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For the first time in years, divorce rates drop during COVID-19

Despite lockdowns, quarantines and the added stress of children being homebound with schools being closed - the Jewish state saw a decline in divorce rates.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, stands inside the courtroom at the Jerusalem

Netanyahu trial moved to February 8 due to coronavirus lockdown

The hearing had originally been scheduled for January 13.

Netanyahu trial postponed by coronavirus lockdown

The order could potentially push the calling of witnesses to right before or right after election day.

Protestors shout slogans during a LGBT community members protest against discriminatory surrogate

Court grants LGBTQ+ non-citizen parental status in unprecedented decision

"It is not proper for M.'s declaration as a mother to be postponed for years. Such a situation 'does not reflect reality and thus misleads the child.'"

New York

Court rules Orthodox-dominated school board wasn't elected properly

The case against the district was brought by the NAACP.


Netanyahu's request to postpone next week's hearing denied

Questions started to resurface late Tuesday about whether the impending stricter third lockdown would cause further delays.

Will lockdown delay Netanyahu's trial again? - analysis

Next week’s hearing would feature Netanyahu in-person appearance and was also expected to be when the Jerusalem District Court would set dates in February for starting to hear witnesses, the heart of the trial.

Amended indictment against PM lists 150 media bribery incidents

Some 315 incidents related to 230 specific requests, such that in some instances there were numerous requests relating to a single incident.

Israel needs to reform its judiciary

Why can’t Israelis have a say in who gets appointed to the court?

Daniel Pearl

Pakistani court orders release of men accused of murdering Daniel Pearl

In April the same court commuted the death sentence of the main suspect and acquitted three others.

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