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Participants at the Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual Yom Hazikaron ceremony, which also honored the sinking of the “Egoz” ship in 1961, as well as terror victims and those injured or killed in anti-Semitic attacks worldwide, April 13, 2021. Credit: The Jewish Agency for Israel.

Yom Hazikaron ceremony pays tribute to 60th year since sinking of ‘Egoz’

The Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual Yom Hazikaron ceremony—Israel’s Memorial Day—held on Wednesday honored a tragic event in Jewish history, as well as fallen soldiers, terror victims and those injured or killed in anti-Semitic...
The Military Rabbinate Choir sings a capella at a memorial service honoring fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and those from the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) units on Yom Hazikaron, April 13, 2021. Credit: Netzach Yehuda Association.

Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen Israeli soldiers from ‘haredi’ units

A memorial service in honor of fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and those from the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) units, adapted for the religious community, was held at Jerusalem’s Shalva Hall on Tuesday night and broadcast online to...
A participant in the Memorial Day service, held in the Arara village in the Negev Desert, to commemorate fallen Arab and Druze Israel Defense Forces soldiers, April 13, 2021. Source: Twitter.

In first, Israel’s Arab sector holds Memorial Day service

In a historic first, a Memorial Day ceremony was held on Tuesday to commemorate fallen Arab soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. The event, which took place in the Arara village in the Negev Desert,...
People stand still next to the graves of fallen soldiers at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem as a two-minute siren sounds, marking Israel's Memorial Day, April 14, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Netanyahu on Memorial Day: ‘We mustn’t remain indifferent to threats of annihilation’

Israelis across the country stood silent at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning as sirens blared for two minutes to mark Israel’s Memorial Day. During the siren, fighter jets flew a special aerial salute over the...
Israelis in Tel Aviv wear protective masks in accordance with coronavirus regulations, Oct. 26, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel to soon get the green light to go mask-free outdoors

Israel’s rate of coronavirus continues to drop in the midst of a successful mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus with public health chief Dr. Sharon Alroy-Pries saying on Tuesday that starting next week, Israelis...
Medical technicians test passengers for COVID-19 at Ben-Gurion International Airport, March 8, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Israel to begin receiving vaccinated tourists on May 23

Israel will begin receiving vaccinated tourists from abroad through a phased plan that will begin on May 23, the Israeli Tourism Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Israeli Tourism Ministry Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Health...
Israeli presidential candidate Reuven Rivlin speaks with the press as the parliament votes for the next Israeli president. June 10, 2014. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel gets ready for presidential elections

The Knesset has begun preparations to elect President Reuven Rivlin’s successor. Rivlin’s term as president is slated to end on July 9, and according to law, elections for the next president must be held...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on April 12, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Netanyahu to Austin: Israel will not allow Iran to carry out goal of nuclear...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that Israel will never allow Iran to develop “nuclear capability to carry out its genocidal goal of eliminating Israel” during a joint press conference with visiting U.S....
Ambassador Danny Danon delivers a speech to more than 60 foreign envoys at the Tel Aviv Hilton, April 11, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israel’s former UN envoy hosts foreign diplomats at Independence Day event in Tel Aviv

Danny Danon, formerly Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, hosted a diplomatic event in Tel Aviv on Sunday in honor of the country’s upcoming 73rd Independence Day. During the in-person event at the city’s...
Labor Party member Ibtisam Mara'ana-Menuhin arrives for a hearing at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, asking to overturn the decision of the Central Elections Committee to disqualify her candidacy in the March 23 general election, Feb. 24, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Controversial Arab MK wins Israeli TV award

Labor Party Knesset member Ibtisam Mara’ana, whose nomination for the Knesset sparked a legal battle, was named one of the winners of the Israeli Academy for Film and Television’s 2020 awards on Sunday. The ceremony,...