The Egyptian President promised a US delegation that Egypt has committed itself to clean up the ancient Bassatine Cemetery in Cairo, that dates back to the 9th century and believed to be the 2nd-oldest Jewish cemetery in the world. In December, Sisi also announced a multimillion-dollar project to restore Jewish heritage sites in Egypt.
By HERB KEINON
If Jews are interested in establishing a Jewish community in Egypt, the government will build synagogues and other communal institutions, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told a US delegation during a two-hour meeting last week.
The delegation was made up of the Anwar Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Commission that advocated the granting of the US Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to the slain Egyptian president who made peace with Israel. Continue Reading »
At the invitation of Gilad Katz, Israel’s consul general to the Southwest United States, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will lead a delegation of 2 dozen statewide business leaders to Israel this month to discuss trade prospects in water technologies & management, energy conservation, cybersecurity and more.
By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he will travel to Israel later this month on an economic development trip that includes a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Democratic governor said the 24-person delegation will include business leaders and researchers in water management, logistics, higher education and cybersecurity. Continue Reading »
Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, hosted a delegation of 14 colleagues who toured Israel, including the Golan Heights & Gaza, while highlighting Israel’s technological developments and security challenges.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, led a delegation of 14 UN ambassadors to Israel as part of a project initiated by the American Jewish Committee and the Israeli delegation at the United Nations.
The delegation was attended by countries such as Argentina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uganda, Georgia, Jamaica and Micronesia.
Danon speaking with ambassadors – Photo: Motti Kimchi.
“When I walked around Israel, I saw peace and a cosmopolitan atmosphere where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side in harmony. Continue Reading »
While meeting Israeli officials this week, a bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged the Jewish State as one of America’s closest and most important allies. Senior Palestinian official reacts, insisting that America is ‘the number one enemy of the Palestinian people.’
By Israel Today Staff
Rep. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, was in Israel this week, and reiterated that the Jewish state is one of America’s closest and most important allies.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu met with bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by Paul Ryan. – Photo: Kobi Gideon, GPO
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In an interview with Times of Israel
, Ryan, who was Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 US presidential election, said that with the rise of Islamic terror, Washington needs to bolster its ties with Israel now more than ever.