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Belarus declares landslide win for Lukashenko, after protest crackdown

32 min 57 sec ago
Police say 3,000 opposition activists detained, with footage showing brutality by cops, allegedly killing 1; challenger Tikhanovskaya rejects outcome, demands leader yield power

Gantz: Nasrallah is our biggest foe to the north, but Lebanon’s biggest problem

38 min 26 sec ago
Reflecting on Beirut blast, defense minister says fighting Hezbollah complicated by its storage of weapons in civilian areas, says IDF to keep working to block Iran in Syria

Top health official: Students from 4th grade may not return to school on time

56 min 25 sec ago
Education minister insists studies will begin as planned on September 1, says those who claim otherwise are creating 'unnecessary panic;' virus death toll rises to 606

Netanyahu confirms support for budget delay, urges political stability

1 hour 11 min ago
While hailing proposed bill that would avert immediate threat of elections, PM says previous government was 'more efficient' than current one

Thousands of Palestinians enter Israel illegally; authorities turn blind eye

1 hour 29 min ago
For a week, West Bank families have been going to Israeli beaches via holes in border fence, as IDF ignores trend, or even aids entry

Man in his 30s dies in fire at Jerusalem apartment building

2 hours 48 min ago
Firefighters pull unconscious victim from burning, smoke-filled residence; paramedics pronounce him dead at the scene; several others rescued

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5 million gold, diamond virus mask

2 hours 54 min ago
Isaac Levy says a Chinese businessman in the US has requested priciest face covering in the world; 18-karat mask will be decorated with 3,600 diamonds

Budget delay seen as ploy by Netanyahu to thwart bill disqualifying him as PM

3 hours 22 min ago
Senior right-wing politician '70% sure' that premier will only back postponement in initial vote, then he'll torpedo it and trigger elections anyway

Knesset speaker warns government still far from solving coalition crisis

3 hours 41 min ago
Yariv Levin says that even with proposed bill delaying budget deadline, coalition cannot continue to function with constant disagreements, flexibility needed from both sides

Netanyahu’s election threat is an elaborate, calculated game of ‘chicken’

4 hours 34 min ago
With the economy faltering and his right-wing bloc fraying, the PM doesn't want to risk a vote. But to get his way, the threat must be credible - so let the campaign begin

Doctors union threatens strike over funding dispute with Finance Ministry

5 hours 47 min ago
Israel Medical Association announces labor dispute, says its 28,000 members will stop working if demands aren't met within 14 days

How techies used Bluetooth’s most annoying trait to build Israel’s new COVID app

7 hours 21 min ago
A peek under the hood of Israel's new app, now downloaded by more than a million people, which tracks and traces while keeping the government locked out of our phones

Stripped of work, their futures at stake, artists make the protests a show

7 hours 54 min ago
Singers, musicians, theater performers and others have made Jerusalem's streets their stage, as they vent their anger and frustration after months of unemployment and despondency

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

8 hours 17 min ago
Owner of popular tabloid Apple Daily is an outspoken pro-democracy figure in Hong Kong and regularly criticizes China’s authoritarian rule

Jewish congressional candidate Alex Morse accused of inappropriate relations

8 hours 53 min ago
31-year-old from Massachusetts facing allegations that he had relationships with students at local colleges while a teacher

World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut

9 hours 52 min ago
International community pledges $300 million, but warns cash will not be made available until Lebanese authorities commit themselves to the political and economic reforms

Renewed Lebanon protests as pressure mounts on government

10 hours 42 min ago
Second government minister quits as demonstrators clash with security forces amid mounting anger over massive port explosion blamed on corruption and incompetence

Police to probe peace activist’s killer for inciting against anti-PM protesters

11 hours 30 min ago
Decision comes after organizers of rallies outside Netanyahu residence filed complaint against Yona Avrushmi over threats aired in TV interview

A portal back to youth: Jamie Lee Curtis on her new summer camp mystery podcast

Sun, 09/08/2020 - 23:51
Cast of tween delight 'Letters from Camp' includes Jake Gyllenhaal and Adam Sandler's daughter Sunny, who plays an awkward, precocious 11-year-old investigating a ghost

Israeli ice hockey star signs to play in Oswiecim, otherwise known as Auschwitz

Sun, 09/08/2020 - 23:34
'People here in Poland are happy that a Jew from Israel came to play for Auschwitz,' says Canadian-born Eliezer Sherbatov, who captains national team