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Israeli wine service Vinsent disrupts Bordeaux during COVID-19

The Bordeaux system of selling wine had been in place since 1855, but during COVID-19, more and more clients are using Vinsent to buy wine online.

Israeli students  wear protective face masks as they return to school for the first time since the o
Israel must hire 15,000 teachers to shrink classes amid coronavirus crisis

When school opens Sept. 1, “it will not be possible to enable full education for everyone,” Gallant said.

By SHIRA RUBIN/JTA
08/08/2020
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a scene from the 1987 film "Dirty Dancing."
‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel starring Jennifer Grey announced

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on Thursday.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
08/08/2020
Israeli police officers scuffle with demonstrators during a protest against Israeli prime minister B
Murderer of Peace Now activist calls anti-Netanyahu protesters ‘germs’

He also referred to the current cohort of anti-Netanyahu protesters as “evil people” and “haters of Israel."

08/08/2020
A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.
Hamas threatens to end ceasefire with Israel amid rising tensions - report

Incendiary balloons found near Gaza border communities early Saturday.

By MAARIV ONLINE , CODY LEVINE
08/08/2020
Facebook affirms, deletes fake profiles calling to harm Netanyahu

Some of Netanyahu's critics have suggested that the posts were part of a "false flag" operation to undermine criticism of the prime minister.

08/08/2020
Israel Police and Magen David Adom.
Rishon Lezion: 23-year-old stabbed to death during beach brawl

Police investigators have since arrived at the scene of the stabbing to conduct a preliminary investigation of the incident.

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
08/08/2020
Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., Ju
Biden intervened to keep ‘occupation’ out of Democratic platform

Foreign Policy reported Thursday that Biden intervened after pro-Israel groups appealed to him.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
08/08/2020
Bat Yam man in serious condition as Israel sees fifth drowning this week

According to Ynet, this is the fifth case of a drowning death in Israel this week and the twenty-sixth since the beginning of May.

Kochavi congratulates Maglan force on thwarting Iran-backed terror cell

Four-man squad was killed after placing explosives along the Syrian border fence last week

Israeli composer behind two of Muimui Guitargirl's viral music videos

The song is the second produced with Loretta Kay Feld, the first being 'Keep America Singing,' and the fifth released on Muimui Guitargirl's YouTube channel.

Where does Israel's early education rank among other OECD countries?

The study is especially important as Israel ranks highly with its fertility rate, and percentage of children below the age of four-years-old.

07/08/2020
Anti-government, anti-Netanyahu protests gain momentum outside Israel

Anti-Netanyahu protests outside of Israel first took place in San Francisco, at the beginning of August, and than spread to several other cities around the world.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS , DANIEL NISINMAN
09/08/2020
Solar Guerrilla addresses the issue of climate change in an innovative and thought-provoking manner.
Tel Aviv Municipality launches action plan to combat climate change

Tel Aviv Municipality committed to take action against climate change threats by launching a multi-year action plan.

By SARAH CHEMLA
07/08/2020
The centrality (or not) of Israel for progressives

Of course, I learned about more than Sanders’ family-like dynamics with his progressive endorsees. Notably, here were four thorns in the sides of the centrist and right-wing pro-Israel movement, and Israel never came up in their conversation.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/08/2020
Israeli tourism officials: Ready for foreign visitors when skies open up

When the skies finally open and Israel begins welcoming foreign visitors, what can they expect? What tourist attractions will be open to them? What coronavirus prevention measures will be in place?

By JOSHUA ROBBIN MARKS/THE MEDIA LINE
07/08/2020
Israeli TV show 'Tehran' goes global

The producers are hoping that Tehran can draw an international audience once it debuts on Apple and that it will become a talked-about hit the way Fauda and Shtisel have.

Gesher Theater presents its productions via Facebook

The Gesher Theater is using the current coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to present past productions as well as more recent ones, hoping to entertain its fans and to attract new audiences.

Amid northern border tensions, IDF observation unit is first defense

With the northern border particularly sensitive, the IDF’s observation unit is the first line of defense against attacks.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz pass each other in the
Are Netanyahu and Gantz doomed to divorce? - analysis

Netanyahu and Gantz appear to be on a collision course that would end in a historic fourth election.

06/08/2020
Netanyahu's budgetary plans - economically absurd, politically futile

Frenkel, the former governor of the Bank of Israel – represented truth, warning that Benjamin Netanyahu’s budgetary maneuvering is economically ruinous.

An Israeli flag is seen on the first of Israel's El Al Airlines order of 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
IAA presents airport labs tender that will allow opening the skies

“There’s no doubt Israeli flight must return,” Transportation Minister Miri Regev said, “I got the green go-ahead to do so from the Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu].”

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on June 30, 20
68% say fourth election would be Netanyahu’s fault - poll

Haredim ask Netanyahu, Gantz to stop election

07/08/2020
A NEW bride and groom visit a blossoming almond grove in Latrun on their wedding day in 2019.
Coronavirus: ‘What’s good for the goose, good for the gander’ - analysis

Why is a holy and wholesome wedding in the age of coronavirus any less important than thrice weekly protests in Jerusalem against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

06/08/2020
Netanyahu visits 'cancer' hero at Rachashei Lev

Hila openly shared her fears and anxieties about her condition. She spoke of her decision to shave her head and to create a video that can empower other girls.

Deni Avdija heading from MVP to NBA

After helping Maccabi Tel Aviv capture championship, 19-year-old Israeli star set for next step

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
06/08/2020
Yoav Galant at cabinet meeting on March 17th, 2019
Education minister: Plan to return students to school 'won't be perfect'

Education Minister Yoav Gallant said that the plan will focus on creating smaller classrooms and learning from home when possible.

Medical experts give Ronni Gamzu’s coronavirus plan an A+

'The Jerusalem Post' asked three top health experts how they would grade Gamzu’s plan – and all of them gave it top scores.

Coronavirus crashes Israel's real estate market

American Jews encouraged to buy fast.

Heineken to interview John Terry during Champions League final screening

Heineken, marketed in Israel by Tempo, has organized similar events in previous years, making the public screenings of Champions League finals a kind of tradition among soccer lovers in Israel.

Sovereignty Movement heads ask Yankelevich, Blue and White for support

The discussion with Yankelevich "reflects the ever growing Israeli consensus surrounding the application of sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley," the Sovereignty Movement said.

06/08/2020
A screen capture of the live stream feed from a hearing at the High Court of Justice
NGO to High Court: End discrimination against Arab towns’ development

The NGOs filed on behalf of all Arab local authorities in Wadi Ara and 74 area residents, several local councils and the communities of Umm al-Qatif, Misar, and Al-‘Iryan.

SHALOM ASSAYAG (left) and Amos Tamam star in ‘Manayak.’
'Manayak': Israel’s next big hit

'Manayak' is about corruption within the police force.

‘The Commitments’
Alan Parker films featured on Israeli television following his passing

'Manayak' is a gritty police drama running Sundays, Monday at 9:15 p.m.

FLY LIKE a bird: YMCA staff, 2019. Ellen is in the third row, second from right, with glasses on her
Spinning as a way of life

Ellen's light is out too soon.

By SMADAR GOLDSTEIN
06/08/2020
First lesbian woman to be appointed to Tel Aviv's religious council

Sperber intends to close the gap between religious and LGBT identities, and help LGBT people who, regardless of their level of observance, are still Jewish and have religious needs.

06/08/2020
Birthright Excel concludes 2020 summer program

Fellows participated in lectures by professionals from all sectors of Israeli society, workshops and leadership training, and weekend activities beyond the boardroom.

OFER AVIV’S Garden.
Travel Israel: Mateh Yehuda Rural Food Festival

The festival runs from August 5-22 and features dozens of men and women who are professional or amateur cooks.

By MEITAL SHARABI
06/08/2020
The sinister message behind ‘Israel just gives aid for PR’ – analysis

Israel, as a world leader in search and rescue missions and disaster response, has a lot to offer Lebanon in its time of great need.

LINDI YUAN, Mandarin: 'There’s not just one taste that characterizes Chinese food.'
Jerusalem’s ethnic food scene coping and thriving amid coronavirus crisis

As corona continues, journey with us through the Holy City's diverse culinary landscape to see how eateries are coping and even thriving

SALAH ZAHWY, wine grower of Allone Habashan vineyard on the Golan Heights.
Wine Talk: Redemption & revival on the Golan Heights

No activity in the vineyard of a serious winery takes place without the authority and approval of the winemaker.

High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the
High Court gives rabbinate 90 days for solution to women’s Halacha exams

The interim ruling comes following a petition by three NGOs to the court, which argued that women are discriminated against by the state since they cannot obtain the same qualifications as men.

INDEPENDENT BUSINESS owners and workers from the tourism sector call for financial support
Jerusalem deputy mayor: Tourism not enough to survive coronavirus crisis

Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum on the tourism nosedive and the efforts to keep Jerusalem’s central source of income from fully tanking

06/08/2020
The Hotel Montefiore restaurant has taken over an adjacent parking lot to create a COVID-19-friendly
Tel Aviv restaurants take to streets to survive

Municipality expands limits on outdoor seating in bid to help eateries counter 60-70% drop in clientele.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
06/08/2020
BLESSING ALBERT of Botswana, in Gilboa: ‘The existence of women in agriculture is the basis of beaut
Israel's special agriculture program aims to create a better world

Israeli program turns students from developing countries into agricultural and economic powerhouses.

By YAEL LEVY , SHIFRA LEVY
06/08/2020
JONA LAKS, survivor of Dr. Josef Mengele’s twins experiments, and granddaughter Lee Aldar
Mengele’s unethical research was part of existing beliefs, practice

Mengele’s background, the study of medicine and anthropology, was well suited to Nazi ideology.

By JANET LEVY
06/08/2020
THE CANARY Wharf tower in London’s East End.
Jews breaking into the arts

Creating a parallel world to traditional English theater

By COLIN SHINDLER
06/08/2020
OREN SAYS, ‘Ben, can you make the mud cake?’ It’s really mug cake.
Dirty deeds

Ben really should get up and have something to eat, but... he’s a soldier now. He’s earned the sleep.

Screenshot of the video published by the Health Ministry.
Health Ministry removes coronavirus video after Chinese Embassy complaint

It opens with the character saying: “Hi, my name is COVID, 19, from the center of the country, originally from Wuhan in China. Made in China, but works well!"

Marina Chvatova leaving Shaare Tzedek Hospital
Corona patient leaves Shaare Zedek Hospital after 99 days

Marina spent 99 days in the hospital’s coronavirus unit, which is believed to be the longest stay for a hospitalized coronavirus patient in the entire world.

New Jewish fundraising campaign launched following Lebanon blast

The aim of the campaign is to raise NIS 1 million for Israeli Flying Aid, a non-profit organization that provides relief for communities stricken by natural distastes or human conflict, according to the organization's website.

By DANIEL NISINMAN
06/08/2020
Police open criminal investigation into wedding attended by thousands

Police initially fined organizers of the wedding the grand rabbi's grandson, but subsequently opened a full criminal investigation due to ‘blatant violation of regulations.'

US-Israel sign collaboration to strengthen biodiversity conservation

"The US Government looks forward to exploring opportunities for cooperation and exchange with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in our efforts to promote sustainable management of biodiversity."

Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school
Almost a quarter-million of Israel's students have no computer at home

Ministry officals confirmed this number, but added that they are working on mapping out all the students who are in need of computers, so they can pass the information on to the Education Minister.

By DANIEL NISINMAN
06/08/2020
Ronni Gamzu visits the Home Front Command on July 29, 2020
Only 17% of Israelis comprehend new coronavirus restrictions - survey

In comparison to similar surveys, conducted only a few months ago the current survey suggests an overall decrease in public spirit.

By DANIEL NISINMAN
06/08/2020
A STAR of David is seen at the new Holocaust museum called the House of Fates in Budapest, Hungary,
Window of New Mexico Holocaust Museum smashed by vandals

The head of the museum does not think it is a coincidence.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
06/08/2020
National Library of Israel to put 300 workers on unpaid leave

Under the suspension, the library will stop the lending of books and close reading rooms.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
06/08/2020
8 incredible Israeli shows you may not have heard of

It’s no secret that for more than a decade now, Hollywood has turned toward Israel to look for new show formats that could be adapted well for English-language audiences.

By BRANDON SCHUSTER/JTA
06/08/2020
Ofer Sirkin Mall to host youth employment fair

The fair will take place August 6, in cooperation with the Petah Tikva Municipality.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wearing a medical mask amid coronavirus pandemic
1 in 10 Israelis fully support Netanyahu's handling of coronavirus - poll

The poll was done on the backdrop of nationwide demonstrations, mainly in protest of the prime minister's handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent financial crisis.

06/08/2020
El Al plane
Gov't approves $75m. bid for major stake in El Al to US millionaire's son

Now El Al must decide whether to accept the offer or take a government bailout package that would include a government-backed loan and a stock offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/08/2020
Israeli army Technicians carry out a diagnostic test for coronavirus in a IDF lab in central Israel
New robot to enable faster coronavirus tests in the IDF

IDF officials emphasized the impotence of the lab in preserving the operational continuity and preparedness of IDF forces.

How is coronavirus affecting developing countries?

Lack of coronavirus tests and challenges to impose lockdowns due to dire economic conditions were indicated as especially problematic.

MK Yair Lapid speaks during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to qu
Lapid: Netanyahu’s failure in fighting coronavirus is ‘poetic justice’

Bennett to PM: ‘People are dying because of you’ * Netanyahu accuses Left of playing politics

Netanyahu hints more benefits are coming but do they even help?

“If people actually spent the money, giving it before the holidays might be a good idea,” Dr. Naomi Feldman of the Department of Economics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said.

Bennett tells Netanyahu, government: You are killing the people of Israel

"You are ruining the lives of millions of citizens of the State of Israel."

TLV Municipality gets backlash over plans to light up with Lebanese flag

While Israel has offered humanitarian aid to Lebanon, some felt like Huldai's suggestion was one step too far.

Israeli coronavirus delegation to India to return in coming days

Delegation collected 20,000 samples from confirmed coronavirus patients within nine days

Israel looking to bring top scientists home during coronavirus pandemic

ScienceAbroad is trying to help by informing scientists about the NIS 280,000 two-year Shamir scholarship to help scientists return and set up a lab here. The scholarship is by the Science Ministry.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz pass each other in the
Likud, Blue and White avoid coalition crisis by voting against promises

The votes come as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz disagree over whether to pass a two-year budget or a separate budget for each year.

Ashkenazi urges Latin American countries to ban Hezbollah

Foreign Minister offers Beirut disaster aid: “We differentiate between Hezbollah and the Lebanese people.”

MEN DRAPED in tallitot pray outside their homes in Safed on April 13.
Health Ministry considers changing coronavirus restrictions in synagogues

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein expressed caution regarding easing restrictions on the number of worshipers allowed in houses of prayer.

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein at Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, August 5, 2020
Health Ministry advances medical marijuana reforms to reduce price by 50%

Edelstein explained that medical cannabis helped his late wife Tanya when she suffered from severe pains.

YOAV GALLANT: The Iranians are the most significant and dangerous threat to Israel and the entire We
Education minister a no-show at Knesset meeting on opening school year

"The Education Ministry ordered everyone to boycott this discussion," said Blue and White MK Ram Shea.

Israeli aid should be on the ground in Lebanon, regional policies prevent it

In interviews I conducted in recent years, the Home Front Command described its new technological innovations to help map and locate survivors after a disaster.

Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school
School ‘irrelevant’ to children during COVID-19, principal tells Knesset

Education at lowest point in history because of ‘political feuds.’

Public Telephone
End of an era: Jerusalem to remove all remaining public phones

"The removal of public telephones is another part of the plan to improve the city's surface. Unmaintained telephones have become a nuisance that has no real need," said Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion.

Talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz hospitalized, in critical condition

The 83-year-old scholar, most famous for his translation of the Talmud, is battling a severe lung infection unrelated to the coronavirus.

04/08/2020
For some Israelis, COVID-19 has meant being separated from their families

“I always ask, does he remember me? Does he recognize me?” Yaara Mizrachi, who has not seen her baby in four months, said.

By BEN SALES/JTA
04/08/2020
MIRI BEN-ARI and Young D: "I’m obsessed with African music, I love it." August 2020
An African beat from violinist Miri Ben-Ari

Ben-Ari, who likes to work in all genres of music, is currently exploring African sounds.

A Visa credit card is seen on a computer keyboard in this picture illustration
Visa in credit card payment app agreement with Max

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the transition to digital payments.

FORMER INTELLIGENCE MINISTER Dan Meridor advocates ‘analyzing the logic’ of Hezbollah and Hamas in p
Ex-intel. minister to ‘Post’: Not crazy for Mossad to expand

Operations budgets for the Mossad have also been skyrocketing as the IDF will need to cut billions from its budget in the coming years.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits next to foreign minister Israel Katz during a cabinet
800,000 to get 'Check for Every Citizen' aid on Wednesday

On Wednesday eligible Israelis (above the age of 18) will start receiving their NIS 750 payments as well.

The JDC office in Jerusalem
JDC rocked by internal strife over CEO search process - Special Report

Several senior officials have expressed concern over manner in which new CEO is being selected and its impact on NGO's future.

How COVID, Hong Kong, 5G spying broke Israel’s US-China balance

There have been reports of China trying to hack foreign research for arriving at a coronavirus cure.

Yuli Edelstein visits new Sylvan Adams Children's Hospital in Holon

The construction of the new building was funded by Save a Child's Heart donors from Israel and around the world. The medical center will help treat children with heart diseases as it will be used as an International Pediatric Center.

By DANIEL NISINMAN
04/08/2020
HANANEL EVEN HEN and Shiran Habush celebrate during their corona-era wedding at an Efrat public park
Jewish marriage on the wane in the Jewish state ahead of Tu B'Av

Critics blame Chief Rabbinate, lack of marriage choice, for the decline in the number of Jews marrying in Israel, and increase in cohabitation.

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