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Israeli-American economist Joshua Angrist wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics

Israeli-American economist Joshua Angrist was awarded the 2021 Nobel economics prize alongside David Card and Guido Imbens for pioneering the use of "natural experiments" to understand the causal effects of economic policy and other events.

President Herzog to Diaspora Jews on Rosh Hashana: “Israel is your home away from home”

Israeli President Isaac Herzog published a special message to the Jewish communities of the Diaspora ahead of the High Holidays.

Bahrain’s first ambassador arrives to Israel

Bahrain’s first ambassador to Israel arrived to the Jewish state nearly one year after the White House signing ceremony that established diplomatic relations between the two countries as part of the Abraham Accords.

Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat Wins Gold in Artistic Gymnastics at Tokyo Olympics

Israel claimed its second-ever gold medal in Olympics history in Tokyo with Artem Dolgopyat's winning performance in the artistic gymnastics men's floor exercise final.

Israeli airlines start direct flights to Morocco after improved ties

Two Israeli carriers launched nonstop commercial flights to Marrakesh from Tel Aviv following the upgrading of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel. 

UAE opens Israel embassy after normalisation deal

The United Arab Emirates opened an embassy in Israel, housed in Tel Aviv's new stock exchange building, in the latest normalisation move under a deal brokered by Washington last year.

Isaac Herzog officially sworn in as Israel’s 11th president

Isaac Herzog has been sworn in as Israel's eleventh president. A shofar was blown amid a traditional call of “long live the president.”

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At the Malmö International Forum, Moshe Kantor calls on leaders to focus on youth education to combat antisemitism

Moshe Kantor addressed the plenary of the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, and called on world leaders to focus their efforts on fighting extremism and conspiracy theories amongst youth.