The application is now rivaling WhatsApp regarding which cross-platform messaging service the general public prefers to use.
The statements illustrate the challenges Iran's government has internally. While it puts on a brave face abroad, the reality is more complex at home.
Since the second intifada, in the events that were dubbed as the “October 2000 events,” there is growing mutual wariness between the Arab-Israeli society and the state.
Instead of a three-day visit Netanyahu was supposed to hold in December, the prime minister will visit the kingdom for only a few hours
Even if the lockdown is extended – given the current state of enforcement and lack of law and order – no miracle can be expected that would significantly curb Israel's coronavirus infection rates in a week
Some participants have said that many did not wear masks or observed social distancing rules, while the military is saying COVID restrictions were not violated
Sunday's cabinet meeting comes after the Knesset passed a law that raises fines imposed on those who violate coronavirus restrictions
Mutairi, third victim in four months, faced severe torture that led to his false confession that he killed two Basij militia members.