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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
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Israel ushers in 75th Independence Day in shadow of political upheaval
Netanyahu calls for unity as protesters opposed to his government’s hardline policies gather outside Jerusalem event and opponents hold ‘protest party’ in Tel Aviv
Tens of thousands in Tel Aviv rally against coalition during Independence Day ceremony
In first, German Luftwaffe planes fly over Knesset
Air Force takes to the sky as 75th Independence Day celebrations get into swing
Flybys across the country feature over 100 aircraft; IDF chief of staff says army acts as a common denominator providing strength through unity; crowds flock to nature parks
F-35 forced to land after bird-strike during Independence Day fly-by
IAF attack helicopter lands at kibbutz after technical fault forces it out of flyby
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Ministers pump up right wing for pro-overhaul rally as sides gird for renewed fight
But compromise backers hold own demonstration outside President’s Residence, urging negotiators to keep at it until agreement reached or risk the country descending into civil war
Ministers urge right-wingers to attend pro-overhaul rally
Biden says North Korean regime 'finished' if it uses nukes
Netanyahu website, Facebook page targeted by hackers
Smotrich, far-right MKs join mass gathering at razed Homesh settlement
Hundreds of Israelis, including Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, took part in a celebratory prayer service marking Israel's Independence Day Wednesday at the site of the former settlement of Homesh in the northern West Bank. The gathering, also attended by far-right MKs Limor Son Har-Melech -- a former Homesh...
Israel at 75: ‘Only together can we reach our goals’
This Editor’s Note was sent out earlier on Wednesday in ToI’s weekly update email to members of the Times of Israel Community. To receive these Editor’s Notes as they’re released, join the ToI Community here. This is not how Israel expected to turn 75. This is not how Israel deserved to turn 75. Not with bereaved...
Israeli teen girls win first, second place in annual Bible quiz
In the Netherlands, Christians stage a solidarity-with-Israel flyover
My kindergartener colors an Israeli flag, and I remember that we all, from immigrant to sabra, are in this Israeli society together
Ron E. Hassner
Israel at 75 should learn from the US at 75
The United States was a mere 85 years old when civil war tore the nation apart. On its 75th birthday, is Israel at risk for the same?
Daily Briefing Apr. 26: What would Israel’s founding parents think about it at 75?
Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. The Times of Israel's partner podcast Israel Story joins the Daily Briefing for a special Independence Day episode. We hear Israel...
Working with Jerusalem for 'peaceful, integrated Middle East'
On Israel’s 75th birthday, Biden says US ‘still proud’ to be among its top friends
US ‘recognizes the resilience of Israel’s democracy — the bedrock for our robust and special relationship,’ says president, calling himself a ‘lifelong friend and supporter’
US House passes pro-Israel measure 401-19, but growing number of Dems vote against
After pressing Jerusalem for Ramadan calm, US lauds Israeli handling of holiday rows
WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration has expressed its satisfaction to Israel over the latter's handling of security tensions during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, an Israeli and a US official told The Times of Israel on Tuesday. The appreciation was conveyed during several conversations Biden officials have held with their Israeli counterparts over the past week, the senior Israeli...
Israel at 75: From the blogs
Exclusive Independence Day excerpt
When did you know you were Israeli?
For those still struggling to roll their reshes, this excerpt from the new book ‘Israel 201’ offers 75 answers for 75 years of statehood
Israel’s UN envoy walks out of Security Council to protest Memorial Day session
Gilad Erdan reads out names of fallen Israelis to council members, lights memorial candle in chamber, says UN rejected requests to move session to another day
Israel at 75: Interview
Schwartz is only the 4th woman to receive award for science
For scientist Michal Schwartz, Israel Prize is rewarding milestone in ongoing journey
Weizmann Institute neuroimmunologist bucked convention to prove that brain is not isolated from immune system, leading to possible therapies to treat Alzheimer’s and other diseases
The Israel I know
The people I meet along the way support this land, our land of soil, sand and gravel; blood and tears; and milk and honey
On Israel’s 75th birthday, the flag takes on new meaning as a symbol of protest
‘Old, but who else is there?’: Biden supporters lukewarm on his reelection bid
Americans who back the 80-year-old US president express concern that he’s ‘probably a little antiquated,’ but note lack of clear alternative Democratic candidate for 2024
Bernie Sanders endorses Biden for 2024, forgoing another election run
With 2024 announcement, Biden seeks more time to ‘heal’ America
Harry Belafonte, who popularized ‘Hava Nagila’ in the US, dies at 96
Singer and civil rights activist once quipped he was ‘the most popular Jew in America’ due to his rendition of the Hebrew classic
One-year-old killed, six others injured in head-on collision in southern Israel
Hebrew school enrollment across US down by nearly half since 2006, report says
Sderot building memorializes three pairs of siblings killed in recent terror attacks
No private firm willing to insure Meron pilgrimage, two years after disaster
Taliban killed mastermind of 2021 Islamic State suicide bombing at Kabul airport: US
Lolita C. Baldor
New York City home to 30 Israel-founded tech unicorns, report says
Iran court issues $312.9M judgement against US for 2017 Islamic State attack
Man arrested in Poland for antisemitic message projected on Anne Frank House
Court rules Frankfurt can’t cancel Roger Waters concert over his antisemitism record
Malka Leifer in Australian court as judge weighs sentence after sex abuse conviction
Websites of Israeli port hacked; Sudanese group said to claim responsibility
Powerful Iranian cleric killed in attack — state media
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