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 By David Isaac    News    January 22, 2021 

Knesset thanks US Amb. Friedman

The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee held a special meeting on Monday to give MKs a chance to bid farewell and thank U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Committee chairman Zvi...

 
 By Yakir Benzion    News    January 22, 2021 

Pain-free Covid spit test launched

Israel's world-famous Technion Institute rolled out its accurate, inexpensive and rapid COVID-19 test, launching a campus-wide test program for faculty, staff and students at its Haifa campus. "To sup...

 

Left-wing Jewish, Israel groups issue statement

(JNS) — Left-wing Jewish and Israel groups have issued a joint statement in opposition to adopting the universal definition of anti-Semitism set by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. The collection of groups, known as the...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 22, 2021 

Israel determined to prevent Iran from achieving 'Syria Project'

(JNS) - Media reports carried news of intensive airstrikes against Iranian-linked targets in eastern Syria early on Wednesday, attributed to the Israeli Air Force. The alleged strikes in the Deir...

 
 By Eran Itzkovitch    News    January 22, 2021 

Iran positions 'suicide drones' in Yemen, within range of Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - As tensions escalate in the Red Sea region, Iran has sent several Shahed-136 loitering munitions, known as "suicide drones," to its proxies in Yemen, Newsweek reported on...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 22, 2021 

Israel is having yet another election - could Netanyahu lose? Here are the basics.

(JTA) - In about two months, Israelis will vote in a national election.  Seem familiar? It is.  Israel will be holding its fourth election in just two years - the latest sign that in a country...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    January 22, 2021 

French Jews, political leaders mark 6 years since Hyper Cacher killings

(JTA) — Six years after millions marched across France to protest the killing of 12 people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and another four at a kosher supermarket, a lawyer for the families of four victims said the sense of solidarity...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 22, 2021 

'Next big step': Experts advocate relocating Israel to US military's Central Command

(JNS) — As the Middle East remains on edge due to sky-high tensions between the United States and Iran, and with the U.S. Air Force holding a joint drill with Saudi Arabia’s Royal Air Force, the Pentagon and the Israeli defense establishment rema...

 
 By Larry Luxner    News    January 15, 2021

US immigration to Israel holds up in 2020 despite pandemic

TEL AVIV - Emma Caplan, 23, was seven months into her job teaching English at an elementary school in Rishon Lezion in March when the coronavirus pandemic compelled her to cut short her yearlong...

 

Ancient burial stone found in Negev

(JNS) - A stone bearing a Greek inscription from the end of the Byzantine period was discovered last weekend in the Nitzana National Park in the Negev, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on...

 
 By Boaz Bismuth    News    January 8, 2021

Home at last: Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Jonathan Pollard landed in Israel early Wednesday morning, one month after his parole restrictions were lifted and five years after he was released from U.S. federal prison...

 

Israel leads world in vaccines

(JNS) - Israel vaccinated its millionth citizen against COVID-19 on Friday, just three days after announcing the 500,000th Israeli had received the first dose of the vaccine. Israeli Prime Minister...

 
 By ISRAEL21c    News    January 8, 2021

You can kill Covid with a flick of a switch, study shows

As the world continues to race toward a vaccine for Covid-19, new Israeli research shows that the humble light bulb could become a major player in the fight against the pandemic. Researchers have...

 
 By Shahar Klaiman    News    January 8, 2021

Right livid with Gantz

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Prominent figures on Israel’s right are furious with Defense Minister Benny Gantz for telling London-based Saudi news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat in a recent interview that he does not envision full regional peace without th...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    January 1, 2021

Israel will have new election in March - fourth in two years

(JTA & JNS) - Israel's Knesset, or parliament, dissolved Tuesday night after failing to pass the 2020 budget, triggering the need for a new election. The exact date could change through a...

 
 By Shahar Klaiman    News    January 1, 2021

Saudi dilemma on path to peace with Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - The peace deal with Morocco is the fourth accord between Israel and an Arab state to sideline the Palestinian issue. While the leaders of Abu Dhabi, Manama and Khartoum had al...

 
 By Naama Barak    News    January 1, 2021

252 new immigrants arrive in Israel

(Israel21C via JNS) - Immigrants from the Jewish "lost tribe" of Bnei Menashe landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport this week to build a new life in Israel. Hailing from Northeast India, the...

 
 By Paul Shindman    News    January 1, 2021

Israel bans non-citizens, sends Israelis to hotels

Israel on Monday decided to ban the entry of all non-citizens into the country for the next 10 days in a bid to keep a new mutated version of the coronavirus from reaching the country. It also decided to send citizens to coronavirus hotels to...

 
 By Tess Levy    News    January 1, 2021

The Tel Aviv neighborhood that flourished during Covid

(ISRAEL21c ) - Pink, green, orange and blue plastic chairs permeate the intersection between HaShuk and Levinsky streets. Dozens of 20-somethings recline into them, nestled into this corner...

 

Special-needs Israeli adults find meaningful work on kibbutz farm

(Israel21C via JNS) - Moringa and turmeric aren't well-known crops in Israel. But when the ones being cultivated at Kibbutz Shluchot in the north of the country reach the market, you can rest assured...

 

A third of Israelis plan not to take COVID-19 vaccine

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — With Israel poised to begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, a new poll indicates that a little more than a third of Israelis say they won’t take the shots. According to an Israel Hayom poll, 37 percent of...

 

The faces of forgiveness in the wake of terror

Ten years ago, two Palestinian Arabs lay in prey on a pristine hiking trail on the slopes of the Judean mountains outside Jerusalem. Unlike terrorists who blow up buses, cafes, or attack civilians on...

 

Over 50,000 Israelis have already visited the UAE since peace deal signing

(JTA) — Over 50,000 Israelis have visited the United Arab Emirates since the recent normalization pact between Israel and the UAE, according to a report this week in The Washington Post. That number is the result of only two weeks of open commercia...

 
 By Yori Yalon    News    December 25, 2020

Hasmonean-era oil lamp found in Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a candle-holder from the Hasmonean period in the City of David in Jerusalem. The 2,000-year-old lantern, which has been preserved in its...

 

Funds still needed for Reform/ Progressive synagogue in Israel

Former Orlando Jewish community resident and daughter of Arnold Stein, Lori Erlich, has sent Heritage an update about the progress of Kehilat Yonatan, the Reform/Progressive synagogue and...

 

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