Morocco’s Jews celebrate Hanukkah ‘miracle’ of Israel ties
16 December 2020 | 9:41 am
Morocco's Jewish community celebrates the Hanukkah "miracle" of the normalisation of Israeli-Moroccan relations in a Casablanca ceremony held via a video streaming platform. The diplomatic breakthrough, linked to Washington's recognition of Rabat's sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara territory, was announced on the first day of the Jewish Festival of Lights last Thursday.
Eitan is at the center of a custody battle between his Israeli grandfather and his aunt who lives in Italy. In May, the 6-year-old's parents and younger brother were killed in a cable car crash in Piedmont.
Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system is on course for a $1-billion cash injection from the United States, after a bill was approved in the US House of Representatives.
Archaeologists in Morocco indentify clothesmaking tools fashioned from bone dating back 120,000 years, the oldest ever found, according to one of the researchers. The international team discovered more than 60 tools in Contrebandiers (Smugglers') Cave near Rabat.
The 35th edition of the "Marathon des Sables" ("Marathon of the Sands"), a six-day 251 km (156 mi) ultramarathon across the Sahara Desert, sets off in southern Morocco, with hundreds of participants ready to take on one of the toughest races on Earth. of the first stage
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says his country does not accept "geopolitical changes" in the Caucasus. Tensions between Iran and neighboring Azerbaijan have been on the rise of late.
Angela Merkel is headed to Israel for a last official visit. With the shared history of the Holocaust ever present, the German chancellor deepened the firm alliance between the two countries during her time in office.
Drone powerhouse Israel is translating the knowhow of air force veterans to the delivery of sushi and ice-cream, as companies tap their expertise to avoid collisions in increasingly crowded skies.
Palestinian residents will now be able to move freely through checkpoints in the territory. Israel took control of the West Bank in 1967.
Israel is planning to build more than 1,300 more homes in the occupied West Bank. The number adds to some 2,000 approved in August and increases fears for an already elusive peace process.
Israel's designation of six Palestinian civil society groups as terrorist organizations has stirred controversy — and poses a challenge for European donors. Calls for providing evidence backing the claims are growing.
The Biden administration has said it "opposes" the advancement of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The move is a shift from the open support of settlements from ex-President Trump.
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