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Israel’s PM Netanyahu Hosts Journalists From Largest Muslim Nation


Calling for official diplomatic relations between the Jewish State & the largest Muslim country, Israel’s Prime Minister personally hosts delegation of Indonesian journalists.

By Israel Today Staff


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week personally hosted a delegation of senior journalists from Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim nation.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with visiting delegation of Indonesian journalists in Jerusalem at the Prime Minister's Office on 28 March 2016. - Photo: Haim Tzach:GPO.png

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with visiting delegation of Indonesian journalists in Jerusalem at the Prime Minister’s Office on 28 March 2016. – Photo: Haim Tzach:GPO.png

Official relations between Israel and Indonesia are cold, at best, though the two nations have long maintained quiet trade, tourism and security contacts.

Netanyahu hopes this visit will encourage warmer, more open relations. Continue Reading »

Israel & India sign multitiered defense cooperation agreement


Israel’s Rafael and India’s Reliance Defense firm sign deals to cooperate on air-to-air missiles, air defense systems & surveillance balloons, worth $10 billion.



Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed a cooperation agreement with India’s Reliance Defense firm on Tuesday that will encompass future deals worth 10 billion dollars, the companies announced in Goa, where the 2016 Defexpo exhibition is taking place.

Rafael-produced Namer armored personnel carrier (APC) with built-in trophy anti-missile system. – Photo: DEFENSE MINISTRY

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed a cooperation agreement with India’s Reliance Defense firm on Tuesday that will encompass future deals worth 10 billion dollars, the companies announced in Goa, where the 2016 Defexpo exhibition is taking place. Continue Reading »

Chinese general louds cooperation with Israel, says bond is ancient


General Zhao Keshi met IDF logistics delegation in China, saying cooperation with the IDF would be further expanded and that this would elevate relations between the two armies to a new high.

By Gil Ronen


General Zhao Keshi, member of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) and director of the Logistics Support Department under the CMC, met with a logistics delegation of the Israel Defense Forces in Beijing last week.

Shanghai - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Shanghai – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Zhao Keshi welcomed the delegation Tuesday and said that the friendly exchange between the Chinese people and the Jewish people goes back to ancient times, an assertion that has little mention in credible historical sources.

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Watch: Kenya’s president in Israel to strengthen ties with Jewish State



President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding Prime Minister and President Jomo Kenyatta, received a wet but warm welcome when he arrived at the official residence of President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday morning.

When the weather is inclement, welcome ceremonies of this kind are usually held indoors. This one was both inside and outside with a military honor guard and band and a reception line of religious, diplomatic and political dignitaries waiting outside. Continue Reading »

First Nations’ Tribe from Canada seeks inspiration for its youth in Israel


Chief Evans explains, “Those of us from First Nations communities can appreciate the fascinating balance between modern & ancient that we see in Israel, & especially the sense of connection to the land of one’s ancestors.”

By Raphael Poch


Ron Evans aboriginal Chief and leader of the Norway House Cree Nation which hails from Northern Manitoba, believes that by exposing First Nations (aboriginal) youth to Israeli entrepreneurship it can help motivate them and enable them to succeed and achieve more in their own lives.

That’s why Evans is running a First Nations’ youth trip for members of his community to come to Israel and see how Israeli entrepreneurs operate. Continue Reading »

Int’l experts from 30 countries in Israel to learn ‘disaster response’ procedures


In coordination with the Soroka Medical Center, the Health Ministry’s Emergency Dept, the IDF Home Front Command, & the IDF Medical Corps, hundreds of int’l health professionals visit Israeli hospitals to learn how to effectively deal with a natural disaster or massive terror attack.

By Michael Bachner, TPS


Hundreds of professionals from 30 countries participated in a large-scale exercise at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva this week, simulating the evacuation of dozens of casualties following a massive terrorist attack.

International exercise in Soroka on dealing with disasters – Photo: Shmaryahu Spero, TPS

Dozens of simulated casualties with various degrees of injury were evacuated to Soroka in scenarios mimicking a terror attack in a populated urban facility and leakage of hazardous materials from a train car. Continue Reading »

India successfully tests jointly developed IAI’s Barak 8 missile


view videoWATCH TEST: The Israel Aerospace Industries long range surface-to-air Barak 8 missile system, jointly developed with India, is said to have cost $1.4 billion to develop, can intercept and eliminate aerial threats at extended ranges.

By Yoav Zitun, Reuters


India successfully test-fired on Wednesday the Barak 8, a new long range surface-to-air missile capable of countering aerial threats at extended ranges, which was jointly developed with Israel.

The Israeli Navy testing the Barak 8 system last month

The Israel Aerospace Industries, which held a successful test of the Barak 8 missile last month, said that the two tests held by the Indian Navy on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning complete a series of three consecutive tests which “reinforces the impressive operational capabilities of the system,” said IAI director Yossi Weiss. Continue Reading »

Israel, Jordan issue $800m tender for joint Red-Dead canal project


Red-Dead project pipeline is expected to be 180 kilometers long, pass through both Israeli & Jordanian territory, include a desalination plant producing 80 million cubes of potable water a year, and two hydro-power plants, beside preventing the Dead Sea from drying up.

By i24news


Israel and Jordan are pushing forward with a plan to construct a water-carrying canal from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea with the hopes that it will help stop the Dead Sea from shrinking further.

Silvan Shalom (left) and his Jordanian counterpart Hazim Nasser seen during a signing ceremony between Jordan and Israel in Jordan on February 26, 2015 – Photo: Haim Zach/GPO

The $800 million tender to build the canal, which the two governments also hope will help supply drinking water to Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians, was announced by Interior Minister Silvan Shalom and Jordanian Water Minister Hazim Nasser on Monday. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Putin and Netanyahu Engage in Friendly Dialogue at Global Climate Summit in Paris


view videoThe 2 leaders spoke of their succesful military cooperation, which has helped avert at least one aerial incident when a Russian jet entered 1.5km into Israeli airspace by mistake.
Russia began arming its fighter-bombers with air to air missiles for “defensive purposes.”

By Ynetnews, Reuters


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the importance of Israeli-Russian military cooperation to prevent “unnecessary accidents” at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Global Climate summit in Paris on Monday.

Netanyahu and Putin in Paris – Photo: Amos Ben Gershom

Putin, likewise, praised the “mechanism of cooperation” which the two sides had established in relation to Russia’s military operations in Syria. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Israel and Britain agree to expand scientific cooperation


British Ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey said, “The UK is proud that more Israeli students & scientists will now be working together with their British peers,” collaborating in bilateral programs.



Hundreds of British and Israeli researchers will benefit from new bilateral programs announced by the British government during UK-Israel Science Day last week.

A woman holds a Union flag umbrella in front of the Big Ben clock tower (R) and the Houses of Parliament in London. – Photo: REUTERS

The Science, Technology and Space Ministry in Jerusalem announced on Monday that the NIS 1.5 million funding will enhance research in water, medicine, agriculture, nanotechnology and other sciences and increase the number of scientists from the two countries who work together; at present, hundreds of researchers are already collaborating in existing bilateral programs. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Israeli Navy carries out successful interception test of Barak 8 naval defense missile


In a joint Israel & Indian development project that is due to become officially operational in both navies within a year or two, the missile is currently installed on at least one Israel Navy ship, and on an Indian Navy ship.


The Israel Navy and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) carried out the first successful interception test of the next generation Barak 8 missile system on Thursday, which is designed to protect naval ships and offshore gas rigs from hostile aircraft, missiles, and rockets.

US law enforcement officials in Israel to learn counter-terrorism ops


The program is designed for senior officials, police chiefs, sheriffs, and state & federal law enforcement officials all over the US to meet with elite units from the Jerusalem Police, Border Police & Shin Bet.
– ‘Israel is the best at dealing with terrorism, and we want to learn from your experience,’ says former FBI counter-terrorism head.



Citing Israel as the world leader in counter-terrorism, 15 senior American law enforcement officials from the Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) are spending 10 days in the country to observe multiple security agencies.

 SENIOR US law enforcement officials in Jerusalem participating in LEEP, a counterterrorism exchange

SENIOR US law enforcement officials in Jerusalem participating in LEEP, a counterterrorism exchange program.

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Israel invited to join int’l unit to combat terror financing & covert money-laundering




The Justice Ministry on Monday announced that Israel has been selected to join an elite global task force for combating terror financing and money-laundering, with the force’s top officials currently visiting Israel.

Money – Photo: INGIMAGE/ASAP

Joining the group makes Israel viewed as an even more attractive and safe place for investments and increases the cooperation and legal assistance that Israel can expect from other countries, said the ministry. Continue Reading »

Pope Francis: “Outright attack on the State of Israel is also anti-Semitism.”




Jewish leaders met with Pope Francis in Rome on the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, the declaration promulgated by Pope Paul VI that led to improved relations between Jews and Catholics.

Pope Francis meets with World Jewish Congress leaders at the Vatican. – Photo: WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS

“Yes to the rediscovery of the Jewish roots of Christianity. No to anti-Semitism,” the pope said Wednesday morning during the public audience on St. Continue Reading »

US law enforcement delegation in Israel learning local anti-terror tactics




Law enforcement officials from a series of US agencies and police departments are in Israel this week to learn counter-terror strategies and compare tactics with their Israeli counterparts, according to an official leading a foreign delegation of law enforcement officials visiting Israel this week.