‘A great honor’: Bahrain’s first-ever envoy to Israel presents credentials

By Lazar Berman, Times of Israel— Bahrain’s first-ever ambassador to Israel Khaled Yousif Al-Jalahma presented his credentials to President Isaac Herzog on Tuesday at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Jalahma gave his letter of credence to Herzog in a formal ceremony, a day before the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords at…

Official: Bennett-Sissi summit paves way to bolstered bilateral ties

By Ariel Kahana , Daniel Siryoti , Reuters and ILH Staff— Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrived in Egypt on Monday in order to meet Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for talks. The meeting was expected to cover Israeli-Palestinian relations and bilateral issues, Egypt’s presidency said, in the first official trip by an Israeli head of…

Hundreds riot in West Bank, East Jerusalem after jailbreak; IDF extends closure

By Judah Ari Gross and Emanuel Fabian, Times of Israel— Palestinians held large-scale demonstrations across the West Bank and Jerusalem Wednesday night, some of them violent, in solidarity with the six security prisoners who broke out of Israel’s Gilboa Prison earlier this week. Five of the fugitives are members of the Islamic Jihad terror group;…