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Tel Aviv set to become first city with electric roads that charge public transportation

The city of Tel Aviv is working on creating wireless electric roads to charge and power public transportation in the city.

Israir Operates First Israeli Flight To Bahrain

The first direct commercial flight from Israel to Bahrain has successfully taken place. An Israir-operated flight took off from Tel Aviv and flew direct to Manama, Bahrain’s capital.

Armenia has reportedly inaugurated its embassy in Israel one year after deciding to upgrade diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.

The opening of the Armenian Embassy in Tel Aviv, initially slated for the beginning of this year, was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

President Rivlin wishes Jews around the world a happy New Year

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, President Reuven Rivlin addressed his wishes to Jewish communities around the world remembering the Fifth World Holocaust Forum and wishing for a return to normal life in the coming year, and a strengthening of bonds between Israel and the Diaspora.

At Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s population hits 9.25 million

On the eve of the Jewish New Year, Israel’s population stands at 9.246 million people, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported, marking an annual population growth rate of 1.6 percent (150,000 people).

Netanyahu flies to Washington to sign historic peace deals with UAE and Bahrain

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed for Washington to attend a ceremony at the White House at which he will sign declarations of normalization and peace with senior ministers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Bahrain agrees to normalize relations with Israel

Bahrain agreed to establish formal relations with Israel in advance of historic signing in Washington of an accord to normalize ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

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Statements

Five Jews who made a splash in Israel in 5780

The European Jewish Congress is proud and honoured to announce that Dr. Moshe Kantor has been recognised as one of five Jewish leaders who shaped the year 5780 by the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and warmly congratulates him for this outstanding recognition.

Major Jewish organizations launch unified position on tackling antisemitism online

The European Jewish Congress, along with major Jewish organizations working with the EU institutions, has launched a unified position on tackling antisemitism online, in response to the Digital Services Act consultation by the European Commission.

EJC President calls on the Portuguese Parliament not to harm the Sephardi citizenship law

EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor has written to the President of the Portuguese Parliament calling on him to ensure that a law passed in 2013 which provides Sephardi Jews with the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship is not harmed by recent attempts to pass amendments which would damage the applicability, intention and spirit of the original law.