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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Source: Turkish Presidency via Twitter.

Bennett thanks Erdoğan for help in releasing imprisoned Israeli couple

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday, thanking him for his help in releasing an Israeli couple being held in the country for eight days on suspicion...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz at a meeting of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in Jerusalem on Oct. 19, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli defense minister’s house cleaner arrested on suspicion of espionage

An individual who worked as a cleaner at Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s home was arrested earlier this month on suspicions of espionage, it was cleared for publication on Thursday. According to the Israel Security...
Miss Universe Andrea Meza from Mexico. Source: Twitter.

Reigning ‘Miss Universe’ rejects calls to boycott Israel-hosted pageant

The reigning “Miss Universe” came out on Wednesday against the pressure on contestants to boycott the beauty pageant, which is being held for the first time in Israel next month. “Everyone with different beliefs, with different backgrounds,...
Steel dies used by Nazi Germany to tattoo numbers on Jewish prisoners' arms during the Second World War. Photo: Yehonatan Shaul.

Owner of controversial Nazi tattoo kit to donate it to Holocaust museum

The anonymous owner of a tattoo kit said to have been used on prisoners in the Auschwitz death camp informed an Israeli court on Thursday that he plans to donate it to the Haifa...
Israeli couple Natalie and Mordy Oknin on their way back home after being released from detention in Turkey, on Nov. 18, 2021. Credit: Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Israeli couple jailed in Turkey on suspicion of espionage return to Israel

The Israeli couple detained in Turkey last week on suspicion of espionage touched down in Israel early Thursday morning, after being freed from jail in Istanbul. The couple, Natalie and Mordy Oknin, returned to...
Juana Ruiz Rishwami, a Spanish citizen married to a Palestinian, during her court case at Ofer prison outside of Jerusalem, where she is being accused of funneling large sums of donations from European governments to a banned Palestinian militant group, Nov. 17, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli conviction of Spanish citizen in terror-funding case could be ‘game-changer,’ say observers

A Spanish citizen who admitted to raising funds for a Palestinian NGO that were diverted to a terrorist organization agreed to a plea bargain on Nov. 10 in an Israeli military court. Observers say...
A U.S. Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (“Lightning II”) jet flying. Credit: Michael Fitzsimmons/Shutterstock.

Official: US to move ahead with sale of F-35s to UAE

Mira Resnick, a deputy U.S. assistant secretary of state, said on Tuesday that the United States plans to go ahead with the sale of 50 F-35 advanced fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates. “We...
U.S. dollar bills. Credit: Pixabay.

US dollar hits 25-year low against Israeli shekel

The U.S. dollar hit a 25-year low against the shekel on Tuesday, officially dropping below the benchmark that the Bank of Israel had hoped to avoid crossing. The euro also dropped sharply against the...
Israel Aerospace Industries announced an agreement to convert four B777-300ER passenger aircraft into cargo planes for the Emirates airline, with representatives from both sectors at the signing on Nov. 15, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

IAI signs deal to convert passenger aircraft to cargo planes for Emirates airline

Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Monday that it had signed an agreement to convert four B777-300ER passenger aircraft into cargo planes for the Emirates airline. The aircraft will be converted at a new site established...
Inter-Parliamentary Union President Duarte Pacheco, left, shakes hands with Knesset Speaker MIckey Levy on Nov. 14, 2021. Credit: Noam Moskowitz/Knesset Spokesperson.

‘My visit to Israel has one purpose: To find a solution to the conflict’

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) President Duarte Pacheco arrived in Israel on Sunday for an official visit. Pacheco was greeted by Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy in a formal ceremony. His arrival marks the first time since 2020...