Each year, the chosen 12 women and men represent as many segments of Israeli society as possible, across the many socio-ethnic strands, and the various strata of cultural, civilian and military life.
True to his reputation as a supportive figure, Raichel sent messages of support and togetherness, as he performed some of his most well known and uplifting songs.
Many events and concerts have had to be cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus. But it hasn't stopped many Israeli artists who have turned to live-streams to share their music.
The song, to be sung by Israel's 2020 Eurovision contestant Eden Alene, has lyrics in Amharic, Arabic, English and Hebrew.
Opera singer Emma Shefelan, who redefined the relationship between opera, classical music, pop and rock, is coming to Israel for two performances in which she will host Idan Raichel.
There was something for everyone at this musical, culinary artistic extravaganza.
Trio performed as part of the annual Global Citizen Festival.
Despite the physical and political troubles, holding my granddaughter was enough to wash away a lot of the pain and anger and to renew the hope that one day we can all enjoy freedom.
Ban Ki-moon calls purported IDF shelling of UN school "a moral outrage and a criminal act."
A few days ago we heard of the first soldier killed. Then five. Then another 13 and more. We all pray they will be the last, but we fear not.