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Israel approves funds to record Holocaust survivors’ testimonies for the future

Israel’s government approved allocating NIS 3.5 million ($1 million) toward recording video testimonies of Holocaust survivors for future generations. The funding will go toward creating recordings of survivors from Israel and around the world.

Azerbaijan to open Embassy in Israel

Azerbaijan is set to become the first Shi’ite Muslim-majority state to open an embassy in Israel, following parliamentary approval. The new embassy will be in Tel Aviv, where the country already has a Tourism Office and a Trade Representative Office.

Israel, Jordan and UAE sign deal to swap solar energy for desalinated water

Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates signed a renewed memorandum of understanding to have Jordan provide solar energy to Israel, and Israel channel desalinated water to the Hashemite Kingdom.

Israel to build museum dedicated to Albert Einstein

The Israeli government approved a plan to establish a museum to present Albert Einstein’s extensive materials stored at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Israel and Lebanon reach landmark maritime agreement

Israel and Lebanon have agreed to a draft deal to resolve a decades-old dispute over the control of an eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea in a major diplomatic breakthrough. The deal would allocate drilling rights at one contested gas field to Lebanon and confirm Israeli control of another field to the south, safeguarding new sources of energy and income for both countries.

Israel appoints first ambassador to Turkey since 2018 as countries restore ties

Israel appoints Irit Lillian as their Ambassador to the Turkish Republic. There has not been an ambassador in the country since 2018.

Emirati foreign minister wished PM Lapid a Happy New Year

United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan wished Prime Minister Yair Lapid a happy Jewish New Year in a phone call. Al Nahyan also thanked the prime minister for the warm reception during a recent visit he made to Israel to mark the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords.

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EJC strongly condemns bus stop bombings in Jerusalem

The European Jewish Congress expresses its horror and condemnation at the terror attacks targeting civilians and commuters in Jerusalem this morning.