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 2020-04-02 16:30 

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Israel offers the world's grounded airplanes long-term desert parking...

Joint venture between Israel Aerospace and IES can store up to 500 jets near Eilat...

 2020-04-02 15:38 

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ISIS, Al-Qaida see global chaos from coronavirus as an opportunity to mobilize...

With domestic security efforts down, some Islamist extremists are encouraging followers to learn about Islam and increase attacks...

 2020-04-02 14:54 

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Biden says Democratic convention should be postponed until August...

With much of the country under stay-at-home orders from local and state authorities, presidential campaigning has largely moved online...

 2020-04-02 14:38 

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Coronavirus reveals what really makes the world go round, and it's not money...

The bluff of neo-liberalism must be called out...

 2020-04-02 14:34 

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Kill the virus, not democracy: EU tells Hungary...

More than a dozen EU member states including Germany, Italy, Spain and France have expressed concern after Prime Minister Viktor Orban gained emergency powers to deal with the coronavirus...

 2020-04-02 14:25 

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Netanyahu is a colossal failure. But against the coronavirus, he is all Israel has...

He has no real foreign policy achievements. He's presided over the near-collapse of Israel's educational and health systems, even before coronavirus. But for the duration of this crisis - we're all stuck with him...

 2020-04-02 13:19 

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U.K. coronavirus death toll rises to 2,921, up 24% in a day...

More than half of Britons think PM Johnson's government was too slow to order a lockdown, an Ipsos MORI poll showed...

 2020-04-02 13:13 

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Dutch 101-year-old coronavirus patient recovers...

'She is a tough lady, and it's great to see her following the medical advice, like sneezing in her elbow and even telling me to keep proper distance,' one of the patient's doctor said...

 2020-04-02 12:40 

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Amid global shortage, Israel races to develop ventilators...

Defense Ministry leads drive for relatively crude devices that help in extreme situations, can be produced quickly...

 2020-04-02 12:19 

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With the world pre-occupied with coronavirus, Israel pushes a West Bank land grab...

Pushing annexation right now is playing with fire. It would likely force Israelis and Palestinians into a two-front war: an armed conflict, while fighting, without coordination, COVID-19...

 2020-04-02 12:19 

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To find peace in the time of coronavirus, be very, very pessimistic, says philosopher Alain de Botton...

The only way to achieve inner peace at times like these is to focus on the worst-case scenario, claims British philosopher and author Alain de Botton...

 2020-04-02 12:10 

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Israel sells rare 'century bonds' to aid recovery from coronavirus outbreak...

The sale came a day after the government said it would spend 80 billion shekels ($22.3 billion) to help the economy cope with the coronavirus outbreak...

 2020-04-02 11:27 

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Iran's coronavirus death toll rises to 3,136, health ministry official says...

'We have 3,956 infected people in critical condition ... There was 2,875 new cases of infected people in the past 24 hours'...

 2020-04-02 11:13 

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Coronavirus: Two things must happen before initiating exit strategy...

After Passover, Israelis can hope for a 'new normal' a cautious loosening of coronavirus restrictions in certain communities, despite the continued presence of the virus...

 2020-04-02 10:26 

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Israelis raise half a million dollars in 24 hours for orphaned 4-year-old twins of coronavirus victim...

The money will be transferred to a foundation that will allow the money to be used specifically for the children, Lod Mayor Yair Revivo says...

 2020-04-02 09:55 

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Spain's coronavirus death toll surpasses 10,000 after another record daily toll...

This is a developing story......

 2020-04-02 09:53 

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Coronavirus crisis: Trump resists national shutdown as U.S. death toll passes 5,000...

The lack of a unified, 50-state response also collides with evidence emerging that coronavirus infections are being spread by people who have no clear symptoms...

 2020-04-02 09:43 

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Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies from coronavirus...

The Grammy-winning musician and songwriter died at a hospital in upstate New York. It is not clear where or how Schlesinger contracted the coronavirus...

 2020-04-02 09:38 

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Quiet now, intellectuals. We don't know what the future holds...

There's a well-known saying in Jewish tradition that after the Temple's destruction, prophecy was taken away from the prophets and given to fools and babies. Nevertheless...

 2020-04-02 09:28 

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Iran general visits Baghdad, tries to forge political unity...

Esmail Ghaani, head of Iran's expeditionary Quds Force, succeeded slain Iranian general Qassim Soleimani who was killed by a U.S. strike at Baghdad's airport...

 2020-04-02 09:20 

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Testing stalls as cases rise in ultra-Orthodox enclaves...

Members of the community with symptoms are turning to back channels to get tested: 'They told me to wait a few days until we get to you. But we realized that if we wait they might get to him too late'...

 2020-04-02 09:18 

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Rep. Max Rose deploys with the National Guard to battle coronavirus...

Rose, a freshman Democrat representing Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn, is the first member of Congress to serve in the military during the crisis...

 2020-04-02 09:11 

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New York coronavirus death toll doubles in 72 hours as hot spots spread...

Trump acknowledged that the federal stockpile is nearly depleted of personal protective equipment used by doctors and nurses and warned of trying times to come...

 2020-04-02 08:28 

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Iran doesn't have proxies, it has friends, says FM after Trump warned of 'sneak attack' in Iraq...

'Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!' tweeted Trump without clarifying what information he was referring to...

 2020-04-02 07:13 

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Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl...

Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in prison...

 2020-04-02 07:06 

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Israeli health minister diagnosed with coronavirus; top officials forced to quarantine...

Mossad chief, Health Ministry director and National Security Council adviser required to enter isolation after having been in contact with Yaakov Litzman...

 2020-04-02 05:49 

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Israeli health minister diagnosed with coronavirus, Mossad chief to enter quarantine...

Death toll climbs to 30 Police to limit movement around ultra-Orthodox hotspot COVID-19 cases surge past 6,200 Health Ministry top official says police to enforce future order to wear face masks...

 2020-04-02 03:45 

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Ventilators by cloak-and-dagger...

The Mossad is the new Red Cross. Tuesday's episode of the investigative journalism series "Uvda," on Mossad operations to bring medical equipment to Israel, was maddening...

 2020-04-02 02:54 

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It's time to let Litzman go...

I didn't watch "Game of Thrones." I tried. At a certain point, after enough murder and treachery, I stopped caring. Israeli politics has the same effect. After enough tre...

 2020-04-02 02:26 

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Will the defendant appoint the judges?...

After Likud agreed to give the justice portfolio to Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan in the negotiations to form a governing coalition headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah...

 2020-04-02 01:56 

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Israel's matriculation exams to be curtailed this year due to coronavirus...

The army's summer draft will be postponed and the psychometric exam that should have been given in April has also been postponed to an unspecified date...

 2020-04-02 01:46 

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Hezbollah shifts attention away from Syrian fight to battle virus...

Opponents of the Iran-backed group say it caused Lebanon to delaying its coronavirus response, while it says it has mobilized 24,500 for campaign against the disease...

 2020-04-02 01:44 

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Army brass spearheading fight against corona in ultra-Orthodox town...

With the infection rate in Bnai Brak soaring, the mayor brought in a former general and other military personnel to try to manage the crisis...

 2020-04-02 01:21 

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Officials debated pushing asylum seekers to leave Israel, but the skies are closed...

30,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan live in the country, most of whom have lost their jobs because of the virus crisis...

 2020-04-02 01:10 

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 2020-04-02 00:17 

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Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and wife diagnosed with coronavirus...

Mossad chief and National Security Council dead will be required to enter isolation after having been in contact with the minister...

 2020-04-01 22:17 

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Bnei Brak struggles to handle outside help in its fight against coronavirus...

Specific obstacles to mitigating the spread of the virus exist in this largely ultra-Orthodox community, including a weak relationship between residents and authorities...

 2020-04-01 20:48 

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Netanyahu to keep PM's residence after Gantz replaces him, draft coalition deal shows...

Draft coalition agreement calls for taxpayers to fund residences for both PM and his deputy Gantz's party says he intends to remain in his own home after becoming prime minister...

 2020-04-01 19:53 

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'No tenders in war': Defense minister insists on team-up with NSO to battle coronavirus...

Party member Ayelet Shaked, who is close friends with NSO's president, backs defense minister's initiative to cooperate with controversial company...

 2020-04-01 19:49 

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'A huge disappointment': Gantz's double dealing with Netanyahu sends Israel's Arab voters into despair...

A minority center-left government headed by Kahol Lavan would have won key concessions for the Arab community, but the former army chief allegedly opted for 'the politics of contempt'...

 2020-04-01 19:37 

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After N.Y.C. outbreak, fearful British ultra-Orthodox fight to stave off coronavirus...

Although COVID-19 has hit Britain's Jews disproportionately hard, few of those deaths have been ultra-Orthodox Jews. But with that community late to start social distancing, will Stamford Hill become the next Haredi hot spot?...

 2020-04-01 19:21 

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'Soros bio-weapon': How far right anti-Semitic coronavirus theories are infecting mainstream politics...

As the coronavirus crisis spreads, white supremacists and far-right 'influencers'; are repackaging old anti-Semitic tropes linking Jews to disease, profiteering and globalist plots - and mainstream politicians amplify them...

 2020-04-01 18:52 

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Dozens clash with police in Jaffa after teenager detained for 'violating' coronavirus restrictions...

Police arrest four in confrontation after officers detain 16-year-old, claiming he refused to identify himself...

 2020-04-01 17:59 

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Israel hints that Gaza coronavirus aid hinges on release of soldiers' bodies...

'The moment there is talk of the humanitarian world in Gaza - Israel also has humanitarian needs, which are mainly the recovery of the fallen,' Israeli defence minister says...

 2020-04-01 17:53 

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George Soros donates $1.1 million to Budapest for coronavirus preparation...

Mayor of the Hungarian capital says the money will be used to prevent infection and for testing medics and nurses...

 2020-04-01 17:34 

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Economic impact of coronavirus could decimate the Middle East...

Wealthy Gulf States can no longer provide aid to struggling Arab neighbors and may soon lay off millions of foreign workers...

 2020-04-01 16:36 

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Fearing coronavirus, teachers in Syrian refugee camp adapt once again...

Teachers are switching to digital learning, using Whatsapp to communicate lessons with students in the Atmeh camp near the Turkish border...

 2020-04-01 16:26 

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Paris' Grand Synagogue closes its doors for first time as coronavirus spreads...

Not even two world wars, the Holocaust or the 2015 terror attacks kept the 150-year-old institution shut...

 2020-04-01 15:01 

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Oldest human genetic data gleaned from 1.8-million-year-old tooth...

Sequencing from a second tooth 'only' 800,000 years old provided researchers with key information on the position of the enigmatic Homo antecessor in our evolutionary tree...

 2020-04-01 14:47 

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Larry David calls on 'the idiots out there' to stay home and watch TV amid corona crisis...

'You're hurting old people like me,' the famed Jewish comedian says in a new public service announcement for the state of California...

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