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 2020-11-29 09:17 

Times of Israel

World should thank Israel for hit on Iran nuke chief, Israeli official tells NYT...

Ex-CIA official: Israel striking in enemy territory in 'unprecedented' manner and Iranians seem unable to stop it; Israeli minister: Fakhrizadeh's assassination good for the worldEx-CIA official: Israel striking in enemy territory in 'unpr...

 2020-11-29 08:17 

Times of Israel

Violent protests in France over security law after police beating of Black man...

Organizers say half a million people demonstrated against ban on filming officers on duty; legislation would have blocked release of video showing violent arrest of Michel ZeclerOrganizers say half a million people demonstrated against ban on filming offi...

 2020-11-29 07:43 

Times of Israel

Suspect arrested for fatally shooting a man he says was trying to steal his car...

Man in his 70s says he was aiming weapon at wheels of vehicle, didn't intend to hit 34-year-old during incident in southern city of AradMan in his 70s says he was aiming weapon at wheels of vehicle, didn't intend to hit 34-year-old during incident...

 2020-11-29 07:10 

Times of Israel

Israeli men's team beats basketball powerhouse Spain in EuroBasket qualifier...

National squad scores 95-87 against world's No. 2 team after overcoming 16-point deficit after 2nd quarter; team could qualify for 2022 championship if it beats Poland on MondayNational squad scores 95-87 against world's No. 2 team after overcomin...

 2020-11-29 06:45 

Times of Israel

Germany's far-right AfD holds congress officials say could become virus hotspot...

Party, which positioned itself alongside extremists railing against government policy to tackle pandemic, had to agree to social distancing, masks to get approval for gatheringParty, which positioned itself alongside extremists railing against government ...

 2020-11-29 06:29 

Times of Israel

High schoolers return to classrooms, but principals say most studies stay online...

School heads say restrictions on movement between study groups mean majority of subjects will continue to be taught remotely; 3.3% of tests conducted Saturday show infectionSchool heads say restrictions on movement between study groups mean majority of su...

 2020-11-29 04:05 

Times of Israel

Jewish psychedelics reformer Rick Doblin wants to see therapeutic MDMA legalized...

Head of nonprofit psychedelics research center MAPS celebrates phase 3 trial results showing Ecstasy can treat PTSD; says tripping was better rite of passage than his bar mitzvahHead of nonprofit psychedelics research center MAPS celebrates phase 3 trial ...

 2020-11-29 02:58 

Times of Israel

Pennsylvania high court throws out lawsuit challenging US election...

State Supreme Court unanimously shoots down order by lower court that prevented the state from certifying dozens of contestsState Supreme Court unanimously shoots down order by lower court that prevented the state from certifying dozens of contests...

 2020-11-29 02:22 

Times of Israel

Ethiopia declares victory as military gains 'full control' of Tigray capital...

Regional government says Mekele was 'heavily bombarded' in the final push to arrest its leadersRegional government says Mekele was 'heavily bombarded' in the final push to arrest its leaders...

 2020-11-29 01:15 

Times of Israel

COVID-19: Twelve key milestones in a year like no other...

The first confirmed death was in January, the declaration of the pandemic in mid-March; lockdowns around the world and a fight over masks ensuedThe first confirmed death was in January, the declaration of the pandemic in mid-March; lockdowns around the wo...

 2020-11-29 00:07 

Times of Israel

UK hospitals expected to receive first virus vaccines by December 7...

British medical staff to be first to receive jab, if it receives regulatory approval; government appoints vaccines minister to oversee massive inoculation campaignBritish medical staff to be first to receive jab, if it receives regulatory approval; govern...

 2020-11-28 23:29 

Times of Israel

Widow of slain Iran nuclear scientist: His wish to be 'martyred' came true...

After years of being in the shadows, image of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suddenly seen everywhere in Iranian media following assassination; officials blame Israel, vow revengeAfter years of being in the shadows, image of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suddenly seen everywher...

 2020-11-28 23:00 

Times of Israel

2 Sudanese migrants said arrested after crossing into Israel from Lebanon...

Border breach prompted army to shoot up flares, alarming local residents, before incident was determined to not be security-relatedBorder breach prompted army to shoot up flares, alarming local residents, before incident was determined to not be security-...

 2020-11-28 22:33 

Times of Israel

J Street denounces killing of top Iranian nuclear scientist...

Head of dovish US lobby says, 'It seems those who oppose the JCPOA will stop at nothing to kill the agreement once and for all'Head of dovish US lobby says, 'It seems those who oppose the JCPOA will stop at nothing to kill the agreement once a...

 2020-11-28 21:29 

Times of Israel

Nuke chief's death said to be 'pinnacle' of Israeli strategy to thwart Iran bomb...

Western intel officials tell TV Fakhrizadeh killing was key to long-term bid to stop Iran nukes; Jerusalem braces for response; US media posits goal was to rule out Biden diplomacyWestern intel officials tell TV Fakhrizadeh killing was key to long-term bi...

 2020-11-28 21:22 

Times of Israel

Enter the 'Parler': Trump fans flock to platform where anti-Semitism has thrived...

Parler, which has been a home for QAnon supporters and white nationalists, sees surge in users following election as leading companies crack down on misinformation and extremismParler, which has been a home for QAnon supporters and white nationalists, see...

 2020-11-28 20:54 

Times of Israel

Iran says won't accept verdict in Belgian trial of diplomat accused in bomb plot...

Tehran claims Assadollah Assadi 'has been conspired against,' after he refuses to appear at hearing for allegedly planning to attack opposition rally in FranceTehran claims Assadollah Assadi 'has been conspired against,' after he refuses t...

 2020-11-28 20:09 

Times of Israel

Several thousand attend protests against PM in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Caesaria...

Turnout remains lower than during the height of summer; Netanyahu's son posts tweet seemingly comparing Black Flag protest movement to Islamic StateTurnout remains lower than during the height of summer; Netanyahu's son posts tweet seemingly compa...

 2020-11-28 18:07 

Times of Israel

Israeli windsurfers win gold, two silvers at European Championships...

Yoav Cohen, Shahar Tzuberi take top two spots in men's race, while Katy Spychakov wins second in women's category; medals follow wins in gymnastics, judoYoav Cohen, Shahar Tzuberi take top two spots in men's race, while Katy Spychakov wins sec...

 2020-11-28 17:48 

Times of Israel

Israeli missions, Jews around world said on alert after hit on Iran nuke chief...

TV reports say embassies, communities heighten security as Iran promises to avenge assassination of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, allegedly by IsraelTV reports say embassies, communities heighten security as Iran promises to avenge assassination o...

 2020-11-28 17:48 

Times of Israel

New virus infections top 1,000 for 3rd straight day; outbreak at Dead Sea hotel...

Health Ministry orders suspension of operations at Isrotel hotel after 10 employees test positive for COVID-19Health Ministry orders suspension of operations at Isrotel hotel after 10 employees test positive for COVID-19...

 2020-11-28 17:24 

Times of Israel

Likud minister: Assassination of nuclear scientist 'really embarrassed' Iran...

Netanyahu ally Tzachi Hanegbi says he had no idea who killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh; Hamas chief phones Iranian FM to denounce killing, which 'reflects a criminal mentality'Netanyahu ally Tzachi Hanegbi says he had no idea who killed Mohsen Fakhrizade...

 2020-11-28 16:35 

Times of Israel

Iranians burn Israel and US flags, Trump and Biden photos after scientist killed...

Students affiliated with Basij paramilitary group hold small protest outside foreign ministry in Tehran; some call to expel IAEA inspectors in response to assassinationStudents affiliated with Basij paramilitary group hold small protest outside foreign mi...

 2020-11-28 16:07 

Times of Israel

Iranian national caught after sneaking onto Israeli-owned ship — report...

Israeli TV says the man is believed to have slipped aboard Zim vessel in Turkey, was discovered by crew after 3 days and handed over to Italian policeIsraeli TV says the man is believed to have slipped aboard Zim vessel in Turkey, was discovered by crew a...

 2020-11-28 15:42 

Times of Israel

Iran claims slain nuclear scientist was working on virus detection kit, vaccine...

Following assassination of physicist, officials in Tehran assert 'dear unassuming scientist' was involved in various important projects on virus and military defenseFollowing assassination of physicist, officials in Tehran assert 'dear unassum...

 2020-11-28 13:55 

Times of Israel

Fred and Julia: A family friend becomes the subject of a Holocaust art biography...

Writer Julia Mayer says she became a 'Fred expert, not a Holocaust expert,' in writing a book about the survivor at her family's Seder tableWriter Julia Mayer says she became a 'Fred expert, not a Holocaust expert,' in writing a book a...

 2020-11-28 13:20 

Times of Israel

EU condemns killing of Iranian nuclear scientist as 'criminal act'...

Brussels urges 'maximum restraint' after Tehran points finger at Israel in deadly Friday ambush; Iranian leaders promise responseBrussels urges 'maximum restraint' after Tehran points finger at Israel in deadly Friday ambush; Iranian leade...

 2020-11-28 12:07 

Times of Israel

Convoys head to Jerusalem to demand state inquiry into submarine affair...

Protesters demand Supreme Court allow launch of official probe into massive graft scandal that has ensnared Netanyahu associatesProtesters demand Supreme Court allow launch of official probe into massive graft scandal that has ensnared Netanyahu associate...

 2020-11-28 10:32 

Times of Israel

Coronavirus is driving thousands of people into hunger. Where is the state?...

Charities shoulder most of the burden for food insecurity as a lack of government funding, and perhaps of will, leaves no guiding hand for largely helpless social welfare agenciesCharities shoulder most of the burden for food insecurity as a lack of gover...

 2020-11-28 10:11 

Times of Israel

Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain nuclear scientist...

Khamenei calls for 'punishing the perpetrators,' says Fakhrizadeh's scientific work will continueKhamenei calls for 'punishing the perpetrators,' says Fakhrizadeh's scientific work will continue...

 2020-11-28 09:32 

Times of Israel

New poll shows slight gains for Likud, with rival Yamina not far behind...

Channel 12 survey has Netanyahu's party with 30 seats, down from 36 it now has but up from recent polls; support for Bennett's Yamina appears to level offChannel 12 survey has Netanyahu's party with 30 seats, down from 36 it now has but up fro...

 2020-11-28 08:34 

Times of Israel

Saudi prince delays normalization pact with Israel due to Biden win — report...

Mohammed bin Salman hopes US-brokered deal under incoming administration could help 'cement relations' with president-elect, says WSJ citing Saudi, US officialsMohammed bin Salman hopes US-brokered deal under incoming administration could help ...

 2020-11-28 07:17 

Times of Israel

Parts of Europe reopen stores, Los Angeles sees new virus curbs...

Virus spread slows due to weeks of restrictions, but Europe remains at heart of pandemic, recording more cases than US this weekVirus spread slows due to weeks of restrictions, but Europe remains at heart of pandemic, recording more cases than US this wee...

 2020-11-28 06:36 

Times of Israel

Rouhani blames 'mercenary' Israel for killing of top nuclear scientist...

Iranian president vows assassination will not slow down 'achievements9;; protesters call for war with US over ambushIranian president vows assassination will not slow down 'achievements9;; protesters call for war with US over ambush...

 2020-11-28 04:48 

Times of Israel

UAE said blocking visas for some Muslim countries, as Israelis allowed in freely...

Travel agents across Middle East and Africa say Gulf state suddenly stopped issuing visas to their citizens, as Dubai welcomes its first visitors from Jewish stateTravel agents across Middle East and Africa say Gulf state suddenly stopped issuing visas to...

 2020-11-28 04:03 

Times of Israel

Federal court slaps down Trump lawsuit: 'Calling vote unfair doesn't make it so'...

Judges flatly dismiss US president's claims of rigged election, refuse to overturn Biden's Pennsylvania win, in latest of many legal defeats for Trump campaignJudges flatly dismiss US president's claims of rigged election, refuse to overturn B...

 2020-11-28 03:22 

Times of Israel

A truck bomb, then a hail of bullets: Iranian media describes hit on Fakhrizadeh...

A team of gunmen assassinated alleged head of Iranian nuclear weapons program, several of his bodyguards, after stopping vehicle with a hidden explosive, local reports sayA team of gunmen assassinated alleged head of Iranian nuclear weapons program, sever...

 2020-11-28 01:57 

Times of Israel

'Casino' at 25: A guide to its protagonist and Hollywood's other Jewish mobsters...

Martin Scorsese's epic crime drama, starring Robert De Niro, debuted last week in 1995; its main character was one of many Jews in the canon of American gangster moviesMartin Scorsese's epic crime drama, starring Robert De Niro, debuted last week ...

 2020-11-28 01:01 

Times of Israel

US, world leaders mum on Fakhrizadeh killing; ex-CIA chief calls hit 'reckless'...

UN calls for restraint after assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist; Pompeo announces sanctions against supporters of Iran's missile program; US aircraft carrier sails to GulfUN calls for restraint after assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist;...

 2020-11-28 00:04 

Times of Israel

Creeping in through Syria, Iran is just a border fence away from Israel...

Via its proxy Lebanese Hezbollah terror group, Tehran has all but succeeded in opening a second front against the Jewish state; in Gaza, Hamas wields coronavirus to deflect unrestVia its proxy Lebanese Hezbollah terror group, Tehran has all but succeeded ...

 2020-11-27 23:10 

Times of Israel

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: 'Father' of Iran's nukes said to be long-time Mossad target...

US reportedly determined in 2007 that the scientist's job as a lecturer was a cover for his role spearheading Tehran's illicit nuclear weapons developmentUS reportedly determined in 2007 that the scientist's job as a lecturer was a cover for h...

 2020-11-27 21:31 

Times of Israel

Bombs, bullets, killers on motorbikes: Iran's string of slain nuclear scientists...

Several leading researchers have been assassinated over the past decade, in remarkably similar attacks Iran has ascribed to the US and IsraelSeveral leading researchers have been assassinated over the past decade, in remarkably similar attacks Iran has as...

 2020-11-27 19:57 

Times of Israel

Health minister says will reassess opening of malls after customers flood shops...

Petah Tikva mayor instructs shopping center to close due to large crowds: 'We support the merchants and businesses but the guidelines must be followed'Petah Tikva mayor instructs shopping center to close due to large crowds: 'We support the me...

 2020-11-27 19:57 

Times of Israel

30% of Saudis support business, sports contacts with Israel — poll...

Though vast majority of kingdom still opposes normalization, percentage of survey respondents who support some ties is up threefold from JuneThough vast majority of kingdom still opposes normalization, percentage of survey respondents who support some tie...

 2020-11-27 19:45 

Times of Israel

Emirati royal in talks to buy stake in Beitar Jerusalem soccer club...

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan sends letter to owner Moshe Hogeg expressing interest in buying half of the Israeli clubSheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan sends letter to owner Moshe Hogeg expressing interest in buying half of the Israeli club...

 2020-11-27 19:21 

Times of Israel

Israel behind hit on architect of Iranian nuclear weapons program — NY Times...

Three intelligence officials tell paper that Jerusalem is responsible for assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, as Iran vows 'severe revenge' for killingThree intelligence officials tell paper that Jerusalem is responsible for assassination of Mohs...

 2020-11-27 19:10 

Times of Israel

Woman in Vienna threatens rabbi with knife, steals his kippah...

Suspect reportedly shouts anti-Semitic slogans at rabbi before fleeing scene of assault in the Austrian capitalSuspect reportedly shouts anti-Semitic slogans at rabbi before fleeing scene of assault in the Austrian capital...

 2020-11-27 17:58 

Times of Israel

Israeli team takes home gold at rhythmic gymnastics European Championships...

Girls in Yuliana Telegin's troupe win group all-around event at Kyiv competitionGirls in Yuliana Telegin's troupe win group all-around event at Kyiv competition...

 2020-11-27 17:21 

Times of Israel

'It makes us feel hopeful': Iraqi Kurds watch as Israel befriends old Arab foes...

Many welcome normalization as positive sign for their own independence dreams, but some analysts say rapprochement unlikely due to geopolitics, despite shared historyMany welcome normalization as positive sign for their own independence dreams, but some a...

 2020-11-27 17:15 

Times of Israel

Academic released by Iran was jailed over Israeli boyfriend — reports...

Australian media says Kylie Moore-Gilbert was detained at Tehran airport in 2018 after Iranian authorities learned that her partner came from Jewish stateAustralian media says Kylie Moore-Gilbert was detained at Tehran airport in 2018 after Iranian author...

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