Israelis across the nation paused in memory of the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, as a siren sounded throughout Israel on Thursday morning. Holocaust Remembrance Day began Wednesday night, marked with an official state ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.
A Facebook status published by Bank Leumi to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day triggered dozens of furious responses, an apparent backlash to the bank's lengthy legal bout with a firm responsible for the retrieval of funds deposited by Holocaust victims.
Arkia has to stop flying to Stockholm because the Swedish capital’s international airport now refuses to allow Israeli methods of security inspections dictated by the Shin Bet security service, TheMarker learned on Wednesday. Thus, Stockholm’s airport joined those in Malmo, Sweden and in Copenhagen in refusing to allow Israeli security inspections, which involve ethnic and personal profiling, extensive questioning and selective inspections based on the perceived degree of risk to security.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was once again featured on TIME Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people, along with a host of other prominent political and cultural figures.
Israeli author Etgar Keret’s book, “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door”, has been listed as one of Amazon’s five best-selling short-story collections and praised by critics in the United States, Britain and Australia.
An East Jerusalem Palestinian family was evicted Wednesday from its home that a court ruled had been purchased by Jews in the 1970s. The eviction, carried out by the Bailiff's Office with police back-up, gave Jewish residents complete control of three homes in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, paving the way for the first Jewish residential presence in the area.
India announced Thursday the successful test launch of a new nuclear-capable missile that would give it, for the first time, the capability of striking the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai.
Would-be politician and former news anchor Yair Lapid criticized Kadima for failing to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, saying on Wednesday that he his party would join a future cabinet in a bid to "fight for what he believes in."
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