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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy leans against sacks of onions at a food distribution center providing f
Social Affairs Ministry to issue 30,000 vouchers for Passover food

The total amount spent by the ministry will come to NIS 9 million.

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis and new Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammetei
New Guatemalan president to keep embassy in Jerusalem

Giammatei said he would designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, recognizing that it is an Iranian proxy that seeks to destroy Israel

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with leaders of the right-wing bloc, Nov. 2019
Right-wing bloc pushes support for Netanyahu: Innocent until proven guilty

Katz stressed that even Likud's political rivals should internalize that as long as there is no legal decision disqualifying Netanyahu as prime minister, he is permitted to continue in his position.

22/11/2019
Dr. Deganit Paikowsky.
Israeli appointed as vice president of International Astronautical Federation

The appointment of Dr. Deganit Paikowsky, an expert on international relations and space policy was announced at the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington.

27/10/2019
President Reuven Rivlin stands before the graves of Yitzhak and Shulamit Shamir.
Yitzhak Shamir memorial ceremony brings to light history repeating itself

Several political leaders presented the parallels between the political climate in Shamir's time and today.

06/07/2019
Government approves NIS 1.2 billion in ministry cuts

During Monday’s cabinet meeting it was agreed that each minister will be able to decide on the cuts in his or her own office, not the Finance Ministry.

24/06/2019
OFIR AKUNIS (L) and Dr. Mike Evans hold up ‘Say No to Antisemitism’ signs at the Jerusalem Post Conf
Akunis joins Mike Evans in saying ‘no to antisemitism’

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis joined Dr. Mike Evans in saying “No to antisemitism” at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York on Sunday.

Making scientific waves far beyond Israel's borders

Israel’s prowess in science and technology has far-reaching value.

15/06/2019
JPost Annual Conference 2017
High Court: No blocking scientist appointment because of political views

Scientist with left-wing views was initially blocked from government appointment by Minister Ofir Akunis.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly with Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly talks biology, chemistry, physics and space

"Day one of a year in space, and I’m thinking to myself, man, this is a stupid thing to be doing. You can’t get away, you can’t call an Uber."

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