January 30, 2019 RSS feed / Mideast

New airport inaugurated in southern Israel

The Ramon International Airport in southern Israel was officially inaugurated. The airport is named for Ilan and Asaf Ramon. The first flights, domestic and charter only, will begin arriving at the airport early next month. More...

Israel, Brazilian Jews mobilize to aid dam collapse victims

Israel has sent a rescue team and equipment to Brazil to help in the search for hundreds feared dead following the collapse of a dam at a mine in the southeast of the country.  Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro, who is an ardently pro- More...

Israel swears in its military’s first vegetarian chief

Israel’s new military chief of staff is a vegetarian former paratrooper who holds master’s degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins.  Lt.-Gen. More...

Israel ranks 5th in Bloomberg innovation index

Israel moved up to fifth place in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, an annual ranking of the world’s 60 most innovative countries.  The index reviews dozens of criteria using seven metrics, including research and development spending, More...