Israel

Erdogan: Herzog May Be Visiting Turkey Soon

Recent contacts between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli officials may soon lead to a state visit to Istanbul. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Erdogan said that his office…

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US Pulls Out of EastMed Pipeline Project

The United States has notified Israel of its decision to withdraw its support for the proposed EastMed natural gas pipeline from Israel to Europe, The Jerusalem Post reported, citing a…

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Local Leaders Call for Ending Some School Quarantines

Israeli officials on Tuesday were pressing for easements in coronavirus restrictions in the school system and the economy, The Times of Israel reported. Approximately 180 mayors and leaders of local…

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German Subs to Cost Twice as Much as Planned

The purchase of three submarines from Germany will cost Israel twice the initially projected amount, Globes reported on Tuesday. Despite the huge cost overrun, the ministerial procurement committee has approved…

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Tens of Millions of Antigen Tests to Be Handed Out

In the daily assessment of the pandemic, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman decided that tens of millions of antigen tests will be distributed free of charge…

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New Draft Law to Be Presented Wednesday in Knesset

Following the fall of the Draft Law Monday night in the Knesset plenum, Likud MK David Amsalem will present on Wednesday a “Security Service Bill.” This bill will enforce the…

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COVID Pill 90% Effective in Maccabi Trial

A therapeutic treatment for patients with coronavirus has performed successfully in a clinical trial conducted in Israel. Maccabi Health Services announced on Monday that over 90% of coronavirus patients who…

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Netanyahu Plea Not a Done Deal

After a flurry of media reports saying that former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu had given his lawyers the go-ahead to finalize a plea deal that would bar him from politics…

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Chareidi Draft Bill Fails in First Reading

The coalition failed to pass a new chareidi draft bill in a preliminary reading in the Knesset on Monday evening. With Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, a coalition member, casting…

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Israel Cuts COVID-19 Isolation to Five Days

Israel’s Health Ministry on Monday said that it would shorten the mandatory isolation period for those who tested positive for COVID-19 to five days from seven days, following an initial…

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