» Several windows smashed at Reform synagogue in Peoria, Illinois
24/05/20 21:50 from JPost.com - Front Page
The damage to Congregation Anshai Emeth, a Reform synagogue, took place between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

» Argentines cheer soccer goal by Argentine-Israeli in lieu of local sports
24/05/20 21:40 from JPost.com - Front Page
Argentina’s soccer fans are missing the most popular sport in the country, under a total lockdown that bans sports events.

» Services to resume in NJ county which was first to end communal prayer
24/05/20 21:33 from JPost.com - Front Page
Tightly constrained Jewish prayer services are likely to resume in early June in Bergen County, the New Jersey county where rabbis were first to shut down all Jewish communal life.

» 20 years after Lebanon pullout, docuseries dives into the ‘War With No Name’
24/05/20 21:13 from The Times of Israel
Nearly 700 soldiers were killed during Israel's 18-year occupation of Lebanon; journalist Matti Friedman teamed up with the Kan broadcaster to tell their story

» Haiti voodoo leaders prepare temple 'clinics' for coronavirus sufferers
24/05/20 20:38 from JPost.com - Front Page
Voodoo priests have appeared on television and radio shows to make clear they are not responsible for coronavirus and are ready to fight it.

» Committee led by Netanyahu delays book of fmr. police chief Alsheich
24/05/20 20:06 from JPost.com - Front Page
The former police commissioner was responsible for gathering evidence that is currently being used in the ongoing corruption trial against Netanyahu.

» In US, Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings
24/05/20 20:04 from The Times of Israel
Thousands flock to beaches and parks, Trump plays golf for second day, as authorities warn against abandoning social distancing rules over holiday that signals start of summer

» Locked down? Open up to… satirical Israeli police series ‘Hashoter Hatov’
24/05/20 19:26 from The Times of Israel
Now streaming on Netflix, the show -- whose title is Hebrew for 'The Good Cop' -- turns the toxic masculinity associated with law enforcement on its head

» Services to resume in NJ county where rabbis were first to end communal prayer
24/05/20 19:19 from The Times of Israel
Bergen County Rabbinical Association says it expects outdoor prayer quorums to be possible starting June 4, but 'minyan hopping' will be banned

» Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes New Zealand near capital city
24/05/20 18:59 from JPost.com - Front Page
The tremors started as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was in the midst of a live interview, which she continued with.

» TV report claims to debunk five of Netanyahu’s ‘political coup’ arguments
24/05/20 18:44 from The Times of Israel
PM called for live broadcast of his corruption trial, and publication of a series of Justice Ministry documents, asserting this would destroy the cases against him

» BDS activists play IDF soldiers, stage mock execution in Vienna
24/05/20 18:32 from JPost.com - Front Page
The Austrian news outlet 'Heute' first reported on the anti-Israel stunt that took place Saturday at Viktor Adler Square in the Austrian capital.

» NYC lawmaker: Being ‘Republican in New York’ is like being IDF in Six Day War
24/05/20 18:28 from The Times of Israel
Nicole Malliotakis, who represents Staten Island in state Assembly, tells Jewish audience at Jerusalem Day event she knows how it must have felt to be outnumbered by five armies

» NYC lawmaker: Being ‘Republican in New York’ like being in IDF in Six Day War
24/05/20 18:28 from The Times of Israel
Nicole Malliotakis, who represents Staten Island in state Assembly, tells Jewish audience at Jerusalem Day event she knows how it must have felt to be outnumbered by five armies

» Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat
24/05/20 18:23 from JPost.com - Front Page
The reported departure of the Russians is another blow to Khalifa Haftar's Libya National Army (LNA).

» Anti-Israel tweets garner controversy in Stanford student election
24/05/20 18:03 from JPost.com - Front Page
“If you still support Israel, you can choke, honestly,” said one tweet.

» Jerusalem kindergarten assistant gets virus, sending 30 kids to quarantine
24/05/20 18:01 from The Times of Israel
Man in contact with children at two private schools, incident follows several cases last week that saw dozens of students forced to stay home

» ‘Hitler’s alligator’ dies at Moscow zoo, aged 84
24/05/20 17:37 from The Times of Israel
Reptile named Saturn escaped Berlin Zoo after it was bombed and later found by British soldiers who gave him to Soviet Union, sparking myth he was part of Hitler's collection

» Netanyahu hosts activist suspected of threatening AG who indicted him — report
24/05/20 17:14 from The Times of Israel
After assailing Mandelblit before opening of his corruption trial, PM said to honor Orly Lev, who was questioned for posting AG's phone number, saying his smile must be 'wiped off'

» Europeans Look to More Local Approach to Containing Iran
24/05/20 16:34 from JPost.com - Front Page
Analysts argue that because Europe is unable to make up for a leadership vacuum left by the US leaving the JCPOA, its strategy should focus more on Arab countries.

» Netanyahu says he won’t accept plea bargain in his corruption trial
24/05/20 16:28 from The Times of Israel
PM doubles down on attack on justice system, says he has nothing to hide, in TV interview hours after taking defendant's bench

» Trains to restart, along with live performances, as virus regulations eased
24/05/20 15:44 from The Times of Israel
Buses to carry up to 75% of full passenger capacity from end of the week; railways to run on June 8

» Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre fails to reopen Sunday as planned
24/05/20 15:27 from The Times of Israel
Clergymen allowed in briefly, but disappointed worshipers refused entry at Christian holy site, as officials say 50-person restriction makes it impossible to reopen to public

» Roger Waters – getting a taste of his own medicine
24/05/20 15:26 from JPost.com - Front Page
Apparently, the abused has had enough of the abuser.

» US sec. adviser: China takeover of Hong Kong could lead to sanctions
24/05/20 15:21 from JPost.com - Front Page
US government officials have said the legislation would end the Chinese-ruled city's autonomy and would be bad for both Hong Kong's and China's economies.

» Netanyahu trial divides Israelis, as rival rallies held in Jerusalem
24/05/20 15:17 from The Times of Israel
With some traveling from afar, premier's supporters claim he is 'pure and clean,' while others decry 'death of democracy' and claim leader must resign

» Netanyahu’s solidarity team includes most, but not all, of Likud’s ministers
24/05/20 14:53 from The Times of Israel
7 of the PM's party's newly appointed ministers stood by his side as he castigated the judiciary minutes before his trial opened; one more lobbied for him nearby; 5 stayed away

» Making a literal stand, Netanyahu sends message it’s not just him on the bench
24/05/20 14:53 from The Times of Israel
As his trial opens, the premier avoids dreaded photo of himself sitting humbled on the defendants' bench, instead releasing shot in which he is surrounded by fellow Likud MKs

» Netanyahu thanks Mossad chief for purchasing coronavirus medical gear
24/05/20 14:49 from JPost.com - Front Page
The Mossad received heavy criticism for its purchases in late March after a covert operation accidentally brought 100,000 incomplete coronavirus test kits to Israel from an unidentified Gulf state.

» Let the judges do their job in Netanyahu's trial
24/05/20 14:44 from JPost.com - Front Page
There are two major schools of thought that would say Sunday was a sad day, but for different reasons.

» Edelstein, Tropper announce culture restrictions to be lifted in June
24/05/20 14:30 from JPost.com - Front Page
The announcement comes after nearly three months of no theater or stage shows, but will it be enough to save live performances?

» The opening of Netanyahu’s trial – in search of justice or a vendetta
24/05/20 14:21 from JPost.com - Front Page
Grosso modo Netanyahu’s position is that, in general, the whole legal process against him has no justification or legitimacy.

» How will Netanyahu's trial look if the judges let him drag it out?
24/05/20 14:11 from JPost.com - Front Page
For those who thought that the next court date of July 19 is when witnesses will be called, it is not even close.

» The country needs to come first, not Netanyahu – analysis
24/05/20 14:02 from JPost.com - Front Page
All these allegations have a common denominator that reveal what the public has known about Netanyahu for years: this is a man who enjoys the good things in life and is obsessed with media coverage.

» Peace Now petitions court to halt Efrat E2 settler building project
24/05/20 13:58 from JPost.com - Front Page
Palestinians hold that the portions of the land are private Palestinian property and should never have been allocated as state land.

» How will Netanyahu's trial look like if the judges let him drag it out?
24/05/20 13:44 from JPost.com - Front Page
For those who thought that the next court date of July 19 is when witnesses will be called, it is not even close.

» Under fire from Netanyahu, AG says he won’t be cowed by ‘unfounded’ claims
24/05/20 13:39 from The Times of Israel
After PM accuses police, prosecutors of inventing 'baseless cases' and accuses Mandelblit of having 'something to hide,' attorney general says arguments will only be heard in court

» Wuhan lab admits to having 3 strains of bat coronavirus on-site
24/05/20 13:24 from JPost.com - Front Page
“Now we have three strains of live viruses… But their highest similarity to SARS-CoV-2 [the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19] only reaches 79.8%... It's an obvious difference.”

» The enigma behind the 1,500-year-old Christian communities in the Negev
24/05/20 13:21 from JPost.com - Front Page
Remains of over 180 houses were also revealed by the researchers, together with many agricultural installations including dams, cisterns, wine presses and a pigeon tower.

» Gantz tiptoes through trial of reluctant partner Netanyahu
24/05/20 13:18 from JPost.com - Front Page
Exactly a year ago, Gantz fiercely attacked Netanyahu at a pro-democracy rally in Tel Aviv.

» Czech Jewish community to invest €1m. to renovate grave of respected rabbi
24/05/20 13:15 from JPost.com - Front Page
Rabbi Shabbatai HaKohen was a noted 17’th century sage famous for this 1646 book ‘Lips of the Priest’ which gave him his nickname ‘Shakh’.

» Cabinet earmarks another NIS 14b for coronavirus economy relief
24/05/20 13:09 from The Times of Israel
Funds to help flagging businesses and cover projects to encourage re-hiring of laid off workers; total aid package now stands at NIS 100 billion

» Government limits coronavirus cellphone surveillance to "special cases"
24/05/20 13:00 from JPost.com - Front Page
Circumventing parliament in March, as the coronavirus spread, the cabinet approved emergency regulations that enabled the use of the technology, usually deployed for anti-terrorism.

» Netanyahu's trial begins outside the court – analysis
24/05/20 12:55 from JPost.com - Front Page
Will Netanyahu’s strategy of preaching to the public instead of pleading to the court succeed?

» Buses to allow 75% capacity starting Thursday, trains return in June
24/05/20 12:53 from JPost.com - Front Page
Intercity buses will increase from 23 passengers to 46 passengers, and urban buses will increase from 20 to 49 passengers. Taxis will allow two people at a time.

» Full text: In pre-trial speech, Netanyahu assails the justice system and media
24/05/20 12:52 from The Times of Israel
Before taking the defendant's bench, PM rails against law enforcement in a lengthy, impassioned address, demanding 'full transparency'

» The IDF’s tactical start-up innovation Pilot program
24/05/20 12:44 from JPost.com - Front Page
"It's a matter of time before Hezbollah has technology like AI."

» No matter the outcome of Netanyahu's trial, Israel loses – comment
24/05/20 12:41 from JPost.com - Front Page
If Netanyahu is convicted, half the country will believe that he was railroaded, and the other half will lose faith in the political system. If acquitted, faith in the justice system will be lost.

» Israel vs. Benjamin Netanyahu: The circus is just beginning
24/05/20 12:25 from JPost.com - Front Page
Netanyahu highlighted the way he’s different from many other defendants in his opening remarks, calling for all the hearings to be broadcast live online.

» Some of Israel’s Lebanon veterans still searching for help
24/05/20 11:49 from The Times of Israel
Former soldier seeking to set up support center for comrades suffering from PTSD caused during 18-year conflict on other side of northern border

» Alligator who survived WW2 bombing raid, Cold War dies at 84
24/05/20 11:31 from JPost.com - Front Page
Rumors were abound that the alligator may have spent some years as part of Adolf Hitler's personal collection.

» Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear 'deterrence'
24/05/20 11:26 from JPost.com - Front Page
North Korea says it has no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, but South Korea's intelligence agency has said it cannot rule out that the North has had an outbreak.

» Gantz: Netanyahu entitled to presumption of innocence, will get a fair trial
24/05/20 11:23 from The Times of Israel
Opposition leader Lapid slams prime minister's 'incitement' at opening of trial, says it shows why a 'criminal defendant cannot continue to serve' as premier

» Alligator dies aged 84 after surviving WW2 bombing raid, Cold War
24/05/20 11:18 from JPost.com - Front Page
Rumors were abound that the alligator may have spent some years as part of Adolf Hitler's personal collection.

» Woman falls into Western Wall shaft, moderately injured
24/05/20 11:17 from JPost.com - Front Page
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Maor Nachum was one of the first responders to arrive at the scene.

» Partition to be installed on buses to protect drivers from coronavirus
24/05/20 11:15 from JPost.com - Front Page
"At the level of fatigue of our drivers, the next accident that will claim a human life seems just around the corner."

» Erdoğan offers condolences to Pakistan over plane crash
24/05/20 11:14 from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 24 telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Arif Alvi to offer condolences over Friday's deadly plane crash in Karachi that killed 97 passengers, state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) reported.

» New coronavirus case emerges at Beersheba nursing home
24/05/20 11:12 from JPost.com - Front Page
As the number of active cases continues to decline overall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is set to reopen on Sunday.

» COVID-19 no longer infectious after 11 days, new study claims
24/05/20 11:08 from JPost.com - Front Page
These findings could cause changes in current discharge policies of patients who tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

» El Al to reportedly test demand with series of international flights
24/05/20 11:06 from JPost.com - Front Page
A modest number of pilots and other relevant staff will be brought back from unpaid leave for the pilot program, it was reported.

» Netanyahu: Khamenei is putting himself in danger by threatening Israel
24/05/20 11:04 from JPost.com - Front Page
PM spoke with leaders of Sudan and Chad, and expressed wish to increase ties with more Muslim countries.

» Pro-Netanyahu protesters denounce judicial system, law enforcement
24/05/20 10:54 from JPost.com - Front Page
Placards comparing Netanyahu trial to Dreyfus tidal, together with cries of “antisemites,” “leftists,” “post-Zionists” and “Israel haters,” were just some of the messages disseminated.

» Government adds NIS 14 billion to coronavirus financial aid package
24/05/20 10:45 from JPost.com - Front Page
Finances will also serve the acceleration of infrastructure projects, including connecting businesses to optical fiber cables, and to enable advance payments of so-far unclaimed deposits by soldiers.

» Netanyahu, prosecution fight over trial start date
24/05/20 10:44 from JPost.com - Front Page
The legal war runs parallel to the public opinion war.

» US security adviser: China takeover of Hong Kong could lead to sanctions
24/05/20 10:39 from JPost.com - Front Page
US government officials have said the legislation would end the Chinese-ruled city's autonomy and would be bad for both Hong Kong's and China's economies.

» Coronavirus unemployment crisis deepening for Arab-Israelis
24/05/20 10:39 from JPost.com - Front Page
Data published by the Employment Service also showed that young Arab men were most affected by dramatic changes in the workforce.

» Palestinians defy coronavirus lockdown to celebrate Eid al-Fitr
24/05/20 10:12 from JPost.com - Front Page
A number of mosques in the nearby towns of Halhoul, Sa’ir, Bet Ula, Durra and Bet Kahel were also reopened for the festival prayer.

» Taking defendant’s bench, Netanyahu becomes first Israeli PM to stand trial
24/05/20 10:08 from The Times of Israel
Premier sits mostly silent through opening hearing, face hidden behind face mask; confirms he has read graft charges against him, as hundreds rally outside Jerusalem District Court

» Alyn care center brings joy to Jewish, Arab disabled kids in lockdown
24/05/20 09:41 from JPost.com - Front Page
Shachar, the Rehabilitation Educational Medical Day Care Center within the Alyn Orthopedic Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Jerusalem offers medical care, nursing care and para-medical treatment

» Likud ministers at his side, Netanyahu asserts the entire right is on trial
24/05/20 09:36 from The Times of Israel
PM's pretrial claim that charges against him are part of a coup attempt was familiar. What was new was the array of colleagues around him, and a striking omission from his remarks

» As his trial begins, Netanyahu rails against ‘attempted political coup’
24/05/20 09:22 from The Times of Israel
Arriving at Jerusalem court, PM accuses police and prosecutors of inventing 'baseless cases' against him, says probes 'were corrupted and fabricated from the start'

» Beware COVID-19 privacy invasion creep
24/05/20 09:19 from The Times of Israel
People will tell themselves these are life-saving measures – but once privacy is taken away, it often cannot be fully restored

» There’s no substitute for Jewish summer camp
24/05/20 09:18 from The Times of Israel
It’s not an exaggeration to say that two summers at Herzl Camp in Wisconsin made me want to live a Jewish life

» Opening statements close, defendants need not be present at all hearings
24/05/20 09:16 from JPost.com - Front Page
The strategy of all of the defense lawyers is to tell the judges that they cannot set a date for witnesses, but need multiple months to fight with prosecution over documents they want.

» Russia faces Libya setback, Syria challenge amid COVID-19 crisis
24/05/20 09:02 from JPost.com - Front Page
Russia is in a tight spot. Gone from its state media TASS are stories of its great military and diplomatic victories, replaced with the difficulties of the COVID-19 crisis.

» 20 years on, Israel’s Lebanon withdrawal inspires new Hezbollah recruits
24/05/20 08:57 from The Times of Israel
Young supporters of the Shiite terror group say they wish they'd fought against Israeli troops before pullout of military forces in 2000

» EL AL plane lands in Turkey to collect coronavirus aid for US
24/05/20 08:55 from JPost.com - Front Page
El Al's Dreamliner aircraft, which was converted to be able to carry cargo, landed in Istanbul on Sunday and took 24 tons of humanitarian equipment for the fight against the coronavirus.

» Long-lasting coronavirus disinfectant developed by Israeli researchers
24/05/20 08:47 from JPost.com - Front Page
The coronavirus has been seen to last on surfaces upwards of 17 days, and common disinfecting breaks down rapidly. This new disinfectant is long-lasting.

» Benjamin Netanyahu trial live: Defense lawyers say they need more time
24/05/20 08:47 from JPost.com - Front Page
The strategy of all of the defense lawyers is to tell the judges that they cannot set a date for witnesses, but need multiple months to fight with prosecution over documents they want.

» Iran celebrates tankers arriving in Venezuela amid US tensions
24/05/20 08:47 from JPost.com - Front Page
Tasnim media in Iran, which is close to the IRGC, celebrated the great victory on Sunday with coverage across its homepage. “A turning point for Venezuela’s sovereignty and independence,”

» ‘I wish they would close all the shuls!’
24/05/20 08:45 from The Times of Israel
I was never a big fan of prayer - my mind wanders, I make deals with God - but this pandemic has upped my role in helping others ’do Jewish,’ and it’s been good for me too

» Ex-Nazi hunter slams Whitney Museum's anti-Israel ‘smear campaign’
24/05/20 08:45 from JPost.com - Front Page
In the letter, Sher argued that the museum had “orchestrated and acquiesced in a concerted smear campaign against Warren Kanders,” the law enforcement supplier’s owner, who is Jewish.

» Taliban, Afghan president call 3-day Eid ceasefire from Sunday
24/05/20 08:43 from JPost.com - Front Page
The move came as fighting between the two sides had intensified despite the coronavirus pandemic.

» Amid coronavirus, thousands of Iranians register for hajj
24/05/20 08:43 from JPost.com - Front Page
Considering that Saudi Arabia has not officially announced its position on this year's hajj, registration and selections have gone on as they had in previous years.

» Thousands of Iranians register for, plan to attend hajj amid coronavirus
24/05/20 08:43 from JPost.com - Front Page
Considering that Saudi Arabia has not officially announced its position on this year's hajj, registration and selections have gone on as they had in previous years.

» Israeli prisoner in Peru released to house arrest
24/05/20 08:41 from JPost.com - Front Page
Hodaya, 24, who is cognitively impaired, faces criminal charges of smuggling narcotics after she was found with 28 kg. of cocaine in her luggage.

» Israeli Hodaya Monsonego released from prison to house arrest in Peru
24/05/20 08:41 from JPost.com - Front Page
Hodaya, 24, who is cognitively impaired, faces criminal charges of smuggling narcotics after she was found with 28 kg. of cocaine in her luggage.

» Netanyahu to ask court to broadcast trial live
24/05/20 08:41 from JPost.com - Front Page
"They don't like it that I am not a poodle."

» Erekat: Annexation to collapse PA, is existential threat to Jordan
24/05/20 08:40 from JPost.com - Front Page
“They don’t need me to negotiate, they need me to surrender – and I was not defeated.”

» Quartet talks Israeli-Palestinian peace, PA push to stop Trump plan
24/05/20 08:38 from JPost.com - Front Page
The UN, Russia and the EU stand behind the PA’s call for a two-state resolution to the conflict based on the pre-1967 lines.

» Why IRGC’s best aerospace commander discusses economic woes
24/05/20 08:35 from JPost.com - Front Page
He has pioneered and pushed for better drone arms and rockets.

» Why is IRGC’s best aerospace commander talking about economic 'woes'?
24/05/20 08:35 from JPost.com - Front Page
He has pioneered and pushed for better drone arms and rockets.

» Watch: Protesters outside PM residence pop open champagne in celebration
24/05/20 08:32 from JPost.com - Front Page
The opposition Yesh Atid Party and the Black Flag movement have organized protests at dozens of junctions across the country under the banner: “Corrupt and Disconnected – We are sick of you.”

» Benjamin Netanyahu live updates: Lawyers ask for spring 2021 trial date
24/05/20 08:28 from JPost.com - Front Page
Key to Sunday’s hearing is how quickly or slowly the judges decide to move the trial forward.

» Elovitch's former lawyer: Good chance Netanyahu will be acquitted
24/05/20 08:26 from JPost.com - Front Page
"The judges will hear what everyone has to say and will examine them well – and the more they decide that these actions are not felonies, they will not hesitate to acquit."

» Why is IRGC’s best aerospace commander talking about economic 'woes'
24/05/20 08:16 from JPost.com - Front Page
He has pioneered and pushed for better drone arms and rockets.

» The trial of Benjamin Netanyahu - live updates
24/05/20 08:14 from JPost.com - Front Page
The trial will hover as a cloud over virtually all major government decisions for the foreseeable future.

» Government approves new security cabinet, ministerial committee for coronavirus
24/05/20 07:50 from The Times of Israel
Security cabinet to include a record 16 members, will also have 4 nonvoting observers

» Hundreds attend pro- and anti-Netanyahu rallies as PM’s trial opens in Jerusalem
24/05/20 07:49 from The Times of Israel
Demonstrators at the court where criminal trial will be held portray attorney general as a traitor, while Netanyahu's critics call for his resignation at protest outside residence

» Thousands of Iranians plan to attend hajj amid coronavirus
24/05/20 07:45 from JPost.com - Front Page
Considering that Saudi Arabia has not officially announced their position on this year's hajj, registration and selections have gone on as they had in previous years.

» 'New York Times' prints grim front page listing US lives lost to COVID-19
24/05/20 07:44 from JPost.com - Front Page
The list details the names of each of the selected coronavirus casualties, followed by their name and one sentence describing the uniqueness of the life of the deceased

» Antisemitic BDS activists play IDF soldiers, stage mock hanging in Vienna
24/05/20 07:42 from JPost.com - Front Page
The Austrian news outlet 'Heute' first reported on the anti-Israel stunt that took place Saturday at Viktor Adler Square in the Austrian capital.

» Rivlin gives thanks to world’s oldest Righteous Among the Nations, 101
24/05/20 07:41 from JPost.com - Front Page
In his letter, Rivlin wrote to Kozminska that he had “great admiration for your courageous acts of humanity and bravery during the dark days of the Second World War in Poland.”

» Netanyahu trial: Protests erupt outside PM residence and Jerusalem Court
24/05/20 07:25 from JPost.com - Front Page
The opposition Yesh Atid Party and the Black Flag movement have organized protests at dozens of junctions across the country under the banner: “Corrupt and Disconnected – We are sick of you.”

» North Korea's Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear 'deterrence'
24/05/20 06:58 from JPost.com - Front Page
North Korea says it has no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, but South Korea's intelligence agency has said it cannot rule out that the North has had an outbreak.

» Why is the IRGC’s best aerospace commander talking about economic 'woes'
24/05/20 06:40 from JPost.com - Front Page
He has pioneered and pushed for better drone arms and rockets.

» Israel riven over Netanyahu trial, but it’s the verdict that will test democracy
24/05/20 06:34 from The Times of Israel
PM's allies claim the right-wing and the marginalized are in the dock with him; opponents say the rule of law is at stake; come the day, how will half the country handle defeat?

» UK COVID-19 vaccine trial may fail due to low transmission in population
24/05/20 06:31 from JPost.com - Front Page
There is a 50% chance the trial may give 'no result.'

» Trial by ire: 7 things to know for May 24
24/05/20 06:30 from The Times of Israel
As Netanyahu readies to take the stand, anger is palpable among those who think he is dragging Israel into the abyss and those who say justice is being blind to the people's will

» Family group text, COVID style – a found poem in six stanzas
24/05/20 06:29 from The Times of Israel
The ephemera of lockdown include shared messages about meals, laundry and, above all, remembering to count the days of the omer

» Why is the IRGC’s best aerospace commander talking about economic 'woes'?
24/05/20 06:24 from JPost.com - Front Page
Amir Ali Hajizadeh has pioneered and pushed for a better drone arms and rockets.

» Netanyahu to be Israel's first sitting PM on trial - case opens today
24/05/20 06:24 from JPost.com - Front Page
Key to Sunday's hearing is how quickly or slowly the judges decide to move the trial forward.

» Turkish aid agency distributes food in Ghana
24/05/20 05:41 from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Sunday distributed food to needy families in Ghana, a West African country.

» Medtech dispute illuminates power struggle between entrepreneurs and investors
24/05/20 05:40 from The Times of Israel
Early shareholders of MobileODT, including the startup's ousted CEO, take aim at OrbiMed, the global healthcare VC fund that injected millions into it; threats of litigation ensue

» Medical tech dispute illuminates power struggle between entrepreneurs, investors
24/05/20 05:40 from The Times of Israel
Early shareholders of MobileODT, including the startup's ousted CEO, take aim at OrbiMed, the global healthcare VC fund that injected millions into it; threats of litigation ensue

» Who are the judges who will decide Netanyahu’s fate?
24/05/20 05:39 from JPost.com - Front Page
Bar-Am’s record on white-collar crime is less extensive than the other two judges, putting him in the neutral category. However, with less experience in this area, he is more likely to defer to them.

» China’s foreign minister says US is pushing relations to ‘brink of new Cold War’
24/05/20 05:35 from The Times of Israel
Longstanding friction between the powers over trade, human rights, Hong Kong has risen to new heights since virus outbreak

» Alligator who survived Berlin WWII bombing dies
24/05/20 05:35 from Hurriyet Daily News
An alligator who survived a bombing raid on the Berlin zoo in 1943 and found himself east of the iron curtain after World War II has died of old age at 84, the Moscow Zoo said.

» Hong Kong hit by fresh protests as China seeks new sweeping security powers
24/05/20 05:28 from The Times of Israel
Police fire tear gas at demonstrators opposing controversial law that critics say will end residents' freedoms of speech and protest

» Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre reopens after 2-month virus closure
24/05/20 05:27 from The Times of Israel
To maintain social distancing, church limits entry to 50 visitors at a time, requests worshipers not touch or kiss religious items

» Iranian 107-year-old woman recovers from coronavirus - state-run Fars
24/05/20 05:18 from JPost.com - Front Page
"She defeated the virus with the help of doctors and nurses at the hospital," Fars said.

» Rallying around Netanyahu before trial, Likud lawmakers lash legal system
24/05/20 05:09 from The Times of Israel
PM's supporters repeat claims that the charges against him are politically motivated; several ministers plan to accompany him to court

» How can Israel mitigate the risk from Chinese investments?
24/05/20 04:59 from JPost.com - Front Page
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington-based think tank that hosted a simulation review of Chinese investments in Israel, has released a summary with its key findings.

» Virus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations as global infections rise
24/05/20 04:56 from The Times of Israel
Festivities are overshadowed by coronavirus, with many countries tightening lockdown restrictions after a partial easing during Ramadan led to a sharp spike in infections

» Cabinet holds first regular meeting; creation of Gantz’s new office said delayed
24/05/20 04:56 from The Times of Israel
According to report, formation of 2 new ministries and office of alternate PM won't be discussed due to lack of funds for new institutions and ongoing disagreements over their size

» PA’s Eid lockdown provokes Palestinian protests, tensions across West Bank
24/05/20 04:56 from The Times of Israel
Hundreds of residents of Hebron violate coronavirus curfew, demand to pray in mosques to observe the holiday

» The politics of musical chairs and job placements
24/05/20 04:52 from JPost.com - Front Page
I’m torn between trying to remember who is minister of what and taking bets on how long any of them will remain in their posts.

» Libya conflict heats up as Turkish Air Force increases activity
24/05/20 04:36 from JPost.com - Front Page
Twitter accounts that follow air traffic revealed unusual movements by Turkey’s air force.

» Israeli jailed in Peru over suspected drug smuggling released to house arrest
24/05/20 03:59 from The Times of Israel
Family of Hodaya Monsonego, 24, say she is mentally impaired and was tricked into scheme; Rivlin welcomes move, says he hopes she will be fully released soon

» Quartet talks Israeli-Palestinian peace amid PA push to replace Trump plan
24/05/20 03:52 from JPost.com - Front Page
The UN, Russia and the EU stand behind the PA’s call for a two-state resolution to the conflict based on the pre-1967 lines.

» How could Israel mitigate the risk from Chinese investments?
24/05/20 03:40 from JPost.com - Front Page
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a Washington-based think tank that hosted a simulation review of Chinese investments in Israel, and released a summary with its key findings.

» Erekat: Annexation will cause PA collapse, is existential threat to Jordan
24/05/20 03:37 from JPost.com - Front Page
“They don’t need me to negotiate, they need me to surrender – and I was not defeated.”

» SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time
24/05/20 03:33 from Hurriyet Daily News
In the beginning, everyone was skeptical. But Elon Musk’s SpaceX defied expectations- and on May 20 hopes to make history by ferrying two NASA astronauts into space, the first crewed flight from U.S. soil in nine long years.

» Italy opens ancient Greek site
24/05/20 03:29 from Hurriyet Daily News
Ahead of the Colosseum and Pompeii, the towering Greek temple complex at Paestum near Naples is the first Italian archaeological site to reopen to tourists after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

» Elovitch former lawyer: Good chance Netanyahu will be acquitted
24/05/20 03:25 from JPost.com - Front Page
"The judges will hear what everyone has to say and will examine them well, and the more they decide that these actions are not felonies - they will not hesitate to acquit"

» Afghan gov't says ready to start talks with Taliban
24/05/20 03:24 from Hurriyet Daily News
The Afghan government's negotiating team is ready to begin the long-due intra-Afghan peace talks with the Taliban, President Ashraf Ghani announced in his Eid al-Fitr message on May 24. 

» Protests against Netanyahu to take place across Israel
24/05/20 03:23 from JPost.com - Front Page
The Black Flag movement is planning on having dozens of buses and a chain of cars surround Netanyahu's official residence with the slogan “the man indicted for corruption is not my prime minister."

» 5 things to know as Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial gets underway
24/05/20 03:18 from JPost.com - Front Page
The trial is “really unprecedented,” Yuval Shany, vice president of research for the Jerusalem-based Israel Democracy Institute, said Thursday.

» Greece calls for return of Parthenon marbles
24/05/20 03:15 from Hurriyet Daily News
Greece on May 23 urged Britain to return the Parthenon Marbles- often known as the Elgin Marbles- as one of the world’s greatest ancient sites the Acropolis re-opens after the coronavirus shutdown.

» Spain encouraging visitors from abroad starting in July
24/05/20 03:09 from Hurriyet Daily News
Spain will be not just welcoming, but encouraging international tourism starting in July, the prime minister said on May 23. 

» Preacher powers through pandemic by helping others
24/05/20 03:06 from Hurriyet Daily News
As Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan, many still carry a certain sadness over being unable to pray in mosques during the holy month.

» Virus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations as infections rise
24/05/20 03:01 from Hurriyet Daily News
Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr on May 24, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections.

» Amid US withdrawal, Turkey supports Open Skies Treaty
24/05/20 02:57 from Hurriyet Daily News
With the pact under threat, Turkey wants to see continuation of the Open Skies Treaty for global stability and security, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on May 23. 

» Defense Chief Akar inspects troops at Syrian border
24/05/20 02:53 from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey’s defense minister and top force commanders on May 23 carried out inspections along the border where southern Turkey meets northern Syria, according to security sources.

» No Turkish citizens left in virus quarantine dorms
24/05/20 02:50 from Hurriyet Daily News
As Turkey moves towards normalization from the coronavirus outbreak, quarantines for recently returned expatriates are coming to a close.

» Greece cannot unilaterally redraw shared border, says Ankara
24/05/20 02:46 from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey will not allow Greece to unilaterally redraw the border in a fait accompli, but bilateral technical talks as proposed by Turkey could solve the issue, a Turkish official said on May 23. 

» Virus on wane, tourists want to come back to Turkey: FM
24/05/20 02:43 from Hurriyet Daily News
Germans and Russians want to come back to visit Turkey, in part thanks to its skillful handling of the coronavirus pandemic, now on the wane, Turkey's foreign minister said on May 23. 

» Turkey has to adapt to new normal: Presidential spokesperson
24/05/20 02:38 from Hurriyet Daily News
The normalization process will not be about abandoning measures all together but we have to adapt to the new normal, Turkey's presidential spokesperson said on May 23. 

» Israeli app allows online psychiatric evaluations for mental health patients
24/05/20 02:11 from JPost.com - Front Page
This is the first time a replacement service to hospitalization has been made available in Israel.

» As heatwave breaks, masks again required in public and at school
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Health Ministry lifts waiver for wearing masks outdoors after week of soaring temperatures; rain expected across country

» Defending Netanyahu ahead of trial, Knesset speaker pans Israeli judicial system
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Slamming charges against premier, Likud's Yariv Levin says court case 'a trial of the future of Israeli democracy and the future of its law enforcement system'

» PM at cabinet meeting: New government represents ‘all of Israel’s citizens’
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Netanyahu orders formation of coronavirus cabinet, makes no reference to his trial set to open this afternoon; Gantz says unity government must 'work toward reconciliation'

» Rivaling pro, anti-Netanyahu demos begin in Jerusalem ahead of trial
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Facing off against each other at court and PM's home, demonstrators protest both in support of and against the judicial system that brought the premier to the defendant's bench

» Opposing pro, anti-Netanyahu demonstrations begin in Jerusalem ahead of trial
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Facing off against each other at court and PM's home, demonstrators protest both in support of and against the judicial system that brought the premier to the defendant's bench

» Rival demonstrations grow as Netanyahu heads to court for trial
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Facing off against each other at court and PM's home, demonstrators protest both in support of and against the judicial system that brought the premier to the defendant's bench

» Arriving at court for trial, PM rails against police, prosecutors and media
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Netanyahu once again claims the charges against him are an attempt to bring down right-wing rule through non-democratic means, as hundreds demonstrate for and against him

» Netanyahu enters dock, faces judges to become first Israeli PM to stand trial
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Arriving at court, premier rails against police, prosecutors, again claims charges against him are attempt to bring down right-wing rule; hundreds demonstrate for and against him

» Israel will allow for at home online psychiatric hospitalizations
24/05/20 02:05 from JPost.com - Front Page
This is the first time a replacement service to hospitalization has been made available in Israel.

» ‘I saw fire everywhere’: 2 Pakistanis survive deadly plane crash that killed 97
24/05/20 02:05 from The Times of Israel
Mohammad Zubair recalls moments after aircraft slammed into residential neighborhood in Karachi, just days after flights resumed ahead of Muslim holiday

» Gas production renewed at offshore Leviathan platform
24/05/20 01:42 from JPost.com - Front Page
Initial investigations found that the incident was caused by an error in the gas detectors on the platform, causing the alert to be activated due to concerns of a leak. The alert was a false alarm.

» As US nears 100,000 deaths, NY Times fills front page with names of victims
24/05/20 01:34 from The Times of Israel
Citing 'incalculable loss,' ewspaper prints short obituaries for 1,000 of the fatalities: 'None were mere numbers'

» Emergency shutdown leads to controlled ignition of fire ball at Leviathan rig
24/05/20 01:22 from The Times of Israel
Noble Energy initially refers to incident as an 'operational event,' but later says it was a false alarm caused by a gas detector failure; local leader calls for government probe

» Emergency shutdown leads to controlled ignition of fireball at Leviathan rig
24/05/20 01:22 from The Times of Israel
Noble Energy initially refers to incident as an 'operational event,' but later says it was a false alarm caused by a gas detector failure; local leader calls for government probe

» Former Papua New Guinea PM arrested over purchases from Israel
24/05/20 01:11 from The Times of Israel
Peter O’Neill questioned on suspicion of buying generators from Israel without tender process, leading to allegations of misappropriation, abuse of office

» In sign of new reality, PM to veer between cabinet meeting and criminal trial
23/05/20 23:40 from The Times of Israel
Netanyahu set to convene ministers to vote on bringing deputies aboard, creating new office for Gantz, before blockbuster court case kicks off

» The other new normal: PM to whip from cabinet summit to criminal trial
23/05/20 23:40 from The Times of Israel
Netanyahu set to convene ministers to vote on bringing deputies aboard, creating new office for Gantz, before blockbuster court case kicks off

» First fuel tanker from Iranian flotilla reaches Venezuela's economic zone
23/05/20 22:52 from JPost.com - Front Page
Washington is considering measures in response, a senior US official said without elaborating.

» First Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela, no sign of US threat
23/05/20 22:33 from The Times of Israel
Caracas celebrates as five ships, said to be holding enough fuel to last country several weeks, begin to reach South America despite fears of plans by Washington to interfere

» Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah calls for operations inside Saudi Arabia
23/05/20 22:00 from JPost.com - Front Page
The spokesman called on the government and other groups to target Mohammed bin Salman, comparing the Saudi royal family to ISIS.

» MENA Countries Showing Effects of Rush to Jump-start Economies
23/05/20 21:58 from JPost.com - Front Page
'At the mid-point of the coronavirus, most Israelis expressed trust in Netanyahu. In the last month, you can see a pretty steep decline in this trust'

» For judge presiding over Netanyahu case, a history of putting politicians away
23/05/20 21:38 from The Times of Israel
In 2015, Rivka Friedman-Feldman convicted Ehud Olmert, and said it should not have taken a retrial to do so; 14 years earlier, she found an ex-minister guilty of sexual assault

» Daily virus deaths in New York drop below 100 as restrictions eased
23/05/20 20:50 from The Times of Israel
New York Times marks approaching national toll of 100,000 with arresting front page listing names and short descriptions of COVID-19 victims

» Ortagus: Our Job is to Deliver on the President’s Vision for Peace
23/05/20 20:40 from JPost.com - Front Page
US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus is an active Navy Reserve officer who previously served as deputy US treasury attaché in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

» How settler leaders may have scuttled a US plan for immediate annexation
23/05/20 20:06 from The Times of Israel
Israeli mayors flew to DC for Trump plan rollout, believing US would back sovereignty within days, but 1 of them says colleague's press release blasting proposal changed everything

» Saudis, African Muslims debate date of Eid Al-Fitr
23/05/20 19:07 from JPost.com - Front Page
The UAE's International Astronomy Center announced that the moon had set before the sun for all countries in the Muslim world on Friday, meaning that it could not have been seen on Friday night.

» Egypt’s Sissi pardons ex-cop convicted of slaying pop star
23/05/20 19:06 from The Times of Israel
Mohsen al-Sukkari was hired by real estate tycoon to kill Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim in 2008; over 3,000 others also granted clemency for Eid al-Fitr holiday

» Church of the Holy Sepulchre to re-open Sunday following extended closure
23/05/20 18:16 from JPost.com - Front Page
The church was forced to close its doors to the public in late March due to the coronavirus lockdown.

» Czech FM, a staunch Israel ally, pans annexation, sparking internal row
23/05/20 18:07 from The Times of Israel
Country's president, PM denounce op-ed in which Tomáš Petříček and former top diplomat argue that annexing West Bank would raise questions about Israel's future as a democracy

» Libya's Haftar seeks to rouse forces against Turkey
23/05/20 17:58 from JPost.com - Front Page
Haftar, in an audio message addressed to his forces, urged them to battle the "colonial" intervention by Turkey until its defeat, in a reference to one-time Ottoman control of Libya.

» Gas production halted at offshore Leviathan platform
23/05/20 17:00 from JPost.com - Front Page
Initial investigations found that the incident was caused by an error in the gas detectors on the platform, causing the alert to be activated due to concerns of a leak. The alert was a false alarm.

» Israeli leaders send holiday greetings to Muslims on eve of Eid al-Fitr
23/05/20 16:49 from The Times of Israel
President lauds Arab and Muslim leadership in Israel for contributing to containment of virus, thereby helping safeguard all citizens; Gantz, Ashkenazi also send holiday wishes

» New York eases restrictions as virus deaths decline
23/05/20 16:43 from The Times of Israel
NY reports less than 100 fatalities for first time in weeks; beaches in much of state to open, gatherings of up to 10 people to be allowed

» 3 IRGC members killed by airstrike in eastern Syria - report
23/05/20 16:29 from JPost.com - Front Page
Sources told SOHR that they believed that the explosion was caused by an airstrike because more damage was caused to the top of the car than the bottom of the car.

» Ex-police chief on start of Netanyahu trial: ‘A stain on all those around him’
23/05/20 16:07 from The Times of Israel
Alsheich, who led the probes of the PM, says 'shocking' that few lawmakers stood up for AG after he was called an alleged criminal by Likud minister: 'This is mafia-like behavior'

» Israel’s relations with China are creating a storm
23/05/20 16:07 from JPost.com - Front Page
For too long, Israel has cozied up to China while ignoring potential ramifications or fallout with its greatest ally, the United States.

» Taliban, Afghan president declare three-day Eid ceasefire from Sunday
23/05/20 15:45 from JPost.com - Front Page
The move came as fighting between the two sides had intensified despite the coronavirus pandemic.

» Trump golfs as wary US embarks on Memorial Day weekend
23/05/20 15:39 from JPost.com - Front Page
President Donald Trump, who was seen golfing at his Trump National club in northern Virginia, his first golf outing since the White House declared a national emergency over the coronavirus outbreak.

» Trump urges Libya de-escalation on call with Erdogan
23/05/20 15:35 from JPost.com - Front Page
Turkey “will not bow to threats by Haftar or anyone else,” Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said separately in an interview on NTV.

» UN coronavirus aid going to Palestinian terror-linked groups
23/05/20 15:23 from JPost.com - Front Page
Some of the countries that contributed to the COVID-19 emergency response plan were Canada, the EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Kuwait, Norway, Sweden, Spain and the UK.

» Netanyahu to be Israel's first sitting PM on trial - case opens Sunday
23/05/20 15:13 from JPost.com - Front Page
Key to Sunday's hearing is how quickly or slowly the judges decide to move the trial forward.

» Netanyahu supporters, critics to rally outside court during start of graft trial
23/05/20 14:52 from The Times of Israel
PM's allies go on the offensive ahead of opening hearing Sunday, with one Likud MK saying a decision to convict would be 'the greatest injustice in Israel’s history'

» ‘The right is on trial’: PM’s supporters, critics to rally outside court Sunday
23/05/20 14:52 from The Times of Israel
Netanyahu's allies go on the offensive ahead of opening hearing, with one Likud MK saying a decision to convict would be 'the greatest injustice in Israel’s history'

» Coronavirus: New case emerges in infamous Beersheba nursing home
23/05/20 14:31 from JPost.com - Front Page
As number of active coronavirus cases in Israel continues to decline, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is set to reopen on Sunday.

» Appalling Nazi headstones should be removed
23/05/20 14:13 from The Times of Israel
Swastikas adorn the graves of 2 German soldiers who died in the US during WWII and were buried in American military cemeteries

» UAE activists rail against Palestinians for rejecting medical supplies
23/05/20 14:12 from JPost.com - Front Page
"If the plane was carrying dollars, Abbas would have received it."

» Nentanyahu gives Pompeo Israeli flag made with traditional dye
23/05/20 14:11 from JPost.com - Front Page
"Tekhelet has been a symbol of Jewish identity for thousands of years, and it is no coincidence that it was chosen to represent the State of Israel on its flag."

» Hamas-controlled Health Ministry reports Gaza's first coronavirus death
23/05/20 13:58 from JPost.com - Front Page
Hamas has closed crossings with Egypt and Israel except for essential traffic, but, unlike the West Bank, it said a full lockdown was not yet needed.

» Lebanese journalist: Israel is internationally respected, Lebanon is not
23/05/20 13:55 from JPost.com - Front Page
Nadim Koteich lamented the situation in Lebanon, comparing each citizen's portion of the GDP ($360)to Israel's, which he says is $3,600 for each citizen.

» Thousands sign COVID-19 global solidarity manifesto
23/05/20 13:44 from JPost.com - Front Page
“The COVID pandemic has exposed inequities and injustices that have long been part of our world."

» Netanyahu's trial to be covered on Channel 13
23/05/20 13:34 from JPost.com - Front Page
The announcement comes after weekend reports that the channel would outsource the broadcast for the event.

» As a serving PM in the dock, Netanyahu takes Israel into Berlusconi territory
23/05/20 13:24 from The Times of Israel
From Sunday, the only audience that matters for a brilliantly persuasive premier is 3 District Court judges... unless he musters the power, as ex-Italian PM did, to change the law

» Beersheba nursing home resident tests positive for coronavirus
23/05/20 13:21 from JPost.com - Front Page
This is a first case of coronavirus infection since the easing of the quarantine which was placed on the nursing home, where 14 residents have died so far.

» Thousands sign COVID-19 global solidarity manifesto, demand action
23/05/20 13:14 from JPost.com - Front Page
“The COVID pandemic has exposed inequities and injustices that have long been part of our world."

» Russia says willing to organize meeting between Netanyahu, Abbas
23/05/20 13:04 from The Times of Israel
Amid growing tensions over new Israeli government's annexation plans, Russian deputy FM tells PA official that Moscow ready to help 'in building a constructive' peace process

» Noa Kirel acts as US soldier, sings 'Hair' song parody in new ad - WATCH
23/05/20 12:51 from JPost.com - Front Page
The already fun to watch video is enhanced for viewers by her singing through the whole clip.

» Netnanyahu's trial to be covered on Channel 13
23/05/20 12:20 from JPost.com - Front Page
"We're glad that 'Reshet' is taking back its word and is allowing the journalists of Channel 13 to broadcast from Netanyahu's trial [on Sunday]," tweeted Channel 13 journalist Matan Hodorov.

» Easing lockdown, Spain to reopen for tourism in July
23/05/20 12:09 from JPost.com - Front Page
Close to a million jobs were lost just in March, when the lockdown began, and the Bank of Spain has forecast the economy will contract by up to 12% this year.

» Brazil’s Bolsonaro rocked by release of expletive-laced video
23/05/20 12:09 from The Times of Israel
Footage at center of investigation into far-right Brazilian president shows him railing against federal police, insulting governors

» Israelis develop long-lasting coronavirus disinfectant
23/05/20 12:02 from JPost.com - Front Page
The coronavirus has been seen to last on surfaces upwards of 17 days, and common disinfecting break down rapidly. This new disinfectant is long-lasting.

» Soldier who lost leg in West Bank ramming attack moved out of ICU
23/05/20 12:01 from The Times of Israel
Shadi Ibrahim thanks well-wishers, days after waking up following multiple surgeries; uncle says he wants to return to his unit

» Turkish, US presidents stress cooperation against virus
23/05/20 11:48 from Hurriyet Daily News
In a phone call on May 23, the presidents of Turkey and the U.S. stressed bilateral cooperation in the fight against coronavirus.

» Trump makes first golf outing since pandemic broke out
23/05/20 11:41 from JPost.com - Front Page
On a sunny spring day, Trump's motorcade took him from the White House to Trump National Golf Club, and he was spotted wearing a white cap and white polo shirt.

» Trump, Erdogan agree to continue cooperation regarding conflicts in Syria, Libya
23/05/20 11:40 from The Times of Israel
Turkish president's office says two leaders agreed during phone call to continue 'pursuing stability' in Middle East

» Russia relays readiness to organize Netanyahu-Abbas meeting
23/05/20 11:40 from The Times of Israel
In phone call with PA minister of civil affairs, deputy foreign minister asserts Moscow's support for Palestinian state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital

» Likud MK: Conviction of PM would be ‘greatest injustice in Israel’s history’
23/05/20 11:40 from The Times of Israel
Miki Zohar says public will lose faith in law enforcement and justice systems if Netanyahu not acquitted; education minister says media obsessed with seeing premier in the dock

» President sends holiday greetings to Muslim citizens on eve of Eid al-Fitr
23/05/20 11:40 from The Times of Israel
Reuven Rivlin lauds Arab and Muslim leadership in Israel for contributing to containment of virus, thereby safeguarding all country's citizens

» Jerusalem Day messages to be projected on Old City walls
23/05/20 11:25 from JPost.com - Front Page
President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli celebrities such as Yehoram Gaon, Rivka Michaeli and Miriam Peretz all posted Jerusalem Day greetings.

» NY man caught murdering his father during AA Zoom meeting
23/05/20 11:18 from JPost.com - Front Page
The video participants said they could hear the assault, including the father‘s moans, though he had fallen out of sight behind a counter, the prosecutor said.

» UAE figures rail against Palestinians for rejecting medical supplies
23/05/20 10:56 from JPost.com - Front Page
"If the plane was carrying dollars, Abbas would have received it."

» Israeli loan to PA questioned as documents show increase in PA revenue
23/05/20 10:54 from JPost.com - Front Page
Israel granted the PA a loan of $227 million in April on humanitarian grounds, but documents show the PA's revenue increased by $355 million in the first quarter of 2020, against the previous year.

» Debt, coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection
23/05/20 10:53 from The Times of Israel
Rental car company says it and its subsidiaries will continue to operate during restructuring after lenders refuse to extend debt payments

» 77-year-old woman succumbs to virus in Gaza Strip’s first COVID-19 death
23/05/20 10:52 from The Times of Israel
Gaza health ministry says patient entered coastal enclave from Egypt earlier this week, was treated at isolation facility at border crossing

» Gaza woman, 77, dies of virus in Strip’s first confirmed COVID-19 fatality
23/05/20 10:52 from The Times of Israel
Gaza health ministry says patient entered coastal enclave from Egypt earlier this week, was treated at isolation facility at border crossing

» Greetings to be projected on Old City walls in honor of Jerusalem Day
23/05/20 10:47 from JPost.com - Front Page
President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli celebrities such as Yehoram Gaon, Rivka Michaeli and Miriam Peretz all posted Jerusalem Day greetings.

» UAE rail against Palestinians for rejecting medical supplies
23/05/20 10:39 from JPost.com - Front Page
"If the plane was carrying dollars, Abbas would have received it."

» South America a new COVID epicenter, Africa reaches 100,000 cases
23/05/20 10:32 from JPost.com - Front Page
Brazil is the “most affected,” and authorities there have approved broad use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19.

» How Libya’s civil war became a war of words: 'Warlord' and 'Islamists'
23/05/20 10:05 from JPost.com - Front Page
The LNA said Turkey was sending “terrorists.” Turkey’s government also said that if Tripoli fell then Europe would face a “terrorist threat,” apparently meaning that locals would resort to terrorism.

» Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs pushed by Trump as virus treatment
23/05/20 10:01 from The Times of Israel
Researchers estimate death rate slightly higher among those taking hydroxychloroquine; separate study on remdesivir suggests benefit in treating COVID-19

» Locked down? Open up to… Rush’s Jewish frontman Geddy Lee
23/05/20 09:57 from The Times of Israel
The cerebral prog-rock group's singer and bass player has long been a favorite for the nerdier-than-average fanbase -- and penned a song for his Holocaust survivor parents, to boot

» From art to babka, Jewish Parisians are struggling to weather the COVID-19 storm
23/05/20 09:55 from The Times of Israel
A selection of Jewish business owners speak to the uncertainty they face as the prolonged shutdown takes them into unanticipated work realms

» Iran warns US not to interfere with Venezuela gasoline shipment
23/05/20 09:51 from The Times of Israel
Rouhani says 'we hope the Americans will not make a mistake' after Caracas announces it will provide an armed escort for the Iranian tankers

» Iran announces further easing of virus restrictions
23/05/20 09:32 from The Times of Israel
Rouhani claims rate of COVID-19 deaths has dropped across country, says cultural sites and holy shrines will be allowed to open next week

» Sea of Galilee beaches hit capacity under health regulations as heatwave breaks
23/05/20 08:58 from The Times of Israel
Authorities say tens of thousands arrive for first weekend of official bathing season as rules rolled back amid drop in virus cases

» Sea of Galilee beaches hit maximum capacity under virus rules as heatwave breaks
23/05/20 08:58 from The Times of Israel
Tens of thousands arrive for first weekend of official bathing season, as rules rolled back amid drop in virus cases

» Rouhani: Iran to retaliate if US interferes with Venezuela-bound tankers
23/05/20 08:38 from JPost.com - Front Page
"If our tankers in the Caribbean or anywhere in the world face trouble caused by the Americans, they (the US) will also be in trouble."

» Rise in violent Iranian regime supporters in Berlin - Intel report
23/05/20 08:27 from JPost.com - Front Page
Middle East Forum Berlin urges ban of "antisemitic" al-Quds rally.

» Haifa University launches student VC fund
23/05/20 08:26 from JPost.com - Front Page
"Our goal is to enable every student at Haifa University to understand and reach their potential," said University of Haifa Rector Prof. Gustavo Mash.

» Nearly $300 mln raised for Turkey’s COVID-19 fight
23/05/20 08:07 from Hurriyet Daily News
More than 2 billion Turkish liras have been collected so far under Turkey’s National Solidarity Campaign to aid the fight against COVID-19, a government official said on May 23. 

» Senate Democrats: Annexation puts Israel’s security at risk
23/05/20 08:02 from JPost.com - Front Page
"[Annexation] would betray our shared democratic values by denying Palestinians’ right to self-determination in a viable, sovereign, independent and contiguous state.”

» 5 things to know as Netanyahu’s corruption trial begins
23/05/20 08:02 from JPost.com - Front Page
The trial is “really unprecedented,” Yuval Shany, vice president of research for the Jerusalem-based Israel Democracy Institute, said Thursday.

» Papua New Guinea ex-PM O'Neill arrested for suspicious deal with Israel
23/05/20 07:48 from JPost.com - Front Page
O'Neill was accused of directing the $14 million payment for 2 generators from Israel without following financial management law, without parliamentary approval and without puttng the sale to tender.

» Top aide to UK’s Johnson accused of flouting lockdown rules
23/05/20 07:28 from The Times of Israel
British newspapers report Dominic Cummings traveled over 250 miles to his parents’ house during nationwide lockdown and while suffering virus symptoms

» Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites for Eid al-Fitr - president
23/05/20 07:12 from JPost.com - Front Page
Rouhani said last week that the shrines would open for three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon.

» Tel Aviv 'protest' concert goes global
23/05/20 07:09 from JPost.com - Front Page
An outdoor 'protest' concert Thursday night in Tel Aviv attended by some 3,000 people made international headlines.

» Church of the Holy Sepulchre to reopen Sunday for first time in two months
23/05/20 06:59 from The Times of Israel
Leaders of denominations sharing site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, say worshipers must wear masks, socially distance and not kiss stones

» Sweden still not close to herd immunity, death rate not slowing down
23/05/20 06:45 from JPost.com - Front Page
Between May 13 and May 20, Sweden had an average 6.08 deaths per million inhabitants per day, the highest in the world. Above the UK, Belgium and the US, which have 5.57, 4.28 and 4.11 respecively.

» Virus spread feared where water is scarce around the world
23/05/20 06:16 from The Times of Israel
Charity says 3 billion people around the world have nowhere at home to wash hands with soap and clean water, increasing risk of coronavirus outbreaks

» Virus case found at Beersheba nursing home which saw deadly outbreak
23/05/20 06:12 from The Times of Israel
Management of facility which previously had 14 fatalities from COVID-19 says all residents are isolated and visits canceled; national death toll steady at 279 since Wednesday

» A Florida JCC survived the pandemic with no layoffs, now it’s reopening
23/05/20 05:51 from JPost.com - Front Page
The Posnack JCC’s story — and its tiered reopening — stands in stark contrast to most JCCs across the country that have shut down and, in many cases, laid off large portions or all of their staffs.

» High-speed train services set to resume after virus pause
23/05/20 05:35 from Hurriyet Daily News
The high-speed train services will resume in Turkey as of May 28 after they have been suspended as part of coronavirus precautions, a government official said on May 23. 

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