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Israelis are the citizens or permanent residents of the State of Israel, a multiethnic state populated by people of different ethnic backgrounds. The largest ethnic groups in Israel are Jews (75%), followed by Arabs (20%) and other minorities (5%). Among the Israeli Jewish population, hundreds of thousands of Jews born in Israel are descended from Ashkenazi Jew, Mizrahi Jews, Sephardi Jews, Ethiopian Jews, and an array of groups from all the Jewish ethnic divisions, though over 50% of Israel's Jewish population is of at least partial Mizrahi descent.

Israelis celebrate Purim with parade amid tighter COVID restrictions [Video]

Israelis celebrate Purim with parade amid tighter COVID restrictions

The crowds turned out in spite of COVID-19 restrictions, which included a curfew spanning three nights, to curb Purim festivities amid fresh virus fears.

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New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis [Video]

New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis

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Ahmed Zaki Yamani, former Saudi oil minister, dies at 90 [Video]

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, former Saudi oil minister, dies at 90

Yamani spoke to CNN’s John Defterios in 2010 about the 1973 oil embargo saying, it “was meant, and I was behind it, not to hurt the economy, just to attract the international public opinion that..

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Israelis emerge from Covid-19 lockdown [Video]

Israelis emerge from Covid-19 lockdown

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Tel Aviv pushes COVID-19 vaccine with free food [Video]

Tel Aviv pushes COVID-19 vaccine with free food

Pizza, hummus, pastry and a cup of coffee were on the menu on Tuesday to entice Israelis to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Huge drop in COVID cases among vaccinated Israelis [Video]

Huge drop in COVID cases among vaccinated Israelis

Israel's largest healthcare provider is reporting a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of the Pfizer's vaccine in the country's biggest study to..

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Israelis tackle lockdown gloom with screaming [Video]

Israelis tackle lockdown gloom with screaming

Tired of COVID-19 confinement and seeking both communion and emotional release, some Israelis have taken to group screaming. Emily Wither reports.

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Police clash with ultra-Orthodox Israelis resisting Covid-19 rules [Video]

Police clash with ultra-Orthodox Israelis resisting Covid-19 rules

In ultra-Orthodox areas across Israel, police have clashed with members of the community angry at the government’s attempts to impose nationwide lockdown rules on local schools and synagogues. Many..

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