External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar will make a significant visit to Israel next week for the engagement of Modi and Naftali Bennett government. The visit will be important as Modi government had a "swinging" relationship with the previous Israeli government. The India-Israel relationship has been strong for quite a while now, and the ties can help India in its agriculture field, by advancing technologies and methods.
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The archaeologists of Israel have found a 2,700-year-old private toilet in Jerusalem, authorities said on October 5. The ancient toilet was discovered in a rectangular cabin and was made after craving limestone which was part of a sprawling mansion. The excavation director Yaakov Billig said, ''Only the rich could afford toilets'' at that time. Reportedly, the septic tank will also help archaeologists to know more about ancient people.
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The U.S House of Representatives a grant of $1 billion for Israel's Iron dome missile defense system on September 23 citing "Israel's security is imperative for America's Security". Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz thanked the U.S administration and the Pentagon for providing Israel necessary aid in defending itself. However, the US Muslim congresswomen have strongly criticized the funding citing the violation of Palestinians' rights.… read-more
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The last two of six Palestinian terrorists who tunneled out of a maximum-security Israeli jail almost two weeks ago have been busted by Israeli troops on September 18. As per the officials, two members of the Islamic Jihad militant group were arrested from a residence in Jenin, a Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank. However, all six have either been convicted or are accused of deadly acts against Israelis.
Amid the tussle between Israel and Palestine, the Israeli military again managed to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants on the night of September 12. Notably, the militants have been trying to attack Israeli forces as they captured four fugitives out of six who escaped from an Israeli jail last week. The tension is already high at the border area because Hamas doesn't want Israel's interfere in Gaza.
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In retaliation to Hama's combustible balloon attack in Israel, the Israeli army troops airstrikes in the Gaza region. Reportedly, the attack caused a bushfire near the Gaza strip resulting in huge chaos. The Israeli army said, "Overnight, IDF fighter jets struck a Hamas rocket manufacturing workshop, as well as a Hamas military compound in Khan Yunis." Besides, the Israel-Palestine issue is turning ugly with time.
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After Palestinians tried to climb the Gaza Strip's northern border fence to hurl explosives at the Israeli army, Israeli planes targeted Gaza on August 21. The Israeli military claimed to have hit Hamas' four weapons storage and manufacturing sites. Gaza's Health Ministry claimed that at least 41 citizens were hurt in the Gaza Strip clashes. "Israeli troops responded with riot dispersal means, including when necessary live fire", Israel… read-more
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An unusual heatwave in late July swept across southern Europe causing heavy wildfire in many countries like Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and many others. Greece and Turkey were the most affected regions with 568 wildfire incidents. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has promised its Greek counterpart that Israel will assist and aspire to send three planes with extinguishers in addition to 15 Israeli firefighters to help Greece.
Multiple suspected drone attacks were carried out on an Israeli-owned oil tanker in the Arabian Sea near Oman killing two crew members on board, including a British national. Israel has blamed Iran for the deadly attack on the tanker. "Iran is not just an Israeli problem, but an exporter of terrorism, destruction, and instability that harms us all," Israeli foreign minister, Yasir Lapid said in a statement.
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Israel’s Supreme Court has legalized same-sex couples to have children through surrogacy and all the restrictions regarding the same to be lifted with six months' time. Through the years, the LGBTQ+ community has been fighting against the laws that barred them to pursue surrogacy. Health Minister, Nitzan Horowitz took to Twitter saying, “Finally, equality!” Further, he stated to conduct preparations to validate the court’s order.