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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press statement at the PM's office in Jerusalem, o
Netanyahu on coronavirus: Despite numbers falling, they will rise again

The lockdown "brought the numbers rapidly down, but they’ll climb back up because the virus is the virus is the virus."

Yehuda Glick hands out heart tokens outside the Likud polling station, February 2019.
Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick wants to run for President

Glick explains why he has what it takes to replace Reuven Rivlin

22/10/2020
Yair Netanyahu makes a stormy appearance at Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court, December 2018.
Yair Netanyahu: The rise of the son

How much influence does the prime minister’s controversial progeny have on Israel?

22/10/2020
Republicans in Israel chair: I hope Trump will formalize West Bank outposts

"President Trump has already recognized Israel's legal right to settle in Judea and Samaria," said Marc Zell, who hopes that formalizing outposts will follow.

Police confiscate 54 cows, detain 6 people suspected of damaging state land

The six people detained are suspected of illegally entering farmland, damaging property, trespassing and breaking forest regulations.

Israeli Aerospace Industries' Heron UAV to fly for EU

The estimated scope of the deal is tens of millions of dollars, and it is another expression of confidence in the capabilities of the marine Heron UAV.

Sudan agrees to normalize relations with Israel - report

The report indicated that the formal and public announcement on the normalization of relations is expected to take place in the next few days.

Cyber chief: Major hacks can cause more damage than nukes

On the one hand, cyber weapons are like the spear since they are “relatively easy to develop, it is just a code, like letters, like numbers.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking out a barred window
Netanyahu’s diplomatic legacy no longer hinges on early elections

It is unusual for the diplomatic agenda of an Israeli prime minister and that of a US president to be so strongly linked as those of Netanyahu and Donald Trump.

Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz
Gantz to discuss 'issues relating to Israel's security' with Esper

He added that "while we combat the coronavirus pandemic, we need to remember that our enemies will not rest for one moment."

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Reprisal of Simon Wiesenthal play streams online

In keeping with the times, the play, economically titled “Wiesenthal,” is digitally available anywhere in the world until Oct. 28.

By TOM TUGEND/JTA
22/10/2020
Police allow participation of 300 hassidim in illegal funeral -report

The report indicated that the hassidim weren't wearing masks and did not keep the required distance from each other according to the Health Ministry's guidelines.

Rosh Hanikra border crossing
Car-theft transfers via security fence breaches on the rise - research

Ituran increased the use of technological means to prevent car thefts among them: deploying drones with the 80 Ituran enforcement squads and using LPR cameras.

Coronavirus commissioner Prof. Ronni Gamzu
Ministers fail to decide on next stage of exit strategy

Edelstein: We need to learn lessons from reopening after first wave so we don’t have a third one.

Knesset opposition cries out against cancellation of to probe Netanyahu on Submarine Affair
Knesset vote to probe Netanyahu on Submarine Affair canceled

Supreme Court petitioned to overturn Knesset speaker's decision to revote

21/10/2020
Friedman: US position is never evacuate settlements

“When we feel we've exhausted these efforts, of course we will help Israel formalize its boundaries, including communities in Judea and Samaria.”

Pope Francis celebrates the Mass of Saint Peter and Paul, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, J
Pope says homosexuals should be covered by civil union laws

"What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that," he said.

By REUTERS
21/10/2020
Protest against violence against women in Jerusalem
Thousands protest violence against women across Israel after murders

"If there were two people killed this week by terrorism the earth would shake."

21/10/2020
Iyad al-Halak, who was killed by Border Police a few weeks ago.
Prosecution leans toward 2nd degree murder for officer who shot Iyad Halak

The May 30 police shooting of Halak led to massive criticism of the police, with even the prime minister admitting that the shooting was a mistake.

Zionist Congress headed for showdown over top jobs

"We have attempted to reach other solutions, but right now, our intention is to move forward with the same deal," Miki Zohar said.

21/10/2020
Maccabi Tel Aviv kicks off group stage vs Qarabag

Storied Azerbaijani champion visits Bloomfield for Europa League duel with yellow-and-blue.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
21/10/2020
Netanyahu plunged to new depths in submarine scandal vote – analysis

What matters is that because Zohar did not have the coalition ready in time for the key vote and lost, suddenly Israelis are talking about submarines again.

21/10/2020
You could be in Israeli star Hanan Ben-Ari's new music video

Ben-Ari added that the videos should be videos and not pictures. If the videos catch three generations of family members together, then that's "magic," he said.

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Did Bennett teach Netanyahu
Ex-Likud minister Limor Livnat: Netanyahu era is over, Bennett worthy

"Most of the MKs in the Likud today are Netanyahu's yes men," she said. "They don't criticize him, and so he promotes them according to that."

Yitzhak Tshuva agrees to sell 70% of stake in Delek Israel

Delek has suffered amid the coronavirus pandemic, seeing shares fall as deep as 87% over the year.

L to R: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
Does the US see UAE ties as a way to curb Chinese investments in Israel?

Does this peace agreement, and now the Abraham Fund, serve an additional American foreign policy interest in another part of the world?

Greece likely to become red country next week - report

As of Wednesday evening, there were 34 countries that were considered green countries.

Two-thirds of mikvaot don’t have operating license

Absence of operating license raises concerns over proper management of standards at mikvaot.

Firefighters work to rescue construction workers trapped under collapsed scaffolding, Oct. 21, 2020
5 workers injured in scaffolding collapse in Beit Shemesh

Two worker are in serious condition and at least one is intubated, while three others are in moderate condition.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5
Mark Esper: Peace treaties aim to build 'security construct' against Iran

"So many... countries in the region recognize that the biggest concern they have... is Iran and its maligned behavior," he said • Craft responding to Zarif: "You can't have it both ways"

Economy Attaché: Israelis, Chinese closing deals online amid COVID-19

It’s important to remember that when a Chinese businessman says “we will invest” he also means “when you move to China” – something that an Israeli negotiator might be unaware of.

Abraham Fund puts ‘well-being of people first, regardless of creed'

The UAE and Bahrain are only the third and fourth Arab states to make peace with Israel, following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

By HERMOINE MACURA-NOBLE / THE MEDIA LINE
21/10/2020
IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi visits Rambam underground coronavirus ward

"The IDF is committed to the war on our enemies and on coronavirus," said Kochavi, addressing the exposure of a terror tunnel near Gaza on Wednesday.

A NEW bride and groom visit a blossoming almond grove in Latrun on their wedding day in 2019.
Mit4Mit: How to plan a wedding during coronavirus in Israel

"The corona period has changed the world of weddings beyond recognition and has brought far-reaching changes," Mit4Mit CEO Oved Yosef said.

A scene from ‘Dear Comrades,’ being screened at the Arava Film Festival.
Arava Int’l Film Festival announces November program

The festival will feature the best of recent films from Israel and around the world.

Woman granted divorce ten years after husband cut contact

Once their marriage was finalized, she became aware that her new husband had serious financial problems he expected her to help handle.

21/10/2020
A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.
IDF strikes Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire - report

According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, the military struck an underground tunnel belonging to Hamas at the southern Gaza Strip.

By TAL LEV RAM/MAARIV , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/10/2020
Erekat’s Hadassah care must be top priority for Israel - comment

Treating chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in a Jerusalem hospital should serve as a reminder of what it means to be a Jewish state.

Gal Gadot replaces Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in clip

Gadot has a slight resemblance to Taylor that has gone unremarked upon until now.

IDF seals the room of alleged killer of St.-Sgt. Amit Ben Yigal

Abu Bakar allegedly killed the soldier by throwing a rock at his head during a military operation in May.

21/10/2020
IDF uncovers terror tunnel from Gaza Strip

The tunnel does not pose any danger to nearby Israeli towns, the IDF reassured.

By TAL LEV RAM/MAARIV
21/10/2020
The Jerusalem Municipality inaugurated the renovated municipal computer center
Moshe Lion re-inaugurates Jerusalem's renovated computer center

"I am happy to rededicate the Municipal Computing Center, which serves as a meeting place for the people working with computers."

MK Miki Zohar, 2019.
Miki Zohar: Budget on hold due to political considerations

Finance Minister Israel Katz responded to Zohar's statement in a tweet, saying that his words do not represent the position of the Finance Ministry.

PLO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE secretary-general Saeb Erekat speaks in Khan al-Ahmar on Thursday.
Saeb Erekat connected to ECMO machine

This was done in order to prevent possible lung injury associated with being put on a ventilator, which is more common in transplanted lungs.

Ultra-Orthodox defiance of COVID rules ratchets up Israeli society tension

Opening of Haredi schools on Sunday in violation of regulations sparks outrage.

By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
21/10/2020
Israel, UAE, US launch joint fund in Jerusalem during first state visit

The Abraham Fund will be launched with an office in Jerusalem and a $3 bn. starting trilateral investment.

Ruttensteiner holds court after busy run

Blue-and-white coach discusses National Team’s recent performances, coronavirus concerns and more.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
20/10/2020
Israeli forces stand at the scene of a car ramming in the West Bank that injured two soldiers, March
Terrorist involved in ramming attack in 2019 sentenced to 4 years in jail

Two of the involved terrorist were shot and killed by IDF forces on the spot, while the third one, a minor, was arrested and sentenced on Monday.

The Shas - Likud bloc is proving to be stronger than COVID - analysis

“There is no alternative to Bibi,” Shas MK Moshe Abutbul told Radio Tzafon on Tuesday.

20/10/2020
Students working fewer hours due to COVID-19, Shoresh study warns

Several data sources were used to calculate the true extent of COVID-19 damage among students.

70 Members of the Knesset sign pact of mutual respect

The MKs have promised to try to treat each other more cordially from now on.

20/10/2020
The Opening of the 26th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in 1964.
Are venerable Zionist institutions still relevant to Israel? - Analysis

Is the WZO really the best forum for debate between the Jewish state and the Diaspora? The nay-sayers have a strong argument.

Naftali Bennett
Naftali Bennett endorses early election

Likud and Blue and White are to join forces to stymie probes

20/10/2020
The Tel Aviv Opera House.
For the Israeli Opera, the show must go on

"Now all we are waiting for is a government approval of our plan, so we can open our doors to the public,” said Israeli Opera general manager Zach Granit."

A mink farm is seen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Oploo
Israel, Germany begin agriculture cooperation to fight climate change

Germany experienced drought in the past four years and Israel has extensive experience in agriculture in arid conditions, Prof. Vinnie Altsein from Volcanic Institute told the ‘Post.'

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 plane
Israelis trapped in Greece after RyanAir flights cancelled

As a result of the coronavirus crisis, many airlines have been forced to cut services and staff in order to save money from the major drop in demand.

20/10/2020
Students return for the new school year, September 1, 2020
Education Ministry blames Health Ministry's 'indecisiveness’ in reopening

A senior official in the Health Ministry said that his ministry is not prepared to return children in grades one and two to school because of “indecision in the Health Ministry.”

IDF reserve soldiers
PM vows to do more for army reservists 'those who do more should get more'

Netanyahu said the reservists were the wellspring of innovation within the army.

vaccination against the flu
Edelstein: By end of 2020, 4.2 million Israelis could receive flu vaccine

Health experts to begin discussing protocol for administering flu vaccine.

Hadassah president denounces WZO coalition agreement

Masorti director: We will leave Zionist institutions and establish new ones if we have no place at the table

A photo illustration shows the applications Facebook and Instagram on the screen of an iPhone
Facebook Israel announces lightweight Instagram app

Instagram Lite was created in Tel Aviv as part of a global effort to make the internet, and web applications, accessible to the global market.

Thousands of Israelis try to break world record for largest beach clean-up

During the event volunteers will work at about 100 spots along the coasts of the Mediterranean, Kinneret and Red Sea to clean the beaches.

Israel says UAE visit 'making history' - Palestinians call it 'shameful'

The UAE and Gulf neighbor Bahrain became the first Arab states in a quarter of a century to sign deals.

By REUTERS
20/10/2020
UK joins Israel's red list, travelers require 14-day isolation on arrival

Britain is set to be listed as a red country starting October 23.

Police arrest 11 suspects, confiscate dozens of weapons in Shuafat in east Jerusalem, Oct. 2020
11 arrested, dozens of weapons confiscated in east Jerusalem

During the operation, large stockpiles of weapons, equipment and ammunition were found in Shuafat.

Ultra-Orthodox residents walk through of the Mea She’arim neighborhood of Jerusalem, August 2020
Several ultra-Orthodox cities to be removed from red-zone list

"I call on all public in red cities, on the haredi public, to fulfill the regulations”

UAE-Israel Business Council invites UAE, Bahrain businessmen to Jerusalem

Israel and the UAE have already signed several commercial deals since mid-August, when they first announced they would establish full relations.

Israeli soldiers evaThe IDF Home Front Command drills gas a chemical weapons attack against Israel i
IDF not prepared for chemical weapons attack

Englman recommended that the commander of the land forces lead a campaign to improve combat units’ readiness for chemical weapons warfare.

Israel names its coronavirus vaccine candidate: Brilife

Human trials expected to start by the end of the month.

First responders sent to quarantine after saving life of girl with COVID

“The beautiful thing about volunteering is that if we would have known that the victim was a coronavirus patient, that would not have prevented us from doing everything necessary to help her."

YouTube Kids launches in Israel, Oct. 2020
YouTube Kids launches in Israel as kids stick to screens during pandemic

"The app will allow parents to get more involved in their children’s viewing habits” * screen time of 3-12 year olds is up from 2.2 to 3.6 hours a day

Phone hackers break into bank apps, steal over NIS 500,000

The coronavirus crisis made it harder for many of the victims to notice the suspicious activity in their bank accounts.

Calculating taxes
Israel's pension system ranked third-best in the world

The Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index rated Israel's pension system 74.7 out of 100, giving it a B grade.

By ZEV STUB
20/10/2020
Israel will not reach its energy goals - comptroller

In early 2020, the state failed to reach its goal in wind-turbine produced power, 2.6 megawatt to the 730 megawatts that were called for.

El Al to offer flights to Belgrade increase flights to Athens, Kyiv

Belgrade is currently listed as a green country and so Israelis can fly there without being obligated to enter quarantine upon their return to Israel.

Matriculation exam grades higher this summer amid coronavirus

Exam concessions were made out of a desire to ensure that students taking the exam were not affected by the coronavirus crisis.

By ELIAV BATITO/MAARIV ONLINE
19/10/2020
Israeli hospital tells dozens who weren't tested: 'You have COVID-19'

The mistake occurred due to a computing error which was fixed on the same day it was revealed.

EU calls on Israel not to demolish Palestinian herding villages

Right wing Israeli politicians have argued that the battle political and that Palestinians.

Netanyahu, Katz won’t compromise on budget with Blue and White

Duo pledge to toughen stance even if it means going to elections.

19/10/2020
Israel Start-Up Nation takes aims at Vuelta in the Tour de France

After successful debuts at the Tour de France and Giro, blue-and-white cycling team in Spain for final Grand Tour race.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
19/10/2020
FROM LEFT: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Un
Will the normalizations continue if Trump isn’t reelected?

The Trump administration has pushed hard for more countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel since the United Arab Emirates announced it would do so on August 15.

Two men suspected of murdering spouse

A separate woman was found beaten to death shortly after, husband attempted suicide.

Children are returning to school in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic. August 24, 2020.
Education Ministry presents plan to reopen schools

Some 1,617 fines were issued for violations of coronavirus regulations on Sunday.

Over 70% of Holocaust survivors need financial aid - comptroller

The report suggested one single information point be created to help survivors.

Bill aims at ending double taxation for Israelis who earn income abroad

MK Cotler-Wunsh’s bill has support across political spectrum, but political infighting could prevent its advancement.

19/10/2020
Tiberias man arrested for molesting 11-year-old girl

The investigation raised suspicions that Agbaria used to also have conversations of a sexual nature with a friend of the victim (also 11 years old) and tried to persuade her to meet with him as well

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett tour Mount Avital in the Gola
Netanyahu tells Likud he's not worried about the polls

"I never succeed in the polls, only in the elections," Netanyahu said.

19/10/2020
Finance Minister Katz extends Disability Grant Law for children

As part of the law passed in the Knesset, disabled children will receive grants in two installments.

19/10/2020
Humanitarian aid provided by the Israeli embassy in Panama
Israeli Embassy in Panama helps isolated border tribe

‘In this unique operation, a historic debt was repaid that the State of Israel owed to the Panamanian people.’

55% of Israelis think recent lockdown was politically motivated

The survey also highlighted the lack of trust in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to manage the coronavirus crisis.

Netanyahu boards ship from UAE to highlight economic boost from ties

“Everything that arrives here will simply lower the cost of living and every citizen of Israel will feel it in his pocket."

MK Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to qu
Lapid: Fine yeshivas NIS 100,000 for violating coronavirus restrictions

"An educational institution that doesn't abide by the law wouldn't get a shekel from the state."

19/10/2020
Man prays at Western Wall amid coronavirus
Tourism Ministry invites world to send 'enote' to Western Wall

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