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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the site of a deadly terror attack near Ariel in the West Bank on March 18, 2019. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Likud expressing concern over turnout as Israeli elections wind down

With about an hour left until the polls close in the Israeli elections on Tuesday, Likud is expressing concern over voter turnout. “I’m hoping that people get out to there and vote, the numbers are...
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (center) with with his Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó (left) and Israeli Science Technology and Space Minister Yizhar Shai. Credit: Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Hungarian foreign minister in Israel for talks on Iran, Mideast peace plan

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó was in Israel on Monday for talks relating to the Iranian nuclear program and attempts to isolate Israel diplomatically, as well as to sign bilateral agreements. Discussions also focused...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a press conference with Czech President Miloš Zeman (left) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash90.

In Israel, Czech president to inaugurate Czech House cultural center in Jerusalem

A strong supporter of Israel, Czech President Miloš Zeman started his three-day visit in Jerusalem on Sunday, during which he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. He will also...
Israeli soldiers guard the Israeli side of the Quneitra Crossing on the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights on Oct. 15, 2018. Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90.

How does Israel negotiate prisoner exchanges?

The return home last week of an Israeli woman who had crossed the border into Syria has brought prisoner exchanges back to the headlines. How does Israel contact parties that are holding its citizens? What are...
Joint Arab List member Ayman Odeh speaks during a conference at Tel Aviv University on March 10, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Joint Arab List chief demands Barak drop out of election race

Joint Arab List chairman Ayman Odeh on Saturday called on former prime minister and Democratic Union member Ehud Barak to drop out of the Sept. 17 Knesset race. In a Facebook post, Odeh condemned Barak...
Former Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett attends the launch of the Yamina Party campaign, on Feb. 12, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Bennett nixes joining coalition led by Netanyahu or Lapid

Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett on Wednesday reiterated that he will not back Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or join the center-left bloc of Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid after the March 23 elections. With...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 24, 2018. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

Minister lauds groundbreaking free trade deal between Israel, Canada

Israel and Canada on Monday signed a modernized free trade agreement in what has been described as a historic step in the countries’ bilateral relations. Canadian International Trade Minister Francois-Phillippe Champagne and Israeli Economy Minister...
The Bilu Center Mall in Kiryat Ekron near Rehovot, Israel, during a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Sept. 21, 2020,. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Major retail chains across Israel prepare to join small-business revolt

The Association of Retail, Fashion and Café Chains in Israel, which represents 400 chains that employ some 300,000 workers, announced on Wednesday that its members will be opening their doors for business starting on...
Newly elected Israeli president Isaac Herzog during his swearing-in ceremony at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on July 7, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Isaac Herzog sworn in as Israel’s 11th president

Former Labor Party leader and Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog was sworn in as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday, saying he would work to repair divisions within Israeli society. The ceremony took place at the...
A group of Israel Defense Force cyber cadets during a training exercise in March. Credit: IDF.

IDF cyber chief: Iran tried to hack missile-alert system

Iran tried to hack Israel’s missile-alert system more than a year ago, Israel Defense Forces’ Cyber Defense Division Commander Noam Sha’ar told Israel Hayom. In an interview with Israel Hayom’s weekend magazine, Sha’ar says the cyber attack was...