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An airstrike in Syria on June 24, 2020. Source: Twitter/Majd Fahd.

Report: Israel strikes targets in the Damascus area

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Israel struck a number of targets in the Damascus area early on Thursday morning, according to Syrian state media. The Syrian Arab News Agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying that four soldiers had...
Israel is home to more than 220 bird species, some rare and some far more common. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90.

A guide to Israel’s fabulous feathered friends

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If yours truly were asked to name all the birds she knows, she’d probably make it to about eight different types. So you can imagine my surprise when I learned that there are no fewer...

March 26, 1979: Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

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In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties. Less...
Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv as temperatures rise to 40 degrees Celsius (more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country on May 16, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel tops resilience index among Middle East countries, new study finds

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Israel is the most resilient country in the Middle East, according to a study published on Wednesday by the Institute of Economics, Society and Peace in the Middle East Studies at the Western Galilee...

March 16, 597 BCE: Jerusalem Falls To Babylon

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Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar II, the king of the Babylonian Empire, on this date in 597 BCE, following a four-month siege, according to the Babylonian Chronicles, a set of tablets currently possessed by the...

Israeli Short Film ‘White Eye’ Nabs Oscar Nomination

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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...
Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and Cypriot Energy Minister Natasa Pilides at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Nicosia, Cyprus, regarding the construction of an undersea power cable connecting the two countries' power grids, as well as that of Greece, March 8, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Israel, Cyprus, Greece to link power grids via undersea cable

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Israel, Cyprus and Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday regarding a project to link their power grids via the construction of the world’s longest and deepest undersea power cable. The project, called...
A woman at the Central Post Office Building in Jerusalem on March 18, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zamir/Flash90.

Israel, Bahrain sign historic postal agreement

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Following the announcement in January that the Emirates Post Group would add Israel to its operations network, the Israel Post will now begin to send and receive packages from Bahrain. Beginning Monday, Israelis will be...

Head of Israel’s Labor Says Party Supports ‘Improved’ Iran Deal, Calls Netanyahu Approach a...

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The head of Israel’s opposition Labor party said Tuesday that it would support a revamped nuclear agreement with Iran, and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed on the issue. Speaking at a virtual event...
A view from Mount Bental, overlooking the border with Syria, in the Golan Heights on Aug. 22, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Report: Prisoner exchange in works between Syria, Israel

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A prisoner exchange in the works between Israel and Syria was reported on Wednesday by Syrian state media and foreign sources. The release allegedly involves two Syrians who are prisoners in Israel and an Israeli...