Christmas 2021: Christians in Israel

On the eve of Christmas, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) released statistics on the Christian population in the country. By Erin Viner About 182,000 Christians live in Israel, compromising…

Christmas snow falls in the Holy Land

At least 25 cm (nearly 10 inches) of snow has accumulated on Mount Hermon in northern Israel. By Erin Viner Flurries of snow dusted the Holy Land just in time…

Israel shaken by Med earthquake

Israel was among other nations in region to feel tremors from the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of the Greek island of Karpathos. By Erin Viner The…

Israel opens China-run port

Israel has bolstered its placement as a regional trade hub by inaugurating a new shipping port in the Mediterranean city of Haifa. By Erin Viner The ₪ 5.5 billion shequel…

Iran threatens to raze Haifa, Tel Aviv

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami is warning that his country will destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa in response to any Israeli missteps. “Sometimes, the Zionist regime [Israel] out of desperation…

Holy Land frosted with snow

Snowfall has turned much of Israel into a winter wonderland. Most residents greeted the flurries with joy, and set out to build snowmen and engage in other celebratory activities. Heavy…

Cyprus earthquake felt in Israel

An earthquake rattled Cyprus at 1427 GMT on Thursday 13 at a latitude of 34.891 N and longitude of 33.779 E. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) estimated the quake…