Israel

Police to Toughen Lockdown Over Weekend

Israeli Police warned on Thursday of a significant toughening of enforcement of the current nationwide lockdown. Road checkpoints have been mostly at night, but they plan to add round-the-clock checkpoints…

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Murmurations Return to Southern Israel

Masses of migrating starlings formed shape-shifting aerial sculptures over southern Israel. The birds that come in from Russia and east Europe every winter, swooped, pivoted and soared, taking the shape…

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BOI Declares Plan to Purchase $30B in 2021

In 2021, the Bank of Israel will purchase $30 billion. The advance announcement of the scope of the purchases is intended to provide the market with certainty regarding the Bank’s…

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Over 9,000 New Cases for Third Day in a Row

The Health Ministry said on Thursday that over 9,000 new daily coronavirus cases were detected for the third day in a row. 9,388 people tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday…

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Yerushalayim Approves Location for New U.S. Embassy

Yerushalayim municipal authorities said Wednesday they have given preliminary approval to a location for a new U.S. Embassy in the city. Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum said in a statement on…

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UAE Ratifies Visa-Free Travel with Israel

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday ratified a visa exemption agreement with Israel, the first such arrangement between Israel and an Arab country. Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi hailed it as…

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Former Yesha Leader Joins New Hope

Gideon Saar’s New Hope party gathered some additional right-wing heft to its ranks on Wednesday as Dani Dayan, a former Yesha council chairman, joined the list. Dayan recently completed a…

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Sheves Achim Gam Yachad

Talmidim from Yeshivos Ponovezh, Chevron, Mir Brachfeld, Nir, Eilat, Mercaz Harav and Sederot learned  side by side during their COVID quarantine in the Grand Court Hotel in Yerushalayim.

Torch-Lit Protest Accusing Netanyahu of Corruption

Dozens of Israeli protesters carrying burning torches, megaphones and flags gathered at dawn Wednesday outside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Yerushalayim to highlight his corruption trial, which is…

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Hospitals Protest Government Underfunding

Managers of seven public hospitals staged a protest outside the Finance Ministry on Wednesday, decrying the government’s failure to provide funding amid the coronavirus crisis. To dramatize their point, they…

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Netanyahu Gets Unfriendly Reception in Nazareth

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s call on the Arab community to come out and vote for him was met with angry protests during his appearance at a health clinic in Nazareth…

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