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 2020-12-02 04:06 

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Prosecution closes case against suspect in car-ramming of anti-Netanyahu protester...

The driver, Pini Luzon, claims his car ran into the protester while trying to flee the area after other protesters broke his car window...

 2020-12-02 04:04 

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Israel's left-wing Meretz party rejects push for greater Arab representation: 'It's not worth it'...

Poll finds that only 0.7 percent of center-left voters were certain they would vote for a joint Jewish-Arab party...

 2020-12-02 03:21 

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Trump discussed granting pre-emptive pardons to eldest children, Kushner, Giuliani, report says...

The president has expressed fears that the Justice Department, which is probing potential White House 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme, will seek to open criminal proceedings against those close to him under Biden...

 2020-12-02 02:10 

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This time, Netanyahu (accidentally) did the right thing...
 2020-12-02 01:46 

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Netanyahu, Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza need vaccines, too...
 2020-12-02 01:32 

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Reparations for Jews but not Palestinians...
 2020-12-02 01:03 

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Amal Asad, Druze play important role in Israel's regime of separation...
 2020-12-02 00:04 

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Haaretz cartoon...
 2020-12-01 23:54 

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Are Israelis taking it easy and living off jobless benefits? This economist says no...

Prof. Momi Dahan says Israelis want to go back to work and predicts a jobless rate of up to 8% after the coronavirus crisis, asserting the labor market is flexible enough to deal with it...

 2020-12-01 23:25 

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Without jobs or education, Israel's young Arabs turn to crime...

The crime rate in Arab communities has jumped 50% in the past five years, while the homicide rate among Arabs is seven times the rate among Jews, data shows...

 2020-12-01 22:44 

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What kind of message is Israel sending to women with its state prosecutor pick?...
 2020-12-01 22:15 

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Gantz is calling on Netanyahu to regain composure, but he doesn't even believe himself anymore...

The Knesset will dissolve, the budget won't pass, and the country will sink into an economic abyss, because Netanyahu never meant to give Gantz his rotation...

 2020-12-01 22:03 

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Israeli army vowed to limit arrests of Palestinian minors, but data shows otherwise...

The army's pilot program, it seems, never took off, and hundreds are still being arrested with no warning, usually in the middle of the night...

 2020-12-01 21:55 

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In the #MeToo era, the nomination for Israel's state prosecutor is troubling...

Potential appointment reflects major backsliding recently on the part of Israeli society in its attitude towards women...

 2020-12-01 21:02 

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Far-right Hungarian politician resigns from European Parliament after illegal party...

Member of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ultra-conservative party admits to attending forbidden gathering during coronavirus lockdown, which media described as 'group sex party'...

 2020-12-01 20:57 

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Israel buys social peace by aiming coronavirus aid at the middle class...

Living standards during the pandemic have dropped, but policies have eased the pain for the great middle...

 2020-12-01 20:51 

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Israeli study on distance learning shows attendance is high, but effectiveness low...

While most students are present for online classes, the proportion of students actively participating is lower and drops further with age...

 2020-12-01 20:48 

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Talks to end six-week junior faculty strike in Israeli colleges blow up...

Union, colleges blame each other for walking away from understandings reached Friday to establish new rank of 'faculty fellow,' which provides continuous employment, job security and social benefits...

 2020-12-01 20:42 

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Israel's justice minister approves new state prosecutor despite improper remarks...

Women's rights groups protest appointment of Amit Aisman, who received a warning a few years ago for making inappropriate sexual remarks to women at work...

 2020-12-01 20:15 

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Iran, peace talks and Trump's legacy: The challenges awaiting Biden's ambassador to Israel...

The new envoy will have to make it clear that David Friedman's days are over, without totally reversing some of the outgoing administration's steps...

 2020-12-01 19:55 

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Despite court order, Israel kept autistic man in jail for lack of alternative arrangement...

The young man's detention coincides with release of report which finds detainees with disabilities are more susceptible to abuse and exploitation by fellow prisoners or guards...

 2020-12-01 19:46 

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Israel refuses to fund school transport for visually impaired Arab girl...

Fidaa, a third-grade student, has been learning to read Braille in Hebrew only. The Education Ministry refuses to fund her ride to school on the grounds that there is one closer, but it only teaches in Arabic...

 2020-12-01 19:42 

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Israeli lawmakers pass proposal to expand deposit scheme for bottle recycling...

Rules mandating deposits on 1.5-liter bottles will go into effect in one year...

 2020-12-01 19:38 

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Report: Sudan threatens to nix Israel normalization if U.S. refuses immunity demand...

Sudan won't move forward with Israel deal if U.S. Congress doesn't grant it immunity from future terrorism claims, officials tell New York Times...

 2020-12-01 19:35 

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Saudi Arabia rejects Iranian accusation it participated in nuclear scientist's killing...

Iran claims the plans to assassinate top scientist Fakhrizadeh were discussed in a recent covert meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Benjamin Netanyahu...

 2020-12-01 18:22 

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Gantz says his party will vote with the opposition to dissolve parliament...

Netanyahu's coalition partner accuses him of leading Israel to what would be its fourth election in two years Cabinet minister from Labor also said they will vote for dissolution on Wednesday...

 2020-12-01 17:42 

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China's 'XXX files': 'People just disappear and their organs are harvested'...

China experts and activists claim that the repression of minorities in Xinjiang has escalated in recent years, with thousands of Uighur Muslims in 'reeducation camps' being murdered and their organs harvested for wealthy Chinese and foreign patien...

 2020-12-01 16:41 

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Trump lawyer: Ex-cyber chief should be 'shot' for saying election was fair...

'That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot'...

 2020-12-01 16:26 

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'Homeland' creators are adapting Nathan Englander's 'Dinner at the Center of the Earth' into a TV series...

The story centers on a Prisoner Z who is being held at a secret prison site in Israel's Negev Desert...

 2020-12-01 16:26 

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Jaffa man who 'was unhappy' with sister's divorce convicted of her murder...

Said Abu Sarari is expected to receive a life sentence for the 2016 stabbing at the family's home...

 2020-12-01 16:02 

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Ossoff thanks Sanders for endorsement, but dodges on if Sanders should be in Biden's Cabinet...

Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff evaded the question of whether he would endorse Bernie Sanders for labor secretary, or whether he'd like Sanders to campaign with him in Georgia...

 2020-12-01 15:46 

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Iran's security gaps exposed by killing of its top nuclear scientist...

Iran has given contradictory details as to how Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed...

 2020-12-01 15:37 

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European allies pushed back when Trump sanctioned Iran's banks...

Germany's Bundesbank also kept a multi-billion-euro deposit facility open for Iranian banks, including two that faced fresh U.S. sanctions, giving Tehran a much-needed banking lifeline...

 2020-12-01 15:09 

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Altar to Greek god Pan used as brick in Byzantine church wall in Israel...

Atheneon of Antioch woz 'ere: Archaeologists make surprising new discovery at an early Christian church excavated at the Banias cultic site...

 2020-12-01 15:03 

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Experts fear Ethiopia fighting may turn into guerrilla insurgency...

As Ethiopia claims victory in Tigray's capital, skirmishes continue as rebel forces refuse to back down...

 2020-12-01 14:57 

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Hackers break into leading Israeli insurance firm, leak personal details...

Insurance company Shitrit says the incident is an 'attack on Israel's economy,' the latest in a series of cyber-attacks targeting Israeli firms...

 2020-12-01 14:43 

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As Mosul recovers from ISIS rule, a native of the city is fighting to recover its Jewish past...

Jews had lived in Iraq since biblical times, until they were driven out by the anti-Zionist government in the early 1950s. Omar Mohammed is devoted to maintaining their memory in the city from which they were erased...

 2020-12-01 14:36 

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Which COVID-19 vaccine could reach developing countries first?...

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines could be rolled out early next year. Experts explain the key differences, and which could be the first to reach low-income countries...

 2020-12-01 14:24 

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Having her feathers done: Israeli stork may fly again thanks to ancient technique...

Shot down and left for dead, the bird was rushed by animal ambulance to a wildlife hospital which performed a feather implant technique known from falconry...

 2020-12-01 14:17 

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Martin Scorsese's 'Casino' is 25 years old: An ode to the Jewish gangster...

The three-hour epic remains one of Scorsese's most ambitious and gorgeously realized films. It also may be the best crime film with a Jewish protagonist at its center...

 2020-12-01 13:57 

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After 4.2 million COVID-19 cases in November, U.S. pins hope on vaccine...

The new COVID-19 cases were more than double the previous monthly record set in October, as large numbers of Americans still refuse to refuse to wear masks and continue to gather in holiday crowds...

 2020-12-01 13:33 

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From hate speech to nudity, Facebook's oversight board picks its first cases...

Emi Palmor, Israel's former Justice Ministry director-general, sits on the board...

 2020-12-01 13:25 

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Fox New's Sean Hannity says Trump should pardon himself and his entire family...

Hannity: 'I assume that the power of the pardon is absolute, and that he should be able to pardon anybody that he wants to'...

 2020-12-01 12:29 

Haaretz Daily

An archaeological mystery: Why ancient Hebrews made figurines of naked women...

In First Temple-period Judah, statuettes of women holding up their breasts were apparently a must-have item, but were they images of Yahweh's wife, fertility figurines, or something else?...

 2020-12-01 12:07 

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This Israeli robotics firm 'wants to find technology that replaces humans'...

Efficiently fulfilling orders in massive logistics centers requires hard manual labor. Caja Robotics say their robots can do the heavy lifting 'so people work less'...

 2020-12-01 12:05 

Haaretz Daily

Germany bans far-right extremist group, finds weapons and Nazi symbols...

Police found crossbow, knives in raids on homes of 11 members of 'Wolf Brigade 44,' which the German government says wants a Nazi state...

 2020-12-01 11:35 

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Hamas chief in Gaza contracts coronavirus...

Yahya Sinwar feels well and is working while adhering to coronavirus regulations, Hamas says...

 2020-12-01 11:30 

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Trump attacks GOP governors, retweets 'why bother voting for Republicans'...

Trump headed to Georgia as turnout driver, but also a threat...

 2020-12-01 11:02 

Haaretz Daily

Jared Bernstein is 'verklempt' to join Biden's council of economic advisers...

Bernstein, who is Jewish, was Biden's chief economic adviser during the Obama administration...

 2020-12-01 10:51 

Haaretz Daily

COVID-19 studies: Strong immune response found in asymptomatic patients; virus crosses throat membrane into brain...

University communities outside of heavily populated areas may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission from student influxes...

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