Plunging to new lows? What Ireland’s election means for Irish-Israeli relations

February 13, 2020 by  
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Already being described as “something of a revolution in the ballot box,” Irish political party Sinn Féin’s success in the Irish general election is undoubtedly a historic result. Read more

Israel, Greece and Cyprus sign agreement for $7 billion EastMed gas pipeline

January 3, 2020 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades have met in Athens in a seventh trilateral at which an agreement was signed for the $7 billion, 1,180-mile EastMed gas pipeline that will run from Israel through Cyprus and Greece to Europe. Read more

Israelis welcome to attend 2022 World Cup, says Qatari official

January 1, 2020 by  
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Israelis will be allowed to attend the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of the supreme committee, which is in charge of the tournament, told ESPN earlier this week. Read more

The brain can combine natural and artificial vision to help treat a common form of blindness

December 27, 2019 by  
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Israel’s Bar-Ilan University and the U.S.-based Stanford University researchers have published their recent results in combatting Macular Degeneration. Read more

Tel Aviv-Jerusalem fast train finally begins operations

December 23, 2019 by  
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After an 11-year delay, the new high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem began running on Saturday night. Read more

JNF Australia Educators Study Tour to Israel

December 17, 2019 by  
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75 educators from across Australia will participate in JNF Australia’s Educators Study Tour in Israel from 31st December 2019 – 9 January 2020. Read more

Wine and Fish Sauce: Romans’ 2000-Year Old culinary preferences revealed in Ashkelon

December 17, 2019 by  
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Recent archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) south of the coastal city of Ashkelon uncovered an ancient industrial area revealing that the Roman menu made its way to the tables of ancient Israel. Read more

Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

October 20, 2019 by  
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Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. Read more

Journalists report back

October 18, 2019 by  
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More than 300 community members heard reports by eight senior journalists who recently toured Israel in a delegation led by the CEO of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Vic Alhadeff. Read more

Israeli Chief Rabbi: Israel has ‘moral obligation’ to help Kurds

October 17, 2019 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin visited the Sukkah of Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau in Modi’in as part of the tradition of presidents to visit the Sukkah of the Chief Rabbis, “a tradition that brings together the State of Israel with the Jewish religion,” he said. Read more

Israeli water experts for Victoria

October 11, 2019 by  
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The Embassy of Israel in Canberra, in collaboration with the Jewish National Fund of Australia (JNF) and the State Government of Victoria, has announced the visit of two renowned Israeli water experts to the State of Victoria this month. Read more

Decision time

October 4, 2019 by  
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The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for making decisions. Read more

Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

October 3, 2019 by  
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Israel Cycling Academy and Katusha Management have signed an agreement that will see the Israeli team race in the World Tour starting January 2020. Read more

Murky horizons

September 27, 2019 by  
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Change is in the air, from politics to the weather and of course as we transition from the outgoing year to the uncertainties of a new year. Read more

5779 ends with record number of tourists visiting Israel

September 26, 2019 by  
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The number of 4.6 million tourists visiting Israel  has set an all-time record dwarfing the 3.9 million who came in 5778. Read more

Israeli researchers discover evidence of biblical kingdom of Edom in south

September 19, 2019 by  
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Israeli researchers from Tel Aviv University have uncovered evidence of the ancient Kingdom of Edom, giving credence to the Biblical narrative. Read more

After opposition, Netanyahu acknowledges possible Trump-Rouhani meeting

September 8, 2019 by  
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After expressing initial opposition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged the possibility of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Read more

The power of a dream: Israel’s new solar plant lights the way to a bright future

September 6, 2019 by  
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Driving along the long stretch of Highway 6, deep in Israel’s Negev Desert, you could easily think you are seeing a mirage: thousands of giant mirrors all facing the sun. Read more

Israeli government makes wine a smart brand to export culture and identity abroad

August 29, 2019 by  
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As Israel’s government ministries endeavour to represent and communicate the singularity and attractiveness of Israeli culture and industry to audiences abroad, wine has topped the list as one way to effectively represent Israeli culture and history. Read more

Facing tensions on multiple fronts, is Israel on the verge of an all-out war?

August 28, 2019 by  
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The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into Israeli territory last week or that Israel targeted that terrorist cell in Syria; these are not completely out of the ordinary or even unexpected. Read more

On the other hand

July 21, 2019 by  
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Students are enjoying their long hot summer vacation and schools, universities, as well as other educational facilities, are taking a well-earned rest. Read more

Tourism: Israel’s 2018 report card

July 15, 2019 by  
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The Israel Ministry of Tourism has published its 2018 Inbound Tourism Survey Annual Report, carried out by Mertens Hoffman based on responses by 15,000 tourists. Read more

The first International Young Leadership Retreat of its kind.

May 21, 2019 by  
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30 young leaders from Australia, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, and Ireland have taken part in the first International Young Leadership Delegation of its kind in Israel. Read more

Israel’s Independence Day 2019 report card

May 8, 2019 by  
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Israel’s population is 9,021,000 as it prepares for its 71st Indnependence Day. Read more

Israel to participate in Dubai’s 2020 World Expo

April 29, 2019 by  
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Israel will participate in the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read more

WJC President Lauder decries deterioration in ties between Poland and Israel

February 20, 2019 by  
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World Jewish Congress  President Ronald S. Lauder commented on the rift between Israel and Poland. Read more

The 2019 Intelligence Assessment: The policy implications for Gaza

February 17, 2019 by  
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Military assessment warns of high risk of war with Gaza — The Times of Israel, Feb. 13, 2019

Israeli military report predicts high probability of clashes in Gaza … in 2019 — i24News, Feb. 13, 2019

Chief of Staff: Prepare for Gaza conflict — Israel National News, Feb. 13, 2019

Intelligence assessment for 2019: IDF prepares for confrontation with Gaza — Channel 20News, Feb. 13, 2019 Read more

Israeli rescue team in Brazil finds bodies after dam rupture, but no survivors

February 1, 2019 by  
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More than 100 Israeli soldiers from the IDF Home Front Command who were sent to Brazil to help search-and-rescue teams hunt for hundreds of missing people will be returning home within the next 48 hours, having recovered at least 20 bodies, but finding no survivors. Read more

Call me Harry

February 1, 2019 by  
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Towards the end of last year, I attended a diplomatic conference in Jerusalem where attendees from the diplomatic corps, media and students of international affairs were present. Read more

Polish Olympian refuses to coach Malaysian swim team due to anti-Israel policy

January 30, 2019 by  
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Four-time Polish Olympic swimmer Bart Kizierowski has rejected an offer to coach Malaysia’s national swimming team, saying that he would not train the Malaysians after they refused to admit Israeli athletes into the country. Read more

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