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5 of Pence's top aides contract virus

Sunday, October 25, 2020

According to a Fox News report, 5 of VP Mike Pence's top aides have been infected with the coronavirus.

Pence and the Second Lady tested negative yesterday (Sat).

Josh Dawsey of the WashingtonPost reported that VP Pence’s personal assistant (“body man”) is among those who has tested positive.


Israel: Coronavirus restrictions extended till Sun.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Israel's Coronavirus Cabinet convened today (Sun) and decided to extend existing CV-19 restrictions till Sunday of this week.

Schools are to be allowed to operate in open spaces and boarding school students will be allowed to attend classes.


Bulgarian PM infected with virus

Sunday, October 25, 2020

After the Bulgarian PM tested positive for CV-19, Israeli PM Netanyahu tweeted his support for Boyko Borissov.

"To my friend Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, my very best wishes for a speedy recovery and good health," wrote Netanyahu.


Around 5 million US voters plan to challenge election results

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Reuters poll shows Biden supporters more likely to challenge a Trump win than vice versa.

Miki Zohar: Bennett-led gov't will not be right wing one

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Coalition head Miki Zohar (Likud) said that the only way for Bennett to become Israel's next Prime Minister is for him to receive the support of the left-wing and Joint Arab List parties.

Zohar told Kann News' Geula Even he hoped the Dec 23rd budget would be passed so that the country could avoid another election.


Grades 1-2 to return to school in Nov

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Coronavirus Cabinet has yet to rule on the next steps for exiting the nationwide lockdown, but it decided there will be a partial return of first and second grade students beginning in November, half a grade at a time.

Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Finance are providing information regarding the opening of stores and small businesses.


Court okays demolition of home of terrorist who murdered rabbi

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Supreme Court rejects appeal to cancel demolition plans for home of Arab terrorist who stabbed Rabbi Shai Ohayon to death.

Israel to provide $5 in economic aid to Sudan

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Walla! reported that PM Netanyahu has promised to supply Sudan with $5 million-worth of flour.


CV-19 measures in Italy: Gyms, pools, theaters to shut down

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Italian government has imposed a new set of coronavirus restrictions in hopes of curbing the spreads of coronavirus.

Starting today, gyms, pools, and movie theaters will be required to close their doors to visitors.

Bars and restaurants will be allowed to continue offering customers take-away services.


Netanyahu: We must not reopen Israel too fast

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Prime Minister insists on 'gradual, responsible' exit from lockdown, pushes for harsher fines for Israelis who violate restrictions.

From the Ark to America

Sunday, October 25, 2020
The Midrash sees the Flood as an allusion to Israel’s exile, and Noah’s leaving the Ark, as an allusion to Israel’s return to its Land.

Tolerism at Berkeley: The guy who had no clothes

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Many liberal academics preach that violence is due to our lack of tolerance for the "root causes" of that violence, so anything goes. Op-ed.

Bernie Sanders: 'Trump trying to undermine Ameican democracy'

Sunday, October 25, 2020

In an interview on the Jimmy Fallon show today (Sun, Oct 25) Sen Bernie Sanders said Pres Trump was "not only a racist, sexist, and xenophobe," but was also "intentionally trying to undermine American democracy."


Min of Health: Decision on reopening of schools must come today

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Min of Health Yuli Edelstein (Likud) said that the country's parents are in bad need of answers for when their children will return to school.

During a meeting of the Coronavirus Cabinet today, (Sunday, Oct 25) Edelstein insisted a decision in the matter be made by the end of the day.


Study: Epidemic & lockdown hit haredim, Arab-Israelis far harder

Sunday, October 25, 2020
In a crisis, almost 50% of haredim and Arab-Israelis would see their savings run out within a month.

Millionaire Bernie: Biden will raise minimum wage

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Multi-millionaire former Democratic Party presidential candiate Bernie Sanders tweeted his support for Biden's plan to increase the miminum wage nation-wide while raising taxes.

"Joe Biden understands that a $7.25 minimum wage is a starvation wage. When he is president, 40 million Americans will get a much-deserved pay raise to $15 an hour," he tweeted.


Florida state rep: Trump got things done despite Dem congress

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Florida representative Matt Gaetz praised Pres Trump for getting things done despite having to put up with a Democrat-controlled Congress and critisized Biden for failing in the same category.

"Joe Biden said he couldn’t get anything done during his last eight years because he had a Republican Congress," he wrote.

"Donald Trump had a Congress that impeached him, yet he still rescued the economy, rebuilt our military, created rising wages, and brokered historic peace deals," tweeted Gaetz.


Special ed kindergartens to return Wed

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Minister of Education Yoav Galant (Likud) announced that special ed kindergarten classes would be returning this coming Wednesday.

Galant said that due to a lack in manpower, approximately 400 teenage girls from the national service program would be added to the system.


Chabad appoints emissary to United Arab Emirates

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Rabbi Levi Duchman, who also serves as the rabbi of UAE, appointed emissary of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in the country.

Watch: Rescue on the waters of the Kinneret

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Multiple people blown into the center of the lake by strong easterly winds, requiring police rescue.

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Sunday, October 25, 2020
The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.

Israel: 2,080 CV-19 fines handed out over weekend

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Israeli police reported handing out 2,080 fines for breach of corona guidelines over the previous weekend.

Police also conducted inspections of guideline implementations at 2,956 businesses nationwide. Dozens of businesses were fined for varying violations, with 233 warnings issued.


Woman revived after near-drowning in northern Israel

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Emergency first responders save elderly woman who nearly drowned in northern Israel, reviving her after she lost consciousness.

Spain to announce national emergency due to coronavirus

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Local media sources reported that PM of Spain Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón is expected to announce another national shutdown in order to prevent a second COVID-19 wave.


Government approves plan to increase electricity from solar energy

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The government has approved a plan to increase electricity production from solar energy up to 30% of total electricity consumption by 2030.


Chabad-Lubavitch announces emissary to United Arab Emirates

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Chabad-Lubavitch movement announced its appointment of Rabbi Levi Duchman, the rabbi of the United Arab Emirates, as the Chabad emissary to the UAE.


Parents of Talmud Torah in Beitar Illit raise money to pay fines

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The parents of the Talmud Torah in Beitar Illit, who received three fines of NIS 5,000 for opening the institution, are raising money to pay the fines. The parents ask for a participation fee of ten shekels.


Bnei Brak: Suspect arrested who attacked 72-year-old, injuring him

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Police arrested a 36-year-old man from Bnei Brak on suspicion of assaulting a 72-year-old man and causing him injuries.

According to the suspect, the elderly man remarked to the suspect that he had dumped his water in the stairwell of a residential building and the suspect in response attacked him and caused fractures in his body. The court decided to place the suspect under full house arrest.


Gamzu in Acco: Tests today are free, don't require doctor's referral

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Prof. Ronni Gamzu visited the city of Acco this morning and met with the mayor and the municipal administration.

"The more the public is tested, the more we can cut off the chain of infection and reduce the morbidity. Keep up the good work."


Special civilian flyover in honor of Israeli medical teams

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Flyover held in honor of medical teams, and to raise awareness for compliance with Ministry of Health guidelines.

MK Sofer at burned factory: 'Not first case of agricultural terror'

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Yamina MK Ofir Sofer visited Manot, where the honey factory burned down as a result of arson, according to suspicions.

"Together with the head of the Ma'aleh Yosef Council, Shimon Guetta, I visited the Manot settlement in the Galilee, where the honey factory and the life enterprise of Noga Reuven, which was established 35 years ago, was allegedly set on fire. This isn't the first case of agricultural terror in the Galilee in particular.

"Last week, I proposed in a discussion that dealt with the issue - that a special unit be set up that would deal only with the issue of agricultural crime. It is time for the unit to be established and for the punishment to be effective and deterrent," he added.


Government approves committee for development of Haifa Bay

Sunday, October 25, 2020

At its meeting today, the government approved the agreement between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Environmental Protection Minister MK Gila Gamliel on establishing an inter-ministerial executive committee on the development and promotion of Haifa Bay and the future of heavy industry in the Gulf.

According to the government decision, the committee will publish the main points of the plan for public comment, before submitting it to the government within 90 days of its establishment.


'All over the world, Sudanese are returning home'

Sunday, October 25, 2020
What does normalization agreement with Sudan mean for Sudanese infiltrators in Israel?

Dr. Dore Gold: Normalizing relations with Chad - done deal

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The former Foreign Ministry Director, who has been accompanying relations between Israel and Sudan in recent years, Dr. Dore Gold, said in a Reshet Bet interview that normalizing relations with Chad is a done deal.

He said, "Israel's been preparing the ground for years with Chad bordering Sudan to reach a political breakthrough."


Government approves extending five-year plan for Arab society

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The government approved extending the five-year plan for Arab society.


Five children in light condition after being exposed to pesticide

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Five children are in light condition after apparently being exposed to a pesticide in a kindergarten in Netanya.

MDA paramedics provided them with medical care and evacuated them to Laniado Hospital in the city.


Trump accuses doctors of inflating COVID death count for money

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Cites example of terminal illness sufferer contracting COVID-19, whose cause of death is certified as due to virus.

Fighting the new commissars

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Social media giants are manipulating information and censoring speech with a power that no one could have fathomed just 20 years ago. Op-ed.
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