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Israeli cabinet approves national remembrance day for October 7 massacre

The annual memorial will be marked by two state ceremonies honoring the memory of the servicemen and women who fell in the ongoing war against Hamas and the civilians murdered during Hamas’s brutal incursion.

Israeli government names Michal Cotler-Wunsh as Israel’s special envoy for combating antisemitism

“At a time of growing polarization, intersecting global and local challenges, and the blurring of lines between online hate and real-world harm, I accept the position of Israel’s special envoy for combating antisemitism,” announced Cotler-Wunsh.

Israeli aid groups assist Morocco in earthquake aftermath

Israeli humanitarian aid groups SmartAID, IsraAID, United Hatzalah and NATAN Worldwide Disaster Relief have dispatched teams to Morocco to help locals.

Israeli delegation attends UN heritage conference in Saudi Arabia

An Israeli delegation arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend a U.N. conference on world heritage sites. The delegation is led by the head of Israel’s Antiquities Authority.

Papua New Guinea opens embassy in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime MInister said the new embassy would make it easier to develop agriculture, health, water and technology projects with Papua New Guinea.

Israel opens Bahrain embassy three years after normalising ties

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen attended an official ceremony for the opening of the diplomatic mission during a visit to Bahrain which included a delegation of businessmen and government officials.

Head of Moroccan senate to make official visit to Knesset

Mayara’s trip will mark the first visit by a Moroccan leader to Israel’s legislative body, as well as being one of the most high-level visits by a foreign Muslim politician to Knesset.

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European Jewish Congress expresses solidarity with Israel and condemns Iranian attack on Jewish State

We urge the European Union and its member states to totally isolate Iran economically and politically from the international family of nations by strongly enforcing and extending sanctions against the Islamic Republic.