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News articles and updates related to current events in Israel and local Israeli news that you may not hear about from the major media outlets.

Beer Sheva’s capture in 1948 Independence War – Oct. 15-22, 1948

Beginning on Oct 15, 1948, Operation Yoav began with the mission of capturing Beer Sheva from the Egyptians, and open up the way to the entire southern desert.

Christian pilgrims take ‘In Our Hands’ to the ends of the earth

This year's biblical Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Israel also marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, when Jerusalem was re-united under Israeli sovereignty. And CBN'S docudrama "In Our Hands" is taking festival goers back in time for that amazing story.

Fatah and Hamas sign reconciliation agreement in Cairo

Israel condemned the agreement, as it does not require Hamas first disarm. Israel has been clear that it would not enter negotiations for a peace agreement with Hamas, a terror organization that calls for Israel’s destruction.

Israel plans to double high-tech workforce in 10 years

Accordingly, the IAA released a report last week in which it details plans to double Israel’s high-tech force of 270,000 employees to 500,000 over the next 10 years.

United States to withdraw from UNESCO over “continued anti-Israel bias”

The U.S. State Department confirmed the United States’ withdrawal to the press after it officially notified the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization of its departure Thursday.

Report: Israel informed NSA of Russian hackers in 2015

Media reports released Tuesday claimed that Israel informed the United States of Russian hacking through antivirus software in 2015 that was used to steal information from the National Security Agency (NSA).

Egypt hosts Palestinian ‘unity talks’ as incitement continues

Reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions continued Monday as delegations from the Palestinian Authority's Ramallah-based Fatah faction met with representatives of Hamas, the Palestinian terror group ruling the Gaza Strip, in Cairo. This latest attempt to unite Palestinian factions began a little over a week ago.

First rains fall during Sukkot

After several months of zero precipitation the first rains of the season fell on Sunday in answer to the collective prayer of Jews who, during the holiday of Sukkot, pray for a good rainy season during the winter.

Balfour Declaration to celebrate 100 years

One hundred years ago the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour wrote a letter to Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in the country that was under their mandate — Palestine.

International cycling race, Giro D’Italia, to kick off 2018 in Jerusalem

In what may be the most important international sporting event Israel has ever hosted, the Giro D’Italia, one of cycling’s three grand tours, will take place in the Jewish State next year.

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