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Israel, UAE announce historic peace deal

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached an agreement - brokered by the United States - to work towards a "full normalisation of relations", a deal the Palestinians called a "treacherous stab in the back". Under the agreement announced by the US President Donald...

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:22am

Israel successfully launches Ofek 16 spy satellite into orbit

Israel successfully launched the Ofek 16 spy satellite into orbit early Monday morning, the Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries said in a joint statement. The satellite was launched at 4 a.m. using a Shavit launch vehicle from a site in central Israel. "The Defense Ministry and...

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 7:17am

Israeli government swearing-in delayed until Sunday

JERUSALEM, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The swearing-in of Israel's new government was postponed on Thursday, hours before its inauguration, due to coalition hurdles. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and Benny Gantz's Blue and White party said in a joint statement that the...

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 1:44pm

Israel mulls closing West Bank over coronavirus

Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday instructed officials in his office to present him with the potential economic implications of closing the West Bank crossings following the spread of the coronavirus in the Palestinian Authority. Over the weekend, the PA has declared a state of...

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:22am

Israel diplomats, representatives in Rwanda go to early polls

Israel diplomats and other representatives in Rwanda were among the first to go to polls as the country begins the process to elect its next Prime Minister. By 12:40 PM Kigali time, at least only four embassy diplomats had voted and the polling station was expected to close at 8 pm. "Any...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:09pm

Iran threatens to raze ancient Jewish site in favor of Palestinian consulate

Iranian authorities are threatening to destroy the historic tomb of Esther and Mordechai in the city of Hamedan, 200 miles west of Tehran, in favor of constructing "a consular office for Palestine," the Alliance for Rights of All Minorities in Iran (ARAM) said in a Twitter post on Sunday...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:10am

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza

Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip early Friday morning, just hours after three rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave at Israeli communities near the border. The IDF said two of the rockets were intercepted by air defenses while the third likely having landed in an open field. No...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 7:49am

Holocaust: World leaders to make online 'Never Again' pledge

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and dozens of world leaders attending this week's Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem will take part in the online Holocaust education project known as "Eva Stories," which tells the story of a Hungarian girl through Instagram. In the...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:20am

'Brazil will move its embassy to Jerusalem'

Son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Eduardo Bolsonaro, told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that Brazil was committed to moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in 2020. Bolsonaro Jr. spoke during a meeting inaugurating an office of Brazil's APEX-Brasil trade...

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 8:31pm

Survey suggests anti-Semitic sentiment shared by majority of UK population

Negative perception of Jews in Britain is greater than what is generally reported, a new poll reveals. According to the YouGov poll, which was commissioned by the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) to survey the British population’s attitudes toward Jews in 2018 and 2019, the...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 9:08am

In major shift, US says Israeli settlements 'not inconsistent' with international law

In a major policy shift, the U.S. announced Monday that it considers Israeli settlements to be compatible with international law. "The Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration's approach toward Israeli settlements," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, referencing...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:21am

Israel inaugurates settlement in Golan Heights to honor Trump

Israel's government inaugurated on Sunday a new settlement in the annexed Golan Heights named after the country's close ally, U.S. President Donald Trump. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a sign with the name of the settlement, Ramat Trump, or "Trump Heights,"...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 8:47am

Israeli minister sentenced for spying for Iran

An Israeli court sent on Tuesday a former minister to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty of spying on behalf of Iran. The Jerusalem District Court approved the sentence on Gonen Segev amidst a plea deal signed between Segev and the State Attorney's office. In the deal signed in...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:12pm

Israeli jets attack over 140 targets in Gaza

Israeli jets attacked over 140 of strategic targets overnight belonging to Hamas militants in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza under their control, the Israel Defense Forces said Thursday. The airstrikes allegedly came in retaliation for a barrage of 150 rockets fired into Israel on Wednesday...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:55am

Twenty children with heart diseases to undergo surgery in Israel

Twenty Rwandan children suffering from severe heart diseases are going to Israel to undergo heart surgery, on the partnership of Ministry of Health and Save a Child Heart Foundation. The Save Child’s Heart team will screen 70 children at Kigali Teaching Hospital, 20 among them with severe...

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:34am

Israel attacks Syrian army positions after drone breached its airspace

Israel's army struck Syrian army positions after a drone from the neighboring country entered its airspace a day earlier, a military spokesperson said Thursday. The spokesperson said in a statement that three positions were attacked "in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV (...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:43am

Britain's Prince William meets Israeli president, PM

Britain's Prince William on Tuesday held meetings with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During their meeting, Netanyahu gave the prince a replica Righteous Among the Nations Certificate for Princess Alice, who was granted the title in 1993. Rivlin...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:51am

Israeli airline accommodates ultra-Orthodox men who won’t sit next to women

An El Al flight from New York to Israel had to sit on runway for 75 minutes after four ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to be seated next to a woman last week, the Jerusalem Post reports. The whole incident has been reportedly documented by an Israeli rapper Khen Rotem, who goes by his alias Sagol 59...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:54am

Israeli jets hit Gaza Hamas positions after militants fire rockets

Israeli jets struck 25 Islamist Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Wednesday after militants launched rockets and mortar shells at Israeli territory, the military said. Two Hamas security men were lightly hurt in one air strike in the southern Gaza Strip, residents said. No...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:55am

United Nations condemns excessive Israeli force against Palestinians

The U.N. General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and asked U.N. chief Antonio Guterres to recommend an “international protection mechanism” for occupied Palestinian territory. The General Assembly adopted a resolution with...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:08am

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