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Israeli border police officers check citizens on Jaffa Street in downtown Jerusalem on October 7, 20

People refusing to pay coronavirus fines, only 25% of fines paid so far

The value of the fines handed out to restriction violators since the pandemic broke out has reached NIS 212 million. But only NIS 38 million have been paid so far.

One sector of society does not care about others: The haredim

The approach of negating the other person is not new in the relationship between haredim (ultra-Orthodox) and other sectors in Israeli society.

Yaakov Litzman at the weekly cabinet meeting, March 2020.

Litzman could be appointed to deputy Housing and Construction Minister

The new appointments come amid Litzman's desire to return to government following his recent resignation.

12/10/2020
ABU DHABI’S Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan attends the Gulf Cooperation Council su

Emirati Crown Prince is this year's 'person of the year,' not coronavirus

MIDDLE ISRAEL: Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ) did not have to normalize his country’s ties with Israel.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz pass each other in the

New Knesset showdown between Likud, Blue and White set for Wednesday

Litzman resignation becomes official, Deri breaks vow to Gantz

15/09/2020
UTJ leader Yaakov Litzman attends the weekly cabinet meeting, January 2020.

Top Orthodox minister resigns as backlash against new COVID lockdown mounts in Israel

Yaakov Litzman, a top haredi Orthodox lawmaker, stepped down to oppose the closures of synagogues over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
14/09/2020
Yaakov Litzman at the weekly cabinet meeting, March 2020.

Litzman: The first domino? - analysis

Litzman is assumed to have decided to fall on the sword of protecting High Holiday prayers and not the sword of an impending indictment that would have forced him to quit anyway.

13/09/2020
Haredi men walk through Mea Shearim, Jerusalem

Over 50% of haredim say trust in gov't harmed during coronavirus - survey

The survey was published in light of the resignation of Housing and Construction Minister Ya'acov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) on Sunday morning.

Israel overtakes Germany as largest importer of medicinal cannabis flower

By July, Israel had imported more than 6 metric tons of cannabis flower into the country, according to Cannabis Magazine editor, Oren Lebovitch.

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