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How techies used Bluetooth’s most annoying trait to build Israel’s new COVID app

How techies used Bluetooth’s most annoying trait to build Israel’s new COVID app

A peek under the hood of Israel’s new app, now downloaded by more than a million people, which tracks and traces while keeping the government… Read More ›

Beirut port manager among 16 held in blast probe

Beirut port manager among 16 held in blast probe

“Sixteen people have been taken into custody as part of the investigation,” NNA quoted Akiki as saying. He said the investigation was continuing.   Lebanese… Read More ›

IDF says it ambushed cell planting bombs on Syrian border, killing 4 terrorists

IDF says it ambushed cell planting bombs on Syrian border, killing 4 terrorists

Incident comes as military braces for attack by Hezbollah, which is seeking revenge for a fighter killed in an airstrike attributed to Israel   Israeli… Read More ›

IDF to begin contact tracing on Tuesday

IDF to begin contact tracing on Tuesday

“The IDF’s involvement is very important because it is a system that can work quickly,” said coronavirus commissioner Ronni Gamzu.   The IDF’s Home Front… Read More ›

One in every 11 coronavirus test found positive as 1,967 new cases confirmed

One in every 11 coronavirus test found positive as 1,967 new cases confirmed

There are 25,628 people battling COVID-19, while 8,280 of them confirmed ill this past week; of the 24,284 tests conducted Thursday, 8.1% show positive results,… Read More ›

The leaders of the world’s most powerful tech companies — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google — will be speaking in front of Congress this week. Here’s what we’re expecting, and why it’s a huge deal.

The leaders of the world’s most powerful tech companies — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google — will be speaking in front of Congress this week. Here’s what we’re expecting, and why it’s a huge deal.

  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple CEO Tim Cook will all face questioning from… Read More ›

US fighter jets near Iranian passenger plane over Syrian airspace

US fighter jets near Iranian passenger plane over Syrian airspace

Israel and the United States have long accused Mahan Air of ferrying weapons for Iranian-linked guerrillas in Syria and elsewhere.   Several passengers on an… Read More ›

Knesset passes coronavirus law, weakening its oversight of government decisions

Knesset passes coronavirus law, weakening its oversight of government decisions

Law approved 48-35 gives cabinet wide-ranging powers to set virus restrictions, sidelines Yifat Shasha-Biton’s combative coronavirus committee   The Knesset in the early hours of… Read More ›

Second hearing of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s trial to occur on Sunday

Second hearing of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s trial to occur on Sunday

Timing of when witnesses will be called is considered crucial   By Saturday night, it was clear there would be no last-minute emergency coronavirus announcement… Read More ›

IDF reopens facility in Ashkelon for soldiers sick with coronavirus

IDF reopens facility in Ashkelon for soldiers sick with coronavirus

Total of 663 service members have been diagnosed with the virus; military says troops on furlough can’t meet in groups of over 5 people  … Read More ›

Netanyahu cannot buy Israelis’ silence

Netanyahu cannot buy Israelis’ silence

Opinion: The prime minister is worried about a dip in his popularity and thinks that putting cash in our bank accounts can jump-start a shattered… Read More ›

2 arrested as ultra-Orthodox protest neighborhood lockdowns for second night

2 arrested as ultra-Orthodox protest neighborhood lockdowns for second night

Demonstrators knock down barriers, set dumpsters on fire and pelt police with eggs to protest against alleged discrimination in coronavirus closures   At least two… Read More ›

Thousands of enraged protesters gather in Tel Aviv: ‘No more games!’

Thousands of enraged protesters gather in Tel Aviv: ‘No more games!’

Politicians were told not to come as thousands gathered in Tel aviv, to warn government not to let them down during COVID-19 financial crisis. Blue… Read More ›

Iran’s unstable foundations are wobbling

Iran’s unstable foundations are wobbling

Opinion: Not every explosion or fire in the Islamic Republic is result of deliberate sabotage, but this exceptional sequence of incidents can only serve to… Read More ›

In the COVID-19 sea, Israel is a ship without a rudder

In the COVID-19 sea, Israel is a ship without a rudder

Like the captain who does not want to go down with the ship, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was conspicuously missing from Tuesday’s press briefing.  … Read More ›

Analysis: Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th

Analysis: Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th

On a very different Fourth of July holiday, when many Americans are wrestling with the racist misdeeds of the country’s heroes and confronting an unrelenting… Read More ›

Trump has no time for West Bank annexation

Trump has no time for West Bank annexation

With coronavirus cases breaking daily records, president beginning to realize he is culpable for his administration’s mishandling of crisis, and faced with prospect of November… Read More ›

Israeli and Emirati firms sign ‘historic agreement’ to jointly combat COVID-19

Israeli and Emirati firms sign ‘historic agreement’ to jointly combat COVID-19

Israel Aerospace Industries and Rafael ink deal with UAE’s Group 42 in commercial breakthrough between countries, which do not share diplomatic ties   Companies from… Read More ›

Canadian company Medicago develops plant-based coronavirus vaccine

Canadian company Medicago develops plant-based coronavirus vaccine

The company has developed a unique method of creating a vaccine by letting plants do the work. “We’re using plants as mini factories,” said Natalie… Read More ›

UK Shadow Minister calls for settlement goods ban if Israel annexes West Bank lands

UK Shadow Minister calls for settlement goods ban if Israel annexes West Bank lands

Lisa Nandy called on the British government for ‘concrete action’ in response to Israel’s annexation drive, calling the situation ‘urgent’ saying the move would require… Read More ›