Shin Bet spied on civilians for years without Knesset approval - report

A limited committee formed by the Justice Ministry approved the plan and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit later approved the plan as well.

People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concer
Can you get coronavirus from your smartphone?

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting “high-touch” surfaces including phones, tables, doorknobs, light switches, tablets, and more.

Yoaz Hendel: Better telecoms, 5G, will soon become a reality in Israel

Minister Yoaz Hendel says Internet infrastructure more important than ever in age of coronavirus.

People wearing face masks take a picture with a mobile phone outside Rafik Hariri hospital in Beirut
Israelis use special phone case to avoid Shin Bet's coronavirus tracking

While people are using the cases to avoid Shin Bet tracking, they could unknowingly be infected with the coronavirus, and be out in public when they would have otherwise been in quarantine.

Cellcom purchase of Golan Telecom approved by Israel regulator

Cellcom (CEL.N) in February offered to pay 590 million shekels ($171 million) for its smaller rival, which is held by Electra Consumer Products (ECP.TA).

Workers install 5G telecommunications equipment on a T-Mobile tower in Seabrook, Texas. May 6, 2020
Bidding process to construct Israeli 5G network ends

Existing Israeli mobile operators were able to compete for the tender by submitting joint proposals to secure bandwidth commencing from 700 megahertz (MHz) and 2,600 MHz offered by the ministry.

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