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News Israel: Iran picks cyber fight with Israel as both sides target critical infrastructure

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Iran picks cyber fight with Israel as both sides target critical infrastructure
News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-picks-cyber-fight-with-israel-as-both-sides-target-critical-infrastructure

The simmering cyber conflict between Iran and Israel reached a boiling point this week, as the two enemies have been going tit-for-tat in an effort to quietly take down critical infrastructure in that security analysts dub something of an electronic cold war.

News Israel: AP Interview: Opposition leader says PM embarrassing Israel

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
AP Interview: Opposition leader says PM embarrassing Israel
News source: https://apnews.com/d309c635ed83b0e340d473225a1cba82

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s new opposition leader said Thursday that Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming corruption trial is “embarrassing” the country and that he believes the only reason the...

News Israel: Is Israel heading for a second coronavirus wave?

Published on: Thursday 21 May 2020
Is Israel heading for a second coronavirus wave?
News source: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/tel-aviv-teacher-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-50-students-enter-quarantine-628799

Tightfisted testing policies and logistical delays may lead to a second wave of coronavirus infection in Israel sooner than most people expect, senior health officials told The Jerusalem Post.

News Israel: Israel swears in new government after 3 deadlocked elections

Published on: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Israel swears in new government after 3 deadlocked elections
News source: https://apnews.com/e614032763b29e64ffc37999f0d580df

JERUSALEM (AP) — After three deadlocked and divisive elections, and a year and a half of political paralysis, Israel was finally swearing in a new government on Thursday, with Prime Minister...

News Israel: Israel West Bank annexation looms as unity government sworn in

Published on: Thursday 14 May 2020
Israel West Bank annexation looms as unity government sworn in
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-52631959

Netanyahu: Commando turned PM; The Palestinians - who claim all of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem - have rejected the plan, dismissing it as biased towards Israel and a de ...

News Israel: Pompeo In Israel For West Bank Annexation Talks Amid New Bloodshed

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Pompeo In Israel For West Bank Annexation Talks Amid New Bloodshed
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/pompeo-israel-west-bank-annexation-talks-amid-new-bloodshed-2975372

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Israel Wednesday for talks with leaders on plans to annex swathes of the occupied West Bank, which has been rocked by two days of deadly violence. Pompeo and ...

News Israel: Pompeo visits Israel to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz

Published on: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Pompeo visits Israel to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/05/13/Pompeo-visits-Israel-to-meet-with-Benjamin-Netanyahu-Benny-Gantz/5331589368306/

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Israel Wednesday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discuss annexation in the West Bank, Iran, President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan and COVID-19.

News Israel: Pompeo in Israel for Meetings on Annexation, Virus, Iran — and China

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Pompeo in Israel for Meetings on Annexation, Virus, Iran — and China
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/world/middleeast/israel-pompeo-annexation-netanyahu.html

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to take ownership of West Bank land loomed large over the quick visit. But friction over Chinese investments in Israel was also on the agenda.

News Israel: Israel quietly helped Gaza fight corona. Israelis approved.

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Israel quietly helped Gaza fight corona. Israelis approved.
News source: https://forward.com/opinion/446149/israel-prevented-mass-death-in-gaza-during-the-pandemic-most-israelis/

Recent developments show that the Israeli government is capable of more constructive relations with Gaza’s people when it serves Israel’s interest.

News Israel: What It Will Take for Israel's Right to Support the Trump Peace Plan | Opinion

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
What It Will Take for Israel's Right to Support the Trump Peace Plan | Opinion
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/what-it-will-take-israels-right-support-trump-peace-plan-opinion-1503573

Israel's conservative defense minister explains what needs to happen for Israeli conservatives to support the Trump administration's peace plan.

News Israel: In Israel, Modern Medicine Grapples With Ghosts of the Third Reich

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
In Israel, Modern Medicine Grapples With Ghosts of the Third Reich
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/world/middleeast/nazi-medical-text-israel.html

Its illustrations are believed to be based on the dissected victims of the Nazi court system under Hitler’s Third Reich. If there were objections, Dr. el-Haj told the Musai family, he could operate ...

News Israel: Coronavirus: Israel turns surveillance tools on itself

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Coronavirus: Israel turns surveillance tools on itself
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-52579475

The Middle East's cyber-superpower has made extensive use of surveillance technology to try tackle Covid-19, as countries around the world grapple with the trade-off between privacy and monitoring ...

News Israel: Erdan to US and UN helps solve Likud appointment logjam

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Erdan to US and UN helps solve Likud appointment logjam
News source: https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Gilad-Erdan-accepts-Netanyahus-offer-to-become-Israels-amb-to-UN-US-627665

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan accepted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to be Israel’s next ambassador to the United Nations and to the United States, Netanyahu’s office announced on ...

News Israel: Israel remains focused on Iran rivalry despite virus

Published on: Monday 11 May 2020
Israel remains focused on Iran rivalry despite virus
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/israel-remains-focused-iran-rivalry-despite-virus-025240992.html

Comments last week from an unnamed Israeli defence official that Iran was reducing its presence in Syria sparked fierce debate about Tehran's next moves and how the Jewish state should respond. Iran policy will inevitably be a top concern for the Israeli government to be sworn in Thursday, a unity

News Israel: Trump now has the power to forever alter Israel’s character

Published on: Sunday 26 April 2020
Trump now has the power to forever alter Israel’s character
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/israel-has-handed-trump-the-power-to-destroy-the-prospect-of-a-two-state-solution/2020/04/26/862edea6-8581-11ea-878a-86477a724bdb_story.html

Coalition deal lets Netanyahu pursue a vote on annexation of settlements but only with the “full agreement” of the United States.

News Israel: Israeli population hits 9.2 million

Published on: Sunday 26 April 2020
Israeli population hits 9.2 million
News source: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/study-israels-population-to-soar-to-128-million-by-2040-625933

By 2030, Israel’s population is expected to reach 11.1 million, 13.2 million by 2040 and 15.2 million by 2048, which will be Israel’s 100th anniversary.

News Israel: Israel Memorial Day events held in small groups, online amid pandemic

Published on: Sunday 26 April 2020
Israel Memorial Day events held in small groups, online amid pandemic
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/04/26/Israel-Memorial-Day-events-held-in-small-groups-online-amid-pandemic/5701587924664/

The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered Israel's annual Memorial Day ceremonies as families are forced to visit their loved ones in staggered groups and other events move online.

News Israel: Israel stops using phone tracking to enforce COVID-19 quarantines

Published on: Wednesday 22 April 2020
Israel stops using phone tracking to enforce COVID-19 quarantines
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/israel-halts-phone-tracking-for-covid-19-quarantine-184622314.html

An Israeli government committee has put a stop to phone tracking used to police COVID-19 quarantine enforcement.