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Israeli government facing urgent security, diplomatic, and political challenges| Update 20 June 2024

Israeli government facing urgent security, diplomatic, and political challenges via BICom

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Latest diplomatic efforts to avoid all-out war | Update 18 June 2024

Latest diplomatic efforts to avoid all-out war via BICom

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Israel mourns the loss of twelve soldiers | Update 17 June 2024

Israel mourns the loss of twelve soldiers via BICom

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Hezbollah intensifies attacks on Northern Israel | Update 14 June 2024

Hezbollah intensifies attacks on Northern Israel via BICom

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Starmer plans recognition of Palestinian state as part of peace process | Update 7th June 2024

Starmer plans recognition of Palestinian state as part of peace process via BICom

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Hezbollah launches fatal drone strike as hostage talks appear stalled | Update 6th June 2024

Hezbollah launches fatal drone strike as hostage talks appear stalled | Update 6th June 2024 via BICom

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Fateful decisions await northern front and hostages | Update 5th June 2024

Fateful decisions await northern front and hostages | Update 5th June 2024 via BICom

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Fires rage in northern Israel from Hezbollah attacks | Update 4th June 2024

Fires rage in northern Israel from Hezbollah attacks | Update 4th June 2024 via BICom

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Israeli officials respond to President Biden | Update 3rd June 2024

Israeli officials respond to President Biden | Update 3rd June 2024 via BICom

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Israel takes full control of Egypt-Gaza border | Update 30th May 2024

Israel takes full control of Egypt-Gaza border via BICom

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Israeli Labour elects new leader | Update 29 May 2024

Israeli Labour elects new leader via BICom

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Israel opens investigation into strike in Rafah | Update May 28th 2024

Israel opens investigation into strike in Rafah via BICom

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Rockets pound north after strike on top Hezbollah weapons manufacturer | Update 24 May 2024

Rockets pound north after strike on top Hezbollah weapons manufacturer via BICom 

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Hope for renewal of hostage negotiations, as video released | Update May 23rd 2024

Hope for renewal of hostage negotiations, as video released via BICom

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Israel continues Rafah operation with US understanding | Update 22nd May 2024

Israel continues Rafah operation with US understanding via BICom

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US and UK oppose International Criminal Court arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Gallant

US and UK oppose International Criminal Court arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Gallant via BICom

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Four bodies retrieved as fighting in Gaza continues

Four bodies retrieved as fighting in Gaza continues via BICom

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Israel-UK-US expand delivery of aid to Gaza | Update 17th May 2024

Israel-UK-US expand delivery of aid to Gaza via BICom

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Defence Minister Gallant voices concerns for the ‘day after’ in the Gaza Strip | Update 16 May 2024

Defence Minister Gallant voices concerns for the ‘day after’ in the Gaza Strip via BICom

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Continued fighting across Gaza, with two further cases of UNRWA being compromised | Update 15th May 2024

Continued fighting across Gaza, with two further cases of UNRWA being compromised via BICom

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Sombre mood accompanies Independence Day celebrations | Update 14 May 2024

Sombre mood accompanies Independence Day celebrations via BICom

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Israel marks Memorial Day as fighting in Gaza continues | Update 13 May 2024

Israel marks Memorial Day as fighting in Gaza continues via BICom

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Israel studying Hamas counter-offer as IDF continues Rafah offensive | Update 8th May 2024

Israel studying Hamas counter-offer as IDF continues Rafah offensive via BICom

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Israeli forces take control of Rafah crossing amid hope for a hostage deal | Update May 7th 2024

Israeli forces take control of Rafah crossing amid hope for a hostage deal via BICom

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Israel opens Erez Crossing to aid | Update May 2nd 2024

Israel opens Erez Crossing to aid via BICom

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Israeli negotiators on standby to return to Egypt | Update 1st May 2024

Israeli negotiators on standby to return to Egypt via BICom

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Hamas Releases Hostage Video | Update 25th April 2024

Hamas Releases Hostage Video via BICom

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US Congress Passes Military Aid Bill | Update 22nd April 2024

US Congress Passes Military Aid Bill via BICom

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Reports of retaliatory Israeli strike on Iranian air base | Update April 19 2024

Reports of retaliatory Israeli strike on Iranian air base via BICom

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Cameron arrives in Israel, urges de-escalation | Update 17 April 2024

Cameron arrives in Israel, urges de-escalation via BICom

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Israel considers response to Iranian attack | Update 16th April 2024

Israel considers response to Iranian attack via BICom

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Israel calls for tough international action against Iran after unprecedented attack | Update 15 April 2024

Israel calls for tough international action against Iran after unprecedented attack via BICom

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Israel and allies thwart unprecedented Iranian attack | Update 14th April 2024

Israel and allies thwart unprecedented Iranian attack via BICom

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Israel and allies brace for Iranian attack | Update 12 April 2024

Israel and allies brace for Iranian attack via BICom

 

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Israel and Indonesia to normalise relations? | Update 11 April 2024

Israel and Indonesia to normalise relations? via BICom

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Foreign Secretary Cameron: "Israel remains a vital defence partner" | Update 10th April 2024

Foreign Secretary Cameron: "Israel remains a vital defence partner" via BICom

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Waiting for Hamas: hostage deal in the balance

Waiting for Hamas: hostage deal in the balance via BICom 

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April 5th - Day 181 of the war: News in Brief

Daily Israel Update 5th April 2024 via BICom 

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Challenging the Iranian presence in the north  | Update 4th April 2024

In light of the targeted strike on Iranian Gen. Mohammed Reza Zahedi, BICom gives the latest assessment on the confrontation between Israel and Iran and its proxies.

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Israel apologises for the death of aid workers | Update 3rd April 2024

Israel apologises for the death of aid workers via BICom

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April 2nd - Day 178 of the war: News in Brief

April 2nd - Day 178 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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March 28th - Day 173 of the war: News in Brief

March 28th - Day 173 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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March 27th - Day 172 of the war: News in Brief

March 27th - Day 172 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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UNSC passes ceasefire resolution, US abstains | Update 26 March 2024

UNSC passes ceasefire resolution, US abstains via BICom

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Chance for progress on US hostage deal proposal

Chance for progress on US hostage deal proposal via BICom

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March 21st - Day 167 of the war: News in Brief

March 21st - Day 167 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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March 20th - Day 166 of the war: News in Brief

March 20th - Day 166 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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March 19th - Day 165 of the war: News in Brief

March 19th - Day 165 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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IDF operating against Hamas in Shifa Hospital | Update 18th March 2024

IDF operating against Hamas in Shifa Hospital via BICom

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March 12th - Day 160 of the war: News in Brief

March 12th - Day 160 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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Political manoeuvring - Gideon Saar breaks National Unity Party alliance | Update 13th March 2024

Political manoeuvring - Gideon Saar breaks National Unity Party alliance via BICom

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March 12th - Day 158 of the war: News in Brief

March 12th - Day 158 of the war: News in Brief via BICom 

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Ramadan begins with no breakthrough on hostage deal | Update 11th March 2024

Ramadan begins with no breakthrough on hostage deal via BICom

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Biden announces Gaza pier in state of the union | Update 8th March 2024

Biden announces Gaza pier in state of the union via BICom

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March 7th - Day 153 of the war: News in Brief

March 7th - Day 153 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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Netanyahu overrules Ben Gvir on Temple Mount restrictions | Update 6th March 2024

Netanyahu overrules Ben Gvir on Temple Mount restrictions via BICom

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March 5th - Day 151 of the war: News in Brief

March 5th - Day 151 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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Ceasefire negotiations stall as Hamas refuses to provide Israel with list of hostages who remain alive | Update 4th March 2024

Ceasefire negotiations stall as Hamas refuses to provide Israel with list of hostages who remain alive via BICom 

 

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Volunteer in Israel

Your guide to finding volunteering opportunities in Israel

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Nova Survivors Speaker Tour: Bristol 19th February 2024

Hila Fakliro and Bar Vikler share their stories of surviving the massacre at the Nova Festival on 7th October 2023

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Cautious optimism over latest hostage release talks | Update 26th February 2024

 Cautious optimism over latest hostage release talks via BICom

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PM Netanyahu presents plan for ‘day after Hamas’ | Update 23rd February 2024

PM Netanyahu presents plan for ‘day after Hamas’ via BICom

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February 22nd - Day 139 of the war: News in Brief

February 22nd - Day 139 of the war: News in Brief via BICom

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Israel continues to fight across multiple fronts | Update 21st February 2024

Israel continues to fight across multiple fronts via BICom

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ICJ begins hearing case on West Bank and East Jerusalem | Update 20th February 2024

ICJ begins hearing case on West Bank and East Jerusalem via BICom

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IDF claims victory in Khan Yunis | Update 19th February 2024

IDF claims victory in Khan Yunis via BICom

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“Hezbollah has gone up half a click” says Gallant, amid further attacks in the north | Update 16th February 2024

“Hezbollah has gone up half a click” says Gallant, amid further attacks in the north via BICom

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One dead, at least seven wounded in rocket attacks on Safed | Update 14th February 2024

One dead, at least seven wounded in rocket attacks on Safed | Update 14th February 2024 via BICom

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News in Brief on Day 130 of the Israel-Hamas War | Update 13th February 2024

News in Brief on Day 130 of the Israel-Hamas War via BICom

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Two hostages freed and reunited with families | Update 12th February 2024

Two hostages freed and reunited with families | Update 12th February 2024 via BICom

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Netanyahu dismisses "delusional" Hamas proposal | Update 8th February 2024

Netanyahu dismisses "delusional" Hamas proposal via BICom

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Hamas responds to proposed hostage deal | Update 7th February 2024

Hamas responds to proposed hostage deal via BICom

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Gallant announces ground operation forthcoming in Rafah | Update 6th February 2024

Gallant announces ground operation forthcoming in Rafah via BICom

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Hamas still deliberating hostage deal | Update 5th February 2024

Hamas still deliberating hostage deal via BICom

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Hamas yet to respond to hostage deal proposal, Biden talks Palestinian statehood | Update 2nd February 2024

Hamas yet to respond to hostage deal proposal, Biden talks Palestinian statehood via BICom

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Hamas leaders head to Cairo for talks on hostage deal | 31st January 2024

Hamas leaders head to Cairo for talks on hostage deal via BICom

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UK imposes fresh sanctions on Iran | Update 30th January 2024

UK imposes fresh sanctions on Iran via BICom

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Constructive talks over hostages set to continue | Update 29th January 2024

Constructive talks over hostages set to continue via BICom

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Update: South Africa vs Israel at the ICJ | Update 26th January 2024

Update: South Africa vs Israel at the ICJ via BICom

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Four hostages’ families meet with Sunak and Cameron as UK imposes new sanctions on Hamas and PIJ | Update 24th January 2024

Four hostages’ families meet with Sunak and Cameron as UK imposes new sanctions on Hamas and PIJ via BICom

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21 soldiers killed in worst incident since October 7th | Update 23rd January 2024

21 soldiers killed in worst incident since October 7th via BICom

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Government faces pressure as Gaza operation continues | Update 22 January 2024

Government faces pressure as Gaza operation continues via BICom

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Medical aid enters Gaza | Update 18 January 2024

Medical aid enters Gaza via BICom

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IDF destroys key strategic tunnel | Update 17th January 2024

IDF destroys key strategic tunnel via BICom

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Elderly Israeli woman killed in Raanana terror attack | Update 16 January 2024

Elderly Israeli woman killed in Raanana terror attack via BICom

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Two Israeli civilians killed in the north, as Israel marked 100 days since October 7th | Update 15th January 2024

Two Israeli civilians killed in the north, as Israel marked 100 days since October 7th via BICom

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UK backs Israel in the Hague | Update 12th January 2024

UK backs Israel in the Hague via BICom

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TOP 5 Songs from Israel

By Adi Peled, UJS Senior Shlicha

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ICJ hears first arguments in “genocide” case, as war cabinet discusses new hostage proposal | Update 11th January 2024

ICJ hears first arguments in “genocide” case, as war cabinet discusses new hostage proposal via BICom

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Escalation on the northern border | Update 10th January 2024

 Escalation on the northern border via BICom

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Successful strikes in the north, as Israel suffers more loses in Gaza | Update 9th January 2024

Successful strikes in the north, as Israel suffers more loses in Gaza via BICom

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Iranian-backed guided missile equipment found in Gaza | Update 8th January 2024

Iranian-backed guided missile equipment found in Gaza via BICom

 

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Gallant presents plan for ‘the day after’ | Update 5th January 2024

Gallant presents plan for ‘the day after’ via BICom

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Nasrallah's threats heighten tensions in the North | Update 4th January 2024

Nasrallah's threats heighten tensions in the North via BICom

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Surgical strike in Beirut targets Hamas number two | Update 3rd January 2024

Surgical strike in Beirut targets Hamas number two via BICom

 

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High Court dramatically overrules key judicial reform | Update 2nd January 2024

High Court dramatically overrules key judicial reform via BICom 

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IDF completes takeover of Hamas "Leaders' Quarter" | Update 21st December 2023

IDF completes takeover of Hamas "Leaders' Quarter" via BICom

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IDF in control of Gaza City | Update 20th December 2023

IDF in control of Gaza City via BICom

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Hamas releases new hostage video | Update 19th December 2023

Hamas releases new hostage video via BICom

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IDF Chief of Staff reiterates rules of engagement | Update 18th December 2023

IDF Chief of Staff reiterates rules of engagement via BICom

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A message from your former Shlicha, Efrat

Efrat Malka was a UJS Shlicha (Emissary) in the 22-23 academic year. She worked directly with students in London and across the South-East and delivered Israel Engagement programming to thousands of students during her time at UJS. 

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UK announces new sanctions on Iran and Palestinian terror groups | Update 15 December 2023

UK announces new sanctions on Iran and Palestinian terror groups via BICom

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IDF continues fighting in northern Gaza and advances on Khan Yunis in the south | 5th December 2023

IDF continues fighting in northern Gaza and advances on Khan Yunis in the south via BICom

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IDF operating across Gaza Strip, RAF to help in search for hostages | Update 4th December 2023

IDF operating across Gaza Strip, RAF to help in search for hostages via BICom

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Hamas rocket fire resumes, ending seven day pause | Update 1st December 2023

Hamas rocket fire resumes, ending seven day pause via BICom

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Three killed in Jerusalem terror attack as hostage releases continue | Update 30th November 2023

Three killed in Jerusalem terror attack as hostage releases continue via BICom

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More hostages released, negotiations to extend deal | Update 29th November 2023

More hostages released, negotiations to extend deal via BICom

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Pause in fighting extended, as fourth group of hostages released | Update 28th November 2023

Pause in fighting extended, as fourth group of hostages released via BICom

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Third group of hostages released as potential ceasefire extension discussed | Update 27th November 2023

Third group of hostages released as potential ceasefire extension discussed via BICom

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Second batch of hostages released | Update 26th November 2023

Second batch of hostages released via BICom

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Temporary ceasefire begins, as Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron shows solidarity | Update 24th November 2023

Temporary ceasefire begins, as Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron shows solidarity via BICom

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Hostage release delayed, heavy rocket fire from the north | Update 23rd November 2023

Hostage release delayed, heavy rocket fire from the north via BICom

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Israeli Student Abroad during a War: Advocacy from a Personal Perspective

Alon Teshuva (26) is a third-year student at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who is currently in London as part of an international programme CTLS, The Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London. Alongside students from 14 law faculties around the world, the programme includes 12 law students from the Hebrew University. One of the programme’s co-directors is Professor Yuval Shany, an expert in public international law, human rights and humanitarian law, and a former dean of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University.

Alon arrived in London in mid-August, and “even before the war, on the first day, we were told that there are differences in perception among the students that we might encounter, and we need to know how to deal with it. No one could have imagined that in just two months, we would be dealing with a war in Israel. I estimate that there are students studying with me whose attitudes towards Israel are complex, but thankfully, they do not express as in other institutions in the UK or in the world in general.”

How does an Israeli student abroad feel during a war at home? How has the university supported Israeli students on campus? And what’s the most effective form of advocacy during such times? Read the interview to find out:

From: https://www.bfhu.org/2023/11/02/advocacy-from-a-personal-perspective/?fbclid=IwAR3ehn0FDH-SyXn98RJMX8q0lkuVY8HB1TKmq3A8K-x5NQvmNwv0lt7FyQA_aem_AUDYL1sEOHS46D3fQq9A3ZGq38-wwwbgle9WxTON1YGrXtv9GviHqEvFakDA_1QEApg

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Israeli cabinet approves limited hostage deal | Update 22nd November 2023

Israeli cabinet approves limited hostage deal via BICom

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IDF continues advance through northern Gaza | Update 21st November 2023

IDF continues advance through northern Gaza via BICom 

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Cautious optimism over partial hostage deal | Update 20th November 2023

Cautious optimism over partial hostage deal via BICom

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Body of hostage found near Shifa Hospital | Update 17th November 2023

Body of hostage found near Shifa Hospital via BICom

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Heightened Tensions in Israel Spark Concerns Beyond Gaza and Lebanon | Update November 16th 2023

Heightened Tensions in Israel Spark Concerns Beyond Gaza and Lebanon | Update November 16th 2023

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IDF enters Al-Shifa Hospital | Update November 15th 2023

IDF enters Al-Shifa Hospital via BICom

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Israel finds Hamas base under hospital | Update November 14th 2023

Israel finds Hamas base under hospital via BICom

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Hezbollah escalates attacks in the north | Update November 13th 2023

Hezbollah escalates attacks in the north via BICom

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OPINION: Why I returned to London from Israel

By Adi Peled, UJS Senior Shlicha for the Jewish News

In 2021, I embarked on a mission as a shlicha (education emissary) of the Jewish Agency for UJS, (Union of Jewish Students). For two years I have traveled across the UK, meeting hundreds of Jewish students and bringing Israel to campuses across the UK. From the very beginning, I knew that this journey would not always be straightforward, but the warm embrace and unwavering support from the student community fueled my determination to continue this vital role year after year.

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Arrow 3 achieves first success | Update 10th November 2023

Arrow 3 achieves first success via BICom

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US and Israel strike Iranian proxies in Syria | Update 9th November 2023

US and Israel strike Iranian proxies in Syria via BICom

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Israeli forces extended deeper into the Gaza Strip | Update 8th November 2023

Israeli forces extended deeper into the Gaza Strip via BICom

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Netanyahu: No ceasefire without the release of hostages | Update 7th November 2023

Netanyahu: No ceasefire without the release of hostages via BICom

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Gaza City encircled by IDF ground forces | Update 6th November 2023

Gaza City encircled by IDF ground forces via BICom

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IDF establishes strongholds inside Gaza | Update 5th November 2023

IDF establishes strongholds inside Gaza via BICom

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IDF encircles Gaza City as calls for a ceasefire grow | Update 3rd November 2023

IDF encircles Gaza City as calls for a ceasefire grow via BICom

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IDF advances towards Gaza City | Update 2nd November 2023

IDF advances towards Gaza City via BICom

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Stories of Heroic Women from the War in Israel

By Linoy Barokas, UJS Shlicha  

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IDF advances deeper into Gaza | Update 1st November 2023

IDF advances deeper into Gaza via BICom

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Israeli hostage rescued | Update October 31st 2023

Israeli hostage rescued via BICom

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Biden speaks to regional leaders as Israel’s Gaza ground operation continues | Update 30th October 2023

Biden speaks to regional leaders as Israel’s Gaza ground operation continues via BICom

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Netanyahu announces war entering “second stage” | Update October 29th 2023

Netanyahu announces war entering “second stage” via BICom

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Netanyahu commits to ground offensive and promises answers | Update 26th October 2023

Netanyahu commits to ground offensive and promises answers via BICom

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UK and France continue support for Israel | Update 25th October 2023

UK and France continue support for Israel via BICom

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Two more hostages released, 210 remain in captivity | Update 24th October 2023

Two more hostages released, 210 remain in captivity via BICom

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IDF continues aerial campaign | Update 23rd October 2023

IDF continues aerial campaign via BICom

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US & UK show their continued support for Israel | Update 20th October 2023

US & UK show their continued support for Israel via BICom

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Volunteering During a Time of War | 3 Amazing Stories

By Linoy Barokas, UJS Shlicha

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Biden pledges continued support on Israel visit | Update 19th October 2023

Biden pledges continued support on Israel visit via BICom

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Palestinian rocket misfire hits hospital | Update 18th October 2023

Palestinian rocket misfire hits hospital via BICom

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Hamas airs hostage video as rockets continue to strike Israel | Update 17th October 2023

Hamas airs hostage video as rockets continue to strike Israel via BICom

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Airstrikes and preparations for ground invasion continue

Airstrikes and preparations for ground invasion continue via BICom

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Gazans told to move south to safety | Update 13th October 2023

Gazans told to move south to safety via BICom

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Emergency unity government formed as UK Foreign Secretary visits

Emergency unity government formed as UK Foreign Secretary visits via BICom

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Strong Together with Israel Playlist

UJS Senior Shlicha Adi Peled puts together a playlist for everyone to listen to stay strong together with Israel.

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President Biden offers Israel his unequivocol backing

President Biden offers Israel his unequivocal backing via BICom

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Operation Swords of Iron - Update 10 October

Operation Swords of Iron – Update 10th October 2023 via BICom

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State of War in Israel - KEY UPDATES

With thanks to the World Jewish Congress. 

 

Here's what you need to know:

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Pop superstar Bruno Mars arrived at TLV and gave an amazing performance

Singing ‘I love you’ in Hebrew and with his keyboardist playing a classic Israeli children’s song, singer gives a show to remember to more than 70,000 Israeli fans 

 
Based on: https://www.timesofisrael.com/pop-superstar-bruno-mars-declares-his-love-for-tel-aviv-in-first-ever-israel-show/  

By Linoy Barokas, UJS Shlicha  

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5 recommended Israeli books for Yom Kippur

By Linoy Barokas, UJS Shlicha

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Massive Israeli Protests Against Judicial Overhaul as Netanyahu Departs for US

Thousands of Israelis across the nation rallied against the government's judicial overhaul in a 37th week of protests, coinciding with a demonstration at Ben Gurion Airport as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on his journey to the United States. In Tel Aviv, demonstrators kicked off the evening with what they dubbed "The Victory of Democracy March" from Independence Hall on Rothschild Boulevard, the very place where Israel's establishment was declared, to the primary protest location on Kaplan Street. Many protesters wore white attire in honour of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, while others prominently displayed a banner reading, "The dictatorship will collapse."

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Linoy's Family Honey Cake

New year, New Shlicha - meet the new UJS Shlicha Linoy and her Grandma's Honey Cake Recipe

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Unearthing History: 1,900-Year-Old Roman Swords Reveal Secrets of Bar Kochba Revolt

Our 1,900-year-old Roman swords have been unearthed in a cave within the Judean Desert. Experts believe that these swords were likely taken by Jewish rebels during the Bar Kochba revolt and hidden in a narrow rock crevice.

The swords, including three Roman spatha swords and one ring-pommel sword, likely belonged to Roman soldiers but were taken and hidden by Judean rebels during the Bar Kochba revolt (132-135 CE) to evade capture.

 

The cave where the swords were discovered is well-known to archaeologists and contains an ancient Hebrew script inscription characteristic of the First Temple period. The find sheds light on the final moments of the Bar Kochba revolt, offering a unique glimpse into this historical period.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML6D8Kta-PU

 

This discovery is part of a broader project conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority to survey more than 800 caves in the Judean Desert to locate and protect archaeological remains before they are looted. The desert's dry climate has preserved materials like leather and wood, which are rarely found in wetter regions of the country.

Overall, this remarkable find serves as a time capsule, offering a vivid connection to the past, specifically during a critical period of Jewish history.

 

Information taken from:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/four-1900-year-old-roman-swords-discovered-hidden-in-desert-cave/

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-757779

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The Start of a New Perspective

Following the UJS Start Up Nation trip, Macy Hall tells us about her new perspective on Israel.

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Israel Faces Escalating Terror: Bloodiest Eight Months Since Second Intifada

In eight months of this year, it has become the bloodiest one since the Second Intifada nearly 20 years ago.

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Israel Shines In Global Sports: Gold in Rhythmic Gymnastics and Silver in Men's Marathon

Israeli athletes have been remarkable feats in world sport in recent weeks! 

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Israel: Did You Know?

Six lesser-known facts about Israel! 

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Adana Family To Meet With District Attorney Amid Hit-And-Run Protest

4-year-old Rafael Adana child was struck by a driver while walking with his grandfather in Netanya in May, and still nobody has been charged. This week (21/8) protests took place in Tel Aviv against the police's handling of this tragedy.

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TOP 10 Songs in Israel - August 2023

Summer is already at its peak, and it's time to set aside Kobi Peretz and also Golden Boy and start listening to the hottest songs that are currently playing in Israel. Even if you haven't had the chance to visit Israel this summer, here are all the songs that are currently trending the most.

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The Jewish Agency's Journey: From Historic Beginnings to Modern Development

UJS Senior Shlicha, Adi Peled, writes about the history of the Jewish Agency of Israel to mark it's 94th birthday.

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Perseid meteor shower in Israel

Are you currently in Israel? It's your time to travel to the desert and see something extraordinary.

Watch the Perseid meteor shower in Israel with guided desert star tours. The Perseids, one of the year's top meteor showers, are expected to peak this week, with the city of Yeruham hosting a remarkable event for star enthusiasts.

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Israel Update: Judicial Reform

Israel Update: Judical Reform with Richard Pater of Bicom

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On This Day... Exodus 1947

11th July 1947 the ship Exodus took over 4,000 Holocaust survivors from Europe to Israel... read its story here. 

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Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem's Poetic Voice: Yehuda Amichai | Adi Peled UJS

Marking Jerusalem Day, UJS shlicha Adi Peled commemorates the works of Israel's famous poet Yehuda Amichai and expresses what the holy city means to her

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Summary of the May 2023 Israel-Gaza escalation

See a timeline of events during the most recent Israel-Gaza flareup

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Supporters of Israel’s judicial overhaul rally in Jerusalem

Tens of thousands of right-wing Israelis who support a plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to overhaul the judiciary flocked to Jerusalem on Thursday to rally for the proposal, which has prompted some of the biggest protests in Israel’s history.

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Son of Iran’s last shah arrives in Israel to push for ‘peaceful, prosperous future’

Reza Pahlavi taking part in Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations, talking water tech and the future renewal of ties

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Yom HaShoah 2023

To mark Yom HaShoah, below are a series of family stories from our team members relating to the Holocaust.

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Wife of Radlett's Rabbi Leo Dee dies after West Bank attack

The mother of two British-Israeli girls has died three days after her daughters were killed in an attack in the West Bank

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Cabinet approves National Guard under Ben-Gvir’s authority

Several ministers expressed opposition to the move but still voted in favour.

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Bnei Brak presents: How to turn a tense anti-overhaul rally into a ‘cholent party’

A grassroots charm offensive in the predominantly ultra-Orthodox city had locals handing out treats to thousands of protesting out-of-towners.

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Ben-Gvir Agrees to Netanyahu's Judicial Overhaul Delay in Exchange for Israeli National Guard

Israeli human rights organization warns the national guard proposal would result in 'a private, armed militia that would be directly under Ben-Gvir's control'

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Mass protests erupt in Israel after Netanyahu fires minister who opposed judicial overhaul

Massive crowds filled the streets of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv late Sunday night after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister over his opposition to a planned judicial overhaul.

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu jeered by protesters during Downing Street visit for talks with Rishi Sunak

The Israel prime minister's visit to Britain threatens to be overshadowed by controversial judicial changes back home, which have sparked mass protests across the country

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Mounted police, water cannons disperse protesters in Tel Aviv, Haifa; dozens arrested

‘Day of Paralysis’ rallies rage nationwide against judicial overhaul; Ayalon Highway blocked for hours; in lead-up to controversial Bnei Brak rally, president urges restraint

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Cleverly and Cohen sign UK-Israel bilateral trade roadmap agreement

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and his Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen sign agreement aimed at boosting economic, security and technology ties between the two countries until 2030

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Warning of civil war, Herzog unveils framework for judicial reform; PM rejects it

President says proposal preserves Israel as a Jewish democracy, ensures judicial independence; Netanyahu: It doesn’t bring the necessary balance, Gantz accepts it, Lapid weighs it.

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Israel sees one of its biggest-ever protests

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis rallied against the government's judicial plans on Saturday night, in what organisers said were the biggest street protests in Israel's history.

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DC think tank lists Israel as only free Mideast nation, but warns of legal shakeup

Freedom House survey of 210 countries and territories gives Israel 77 out of 100 points; says ‘democratic trajectory’ changing amid coalition plans to weaken judiciary

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Israeli air force reservists skip training as protests against Benjamin Netanyahu's reforms step up

Israel has been gripped by protests since the prime minister began a record sixth stint back in January. His proposals for sweeping changes to the country's judiciary have attracted criticism, with demonstrations taking place in cities across the country.

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Israeli Police Use Water Cannons and Stun Grenades on Protesters in Tel Aviv

The confrontations escalated tensions between the political leadership and protesters opposed to the far-right government’s plan to curb the powers of the judiciary.

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Palestinian killed as settlers rampage in Huwara after deadly terror attack

Footage shows cars and homes set on fire in West Bank town where two Israelis were killed by Palestinian gunman; Netanyahu, Herzog urge public not to take law into own hands

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Nablus clashes: Ten Palestinians killed during Israeli raid

Ten Palestinians, including an elderly man and several militants, have been killed during a raid by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, witnesses and Palestinian health officials say

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Majority of Israelis Opposed to Netanyahu Government's Judicial Overhaul, Poll Shows

New survey reveals 66 percent of Israelis believe the High Court should retain the power to strike down legislation incompatible with the country’s quasi-constitutional Basic Laws

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My Jerusalem Story | Noa Dayan UJS

Noa Dayan is a UJS Shlicha from the Jewish Agency based in Manchester and Northern campuses. She is working to bring Israel engagement to Jewish students across the UK

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Israel's 11 top food markets

Israel’s markets cater to all culinary dreams, whether those are foraged greens and artisanal sweets or more in the direction of fine dining and drinks

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Israel on brink of ‘constitutional collapse’, president warns

Isaac Herzog urges hardline government to delay contested judicial shake-up

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Two killed in Jerusalem terror ramming, including 6-year-old boy; driver shot dead

2nd victim a recently married yeshiva student; 8-year-old brother of slain child in critical state; 4 others hurt; attacker identified as mentally ill Israeli from East Jerusalem

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Israel sends aid to Turkey and Syria in wake of earthquake that has killed thousands

Israel is sending aid to Turkey and Syria in the wake of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has left over 2,000 dead as of Monday evening here.

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Seven killed, three injured in Jerusalem synagogue massacre

In the worst murderous rampage Israel has known in years, seven people were killed in a shooting attack outside a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov on Friday evening.

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Jerusalem, West Bank on edge after outbreak of violence

Israel’s defense minister signaled Friday that the military would stop its airstrikes if Palestinian militant groups halted rocket attacks, a day after the deadliest Israeli raid in decades raised the prospect of a major flare-up in fighting.

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Legal overhaul could jeopardize Israel’s security and ties with US, think tank warns

In 86-page report presented to Herzog, Institute for National Security Studies says plan could undermine democracy, have severe implications for internal and external stability.

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‘Night is descending on Israel’: Over 100,000 rally in Tel Aviv; largest protest yet

Demonstrators come out in force to oppose overhaul of judicial system; rallies also held in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba and other towns; Grossman: ‘Now is the hour of darkness’.

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Morocco, Israel To Boost Military Cooperation, Training

The two countries seek to expand cooperation in other areas, including air defense, electronic warfare, and intelligence.

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President of Israel’s Supreme Court attacks judicial changes

The chief justice of Israel’s Supreme Court attacked the sweeping changes to the country’s justice system planned by the new conservative government on Thursday, lending her voice to a growing outcry against the proposed overhaul.

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Government intends to pass sweeping judicial overhaul by end of March

Legislation to enact four components of coalition’s legal reforms to be submitted to government by end of January, with passage of bills sought by end of Knesset winter session

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First of Zion: Rishon is Israel’s best city to live in, statistics bureau finds

Data shows highest quality life is available in the cities of central Israel

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How can I identify as a religious Zionist when Ben-Gvir and Smotrich do too? | Jodie Franks UJS

Jodie, head of programming at UJS, reflects on how she can continue associating her Jewish identity with people who stand for beliefs she despises.

 

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UN Security Council to meet over Ben-Gvir's Temple Mount visit

Meeting expected to be convened at UAE and China's request on Thursday according to diplomatic sources following condemnation by U.S., Europeans and Arab nations of the provocative visit

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In first speech, Israel’s new foreign minister signals a closer relationship with Russia

In his first speech, Eli Cohen, Israel’s new foreign minister under Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government, has signalled that he will be pursuing less fractious ties with Russia, despite the ongoing war in Ukraine

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Benjamin Netanyahu says he has formed new Israeli government

Country’s longest-serving prime minister set to preside over most right-wing administration in country’s history

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72 Percent of Palestinians Support Forming Armed Groups in West Bank, Poll Finds

Poll surveying Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank shows significant drop in support for the two-state solution alongside rising support for armed groups

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UN Palestinian rights official’s social media history reveals antisemitic comments

Francesca Albanese tells ToI she acknowledges ‘mistakes’ in past reference to a ‘Jewish lobby’; is latest UN official probing Israel to show evidence of blatant prejudice

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Israel says likely killed Palestinian girl in error

Israel says its forces appear to have unintentionally killed a 16-year-old Palestinian girl amid a gun battle with militants in the occupied West Bank

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Smotrich given authority over key West Bank appointments in deal with Likud

Newly released text of deal details powers to be given to Religious Zionism’s minister in Defense Ministry, allowing far-right party to expand settlements, restrict Palestinians

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Herzog Becomes First Israeli President to Visit Bahrain

Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited Bahrain on Sunday on the first trip by an Israeli head of state to the small Gulf kingdom, following the normalization of relations in 2020

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Senior Palestinian terrorists killed during clashes with IDF near Jenin

Islamic Jihad commander Muhammad Saadi and Naeem Zubeidi of the Fatah-linked Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades were killed after attacking Israeli forces engaged in a counterterror operation in Wadi Burqin.

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Extreme-right leader Itamar Ben-Gvir to take key Israeli security role

Ultranationalist’s party seals coalition agreement with prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu

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Jerusalem bombings: Teenager killed, 19 others injured

Two explosions at busy Jerusalem bus stops Nails discovered in bombs that were detonated remotely Police on high alert across the country

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Sigd - the Ethiopian Jewish holiday

Find out more about the Ethiopian Jewish festival of Sigd!

 

 

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Azerbaijan to become first Shi'ite Muslim country with embassy in Israel

The new embassy will be in Tel Aviv, where Azerbaijan country already has a Tourism Office and a Trade Representative Office

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Noa Kirel sports Kanye West's face on outfit at MTV ceremony

The Israeli pop star posted a photo of herself in the outfit on her Instagram page with the caption "Oh ye..."

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Israel’s Netanyahu officially tapped to form government

Israel’s president officially tapped former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government on Sunday, opening the door for the likely return to power of the long-serving leader after a one-year hiatus

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Final 3 TV polls before election all show Netanyahu bloc one seat short of majority

Surveys ahead of Tuesday election – the fifth since 2019 – suggest deadlock set to persist, but smallest shift in favor of opposition leader could enable him to form coalition

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28-year anniversary of Israel's peace treaty with Jordan

On 26 October 1994, President of Israel Ezer Weizman shook hands with King Hussein of Jordan, marking the start of a new era between their respective countries. While the resultant peace treaty has so far withstood the test of time, tensions and deficits in mutual understanding remain.

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Zelenskyy Warns Israel: Putin Will Help Iran Go Nuclear in Exchange for Drones

Ukraine’s president tells Haaretz Democracy Conference that Tehran’s sale of suicide drones to Moscow happened partly because Israel decided to remain neutral in the conflict

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In reversal, Netanyahu says Ben Gvir ‘certainly can’ be a minister in his cabinet

After previously saying far-right MK ‘unfit’ for role, Likud chief says ‘it’s completely clear’ that anyone from Religious Zionism can serve as minister

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Israeli officials claim to have destroyed 90% of Iran's military operations in Syria

Israeli officials claim to have destroyed 90% of Iran's military operations in Syria

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Israel’s balancing act over Ukraine grows trickier after drone strikes

Israel has repeated its long-standing refusal to sell air defence weapons to Ukraine despite a fresh appeal from Kyiv after this week's "kamikaze" drone strikes

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Smotrich launches bid to neuter judiciary, potentially halt ally Netanyahu’s trial

Religious Zionism leader’s legal reforms would abolish offense of ‘fraud and breach of trust,’ let MKs ignore court rulings on laws, give gov’t control over selection of judges

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Concern over violence spreading in West Bank and East Jerusalem

The spike in violence coincides with the end of the Jewish holiday of Succot, when authorities are keen to keep Jerusalem’s Old City open for both Jewish prayer at the Western Wall and Muslim prayer on the Temple Mount

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Palestinian leader does not trust America but happy with Russia

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, restating his mistrust of Washington in resolving the conflict with Israel and expressing appreciation for Russia's role

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Government votes to advance Lebanon maritime border deal

All ministers except Shaked agree to send US-brokered agreement to Knesset, where it will be reviewed but not voted on before cabinet gives its final approval

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The singer bringing Iran and Israel together for the riskiest album of 2022

Liraz Charhi's new album was recorded in secret with female musicians who should be enemies. The end result is revolutionary

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Israel and Lebanon near deal on maritime border dispute

Agreement would pave way for use of gasfields in eastern Mediterranean Sea

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Elections panel blocks Balad party’s run for Knesset, against AG’s advice

Anti-Zionist Arab party set to appeal to High Court against Central Elections Committee disqualification; panel rejects petition seeking to ban Ra’am from running on November 1

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Lapid hails mended Turkey ties in first meet between Erdogan, Israeli PM since 2008

Israeli leader thanks Turkish president for intel cooperation over Iranian attempts to target tourists in Istanbul this summer, as pair meet on sidelines of UN General Assembly

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Chilean President Refuses New Israeli Ambassador's Credentials

Foreign Ministry officials apologized to new Israeli Ambassador Gil Artzyeli for not informing him in advance of the president's decision on Thursday

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Political deadlock unchanged in new poll, as both blocs fall short of 61 seats

Ayelet Shaked still failing to clear electoral threshold after partnering with Jewish Home, Channel 13 survey shows

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Netanyahu promises to fund haredi school system, averting UTJ split

The conclusion was reached following heavy pressure exerted by opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu, to insure that the right-wing ultra-Orthodox bloc won't waste votes.

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Smotrich says extremist Ben Gvir will be senior minister in Netanyahu government

Far-right politician predicts Religious Zionism will be third-largest after elections, and says much of its rise stems from popularity of extremist Otzma Yehudit leader

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BICOM: Netanyahu loyalists secure win in Likud primaries

The Likud and Labour Party held primaries this week to decide the makeup of their list to run in the Knesset election on November 1st

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Israel-Gaza Flareup Summary

See a timeline of events during the most recent Israel-Gaza flareup

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Zelensky said to strip 3 Jewish oligarchs of citizenship; all hold Israeli passports

Igor Kolomoisky, Hennadiy Korban, Vadim Rabinovich — major backers of Jewish causes — also have strong patriotic credentials, so president’s reported move puzzles some observers

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Over 80% of Jewish Immigrants who arrived after Feb 24 intend to stay in Israel

Nearly 70 percent of the respondents say they were satisfied with their first steps in Israel

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The Jerusalem U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Joint Declaration

The leaders of the United States and Israel, President Biden and Prime Minister Lapid, met in Jerusalem on 14 July 2022, and adopted the following Joint Declaration on the US-Israel Strategic Partnership:

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‘The sea is more blue’: Gazans head to the beach after sewage cleanup

Internationally funded treatment plants have reduced sea pollution in Gaza to lowest level in years

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Gantz: 'No Gaza arrangement without return of Israeli captives'

“Without their [return], there can not be a full arrangement in the Gaza Strip beyond humanitarian assistance,” Gantz explained.

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Homeless in Israel not receiving sufficient help, report says

'There is a lack of holistic understanding of all the resources needed,' MK Yasmin Sacks Friedman says.

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Western Wall rabbi denounces violence at prayers, urges ‘all sides’ to respect site

Week after Haredim disrupted egalitarian event, Rabinovitch appears to also direct ire at Women of Wall; Reform and Conservative Movements urge Lapid to implement frozen compromise

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Gluten Free in Israel!

Look no further for a list of gluten free food and restaurants for travelling coeliacs.

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Israel braces for fifth election in less than four years

Poll set for October after collapse of short-lived coalition that ousted Benjamin Netanyahu from office.

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Israel’s problem: Lots of jobs, not enough workers to fill them

Unemployment is at a two-year low of 3.6%, about the same as in the United States but less than the 6.8% average in the European Union countries and the 5% rate in the OECD.

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Can Jews ever learn to share the Western Wall?

A mini-documentary series explores whether Orthodox and progressive Jews can ever find a compromise over the Kotel.

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U.S. Lawmakers Press Biden Over Israel Priorities Ahead of Mideast Trip

Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike are pushing the U.S. administration on no fewer than five separate concerns – including security coordination between the U.S. and the Palestinian Authority, and Israeli settlement plans in the E-1 area.

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Israeli basketball: A tale of two coaches for two cities

Oded Katash returns to Maccabi Tel Aviv while Hapoel Jerusalem tabs colorful Aleksandar Dzikic.

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In first, Israel's U19 national soccer team qualifies for European semi-final

Historic achievement earns Ofir Haim's men a ticket to next year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia; Blue and Whites are set to face an unbeaten French side next.

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Israel's Alternative Protein Journey

Israeli Food Giant Tnuva Continues Its Alternative Protein Journey With New R&D Center.

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One of earliest known mosques found in Israeli desert

Remains thought to be more than 1,200 years old shed light on region’s transition from Christianity to Islam, say officials

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Gaza rocket into Israel breaks 2-month lull, Israel responds

Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel early Saturday, shattering a two-month lull in violence at the Gaza-Israel border in contrast to soaring tensions in the occupied West Bank.

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The Monster of Jerusalem

In honour of Yom Yerushalayim 5782 hear from Noa who talks about one of the lesser known symbols of Jerusalem...

Der Judenstaat

Michael Ross

Zionist Calendar

My Thoughts on The Current Situation in Israel for Jewish Students in the UK

Ahead of Shabbat and Shavuot, I wanted to give my thoughts on the situation for Jewish students right now.

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