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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.

Israel opens embassy in Turkmenistan

Eli Cohen became the first Israeli foreign minister to step foot in Turkmenistan in nearly three decades after arriving in the Central Asian country's capital Ashgabat to open an embassy.

Israel ranked 4th happiest country in the world

Israel is the fourth happiest country in the world, according to a report by a UN office on happiness. The study released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network is based on data from global surveys of people in more than 150 countries.

Papua New Guinea to open Jerusalem embassy

According to Foreign Minister Justin Tkachenko, Papua New Guinea is planning to open an embassy in Jerusalem. Israel and Papua New Guinea established diplomatic relations in 1978.

Israel to send earthquake relief to Syria as well as Turkey

Israel is sending aid to Syria as well as Turkey as they grapple with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed over a thousand people in the region.

Israel- Sudan peace deal to be signed later this year

Israel expects to fully normalise ties with Sudan sometime later this year, said Israel's foreign minister after returning from a  diplomatic mission to the Sudanese capital.

Chad opens embassy in Israel 5 years after renewing ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chad President Mehmet Déby inaugurated the African country's embassy in Israel. The move came five years after the two countries restored diplomatic ties. 

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EJC President open letter in Le Point: “President Macron, remove Moshe Kantor from the list of those close to Putin”

In an open letter to the French President, published in the magazine Le Point, the President of the European Jewish Congress defends his predecessor, who has been ‘unfairly targeted’ by the European Union.