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Personal information leaked in suspected cyberattack on Shirbit insurance

The blackShadow hacker group tweeted photos of ID cards, drivers licenses and forms containing private information including names and addresses.

01/12/2020
Can PM get 2nd court to show evidence undermining key state’s witnesses?

Main court issues split-the-difference ruling on evidence in dispute

Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz
Gantz’s dilemma: Fight now or hope luck will shine once again - analysis

It is a dilemma with bad options for Gantz. Supporting Knesset dispersal means following Lapid's lead, going against dispersal means caving in to Netanyahu.

01/12/2020
Benny Gantz
Blue and White propose gay surrogacy bill, opposed by Netanyahu faction

The Shas faction bashed Benny Gantz, accusing him of burning bridges on the way to an election.

01/12/2020
Money returned to family of the deceased: "I knew I had to return it"

It's not every day that you meet a business owner willing to return money to a client after a purchase has been made.

By JOSH ARONSON/ MAARIV
01/12/2020
Saudi Arabia officially approves Israeli flights over its airspace

In September, Saudi Arabia declared that it will be allowing all foreign civilian flights to fly over its airspace, but didn't mention Israel.

MK Miki Zohar, 2019.
Divorced men's group threatens coalition chair

Matan Kahane of the opposition Yamina Party said he would only agree to postpone the vote, if it would help the bill pass. But he said he saw no point if the Knesset is about to be dispersed.

01/12/2020
Dubai Port receives first shipment of goods from Ashdod

“This move will go down in the history of the two countries," Kimoha chairman Kiran Asher said.

Odelia Fitoussi
Israeli Odelia Fitoussi elected to UN panel for persons with disabilities

“I feel privileged to be a member of the CRPD – the place where Israel was a partner in creating a new language for people with disabilities."

Lev Tahor, Guatemala
Lev Tahor cult member fled Israel to Guatemala despite stay of exit order

"The community has been declared an abusive cult by the court, in light of the fact that within the community it is customary to punish minors and adults in a severe and cruel way."

By MATAN VASSERMAN/MAARIV
01/12/2020
An Israeli soldier wearing a face mask walking in Jaffa Gate, outside Jerusalem Old City on July 5,
Coronavirus pandemic brings dark times to Jerusalem's Old City

But a modern-day plague, the coronavirus pandemic, is now keeping the visitors away from the Old City and bringing hardship and heartbreak to residents.

By REUTERS
01/12/2020
Israeli tech company making water from air signs agreement in UAE

According to the company's website, its solutions are “perfect for villages, off-grid settlements and factories.”

Israel welcomes Bahraini trade delegation: ‘Meeting as equals'

Some 40 business and tourism leaders from the Gulf State will hold work meetings with Regional Cooperation Minister Ofir Akunis.

Israeli tennis player Mika Dagan-Fruchtman
Mika Dagan-Fruchtman first Israeli invited to UAE tennis tournament

Dagan-Fruchtman, 17, is from Raanana and is ranked among the top eight tennis players in Israel and among the top 200 in the world.

01/12/2020
Keren Grinspoon Israel names new executive director

Arbel will replacing Galina Vromen, who is retiring from her role after serving KGI and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for 18 years.

Blue and White to endorse dispersing Knesset on Wednesday

Netanyahu: The Likud will vote in favor of unity

01/12/2020
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Knesset approves 'bereaved parents' specification on IDs

"This is the right thing to do, and it distinguishes us as a nation," head of the Knesset's Constitution Committee, MK Yaakov Asher, said.

Health Ministry working to survey children's diets during COVID-19 crisis

Parents are asked to take just a few minutes to fill out a survey available in both Hebrew and Arabic.

Even at 37 years old, Guy Pnini is a big contributor to the Israel National Team, and it was his lat
Israel clinches EuroBasket 2022 berth

Pnini, Mekel and Cohen lead blue-and-white over Poland, sealing perfect 4-0 qualifying record.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
01/12/2020
Amit Eastman nominated as next state attorney by Justice committee

The position has been mostly unfilled since December 2019.

Members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia
500 members of the Falash Mura community set to come to Israel

The Interior Ministry and Jewish Agency officials are processing the Falash Mura immigration requests.

Lapid downplays option he will add Blue and White MKs to Yesh Atid

Lapid said he would prefer his own MKs who did not give into temptation to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition.

30/11/2020
Former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot
A new left wing party won't change the country's fortunes - analysis

Casting longing eyes toward Eisenkot as some kind of political savior seems a relic of a bygone era.

30/11/2020
L to R: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
Jerusalem Post, Khaleej Times team up for first-ever Dubai conference

“We are moving toward an era of progress, prosperity, peace and friendship in the Middle East."

30/11/2020
App could replace Shin Bet tracking of COVID-infected citizens

The traffic light app would parallel the ministry’s traffic light rating system for cities.

Israeli flag flies at the Israeli Embassy in Washington
Israeli envoys take caution after Fakhrizadeh hit, retaliation threat

Ushpiz called for “the highest level of vigilance and alertness to any unusual activity."

IDF tells troops in closed units to prepare for another closure

With a rise in coronavirus cases, the military warns of a possible third closure.

National Library welcomes Hannah Senesh archive

A suitcase containing her poems, songs, diaries, letters and other items was found in Kibbutz Sdot Yam, where she had been living before taking on the mission, about a year after her death.

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum meets with UAE businessman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
Mizrahi, Sephardi traditions open doors to Middle East peace

“Mizrahi Jews need to take a more active role in peace building because we have a similar culture and our stories show we are indigenous to this region and land.”

Czech trucks to the rescue

Tatra fire-fighting trucks in Israel

Netanyahu preparing for official visit to Egypt - report

In the future, a bilateral meeting is planned between the economic delegations of Israel and Egypt.

By ANNA BARSKY/MAARIV
30/11/2020
Israeli Embassy in Hungary decries Soros-Hitler comparison

“We utterly reject the use and abuse of the memory of the Holocaust for any purpose, as unfortunately appeared in an op-ed today."

Rivlin hosts org. helping soldiers, terror victims before Giving Tuesday

People who want to contribute to this or any other worthy cause can do so throughout Giving Tuesday, which is a global celebration of generosity in which people give back to the community.

The Seychelles Islands – an untapped paradise – open to Israelis

Most European countries will remain closed to tourists for the foreseeable future, leaving many Israelis desperate for a vacation.

SavorEat plant-based hamburger
SavorEat becomes first food-tech IPO on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

SavorEat has developed a unique technology to produce plant-based meat alternatives.

Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks postponed, both sides say

The Lebanese security source said the reason for the delay was Israel's rejection of Lebanese proposals.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020
Palestinians light Christmas tree in Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,
City of Bethlehem says 'Christmas will not be canceled'

"This Christmas from Bethlehem there will be a message of hope to the whole world, that the world will recover from this pandemic."

By REUTERS
30/11/2020
Defense Minister Benny Gantz at Shield of Israel headquarters
Benny Gantz tours Shield of Israel headquarters

"We see that there is an increasing trend in morbidity, we see that there are quite a few red zones, and this requires us, as a system, to improve enforcement and information."

Celebrating 20 years of JIC

Jewish International Connection has its annual gala on Sunday, December 6th at 8 p.m. Israel, 1 p.m. EST.

By JODI SAMUELS
30/11/2020
Israeli, Thai artists portray life amid COVID-19

"This exhibition is proof that even in difficult moments, creativity of the people can shine through and help lighten the hearts of those who see it."

Chess pieces
Israel, New Zealand face off in virtual chess games amid COVID-19

Upcoming events are also set to be held on Tuesday with Chile and Spain.

Philippines awarded special certificate for support of Jews in Holocaust

"The Jewish people have a long memory and President Quezon deserves to be remembered for his brave act of kindness during such a dark period of Jewish History," said David Yaari.

Policeman sexually pressures woman in crisis, gets community service

"The defendant abused his job and his uniform to satisfy his sexual desires for a weak and vulnerable woman," said the judge.

30/11/2020
Israel's Paz Oil swings to Q3 loss on refining margin drop

Profit was also impacted by an impairment charge due to the decrease in the value of the Paz Ashdod Refinery’s assets of about NIS 201 million.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020
Not all disabilities are visible, but everyone has at least one

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many medical services, including those for people with disabilities, have been put on hold.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit talk at the Prime Minister
A-G to Gantz: Pause Case 3000 probe until I make sure it's okay

The Submarine Affair is an ongoing scandal involving a multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG conglomerate over several years.

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold at European Championship

Ashram achieved a score of 26.5 on the hoop exercise, narrowly overtaking Belarusian gymnast Alina Aransko to win the gold.

Mandelblit intervenes in coalition crisis over budget

Gantz tells Netanyahu: Pessimistic on resolving dispute

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi visits Israel's northern border with Syria.
Kochavi visits North, says IDF ready for any possible attack

Chief of staff’s visit comes as Iran vows revenge after top nuclear scientist assassinated.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Can he work together with his fellow ministers?
PM to court: Police tried to bully all witnesses to lie against me

In an unusual strategic move, the defense tried to use allegations that Ritman and Alsheich have made against Netanyahu as the basis for the prejudice accusation.

Gantz supports outpost legalization, Minister tells right-wing rally

They had gathered during the government’s weekly meeting to press Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to immediately hold a vote on the matter.

Bahrain trade delegation to visit Israel next week

This will be Bahrain's first trade delegation to the Jewish state, meant to encourage Israeli investments.

Court to decide if Labor can cancel primaries

They will also vote on whether to authorize Peretz to merge Labor with Blue and White and other parties.

29/11/2020
Jerusalem during the second lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis
Virus crisis poses unique challenges to the autistic population

The virus crisis has placed these adults, who already face many challenges, in a complex situation with no easy answers.

Bahrain visitors hid nationality on Temple Mount visit due to Israel deal

"It is inconceivable that they tell someone, 'you normalized with Israel: You won't pray in Jerusalem,'" al-Khalifa said. "There is a certain coexistence, an acceptance of the other" in Israel.

Gym protest tent next to Knesset
Gyms demand to open by Tuesday despite spike in coronavirus infections

An outline for opening gyms in green and yellow cities has received support from MKs from all factions, according to the Gym Forum.

The Bank of Israel building is seen in Jerusalem June 16, 2020.
Israel central bank to hold key rate despite strong shekel - Reuters poll

The Bank of Israel foresees growth of 1% to 6.5% in 2021.

By REUTERS
29/11/2020
Labor party
Court decides against cancelling Labor Party vote

Labor MK Merav Michaeli asked the district court for an injunction to prevent the convention.

29/11/2020
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Netanyahu honors fighters responsible for opening road to Jerusalem

The prime minister further announced grants for discharged soldiers, and particularly individual soldiers, since they are not entitled to unemployment benefits.

29/11/2020
West Nile Virus found in northern West Bank, near Dead Sea

The mosquitoes were found in the Beit Aryeh and Peduel settlements in the West Bank and in Beit HaArava and Kalya near the northern Dead Sea.

Gov't approves program to require state to 'buy in Israel'

“Especially at this time, we need to strengthen Israeli industry,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Rwanda mulls embassy move to Jerusalem

Only the United States and Guatemala currently have embassies in Jerusalem, with the remainder of 87 countries with embassies in Israel having located them in Tel Aviv and Herzliya.

Scissors Movement to aid in COVID-19 epidemiological investigations

"Early questioning will allow us to save lives and break infection chains."

Shooting near bank in village of Maghar
One suspect dead in police shootout after firing at bank in Druze village

"Israel Police are fighting a fierce war on violence in the Arab sector, with an emphasis on the illegal use of weapons."

Israel Ambulance
70-year-old arrested after shooting man attempting to break into car

Suspect dies in hospital • the shooter's partner said that he had no intention of hurting him.

Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen
Strategic Affairs Ministry introduces fund for pro-Israel NGOs

Restart was created in order to enable positive initiatives for Israel and "give breathing room to pro-Israel NGOs who have suffered amid the pandemic to keep activity and advocacy up."

Knesset approves employer reporting to collect real-time unemployment data

Roughly a million Israelis are currently out of work due to the COVID-19 lockdown policy, with reports about domestic violence and spreading poverty growing at alarming rates.

NIMROD MASHIAH won his second straight medal at th
Israel wins gold, silver at windsurfing European Championship

The competition served as a qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics.

Drug for rare immune system disease to be considered for health basket

Eosinophilic esophagitis can cause irreversible damage to esophageal tissue.

Elite troops of the IDF will contribute to Israel's fight against coronavirus
IDF kicks off recruitment for field units under coronavirus restrictions

New recruits were asked to arrive without accompanying family members or friends to avoid unnecessary gatherings.

Black Friday sales in Jerusalem, Nov. 2020
Black Friday: How much money did Israelis spend in eight hours?

At the ALM branch in Beersheba, a record transaction was made for a single customer, who purchased products at a cost of over NIS 70,000.

By MOSHE COHEN , YIFAT KONFINO/MAARIV
29/11/2020
Emirati royal in talks on buying Jerusalem’s Beitar soccer club

Hogeg clarified that if there is a sale, control of the group will remain under him according to the outline that is being discussed.

By JTA
29/11/2020
Uri Geller allows Pokemon to release Kadabra trading cards

This effectively brings an end to a 20-year legal battle.

29/11/2020
BGU president Prof. Daniel Chamovitz
BGU to open research facility in India, collaborate on desert agriculture

The joint academic initiative will allow Indian students to enrol into advanced degrees at BGU without leaving their country.

Israel upsets Spain's national team 95-87 in second half comeback

Their EuroBasket qualifying record is now 3-0 ahead of their game with Poland on Monday.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
29/11/2020
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Su
Saudi Arabia prefers to normalize ties with Israel under Biden – report

Under the US-brokered Abraham Accords, Israel has already signed normalization deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Blue and White aims to scare Likud with vote on election

But the sources stressed that the vote is only on a preliminary reading of the bill, so passing it would be “just declarative” and intended to send a message.

28/11/2020
Israeli flag flies at the Israeli Embassy in Washington
Israel raises alert level in delegations abroad

Iran has tried to target embassy personnel in the past.

Dolphin-class submarine
Committee investigating Submarine Affair to begin proceedings Tuesday

The commission is investigating the procurement of submarines and naval vessels from the German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp.

28/11/2020
Yair Netanyahu compares Black Flag protestors to ISIS

Caravan participants will later join protests outside of the Prime Minister's Residence.

28/11/2020
Man stabs three family members in domestic violence incident in Jerusalem

The suspect is allegedly the brother of the woman in serious condition, while the man in serious condition is her husband.

28/11/2020
Cars drive behind a truck transporting a Zim container just outside Israel's port of Ashdod February
Iranian citizen found hiding on Israeli cargo ship coming from Turkey

When a citizen of an enemy country is found on board a ship, there is cause for concern that he could kill the ship crew.

28/11/2020
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Police rescue four fishermen stranded in Mediterranean

Police discovered the stranded fishermen four miles west of the shore.

A bridge, part of the tracks of Israel's new high-speed rail line (September 23, 2018).
IAA, GCA award grants to 14 start-ups improving government infrastructure

The initiative is meant to develop, improve and cut costs for state-owned companies, in the hopes of boosting the well-being of Israeli citizens across the country.

The endangered Houbara bustard.
Emirati, Israeli org. to collaborate on Houbara bird conservation

In Israel, most of the Houbara population is concentrated in the Negev desert.

Palestinians light Christmas tree in Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,
How will Christmas be celebrated in Judea and Samaria?

The Administration will work to prevent crowding through police enforcement.

Malls open on Friday morning as Israelis line up for Black Friday sales

Nine additional malls opened as new coronavirus cases were over 1000 for the second day in a row.

Melody Sucharewicz, Gantz's ex-foreign policy advisor
Gantz's ex-foreign policy advisor joins ALL ISRAEL NEWS advisory board

Born and raised in Germany, Sucharewicz is a political communication and strategy consultant.

Israel's El Al Airlines to fly thrice weekly to Seychelles

El Al plans to operate the flights from Ben Gurion Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020
Law to commemorate victims of Spanish Inquisition submitted to Knesset

Beyond recognition of the day, activities will be held by the Education Ministry to help teach Israelis and provide resources on the history of the Spanish Inquisition.

27/11/2020
School boys wear costumes as a reference to coronavirus during the Jewish holiday of Purim, Jerusale
Tel Aviv to begin coronavirus testing for high school students

The tests will be administered to 11th and 12th graders and teachers and school staff at 25 Tel Aviv high schools.

Regional Cooperation Min. Akunis visits charity in honor of MidEast peace

The ministry has worked with the charity since 2010, and has rescued 1,600 children with cardiac issues in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza and the PA, Syria, Morocco, and South Sudan.

27/11/2020
Israel gears up for qualifiers vs Spain, Poland

Atop group, Katash’s blue-and-white has chance to clinch EuroBasket berth with pair of victories

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
26/11/2020
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