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A four-person delegation from the South Korean Ministry of Unification visited Israel to learn about incorporating new immigrants into the country. From left are: Lee Sangmi of the policy-planning division; Kim Yoojin, director of the policy-planning division; Kang Heechan, deputy director of the policy coordination division; and Kuem Sungho, deputy director and lawyer of the policy-planning division. Credit: Photo courtesy of Nefesh B'Nefesh.
Nefesh B’Nefesh hosted a four-person delegation on Monday from the South Korean Ministry of Unification, the government office that is preparing to handle the possible future integration of North and South Korea. To be prepared for a possible joining of the two countries, the Ministry of Unification is seeking to learn effective methods of integrating new immigrants into their country...
Supporters celebrate as Jerusalem mayoral candidate Moshe Lion arrives at his campaign headquarters as he leads the early counting in the municipal elections for Jerusalem on Oct. 30, 2018.
Jerusalem City Councilman Moshe Lion narrowly defeated his opponent, fellow councilman Ofer Berkovitch, in the second round of municipal elections for the Jerusalem mayoralty on Tuesday. Lion won 51.5 percent of the votes against Berkovitch’s 48.5 percent. The two went head to head again after neither succeeded in clinching the minimum 40 percent of the vote needed in the first round...
Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman announces his resignation at a press conference in the Israeli parliament on Nov. 14, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post and removed his Yisrael Beytenu Party from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition less than a day after Israel reportedly agreed to a ceasefire with Hamas. During the announcement at a meeting of the Yisrael Beytenu Knesset faction on Wednesday, Lieberman also called on Netanyahu to call early elections and...
IDF forces seen gathering near the border with Gaza in Southern Israel on November 13, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90
A senior Israeli official indicated that an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire has been reached between Israel and Hamas, and other Gaza terrorist groups, amid the latter launching more than 400 rockets into Israel since Monday. Some 27 people have so far been injured in the violence, with one Palestinian worker in Ashkelon killed. “Israel maintains its right to act. Requests from Hamas for...
United Hatzalah EMS vehicles in Ashkelon on Nov. 12, 2018. Credit: United Hatzalah.
A man was killed and two women were seriously injured when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an apartment building in Ashkelon in southern Israel by the Mediterranean. United Hatzalah volunteer EMS teams and ambulance crews helped evacuate and treat a woman in her 40s who was seriously injured as a rocket hit her apartment building late Monday....
Supporters celebrate as Jerusalem mayoral candidate Ofer Berkovich arrives at his campaign headquarters as he leads the early counting in the Municipal Elections for Jerusalem on Oct. 30, 2018. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.
Jerusalemites will once again vote on Tuesday to elect their city’s next mayor. The contest headed for a run-off election on Oct. 30, as none of the candidates reached the 40 percent threshold needed to secure a victory. Now, residents must decide who will be crowned king of the City of Gold: Moshe Lion or Ofer Berkovitch. The Jerusalem race—considered to...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, upon their departure for Bulgaria. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that discussing Europe’s relationship with Israel while sitting at the top table with heads of European states in Paris, he made it clear how important it is for them to connect and have strong ties with Israel. “I do not hide my dissatisfaction with the fact that the European Union attacks and criticizes Israel,...
Iron Dome missiles intercept Hamas rockets from Gaza, seen in the sky in southern Israel, on Nov. 12, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.
Hundreds of rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel on Monday amid renewed tensions following the death of an Israeli special-forces soldier earlier in the day. According to the Israeli Defense Forces, more than 200 rockets have been fired from Gaza, with the Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepting several dozen of them, while others have struck...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hugging the children of Lt. Col. M at their father's funeral, telling the children “your dad was a hero, the greatest hero.” Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his condolences for the death of a special-forces soldier in an intelligence gathering operation gone awry in Gaza overnight on Sunday. “I bow my head in sadness at the loss of Lt. Col. M., a glorious fighter who fell during an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “The day will...
Visitors try different forms of alternative transportation at the fifth annual Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Summit in Tel Aviv. Oct. 31, 2017. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.
A new proposal by three major car-related companies will bring self-driving vehicles to Israel as early as 2019. A proposal submitted during the Smart Mobility Summit in Tel Aviv by Volkswagen Group, Champion Motors and Mobileye is expected to bring Level 4 autonomous vehicles to Israel by next year, with Volkswagen supplying electric cars, Mobileye installing self-driving capabilities, and Champion...

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