We publish here a short report on the congress that took place on December 5, 2017 at the Land of Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv and which included a section on the children hidden in monasteries during the Shoah.

On December 6, 2017, Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople received an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

On Friday, December 1, 2017, a short documentary was screened on Israeli television, "Here is the News”, about Father Romuald Jakub Weksler-Waszkinel.

On October 2, 2017, a statement by Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi condemning the September 20 vandalism incident at St. Stephen's Church in Beit Jemal was published:

Over 50 Christian and Muslim sites have been vandalized in Israel and the West Bank since 2009, but only nine indictments have been filed and only seven convictions handed down, according to Public Security Ministry data.

The country's population has grown by 156,000 people over the past year, according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of the holiday.

YNET published the news on Sunday, June 4, 2017, that the High Court of Justice handed down a temporary decision that non-Jewish soldiers are not obliged to attend meetings that propose conversion to Judaism to them.

On May 29, 2017, YNET published a long article about conversion to Judaism in the Israeli army.

On Saturday evening, May 27, 2017, a day after the shooting attack in which 29 Coptic Christians were murdered, the Tel Aviv municipality building was lit up with the colors of the Egyptian flag.

The series of twenty chapters about the history of the Land of Israel on Israeli television was a great success. Chapter 8, “Between Independence and Ruin”, dealt with the period from 63 BC to 70 AD and in it there was a discussion of the figure of Jesus.

The Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics published its report on the population in the State of Israel on the eve of the new civil year of 2017.

On December 20, 2016, a new exhibition was opened at the Israel Museum, entitled: “Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art”.

“Memoirs of a hopeful pessimist” is the autobiography of Jewish feminist and interfaith activist Dr. Debbie Weissman, a resident of Jerusalem.

A 30 member delegation of the Council of Religious Community Leaders in Israel met in Poland in recent days. The delegation included Latin Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III and Greek Catholic Archbishop George Bacouni.

In these days, Israel’s new ambassador to the Vatican, Oren David, began his mission and he presented his credentials to Pope Francis.

A very interesting aspect of Shimon Peres’s funeral, on Friday, September 30, 2016, was the mourner’s prayer recited by his children.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the ninth president of the State of Israel, passed away at the age of 93.

On the eve of Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year, the population of Israel is estimated at 8 585 000 inhabitants.

Over the past two weeks, two more infants have died in the baby warehouses in south Tel Aviv.

Father Rafic, responsible for the Jerusalem kehilla, reports on a new, interreligious initiative.