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Amid Protest, Threats, Ayelet Shaked Receives Beefed Up Security

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – The Knesset Guard on Monday increased security for Knesset member Ayelet Shaked, No. 2 on the Yamina Party list,...

Netanyahu’s Grip on Power Loosens as Rival Moves to Unseat Him

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Right-wing party leader Naftali Bennett threw his crucial support on Sunday behind a “unity government” in Israel to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...

News from ILO RMG Programme – May 2021

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). http://ilo.msgfocus.com/q/13V6TsUKkhxddtOflsuDv/wv Source of original article: Newsletters from ILO in Asia and the Pacific (www.ilo.org). The content of this article does not...

‘It’s Like Eating Sushi With Tahina’: How Israel and Japan Formed an Unlikely Business...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – As Israeli companies continue their explosion of funding, scaling, and selling, there is an untapped market of large legacy...

Bank of Israel to Hold Interest Rates as Inflation Nudges Higher

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Bank of Israel is expected to leave short-term interest rates unchanged this week for its ninth straight policy meeting, amid...

Labs Worldwide Seek to Adopt ‘Highly-Sought Grail’ Device Made in Israel to Grow Mouse...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A mechanical device system developed by Israeli scientists to grow the embryo of a mammal outside of the womb for an...

Hong Kong cites encrypted communications with journalists to deny bail to former lawmaker

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Taipei, May 28, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Hong Kong authorities’ decision to cite communications with foreign...

Israeli Neuroscience Startup CorrActions Completes $2.7 Million Round

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – Israel-based neuroscience startup, CorrActions, has completed a $2.7 million funding round with three funds, including Israeli early stage deep...

Israeli Arab Diplomat in Message to Hamas Leaders: ‘You Will Not Win’

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan — the first Arab Christian to hold an ambassadorial rank in Israel — delivering a searing...

Israel’s Reprimands French Envoy After FM’s ‘Apartheid’ Comments

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned France’s Ambassador to Israel Eric Danon to address comments made by French...

Organ Donations Bring Hope After Jewish-Arab Strife in Israel

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A shared commitment to life after the deaths of a Jewish man and an Arab teenager in Israeli communal violence has...

Promoting Decent Work in India

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In this second wave...

Unidentified men attack, bind, and gag Pakistani journalist Asad Ali Toor at his home...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Washington, D.C., May 26, 2021 — Pakistan authorities must launch a credible investigation into the assault of journalist Asad Ali Toor...

‘Israel is Using Missiles to Protect Its People, Hamas is Using Its People to...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Bassem Eid is a Palestinian living in eastern Jerusalem who spent many years living in a United Nations refugee camp in...

First Vaccinated Birthright Israel Group From America Lands in Tel Aviv

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – The first Birthright Israel group landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday, marking the resumption of activity following a...

UNRWA Gaza Director Expresses Regret After Saying IDF Strikes Were ‘Precise’ and ‘Sophisticated,’ Did...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The director of the Gazan branch of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) expressed “regret” on Tuesday for any...

Blinken Says US Consulting With Israel Over Iran Nuclear Talks

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken promised on Tuesday continued close consultation with Israel about any potential US return to a...

Israel to Lift Most Coronavirus Restrictions in June

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced on Sunday that in light of the country’s low and stable coronavirus morbidity...

Netanyahu Announces New Mossad Chief, Agency Veteran Who Handled Overseas Spies

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced his choice for the next head of Israel’s Mossad foreign intelligence agency, Channel...

Myanmar arrests US editor Danny Fenster at Yangon airport

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Bangkok, May 24, 2021 – In response to reports that Myanmar authorities detained Danny Fenster, a U.S. citizen and the managing...

Foreign Ministry: Israelis Killed in Italy Cable-Car Disaster Confirmed as Family of Five

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Five Israelis among the 14 people who were killed in northern Italy when a cable car slammed into...

Israel Reopens Borders to Small Groups of Foreign Tourists

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Israel reopened its borders to foreign tourists on Sunday after a fall in COVID-19 infections but said it would take time...

Biden Appoints Acting Ambassador to Israel With Ties to 2015 US Taxpayer-Funded Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is reportedly tapping former Obama administration official Michael Ratney to serve as acting...

CPJ calls on Myanmar to release Kamayut Media editor Nathan Maung, news producer Hanthar...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Bangkok, May 21, 2021 – Myanmar’s military authorities must drop all charges against Nathan Maung, a U.S. citizen, and Hanthar Nyein,...