Wednesday, August 12, 2020

MixedTimes - Deborah Danan

Lebanese Protesters Hang Effigy of Hezbollah Chief, President

Lebanese Protesters Hang Effigy of Hezbollah Chief, President

Lebanese protesters have hung in effigy an image of Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah during protests outside the country's parliament in Beirut, amid mounting anger over the government's silence after last Tuesday's explosion killed more than 160 people, injured 6,000 more and destroyed large swaths of the city.

Watch: Thousands of Protesters Swarm Netanyahu's Residence

Watch: Thousands of Protesters Swarm Netanyahu's Residence

Thousands of Israelis protested Saturday outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem as well as his private home in Caesarea, as part of ongoing demonstrations calling to unseat the premier over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the corruption charges facing him.

Seth Rogen Calls Trump a 'White Supremacist'

Seth Rogen Calls Trump a 'White Supremacist'

Seth Rogen on Monday calledPresident Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and accused Republican lawmakers of spreading "blatantly antisemitic propaganda" in an interview with the Israel's left-wingHaaretz daily.

New Israeli Medical Invention Stops Preterm Labor

New Israeli Medical Invention Stops Preterm Labor

A new medical device preventing preterm birth, which exacts the heaviest toll on the field of obstetrics, has been developed by a team ofIsraeli doctors and engineers.

Rep. Ilhan Omar's Latest Dig at Opponent Names Only Jewish Donors

Rep. Ilhan Omar's Latest Dig at Opponent Names Only Jewish Donors

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) once again found herself embroiled in controversy after a mailer sent from her campaign blasted her main opponent, attorney Antone Melton-Meaux, over large donations he’s received - but chose to name only the Jewish donors.

‘Death to Jews,’ Swastikas on Jewish Gravesites in Europe

‘Death to Jews,’ Swastikas on Jewish Gravesites in Europe

Two cemeteries in Europe were reported to have been vandalized Thursday -- the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in the world in the German city of Worms and another in southern France, whose gravestones were vandalized with swastikas and the words “Death to Jews” and “Death to the French.

Poll: Most Israelis Dissatisfied with Government's Handling of Pandemic

Poll: Most Israelis Dissatisfied with Government's Handling of Pandemic

TEL AVIV --An overwhelming majority of Israelis think the unity government forged between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz has not performed well in handling the twin crises--economic and health-related--facing the country as a result of the pandemic, new polls show.

Palestinian PM Blames Israel for Coronavirus Spike

Palestinian PM Blames Israel for Coronavirus Spike

JAFFA -- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh has demanded Israel seal off the West Bank, saying the Jewish state was to blame for a spike in coronavirus infections among Palestinians.

Rivals Fatah, Hamas Vow to Unite Against U.S.-Israel 'Plots'

Rivals Fatah, Hamas Vow to Unite Against U.S.-Israel 'Plots'

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ ruling Fatah faction and its rival Hamas agreed to put aside their differences and “unite” to thwart Israeli-American "plots" against the Palestinians, senior officials from both sides said Thursday.

Iran's Rouhani: We Smashed America's Knee on Our Throat

Iran's Rouhani: We Smashed America's Knee on Our Throat

TEL AVIV - The "great nation" of Iran has smashed the U.S. knee that was on its throat,Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, in an apparent nod to the manner in which George Floyd died while being restrained by a police officer.

Dershowitz: 'Israel Should Be Deeply Ashamed' for Putting Netanyahu on Trial

Dershowitz: 'Israel Should Be Deeply Ashamed' for Putting Netanyahu on Trial

TEL AVIV -- Israel "should be deeply ashamed" for putting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on trial for trying to obtain favorable media coverage, Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, who served onPresident Donald Trump's defense team in the impeachment trial, said Sunday.

Netanyahu Taps Likud's Erdan as Israeli Envoy to Both U.S., U.N.

Netanyahu Taps Likud's Erdan as Israeli Envoy to Both U.S., U.N.

TEL AVIV -Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed erstwhile Likud rival Gilad Erdan as Israel’s ambassador both to the United Nations and to the United States, marking only the second time in Israel's history that one man was tapped for the double role.

Ancient Coin from Jewish Revolt Against Romans Found Near Temple Mount

Ancient Coin from Jewish Revolt Against Romans Found Near Temple Mount

TEL AVIV - A rare bronzecoin dating back to the Bar Kochba revolt (circa 132 CE) was revealed by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Monday, just ahead of theLag B'Omer holiday, which commemorates the life of anti-Roman second-century sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

Israel's Soccer League to Resume, but Without Fans

Israel's Soccer League to Resume, but Without Fans

TEL AVIV -Israel’s soccer league is expected toresume matches,sans spectators, in coming weeks after a two and a half month layoff, according to a new agreement signed Wednesday between the Health Ministry and league officials.

Israel's High Court Rejects Anti-Netanyahu Petition, Greenlights Gov't Deal

Israel's High Court Rejects Anti-Netanyahu Petition, Greenlights Gov't Deal

TEL AVIV -The High Court of Justice unanimously rejected petitionsabout whether to allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government despite his indictment in three corruption cases, allowing him to go ahead with the controversial rotational unity coalition deal signed with Blue and White chief Benny Gantz.

Germany Finally Outlaws Hezbollah Terror Group

Germany Finally Outlaws Hezbollah Terror Group

TEL AVIV - Germany on Thursday announced it officially recognizes all of Hezbollah, and not just its military wing, as a terrorist organization, marking a departure from its previous position which was in line with the EU.

WATCH: Israeli Defense Minister’s Kid Crashes Live TV Interview

WATCH: Israeli Defense Minister’s Kid Crashes Live TV Interview

TEL AVIV - Israel's Defense Minister Naftali Bennett's recent interview on live TV was interrupted by a gatecrasher in the form of his 8-year-old son. The perennially cool defense minister continues to answer the news anchor's questions with aplomb, stopping only to kiss or caress the young interloper.

Data: Coronavirus Likely to Spark Mass Immigration Wave to Israel

Data: Coronavirus Likely to Spark Mass Immigration Wave to Israel

TEL AVIV - Israel coronavirus pandemic will likely spark a massive wave of immigration to Israel, with some 100,000 expats and new arrivals expected to move to the country once the crisis is over, according to Ministry of Absorption statistics.

Gaza Factories Spring Back to Life Making PPE for Israel

Gaza Factories Spring Back to Life Making PPE for Israel

TEL AVIV — In a strange twist, the coronavirus pandemic has breathed new life into Gaza's long-abeyant factories which are now working furiously to produce PPE including masks,gloves and protective gowns for Israel.

AmboVent: Israeli Low-Cost Invention Proposes Solution to Ventilator Crisis

AmboVent: Israeli Low-Cost Invention Proposes Solution to Ventilator Crisis

TEL AVIV - As countries around the world scramble to gain access to ventilators, an Israeli DIY design that can be downloaded for free on the internet is offering a stopgap solution to the shortage by providing the blueprint to build makeshift breathing machines for as little as $500.

Israeli NGO Joins U.S. Firms Suing China Over Coronavirus

Israeli NGO Joins U.S. Firms Suing China Over Coronavirus

TEL AVIV - The Shurat Hadin-Israel Law Center announced that it intends to file a class action lawsuit in the coming days, suing China for trillions over alleged negligence involving its handling of the novel coronavirus, Hebrew-language media reported.

Netanyahu, Gantz Forge a Unity Government Deal

Netanyahu, Gantz Forge a Unity Government Deal

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz signed a coalition agreement to form a unity government, ending a year and a half political deadlock.

Israeli Inmates Mass Produce Masks Against Coronavirus

Israeli Inmates Mass Produce Masks Against Coronavirus

TEL AVIV - Inmates in Israeli prisons are manufacturing protective masks in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Israeli news siteCTech reported citing the Israel Prison Service (IPS).

Israel Ranked As Safest Country To Be In During Pandemic

Israel Ranked As Safest Country To Be In During Pandemic

TEL AVIV - Israel was ranked the safest country to be in during the pandemic, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement citing statistics from the Deep Knowledge Group (DKG).

Netanyahu Under Isolation After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Netanyahu Under Isolation After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his staff will enter quarantine until Health Ministry officials complete an epidemiological investigation into whether he was exposed to the coronavirus, his office said Monday, a day after one of his aides tested positive.