During the holiday of Sukkot, an Arab-Israeli Muslim couple built a large sukkah — traditionally only done by Jews — on their terrace and invited the public to come and enjoy live music, eat kosher and Arab cuisine and to engage in meaningful conversation.
The march was organized by the Israeli grassroots Women Wage Peace movement, and culminated in a rally of some 30,000 people in Jerusalem on Oct. 8. This year’s march was the second of its kind, the first having taken place last year.
In the wake of last week’s reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah, Hamas deputy political leader Saleh al-Arouri said the agreement was reached so that the Palestinians can oppose Israel together.
Accordingly, the IAA released a report last week in which it details plans to double Israel’s high-tech force of 270,000 employees to 500,000 over the next 10 years.
In what may be the most important international sporting event Israel has ever hosted, the Giro D’Italia, one of cycling’s three grand tours, will take place in the Jewish State next year.
For the first time ever, two women have been simultaneously appointed to top level positions in the Mossad, one of Israel’s primary intelligence services.
In an effort to boost trade in the Palestinian territories, an Israeli agricultural institute has been training Palestinian farmers to improve their harvest of the internationally popular avocado pear.
In the wake of a spate of severe terrorist attacks in England this year, a senior City of London Police Commissioner came to Israel this month to seek advice on counter-terrorism measures.
KNI recently highlighted a case in which the Chief Rabbinate prevented a Messianic Jewish couple from marrying in Israel. As the article noted, Messianics are not the only Israeli citizens who are blocked from marrying in the land.
As Mexico is shaken by two further earthquakes, encouraging stories of rescue and heroism continue to emerge following the original deadly quake of Sept. 19 including that of 25 recently discharged Israeli soldiers who led 460 school children in Mexico City to safety.