Life in Israel


Israeli PM Bennett meets with UAE Crown Prince in historic first

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departed to Abu Dhabi to meet with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the first trip by an Israeli prime minister to the United Arab Emirates.

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.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration 2022

The EJC will host its annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration on 26 January 2022, in partnership with the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF).