• On the Gaza border.

    Kibbutz Under Fire

    On the eve of the 9th of Av, 24 hours after IDF forces began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, one can still hear the echoes of shooting in the backyard of Kibbutz Alumim, here on the Gaza border. The
    By נתן רועי on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • Jewish children in Lublin, Poland.

    The Déjà Vu of Tisha B’Av

    Today, Jews are again running away from Ukraine and France and other places, where being openly Jewish is no longer safe. Again. Today, we are fighting terrorist forces in Gaza who are totally
    By Misha Galperin on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • יעל דרוקמן

    The Sirens Made Me Israeli

    Yael Druckman of Johanesburg, SA, made Aliyah shortly before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The sirens were her first introduction to Israeliness – “the sirens made me Israeli”.
    By נתן רועי on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • צבע אדום

    Just A Minute

    A poem about the war, written by Yosef Wolkovitz, a new Oleh from Mexico, an artist living in the Yeelim Absorption Center in Beersheva.
    By Jewish Agency on 01 Aug 2014 / 5 Av 5774
  • Robert and Evan Gilbert of Miami, FL

    Like Father like Son: Standing in Solidarity

    "Many of us feel that solidarity back home in our community. And our hope and prayer is that by being Israel now, and going back and sharing our experiences with others from our community, more
    By Chen Mor on 31 Jul 2014 / 4 Av 5774
  • תשובת החיילים

    “Wings of the Dove” Leader, Abba Tagenia, Runs a Volunteer Project for the Soldiers

    Boys and girls from the “Wings of the Dove” Aliyah at the Mevaseret Zion absorption center near Jerusalem sent their blessings and packages to the IDF soldiers at the front.
    By נתן רועי on 31 Jul 2014 / 4 Av 5774
  • Fighting for our existence also makes us remember that nothing is taken for granted.

    Living in a Gloomy Fantasy: A Wartime Diary

    "Oh how I wish we were a normal country! I would love to just be thinking now of what crib to buy and what to serve at the Brit Milah (circumcision) ceremony, but it's not like that, and we
    By Jewish Agency on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • זוכה עיטור העוז בקרב בינת ג'בל אביחי יעקב מחטיבת גולני מבקר פצוע מנגמש המוות בס'געייה במבצע צוק איתן

    Lone Soldiers Embraced By Golani Heroes

    The heroes of the Second Lebanon War, from the battle in Bint Jbeil, responded to a joint initiative led by The Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization. They came together and embraced
    By נתן רועי on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • Chairman Natan Sharansky, Jerusalem 2014.

    Adiós, Mexico; Shalom, Israel: Hundreds of Jewish Leaders Cancel Gathering Set to Take Place in Mexico, Will Instead Meet in Southern Israel as Expression of Solidarity

    The Jewish Agency for Israel's Board of Governors, comprised of hundreds of Jewish communal and organizational leaders from around the world, will hold its October meetings in southern Israel
    By Jewish Agency on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • מנהל מרכז הקליטה נורית בבאר שבע אשר ועקנין (במרכז ) עם בנו גיא ועקנין שהוא נגד בקו האש ויו"ר ארגון העובדים של הסוכנות וההסתדרות הציונית העולמית חנן מור

    Asher Vaknin: Fighting for Home

    Asher Vaknin, Director of the Nurit Absorption Center in Beersheva, is the father of two soldiers who currently serving in Gaza.
    By נתן רועי on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774