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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.

Hamas kids camp reenacts bombing of metal detectors at Temple Mount

Following the recent crisis around security at the Temple Mount, Hamas held a summer camp at which children in Gaza acted out a play showing the “liberation” of the al Aqsa mosque from Israel.

Iranian journalist granted asylum arrives in Israel 

Following a week of mystery, intrigue, suspense and drama, Neda Amin, a 32-year-old asylum seeker from Iran has arrived safely in Israel.

Archaeologists unearth Roman era stone water pots near Biblical Cana

Israeli archaeologists are excavating a 2,000-year-old stone quarry and production center for stone vessels not far from the ancient city of Cana where Jesus performed his first recorded miracle, turning water into wine.

Hobby Lobby president in hot water over Israel antiquities sales

In an early-morning raid on homes and antiquities stores in the Jerusalem suburb, security forces seized cash, artifacts and other valuable items that implicate the suspects in a smuggling scandal of titanic proportions.

Israel launches environmental research satellite

Israel has launched an environmental research satellite that will survey ecological factors such as soil, vegetation, forestry and water quality and will provide agriculturalists valuable information on what crops and trees to plant and when.

Winds of change in some Muslim African countries concerning Israel

In the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s relationship-building visits to Africa beginning last summer, many African countries, even some with a Muslim majority and leadership, have started to warm up to the idea of diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.

UN Secretary General to visit Israel this month

The new United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is set to make a three-day visit to Israel on Aug. 28, the first time he has been to the Holy Land since taking on the UN’s top job in January.

Jordan’s king visits Palestinians in apparent signal to Israel

In a move appeared to be aimed at sending a signal to Israel that he is siding with the Palestinians on key issues, the king of Jordan made a rare visit to the West Bank on Monday flying in by helicopter to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter enters prison this week

The end is almost in sight for the controversial and ongoing saga of the soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing an already neutralized terrorist in March 2016.

Netanyahu announces Israel-Africa summit in October

The meeting is part of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s ongoing efforts to improve and increase Israel’s relations with Africa. The president will arrive in Israel Monday for five-day tour.

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