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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at an event at the Knesset celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords, Oct. 11, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Gantz announces visit to Morocco, defense deal reportedly in works

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz plans to visit Morocco on Nov. 24, Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. While there, he is expected to sign a defense deal between the two countries. The United Arab...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his official visit to Serbia in 2017. Credit: Sasa Dzambic Photography/Shutterstock.

Israeli officials fear Turkey’s Erdoğan will exploit imprisoned Israeli couple as political pawns

An Israeli couple was arrested by Turkish police on Friday in Istanbul for taking pictures of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s residence while touring the country. They have been charged with political and military espionage. Israeli officials...
U.S. Special Representative to Iran Robert Malley, former CEO of the International Crisis Group and former National Security Council official during the Obama administration. Source: Screenshot.

US Iran envoy in Israel ahead of upcoming nuclear talks

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was expected to meet with the Biden administration’s special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, on Monday. Malley is heading a U.S. delegation on a regional trip that will also include...
An illustration of a cyber attack. Credit: F8 studio/Shutterstock.

US Treasury partners with Israel to combat ransomware

The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Sunday that it was expanding cooperation with Israel to combat the threat of ransomware. The bilateral cooperation will take the form of a U.S.-Israeli Task Force on Fintech Innovation...
View of the city of Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev desert, Oct. 23, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israeli Cabinet approves $160 million plan to strengthen Negev communities

The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a $160.8 million plan to strengthen the communities of the Negev, the Prime Minister’s Office reported. The plan, which comes in the framework of the relocation of Israel Defense Forces bases to...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on Nov. 14, 2021. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Bennett: Israel ‘doing everything’ to secure release of couple arrested in Turkey

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that everything possible was being done to secure the release of the Israeli couple arrested in Turkey on Friday, who face charges of political and military...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid addresses a Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset, on Nov. 8, 2021. Photo by Oliiver Fitoussi/Flash90.

Lapid condemns ‘horrifying anti-Semitic incident’ in Poland

Nationalist protesters called for Jews to be killed or expelled from Poland at a rally in the central Polish city of Kalisz on Thursday. Protesters at the rally, held to mark Poland’s Independence Day, blasted...
Image of NIS 200 bills. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Shekel comes down a bit from 25-year high against dollar

The Israeli shekel slightly weakened against the U.S. dollar on Thursday as the dollar amounted to NIS 3.12, after hitting a 25-year high earlier in the week. The shekel had reached a peak at NIS...
An illustration of an IT professional. Credit: Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock.

Israeli Cyber Unit action removes Black Shadow Iran-affiliated hacking website

The Israeli Cyber Unit, part of the State Prosecution Office, led the removal of a website belonging to the Black Shadow Iranian-affiliated hacking website after it targeted a number of Israeli websites, Walla reported on Thursday. “The removal of...
Sheba Medical Center dietitians Meital Benjamin (left) and Ayelet Gur-Arie deliver supplements to patients blended into ice-cream. Credit: Courtesy.

A healthy scoop: Sheba medical dieticians turn supplements into sweets

Dieticians at Sheba Medical Center in Israel have sweetened the offerings for some of their older patients who require food supplements. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when no visitors were allowed in the...