Corona death toll rises to 3, cabinet to vote on new restrictions

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or, Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom— The number of Israeli coronavirus fatalities rose to three on Tuesday, the Health Ministry reported, saying that 1,930 Israelis have been diagnosed with the virus. Malka Keva, 67, who was hospitalized in the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, a suburb of Tel Aviv succumbed to COVID-19 early…

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Benny Gantz and the pyromaniacs in the cockpit

By Caroline Glick, Jpost— If Blue and White Party leader MK Benny Gantz forms a minority government with Avigdor Liberman’s Israel Beitenu Party and the Labor-Meretz party, based on the outside support of the Joint Arab List, Gantz’s success will torpedo Israel’s relations with the United States. This week, a senior official who was present…

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Palestinians: Fighting against Coronavirus, for Freedom of Speech

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007, says it has taken drastic steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among the two million Palestinians living under its rule. On March 22, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health announced the first confirmed cases of…

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Setting differences aside, Israel, PA coordinate fight on virus

By Israel Hayom— Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reportedly set up a joint headquarters to combat the coronavirus outbreak, a Palestinian official revealed Wednesday. An Israeli Defense Ministry official confirmed the statement but did not elaborate. “Our shared borders and relations do not leave room for hesitation over the need to take severe measures…

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Joel C. Rosenberg Authors Another Blockbuster Novel: Fact-based Fiction

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Times of Israel— My bookshelf is lined with thrillers about good guys catching bad guys. David Baldacci, Daniel Silva and Brad Thor’s books are among them. Author Joel Rosenberg is on the top of my list right along with them. When I shelved his newest book THE JERUSALEM ASSASSIN next to…

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Israel prepares for ‘inevitable’ nationwide curfew as coronavirus cases grow

By Paul Shindman, World Israel News— Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan warned Wednesday that he had instructed the heads of Israel’s emergency services to prepare for an “inevitable” nationwide curfew in the coming days as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus began to soar. “I have instructed the internal security bodies, first and foremost…

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Israel Helps Palestinians Prevent Coronavirus; Arabs Betray Them

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute—- While Israel is working overtime with Palestinians to curb and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Arab states appear to be doing what they do best when it comes to helping their Palestinian brothers: nothing at all. In the past few days, Israeli authorities delivered 200 coronavirus testing…

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Bernie Sanders: Ilhan Omar Is “One of the Greatest People I Know”

By Clarion— Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders hailed Congresswoman Ilhan Omar as “one of the greatest people” he knows. The freshman congresswoman joined Bernie Sanders in Virginia last weekend, from which they went on to campaign together in Minnesota. Sanders needs the support of the next generation of political extremists, like Ilhan Omar, Rashida…

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Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2020

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” 1. Purim is a Jewish national liberation holiday – just like Passover and Chanukah – which commemorates the transformation of the Jewish people from subjugation to liberty. It is celebrated seven days following the commemoration of the birth and death of Moses, who was a…

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Who Is Preventing Palestinians From Voting?

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute—- Yesterday, March 2, Israeli voters headed to the ballot boxes for the tenth time since the signing of the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians in 1993. The Palestinians, by contrast, have since had only four elections — two for the Palestinian Authority (PA) presidency and two for the Palestinian…

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Netanyahu: Personal Victory, Political Uncertainty

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— As it stands now, the Likud party with Netanyahu as its leader went from 32 seats in the last election to at least 36 seats following yesterday’s vote. This is a remarkable achievement for Netanyahu, considering all the forces that were openly working against him. Talk of his alleged corruption,…

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New gallery exhibit at Liberty University displays Pat Hutchens humanizing portrayal of Holocaust victims

By Ryan Klinker, Liberty University News Service— The Liberty University Art Gallery’s latest exhibit, “The Auschwitz Album Revisited,” displays 40 paintings by the late Christian artist Pat Mercer Hutchens that capture the poignant and unforeseen final moments of life for Jewish victims at one of the Holocaust’s most notorious concentration camps. The Liberty Art Gallery…

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