Latest News Briefs (Page 2)

Yesterday, 10:33

Finance Minister, Jerusalem mayor visit Mahane Yehuda market

Friday, November 27, 2020
ישראל כ"ץ ומשה ליאון במחנה יהודה
צילום: TPS

Finance Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) and Jerusalem mayor Moshe Lion paid a visit to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open-air market this morning, and spoke with a number of traders and customers.

Yesterday, 10:31

Ice cream truck keeps Efrat school connected with students

Friday, November 27, 2020
Ohr Torah Stone Derech Avot Yeshiva High School rents ice cream truck in a unique effort to stay connected with students during the pandemic
Yesterday, 10:31

4 Arabs arrested in relation to Yaffo stabbing incident

Friday, November 27, 2020

Four Arabs from Yaffo were arrested overnight in relation to a stabbing incident that left a fellow Yaffo resident seriously wounded.

Yesterday, 10:29

Man arrested for shooting attack in Akko

Friday, November 27, 2020

A 27-year-old man from Akko has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a shooting attack on another Akko resident, who was lightly injured.

Yesterday, 09:45

Hadassah Ein Kerem: 19 COVID patients, 3 on ventilators

Friday, November 27, 2020

According to data provided by Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, there are currently 19 people in the coronavirus department there.

13 are in serious or critical condition, of whom 3 are on ventilators.

Yesterday, 09:31

Health Ministry director: We ordered 10m vaccine doses from AstraZeneca

Friday, November 27, 2020

Speaking on Galei Tzahal this morning, Health Ministry director-general Prof. Hezi Levy addressed the recent controversy surrounding the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company regarding its coronavirus vaccine.

"We have contracted with AstraZeneca to purchase 10 million vaccine doses," he said. "We heard just yesterday that the company is planning to repeat its clinical trials, and we are still analyzing the data. We hope that this development will not cause a substantial delay to the vaccine being approved for use."

Yesterday, 09:28

15 malls reopen Friday as part of pilot program

Friday, November 27, 2020
Israel launches pilot program for reopening of shopping centers, with 15 malls opening for 10 days ahead of possible reopening of all malls.
Yesterday, 09:13

7 Arabs arrested in connection with yesterday's shooting incidents in north

Friday, November 27, 2020

Seven Arabs have been arrested in relation to shooting incidents that occurred yesterday in two northern villages.

Police are expected to demand an extension of their remand.

No injuries were caused by the shooting incidents, but damage to property was sustained.

Yesterday, 08:36

US National Security Adviser: More countries to sign treaties with Israel

Friday, November 27, 2020

According a report on Kan News, Robert O'Brien, the US National Security Adviser to President Trump, has suggested that a number of countries are on the verge of signing normalization treaties with Israel, following in the footsteps of the UAE and Bahrain.

O'Brien added that the main reason compelling these countries to make such a decision is a mutual interest in combating the threat posed by Iran.

Yesterday, 08:32

Man seriously injured in collision on Road 554

Friday, November 27, 2020

A man in his early twenties has been seriously injured in a collision near Moshav Tzufit on Road 554.

MDA responders treated him at the scene and evacuated him to Meir hospital in Kfar Saba.

Yesterday, 08:24

Man arrested in connection with Jerusalem arson attacks

Friday, November 27, 2020

A man in his twenties has been arrested in connection with a number of arson attacks on buildings and a bus in Jerusalem.

A search of the suspect's property revealed flammable substances in his possession as well as a communications device that appears to belong to one of the country's rescue organizations.

Yesterday, 08:07

Givatayim mayor: Local authorities should be making lockdown rules

Friday, November 27, 2020

According to recent decisions made by the government's coronavirus cabinet, high school students are to resume in-class studies next week, but not all municipalities are ready for this development.

Givatayim mayor Ran Konik told Galei Tzahal this morning that, "I don't know if we're going to be able to abide by all the guidelines. The government decided in a telephone vote to reduce the number of 'capsules' that teachers are permitted to teach, which obviously makes things more difficult for us."

He was also sharply critical of the way in which the government makes its decisions, saying, "This 'method,' of changing their minds all the time without taking into account the impact it has on local authorities, just confuses everyone. With all due respect to the coronavirus cabinet, they shouldn't be the ones deciding whether this or that town or city can allow teachers to teach three or four capsules. The government should be transferring the authority to make these kinds of decisions to local authorities and the Home Front Command."

Yesterday, 08:00

Poll: Likud 29, Yamina 23

Friday, November 27, 2020
Likud ends its decline in the polls, regaining two seats, as Yamina dips. Right-wing bloc leads Left with 67 seats.
Yesterday, 07:47

Health Ministry director: Be responsible if you want to avoid 3rd lockdown

Friday, November 27, 2020

Prof. Hezi Levy, director of the Health Ministry, told Galei Tzahal this morning that the option of a third nationwide lockdown is still on the table.

"I'm not threatening anyone," he said, "I'm just saying one simple thing: We all need to behave in an appropriate manner if we don't want to end up with another lockdown. It's up to us."

Asked to comment on the public debate surrounding the question of issuing "green passports" to citizens deemed at lower risk of contracting and transmitting coronavirus, based on "serological tests," in the words of the new coronavirus project manager, Levy said: "I would not recommend that people think to themselves, 'Let's get coronavirus now so that we can get a green passport.' Both younger people and older who contract this virus can suffer severe consequences, sometimes for an extended period of time. This isn't the flu."

Yesterday, 07:47

Update: 1,072 new COVID cases diagnosed in last 24 hours

Friday, November 27, 2020

According to data provided by the Health Ministry, 1,072 people were diagnosed with coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate of all the tests conducted during this period was 2%.

Yesterday, 07:37

Feinstein to step down as top Dem on Senate Judiciary Committee

Friday, November 27, 2020
87-year-old California Senator Dianne Feinstein won't seek top position on any committee.
Yesterday, 07:37

Director of mall chain: No need for pilot plan - all malls should reopen

Friday, November 27, 2020

The director of the Ofer group of malls, Moshe Rosenblum, was interviewed on Reshet Bet and asked his opinion on the government's pilot plan for the reopening of a number of malls across the country.

"The government should simply reopen the whole economy and not bother with such a pilot plan," Rosenblum said. "There's no real difference between an indoor mall and a supermarket or any other large store. We have inspectors posted on every floor who are capable of removing anyone not wearing a face mask, as well as a command room which can monitor the situation and make sure that large groups don't congregate anywhere within the mall."

Yesterday, 07:32

Intel. Ministry wants Israel's next airport built near Beer Sheva

Friday, November 27, 2020

According to a report in Yisrael Hayom, the Ministry of Intelligence has recommended to the government that the next airport it builds should be located in Nevatim, near Beer Sheva in the south of the country. This contradicts the position of the Defense Ministry, which has proposed building an airport in Ramat David, in the Jezreel Valley in the north.

The study conducted by the Intelligence Ministry concluded that the plan should be implemented in a number of stages: In the first stage, in 2020, a site in Nevatim should be chosen, which would have a capacity of processing up to 20 million passengers. Then, in 2030, the decision to build there should be reviewed and a longer-term plan drawn up and a final decision made as to whether to build in Nevatim or Ramat David.

Yesterday, 07:24

Parents of slain DNC staffer settle suit with Fox News

Friday, November 27, 2020
Seth Rich's parents settle suit with Fox News over claims he was murdered for leaking information about Clinton's 2016 campaign.
Yesterday, 07:20

Poll: Likud gaining strength lost recently, up to 29 seats

Friday, November 27, 2020

A poll conducted at the end of this week by Maariv-SofHashavua shows the Likud party gaining in strength from its position in previous polls, by around two seats.

According to this poll, published today, the Likud would win 29 seats if elections were held now, and the Yamina party would win 23.

Yesh Atid-Telem would win 19, the Joint List would win 11, and the Blue & White party would win 9.

Shas would drop to 8 seats from the 9 it currently holds, Yisrael Beytenu would win 8, UTJ 7, and Meretz 6.

All other parties (Labor, Otzma Yehudit, Jewish Home, Gesher, and Derech Eretz) would fail to cross the electoral threshold.

Yesterday, 07:15

Report: PM & Gantz discussing compromise to save unity government

Friday, November 27, 2020

According to a report in the Yisrael Hayom newspaper, based on talks with "senior politicians," Prime Minister Netanyahu and Blue & White party head Benny Gantz have been holding substantive negotiations during the past days, in order to hammer out a compromise that would hold the unity government together and avert elections in the coming months. The agreement would allegedly also allow Netanyahu to disband the Knesset at a later point in time, before the rotation agreement granting Gantz the premiership comes into force.

The report's sources added that Gantz recently sent a message to Netanyahu around the time that he made the decision to establish a commission of inquiry into the Submarine Affair, telling him that he has nothing to worry about from the commission itself. They also claimed that Gantz and Netanyahu have been discussing the state budget and a number of other issues.

Yesterday, 07:12

Gaining perspective as 2020 comes to a close

Friday, November 27, 2020
2020 was a most challenging & stressful year. It is up to all of us to recognize the problems and deal with them like mature adults.Opinion.
Yesterday, 07:02

The Muslim Brotherhood will use Biden's presidency for “Jihad”

Friday, November 27, 2020
CAIR heavily backs Rep.Ilhan Omar and claims a Biden “victory” is due to its pursuit of “Congressional Jihad.” Op-ed.
Yesterday, 06:42

'Start with the Biden administration on the right foot'

Friday, November 27, 2020
Yamina MK: If we do not regulate the outposts now, we will not be able to do so for four years.
Yesterday, 06:11

Developers of Russian vaccine offer AstraZeneca cooperation

Friday, November 27, 2020

Developers of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine said on Thursday that AstraZeneca should try combining its experimental shot with the Russian one to boost efficacy, Reuters reports.

Russia has said its Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19, according to interim trial results, while AstraZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective.

Yesterday, 05:53

Trump: Fake News media took my remarks out of context

Friday, November 27, 2020

US President Donald Trump on Thursday night accused the media of taking out of context his remarks during an earlier press conference in which he said he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes in favor of Joe Biden.

“I gave a long news conference today after wishing the military a Happy Thanksgiving, & realized once again that the Fake News Media coordinates so that the real message of such a conference never gets out. Primary point made was that the 2020 Election was RIGGED, and that I WON!” he tweeted.

Yesterday, 05:46

Cuomo blames conservatives for SCOTUS' COVID ruling

Friday, November 27, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday blamed the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court for a decision against his state's COVID-19 restrictions on churches and places of worship.

The decision passed late on Wednesday with the court splitting 5-4, and was the first time that President Donald Trump's nomination to the court, Amy Coney Barrett, tipped the scales.

Yesterday, 05:21

PA official: We're ready to renew talks with Israel

Friday, November 27, 2020

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is ready to renew direct negotiations with Israel if they are based on respect for UN resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, the PA’s “foreign minister” said on Thursday.

Speaking during the MED 2020 virtual conference, and quoted by the Sputnik news agency, Malki recalled that the PA had recently renewed financial and security coordination with Israel.

Yesterday, 04:43

Quebec mosque shooter's sentence reduced

Friday, November 27, 2020

A man who shot dead six worshippers at a Quebec mosque in 2017 on Thursday had his sentence reduced to 25 years in prison when a Canadian court ruled it was unconstitutional for him to serve consecutive life sentences, AFP reports.

Alexandre Bissonnette, who turns 31 next week, was sentenced in 2019 to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 40 years.

Yesterday, 04:28

EU fines Teva for colluding to delay a cheap sleep disorder drug

Friday, November 27, 2020

European Union regulators on Thursday fined Israeli drug-maker Teva for colluding to delay a cheaper generic version of modafinil, a blockbuster sleep disorder drug, AFP reports.

The European Commission said Teva was in breach of EU antitrust rules after it effectively agreed with drug-maker Cephalon, a company it now owns, to keep the cheaper drug off of the market.

Yesterday, 04:12

PA urged to stop security coordination with Israel

Friday, November 27, 2020

Dozens of leaders in the Palestinian Arab community in the United States and Canada are calling on the Palestinian Authority to take back its declaration on resuming contacts with Israel and resuming security coordination with it.

A joint statement issued to members of the PLO Executive Committee said that the resumption of coordination with Israel is a severe blow to the efforts to end the divisive situation in the Palestinian arena.

Yesterday, 03:37

Brazil records 37,614 new cases of COVID-19

Friday, November 27, 2020

Brazil recorded 37,614 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday.

In addition, 691 additional deaths from the virus were recorded.

Yesterday, 03:14

Indonesia affirms support for 'Palestine'

Friday, November 27, 2020

Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, on Thursday assured Palestinian Authority (PA) “foreign minister” Riyad Malki of her country’s firm position in support of the PA in ending the “Israeli occupation of its land”, the Wafa news agency reported.

Speaking during a phone call with Malki, Marsudi asked about the results of the dialogue between Hamas and Fatah to end the division and prepare for the elections.

Yesterday, 03:00

Inconsolable and impoverished

Friday, November 27, 2020
Why did Yaakov cry when he met Rachel?
Yesterday, 02:53

Soccer legend Diego Maradona laid to rest

Friday, November 27, 2020

Soccer legend Diego Maradona was laid to rest on Thursday night at the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

The funeral was a private ceremony attended by family and close friends.

Yesterday, 02:20

Turkey jails dozens over failed 2016 coup

Friday, November 27, 2020

A Turkish court on Thursday jailed 27 former pilots and other suspects for life in one of the largest trials stemming from the failed 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, AFP reported.

A total of 251 people died and more than 2,000 were injured in the failed coup, which Turkey blames on Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim preacher who was once an Erdogan ally.

Yesterday, 02:00

Parashat Vayetze: Preparing for exile

Friday, November 27, 2020
Jews who eschew Torah, swiftly break any faith with the Land of Israel; and Jews who eschew the Land, swiftly break faith with the Torah.
Yesterday, 01:38

Man seriously injured in violent incident in Jaffa

Friday, November 27, 2020

A 60-year-old man was seriously injured in a violent incident in Jaffa on Thursday night.

Magen David Adom paramedics provided him with medical care and evacuated him to Wolfson Hospital in Holon.

Yesterday, 01:15

Nine malls to take part in pilot program announced

Friday, November 27, 2020

The Ministries of Finance and Economy on Thursday night announced the additional nine malls that will participate in the pilot program which will see malls opening under restrictions starting Friday morning.

In the Jerusalem and the south: Big Fashion Beit Shemesh, Center 1 Jerusalem, Arad Mall; In the Tel Aviv and Central area: Em Haderech, Shivat Hakokhavim, Sharonim Mall; in Haifa and the north: Lev Hamifratz, Arena Nahariya, Nof Hagalil Mall.

Yesterday, 00:49

'If Electoral College votes for Biden, I'll leave White House'

Friday, November 27, 2020
Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, even though it would be a mistake.
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