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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.”

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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…

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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…

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Dubai Commodities Center Opens Office In Tel Aviv To Boost Israeli Trade Through UAE

12/01/2020
New office to support Israeli companies of all sizes and sectors set up in Dubai

The Dubai Multi Commodities Center Authority (DMCC) has opened a representative office in Ramat Gan – a suburb of Tel Aviv – inside the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE).
The new office will support Israeli businesses, from all industries and sectors,…

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Second Bahraini Minister In Two Weeks Arrives In Israel To Expand Trade Ties

12/01/2020

The second ministerial delegation from Bahrain in two weeks landed in Israel Tuesday morning with hopes of deepening the two countries’ budding economic ties.

During his three-day stay, Bahraini Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed R. Alzayani, who arrived with a delegation of about 40 businesspeople, is scheduled to…

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Jewish Astronaut Jessica Meir Wants To Be The First Woman On The Moon

12/01/2020

Since astronaut Jessica Meir returned to Earth in April from the International Space Station, she — like all of us — has spent a lot of time indoors and cooped up.

While many of us have spent our confinement dreaming of future trips, Meir is working on her own travel plans to a singular destination: She wants to walk on the moon….

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IDF Chief: We Will Continue to Act Against Iranian Presence in Syria

11/30/2020

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi on Sunday visited the Northern Command. The military said that while the visit was a routine inspection of the northern borders, commanders held a security situation assessment in the wake of the Iranian threats following the Friday assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head…

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Saudi Arabia Officially Approves Israeli Flights Over Its Airspace

11/30/2020

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday evening that it has officially given approval for Israeli airlines to fly over the country’s airspace, dramatically shortening flying times to the east and finally allowing Israeli airlines to offer direct flights to Dubai, Israeli media reported.

Saudi Arabia’s announcement means that an Israir…

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Netanyahu Preparing For An Official Visit To Egypt – Report

11/30/2020

The thawing of relations with the Arab world is also occurring in Egypt, political sources have told Maariv, sister publication of The Jerusalem Post. Following the normalization agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which will focus mostly on the economy, Jerusalem is beginning to also work on…

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An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

11/25/2020

“Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these elderly people and Holocaust survivors and their difficulties and loneliness. It really shocked me and I was really, really sad and depressed for a couple of days,” recounts Yakov Pizenberg. “I told myself that being sad won’t help…