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HISTORIC: 🇸🇬 Singapore commits to opening embassy in Israel 🇮🇱

After decades of ‘good and special relations between the two countries’, Singapore and Israel sign Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to finally open an Embassy of Singapore in Israel. 

By Israel National News


Singapore will establish an embassy in Israel, as part of a series of agreements reached between the two governments, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday afternoon.

Vivian Balakrishan, Singapore’s Foreign Minister, traveled to Israel this week, meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, on Monday.

Balakrishan also met with Israel’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology Orit Farkash-Hacohen, with the two signing a memorandum of understanding on cross-border cooperation and on artificial intelligence. Continue Reading »

Singapore bans Palestinian film as “inflammatory,” causes “disharmony”

Organizers of the film festival in Singapore resonated the same message that Israel’s been claiming for years: ‘Palestinian media incites violence.’

By Israel Today Staf


Israel’s been complaining about ongoing Palestinian incitement to violence (in violation of the so-called “Oslo Accords”) for years. Now, it seems some in the international community are finally catching on to the problem.

PALLYWOOD at work: In attempts at provoking a physical response by the IDF to humiliate the soldiers and officers on social media, 16 yr-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi slaps, punches and kicks them while family members film the attack. Ahed Tamimi has subsequently been arrested, and is being held for trial. Continue Reading »

Historic First Visit to Israel by a Singapore Prime Minister


In a positive sign of Israel’s expansion with new Asian alliances, Singapore’s Prime Minister, along with his wife, will be arriving in Jerusalem for an historic first visit.

By Nitsan Keidar, Ari Yashar


In recent years as Europe grows more hostile Israel has increasingly been turning to the East, building alliances with JapanChinaIndiaTaiwan and South Korea – an historically groundbreaking visit on Monday reveals that Singapore is the latest key Asian ally of the Jewish State.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong – Photo: Reuters

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is to arrive on Monday in a four-day official visit to represent his southeast Asian technological powerhouse city-state, which has increasingly been doing business with Israel. Continue Reading »

Singapore seeks closer ties with Israel

Since both countries are high-tech nations with small populations, they have to turn to broader markets to expand and thrive.


Singapore is looking to increase its investments in Israel, and serve as a bridge to the wider Asian market.

A guest swims in the infinity pool of the Skypark that tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers in Singapore. – Photo: REUTERS

“We notice there’s a gap down there. Israeli companies don’t come to Asian that often. We realized that this is an opportunity for us,” said Alex Lim, Global Head of Infocomm Investments (IIPL), a new $200 million Singaporean Government backed fund to invest in start-ups & growth stage companies around the world. Continue Reading »

Hebrew University & University of Singapore Create Joint PhD Program

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & the National University of Singapore are launching a joint advanced biomedical science degree.



The National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem are launching a Joint Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program in biomedical science beginning in August 2013.


Hebrew University, Campus Mount Scopus – Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons


Prof. Tan Eng Chye, Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost at National University of Singapore, and Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University, signed the joint degree agreement at NUS, in the presence of Ambassador of Israel to Singapore Her Excellency Amira Arnon and 30 invited guests. Continue Reading »