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Natan Sharansky, released by the Soviet Union in an exchange of prisoners by the U.S. authorities, with his wife, Avital, at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel, 1986. Photo by Israel Simionsky, Dan Hadani Archive, Pritzker Family National Photography Collection, National Library of Israel.

In time for holiday, National Library of Israel launches ‘Passover Memories’ project

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The National Library of Israel has launched the “Passover Memories” project to share personal stories from a number of prominent figures who celebrated the holiday under “normal” and not-so-normal circumstances. The project includes Natan Sharansky’s...
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Let Israelis overseas vote

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Hordes of Israelis showed up at voting stations across the country on Tuesday to determine the future of the state. Yet the number of people who voted could have and should have been far...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses supporters on election night at Likud Party headquarters in Jerusalem, March 23, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel still can’t make up its mind about Netanyahu

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When the first exit polls were published, it seemed as if the long stalemate had been ended. Within a couple of hours, however, the polls had been revised, and by the end of a...
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the 40th Annual Black History Month Virtual Celebration, Feb. 27, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

Republican Jewish group urges Harris not to speak at event tied to anti-Semite

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The Republican Jewish Coalition is calling on Vice President Kamala Harris to cancel her speech to the Black Women’s Roundtable over the group’s ties with Tamika Mallory, who has been accused of anti-Semitism. “The Republican...
Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow receives an honorary doctorate from University of Haifa president Ron Robin, March 15, 2021. Credit: University of Haifa.

Harvard University president: Israel acts as a ‘magnet for human capital’

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Harvard University president Lawrence S. Bacow said “Israel has demonstrated to the world that a country or a region doesn’t need to be rich in natural resources in order to be a wealthy country.” Israel...
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, Feb. 15, 2016. Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.

Jewish group opposes USAID nominee, due to ‘anti-Israel, pro-Iran record’

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The Zionist Organization of America said on it strongly rejects U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. “Power...
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Germany provides $13.5 million to help Holocaust survivors get vaccinated

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The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new $13.5 million program, funded by the German government, to help Holocaust survivors get access to coronavirus vaccinations. The new Holocaust...
A COVID-19 vaccine is administered at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on March 11, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli Health Minister: More than half the population fully vaccinated

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More than half of Israel’s citizens have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Thursday. “We have crossed the 50 percent threshold of all Israeli citizens who are vaccinated...
Religious Zionist Party head Bezalel Smotrich at party headquarters in Modi'in, on election night, March 23, 2021. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash90.

Religious Zionist Party head: Coalition with Ra’am Party ‘not happening’

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Religious Zionist Party leader Betzalel Smotrich said on Wednesday that he would not support a coalition that includes the Arab Ra’am Party. “I will not allow for a right-wing government to form based on the...

Stunning fairytale locations in Israel

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A fairytale location, says Israeli photographer Noam Chen, “is someplace you find yourself disconnecting from the troubles of the world, just drowning in the beauty and serenity of the place and forgetting about everything else.” The...