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An areal view of the beach in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel, on June 1, 2019.

Israel tourism industry offers free vacations to residents living near Gaza border

Residents of towns near Gaza Strip border have been living under rocket fire for 3 days

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Tourists on the lookout point on the mount of olives look at the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount  in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 12, 2022.

Israel: Record number of Jewish pilgrims visit Temple Mount despite security tensions

'Never before have so many Jewish pilgrims visited the holy site since the time of the Temple'

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Israeli security forces guard the entrance to the central Israeli city of Lod, on May 14, 2021.

Israel Police braces for ‘worst case scenario’ in mixed Arab-Israeli cities

Unlike last year, officials claim that police are now equipped with sufficient riot-control means

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Violences contre les femmes en Israël

Domestic violence in Israel: ‘Victims are no longer afraid to speak out’

Since the beginning of 2022, 492 women were accommodated in shelters, including 190 Arabs

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Rassemblement appelant au retour des dépouilles des soldats israéliens Oron Shaul et Hadar Goldin devant la base de Hakirya à Tel Aviv, le 8 juillet 2021

Families of fallen Israeli soldiers, hostages in Gaza hold 3-day march

'The biggest bluff that recent governments tell... is that efforts are being made to repatriate captives'

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Le président israélien Isaac Herzog lors d'une conférence du Conseil national des étudiants et de la jeunesse d'Israël à Jérusalem, le 8 mai 2022

Israel's Herzog calls for investigation of alleged sex abuse of prison guards

'We must investigate these cases in depth so that everyone responsible is held accountable,' says Herzog

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Manifestation contre le crime à Rahat, 31.07.22

Israel: Silent protest against crime takes place in Rahat

'We live in a feeling of insecurity, on the roads, at work and even in our own homes,' says one protester

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Participants au programme de volontariat dans les services d'urgence israéliens Magen David Adom, le 1 août 2022

Volunteers worldwide participate in Israel's emergency services

'What I liked about this trip was that we were independent, we went to work like all Israelis'

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Israel: President appoints first female officer as military secretary

'You are making history, and you have only made it this far on your own merit,' says President Herzog

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An Israeli army soldier of the Shachar Kachol Ultra-Orthodox Jewish unit, prays at a synagogue at the Nevatim Air force base in the Negev desert

IDF allows ultra-Orthodox to serve in all positions

The recruits will be able to postpone their draft to complete core studies

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Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on July 3, 2022.

Israel: PM Lapid condemns ‘terrible violence directed against women’

'It cannot be that a soldier is raped by a terrorist during her service'

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People shop at an open-air market in the Bedouin town of Rahat in Israel's southern Negev region on June 8, 2021.

Israel: Bedouin city to construct 500 guest houses to attract tourists

The plan also includes launching new cultural festivals in Rahat

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Young Arab girls seen studying during a lesson in the newly opened elementary school in the Arab neighborhood of Umm Tuba, in East Jerusalem. December 13, 2011.

Textbooks with anti-Israel incitement found in east Jerusalem schools

6 east Jerusalem schools placed on conditional license over textbooks praising 'armed struggle' against Israel

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An Israeli prison guard on duty at the Israeli Prison Authorities, Gilboa Prison, in northern Israel, February 28, 2013.

Israeli soldier reveals she was 'handed over to prisoners' at Gilboa

'The people I thought were supposed to be guarding me made sure I was left alone with him - against the rules'

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Israeli police seen on the streets of the central Israeli city of Lod during riots, May 12, 2021.

Israel: Government did not compensate Arab towns for damage during 2021 riots

The Tax Authority claims that the damage in Umm al-Fahm was not due to the Jewish-Arab conflict

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Des membres de l'équipe médico-légale israélienne ouvrent la tombe de Yosef Melamed pour prélever un échantillon d'ADN, au cimetière Nachalat Yitshak à Tel Aviv le 27 juillet 2022

Israel opens new grave connected to the case of disappeared Yemeni children

In the 1950s in Israel, Yemenite children disappeared, with parents claiming their children were 'abducted'

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Students from a school in south Tel Aviv, Israel, attend a Passover seder in the schoolyard, on March 20, 2018.

Israel: Court rejects asylum seekers' claim of segregation in schools

It’s 'upsetting to discover that the court has legalized educational ghettos for black children'

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A vial of smallpox/monkeypox vaccine during a vaccination event at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors, Florida, United States, on July 12, 2022.

Israel receives first shipment of monkeypox vaccines

WHO Europe forecasts over 27,000 monkeypox cases in 88 countries by August 2

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Jews pray at the mixed-gender prayer section at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, January 3, 2018.

Israel: Government bans gender barriers in Western Wall egalitarian area

The southern prayer area of the Western Wall is designated for mixed prayer

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View of a construction site in the central city of Be'er Ya'akov, Israel, on February 22, 2022.

Israeli gov’t launches program to encourage long-term rentals

Leases will be extended to at least 10 years and will be subject to a rent-discount restriction

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Le ministre israélien des Finances Avigdor Liberman lors d'une conférence de presse dans son bureau à Jérusalem, le 11 mai 2022

Israeli teachers demand higher salaries from FM Lieberman

Protesters held signs reading 'I can’t end the month,' 'Fair wage for teachers,' and 'Lieberman, wake up!'

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A 2003 electron microscope image showing mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.

Israel: Health Ministry announces guidelines for receiving monkeypox vaccine

'If we act properly, it is possible to prevent a larger epidemic by taking preventive measures'

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Israel's Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton attends a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 9, 2022.

Israeli schools lack nearly 6,000 teachers - Education Ministry

The highest shortage is reported among English and math teachers

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Participants kiss during the annual Pride parade in Jerusalem, on June 2, 2022.

First same-sex couple surrogacy underway in Israel

Surrogate pregnancies were first made available to LGBT couples on January 11