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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.

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."

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."

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.

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.

Rabbi Joshua Gerstein, 31
Making aliyah allows one young rabbi to break out of the American bubble

He was 10 when he made his first visit to Israel, but it was his bar mitzvah trip that changed everything.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
27/11/2020
The site of the Qumran Scrolls, known as the Dead Sea Scrolls
Were the Qumranites preparing for the War of Gog and Magog?

A visit to Qumran National Park and the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls

By MEITAL SHARABI
27/11/2020
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.

Steve Nassima and Suzanne Landau.
Art world stalling? Not according to this int'l spot in Israel

Suzanne Landau, prominent Israeli curator, teams up with businessman-turned-art adviser Steeve Nassima to launch an artistic platform: "We are unbeatable"

27/11/2020
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
Black Friday sales in Jerusalem, Nov. 2020
From gadgets to clothes: The best Black Friday sales

Here are the best sales from all fields - from vacuums to clothes and toiletries.

By YOSEFA KIMHY/MAARIV
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.

Beit Almog Shiloni
Family opens new home in Sgt. Shiloni’s honor six years after his death

It will be the third home for religious lone soldiers and will house five men from Israel and across the world.

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
Yad Ezra V’shulamit CEO Benny Lurie operated a forklift loaded with donations
The next big thing in Israeli philanthropy

Jewish history is distinguished by the role of mutual aid, solidarity and communal giving.

By ORI BEN-SHLOMO
26/11/2020
Legalizing outposts is last nail in the coffin of Trump's annexation map

Analysis: The Right has gotten bolder under Netanyahu in laying claim to settler land in Area C, which makes up 60% of the West Bank.

Think tank urges greater transparency in government decision-making

The entity responsible for deciding which government meetings would be transparent and which would remain classified for 30 years - is the government itself.

Netanyahu warns elections could be on the way

Gantz reportedly still considering giving in to the prime minister's demands.

26/11/2020
Storms rage across Israel, causing massive floods across the country

Several major roads, including Highway 2 and Highway 5 were blocked due to heavy rainfall.

sraeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz wears a protective face mask as he arrives to attend a vote on t
How Netanyahu outsmarted his former IDF chief - analysis

Why after Gantz's indecisiveness, future alternatives to Netanyahu will have an even greater challenge.

26/11/2020
Acting Chief of Police Motti Cohen speaks at the annual Justice conference in Airport City, outside
Mandelblit: Immediately appoint permanent police chief

Moti Cohen replaced Roni Alsheich in 2018, but was never elevated to permanent status • High Court could require state to make appointment

Yadin Gellman and Joy Rieger shooting a scene from Avi Nesher’s ‘Portrait of Victory.’
Celebrating a ‘Portrait of Victory’ for Israeli cinema

“It’s the 21st century, it’s no longer about good and bad guys. We’ve gone past that point. It’s about two conflicting narratives, each of which is searching for its own portrait of victory.”

Palestinian prisoners wait to be released from Ketziot prison, southern Israel, October 1, 2007
Prison guard accused of having affair with inmate, smuggling drugs

Nitzan Raz, 24, cracked during her interrogation and confessed to falling in love with an inmate named Abu Gali, 30, a resident of Jaffa.

President Rivlin was presented with a special medallion honoring the 300th anniversary of the Vilna
Vilna Gaon 300th anniversary medal presented to President Reuven Rivlin

"We must all stand up to those who spread hatred because we know that it never ends just with words," said Rivlin.

Overhead view of Beersheba
Couple from Beersheba allegedly turn home into arms, drugs warehouse

The couple, both students at Ben-Gurion University in their 20s, reportedly have no prior criminal background.

Aliyah Minister to fly to Ethiopia to prepare new Falash Mura immigration

The immigration of 2,000 members of the Falash Mura community was approved by the government in September.

Real estate market
Request for mortgage payment deferrals surge by 350%, impacting market

25% of first-time home buyers suffered at least one spouse becoming unemployed, or placed on unpaid leave, due to coronavirus.

JCT names its nursing school after legendary 'Nurse Selma'

The nursing school was essential for Israel's early response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Actors playing Alice, Jack, David and Peter in Come Away
Peter Pan-Alice mashup is lovely – but not fully grown

Directed by Brenda Chapman (Brave), Come Away is very good at conveying the magic of a child’s world

By MOIRA MACDONALD
26/11/2020
Lone soldiers snap a selfie with MK Ayelet Shaked
Beit Hakerem to be home to lone soldiers

When representatives, whether at city council or at local councils, work with engaged residents, the best is just around the corner.

26/11/2020
Czech fast food chain promoting Israeli cuisine on its menu
Czechia and Israel: Together in the past and future

Israel and the Czech Republic, two young countries with a shared past, are poised to continue their close diplomatic, scientific and business cooperation far into the future.

By TOMÁŠ JELÍNEK , ALAN ROSENBAUM
26/11/2020
Reciting Selichot at the Moussaieff Synagogue in the Bukharan Quarter
Schools and rules in the corona era

Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs

26/11/2020
Oodles of reading material at an old bookstore in Safed
How to find English books in Israel

A part II to the search for English books in Israel with the resources we missed

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
26/11/2020
One of  plethora of dedicated safe cycling routes in Tel Aviv
What is Jerusalem’s cycling situation?

As the popularity of the bicycle spikes amid the pandemic, we check in on Jerusalem’s cycling situation

26/11/2020
New study seeks to help Jewish, Arab academic students co-exist

Both Jewish and Arab students feel a greater sense of belonging together when campuses encourage critical discourse and tolerance.

UAE's flydubai starts Dubai-Tel Aviv services after detente

Dubai state-owned flydubai will operate twice-daily fights between the UAE's and Israel's financial capitals - Dubai and Tel Aviv - the airline said this month.

By REUTERS
26/11/2020
Dan Hotel, Eilat, Israel, February 1, 2012.
Despair in Eilat amid coronavirus: Low occupancy and empty promenade

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Eilat has twice been first place on the list of Israeli cities where the unemployment rate is the highest.

Anglo Vision founder David Fine
Does Anglo Vision have the vision to succeed?

English-speaking olim often find Israel not very welcoming to them.

Jude Yovel Recanati
At-risk youth find solace with Gandyr

What is the road less traveled by?

Richard Paley plays on a modern bassoon
Bassoon - love at first sound

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra's principal bassoonist celebrates birthday

By BASIA MONKA
26/11/2020
Netanyahu supports gov't vote on legalizing West Bank outposts

Hanegbi to ‘Post’: Initial list includes 69 communities

Amid uncertainty, Israeli museum dedicates entire space to COVID pandemic

Dozens of artists participate in exhibition at Haifa Museum of Art, as some museums set to reopen.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
26/11/2020
Coronavirus severely impacts employees with disabilities, survey suggests

The unemployment rate among employees with disabilities was 41% in February before the corona outbreak, and has since increased to 62% in October, according to the survey.

Could Netanyahu’s push to amend indictment bust up the trial? – analysis

Generally, criminal law allows prosecutors to attribute to an individual only actions that the individual performed himself.

Court ruling shows easier path for young Arabs to gain Israeli citizenship

Population Authority compelled to publish rules for applicants aged 18-21

By JOSHUA SHUMAN/THE MEDIA LINE
26/11/2020
Fire at residential building in Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem, Nov. 26, 2020
One dead in storage room fire in Jerusalem

"Thanks to the professional and rapid activity of the firefighters, the other occupants of the building were not harmed."

An illustrative photo of a Jewish wedding in front of the Mediterranean Sea.
Life in limbo for thousands of couples unable to marry during COVID-19

Creative solutions for civil marriage during the current crisis such as weddings in foreign embassies and on boats in international waters have been proposed to alleviate the crisis

Joe Biden won’t swing Israeli voters Left – analysis

A change of direction in US politics is not moving the needle in Israel to the Left – if anything, the needle continues nudging steadily to the Right

25/11/2020
CBRE Israel: Q3 rents continue to decline amid COVID-19

Bnei Brak and Petah Tikva were most significantly affected by the crisis.

New art exhibit shows the world within dolls

The Doll – The World Within runs from Friday, November 27- Saturday, December 5, at Arena Mall, 2 Ha-Shunit St., Herzliya Pituah.

By MAXIM REIDER
25/11/2020
Tel Aviv's Joseph Bau House Museum struggles to stay open

The Tel Aviv landmark contains the story and works of a remarkable life

25/11/2020
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