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Rabbi Joe Schwartz. Credit: Courtesy.

Jewish Agency for Israel names new director of educational innovation

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The Jewish Agency for Israel has named Rabbi Joe Schwartz as its new director of educational innovation and of Makom: The Israeli Education Lab, the organization’s central resource for educating and empowering professionals to...
Polish President Andrzej Duda. Credit: Grabowski Foto/Shutterstock.

Israeli envoy to return to Poland after several months, cites contact from Warsaw

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday it would return the country’s chargé d’affaires to Poland following “signals” from Warsaw that it was seeking reconciliation. Tal Ben-Ari Yaalon was recalled by the ministry in August for...
Members of the Al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military festival organized by Hamas to honor the dead Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in Gaza City, on October 4, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90

Latest Hamas terror infrastructure ‘the most dangerous in recent years’

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The large-scale Hamas terror plot uncovered by the Shin Bet intelligence agency and broken up in recent weeks is “the most dangerous tactical-operational infrastructure I recall in recent years,” a senior former Israel Defense...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz (right) signs a memorandum of understanding with his counterpart, Moroccan Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in Charge of National Defense Abdellatif Loudiyi, Nov. 24, 2021. Credit: Ariel Hermoni/Israeli Defense Ministry.

Israel and Morocco sign historic defense agreement

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed a memorandum of understanding with his Moroccan counterpart on Wednesday, according to an official statement. “We have just signed a defense cooperation MoU with Morocco,” announced Gantz, during the...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on November 21, 2021. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL

Bennett: ‘Disagreements with the best of our friends could emerge’ over Iran

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Ahead of the restarting of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that “disagreements with the best of our friends could emerge – this wouldn’t...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid addresses a Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset, on Nov. 8, 2021. Photo by Oliiver Fitoussi/Flash90.

Lapid to Turkey: Shut down Hamas offices on your soil

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday evening responded to the recent discovery of a Hamas terrorist network in Judea and Samaria and in eastern Jerusalem by delivering a message to Turkey. “Hamas’s offices in Istanbul need...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at the Haaretz Democracy Conference in Jaffa, on Nov. 9, 2021. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Iran still seeks world domination, warns Israel’s defense minister

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Israel’s defense minister warned on Tuesday that the Iranian threat does not focus solely on Israel, and that the Islamic Republic has not given up on its dreams of world domination. Speaking at a conference...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett gives a speech at Reichman University in Herzliya, Nov. 23, 2021. Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

Bennett: Israel must change course on Iran, regardless of Vienna talks

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Israel must “recalibrate” its strategy with regard to Iran, and will not be obligated by a U.S. return to the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday. In a speech...
Former Mossad director Tamir Pardo at the Meir Dagan Conference for Strategy and Defense in Netanya College on March 18, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Cyber company cofounded by ex-Mossad chief sells for $700 million

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XM Cyber, an Israeli cybersecurity company that was cofounded by former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, was acquired by Schwarz Group, the European retailer announced on Monday. The company was founded in 2016 by Pardo, Noam...

Up for auction: Letter by Einstein about brewing ‘anti-Semitism’ in US academia

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The Kedem Auction House in Israel will begin auctioning a handwritten letter by world-renowned physicist and mathematician Albert Einstein this week in which he warns his friend about anti-Semitism in American academia prior to World War...