Nitsan Keidar

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Erdan to UN chief: Overturn removal of UN official who condemned rocket fire

UN official Sarah Muscroft was removed after tweeting support for Gaza ceasefire and condemning indiscriminate rocket fire on Israel.

Erdan to UN chief: Overturn removal of UN official who condemned rocket fire

French Minister of Justice: Whoever harms a Jew, harms the entire republic

French Justice Minister responds to Jewish MP Meyer Habib who submitted a query regarding the way France is dealing with antisemitism.

French Minister of Justice: Whoever harms a Jew, harms the entire republicplayer

Erdan to Security Council: Listen to plea of father whose son is held by Hamas

Israel's Ambassador to UN criticizes Security Council for ignoring Israeli captives held by the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip.

Erdan to Security Council: Listen to plea of father whose son is held by Hamasplayer

Benny Gantz: The Abraham Accords could lead to separation from the Palestinians

Defense Minister says agreements with Arab countries could lead Israel and Palestinians separating into two different entities.

Benny Gantz: The Abraham Accords could lead to separation from the Palestiniansplayer

Israel trip video deleted from Presidential Twitter account

No explanation provided for removal of video, tweet saying, "Every chance I get to work with Israel is a blessing."

Israel trip video deleted from Presidential Twitter account

Staying in New York: Gilad Erdan won't run in Likud primaries

Israel's Ambassador to the UN does not intend to run for the Knesset, but rather continue his diplomatic mission.

Staying in New York: Gilad Erdan won't run in Likud primaries

Day Two of Pres. Biden's visit to Israel

Biden, PM Lapid to sign "Jerusalem Declaration" and open Maccabiah Games.

Day Two of Pres. Biden's visit to Israel

Report: Saudi Arabia to allow flights to and from Israel to use its airspace

Saudis also expected to allow Muslims to take charter flights directly from Israel to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj.

Report: Saudi Arabia to allow flights to and from Israel to use its airspace

Israel to Security Council: Provocation may lead to escalation

Israeli Amb. to UN demands Security Council intervene after Hezbollah sends drones into Israeli territory.

Israel to Security Council: Provocation may lead to escalation

United Arab List keeps its word - Labor less so

United Arab List, Yamina, among parties who best kept their promises to their voters.

United Arab List keeps its word - Labor less so

Israeli Embassy warns: Iran smuggling weapons on flights to Argentina

Israeli Embassy in Argentina comments on arrests of Iranians who used civilian airlines to smuggle weapons.

Israeli Embassy warns: Iran smuggling weapons on flights to Argentina

Doctors to strike Thursday & Friday to protest patient violence against healthcare workers

Dr. Alroy-Preis blames "social media free-for-all on COVID for this unrestrained madness."

Doctors to strike Thursday & Friday to protest patient violence against healthcare workers

Israel has its first ambassador in Bhutan

Israel's Ambassador to India presents formal request to become ambassador to Bhutan.

Israel has its first ambassador in Bhutan

Bennett to The Economist: There's little I can do to stop government from disintegrating

Prime Minister believes that US pressure on Iran could result in stricter nuclear deal which Israel can live with.

Bennett to The Economist: There's little I can do to stop government from disintegrating

CNN cutting back on use of 'Breaking News'

CNN introduces new guidelines meant to address the overuse of its breaking news banner.

CNN cutting back on use of 'Breaking News'

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg stepping down

Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from her role as Chief Operating Officer at Meta, which runs Facebook.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg stepping down

Historic reception at the embassy in Bahrain

Israel's Independence Day celebrated for the first time at its embassy in Manama.

Historic reception at the embassy in Bahrain

Lapid: We're opening a new chapter with Turkey

Foreign Minister hosts Turkish counterpart during the first visit by a senior level Turkish official in 15 years.

Lapid: We're opening a new chapter with Turkey

Dozens of members of Arab family riot at hospital in Nahariya

Watch: Family members from Abu Snan beat security guards and civilians after being notified of the death of a loved one.

Dozens of members of Arab family riot at hospital in Nahariya

Following uproar: Lufthansa CEO apologizes to Chief Rabbi of Berlin

CEO of Lufthansa speaks to Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, apologizes for antisemitic incident on company flight.

Following uproar: Lufthansa CEO apologizes to Chief Rabbi of Berlin

Antisemitism: Haredi children attacked by teens in London

Gang of at least three teens aged 16 and 17 attacks two 11-year-olds in Stamford Hill neighborhood.

Antisemitism: Haredi children attacked by teens in London

Russia summons Israeli Ambassador for reprimand

The move follows Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's condemnation of Russia following Israel's vote in favor or Russia's suspension from UNHRC.

Russia summons Israeli Ambassador for reprimand

Turkish Foreign Minister: Upgrading of relations depends on attitude towards Palestinians

Turkish Foreign Minister speaks to Israeli reporters, links Turkey-Israel relations with Israeli attitude towards PA.

Turkish Foreign Minister: Upgrading of relations depends on attitude towards Palestinians

Study: Fourth vaccine dose improves protection by a factor of about 3

Data from Israel finds fourth vaccine dose improves protection against severe disease in persons aged over 60 by a factor of about three.

Study: Fourth vaccine dose improves protection by a factor of about 3

Gilad Erdan: The message to the terrorists: You are never going to prevail

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN has a message for terrorists in a panel hosted by the Abraham Accords Peace Institute.

Gilad Erdan: The message to the terrorists: You are never going to prevail

Putin condemns Be'er Sheva attack during conversation with Bennett

PM, Russian President speak by telephone about talks between Russia and Ukraine. Putin also condemns attack in Be'er Sheva.

Putin condemns Be'er Sheva attack during conversation with Bennett

State asks Supreme Court for another extension on illegal Bedouin outpost

State Attorney asks Supreme Court for 48-hour extension on submission on matter of illegal Bedouin outpost of Khan al-Ahmar.

State asks Supreme Court for another extension on illegal Bedouin outpost

Erdan excluded from UN session on Ukraine

Lapid decides that Ambassador to UN would not speak at UN General Assembly discussion on Russia. Erdan's deputy speaks in his place.

Erdan excluded from UN session on Ukraine

Watch: Bulgarian MP gives Nazi salute

Lawmaker from Bulgaria's far-right party under fire for giving Nazi salute at the European Parliament.

Watch: Bulgarian MP gives Nazi salute

Smotrich in France: I'm your emissary in Israel

MK Bezalel Smotrich meets representatives of French Jewish organizations in Paris.

Smotrich in France: I'm your emissary in Israel

State to Supreme Court: Homesh will be evacuated in accordance with Gantz's decision

State responds to petitions from left-wing and Palestinian Arab organizations demanding the evacuation of Homesh.

State to Supreme Court: Homesh will be evacuated in accordance with Gantz's decision

Bennett invites Texas Governor to visit Israel

PM Bennett speaks with Texas Governor Greg Abbott following hostage incident at Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville.

Bennett invites Texas Governor to visit Israel

New record: 30,970 new cases of COVID-19 in one day

The number of active cases stands at 169,117, including 221 who are hospitalized in serious condition.

New record: 30,970 new cases of COVID-19 in one day

Historic resolution in UN against Holocaust denial and distortion

Resolution expected to pass in two weeks, will be second time Israeli resolution has been adopted by UN General Assembly.

Historic resolution in UN against Holocaust denial and distortion

Bennett: I have no intentions of meeting Abbas

Prime Minister says he approved not only the meeting between Defense Minister and PA chairman, but also the location.

Bennett: I have no intentions of meeting Abbas

Ambassador to Bahrain presents credentials

Eitan Na'eh is the first Israeli ambassador to Bahrain since the signing of the normalization agreements between the countries.

Ambassador to Bahrain presents credentials

Bennett, Austrian Chancellor hold first conversation

Bennett speaks to Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, invites him to visit Israel.

Bennett, Austrian Chancellor hold first conversation

Government mulling restrictions on gatherings, expanding Green Pass

Bennett holds consultation on the continued dealing with the Omicron strain of COVID-19.

Government mulling restrictions on gatherings, expanding Green Pass

Brooklyn man sentenced to 11 years over antisemitic assault

Brooklyn man sentenced to 11 years in prison in connection with brutal 2018 attack on Jewish man walking home from synagogue.

Brooklyn man sentenced to 11 years over antisemitic assault

Iranian cyberattack on Israeli government ministries identified

Check Point says Iranian hackers took advantage of a security breach discovered last weekend to attack Israeli targets.

Iranian cyberattack on Israeli government ministries identified