Israel Receives Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews

More than 300 Ethiopians landed in Israel Thursday after the government approved immigration plans for 2,000 members of their Falash Mura community. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has become a vocal supporter of Falash Mura immigration, was on hand at the airport to greet the first group


Israel Parliament Takes First Step Towards New Election

Israel's precarious coalition government took a first step towards collapse on Wednesday, as lawmakers gave a preliminary approval to a bill dissolving parliament, raising prospects of a fourth election in less than two years. The measure passed with support from the Blue and White party led by A


Netanyahu’s Lawyers Request Dismissal of Indictment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against him. They told the Jerusalem District Court that law enforcement has “invented” the corruption charges. The 200-page motion argued that police investigators targeted Netany


Israel on High Alert after Iran Vows to Avenge Nuclear Scientist’s Killing

Israel put its embassies around the world on high alert on Saturday after Iranian threats of retaliation following the killing of a nuclear scientist near Tehran. Military experts in Tel Aviv described the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as a “dramatic operation” as significant as


Israeli Minister Says 'Has No Clue' who Killed Iranian Nuclear Scientist

Israeli cabinet minister Tzachi Hanegbi said on Saturday he had “no clue” who was behind the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran. “I have no clue who did it. It’s not that my lips are sealed because I’m being responsible, I really have no clue,&rdquo


In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an apparent message to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, said on Sunday there should be no return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal abandoned by President Donald Trump. Biden, who takes office on Jan. 20, has said he would rejoin the accord if Tehran


Israel Signs Deal with Pfizer for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

Israel signed a deal with Pfizer Inc on Friday to receive 8 million doses of the drugmaker’s potential COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, enough to cover close to half of Israel’s population. Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE confirmed a deal was forthcoming


Missing Israeli Soldier Found Dead Near Jerusalem

An Israeli soldier reported missing this week was found dead near Jerusalem on Thursday, the Israeli military said. The military said it was investigating the circumstances of the soldier's death in cooperation with the Israeli police. The soldier's body was found near a military checkpoint betw


Israel Expects Islamic Jihad Escalation in Gaza

The Israeli army went on high alert on Wednesday over a possible escalation with the Gaza Strip sparked by the one-year anniversary of the killing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta. The precautionary moves came a day before the anniversary of Abu al-Ata’s death


Israeli President Invites Biden to Visit Jerusalem

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden for his victory and invited him to Jerusalem. “As a longstanding friend of Israel, you are now going to be the leader of the free world and of Israel’s closest and most important ally,” Rivlin said in a v


Israel's Netanyahu Congratulates Biden on US Election Win, Thanks Trump

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden after his election win saying he looked forward to working together with the new administration and strengthening the two countries’ alliance. “Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. J


Netanyahu Praises Trump’s Mideast Policies Ahead of Election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday praised US President Donald Trump's Middle East policies. Netanyahu told reporters that US bipartisan support has been “one of the foundations of the American-Israeli alliance.” He then went on to say “that alliance has never b


Power Outages Affect Third of Israel’s Population

Hours after the Israeli army concluded military exercises, power outages were reported all over Israel on Friday, affecting a third of the population. The Electric Corporation said that the blackouts were caused by a major technical defect, stressing that it was not a cyberattack. The army milit


Israel Launches Military Drills Simulating Multiple-Front War

The Israeli army launched a series of extensive military drills, dubbed "Lethal Arrow", simulating a multiple-front war with the Lebanese Hezbollah that could expand to include the entire northern front with Syria and Iran, and potentially the Gaza Strip as well. In a statement, the army sa


Israeli Envoys Will Travel to Sudan for Normalization Deal, Netanyahu Says

An Israeli delegation will travel to Sudan in coming days after the two countries agreed to take steps to normalize ties, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday. The agreement, brokered with the help of the United States and announced on Friday, made Sudan the third Arab governm


Security Minister Warns that Israel will Respond to Any Attack

The Israeli army has changed its policies towards the Gaza Strip and will respond to any attack, Security Minister Benny Gantz announced during an interview with Israel Radio. “I do not work for Hamas, and I will respond according to my considerations,” he said, in reference to a rece


Israeli Army Evacuates Areas in Fear of Attacks From Gaza Strip

The Israeli army evacuated Monday morning workers from Gaza farms following intelligence reports claiming that a Palestinian cell is plotting to launch rocket attacks. The military on Monday cordoned off roads and agricultural areas near the Israel-Gaza Strip border, citing engineering work. "Th


Israel Says to Require 14-Day Isolation for Travelers From UK

Israel will require incoming travelers from the UK to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival under new coronavirus guidelines, information on an Israeli official website showed on Sunday. The infection rate in the UK has risen sharply in recent weeks, prompting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson




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