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Residents of Arab towns offer food and drink to Jews returning from Mt. Meron

Residents in the Arab-majority towns of Tamra, Jish, Yarka and Peki’in in Northern Israel offered food and drink to Jewish evacuees from the tragedy at Mt. Meron.

Israel to Start Reopening to Tourism, Beginning in May

Israel will begin admitting vaccinated tourists into the country at the end of May and has announced the launch of a global campaign to encourage as many people as possible to visit this year, Israeli Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen said.

Israel drops outdoor face masks after 61% of citizens get first COVID-19 vaccine shot

Israelis stepped out into the streets unmasked for the first time in a year amid a further easing of COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Ahead of 73rd Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s population stands at 9.3 million

Ahead of Israel’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary, the population of the Jewish state stands at 9,327,000, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced.

On Yom Hazikaron, President Rivlin tells young generation: “Don’t take Israel for granted”

On Yom HaZikaron, the Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of the Wars of Israel and Victims of Actions of Terrorism, President Reuven Rivlin called on the young generation not to “take Israel for granted.”

Israeli firm’s handheld Covid test gets European approval

An Israeli company has received European approval for its rapid coronavirus test which it is hoped will help kickstart international travel.

Bahrain appoints first-ever ambassador to Israel

A Bahraini team is expected to arrive in Israel in the coming weeks to set up an embassy in the Tel Aviv area.

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Statements

EJC expresses support for Israel as it is being attacked

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses its full solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel as the country continues to suffer rocket bombardment and attacks from Hamas terrorists.

EJC says latest rise in far-Right incidents in Germany should raise alarm

The European Jewish Congress expresses alarm at the latest figures released by German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer which show that the number of crimes committed by far-Right extremists in Germany rose last year to its highest level since WWII.

EJC mourns Mount Meron tragedy victims

The European Jewish Congress and all its communities are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the terrible tragedy at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai at Mount Meron in Israel, where thousands of people had gathered to celebrate Lag Ba’Omer.