Sunday, September 20, 2020



Benny Gantz Enters Quarantine as Israel Hits Highest Total of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel recorded more than 1,300 new cases of the coronavirus in 24 hours ending on Wednesday morning, its highest total since...

Why I, As An Israeli, Am Angry With My Government. Again.

Our leaders were thoughtless. Even worse, they were and are undignified.

Netta Barzilai Removes Noose Imagery From Instagram Because ‘a Lot of People Were Triggered and Offended’

Netta Barzilai used a music note being strangled by a noose to illustrate how culture is dying in Israel because of coronavirus restrictions. The Israeli...

Do Israelis Support Trump?

More than half of all Israelis believe that President Donald Trump will be a better president than Joe Biden.

3 Rockets Fired From Gaza on Southern Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza on Sunday afternoon, sounding the Code Red alert system but causing no...

‘Israel Story’ Podcast Premieres Human Interest Tales for Pandemic Times

“Israel Story” presents a series of biweekly episodes called “Alone, Together” that reflect the COVID-19 pandemic experience. 

Israel Successfully Launches New Spy Satellite

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel successfully launched the new Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite. The spy satellite was blasted into space early Sunday morning from a launch...

Meet the Law Professor Laying Out the Facts on Annexation

Scan any news story from the past two years relating to Israel’s legal rights and you’re likely to come across professor Eugene Kontorovich’s name.

Palestinians Are Angry at Arab-World Indifference to Israeli Annexation, Says Report

The P.A. is pressing for “jihad”– holy war against the Jewish state.

Netanyahu: ‘Very Strong’ COVID-19 Resurgence Is an ‘Emergency Situation’

Israel’s coronavirus death toll hits 330, with 804 new cases in the past 24 hours.

Ex-Hamas Leader Calls for Violence Over Israel’s Annexation Plan

“The West Bank must rise up against Israeli annexation using any weapons available.”

Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against Israeli Sovereignty Plans, Touts Former Accords

“The envisioned annexation would amount to a massive, illegal expropriation of Palestinian territory."

Rival Palestinian Factions Declare Unity: ‘We Have No Enemy Except for Israel’

“We are leaving this meeting under one flag, with which we oppose annexation.”

Israeli Pop Stars’ Music Video With Mexican and Arab Garb — and Giant Roosters — Irks Some Viewers

Despite the fact that the lyrics are not that complicated — there’s a lot going on in the video.

How Israeli Scientists Are Monitoring Forest Health with Drones

“In the future, I believe this kind of work can be carried out solely by using drones."

3-D Printed Steaks? An Israeli Startup Will Test Them Out in High-End Restaurants.

The product has a 95 percent smaller environmental impact than producing actual beef.

Netanyahu May Have Squandered His Moment to Become a Great Leader

Three months ago, when the crisis hit, Netanyahu acted like a great leader. But great leaders don’t get tired halfway through a crisis.

Palestinian Authority Says It Is Ready to Restart Peace Negotiations With Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — With the date set by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to begin annexing West Bank territory days away, the Palestinians appear...

AOC and Tlaib Among 4 Democrats Calling for Cuts in Israel Aid If Annexation Goes Ahead

Four progressive House Democrats have written to the secretary of state calling on the United States to cut assistance to Israel should it proceed...

Israel Strikes Hamas Targets in Retaliation for Rocket Attacks

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel launched airstrikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to two rockets fired from Gaza aimed at civilian...

Suspected Cyberattack Disrupts Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Virtual Gala

A suspected cyberattack occurred during the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s (IPO) virtual gala on June 28. According to a press release from the IPO, the suspected...

UN Launches Investigation After Staffers Filmed in Tel Aviv Having Sex in Official Vehicle

“We are shocked and deeply disturbed” by this “abhorrent” behavior, says U.N. spokesperson.

3 Homophobic Orthodox Extremists Arrested Ahead of Jerusalem Pride Rally

In all, 27 right-wing activists were detained ahead of the Jerusalem rally.

Annexation Polls Lack Nuance

Supporters of full, unconditional annexation are not as many as Netanyahu seems to think.

White House Fails to Reach Decision on Annexation, More Talks Planned

The Israeli government plans to enact annexation starting in July.

Israel, UAE Announce Collaboration Against COVID-19

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on June 25 that the two countries are collaborating to combat COVID-19. The Jerusalem Post and Times...

This Elementary School Teacher is Highlighting the Positives of Zoom Learning

“School should be for the social aspect and peer learning. Remote learning has a ton of other benefits.”

Tlaib Retweets Rutgers Prof Alleging Israeli Police Killed Driver in Alleged Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) retweeted a Rutgers University assistant professor who alleged that Israeli Border Police unjustifiably killed a Palestinian driver in what appeared...

New Articles

Israelis Brace for High Holidays in Shadow of Second Lockdown

The Ministry of Health says 5,238 new cases have been confirmed between Thursday and Friday, setting yet another negative record. Restriction on movement is somewhat relaxed from 500 yards from one's home to 1,000 yards.

A Tale of Two High Holidays: Why Orthodox Jews Are Going to Synagogue While Everyone Else Is on Zoom

(JTA) – At the Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this year’s High Holidays will be anything but normal. With eight services happening in various...

Remembering the Life and Work of the Woman who Championed Women’s Rights: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Holocaust Monuments Vandalized With Swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Police are investigating the instances of vandalism.

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