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Menachem Zivotofsky receives first Jerusalem, Israel Passport

18 years after he was born, Menachem Zivotofsky received the first US passport issued to an American citizen born in Jerusalem to have “Israel” as the birthplace. “I am honored
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A first in 20 years! A Bris at Kever Yosef

Yesterday, Yud alef Cheshvan, the yahrtzeit of Rachel Imeinu was the first time in over 20 years a bris milah was held at kever yosef. The family was escorted by
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2,000-year old seal bearing portrait of Apollo unearthed in soil around Western Wall

(October 29, 2020 / JNS) A 2,000-year-old gem seal (intaglio) bearing the portrait of the Greek god Apollo has been unearthed in soil removed from the foundation of Jerusalem’s Western Wall during the
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Kever Rachel closed to the public

The Public Hilula in memory of Rachel Imeinu that takes places annually on her yarzheit will not be taking place this year in its normal fashion due to the Coronavirus.
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Israeli defense minister warns Lebanon will pay the price for Hezbollah aggression

“Lebanese citizens should know that Hezbollah is their problem, not Israel, because if Hezbollah acts against the State of Israel, Lebanon will pay the price. I hope it does not
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Sudanese leader says deal with Israel would benefit his country economically

(October 27, 2020 / JNS) Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, the country’s transitional government, defended Khartoum’s normalization agreement with Israel on the grounds that it would
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Israeli Arabs attempt to steal weapon from IDF soldier

Police arrested two Israeli Arabs from the town of Taybeh, north of Jerusalem, on Monday after they pepper-sprayed a soldier and allegedly attempted to steal the soldier’s weapon. The incident
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Sudan and Israel to make peace, Continuing to make History

Sudan to make peace with Israel. Same country that was allied with Iran & Hamas, and which in 1967 hosted the Arab League summit that declared the Khartoum three No’s:
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US and Israel sign agreement to maintain Israel’s strategic superiority

US and Israeli Defense Ministers Mark Esper and Benny Gantz have signed an agreement in Washington “to maintain Israel’s strategic superiority in the Middle East”. The United States pledges to
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First official UAE delegation making its way to Israel

First official UAE delegation making its way to Israel

First official UAE delegation making its way to Israel earlier today with Israeli, Emirati, and American officials onboard. Israel and the UAE are expected to sign a mutual visa-exemption agreement,
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Israeli health officials: Country no longer contains COVID-19 ‘hotspots’

Israeli health officials: Country no longer contains COVID-19 ‘hotspots’

(October 20, 2020 / JNS) Israeli health officials said on Tuesday that the country no longer contains “red” coronavirus hotspots that require local lockdowns. The officials made this claim, according to Ynet, ahead of
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First commercial passenger flight from UAE to Israel touches down at Ben Gurion Airport

The first commercial passenger flight from the United Arab Emirates to Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport touched down on Monday. The Etihad 787-10 Dreamliner had 58 passengers aboard and was welcomed
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Israel’s Knesset officially approves Abraham Accords

Israel’s Knesset officially approves Abraham Accords

Israel’s Knesset overwhelmingly approved the Abraham Accords it officially brokered with the United States and signed in Washington on Sept. 15 with the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of
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US-brokered Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks get underway

US-brokered Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks get underway

October 14, 2020 / JNS) Negotiating teams from Israel and Lebanon met on Wednesday for the first session of U.S.-brokered maritime-border talks, the United States and United Nations confirmed in a joint statement.
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Israeli Cabinet unanimously approves Abraham Accords

Israeli Cabinet unanimously approves Abraham Accords

(October 12, 2020 / JNS) The Israeli Cabinet on Monday unanimously approved Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to submit the Abraham Accords for Knesset approval prior to its submission to the Cabinet
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Israel and Lebanon agree to US-mediated border talks

(October 1, 2020 / JNS) Israel and Lebanon announced on Thursday their intention to participate in U.S.-mediated talks, with the aim of settling their maritime border dispute. The dispute has been ongoing for
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Update from EL AL’s CEO

In recent months, EL AL Israel Airlines has been facing the biggest crisis that has ever befallen the aviation industry against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic. The directives and
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Israelis brace for stringent holiday lockdown as daily tally of corona cases exceeds 7,500

(September 25, 2020 / Israel Hayom) Israelis braced for a strict nationwide lockdown imposed by the government on Friday in an attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic from spiraling further out of control.
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A New Home for Psagot Winery

Psagot Winery is happy to announce the completion of its new home along with its new chief winemaker. The 2020 vintage begins at its new location with an expected production
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El Al tries to take away ownership from Eli Rozenberg

Avigdor Klagsbald, a Lawyer for EL AL sent a letter to Transportation Minister Miri Regev, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, and Communications Minister Dudi Amsalem arguing that Eli Rozenberg, the yeshiva
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Israel approves stricter lockdown measures

Following a fiery eight-hour session on Wednesday evening, Israel’s coronavirus Cabinet finally agreed upon the terms of the nationwide lockdown scheduled to go into effect on Friday at 2 p.m. and last
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UN Ambassador Kelly Craft says more peace deals are coming in a day or two

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft said in an interview to Al-Arabiya that other countries will be normalizing ties with Israel very soon. “It can be today, there can
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Ambassador Friedman: Delivery of F-35 jets to UAE to take ‘six or seven years’

(September 23, 2020 / Israel Hayom) A day after Reuters reported on an emerging deal between the United States and the United Arab Emirates over the sale of the advanced F-35 fighter jets, U.S. Ambassador
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The US and UAE hope to reach an initial agreement on the sale of F-35 jets by December 2

Reuters reported that the US and the UAE hope to have an initial agreement on the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to the Gulf state in place by December
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El Al plans to restart passenger flights in October

On Oct. 12, El Al plans to resume flights along its main routes to New York, London and Paris. The news comes after 27-year-old yeshivah student and Jerusalem resident Eli Rozenberg bought
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Na Nach Not Happening, Ukraine Denies Entry to “Refugees” at The Border

Na Nach Not Happening, Ukraine Denies Entry to “Refugees” at The Border

For days now thousands of Breslov Chassidim have been waiting at the Belarus-Ukraine border awaiting a final decision of the Ukrainian government regarding their entry. Despite a travel ban of
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IDF hits multiple Hamas targets in response to overnight rocket barrage

IDF hits multiple Hamas targets in response to overnight rocket barrage

Israeli fighter jets and helicopters carried out two waves of strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday morning, after terrorists in the coastal enclave fired 15 rockets
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History Made: Signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House

History Made: Signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House

President Donald Trump meets with the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for a signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords. The deal Israel will sign with the
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Israel Under Lockdown

Israel Under Lockdown

Netanyahu announced on Sunday that Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday, erev Rosh Hashana. The lockdown will continue through succos. The lockdown is an attempt to
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Israel may be headed to a full country lockdown

Israel may be headed to a full country lockdown

On Tuesday, some 40 cities and neighborhoods across Israel were put under night curfews to help curtail the spread of the virus. The “red cities” as they are being called include Beit
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Senior Iranian official: UAE, Saudi Arabia will bear the brunt of Iranian retaliation for any Israeli attack

Senior Iranian official: UAE, Saudi Arabia will bear the brunt of Iranian retaliation for any Israeli attack

(September 8, 2020 / MEMRI) Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, special aide to the president of the Islamic Parliament of Iran, said on Sunday that the United Arab Emirates had made a “big mistake” in normalizing
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UAE to send first official delegation to Israel

UAE to send first official delegation to Israel

The United Arab Emirates is planning to send its first official delegation to Israel on Sept. 22, as part of the normalization of relations between the two countries, Reuters reported on Monday.
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GOP congressman calls Biden’s pledge to restore US funding to Palestinians ‘mental incoherence’

GOP congressman calls Biden’s pledge to restore US funding to Palestinians ‘mental incoherence’

(September 3, 2020 / JNS) A Republican member of Congress has slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for pledging to restore U.S. funding to the Palestinians in accordance with the Taylor Force Act, calling Biden’s
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IDF hit 100 targets in Gaza in the month of August

IDF hit 100 targets in Gaza in the month of August

Hamas Launched a wave of terror against Israeli citizens in August. Terrorists in Gaza fired multiple rockets, launched 100s of explosive balloons lighting fires across southern Israel.
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Iran’s Khamenei: UAE ‘disgraced forever’ by peace agreement with Israel

Iran’s Khamenei: UAE ‘disgraced forever’ by peace agreement with Israel

(September 1, 2020 / JNS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday of “treachery against the Islamic world” for normalizing relations with Israel. Khamenei predicted the peace
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Nasrallah: We will kill an Israeli soldier for every fighter killed by Israel

Nasrallah: We will kill an Israeli soldier for every fighter killed by Israel

(August 31, 2020 / MEMRI) Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that for every one of its fighters killed by Israel, the Lebanese terror group will seek to
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WATCH: Historic Flight from Israel to UAE

WATCH: Historic Flight from Israel to UAE

El Al flight LY971 from Israel to Abu Dhabi made history today. It was the first commercial Israeli registered aircraft to fly from Israel to the United Arab Emirates. The
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Second joint US-Israeli F-35 drill created ‘new level of learning’

Second joint US-Israeli F-35 drill created ‘new level of learning’

(August 28, 2020 / JNS) A joint drill held by the Israeli and American air forces, held earlier this month, saw new levels of learning and cooperation achieved between F-35 jet pilots from
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Pence, Grenell, Kellogg applaud administration’s pro-Israel accomplishments

Pence, Grenell, Kellogg applaud administration’s pro-Israel accomplishments

(August 27, 2020 / JNS) On the third night of the Republican National Convention, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, and
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Terror Attack in Petach Tikva Kills Chasid, Father of Four

Terror Attack in Petach Tikva Kills Chasid, Father of Four

39 year old Shai Ochayon Z”l, a Breslev Chasid is the victim of today’s terror terror attack in Petach Tikvah. The father of four children was stabbed on his way
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Trump administration slams Erdoğan for meeting with Hamas leadership

Trump administration slams Erdoğan for meeting with Hamas leadership

(August 25, 2020 / JNS) The Trump administration slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday for meeting with Hamas leadership on Saturday. “The United States strongly objects to Turkish President Erdoğan hosting
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WATCH: In Republican National Convention speech, Haley slams Obama, Biden over Israel, Iran

WATCH: In Republican National Convention speech, Haley slams Obama, Biden over Israel, Iran

(August 25, 2020 / JNS) Amid speeches on Monday at the virtual 2020 Republican National Convention touting U.S. President Donald Trump and warning about what the Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala
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Hadassah Chief to Health Ministry: Approve Plasma as COVID-19 Treatment

Hadassah Chief to Health Ministry: Approve Plasma as COVID-19 Treatment

As of now, six patients have been treated, all of whom left the hospital virus-free within 48 to 72 hours. The American Food & Drug Administration has approved the authorization of a
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No Flights to Uman Will Result in $21 Million Lost

No Flights to Uman Will Result in $21 Million Lost

With talks of banning direct flights to Uman for Rosh Hashana, Netivim Tours director Levy Gureviz explains just how much money both Ukraine and Israel stand to lose. In addition
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IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza; Israeli delegation reportedly in Doha for talks

IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza; Israeli delegation reportedly in Doha for talks

(August 24, 2020 / JNS) Israel struck multiple Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to the ongoing launches of explosive and incendiary balloons into Israel, according to the
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Israir flights to offer COVID Tests with Ticket Purchases

Israir flights to offer COVID Tests with Ticket Purchases

Hadassah Medical Center and Israir have announced a new program that will allow Israeli travelers to purchase a coronavirus test along with plane tickets, allowing for quick results and some
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Israel Hopes to Test, Manufacture and Distribute Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

Israel’s Hadasash Medical Center is currently in negotiations, if the Phase III clinical trial is successful, to test the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and to potentially distribute it across the
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WATCH: Commanders of Both Israeli and German Air Forces Fly Over Camp Memorial Outside Munich

As a tribute to the Jews and others killed in the Holocaust, German and Israeli Air Force jets flew over the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau on Tuesday. They also
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Democratic Socialists of America require NYC Council candidates to pledge not to travel to Israel

Below is the Foreign Policy outlined by the Democratic Socialists of America for NYC Council candidates who want their backing. Many local politicians respond to the blatant Anti-Antisemitism.
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Israel reinstates use of spy tech to track coronavirus carriers

(June 25, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s government voted unanimously on Wednesday to resume the use of surveillance tools by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) to trace the movements of
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Senate Republicans send letter to Trump in support of Israeli annexation

(June 24, 2020 / JNS) A group of Senate Republicans sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday in support of Israel annexing parts of the West Bank,
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Report: Iran spends as much as $700 million annually to support terrorism

(June 24, 2020 / JNS) Iran has spent as much as $700 million annually to support terrorist groups, according to a U.S. State Department report released on Wednesday. “The Iranian
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