About Us

Breaking Israel News offers a fresh and Biblical perspective on the latest news from Israel and the Middle East. Our bias is not liberal or conservative – just Biblical. Breaking Israel News was started in July 2013 by Rabbi Tuly Weisz, Director of Israel365, after thousands of Jewish and Christian Zionists requested more news items and insight from Israel. Since its inception, the site has grown tremendously. Breaking Israel News is visited by over 100,000 people every day from over 100 countries around the world and averages 2.5 million page-views per month.


The Breaking Israel News Staff
Rabbi Tuly Weisz – Publisher

Rabbi Naphtali “Tuly” Weisz is the publisher of Breaking Israel News. He attended Yeshiva University (BA), Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (Rabbinic Ordination) and the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (JD) and served as the Rabbi of the Beth Jacob Congregation in Columbus, Ohio. Upon making Aliyah, Rabbi Weisz founded Israel365 and serves as the publisher of Breaking Israel News providing latest headlines from a Biblical perspective. Rabbi Weisz can be reached by email.

Abra Forman – Editor-in-Chief

Abra Forman is the editor of Breaking Israel News. A native New Yorker, Abra moved to Israel in 2011 after participating in the inspiring program Livnot and experiencing kibbutz life in the North. She completed a B.A. in English Literature at Binghamton University in 2009. After making aliyah, she studied Hebrew at Hadassah College and then earned a Master’s degree, also in English Literature, from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she has lived for four years. Abra can be contacted by email.

Eliyahu Berkowitz – Features Writer

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz is a features writer for Breaking Israel News. He made Aliyah to Israel in 1991 and served in the IDF as a combat medic. Berkowitz studied Jewish law and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He has worked as a freelance writer and his novel, The Hope Merchant, is available on Amazon. Reach Eliyahu by clicking here.

Tsivya Fox – Client Relations

Tsivya Fox is the manager of Client Relations at Breaking Israel News. A native of New York, Tsivya fell in love with Israel when she was an exchange student at Haifa University. She has a Master’s in Education from Queens College. Tsivya made aliya on the first Nefesh B’Nefesh flight in 2002. She enjoys following how world events brings to light the words of the prophets. Email Tsivya by clicking here.

Gila Halpern – Programmer

Gila Halpern is Breaking Israel News‘ IT programmer. She was born in New York but raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She has a BSc. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Gila made Aliyah in 2013, and lives in Beit Shemesh with her husband. She makes art in her spare time.