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 2020-11-24 12:07 

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Antisemitism? Better call it Judeophobia...

There is no such thing as a Semitic race. There are only Semitic languages. I am a Semite because I speak and write Hebrew. My parents were not Semites because they spoke Yiddish...

 2020-11-24 12:06 

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Pope blasts today's nationalist-populist leaders: 'reminds me of the 1930's'...

In his new book, 'Let Us Dream,' Francis demands racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd, denounces Trumpist populism and blasts COVID-19 skeptics...

 2020-11-24 12:05 

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Why Republican voters say there's 'no way in hell' Trump lost...

The widespread rejection of the election result among Republicans reflects a new and dangerous dynamic in American politics: the normalization of false and increasingly extreme conspiracy theories...

 2020-11-24 11:30 

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Iran sees foreign firms returning if U.S. lifts sanctions...

Major foreign companies left Iran after U.S. President Donald Trump two years ago abandoned Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and restored economic sanctions...

 2020-11-24 11:25 

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Eleven killed in clash between Kurdish, Turkey-backed fighters in Syria, war monitor says...

Monday's clashes, said to be the most intense in weeks, were triggered by a Turkey-backed attack on Syrian rebel positions...

 2020-11-24 10:46 

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Feinstein, under fire from the left, to step down as top Judiciary Democrat...

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein irked members of her party with bipartisan outreach and her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's...

 2020-11-24 10:36 

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Yellen at Treasury: Historic nomination and yet another daunting crisis...

Yellen, who would become the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary, became Fed chair in 2014 when the economy was still recovering from the devastating Great Recession...

 2020-11-24 10:16 

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Court finds man charged with threatening reporter, sabotaging Haaretz systems unfit to stand trial...

Judge at Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court orders Eyal Levy, 41, committed to psychiatric institution for three years Lawyer: 'We hope it will improve his condition'...

 2020-11-24 09:55 

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How will Israel decide who gets which coronavirus vaccine?...

An eight-member team of experts named by the health ministry's director-general will issue recommendations next week as to how to divide up the vaccines most of which are due to arrive in the first half of 2021...

 2020-11-24 08:44 

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Netanyahu says he will make official visit to Bahrain soon...

The prime minister, who was reported to have made secret visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, says he had a 'very friendly' conversation with the Bahraini leader...

 2020-11-24 08:39 

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Houthi attack on Saudi oil distribution plant won't affect customers, company says...

Iran-aligned Houthi forces struck the Saudi Aramco facility, in the north of Jeddah, in a missile attack on Monday...

 2020-11-24 05:58 

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'He's not Kushner': Israelis who've worked with Blinken welcome his pick as secretary of state...

Antony J. Blinken has accumulated years of experience working in the White House and is no stranger to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tzipi Livni is among Israelis voicing optimism about him as Biden's top diplomat...

 2020-11-24 04:00 

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Palestinian Authority reaches understandings with Biden staff...

Ramallah hopes to restore its relationship with Washington after reaching a historic low under President Trump...

 2020-11-24 03:59 

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Most atrocious government in Israeli history should be put out of its misery...

Netanyahu-Gantz government will become a caretaker government as Israel lurches toward its fourth election in two years...

 2020-11-24 03:59 

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50% increase in two years: One out of eight Israeli men exempt from army for mental health issues...

Israeli army attributes the spike to an increase in anxiety diagnoses in young people and a decreased motivation to serve...

 2020-11-24 03:11 

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Netanyahu likens domestic violence to animal cruelty while advocating for women's safety...

'We rightly have compassion for animals. Well, women are animals, children are animals animals with rights,' Netanyahu says...

 2020-11-24 02:53 

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 2020-11-24 02:46 

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Behind the strengthening shekel: High-tech and the coronavirus...

Despite Israel's many economic and political ills, dollars are pouring into the country. Analysts says the trend isn't likely to reverse anytime soon...

 2020-11-24 01:14 

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92 percent of rape investigations in Israel are closed without charges...

Only around 20 percent of cases involving sex crimes last year led to indictments; Israel's rape crisis centers report surge in calls during pandemic...

 2020-11-24 00:43 

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U.S. government agency formally give greenlight to begin Biden transition...

Trump tweets that General Services Administration head and her team should 'do what needs to be done' to begin transition and said his team would 'do the same'...

 2020-11-24 00:21 

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The Israeli public's right to know...
 2020-11-23 23:43 

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Tel Aviv gets tiny fraction of 'hundreds of millions' Netanyahu pledged to resettle asylum seekers...

Two and a half years after Netanyahu pledged funds to rehabilitate south Tel Aviv, the city receives eight million of a 20 million national budget to resettle asylum seekers in Western countries and other parts of Israel...

 2020-11-23 22:43 

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Gulf ties threaten to undo norms of Israeli business...

In the rush to make deals, Israel risks lowering the 'Great Wall' that was erected to separate government from business...

 2020-11-23 22:10 

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How COVID-19 dethroned the would-be king of the Israeli cinema world...

His Cineworld is struggling not only with COVID, but competition from streaming and heavy debt...

 2020-11-23 21:37 

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Court rejects petition against lenient plea deal for Israeli soldier who killed innocent Palestinian...

High Court petition argues that soldier admitted to another shooting that seriously wounded a second Palestinian as part of the plea agreement, but was not charged with it...

 2020-11-23 20:44 

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Arab towns account for 45 percent of Israel's COVID-19 cases, and rising...

Testing is far too low, Arab Emergency Committee says, as is compliance with regional lockdowns and it is unlikely to change without a proper economic safety net...

 2020-11-23 20:35 

Haaretz Daily

Israel delegation to Sudan talks agriculture, health care cooperation...

Although Khartoum leadership is still divided over normalization with Israel, the two countries seem to be taking secretive baby steps in that direction...

 2020-11-23 20:08 

Haaretz Daily

Is this the end of the Netanyahu-Gantz coalition? Not so fast...

Despite Gantz's best efforts to destabilize him, Netanyahu still has a few Trump cards up his sleeve to upstage his rival; but with plenty of political uncertainty ahead, the PM is likely not ready to face the polls...

 2020-11-23 20:00 

Haaretz Daily

Prehistoric rock artists were stoned, archaeologists finally prove...

Altered states of consciousness have been posited for the artists of antiquity and finally archaeologists have found the smoking datura in California but stress it neither proves nor disproves shamanic ritual...

 2020-11-23 19:53 

Haaretz Daily

'He's not Kushner': Israelis who've worked with Blinken welcome his pick as secretary of state...

Antony J. Blinken has accumulated years of experience working in the White House and is no stranger to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tzipi Livni is among Israelis voicing optimism about him as Biden's top diplomat...

 2020-11-23 19:37 

Haaretz Daily

Egypt holding head of human rights group in 'inhumane conditions,' lawyers say...

Head shaved, kept in solitary confinement and in the cold, Gasser Abdel Razek apparently pays the price for briefing foreign diplomats on rights abuses...

 2020-11-23 19:08 

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Israeli settler, two teens indicted for attacking Palestinian olive farmers...

A 72-year-old man suffered a concussion in the West Bank attack, during which the harvesters were pepper sprayed and planks were thrown at them...

 2020-11-23 18:53 

Haaretz Daily

Germany hopes for renewed joint transatlantic approach on Iran under Biden...

U.K., France, Germany prepare for period of intense diplomacy to bring back U.S. in nuclear deal fold and curb Iran's nuclear ambitions...

 2020-11-23 18:52 

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Israel expects citizens will be able to visit UAE without special permit within days...

Foreign Ministry gives no specific date for start of interim visa-on-arrival scheme, with visa-free travel expected within a month...

 2020-11-23 18:04 

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In Tel Aviv, out of all places, schools are still segregated...
 2020-11-23 17:55 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli police called stones thrown at anti-Netanyahu protesters 'mischievous prank'...

One of the stones shattered a windshield, but no one was injured Suspects, aged 14 and 15, were later questioned 'This isn't the Israel Police, it's the Netanyahu Police,' frustrated protest group say...

 2020-11-23 17:48 

Haaretz Daily

Dozens protest Israeli construction in unique West Bank ecosystem...

Israel Police detained eight One Climate activists after direct action aimed at disrupting ongoing construction work in ecologically and politically sensitive area...

 2020-11-23 17:43 

Haaretz Daily

Qatar airport police officers charged over invasive searches of women...

Acting on Australian complaints, Qatar prosecutor said officers acted without permission when they summoned medical staff to search women while on hunt for mother of child abandoned in a bathroom...

 2020-11-23 17:42 

Haaretz Daily

Biden picks Cuban-American lawyer Mayorkas as U.S. homeland security chief...

Several former colleagues praised Mayorkas as a talented manager with knowledge of DHS and experience in both law enforcement and immigration...

 2020-11-23 17:39 

Haaretz Daily

Turkey summons EU, Italian, German envoys over attempt to search ship for weapons...

Earlier, Germany accused Turkey of preventing German forces belonging to an EU military mission from fully searching the ship...

 2020-11-23 17:24 

Haaretz Daily

The Biden administration: Key cabinet positions named...

Some of Biden's expected appointees also reflect Biden's promise to build an administration that reflects the diversity of the United States...

 2020-11-23 16:36 

Haaretz Daily

Egyptian star under fire over photo with Israeli singer during UAE visit...

The Israeli Foreign Ministry shared on its social media the photo of Egypt's Mohamed Ramadan and Israel's Omer Adam, but Ramadan claims he didn't know who he was taking a photo with...

 2020-11-23 16:07 

Haaretz Daily

'I'm not after Netanyahu's head': Gantz defends decision on corruption inquiry...

Defense Minister Gantz acknowledges political ramifications of Knesset probe in the submarine affair, but maintains the investigation is warranted...

 2020-11-23 15:54 

Haaretz Daily

Will Netanyahu hail Pollard as a hero to bait Biden?...

It would be a serious miscalculation for Israel to call attention right now to one of the most damaging sagas in both the history of the American-Israeli alliance, and in U.S. Jews' relations with Israel...

 2020-11-23 15:14 

Haaretz Daily

Republican former national security officials urge party to demand Trump concession...

More than 100 former Republican national security officials demanded on Monday that party leaders denounce President Donald Trump's refusal to concede...

 2020-11-23 14:44 

Haaretz Daily

Bernstein lists 21 GOP Senators who have privately slammed Trump...

What started as a GOP strategy to give the president the time and space he needed to process his defeat is now spiraling into an unprecedented challenge to the election outcome like nothing since the Civil War...

 2020-11-23 13:38 

Haaretz Daily

Gantz-Netanyahu partnership on brink of collapse after key ally rips into defense minister...

Interior Minister Arye Dery rips into Gantz over submarine affair probe, says he 'has crossed a red line,' and that there is little justification for unity government...

 2020-11-23 12:59 

Haaretz Daily

Why Republican voters say there's 'no way in hell' Trump lost...

The widespread rejection of the election result among Republicans reflects a new and dangerous dynamic in American politics: the normalization of false and increasingly extreme conspiracy theories...

 2020-11-23 12:39 

Haaretz Daily

Gantz's party is falling apart before his eyes...

Stalling and postponing, Gantz is struggling to make political decisions. But Netanyahu's party already has a plan for him...

 2020-11-23 12:10 

Haaretz Daily

Saudis confirm MBS-Netanyahu meeting: 'Discussed Iran and normalization'...

Senior Saudi adviser tells the Wall Street Journal that normalization and Iran were discussed at Sunday's secret meeting attended by Pompeo and Mossad chief...

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