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Shavuot: Israel Celebrates Receiving the Torah

Thursday, 28 May 2020 | The rhythm of life in the Land of Promise is governed by a cycle of annual holidays—days set aside in the 12-month Israeli calendar to celebrate what Leviticus 23:2 calls, “the feasts of the Lord.” Sunset tonight ushers in the festival of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), the fourth of the seven God-ordained festivals. Shavuot, which simply

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Restaurants, Pools, Museums Reopen as Israel Lifts More Virus Curbs

Thursday, 28 May 2020 | A host of businesses, including restaurants, bars and swimming pools, [reopened] on Wednesday for the first time in months after [the] government approved the easing of more coronavirus curbs due to the declining number of new diagnoses. All businesses will have to adhere to social distancing requirements, hygiene rules, install

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Abbas’s Latest Tantrum: Is He Cutting Off His Nose to Spite His Face?

Thursday, 28 May 2020 | In his May 18, 2020, declaration, Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority [PA] and Chair of the PLO [Palestinian Liberation Organization], announced that “[t]he Palestine Liberation Organization and the State of Palestine are absolved from all agreements and understandings with the American and Israeli governments and from all the

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Israeli Innovation Tucked inside Google’s Newest Earphones

Thursday, 28 May 2020 | Google’s newly released, state of the art wireless earphones have arrived—with a little help from Israeli ingenuity.  According to Ofer Elyakim, CEO of DSPG, the top of the line earphones come with an innovative artificial intelligence chip developed by the Israeli tech firm. “For us, this is a very big

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One in Seven Israelis Fear Losing Homes as Pandemic Takes Economic Toll

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | As a result of the coronavirus epidemic, 1 in 7 Israelis (14.1%) are afraid they will lose their home and almost half (46.5%) are worried they will not be able to pay their monthly expenses, the Central Bureau of Statistics [CBS] said yesterday. The Situation Report of Civil Resilience during

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Israel to Restart Commercial Flights in Mid-July, Says Airport Chief

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | Israel will resume commercial flights by mid-July at the earliest due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the chief of country’s biggest airport said Monday. Ben Gurion Airport Managing Director Shmuel Zakai said even when the flights eventually restart, the number of departing planes will remain low for the foreseeable future.

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Iran Ayatollah: Jihad against Israel Trumps All

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | Instead of concentrating on assisting and improving the living standards of its citizens, the ruling mullahs of Iran seem to be prioritizing the advancement of their anti-Semitic agenda. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently called Israel a “cancerous tumor to be destroyed,” promised “to support any nation or group

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Israeli School Boy Discover Rare 3,500-year-old Tablet

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | Six-year-old Imri Elya from Kibbutz Nirim [near] the Gaza Strip went on an outing last March with his parents to tour the Tel Jemmeh archaeological site near Kibbutz Re’im. Suddenly, a small, square clay object 2.80 x 2.80 cm [1.1 x 1.1 inches] caught his eye. The curious boy picked

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Terror Returns to Israel: Two Stabbing Attacks in One Day

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Tensions flared in Israel on Monday with two Palestinian attacks on security forces days after the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced it was cutting ties with the Jewish state. A man armed with a box cutter and pepper spray charged an Israeli police officer screaming “Allahu Akhbar” (“Allah is great” in

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Netanyahu Warns of Second Wave of Coronavirus in Israel

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Israel must brace for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which could be more deadly than the first wave that infected more than 16,000 Israelis and killed 279 people, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned yesterday. “We must prepare for a second wave of the coronavirus, which is expected to

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