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 2020-07-08 02:40 

Times of Israel

Rio de Janeiro's Jews adapt as virus wreaks havoc on Brazil, infects president...

With cases skyrocketing nationwide and Bolsonaro confirmed infected, beach city's Jewish community turns to online dance, chats and lessons, and many consider making move to IsraelWith cases skyrocketing nationwide and Bolsonaro confirmed infected, be...

 2020-07-08 01:47 

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NFL star apologizes for posting anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Hitler...

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson says he 'unintentionally hurt the Jewish community' after Instagram post said 'white Jews' have 'plan for world domination'Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson says he &#...

 2020-07-08 01:03 

Times of Israel

How Hebron became the epicenter of the West Bank's coronavirus outbreak...

Logging 82% of the Palestinian territory's COVID-19 cases, the city's unique social conditions have generated as many infections as Israel's three hardest-hit cities combinedLogging 82% of the Palestinian territory's COVID-19 cases, the ci...

 2020-07-08 01:00 

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Nasrallah says Hezbollah 'ready to do anything' to prevent annexation...

Terror chief says he received message from Hamas leader, vows to support Palestinians; blasts US ambassador to Lebanon after she accuses group of stealing from state coffersTerror chief says he received message from Hamas leader, vows to support Palestini...

 2020-07-08 00:09 

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New York Jewish Week putting print edition on hiatus after 150-year run...

Newspaper moves to 'digital-first model' amid economic downturn caused by virus crisisNewspaper moves to 'digital-first model' amid economic downturn caused by virus crisis...

 2020-07-07 23:41 

Times of Israel

Senate amendment would ban US defense funding from use in annexation...

Leading senators including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren support change to bill; AIPAC opposes, saying it will hamper Israel's national securityLeading senators including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren support change to bill; AIPAC opposes,...

 2020-07-07 23:01 

Times of Israel

Israel's recent rise in serious COVID-19 cases partly due to change in criteria...

Doctors at Israel's largest hospital amended their approach to categorizing virus patients, impacting national stats; goal is to standardize criteria, they say, not inflate figuresDoctors at Israel's largest hospital amended their approach to cate...

 2020-07-07 22:34 

Times of Israel

Ultra-Orthodox city declared 'restricted zone' as virus cases spike...

Beitar Illit closed for 7 days starting Wednesday morning after infections skyrocket 224% in past week; mayor decries late night government announcement as a 'disgrace'Beitar Illit closed for 7 days starting Wednesday morning after infections skyr...

 2020-07-07 20:53 

Times of Israel

US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization...

Amid resurgent pandemic, Trump administration makes good on promise to terminate participation in global body; pullout to only take effect next yearAmid resurgent pandemic, Trump administration makes good on promise to terminate participation in global bo...

 2020-07-07 20:36 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu said to have rejected plan to prevent renewed virus outbreak...

PM reportedly dismissed proposal pushed by Mossad that called for appointment of 'coronavirus czar,' creation of system to detect and 'extinguish' COVID-19 hotspotsPM reportedly dismissed proposal pushed by Mossad that called for appointme...

 2020-07-07 20:30 

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Book by Trump's niece offers scathing portrayal of 'world's most dangerous man'...

Bombshell 'tell all' memoir by psychologist Mary Trump describes how economic decline and deepening social divides have brought out 'worst effects' of president's pathologiesBombshell 'tell all' memoir by psychologist Mary Trum...

 2020-07-07 19:55 

Times of Israel

Iran says world 'must respond' to Israel after blast at nuclear site...

Government spokesman calls for 'limits to these dangerous actions by the Zionist regime'; Mideast official says explosion at Natanz was meant as a 'wake-up call' to TehranGovernment spokesman calls for 'limits to these dangerous action...

 2020-07-07 19:33 

Times of Israel

Palestinian Authority extends West Bank virus lockdown amid surge...

More than 4,570 people have tested positive for coronavirus since the first recorded case in the West Bank, and 17 have diedMore than 4,570 people have tested positive for coronavirus since the first recorded case in the West Bank, and 17 have died...

 2020-07-07 19:05 

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New York state penalizes Deutsche Bank $150M for Epstein dealings...

German banks says it 'inexcusably failed to detect or prevent millions of dollars of suspicious transactions' related to the late sex offenderGerman banks says it 'inexcusably failed to detect or prevent millions of dollars of suspicious trans...

 2020-07-07 18:54 

Times of Israel

In shift, WHO acknowledges 'emerging evidence' of airborne virus spread...

239 international scientists say infectious particles could travel well beyond 2 meters, upending accepted understanding of coronavirus transmission239 international scientists say infectious particles could travel well beyond 2 meters, upending accepted ...

 2020-07-07 18:44 

Times of Israel

'We're collapsing': Netanyahu roasted by ailing businesspeople in Zoom call...

Business owners decry limitations on their activity, delays in transfer of government aid, in chat initiated by PM, who pins blame on Tax AuthorityBusiness owners decry limitations on their activity, delays in transfer of government aid, in chat initiated...

 2020-07-07 18:36 

Times of Israel

Brazil to become testing ground for coronavirus vaccine...

Researchers tout the South American country's upside as a location to test COVID-19 shots, noting its high number of infections, experience with vaccine developmentResearchers tout the South American country's upside as a location to test COVID-19...

 2020-07-07 17:51 

Times of Israel

4 new deaths reported as virus cases swell past 1,100 to new daily high...

Number of total confirmed infections rises to 31,886 as government stumbles in effort to contain renewed outbreakNumber of total confirmed infections rises to 31,886 as government stumbles in effort to contain renewed outbreak...

 2020-07-07 17:14 

Times of Israel

NFL star DeSean Jackson posts anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Hitler...

In Instagram story, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver includes accusation that 'white Jews' have 'plan for world domination'In Instagram story, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver includes accusation that 'white Jews' have 'plan ...

 2020-07-07 16:51 

Times of Israel

Plan to restore statue of Suez Canal developer stirs debate in Egypt...

Some Egyptians condemn proposal to bring back statue of French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, saying it'd be a 'humiliation'; to those who died building the canalSome Egyptians condemn proposal to bring back statue of French diplomat Ferdinand ...

 2020-07-07 16:37 

Times of Israel

Brazil's Bolsonaro, long dismissive of virus, says he has COVID-19...

Brazilian president says he's feeling fine and would like to go on a walk, but can't 'due to medical recommendations'Brazilian president says he's feeling fine and would like to go on a walk, but can't 'due to medical recommend...

 2020-07-07 16:30 

Times of Israel

Source close to Iranian agency calls blast at nuclear site 'deliberate attack'...

In first such admission, mouthpiece of Supreme Council of National Security claims 'combination of intelligence, logistics, action' prove explosion was no accidentIn first such admission, mouthpiece of Supreme Council of National Security claims &...

 2020-07-07 16:25 

Times of Israel

Ex-general said to be leading candidate to spearhead virus response...

Roni Numa reportedly among several people being considered for new post announced by health chief; Gantz, Edelstein agree to expand cooperation between defense, health ministriesRoni Numa reportedly among several people being considered for new post annou...

 2020-07-07 15:05 

Times of Israel

Court rejects appeal against construction on Jaffa Muslim cemetery...

Ruling allows work to continue immediately for homeless shelter on site, orders Jaffa Islamic Council to pay legal costs to Tel Aviv municipalityRuling allows work to continue immediately for homeless shelter on site, orders Jaffa Islamic Council to pay l...

 2020-07-07 14:57 

Times of Israel

Physician to become only Jewish member of Kentucky's state legislature...

Karen Berg, who won a special election to serve out the remainder of a state senator's term, credits her Jewishness as a motivation for her political workKaren Berg, who won a special election to serve out the remainder of a state senator's term, ...

 2020-07-07 14:50 

Times of Israel

Virus immunity concern as 2 recovered hospital staff seem to lack antibodies...

Staffers at Wolfson Medical Center's COVID-19 ward who were hospitalized with the disease are now healthy, but tests suggests they lack protective antibodiesStaffers at Wolfson Medical Center's COVID-19 ward who were hospitalized with the disease ...

 2020-07-07 14:24 

Times of Israel

Recovered from COVID-19, Tom Hanks says his new WWII pic mirrors pandemic chaos...

'Greyhound' is a taut naval drama about a lesser-seen war theater, the Battle of the Atlantic. For 'America's Dad,' it's a timely look at the mentality of survival and sacrifice'Greyhound' is a taut naval drama about a less...

 2020-07-07 14:03 

Times of Israel

A closed-minded approach: 5 things to know for July 7...

Israel shuts down some spots to fight rising infections rates, but the move appears to only add to already prevalent complaints over the state's handling of the crisisIsrael shuts down some spots to fight rising infections rates, but the move appears ...

 2020-07-07 13:50 

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Ahead of pandemic-friendly 80th birthday bash, Ringo Starr says show must go on...

Speaking with TOI sister site Zman Yisrael before July 7 YouTube concert with Paul McCartney, Beatles drummer says he's working harder than ever, promises more post-COVID toursSpeaking with TOI sister site Zman Yisrael before July 7 YouTube concert wi...

 2020-07-07 13:38 

Times of Israel

IDF creates committee to weigh medal for troops who fought in southern Lebanon...

Panel will consider whether to grant official recognition to Israel's 18-year military presence in country and, if it does, what to name the campaignPanel will consider whether to grant official recognition to Israel's 18-year military presence in...

 2020-07-07 13:38 

Times of Israel

Minister knowingly breaks virus guidelines to attend ribbon-cutting...

After voting to limit gatherings to 20 people, and as businesses close nationwide, Miri Regev goes ahead with speech at event while admitting social distancing rules were violatedAfter voting to limit gatherings to 20 people, and as businesses close natio...

 2020-07-07 12:59 

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Russian space official charged with treason, accused of passing on secret info...

Former journalist Ivan Safronov, an adviser to head of state company Roscosmos, suspected of relaying sensitive data to a spy agency of an unspecified NATO memberFormer journalist Ivan Safronov, an adviser to head of state company Roscosmos, suspected of ...

 2020-07-07 12:31 

Times of Israel

Bank of Israel sees its corporate bonds plan as sharing in virus-related risk...

Central bank intends to intervene, for the first time ever, in the corporate bond market, buying bonds for a total of NIS 15 billion, in a bid to aid the pandemic-hammered economyCentral bank intends to intervene, for the first time ever, in the corporate...

 2020-07-07 12:17 

Times of Israel

Beersheba man charged for social media post threatening Netanyahu...

Asher Ben Dor tweeted question as to whether anyone knew of plans to assassinate PM; suspect said to tell arresting officers he is now a 'political prisoner'Asher Ben Dor tweeted question as to whether anyone knew of plans to assassinate PM; suspe...

 2020-07-07 12:02 

Times of Israel

Father, son shot to death in central Israel; relative arrested...

Police suspect family feud as motive of alleged double murder in Zemer; number of Arab Israelis murdered this year rises to 46Police suspect family feud as motive of alleged double murder in Zemer; number of Arab Israelis murdered this year rises to 46...

 2020-07-07 11:50 

Times of Israel

State prosecutor announces likely indictment of Gal Hirsch, would-be police head...

Charges would be pending a hearing; ex-general and his 3 Defensive Shield partners accused of evading taxes on more than $11m of income from defense deals in GeorgiaCharges would be pending a hearing; ex-general and his 3 Defensive Shield partners accused...

 2020-07-07 11:24 

Times of Israel

Minister knowingly breaks virus guidelines to hold posh ribbon-cutting...

Dozens of students in Ra'anana reportedly contract virus after attending private bashes to celebrate the end of the school year, hundreds more sent into quarantineDozens of students in Ra'anana reportedly contract virus after attending private bas...

 2020-07-07 11:12 

Times of Israel

Thermometers at the ready, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic...

City-state begins coaxing people back to its beaches and its cavernous shopping malls, hopes to brand itself as a virus-safe destinationCity-state begins coaxing people back to its beaches and its cavernous shopping malls, hopes to brand itself as a virus...

 2020-07-07 11:08 

Times of Israel

Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany warn annexation may hurt ties with Israel...

Also, Netanyahu tells UK's Boris Johnson that Israel remains committed to peace negotiations with Palestinians based on 'creative and realistic' Trump planAlso, Netanyahu tells UK's Boris Johnson that Israel remains committed to peace nego...

 2020-07-07 10:49 

Times of Israel

Likud's Akunis becomes regional cooperation minister...

Entering role, lawmaker says he believes in 'peace that comes from a point of strength, rather than weakness'; replaces Erdan who was tapped as envoy to UN, USEntering role, lawmaker says he believes in 'peace that comes from a point of streng...

 2020-07-07 09:53 

Times of Israel

Top Health Ministry official quits, warns Israel heading down 'dangerous' path...

Siegal Sadetzki says government campaign to halt the virus spread has 'lost direction,' her professional opinion no longer heededSiegal Sadetzki says government campaign to halt the virus spread has 'lost direction,' her professional opini...

 2020-07-07 09:29 

Times of Israel

LISTEN: Big Brother is always watching, says expert. Pandemic has made it worse...

Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler says Israeli surveillance is much closer to China in terms of invasion of citizens' privacy than to European governments or liberal Asian countriesDr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler says Israeli surveillance is much closer to ...

 2020-07-07 08:31 

Times of Israel

Hamas and Fatah double down on reconciliation, brush off 'enormous skepticism'...

Senior officials insist the rival Palestinian factions are truly unified against Israeli annexation, despite years of bad blood and failed attempts to bridge gapsSenior officials insist the rival Palestinian factions are truly unified against Israeli anne...

 2020-07-07 08:08 

Times of Israel

Trailer drops for Seth Rogen film on 1920s Jewish pickle-maker...

Wealth of Jewish references pepper upcoming movie 'An American Pickle,' in which hero falls into a vat and wakes up 100 years laterWealth of Jewish references pepper upcoming movie 'An American Pickle,' in which hero falls into a vat and w...

 2020-07-07 07:51 

Times of Israel

4 more die of COVID-19, daily cases top 1,000, as new restrictions rolled out...

Total tally reaches 31,186 as outbreak shows no sign of slowing; over 6,000 new infections recorded this monthTotal tally reaches 31,186 as outbreak shows no sign of slowing; over 6,000 new infections recorded this month...

 2020-07-07 07:48 

Times of Israel

US killing of Iranian commander Soleimani 'unlawful' — UN investigator...

Washington hasn't provided sufficient evidence of an immediate threat from Quds Force commander, Agnes Callamard writes in report for Human Rights CouncilWashington hasn't provided sufficient evidence of an immediate threat from Quds Force command...

 2020-07-07 06:54 

Times of Israel

Palestinian rights group records 'surge' in Gaza suicide attempts...

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights says it has registered 17 suicides and hundreds of attempts this year, as pandemic batters already impoverished territoryAl Mezan Center for Human Rights says it has registered 17 suicides and hundreds of attempts this yea...

 2020-07-07 06:45 

Times of Israel

Explosion reportedly damages factory in Iran, the latest in series of blasts...

2 said killed and 3 injured at facility in Kahrizak, south of Tehran; local governor says incident caused by human error as oxygen tanks were being filled2 said killed and 3 injured at facility in Kahrizak, south of Tehran; local governor says incident ca...

 2020-07-06 06:03 

Times of Israel

Epstein associate took photo with Kevin Spacey on British throne...

Ghislaine Maxwell was recently charged with sex trafficking minors for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, is a long-time friend of Britain's Prince AndrewGhislaine Maxwell was recently charged with sex trafficking minors for the late financier Jeffre...

 2020-07-06 05:22 

Times of Israel

Top ultra-Orthodox MK threatens party will exit coalition if yeshivas shuttered...

Despite embrace of mask wearing and social distancing, Haredi neighborhoods hit hard by second wave of coronavirus pandemicDespite embrace of mask wearing and social distancing, Haredi neighborhoods hit hard by second wave of coronavirus pandemic...

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