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Despite past criticism, Israel mum on new UN human rights chief

Jerusalem on Thursday remained silent on the appointment of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, despite her past statements critical of Israel. Read more.

UNESCO said pushing for Israel to rethink exit, citing work to end bias

UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay has invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet next month and discuss a possible delay or even reversal of Israel’s planned withdrawal from the agency, accused by Jerusalem of bias against it, a senior Israeli diplomat said Wednesday. Read more.

Female Israeli pilot makes Air Force history

A female pilot for the first time has been appointed to head an Israel Air Force flight squadron, operating surveillance aircraft. Read more.

Palestinians say Israel and Hamas reach cease-fire; Israel denies

The IDF responds to some of the most intense rocket fire from Gaza since Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Read more.

Anti-Semitic crimes increase dramatically in Germany

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Germany rises dramatically over the previous year. Read more.