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Israel extends national COVID-19 lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted Sunday to extend the country’s national coronavirus lockdown until at least Friday morning as Israel continues to face high infection rates.  …

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Gen. Frank McKenzie: "We avoided war with Iran"

Relations between the United States and Iran are in a “period of opportunity” following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East said during his first swing into the region under the new administration

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Israel bans passenger flights to curb COVID-19 spread

Israel on Sunday decided to ban incoming and outgoing passenger flights from Monday at 22:00GMT until the end of January in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and new coronavirus strains, Israel's Haaretz news website reported. …

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Rabbi: "The Jewish people and the Azeri people share open-mindedness"

For decades, Rabbi Zamir Isayev has prayed on Shabbat mornings for the government of his native Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority nation situated northwest of Iran, Jewish Telepgraph Agency writes in the article In Azerbaijan, patriotic Jewish soldiers are poster children of the war with Armenia. Amid the recent deadly fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed territory, he has added a special prayer for the well-being of Azerbaijan’s soldiers, which he follows up with his regular prayer for Israeli troops. “Israel is my country as a Jew. Azerbaijan is my country as an Azeri,” Isayev, 40, told the Jewish Telegraphic agency. He was born in Baku, the Azerbaijani capital, but grew up in Israel and served in its army

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Israel extends nationwide COVID-19 lockdown

Israel's cabinet decided on Tuesday to extend by 10 days a weeks-long nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministers voted in favor of extending the tight lockdown until Jan. 31, according to a …

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Israel strikes Hamas military targets in Gaza strip

Israeli war planes struck military positions of the radical Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza strip on Monday in response to a launch of two rockets to its territory earlier on the same day, the press service of Israel’s Defense Forces …

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Western military adopts Azerbaijan's experience

Azerbaijan’s successful use of drones during its recent war with Armenia, specialists say, has captured the attention of military leaders around the world and accelerated a move toward a generation of unmanned aerial vehicles that are smaller, cheaper and easier to operate

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Israel and Bahrain to sign water desalination deal

Israel's national water company Mekorot will sign its first deal to provide Bahrain with water desalination technology, Israel Hayom reported. The daily newspaper said that the deal would be signed "in the coming days in the …

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Azerbaijanis navigate their homecoming to Karabakh

Azerbaijanis’ homecoming to Nagorno-Karabakh following Azerbaijan’s recent victory in a six-week war with Armenia has a Jewish side. Azerbaijan has been home to Jews for centuries, while Israel and Azerbaijan have enjoyed flourishing ties for decades

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Million Israelis vaccinated against coronavirus

 Israel says it has vaccinated 1 million people against COVID-19, more than a tenth of its population, as it rolls out one of the world’s earliest and most rapid inoculation campaigns, Associated Press News informs. Prime …

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Israel offers assistance to Croatia after earthquake

Director-General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Alon Ushpiz said Israel has offered immediate assistance to Croatia that was shaken by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake earlier in the day, killing seven and injuring many others. The …

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Israel enters third nationwide lockdown

Israel imposed its third lockdown on Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced optimism that a "world record" vaccination drive will restore a degree of normality within weeks. After a sharp rebound in …

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Israel announces nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Israel announced it will impose a nationwide lockdown from next week, its third of the Covid-19 pandemic, just days after it began vaccinations against the virus. "A general lockdown will be imposed from 1700 on Sunday for two …

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Israeli parliament dissolved, early elections set

The 23rd convocation of the Knesset (the parliament of Israel) was automatically dissolved at 01:00 Moscow time on Wednesday after the deadline for approving the country’s annual budget expired, the state-run Kan Radio reported. …

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