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Jerusalemites stand for two minutes of silence as the siren sounds across Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 8, 2021. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel bows in memory of the 6 million annihilated in the Holocaust

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A two-minute siren wailed across Israel on Thursday, as the country stood still to commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day events got underway on Wednesday evening at a...
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the United States. Credit: NIAID-RML via Wikimedia Commons.

Kantor Antisemitism Report for 2020 reflects Jew-hatred, tropes exacerbated by pandemic

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The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Humanities, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, released the Antisemitism Report for 2020, the year of the...
The swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Knesset in Jerusalem, April 6, 2021. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.

Israel’s 24th Knesset sworn in under cloud of coalition crisis

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Israel’s 24th Knesset was sworn in on Tuesday with less than the customary fanfare due to coronavirus restrictions on the number of attendees and the political crisis that is threatening to lead to a fifth round...
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on the production line. Credit: Mike Mareen/Shutterstock.

Senior Israeli health official says virus is ‘dying out,’ credits vaccine

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The head of Public Health at Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 virus was “dying out” in the country, albeit slowly. Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the head of Public Health at Israel’s Health...
UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja (second from right) and Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas (second from left) at a ceremony marking the arrival of the first commercial passenger flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel at Ben-Gurion International Airport on April 6, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Israel welcomes inaugural Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv flight in official ceremony

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The first commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel touched down at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday with the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Israel on board for an official reception along with his...
Knesset member Hanin Zoabi at an Education Committee meeting in the Knesset in Jerusalem, Jan. 17, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Former MK Hanin Zoabi to be indicted on fraud charges

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Israel’s attorney general announced on Tuesday that former Knesset member Hanin Zoabi of the Balad Party will be indicted on fraud charges. Zoabi is accused of forging documents submitted to the State Comptroller between 2013...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets with representatives of the Yesh Atid Party at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, April 5, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli president tasks Netanyahu with forming next government

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the mandate on Tuesday to form the country’s next government. In his address, broadcast from the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, Rivlin noted that in the seven...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin confers with his legal staff at the District Court in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021. Photo by Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL.

Key witness resumes testimony in Netanyahu corruption trial

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The former CEO of Israel’s Walla news website on Tuesday resumed his testimony before the Jerusalem District Court in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial. Ilan Yeshua is a key witness for the prosecution in Case...
U.S. and Saudi flags. Credit: FreshStock/Shutterstock.

Strained Saudi-US ties will likely bring Gulf kingdom closer to Israel

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American-Saudi ties have been growing increasingly strained in recent months—a development that will likely see the Sunni power draw even closer to Jerusalem, Israeli observers have told JNS. Professor Eyal Zisser, vice rector of Tel...
Galia Tamam holds a picture of her son, Moshe, who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 1984. Photo by Yehoshua Yosef.

Victim’s family calls to revoke citizenship following terrorist’s release from prison

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Arab Israeli terrorist Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh was released from prison on Monday upon completion of his 35-year prison sentence. According to local media reports, following his release, Abu Makh, a member of a cell that abducted...