Daily Archives: January 18, 2021

First COVID patient still missing, may hold answers to source of outbreak

By | 2021-01-18T23:14:19+00:00 January 18th, 2021|World|

The world's first COVID-19 patient mysteriously went missing over a year ago. Now, the world is mounting pressure on China to disclose her whereabouts.

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Egypt’s and Jordan’s leaders meet after Abbas announces Palestinian election

By | 2021-01-18T21:05:03+00:00 January 18th, 2021|Middle East|

Sissi and King Abdullah discuss regional issues, including the vote for Palestinian Authority leadership, in which Egypt and Jordan would play an important role in supervising – if it actually takes place

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Israel’s third coronavirus lockdown sent unemployment back up

By | 2021-01-18T19:06:03+00:00 January 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Report issued by the Central Bureau of Statistics shows that in the last two weeks of December about 22,000 employees were placed on unpaid leave, raising the number of unemployed workers to more than half a million

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Yiddish-style ‘God Bless America’ celebrates presidential inauguration

By | 2021-01-18T18:02:22+00:00 January 18th, 2021|Entertainment|

Berlin originally wrote “God Bless America” for a musical revue while he was serving in the US Army in 1918.

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Saudi Arabia hosts Israelis for Dakar Rally after diplomatic inroads

By | 2021-01-18T17:09:47+00:00 January 18th, 2021|Middle East|

The rally website listed the teams as Belgian and American - a possible indicator of official reluctance to publicize an Israeli presence

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With enforcement lax and politicians mostly silent, virus runs wild among Israel’s Haredim

By | 2021-01-18T16:10:23+00:00 January 18th, 2021|Health|

On Friday, Haredi WhatsApp groups posted announcements about mass events, along with requests to pray for hospitalized patients – a stream of messages that reads like an illustration of cause and effect, as infection and fatality rates soar in ultra-Or...

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