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News and updates about Cyprus

Lebanon:

Cyprus Embassy suspends visa, legalization applications

Following threats by Hezollah leader, Cyprus Embassy announces pause on some documentation for those in Lebanon.

Cyprus Embassy suspends visa, legalization applications

Cyprus' President responds to Nasrallah

Cyprus’ President Nikos Christodoulides says his country is "not part of the problem" after Hezbollah leader warned Cyprus not to assist Israel.

Cyprus' President responds to Nasrallah

Nasrallah threatens Cyprus

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah warned that if Cyprus would assist Israel in a war against his organization it would 'deal with Cyprus as if it were part of the war.'

Nasrallah threatens Cyprus

Aid for Gaza loaded onto a ship in Cyprus

The aid is expected to be the first cargo to be delivered using the new US pier built to expedite supplies to Gaza.

Aid for Gaza loaded onto a ship in Cyprus

Cyprus-Gaza aid corridor inaugurated

Cypriot initiative will allow increase of humanitarian aid to Gaza, security checks will be carried out in accordance with Israeli standards, Foreign Min. spokesman says.

Cyprus-Gaza aid corridor inaugurated

Proposal:

Gaza aid will be shipped from Cyprus

US military team arrived in Israel with the goal of creating a mechanism that would bypass Hamas and allow humanitarian aid to reach Gazan civilians.

Gaza aid will be shipped from Cyprus

Hint to Turkey:

Israel strengthening ties with Cyprus

Israel announced that the submarine electric cable project to directly connect to Cyprus and Europe will be launched this year.

Israel strengthening ties with Cyprus

Israel grants initial approval for Cyprus-Gaza sea corridor

Foreign Minister: 'The world promised us they were building a new Singapore – they used the money to build terror tunnels.'

Israel grants initial approval for Cyprus-Gaza sea corridor

Report:

2 Iranian agents planning attacks on Jews arrested in Cyprus

For 3rd time in 2 years, and Iranian attempt to commit a terroris attack Jewish and Israeli targets in Cyprus has been foiled.

2 Iranian agents planning attacks on Jews arrested in Cyprus

Mother of four killed in Cyprus bicycle accident

Tovi Arens-Carmon, mother of four daughters, is named as Israeli killed in Cyprus bicycle accident.

Mother of four killed in Cyprus bicycle accident

Israeli & Greek PMs meet, discuss expansion of Abraham Accords

PM Netanyahu meets with Greek PM Mitsotakis in Cyprus, discussing expansion of Abraham Accords, climate crisis, and Iranian threat.

Israeli & Greek PMs meet, discuss expansion of Abraham Accords

Netanyahu in Cyprus:

Western civilization is Greek culture and Judaism fused together

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcomed to Cyprus by Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides.

Western civilization is Greek culture and Judaism fused together

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Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives in Cyprus

The Prime Minister was welcomed by Cypriot Defense Minister Michalis Giorgallas and Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus Oren Anolik.

Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives in Cyprus

Turkish newspaper:

'Chabad spys for Mossad'

The Millî Gazete cited a Northern Cypriot official who claimed the Chassidic sect works with the mafia and collects intelligence for Israel.

'Chabad spys for Mossad'

Cyprus backs Israel's claims on failed Iranian attack

Cypriot official says local investigations support claims by Mossad that Iranian-backed hit squad planned to kill Israelis in Cyprus.

Cyprus backs Israel's claims on failed Iranian attack

Op-ed:

The Mossad thwarts Iran, the world shrugs

Iran is hell-bent on killing Israelis, but the Mossad's latest success could have its would-be perpetrators and leaders more deterred Op-ed.

The Mossad thwarts Iran, the world shrugs

Israeli girl killed in Cyprus accident

Six-year-old Israeli girl killed on Cyprus beach.

Israeli girl killed in Cyprus accident

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Mossad abducted leader of terror squad in Iran to thwart attack

Mossad reveals new information about Iranian plot to attack Jewish, Israeli targets in Cyprus.

Mossad abducted leader of terror squad in Iran to thwart attack

Volunteer EMT saves life of British tourist on Cyprus vacation

Israeli EMT on vacation in Cyprus saves the life of another guest at her hotel. 'I'm grateful we were able to revive her.'

Volunteer EMT saves life of British tourist on Cyprus vacation

Netanyahu:

'We acted in Iran and will continue'

Israel confirmed that Iran's Revolutionary Guards implicated in yet another plot to attack Jews and Israelis on foreign soil.

'We acted in Iran and will continue'

After four years, Haifa airport resumes international operations

First direct flight from Haifa to Cyprus takes off after 4 years during which the airport did not operate international commercial flights.

After four years, Haifa airport resumes international operations

Beginning in June: Direct flights from Haifa to Cyprus

First flight expected to take off on June 22, with route operating until after fall holidays.

Beginning in June: Direct flights from Haifa to Cyprus

FM to President of Cyprus:

'Blacklist IRGC as a terrorist organization'

FM Eli Cohen meets President of Cyprus. The two discussed, among other things, Iranian terrorism and its consequences for the region.

'Blacklist IRGC as a terrorist organization'

Herzog to Cyprus' Pres.:

'Your power emanates from your deep courage'

President Isaac Herzog awards Israel's highest civil honor to Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades.

'Your power emanates from your deep courage'

Report: Israel to sell Iron Dome to Cyprus

Greek newspaper reports Cyprus, Israel have already signed agreements on purchase of short-range missile defense system.

Report: Israel to sell Iron Dome to Cyprus

Defense Min.: 'Islamic Jihad in Gaza is a violent Iranian proxy'

'The great bond between Israel and Cyprus is based on shared values and interests,' Defense Min. Gantz stresses.

Defense Min.: 'Islamic Jihad in Gaza is a violent Iranian proxy'

Israel, Cyprus, sign defense exports agreements

'Agreements reflect close relations with Cyprus, indicate joint goal to protect soldiers’ lives,' Defense Min. official says.

Israel, Cyprus, sign defense exports agreements

Israeli team to join firefighting efforts in Cyprus

Israel sends firefighting planes, equipment, to aid Cyprus in battling blazes.

Israeli team to join firefighting efforts in Cyprus

PA chairman threatens legal action against Israel

PA chairman visits Cyprus, says he's ready to join any peace initiative based on international legitimacy.

PA chairman threatens legal action against Israel

Earthquake in Cyprus also felt in Israel

Citizens report earthquake in northern and in Jerusalem. The source is a magnitude 4.8 earthquake in Cyprus.

Earthquake in Cyprus also felt in Israel

"Chariots of Fire":

IDF ends month-long war games in Cyprus

The IDF's month-long multifront exercise, "Chariots of Fire", has come to a successful conclusion after an intensive drill in Cyprus.

IDF ends month-long war games in Cyprus

Mediterranean war games:

Dozens of IAF fighter jets simulate long-distance attack

The drill comes as part of the largest-ever IDF exercise spanning all army units and a month-long preparation for offensive maneuvers.

Dozens of IAF fighter jets simulate long-distance attack

Gantz in Cyprus:

'We have an army that is ready for challenges that lie ahead'

Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits Cyprus for drill taking part of IDF's large-scale month-long exercise.

'We have an army that is ready for challenges that lie ahead'

IDF Chief attends “Beyond the Horizon” exercise in Cyprus

Chief of Staff Gen. Aviv Kohavi, meets Chief of the Cypriot National Guard, discusses Israel and Cyprus' shared security challenges.

IDF Chief attends “Beyond the Horizon” exercise in Cyprus

FM Lapid to hold trilateral meeting in Greece

Foreign Min. Lapid will travel to Greece, hold trilateral meeting with Greek, Cypriot counterparts.

FM Lapid to hold trilateral meeting in Greece

Cypriot military chief arrives for first visit to Israel

Israeli, Cypriot, militaries discuss shared security challenges, focus on opportunities to expand cooperation.

Cypriot military chief arrives for first visit to Israel

Herzog begins official visit in Cyprus

President received at Presidential Palace in Nicosia. “The Cyprus-Israel relationship is a pillar of Mediterranean stability."

Herzog begins official visit in Cyprus

Late Bronze Age:

Lead ingots found along Israel's coast link Cyprus and Sardinia

Shipwrecked cargo dating back 3,200 years proves significant trading links in Mediterranean basin.

Lead ingots found along Israel's coast link Cyprus and Sardinia

President Herzog to visit Greece, Cyprus

Israeli president to meet Greek PM and president, leaders of Jewish community, followed by visit to Cyprus.

President Herzog to visit Greece, Cyprus

Trilateral meeting for military cooperation held in Greece

Head of the IDF Strategic Planning and Cooperation Directorate participates in trilateral meeting with Greece and Cyprus.

Trilateral meeting for military cooperation held in Greece

Earthquake in Cyprus also felt in Israel

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Cyprus also felt in Israel. No injuries or damages reported.

Earthquake in Cyprus also felt in Israel

UK woman who accused Israelis of gang rape exonerated

Cypriot supreme court accepts appeal of British woman who was convicted of falsely accusing 12 Israelis of gang rape.

UK woman who accused Israelis of gang rape exonerated

Earthquake in Cyprus also felt in Israel

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake which hit Cyprus also felt in Israel. No reports of injuries or damages.

Earthquake in Cyprus also felt in Israel

New COVID variant sequenced: 'Deltacron'

25 cases of new mutation discovered in Cyprus. Strain is a combination of Delta and Omicron.

New COVID variant sequenced: 'Deltacron'

Toddler dies after bacterial outbreak in Cypriot Chabad

Multiple children ill from suspected meningococcal bacterial infection in Limassol daycare. 2-year-old to be flown to Israel for treatment.

Toddler dies after bacterial outbreak in Cypriot Chabad

The extinction of Jewish heritage in northern Cyprus

The Turkish invasion brought with it destruction to non-Muslim historic sites, such as relics of Jewish life since the Temple era .Op-ed.

The extinction of Jewish heritage in northern Cyprus

Iran behind attempt to assassinate Israeli businessmen?

A 38-year-old Russian national is believed to have planned the killings of a number of Israeli millionaires in Cyprus.

Iran behind attempt to assassinate Israeli businessmen?

Cyprus Honors American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris

AJC CEO given country's top award for his service in expanding its ties with Israel and the United States.

Cyprus Honors American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris

New Zealand and Cyprus join boycott of Durban IV

16 countries are now boycotting the 20th anniversary commemoration of the widely condemned 2001 Durban conference.

New Zealand and Cyprus join boycott of Durban IV

Israeli team departs to assist fire fighting in Cyprus

Joint Israeli Air Force and Israeli Fire and Rescue Services delegation leaves to help combat fires in Cyprus.

Israeli team departs to assist fire fighting in Cyprus

IDF to hold large-scale exercise in Cyprus

Month-long exercise to include week-long Cyprus component, stretching IDF capabilities and capacities to the limit.

IDF to hold large-scale exercise in Cyprus

Earthquake felt in northern region

5.2 magnitude quake felt northwest of Cyprus.

Earthquake felt in northern region

Cyprus waives negative COVID test result for vaccinated tourists

WHO has also indicated it may support a policy of "vaccine passports."

Cyprus waives negative COVID test result for vaccinated tourists

Ashkenazi meets Cypriot counterpart, discusses sovereignty

Foreign ministers of Israel and Cyprus meet as Israel seeks to defuse European opposition to sovereignty plan.

Ashkenazi meets Cypriot counterpart, discusses sovereignty

Cyprus President postpones Israel visit due to coronavirus

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades postpones planned visit to Jerusalem due to concerns over coronavirus situation.

Cyprus President postpones Israel visit due to coronavirus

Cyprus: Got infected with coronavirus? The trip's on us

In an attempt to attract tourists, Cyprus says it will cover costs for anyone who catches the virus while vacationing in the country.

Cyprus: Got infected with coronavirus? The trip's on us

Temporary OK for kosher slaughter in Cyprus runs into a snag

Law in Cyprus aimed at granting temporary approval for kosher slaughter is frozen 'for further study', government says.

Temporary OK for kosher slaughter in Cyprus runs into a snag

El Al cancels flights to Cyprus over coronavirus

Israeli airline reduces flights following drop in demand.

El Al cancels flights to Cyprus over coronavirus

UK teen who falsely accused Israelis of rape appeals conviction

British woman convicted of falsely accusing Israelis of gang-rape in Cyprus looks to have conviction overturned.

UK teen who falsely accused Israelis of rape appeals conviction

UK woman who accused Israelis of rape gets suspended sentence

UK woman who falsely accused Israelis of gang-rape in Cyprus will be allowed to return to home, won't serve jail time.

UK woman who accused Israelis of rape gets suspended sentence