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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin meet in Tel Aviv on April 11, 2021. Credit: Ariel Hermoni/Israeli Defense Ministry.

US secretary of defense arrives in Israel amid Iran tensions

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin touched down in Israel on Sunday for his first official visit to the country. The visit comes in the shadow of growing military tensions between Israel and Iran,...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and United States Gilad Erdan. Source: Screenshot.

Erdan demands UN Security Council investigate Iran’s ballistic-missile violations

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General on Thursday demanding action against Iran after recent violations of U.N. Security...
ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the Munich Security Conference on Feb.14, 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Security Conference.

Israel to reject jurisdiction of ICC, allegations of war crimes

Israel plans to formally reject the International Criminal Court probe into alleged war crimes perpetrated by the Israel Defense Forces against Hamas in Gaza as part of “Operation Protective Edge” in the summer of...
Tel Aviv, April 4, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel may have achieved herd immunity against COVID-19

Israel may have reached herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, say experts from its largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population has immunity—through vaccination or having recovered...
Jerusalemites stand for two minutes of silence as the siren sounds across Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 8, 2021. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel bows in memory of the 6 million annihilated in the Holocaust

A two-minute siren wailed across Israel on Thursday, as the country stood still to commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day events got underway on Wednesday evening at a...
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the United States. Credit: NIAID-RML via Wikimedia Commons.

Kantor Antisemitism Report for 2020 reflects Jew-hatred, tropes exacerbated by pandemic

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Humanities, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, released the Antisemitism Report for 2020, the year of the...
The swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Knesset in Jerusalem, April 6, 2021. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.

Israel’s 24th Knesset sworn in under cloud of coalition crisis

Israel’s 24th Knesset was sworn in on Tuesday with less than the customary fanfare due to coronavirus restrictions on the number of attendees and the political crisis that is threatening to lead to a fifth round...
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on the production line. Credit: Mike Mareen/Shutterstock.

Senior Israeli health official says virus is ‘dying out,’ credits vaccine

The head of Public Health at Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 virus was “dying out” in the country, albeit slowly. Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the head of Public Health at Israel’s Health...
UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja (second from right) and Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas (second from left) at a ceremony marking the arrival of the first commercial passenger flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel at Ben-Gurion International Airport on April 6, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Israel welcomes inaugural Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv flight in official ceremony

The first commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel touched down at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday with the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Israel on board for an official reception along with his...
Knesset member Hanin Zoabi at an Education Committee meeting in the Knesset in Jerusalem, Jan. 17, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Former MK Hanin Zoabi to be indicted on fraud charges

Israel’s attorney general announced on Tuesday that former Knesset member Hanin Zoabi of the Balad Party will be indicted on fraud charges. Zoabi is accused of forging documents submitted to the State Comptroller between 2013...