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Israeli national youth soccer team upsets France to reach 1st European final

Israel’s under-19 men’s soccer team has reached its first-ever European final game, defeating France in the semifinals by a score of 2-1. The national youth soccer team made history on…

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Israel to be 1st in world to pipe desalinated water into a natural lake, the Galilee

Early next year, Israel is set to become the first country in the world to channel desalinated water into a natural lake — the Sea of Galilee. One of the…

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Daily Briefing June 26: Lapid’s 1st battle; introducing ToI film ‘Dead Sea Walking’

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Editor David…

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Shaked affirms support of Morocco on Western Sahara, says she’s 1st Israeli to do so

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked on Tuesday took credit for affirming publicly for the first time Israel’s recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara, a claim that Rabat appeared to…

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Man, 75, sentenced to a day in jail for beach trip during 1st COVID lockdown

A man was imprisoned for four hours on Wednesday after he refused to pay a fine for breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules by going to the beach. Mike Peleg, 75, from…

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Israel, UAE ink ‘groundbreaking’ free trade deal, in 1st with Arab state

Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a comprehensive, “groundbreaking” free trade agreement on Tuesday in a bid to boost economic ties between the two countries, as trade hit about…

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