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UN Marks 2017 International Day of Happiness [video]

The global event is seen as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in people's lives.

Israel Signs Agreement With China on Foreign Workers and More

Israel and China signed a bouquet of economic agreements that included aviation cooperation, joint laboratories and more.

Syrian Air Force Bombing Damascus

The Syrian Rebels have taken over the eastern side of Damascus and attacked the Russian Embassy.

Two Torah Scrolls Added to Prague’s Old-New Synagogue

The Old New Synagogue or Altneuschul, located in Josefov, Prague, is Europe's oldest active synagogue and the oldest surviving medieval synagogue of twin-nave design.

Netanyahu Meets with Heads of Alibaba, Baidu

Netanyahu touted investing in Israel with its 'unique human capital.'

Norway Tops UN 2017 Global Happiness Rankings, Israel 11th, US 14th

Israel has retained its 11th place – same as last year. When the first UN ranking was issued, in 2012, Israel was in 14th place.

North Korea Tests New Rocket Engine, Another Move Towards Long-Range Missile

North Korea is continuing to test new military weapons even as US Secy of State Rex Tillerson warns diplomatic options are fading.

One Assassinated in Drone Strike Near Quneitra (Syrian Side)

Defense Minister Liberman warned the next Syria fired its missiles at Israel, the IAF would wipe out its air defense system.
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Orly Flights Resume following Terror Attack

Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed on Saturday after he grabbed a soldier, put a gun to his head and told him he wanted to 'die for Allah.'

Coalition Crisis Brewing on Eve of Netanyahu China Trip

On paper, Herzog could cobble a new government with relative ease, should such a vote of no-confidence succeed and the Netanyahu coalition government be toppled – even without new elections.

PM Netanyahu Explains Reason for the Airstrike on Syria

Israel's Ambassador to Russia was summoned following IAF airstrike, as there were reportedly Russian troops near the strike zone.

Nikki Haley Forcing Removal of UN ‘Apartheid’ Report, Agency Head

The report is rife with baseless assertions, very broad generalities, frequent maligning of historic facts and a vehemently biased and outright hostile examination of Israel's legal history.

Israeli Ambassador Presents Credentials to President Putin

Ambassador Koren was born in Riga, in 1973, and made Aliyah at age 13.

Russian Tourism to Israel Up 54%

In 2016 Israel was visited by more than 2.9 million travelers from all over the world.

BMW Team in Israel to Check Out Smart Car R & D, Startups

A number of auto firms from the US, Europe and Asia are already involved in Israel's "smart car revolution."

Trump Cuts State Dept. Budget by 28%, Israel’s Share Intact

Trump originally wanted a 37% reduction in the State Department's budget, but gave in to pressure from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

US Secy of State Tillerson: Rising North Korean Nuke Threat Shows Need for ‘New...

The Secretary reminded reporters the US "has provided $1.35 billion in assistance to North Korea as encouragement to take a different pathway."

Netanyahu, 5 Ministers Set to Travel to China for State Visit

A series of economic agreements are to be signed during the visit that will boost Israeli industry.

Israeli Envoy to Czech Republic Daniel Meron Presents Credentials

Ambassador Meron previously worked at Israeli embassies in the U.S., Norway and Cyprus.

Exit Polls: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Wins Another Term

Dutch PM Mark Rutte, the winner of Holland's general election, is a center-right incumbent who has already served one term.

US Envoy Nikki Haley Outraged by UN Report Maligning Israel as Apartheid State

"Friendly advice -- don't read it without anti-nausea pills," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon.

The Miracle Is Over: Japan Defeats Israel, Proceeds to Baseball World Classic Semifinals

In the bottom of the 5th inning, Weinstein decided to replace Zeid with Dylan Axelrod, and the game went downhill from there.

London ‘Beware of Jews’ Sign was Artistic Project

The artist apologized that his work was mistaken for an anti-Semitic attack.

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