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Benjamin Netanyahu appointed as new Prime Minister of Israel

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister and officially launched a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks. Now, Netanyahu has 28 days to form a government, with a possible extension of ..

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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Fifth Term as Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to head a historic 5th term as Israel’s prime minister with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The results have dimmed hopes of a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With 97.4% of the vote counted, Likud and its ..

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Rafi Eitan who captured Adolf Eichmann passed away

Rafi Eitan, the Mossad agent and canny Israeli spymaster who led the Israeli team that captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann has passed away on 23rd March, 2019. He was 92. The death was confirmed by the Ichilov Medical Center, where Mr. Eitan had been hospitalized. Rafi Eitan is seen as one of the fathers of Israel’s ..

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Sanjay Subrahmanyam wins 2019 Dan David Prize

Renowned Indian historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam has been awarded the Israel’s prestigious Dan David Prize 2019 for his work on inter-cultural encounters between Asians, Europeans and people of North and South America during the early modern era. He won the award in the category of ”past time dimension” for his work in macro history. He will ..

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Natalie Portman awarded with Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize

Natalie Portman, an acclaimed Israeli-born actress and director, has been awarded Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize in recognition of her commitment to social causes and deep connection to her Jewish and Israeli roots. It is announced by the Genesis Prize Foundation on November 7, 2017. The $1 million award, known as “the Jewish Nobel Prize,” is ..

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