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Bnei Brak deputy mayor says virus closure a ‘death trap’ for city’s elderly

2 hours 22 min ago
Gedalyahu Ben Shimon asserts lockdown will boost infection’s spread among residents; police continue crackdown on illegal prayer gathering in ultra-Orthodox communities

As cops enforce Bnei Brak lockdown, IDF tasked with operating inside the city

3 hours 12 min ago
Government makes military responsible for providing 'civil assistance' to ultra-Orthodox city near Tel Aviv; troops to help evacuate sick and elderly, but will not use force

Litzman’s worst failure – to explain the pandemic’s horrors to his own community

3 hours 20 min ago
The principal reason ultra-Orthodox politicians exist is to safeguard the well-being of their insular constituents. When that became a life-or-death mission, they let us all down

Author says Labour always had anti-Semitic seam, but new leader could reboot it

3 hours 32 min ago
Journalist Ian Hernon's 'Anti-Semitism and the Left' details the British party's history of bigotry well before Jeremy Corbyn's reign; his successor is to be announced on April 4

The siege of Bnei Brak: 7 things to know for April 3

3 hours 59 min ago
The insular ultra-Orthodox city is now forcibly so, but concerns about the police cordon around the city are almost as heavy as those about the health of the community itself

Accused killer of US journalist Daniel Pearl to stay in prison as case appealed

4 hours 51 min ago
After court overturns murder conviction of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, government says he and 3 others will remain jailed for now

Senior official: Virus cases slowing down, but don’t see that as a stable trend

5 hours 10 min ago
National security adviser said to tell ministers that numbers are slightly improving, but warns that a rebound in store if Israelis become lax with guidelines

Israel to help Christians share ‘holy fire’ ritual amid pandemic

5 hours 19 min ago
Israeli officials say the mysterious pre-Easter ceremony limited to 10 leaders, who will deliver the flame to overseas communities through creative means

Health Minister Litzman’s cellphone tracked to alert those he may have infected

6 hours 11 min ago
Officials interview minister, who tested positive Wednesday, about his whereabouts in recent days; sources close to UTJ head deny he flouted guidelines with indoor group prayer

22-year-old Israeli virus patient put on life support as condition deteriorates

6 hours 49 min ago
Man, who had no previous health issues, had recently traveled to US; is the youngest person in the country in serious condition from coronavirus

A coronavirus seder planner

7 hours 11 min ago
To supplement our popular haggadah, 'A Different Night' -- or any other haggadah: Tips to help you connect, while apart, for a socially distant meaningful, memorable Passover

Israel arrests Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs for fourth time

7 hours 47 min ago
Fadi al-Hadami detained at his home on suspicions of Palestinian Authority 'activities' in East Jerusalem, which Israel prohibits

Beit Shemesh man indicted for assaulting cops enforcing virus lockdown measures

7 hours 58 min ago
Man was part of group of ultra-Orthodox residents who gathered near a synagogue against health restrictions; he is accused of refusing to disperse, cursing and spitting at officer

El Al brings hundreds of stranded Israelis back from Melbourne in 17-hour flight

8 hours 41 min ago
Flight, which according to some reports was longest in Israeli aviation history, carried some 280 passengers; crew of 19 included 8 pilots

Report: Iran-linked hackers attempt to infiltrate World Health Organization

9 hours 14 min ago
Sources tell news agency that as pandemic rages, state actors use phishing techniques to try to gain access to personal accounts of staff

LISTEN: NYT Jerusalem chief vents about the bumpy road to new Israeli government

9 hours 50 min ago
Episode #30: A month after the Israeli elections, there's still no coalition. David Halbfinger explains why * Jewish thinkers' thoughts on this special Passover

Google to publish user location data to help governments tackle virus

9 hours 59 min ago
While tracking social distancing trends, no 'personally identifiable information,' such as a person's contacts or movements, will be made available, tech giant says

No man is an island

10 hours 20 min ago
I have closed our doors to friends, and washed and scrubbed whatever we brought through them, but grief enters unhindered; I don’t try to make it cleaner or less messy to the touch

Police deploy in force as virus-struck Bnei Brak becomes ‘restricted zone’

10 hours 22 min ago
Over 1,000 officers set up checkpoints to close off ultra-Orthodox city; police official says some residents will be removed to quarantine, troops can use 'proportionate force'

Number of virus cases soars to 7,030; death toll climbs to 37

10 hours 51 min ago
Sheba Medical Center says man, 71, with preexisting illnesses has died of the disease

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