Tag Archives: Knesset

100 million may unknowingly have Jewish roots

Studies indicate that an estimated 100 million people worldwide are Bnei Anusim – descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewry stripped of their Jewish identity during the Spanish Inquisition. Today 10 million Bnei Anusim identify as Jewish, and an estimated 1.5 million could consider moving to Israel one day. To view click VIDEO. To read related article click PRINT below.

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Israel: Aliya Day to be a national holiday

The Knesset passed a law instituting the holiday on the seventh of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, coinciding with the reading of the Torah portion in which Abraham is told to leave his home to go to what is now Israel.

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Israel: Knesset renews ties to worldwide Christian lawmakers

Israel’s Knesset has renewed its Christian Allies Caucus, evidence that it views relations between Israel and the Christian world with increasing importance.

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Israel: UK PM tells Israelis about his Jewish ancestors

In a speech to the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, the Prime Minister said his great-great-grandfather was a Jewish man from Germany.

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Israel: More Holocaust survivors to receive benefits

Thousands more Holocaust survivors in Israel will receive benefits under a law passed by the Knesset.

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Canadian PM Harper’s complete Knesset speech

On January 20, 2014, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper became the first foreign diplomat to receive the Key to the Israeli Knesset, and the first Canadian Prime Minister to address the Knesset. To view his entire historic speech please click VIDEO below. To read transcript click PRINT below.

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Ready for war

Israeli citizens participate in the most extensive war preparations in the nation’s history, even as its neighbours fortify their own military capacity.

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Winds of change

Right-wing political parties snag the majority of votes in Israel’s 2009 election even as high winds, rain and hail pelt the capital, emphasizing that change is in the air.

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