Israeli Army: Corona Crisis to Last Another 18 Months

By Ryan Jones, Israel Today— It’s hard to imagine even another week under lockdown. Many worry that every extra day of closure brings the economy closer to total collapse. But Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate believes that the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors will be dealing with the coronavirus and its aftermath until the end…

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Outrage Greets Danish Lutheran Group’s Rewrite of Bible to Omit Word ‘Israel’

By Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner— The news that a Danish Lutheran group had rewritten the Bible in order to omit the word “Israel” has been greeted by outrage, with critics calling it a “surreal revision” and a gift to “Jew-haters and Israel-bashers.” The Danish Bible Society’s translation of the New Testament refrains from using the word…

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After Holocaust Day:Germany-EU Warn that Jews Should be Restricted From Living in Judea-Samaria

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Rather than congratulate Israel on forming a unity government after three elections, many governments responded by warning the new alliance against annexing Biblical Judea and Samaria thereby allowing Jews to fulfill prophecy by returning to the homeland promised to them by their covenant with God. Netanyahu and Gantz,…

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Is it wrong to let Israel make decisions for itself?

By Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate— In principle, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s answer to a question about Israel’s new coalition government seems unexceptionable. The agreement signed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz allows for a vote in the upcoming months about extending Israeli sovereignty to…

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France threatens Israel ties over settlement annexation

By Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post— France threatened to change the nature of its ties with Israel, should the nascent government annex parts of the West Bank, in Ambassador to the UN Nicolas de Rivière’s remarks to the Security Council on Thursday. De Rivière said that annexation “would constitute a blatant violation of international law, which…

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One Melody, Two Violins, Many Lives

By Inna Rogatchi, Times of Israel-— Family Reflections on Yom HaShoah The essay is an excerpt from Inna Rogatchi’s forthcoming book on her personal search into the dramatic saga of her Mahler- Rose-Bujanover family. I grew up with those photos. The photos from distant beautiful fairy-like life: Tuileries Garden, Paris, elegantly dressed woman, her children…

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Red Alert: What Does a Virus and Antisemitism Have in Common?

They are both infectious and deadly. April 13, The Jerusalem Post,  Cnaan Lipshiz reported that during a televised Easter message, a Catholic Priest in Romania compared Jews to the corona virus. The reference was part of the April 9 message, broadcasted by national television stations, by Father Francisc Dobos, the spokesperson for the Archdiocese of…

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Pandemic forces first-ever digital Holocaust Remembrance Day

By AFP— Movement and travel restrictions in place to contain the coronavirus pandemic have forced this week’s Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah in Hebrew – to be exclusively digital for the first time. In a normal year, symbolic events are organized at various locations, notably with survivors at the sites in Europe where the…

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Netanyahu, Gantz sign a unity government agreement

By Gill Hoffman, JPost— Israel will soon have a new coalition government after an agreement was signed on Monday evening between Likud and Blue and White, putting an end to a 17-month political stalemate that resulted in three elections. As part of the deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has served as caretaker prime minister…

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Deal reached: Gantz and Netanyahu sign unity agreement

By David Isaac, World Israel News— Against what appeared all odds, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz signed an agreement for a unity government. The breakthrough came late Monday shortly before the start of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The agreement brings to a close a political crisis that has…

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The Palestinian Virus: Abbas’s Role Models

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has not been seen in public since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the region last month. His absence, however, has not stopped Abbas from doing what he does best: praising and glorifying Palestinians who kill Jews. On April 16, Palestinians marked the anniversary…

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Corona fatalities climb as Israel mulls lockdown exit strategy

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or, Israel Hayom— As of Friday morning, the number of coronavirus fatalities in Israel now stands at 148 people, the Health Ministry said. An additional six people passed away overnight Thursday. Altogether, there are 12,855 confirmed cases in Israel – an increase of 97 cases compared to Thursday night. In the Arab…

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Pandemics, Palestinian incitement and peace

By Caroline Glick, Carolineglick.com A few weeks ago, officials in Israel’s Health Ministry were calling for Israel to “medically annex Judea and Samaria” for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. The notion was that while Israel and the Palestinian Authority are separate political entities, from a public health perspective, they are indivisible. On a practical…

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