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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Canadian Foreign Minister Freeland on Oct. 31, 2018. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Netanyahu talks tech, trade and business with Canadian foreign minister in Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday, apparently solving some issues with a quick walk. It is Freeland’s first visit to Israel since Justin Trudeau became Canada’s prime...
Then-Jewish Home MK Bezalel Smotrich with Likud MK Amir Ohana during a special Plenary Hall session at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Aug. 8, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Interim ministers provoke controversy prior to second round of Israeli elections

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Despite the dissolution of the 21st Israeli Knesset in late May after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could not manage to get a coalition together, a caretaker government continues to administrate the country until...
Police and rescue personnel at the scene of a terror attack near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. Two Israelis wear moderatly injured in the stabbing attack, and the Palestinian terrorist was shot, Sept. 13, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Palestinian terrorist stabs, moderately injures two Israeli students in Jerusalem

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A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and moderately injured two Israeli men in their 20s near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station on Monday afternoon. The attack victims, both yeshivah students, have been evacuated to the hospital. A Border Policewoman...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center left) meets with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (center right in Rome) in Rome on Jun 27, 2021. Credit: Stefano Meloni/Spokesperson's Bureau at the Israeli embassy in Rome.

Lapid to Blinken: We can repair bipartisan ties together

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Rome on Sunday that “mistakes were made” in recent years that damaged bipartisan support for Israel, and that the two would...
A sea turtle underwater. Credit: Flickr.

Israeli conservationists work to restore endangered turtles

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The Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center released 60 baby turtles into the Mediterranean Sea in Israel this week as part of a conservation program aimed at helping the population of green turtles, which are endangered worldwide. Green...
Staff at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem work in the hospital's COVID-19 ward on Sept. 23, 2020. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

In a first, Israel surpasses US in daily COVID mortality relative to population

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Israel’s daily tally of coronavirus deaths per million people surpassed that of the United States on Tuesday for the first time since the onset of the global pandemic. According to a report by a task...

Netanyahu under pressure to authorize new Hebron construction

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Right-wing politicians are pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to authorize the construction of 31 housing units in Hebron, saying government action to “strengthen Hebron’s Jewish community” must be carried out. “I see no justification not...

IDF thwarts infiltration from Lebanon; Hezbollah claims member ‘martyred’ in clash

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Israeli troops on Friday night opened fire on a number of individuals attempting to infiltrate into the country from Lebanon, the Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement. The suspects fled back into Lebanese...
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

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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...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (center), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left), and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz shake hands at a memorial ceremony for the late President Shimon Peres at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, Sept. 19, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Netanyahu calls for immediate meeting with Gantz to discuss unity government

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Following Tuesday’s deadlock election results, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz on Thursday morning to request a meeting “at any hour today” to discuss the possibility of...