N. J. Schiavi

N.J. Schiavi is news editor of KNI. N.J. Schiavi is news editor of KNI.

Israel hosts international Christian reporters, galvanizes evangelical support for Jewish state

Speaking at the first of its kind conference for Christian media sponsored by the Israeli government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told participants that Christians are Israel’s best friends.

First rains fall during Sukkot

After several months of zero precipitation the first rains of the season fell on Sunday in answer to the collective prayer of Jews who, during the holiday of Sukkot, pray for a good rainy season during the winter.

Forgotten: Many Israeli students still without schools, services

Dozens of Israeli school children classified as “special needs” are still at home around the country awaiting school placement or the much-needed services for which they are eligible.

New UK org makes connection for investors in Israel

Israel Investment, a new organization just launched in the United Kingdom, aims to connect experienced and aspiring investors int he U.K. with companies and startups across Israel’s diverse economic community.

Forum to promote believing businesses in Israel, build connections

Israel has earned a reputation in the economic arena as the “startup nation” and has increasingly become a focus of emerging business relationships and investments from both the West and the East.

Messianic Jewish and Arab young people unite in new worship album

A new worship album coming out of Jerusalem with songs in both Arabic and Hebrew represents a move beyond reconciliation to true unity while also reflecting a significant increase in homegrown worship leaders across Israel.

Diaspora, Israeli Jews protest Western Wall pluralism backtrack

Many Jewish organizations in the Diaspora are threatening to withhold financial and political support from Jewish state after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voted in the Cabinet last week against a previously agreed upon deal to open up a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Western Wall.

Archaeologists find evidence of Temple Mount gun battle in 1967

New findings discovered in archaeological work in the Old City point to a possible battle or at least exchange of gunfire on the Temple Mount during the Six-Day War in 1967.

Sen. Cruz urges Pres. Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

American Sen. Ted Cruz used the occasion of Jerusalem Day to call on the president "to move the American embassy to Jerusalem and formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's eternal and undivided capital."

Recalling war and peace, a Jerusalemite remembers the city’s reunification

In June 1967, Israel was still small with approximately 2.8 million residents and a narrow geographical swath of land. Yet the country was staring down the barrel of a gun as hostile armies threatened and swarmed around it.

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