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Three die as coronavirus death toll rises to 15

Three die as coronavirus death toll rises to 15

Over 4,000 people are infected * 22-year-old in critical condition * Random virus testing starts Monday at three groceries   Three more Israelis died from… Read More ›

Coronavirus in Gaza is both a threat and an opportunity for Israel

Coronavirus in Gaza is both a threat and an opportunity for Israel

Opinion: Although the northern border appears to pose no threat right now, in the Hamas-controlled enclave a massive COVID-19 outbreak might result in another cross-border… Read More ›

Netanyahu aide reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

Netanyahu aide reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

Prime minister met with adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs Rivka Paluch on Thursday, raising concerns he may have been exposed to the virus   An adviser… Read More ›

Israel: Nurses In Training Enlisted To Help With Corona Patients

Israel: Nurses In Training Enlisted To Help With Corona Patients

  JERUSALEM (JNS) — Given the anticipated shortages of hospital staff able to treat those infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Israeli Ministry of Health… Read More ›

Netanyahu orders increased restrictions as cases climb to 3,619

Netanyahu orders increased restrictions as cases climb to 3,619

Deaths rise to 12 • Haredim lead surge in new cases • Some 1,300 fines issued for defying directives.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered… Read More ›

Israel is coronavirus light unto Arab nations

Israel is coronavirus light unto Arab nations

Opinion: Middle East countries are not looking towards Europe, which is failing to stem the virus, or the U.S., which seems to have missed the… Read More ›

Blue and White splits as unity deal with Likud approaches

Blue and White splits as unity deal with Likud approaches

Gantz to be defense minister under Netanyahu, Gabi Ashkenazi to serve as foreign minister   In a dramatic turn of events, the Blue and White… Read More ›

Gantz deal leaves Netanyahu allies in the cold

Gantz deal leaves Netanyahu allies in the cold

Analysis: Yamina holds consultations on party’s next move as PM’s agreement with Gantz may leave it deep in the opposition; right-wing sources claim such a… Read More ›

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims   JERUSALEM (JTA) – Apartments on a glitzy stretch of Tel Aviv beach are… Read More ›

Netanyahu, Gantz restart emergency unity talks

Netanyahu, Gantz restart emergency unity talks

The two sides have been speaking secretly but now the negotiations will become more official.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader… Read More ›

Netanyahu won the political battle, but Israel lost coronavirus war

Netanyahu won the political battle, but Israel lost coronavirus war

Opinion: PM and the Health Ministry’s continued refusal to cooperate with the defense ministry to tackle the COVID-19 crisis may cost the nation many lives… Read More ›

Tovelling Dishes During Corona:  What to do?

Tovelling Dishes During Corona: What to do?

Most people make a number of purchases for Pesach – especially those that are suddenly making Pesach.  So, the question is what should be done… Read More ›

Coronavirus: Gov. green lights restrictions, cannot walk more than 100 m

Coronavirus: Gov. green lights restrictions, cannot walk more than 100 m

Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and banks will continue to operate as usual.   Israelis will no longer have freedom of movement after the government approved… Read More ›

Israel’s battle experience can help defeat coronavirus

Israel’s battle experience can help defeat coronavirus

Opinion: A war against an unseen enemy is not too different from one against a foreign power; we must have discipline, a clear plan, accurate… Read More ›

Coronavirus claims 3rd victim in Israel, an 87-year-old man from Jerusalem

Coronavirus claims 3rd victim in Israel, an 87-year-old man from Jerusalem

Elderly patient was also suffering from diabetes and dementia, hospital says; he is second victim of virus from Nofim Tower sheltered living center   Jerusalem’s… Read More ›

Coronavirus restrictions upped: Go to work, supermarket only or face fines

Coronavirus restrictions upped: Go to work, supermarket only or face fines

Coronavirus cases climbed to 1,442 on Monday, an increase of 371 in one day.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to dramatically increase restrictions… Read More ›

The truth about digital tracking to fight coronavirus

The truth about digital tracking to fight coronavirus

Opinion: It is important to appreciate that the historical information for each mobile subscription is already and routinely available to the cellular companies and only… Read More ›

High Court: Edelstein undermining democracy, must hold speaker vote by Wednesday

High Court: Edelstein undermining democracy, must hold speaker vote by Wednesday

Justices issue damning unanimous ruling an hour after Netanyahu ally rebuffs its earlier position; if Edelstein says no again, Israel will be in constitutional crisis… Read More ›

Israel Works To Rescue Thousands Of Israelis Stranded Abroad

Israel Works To Rescue Thousands Of Israelis Stranded Abroad

  JERUSALEM (JNS) — The 3,000 Israelis who had traveled to India to take a temporary break from the whirlwind of life found themselves dealing… Read More ›

More than 1,000 Israelis infected with coronavirus

More than 1,000 Israelis infected with coronavirus

Health minister considers extending daylight saving times * Unemployment rate spikes to 16.5%   Some 1,071 Israelis have been infected with the novel coronavirus at… Read More ›