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Arab Spring exiles look back 10 years after Egyptian uprising

2 hours 4 min ago
Some of those who have fled abroad say political situation in Egypt is more oppressive now than before 2011 revolt: 'It’s much more serious, it’s much deeper and much darker'

Senior PA health official: We’re hesitant about using Russian vaccine

2 hours 8 min ago
Ramallah also worried by delay in getting doses, with first major AstraZeneca shipment due in March and other suppliers possibly taking months more

Israel to almost completely shut Ben Gurion Airport for week amid mutation fears

2 hours 52 min ago
Ministers approve proposal barring incoming and outgoing flights, with minor exceptions, from Tuesday until the end of the month

Israel predicts rise in anti-Semitism, as virus-related hate is spread online

3 hours 7 min ago
Annual Diaspora Ministry assessment finds Jews and Israel are being blamed for pandemic, laying the path for continued animosity even after crisis abates

All good moves in Bhutan-Israel chess tournament

3 hours 8 min ago
Players from the two countries join in first-ever friendly chess competition

Israel sees 60% drop in hospitalizations for age 60-plus 3 weeks after 1st shot

4 hours 45 min ago
Full effects of Pfizer’s shots only kick in around a month after inoculation, but data from Israel shows there is a stark drop in infections even before that point

Cop shoots in air after ultra-Orthodox rioters surround and shove police

4 hours 45 min ago
Violence seen in 3 cities as officers attempt to shut down educational institutions open in violation of pandemic restrictions; Haredi minister says officers going 'wild'

PODCAST: The Daily Briefing — COVID, politics and ‘autonomous’ ultra-Orthodoxy

5 hours 14 min ago
A quick 15-minute podcast with ToI editors and reporters to catch you up on what’s important today

Israel’s street cats are my therapy

6 hours 42 sec ago
I dispense handfuls of comfort to little creatures living short, brutal lives, making what difference I can amid so much that I cannot change

Islamic Movement leader shot dead in Jaffa, 2nd man moderately wounded

6 hours 2 min ago
Fatality named as Muhammad Abu Nijm; earlier, 145 people arrested overnight in northern village of Tur'an over suspected involvement in brawls, shootings, arson

Israel predicts rise in anti-Semitism after pandemic used to spread online hate

7 hours 5 min ago
Diaspora Affairs Ministry report says attacks down due to lockdown, but anti-Jewish sentiment could proliferate in 2021 as conspiracists say Jews caused virus, to profit from chaos

Ministry publishes map of fire ant-infected plant nurseries

7 hours 59 min ago
With gardening season approaching, buyers are asked to isolate new plants for several hours to check for invasive insect that threatens local biodiversity, has burning sting

Ultra-Orthodox rioters clash with police as some schools flout virus lockdown

8 hours 16 min ago
Violence seen in 3 cities as officers attempt to shut down educational institutions open in violation of pandemic restrictions

Iran said to lay out 7 preconditions to US for renewal of nuclear deal

8 hours 27 min ago
Source in Rouhani's office tells Kuwaiti paper that conditions for restarting negotiations include no participation by Gulf nations in the pact

In US, boogaloo adherents’ aloha shirts coopt peace symbol for violence

8 hours 59 min ago
Native Hawaiians push back against appropriation by loosely affiliated far-right, pro-civil war movement

Who needs English? It’s all Hebrish, anyway

9 hours 4 min ago
'Zehu Zeh' skit pokes fun at Israelis who think they speak English

‘My grandfather was a Nazi and I just wanted to say…’

9 hours 18 min ago
Like the Fawlty Towers episode, when it comes to Germans, I don’t mention the war. But I can’t help wondering

Case shelved against Shin Bet agents accused of torturing suspected terrorist

9 hours 45 min ago
Security service lauds decision, saying information obtained from Samer Arbid in the interrogation after the killing of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb prevented additional attacks

Balad faction elects new leader as future of Joint List hangs in balance

10 hours 10 min ago
MK Sami Abou Shahadeh wins primary vote in Arab nationalist faction, with alliance of Arab parties reportedly ready to cut out conservative Ra'am faction

Minister slams claim COVID death rate is ‘failure’ compared to others in region

11 hours 27 min ago
Edelstein rejects criticism, says Israel should be compared to Western nations in its handling of the pandemic, many of which have fared far worse