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Bennett: We are treating the situation like a new coronavirus outbreak

Bennett: We are treating the situation like a new coronavirus outbreak

“In order to maintain our routine in Israel, we have to closely monitor entrances,” Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said. The government is treating the increase… Read More ›

Israel should be very worried by its coronavirus outbreak

Israel should be very worried by its coronavirus outbreak

Opinion: There is no current need for change in Health Ministry strategy but urgent steps must be taken to reduce risk of variants entering through… Read More ›

In Eytan Fox’s ‘Sublet,’ gay mecca Tel Aviv serves as set for generation clash

In Eytan Fox’s ‘Sublet,’ gay mecca Tel Aviv serves as set for generation clash

Two gay men, one an older American, one a cocky young Sabra, explore Tel Aviv in the Israeli director’s newest release, out now in select… Read More ›

Hamas leader to Israel: Transfer $30m from Qatar or head to escalation

Hamas leader to Israel: Transfer $30m from Qatar or head to escalation

Israel and the UN are particularly concerned about the resumption of Qatar cash payments out of fear that Hamas would divert them for military purposes.… Read More ›

Despite successful vaccine rollout, coronavirus is still here

Despite successful vaccine rollout, coronavirus is still here

Opinion: With spiking cases, the new government must take immediate action to prevent further spread of the virus, but Israelis must also show great personal… Read More ›

Unhappy marriages can be fatal, increasing male death rate by 19%: Israeli study

Unhappy marriages can be fatal, increasing male death rate by 19%: Israeli study

Misery during marriage is ‘risk factor just like smoking,’ say Tel Aviv researchers, leaving men 69% more likely to die from a stroke Men who… Read More ›

Bennett: Iran ‘regime of executioners’ can’t get the bomb

Bennett: Iran ‘regime of executioners’ can’t get the bomb

“A regime of executioners cannot have weapons of mass destruction,” the prime minister stated. The results of Iran’s presidential election show the world must act… Read More ›

A little friendly advice for Bennett and Lapid

A little friendly advice for Bennett and Lapid

Opinion: The new Israeli government must take the initiative in key areas, in particular moving quickly to repair ties with the U.S. Democratic Party and… Read More ›

Health Ministry weighs returning indoor mask mandate amid school outbreaks

Health Ministry weighs returning indoor mask mandate amid school outbreaks

New education, health ministers clash over COVID approach, as Delta variant from India leads to concerns of spread from those arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport Prime… Read More ›

‘Butcher of Tehran’ Raisi wins Iran election amid low turnout

‘Butcher of Tehran’ Raisi wins Iran election amid low turnout

Lapid: His election should prompt renewed determination to immediately halt Iran’s nuclear program. Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge under US sanctions for human rights abuses,… Read More ›

Health Ministry reinstates mask use in some schools after COVID-19 outbreak

Health Ministry reinstates mask use in some schools after COVID-19 outbreak

At least 45 new cases confirmed in northern town of Binyamina and officials fear fast spreading Delta variant may be found; passengers excused from obligatory… Read More ›

Gantz orders fresh probe of submarine scandal after previous one floundered

Gantz orders fresh probe of submarine scandal after previous one floundered

Unclear if new investigation will win necessary government support; if approved, commission would be able to subpoena witnesses, have broader legal powers Defense Minister Benny… Read More ›

A-G vows to defend IDF soldiers from ICC war crimes probe

A-G vows to defend IDF soldiers from ICC war crimes probe

The attorney-general said Israel is closely following international legal developments and that it will “ensure comprehensive representation” Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday night promised a… Read More ›

IDF pounds Hamas targets in Gaza as cross-border violence ramps up again

IDF pounds Hamas targets in Gaza as cross-border violence ramps up again

Jerusalem reportedly signals to Hamas it is prepared to launch a fresh campaign if needed as Gaza militants, egged on by the terror outfit, keep… Read More ›

Getting serious for a change, Jon Lovitz reflects on childhood, faith and Israel

Getting serious for a change, Jon Lovitz reflects on childhood, faith and Israel

The comedian, singer and former ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member speaks about antisemitism and the media’s portrayal of the Jewish state PITTSBURGH JEWISH CHRONICLE —… Read More ›

Meron tragedy: Vote to form investigative committee on Sunday

Meron tragedy: Vote to form investigative committee on Sunday

Following the Mount Meron tragedy, a government resolution will be voted on to form an investigative committee. The resolution is led by Avigdor Liberman and… Read More ›

Israel keen to establish ties with SE Asia’s Muslim nations, envoy says

Israel keen to establish ties with SE Asia’s Muslim nations, envoy says

Sagi Karni, Israel’s ambassador to Singapore, claims that despite harsh criticism from region’s 3 Muslim-majority states during recent Gaza war, the Jewish state is willing… Read More ›

Cop who fatally shot autistic Palestinian man charged with reckless manslaughter

Cop who fatally shot autistic Palestinian man charged with reckless manslaughter

Iyad Halak, 32, was killed last year by Border Police who say they mistook him for a terrorist; he was shot a 2nd time on… Read More ›

Profile Of The ‘New’ Terrorist: Dr. Mai Afane

Profile Of The ‘New’ Terrorist: Dr. Mai Afane

JERUSALEM — Terrorism in Israel is unfortunately not news but part and parcel of life. Not a day goes by without some nationalistically-motivated attack, whether… Read More ›

Gaza war increased Hamas’s popularity, poll shows

Gaza war increased Hamas’s popularity, poll shows

A majority of the Palestinians think that Hamas is more deserving of representing and leading the Palestinian people, while a small percentage thinks Fatah is… Read More ›