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A showroom at the Israel Diamond Center. Credit: IDC.

Israel’s diamond industry to make first appearance at Bahrain jewelry expo

One of the Gulf region’s most prestigious diamond and jewelry shows, Jewellery Arabia, is being held this year from Nov. 16-20 in Bahrain, and for the first time, Israel’s diamond industry will be represented. Israel Diamond...
NASA released photos of the crash area by SpaceIL's “Beresheet” spacecraft, which failed to land on the moon, April 11, 2019. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.

Israel, UAE sign agreement to partner on mission to moon in 2024

Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement on Wednesday to cooperate on space exploration—specifically, on the “Beresheet 2” mission to the moon scheduled to launch in 2024. “Beresheet 2” is planning to become...
Palestinian laborers with work permits arrive at an Israeli checkpoint to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot in a temporary medical facility on March 9, 2021 in Jerusalem. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel to allow 3,000 more work permits for Palestinians from Gaza Strip

Israel announced on Wednesday that it is issuing work permits for 3,000 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to enter the country, bringing the total to 10,000. COGAT, the Israeli defense body that controls Palestinian civil...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on Oct. 20, 2021. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Bennett, Indian external affairs minister meet in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met in Jerusalem on Wednesday with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The two discussed “strengthening the strategic alliance, expanding bilateral ties and deepening the warm friendship between Israel and...
Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Saar speaks during a memorial ceremony marking 26 years since the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, at the Knesset, Oct. 18, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli right blasts ‘anti-Netanyahu’ bill

Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar on Tuesday released details of a bill that would ban anyone accused of crimes punishable by over three years in prison from forming a government. If passed, the proposed legislation,...
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked attends the Jerusalem Post Conference, in Jerusalem, Oct. 12, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli interior minister opposes ‘anti-Netanyahu law’

Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked announced on Wednesday that she opposes newly proposed legislation that would prevent those under indictment from serving as prime minister. “I don’t think that the attorney-general should determine who is...
View of salt formations on the Dead Sea shore, July 7, 2020. Photo by Mila Aviv/Flash90.

What next for the Dead Sea?

Hundreds of people undressed for a nude photo shoot last week to bring attention to the Dead Sea, a unique body of water bordered by Israel and Jordan at the lowest point on Earth—1,380 feet below sea...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan addressing the Security Council. Oct. 19, 2021. Credit: Screenshot.

Erdan blasts UN Security Council for ignoring Iran’s behavior, stirring conflict

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council for not holding the Palestinian leadership accountable for its actions, including its decision to invite former...
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz attend a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset on Oct. 19, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Gantz, IDF approve addition of 4,000 Palestinians to Population Registry

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz directed Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alyan, the Israel Defense Forces’ Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), to approve the registration of some 4,000 Palestinians to the Palestinian Population...
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in Jerusalem on Oct. 18, 2021. Source: Yair Lapid/Twitter.

In effort to improve ties, Swedish foreign minister visits Israel, meets with Lapid

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde in Jerusalem on Monday, where the two discussed relations that have had their ups and downs over the years. In 2014, Sweden’s government...