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Health minister warns of lockdown next week as nearly 1,000 virus cases found

Health minister warns of lockdown next week as nearly 1,000 virus cases found

Edelstein says new dramatic restrictions needed to flatten the curve; 962 infections confirmed in 24 hours, bringing total to 30,749; 2 deaths announced   The… Read More ›

IDF strikes Hamas targets following Gaza rocket fire

IDF strikes Hamas targets following Gaza rocket fire

Rocket fire comes a week after last barrage from the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.   Israeli aircraft struck Hamas positions in Gaza after three rockets were… Read More ›

As coronavirus makes its comeback, Israel must look abroad for solution

As coronavirus makes its comeback, Israel must look abroad for solution

Opinion: After the government’s ill-advised and unfounded decisions led to a sharp uptick in coronavirus infections, we must examine what other countries who’ve managed to… Read More ›

MKs approve 50-person limit in bars, event halls, synagogues as virus snowballs

MKs approve 50-person limit in bars, event halls, synagogues as virus snowballs

New rules go into effect Monday morning; cabinet slated to discuss re-imposing additional limits on restaurants, beaches and cultural events   The Knesset’s coronavirus committee… Read More ›

Israel is not the property of the ultra-Orthodox

Israel is not the property of the ultra-Orthodox

Opinion: With a wave of western aliyah expected, the state must recognize conversions conducted by non-Orthodox rabbinical courts and marriages officiated by non-Orthodox rabbis, and… Read More ›

Russia, Turkey and Iran coordinate anti-US Syria policy, slamming Israel

Russia, Turkey and Iran coordinate anti-US Syria policy, slamming Israel

Today, the US says it guards “oil” in eastern Syria and has a base at Tanf near the Jordanian border.   Russia, Turkey and Iran… 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 ›

Vatican summons US, Israeli envoys over annexation moves

Vatican summons US, Israeli envoys over annexation moves

The Vatican appealed to Israelis and Palestinians to do everything possible to reopen the process of direct negotiations.   The Vatican, in a highly unusual… Read More ›

For second day in a row, Israel reports record daily virus diagnoses

For second day in a row, Israel reports record daily virus diagnoses

Almost 5% of all virus tests conducted since midnight return positive, an exceptionally high percentage of positive results; gov’t approves week-long lockdown on several Ashdod,… Read More ›

How the ADL went from working with Facebook to leading a boycott against it

How the ADL went from working with Facebook to leading a boycott against it

Facebook ‘has allowed some of the worst elements of society into our homes and our lives,’ says Jonathan Greenblatt as social network continue to tolerate… Read More ›

El Al cancels all flights until further notice

El Al cancels all flights until further notice

El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin, ordered all of the company’s aircraft to return to Israel. All flights, including both passenger and cargo flights, are cancelled… Read More ›

With 773 new cases, Israel see record number of daily virus infections

With 773 new cases, Israel see record number of daily virus infections

Despite alarming rise in diagnoses, death toll remains unchanged at 320; Health Ministry passes 1-million mark for number of tests as it warns ‘mild’ rise… Read More ›

Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

Ofir Akunis says Israeli officials still working out final details with their American counterparts, but he expects controversial move to take place later this month… Read More ›

Boris Johnson: London Will Not Recognize Israeli Sovereignty

Boris Johnson: London Will Not Recognize Israeli Sovereignty

  LONDON (JNS) – U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Israel not to extend its sovereignty to Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley in… Read More ›

AIPAC opposes a letter against annexation spearheaded by AOC

AIPAC opposes a letter against annexation spearheaded by AOC

According to AIPAC, the letter, which is yet to be released, “explicitly threatens the US-Israel relationship in ways that would damage American interests.”   WASHINGTON… Read More ›

Palestinians say ready for direct talks with Israel

Palestinians say ready for direct talks with Israel

Palestinian PM tells Mideast Quartet (U.S., U.N., E.U and Russia) will agree to state with a limited number of weapons and an international force to… Read More ›

As annexation looms, several leading Republican lawmakers remain silent

As annexation looms, several leading Republican lawmakers remain silent

While 116 Republican House members, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, support move, top Senators like Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Mitt Romney have kept quiet… 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 ›

Erdogan’s agenda: Neo-Ottoman ambition or pan-Islamist zeal?

Erdogan’s agenda: Neo-Ottoman ambition or pan-Islamist zeal?

It is noteworthy to those of us who focus on international religious freedom that whenever Turkey moves in, religious freedom moves out.   Turkish aggression… Read More ›