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

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FM Ashkenazi meets with Cypriot FM Nikos Christodoulides

FM Ashkenazi: Israel and Cyprus share many common interests in the strategic, political, economic and security spheres. Every visit strengthens this important relationship and partnership in the eastern Mediterranean.Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi met this morning, with Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides, who arrived in Israel on a short visit.The two foreign minister discussed bilateral and regional issues that are of mutual interest to the two countries.FM Ashkenazi confirmed Israel’s commitment to promoting a responsible political process in coordination with the various elements in the region while maintaining Israel's strategic and security interests based on U.S. President…
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MFA hosts virtual conference on digital diplomacy during the corona crisis

Some 150 participants will attend the virtual conference, including representatives of 28 foreign ministries, social media companies, academic researchers and international organizations engaged in digital diplomacy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host a two-day virtual conference on the topic of digital diplomacy during the corona crisis. The conference, organized by the MFA’s Digital Diplomacy Department, will be attended by some 150 participants. These include representatives of 28 foreign ministries from around the world, leading academic researchers, Twitter representatives and other international organizations engaged in digital diplomacy.Representatives of the Israel MFA presented the ministry’s activities on social media during the…
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PM Netanyahu chairs Corona Cabinet meeting

The goal of the policy is to significantly slow the pace of morbidity and reduce the mortality risks, with minimal impact on the economy and daily routine.​ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Monday, 22 June 2020), chaired a meeting of the Corona Cabinet in order to discuss the necessary steps to continue dealing with the corona pandemic in the immediate term, the use of digital means to block the spread of the pandemic, and to set an outbreak scenario. The participants discussed the proposals formulated by the National Security Council (NSC) pursuant to the forum of director generals that was…
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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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