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Israeli organization to host Bhutan's national chess championship

The Chess4Solidarity initiative has been a key component to Israel-Bhutan relations since the countries normalized ties in December 2020.

Flash floods kill 10 people in Bhutan, seven missing in Nepal

The Bhutan villagers, who had been collecting cordeyceps, a fungus used in medicine, were sleeping when the floodwaters hit just after midnight.

By REUTERS
16/06/2021
Chess4Solidarity prepares for a competition between Israel and Bhutan

Israel and Bhutan to go head-to-head in post-normalization chess match

However in this recent tournaments players from Lebanon, Syria and other countries that do not have diplomatic ties with Israel have logged in to play.

Jared Kushner receiving his gift with the attendees at the Western Wall, December 21, 2020.

Western Wall Rabbi thanks Kushner for his dedication to Israel

"This is incontrovertible proof of the connection between the Jewish nation and Jerusalem," Rabinowitz said to Kushner.

Why Bhutan-Israel ties matter - comment

Until this new agreement, Bhutan was one of the few non-Arab/ non-Muslim nations to not recognize Israel.

By AVI KUMAR
19/12/2020
Bhutan Wedding

What is Bhutan?

The tiny South Asian nation only has diplomatic relations with a small number of countries and measures its success based on a national happiness index.

By MARCY OSTER/THE MEDIA LINE
14/12/2020
Israeli Ambassador Ron Malka, Bhutanese Ambassador Vetsop Namgyel, and delegations. December 12, 202

Israel normalizes ties with Bhutan

“I want to thank the Kingdom of Bhutan and praise the decision to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel,” Ashkenazi said.

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