Daily Archives: August 20, 2020

Netanyahu Makes Peace Call to Gantz

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Thursday evening with a heartfelt plea to end the fight over the state budget that threatens another round…

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Teachers Could Stay in Classroom If Exposed to COVID-19

New guidance from President Donald Trump’s administration that declares teachers to be “critical infrastructure workers” could give the green light to exempting teachers from quarantine requirements after being exposed to…

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Hadassah Wants In on Russian Vaccine

Hadassah Hospital in Yerushalayim is seeking to obtain rights to test and potentially manufacture the COVID-19 vaccine developed in Russia. Dr. Polina Stepensky, chairman of the Department of Bone Marrow…

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Rivlin Appeals for Compromise to Avoid Elections

President Reuven Rivlin has been holding a round of conversations with heads of the government coalition parties in recent days with the aim of preventing the dissolution of the Knesset…

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Police Take Flak for Removing Anti-Netanyahu Protesters

Israeli police dispersed dozens of protesters outside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s official residence on Thursday ahead of a planned rally by supporters of the Israeli leader. Some of the protesters,…

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Trump Expects Saudi Arabia to Join UAE-Israel Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expected Saudi Arabia to join the agreement announced last week by Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize diplomatic ties and…

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