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1:04 PM

Indonesian town offers chickens as incentive for vaccination

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Town of Cipanas offers residents live chickens in an attempt to boost Covid vaccination rates.
12:54 PM

Kremlin: Unvaccinated will have limited work options

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that people who were not vaccinated against COVID-19 or did not have immunity would have limited work options and would experience discrimination.

"The reality is such that discrimination will inevitably set in. People without vaccination or immunity will not be able to work everywhere. It is not possible. It will pose a threat to those around them," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, according to Reuters.

12:46 PM

Arson suspected in Jerusalem neighborhood

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Road-pressing machinery went up in flames. Extremists opposed to expansion of Light Rail under suspicion.
12:19 PM

Ra'am chair on raising of 'pride' flag: Our position is clear

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

In an interview with Radio a-Nas, the chairman of Ra'am Mansour Abbas referred to the raising of the "pride" flag at the Foreign Ministry, "It represents only those who did it and does not represent us. Our position on the issue is religious and clear to all partners and the general public."

12:17 PM

Report: Health Ministry eyeing mask mandate for summer school

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Ministry weighing return of mask mandate in schools, as broader plans for renewed mask requirement under consideration.
12:05 PM

Bennett to hold meeting at Ben Gurion on Covid

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will hold a discussion this afternoon (Tuesday) regarding entering from Ben Gurion Airport with the participation of ministers and senior members of the health system, including Health Minister Horowitz, Minister of Transportation Michaeli and Minister of Internal Security Omer Bar-Lev.

11:33 AM

Former Supreme Court Judge Tzvi Tal passes away at 94

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Judge Tal was highly critical of judicial overreach. Tal Commission regulating entry of haredim into IDF bears his name.
11:00 AM

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas lauds attacks on settlers, IDF

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Palestinian Authority chairman encourages 'martyrs' in their attacks on Israeli security forces and Jews living in Judea and Samaria.
10:52 AM

Google Israel launches campaign against 'conversion therapy'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Google Israel announces it is launching campaign against 'conversion therapy,' instead directs people to various associations.
10:31 AM

Yoaz Hendel: Likud is choosing 'Bibi-ology' over ideology

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
"Now that Netanyahu is no longer premier, as far as they are concerned, the State can burn," New Hope MK accuses.
10:24 AM

Health Ministry director: Recommend wearing mask in crowded places

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The director general of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Hezi Levy, said in the Ynet studio that he recommends putting a mask on in crowded places and on public transportation. "We will issue a binding order for places with illness. A mask is a very wise thing."

10:00 AM

Yamina's plan to negate haredi influence on key committee

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Religious Affairs Minister intends to ensure more rabbis, religious judges appointed from Religious Zionist community.
9:30 AM

PM reaches deal with Arab party to pass Family Reunification Law

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Government appears poised to pass law barring PA residents from gaining Israeli citizenship via marriage - despite Likud opposition.
9:25 AM

Former Supreme Court Justice Zvi Tal passes away at 94

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Former Supreme Court Justice Zvi Tal, who chaired the Tal Committee, has died at the age of 94.

9:17 AM

Netanyahu and Levin took part last night in votes in plenum

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Opposition leader Netanyahu and faction leader Yariv Levin took part in plenum voteד until 4 am.

8:43 AM

Pompeo: Biden must not negotiate with new Iranian president

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
'Ebrahim Raisi has the blood of thousands on his hands, he isn't someone we should be talking to,' says Mike Pompeo.
8:38 AM

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces 'Fire Fauci' Act

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Rep. Greene: "Fauci was not elected by the American people, but yet very much controlled our lives for the past year."
8:28 AM

Guitarist Eric Clapton describes vaccination experience: 'Agony'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
"When you know that no medication will help, it's very frightening. And the worst thing is you don't know when it will go away."
8:14 AM

Weather: Clear to partly cloudy

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Today: Clear to partly cloudy, temperatures will be normal for the season. Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy.

8:04 AM

US State Dept. spokesman: Iranian election was not 'free and fair'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

US State Dept. Spokesman Ned Price addressed the election of the new Iranian president.

"Our Iran policy is designed to advance U.S. interests and that is regardless of who is chosen as Iran's president in a ... process that we consider to be pretty manufactured. This was not a free and fair election process," he said, according to Reuters.

8:01 AM

Initial investigation: Elimination of PA officer - criminal incident

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A joint preliminary investigation by the Israeli and Palestinian Authority security systems reveals that the assassination of an Palestinian Authority officer last night is an internal Palestinian criminal incident, Galei Tzahal reported.

8:00 AM

'Shabbat Driver' found to be missionary targeting haredi women

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Driver who transports haredi women to the hospital on the Sabbath to give birth outed as a Christian missionary targeting religious Jews.
7:58 AM

UN envoy to Hamas: Israel demands end to prisoner issue

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Palestinian Arab sources in Gaza told Lebanese media that the UN envoy to the Middle East sent a message to Hamas that Israel refuses to open the crossings, carry out leniencies related to the Gaza Strip and introduce international grants before the issue of Israeli prisoners is concluded.

According to the report, Hamas sent a message to the emissary that the chances of escalation are increasing daily.

7:56 AM

Bulldozers set on fire in Jerusalem neighborhood

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Bulldozers for work to widen the road were set on fire in the Ezrat Torah neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Police have opened an investigation.

7:25 AM

Austrian soldier imprisoned over swastika tattoo on genitals

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
29-year-old soldier in Austria gets 19 months in prion for posting pictures online of a Nazi tattoo on genitals.
6:53 AM

As Jew hatred boils over in NY, where is AG Letitia James?

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Not a word of support to NY Jews in fear of their lives. Nor on encouraging pursuance of tough sentences for hate crimes against Jews. Op-ed
6:45 AM

'We will not abandon the Holocaust survivors'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Minister Avigdor Liberman and Minister Meirav Cohen discussed joint activities for Holocaust survivors.
6:24 AM

Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Iraqi judiciary on Monday issued four death penalties and a life imprisonment against an Islamic State (ISIS) local leader for involvement in various terrorist crimes in Salahudin Province, north of the capital Baghdad, Xinhua reports.

A statement by the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council said the convicted terrorist was known to be a judge in Islamic law for the extremist group in Salahudin.

5:48 AM

EU official: Review conditions of educational aid to PA

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi, on Monday called on the European Union (EU) to review the conditions by which it gives funding to education in the Palestinian Authority (PA).

“Firm commitment to fight anti-Semitism & engage with Palestinian Authority + UNRWA to promote quality education for Palestinian children & ensure full adherence to UNESCO standards of peace, tolerance, co-existence, non-violence in Palestinian textbooks,” tweeted Varhelyi.

5:23 AM

Saudi FM to IAEA chief: Iran's nuclear sites should be inspected

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah, met on Monday with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, during his official visit to Austria.

According to the Saudi Gazette, the two discussed the most prominent developments with regard to the Iranian nuclear program. The Saudi Foreign Minister underlined the importance of imposing necessary mechanisms for a swift and comprehensive inspection of all Iranian nuclear sites.

4:49 AM

Hamas leader: Meeting with UN coordinator was 'negative'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said on Monday that his meeting with a UN delegation over Gaza's humanitarian situation was "completely negative", the Xinhua news agency reports.

Sinwar made the remark in a news briefing after a meeting in Gaza city with a senior UN delegation, including the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland.

4:14 AM

Elkin and Netanyahu clash in the Knesset

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Opposition leader Netanyahu confronts Minister Elkin who left the Likud.
3:42 AM

Italy’s PM: Soccer championship should be moved out of London

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Monday he wants the final of the European soccer championships to be held in Rome rather than in London, citing Britain’s rising number of coronavirus infections.

Asked during a news conference in Berlin if he was in favor of the move, Draghi replied, “Yes … I will try to stop the final being held in a country where infections are rising quickly.”

3:16 AM

Two suspects in Jordanian coup attempt plead not guilty

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A former top adviser to Jordan’s King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch on Monday pleaded not guilty to sedition and incitement charges, The Associated Press reported.

The defendants are Bassem Awadallah, the former royal court chief, and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a distant cousin of the king. They are accused of conspiring with Prince Hamzah, a half-brother of the king, to foment unrest against the monarch while soliciting foreign help.

2:55 AM

Earthquake felt in Rhodes and the Dodecanese

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake was felt in Rhodes and the Dodecanese on Monday night.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center reported that the earthquake was at a depth of about 2 km.

2:13 AM

Gafni lashes out at Bennett: You nothing!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
UTJ chairman blasts Bennett in the Knesset plenum: Not five days after he became PM and the coronavirus is back.
1:47 AM

Red Crescent reports 7 Arabs injured in Shimon Hatzadik riots

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Red Crescent reported that seven Palestinian Arabs were injured in the riots in the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood of Jerusalem on Monday night.

During the riots, Arabs shot fireworks and threw rocks at Jewish homes. At the same time, the rioters deliberately tried to set fire to plots of land near Jewish homes in the neighborhood.

1:14 AM

Arabs riot in Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood in Jerusalem

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Arabs shoot fireworks, throw rocks at Jewish homes in the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood of Jerusalem.
12:56 AM

Former Ministry of Health chief: No need to bring back mask mandate

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Prof. Arnon Afek, former director general of the Ministry of Health, was asked in an interview with Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) whether it would be appropriate to order Israelis to wear masks in light of the latest COVID-19 outbreak.

"No - the disease is relatively rare in Israel, except in places where there is an outbreak - schools in Binyamina and Modi'in, where masks are clearly needed," Afek said.

He added, "The vaccine protects at its best by 95%. Against the Indian variant, the protection drops to 80%. It is important that we make sure that as many people as possible are vaccinated - then the ability of the virus to pass from person to person will weaken and so we can stop the disease."

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