Kosovo highlights pro-Israel position as US investors visit

By Larry Luxne (The Times of Israel): In the 11 years since it declared independence from Serbia, 116 countries around the world have recognized the Republic of Kosovo. But what Europe’s most Muslim country really wants is diplomatic relations with the State of Israel.

In Albania, a unique Jewish history museum on the brink

A tiny shop in the southern town of Berat tells the remarkable story of the only Nazi-occupied state that had more Jews after WWII than before

Shooting for the moon, engineers cheer successful launch of Beresheet

$100 million spacecraft could make Israel the fourth country to land on the moon, but for many engineers involved in the project, just the fact that it launched is miraculous

Austria shares responsibility for the Holocaust, visiting president says

Alexander Van der Bellen lays wreath at Yad Vashem, tells President Rivlin that his country aims ‘to ensure that Jews everywhere feel safe’

Cameroon apologizes after official says ‘arrogant’ Jews brought on Holocaust

Cameroon apologizes after official says ‘arrogant’ Jews brought on Holocaust

Three young Israeli scientists win $100,000 research prize

A new understanding of the workings of the human retina, microfluids that could help early disease diagnosis, and research toward quantum computing win Blavatnik Award

Trump: U.S. Will Retain Some Troops in Syria for Now to ‘Protect Israel’

Trump also suggested the continued U.S. presence in Iraq would be a bulwark against Iran’s influence in the region

We Share Responsibility for Holocaust, Austrian President Tells Israel

Ahead of Alexander Van der Bellen’s visit, Israel reiterates that foreign minister Karin Kneissl, who belongs to the far-right Freedom Party, is unwelcome

Industrial AI Startup Aquant Raises $10 Million

Aquant develops and markets machine learning software that mines historical data for insights that can shorten machinery downtime

Israeli Defense Contractor IAI Builds Laser Cannon

Israel planned to use a laser technology to defend against long and short-range threats, but a development project was stopped in its tracks over a decade ago, and the Iron Dome was developed instead