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“In the Jewish State, everyone is equal before the law – Jews and Arabs, President Rivlin said

The president added, “In the Jewish State, everyone is equal before the law – Jews and Arabs, men and women, rich and poor. A reality where we decide for ourselves, on our own, for our own good, according to ‘the principles of liberty, justice and peace, according to the visions of the prophets of Israel’, is an immense and rare treasure that few Jews have been fortunate to receive over the generations. The establishment of the State of Israel was a just act, a response to continued injustice against us, and we bear the responsibility to guard it.”

Yad Vashem to Hold Memorial Ceremony Marking 76 Years since the Jewish Revolt at the Sobibór Death Camp

In October 1943, two Jewish prisoners, Leon Feldhendler and Lieutenant Aleksander (Sasha) Pechersky, planned and led the mass revolt and escape of the some 300 Jews incarcerated and awaiting extermination at Sobibór. Nearly half of the inmates were killed while escaping, and many others were caught in the manhunt that followed the escape. Approximately 50 survived by hiding in the nearby forests.

President Rivlin welcomed a delegation of leading Australian politicians to Beit HaNasi

of his remarks, welcoming the delegation to Israel. He added that he was looking forward to his visit to Australia in early 2020, which has been in planning for a long time and represents an important additional step in the relations between the countries.


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President Trump Announces Death of ISIS Leader in US Raid

The terrorist leader’s “death represents a significant symbolic victory in the battle against the terror group and marks the end of a years-long effort to track down the elusive ISIS leader, who had been reported killed multiple times in the past,” Morgan Chalfant reports for The Hill. “Trump declared that al-Baghdadi’s death demonstrated the United States's ‘relentless pursuit of terrorist leaders and our commitment to the enduring and total defeat of ISIS and other terrorist organizations.’”


In Historic First, all of the Monotheistic Religions Sign Document Dedicated to the Value of Life

The signing ceremony for the historic declaration was held at Vatican City in Rome. A Chief Rabbinate delegation led by Supreme Rabbinical Council members Rabbi Ratzon Arousi and Rabbi Eliezer Simcha Weiss, together with Professor Steinberg, a representative of the Chief Rabbinate to the Inter-faith Conference that initiated the writing of the declaration, Chief Rabbinate Director General Rabbi Moshe Dagan, Oded Wiener and Rabbi David Rosen traveled – at the behest of the chief rabbis of Israel – to the Vatican in order to sign the historic declaration.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Meets with US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

First, I want to congratulate President Trump, the Armed Forces of the United States and the American people for the successful action against Baghdadi, and it’s good that this murderer has met his fate. We do know that we still have an ongoing battle against terrorism, both of the extremist Sunnis led by Daesh, but also the extremist Shiites led by Iran, that is making a plunge for everything and everywhere in the Middle East.


Israel PM Netanyahu Meets with Senior Adviser to the US President Jared Kushner

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Monday, 28 October 2019), at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, met with US President Donald Trump’s Senior Adviser, Jared Kushner.


Outline of process for forming the 35th government – background material

11 December     End of the 21-day period available to a majority of MKs to submit a request the president to give the task of forming a government to a specific MK. [On the assumption that MK Gantz uses all the 28 days given to him. If MK Gantz informs the president that he is unable to form a government earlier than that, this date will be brought forward accordingly.] The MK given the task of forming a government at the request of a majority of Members of Knesset will have 14 days to form a government.

Israel President Rivlin tasked MK Benny Gantz with forming a government

On Monday 21 October / 22 Tishrei, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned the mandate for forming a government to the president and after a round of conversations held with the various Knesset factions, the president decided to give it to head of Kachol Lavan, MK Benny Gantz. Once the president has tasked him with forming a new government, MK Gantz will have 28 days, according to law, to form a new government, without the possibility of an extension of time.


The task of forming the government will be given to MK Benny Gantz tomorrow at Beit HaNasi

Director-General of Beit HaNasi Harel Tubi, this evening, Tuesday 22 October / 23 Tishrei, had conversations with all Knesset factions requesting their response to this morning’s question on their position regarding the candidate to whom the task of forming the government will be given.

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Israel PM and DM Netanyahu Meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Netanyahu:I want to thank you and the president for your consistent support of Israel. The Middle East is a sea of troubles and turbulence, but if there is one thing that stands out, it’s your ability, stability and strength of the American-Israel alliance. We talked about making it even stronger, and I want to thank you for consistent support.


PM Netanyahu Congratulates Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed on Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Tuesday, 15 October 2019), spoke with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and congratulated him on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. The Ethiopian


Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Meets with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street in London

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Thursday, 5 September 2019), at 10 Downing Street in London, met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and told him; at the start of their meeting: "Boris, it's always a pleasure to see you, but especially now in your role as Prime Minister.


Excerpt from PM Netanyahu’s Remarks upon his Departure for London

“This morning we were informed of another violation, more defiance, by Iran, this time in its striving to attain nuclear weapons. This joins Iran’s aggressive acts against international shipping and against countries in the region, as well as its efforts to carry out murderous attacks against the State of Israel, efforts that have not ceased.



The Fascism of the Holocaust era destroyed everything good in Europe

Netanyahu: Israel Strongly Condemns the Turkish Invasion of the Kurdish Areas in Syria

President Rivlin today decorated his Sukkah

Israel PM Netanyahu Attends Jewish New Year Toast with PMO Employees

Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research and Innovation (EMBRAPII) and Israel Innovation Authority Announce the Winners of their First R&D Collaboration

PM Netanyahu Meets with US Veterans Affairs Secy. Robert Wilkie

The Declaration of Our Common Destiny for the unity of the Jewish people was launched today at Beit

Israel President Rivlin hosted the Women in Diplomacy Network at Beit HaNasi

President Rivlin hosted representatives of the Movilot organization at Beit HaNasi

Hamas is responsible for all aggression originating from Gazan territory

Cabinet Approves PM Netanyahu’s Proposal to Establish the Community of Mevo’ot Yeriho & PM’s Remarks at the Start of the Cabinet Meeting

Excerpt from PM Netanyahu’s Remarks in Hebron at the State Memorial Ceremony Commemorating 90 Years since the 1929 Disturbances

Israel President Rivlin met with representatives of the Interior Ministry,

Israel PM and DM Netanyahu on the Security Situation

President Rivlin's statement on security developments

Israel President Rivlin and the IDF Chief of Staff presented the President’s Award for Excellence to Cpl Ariel Salem who felt unwell during the ceremony on Yom Haatzmaut

President Rivlin celebrated the Passover Seder with IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi --

Israel President Rivlin was guest of honor at a dinner for Canadian Magen David Adom in Toronto

Israel and Brazilian Merchants Forum

Israel President Rivlin opened the Haaretz Israel Democracy Conference

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