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Tag: Israel

Israel Claims Breakthrough In COVID-19 Treatment

Tel Aviv: In what could be said as a breakthrough in the treatment of patients infected with novel-Coronavirus, Israel’s Defence Minister revealed that the top Biological Research institute of his country is on the verge of inventing treatment for the deadly virus. Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett made the claims following his visit to the […]

UN Asks India To Mediate Between Israel & Palestine

New Delhi: The UN is exploring ways to engage India for mediation between Israel and Palestine to resolve the protracted conflict between the two in the Middle East. A delegation of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People was on a two-day visit to New Delhi beginning from […]

India Urges Israel, Palestine To Engage On Trump Peace Plan

New Delhi: India on Wednesday urged Israel and Palestine to engage with each other over US President Donald Trump’s two-state proposal to resolve the decades-old conflict. The Trump Middle East peace plan which was unveiled on Tuesday has proposed an independent Palestinian state, recognition of Israeli sovereignty over West Bank settlements and continuation of Jerusalem […]

Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Likud Party's Leadership Race

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged victorious in Likud party’s leadership primary election, fending off a veteran contender that challenged his long-time rule of Israel’s governing party. “Great victory!” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter on Thursday. The results secured Netanyahu’s place at the helm of the Likud party ahead of the upcoming national elections on […]

PM Modi Pens Emotional Letter To Youngest 26/11 Survivor

New Delhi: Just a day after India observed the 11th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks which killed 166 people and injured over 300 others in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a moving letter to the attack’s youngest survivor — Moshe Tzvi Holtzberg from Israel, who was a toddler at the time of the […]

Israel-Gaza Ceasefire Begins 2 Days After Fighting

Jerusalem/Gaza City: A ceasefire came into effect on Thursday after two days of fighting between Israel and militants of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza. The fighting took place after Israel on Tuesday killed Baha Abu al-Ata, one of the PIJ’s most senior commander in the Gaza Strip in an airstrike. While a PIJ […]

Archaeologists discover 1,500-year-old church in Israel

Jerusalem: Israeli and US researchers discovered a 1,500-year-old church of the Byzantine-era on the northern shore of Israel’s Sea of Galilee lake, as reported Wednesday by the Kinneret Academic College (KAC). The researchers, Mordechai Aviam, professor with the KAC, and Steven Notely, professor with Nyack College in New York, said the church, unearthed in the […]

Israel, US successfully test Arrow-3 missile defence system

Jerusalem: Israel and the US successfully conducted tests of the advanced anti-ballistic missile system “Arrow-3,” the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Sunday. Israel’s Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Benjamin Netanyahu said: “in recent weeks, we have carried out three pioneering secret experiments of the Arrow-3 missile. These experiments were held in Alaska, in full […]

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket fire

Gaza: Israeli Army warplanes, drones and artillery continued striking militants’ facilities in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to the firing of barrages of rockets from the coastal enclave into Israel, the media reported. One Palestinian was killed and seven were wounded in the Israeli airstrikes on various military facilities all over the Gaza […]

Five rockets from Gaza hit Israel

Jerusalem: Suspected Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip on Sunday fired at least five rockets at Israel, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said. It said the rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, which is under the Hamas Islamist organisation since 2007. Anti-aircraft alarms sounded continuously in the regional councils of Eshkol, forcing residents to […]

Brain function gets better while inhaling

Jerusalem: Israeli research has found that inhalation improves brain performance, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Israel reported. The research, published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, found that the success rate of subjects who solved questions during inhalation was higher than their success during exhalation, Xinhua news agency reported. The research results may […]

Australia to recognise West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Canberra: Australia will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday. Morrison made the foreign policy shift almost two months after he declared that he was “open” to the idea, reports Xinhua news agency. However, the Prime Minister also announced his support for recognising a Palestinian state with […]

Netanyahu pays historic visit to Oman, meets sultan

Cairo: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a historic visit to Oman, where he met with the sultan of the Gulf country, which has yet to establish formal diplomatic ties with Israel, official sources announced on Friday. The Omani state-run TV broadcast a video of Sultan Qaboos bin Said welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the […]

Israel opens visa centre in Kolkata

Kolkata: In a bid to encourage more Indian travellers to visit Israel, the Middle East nation has opened a Visa Application Centre here that would cater to West Bengal and seven northeastern states. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura would come under the purview of the centre, which can also accept visa […]

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Israel strikes 12 sites across Gaza

Jerusalem: Israel has carried out large-scale airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, targeting “12 terror sites”, a military spokesperson said. Israel struck Hamas sites in Gaza, bombing a concrete factory and a maritime assault tunnel shaft, after at least 36 Gaza rockets hit Israel, the army said on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. The airstrikes came […]

Israel bombs Gaza port, Hamas tunnel

Jerusalem: Israeli war planes on Wednesday bombed several parts of the Gaza Strip, including a port and a tunnel used by the Hamas, according to military sources. The attacks were in response to an incident on Tuesday in which several Palestinians from Gaza crossed the border wall and set sniper posts on fire, Efe news quoted […]

Gaza braces for violent protests after 58 killed

Jerusalem: Fresh protests are expected at the Gaza border on Tuesday, a day after Israeli troops killed 58 Palestinians during demonstrations coinciding with the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. International condemnation poured in over Israel’s use of force against unarmed Palestinian protesters on Monday, the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 Israeli […]

Israel withdraws from Security Council election

United Nations: Israel has withdrawn from the election for a two-year term on the Security Council that pitted it against Germany and Belgium. Israel’s UN Mission announced the decision shortly before a debate between the three candidates was due to start at the UN on Friday afternoon. “After consulting with our partners, including our good […]

Air India to fly over Saudi Arabia for Israel: Netanyahu

Washington: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Saudi Arabia has given Air India approval to use its airspace for flights between Israel and India. Netanyahu made the announcement during a briefing in Washington on Monday after meeting US President Donald Trump, the Times of Israel reported. “Air India signed an agreement to fly […]

Israeli company to export gas worth $15 bn to Egypt

Tel Aviv: Israel-based Delek and Texas-based Noble Energy signed on Monday a $15 billion deal to export natural gas to Egypt, the officials said. The gas will be drilled from Israel’s offshore natural gas fields, Tamar and Leviathan, Delek said in a statement. Under the agreement, Delek and Noble Energy, which control the gas fields, […]

Netanyahu's 'chai pe charcha' with India Inc.

Mumbai: Visiting Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted a power-breakfast and held discussions with a select group of top Indian CEOs, industrialists and bankers here on Thursday morning. Among the CEOs present were Ashok Hinduja, Anand Mahindra, Adi Godrej, Ajay Piramal, Harsh Goenka, Chanda Kochhar with whom Netanyahu cheerfully interacted before getting down to breakfast-cum-business at […]

India, Israel ink 9 pacts; PMs hold talk to boost ties

New Delhi: India and Israel on Monday inked nine pacts to boost cooperation in key areas, including cyber security, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu held extensive talks to strengthen ties in the strategic areas of defence and counter- terrorism Modi also invited Israeli defence companies to India for co-production in […]

Delhi's Teen Murti Marg renamed after Israeli city

New Delhi: The iconic war memorial at a roundabout near Teen Murti Bhavan in Delhi was on Sunday renamed Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk to pay homage to the Indian soldiers who fell in the battle of Haifa — now in Israel — during World War I. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and […]

AU questions US decision on Jerusalem

Addis Ababa: The African Union Commission questioned the United State’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. US President Donald Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city and the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Chairperson of the African Union […]

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Washington: President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, a move against the long-held American principles which many Arab leaders warned could trigger more violence in the Middle East. According to senior administration officials, Trump will make the […]