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 2021-02-25 22:13 

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 2021-02-25 22:09 

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Israeli cops shot dead a Palestinian suspect while he posed no danger, international NGO finds...

The police say that Ahmad Erekat tried to ram a Border Police officer at a checkpoint. An international organization investigated, and came up with very different findings...

 2021-02-25 21:46 

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Pro-Israel senators to call on Blinken to take stronger action on war crimes probe...

Sen. Ben Cardin, a Democrat, and Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican say that the ICC probe "unfairly targets Israel, biases any subsequent investigation or trial, and hinders the path towards regional peace."...

 2021-02-25 21:07 

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Stop feeding the antisemitism outrage merchants...

Why I've started to tune out most cases of alleged antisemitism...

 2021-02-25 21:07 

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Amos Oz, the ultimate allegory of the nation-state...
 2021-02-25 21:07 

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In Israel, the coronavirus infringes on human rights...
 2021-02-25 20:51 

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Israeli study suggests British COVID strain linked to rise in serious cases...

New research by Israeli HMO Clalit shows that among 50,000 Israeli coronavirus patients, 70 percent deteriorated into serious condition than among patients before the U.K. strain was detected in Israel...

 2021-02-25 20:13 

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Support for Netanyahu's Likud party in decline, election poll shows...

The Channel 13 News poll predicts pro-Netanyahu bloc to win 45 seats, and the anti-Netanyahu bloc to win 60 seats, one short of a Knesset majority. 'People don't want to go back to an unstable government,' the premier says in a rare interview...

 2021-02-25 20:09 

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Israel Air Force picks new transport helicopter: Lockheed Martin's CH-53K...

The new helicopter will replace the CH-53 Yas'ur helicopters which have been serving the Air Force since the late 1960s...

 2021-02-25 19:57 

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How California's Jewish community won the battle over the state's ethnic studies program...

Is a Californian model ethnic studies curriculum trying to cleanse Jews from history, as some critics have claimed? Not according to the Jewish groups who helped revise it...

 2021-02-25 19:53 

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'I wanted to be the first Iranian to come to Israel'...

Before 2019, the idea of Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei competing in Tel Aviv would have been a pipe dream. But Mollaei's new reality comes with a heavy price, he tells Haaretz in an interview...

 2021-02-25 19:33 

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What's behind China's COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Africa?...

Beijing's burgeoning ties with African countries, accelerating during the era of so-called vaccine nationalism, are raising questions about its motives...

 2021-02-25 18:27 

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Bahrain becomes 1st nation to grant Johnson & Johnson shot emergency use...

One day after U.S. regulators concluded the shot offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, the island kingdom says it will dole out J&J's vaccine to the most vulnerable people...

 2021-02-25 17:50 

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'We've shattered the paradigm, and the Israeli right-wing is going to win'...

Election Overdose, episode 9: The new Israeli right-wing, what are the chances Gantz drops out, who pledged allegiance to Bibi and who's preparing a voting fraud conspiracy theory for the day after?...

 2021-02-25 17:19 

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Haaretz writer receives threats after reporting on Israeli Health Ministry...

'The Health Ministry workers will not forget,' reads anonymous message sent to Ran Bar-Zik, which mentions his family and ID number...

 2021-02-25 17:04 

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Qatar says it will fund $60-million pipeline from Israel to Gaza...

The plan is for natural gas from the Leviathan field operated by Chevron in the eastern Mediterranean to flow through an existing pipeline into Israel, and from there into Gaza...

 2021-02-25 17:02 

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After major oil spill, Israel's fishermen net catch despite ban...

Scientists say it's far too risky to keep fishing in the Mediterranean as they continue to analyze the disaster, but fishermen in Jisr al-Zarqa and Jaffa, already hit by the coronavirus crisis, fear even a bigger hit to their livelihood...

 2021-02-25 16:44 

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Israeli man suspected of raping 13-year-old girl in state-run coronavirus facility...

Social Services Ministry says its staff intervened 'in real time'; police are investigating...

 2021-02-25 16:41 

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A guide to Israel's idiotic election, part 3: The irrelevant Israeli 'left'...

In the third of a series of articles ahead of the March 23 vote, a brief history of how Israel was led by 'WASPS' whose social-democratic vision was never fully achieved...

 2021-02-25 16:18 

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Bahrain's crown prince speaks with Netanyahu on Iran nuclear talks, state media reports...

Leader stresses 'importance of the participation of regional countries' in Iran negotiations, according to official Bahrain News Agency in the first response from a Gulf Arab leader amid Biden's attempt to revive negotiations...

 2021-02-25 16:11 

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Morocco set to legalize cannabis production for medical use...

The bill aims to improve farmers' incomes, protect them from drug traffickers who now control the trade in cannabis and gain access to the booming legal international market for the drug...

 2021-02-25 16:08 

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Letters to the editor: Israel, get vaccines to Palestinians...
 2021-02-25 15:42 

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JNF's Israel-based board votes to allocate funding for West Bank land purchases...

Despite the vote by the board of the Jewish National Fund, which is separate from JNF USA, the organization has not decided whether to actually engage in purchasing West Bank land for Israeli settlements...

 2021-02-25 15:23 

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As every Jewish holiday, Israel imposes closure on Palestinians in the West Bank for Purim...

The Israeli military said the closure will take effect on Thursday night at midnight and continue until Sunday night 'subject to the assessment of the situation'...

 2021-02-25 15:10 

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Syria says it has received COVID-19 vaccinations from a 'friendly country'...

Israeli media have reported that Israel agreed to fund the purchase of Russian vaccines for Syria, its longtime enemy, in order to secure the release last week of an Israeli woman who had been held there...

 2021-02-25 14:41 

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Israeli hi-tech publishes manifesto outlining new national plan for Israel...

Plan is aimed at next government calls for teaching computer science in elementary schools, returning brain power to Israel, setting up local version of FDA...

 2021-02-25 14:40 

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Gantz calls on Netanyahu to suspend COVID vaccine shipments to foreign countries...

The Israeli defense minister argues the cabinet must be convened before more COVID vaccines are given away...

 2021-02-25 14:12 

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A record amount of Americans identify as LGBT+, Gallup poll finds...

Support for same-sex marriage, legalized in 2015 and largely seen as synonymous with backing for LGBT+ rights, has risen to 62% of Americans, according to the Public Religion Research Institute...

 2021-02-25 14:01 

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Israel detects one case of California COVID strain that can't be traced to travelers...

So far, seven cases of the California strain and 444 of the South African strain have been detected in Israel...

 2021-02-25 13:21 

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Lebanon's catastrophe: Political paralysis and a vaccine mafia...

The Land of the Cedars' economic crisis and the stalled probe into last year's massive explosion at the port of Beirut are only making matters worse...

 2021-02-25 13:17 

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How rich is Saudi Arabia? The Saudi government would like to know...

Saudi Arabia is working on creating a consolidated balance sheet of its assets and liabilities which will include items currently kept off the oil-rich economy's books...

 2021-02-25 12:58 

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Recent drone attack on Saudi royal palace launched from Iraq, says Iran-backed militia official...

The comments by the senior Iraqi militia official mark the first time an Iran-backed group has acknowledged that Iraq was the origin of such an attack...

 2021-02-25 11:49 

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New coronavirus variant identified in New York, researchers say...

A new coronavirus variant that shares some similarities with a more transmissible and intractable variant discovered in South Africa is on the rise in New York City...

 2021-02-25 11:37 

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Salafist group that called for sharia law, death of Jews banned in Germany...

Hundreds of German police carried out raids in 26 locations across Berlin and neighbouring Brandenburg state on Thursday following the banning and dissolution of a radical Islamist group...

 2021-02-25 11:16 

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Israel is recreating the Nakba, without putting people on trucks...
 2021-02-25 10:55 

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East Jerusalem home demolished after Shin Bet agent threatens resident...

A Shin Bet coordinator told Waqf employee Fadi Alian six months ago that there was a '90 percent chance' his home would be torn down...

 2021-02-25 10:54 

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Prof. Eli Keshet to be awarded Israel Prize in life sciences...

Keshet is receiving the prestigious award for his 'pioneering contribution' to the understandings of excess and low oxygen on blood vessel growth, which has 'far-reaching effects on the development of many diseases'...

 2021-02-25 10:17 

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NBC under fire for portrayal of Orthodox Jews on Canadian series 'Nurses'...

The American Jewish Committee tweeted that the depiction was 'disgusting'...

 2021-02-25 09:51 

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My father, Amos Oz, sadistically abused me. The punishment was endless: The first chapter of Galia Oz's new book...

Read the full first chapter of 'Something Disguised as Love' by Galia Oz...

 2021-02-25 09:44 

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Israeli archaeologists present groundbreaking universal theory of human evolution...

Tel Aviv University archaeologists Miki Ben-Dor and Ran Barkai proffer novel hypothesis, showing how the greed of Homo erectus set us careening down an anomalous evolutionary path...

 2021-02-25 09:42 

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Declassified U.S. report on Khashoggi death shows MbS approved killing, sources say...

U.S. officials said the report, for which the CIA was the main contributor, assessed that the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

 2021-02-25 09:32 

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Purim in America: How the joyous holiday increased Jews' visibility in the United States...

Historians of American Judaism point to Purim as an important holiday that did much to increase Jews' visibility in the United States in the 19th century...

 2021-02-25 07:16 

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project, satellite images show...

Digging, concrete pads seen around the nuclear research center in Dimona possibly to retrofit its aging reactor but the reasons remain unclear...

 2021-02-25 06:54 

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Coronavirus Israel live: Hundreds of partygoers flout restrictions in Tel Aviv ahead of Purim curfew...

Cities defy COVID regulations to open schools Knesset passes law allowing disclosing identities of unvaccinated to authorities Netanyahu aims to complete vaccination campaign by April...

 2021-02-25 02:03 

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Dutch right-wing politician calls Nuremberg trials 'illegitimate'...

'You shouldn't retroactively judge people,' Dutch lawmaker Thierry Baudet says of Nuremberg trials ahead of general elections...

 2021-02-25 01:50 

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Israel fails to solve data chaos that caused $300m in jobless aid to be paid by mistake...

Panel proposed solutions that have yet to be implemented because of election, lack of government synchronization and surging unemployment...

 2021-02-25 01:22 

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Israel's COVID czar condemns restriction violations as hundreds party in Tel Aviv...

With Israel about to begin three-day nightly curfew over coronavirus concerns, Nachman Ash says it is 'very dismaying' to see parties taking place...

 2021-02-25 00:37 

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Israel could stretch Purim coronavirus curfew through Monday morning...

Police brace for holiday's celebrations amid easing of coronavirus restrictions, while Israel's government weighs the extension of curfew...

 2021-02-25 00:10 

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Bernie Sanders slams Israel for sending COVID vaccines abroad while Palestinians 'still waiting'...

U.S. senator says Israel responsible for health of Palestinians under its control, 'outrageous' for Netanayhu 'to reward his foreign allies'...

 2021-02-24 22:56 

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Guatemala's poor come first...

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