What would the world be like with no State of Israel?

What scholars like to call counterfactual history is science fiction for those who prefer to ponder the implications of things turning out differently in the past rather than speculating on the future. Read more

Is it wrong to let Israel make decisions for itself?

In principle, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s answer to a question about Israel’s new coalition government seems unexceptionable. Read more

Israel and the Diaspora

April 24, 2020 by  
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As we approach Israel’s independence day, the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora remains ambivalent. Read more

Israelis face extra hardships in preparing for Passover this year

April 7, 2020 by  
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In Israel, the days leading up to Passover are usually the most bustling time of the year in local supermarkets, with shoppers stocking up on kosher-for-Passover products ahead of the week-long holiday. Read more

First of 11 planes bringing vital medical supplies from China to Israel touches down

April 7, 2020 by  
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The first in a convoy of 11 El Al planes carrying tons of critical medical equipment to Israel from China touched down at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday morning, as the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Haredi: It’s OK to use the phone on Shabbat

April 5, 2020 by  
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ZAKA Search and Rescue volunteers visited the homes of over 60 confirmed coronavirus cases among haredi communities in Israel during this Shabbat in order to ensure they immediately self-isolate. Read more

For Israel, recognizing another enemy is second nature

Among the world’s democracies fighting the coronavirus, Israel has so far been by far the most successful. Read more

First man, 88, dies of Coronavirus in Israel

March 22, 2020 by  
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Aryeh Even, 88, died of Coronavirus in a Jerusalem hospital over the weekend, the first Israeli to die of the virus. Read more

Latest COVID-19 instructions for Israelis

March 18, 2020 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given an update to citizens on the fight against the Coronavirus. Read more

Israel issues mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, including citizens

March 10, 2020 by  
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Israel has made the unprecedented move to require all incoming arrivals, including Israeli citizens, to enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine as a result of the coronavirus. Read more

An innovation agreement signed between Israel and New Zealand

March 5, 2020 by  
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An Agreement on Cooperation in Technological Innovation, Research and Development has been signed today between the Government of the State of Israel and the Government of New Zealand resulting to pursue a sustained effort to promote innovation, research and development, technological and economic cooperation between Israel and New Zealand. Read more

7th Israeli diagnosed with Coronavirus

March 1, 2020 by  
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An Israeli who had recently returned from Italy was diagnosed with Coronavirus, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday [Sat], bringing the number of Israelis who have contracted the virus to seven. Read more

Israel gets ready to deal with Coronavirus

February 28, 2020 by  
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Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu has visited MDA’s National Operations Center in Kiryat Ono, where a joint call centre for Magen David Adom and the Ministry of Health was established on Saturday night specifically to deal with the Coronavirus. Read more

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

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