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Hebrew Schools To Open In Dubai And Abu Dhabi As Hundreds Sign Up For Language Courses

12/06/2020

A new Hebrew language school will hold classes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to meet demand to learn one of the oldest languages spoken today.

The Educational Hebrew Institute said it had fielded several thousand queries since it announced it would set up in the Emirates.

Several hundred Emiratis and expats have signed up for classes,…

Israeli Delegation Appears At UAE’s Major Gitex Tech Summit For The First Time

12/08/2020

Israeli and Emirati business leaders met in Dubai this week for the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex) Technology Week, one of the world’s largest annual tech summits.

It was the first time Israelis participated in the conference, a development that followed the normalization deal signed between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi…

Stabbing Attack Thwarted At Checkpoint Near Jerusalem

12/07/2020

Assailant said shot, critically wounded, with no other casualties in incident

The Israeli security forces thwarted an attempted stabbing attack at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem on Monday, early media reports suggested.

Initial reports suggest the assailant was shot and injured, with no other casualties in the…

Israel Wins International Tunneling Award For Archaeology

12/06/2020

The Israel’s underground project won international recognition at the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) Awards, specifically taking hope top prize in the Oddities of the Underground category, due to its creativity and innovation in archaeology.

The awards, given out virtually due to the coronavirus…

Suspect In Jewish Restaurant Terror Attack Charged In Paris

12/05/2020
Abu Zayed was arrested in September in Norway where he had been living since 1991

A suspect in a 1982 attack on a Jewish neighborhood in Paris that killed six people was on Saturday charged and remanded in custody by French authorities after his extradition from Norway, judicial sources said.
Walid Abdulrahman Abu Zayed was…

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Israeli Delegation In Honduras Providing Aid Following Hurricanes

12/05/2020

A joint Home Front Command and Foreign Ministry delegation travelled to the Republic of Honduras this week to help the country following the devastation left behind by hurricanes Eta and Iota. The delegation has been on the ground for three days assisting cities suffering from hurricane damage and providing guidance to local…

Israeli Medical Delegation Enters Gaza To Provide Essential COVID-19 Care

12/03/2020

A delegation of Israeli doctors entered the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning to provide free treatment for hundreds of Gazans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The medical delegation — organized by Physicians for Human Rights – Israel — is the first of its kind from Israel to the coastal enclave since the beginning of the…

Terrorist Associated With Attack Of Rabbi Meir Chai Arrested In Nablus

12/04/2020

Security forces arrested a terrorist on Friday suspected of aiding the attack responsible for the death of Rabbi Meir Chai in December 2009. 

Muayad al-Alfi, 46, was arrested in Nablus by the Israeli counter-terroristunit Yamam, a division of the Border Police.

Rabbi Meir Chai was killed in a drive-by shooting attack near the…

Have Archaeologists Found Jesus’s Childhood Home In Nazareth?

11/27/2020

The location of the home where Jesus, Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth when Jesus was a child may have been discovered by Prof. Ken Dark of the University of Reading in England, according to research Dark wrote about in his recently published book, The Sisters of Nazareth Convent: A Roman-period, Byzantine, and Crusader site in…

Lawmakers Target Russia and Turkey in Annual Defense Policy Bill

12/03/2020

Lawmakers took aim at Russia in the annual defense policy bill, with provisions that include sanctions on Turkey for purchasing a Russian-made missile system and on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.

The legislation, which was agreed to by armed services committee members of both parties in both…

Bahraini Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani Praises ‘Global Impact’ Of Israel Visit

12/03/2020
‘The big stuff will come,’ Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani says, ‘and it will come big once it arrives’

Bahraini Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani said during his official visit to Israel that “the impact is global,” speaking in an interview given to i24NEWS Thursday.
“We’re not in this for…

Kissing The Ground, Hundreds Of Ethiopian Immigrants Welcomed To Israel

12/03/2020

Waving Israeli flags as they came down the steps of the aircraft, over 300 members of Ethiopia’s Jewish community arrived in Israel on Thursday in a special airlift from Gondar headed by Absorption and Immigration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata.

The celebratory arrival, attended by several of Israel’s leaders, marked the opening…

The Righteous Gentiles

12/02/2020
CUFI Coffee Break
Lesson 43
While many seemed to have lost their moral compass in the dark period of history known as the Holocaust, some risked their own lives to save Jews and the other targets of the Nazi’s murders. People banded together in “resistance” cells and underground armies throughout Europe, fighting the Nazis both…

Israel Receives Its Most Advanced Warship Amid Heightened Iran Tensions

12/02/2020

Israel received its most advanced warship on Wednesday, describing the German-made vessel dubbed “Shield” as a bulwark for vulnerable Mediterranean gas rigs as tensions with Tehran soar over the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

The Saar-6 corvette that docked in Haifa port, and three of the same model to follow…

Czech Republic To Open ‘Diplomatic Office’ In Jerusalem

12/02/2020

The Czech Republic plans to boost the status of its mission in Jerusalem without moving its embassy, Prague announced on Wednesday.

The Czech Foreign Ministry said the new office will be part of “efforts to further strengthen Czech-Israeli relations,” but emphasized that “this is not about opening a new embassy.”

The diplomatic…

Bahraini Minister: We Will Make Peace With Israel A Success Story

12/01/2020

Israel and Bahrain are working to quickly bring the normalization of their ties to fruition, Bahraini Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani said in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Al Zayani said “the whole world is watching, and we are determined to make this a success story and a case study for others.”

Israel FM Announces New Bilateral Agreements With Visiting Bahrain Official

12/02/2020
The bilateral agreements aim to bolster tourism, culture, science and technology between both nations

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi welcomed Bahrain’s Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed R. Alzayani to Jerusalem on Wednesday.
The two senior government officials announced that their countries have reached a number of…

After Flying Over Saudi Arabia, 1st Israeli Commercial Flight Lands In Dubai

12/01/2020

The first Israeli commercial flight to the United Arab Emirates touched down in Dubai on Tuesday, passing over Saudi Arabia after receiving last-minute overflight permission from the kingdom.

The Israir flight took just over three hours, less than half the time it would take if the plan had to fly around Saudi Arabia, and marked a…