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Russian Diplomats Offer April Fools’ Day Prank

6 Nisan 5777 – April 1, 2017
According to AP, a ministry duty officer who maintained his or her anonymity, confirmed that it was an 'official joke.'

Germans Pay Heir of Jewish Art Collector, Keep Stolen Kirchner Painting

In return for the $1.28 million check, Hess's heir consented to keeping the Kirchner painting where it is.

Belgian Province to Ban Kosher Slaughter

4 Nisan 5777 – March 31, 2017
Denmark, Switzerland and New Zealand already prohibit kosher slaughter.

Spa for the Soul: New Mikvah in Nigeria

'We wanted the place to look relaxing and modern.'

UN Humanitarian Agency Slams Hamas Over Israel Border Closure

Hamas is continuing to refuse to allow Gazans to leave the territory and is keeping the border closed.

Slovak President Welcomed to Israel

It's the first visit to the Jewish State by a leader of Slovakia in nearly 20 years.

In Northeast India, Bnei Menashe Prepare Matzah for Passover

4 Nisan 5777 – March 30, 2017
Each village priest would recite ancient prayers, such as “Miriam’s Song,” echoing the Biblical account of the Exodus and its aftermath.

Build Bridges, Not Boycotts: Round Two

“We should Boycott North Korea, we should Sanction Iran, and we should Divest from Syria,” Ambassador Haley told the packed General Assembly Hall.

President Kiska of Slovakia to Rivlin: I Considered Converting to Judaism

'I saw how all the Jewish community was united. I saw this unique value of trying to be together to help.'

Brexit Begins: PM Theresa May Triggers Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty

3 Nisan 5777 – March 29, 2017
"This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back," the prime minister said.

PA Wants UN to Investigate ‘Incitement’ in Israeli Textbooks

Is it appropriate to engage in pranks several days ahead of April Fools Day?

Israel, Nicaragua, Announce Renewal of Diplomatic Ties

The relations between the two countries were severed following the 2010 Gaza flotilla.

European Parliament Group Supports Judea and Samaria against BDS

Settlements representatives signed a joint declaration with Members of the European Parliament to stop the funding of terrorism and reduce trade barriers facing Jewish pioneers in Judea and Samaria.

IAF, UAE Both Fly in Hellenic Iniohos 2017 ‘Red Flag’ Aerial Exercise

The exercise involves the Israel Air Force as well as those of the United States, the UAE and Italy, and lasts 11 days.

US Leads Boycott Against UN Attempt to Create Binding Nuclear Ban

"We cannot... protect our people by allowing bad actors to have them and those of us who are good not to have them.”

New Israelis Arrive From Ukraine on IFCJ ‘Freedom Flight’

The start of a new life in Israel, "a strong and independent country," is a rescue for olim from Ukraine.

IAI Inks $200M Deal in Asia

2 Nisan 5777 – March 28, 2017
This order is a followup to a previous similar contract by the same customer, IAI said.

AIPAC Conference Celebrates Judea and Samaria Anniversary

"We are committed to doing everything in our power to strengthen the Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria," said Rabbi Ben Dahan.

Wizz Air Expands Low-Fare Flights from Israel

Wizz Air also announced that the new routes would operate twice a week.

Holocaust Survivor, 86, Returning to Auschwitz with IDF Officers

'I never wished to return to that place of our degradation and annihilation, but to return in the company of our noblest, bravest of the brave – our IDF soldiers, makes my spirit soar with pride and hope.'

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