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As 5777 Rolls In, Israel’s Population at 8.585 Million

About 189 thousand babies were born in Israel in 5776, and an estimated 46 thousand passed away.

Large First Temple Period Gate-Shrine Excavated in Central Israel

Minister Miri Regev said “the uncovering of these finds joins a long list of discoveries that enlighten us about our historic past, a past that is manifested in our country’s soil and in the writings of the Book of Books.”

Obama, the Clintons and the Pope to Attend Shimon Peres’ Funeral

President Obama wrote: "There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people.

Shimon Peres Dead at 93

During a political career that spanned 73 years, Peres served as prime minister, president, and Knesset member for 47 consecutive years, the longest anyone has served in the Israeli parliament. H

Israel’s 9th President Shimon Peres Dead at 93

Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres, who took part in establishing Israel's security apparatus and served 48 consecutive years as MK passed away following a stroke.

Peres Family Members Summoned to President’s Bedside for Final Goodbye

The situation took a severe turn for the worse on Tuesday, Peres' neurological condition rapidly deteriorating.

Israeli Nuclear Technology On Display at 60th IAEA Conference in Vienna

Israel's Atomic Energy Commission opens a pavilion to exhibit its civilian nuclear technology at the 60th IAEA General Conference in Vienna.

Facing Lawmakers in Ukraine: Rivlin Warns ‘We Must Recognize Anti-Semitism’

Pres. Reuven Rivlin told Ukraine lawmakers that no interest will ever supersede the importance of recognizing anti-Semitism for what it is.

Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked in Shuafat

The windshield of the lead car on the Jerusalem Light Rail was damaged in a stoning attack.

Israeli Injured in Firebombing Attack

Road terror has resulted in one Israeli injury and a damaged windshield in the Binyamin region.

Rivlin Tells Ukraine Parliament ‘My Thoughts Are With My Friend, Shimon Peres’

Israeli President Rivlin told Ukraine's lawmakers in a special session that his thoughts are "with my friend, Shimon Peres."

Russian Deputy PM Surveys Israeli Farming Technology

Russia's deputy prime minister visited Israel's agricultural research center with Minister Uri Ariel.

NY Senator Chuck Schumer Slams BDS as ‘Modern Anti-Semitism’

NY Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer slams BDS as "modern-day anti-Semitism."

Wine Industry’s ‘Wine Spectator’ Praises Israel’s Wines

The Wine Spectator praised Israel's growing wine industry in its October 2016 cover story.

Israelis Ignore Warnings, Flock to Turkey for High Holiday Vacation

"Israeli tourists by now have figured that every place is dangerous, which is why economic considerations overcome security concerns."

UPDATE: Serious Deterioration in Peres’ Condition, Brain Damage Irreversible

His medical team is afraid of an approaching collapse of his systems since there hasn't been a significant improvement in his condition.

Netanyahu to Cabinet: Obama and I Have Disagreed, But Our Countries’ Ties Are Strong

"Something is happening now, an unprecedented flourishing of our international relations with the countries of the world," Netanyahu said.

Judea, Samaria, Golan Communities Bypassing BDS, Taking Products Directly to US Consumers

Three months ago, a similar program was held in Moscow, and many more such events are anticipated worldwide in the coming months.

Former Commander of Gaza Division: Azaria Shot Because He Felt Threatened

When asked in cross examination to describe Azaria's shooting, Zakai testified, "I've seen in my life people who shot just to kill. To my delight, none of them were IDF soldiers."

Jerusalem Mayor Awards Pollard Gold Pin in NY Chance Meeting

Barkat told the Pollards, "Since Jonathan is not allowed to go to Jerusalem, the eternal city of the Jewish people will come to him in New York or anywhere else in the world."

Update: Lockdown Removed After Suspected Infiltration into Kochav Yaakov/Tel Zion [video]

Tel Zion is in lockdown after security saw someone hop the fence into the town.

Road Terror Heats Up: Double Paint-Bottle Attack on Israeli Bus Near Tekoa

Arab terrorists are ramping up attacks against Jewish neighbors in Judea and Samaria.

Arab Firebombing Attack on Israeli Bus Near Kiryat Arba

An Israeli public bus was firebombed by Arabs near Kiryat Arba.

Maryland Governor Announces MOU Between University of Maryland, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The governor of Maryland is heading a week-long trade mission to Israel from his state.

OECD Global Education Industry Summit Kicks Off in Jerusalem

For the first time ever, Israel is hosting the OECD Global Education Industry Summit.

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