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Israel marks Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism

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Remembrance Day, Yom Hazi...

President Rivlin and FM Katz host reception for the diplomatic and consular corps in Israel

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President Rivlin: Althoug...

Special Holy Fire ceremony held during the coronavirus outbreak

Special Holy Fire ceremony held dur…

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PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony marking Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

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Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 20-21 April 2020

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Briefing for foreign ambassadors on Coronavirus management and cooperation with the Palestinians

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Yad L'Achim Opens Hotline for Assistance from Experienced Psychologists, Social Workers

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Population and Immigration Authority to automatically extend B1 working visas in various sectors

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's message to global Jewry amid coronavirus crisis

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Israel marks Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism

Remembrance Day, Yom Hazikaron, is a day of collective and personal anguish mingled with honor for the fallen.​​​​​​​​​​​Memorial Day, which begins this year on Monday evening, 27 April 2020, is a day of collective and personal anguish mingled with honor for the fallen. The official events begin at 8:00 PM with a moment of national silence heralded by a one-minute siren.A total of 26,969 men, women and children have been killed in terrorist attacks and in defense of the Land of Israel since 1860, the year that the first Jewish settlers left the secure walls of Jerusalem to build new…
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President Rivlin and FM Katz host reception for the diplomatic and consular corps in Israel

President Rivlin: Although we are apart, we have never needed each other more. We hope that Israel’s technology and innovation, of which we are so proud, can contribute to the global effort to find solutions to make our world safer and healthier.Ahead of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day, President Reuven Rivlin and Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz, hosted a reception for the diplomatic and consular corps in Israel via videoconference. The traditional reception at the President’s Residence was held this year as a virtual gathering in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz and Dean of…
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Special Holy Fire ceremony held during the coronavirus outbreak

The traditional Holy Fire ceremony was held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem today. The ceremony took place in a unique and limited format in view of current restrictions on public gatherings due to coronavirus.The traditional Holy Fire ceremony (also known as the Holy Light ceremony) was held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The ceremony took place in a unique and limited format in view of current restrictions on public gatherings due to coronavirus.In light of these restrictions, and in order to uphold the freedom of worship in Israel, the Ministry of Foreign…
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PM Netanyahu addresses the ceremony marking Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the official ceremony at the beginning of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.​ His address was pre-taped, in accordance with Ministry of Health instructions. Following are his remarks:"Citizens of Israel, first and foremost our brothers and sisters, Holocaust survivors, “We all embrace you at this time, and we do so with profound appreciation and love. We grieve the Holocaust survivors who were recently taken from us by the coronavirus and we send our condolences to their families. We share in your pain. “Today I spoke with Luba, Michael Katz’s niece. Michael was…
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Population and Immigration Authority to automatically extend B1 working visas in various sectors

The decision applies to anyone who holds a B1 visa in the following sectors: Nursing care, agriculture, chefs and experts. The Population and Immigration Authority announces that in light of the situation, visas for foreign workers in the sectors defined below, which expire[d] between 10 March-5 May 2020, will be automatically extended. The extension will be carried out automatically, without the need to file an application and pay a fee, for a period of two months from the expiration of the original visa. This decision applies to anyone who holds a B1 visa in the following sectors: Nursing care, agriculture,…
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Briefing for foreign ambassadors on Coronavirus management and cooperation with the Palestinians

During the briefing, the foreign ambassadors and other participants expressed their appreciation of Israel’s efforts and of the collaboration, in recognition of the importance of jointly managing the Coronavirus challenge.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs initiated a briefing for a group of foreign ambassadors serving in Israel, which provided details on the assistance that is being provided to the Palestinians in managing the Coronavirus.The following individuals delivered presentations during the briefing: Deputy Director of the Economy Division at the Foreign Ministry, Yael Ravia-Zadok; Deputy Director of International Organizations, Alon Bar; Representative of COGAT, Colonel Sharon Bitton; United Nations Emissary, Nikolai Mladanov;…
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President Rivlin begins official visit to Australia

At the beginning of the meeting with Premier Berejiklian, President Rivlin expressed his deep appreciation for the premier’s support in the fight against antisemitism and for Holocaust remembrance, and for her warm relations with the Jewish community.President Reuven Rivlin began his official visit to Australia after concluding his visit to Fiji, during which he took part in a summit meeting with Pacific Island states. In the communique at the end of the summit in Fiji, the leaders reiterated the bonds of friendship and solidarity between the State of Israel and the Pacific Island states and between the peoples of the…
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President Rivlin meets with Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau

President Rivlin: The strong friendship between Israel and Australia is built on shared values and a long history. But it is also based on a striking similarity between our spirits.President Reuven Rivlin, met with Governor Linda Dessau of Victoria who hosted a business and economic summit at Government House in Melbourne, her official residence. The summit was attended by members of the Israeli business delegation accompanying the president’s visit, headed by Chairman of the Israeli Export Institute Adiv Baruch. The president, the governor and Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews spoke at the event. “I am so happy to be here…
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PM Netanyahu and US Ambassador David Friedman tour overlook near Ariel

Beyond the severe blows that we are inflicting on our enemies, Hamas and Islamic Jihad need to understand–it will not continue this way. The choice is theirs. We will do what is necessary to restore complete security to the residents of the south. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin and the Israeli-American mapping team, today, toured the overlook near Ariel. The Israeli-American team on mapping Judea and Samaria ahead of the application of sovereignty convened for the first time today, in Ariel. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks during the tour: “The joint mapping…
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