Middle East News http://feed.informer.com/digests/YOIQWNL8IM/feeder Middle East News Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:05:19 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Bnei Brak evacuates 67 virus carriers to stadium, then to isolation hotels https://www.timesofisrael.com/bnei-brak-evacuates-67-virus-carriers-to-stadium-then-to-isolation-hotels/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:c7237556-b30f-ecee-1db5-4f08297a6793 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:23:21 -0400 Midnight operation comes as Israel struggles to deal with infections in densely populated ultra-Orthodox city; sick to be quarantined in special hotels catering to religious needs Israel Inside coronavirus COVID-19 Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital Bnei Brak Biden widens lead over Trump despite coronavirus halting campaign – poll https://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Biden-widens-lead-over-Trump-despite-coronavirus-halting-campaign-poll-623113 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:4f461113-718c-7ca2-55f7-d41536037392 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:01:50 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455237' /><br />The poll showed that the coronavirus had rattled the entire country, with 89% saying they were "very" or "somewhat" concerned by the respiratory disease.<br />; In time for global self-isolation, ‘Anne Frank Video Diary’ premieres on YouTube https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-time-for-global-self-isolation-anne-frank-video-diary-premieres-on-youtube/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:8f0961f7-edac-1104-d5b5-db9194c8a6ed Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:14:48 -0400 Targeted at adolescents in five languages, online series features iconic diarist using a video-camera to narrate a life spent hiding from the Nazis Jewish Times Holocaust Anne Frank YouTube Nazi Germany World War II anti-Semitism COVID-19 The irreverent Jew in your life will eternally burn for this game https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-irreverent-jew-in-your-life-will-eternally-burn-for-this-game/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:2af17495-fa78-234b-a530-720828ebeef6 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:12:19 -0400 Evil genius behind 'Kiruv vs. Humanity' says it is based on subversive cult classic 'Cards Against Humanity,' but it'll 'send you to hell faster than you can say pass the cholent' Jewish Times Cards Against Humanity games inventors Lapsed Jews blasphemy Las Vegas marking parking places for coronavirus homeless encampment https://www.timesofisrael.com/las-vegas-marking-parking-places-for-coronavirus-homeless-encampment/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:3d970c3f-83dc-a733-31df-a54a2edf721d Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:04:39 -0400 Critics slam city, noting tens of thousands of hotel rooms are empty after casinos were shut; officials say move is temporary solution to assist social distancing Israel & the Region coronavirus homeless Las Vegas Las Vegas marks parking places for a coronavirus homeless encampment https://www.timesofisrael.com/las-vegas-marking-parking-places-for-coronavirus-homeless-encampment/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:e111fed6-5282-9163-297d-86aca46ce988 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:04:39 -0400 Critics slam city, noting tens of thousands of hotel rooms are empty after casinos were shut; officials say move is temporary solution to assist social distancing Israel & the Region coronavirus homeless Las Vegas NIS 1.2 million donated for orphans of Lod woman who died from coronavirus https://www.timesofisrael.com/nis-1-2-million-donated-for-orphans-of-lod-woman-who-died-from-coronavirus/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:1ce4d053-690d-fe4e-c379-26cd886aaa04 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:35:40 -0400 Organizer of fundraising drive for Tamar Peretz-Levi's 4-year-old twins says he didn't expect to raise that much so quickly, with so many Israelis out of work during crisis Israel Inside Lod coronavirus COVID-19 Singer Ishay Ribo composes tune to lift Israeli spirits https://www.timesofisrael.com/singer-ishay-ribo-composes-tune-to-lift-israeli-spirits/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:00077bda-fde5-6c41-d2c4-b58d3fa5b22e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:28:59 -0400 The Israeli musician spent the last week writing 'Keter Melucha,' working with fellow musicians from their home studios Israel Inside Ishay Ribo Israeli music Israeli musicians coronavirus Will the US ease its sanctions on Iran due to coronavirus? https://www.jpost.com/International/US-might-rethink-Iran-sanctions-in-light-of-coronavirus-outbreak-Pompeo-623107 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:4fc41f86-9083-63b0-a626-d4e4583e5e53 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:17:00 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/451499' /><br />“We are constantly re-evaluating all of our policies, including our sanctions policy,” says Pompeo.<br />; Official: Lockdown may ease after Passover, but life to be ‘entirely different’ https://www.timesofisrael.com/official-lockdown-may-ease-after-passover-but-life-to-be-entirely-different/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:36e38652-0f79-467d-4cef-4e6dec00ee60 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:58:11 -0400 In briefing, national security adviser says Israel focusing on curbing virus spread, increasing preparedness and enabling a gradual return to a new normal Israel Inside coronavirus COVID-19 Meir Ben-Shabbat Israel National Security Council Israel to issue first-ever 100-year bonds to help fund virus rescue package https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-to-issue-first-ever-100-year-bonds-to-help-fund-virus-rescue-package/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:fed97f07-e204-0853-658a-ac1bbe75c5a2 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:47:43 -0400 Finance Ministry to sell debt to international investors to pay for NIS 80 billion plan as businesses falter, unemployment skyrockets Startup Israel Finance Ministry israel economy isreali economy bond market Israel Bonds Knesset panel okays controversial phone tracking by Shin Bet to fight virus https://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-panel-okays-controversial-phone-tracking-by-shin-bet-to-fight-virus/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:58a42545-b0df-7638-8372-aea239b74363 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:46:52 -0400 Subcommittee gives approval until April 30 for domestic spy agency to use mass surveillance program to locate potential coronavirus carriers Israel Inside Knesset Subcommittee on the Clandestine Services Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Shin Bet coronavirus COVID-19 Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to defer hajj preparations over virus fears https://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-arabia-urges-muslims-to-defer-hajj-preparations-over-virus-fears/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:7d853266-7891-b86d-59b3-e2eb1d9c98f6 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:36:34 -0400 Kingdom has already reported over 1,500 COVID-19 cases, says it wants to protect health of pilgrims Israel & the Region Saudi Arabia coronavirus COVID-19 hajj Umrah UK reports record 381 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours https://www.timesofisrael.com/uk-reports-record-381-coronavirus-deaths-in-24-hours/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:17bd062f-3538-971d-6f9c-5716409eac97 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:36:32 -0400 Figure more than double that of previous day, but experts say it's due to reporting practices; scientists say it could take 6 months for country to return to normalcy Israel & the Region coronavirus COVID-19 Britain United Kingdom UK Jews overrepresented in coronavirus deaths, some theories as to why https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/UK-Jews-overrepresented-in-coronavirus-deaths-some-theories-as-to-why-623109 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:37fff790-76c5-39c6-7f55-a8945709ef52 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:34:35 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/450133' /><br />The figures are raising concerns that British Jews are particularly at risk from the virus. They are also giving rise to multiple hypotheses to explain this reality, though none seem conclusive.<br />; Syrian media says Israeli war planes attack near Homs https://www.timesofisrael.com/syrian-media-says-israeli-war-planes-attack-near-homs/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:eea70bcf-8315-4478-28db-71ca6b592ed2 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:27:14 -0400 No immediate comment from Israel; Syrian opposition says target of strike was al-Sharyat military airport used by Iran Israel & the Region Iran Syria Hezbollah IDF Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Health official says Israel may need to ‘medically annex’ West Bank https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-official-says-israel-may-need-to-medically-annex-west-bank/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:c427aa33-00bd-b068-0d30-b92ccc3fd46e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:20:11 -0400 Unnamed official tells news network territories cannot be separated in handling virus crisis; ex-director of Health Ministry: 'What happens there will happen here' Israel & the Region West Bank PA Palestinian Authority coronavirus COVID-19 Gabi Barbash Sa’ar: Gantz should prevent ‘inflated’ unity government during time of crisis https://www.timesofisrael.com/saar-gantz-should-prevent-inflated-unity-government-during-time-of-crisis/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:51ce116e-b2cc-a09d-419c-854367fbbb7a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:20:09 -0400 Israel can't afford it, says former Likud leadership contender, calling for public sector pay cuts to fund coronavirus aid Israel Inside coronavirus Benny Gantz Likud Blue and White Benjamin Netanyahu Gideon Sa'ar Israeli gaming company, industry leaders launch campaign with WHO https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-gaming-company-industry-leaders-launch-campaign-with-WHO-623045 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:65ad6129-f028-83f8-8db2-a1a71f206327 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:20:09 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455921' /><br />"As part of this important response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Playtika is fully committed to helping people worldwide stay safe and feel connected."<br />; The ultra-Orthodox radicals fighting the police coronavirus enforcement https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/The-ultra-Orthodox-radicals-fighting-the-police-coronavirus-enforcement-623108 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:4d432eb8-4211-6da1-47e6-7102f824437f Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:19:19 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455905' /><br />In general, these hardliners belong to communities associated with the radical, anti-Zionist Eda Haharedis association of ultra-Orthodox communities<br />; Germany, France, UK circumvent sanctions to send medical goods to Iran https://www.jpost.com/International/Germany-France-UK-circumvent-sanctions-to-send-medical-goods-to-Iran-623037 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:8f2ec7f5-d221-a7fe-7f43-f5e3a9ca6332 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:06:14 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455889' /><br />The German Foreign Office said that Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges is a way to allow for trade between Europe and Iran and preserve the JCPOA nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.<br />; More than half of Americans have been praying for an end to coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/International/More-than-half-of-Americans-have-been-praying-for-an-end-to-coronavirus-623106 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:88254c54-9b2f-68ca-0806-51027c4cce7a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:43:43 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455920' /><br />The figure included 15% of people who usually never prayed, and a quarter of those who said they weren't normally religious.<br />; UNSC welcomes Israeli-Palestinian cooperation against coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-and-Palestinians-working-closely-to-mitigate-coronavirus-spread-623050 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:fc89f084-d48b-d340-9028-305618f24485 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:40:08 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455898' /><br />Israel has provided medical equipment for the PA to combat the pandemic, as well as guidance and cooperation with Palestinian medical crews.<br />; Gov't mulls lockdown on haredi cities as coronavirus battle intensifies https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:0b6ddd0c-f25a-dc3b-3b7e-2391e51d922f Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:38:20 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />COVID-19: Number of dead surges to 20 people, more than 5,000 infected * Health Ministry: 'Too early to be optimistic,' despite decline in numbers<br />; Palestinians worry about expenses as virus blocks way to work in Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinians-worry-about-expenses-as-virus-blocks-way-to-work-in-israel/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:cab2a6f1-1603-6165-fdd4-cfdcc411e7fd Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:34:11 -0400 With West Bank shuttered off, laborers say they don't know whether they'll be able to afford groceries in coming days; unionist suggests Israel can help alleviate crisis Israel & the Region PA Palestinian Authority West Bank Palestinian workers in Israel Biddou Bethlehem Mohammad Shtayyeh settlements National Insurance Institute Jerusalem Atarot Beit Sahour Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories COGAT PA policemen enter east Jerusalem village to halt armed clashes https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/PA-policemen-enter-East-Jerusalem-village-to-halt-armed-clashes-623064 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:aa6d7a13-313a-c1ed-dfb2-25ac045c5951 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:31:50 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/453231' /><br />Anti-riot police were dispatched to Kufr Aqab on Monday after armed clashes erupted between residents and activists from the nearby Qalandia refugee camp.<br />; Zoom is being sued for sharing data with Facebook without explicit consent https://www.jpost.com/International/Zoom-is-being-sued-for-sharing-data-with-Facebook-without-explicit-consent-623068 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:3248aea1-3d24-4805-c8ae-da2e69aa0f6b Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:30:02 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455909' /><br />On Monday, Robert Cullen of Sacramento filed a suit against Zoom for alleged contravention of California's new data privacy laws.<br />; Syria accuses Israel as 'hostile targets' shot down over Homs https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Syrian-air-defenses-intercept-hostile-targets-over-Homs-623095 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:5e479024-8e0a-280f-c757-52174b0a0d0a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:28:31 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/449175' /><br />Lebanese media also reported Israel tied to air strikes.<br />; IDF's elite Sayeret Matkal playing role in war against coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDFs-elite-Sayeret-Matkal-playing-role-in-war-against-coronavirus-623090 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:87b75743-ef9c-f49c-a068-46acb252ce50 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:23:58 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455918' /><br />IAI and Invoytec to produce Israeli-developed ventilators in missile production plant.<br />; IKEA starts producing protective gear for health care workers https://www.jpost.com/International/IKEA-starts-producing-protective-gear-for-health-care-workers-623046 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:69203b5d-c661-6ca0-7f5d-177c52c5bf21 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:23:58 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454802' /><br />Demand for its office furniture is holding up well as many work from home due to the coronavirus.<br />; US might rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus outbreak -Pompeo https://www.jpost.com/International/US-might-rethink-Iran-sanctions-in-light-of-coronavirus-outbreak-Pompeo-623107 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:2862088c-7479-22b4-aa10-e35add99d7d7 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:18:25 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/451499' /><br />Pompeo stressed that humanitarian and medical supplies are exempt from sanctions Washington reimposed on Tehran<br />; Bnei Brak https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Bnei-Brak-623102 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:5494117f-332d-bf1f-cfa2-16b60907f3ab Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:08:28 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/435431' /><br />With more than 570 cases, the ultra-Orthodox city has more than 10% of the country’s nearly 5,000 cases.<br />; IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi, two other generals enter self-isolation https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDF-troops-begin-distributing-essential-goods-to-elderly-623036 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:0af1a563-b11c-ca98-6cd3-c864b2f4ea29 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:06:08 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/451909' /><br />The three were in contact with a commander in the reserves who was diagnosed with the virus on Tuesday<br />; Blue and White under pressure to compromise on ministers https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Gideon-Saar-complains-about-most-bloated-government-623053 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:b3e7bc02-9bad-fb36-087a-0b167659774c Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:50:20 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454541' /><br />Likud, Blue and White restart talks<br />; Amid US 2020 election, coronavirus becomes a matter of political dispute https://www.jpost.com/International/Amid-US-2020-election-coronavirus-becomes-a-matter-of-political-dispute-623094 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:2905f609-1987-1bd7-302a-b05b8382ee68 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:47:41 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455798' /><br />With the 2020 presidential elections at the horizon, even a pandemic becomes a matter of right and left.<br />; Amazon and Instacart workers demand coronavirus protection, go on strike https://www.jpost.com/International/Amazon-and-Instacart-workers-demand-coronavirus-protection-go-on-strike-623020 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:5e056b9c-0335-ff4a-b49d-9a7a2e3f23ee Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:44:28 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/448786' /><br />Amazon workers in at least eleven warehouses across the United States have tested positive for COVID-19.<br />; How does Israel's NIS 80b. stimulus package compare to global efforts? https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/How-does-Israels-NIS-80b-stimulus-package-compare-to-global-efforts-623091 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:5b2d9bde-3063-704b-3c6b-12076372fe2a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:44:09 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/415392' /><br />For many in the business sector there is little appetite to celebrate at all. Others, looking at measures implemented by other governments, are green with envy.<br />; Syrian media accuses Israel as 'hostile targets' shot down over Homs https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Syrian-air-defenses-intercept-hostile-targets-over-Homs-623095 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:e8b13fe2-1e99-857c-1ad8-1673d5175baa Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:35:18 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/449175' /><br />Lebanese media also reported Israel tied to air-strikes.<br />; Finance chair: Gov't financial plan a 'collection of unclear headlines' https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Finance-chair-Govts-financial-plan-a-collection-of-unclear-headlines-623038 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:d54350b9-83fa-bfa4-bc15-f75dd9d60f62 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:22:24 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://www.jpost.com//HttpHandlers/ShowImage.ashx?id=386990&w=898&h=628' /><br />Dismissing that the Knesset committee will act as a "rubber stamp," MK Oded Forer said the plan must include compensation for severely affected industries, including the tourism industry.<br />; Israeli public increasingly anxious, but not panicking, researchers say https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-public-increasingly-anxious-but-not-panicking-researchers-say/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:4a2fcf6c-ed78-4d4a-ef69-6e8bc76c6125 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:21:48 -0400 Ben-Gurion University team finds that citizens who are already anxious, and those with negative views of Health Ministry, more apprehensive amid COVID-19 pandemic Startup Israel coronavirus Health Ministry Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) NY governor’s brother, a CNN reporter, tests positive for coronavirus https://www.timesofisrael.com/ny-governors-brother-a-cnn-reporter-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:7353030b-5e64-ad07-1bd5-9846259b4f76 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:19:34 -0400 Chris Cuomo vows to continue doing his show from the basement of his home, earns scolding from his brother for having their 88-year-old mother over two weeks ago Israel & the Region Chris Cuomo Andrew Cuomo CNN New York coronavirus COVID-19 Gantz decides to exempt Knesset from Corona rules https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Gantz-decides-to-except-Knesset-from-Corona-rules-623087 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:a0777936-b68c-79a4-c38e-6ecba57dc4af Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:00:10 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455565' /><br />"My goal is to enable the Knesset to function as well as possible under the circumstances," Gantz said.<br />; Radar system protecting Israel’s borders will monitor coronavirus patients https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Radar-system-used-to-protect-Israels-border-used-to-monitor-corona-cases-623088 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:6f24a0a9-18ee-881e-9efb-d189a254da55 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:58:49 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455917' /><br />Two military systems developed by Elbit and IAI will remotely monitor and measure vital signs<br />; In ‘idiotic’ breach, hundreds from virus epicenters enter Israel with no checks https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-idiotic-breach-hundreds-from-virus-epicenters-enter-israel-with-no-checks/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:ec872b06-f4bf-27e8-0db8-3d50e4903a27 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:52:33 -0400 Defense Minister Bennett, who had announced mandatory tests and 14-day quarantine at hotel for arrivals from US, Italy, Spain, France, says his plan was trashed by his superiors Israel & the Region coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine United States Italy Spain France In time of coronavirus, a call to make Seder communally on balconies https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/In-time-of-coronavirus-a-call-to-make-Seder-communally-on-balconies-623075 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:e8da934b-7903-0791-d042-4cb42d527b99 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:50:59 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455864' /><br />“One people one table” invites everyone to join so that anyone left alone in their home can celebrate the Passover Seder with their big family - the nation of Israel.<br />; Coronavirus: Number of dead hits 20 people, more than 5,000 infected https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:3aedd444-2741-e5e8-13ca-9791138255bf Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:47:54 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />Gov't considers lockdown on haredi cities * Number of sick people per day declining, but Health Ministry: 'Too early to be optimistic'<br />; Israeli virus toll hits 20 as police put checkpoints around hotspot Bnei Brak https://www.timesofisrael.com/police-put-checkpoints-around-virus-hotspot-bnei-brak-as-national-toll-hits-19/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:34b33a13-84e3-337d-00a8-18e9dc5986b9 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:46:00 -0400 Man in his 70s, 90-year-old are two latest victims of pandemic; in ultra-Orthodox city officers check IDs of arrivals, inquire as to business of non-residents Israel Inside coronavirus COVID-19 Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital Bnei Brak Over 40 rabbis in Diaspora have died since coronavirus outbreak https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Forty-four-rabbis-in-diaspora-have-passed-since-coronavirus-outbreak-623010 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:6ce542dc-8296-3a30-da3d-ef4d593fc536 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:45:07 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455865' /><br />The one reform rabbi known to have died is Rabbi Neil Kraft, the beloved rabbi of the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue who passed away weeks before he was due to retire.<br />; As consumers scramble, Israel targets increased egg supply https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/As-consumers-scramble-Israel-targets-increased-egg-supply-623065 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:1983f5e6-649b-a8ce-7c08-219780fac709 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:41:09 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455908' /><br />The agriculture and finance ministries said they have taken the "exceptional" move to persuade shipping companies to change their routes for greater and faster imports.<br />; Radar system used to protect Israel's border used to monitor corona cases https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Radar-system-used-to-protect-Israels-border-used-to-monitor-corona-cases-623088 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:b5b98101-e885-27e0-9632-ef19e623637d Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:40:29 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455917' /><br />Two military radar systems developed by defense giants Elbit and IAI will remotely monitor and measure vital signs<br />; Jewish Agency and Ogen launch fund to fight coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Jewish-Agency-launches-fund-to-fight-coronavirus-623083 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:76831797-06c8-6348-eb9c-5f19480e370e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:39:46 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455916' /><br />To finance the initiative, Ogen allocated NIS 30 million NIS in lending capital.<br />; US toll tops China; NYC turns to hospital ship, conference center, Central Park https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-toll-tops-china-nyc-turns-to-hospital-ship-conference-center-central-park/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:c3953c95-2391-94d5-0e52-3b84ea5117f2 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:34:50 -0400 Coronavirus deaths in America climb past 3,500, with 1,550 in New York State; Javits Center taking patients; CNN's Chris Cuomo, brother of NY governor, infected Israel & the Region coronavirus New York City Andrew Cuomo is a pro-Israel alternative for the Democratic nomination https://www.jpost.com/International/Andrew-Cuomo-is-a-pro-Israel-alternative-for-the-Democratic-nomination-623086 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:0d2cdbc4-c111-2f8a-0b73-f3b505fd1f4a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:33:12 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/442579' /><br />As Governor of New York, Cuomo has shown plenty of solidarity with the Jewish state.<br />; Coronavirus: Besides food, are people stocking up on cannabis? https://www.jpost.com/International/Coronavirus-Besides-food-are-people-stocking-up-on-cannabis-623085 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:0029513b-be96-55db-9f2c-dab46272f8ad Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:15:01 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/450005' /><br />In many countries in lockdown around the world the authorities are reporting a number of cases of people breaking the regulations to contain the outbreak to buy cannabis.<br />; Coronavirus: 19 dead and nearly 5,000 people sick https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:0de4d01e-740d-0250-2ddf-453db7956957 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:10:59 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />Number of sick people per day declining * Health Ministry: 'Too early to be optimistic'<br />; Turkey's coronavirus deaths up to 214, with 15,422 total cases: minister http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-coronavirus-deaths-up-to-214-with-15-422-total-cases-minister-153460 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:07f8157e-13c7-a8fd-e5ba-bdfe584d03b0 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:55:00 -0400 Turkey’s deaths from the new coronavirus increased by 46 to 214 on March 31, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 2,704 to 13,531, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. Turkey For Passover and beyond, Israel needs a ’Loneliness Czar’ https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/does-israel-also-need-a-loneliness-czar/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:973e2111-7590-4b75-b154-cdc35b4ae76f Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:51:57 -0400 The social disconnection that will be felt so acutely during the upcoming holiday, will continue to impact our society for months to come The Blogs Mikveh-peeping DC rabbi set for early prison release https://www.timesofisrael.com/mikveh-peeping-dc-rabbi-set-for-early-prison-release/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:76ce18eb-1896-cfa2-a104-ee021fddec26 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:50:35 -0400 US Attorney's Office asks Barry Freundel's victims if they object to him being released on April 15 rather than in 2021 as scheduled, citing he has accrued 'good time' credit Jewish Times Barry Freundel mikveh Washington DC Coronavirus: 19 dead and near 5,000 people sick https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:41e8c02e-9990-8270-21b7-7b7aa1f3c305 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:44:59 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />Number of sick people per day declining * Health Ministry: 'Too early to be optimistic'<br />; Israel tests coronavirus vaccine prototype on rodents at defense lab https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-tests-coronavirus-vaccine-prototype-on-rodents-at-defense-lab-623078 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:e2613826-61f8-8074-7045-157d7db2f4c8 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:38:54 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455416' /><br />Netanyahu's office said IIBR director had informed him of "significant progress" in designing a vaccine prototype and that the institute "is now preparing a model for commencing an animal trial."<br />; Chief Rabbis: Don’t leave home to burn chametz for Passover https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Chief-Rabbis-Dont-leave-home-to-burn-chametz-for-Passover-623072 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:cc61c325-b5e2-6e8b-20a3-87727c1f88f4 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:35:09 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/452038' /><br />New instructions for religious observance issued by Chief Rabbis Yitzhak Yosef and David Lau in light of new coronavirus restrictions<br />; Coronavirus by the numbers: Which Israeli cities have the most sick? https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/13-people-in-haredi-Bnei-Brak-tested-positive-for-coronavirus-623021 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:462dbc6c-b86c-7660-9199-f0648d7aced7 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:31:03 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455873' /><br />One-third of people screened for coronavirus in Bnei Brak tested positive * Jerusalem has the most COVID-19 patients<br />; 19th Israeli dies of coronavirus, over 4,800 sick https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:b92e3c52-553b-664e-428d-3797f8f5da6e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:22:42 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />Health minister says Bnei Brak should be quarantined * 18 people have succumbed to the virus<br />; Jewish Agency launches fund to fight coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Jewish-Agency-launches-fund-to-fight-coronavirus-623083 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:d1fdf45d-a7ac-78b3-e57e-164246c7ead5 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:21:50 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455916' /><br />To finance the initiative, Ogen allocated NIS 30 million NIS in lending capital.<br />; ‘Zoombombing’: With everyone at home, anti-Semites have a new way to harass Jews https://www.timesofisrael.com/zoombombing-with-everyone-at-home-anti-semites-have-a-new-way-to-harass-jews/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:799c67f4-da17-bddf-26f2-c556f530b196 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:15:13 -0400 As Jewish groups host virtual conferences to socially distance amid coronavirus outbreak, neo-Nazis are disrupting those meetings with anti-Semitic vitriol, ADL says Jewish Times Zoom ADL Anti-Defamation League Oren Segal Israel’s biological institute reports ‘significant progress’ on virus vaccine https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-biological-institute-reports-significant-progress-on-virus-vaccine/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:f5f93f09-8eca-b7df-214a-6c58d6872692 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:13:48 -0400 Head of secretive defense facility tells prime minister that the institute will soon start testing on animals; working vaccine still long way off Israel Inside Israel Institute for Biological Research coronavirus vaccine coronavirus COVID-19 Benjamin Netanyahu Russia’s top coronavirus doctor, who shook hands with Putin, tests positive https://www.timesofisrael.com/russias-top-coronavirus-doctor-who-shook-hands-with-putin-tests-positive/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:58ba951b-1bd3-11dc-7bd9-4b9e94552372 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:09:38 -0400 Denis Protsenko's infection comes a week after encounter with leader in Moscow; doctor says he's feeling 'quite well,' as Kremlin says Putin's health is fine Israel & the Region coronavirus COVID-19 Vladimir Putin doctors Why is the Health Ministry preventing 20,000 daily coronavirus tests? https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Why-is-the-Health-Ministry-preventing-20000-daily-coronavirus-checks-623058 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:7e5d306a-d2fc-072a-a4d0-c7ca75c77256 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:05:20 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454738' /><br />It’s been three weeks since news broke that the Weizmann Institute can conduct so many COVID-19 checks – so why isn’t it? "This can be the game changer Israel needs to combat the virus."<br />; Is Mossad’s Yossi Cohen the future after Bibi-Gantz? - analysis https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Is-Mossads-Yossi-Cohen-the-future-after-Bibi-Gantz-analysis-623076 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:f7f40297-3c24-def7-8229-dce688a7dcbe Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:59:18 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/429068' /><br />The spy chief has racked up major wins against Iran and the coronavirus, is scandal-free, has charisma and leans to the Right.<br />; Finance chair: Gov't's financial plan a 'collection of unclear headlines' https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Finance-chair-Govts-financial-plan-a-collection-of-unclear-headlines-623038 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:bb10f7aa-f965-dce2-8ff6-acf2d5061499 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:55:11 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://www.jpost.com//HttpHandlers/ShowImage.ashx?id=386990&w=898&h=628' /><br />Dismissing that the Knesset committee will act as a "rubber stamp," MK Oded Forer said the plan must include compensation for severely affected industries, including the tourism industry.<br />; Gideon Sa'ar complains about 'most bloated government' https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Gideon-Saar-complains-about-most-bloated-government-623053 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:57c51966-8ec9-ee2a-7986-287a29fe179d Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:52:18 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/446068' /><br />"It should be a lean government," Sa'ar wrote on Twitter.<br />; Relatives of Labor party chief among Moroccan Jews to die of COVID-19 https://www.timesofisrael.com/relatives-of-labor-party-chief-among-moroccan-jews-to-die-of-covid-19/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:92c8aa75-a4ce-0d54-4859-6065c2876314 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:44:16 -0400 MK Amir Peretz says Simone Peretz died in the hospital 'without knowing about the death of her son' Ari, a philanthropist and businessman who passed away days earlier Israel Inside Amir Peretz Morocco Moroccan Jews Casablanca coronavirus COVID-19 Israel’s chief rabbis say Passover Seder can’t be held via videoconference https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-chief-rabbis-say-passover-seder-cant-be-held-via-videoconference/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:341cfece-3843-3978-e85b-a0b4f38c3a8f Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:44:14 -0400 David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef dismiss previous ruling that green lighted tech option as 'unqualified'; rabbis also issue series of guidelines for holiday in age of coronavirus Jewish Times coronavirus Chief Rabbinate of Israel Passover Passover seder video technology Zoom rabbis halacha David Lau Yitzhak Yosef chief rabbis 12-year-old girl dies of COVID-19 in Belgium https://www.timesofisrael.com/12-year-old-girl-dies-of-covid-19-in-belgium/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:a2f3c9d3-27e9-1644-18eb-17192a99bf4b Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:44:11 -0400 Case highlights that in some rare cases, kids are also vulnerable to virus; government doesn't identify victim nor say if she had underlying health issues Israel & the Region coronavirus COVID-19 Belgium children Coronavirus: Jewish Federations help nonprofits receive financial aid https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Coronavirus-Jewish-Federations-help-nonprofits-receive-financial-aid-623070 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:8929b4ff-5b03-d2d9-722c-51d8ce4fe50f Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:25:13 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/431145' /><br />JFNA help Jewish nonprofits access Small Business Administration loans, as part of the Paycheck Protection Program, through the CARES Act.<br />; US expert: Berlin antisemitism center ignores Israel-related antisemitism https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Antisemitism/US-expert-Berlin-antisemitism-center-ignores-Israel-related-antisemitism-623073 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:9449507f-526b-c6d4-9a59-5e7e8ace371e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:18:52 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/426766' /><br />The Berlin Center for Antisemitism Research has faced criticism for employing a researcher who worked for an organization that promoted a rally calling for Israel's destruction.<br />; Army chief, 2 generals ordered to self-quarantine after meeting infected officer https://www.timesofisrael.com/army-chief-2-generals-ordered-to-self-quarantine-after-meeting-infected-officer/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:7dec1b7a-9147-901d-d7d6-100d6648a35b Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:54:27 -0400 Military says IDF head Aviv Kohavi, top officers Yadai and Haliva to remain in home isolation until at least the end of the week; will be tested Israel Inside Aviv Kohavi coronavirus quarantine COVID-19 Tamir Yadai Aharon Haliva Mexican Jewish dance group bypasses virus by going online https://www.timesofisrael.com/mexican-jewish-dance-group-bypasses-virus-by-going-online/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:01349c12-c1da-4927-ab5e-cdd2aa469bef Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:54:25 -0400 Dancers, musicians from Anajnu Veatem each record their parts from home, after cancellation of festival where they were set to perform Jewish Times Mexico dance coronavirus COVID-19 A nurse’s new responsibilities https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-nurses-new-responsibilities/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:6830e9d6-134e-e9e4-4db9-0118bb03e808 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:51:34 -0400 My day on the front lines with patients and their families confronting COVID-19 in New York The Blogs Today I downloaded the Jewish deathbed prayer https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-nurses-new-responsibilities/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:9a622a02-3e9a-66ce-5d1e-a69036519577 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:51:34 -0400 From a nurse on the frontlines of COVID-19 in New York: Being asked to lay tefillin on a patient lying in the ICU was all in a day’s work The Blogs Virulant conspiracies https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/crises-and-conspiracies/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:6da393c4-a3ba-00b4-442e-6d2de3c9a173 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:46:46 -0400 It was just a matter of time before anti-Semites applied their twisted, hate-filled logid to the pandemic. Vigilance is paramount The Blogs Bennett urges quick end to lockdown, noting harm of ‘massive distress’ to public https://www.timesofisrael.com/bennett-urges-quick-end-to-lockdown-noting-harm-of-massive-distress-to-public/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:72621903-a64a-0c59-c890-3a83484e9920 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:46:16 -0400 With unemployment now at over 23%, defense minister says the financial hit faced by Israelis is potentially more dangerous to their well-being than coronavirus Israel Inside coronavirus Naftali Bennett unemployment Bennett urges quick end to lockdown: We may have more suicides than virus deaths https://www.timesofisrael.com/bennett-urges-quick-end-to-lockdown-noting-harm-of-massive-distress-to-public/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:b66790fa-6836-b2eb-06e4-9d8a92076f3a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:46:16 -0400 With unemployment now at over 23%, defense minister says the financial hit and 'massive distress' faced by Israelis is potentially more dangerous to their well-being than pandemic Israel Inside coronavirus Naftali Bennett unemployment Interior Ministry says CHP municipalities not abiding by law in donation campaigns http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/interior-ministry-says-chp-municipalities-not-abiding-by-law-in-donation-campaigns-153457 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:2b9a26d8-ba23-2eff-f5d9-825b7dca145b Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:42:14 -0400 Turkey’s Interior Ministry has said that municipalities run by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) are “not abiding by the laws” in donation campaigns they launched during the coronavirus outbreak. World Education Ministry: No decision yet made about school after Passover https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Education-Ministry-No-decision-yet-made-about-school-after-Passover-623056 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:45c37438-b977-8ffc-5d83-bf4ccfbe9168 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:16:35 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/453635' /><br />Distance learning has proven itself. We have received excellent responses from teachers and students, if the situation persists, we will put in more agenda."<br />; Claiming discrimination, Vatican urges Holy Sepulchre open for Easter broadcast https://www.timesofisrael.com/claiming-discrimination-vatican-urges-holy-sepulchre-open-for-easter-broadcast/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:4912e769-c1a9-2e97-1451-ebb6133995f2 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:13:17 -0400 In letter to attorney general, representative in the Holy Land points to continued limited prayers at Western Wall, demands traditional live transmission of service be permitted Israel & the Region Avichai Mandelblit Church of the Holy Sepulchre Vatican Custodia Terrae Sanctae Easter Health Ministry said close to imposing closure on Bnei Brak https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-said-close-to-imposing-closure-on-bnei-brak/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:fda209d9-e810-60a6-7ecb-28287204cf9c Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:13:15 -0400 Mostly ultra-Orthodox town has highest ratio of confirmed cases to tests carried out; Jerusalem has highest number of infections in the country Israel Inside coronavirus Yaakov Litzman Health Ministry Benjamin Netanyahu Defense Ministry Research predicts Israel could see 1,000 serious COVID-19 cases by Passover https://www.timesofisrael.com/research-predicts-israel-could-see-1000-serious-covid-19-cases-by-passover/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:203a69a3-098f-4fda-abcb-6ac5f4f389f9 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:13:12 -0400 'It’s a wake-up call, and we have to listen to it,' says Nadav Katz of Hebrew University, whose study indicates the lockdown is failing to protect the elderly Israel Inside coronavirus COVID-19 Hebrew University of Jerusalem physics research Nadav Katz Western Wall notes removed for Passover, stones sanitized for coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/judaism/Western-Wall-notes-removed-for-Passover-stones-sanitized-for-coronavirus-623042 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:bdbe361d-3569-756a-32a0-63edfbca85f4 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:08:19 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455891' /><br />The notes are removed bi-annually every year before Passover and Rosh Hashana, however this year extra emphasis was placed on sanitation and hygiene.<br />; Trembling before COVID: 6 things to know for March 31 https://www.timesofisrael.com/trembling-before-covid-6-things-to-know-for-march-31/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:79573762-f9b1-399b-da98-da2785a645d5 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:04:53 -0400 Early numbers appear to show a leveling off of cases, but there are caveats aplenty, and questions about what to do about Bnei Brak and other ultra-Orthodox coronavirus hotspots Israel Inside Hebrew media review Israel media review Women of the Wall write a letter in protest of Arye Deri's decision https://www.jpost.com/judaism/Women-of-the-Wall-write-a-letter-in-protest-of-Arye-Deris-decision-623027 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:adf9c575-d967-bcec-36f8-13a1dd443a1e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:04:13 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/391199' /><br />The organization expressed great concern about the decision, despite "the pain caused by leaving the Western Wall empty for the first time in the State of Israel's history."<br />; Turkey may release criminals during pandemic, jails journalists https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Turkey-weighs-releasing-criminals-during-pandemic-jails-journalists-623024 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:96b6aaf6-8556-c93a-2992-ffa38331cdc7 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:58:01 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455869' /><br />A journalist named Nurcan Baysal became the latest to face Turkey’s investigations this week for her coverage of the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the minority Kurdish region.<br />; Forty-four rabbis in Diaspora have died since coronavirus outbreak https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Forty-four-rabbis-in-diaspora-have-passed-since-coronavirus-outbreak-623010 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:f3022a3f-661e-ab59-49b0-5fdc77881ea5 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:57:33 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455865' /><br />The only reform rabbi who died to date is Rabbi Neil Kraft. The beloved rabbi of the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue died just weeks before he was due to retire.<br />; US troops in Iraq finally get Patriot air defense https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/US-troops-in-Israel-finally-get-Patriot-air-defense-623026 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:6c7835d5-887d-4827-7935-1aa5f03851dc Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:55:33 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/392584' /><br />Growing Iran-US tensions in the last year have led to US airstrikes in Iraq against Iranian-backed proxies, and this has angered the Iraqi government<br />; Coronavirus patient jumps from third-floor hospital window https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Coronavirus-patient-jumps-from-third-floor-hospital-window-623032 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:a5e8e0fb-1a96-385c-7cfe-fd8ec2ee06f4 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:50:48 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455887' /><br />Before jumping, the man was considered to have mild symptoms. He had been transferred to the hospital from home care the week before.<br />; Doctor, who met Putin, diagnosed with coronavirus http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/doctor-who-met-putin-diagnosed-with-coronavirus-153454 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:3c259b43-0ba8-acd2-547a-6ed7b3e65a80 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:37:00 -0400 A doctor who gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a tour of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital last week has himself been diagnosed with the virus, the Rossiya 24 state TV channel reported on March 31. World Danon: UN must condemn Palestinian charge that IDF is spreading COVID-19 https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Danon-UN-must-condemn-Abbas-false-charge-that-IDF-spreading-COVID-19-623025 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:9ec12ec7-cd63-7fb9-5c1c-6f88aaccaf55 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:25:51 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/432384' /><br />UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemns Palestinian and Israeli incitement, but does not mention Abbas<br />; In the eye of NY’s coronavirus storm, ultra-Orthodox face rising anti-Semitism https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-the-eye-of-nys-coronavirus-storm-ultra-orthodox-face-rising-anti-semitism/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:e29b01e8-a74d-c825-0eb2-0158408ddafa Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:09:07 -0400 Insular NY communities are hard-hit by coronavirus due to communal lifestyle and lack of outside information, but leaders say the public safety message is now spreading quickly Jewish Times coronavirus ultra-Orthodox Jews Haredi community American Jews anti-Semitism in the US Coronavirus surveillance poses long-term privacy threat, UN expert warns https://www.jpost.com/International/Coronavirus-surveillance-poses-long-term-privacy-threat-UN-expert-warns-623060 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:7de67009-2de4-f90f-e349-7af27c7b2ed3 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:02:40 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/437153' /><br /><br />; US: Coronavirus cooperation proof Israeli-Palestinian peace talks possible https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/US-Coronavirus-cooperation-proof-Israeli-Palestinian-peace-talks-possible-623003 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:720cc17a-a218-fd88-1b0b-d5ce2276f326 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:52:18 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454941' /><br />US Deputy Ambassador Cherith Norman: Israeli-Palestinian joint activity to halt the spread of the coronavirus crisis is akin to the type of cooperation and dialogue necessary to resolve the conflict.<br />; Knesset fights Bennett’s proposal to let IDF and NSO Group track virus patients https://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-fights-bennetts-proposal-to-let-idf-and-nso-group-track-virus-patients/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:dfa89dca-6db3-8f2a-e0f6-0333c80ad7cc Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:51:00 -0400 Lawmakers oppose idea to give contentious private spy firm access to personal data; Shin Bet, tasked with monitoring carriers, says it's not giving information to Defense Ministry Israel & the Region NSO Group IDF Israel Defense Forces Unit 8200 Shin Bet Health Ministry coronavirus surveillance New research shows danger posed by coronavirus to people in their 40s and 50s https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-research-shows-danger-posed-by-coronavirus-to-people-in-their-40s-and-50s/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:e0bd3a15-bffe-2f2a-ab9f-d857a3e094ba Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:43:49 -0400 British study contends that 4% of infected people in their forties require hospitalization, and double that among those in their fifties Israel & the Region coronavirus COVID-19 epidemiology China healthcare pandemic Security forces arrest Palestinians terrorist suspects https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Security-forces-arrest-Palestinians-suspected-of-terrorism-623031 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:506afa34-28fc-5c27-a359-97513d4eb350 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:42:03 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/426967' /><br />Troops arrested father of deadly 2018 Givat Assaf, Ofra shooter<br />; Bennett: There's light at the end of the corona tunnel https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDF-troops-begin-distributing-essential-goods-to-elderly-623036 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:e0fce5be-2ca9-d171-75c6-3f192e2bb750 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:25:22 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455888' /><br />IDF troops begin distributing essential goods to elderly; 700 unarmed troops begin accompanying police<br />; Coronavirus: When Israel’s 'everything will be ok' mindset hits the fan https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Coronavirus-When-Israels-everything-will-be-ok-mindset-hits-the-fan-623019 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:c3ed21cf-fff8-79ea-e511-3ed8d6defe06 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:21:35 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455338' /><br />Israel lost its way in recent decades and enabled a free fall in the number of hospital beds per capita.<br />; Pandemic compounds challenges facing divorced and separating couples — mediator https://www.timesofisrael.com/pandemic-compounds-challenges-facing-divorced-and-separating-couples-mediator/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:7071a068-4376-e14b-55e3-745a264afddf Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:18:31 -0400 Asnat Hacohen highlights issues ranging from the impact of job losses on alimony payments to worries about protecting children in the homes of ex-spouses who have new partners Israel Inside divorce separation conflict mediation coronavirus Danon: UN must condemn Abbas’s charge that IDF spreading COVID-19 https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Danon-UN-must-condemn-Abbas-false-charge-that-IDF-spreading-COVID-19-623025 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:8603cc52-c25c-8de6-2339-837d0e5ea891 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:13:35 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/432384' /><br />At the meeting, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov spoke out against both Palestinian and Israeli incitement, but did not mention Abbas.<br />; Pandemic and annexation on agenda as UN meets virtually to discuss peace process https://www.timesofisrael.com/pandemic-and-annexation-on-agenda-as-un-meets-virtually-to-discuss-peace-process/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:18d72f0e-4da9-0803-f62f-da122b737382 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:49:29 -0400 Security Council's first-ever videoconference debate on Israeli-Palestinian conflict focuses on coronavirus; France warns annexation of Jordan Valley 'would not pass unchallenged' Israel & the Region UN Security Council Israeli-Palestinian conflict Danny Danon coronavirus West Bank annexation Three more Israeli coronavirus patients die, over 4,800 sick https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:b262ba7f-b15d-8e23-95f7-949fb04914e4 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:46:41 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />Health minister says Bnei Brak should be quarantined * 18 people have succumbed to the virus<br />; A technological solution to ease the shortage in coronavirus diagnosis https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-technological-solution-to-ease-the-shortage-in-coronavirus-diagnosis-623052 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:bd24d4eb-6928-3021-a576-6ae5ad79078c Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:43:21 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455899' /><br />The startup Hyro may provide a possible solution to the severe shortage of coronavirus testing capacity.<br />; 70,000 inmates to be put under house arrest amid epidemic http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/70-000-inmates-to-be-put-under-house-arrest-amid-epidemic-153453 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:f27c6ffc-4171-930d-bf7d-6b81ccd8d516 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:39:00 -0400 As part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in Turkey, an article that will allow 70,000 inmates to be put under house arrest has been added to the new criminal execution proposal. Turkey Spain sees record death toll with 849 dead in 24 hours https://www.timesofisrael.com/spain-sees-record-death-toll-with-849-dead-in-24-hours/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:2df33b7b-db78-a875-8b45-087d8bacf3c9 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:29:21 -0400 Fatalities reach 8,189 as diagnosed cases of COVID-10 climb to 94,417, reversing slight slowdown over the past week Israel & the Region COVID-19 coronavirus Spain IKEA starts producing coronavirus protective gear https://www.jpost.com/International/IKEA-starts-producing-protective-gear-for-health-care-workers-623046 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:35022e18-dc52-a257-66d2-d1428df27f4e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:27:30 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454802' /><br />Demand for its office furniture is holding up well as many work from home due to the coronavirus.<br />; Moscow Jewish Museum Launches Online Exhibition on Love During Holocaust https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Moscow-Jewish-Museum-Launches-Online-Exhibition-on-Love-During-Holocaust-623055 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:dc57d622-4515-c019-f12a-3a6f9c87e066 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:20:09 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455900' /><br />Memories of weddings and secret dates in the ghetto, of forbidden gifts, of mutual care and support, of dreams of home, family, and their own country fill the space.<br />; Nearly a quarter of Israel’s workforce unemployed due to virus outbreak https://www.timesofisrael.com/nearly-a-quarter-of-israels-workforce-unemployed-due-to-virus-outbreak/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:5ddfd5ac-03de-0bcc-249c-f78437d70443 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:13:42 -0400 Over 23% of Israeli workers are seeking jobless benefits, after over 800,000 laid off in past month, including 24,000 who filed on Monday Israel Inside unemployment coronavirus israel economy Israeli economy A night like one other night https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-night-like-one-other-night/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:ca40244b-93fc-48d2-f607-3f42541ca6c3 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:13:39 -0400 This year, just as on that first Passover, disaster lurks nearby; and now, as then, there’s comfort to be found in rules and rituals The Blogs Passover Passover seder coronavirus Bird sacrifices and chants, Cuba's Santeria seek coronavirus protection https://www.jpost.com/International/Bird-sacrifices-and-chants-Cubas-Santeria-seek-coronavirus-protection-623051 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:f7fb7b6c-dee5-c10d-a652-a11e50e88c0d Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:11:27 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455896' /><br />"We are calling these blessings upon her to keep her healthy," said Henry Rodriguez, 40, leader of the ceremony. "But this ceremony isn't just for us; it's also for global health."<br />; Israel and Palestinians working closely to mitigate coronavirus spread https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-and-Palestinians-working-closely-to-mitigate-coronavirus-spread-623050 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:fdf77f77-7dab-7a5f-c31e-80819bf249d1 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:11:08 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455898' /><br />Israel has provided medical equipment for the PA to combat the pandemic, as well as guidance and cooperation with Palestinian medical crews.<br />; Israeli researchers successfully grow beef on soy protein scaffolds https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israeli-researchers-successfully-grow-beef-on-soy-protein-scaffolds-623028 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:cc8a50ac-c870-c634-807d-b3bf4c1c1d45 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:51:34 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/453073' /><br />The novel process grows cultured meat tissue within just three or four weeks, which the company says resembles both the texture and taste of beef.<br />; High-tech mogul to present pandemic exit strategy to Knesset committee https://www.timesofisrael.com/high-tech-mogul-to-present-pandemic-exit-strategy-to-knesset-committee/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:b93001b9-4747-8122-ae91-f41118a93658 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:47:20 -0400 Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua and computer scientist Shai Shalev-Shwartz claim their solution can wrap up the current public health crisis in a matter of months Israel Inside startup nation Mobileye coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic public health Israeli economy IDF troops begin distributing essential goods to elderly https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDF-troops-begin-distributing-essential-goods-to-elderly-623036 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:d44b09e3-9c2f-1f03-904f-57eb80f84f2e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:43:04 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455888' /><br />Following a number of coronavirus outbreaks in senior assisted living facilities, the military has taken responsibility to distribute food and other necessities to certain at-risk populations.<br />; ‘Science will conquer this’: Inside the race for a coronavirus treatment https://www.timesofisrael.com/science-will-conquer-this-inside-the-race-for-a-coronavirus-treatment/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:fb97b9c1-682b-902f-a428-89b04d9e2962 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:40:39 -0400 Labs worldwide are testing 6,125 chemicals against the two dozen proteins of COVID-19. A Hebrew University prof takes ToI into one such lab Israel Inside Isaiah Arkin coronavirus Gantz, Netanyahu get closer to forming coalition, as stumbling blocks crop up https://www.timesofisrael.com/gantz-netanyahu-get-closer-to-forming-coalition-as-stumbling-blocks-crop-up/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:11ff6bf9-7b1d-11e0-92a4-dbbbe17a21c4 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:37:06 -0400 Issues of Knesset speaker, Justice Ministry and West Bank annexation unresolved, but parties reportedly say government could be sworn in next week Israel Inside 2019-2020 Israeli elections coalition negotiations Yamina Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz Likud party unity government Blue and White party Some claim Gantz, Netanyahu closer to deal, but stumbling blocks unresolved https://www.timesofisrael.com/gantz-netanyahu-get-closer-to-forming-coalition-as-stumbling-blocks-crop-up/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:3062e76a-0511-8ab3-ccdb-44cfbe72287c Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:37:06 -0400 Sides still at odds over Knesset speaker, Justice Ministry and West Bank annexation, even as sources say government could be sworn in next week Israel Inside 2019-2020 Israeli elections coalition negotiations Yamina Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz Likud party unity government Blue and White party Turkey to send aid to Italy, Spain amid virus outbreak http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-to-send-aid-to-italy-spain-amid-virus-outbreak-153452 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:86d6e1e3-ebce-b05b-cdc3-80d46c610304 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:33:00 -0400 President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that Turkey is sending aid to Italy and Spain, Europe’s most hard-hit countries, during their fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Turkey Health Ministry readying orders requiring masks be worn in public https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-ministry-readying-orders-requiring-masks-be-worn-in-public/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:6ef475ca-e53d-8f28-e152-192e213516b9 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:32:32 -0400 Director-general says citizens can make do with strips of fabric across their faces, as surgical masks needed for medical teams tackling coronavirus outbreak Israel Inside COVID-19 coronavirus Health Ministry masks Moshe Bar Siman-Tov Iran's death toll from coronavirus climbs to 2,898 https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Irans-death-toll-from-coronavirus-climbs-to-2898-623043 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:655df63f-250c-9984-8364-1665d7a4c147 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:29:42 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455661' /><br />At a meeting broadcast live, Rouhani called on Iranians to avoid public places.<br />; Adler acquires Ado in huge European real estate deal https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Adler-acquires-Ado-in-huge-European-real-estate-deal-623044 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:ed31a676-5bcb-4eed-3786-0e11ec012781 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:27:26 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455893' /><br />The combined group has assets of some EUR 8.5 billion in Germany.<br />; Central Bank unveils new measures on COVID-19 http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/central-bank-unveils-new-measures-on-covid-19-153451 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:725c73b6-1817-0846-50d1-69fac1e59fe7 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:24:00 -0400 The Central Bank of Turkey (CBRT) on March 31 introduced new measures to limit economic fallout due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Economy Europe’s trade system with Iran finally makes first deal https://www.timesofisrael.com/europes-trade-system-with-iran-finally-makes-first-deal/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:1fadc694-d209-6783-dfe5-297536ca8b1f Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:11:11 -0400 Medical goods sent to Tehran using INSTEX, a complicated barter method aimed at allowing commerce with the Islamic Republic without falling afoul of US sanctions Israel & the Region INSTEX Iran-EU relations Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA Iran sanctions Peyton Manning drops in on UT online lecture to greet students on lockdown https://www.jpost.com/International/Peyton-Manning-drops-in-on-UT-online-lecture-to-greet-students-on-lockdown-623039 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:99e16eb2-ff03-55c2-b982-47288ebbb567 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:03:34 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455890' /><br />"It’s been at least since 1996, ’97 since I’ve been in a class. These are unique circumstances,” Manning said to his former teacher.<br />; Veteran officer makes historical war tools in workshop http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/veteran-officer-makes-historical-war-tools-in-workshop-153450 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:25fba633-978e-ccd9-99eb-47c47b508e69 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:02:58 -0400 A former military officer, who was wounded 10 years ago after a counter-terrorism military operation, is producing traditional and historical war tools in a workshop he established in the Aegean province of Manisa. Arts & Life Marching bands perform on streets to boost locals’ morale http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/marching-bands-perform-on-streets-to-boost-locals-morale-153449 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:d62ceff9-244e-0566-cef4-68709d80a3f3 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:59:00 -0400 As Turkish citizens have locked themselves in their homes to avoid getting infected with the novel coronavirus, marching bands of some local authorities have started giving street concerts in order to boost their morale. Arts & Life Security forces arrest Palestinians suspected of terrorism https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Security-forces-arrest-Palestinians-suspected-of-terrorism-623031 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:3175f5db-d467-c65c-7fe1-0436e4fffaf7 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:48:28 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/426967' /><br />Troops arrested the father of the deadly 2018 Givat Assaf and Ofra shooter.<br />; Two Israeli coronavirus patients die overnight, over 4,800 sick https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:4975cf66-4369-5978-bd90-e91280b34c31 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:46:00 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />Health minister says Bnei Brak should be quarantined.<br />; Turkish Cyprus declares curfew http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-cyprus-declares-curfew-153448 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:8871d5b3-a50d-7e51-c2ee-d87ff1864866 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:36:00 -0400 The Turkish Cypriot government has taken additional measures to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus on the island. World Mexican journalist shot dead in ambush http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mexican-journalist-shot-dead-in-ambush-153447 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:8f534d76-0438-df06-c730-2acad4a47354 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:35:00 -0400 A journalist was ambushed and shot dead in Mexico’s eastern Veracruz state, local officials said on March 30, the latest murder of a media worker in a country notoriously dangerous for reporters. World Turkish diplomat among 10 experts tasked to chart out NATO’s future http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-diplomat-among-10-experts-tasked-to-chart-out-natos-future-153446 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:737848c7-dc59-ff74-9ff0-a67a24943663 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:34:19 -0400 Ambassador Tacan İldem, a senior Turkish diplomat currently serving as NATO’s assistant secretary-general for public diplomacy, has been appointed to a group of experts tasked to help the alliance chart out the future of NATO. Turkey In first, UN Security Council approves resolutions remotely http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/in-first-un-security-council-approves-resolutions-remotely-153445 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:ecccecc8-3d58-9754-ffc6-a9af49fe7913 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:31:00 -0400 The U.N. Security Council on March 30 for the first time approved resolutions remotely after painstaking negotiations among diplomats who are teleworking due to the coronavirus pandemic. World Asylum seekers forced from Greek waters rescued http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/asylum-seekers-forced-from-greek-waters-rescued-153443 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:2df70618-9d3b-c095-ee11-7c0a5d1cb81c Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:23:00 -0400 The Greek Coast Guard on March 31 forced 18 asylum seekers into Turkish territorial waters off the southeastern coast, where they were rescued by Turkey. Turkey Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent https://www.timesofisrael.com/dismantling-democracy-virus-used-as-excuse-to-quell-dissent/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:ebe50b46-8a64-c241-2eef-f409f7ce8f30 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:21:55 -0400 Rights activists fret emergency restrictions on freedom of movement and expression along with electronic surveillance are dangerous encroachments on civil liberties Israel & the Region Aleksandar Vučić Viktor Orban Serbia COVID-19 coronavirus civil rights Russia Dismantling democracy? Virus an excuse to quell dissent in E. Europe, beyond https://www.timesofisrael.com/dismantling-democracy-virus-used-as-excuse-to-quell-dissent/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:10ebc48b-42dc-3533-3274-74cb6a56388d Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:21:55 -0400 Rights activists fret that emergency restrictions on freedom of movement and expression, along with electronic surveillance, are dangerous encroachments on civil liberties Israel & the Region Aleksandar Vučić Viktor Orban Serbia COVID-19 coronavirus civil rights Russia In first since virus emerged in Gaza, banks deliver Qatari grants to poor https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-first-since-virus-emerged-in-gaza-banks-deliver-qatari-grants-to-poor/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:7263796b-b076-4d33-167f-c93f2f022c3f Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:15:24 -0400 Doha says $100 bills to be distributed to 100,000 families; Hamas instructs beneficiaries to maintain distance of 1.5 meters from each another Israel & the Region Qatar Gaza Strip Hamas Mohammed Al-Emadi Doha UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency coronavirus Turkish parliament extends ban on visitors due to coronavirus http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-parliament-extends-ban-on-visitors-due-to-coronavirus-153442 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:b7b5fb1f-7a00-5d3c-8ce4-168575c1c353 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:15:00 -0400 Turkish parliament extended an entry ban on foreign nationals into the country to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, the speaker's office announced on March 31. Turkey One-third of people screened for coronavirus in Bnei Brak tested positive https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/13-people-in-haredi-Bnei-Brak-tested-positive-for-coronavirus-623021 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:0cd3f64c-4a55-44bb-b0ac-a0f47cd9bced Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:10:18 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455873' /><br />The data shows the severity of the outbreak among the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) population, many pockets that have refrained from following the Health Ministry’s guidelines.<br />; Government rolls out unprecedented NIS 80b. financial aid package https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Government-rolls-out-NIS-80-billion-financial-aid-package-622969 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:a80f190a-c96a-0f17-0848-a6e87454846e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:00:45 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/436985' /><br />The Israeli Employment Service said that a total of 20,413 new applicants registered for unemployment benefits on Sunday night and Monday, bringing the total number of claimants to over 962,500.<br />; Protecting Akiva in a pandemic https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/protecting-akiva-in-a-pandemic/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:830892f7-0e20-3c25-32f5-9ba705820131 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:58:30 -0400 Questions of triage and whom to save if the medical system becomes overloaded terrify and infuriate me; my son has Down syndrome The Blogs Megxit: Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/megxit-harry-and-meghan-formally-quit-royal-life-153441 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:e5acb11f-7912-dae8-a392-32546ecfff9a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:57:00 -0400 Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on March 31, as they start a controversial new life in the United States. World Residents of ultra-Orthodox cities diverted from ER of major Israeli hospital https://www.timesofisrael.com/residents-of-ultra-orthodox-cities-diverted-from-er-of-major-israeli-hospital/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:6ae09809-2b96-4639-936b-247d63118d8b Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:54:41 -0400 Arriving at Sheba Medical Center, people from virus hotspots Bnei Brak, Modiin Illit and Elad reportedly to be taken straight to side area for treatment, unlike rest of population Israel Inside health services Sheba Medical Center coronavirus COVID-19 Bnei Brak Modiin Illit Elad Yaakov Litzman ultra-Orthodox Jews Danon: UN must condemn Abbas’s false charge that IDF is spreading COVID-19 https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Danon-UN-must-condemn-Abbas-false-charge-that-IDF-spreading-COVID-19-623025 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:e4b42940-8df8-1f97-1376-53b3ebdc4b16 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:51:59 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/432384' /><br />At the meeting, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov spoke out against both Palestinian and Israeli incitement, but did not mention Abbas.<br />; Turkey's exports up 2.3% to $14.65B in February http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-exports-up-2-3-to-14-65b-in-february-153440 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:f928a45e-84d8-b0a5-2628-49ee0b7f8382 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:46:00 -0400 Turkey's exports rose 2.3% year-on-year in February to reach $14.65 billion, the country's statistical authority announced on March 31. Economy Europe’s hospitals among the best but can’t handle pandemic https://www.timesofisrael.com/europes-hospitals-among-the-best-but-cant-handle-pandemic/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:a6092bc4-5e68-48a0-e0c1-d265d60e63fc Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:44:48 -0400 Wold Health Organization scolds advanced countries for 'squandering' opportunity to implement wider testing and stronger surveillance months ago Israel & the Region COVID-19 coronavirus Europe Public Health Services public health hospitals pandemic PHOTO ESSAY: Jerusalem in lockdown https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/photos-haunting-snapshots-of-jerusalem-during-corona/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:93be7242-368d-9ddc-f081-75a1167dca06 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:42:21 -0400 How that city sits, isolated, where it had been full of people The Blogs Israeli-created movement harnesses tech brains worldwide to fight coronavirus https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-created-movement-harnesses-tech-brains-worldwide-to-fight-coronavirus/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:60853810-41d4-bb5f-600c-beedeb7b7870 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:38:28 -0400 Tikkun Olam Makers launches open database of prototypes and products; encourages engineers, designers, developers, to create affordable solutions for hospitals, households Startup Israel Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) Reut Institute coronavirus 3D technology digital technology technology masks ventilators Coronavirus patient jumps out of hospital window https://www.timesofisrael.com/coronavirus-patient-jumps-out-of-hospital-window/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:2628a1fb-93dd-1503-78f3-1a921d8e6614 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:34:35 -0400 Mental health authorities report a spike in tension and stress as Israelis across the country shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic Israel Inside coronavirus Poriya Hospital COVID-19 attempted suicides mental health pandemic healthcare Tiberias Coronavirus patient, 34, jumps out of hospital window https://www.timesofisrael.com/coronavirus-patient-jumps-out-of-hospital-window/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:509ebf13-fe6a-a229-9662-2006ff9739e7 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:34:35 -0400 Mental health authorities report a spike in tension and stress as Israelis across the country shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic Israel Inside coronavirus Poriya Hospital COVID-19 attempted suicides mental health pandemic healthcare Tiberias China’s people of faith: Canaries in Xi Jinping’s coal mine https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Chinas-people-of-faith-Canaries-in-Xi-Jinpings-coal-mine-622978 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:95d1bfe1-951e-e8d1-3974-be79dbcbd5ae Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:32:19 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/450899' /><br />Thanks to the coronavirus, a sickened world is taking a second look at China’s extreme despotism, typified by its policies on religious freedom.<br />; Kibbutzim: Socialist communities in the age of social distancing https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Kibbutzim-Socialist-communities-in-the-age-of-social-distancing-622992 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:86bdad3c-fe28-fdd6-8b3a-da50a5ac8adb Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:20:04 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/444461' /><br />The consequences for agriculture and tourism impact all of Israel.<br />; Netanyahu seeks to draw out unity talks, as Gantz’s hand weakens https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-seeks-to-draw-out-unity-talks-as-gantzs-hand-weakens/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:abdac44f-fa7a-c408-146f-4f1ffd254ffe Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:15:02 -0400 In the middle of Passover, the Blue and White chair's allocated time to form a government comes to an end, and with it, his major leverage against the PM Israel Inside 2019-2020 Israeli elections coalition negotiations Yamina Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz Likud party unity government Blue and White party Johnson & Johnson to start coronavirus vaccine human trials in September https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Johnson-and-Johnson-to-start-coronavirus-vaccine-human-trials-in-September-622934 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:606f73f9-3f85-1a16-65e1-15be3c019efb Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:14:07 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455416' /><br />The announcement was part of a $1 billion deal made with the US government to create the manufacturing capacity for 1 billion vaccine doses.<br />; US troops in Israel finally get Patriot air defense https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/US-troops-in-Israel-finally-get-Patriot-air-defense-623026 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:b547773b-9c56-9fc7-bc1f-281eaa446681 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:55:42 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/392584' /><br />Growing Iran-US tensions in the last year have meant that led to US airstrikes in Iraq against Iranian-backed proxies and this has angered the Iraqi government.<br />; Iran's health minister says no shortage of special drugs https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Irans-health-minister-says-no-shortage-of-special-drugs-622987 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:1f4df1c5-4d43-ad67-cd78-09c24b6e3e79 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:47:02 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455577' /><br />"Although it is hard to fight the coronavirus under sanctions, since the beginning [of the outbreak] we have not faced a shortage of special drugs," Iran's health minister said.<br />; Danon: UN must condemn Abbas’ false charge that IDF spreading COVID-19 https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Danon-UN-must-condemn-Abbas-false-charge-that-IDF-spreading-COVID-19-623025 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:066e90ec-7ec1-b9f9-be38-853c2e52b5b5 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:43:11 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/432384' /><br />At the meeting, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov spoke out against both Palestinian and Israeli incitement, but did not mention Abbas.<br />; Turkish baker supports French hospital by baking bread http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-baker-supports-french-hospital-by-baking-bread-153439 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:e76ee0c2-ec83-988f-c9f6-d8ae1c99c379 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:42:00 -0400 A Turkish-origin baker and his family bake bread and take them to health personnel in the French city of Mulhouse to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Arts & Life Turkey weighs releasing criminals during pandemic, jails journalists https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Turkey-weighs-releasing-criminals-during-pandemic-jails-journalists-623024 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:052ca891-e628-3349-a14d-d0b48ae90d9b Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:31:04 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455869' /><br />A journalist named Nurcan Baysal became the latest to face Turkey’s investigations this week for her coverage of the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the minority Kurdish region.<br />; Prototype of first locally made ventilator ready http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/prototype-of-first-locally-made-ventilator-ready-153438 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:d9674109-a923-fe44-e4f6-d2b4978b06dd Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:24:00 -0400 A demo prototype of Turkey's first locally manufactured ventilator is ready, an official of the country's leading drone manufacturer Baykar announced late on March 30. Turkey 'Annexation would close door on Israeli-Palestinian talks' https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Annexation-would-close-door-on-Israeli-Palestinian-talks-623014 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:d5608fb2-fa69-0a02-d022-104ae4c51b4b Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:20:06 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/431944' /><br />UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov spoke as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party heads are at odds over whether the next government would impose sovereignty over West Bank settlements.<br />; Expect big changes from virus: Turkish business group http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/expect-big-changes-from-virus-turkish-business-group-153437 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:8a2167bd-d0aa-216e-ace2-f387d2c62e2a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:08:00 -0400 The coronavirus pandemic is likely to make sweeping changes to people's habits, including vacations, diets, technology, and investment, the head of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) said on March 30. Economy Ankara condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ankara-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-afghanistan-153436 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:98e12936-a77a-2f7f-6c5f-e326bc657fd3 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:05:04 -0400 Turkey on March 30 condemned the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan which reportedly claimed 60 lives of many Afghan security forces. Turkey Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during virus shutdown http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/van-gogh-painting-stolen-from-dutch-museum-during-virus-shutdown-153435 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:dfa812c0-6b60-10ef-3836-c6d6e1b52a1d Tue, 31 Mar 2020 03:04:00 -0400 Thieves stole a painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh early Monday in a daring heist from a museum that was closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic. Arts & Life Stay-at-home actors shoot episode of TV show http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/stay-at-home-actors-shoot-episode-of-tv-show-153434 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:18591327-9849-39f2-68d3-c8490d79db5e Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:59:00 -0400 Turkish sitcom Jet Sosyete (High Society), viewed and beloved by millions in Turkey, will be coming back to TV with a "Corona Special" episode.  Arts & Life US expects up to 200K deaths if virus response perfect http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/us-expects-up-to-200k-deaths-if-virus-response-perfect-153433 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:f4d75b86-50a3-aef2-466c-aeb5709d8092 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:58:00 -0400 The doctor leading the White House's novel coronavirus response team said on March 30 she is expecting as many as 200,000 coronavirus cases if the U.S. response to the outbreak is done "almost perfectly." World IMF: Turkey not seeking financial help amid coronavirus http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/imf-turkey-not-seeking-financial-help-amid-coronavirus-153432 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:c1ec105e-fdfb-aec1-4ed7-e2a6f1046e15 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:49:37 -0400 While non-EU emerging countries in Central and Eastern Europe are seeking IMF assistance in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, neither Turkey nor Russia have done so, the director of the fund's European department said on March 31. Economy Istanbul suspends sea passenger links to other cities http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/istanbul-suspends-sea-passenger-links-to-other-cities-153431 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:4ded7353-49f1-a4d9-269d-4ce481a241e8 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:44:00 -0400 Seagoing passenger service from the Turkish metropolis Istanbul to other cities has been suspended over the coronavirus outbreak, Istanbul’s provincial governor announced on March 30. Turkey Latest on the coronavirus: Global coronavirus cases now top 750,000 http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/latest-on-the-coronavirus-global-coronavirus-cases-now-top-750-000-153429 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:32dceaae-8ec5-f893-1579-fd0b6dcf8ac4 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:42:00 -0400 Just days after hitting half a million, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide crossed the 755,000 mark on March 30, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. World Latest on the coronavirus: Global coronavirus cases now top 800,000 http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/latest-on-the-coronavirus-global-coronavirus-cases-now-top-800-000-153429 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:9e38feba-9041-b614-7622-dfb1a7d6a66a Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:42:00 -0400 Just days after hitting half a million, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide crossed the 800,000 mark on March 30, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. World Two women – 49, 50 years old – die of virus, raising Israel’s death toll to 18 https://www.timesofisrael.com/two-women-49-50-years-old-die-of-virus-raising-israels-death-toll-to-18/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:b1dfe7d5-30ea-d7aa-8223-174052e40003 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:38:18 -0400 Hospitals say the women, the youngest people to die of the disease in Israel, had preexisting conditions before contracting COVID-19 Israel Inside coronavirus COVID-19 Health Ministry Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center Sheba Medical Center NY congresswoman presumed to have COVID-19, attended Friday House session https://www.timesofisrael.com/ny-congresswoman-presumed-to-have-covid-19-attended-friday-house-session/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:f0b2cbb4-cbd6-f3ec-af16-7fca2a571294 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:29:44 -0400 Nydia Velázquez, whose district includes the Jewish community on Manhattan's Lower East Side, announces illness on Twitter, says she is self-isolating Israel & the Region Nydia Velazquez US Congress US politics pandemic COVID-19 coronavirus Nefesh B'Nefesh offers new services in the wake of the coronavirus crisis https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Nefesh-BNefesh-offers-new-services-in-the-wake-of-the-coronavirus-crisis-623016 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:768fec8a-a89b-45ae-f9b0-6a7b0b1be40c Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:13:34 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455867' /><br />The most notable of the additional services provided has been to proactively reach out to those most vulnerable during the crisis, such as lone soldiers, the young and elderly, and the unemployed.<br />; By voice or location, Israeli apps can determine your risk of coronavirus https://www.timesofisrael.com/by-voice-or-location-israeli-apps-can-determine-your-risk-of-coronavirus/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:5b404b12-9f19-07e2-903a-a7639bb88466 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:07:24 -0400 Israeli developers working on applications to track spread of COVID-19, while country's largest hospital makes strides with telemedicine to protect staff Startup Israel COVID-19 coronavirus Shin Bet Health Ministry Magen smartphone apps startup nation public health epidemiology civil rights surveillance Two Israeli coronavirus patients passed away overnight https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:491237b7-42fc-a074-81e5-dcb90ab9bee5 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 01:38:28 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />Number of sick rises to 4,831 - 83 in serious condition, 69 intubated<br />; Another Israeli dies from coronavirus, gov't approves severe restrictions https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/17th-death-from-coronavirus-in-Israel-58-year-old-623013 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:114f0d55-725c-7284-e07d-7a2293575eeb Tue, 31 Mar 2020 01:08:00 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454494' /><br />Monday night, the number of patients with coronavirus rose to 4,695, of which 79 were in serious condition.<br />; Woman in her 50s dies of COVID-19, raising death toll to 17 https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-march-31-2020/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:054f1ea0-da8e-f687-f74b-b23e54100ba2 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:57:43 -0400 Victim had preexisting medical conditions, hospital says Israel & the Region Liveblog 2 women die of COVID-19, raising death toll to 18 https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-march-31-2020/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:6b623cb2-5593-66e4-02ac-2b20a5d901a7 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:57:43 -0400 Victims, one in her 50s, the other 49, had preexisting medical conditions, hospitals say; 4,831 infected with virus, including 83 in serious condition Israel & the Region Liveblog 2 women die of coronavirus, raising death toll to 18 https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-march-31-2020/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:fe1309aa-c8c5-1996-6dba-948a1d3fa77b Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:57:43 -0400 Victims, one in her 50s, the other 49, had preexisting medical conditions, hospitals say; 4,831 infected with virus, including 83 in serious condition Israel & the Region Liveblog Virus victim identified as Lod widow, 49, mother of four-year-old twins https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-march-31-2020/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:12444d66-704c-dc32-9616-2f9bf82dbee5 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:57:43 -0400 Death toll climbs to 18, another 4,831 infected with virus, including 83 in serious condition Israel & the Region Liveblog Health Ministry: Jerusalem has most virus cases, followed by Bnei Brak https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-march-31-2020/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:b2984d23-e083-50a1-e4e9-b31df58b111f Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:57:43 -0400 Ultra-Orthodox city in central Israel, one-fifth the size of the capital, a hotspot of pandemic, data shows; Tel Aviv in third place with 278 cases; death toll in country hits 18 Israel & the Region Liveblog How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first? https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-would-overwhelmed-hospitals-decide-who-to-treat-first/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:e3f597e3-d955-abdb-6206-0f061297d851 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:56:29 -0400 Doctors, ethicists in US fear they may have to decide who gets access to a life-saving ventilator -- and who doesn't Israel & the Region coronavirus medical ethics City University of New York (CUNY) pandemic Airbnb to pay out $250 million to hosts to ease coronavirus cancellations https://www.jpost.com/International/Airbnb-to-pay-out-250-million-to-hosts-to-ease-coronavirus-cancellations-623012 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:a3de98d0-8ce9-fc4f-2ed9-e9c99353d2d2 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:47:23 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/443607' /><br />The aid, which will pay hosts 25% of their normal cancellation fees, is being offered globally except for China.<br />; Attorney at center of New Rochelle coronavirus outbreak released https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Attorney-at-center-of-New-Rochelle-coronavirus-outbreak-released-623008 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:9f2b5b2a-12ba-2a42-db5b-b653325e6ddb Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:28:20 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455866' /><br />Garbuz was directly connected to 37 other confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York, including his wife, two of their children and a neighbor.<br />; Iranian people suffer US sanctions amid COVID-19 outbreak: Ambassador http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/iranian-people-suffer-us-sanctions-amid-covid-19-outbreak-ambassador-153411 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:59106594-dab5-0b28-fd92-1578dbd38248 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:01:00 -0400 The Iranian people are suffering under U.S. sanctions at the time when the novel coronavirus caused damage to their country and these sanctions put a lot of obstacles for Iran’s struggle against COVID-19, particularly in acquiring drugs and medical equipment, Iran’s Ambassador to Ankara Mohammed Farazmand has told the Hürriyet Daily News. World US expert: Israeli response to coronavirus crisis is ‘right on target’ https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-expert-israeli-response-to-coronavirus-crisis-is-right-on-target/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:419b167d-9b25-c1fc-d931-d38391a958eb Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:52:07 -0400 Compared with the decentralized health system in the US, the Jewish state's reaction to COVID-19 has been relatively swift and well-organized, says data scientist Dr. Martin Zand Jewish Times coronavirus coronavirus vaccine viruses infectious disease medical research doctors medicine American Jews US extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-extends-iran-nuclear-cooperation-sanctions-waivers/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:3c3f7037-4828-27be-f9bb-058b437b5e02 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:51:33 -0400 Move allows global firms to continue to work on civilian nuclear facilities without drawing American penalties Israel & the Region Iran sanctions Mike Pompeo Steven Mnuchin Trump administration Iran nuclear deal Iran's nuclear program Forty-four rabbis in diaspora have passed since coronavirus outbreak https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Forty-four-rabbis-in-diaspora-have-passed-since-coronavirus-outbreak-623010 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:7b12ca14-04b3-db8d-1f87-c362583e524f Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:38:22 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455865' /><br />The only reform rabbi who died to date is Rabbi Neil Kraft. The beloved rabbi of the Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue's died weeks before he was due to retire.<br />; Women’s ritual baths remain open during pandemic, but fail to wash away fears https://www.timesofisrael.com/womens-ritual-baths-remain-open-during-pandemic-but-fail-to-wash-away-fears/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:d1dcf757-8749-7f7c-53b6-58af2929d2fc Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:10:37 -0400 While officials say properly maintained mikvehs are perfectly safe, women's advocates debate whether immersion is recommended at this time Israel Inside mikveh religion and state in Israel Chief Rabbinate of Israel Health Ministry COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic public health NY Gov. Cuomo renames legislation to honor deceased Monsey stabbing victim https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/NY-Gov-Cuomo-renames-legislation-to-honor-deceased-Monsey-stabbing-victim-623007 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:79d586a3-e222-f535-f26c-a7ef2ee2d474 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:48:24 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454950' /><br />New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is renaming proposed state hate crime legislation in honor of the Monsey stabbing victim who died on Sunday.<br />; Bucharest Jews can bury coronavirus dead on Shabbat to avoid cremation https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Bucharest-Jews-can-bury-coronavirus-dead-on-Shabbat-to-avoid-cremation-623006 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:5772e079-e2ae-b4c9-684a-2812e3a35db0 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:40:43 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/440791' /><br />The Jewish community of Bucharest, Romania, received a rabbinical allowance to bury coronavirus victims on Shabbat.<br />; William Helmreich, famous sociologist of US Jewry, dies of coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/J-Spot/William-Helmreich-famous-sociologist-of-US-Jewry-dies-of-coronavirus-623005 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:6b8435b4-defd-981e-483f-8b7417e05112 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:28:27 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455429' /><br />Helmreich, 74, an academic with eclectic interests whose areas of expertise ranged from race relations to urban life to Orthodox Jewry.<br />; Chairing his first full Knesset session, Gantz faces assaults from former allies https://www.timesofisrael.com/chairing-his-first-full-knesset-session-gantz-faces-assaults-from-former-allies/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:19ab5513-2cb2-92c6-9e35-0cc7d2b0bbab Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:23:56 -0400 Yesh Atid MKs accuse Blue and White chief of betraying voters and partners, surrendering to Netanyahu; Meretz chief says he squandered his majority Israel Inside 2019-2020 Israeli elections Yoav Segalovitz coalition negotiations Yamina Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz Likud party unity government Blue and White party Orna Barbivai Here’s what coronavirus-hit Iran might do to wreak havoc in the region https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Heres-what-coronavirus-hit-Iran-might-do-to-create-havoc-in-the-region-623004 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:211ef3e1-fc0c-e05d-e1b9-42ede327574d Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:18:29 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/454572' /><br />The confluence of hard-hitting sanctions on the country and Iran’s floundering theocracy frustrated an adequate response to the pandemic.<br />; Should we be shopping for Passover or the pandemic? https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Should-we-be-shopping-for-Passover-or-the-pandemic-623001 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:13ac55bc-1676-dcad-941b-496314338176 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:43:43 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455864' /><br />Before speaking to my mom, I hadn’t given any thought to Passover cleaning or how filling a cupboard with pasta could be a problem for some Jews.<br />; Germany's antisemitism commissioner: Jewish communities are thriving https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Germanys-antisemitism-commissioner-Jewish-communities-are-thriving-623002 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:f6c336aa-7055-9719-99b0-168b36b794d2 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:40:24 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/447569' /><br />Klein also hinted to the possibility of infusing more Jewish life into the public conscience by marking public cultural days.<br />; US renews sanctions waivers allowing Iran nonproliferation work https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/US-renews-sanctions-waivers-allowing-Iran-nonproliferation-work-623000 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:22d8c2d1-7126-1591-fd67-6ef4f7161e64 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:04:04 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/452121' /><br />The United States has allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites to make it harder for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons.<br />; Government issues updated restrictions, including ban on outside prayers https://www.timesofisrael.com/government-issues-updated-restrictions-including-ban-on-outside-prayers/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:981ff00c-86f8-6bf5-6fb3-d32b2776860d Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:03:45 -0400 Employers told to reduce workforce outside homes to 15% of normal capacity, while employees coming in to work must report on their body temperature on a daily basis Israel Inside coronavirus Health Ministry Benjamin Netanyahu social distancing prayer Western Wall Netanyahu says public should celebrate Passover, Easter, Ramadan alone https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-Kahlon-present-national-economy-support-plan-watch-live-622966 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:180955d1-76ed-c05d-d75c-c88999dbedd3 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:51:14 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455303' /><br />Government approved new set of restrictions * Another Israeli succumbs to COVID-19 * Despite suspicion, Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus<br />; MDA starts mobile coronavirus testing for Arab population https://www.timesofisrael.com/mda-starts-mobile-coronavirus-testing-for-arab-population/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:718888e6-b1bc-9497-50fe-9ddd86a41960 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:45:36 -0400 Paramedics open two 'drive-through' locations in Wadi Ara in northern Israel, joining facilities in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Beersheba Israel Inside coronavirus MDA Magen David Adom Arab Israelis Arab and Jewish medics together on frontline of Israel’s virus fight https://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-and-jewish-medics-together-on-frontline-of-israels-virus-fight/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:571ef50d-340a-ddda-7f01-400808d193fa Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:38:18 -0400 Amid societal divisions and political schisms, the coronavirus crisis is highlighting the collaborative nature between peoples in country's health services Israel Inside Arab Israelis doctors coronavirus Joint List Arab parties Benjamin Netanyahu Attorney sues Cuomo over NY ban on large gatherings, says it hurts Jewish faith https://www.timesofisrael.com/attorney-sues-cuomo-over-ny-ban-on-large-gatherings-says-it-hurts-jewish-faith/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:a49c5865-b187-61cb-fa33-6167e4bd2537 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:08:30 -0400 Lee Nigen also protests limits on travel as violating his right to meet with clients, friends and family; lawyer is attacked by commentators on social media Jewish Times Andrew Cuomo New York coronavirus American Jews What Iran’s severe virus crisis might mean for its threat to the region https://www.timesofisrael.com/what-irans-severe-virus-crisis-might-mean-for-its-threat-to-the-region/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:c6a7c31a-d5a5-d3af-1c4e-5fa9089cb126 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:40:25 -0400 With Islamic Republic suffering severe losses and under growing pressure amid the pandemic, leaders have worried observers by increasingly lashing out at perceived outside enemies Israel & the Region Iran Iran-US relations Trump administration coronavirus Ali Khamenei The ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Addams Family’ director wrote an extremely Jewy memoir https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-men-in-black-and-addams-family-director-wrote-an-extremely-jewy-memoir/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:7285b515-3488-70aa-492d-119b4bc4b6fa Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:39:52 -0400 Neurotic filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld's bar mitzvah took place in a Catholic church. Here he names his favorite Jewish films Jewish Times Barry Sonnenfeld Hollywood Jewish popular culture Jerry Seinfeld Larry David comedy Is it too early to speculate on a post-corona new world order?: Op-ed http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/is-it-too-early-to-speculate-on-a-post-corona-new-world-order-op-ed-153421 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:1ec2f2a8-d709-7253-cd55-6563ab7013c3 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:02:00 -0400 The new world order has not come into being as one would have expected in the wake of the Soviet collapse 30 years ago. In fact, it is still in the making, with no signs of settling down. The current coronavirus pandemic, which is ravaging every corner of the world, could perhaps bring this distant prospect closer to us than imagined. World Lessons to learn from the crisis: Op-ed http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/lessons-to-learn-from-the-crisis-op-ed-153422 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:0434f0e3-5a25-f219-0769-b6067a1dacc5 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:02:00 -0400 With the number of cases of coronavirus spreading in multiple countries around the globe, researchers at the Imperial College in London have made a sobering prediction that the death toll might soar into critically high numbers if social distancing and other mitigation measures fail. World 600 IDF soldiers to join efforts in enforcing coronavirus guidelines https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/600-IDF-soldiers-to-join-efforts-in-enforcing-coronavirus-guidelines-622993 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:92caa575-07de-12fb-b296-2f1fc497d9b7 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:36:25 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455483' /><br />The soldiers will accompany Israel police officers and have a special tag. The commanders will also carry weapons.<br />; Near empty roads allow government to accelerate infrastructure projects https://www.timesofisrael.com/near-empty-roads-allow-government-to-accelerate-infrastructure-projects/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:4a4c4b1b-41f2-81d4-7215-fe9297bc0032 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:35:00 -0400 Construction being fast-tracked includes extension of Jerusalem-Tel Aviv high speed train, light-rails in both cities and expansion of fast-lanes along Ayalon highway Israel Inside Bezalel Smotrich Transportation Ministry Jerusalem-Tel Aviv fast train construction Tel Aviv light rail Jerusalem Light Rail NY governor begs for help amid ‘staggering’ death toll at outbreak’s epicenter https://www.timesofisrael.com/ny-governor-begs-for-help-amid-staggering-death-toll-at-outbreaks-epicenter/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:e3f23664-8423-3fb8-c071-bd404366a956 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:25:47 -0400 'Please come help us in New York now,' Andrew Cuomo pleads, as day's 250 more victims bring number of dead to over 1,200 Israel & the Region coronavirus New York New York City Andrew Cuomo Hasidic community in Canada placed under lockdown after 20 diagnosed with virus https://www.timesofisrael.com/hasidic-community-in-canada-placed-under-lockdown-after-20-diagnosed-with-virus/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:c0f4f235-1077-afb6-e0dc-9f7d02eb964d Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:04:37 -0400 4,000 members of Tosh community quarantined after members test positive for coronavirus; outbreak believed linked to people travelling between Quebec and New York Jewish Times Canada Canadian Jews coronavirus Efforts to remove sick from Bnei Brak intensify https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Efforts-to-remove-sick-from-Bnei-Brak-intensify-622973 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:c6e09937-885e-820e-852a-aebdecca8f11 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:03:22 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/453796' /><br />Government, police increase efforts to stop spread of coronavirus in ultra-Orthodox sector<br />; IDF and US hold F-35 drill, delayed by virus, over southern Israel https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-us-hold-f-35-drill-delayed-by-virus-over-southern-israel/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:69d2b275-fddc-40f6-aece-a1641d084e4a Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:03:13 -0400 'Enduring Lightning' aerial exercise simulated in-air combat and attacks from the ground; countries' crews never met in person, just through video chat, over infection concerns Israel & the Region coronavirus F-35 israel-us military cooperation Israel-US relations Juniper Cobra joint military exercise military exercises Cuomo renames hate crime legislation to honor Monsey stabbing victim https://www.timesofisrael.com/cuomo-renames-hate-crime-legislation-to-honor-monsey-stabbing-victim/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:4456fa10-4e08-17c8-7305-8170ed7ec0a1 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:02:26 -0400 Day after victim succumbs to wounds, NY governor says proposed legislation will be called the Josef Neumann Hate Crimes Domestic Terrorism Act Jewish Times Andrew Cuomo 2019 Monsey stabbing anti-Semitism in the US Cast of classic comedy ‘Zehu Ze’ reunites to poke fun at virus https://www.timesofisrael.com/cast-of-classic-comedy-zehu-ze-reunites-to-poke-fun-at-virus/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:2bb6c0d1-5f1f-96f5-4cd8-a068384bd31b Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:53:05 -0400 Armed with sanitizing gel and face masks, some familiar faces joked about the simpler sides of the crisis Israel Inside Zehu Zeh Moni Moshonov Gidi Gov comedy coronavirus masks Despite self-quarantine, for Netanyahu it’s mostly business as usual https://www.timesofisrael.com/despite-self-quarantine-for-netanyahu-its-mostly-business-as-usual/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:ed7a70fd-e5b6-6cd6-d4bc-d3cfab44e46d Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:47:52 -0400 Few limits on PM's work, except perhaps having to do his own hair and needing to avoid top secret matters in video conferences; octogenarian president, too, continues with routine Israel Inside Benjamin Netanyahu coronavirus quarantine Reuven Rivlin 23rd Knesset COVID-19 Man at center of New Rochelle coronavirus outbreak released from hospital https://www.timesofisrael.com/man-at-center-of-new-rochelle-coronavirus-outbreak-released-from-hospital/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:ce42b720-10d2-e2f0-3d6e-369c20560502 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:44:28 -0400 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 'patient zero' is now home, asks people not to gather in groups for Passover; Lawrence Garbuz, 50, had been on a ventilator and in an induced coma Jewish Times coronavirus Andrew Cuomo New Rochelle Iran could activate proxies, up nuclear activities amid coronavirus crisis https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-could-activate-proxies-up-nuclear-activities-amid-coronavirus-crisis-622994 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:69840cc8-a715-44a4-b4b8-c1e82b0bfbde Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:37:18 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/445255' /><br />President Trump’s hands may be tied due to upcoming November election and given scope of outbreak in US.<br />; Hungary’s parliament approves sweeping powers for Orban, raising alarm https://www.timesofisrael.com/hungarys-parliament-approves-sweeping-powers-for-orban-raising-alarm/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:89f0df61-4fb3-59d0-7444-798420b305f2 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:55:03 -0400 Bill allowing hardline leader to rule by decree criticized by opposition parties, international institutions and civic groups concerned it could be used to muzzle independent press Israel & the Region Hungary authoritarianism Viktor Orban Hospital ship arrives in New York as virus death toll rises above 1,200 https://www.timesofisrael.com/hospital-ship-arrives-in-new-york-as-virus-death-toll-rises-above-1200/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:53ba5d73-1869-f3ac-706d-d1b48f5efb69 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:38:53 -0400 Cuomo laments 'staggering' number of deaths; refrigerated trucks reportedly being prepared to work as mobile morgues, as officials warn health system could collapse Israel & the Region coronavirus New York Andrew Cuomo Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount in Europe https://www.timesofisrael.com/global-lockdown-tightens-as-virus-deaths-mount-in-europe/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:8be3b9d7-7017-4f44-4438-56fbcbb8c882 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:38:00 -0400 Italy's death toll grows but rate of new infections hits new low; Zimbabwe, parts of Nigeria shut down in attempt to slow spread of coronavirus Israel & the Region coronavirus 700 IDF troops, mostly unarmed, to join police in enforcing partial lockdown https://www.timesofisrael.com/700-idf-troops-mostly-unarmed-to-join-police-in-enforcing-partial-lockdown/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:80bf189c-61dc-d18d-17b7-948df28051d2 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:21:58 -0400 Military says only commanders and soldiers serving in West Bank settlements will carry weapons, as IDF takes on complicated new mission among Israeli civilians Israel Inside coronavirus IDF Israel Defense Forces Hidai Zilberman Home Front Command IDF rabbinate Netanyahu tests negative for coronavirus, but will remain in quarantine https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-tests-negative-for-coronavirus-but-will-remain-in-quarantine/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:182282db-f699-d423-a2c6-ea88665d76fd Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:15:25 -0400 Prime minister to remain in isolation until told otherwise by Health Ministry, after aide comes down with virus; other tests also come back clean Israel Inside Benjamin Netanyahu quarantine COVID-19 coronavirus Health Ministry Netanyahu tests negative for virus, but will remain in quarantine https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-tests-negative-for-coronavirus-but-will-remain-in-quarantine/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:3e2515ea-2585-941e-74d8-20ecfc88fb20 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:15:25 -0400 Prime minister to remain in isolation until told otherwise by Health Ministry, after aide comes down with COVID-19; other tests also come back clean Israel Inside Benjamin Netanyahu quarantine COVID-19 coronavirus Health Ministry Treasury unveils NIS 80 billion rescue plan for virus-stricken economy https://www.timesofisrael.com/treasury-unveils-nis-80-billion-rescue-plan-for-virus-stricken-economy/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:eb94e4a7-7806-2799-aabc-e5ceb2c1ed04 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:09:56 -0400 Announcing retirement, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon says NIS 60 billion of largest-ever package to help businesses and others affected by pandemic; protesters push for more Israel Inside Moshe Kahlon coronavirus Erdoğan launches national campaign against COVID-19 http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/erdogan-launches-national-campaign-against-covid-19-153428 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:2b8194ce-6e2f-e29d-ac0f-e1bc4ea377d2 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:34:22 -0400 Turkey's president on March 30 launched a National Solidarity Campaign to aid fight against the novel coronavirus. Turkey Jewish communities battle virus between mourning, solidarity https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Between-mourning-and-solidarity-Jewish-communities-battle-the-virus-622975 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:4db482f7-cdf9-1d40-2d19-d4eb6b9385ba Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:30:05 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/451370' /><br />Data on the religious identity of those infected or deceased usually does not exist and even Jewish institutions themselves often do not have accurate information.<br />; Between mourning and solidarity, Jewish communities battle the virus https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Between-mourning-and-solidarity-Jewish-communities-battle-the-virus-622975 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:b4389a3c-a3ed-82be-76a4-ea21de034050 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:30:05 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/451370' /><br />Data on the religious identity of those infected or deceased usually does not exist and even Jewish institutions themselves often do not have accurate information.<br />; IDF gearing up for larger role in fighting virus in case of widespread outbreak https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-gearing-up-for-larger-role-in-fighting-virus-in-case-of-widespread-outbreak/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:09959eb9-f436-fa42-4e08-9b5c9681f056 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:27:44 -0400 Military takes responsibility for country's senior living facilities, forced to change enlistment dates due to pandemic Israel Inside IDF Israel Defense Forces coronavirus Hidai Zilberman Passover Passover seder Aviv Kohavi Post-corona world order: What was, is not what will be https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Post-corona-world-order-What-was-it-not-what-will-it-be-622967 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:1abdb2ba-11a4-6b18-be4e-e559ba660ed4 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:24:48 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455796' /><br />The coronavirus is likely to be remembered as just such an event, changing our lives in a myriad ways<br />; Coronavirus: The truth about Israel's ventilators https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/When-it-comes-to-coronavirus-could-Israel-be-Italy-622955 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:36d4ac5c-8f0d-e3d3-a9a1-ed6f89633564 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:22:33 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455626' /><br />Medical personnel are concerned that Israel could soon look like Italy or Spain.<br />; Israel announces 348 new confirmed virus cases, bringing total to 4,695 https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-announces-348-new-confirmed-virus-cases-bringing-total-to-4695/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:69437eef-f40b-d20c-bc0b-7c2d1f76170c Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:18:52 -0400 Daily total of 450 cases shows marked drop from earlier 24-period; 79 patients in serious condition, including 66 hooked up to ventilators; 161 people have recovered Israel Inside coronavirus COVID-19 Assaf Harofeh Medical Center Health Ministry Rabbinical school dean undergoes experimental corona treatment https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Rabbinical-school-dean-participates-in-experimental-coronavirus-treatment-622670 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:e1f706c7-dae1-5526-b94b-ad3f5ad8cafe Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:59:30 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455831' /><br />Nevins was tested for the coronavirus on March 12 and a week later got back a positive result. A week after that, he was tested again. Friday morning, he got the result: All clear.<br />; PA intelligence secures 10,000 virus testing kits from China https://www.timesofisrael.com/pa-intelligence-secures-10000-virus-testing-kits-from-china/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:d13950e3-ef52-1314-56a5-ebc85aa339dc Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:58:56 -0400 Official says Palestinians had been down to a few hundred kits to test for COVID-19 before shipment arrived Israel & the Region PA Palestinian Authority Majed Faraj West Bank China coronavirus COVID-19 Rabbinical school dean participates in experimental corona treatment https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Rabbinical-school-dean-participates-in-experimental-coronavirus-treatment-622670 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:600807f0-51f0-55e3-7550-9841fca138bc Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:57:02 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455831' /><br />Nevins was tested for the coronavirus on March 12 and a week later got back a positive result. A week after that, he was tested again. Friday morning, he got the result: All clear.<br />; NJ man arrested for threatening Jews who break coronavirus rules https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/NJ-man-arrested-after-threatening-Orthodox-Jews-for-ignoring-coronavirus-rules-622873 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:7f1510ee-3068-8059-a306-91f2e452f390 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:55:42 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455410' /><br />A New Jersey man sent Facebook messages to Gov. Phil Murphy and others threatening to harm Orthodox Jews for violating state coronavirus restrictions.<br />; 25% increase in number of pets abandoned since the beginning of March https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/25-percent-increase-in-number-of-pets-abandoned-since-the-beginning-of-March-622941 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:b1c54916-df00-1e1f-de68-402463bd31cd Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:52:52 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/448479' /><br />The coronavirus has brought with it the unfortunate side effect of many more pets being abandoned.<br />; NYC mayor to shuls: Close for coronavirus or be closed permanently https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/NYC-Mayor-to-synagogues-Close-for-coronavirus-or-be-shut-down-permanently-622767 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:fec81d91-118d-c081-bf6b-ceaa7b1ffb4e Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:51:53 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/442524' /><br />"I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faith in this time of crisis. But we do not need gatherings that will endanger people."<br />; NYC mayor to synagogues: Close for coronavirus or be shut down permanently https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/NYC-Mayor-to-synagogues-Close-for-coronavirus-or-be-shut-down-permanently-622767 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:4ba96446-da04-21a7-c99d-2332ef5b871b Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:51:53 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/442524' /><br />"I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faith in this time of crisis. But we do not need gatherings that will endanger people."<br />; 2 Jewish nursing home residents in Cleveland catch coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Two-residents-of-Jewish-nursing-home-in-Cleveland-diagnosed-with-coronavirus-622877 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:4a05d5f1-9376-076c-1aad-836317ccf9e8 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:50:46 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455764' /><br />Two residents of Montefiore, a Jewish nursing home in suburban Cleveland, tested positive for coronavirus.<br />; Prominent Serbian Orthodox Church bishop dies of coronavirus https://www.jpost.com/International/Prominent-Serbian-Orthodox-Church-bishop-dies-of-coronavirus-aged-71-622937 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:c095e2e6-164e-f985-7684-1b75a998a6f0 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:48:04 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455852' /><br />Bishop Milutin Knezevic, 71, and two other priests from the Valjevo diocese tested positive for coronavirus last week.<br />; Israeli company treats COVID-19 patients with placenta cells https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israels-company-uses-placenta-cells-to-treat-critical-COVID-19-patients-622960 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:25c85c9d-8a63-6bf7-00dc-234274ee6546 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:47:02 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/426388' /><br />The company dosed three patients in two different hospitals in Israel under a compassionate use program for the treatment of COVID-19.<br />; Israeli company uses placenta cells to treat critical COVID-19 patients https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israels-company-uses-placenta-cells-to-treat-critical-COVID-19-patients-622960 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:f5e64a2b-c82d-4bf9-e929-51e098d9b142 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:47:02 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/426388' /><br />The company dosed three patients in two different hospitals in Israel under a compassionate use program for the treatment of COVID-19.<br />; China’s virus hotspot Wuhan slowly reopens, though many stay inside https://www.timesofisrael.com/chinas-virus-hotspot-wuhan-slowly-reopens-though-many-stay-inside/ The Times of Israel urn:uuid:f6a1de7f-4712-958e-ca69-731b726feb6e Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:43:36 -0400 Ruling Communist Party rolls back curbs, as it tries to revive the world's second-largest economy after declaring victory over the outbreak Israel & the Region Wuhan coronavirus China Xi Jinping Police disperse hundreds of haredim from Mea Shearim synagogues https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-disperse-hundreds-of-ultra-Orthodox-from-synagogues-in-Mea-Shearim-622951 JPost.com - Front Page urn:uuid:9b5d5f63-8af6-5099-48b7-136b12f8357c Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:42:45 -0400 <img align='right' src='https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/455861' /><br />Extremists attack Magen David Adom team injuring one<br />;