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Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Chairman Israel's Zaka rescue unit speaks at a conference of the Israeli Televis

Meshi-Zahav to receive thousands of shekels in compensation from ZAKA

ZAKA has decided to transfer the money to him, even with the accusations against him.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden

Israeli cabinet ‘concerned the US wants an Iran deal at all costs’

The Biden administration is open to hearing Israeli concerns, but doesn’t seem to be taking them into consideration, the source added.

Lapid says Rivlin will give him next mandate

Yesh Atid leader reaches out to Shas, United Torah Judaism.

18/04/2021

Air Force participates in a joint exercise in Greece

Air Force Chief Norkin: “Mutual learning will make us better prepared for a wide range of real-time scenarios.”

18/04/2021

Jerusalem woman killed amid upsurge in violent crime in Arab sector

Takruri is the 35th victim of violent crime in the Arab sector since the beginning of 2021. She is the second woman murdered since the beginning of this year.

Israel to soon grant vaccinated tourists ‘green pass’

Israel is in advanced conversation with several countries in the European Union and North America to recognize vaccination certificates.

Israel, UAE, Greece, Cyprus summit sends message to Turkey - analysis

Ever since Israel signed the Abraham Accords in Washington last September, the threat that Iran posed to Israel and the Gulf countries has widely been seen as the glue cementing those relationships.

18/04/2021

Why the Indian COVID mutation should worry Israelis - analysis

The Indian variant is a “double mutation.” One aspect of the double mutation appears to make the virus more infectious.

A healthcare worker hands over doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a doctor at Messe Wi

Israel to send COVID aid to Uruguay

The Brazilian mutation, known to be more infectious and thought by some to be more dangerous, has spread across South America – especially to Uruguay and Peru, which border Brazil.

Israel and Greece sign their largest-ever defense procurement deal

The agreement amounts to approximately NIS 5.4 billion and includes the establishment and operation of an International Flight Training Center for the Hellenic Air Force.

18/04/2021

Plenty of jobs, but no work: Vacancies reach record high

The job vacancy for March was 4.43%, compared with 3.59% for 2019 and -2.47% in 2020, CBS said.

18/04/2021

Coronavirus vaccine has no impact on fertility, Israeli study shows

A team from the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center compared ovarian follicle function in women who were vaccinated, who recovered from the virus and women who did not.

Geert Wilders

Likud sends support to anti-Islam Wilders while courting Islamists at home

Wilders tweeted his thanks in Hebrew and English response, and said he would like to visit Israel later this year.

Religious Zionist Party filed bill to authorize West Bank settler outposts

The private members bill filed by RZP MK Orit Stuck would give de-facto authorization to close to 70 outposts and would set a two-year timetable for their legalization.

Car pollution

Energy planning: Israel looks to reduce gas emissions by 80% by 2050

The strategic plan builds on new global trends like hydrogen and natural gas usage and the use of digital and smart grids.

18/04/2021

Presidential candidate hints Netanyahu can no longer run

Shimon Shetreet aims to limit key power of president.

18/04/2021

Direct flights between Israel and Bahrain starting in June

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the national airline of UAE, landed in Israel for the first time on Sunday.

Ono Academic College expands, builds multicultural campus

As part of the development, a major metropolitan boulevard will connect the campuses.

Israelis Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed being held by Hamas in Gaza

Hamas willing to accept less prisoner releases in exchange deal - report

Israeli officials do not have high expectations from the talks.

Key Knesset vote to test Naftali Bennett's alliance with Netanyahu

Zohar: If Yamina does not back this proposal, it means it has joined the left-wing bloc, breaking its promises to its voters.

18/04/2021

Israel one of eight countries to be on UK's travel 'green list'

“Israel must be the next most likely... it has vaccinated close to its entire population and case numbers are below even last year’s threshold.”

Why Smotrich could finish off Netanyahu - analysis

Had ideology been Smotrich's sole consideration, that could indeed have been praiseworthy. But there is plenty of politics involved as well.

18/04/2021
One of the nine parrots found on a stolen bike near Beersheba, April 18, 2021.

Police find nine parrots in backpack of bike thief

Due to the current heat wave, the police officers watered the parrots. One was in such a concerning state that it was taken in for medical attention.

MDA mobile blood donation units

MDA calls for people to donate blood due to decrease in blood supply

The main type of blood needed is type O • MDA official: We need at least 1,000 blood donors every day

Public companies save 8% of payment costs due to unpaid leave - report

According to the report's authors, this shows that the unpaid leave model was ineffective at what it set out to do.

A protest by disabled IDF veterans in Tel Aviv, April 18, 2021

Disabled IDF veterans protest as Saidian remains in critical condition

Caregivers announce that they would be holding a full strike of services until the Defense Ministry fixes issues with their working conditions.

18/04/2021
Drugs confiscated by Israel Police

Use of drugs, alcohol among Israeli youth tripled during COVID crisis

"More and more young people and teenagers have turned to alcohol and drugs to relieve boredom or deal with their distress."

Israeli competitors win medals in European Judo championship

Expectations were high as Sagi Muki had already won two European championships, in 2015 and in 2018.

By SPORT 1
18/04/2021

Israeli web analytics company Similarweb files for NYSE IPO

The company said it would trade on the NYSE with the ticker symbol SMWB, but provided few other details.

18/04/2021

IDF begins campaign to honor soldiers serving in reserve duty

The campaign includes over 2,000 prints throughout the country in dozens of local newspapers, as well as many digital advertisements honoring 253 soldiers.

An ambulance driving in the central Israeli city of Elad, April 5, 2020

Grand rabbi of the Spinka hassidic dynasty hospitalized - report

It is unclear what is wrong with the rabbi, other than that he was suffering from shortness of breath.

A bus burning from Molotov cocktails in the east-Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya, April 9, 2021.

One dead, four hospitalized amid violent clash in east Jerusalem

Police near the Nablus Gate by the Old City used stun grenades.

Ramadan Kareem: Tel Aviv Municipality lights up for Muslim holy month

The message specifically mentioned Jaffa, the oldest part of the city of Tel Aviv which has a large percentage of Arab residents.

Jerusalem highlights April 16-22: What's new in Israel's capital?

The long, leading straight line, an intimate meeting with singer Shai Tsabari and turning the pages Against the Loveless World

Anti-Netanyahu demonstrators cry out against state holiday politicization

Protesters accused Netanyahu of "polluting" state ceremonies with political commentary in his own favor.

17/04/2021
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2021 International Bible Contest for Youth on Thursday, Isr

Netanyahu turns to Sa'ar as RZP remain firm in rejection of Ra'am

Smotrich posted video comparing Monsour Abbas to PLO leader Yasser Arafat.

In Israel, ‘COVID-19 could return in the winter’

Seven cases of highly infectious Indian variant detected in Israel

Israeli medical cannabis provider slated to export two tons to Australia

Seach has already begun exporting certain strains to its Australian customer Cannatrek, most recently shipping out 120kg of its "Black" and "Kush-Dan" varieties.

Equal Rights Commission releases annual report on state of disabled rights

Despite the cases of discrimination, there was a 44% increase in employment from disabled persons compared to 2019.

IDF prep school grads request greater role in Remembrance Day ceremonies

In the letter, the pre-military preparatory students said their school budgets be made conditional on the academy sending a representative to the graves of alumni on Remembrance Day.

A ball of fire and smoke rises during Israeli airstrikes in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip o

IDF strikes Hamas targets after rocket lands in Southern Gaza Strip

The IDF attack was carried out in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory earlier last night.

Israeli ninth-grader wins gold at European Girls Mathematical Olympiad

Ninth-grader Noga Friedman of Rehovot's De Shalit Middle School won a gold medal and Ya'ara Shulman, a tenth-grader who studies at Herzliya's Rishonim High School, won a silver medal.

Jimmy Fallon

Israel gets nod on Jimmy Fallon, confuses crowd with 'Zohan' joke

Their submission was: "Fauda meets Edward Scissorhands, meets Westside Story."

German officials expresses support for a Tel Aviv-Berlin Olympics in 2036

The Israeli Olympic Committee has not commented if it supports a joint bid with Berlin.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi meets with family of disabled veteran Itzik Saidian

Gantz discusses reforming IDF Disabled Veterans Department

Following disabled IDF vet's self-immolation outside of the Ministry of Defense, Disabled Army Veterans Organisation meets with Defense Minister Benny Gantz to discuss reforming the system

WATCH: Muslims mark first Ramadan Friday prayer in Jerusalem

Some 10,000 vaccinated Palestinian worshipers from the West Bank were allowed entry into Jerusalem on Friday to participate in the first Friday prayer of the Ramadan.

The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.

Man in his 30s catfishes hundreds of teens, procures pornographic content

Man charged with indecent acts towards minors, sexual harassment, sodomy, fraudulence, and providing false information, after catfishing hundreds of teens on Instagram over several years.

By SHIRA SILKOFF
16/04/2021
Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones during clashes

Police officer injured in riots near Jerusalem's Old City

The person suspected of attacking the officer was arrested.

Walla beats Supreme Court lawsuit from Taboola

Supreme Court Justice Yael Willner ruled this week that Walla should not be required to continue publishing Taboola's content recommendations.

The gunshot window of a car in Ramle, where a brawl between two rival families led to the arrest of

Violent clash between rival Ramle families leads to 69 arrests

None of the family members were injured in the string of incidents, but a bullet did lightly wound a police officer in his leg. The officer was taken for medical attention.

Hillel Fuld

The making of Hillel Fuld, Israel’s tech ambassador

“A lot of people follow me on social media, but I get asked several times every day, “what do you actually do?” Fuld says. “I want to share my story so people will understand what I am doing."

16/04/2021

Spooks with tzizit: Mossad, Shin Bet, cyber haredi agents speak for first time

Pardes is leading the charge to incorporate some of the smartest and most talented ultra-Orthodox men aged 24 to 34 into analyst and cyber units of the security establishment.

A radiologist examines breast X-rays after a cancer prevention medical check-up at the Ambroise Pare

COVID-19 vaccine can cause false positive on mammogram

Other vaccines, such as the shingles vaccine, pneumonia vaccine or the diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (D-TaP) vaccine, can cause the false positive as well.

Tummy tuck, liposuction, most preferred plastic surgery procedures

Breast augmentation also remains one of the most popular procedures in Israel, for both men and women, with some 16,000 undergoing procedures each year.

A ROCKET IS fired toward Israel from the southern Gaza Strip in February.

IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire

A rocket landed in an open area in Israeli territory earlier on Thursday, setting off rocket sirens in Sderot, Ibim and Nir Am in southern Israel.

16/04/2021

Independence Day event held for first time at Museum of Tolerance

The museum, located between Zion Square and the neighborhood of Mamilla, is still undergoing construction.

DENI AVDIJA is averaging 6.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 23.5 minutes in 50 games played

Deni Avdija navigating the learning curve

Israeli rookie exhibits positive perspective on highs and lows of 1st season with Washington Wizards

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
16/04/2021

Nations around the world say: Happy 73rd, Israel!

Landmark buildings as well as municipalities and city halls in cities all over the world light up in blue and white to celebrate Israel's 73rd Independence Day.

Fair-feathered news: Israel welcomes first-ever Chinese pond heron

The bird itself is fairly common, but this is the first time it has ever been seen in Israel.

15/04/2021

Israeli composer Oded Zehavi's works to be performed in Tel Aviv

The title of the new work, Arlozorov 178, was, naturally, spawned by Zehavi’s home address, wherein it was scored.

15/04/2021

Digital art: Making art accessible, affordable to all

Digital art is the ideal medium to strike a balance between accessibility and exclusivity.

Israel's kings: How the coalition crisis is reshaping political norms

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: The ongoing political crisis is creating a new normal in which anyone can reach the top.

15/04/2021
Israel's new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi

Ashkenazi to start forum with counterparts from UAE, Greece, Cyprus

On the agenda for the foreign ministers’ meetings are economic issues, security, tourism, battling coronavirus and establishing a “green corridor” for travel between the countries.

Coronavirus shows olim how to organize, make their voices heard

IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS: Coming on the back of the pandemic and 10 months of not seeing their families for routine visits, this emotional distress has stirred something among the immigrant population.

Religious Zionist party head Bezalel Smotrich in Sa-Nur, April 15, 2021.

Smotrich: Arab parties are the enemy, no government can depend on them

In Sa-Nur, Smotrich clarified that the only option was a government with Likud, Shas, UTJ, Yamina and New Hope. Then, he would demand the settlement be rebuilt.

Israel Police looks to cast global net of cooperation in post-COVID world

POLICE AFFAIRS: In the fields of intelligence operations, science, medicine and technology, Israeli knowledge is in much demand, and the same can be said of the expertise of the Israel Police.

73 years later, sister visits where brother died defending Gush Etzion

He chose to help defend the kibbutzim in the Gush Etzion region, whose presence was considered essential to the defense of Jerusalem.

Ultra-Orthodox extremists burn Israeli flags on Independence Day

"Their wrongful deeds worthy of condemnation have long since taken away from them the title of 'ultra-Orthodox,' they do not deserve it."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin and Education Minister Yoav Galant att

WATCH: Israel Prize Ceremony commences on Independence Day

This is the first year, the hosts noted, where the prize is equally given to men and women: four to men, four to women, adding up to the final eight.

THERE IS now a broad social realization that the elderly are the main risk group that needs to be pr

16 nursing home residents test positive for coronavirus after vaccination

None of the infected showed symptoms of the disease. Additionally, the Health Ministry will look into the possibility of them having contracted one of the COVID-19 variants.

Gilad Abrahomov, 16, wins the 2021 International Bible Quiz for Youth on Israel's 73rd Independence

Independence Day: Gilad Abrahomov, 16, wins International Bible Quiz

As ever, the participants had to contend with the most detailed minutiae from the Bible, answering questions spanning the entire Biblical canon.

Rivlin's Independence Day Swan Songs

President Reuven Rivlin welcomed the traditional Independence Day ceremonies for the last time.

38 Olim land in Israel as part of a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight

Despite the coronavirus, more than 20,000 olim came to Israel this year

Over the past decade, 262,905 people immigrated to Israel.

For first time since COVID-19, Tel Aviv to hold live concerts for kids

Independence Day celebrations to welcome hundreds of children thanks to rapid COVID-19 testing

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
15/04/2021

Happy Birthday to Israel! A celebration in pictures

Take a look at Israel's celebrations of the country's 73rd Independence Day.

Shtisel: How a TV show on a haredi family has enthralled Jews and non-Jews

Even those who don’t generally watch television at all, let alone Israeli TV, have been caught up in the phenomenon that is Shtisel.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
15/04/2021

CEO of Pfizer proud of Israel's achievements on Independence Day

"Along with other Jews in the world, I take immense pride in Israel," Albert Bourla said at Israel's Independence Day ceremony.

Third time's the charm for Batsheva Ensemble's 'Girlanda'

For the third attempt, the company has decided to return to its ‘Plan A’ and hold the performances on the stage of the Suzanne Dellal Center.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
15/04/2021
Children are returning to school in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic. August 24, 2020.

Taking a look at Israel's population by age groups

The ages are usually studied using a chart known as the “age pyramid.”

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
15/04/2021

Grapevine: All that jazz

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Raphie Etgar's final offering at Museum on the Seam shows social flashpoints

Etgar’s swansong is called “Life/ Still Life/ Land” and, true to the museum’s enduring sociopolitical purview, takes a sober and unblinking look at the acerbic side of society here.

15/04/2021

Arrivals: ‘No one promised me a rose garden’

CHAYA SARAH (SELTZER) ZIVITZ, 96 FROM DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA TO JERUSALEM, 2018

7+3 top Israel stories from Israel's 73rd year

Check out this recap of the 10 articles readers found most interesting, heart-warming, and astounding this year.

Israel police car (Illustrative)

Police investigating several crime scenes on the night of Independence Day

A 19-year-old was gravely injured in a shooting in Fureidis, and was taken to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera.

Celebrate the outdoors this summer

This week let’s enjoy the new season and find new ways to enjoy the outdoors.

By NERIA BARR
15/04/2021
Masa Fellows participate in memorial ceremony at Latrun

Remembering Israel’s fallen at Masa's Remembrance Day ceremony

The Masa-sponsored event focuses on immigrants who fell during their military service in Israel or were victims of terrorist attacks.

The Australian-Israeli relationship: Where roots continue to blossom

The Magazine decided that commemorating ANZAC was an appropriate time to interview Australia’s relatively newly arrived Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Paul Griffiths.

Students from Tzfira Ulpena dedicate literary piece to fallen Druze soldiers

The piece analyzes a duet between Ivri Lider and Nassrin Kadri "From the village to the town square."

Still rolling: Getting inspired by Paralympic gold medalist Namer Wolf

Wolf competed in five Paralympics, representing Israel in London, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney, from 1984 until 2000.

By DIANE BLETTER
15/04/2021

Hasbara: Why erasing women is harmful

Why remove images of women from frum publications?

By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
15/04/2021

Erased: Why the removal of female faces in the haredi world is a problem

“Wanton destruction of property is a sin... Yet certain individuals have decided, against all halachic literature, that vandalism is excusable when it makes women disappear.”

By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
15/04/2021

An Independence Day they will never forget: ‘Not like the fourth of July’

New immigrants from America share what Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, means to them

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
15/04/2021
Staff at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem wave at the IAF flyover on Independence Day.

Israel celebrates nearly coronavirus-free Independence Day

After a year of lockdowns and limitations, families gather to celebrate 73 years of independence.

By THE MEDIA LINE
14/04/2021

Israel celebrates 73: Celebrations begin at Har Herzl

Join the country in its Independence Day ceremony

COVID: After isolation, kids with cancer get a break with Zichron Menachem

"Cancer patients suffered a lot during the coronavirus pandemic, much more than the general population."

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