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Israeli plane lands in Turkey after 10-long pause

Israel’s flag carrier completed its first cargo flight to Turkey in 10 years, the latest sign of a thaw in ties between the two nations, the Israeli embassy in Turkey said on Twitter. An El-Al plane landed in Istanbul on Sunday, …

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China's envoy to Israel found dead at home

China’s ambassador to Israel Du Wei was found dead in his residence on Sunday and initial indications were that he had died of natural causes, an Israeli official said. Du Wei, 57, became ambassador to Israel in February, …

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May 14, 1948 — Miracle or Catastrophe?

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Shortly thereafter, five Arab states invaded to join Palestinian fighters in a campaign to destroy the new Jewish state. Let’s put aside the real and imagined flaws of Israel today, and …

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Pompeo travels to Israel amid coronavirus outbreak

U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo has arrived in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic to discuss U.S.-backed plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian territories. The single-stop visit – Pompeo’s first in nearly …

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Netanyahu tasked with forming new Israeli government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a new government. Rivlin formally informed Netanyahu in a letter that he has two weeks to put together a new coalition government. …

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Malls, markets and gyms in Israel set to open today

Malls, markets and workout centers across Israel will open their doors today for the first time since they were forced to shutter nearly two months ago due to the coronavirus crisis. Patrons will be required to wear masks, have their …

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Israel reopens some businesses

Israel allowed some businesses to reopen on Sunday and said it was considering letting children return to school as part of trial efforts to ease coronavirus restrictions and help the country's struggling economy. After weeks …

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Israeli president asks Knesset to choose PM

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin asked the Knesset to choose a new prime minister, giving the parliament three weeks to agree upon a leader or plunge the country into an unprecedented fourth consecutive election in just …

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Israel imposes complete lockdown ahead of Passover

The Israeli government tightened restrictions to contain spread of the coronavirus ahead of Jewish holiday of Passover which begins Wednesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a complete shutdown will be imposed from …

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Benny Gantz elected speaker of Israel's parliament

Opposition leader Benny Gantz has been elected as speaker of the Israeli parliament in a surprise move that suggested a political partnership that could keep Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in power, Al Jazeera reports. …

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