Israel passes first new budget in three years

November 5, 2021 by  
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After a marathon session, lasting through the night, Israel’s Knesset was finally able to pass a new state budget, albeit by the slimmest of margins, for the first time in more than three years. At 5:30 A.M. local time a new budget was passed by a vote of 61 – 59. Read more

Senate confirms Thomas Nides as US ambassador to Israel

November 5, 2021 by  
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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, making banking executive Thomas Nides the United States’ top envoy to its closest ally in the Middle East. Read more

‘Important to regional stability’: Israel and Jordanian trade ministers meet

November 4, 2021 by  
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Israeli Economy Minister Orna Barbivai and Jordan’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yousef Al-Shamali met on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea on Wednesday, the first such meeting in a decade. Read more

PM Bennett has historic first meeting with Bahrain’s Crown Prince

November 3, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett registered a historic moment on Tuesday during the United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow when he met with Bahraini Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the first Israeli prime minister to do so. Read more

Spectacular ancient gold ring with precious stone unearthed in coastal Israel

November 3, 2021 by  
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A huge excavation conducted at the coastal city of Yavne by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), as part of an initiative to expand the city, has exposed an ancient and spectacular gold ring, the latest fascinating find at the site. Read more

Red carpet, red lines and red flags: Israel’s race to the climate change agenda

November 2, 2021 by  
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Israel sent a 140-person delegation to the 26th U.N. Climate Change Convention (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, this week led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Read more

Bennett recycles Netanyahu’s pledge on Israel’s zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

November 1, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Energy Minister Karine Elharrar announced their decision to raise the threshold for reducing greenhouse gas emissions so that by 2050, Israel will reach zero emissions, essentially recycling similar pledges made by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

Israel to collaborate with US, UN on regulation of social networks

October 31, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel met with executives from major online companies and legislators in New York and Washington to discuss support for the regulation of social networks, Globes reported. Read more

Undercover policeman takes down 50 drug dealers across Israel

October 25, 2021 by  
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A police officer who acted as a secret agent was successful in penetrating influential and high levels of drug dealers across the country, leading to the indictment of about 50 suspects from all over the country. Read more

Israel grants another 9,000 work permits to PA Arabs

October 25, 2021 by  
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Israel is to expand the quota of workers coming from the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the construction sector and starting this week, an additional 9,000 workers will be able to work in Israel. Read more

Weizmann Institute of Science joins Giant Magellan Telescope

October 25, 2021 by  
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Recently, the GMTO Corporation welcomed the Weizmann Institute of Science into its international consortium of distinguished universities and research institutions building the Giant Magellan Telescope. Read more

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel offshore gas fields in North

October 25, 2021 by  
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Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah warned Israel against developing the gas fields in its maritime border zone in the north before agreeing on the exact border demarcation with Lebanon. Read more

First of its kind Second Temple-Era seal discovered north of City of David

October 22, 2021 by  
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A unique second Temple-era seal, the first of its kind to be discovered, was recently recovered in soil taken from a dig conducted along the foundation stones of the Kotel (Western Wall), north of the City of David in Jerusalem. Read more

Biden Palestinian consulate move will be Bennett’s toughest test

Over the course of its first nine months in office, the Biden administration has had a lot of trouble getting out of its own way on just about every conceivable issue, be it domestic or foreign. Yet one of the few areas in which President Joe Biden hasn’t so far either screwed things up and/or appreciably worsened the situation is the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Read more

Israel closely monitors new AY4.2 COVID-19 variant

October 21, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held discussions on Wednesday following the discovery of a case of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) AY4.2 variant in Israel. Read more

Israel and UAE sign historic agreement to enhance space cooperation

October 21, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology Orit Farkash HaCohen and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Advanced Technology Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri signed a historic agreement on Wednesday at the 2021 world Expo in Dubai for the cooperation in Space projects. Read more

President Herzog establishes Israeli Climate Forum

October 21, 2021 by  
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Israel’s President Isaac Herzog has announced the establishment of the Israeli Climate Forum, which will lead discussions about the climate crisis and Israel’s role in the fight against it. Read more

Israel sees lowest COVID-19 positive rate since Mid-July

October 19, 2021 by  
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The fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) wave in Israel is apparently fading away, as the country recorded the lowest COVID-19 stats in months. Read more

Scuba diver discovers 900-year-old Crusader sword off Israeli coast

October 19, 2021 by  
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Shlomi Katzin, a resident of the coastal town of Atlit in the north, was scuba diving last Saturday off the Carmel coast when he was amazed to discover ancient artefacts on the sea bed, apparently uncovered by waves and undercurrents that had shifted the sand. Read more

Israel can’t ignore China’s threat to the free world

Any time Israel has reason to doubt the reliability of America’s friendship, some in the Jewish state start thinking about the need to re-evaluate its attitude towards the world. Read more

Anti-Israel bots attack Billie Eilish for saying ‘Hi Israel’

October 14, 2021 by  
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Singer and songwriter Billie Eilish was recently attacked on her social media platforms by a suspected network of anti-Israel bots after she said “Hi Israel” in a promotional video for her new album. Read more

World’s largest Byzantine-era winepresses discovered in Israel

October 12, 2021 by  
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A massive and impressive Byzantine-era wine factory, the largest ever discovered in the world, was recently exposed near the coastal city of Yavneh, in the centre of Israel. Read more

Third stage of Israel’s National Drone Initiative takes off to Tel Aviv area

October 11, 2021 by  
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Israel’s National Drone Initiative, which first began its flights over urban areas in January 2021, has launched its third phase, with the participation of five companies operating autonomous drone networks. Read more

Iran’s bombs at centre of German Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Jerusalem

October 11, 2021 by  
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended an Israeli government meeting on Sunday in Jerusalem, held especially for her at the King David Hotel, her seventh visit to the Jewish state as she steps down as chancellor after 16 years. Read more

Bennett cautiously declarers victory over 4th COVID-19 wave in Israel

October 4, 2021 by  
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The Corona Cabinet, the ministerial committee on fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, met on Sunday night and lauded their supposed success in fighting the virus in Israel. Read more

Bennett: Israel at ‘Critical Stage’ in Battle with COVID-19

October 4, 2021 by  
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Israel is at “a critical stage” in its battle with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, while expressing satisfaction at the decline in the number of serious cases in the country. Read more

Harris aides attempt to address backlash after exchange with college student on Israel

October 3, 2021 by  
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has been in touch with pro-Israel and Jewish organizations after an exchange this week with a student in Virginia who accused Israel of ethnic genocide. Read more

Lapid inaugurates embassy in Bahrain, Iran calls visit ‘stain that cannot be erased’

October 3, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid inaugurated the Jewish state’s embassy in Bahrain on Thursday, a year after the two countries signed the Abraham Accords to normalize ties. Read more

The false accusation of ‘Israel apartheid’

October 1, 2021 by  
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The campaign to demonize and delegitimize Israel has recently moved into a higher gear with the increased use of one particularly vicious falsehood. Read more

Iran’s UN rep calls Bennett’s speech ‘full of lies’

September 30, 2021 by  
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Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, assailed Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday, saying that the speech he delivered was “full of lies.” Read more

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