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Israel rescues four hostages held by Hamas in Gaza

Four Israeli hostages who were held by Hamas were rescued in a military operation of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Shin Bet and the Israeli police counter terrorism unit.

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.

Israel wins first-ever gold medal at rhythmic gymnastics world championships

Israel won its first-ever gold medal at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Valencia, Spain.

Sierra Leone to open embassy in Jerusalem

“As part of efforts to strengthen the warm relationship between the two nations, his excellency President Julius Maada Bio expressed his readiness to establish an Embassy of Sierra Leone in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel,” the Presidency of Sierra Leone posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Paraguay moves its Israeli embassy back to Jerusalem

Paraguay’s newly-elected president Santiago Peña announced that he is moving his country’s embassy back to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The move is expected to take place by the end of this year. 

One million Israelis have visited UAE since the Abraham Accords

There are currently more than 200 weekly flights between the countries, with 88 from Ben Gurion to Dubai and 22 to Abu Dhabi, operated by Emirates, Flydubai and EL AL.

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European Jewish Congress shocked by ICC prosecutor’s demand to arrest Israeli leaders

The European Jewish Congress is appalled by the decision of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on alleged war crimes charges.