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Feminist Jewish artist Helene Aylon dies of coronavirus at 89

1 hour 41 min ago
Focused on her faith, women's issues, nuclear disarmament and climate change, Aylon's work reflected her evolution as a woman and a Jew

Iran virus deaths pass 4,000, but regime says number of new cases dropping

1 hour 41 min ago
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls on Iranians to pray at home during the upcoming Ramadan

This year, the Seder tale of our ancient Exodus packed a mighty realtime wallop

2 hours 18 min ago
Usually, we read 'Now we are slaves, next year may we be free men,' while arrogantly musing that our unconstrained reality has overtaken the text. Not this time

Amid pandemic, whales enjoy human absence in Mediterranean

2 hours 42 min ago
With ports locked down, giant sea mammals, among other wild animals, are rediscovering areas they seldom venture into under normal circumstances

World faces potential new ‘Great Depression’ as virus toll mounts

2 hours 42 min ago
Global bodies warn of catastrophic economic fallout from pandemic, with Italy's leader suggesting future of EU is at stake

Three women over 90 recover from coronavirus at Nahariya hospital

3 hours 15 min ago
The patients, the eldest of whom is 97, return to the city's Freemasons Nursing Home; three other residents remain hospitalized, with mild symptoms

Panel tells White House summer unlikely to restrain coronavirus spread

3 hours 45 min ago
Though Trump has cited warming weather as possible cause for hope, experts say there is little evidence to support such speculation

Boris Johnson ‘continues to improve’ as UK braces for more virus deaths

4 hours 9 min ago
British death toll approaches 8,000; doctors continue to report inadequate personal protective equipment

Netanyahu holding Passover Seder with his son leads to criticism

4 hours 25 min ago
After urging young Israelis not to visit parents for holiday, PM videoed with Avner reading from Haggadah; explaining matter, sources say son has been living with family for weeks

As many as 150 Saudi royals said infected with coronavirus

4 hours 37 min ago
New York Times says Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal in intensive care, with elite hospital preparing for influx of other royals

Half a billion more people could fall into poverty due to virus, report says

6 hours 15 min ago
Oxfam warns 'devastating economic fallout of pandemic' could set back efforts against poverty in some areas of the world by decades

5-week-old baby hospitalized in Ramat Gan with coronavirus

7 hours 3 min ago
Boy to be treated in designated quarantined area for unique COVID-19 cases at Sheba Medical Center's ICU unit for virus patients

I had to choose between buying Passover food and paying my bills

7 hours 13 min ago
We need to move to systems of social welfare that provide assistance universally and, as Maimonides taught, anonymously

Pompeo speaks with Netanyahu about coronavirus, Iran’s ‘destabilizing behavior’

7 hours 37 min ago
Secretary of state says the American 'commitment to Israel’s security is unwavering'; conversation comes amid growing calls for US to ease sanctions on Tehran due to virus outbreak

Materials used in experimental drugs against COVID-19 said to arrive from India

7 hours 46 min ago
Reports say shipment includes ingredients for hydroxychloroquine, which New Delhi partially lifted export ban on after pressure from Trump

With 30% of deaths said to be in nursing homes, ministry starts testing program

8 hours 9 min ago
11th fatality at Beersheba's Mishan, 4th death at Yokra facility in Yavne'el; Magen David Adom to carry out 3,000 tests per day in centers with diagnosed resident or staff member

Hamas said to propose prisoner exchange deal with Israel

9 hours 6 min ago
Lebanese newspaper says Egypt mediating between the sides, floated similar proposal that would see release of some Palestinian prisoners for info on 2 dead Israeli soldiers

US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

9 hours 22 min ago
Russian space officials have taken extra precautions to protect the team during training and pre-flight preparations as the coronavirus outbreak has swept the world

‘Exiteers’ pitch a range of on-off lockdown proposals to get Israel back to work

9 hours 27 min ago
Scientists, mathematicians and strategists are devising all manner of plans to beat the virus and revive the economy. The government is listening... and weighing its next moves

Police officers lightly injured as they respond to reports of shooting in Rahat

10 hours 22 min ago
Two police cars damaged in incident in predominantly Bedouin town; police open investigation to identify suspects involved; shooting said due to land dispute between families