Israel

El Al Flight Famine Means Longer Furloughs

As El Al passenger planes make a slow return to the air, the company announced on Monday that furloughs for over 5,000 employees will be extended to December 31, Globes…

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Saudi FM Denies Crown Prince Met Netanyahu

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Monday denied reports that a meeting took place between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli officials on Sunday. “I have seen press reports about…

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Arab MKs Denounce Saudi Trip as War-Mongering

While the Saudi foreign minister was denying the not-so secret meeting between Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏, Arab MKs in Israel condemned it as a…

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Report: Pfizer Vaccines Expected in December

Several hundred thousand vaccines from Pfizer will be on the way to Israel by next month, according to Israel’s Channel 12 news on Monday evening. Between 200,000 and 500,000 doses…

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Israeli Delegation Heads to Sudan to Firm Up Ties

Israel sent a first delegation to Sudan on Monday after the countries agreed on Oct. 23 to take steps toward establishing ties, Army Radio reported. Sources involved in the planning…

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IDF Launches Large-Scale Gaza War Exercise

The IDF launched a surprise four-day military exercise on Sunday morning, where soldiers participated in a mock war scenario in the Gaza Strip. The large-scale exercise comes as the IDF…

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Gantz Promises Dramatic Things to Come

The uproar over Benny Gantz’s decision to back a government probe of the submarine affair, which could implicate Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏, may be only a harbinger of things to…

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Gaza’s Health System Days from Being Overwhelmed by COVID-19

A sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the Gaza Strip could overwhelm the Palestinian enclave’s meager medical system by next week, public health advisers said on Sunday. Gaza, where the…

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IDF Thwarts Attack Near Ramallah

The IDF thwarted an attempted terror attack on its troops on Sunday, as improvised explosive devices were uncovered outside the village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah. B’chasdei shamayim, the bombs were…

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IMF Praises Israel’s Financial Response to Pandemic

Despite the jarring effect on Israel’s economy, including record unemployment rates, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Sunday praised the Bank of Israel’s handling of the crisis, Globes reported. “The…

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Anti-Netanyahu Protests Weaken in Wintry Weather

Thousands of Israelis braved cool, wet weather on Motzei Shabbos to extend months of demonstrations demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The turnout was noticeably lower than in…

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First-Time Visa Deal with UAE Ratified

Another first in Mideast peacemaking on Sunday: the Israeli cabinet ratified a mutual visa exemption agreement with the United Arab Emirates. The vote for approval was unanimous. It was signed…

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