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Jerusalem Recognized as Israel’s Capital by RON

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29 Aug 2019
Jerusalem Recognized as Israel’s Capital by RON
The South Pacific island nation Republic of Nauru announced on THursday that it is recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz tweeted in response "I commend @Republic_Nauru’s important decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We will continue to strengthen Jerusalem and to bring about the recognition and opening of diplomatic missions and embassies in our capital."

Israeli Athlete Wins Judo World Championship
Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal in the under 81 kg. weight class at the Judo World Championships in Tokyo on Wednesday, making history as the first male Israeli athlete to win at that level. Muki, who had previously won the gold medal at the European championships in 2015 and 2018, was congratulated by Israeli PM Netanyahu and several other political leaders, celebrities and ordinary Israeli citizens. In his Twitter response to Netanyahu Muki said it is a “privilege to represent Israel.”

Turkey and Russia Draw Closer
In the latest indication of a budding strategic relationship between NATO-ally Turkey and Russia, Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan was a guest of honor at a Moscow airshow  this week. During his visit Erdogan was personally escorted by Russian President Vladimir Putin on a tour of inspection of the latest Russian-built military equipment, including the fifth-Generation Sukhoi Su-57, Moscow’s answer to the F-35. Washington announced earlier this year that Turkey won’t be allowed to buy the F-35 following its decision to buy the Russian-built S-400 air defence system, but Putin is reported to have frankly offered for Erdogan to buy the Russian plane instead.

Israel Blesses the World
Egged, Israel’s iconic bus company and one of its most recognizable brands, has recently launched operations in three Dutch cities to provide transport using electrically powered buses through its Dutch subsidiary, EBS. Egged Chairman, Avi Friedman said, "Egged is the first and only Israeli company to decide to take the knowledge and experience it has gained in Israel and use it to operate transport lines in Europe.”

Today’s video celebrates ten years of Technion Israel’s International Students program


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