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Erdogan Formally Approves Turkey’s Normalization Deal With Israel

Turkey's Pres. Erdogan has signed off on the normalization agreement between his country and Israel. Next steps: payment of compensation and exchange of ambassadors.

Israel Envoy to Egypt David Govrin Presents Credentials, Begins Work in Cairo [video]

Four years after a rioting mob tore apart the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, a new envoy formally presents his credentials to Egypt's Pres. El-Sisi and begins work.

Russia Denies Plan for Israel-Palestinian Authority Summit in Moscow

The Kremlin denies there are any specific plans to hold a summit between Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders this fall.

Israeli Ministers Advocate for Better Incorporation of Zionism in School Curriculum

Israel's prime minister and education minister agree on the need to instill comprehensive Zionist values in the nation's school curriculum.

211 New Immigrants Flee to Israel From War-Torn Ukraine

More than 200 new immigrants arrived on aliyah from eastern Ukraine, the 19th IFCJ flight since Dec. 2014.

Netanyahu Responds to UN Special Envoy’s Statement on the “Illegality” of Settlements

Netanyahu said, "The UN envoy to the Middle East’s remarks to the Security Council distort history and international law and drive peace even further away."

BOI Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for September

The Bank of Israel kept the interest rate unchanged for the month of September 2016.

Hundreds of New Hotel Rooms Slated for Jerusalem as Tourist Demand Skyrockets

Hundreds of new hotel rooms are slated for development in the capital in the near future, as tourism to Jerusalem continues to skyrocket.

Liberman: No Negotiations With Hamas Over IDF Soldiers’ Bodies

DM Liberman says Israel will not negotiate with Hamas in Gaza, and there will be no compromises over two IDF soldiers' bodies held hostage by the terror group.

Busy Traffic at Gaza-Israel Border Crossings

There is no blockade at the Israel-Gaza border: it operates like any other international border, with normal hours and inspections.

New Management: Liberman Says Soldiers Shouldn’t Have to Consult a Lawyer on the Battlefield

The loud and clear statement from the Defense Minister that he will back his soldiers rather than sic lawyers at them will likely go a long way to improve IDF morale.

Swedish Zionist Federation Assembles Pro-Israel Rally

The Zionist Federation in Sweden held its fifth annual rally under the theme, 'Taking Back Zionism.'

Palestinian Authority (Again) Rejects New Attempt at Final Status Talks

Once again the Palestinian Authority turns down a chance to negotiate directly for its own state, this time in Moscow.

‘Tent-In’ Protest Planned in Galilee Over Development Cutbacks

Galilee residents are planning a protest over cutbacks in crucial development funds.

Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer Dies at Age 80

Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer has passed away at the age of 80.

Agriculture Minister: Israeli Farmers Will Export Cannabis in Two Years

The program regulating the medical cannabis industry was approved by the Israeli government some two months ago.

Israel Pays GPS App Waze to Push Periphery Tourism

The initiative is part of a new Waze campaign of the ministry to promote Israel's more remote site to potential visitors.

Former Defense Minister Binyamin ‘Fuad’ Ben-Eliezer in Hospital

Former DM Ben-Eliezer was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center.

Netanyahu OKs Major Road Works on Shabbat with Tacit Haredi Approval

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse.

Analysis: Bennett Defending Bibi from Barak While Bibi Tells Buji He’ll Dump Bennett if...

Israeli media and political experts spent the past week trying to figure out what in God's good name Bibi's former defense minister was talking about.

UN Demanding Diplomatic Immunity for Hamas Agent

Israel’s UN envoy Danny Danon was contacted by the UN legal office which claimed that UN employees are entitled to diplomatic immunity from prosecution by local authorities and that Borsch should receive UNDP visitors.

Operation Safari Rescuing Gaza Beasts Completed at Erez Crossing

Over the last two years, the ministry transferred lions, a horse and other animals.

President Rivlin Tours Gaza Border Communities, Praises IDF Operational Power

President Rivlin pointed that “two of our sons remained behind after the war which took place two years ago. The State of Israel has a moral responsibility to bring back Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.”

Bennett Touts Education Ministry’s Service to Kindergartners, Special Ed

Bennett pledged that his ministry would combat ethnic discrimination in the enrollment process of all educational institutions, particularly the ultra-Orthodox.

Putin, Netanyahu, Talk Peace Process on Phone

A week ago, Putin’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, discussed advancing Palestinian-Israeli peace talks with Abbas in Amman.

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