Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | Fuming over Israeli officials’ push to apply sovereignty over land in Judea and Samaria, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas declared that all agreements with the Israeli and US governments are “absolved.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at the swearing in of the new Knesset (Parliament) on Sunday thatContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | The current coronavirus crisis may be nearing the end in Israel, but the economic crisis caused by weeks of government-imposed shutdown in response to the virus is still raging. On Monday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion spoke with business owners in Israel’s capital city, and theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | Scorching temperatures during a record-breaking heatwave continued to be felt throughout Israel yesterday, with power outages across the country causing many to be stranded in elevators. The Israel Electric Corporation reported a record high demand in the early afternoon hours, surpassing its peak in July of last year. The extremeContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | The United Arab Emirates flag-carrier Etihad Airways made history yesterday as the first direct commercial flight to take off in the UAE and touch down in Israel. The plane, carrying 16 tons of medical supplies earmarked to help the Palestinians curb the spread of COVID-19, was painted solid white, withContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | Incoming Defense Minister Benny Gantz said at his inauguration ceremony Monday that he would implement President Donald Trump’s peace plan—despite the fact that he has been openly critical recently of Israel applying sovereignty over more land in Judea and Samaria. Gantz promised to “advance the US government and US PresidentContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | Newly appointed health minister said yesterday he is prepared to do his best if another wave of coronavirus hits Israel in the coming months. Speaking at a ceremony where he officially took control of the office from Yaakov Litzman, Yuli Edelstein thanked his predecessor and said he is ready forContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | The buzz of shipping traffic at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port near the Straits of Hormuz is usually a systematic, round the clock arrangement. Yet on May 9, the methodical coming and going of cargo ships, cranes and shipping containers ferrying goods ground to a hasty and jumbled halt. The reason? AContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | Israel continued to face an unprecedented and possibly historic heatwave yesterday as temperatures soared across the country accompanied by unusually dry conditions. The extreme heat sent Israelis rushing to the beach, despite strict guidelines to counter the spread of the coronavirus. Although beaches are only set to officially reopen tomorrow,Continue Reading »
Monday, 18 May 2020 | After three national elections in a one-year period, a global pandemic and delays caused by political bickering, Israel’s 35 government was finally sworn in on Sunday. Israel’s unity government, which puts an end to an 18-month political stalemate without a fully functioning government, will see Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu serveContinue Reading »
Monday, 18 May 2020 | The Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, 57, was found dead at his official home in the coastal city of Herzliya on Sunday morning, Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. China’s deputy ambassador to Israel Dai Yuming confirmed the death in an official press briefing later Sunday. According to Ynetnews, Du’s assistant discoveredContinue Reading »
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