Latest Government of Israel Stories

2011-02-02 13:54:17

Israeli authorities said Wednesday that the pursuit of a gang of grave robbers has led to the discovery of an ancient church outside Jerusalem that may contain the burial place of the biblical prophet Zechariah. An earthquake destroyed the church about 1,300 years ago and it lay partly buried until detectives from Israel's Antiquities Authority noticed an elaborate doorpost poking through the earth. The robbers got away but after weeks of digging, archaeologists uncovered the remains of the...

2009-10-19 07:00:00

RAMAT GAN, Israel, October 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 13, 2009 an international delegation of leaders from the diamond world held an historic meeting with the President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli The meeting was attended by Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) Managing Director Eli Avidar, Israeli Ambassador to Panama Yoad Magen, the Chairman of the World Diamond Council (WDC) Eli Izhakoff, and the President of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (NYDDC) Moshe...

2009-08-31 06:17:29

Pop star Madonna is in Israel with a schedule that includes two concerts and visits with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzipi Livni. Hours after her arrival, Madonna visited the Western Wall and its ancient tunnel, officials said Monday. The 51-year-old singer will perform concerts at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park Tuesday and Wednesday as part of her Sticky and Sweet Tour. Madonna planned to meet with Livni and her husband for dinner Monday night and with Netanyahu...

2009-07-10 09:08:19

The Dead Sea has reached the next stage in the international competition grading the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Israeli tourism officials said. Israel's candidacy for the competition was made possible after the Tourist Ministries of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed agreements supporting the move, the officials said. Hoping the lowest place on Earth will be declared one of the competition's winners, Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov has planned a promotion...

2009-06-01 06:00:00

RAMAT GAN, Israel, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Israeli Diamond Industry, one of the major stakeholders of Israel's economy, has found a unique way to deal with the global economic meltdown. Instead of freezing marketing activities and pulling advertising dollars, the Israeli Diamond Industry is investing huge efforts in reaching out to clients, using both new and traditional marketing tools. "We see the economic crisis as an opportunity, not a problem," said Eli Avidar, Managing...

2008-09-22 00:00:12

World News IN BRIEF *JERUSALEM The Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, handed his resignation to President Shimon Peres but he could stay in office for weeks or months until a new government is formed. Mr Olmert was replaced by Tzipi Livni, the Foreign Minister, as leader of the ruling Kadima Party on Wednesday, raising her chances of becoming Israel's first woman prime minister since Golda Meir in the 1970s. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-21 15:00:01

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert submitted his resignation Sunday, opening the door for Foreign Minister Tzipi Livini to take over the office. Olmert, who is under a cloud from a criminal investigation of his personal finances, hand-delivered his letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres, Ynetnews.com reported. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the prime minister for his contribution to the people and the country and for many years of public service," Peres said...

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  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
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