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‘Nations don’t let nations go out of existence,’ she said

It was December 1983 and Yael Dayan—Labor Party Knesset member, novelist and daughter of legendary general and defense minister Moshe Dayan—had been booked into town as featured speaker for the Columbus Jewish Federation’s annual...
The flag of the Republic of Korea. Credit: railway fx/Shutterstock.

South Korea endorses IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong told his Israeli counterpart, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, during a phone call this week that the East Asian nation has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working...
A medical worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine injection at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel and South Korea sign COVID-19 vaccine pact

Israel and South Korea signed a COVID-19 vaccine supply agreement on Tuesday, allowing for more effective use of present and future inventories for both countries. Under the deal, Israel will transfer about 700,000 doses of...
A view of nightlife in Seoul, South Korea. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel-South Korea free-trade agreement in final stages

Israel and South Korea are in the final stages of reaching a free-trade agreement in the next few weeks. Israel’s business daily Globes reported on Tuesday that talks between Jerusalem and Seoul have been ongoing for a...
A woman wears a face mask for fear of the SARS-Cov-2 virus on a flight from Tel Aviv to Rome on Feb. 21, 2020. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

200 Israeli students quarantined after contact with coronavirus-infected South Koreans

At least 180 Israeli students have been put in isolation after coming in contact with a group of South Korean tourists who tested positive for Covid-19, the disease spread by the SARS-Cov-2 virus (aka...
The new Chabad House mikvah being built in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Chabad House, Seoul.

Chabad of South Korea completing construction of first-ever mikvah

Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Seoul, South Korea, are completing the first-ever mikvah built in the country. Jewish women seeking ritual-bath services have thus far had to travel quite a distance—to China or Japan—to use a mikvah for Taharat Hamishpachah, or family...
File photo: The "Arrow II" intercepting missile launcher at the Palmachim Israeli Airforce base. May 9, 2014. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash 90.

South Korea to buy Israeli radar systems to counter potential missile threats

South Korea announced that it is buying two Israeli-made radar systems to counter missile threats, despite warming ties with North Korea, The Times of Israel reported on Tuesday. Seoul is purchasing two Green Pine radar arrays made...
A four-person delegation from the South Korean Ministry of Unification visited Israel to learn about incorporating new immigrants into the country. From left are: Lee Sangmi of the policy-planning division; Kim Yoojin, director of the policy-planning division; Kang Heechan, deputy director of the policy coordination division; and Kuem Sungho, deputy director and lawyer of the policy-planning division. Credit: Photo courtesy of Nefesh B'Nefesh.

South Korean Ministry of Unification sees results of ‘aliyah’ up close in Israel

Nefesh B’Nefesh hosted a four-person delegation on Monday from the South Korean Ministry of Unification, the government office that is preparing to handle the possible future integration of North and South Korea. To be prepared...

The Iran-North Korea nexus after the Singapore summit

The summit that took place in Singapore in June 2018 between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un likely had a significant impact on the Pyongyang-Tehran nexus. Given the depth of strategic cooperation...

A “Jewish Embassy” In South Korea

It’s safe to say there is no Katz’s Delicatessen in Seoul. In fact, until about a decade ago, local Jews relied on the local US Army base for their Jewish needs, such as Shabbat...