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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.”

Moroccan plane lands in Israel, reportedly before taking part in IDF drill

A Moroccan air force plane touched down in Israel’s Hatzor Air Base, reportedly to take part in a multinational Israeli Air Force exercise later this month.

Bahrain appoints first-ever ambassador to Israel

Bahrain officially appointed Khaled Yousef al-Jalahmah as the Gulf state's first-ever ambassador to Israel.

Lapid inaugurates UAE embassy on 1st official visit

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid officially inaugurated Israel’s embassy in the UAE, hailing the “historic moment.”

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Statements

The new Polish restitution law is discriminatory and immoral, says EJC President Kantor

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has slammed the passing of a bill by the Polish Senate which would make it far harder for Jews to claim restitution on properties appropriated and stolen during the Holocaust era.

EJC calls on Poland to pull back from unfair, unjust and discriminatory restitution law

The European Jewish Congress calls on Polish authorities to reject a proposed bill which would make it considerably more difficult for Jews to claim restitution on properties appropriated and stolen during the Holocaust era.

Attacks on Jews during recent conflict confirms necessity of IHRA definition, says Dr. Moshe Kantor

During an event held by Tel Aviv University commemorating the fifth anniversary of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said that the recent rise in antisemitism demonstrates why the definition and its examples are so vital.