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Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, then Israel's tourism minister, arrives at the Kfar Maccabiah Hotel in Ramat Gan for a meeting, on Oct. 27, 2019. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.
Hours before the first day of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahy’s trial was set to begin, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin on Sunday blasted the indictments, calling them “unprecedented in Western democracies.” “This day … will be remembered as one of the lowest points in the Israeli judicial system,” he said in a Facebook post. In a veiled reference to the arguments of...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin speaks during a press conference at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on Feb. 16, 2020. Photo by Flash90.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and other prominent figures took to social media this weekend to extend greetings to Israel’s Muslims in honor of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Rivlin addressed his “warmest greeting on Eid al-Fitr” to “Israelis of the Muslim faith” in a message on social media on Saturday night. This year,...
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Credit: European People's Party via Wikimedia Commons.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a virtual toast by video conference on Thursday from the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to mark 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel in Greece. Mitsotakis congratulated Netanyahu on forming a new government with Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, as they discussed...
A nurse in the coronavirus unit of Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv, on May 4, 2020. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.
The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) announced a $9 million grant from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for the construction of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences building. “The grant represents one of the Trust’s largest-ever gifts to an Israeli institution,” the college said in a statement. JCT’s Faculty of Life and Health Sciences includes one...
A man watches a video on an Israeli website hacked by a group calling itself the "Hacking Saviours" in an office in Jerusalem on May 21, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Hackers targeted dozens of Israeli websites on Thursday in a coordinated attack ahead of the Islamic Republic’s Quds Day, which falls on May 22. Among the sites downed were those of the City of Ramat Hasharon, Free Israel, KIA Israel, Regavim, United Hatzalah and the Kinneret Authority, to name a few. Users attempting to access the targeted websites found that their...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the press regarding the extension of Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and its Jewish communities, on Sept. 10, 2019. Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday for using Nazi imagery to threaten Israel with destruction. Responding to an anti-Semitic image that Khamenei shared on Twitter—a poster reading, “Palestine will be free. The final solution. Resistance is referendum”—Netanyahu tweeted: “Khamenei’s threats to carry out ‘The Final Solution’ against Israel bring to mind the Nazi...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi during a visit to Gush Etzion on July 31, 2019. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.
Israel finally has a new government after three elections and more than a year of political stalemate. As it gets to work dealing with the calamitous effects of COVID-19, one of the main questions now is whether or not it will set in motion the Trump Mideast peace plan, which includes negotiating with the Palestinians and applying Israeli law...
The first government conference of the new Israeli unity government, headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz (not seen) at the Knesset, May 17, 2020. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyers accused the State Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday of ulterior motives in its opposition to their request that their client be excused from the opening session of his trial. Netanyahu’s trial on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust was initially scheduled to begin on March 17, but was postponed when the courts were...
Benny Gantz attends a Memorial Day ceremony at the Knesset, the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem on April 21, 2020. Photo by Flash90
Newly appointed Defense Minister Benny Gantz officially took up his position on Monday, delivering a speech at a modest ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. In his remarks, Gantz recalled the hundreds of times he, as chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, previously walked into the defense minister’s bureau, straddling the bridge that connects the IDF’s...
An Etihad Airways Airbus A380-861. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways announced that it will fly to Israel to deliver coronavirus aid for the Palestinians, marking the first-known direct commercial flight between the two nations. “Etihad Airways operated a dedicated humanitarian cargo flight from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv on 19 May to provide medical supplies to the Palestinians,” said the airline, according to the Associated...

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