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In Odd Turn With Israel, Gazans Get Economic Adrenaline Shot from Virus

GAZA CITY — Ziad Qassem’s 25 years as a tailor seemed worthless in the cruel economy of the blockaded Gaza Strip: Unemployed for eight months, piling up debt, he sat idle in his apartment, worried how he would provide for his wife and five children. The coronavirus came to the rescue. With demand for masks and protective gear soaring worldwide, ...

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Second Coronavirus Case Diagnosed in Israel

Over 200 residents of Israel who may have been in contact with South Korean nationals who tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 after returning from the Holy Land are currently in quarantine. Nine South Korean nationals who visited Israel and the West Bank in February have tested positive for the virus, Israel’s Health Ministry said on Saturday. Israeli health authorities ...

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US mapping team for West Bank annexation said en route to Israel

US officials, among them the ambassador to Israel, are set to meet with three Israeli counterparts to begin work on carrying out Trump peace plan The US members of a committee that will map out areas of the West Bank that Israel may annex as part of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan have set out for Israel, Channel 12 ...

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Will Israel’s coronavirus response hurt relations with eastern Asia?

Closing Israel’s borders to travelers from China could be seen as Israel saying it does not trust Beijing to do a good job dealing with virus In recent weeks, Israel has closed its doors to more and more of eastern Asia, starting with China, continuing to Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Thailand, and as of Sunday, South Korea and Japan, ...

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Israel Strikes Militants in Syria and Gaza After Clash Over Body at Border

A failed attempt to plant a bomb at the border cost a Palestinian militant his life. But the seizure of his body drew harsh criticism within Israel. A macabre tug of war over the body of a Palestinian militant on the Gaza-Israel border, captured Sunday on video in broad daylight, prompted a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza met by ...

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LARGEST PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANT IN ISRAEL TO COMMENCE OPERATIONS

“This is another significant project that will generate electricity for tens of thousands of Israeli homes with clean energy,” said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. The largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Israel, set to provide solar energy to approximately 60,000 households, has been granted a permanent license to generate electricity by the Electricity Authority and the Energy Ministry.The license granted ...

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News Analysis: Trump’s rash exit from Syria emboldens Russia and horrifies Israel

For the last 2½ years of haphazard foreign policy under President Trump, the refrain of reassurance was that at least the unconventional leader had not been faced with a major international crisis. Now, Trump faces one of his own making — something he started and might not be able to stop. Until now, the consequences of Trump’s foreign policy decisions ...

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Netanyahu asks Putin to pardon Israeli backpacker jailed on drug charges

Official request seeks release of Naama Issachar, who is believed to be held in tit-for-tat over detained Russian hacker wanted by US Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday formally requested that Russia pardon an Israeli woman hit with a tough prison sentence last week for drug offenses. The pardon request for Naama Issachar, which was submitted on behalf of Netanyahu ...

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JORDAN-ISRAEL PEACE TREATY UNDER THREAT – JORDANIAN PARLIAMENT SPEAKER

“We in Jordan, who are signatory to a peace treaty with the Israeli occupation government, see today that this peace is under threat, in light of the blatant violation of its terms.” The Peace treaty between Jordan and Israel is “under threat” due to Israeli “violations” against Jerusalem, according to the speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives and president ...

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How Israel Can Deter Iran

An all-out Iran offensive against Israel can be neutralized using a simple declaration of just one sentence Hezbollah is said to have 130,000 rockets that could reach all of Israel, with Hamas possessing thousands of rockets that could cover southern and central Israel, including the Tel Aviv area. It is also said that, if war broke out, Israel could find ...

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