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 By Ariel Kahana    News    November 27, 2020 

Post-Moderna development, Netanyahu promises Israelis 'as many vaccines as possible'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his optimism on Monday that the country's coronavirus crisis could soon be over after drug-maker Moderna announced that...

 
 By Gilad Zwick    News    November 27, 2020 

Israel rolls out plan to reduce carbon emissions by 2030

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Israel’s Energy Ministry announced on Monday that the country plans to reduce carbon emissions by 7.5 percent within the next 10 years. The ministry also recommended an interim goal of an 11 percent improvement in energy...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 20, 2020

Israel signs COVID vaccine deal

(JTA) — Israel’s government has signed an agreement with the Pfizer pharmaceutical company to acquire 8 million doses of its vaccine. “This is a great day for the State of Israel and a great day on the way to our victory over the...

 

New housing permits in Hebron expected to bolster Jewish presence in city

(JNS) - Hebron's Jewish residential section may finally witness new construction underway for more housing units. Pending a decision by the Jerusalem District Court, two areas of Hebron - the Hizkiyah...

 

Israeli TV shines light on Yom Kippur War

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - "Valley of Tears," a 10-part Israeli TV series on the Yom Kippur War has generated renewed interest in the 1973 national trauma. HBO Max acquired world rights for the series,...

 

Pottery juglet containing 1,000-year-old gold coins unearthed in Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - A small pottery jar containing four pure gold coins dating back to the Early Islamic period, more than 1,000 years ago, was unearthed during archaeological excavations in...

 

How normalization with Israel represents a welcome boost for Sudan (and vice versa)

(JNS) - Khartoum, Sudan, was the setting for the infamous Arab League summit in 1967 that produced the Khartoum Resolution known as "The Three Nos": no negotiations with Israel, no peace with Israel,...

 

1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing name 'Kfar Nafah' found in Golan Heights

(JNS) - A 1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing the Greek inscription "Kfar Nafah" (Nafah village) was discovered during an archaeological excavation in the Golan Heights last month, the Israel...

 

Clinical trials of Israeli coronavirus vaccine underway

(JNS) - The first Israeli SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was administered at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan on Sunday to the first volunteer in a clinical trial. The vaccine, called "BriLife,"...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    November 6, 2020

Knesset bill to require consultation with Diaspora on matters regarding world Jewry

(JNS) - Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevitch announced on Thursday that she is introducing a Knesset bill that would require government ministries to consult with world Jewry on...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    October 30, 2020

Sudan will normalize ties with Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the trend of Arab states' willingness to advance ties with the Jewish...

 

UN space agency to establish office at Ben-Gurion

(JNS) — The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the creation of a regional support office for UNOOSA’s UN-SPIDER program, the United...

 

Ancient two-shekel weight unearthed near Western Wall in Jerusalem

(JNS) - An ancient two-shekel weight has been unearthed beneath Wilson's Arch, adjacent to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday. The limestone weight,...

 

Decline COVID-19 morbidity cause for 'cautious optimism'

(JNS) — The percentage of Israelis testing positive for COVID-19 has decreased for the third day in a row, according to Israeli Health Ministry figures released on Sunday. In an interview with Channel 12 on Sunday morning, Weizmann Institute...

 

Enjoying Sukkot under restrictions and lockdown in Israel

I'm sitting in my sukkah, fighting off the heat. This week we all have an extra room outside. We eat all our meals in the sukkah, despite the heat of the day. We are obligated by the Torah to do this,...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    October 16, 2020

As Genesis Prize goes to a vote, its impact on Jewish causes grows

Doron Almog, a former head of the Israeli Defense Forces' Southern Command, was one of the heroes of Israel's 1976 hostage rescue operation in Entebbe, Uganda, and winner of the 2016 Israel Prize for...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 9, 2020

An insider's look at 'corona hotels' operated by IDF Home Front Command

(JNS) - As the Israeli cabinet weighs increasingly stringent steps to deal with the growing numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases, the Israel Defense Forces' Home Front Command is playing an...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    October 2, 2020

Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Washington for talks to ensure Israel's military edge

(JNS) — In the wake of a reported U.S.-UAE deal in the works for the sale of F-35 fighter jets, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz departed for the United States on a brief 24-hour visit on Monday night, where he is scheduled to meet with...

 
 By Paul Shindman    News    October 2, 2020

Israel enters severe lockdown

A government-ordered nationwide lockdown was set to go into effect Friday as Health Ministry statistics showed that Israel’s coronavirus numbers had reached record levels. The education system and most non-essential businesses will be closed for...

 

Hamas, Fatah have agreed to join forces against Israel

(Israel Hayom and JNS staff via JNS) — Hamas deputy political chief Saleh al-Arouri said on Monday that due to recent events in the region, the terrorist organization and its political rival, Fatah, had agreed to join forces. In an interview with...

 

Saving Jacob's Sheep

Jenna Lewinsky is panicked, rightly so. She's facing eviction. But it's not a bank that is forcing her to give up her home. She's not done anything wrong. In fact, she's done everything right. Many pe...

 

Historic flight from Israel arrives in UAE

(JNS) - The first commercial flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates touched down in Abu Dhabi on Monday, carrying a delegation of U.S. and Israeli officials. El Al Flight 971 - numbered to...

 
 By Yair Altman    News    September 11, 2020

Families of murdered Israeli teens file 'unprecedented' lawsuit against Hamas

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - The families of three Israeli teenage boys who were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists in Judea and Samaria in June 2014 - sparking "Operation Protective Edge" later...

 

From annexation to normalization

(JNS) — Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said on Thursday that his government has moved away from plans to extend sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, and Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, in the wake of the recent U....

 
 By Ariel Kahana    News    September 4, 2020

'I hope sovereignty is a matter of when, not if,' says former US envoy

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Former U.S. Special Representative for Middle East Affairs Jason Greenblatt on Wednesday called on those who oppose the suspension of Israel’s sovereignty initiative in favor of peace with the United Arab Emirates to...

 

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