Karen Faulkner

Karen Faulkner
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Karen Faulkner recently completed a Master's degree in Human Rights and Transitional Justice at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She made Aliyah in 2006 and lives in Jerusalem. Karen Faulkner recently completed a Master's degree in Human Rights and Transitional Justice at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She made Aliyah in 2006 and lives in Jerusalem.

New UN chief affirms Jewish ties to Jerusalem

The new United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly affirmed the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount telling the Israeli media last week that clearly “the Temple that the Romans destroyed in Jerusalem was a Jewish temple.”

Palestinian family of Good Samaritans rescue Jewish Israelis

A Palestinian family was praised for their “determination and humanity” last week as they rushed to help Jewish Israelis involved in a tragic bus accident in the West Bank.

Building bridges through business and reflecting the life of Yeshua

In an interview with KNI, Cowen discussed aspects of his position as a Messianic Jew living in a secular Israeli society, and the opportunities he has had to be a positive influence in reflecting the life of Yeshua.

Tel Aviv urges preschools to include LGBT family model in “welcoming Shabbat” services

Tel Aviv, which has been voted the “best gay city in the world,” is now encouraging its preschools to purposefully represent diverse family models at their “welcoming Shabbat” services on Fridays.

European solidarity after Palestinian truck ramming in Jerusalem

It appears that the recent ramming atrocities in Nice and Berlin have caused Europeans to better understand, and identify with, the horrors that Israelis have been dealing with for many years.

Ministering to addicts, downtrodden and outcasts in Tel Aviv

The ministry comes to the aid of one of the most vulnerable and overlooked groups in society: those addicts, alcoholics and prostitutes who have lost everything, are outcasts on the street and who appear beyond reach.

Blessed are the peacemakers: Encouraging coexistence in Israel

This fight for peaceful coexistence is visible on a national level when Jewish and Arab doctors work side by side to save their patients - both Jewish and Arab - and on the intimate levels of daily life.

IDF soldier convicted of manslaughter for killing wounded terrorist

In a controversial case highlighting Israeli army rules against killing terrorists who have already been neutralized, a special military court in Tel Aviv found 19-year-old Israeli soldier Sgt. Elor Azaria guilty of manslaughter on Wednesday.

Israelis subject to terrorism abroad

While terrorist attacks in Jerusalem have dropped 40 percent since the wave of deadly stabbing attacks by Palestinians that began in November 2015, Israel’s citizens remain vulnerable to terrorism not only at home, but perhaps more so abroad.

Poverty rate in Israel highest in developed world

According to Israel's National Insurance Institute (NII) 14 percent of Jews and half the Israeli Arab population live below the poverty line. Unfortunately such news is not new...

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