Pope Francis on first official visit to the Holy Land

Catholic leader brings messages of peace; invites Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to hold peace talks at the Vatican.

Strange but true: dog mushing in Israel

There may not be snow, but dryland dog mushing is now taking hold in Israel.

A marriage proposal that will make you cry

The Suzanne Dellal Center is a favorite spot for marriage proposals. But none of them comes close to this one.

Young Israeli paramedic honored for helping wounded Syrians

‘Our grandchildren will learn in school that the Israel Defense Forces treated the wounded in the Syrian civil war’ — IDF Staff-Sergeant Noga Erez.

Phony Mandela interpreter mock-signs for Israeli ad campaign

LiveLens chose to give Thamsanqa Jantjie a ‘second chance’ in new advertising campaign.

Floating desalination plants for Japan

Israel’s IDE Technologies, already a market leader, will construct ship-based desalination operations in Japan to offset water shortages.

Grey’s Anatomy spotlights Israeli med tech

ABC medical drama introduces viewers to RealView Imaging’s futuristic 3D holographic imaging system for heart surgery.

Hatikvah-Game of Thrones mashup

Israeli violinist Michael Greilsammer scores viral video with original composition.

Seven sure signs it’s Yom Ha’atzmaut!

ISRAEL21c looks at the country’s Independence Day traditions – starting with the mangal and the nafnaf – for Israel’s 66th anniversary.

Global honor: 21 Israeli beaches fly Blue Flag

Twelve new beaches awarded international mark for upholding environmental and accessibility standards.