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 2020-06-22 05:50 

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Who will stop Israeli spyware firm NSO's runaway train?...

Evidence has mounted for years that NSO has sold its tools to dictatorships that used it to track journalists, rights activists and dissidents some of whom were tortured or murdered...

 2020-06-22 05:46 

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Israel to deport human trafficking victim, possibly separating her from 12-year-old son...

Immigration authority director said he didn't find 'any special humanitarian reasons' to grant status to woman who was trafficked to Israel in 1991 and has an Israeli child...

 2020-06-21 23:38 

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Zeev Sternhell, the oracle of anti-fascism...

Prof. Zeev Sternhell, an Israel Prize laureate, who died Sunday, dedicated most of his professional life to researching fascism and its injustices. Sternhell was not only...

 2020-06-21 22:40 

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Top Israeli Health Ministry officials ignored other experts' coronavirus advice, medical sources say...

Criticism directed at director of public health, Siegal Sadetzki, and director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov, who were ministry's public face after pandemic outbreak...

 2020-06-21 22:00 

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Israel's NSO helped Moroccan gov't spy on journalist, Amnesty claims...

According to report, surveillance of Moroccan journalist Omar Radi began just days after spyware firm NSO committed to operate with transparency. NSO: We are troubled by the allegations, and will investigate if necessary...

 2020-06-21 20:20 

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Arab-Jewish political alliance has to extend beyond Tel Aviv's borders...

Stop whining and get out of your bubble those are the words that go through my head every time I hear another leftist trying to explain how important it is to foster pa...

 2020-06-21 20:19 

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Unstoppable, indestructible, endless Bibi...

Let us soberly internalize that Benjamin Netanyahu is going to be prime minister as long as he wants, and he wants to until the day he dies. He's soaring in the polls, cl...

 2020-06-21 19:57 

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New wave of Arab feminism, bolder and more outspoken, takes hold online...

Women are taking their battle to the internet, creating private communities for victims of sexual assault and public advocacy campaigns, and entertaining content to raise awareness...

 2020-06-21 19:30 

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Israel's OurCrowd CEO betting that coronavirus will make tech stronger...

Tech is in trouble, but Jon Medved's crowd-funding venture capital has launched what may be the world's first pandemic-focused fund...

 2020-06-21 19:24 

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Palestinians step up fight against annexation with planned rally in Jericho...

Protest to include UN envoy and Arab and foreign diplomats, as Palestinian Authority attempts to rally public against Israel's annexation plans during decisive week...

 2020-06-21 19:02 

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Gantz announces won't use official residence promised in coalition deal...

Alternate prime minister tells Knesset panel he is also giving up associated expenses...

 2020-06-21 17:53 

Haaretz Daily

Unrecognized by Israel, Tel Aviv to allow residents to declare civil partnerships...

Couples who declare themselves civil partners will receive the same benefits as married couples in terms of municipal services...

 2020-06-21 17:41 

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Military intel analysts sound the alarm on second coronavirus wave, and it's Netanyahu's time to step up...

As defense and health officials avoid taking responsibility, harsh public response to a report just as harsh puts Israelis' trust in their government to the test...

 2020-06-21 17:30 

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Zeev Sternhell, spiritual leader of the left, never gave up on the Israeli society...

This world-renown scholar of fascism, who died on Sunday, was the Israeli left's equivalent of a great rabbinic leader...

 2020-06-21 16:55 

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Eric Trump calls Black Lives Matter protesters 'animals' in Tulsa rally speech...

'You see these animals literally taking over our cities, burning down churches, this isn't America,' the president's son said...

 2020-06-21 16:37 

Haaretz Daily

Trump administration and Netanyahu discussing 'gradual' West Bank annexation plan...

Such an approach is intended to allow several annexation installments without threatening Netanyahu's coalition with Gantz or sparking the ire of Democrats...

 2020-06-21 15:46 

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Israeli government considering ban on LGBTQ 'conversion therapy,' but bill put on hold...

Coalition sources says the fact the bill to ban the widely discredited, harmful practice is even being considered is an achievement, but members of the opposition argue it wasn't immediately disqualified only to minimize potential backlash against two...

 2020-06-21 15:25 

Haaretz Daily

How Bolton, Netanyahu and Pompeo sabotaged Trump's dream of talks with Iran...

In his new book, John Bolton recounts how a potential meeting between the U.S. president and Iran's foreign minister spread panic among top U.S. and Israeli officials last summer...

 2020-06-21 15:13 

Haaretz Daily

TikTok users, K-pop fans say they inflated Trump rally attendance...

Trump's campaign manager said there had been more than one million ticket requests for the contentious Tulsa rally however, the 19,000-seat arena had many empty seats...

 2020-06-21 15:08 

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Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev announces retirement after 27 years...

Shalev gave no reason for his departure, but it comes as the Israeli Holocaust memorial faces a financial crisis and damage to its reputation over historical inaccuracies...

 2020-06-21 14:58 

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Israeli ministers give preliminary approval to legalize marijuana...

Knesset will have its first vote on the bill on Wednesday, as government presses ahead with cannabis reform...

 2020-06-21 14:43 

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George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep U.S....

Soros, 89, has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth to liberal and anti-authoritarian causes around the world, making him a favored target among many on the right...

 2020-06-21 14:25 

Haaretz Daily

Trump says will refile bid to end DACA program after Supreme Court ruling...

The Supreme Court blocked the president's effort to end the program that protects roughly 649,000 immigrants from deportation...

 2020-06-21 13:34 

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War of the Negev: The Bedouin village at the center of a storm with right-wingers...

The village of Bir Hadaj in the Negev, home to some 7,000 Bedouin, is facing a crackdown from authorities for illegal construction. Its residents, though, say they just want the same rights as their Jewish neighbors...

 2020-06-21 12:55 

Haaretz Daily

Drunk? PTSD? This show is Perry Mason like you've never seen him before for good and bad...

The new HBO period drama looks amazing and features some great performances, especially from John Lithgow, but only succeeds part of the time...

 2020-06-21 12:40 

Haaretz Daily

Zoom With Us: Days ahead of Israeli annexation deadline, is the two-state solution all but dead?...

Join us on June 28 for a live talk on Israel's plans to annex West Bank settlements, with Haaretz correspondents Hagar Shezaf, Noa Landau and Jack Khoury...

 2020-06-21 12:24 

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As New York eases coronavirus measures, Orthodox Jews say law is applied unevenly...

The Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization Agudath Israel of America files a lawsuit against Cuomo, challenging the state's decision to limit attendance at houses of worship...

 2020-06-21 10:58 

Haaretz Daily

UK police: Park stabbings that killed three was a terror attack...

Three people were killed and three others seriously wounded in the stabbing attack in Reading's Forbury Gardens Park on Saturday evening...

 2020-06-21 10:35 

Haaretz Daily

Heat may be killing more Americans than we thought...

On dogs, the true danger to rivers and fond hopes for Ethiopian grain, in the latest roundup of climate change news...

 2020-06-21 09:46 

Haaretz Daily

America, keep your word. Don't delay Israel's sovereignty over Judea and Samaria...

John Hagee, chairman of Christians United for Israel: America's leaders should boldly stand with our greatest ally, Israel, to implement the Trump peace plan right now...

 2020-06-21 09:46 

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Trump suggests U.S. slow virus testing to avoid bad statistics...

Trump opted to hold his first rally in 110 days despite concerns from local health officials that it could lead to further spread of the virus in Tulsa...

 2020-06-21 09:14 

Haaretz Daily

Bolton alleges Trump 'obstruction' in SDNY Turkey investigation...

Bolton book: 'Trump then told Erdogan he would take care of things, explaining that the Southern District prosecutors were not his people, but were Obama people, a problem that would be fixed'...

 2020-06-21 08:34 

Haaretz Daily

1 man dead, 11 people wounded in Minneapolis shooting...

Minneapolis police had first said 10 people had been shot with 'various severity levels of injuries' but revised their total in a tweet posted just after 3 a.m....

 2020-06-21 08:34 

Haaretz Daily

The little-known disorder tearing romantic relationships apart...

Psychologists are increasingly convinced that there's an obsessive disorder associated with romantic relationships. How can ROCD relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder be treated, and why are religious Zionists particularly susceptible to it?...

 2020-06-21 07:57 

Haaretz Daily

Beijing sees drop in virus cases as Brazil passes 1 million...

Brazil's Health Ministry said the total number of cases had risen by more than 50,000 from the previous day. President Jair Bolsonaro still downplays the risks of the virus after nearly 50,000 fatalities...

 2020-06-21 07:50 

Haaretz Daily

China likely lost at least 40 soldiers in border clash, claims Indian minister...

China's state controlled Global Times said earlier there had been casualties on the Chinese side but did not elaborate...

 2020-06-21 06:51 

Haaretz Daily

Coronavirus live: Government agency warns against events in closed spaces as cases surge...

Netanyahu weighs renewing Shin Bet tracking of coronavirus patients after gov't research center says Israel entering second wave Israel tops 20,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Cultural events of up to 250 allowed...

 2020-06-21 06:41 

Haaretz Daily

The pre-Israel Palmach strike force's camel squad caused it nothing but trouble...

During the War of Independence, Palmachniks stole camels from the Bedouin and founded a mounted desert unit. But a trial run showed just how difficult it was for them to work with these 'ships of the desert'...

 2020-06-21 06:19 

Haaretz Daily

Coronavirus live: Government agency warns against events in closed spaces as cases surge...

Netanyahu weighs renewing Shin Bet tracking of coronavirus patients after gov't research center says Israel entering second wave Israel tops 20,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Cultural events of up to 250 allowed...

 2020-06-21 05:41 

Haaretz Daily

Zeev Sternhell, leading voice of Israeli left and renowned political scientist, dies at 85...

The Holocaust survivor, combat veteran and revolutionary thinker changed how the right wing was viewed in academic circles and warned of the end of democracy in Israel...

 2020-06-21 05:36 

Haaretz Daily

Coronavirus surge imperils Israel's chance to get green light for travel abroad...

Cyprus and Montenegro already downgraded Israel in their ranking for COVID-19 risk level, others may follow suit...

 2020-06-21 05:18 

Haaretz Daily

Grab your protective lenses: 'Ring of fire' solar eclipse visible from Israel...

For those who don't want to risk irreparable eye damage, the Israel Space Agency is livestreaming the astronomical event from its Facebook page...

 2020-06-21 02:26 

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 2020-06-21 01:25 

Haaretz Daily

Black Lives Matter in Israel? Sounds like science fiction...

Population and immigration department inspectors are bored and frustrated after the end of an eventful season of hunting humans. Instead of nighttime arrests and kidnappi...

 2020-06-21 00:58 

Haaretz Daily

The Jews are coming, starting with U.S. Ambassador David Friedman...

The battle against political correctness must not remain in the hands of the right, in part because the defense of political correctness then becomes identified with the...

 2020-06-20 23:59 

Haaretz Daily

Israel's illusion of annexation is a hopeless adventure...

Supporters of annexation seize on two systems of reasoning that they use interchangeably; one is the security-strategic system and the other is ideological. The security...

 2020-06-20 23:27 

Haaretz Daily

Israelis were promised an 'emergency' coronavirus government but got nothing...

The government is not succeeding in putting the economy back on track or stemming the second wave of coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-06-20 20:44 

Haaretz Daily

Three dead in U.K. stabbing after Black Lives Matter protest, reports say...

Police in Reading dealing with 'serious incident,' local leader says...

 2020-06-20 20:29 

Haaretz Daily

Dozens protest in solidarity with Israeli teens allegedly sexually exploited by soccer players...

'We're here so they understand they're not alone,' says one protester...

 2020-06-20 19:50 

Haaretz Daily

As West Bank coronavirus cases rise, the Palestinian Authority renews restrictions...

The Palestinian Authority will erect checkpoints, limit movement and close shops in Hebron and Nablus, two new hot spots as coronavirus cases spiked Saturday...

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