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 2020-09-24 18:57 

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After 59 covid deaths in 24 hours, four Israeli leaders go on air...

PM Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Benny Gatnz and two opposition leaders, Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid, delivered televised speeches Thursday The post After 59 covid deaths in 24 hours, four Israeli leaders go on air appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-24 05:23 

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Israel enters full 16-day lockdown on Friday...

The government approved at dawn on Thursday, Sept. 24, a full national lockdown to rein in the soaring coronavirus contagion The post Israel enters full 16-day lockdown on Friday appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-23 18:20 

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Netanyahu pushes for hermetic, all-inclusive lockdown...

The coronavirus cabinet was locked in debate on Wednesday, the second day of a session for drawing up measures to The post Netanyahu pushes for hermetic, all-inclusive lockdown appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-23 08:07 

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Another coronavirus high: 6,861 new cases in 24 hours...

The coronavirus cabinet meets on Wednesday for a second attempt to agree on tightened restrictions after infection reached a new The post Another coronavirus high: 6,861 new cases in 24 hours appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-22 18:41 

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Tougher covid restrictions stalled by tussle over protest demonstrations...

The coronavirus cabinet ministers' discussion of tougher lockdown measures boiled down on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to a debate over a The post Tougher covid restrictions stalled by tussle over protest demonstrations appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-22 15:52 

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Hizballah stronghold in S. Lebanon rocked by powerful blast...

Hizballah members have cordoned off the southern Lebanese village of Ain Qana overlooking the port city of Sidon, after a The post Hizballah stronghold in S. Lebanon rocked by powerful blast appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-21 13:39 

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High-ranking Sudanese hold talks in UAE with Emirati and US officials...

Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan's sovereign council, is holding talks with UAE leaders on "regional issues" amid reports concerning The post High-ranking Sudanese hold talks in UAE with Emirati and US officials appeared first on DEB...

 2020-09-21 09:55 

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Researchers: Barring tighter restrictions, 2,000 new fatalities by November...

Hebrew University researchers released a report on Monday forecasting another 2,000 coronavirus fatalities by November if the current lockdown is The post Researchers: Barring tighter restrictions, 2,000 new fatalities by November appeared first on DEBKAf...

 2020-09-21 09:39 

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Hizballah terrorists given life for deadly Bulgarian bus bombing...

The bombing attack on a tourist bus at Bourges in July, 2012 killed seven people, including five Israelis and the The post Hizballah terrorists given life for deadly Bulgarian bus bombing appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-21 09:27 

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Gantz flies to Washington for Pentagon talks...

Defense Minister Benny Gantz departs Sunday night for Washington where he has meetings scheduled with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper The post Gantz flies to Washington for Pentagon talks appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-21 09:19 

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Jerusalem court orders Malka Liefer's extradition to Australia...

After a six-year legal battle, Israel is to deport Malka Liefer to Australia where she faces trial on 74 charges The post Jerusalem court orders Malka Liefer's extradition to Australia appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-20 15:59 

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The government prepares to tighten Israel's lockdown...

The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized in serious condition for the first time passed 600 by 7 cases after Israel's The post The government prepares to tighten Israel's lockdown appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-20 15:39 

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US-brokered Israel-Lebanon talks on sea & land border disputes off to a good start...

Trump's election campaign is giving new impetus to talks on the Israel-Lebanon controversies over their maritime and land borders The post US-brokered Israel-Lebanon talks on sea & land border disputes off to a good start appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-20 06:59 

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Trump to appoint a woman to replace the late Justice Ginsburg...

President Donald Trump says that he will next week nominate a woman to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth The post Trump to appoint a woman to replace the late Justice Ginsburg appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-20 06:52 

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Envelope with ricin addressed to Trump intercepted...

A package containing deadly ricin poison that was addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted before it reached the White The post Envelope with ricin addressed to Trump intercepted appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-20 06:43 

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The US restores UN arms embargo on Iran...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared on Saturday that all UN sanctions against Iran, including an arms embargo, are The post The US restores UN arms embargo on Iran appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-19 14:58 

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US reinforcements push back against Russian drive into NE Syria...

The US is reinforcing its 500-troop contingent in northern Syria with six Bradley fighting vehicles, 100 troops, fighter jets, Apache The post US reinforcements push back against Russian drive into NE Syria appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-19 09:07 

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Trump orders flags flown at half-mast in mourning for Judge Ginsburg...

President Donald Trump Saturday issued a proclamation directing that flags at the White House and all public buildings and grounds The post Trump orders flags flown at half-mast in mourning for Judge Ginsburg appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-19 08:53 

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman, to serve on US Supreme Court, dies at 87...

A fighting champion of gender equality and an icon of American liberals, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died aged 87 at her The post Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman, to serve on US Supreme Court, dies at 87 appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-18 07:37 

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Steady rise in seriously ill covid cases and patients on ventilators...

Hours before the national lockdown goes into effect at 1400 hours on Friday, the Ministry of Health reported 5,238 new The post Steady rise in seriously ill covid cases and patients on ventilators appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-17 19:38 

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To enforce the lockdown, 7,000 police mustered and 1,000 soldiers...

From Friday afternoon, when the national lockdown goes into effect, 7,000 policemen and 1,000 will be on hand to enforce The post To enforce the lockdown, 7,000 police mustered and 1,000 soldiers appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-17 19:11 

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Finance Minister Katz presents a boosted compensation package....

Payouts to businesses hit by the pandemic crisis will be ramped up from 40pc loss of turnover, to 25pc, Finance The post Finance Minister Katz presents a boosted compensation package. appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-17 19:10 

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Edelstein produces alarming figures...

The prime minister's view that the restrictions approved were inadequate was shared by Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein who spoke The post Edelstein produces alarming figures appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-17 19:06 

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Netanyahu resolved to tighten lockdown against Gamzu's objections...

PM Binyamin Netanyahu told a TV audience Thursday night that, given the latest covid-19 infection figures and worrying number of The post Netanyahu resolved to tighten lockdown against Gamzu's objections appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-17 11:46 

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Clandestine Hizballah and Al Qods operations uncovered in Israel...

Yasmin Jaber, resident of East Jerusalem, was recruited by the Iranian Al Qods and Hizballah during a visit to Lebanon The post Clandestine Hizballah and Al Qods operations uncovered in Israel appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-17 11:09 

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It may take five years for world's economic recovery from covid...

The World Bank's chief economist Carmen Reinhart said on Thursday, "There will probably be a quick rebound as all the The post It may take five years for world's economic recovery from covid appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-17 10:58 

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Socotra figures in multiple threats to Israel following UAE, Bahraini pacts...

Two radical forces are gunning for Israel's interests in the Gulf region since they were formalized in pacts with the The post Socotra figures in multiple threats to Israel following UAE, Bahraini pacts appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-17 06:40 

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Israel counts 4,537 new coronavirus cases before lockdown...

While the number of new covid-19 cases tallied on Wednesday was a high 4,537, the seriously ill figure was unchanged The post Israel counts 4,537 new coronavirus cases before lockdown appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-16 09:50 

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Another covid-19 high: 5,527 new cases in Israel in a day...

Israel registered 5,527 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday; 1,163 were admitted to hospital, 535 in serious condition and 138 requiring The post Another covid-19 high: 5,527 new cases in Israel in a day appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-16 07:12 

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Prime minister flies out of US on way home...

PM Binyamin Netanyahu said at Andrews Airport before flying home to Israel that three major missions await him: combating the The post Prime minister flies out of US on way home appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-16 05:33 

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Iron Dome intercepts 8 of the 13-rocket barrage launched from Gaza...

The Israeli regions next door to the Gaza Strip, including Sderot, suffered a 13-rocket barrage in 40 minutes early Wednesday. The post Iron Dome intercepts 8 of the 13-rocket barrage launched from Gaza appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-15 18:36 

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The UAE, Bahrain sign pacts with Israel, soon to open embassies...

PM Binyamin Netanyahu signed formal pacts with the United Arab Emirates and Bahraini FMs Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and The post The UAE, Bahrain sign pacts with Israel, soon to open embassies appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-15 17:43 

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Two Israelis injured by Palestinian rockets during UAE FM's White House speech...

Two Israelis were injured when one of the two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip Tuesday night exploded in an The post Two Israelis injured by Palestinian rockets during UAE FM's White House speech appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-15 17:21 

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Palestinian rockets fired at Ashkelon, Ashdod during UAE FM's White House speech...

As UAE FM Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivered a speech at the White House on Tuesday to mark the The post Palestinian rockets fired at Ashkelon, Ashdod during UAE FM's White House speech appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-15 10:19 

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Pompeo warns: Hizballah's weaponry negates solution of Lebanese crisis...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday warned France that its efforts to resolve the crisis in Lebanon would The post Pompeo warns: Hizballah's weaponry negates solution of Lebanese crisis appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-15 10:08 

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A US helicopter crashes in northern Syria...

The Syrian news agency reports that a US helicopter crashed on Tuesday in the northeastern province of Al-Hashakah over Tel The post A US helicopter crashes in northern Syria appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-15 09:57 

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Covid surge unabated 4,973 new cases in 24 hours...

Another record set on Monday was the number of tests conducted in a day 47,509 of which 10 The post Covid surge unabated 4,973 new cases in 24 hours appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-15 09:28 

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UAE FM slams "non-Arab, nonstate players" for "perpetual resistance"...

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan wrote on Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the signing The post UAE FM slams "non-Arab, nonstate players" for "perpetual resistance" appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-15 07:52 

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Knesset to ratify Israel's pacts with the UAE and Bahrain...

PM Binyamin Netanyahu to meet President Donald Trump tete a tete on Tuesday, Sept. 15 shortly before the ceremonial signing The post Knesset to ratify Israel's pacts with the UAE and Bahrain appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-14 18:36 

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Unexplained gas on Planet Venus may hint at life...

Astronomers have detected in the atmosphere of Planet Venus the presence of phosphine gas which on Earth is associated with The post Unexplained gas on Planet Venus may hint at life appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-14 10:17 

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Five days before lockdown, 529 serious covid-19 cases...

The Ministry of Health reported on Monday that the number of seriously ill coronavirus victims has risen to 529, including The post Five days before lockdown, 529 serious covid-19 cases appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-13 18:29 

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Strict three-week lockdown in Israel from Sept 18 to Oct.9...

The cabinet on Sunday approved a national lockdown starting on the eve of Rosh Hashanah and continuing until after Simhat The post Strict three-week lockdown in Israel from Sept 18 to Oct.9 appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-13 10:16 

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Litzman resigns from government...

The ultra-religious Rabbi Yakov Litzman resigned as Housing Minister from the coalition government on Sunday in protest against the coming The post Litzman resigns from government appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-13 10:05 

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Bahrain is first Shiite-majority nation to establish ties with Israel...

The announcement of a "historic US-Bahrain-Israel breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East," after the United Arab Republic, underlined The post Bahrain is first Shiite-majority nation to establish ties with Israel appeared first on DEBKAf...

 2020-09-13 05:29 

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Ministers will fight to dilute full lockdown over the festivals...

The full cabinet will be asked on Sunday to approve a comprehensive national lockdown for at least two weeks starting The post Ministers will fight to dilute full lockdown over the festivals appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-12 08:16 

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Egypt praises, Iran & Palestinians slam Bahrain over Israel ties...

Iran said Bahrain was now a partner to the "crimes of the Zionist regime" which threatens the security of the The post Egypt praises, Iran & Palestinians slam Bahrain over Israel ties appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-12 07:54 

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Afghanistan peace talks open in Qatar...

Abdullah Abdullah, chair of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, Taliban Dep leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and US Secretary The post Afghanistan peace talks open in Qatar appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-11 17:11 

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Bahrain expected to join UAE in normalizing ties with Israel...

Crown Prince of Bahrain Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will be taking part in the historic signing ceremony to normalize The post Bahrain expected to join UAE in normalizing ties with Israel appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-11 08:29 

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A full two-week lockdown starts next week subject to cabinet approval...

The first of the three-stage closure is due to begin next week before the New Year festival, during which non-essential The post A full two-week lockdown starts next week subject to cabinet approval appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-09-11 08:01 

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Netanyahu will fly privately to the White House peace ceremony...

PM Binyamin Netanyahu, Sara and their two sons will travel by private plane to the signing ceremony of the Israel-United The post Netanyahu will fly privately to the White House peace ceremony appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

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