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Israel Faces Return to Political Crisis as Unity Government Talks Stall

Israel appeared to be teetering on the brink of a return to its year-long political impasse on Wednesday, with reports emerging of major difficulties...

April 1, 2020 2:24 pm

1.5 Million Israelis Using Voluntary Coronavirus Monitoring App

Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Health Ministry, helping to improve tracking of the pandemic. The...

Israeli Police Set to Step Up Enforcement of Coronavirus Restrictions Over Passover

Israeli police are set to escalate their administration of the ongoing coronavirus lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday, which begins next week, the news site Walla reported on Wednesday. In particular, the police are concentrating on...

Israel Aerospace Industries Starts Manufacturing Ventilators

CTech - State-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and medtech company Medical Solutions have converted an IAI factory into a ventilator-producing manufacturing line, the ministry announced Tuesday. The impromptu...

April 1, 2020 10:06 am

Israel Will Overcome Covid-19 Crisis by June, Says CEO of Israel’s Mellanox Chipmaker

CTech - Israel will overcome the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis by June, according to Eyal Waldman,...

April 1, 2020 9:57 am

Israel’s Defense Minister Unveils Detailed Plan for Phased Return to Normal After Passover

JNS.org - Israel must take a series of immediate steps that would enable it to...

April 1, 2020 9:39 am

21st Israeli Dies of COVID-19 as Cases Reach 5,591; Unemployment Hits Record Highs

JNS.org - As Israel saw its 21st coronavirus fatality on Wednesday and the number of...

April 1, 2020 9:33 am

1,000-Plus IDF Lone Soldiers From US to Stay on Base for Passover

JNS.org - More than 1,000 US natives serving as lone soldiers, those who join the...

March 31, 2020 4:26 pm

Israel Still in Coronavirus ‘Danger Zone,’ Top Official Tells Government Ministers

Israel was still in the coronavirus "danger zone," the head of the country’s National Security...

April 1, 2020 2:24 pm

Israel Faces Return to Political Crisis as Unity Government Talks Stall

Israel appeared to be teetering on the brink of a return to its year-long political impasse on Wednesday, with reports emerging of major difficulties in...

April 1, 2020 11:38 am

1.5 Million Israelis Using Voluntary Coronavirus Monitoring App

Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to...

April 1, 2020 10:54 am

Israeli Police Set to Step Up Enforcement of Coronavirus Restrictions Over Passover

Israeli police are set to escalate their administration of the ongoing coronavirus lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday, which begins next week, the news site...

April 1, 2020 10:11 am

Israel Aerospace Industries Starts Manufacturing Ventilators

CTech - State-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and medtech company Medical Solutions have converted an IAI factory into...

April 1, 2020 10:06 am

Israel Will Overcome Covid-19 Crisis by June, Says CEO of Israel’s Mellanox Chipmaker

CTech - Israel will overcome the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis by June, according to Eyal Waldman, CEO of Israeli chipmaker Mellanox Technologies. Speaking with reporter Sophie...

April 1, 2020 9:57 am

Israel’s Defense Minister Unveils Detailed Plan for Phased Return to Normal After Passover

JNS.org - Israel must take a series of immediate steps that would enable it to end its nationwide closure and enter a new “corona routine”...

April 1, 2020 9:39 am

21st Israeli Dies of COVID-19 as Cases Reach 5,591; Unemployment Hits Record Highs

JNS.org - As Israel saw its 21st coronavirus fatality on Wednesday and the number of confirmed infections in the country hit 5,591, the Israel National...

April 1, 2020 9:33 am

1,000-Plus IDF Lone Soldiers From US to Stay on Base for Passover

JNS.org - More than 1,000 US natives serving as lone soldiers, those who join the Israel Defense Forces with no immediate family in Israel, have...

March 31, 2020 4:26 pm

Israel Still in Coronavirus ‘Danger Zone,’ Top Official Tells Government Ministers

Israel was still in the coronavirus "danger zone," the head of the country’s National Security Council told government ministers on Tuesday. "The goals of our policy...

March 31, 2020 3:52 pm

Fight Against Coronavirus Tantamount to Global War, Head of IDF Medical Corps Says

The head of the IDF Medical Corps said on Tuesday that Israel was lucky to have two months to make crash preparations for combating the...

March 31, 2020 2:38 pm

PA Mouthpiece Accuses Israel of Coronavirus ‘Holocaust’ Against Jailed Palestinians

The Palestinian Authority's official newspaper recently accused Israel of launching a coronavirus "holocaust" against Palestinian prisoners in its custody, even as UN officials praised Israeli...

March 31, 2020 1:26 pm

Some Ultra-Orthodox Israelis Chafe at Coronavirus Restrictions

Israeli police have used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem in...

March 31, 2020 1:16 pm

Israel Said to Be Making Progress Toward Coronavirus Vaccine, as Medical Workers Concentrate on Blood Plasma Therapy

Israel is making significant progress toward developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, the N12 news site reported on Tuesday. Earlier that day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

March 31, 2020 11:54 am

Workers in Hazmat Suits Collect Prayers From ‘God’s Mailbox’ in Jerusalem

Twice a year, cleaning teams using long sticks gouge out tens of thousands of written prayers that visitors traditionally cram into the crevices of Judaism's...

Culture

Mexican-Jewish Dance Group Showcases New Choreography Planned for Cancelled Festival

The Mexican-Jewish folk ensemble Anajnu Veatem shared on YouTube over the weekend new...

Jerusalem Orchestra Members Perform Virtual Concert From Homes in Israel, New York

The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West did a virtual performance last week to...

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

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

Opinion

Social Distancing and Jewish TV: ‘Unorthodox’ and ‘Hunter...

During time in self-imposed quarantine have had the opportunity to watch more TV than usual. I watched two particularly Jewish...

Middle East

Rouhani: US Has Lost Opportunity to Lift Iran Sanctions Amid Coronavirus Pa...

Iran's president said on Wednesday that, with the advent of the coronavirus, the United States had missed a historic opportunity...

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