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Russian rocket successfully launches Iranian satellite

Iran has several times tried, unsuccessfully, to launch satellites into space.

Russian rocket successfully launches Iranian satellite

Pres. Herzog speaks with Russian Pres. about Jewish Agency in Russia

Israel's Pres. Herzog calls Russian Pres. Putin to discuss bilateral relations, Jewish Agency activities in Russia.

Pres. Herzog speaks with Russian Pres. about Jewish Agency

Pentagon: Russia has suffered 70,000 to 80,000 casualties during Ukraine war

Newly revised figures up significantly since US estimate a month ago.

Russia has suffered 80,000 casualties during Ukraine war

Moscow ex-chief rabbi: ‘Keeping quiet about Ukraine war morally wrong’

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt says he left Russia because of ‘direct messages’ to support the war.

‘Keeping quiet about Ukraine war morally wrong’

Russia blames Israel for recent hostilities in Gaza

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson claims Israeli air force's airstrikes 'triggered another escalation.'

Russia blames Israel for recent hostilities in Gaza

Russia demands nearly 10 years in jail for US basketball star

The WNBA star was apprehended nearly 6 months ago for cannabis possession in a Moscow airport.

Russia demands nearly 10 years in jail for US basketball starplayer

Russia accuses US of ‘provoking’ China

Nancy Pelosi’s expected visit to Taiwan described by Russia as having ‘provocative character.’

Russia accuses US of ‘provoking’ China

Chabad archives withheld by Russia - 'They understand power'

A lawyer representing Chabad's bid to return holy writings kept by Russian authorities says Putin has 'absolutely no need' for these books.

Chabad archives withheld by Russia - 'They understand power'player

Ex-senior Russian official who left Putin gov hospitalized with neurological disorder

Former high level Russian official who left post allegedly due to opposition to the Ukraine war suddenly experiences severe illness.

Ex-senior Russian official who left Putin gov hospitalized

Did this American couple get away with spying for Russia?

A Hawaiian couple is suspected of spying on behalf of Russia for the past 40 years using the identity of deceased infants & invisible ink.

Did this American couple get away with spying for Russia? player

Watch: NSA defector reveals she disclosed Russian election meddling

An NSA agent jailed for spying says she did it 'for the good of the American people'.

Watch: NSA defector reveals Russian election meddlingplayer

Russian forces capture Ukraine's second largest power plant

Adviser to Zelenskyy says takeover of Vuhlehirsk power plant is a "tiny tactical advantage" for Russia.

Russian forces capture Ukraine's second largest power plant

In wake of crisis: Israeli Delegation to Leave for Moscow this Evening

PM Lapid hopes delegation will be able to resolve the crisis over Russia's efforts to close the Jewish Agency.

Israeli Delegation to Leave for Moscow this Evening

Netanyahu: Lapid, Gantz endanger national security with Russia policy

Former PM strongly criticizes handling of the Russian crisis by PM Lapid and Defense Minister Gantz.

'Lapid, Gantz endanger national security with Russia policy'

Lapid answers Russia: Russian Jewish community at heart of Israel-Russian relations

PM responds to Russian attempts to disassociate 'legal question' of Jewish Agency from relations with Israel.

'Russian Jewish community at heart of Israel-Russian relations'

As Russian threats mount, Israel worries

The threats are both nuclear and military, as well as to Israel's ability to act in Syria and danger to the Jews in Ukraine.Op-ed.

As Russian threats mount, Israel worries

Russian Foreign Minister: Our goal in Ukraine is to topple Zelenskyy

Sergei Lavrov publicly states for the first time that Moscow’s goal in Ukraine is to topple the "unacceptable regime".

'Our goal in Ukraine is to topple Zelenskyy'

Another diplomatic crisis? Chabad launches legal action against Russia

Chabad is demanding the freezing of transferring real estate in Jerusalem to the Russian government.

Chabad launches legal action against Russia

Russia arrests opposition politician who did not report he holds Israeli citizenship

Russian politician Leonid Gozman was arrested by Russian police on the grounds that he did not report his additional passport in time.

Russia arrests opposition figure over Israeli citizenship

Lapid holds secret discussion on Russia and Jewish Agency

PM directs Foreign Ministry to "put together a package of tools against the Russian decision" to suspend Jewish Agency's activities.

Lapid holds secret discussion on Russia and Jewish Agency

Lapid: Closing Jewish Agency would greatly affect Russia-Israel relations

PM convenes emergency meeting on Russian govt. actions to liquidate the Jewish Agency.

'Closing Jewish Agency would harm Russia-Israel relations'

Construction of Egypt's new nuclear plant begins

Construction of nuclear plant by Russia’s state-owned energy corporation begins on Egypt's north coast.

Construction of Egypt's new nuclear plant begins

Priceless Fabergé egg seized from Russian oligarch’s luxury yacht

If genuine, jewelled egg would be one of 57 surviving Fabergés and worth millions.

Priceless Fabergé egg seized from Russian oligarch’s superyacht

Russian Justice Ministry seeks liquidation of the Jewish Agency

Russian Justice Ministry asks court to order the dissolution of organization which facilitates Jewish immigration to Israel.

Russian Justice Ministry seeks liquidation of the Jewish Agency

Russian Amb: Lapid 'creating problems' in Russia-Israel relations

Russia unhappy with harsh criticisms of its invasion of Ukraine Lapid made as Foreign Minister,

Russian Amb: Lapid creating problems in Russia-Israel relations

Russia to expand Ukraine war behind eastern Donbas region

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announces Moscow is expanding war beyond the eastern Donbas region.

Russia to expand Ukraine war behind eastern Donbas region

Russia, Turkey and Iran vow to cooperate to 'eliminate terrorists' in Syria

Putin, Erdogan and Raisi reaffirm determination to continue their ongoing cooperation to eliminate terrorists in Syria.

Russia, Turkey and Iran vow to 'eliminate terrorists' in Syria

US warns: Russia planning to annex additional Ukrainian territory

National Security Council spokesman: Russia laying groundwork to annex Ukrainian territory, in a similar manner to annexation of Crimea.

Russia planning to annex additional Ukrainian territoryplayer

Bennett's warning to the Cabinet

Alternate PM warns during discussion on the Ukraine war Israel must maintain its freedom of action in Syria.

Bennett's warning to the Cabinet

Ukraine Amb: Russia funding anti-Ukraine protests in Israel

Ambassador Yevgen Korniychuk claims there have been an increase in anti-Ukraine protests in Israel.

Ukraine Amb: Russia funding anti-Ukraine protests in Israel

Russian state TV: ‘We’ll go all the way to Warsaw’

Russian state TV news show host warns Russia will invade Poland if US continues to send arms to Ukraine.

Russian state TV: ‘We’ll go all the way to Warsaw’

Preliminary grain export deal reached between Ukraine and Russia

Deal would see three Ukrainian Black Sea ports reopened to allow millions of tons of grain and cooking oil to be exported.

Preliminary grain export deal reached between Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine optimistic on deal with Russia to resume grain exports

Deal to reopen Black Sea shipping could be implemented within weeks, according to a Ukrainian official.

Ukraine optimistic on deal with Russia to resume grain exports

White House: Iran delivering armed drones to Russia

Russia appears to be buying weapon-carrying drones from Iran after exhausting its supply during the war in Ukraine.

White House: Iran delivering armed drones to Russia

Putin to visit Iran next week

Russian president to join trilateral talks with Iranian and Turkish leaders in Tehran, as tensions rise between Ankara and Tehran.

Putin to visit Iran next week

Biden administration accuses Russia of antisemitism and exploiting Jewish suffering

White House drafts dossier of both antisemitism and taking advantage of the legacy of the Holocaust during its war with Ukraine.

US accuses Russia of antisemitism, exploiting Jewish suffering

Ukraine slams Russia’s proposed UNSC session examining ‘neo-Nazism’ in Ukraine

Ukrainian Security Council envoy denounces Russia for inviting member states to a session looking at alleged 'neo-Nazism' in Ukraine.

Ukraine slams Russia’s proposed UNSC session on 'neo-Nazism'

Ukraine probing 21,000 alleged Russian war crimes

Ukrainian Prosecutor General announces that 200 to 300 new cases are being reportedly daily.

Ukraine probing 21,000 alleged Russian war crimes

Jewish Agency: Kremlin didn't order us to end activities in Russia

Agency says it received a letter from the Russian govt. but nothing ordering it to cease operations in Russia.

'Kremlin didn't order us to end activities in Russia'

The Kremlin bars Jewish Agency from operating in Russia

Russian government orders Israel's Jewish Agency to halt all its operations in Russia.

The Kremlin bars Jewish Agency from operating in Russia