the pilgrimage festivals, celebrated at the end of the barley harvest and the beginning of the wheat harvest. It also marks the ripening of the first fruits, including the seven species mentioned in the Bible.Read More