Avishag Semberg takes bronze in Israel’s first-ever Olympic medal in taekwondo

(July 25, 2021 / JNS) Israeli athlete Avishag Semberg won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Saturday. The medal is Israel’s first at...

For first time, Olympics opening ceremony honors Israeli athletes murdered in Munich

(JTA) — For the first time ever, the Olympic Games held a moment of silence during the opening ceremony for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during the Munich Olympics...

Breaking a 2-month silence, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream announces boycott of Israeli West...

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Naftali Bennett hints at change in Temple Mount prayer policy

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett claimed, contrary to current policy, that Jews had “freedom of worship” on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, as more than 1,000 Jews...

UAE becomes first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel

(July 14, 2021 / Israel Hayom) The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tel Aviv officially opened for business in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in a special ceremony presided over...

Israel becomes world’s first country to administer COVID-19 booster

(July 13, 2021 / Israel21C) Israel has become the first country in the world to approved COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised adults. Israel’s four health providers have been informed by...

Israel Defense Forces rescue team leaves Surfside to salutes and serenades

(JTA) — The Israeli military team that assisted in the search and rescue operation at the collapsed building in Surfside, Florida left on Saturday after received salutes and awards...

President Herzog at the Western Wall

President-elect Isaac (Bougie) Herzog came to pray at the Western Wall on the eve of being sworn in as president of Israel President-elect Isaac (Bougie) Herzog came with his wife...

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to ongoing arson attacks

(July 4, 2021 / JNS) Israeli warplanes struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday morning in response to the launch of airborne incendiary devices into Israeli...
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