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Israel Police say no security camera footage in shooting of autistic Palestinian

July 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Israel Police say no security camera footage in shooting of autistic Palestinian

As investigation into death of Eyad Hallaq at the hands of Israeli Border Police nears close, police say security cameras were not working. Hallaq family: We suspect that police are concealing evidence

Accusations of serial assault spark new #MeToo wave in Egypt

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Over 100 women have emerged online, accusing a former student at American University in Cairo of sexual harassment, assault, blackmail or rape

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French President Macron defends minister accused of rape

July 14th, 2020|Comments Off on French President Macron defends minister accused of rape

Hundreds of women took to the streets of Paris last week to protest against Darmanin's promotion from budget minister in a government reshuffle.

Iran endangers ‘Israel and Jewish’ people in Germany

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“Spying activities against (pro) Israeli and (pro) Jewish targets in Germany are therefore part of the task of intelligence agencies in Iran,” wrote the German intelligence officials in the report.

Polish President Duda wins election, new battles with EU loom

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Duda got 50.4% of the vote, the exit poll showed, while Rafal Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw and preferred candidate of the main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO) had 49.6%

Florida reports over 15,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day record

July 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Florida reports over 15,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day record

If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases in a day behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to a Reuters analysis.

KFC takeout order leads to $18,000 coronavirus fine in Australia

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According to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus map, as of Saturday, Australia has had 9,553 cases of the virus since the beginning of the crisis, including 107 deaths.

Navigating the crisis: How does El Al’s anticipated bailout stack up?

April 16th, 2020|Comments Off on Navigating the crisis: How does El Al’s anticipated bailout stack up?

Rescue package negotiations between Israel's flagship carrier El Al and the Finance Ministry are still ongoing after more than six weeks of talks and repeated warnings of imminent collapse.;

Market Watch: Get smart

March 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Market Watch: Get smart

Having a limited budget doesn’t rule out the possibility of a little smart luxury in the watch market.;

Beit Hatfutsot previews core exhibition

July 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Beit Hatfutsot previews core exhibition

The new core exhibition will expand the museum’s exploration of Jewish culture, identity and spirituality.

German Jewish poet brought back to life in a new online platform

July 9th, 2020|Comments Off on German Jewish poet brought back to life in a new online platform

Else Lasker-Schüler is considered to be one of the greats of German poetry, a bohemian artist who corresponded with many of the most prominent cultural figures of her time.

Amihai Grosz: From Berlin with viola

July 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Amihai Grosz: From Berlin with viola

Now first principal viola player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem-born Grosz is a seasoned campaigner.

The huppah – a beloved object of Jewish art

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The huppah is considered a symbol of God’s love above the married couple. The traditional huppah features an open sky above acknowledging God as Creator, who infuses marriage with deep spirituality.

Instagram bans ‘conversion therapy’ content as opposition grows

July 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Instagram bans ‘conversion therapy’ content as opposition grows

The United Nations independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity called last month for a global ban on conversion therapy, describing it as "cruel, inhumane and degrading."

A nomad loved a cat 1,000 years ago in Kazakhstan

July 10th, 2020|Comments Off on A nomad loved a cat 1,000 years ago in Kazakhstan

The remains of a tomcat who survived terrible injuries and feasted on meat have been found in an archaeological dig at a Silk Road site

Israeli company launches fire, malfunction alert apps

July 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Israeli company launches fire, malfunction alert apps

TeleFire, which has been a leader in the field of fire detection in Israel for over 40 years, offers a wide array of products relating to fires and malfunctions.

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Climbing the walls and picking my battles in the West Bank

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A new lockdown has shuttered West Bank day care once again and I've taken to going on walks in nature with my kids. Who cares if they don't pick up their toys? At least they're healthy ■ Post #17

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