Kirk Douglas has received an early 100th birthday present — an award from the World Jewish Congress for his strong support for Israel, including starring in the first Hollywood feature film shot in the newly established nation.

Entitled "Build Bridges Not Boycotts," the conference was initiated by Israel’s UN Ambassador and was a unique partnership between his office and over a dozen pro-Israel organizations from around the world.

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Danny Danon will host an anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) conference titled “Building Bridges, Not Boycotts” at the UN.

The International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians convened in Jerusalem on Sunday, under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress, for three days of intensive discussions and meetings with high-level Israeli officials.

Influential young members of the Israeli Druze community who serve in leadership roles in the IDF, law enforcement and medicine are traveling across the US to spread understanding and awareness of their community’s unique place in Israel’s multicultural society.

Pope Francis reaffirmed Israel’s right to exist at a meeting with Jewish leaders held on the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a church document which put an end to the Catholic charge of Jewish deicide.