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ARTICLES BY: Ruthie Blum / JNS.org


June 10, 2020 6:39 am
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Should Israel Ignore Rising Coronavirus Rates?

JNS.org - The reopening of the Israeli economy after nearly two months of COVID-19 closures was bound to lead to laxity on the part of...

May 20, 2020 6:28 am
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‘Bloat’ Is the Least of the New Israeli Government’s Problems

JNS.org - Public criticism of the new Israeli government has focused on how “bloated” it is. Prior to and since the swearing-in on Sunday of...

May 14, 2020 4:30 am
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Why the Israeli Right Need Not Fear Trump’s Peace Plan

JNS.org - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming visit to Jerusalem this week -- to “meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Speaker of...

April 22, 2020 6:31 am
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Let Us Remember What the Survivors Can’t Forget

JNS.org - Holocaust survivors do not need annual ceremonies to remind them of the Nazi atrocities that they endured or of the family members that...

April 1, 2020 7:45 am
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Haredi Statistics Show That Social Distancing Works

JNS.org - The carrying-on about the dangerous spread of COVID-19 within the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community in Israel is understandable. While the rest of us are...

March 25, 2020 7:52 am
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Israeli Travel Restrictions and Coronavirus

JNS.org - Dozens of the 1,100 Israeli backpackers airlifted from Peru a few days ago threw a hissy fit upon landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport....

March 19, 2020 6:31 am
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Don’t Fear Shin Bet Technology for Curbing Corona

JNS.org - During the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Israeli government unanimously approved an additional emergency measure to track and trace the steps of...

March 3, 2020 3:03 pm
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Is Netanyahu’s Significant Victory Sufficient?

JNS.org - Keeping in mind that the results of Israel’s Knesset elections are not final, the tally indicates that the attempt to oust Prime Minister...

February 26, 2020 7:28 am
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Polls, Gaza, Netanyahu, and Gantz

JNS.org - During live coverage of the bombardment of southern Israel by Islamic Jihad rocket fire on Monday, a Red Alert siren sent a TV...

February 19, 2020 8:40 am
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Winds of Mideast Change Worth Remembering at the Ballot Box

JNS.org - The significance of two events that have been upstaged this week by the Hebrew media’s incessant coronavirus coverage cannot be overemphasized -- particularly...

February 5, 2020 8:45 am
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Corona, Chinese Oppression, and the Chinese Ambassador’s Holocaust Chutzpah

JNS.org - China’s acting ambassador to Israel came under well-deserved fire this week for invoking the Nazi genocide of the Jews to criticize Jerusalem’s preventive...

January 29, 2020 8:43 am
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Netanyahu Undercuts His Rivals

JNS.org - Justifiably emboldened by his warm reception at the White House -- and by the imminent unveiling of Donald Trump’s 80-page “deal of the...

January 22, 2020 9:28 am
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More Calls for Terror From Palestinian Society

JNS.org - As the nearly 50 heads of state from around the globe began preparing for their arrival in Israel this week to attend the...

January 15, 2020 9:52 am
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Israel’s Education Minister Gets Taught a Lesson on Tolerance and Religious Zealotry

JNS.org - Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz, an Orthodox rabbi and head of the right-wing Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) Party, indicated this week -- for...

Features

The Overnight Camp Summer That Wasn’t

JNS.org - Dahlia Jones was looking forward to this summer. For six years, she’s been attending Eisner Camp, and this...

Jewish Day Schools Adapt to COVID-19

JNS.org - On a recent June night, 25 people, primarily young children, sat on their couches and watched as a...

World

In a First, Trump Dons Masks in Visit to a Military Medical Facility

President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he...

Israel

Bank of Israel Sees 2020 Budget Deficit 13% of GDP, Backs New Aid Package

Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron on Sunday threw his support behind a second stimulus package to help those hurt by the coronavirus outbreak despite the extra spending that is...

Middle East

On Fifth Attempt, UN Security Council Renews Syria Aid Via Turkey

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday approved aid deliveries to Syria through one border crossing from Turkey, a day after its authorization for the six-year-long humanitarian operation ended, leaving...

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