Key facts about Israel

Briefing on UN Security Council Resolution 2334

Briefing on UN Security Council vote On Friday 23 December 2016 the UN Security Council passed a vote condemning all Israeli settlement activity and calling for its cessation. This email is a briefing to update you with the full story so far, what happened, what happens next, why the resolution...

Churches Leaflet

Israel – a beacon of freedom and democracy in the Middle East Israel defines itself as a Jewish and democratic state, but in almost all aspects, Israel is a secular state, and freedom of religion is respected. The vision of Israel’s founders was an open and democratic state with a...

Trade Unions in Israel

About Israeli trade unionism The General Federation of Labour in Israel (The Histadrut) is the largest labour union and voluntary organisation in the country. Founded in 1920, the Histadrut is the most important economic and social body in the state and its activities extend beyond the traditional concerns of trade...

Israel’s History

Why was Israel created? The land of Israel has always been integral to Jewish religious, cultural and national life and remains so to this day. Zionism is the national movement of the Jewish people, calling for sovereign Jewish life in the land of Israel. Zionist leaders hoped that the fulfilment...

Why Israel?

Israel is the only Jewish state in the world. It is made up of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, Soviet anti-Semitism, and over 800,000 Jews ejected from Arab lands. Yet it offers full political and religious rights to its Muslim and Christian citizens. Israel is only one-half of one per...

About Israel

Israel – a beacon of freedom and democracy in the Middle East Israel defines itself as a Jewish and democratic state, but in almost all aspects, Israel is a secular state, and freedom of religion is respected. The vision of Israel’s founders was an open and democratic state with a...