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Trump says another country could be ‘added into’ Israel-UAE signing ceremony

Trump says another country could be ‘added into’ Israel-UAE signing ceremony

Speaking ahead of September 15 White House event, president doesn’t specify which nation may be next to normalize ties with Jerusalem; says he spoke to… Read More ›

An Insider’s Look at ‘Corona Hotels’ Operated by IDF Home Front Command

An Insider’s Look at ‘Corona Hotels’ Operated by IDF Home Front Command

  JERUSALEM (JNS) – As the Israeli cabinet weighs increasingly stringent steps to deal with the growing numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases, the Israel Defense… Read More ›

Government approves NIS 11 bilion budget increase after late-night talks

Government approves NIS 11 bilion budget increase after late-night talks

The plan’s approval by the government means it will move to the Knesset plenum, where it must pass in 3 readings before December 23, 2020.… Read More ›

Israel will pay dearly for persecuting its Haredi community

Israel will pay dearly for persecuting its Haredi community

Opinion: Ultra-Orthodox Israelis feel discriminated against and cast out by a government that has failed to persuade religious leaders that new coronavirus measures are necessary;… Read More ›

Kushner: Our plan is bid to save 2-state solution; Israel was eating up the land

Kushner: Our plan is bid to save 2-state solution; Israel was eating up the land

Trump adviser warns Palestinians that if they continue to reject peace plan ‘the situation is just going to get worse and worse for them;’ says… Read More ›

Congress Questions Sale Of US Residence In Israel To Adelson

Congress Questions Sale Of US Residence In Israel To Adelson

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has informally confirmed to Congress that Republican super-donor Sheldon Adelson is the buyer of the U.S. ambassador’s official… Read More ›

Curfews fall on 40 cities, infection rate surpasses 3,500 in a single day

Curfews fall on 40 cities, infection rate surpasses 3,500 in a single day

Gamzu, Edelstein enter isolation after staff members test positive   Coronavirus commissioner Prof. Ronni Gamzu will spend the next day working on his recommendations for… Read More ›

Coronavirus doctor: I am ashamed of Israeli society

Coronavirus doctor: I am ashamed of Israeli society

In emotional Facebook post, Dr. Gadi Segal, who headed first country’s COVID-19 ward, urges Israelis to take pandemic seriously, warns patients will die due to… Read More ›

1.3 million Israelis locked down as curfew kicks off in 40 virus hotspots

1.3 million Israelis locked down as curfew kicks off in 40 virus hotspots

Residents of ‘red’ towns and neighborhoods must stay close to home from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; schools and most businesses shuttered in affected areas… Read More ›

Israelis more pessimistic about democracy and the future – poll

Israelis more pessimistic about democracy and the future – poll

The signature of the Abraham Accords this month between Israel and the United Arab Emirates didn’t impact the optimism of Israelis for the future of… Read More ›

Emperor Netanyahu has no clothes

Emperor Netanyahu has no clothes

Opinion: ‘King Bibi’ was exposed in his weakness when under pressure from the ultra-Orthodox politicians opposed to lockdown, proving that to him and his ministers,… Read More ›

Law enforcement said to have covered up conflicts of interest in Netanyahu probe

Law enforcement said to have covered up conflicts of interest in Netanyahu probe

PM calls report ‘shocking’ and an ‘atom bomb’ that proves the corruption cases against him are a conspiracy, right-wing lawmakers call for investigations into allegations… Read More ›

Palestinians: Gulf states working to foil anti-normalization resolution

Palestinians: Gulf states working to foil anti-normalization resolution

The Palestinian Authority has accused the UAE of violating the terms of the Arab Peace Initiative by agreeing to normalize its relations with Israel in… Read More ›

Israel’s government must take responsiblity

Israel’s government must take responsiblity

Opinion: The elected officials have made every mistake in dealing with the pandemic, giving in to dirty politics, populism and incompetence; a lack of courage… Read More ›

Saudi king indicates to Trump Israeli-Palestinian peace a prerequisite for ties

Saudi king indicates to Trump Israeli-Palestinian peace a prerequisite for ties

In phone call, US president talks up peaceful overtures between Israel, Gulf; Salman says Riyadh appreciates US efforts but indicates Palestinians remain main focus for… Read More ›

Israel surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths, red cities prep for lockdown

Israel surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths, red cities prep for lockdown

List of over 30 areas to be released today • Balad head: Gamzu program does not address unique characteristics of Arab society   As Israel… Read More ›

High Holidays of discontent

High Holidays of discontent

Opinion: The government must end constant zigzagging on the restrictions it implements to counter the coronavirus pandemic; now is the time for officials to show… Read More ›

Kosovo’s Jerusalem embassy offer was available for years, but Israel was wary

Kosovo’s Jerusalem embassy offer was available for years, but Israel was wary

Pristina’s move to recognize the Jewish state is being hailed as a breakthrough, but it had long been courting Jerusalem, which balked at endorsing a… Read More ›

El Al to fly first cargo flight to Dubai by an Israeli carrier

El Al to fly first cargo flight to Dubai by an Israeli carrier

El Al, Israel’s flag carrier, said the new route will be an “import and export” link to Dubai and further east.   TEL AVIV –… Read More ›

Israeli leadership must stop shifting the blame on the people and act against COVID

Israeli leadership must stop shifting the blame on the people and act against COVID

Opinion: Instead of launching constant threats at the public, lawmakers and health experts must formulate a precise and responsible strategy to fight coronavirus, just like… Read More ›