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In Phone Call, Trump and Netanyahu Agree to ‘Cooperate Closely’ on Coronavirus Fight

US President Donald Trump held a telephone call on Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A White House statement said, "Today, President Donald J....

March 27, 2020 8:04 pm

As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 12, Israel’s Netanyahu Orders Preparations for Tighter Movement Restrictions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Friday that preparations be made for a “significant tightening of the restrictions on movement so as to further reduce the number of people outside their homes in order...

IDF Takes Over Care for Nation’s Most Vulnerable, Works With Defense Ministry to Battle Coronavirus

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces was ordered mid-week to take over care for senior and vulnerable members of civilian society. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett to formulate a national...

Whirlwind Week Ends With Unity Government in Israel, Netanyahu Remaining at the Helm

JNS.org - After nearly a year of political paralysis, Israel is finally on its way towards a national unity government as the nation battles against the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. Benny Gantz, who has stood as...

March 27, 2020 9:53 am

Israeli Athlete Runs Marathon at Home Under Lockdown

JNS.org - Israeli marathon runner Gazcho Fanta decided to continue his training regime while under...

March 27, 2020 9:44 am

El Al Decides to Halt All Passenger Flights Until April 4

JNS.org - The Israeli airline El Al decided to halt its remaining passenger flights to...

March 27, 2020 9:42 am

Coronavirus Claims Three More Victims in Israel, All Over the Age of 80

JNS.org - The number of Israelis infected with the coronavirus rose by 171 to 2,666...

March 27, 2020 9:32 am

Israeli Health Ministry: Only 1,500 Ventilators; Another 2,864 Ones Expected

JNS.org - At present, Israel has only 1,500 ventilators in stock that are “usable and...

March 27, 2020 9:02 am

Some Gantz Supporters Angry as He Moves Toward Deal With Netanyahu on Israeli Leadership

Israel appeared headed for a unity government on Friday after Benny Gantz moved toward an agreement with Prime Minister...

March 27, 2020 8:04 pm

In Phone Call, Trump and Netanyahu Agree to ‘Cooperate Closely’ on Coronavirus Fight

US President Donald Trump held a telephone call on Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A White House statement said, "Today, President Donald J. Trump...

March 27, 2020 1:54 pm

As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 12, Israel’s Netanyahu Orders Preparations for Tighter Movement Restrictions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Friday that preparations be made for a “significant tightening of the restrictions on movement so as to further...

March 27, 2020 10:22 am

IDF Takes Over Care for Nation’s Most Vulnerable, Works With Defense Ministry to Battle Coronavirus

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces was ordered mid-week to take over care for senior and vulnerable members of civilian society. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

March 27, 2020 10:21 am

Whirlwind Week Ends With Unity Government in Israel, Netanyahu Remaining at the Helm

JNS.org - After nearly a year of political paralysis, Israel is finally on its way towards a national unity government as the nation battles against...

March 27, 2020 9:53 am

Israeli Athlete Runs Marathon at Home Under Lockdown

JNS.org - Israeli marathon runner Gazcho Fanta decided to continue his training regime while under a government-enforced lockdown related to the coronavirus by running a...

March 27, 2020 9:44 am

El Al Decides to Halt All Passenger Flights Until April 4

JNS.org - The Israeli airline El Al decided to halt its remaining passenger flights to and from Israel starting at midnight on Thursday and lasting...

March 27, 2020 9:42 am

Coronavirus Claims Three More Victims in Israel, All Over the Age of 80

JNS.org - The number of Israelis infected with the coronavirus rose by 171 to 2,666 on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health, with an...

March 27, 2020 9:32 am

Israeli Health Ministry: Only 1,500 Ventilators; Another 2,864 Ones Expected

JNS.org - At present, Israel has only 1,500 ventilators in stock that are “usable and available,” Israeli Health Ministry director general Moshe Bar Siman Tov...

March 27, 2020 9:02 am

Some Gantz Supporters Angry as He Moves Toward Deal With Netanyahu on Israeli Leadership

Israel appeared headed for a unity government on Friday after Benny Gantz moved toward an agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, disappointing voters who had hoped to bring down the right-wing...

March 27, 2020 7:38 am

Israeli Troops to Help Enforce Coronavirus Lockdown

Israel will deploy armed troops to support police on street patrols in enforcing a lockdown against the coronavirus epidemic, the military said on Friday. About 500...

March 26, 2020 3:54 pm

Controversial Mass Surveillance Program Has Identified 500 Coronavirus Patients, Shin Bet Says

More than 500 coronavirus patients have been identified in Israel so far by a controversial digital mass-surveillance program, the Shin Bet internal security service revealed...

March 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Netanyahu and Gantz Move Closer to Unity Government in Surprise Twist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Benny Gantz, was elected parliamentary speaker on Thursday in a surprise maneuver that could herald a unity government...

March 26, 2020 11:44 am

Over Half of VCs Have Stopped or Cut Down Investments, Survey Finds

CTech - More than half of venture capital firms have halted or reduced their activity in light of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a new survey...

March 26, 2020 10:12 am

Palestinians Leave Jobs in Israel, Citing Coronavirus Risk

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has ordered home Palestinian laborers in Israel and in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying their jobs exposed them to...

Culture

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Flaunts His Hebrew on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," showed...

400,000 People Worldwide Tune in for Livestreamed Concert by Idan Raichel

JNS.org - More than 400,000 people from around the world tuned in to...

Netflix to Reduce Traffic in Israel by 25 Percent to Help ISPs

Netflix said on Monday it would reduce network traffic in Israel over the next month following a government request to...

World

Iran Urges US to Free Iranian Prisoners Amid Coronavirus

The Tehran government urged the United States on Friday to release Iranians held in US jails on sanctions-related issues due to fears about the coronavirus epidemic. The death toll in Iran,...

Opinion

Hope Is Nice, but After Coronavirus, Demonization of Israel Is Unlikely to ...

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin recently tried to provide some optimism amid the gloom and doom of the corona...

March 27, 2020 10:14 am

Middle East

Saudi-Led Coalition Destroys Drones Launched by Yemen’s Houthis Towar...

A Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemen's Houthis towards "civilian targets" in Saudi cities of Abha...

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