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Diplomacy
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid during their meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States, on September 20, 2022.

Turkey appoints new Israeli envoy, first in 4 years

Sakir Ozkan Torunlar is a career diplomat, being the Turkish Consul General in Jerusalem from 2010 to 2013

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Economy
Illustration photo of Israel's 200 New Israeli Shekel bill, February 7, 2016.

Israel's central bank chief: Country 'likely to avoid a recession'

The central bank raised its benchmark interest rate five times since April to a decade high of 2.75 percent

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Politics
Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid at the memorial ceremony for the martyrs of the Yom Kippur War, on Mount Herzl, Israel, October 6, 2022.

Israel's Lapid during Yom Kippur War ceremony: 'We must prepare together'

'The victims of the Yom Kippur War did not fall so that Israeli society would fall apart from the inside'

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Diplomacy
Israeli soldiers enter their military base at Rosh Hanikra, known in Lebanon as Ras al-Naqura, at the border between the two countries, on October 4, 2022.

Israel rejects Lebanon's requested changes to maritime draft deal

Lebanon proposed several changes to the deal that Israel's Lapid rejected

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Defense
Israeli military conducting a raid in the West Bank, October 5-6, 2022.

'Break the Wave': 4 arrested in overnight West Bank raid

Israeli forces were met with stones and Molotov cocktails and responded with counter-protest measures

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Politics
Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote in the Likud primaries, at a polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 10, 2022.

Israel's Netanyahu released from hospital after fainting on Yom Kippur

'Netanyahu is back to full activity and is already on his way to his morning walk,' says a statement

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Politics
Head of the Balad party MK Sami Abu Shehadeh attends the Election committee meeting on the disqualifying of the the Balad party from running in the upcoming Israeli elections, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, September 29, 2022.

Israel: Arab party Balad appeals disqualification

Adalah drafted the appeal against last Thursday's Balad disqualification

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Defense
Israeli soldiers surround a Palestinian house during a raid in the village of Deir al-Hatab near the West Bank city of Nablus, on October 5, 2022.

West Bank: Israel arrests suspected Hamas member

Salman Imran is suspected of attacking a Jewish school bus in the West Bank

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Society
Bird's eye view of the beach promenade in the coastal city of Bat Yam, Israel, on August 2, 2021.

Israel: Mob attacks Arab motorists in Bat Yam during Yom Kippur

Reports say residents of Bat Yam believed the Arab men were in the city to disturb the peace

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Politics
Opposition head Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to testify before the Meron Disaster Inquiry Committee, in Jerusalem, on July 21, 2022.

Israel: Netanyahu taken to hospital over Yom Kippur

Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu was fasting and at synagogue at the time he felt unwell

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Politics
Culture and Sports Minister, Chili Tropper speaks during a press conference ahead of Independence Day ceremony, in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 6, 2022.

Israeli minister defends Lebanon deal in i24NEWS interview

'At the end of the day it is a good agreement,' Sports and Culture Minister Hili Tropper says

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Archeology
Gold coins discovered in northern Israel.

Israel: Cache of 44 gold coins discovered hidden in wall

Original owner of treasure likely feared invading Umayyad warriors, and did not return for hidden wealth

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Sport
Joueurs du Maccabi Haifa après le match contre le Paris Saint-Germain de France au stade Sammy Ofer de Haïfa, le 14 septembre 2022

Maccabi Haifa kicks off at Juventus after Yom Kippur

The team's schedule was brought forward several hours due to the Jewish holiday

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Culture
People walk near the Old City walls on Yom Kippur eve, the Day of Atonement, and the holiest of Jewish holidays. Israel came to a standstill for 25-hours during the high holiday of Yom Kippur when observant Jews fast and Israelis are prohibited from driving. October 8, 2019.

Israel: The whole country prepares for Yom Kippur

Security forces remain on alert during holiday due to recent tensions and violence in West Bank

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Diplomacy
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, right, meets with David Schenker, then US assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, at the presidential palace, in Baabda east of Beirut, Lebanon, September 10, 2019.

Chances of Hezbollah war 'still remain very high' - US envoy

Israel-Lebanon maritime border proposal 'does nothing to lower or alleviate tensions along the blue line'

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Culture
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man blows a shofar at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, on August 28, 2017.

Explainer: Yom Kippur - the holiest day in Judaism

Here’s everything you need to know leading up to Judaism's holiest day

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Diplomacy
Prime Minister Yair Lapid in a video call with representatives of the European Union, October 3, 2022.

Israel, EU renew dialogue for first time in over a decade

'The fact that we are convening it now is the correction of a historical mistake,' says Lapid

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Diplomacy
وزير الأمن الإسرائيلي بيني غانتس في زيارة الى اذربيجان 3/10/2022

Israel’s DM Gantz visits Azerbaijan to talk security, diplomatic ties

'This visit was not surprising, just evidence that relations between Israel and Azerbaijan remain strong'

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Politics
MK Amichai Chikli at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on February 7, 2022.

Israel: Rebel lawmaker appeals election disqualification

Chikli and Likud write 'the injustice caused to former MK Chikli screams to the heavens'

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Diplomacy
The logo of French oil and gas company TotalEnergies is seen on an oil and gas station in Berlin, Germany, on April 29, 2022.

Report: Israel, TotalEnergies hold talks on gas field off Lebanon

Prospects for the Qana field are at the heart of US-mediated efforts to demarcate a maritime border

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Defense
Metal placards in the shape of soldiers stand on the memorial site of the battle of Tel Saki, one of the first of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in the Golan Heights on Israel's northern border with Syria, May 21, 2013.

The day of atonement Israel will never forget

Israelis were caught almost totally by surprise when sirens wailed across the country on October 6, 1973

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Politics
Passengers, holding their Palestinian passports, sit in a waiting room on the Jordanian side of the King Hussein Bridge (also known as Allenby Bridge) crossing between the West Bank and Jordan on July 19, 2022.

Exclusive: Plan to open Allenby crossing 24/7 facing challenges

i24NEWS obtained a letter that may throw a wrench in Israel's plans to extend Allenby's operating hours

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Politics
Labor leader and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli at a conference of Channel 13 News company in Jerusalem on July 26, 2022.

Israel: Transportation minister's security beefed up after death threats

After Michaeli vowed that Tel Aviv's light rail will operate on the Sabath

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Politics
Le ministre des Affaires étrangères Yaïr Lapid et le leader de l'opposition Benyamin Netanyahou à la Knesset le 8 novembre 2021.

Netanyahu, Lapid trade barbs over Lebanon talks

Netanyahu accuses Lapid of caving in before Hezbollah, Lapid retorts