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Highschool students from Yavne celebrate on the streets of central Jerusalem before the flag march of Jerusalem Day, on May 13, 2018. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

New poll shows majority of Israelis support the new Nationality Law

A new poll by the Walla news website shows that most Israelis support the Nationality Law, with 58 percent agreeing with the current language and 34 percent opposed to it. While 85 percent of those...

Israeli Short Film ‘White Eye’ Nabs Oscar Nomination

Israeli short film “White Eye” by director Tomer Shushan was nominated for an Academy Award, popularly known as an Oscar, in the “Best Live Action Short Film” category. “White Eye” is one of five nominees in the...
Then-Director-General of Israel's Health Ministry professor Roni Gamzu attends a Finance Committee meeting in the Israeli parliament on Jan. 7, 2014. Photo by Flash90.

Israel must get morbidity down by Sept. 1 to avoid lockdown, says national task...

Israel’s National Coronavirus Project Manager Roni Gamzu said on Wednesday that if the country’s COVID-19 morbidity levels don’t decline by Sept. 1, local or national lockdowns will have to be considered. Following a meeting of...
Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe at the Jerusalem municipality. May 3, 2016. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

In first, woman elected to head Israeli religious party

For the first time in Israel’s history, a woman was elected this week to head a religious party running for the Knesset, when Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe emerged victorious in the Jewish Home...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participates in a video conference at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem with European leaders to discuss challenges and cooperation between countries in dealing with the coronavirus, March 9, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel issues mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, including citizens

Israel made the unprecedented move to require all incoming arrivals, including Israeli citizens, to enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine as a result of the coronavirus. “After a day of complex discussions, we made a decision:...
National Library of Israel director Oren Weinberg (left) and Abdulla M. Alraisi, director of the National Archive of the United Arab Emirates at Abu Dhabi, sign a memorandum of understanding laying out various areas of collaboration between the two institutions, Credit: National Library of Israel/UAE National Archive.

UAE National Archives, National Library of Israel ink historic agreement

The National Library of Israel (NLI) in Jerusalem and the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi have signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MoU), the two organizations announced in a...
The United Nations building in New York. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

With U.N. exhibit, Israel sends message that ‘3,000 years of history cannot be denied’

As part of his five-day visit to the United States, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will stop at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York on Thursday to check out a special...
Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein during a press briefing at the inauguration of the ministry's new Coronavirus Control Center on Aug. 26, 2020. Credit: Israeli Health Ministry.

Israeli health minister urges public to refrain from High Holiday gatherings

Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein on Wednesday urged the public to refrain from large family gatherings during the upcoming High Holidays, which begin on Sept. 18. During a press briefing at the inauguration ceremony of the ministry’s...
Smoke trails from a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel, May 19, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

‘Israel destroyed 62 miles of Hamas tunnels and killed 25 top operatives’

In the 11 days of “Operation Guardian of the Walls,” the Israel Defense Forces destroyed some 62 miles of Hamas’s tunnel network in the Gaza Strip, according to IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Hidai Zilberman. Speaking...
Israel Air Force General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. Feb. 2, 2011. Credit: Ofer Zidon/Flash90.

Israeli defense firm Elbit, US Air Force sign $471 million contract

The Israeli defense firm Elbit announced on Monday that its U.S. subsidiary has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force worth up to $471 million. Over a 10-year period, Elbit Systems of America will equip F-16...