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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets with representatives of the Yesh Atid Party at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, April 5, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli president tasks Netanyahu with forming next government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the mandate on Tuesday to form the country’s next government. In his address, broadcast from the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, Rivlin noted that in the seven...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin confers with his legal staff at the District Court in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021. Photo by Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL.

Key witness resumes testimony in Netanyahu corruption trial

The former CEO of Israel’s Walla news website on Tuesday resumed his testimony before the Jerusalem District Court in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial. Ilan Yeshua is a key witness for the prosecution in Case...
U.S. and Saudi flags. Credit: FreshStock/Shutterstock.

Strained Saudi-US ties will likely bring Gulf kingdom closer to Israel

American-Saudi ties have been growing increasingly strained in recent months—a development that will likely see the Sunni power draw even closer to Jerusalem, Israeli observers have told JNS. Professor Eyal Zisser, vice rector of Tel...
Galia Tamam holds a picture of her son, Moshe, who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 1984. Photo by Yehoshua Yosef.

Victim’s family calls to revoke citizenship following terrorist’s release from prison

Arab Israeli terrorist Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh was released from prison on Monday upon completion of his 35-year prison sentence. According to local media reports, following his release, Abu Makh, a member of a cell that abducted...
Then-IDF Brig. Gen. Tal Kalman, Aug. 2, 2018. Source: IAF/Twitter.

Iran and Israel’s strategic paradox

The past year was very good for Israel, security-wise. The number of attacks was relatively low, and the intensive focus on the pandemic (and elections) pushed aside issues that in normal times would have...
COVID-19 vaccines at a vaccination center in Tzfat, on Feb. 14, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Pfizer vaccine found effective against COVID-19 variants

Israeli researchers report that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is as effective against B.1.1.7 variant of the virus, aka the U.K. variant, as it is against the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. The vaccine was found to...
Salman Zarka attends a ceremony at the Knesset honoring the torch lighters of the 71th Independence Day state ceremony at Mount Herzl. May 6, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Meet six Druze leaders changing Israel for the better

The Druze of northern Israel are a tiny religious and ethnic minority. Neither Muslim nor Christian, they comprise just 145,000 of the country’s 1.95 million Arab citizens. Yet Druze Israelis are well represented at...
Noam Party head Avi Maoz, Jan. 19, 2021. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Noam Party draws fire from Israel’s center-left for list of coalition demands

Israel’s Noam Party announced on Thursday that it will recommend Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government though also presented a list of conditions, including the establishment of a national directorate dedicated to neutralizing...
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin in front of the virtual gates to Auschwitz as part of the 2021 March of the Living online event. Credit: Office of the President for March of the Living.

March of the Living virtual event to honor medical profession, past and present

The International March of the Living will hold a virtual march on Holocaust Remembrance Day to be led by Holocaust survivors and Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, Jewish Agency chair Isaac Herzog, Keren-Kayemet...
The flags of Israel and Morocco. Source: Gabi Ashkenazi/Twitter.

Israel signs multimillion-dollar strategic accord with Morocco

Jerusalem and Rabat have signed a strategic accord worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel Hayom has learned. The heads of the Israel Manufacturers Association, the Israel Farmers Federation and the Israeli Federation of the Chambers of...