IDF tributes to American Authors, Pharrell Williams

Israeli soldiers and reservists break out in tension-releasing song during moments of respite from Hamas attacks.




Israelis ante up ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Viral awareness campaign gains support from celebrities and politicians in Israel.




Why a 6-year-old pitched a tent in her living room

Summer in Israel is all about camping – even with Code Red sirens.




Farmer makes porta-shower for soldiers

Tzvika Bitan is traveling around the Gaza border offering hot showers to soldiers covered in weeks’ worth of sand, dust and sweat.




From Iron Dome to Iron Beam

The next anti-missile strategy from Rafael reportedly will take out missiles, mortars and even drones using high-energy laser.




Israelis unroll welcome mat for hurt lone soldiers

‘This community of people is part of the healing,’ says coordinator of a drive to find foster families for lone soldiers in recuperation after combat injuries.




War or no war, Israeli MDs save eyesight in Congo

Eye From Zion medical team left Israel on cusp of war to provide 102 sight-saving surgeries in Kinshasa, one of the most dangerous cities in central Africa.




Grassroots initiatives help keep the home fires burning

Grassroots groups jump in to offer support, assistance and companionship to the many loved ones of troops sent to Gaza.




War wraps autistic Israelis in anxiety

How a southern residence for autistic adults is managing – barely – to keep residents calm and safe.




Israel uses social media drives to get behind its soldiers

Socks, underpants, pizzas, and snacks – Israelis launch impromptu crowdfunding and benefit drives for IDF soldiers and citizens on the frontlines.