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Immigration to Israel on way to passing last year’s numbers

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The number of immigrants to Israel this year is on the way to topping the 2018 figures, according to the government. Some 27,300 people have made aliyah through October, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, The Times of Israel reported Monday. In all of 2018, more than 28,000 … Read More

First Israeli cycling team in Tour de France will promote ‘Start-Up Nation’

Friday, December 13, 2019

(December 12, 2019 / JNS) Israel Cycling Academy (ICA) just announced a partnership with Start-Up Nation Central (SNC), a Tel Aviv-based nonprofit that connects international companies with Israeli innovation. Under the name “Israel Start-Up Nation,” the team will compete on cycling’s biggest stage as a new entrant in the World Tour. As a result, it … Read More

Israel sending team to Samoa to help battle measles outbreak

Friday, December 6, 2019

Israel is sending an emergency medical team to help Samoa contain its deadly measles epidemic, Israel’s ambassador to the Pacific nation announced Thursday. “Israel is sending an emergency medical team in coordination with the WHO to Samoa in response to the Samoan measles outbreak. Israel is committed to supporting our dear friend Samoa in this … Read More

NY to DC, Paris, Dublin, Hague: Israel gains legitimacy around the world

Friday, December 6, 2019

Amid a negative drumbeat of reports about the country hurtling toward a third election within the year, Iran racing to encircle Israel, and antisemites either vandalizing Jewish graves or saying that Israel is “built on the idea that Jews are superior to everyone else,” there was actually some positive Israel-related news this week. It started … Read More

Israel said hoping for breakthrough in ties with Morocco in next few days

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Israeli officials are hopeful that a breakthrough in normalizing relations with Morocco can be achieved in the next few days, Channel 12 news reported Wednesday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aiming to use the news to bolster his political chances. The report comes after Netanyahu met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Lisbon, … Read More

Israel to sell Iron Dome radars to Czech Republic

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Israel on Thursday agreed to sell eight Iron Dome radar systems to the Czech Republic in a deal worth an estimated $125 million, the Defense Ministry said. According to the ministry, the eight ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radars will be delivered to Prague over the course of three years, from 2021 to 2023. They are the radar … Read More

Israel to launch campaign on CNN to boost image in Africa

Monday, December 2, 2019

(December 1, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The Israeli government and CNN are planning to launch a campaign aimed at presenting the Jewish state to Africa, with the goal of branding it as a force for good in the continent. Despite the network being repeatedly criticized by Israel over alleged bias, several Israeli ministries have hired … Read More

Israel Rescue and Service team assisting emergency operations in Albania

Friday, November 29, 2019

Israel Rescue and Service team from Mevo’ot HaHermon Regional Council sent to Albania, continue their search for survivors Wednesday, in the city of Durres, following a 6.4 on the Richter Scale earthquake that shock the Balkan nation on Monday and resulted in at least 26 dead, more than 650 injured and dozens more still missing. … Read More

Bolivia renews diplomatic relations with Israel

Friday, November 29, 2019

Bolivian Foreign Minister Karen Longaric announced the renewal of diplomatic relations with Israel on Thursday for the first time in a decade. The Foreign Ministry held intensive talks recently with Bolivia in an effort to re-establish the ties between the two countries, which were officially severed on January 14, 2009, following Operation Cast Lead – … Read More

Boris Johnson’s party to ban local councils boycotting Israeli products

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Conservative Party in Britain, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will ban local councils from boycotting products from foreign countries, including Israel. The pledge is made in the party’s election policy manifesto in the run-up to the Dec. 12 general elections. “We will ban public bodies from imposing their own direct or indirect boycotts, … Read More