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Netanyahu: ‘Never Again’ Is Israel’s Mission

01/27/2021

Israel’s mission is to ensure the Jewish people will never be defenseless against those who seek to destroy it, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“We remember this darkest chapter in human history, when a European country decided to adopt a policy and a program to…

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Israel And UAE To Start Student Exchange Program

01/24/2021

Israeli and United Arab Emirates (UAE) ministers agreed Sunday to initiate a student exchange program, according to a press release from Israel’s Education Ministry.

The student exchange program comes following a normalization agreement between the two countries, leading to cooperation in a wide variety of areas of mutual…

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Israel Reopens Mission To Morocco After 20 Years

01/26/2021

The Israeli Liaison Office in Morocco reopened on Tuesday when former ambassador to Egypt David Govrin arrived in Rabat. It had been closed for 20 years.

The Israeli Consulate in Dubai also opened, two days after the Israeli Embassy in the United Arab Emirates opened in Abu Dhabi, the capital.

“The arrival of the heads of…

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Ceremony Honors Japanese Diplomat Who Saved Thousands From Holocaust

01/26/2021

Chiune Sugihara, known affectionately as the “Japanese Schindler,” was honored at a digital ceremony on Monday ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The reception, sponsored by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and B’nai B’rith International, focused on the efforts of Sugihara, who defied his own government’s…

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Lone IDF Soldier Thwarts Stabbing Attack

01/26/2021

A lone IDF soldier from London thwarted a stabbing attack against soldiers guarding the Gitit Avishar junction near the West Bank settlement of Ariel on Tuesday, killing the Palestinian perpetrator.

Private Lian Harush from the Home Front Command’s Search and Rescue Unit currently on routine security activity in the West Bank,…

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Intelligence Minister Leads First Official Israeli Delegation To Sudan

01/26/2021

Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen was the first Israeli minister to ever visit Sudan, which he did on Monday.

Cohen and Sudanese Defense Minister Yassin Ibrahim Yassin signed a memorandum of understanding on “diplomatic, security and economic matters,” Cohen’s spokesman said. The Israeli minister also met with Sudanese transitional…

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Israel Officially Opens Embassy In UAE With Envoy

01/24/2021

Israel officially opened its embassy to the United Arab Emirates in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, as Ambassador Eitan Na’eh arrived in Abu Dhabi.

The development came on the same day that the UAE approved the opening of its embassy in Tel Aviv.

“The embassy will work to advance Israel’s interests and will be at the disposal…

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Israeli Cabinet Ratifies Upgrading Ties With Morocco

01/24/2021

The cabinet approved Israel’s normalization agreement with Morocco in a unanimous vote on Sunday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the agreement “a historic moment after four peace agreements with four Muslim and Arab states in four months” and praised King Mohammed VI.

Netanyahu also congratulated US President Joe…

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UAE Approves Establishment Of Embassy In Tel Aviv

01/24/2021
Move follows Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi’s historic normalization deal signed on September 15 last year

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ratified Sunday the establishment of an embassy in Tel Aviv, the government announced on its Twitter account.
“The Council of Ministers approves the restructuring of the Board of Directors of the…

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Sudan Working To Cancel Israel Boycott Law – Report

01/23/2021

Sudan is expected to discuss cancelling the law that forbids establishing relations with Israel, according to a claim made on Saturday by a source in the country’s Justice Ministry. The report was first published by “Makan” Kan News’ Arabic news source. 

The boycott law in Sudan has been in effect since 1958, and outlaws business…

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World’s Largest Holocaust Memorial Planned For Ukraine’s Babyn Yar Ravine

01/21/2021

Reversing plans to build one central museum at the site of the Holocaust’s largest open-air massacre, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) announced plans on January 21 to construct 12 buildings across 370-acres of the filled-in Kyiv ravine where over 100,000 people were slaughtered during World War II.

On September 29…

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IDF Downs Drone Crossing Into Israel From Lebanon

01/22/2021
UAV was monitored throughout entire incident, army says

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) downed a drone crossing into the Israeli airspace from Lebanon, the army said on Friday.
The unmanned aerial vehicle had been monitored throughout the entire incident.
“The IDF will continue to operate in order to prevent any attempt to…

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UAE Fund To Invest $100 Million In Clean Energy In Israel

01/21/2021

Masdar fund and EDF Renewables Israel have signed a strategic cooperation investment agreement

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar and Israel’s EDF Renewables have signed a strategic cooperation agreement, which will see the renewable energy arm of the UAE investment fund Mubadala invest hundreds of millions of dollars in developing renewable…

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Israel, Morocco Sign Direct Flight Agreement

01/21/2021

Israel had established liaison offices in Morocco in the 1990s during a short-lived diplomatic opening.

Israel and Morocco on Thursday signed an aviation agreement that will see direct flights launch between the two countries.
The development comes after Israel and Gulf states, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, signed…

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Iraq: Twin Suicide Bombings Rock Central Baghdad, At Least 28 Reported Killed

01/21/2021
Two suicide blasts reported in busy market area in vicinity of Baghdad’s al-Tayaran square

At least 28 people were killed and 73 wounded following a suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Thursday, Iraqi military reports.
According to some of the available reports, two suicide bombers activated their devices at the busy Shorjah…

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The Arab Riots Of The 1920s-1930s

01/20/2021
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Lesson 50
The first major Arab riots against the Jews of Palestine occurred in 1920, with violent attacks against Jews in Jerusalem and in the Galilee. The Arab revolts created a problem for the British. They had a responsibility, as part of the British Mandate, to steward the creation of a Jewish national home. At…

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‘Christ Born Of Mary’: 1st Proof Of Early Christianity Found In Galilee Village

01/20/2021

With the words, “Christ born of Mary,” archaeologists have discovered the first evidence of an early Christian settlement from 1,500 years ago in what is today the location of a small Arab village near Nazareth.

According to Israel Antiquities Authority researchers, a recently discovered Greek inscription dedicated to the…

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Netanyahu Proposes International Vaccine Initiative For Future Pandemics

01/19/2021

Israel and several other countries should start an international vaccine corporation to research and manufacture vaccines in future pandemics, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed in a meeting with leaders of six other countries on Monday.

“We will encounter more viruses,” Netanyahu warned. “We must unite forces and start to…