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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting in the Knesset, June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli foreign minister promises to renew ties with Democrats

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Monday that he intends to reinvigorate Israel’s relationship with the Democratic Party, describing it as one of his central objectives, according to advocacy group Democratic Majority for...
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar holding a Palestinian child dressed as a Hamas fighter during a rally in Gaza City, on May 24, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Gaza terrorist groups call on Palestinians to ‘prepare for escalation’

Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza issued a joint statement on Tuesday calling on Egyptian and international mediators to pressure Israel to “lift the blockade on Gaza, finalize the rehabilitation matter, and stop the provocations...
A color schematic of the Osirak nuclear facility in Iraq, from an Israeli intelligence file, released for publication on June 22, 2021. Credit: Israeli Defense Ministry.

40 years after Osirak raid, Israel reveals Ilan Ramon interview, rare intelligence sketches

On the 40th anniversary of “Operation Opera”—the Israeli Air Force’s attack on the nuclear reactor in Iraq—the Israeli Defense Ministry on Tuesday published a series of classified documents about the daring raid, along with...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission in Brussels. Credit: Symbiot/Shutterstock.

EU commissioner calls for review of aid to Palestinians due to incendiary textbooks

Oliver Varhelyi, the European commissioner for neighborhood and enlargement at the European Union, demanded on Monday that the E.U. review the conditions by which it funds education in the Palestinian Authority after a recent report exposed...
Christian worshippers. Credit: Jantanee Runpranomkorn/Shutterstock.

New study reveals drop in number of young evangelical Christians supporting Israel

A new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke shows a significant decrease in support for Israel among young evangelical Christians over the last few years. Evangelical Christians have long been considered...
A grandfather and his family in the new gift room at Sheba Medical Center, June 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Sheba Medical Center opens gift room for long-term elderly patients

Sheba Medical Center has inaugurated Israel’s first hospital gift room exclusively for elderly patients, located in the Geriatric Division of Sheba’s Rehabilitation Hospital. Intended for geriatric patients who are hospitalized long-term or whose birthday occurs...
Incoming Jewish Agency shlicha and former Knesset member Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh with chairman of the Jewish Agency and Israel’s President-elect Isaac Herzog. Credit: David Salem, Zug Productions.

Former Druze MK appointed emissary to Washington, North American campuses

The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will be bringing former Knesset member Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh—the first female Druze member of Israel’s legislature, to Washington, D.C.—as a senior shlicha (Israeli emissary). She will...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a press conference at Ben-Gurion International Airport on June 22, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Bennett says for time being, Israelis should avoid non-essential travel abroad

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has asked Israeli citizens this week to avoid non-essential travel overseas in light of the Delta variant of the coronavirus infection rates. Speaking on Tuesday from Ben-Gurion International Airport, Bennett said...
U.S. President Joe Biden on June 4, 2021. Source: POTUS/Facebook.

Pressure builds on Biden administration over lack of key Jewish appointments

For months, Jewish organizations in the United States have been lobbying to appoint a White House Jewish liaison. And after numerous meetings between Jewish organizational leaders and administration officials when violence erupted last month...
Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Yair Lapid with Prime Minister Naftali Bennet (center) at the Knesset in Jerusalem on June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel’s new leadership likely to advance Abraham Accords, put Palestinian issue on backburner

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is scheduled to travel to the United Arab Emirates next week, marking his first visit there since he became the country’s top diplomat. The visit comes as Israel and the Biden administration...