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IDF rescues 2 hostages from south Gaza’s Rafah in daring nighttime operation

The Israel Defense Forces said that Fernando Simon Marman, 61, and Norberto Louis Har, 70, were in good condition after being rescued.

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.

Israel comes third place in FIFA U-20 World cup after victory over South Korea

Israel Football Team finished third and won the bronze medal in the 2023 Under-20 World Cup after defeating South Korea 3-1.

Israel to commemorate non-citizen Jews murdered by antisemites abroad

Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli says it is necessary to fulfill the state's commitment that it will take action to ensure the security of Jewish people and its distressed and captive citizens due to their Judaism or citizenship

President Herzog launches initiative to bridge the gap between Israel and Diaspora

President Isaac Herzog announced the launch of a new initiative to bridge the gap between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, at the opening ceremony of the annual Jewish Federation of North America’s General Assembly.

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European Jewish Congress appalled by decision of European Court of Human Rights to uphold Belgian Shechita ban

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deep concern for the future of viable Jewish community life in Europe after a top European court upheld a ban on Shechita, the Jewish slaughter of animals for meat, imposed by two Belgian regions.