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What is it like to have the coronavirus?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Tamar Yonah interviews three people who survived the coronavirus.

Canadian province adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Canadian province of Ontario has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism, The Toronto Star reported on Tuesday.

Government House Leader Paul Calandra said Premier Doug Ford’s ministers “took swift and decisive action” on Monday to recognize the definition even before the passage of legislation currently before the house.


Police to compensate protester arrested outside A-G's home

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Justice Idit Kleiman-Balak of the Bat Yam Magistrates Court ruled on Tuesday that the police must compensate Oren Simon, a demonstrator who was arrested in 2017 near the home of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, in the amount of 30,000 shekels.

According to a report in Haaretz, Simon was arrested for disrupting a police officer and harassing the public after he stood with a protest sign in the path that Mandelblit uses to walk to his synagogue, and was held overnight at the Hadarim detention center.

Simon sued the police for false arrest and the judge ruled that the decision to keep him in custody overnight was unjustified.


35-year-old man moderately injured in accident near Yokneam

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A 35-year-old man was injured on Tuesday evening in an accident involving two vehicles on Highway 6 near the Yokneam tunnels.

Magen David Adom paramedics treated the man and transferred him to Rambam Hospital in Haifa, where he is listed in moderate condition.


'We must stand up and speak out against anti-Semitism'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee issues statement on second anniversary of shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Trump: Up to 10 countries could normalize ties with Israel

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that additional peace agreements will be announced between Israel and Arab countries after the presidential election.

Speaking to reporters before leaving for a rally in Michigan, Trump said, “We have five but we really have probably nine or ten that are right in the mix. We’re going to have a lot — I think we’ll have all of them — eventually.”


'Connecting to our mother Rachel's heritage of consolation'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Heritage and Jerusalem Minister sees heritage of our mother Rachel as great consolation of people of Israel even in difficult times.

Is peace between Israel and Qatar in the offing?

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Ties reportedly warming between Israel and Qatar, Israeli officials say, but no peace coming just yet. Dr. Joshua Krasna speaks with ILTV.

Netanyahu sidelines Yesha Council Chairman

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
PM omits David Elhayani and Samaria Council head who publicly criticized him from meeting with him and authority heads tomorrow.

Bennett: Let the ministers trade places with business owners

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Yamina chairman accuses Coronavirus Cabinet of being disconnected from realities of small business owners who are losing their livelihoods.

Barkan attack: 'My daughter's life is worth more than 3 years'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
At hearing in defendant's case on failure to prevent murder in Barkan, Rafi Levengrund, Kim Yehezkel's father, condemned plea deal.

Is Israel ending the lockdown too soon?

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Is Israel repeating lockdown easing mistakes? Prof. Arnon Afek, Dep. Director General of Sheba Hospital speaks with ILTV.

Rate of verified COVID-19 carriers today: only 1.8%

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Condition of 464 hospitalized COVID-19 patients defined severe tonight, 196 on ventilator; 123 patients hospitalized in moderate condition.

AJC in Israel Director: 'Jews in the United States live in fear'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
AJC Director concerned about trends emerging from survey conducted among Jews and non-Jews.

Ex-Muslims have to struggle to make their messages heard

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
At great personal risk, they are share their knowledge and enlighten family, friends, and strangers, even if blocked by social media. Op-ed.

Yisrael Beyteinu seeks to change face of Chief Rabbinate

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Avigdor Liberman's party to submit bill to add greater diversity to the body which elects the chief rabbis.

Ayelet Shaked: 'We won't take part in government relying on Joint Arab List'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Shaked on refusal to support alt gov by MK Ya'alon: 'We don't replace bad, dysfunctional government with new bad, dysfunctional government.'

Historic injustice to IDF orphans corrected

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Israel will now recognize children of fallen soldiers as 'bereaved families' even after they turn 30.

Arch of Triumph area evacauted amidst Paris bomb scare

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Arch of Triumph area in downtown Paris has been evacuated amidst a bomb scare. It is not known at this hour whether terrorists are responsible for the threat.


‘Borat’ lawsuit from Holocaust survivor’s daughter is dismissed

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Georgia judge dismisses lawsuit by the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who appears in “Borat 2.'

464 serious corona cases, 196 on ventilators

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

There are presently 464 corona patients in serious condition with 196 of them on ventilators.

The total number of deaths from the coronavirus stands at 2,463.


Ayelet Shaked: 'We won't sit in government with Arab Joint List'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ayelet Shaked has said that her Yamina party "will not sit in a government that relies on the Arab Joint List party to govern."

Shaked was negating the possiblity that Yamina would join a government headed by Moshe Ya'alon of the Blue and White party.


Only in Russia: The cleaner who accidentally won the election

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
The mayor asked the cleaner to run in the election against him, but then a surprise awaited him.

Israeli scientists respond to Imperial College immunity study

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Experts: 'Normal part of immune response that antibody levels fall after infection has resolved.'

Israeli tech tackles stress and anxiety

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Israeli eye tracking technology company joined forces with British behavioral change consultant to battle stress in a unique way.

Matriarch Rachel's death forgotten amidst remembrance of Rabin's death

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Rafi Peretz has turned to the MInister of Education Yoav Galant regarding remembrance of Rachel, one of the nation's matriarchs.

"Prime Minister Rabin was killed on the same day that Rachel died," Peretz said, "but in our schools we only talk about Rabin. It would be worthwhile to speak of Rachel on this day in our schools as well."


French Jews support efforts to combat radical Islam

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
As French government rolls out limits on religious freedoms in efforts to fight radical Islam, Jewish community largely supports efforts.

Girls volunteering in hospitals warned about contacts with Arab staff

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Lehava organization that works to prevent Jewish romantic relationships with Arabs has issued a warning to girls volunteering in hospitals. The warning is directed towards girls who work as volunteers in hospitals as part of their National Service, an alternative to regular army service.

Much of the staff in Israeli hospitals consists of Arabs, including doctors, nurses, orderlies, and custodians. The concern of Lehava is that the girls working in close contact with Arabs will develop romantic relationships with them.


Health Minister: 'We're opening slowly to avoid 3rd lockdown'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Health Minister visits Ziv Hospital in Tzfat: 'Quite a few businesses will return to activity this coming Sunday.'

Delegation in Lebanon for second round of talks on maritime border

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A delegation will meet in Lebanon for a second round of talks regarding a martime border agreement between Israel and Lebanon.

The meeting will be held at a UNIFIL office in Lebanon and will be mediated by John Desrocher, United States ambassador to Algeria.

The impetus behind the talks is that once a border is definitively determined Lebanon will be able to search for fossil fuels in the sea in its own established territorial waters.

The talks also advance Israel's interest in expanding contacts with Lebanon which is still technically at war with Israel.


Binyamin Regional Council: Grades 1-4 will study 5 days a week

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council Yisrael Gantz has directed the reopening of primary schools.

According to the new schedule, grades 1-4 will study five days a week. Binyamin comprises the largest geographical region of Samaria.


Minister of Heatlh: 'We are trying to develop a vaccine'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Minister of Heatlh Yuli Edelstein has expressed his optimism at development of a vaccine for the coronavirus.

"We are trying to develop a vaccine with the prime minister's help," Edelstein said.


Anti-Israel bots exposed

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Strategic Affairs Ministry report reveals network manipulations as Hague tribunal assessed decision and possibility of Israeli sovereignty.

Dr. Moshe Kantor reelected as European Jewish Congress President

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Vote seen as a resounding vote of confidence in Dr. Kantor's leadership by the representatives of Europe’s Jewish communities.

Metullah goes fiber optic

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel was present at the inaguration of a fiber optic system in Metulla (pop. 1,600), israel's northernmost town.

Hendel is on a mission to connect the entire country to a fiber optic network, with emphasis on communities located on the nation's geographical periphery.


George Soros’s negative interactions with the Jewish world

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Prof, Ruth Wisse: This is one of the most difficult situations one can be in: when you have a Jewish anti-Jew attacked by antisemites,Op-ed.

Cleaning lady becomes mayor of Russian town

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The former mayor of a small town in Russia faced no opposition in the upcoming mayoral elections and turned to the woman who cleaned his office, asking her to run against him in a fictitious campaign.

Although the woman did not campaign in any way, she earned 62% of the town's votes due to the residents' dissatisfaction with the former mayor and so she became mayor of the town.


Study: US Jews more like to get coronavirus than other Americans

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Pew study finds 10% US Jews test positive for coronavirus antibodies compared to just 2% of the general population.

Jerusalems's deputy mayor in Dubai: 'We are like reunited cousins'

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Jerusalem deputy mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum has returned from a visit to Dubai, capital of the UAE, with a glowing report. She extolled the hospitality she received and the economic potential in the recently signed peace agreement.

"We are like cousins who were separated that have now been reunited," she said.


Speaking with the wife of the driver who ran over her son

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Standing by body of his 9-year-old son David, killed in fatal truck accident bereaved father Rabbi Yuval offers inspiring words of faith.
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