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Future Meat Technologies’ production facility in Rehovot, Israel. Credit: Courtesy.

Report: Israel floats plan to import foreign workers to fill tech vacancies

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Israel’s government is promoting a plan to increase the percentage of workers employed in the tech sector, including offering visas to foreign students and experts to fill job vacancies. Backed by Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked...

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai mulls Jewish Agency chair bid

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Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai has joined the growing list of candidates vying for the chairmanship of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The 74-year-old previously served as deputy Knesset speaker and a former spokesperson for the...
World Trade Park in Jaipur, India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

India, Israel to start free-trade talks in hopes of agreement

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Israel and India plan on starting free-trade talks in November in an effort to reach an agreement by 2022, both countries said on Monday. India is moving to sign trade deals with other countries as...
Dalia Rabin, the daughter of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, speaks in Tel Aviv during a discussion circles event on the subject of “sanctity of life” on the eve of the 26th memorial day marking Rabin's assassination, Oct. 17, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Knesset memorial session turns heated as Israel marks 26 years since Rabin assassination

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Israel marked 26 years since the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as part of a series of memorial events that began on Sunday night and continued through Monday. The date is recognized annually on...
Israel Aerospace Industries TecSAR Satellite. Credit: IAI.

Israel to showcase space tech at International Astronautical Congress in Dubai

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Israel Aerospace Industries will lead the Israeli Space Exhibit at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress to be held in Dubai from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29. In a statement on Monday, IAI said that as...
Nir Distelfeld, inspector for the Israel Antiquities Authority, with the Crusader sword. Oct. 18. 2021. Credit: Anastasia Shapiro/Israel Antiquities Authority.

Scuba diver stumbles on 900-year-old Crusader sword off Israel coast

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If there’s proof that you can’t go anywhere in Israel without stumbling on some kind of ancient artifact, it’s got to be the news this morning that a scuba diver has discovered an ancient...
Members associated with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem near a donated bomb shelter in Kibbutz Magan in southern Israel. Credit: ICEJ.

ICEJ orders 30 more bomb shelters for Israeli towns on Lebanon border

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The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem said on Tuesday that it has ordered another 30 new portable bomb shelters for Israeli border communities, which are especially vulnerable to rocket fire from Gaza and Lebanon, with...
Mossad director Yossi Cohen attends a ceremony for the appointment of the new chief of Military Intelligence at Glilot military base near Tel Aviv, March 28, 2018. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Former Mossad chief: Iran ‘not even close to acquiring nuclear weapon’

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Former Mossad director Yossi Cohen said on Tuesday that Iran’s position is weaker than it has been in the past. “I think that Iran, to this day, is not even close to acquiring a nuclear...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the changing-of-the guard ceremony, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, for the outgoing and incoming head of the Shin Bet. To his right is incoming director Ronen Bar, seated next to outgoing head Nadav Argaman. Oct. 14, 2021. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

Ronen Bar officially instated as new Shin Bet chief

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday officially instated Ronen Bar as the new head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), replacing Nadav Argaman. “This is a special moment—the passing of the demanding responsibility from...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein during a Likud Party meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Feb. 9, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Poll: 86 percent of Likud voters support Netanyahu over Edelstein as party leader

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Some 86 percent of Likud voters prefer to see former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the party’s leader over former Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, who announced on Monday that he plans to challenge Netanyahu for...