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800,000 Israeli adults begin to receive government coronavirus handouts

9 hours 12 min ago
After payments for parents arrived this week, all adults to receive NIS 750 while those living from pensions and allowances to get double sum

Biden’s VP pick: A shrinking list of leading contenders

9 hours 19 min ago
Presumptive Democratic nominee has pledged to select a female running mate, with several US lawmakers and Obama's ex-national security adviser seen as favorites

Obama gave a House candidate his blessing — after reading his letter to a rabbi

9 hours 56 min ago
Jamaal Bowman, who defeated Eliot Engel in June primary, says the former president 'loved' his response to a rabbi who questioned his stances on Israel

US East Coast on alert as Hurricane Isaias slams into North Carolina

10 hours 5 min ago
Category 1 storm with 140 kph winds, set to also reach South Carolina, Washington, Philadelphia and New York; Florida escaped after Isaias hit Caribbean islands

Pipe by pipe, Notre Dame Cathedral organ begins 4-year cleanup

10 hours 6 min ago
France's largest musical instrument is covered in toxic dust from last year's fire; authorities aim to end restoration by 2024, with organ next playing to mark 5 years since blaze

15 said killed in mystery airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias in Syria

11 hours 15 min ago
Syrian war monitor identifies dead from Monday raids by unidentified aircraft as 'Iranian-backed militiamen of Iraqi nationalities'

Islamic State fighters raid Afghan jail, killing 29, freeing hundreds

11 hours 54 min ago
10 attackers also killed in assault that started with suicide bombing and came at end of ceasefire with Taliban

Northern exposure: Nordic countries defy rest of world to go face mask free

12 hours 30 min ago
While most of the world moves toward face coverings, Scandinavian countries have not recommended the practice and citizens won't wear them unless the government tells them to

Vindman decries Trump efforts to undermine ‘foundations of our democracy’

13 hours 24 min ago
As Jewish army officer at center of Trump impeachment retires, he compares US of today with the communist regime in Ukraine that his family fled four decades ago

British paper publishes police bodycam video of George Floyd arrest

14 hours 7 min ago
Minnesota court investigating how Daily Mail obtained 28 minutes of police body-camera footage showing Floyd's arrest and death

HBO doc on Hamburglar who stole millions in McDonald’s prizes gets 5 Emmys nods

14 hours 52 min ago
'A true-crime story that everyone's involved in': Series unpicks the absurd saga of a wildly popular decade-long Monopoly sweepstakes that almost no American legitimately won

Deri defends entry of 17,000 foreign students: We can’t keep Jews out of Israel

15 hours 36 min ago
Opposition MKs slam coronavirus czar for decision, say country will pay a 'heavy price' for allowing them in at a time when most non-Israelis are barred

Deri warns Netanyahu and Gantz: Public won’t forgive us if we go to new vote

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 23:23
Shas leader urges Likud, Blue and White to compromise in standoff over budget that could see Israel headed to fourth round of elections in less than two years

Third lawyer joins Netanyahu defense team in his corruption trial

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 22:42
Boaz Ben Tzur, a well known litigator, has also represented two other people tied to one of the prime minister's cases, one of whom is a witness for the prosecution

Netanyahu reportedly preparing for another cash handout to citizens next month

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 21:46
Head of National Economic Council said to be reviewing what is being done with money already distributed, with a view to providing more ahead of High Holiday season

IDF strikes Syrian military targets in response to attempted border attack

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 21:43
Military says it holds Damascus responsible for Sunday incident in the Golan, in which 4 militants planted bombs inside Israeli territory before they were killed by IDF troops

In policy reversal, Health Ministry said to increase testing of asymptomatics

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 21:25
Health authorities reportedly to begin taking samples from all those exposed to virus carriers, even if they have no symptoms

White House still mulling annexation, which could happen this month – source

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 21:15
After Netanyahu says application of sovereignty depends on US, ToI told 'more discussions are required' about a 'package' to sweeten pill for Palestinians

British pop stars condemn anti-Semitism after rapper Wiley’s tweets

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 20:50
Hundreds in music industry, including James Blunt, former One Direction member Niall Horan, The 1975, and Lily Allen, sign open letter

‘Seinfeld’ actor Jason Alexander to host Biden’s fundraiser on anti-Semitism

Mon, 03/08/2020 - 20:25
Online event will feature a conversation between two Jewish lawmakers, Sen. Jacky Rosen and Rep. Adam Schiff; tickets range from $250 to $50,000

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