Israel, it seems, is always in the news. The Jewish homeland—on a daily basis—is the center of news reports, both positive and negative (usually the latter).

The question is, why? Why is it that a country the size of New Jersey, with a population of only seven million, commands more attention than nations much larger and more dominant in world affairs? What is so unique about the Jewish homeland that draws so much interest from all over the world?

Discover the answer in this week’s ParshahCast!