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Eilat Ramon Airport Credit: Sivan Farag Eilat Municipal Spokesperson Eilat's Ramon airport to launch flights for Palestinians

The flights will be operated by Turkish airline Atlas to Istanbul and Anatolia for Palestinian residents of Judea, Samaria and the Palestinian Authority.

A Gaza resident amid the ruins  credit: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa, Reuters Israel and Gaza the day after

Israel is encouraged by the fact that Hamas stayed out of the recent fighting, while Iran is already acting to rearm Islamic Jihad.

Benjamin Netanyahu  credit: Emil Salman, Haaretz Netanyahu block weakens slightly after Gaza operation

At the same time, the block led by Prime Minister Yair Lapid remains far from a Knesset majority.

Rockets intercepted over Ashkelon Credit: Amir Cohen Reuters Improved Iron Dome sharpens foreign interest

Though costly, Iron Dome saves the Israeli economy billions, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine has made Europe take notice.

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system in action  credit: IDF spokesperson Ceasefire takes hold after shaky start

Islamic Jihad fired about 550 rockets towards Israel: one third landed in the Gaza Strip;  96% of the remainder were intercepted by Iron Dome or fell in open areas.

Rockets intercepted over Ashkelon Credit: Amir Cohen Reuters Heavy rocket fire from Gaza continues as ceasefire nears

As a senior Islamic Jihad leader said that the ceasefire with Israel will come into effect at 11.30pm, Defense Minister Benny Gantz says Israel has achieved all its military aims.

Strikes on Gaza Strip Credit: Shutterstock Hamas threats remain in the realm of words

Hamas has yet to fire any rockets about Israel and is hinting at an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.

Islamic Jihad secretary general Ziyad al-Nakhalah  credit:  Marwan Naamani, Reuters Islamic Jihad, Iran's proxy

Iran channels funds and weapons to the organization that Israel is currently fighting, and rewards it for terrorist attacks.

Yair Lapid  credit: Yoav Dudkevich, Yedioth Aharonoth Lapid: Operation will continue as long as necessary

Prime Minister Yair Lapid: We are acting to minimize casualties among non-combatants.

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system in action  credit: IDF spokesperson Rockets fired towards Jerusalem area

Sirens were sounded in several settlements west of Jerusalem this morning, and ten rockets were fired at Sderot.

Benjamin Netanyahu  credit: Emil Salman, Haaretz Netanyahu presents Likud economic platform

Likud promises free pre-school education and tax cuts. Blue & White-New Hope: The person who prevented a state budget cannot offer economic solutions.

Karish floating gas rig Credit: Danny Zaken Cautious optimism on Israel-Lebanon gas talks

Lebanese leaders have responded positively to Israel's proposals on settling the maritime border dispute, sources inform "Globes."

Saudi capital Riyadh Credit: Shutterstock Mohammed Younos Saudi airspace opens to all flights to and from Israel

The Saudi decision will have a huge impact on travel to the east, with long-haul flight times cut very substantially.

Karish gas platform  credit: courtesy of Energean plc Breakthrough in Israeli-Lebanese talks seen possible

Dr. Jacques Neriah of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs: Lebanon's President Aoun wants to bring some balm for the Lebanese economy.

Energean FPSO platform  credit: Energean Hezbollah drones challenge possible Israel-Lebanon deal

Israel shot down three drones launched by Hezbollah before they could reach Energean's Karish gas platform.

Avi Zinger Credit: Eli Dasa Ben & Jerry's to continue selling in Judea and Samaria

Unilever said that it has never supported BDS and sold its Ben & Jerry's ice cream interests to Israel-based licensee Avi Zinger.

Merav Michaeli  credit: Alex Kolomoisky, Yediot Ahronot Tel Aviv metro becomes a political game

Political wrangling hasn't entirely stopped the project, vital for Israel's economy, but it raises fears for future progress.

Knesset Credit: Knesset Spokesperson Dani Shem Tov Election date squabble could delay US visa waiver for Israelis

The opposition is refusing to vote for an amendment to the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law unless the elections are held in October 25.

Arrow 3 Germany rearms with Israeli weapons

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spurs the German government to rebuild its military, Israel offers much of what it lacks.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)  credit: Shlomi Yosef Market players see election having no effect on TASE

Gilad Altshuler: Happily, it’s not the government that leads the Israeli economy.

Naftali Bennett  credit: Alex Kolomoisky, Yediot Ahronot Bennett leaves on his own terms while he can

Anticipating the inevitable, Naftali Bennett chose to dissolve the Knesset himself, thereby depriving rebel Yamina members of political leverage.

Lebanon gas exploration, photo: Reuters Lebanon reportedly drops claims on Karish gas field

President Michel Aoun has agreed to return to Lebanon's original claim that the maritime border with Israel runs on Line 23, splitting the Sidon-Qana field, sources inform "Globes."

Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett Credit: Yossi Zamir Naftali Bennett, Yair Lapid agree to dissolve Knesset

Lapid will become interim prime minister of the transition government, with elections likely to take place in late October.

President Joe Biden Credit: Shutterstock Biden's visit will help advance Israel-Saudi relations

President Biden has been persuaded to visit Israel next month to advance Israel-Saudi relations and promote the economic welfare of the Palestinians.

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid Credit: Yonatan Sindel Orbach hammers final nail into coalition's coffin

Nir Orbach's resignation from the government leaves two options: a right-wing nationalist government, or new elections with Yair Lapid as transition prime minister.

Dr. Jung H. Pak  credit: Gil Shimon, US Embassy, Jerusalem "We want Israel in the driver's seat in dealing with China"

Talking to "Globes", Dr. Jung H. Pak of the US State Department explains opposition to Chinese involvement in Israeli infrastructure projects, and why the one-party model is inferior to Western democracy.

Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman Photo: Yossi Zamir Liberman postpones budget discussions as coalition totters

Despite the government's current difficulties, Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman insists the budget will eventually be passed.

Riyadh Credit: Mohammed Younos Shutterstock Outgoing top Israeli official: Saudis joining Abraham Accords soon

Outgoing Ministry of Defense political-military bureau chief Zohar Palti sees Israel and Saudi Arabia establishing full ties soon.

Orna Barbivai and Abdulla bin Touq al-Marri Credit: Anuj Taylor Strap Studios Israel and UAE sign free trade agreement

Economy Minister Orna Barbivai and her UAE counterpart Abdulla bin Touq al-Marri have signed the first free trade agreement between Israel and an Arab country.

Riyadh business district  credit: Shutterstock Israeli passport? Saudi Arabia welcomes you

Saudi Arabia has relaxed its entry rules for Israeli businesspeople, and trade is burgeoning.

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