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Israel places 5th at Eurovision propelled by audience voting from around the world

Golan’s success was fueled by the popular vote, which Israel won in 14 countries plus a new category for voters not located in any of the participating countries.

Israeli cabinet approves national remembrance day for October 7 massacre

The annual memorial will be marked by two state ceremonies honoring the memory of the servicemen and women who fell in the ongoing war against Hamas and the civilians murdered during Hamas’s brutal incursion.

IDF rescues 2 hostages from south Gaza’s Rafah in daring nighttime operation

The Israel Defense Forces said that Fernando Simon Marman, 61, and Norberto Louis Har, 70, were in good condition after being rescued.

Argentinian President pledges to move embassy to Jerusalem

Newly-elected Argentinian President Javier Milei declared his intention to relocate his country's embassy in Israel to the capital city of Jerusalem. 

Israeli forces rescue hostage held by Hamas in special operation

Pvt. Ori Megidish was rescued in a joint operation between the IDF and the Israeli Security Agency in the Gaza strip.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sets up emergency unity government with Benny Gantz

Netanyahu, Gantz and Yoav Gallant, the defence minister, are forming a “war cabinet”.

Israeli government delegation holds Jewish prayer service in Saudi Arabia

Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi participated in a morning prayer service in Saudi Arabia. The service, which included a minyan of at least 10 men, took place at Karhi's hotel.

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European Jewish Congress shocked by ICC prosecutor’s demand to arrest Israeli leaders

The European Jewish Congress is appalled by the decision of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on alleged war crimes charges.