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President Herzog to Diaspora Jews on Rosh Hashana: “Israel is your home away from home”

Israeli President Isaac Herzog published a special message to the Jewish communities of the Diaspora ahead of the High Holidays.

Israeli airline Israir to start flights to Morocco in July

Israeli airline Israir announced it would start flights from Tel Aviv to Marrakesh next month following an improvement of ties in recent months between Israel and Morocco.

“Aliyah Super Week” brings 500 immigrants from over 20 countries to Israel

In what the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) has dubbed "Aliyah Super Week," 500 new immigrants from over 20 countries are set to arrive in Israel the end of the week, the agency reported.

Residents of Arab towns offer food and drink to Jews returning from Mt. Meron

Residents in the Arab-majority towns of Tamra, Jish, Yarka and Peki’in in Northern Israel offered food and drink to Jewish evacuees from the tragedy at Mt. Meron.

Israel to Start Reopening to Tourism, Beginning in May

Israel will begin admitting vaccinated tourists into the country at the end of May and has announced the launch of a global campaign to encourage as many people as possible to visit this year, Israeli Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen said.

Israel drops outdoor face masks after 61% of citizens get first COVID-19 vaccine shot

Israelis stepped out into the streets unmasked for the first time in a year amid a further easing of COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Ahead of 73rd Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s population stands at 9.3 million

Ahead of Israel’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary, the population of the Jewish state stands at 9,327,000, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced.

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Statements

Dr. Moshe Kantor: “The struggle against racism cannot be hijacked by antisemites”

"The Durban Conference, its participants and its resolutions can never be anti-racist if they exclude Jews and Jewish experiences of racism. No single one of the 27 member states of the EU must gratify it with its presence," writes EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor in an Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post.