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Israel to send earthquake relief to Syria as well as Turkey

Israel is sending aid to Syria as well as Turkey as they grapple with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed over a thousand people in the region.

Israel- Sudan peace deal to be signed later this year

Israel expects to fully normalise ties with Sudan sometime later this year, said Israel's foreign minister after returning from a  diplomatic mission to the Sudanese capital.

Chad opens embassy in Israel 5 years after renewing ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chad President Mehmet Déby inaugurated the African country's embassy in Israel. The move came five years after the two countries restored diplomatic ties. 

Center for Research on Heritage of Moroccan Judaism inaugurated in El’ad

The Center for Research on the Heritage of Moroccan Judaism was inaugurated in the Israeli city of El'ad, in the presence of deputies, public figures, lawyers, academics, rabbis, as well as the head of the Moroccan liaison office in Tel Aviv, Abderrahim Bayoud.

Israel’s Diaspora Ministry to be renamed for fighting antisemitism

Israel Diaspora Affairs Ministry will change its name to Diaspora Affairs and Combat Antisemitism Ministry. Incoming Minister Amichai Chikli said that the new government "managed to unite various departments dealing with antisemitism and the fight against the delegitimization of Israel under one roof".

Isaac Herzog becomes first Israeli president to visit Bahrain

Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited Bahrain on the first trip by an Israeli head of state to the Gulf kingdom, following the normalisation of relations in 2020. Herzog met with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.

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.

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Dr Ariel Muzicant receives full confidence to lead EJC until end of 2024

EJC General Assembly unanimously confirmed the mandate of Dr. Ariel Muzicant as Interim President until the end of 2024, expressing its complete confidence in his leadership. At the same time, EJC and SACC by EJC budget for 2023 and 2024 was confirmed.