Top Headlines from Israeli News Outlets
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- U security chief Sullivan to meet Saudi crown prince over Yemen - report
- Coronavirus in the IDF: 1,722 new cases, 866 in quarantine
- Conditions of wounded IDF soldiers improves in hospital
- Coronavirus in Israel: 3,208 new cases, 671 in serious condition
- 2,100 nurses finish training, will join medical ranks - Horowitz
- COVID in Israel: Recovered students won't need tests to enter schools
- 6 Palestinians disappeared in Turkey in past month - Palestinian FM
- AstraZeneca, Sputnik Light COVID-19 vaccine mix shows antibody growth - study
- Ash: Hospitals, essential services, cannot demand Green Pass
- Hamas praises Iraq for breakdown on supporters of normalization with Israel
- Gaza to begin rebuilding homes destroyed in conflict between Israel and Hamas
- Israel’s two terrible options: Live with a nuclear Iran – or bomb it
- 'We believe in this relationship,' Bennett tells top UAE, Bahraini diplomats ahead of UN speech
- World Jewish National Fund head backs move to delay eviction of Hebron settlers
- Israeli crypto project wants to direct money to those who need it most
- Israel's Arab crime epidemic shouldn't be in the hands of Shin Bet
- The question Israel's public security minister needs to ask
- The 11-year-old Palestinian 'enemy' who wet his pants
- Flying Palestinian flags in Israel is not illegal, court confirms
- The IDF operation thwarted Hamas’ plan for attacks in Israel – in the nick of time
Times of Israel Headlines
- Tel Aviv slips to 7th place in annual list of best global tech ecosystems
- 2,000 Tunisians rally against president’s ‘coup’ after power grab
- Tomer Bar picked as next head of the Israeli Air Force
- Coronavirus cabinet to convene Sunday, for first time in month
- Former IDF soldier on far-right German list fails to win parliament seat
- Israeli ambassador says world mulling ‘plan B’ to stop Iran’s nuclear program
- Bennett: I told Biden ‘no’ 3 times, on Iran, US consulate reopening, settlements
- Environment Ministry limits tankers allowed into Eilat under UAE pipeline deal
- Baghdad is not about to make peace, but Israel can back Iraqis’ right to dissent
- ‘Wanted’: Palestinian media leaks photo, address of incoming Shin Bet chief
- Jewish security organization opens national command center in Chicago
- The last Jew of Afghanistan has reportedly divorced his wife and wants to go to New York
- IDF kills at least 4 Palestinian terror operatives in West Bank arrest raid; 2 Israeli soldiers wounded
- Iraq issues arrest warrant against activists who called for normalization of ties with Israel
- Matt Gaetz calls the ADL ‘racist’ after it again calls on Tucker Carlson to step down for promoting white supremacist conspiracy theory
- As Merkel leaves power, here’s where Germany’s leading parties stand on Jewish issues
- What Jews are voting for in Germany’s national elections
- ‘Yes, I wept’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains her ‘present’ vote on Iron Dome, and the tears that followed
- ‘The Auschwitz Report’: Slovakian film follows real-life escapees who tried to warn the world
- A German police officer allegedly sent fan mail to the gunman who attacked a synagogue on Yom Kippur
Globes Business Headlines
- Patrick Drahi sells Neve Tzedek lot for NIS 200m
- Unemployment in Israel still far above pre-Covid levels
- SentinelOne CEO relinquishes $124m in shares to ex-wife
- Real estate co Buligo Capital raises $20m in TASE IPO
- Apartments sold and rented
- NIS 500m expansion of Eilat desalination plant underway
- ironSource jumps on Vodafone partnership
- Valley National buys Bank Leumi USA at $1.2b valuation
- Elbit Systems wins follow-on US night vision order
- El Al demands $100m compensation from Israeli gov't
Walla News Headlines (Hebrew)
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Ynet Headlines (Hebrew)
- הרוג ופצועים ברעידת אדמה ביוון
- אולי אני אתחפש לביבי ולא ישימו לב
- אפשר לבקש, לא לחייב: הנחיות "התו הירוק" בכניסה לבתי חולים
- הטליבאן אוסר על ספרים לגלח זקנים
- אלוף תומר בר ימונה למפקד חיל האוויר
- הצעירים בחרו ירוק: הקאמבק של השמאל בגרמניה והתרסקות מפלגת השלטון
- בעקבות הביקורת, ואחרי כחודש: קבינט הקורונה יכונס ביום ראשון
- נמשך המבצע לסיכול תשתית חמאס ביו"ש, שיפור במצב הלוחמים שנפצעו
- בלי פסיכולוג, בלי הסברים, בלי חוקרת נוער: 3 יתומות נעצרו בחשד לרצח אימן
- לפני נאומו באו"ם: בנט נפגש עם שרים מבחריין ואיחוד האמירויות
Maariv Headlines (Hebrew)
- היועץ לביטחון לאומי של הבית הלבן יטוס לסעודיה וייפגש עם יורש העצר
- קורונה ברוסיה: 779 בני אדם מתו ביממה האחרונה, 22,236 מאומתים אובחנו
- פעוט בן שנה במצב בינוני לאחר שנעקץ על ידי עקרב בנגב
- גבר בן 85 נפצע באורח בינוני בתאונה בקרית ים
- תושב פרדס חנה נעצר בחשד לגידול וייצור סמים בתנאי מעבדה
- כתב אישום הוגש נגד שני חשודים ברצח תושב ירכא בסוף חודש יולי
- המשטרה עצרה חשוד במעשי הוונדליזם בבית העלמין בנבטים
- קורונה בישראל: מצבם של 668 חולים מוגדר קשה, מקדם ההדבקה עומד על 0.7
- תושב הפזורה נעצר לאחר שנמצאו אקדח וכדורים ברכבו
- מנכ"ל משרד הבריאות: "לא ניתן לחייב באופן גורף בדיקת 'תו ירוק' בכניסה לבית החולים"
IsraelAM News Summary
Security forces captured the 2 remaining terrorists out fo the 4 who escaped from the maximum security prison over 2 weeks ago. The terrorists were captured during a raid on a house in the Arab city of Jenin in the northern West Bank early yesterday morning.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke on the phone to the Swedish Foreign Minister today. It was the first time in 7 years that the foreign ministers of both countries have spoken. since Sweden became the first major European country to officially recognized a Palestinian state in 2014. Since then Israel has refused to allow FM Linde and her predecessor Margot Wallstrom to visit the country. FM Lapid tweeted that the phone call, “symbolizes the relaunching of relations at this level.”
The Health Ministry today reported 6,456 new corona cases on Thursday, with an infection rate of 5.17%. At least 714 patients are in severe condition (70% of whom are unvaccinated), of whom 194 are ventilated. 7,541 have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic. Health Ministry data pointed to an alarming surge in cases in Israel’s Arab sector, with 40% of all new cases detected among Israeli Arabs. Data also indicates that 43% of all recent infections were recorded among children aged eleven and younger — an age group that is not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at this stage. Another 14% of diagnoses were detected among Israelis aged 12–18 and another 4% among those aged 60 and over.
Israel will continue offering the COVID booster to all age groups eligible to be vaccinated, despite the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to give the third jab only to those aged 65 and over, and those with a weakened immune system. The FDA said that there is currently insufficient data on the safety of the third dose, especially for teens. According to the Health Ministry, the decision to continue offering the booster to the wider population stems from the surge in cases of COVID-19, due to the Delta variant and the differing infection rates between Israel and the U.S. So far over 3 million Israelis have received the 3rd dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Almost 6 million have received the first 2 doses.
The government announced today that COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the disease within the last three months will be exempt from presenting a negative PCR test before entering Israel.
Israel’s national baseball team won a silver medal Sunday in the European Championships, losing 9-4 to the Netherlands in the final.
The holiday of Sukkot (Tabernacles) begins tonight, last for 7 days and is followed by the holiday of Shmini Atzeret – Simchat Torah (which share one day in Israel and are 2 days everywhere else). During Sukkot Jews live (eat and sleep) in a hut-like structure called a Sukkah.
The Talmud states two reasons for the mitzvah of living in the Sukkah for seven days.
The first is to commemorate that our ancestors dwelled in Sukkahs in the wilderness. The second is to remember the “clouds of glory” that surrounded and protected the Jews in the desert. The Talmud seems to lean towards the second explanation. If this is the case, then why do we use a hut to represent the clouds? Wouldn’t it make more sense for us to live out in the open air, under the clouds? Wouldn’t that give us more of a feeling of complete dependence on the protection given us by God?
Although, in truth, living out “under the clouds” does starkly represent total dependence on God, real life isn’t as clear cut. We all try to build structures to provide us with security and protection. We live in these structures and feel safe and in control. We view these structures as permanent and without them we could not function. The reality, however, is that our structures are really just flimsy huts that create for us the illusion of permanence and security. They fall apart when we least expect them too.
The Sukkah that we live in for seven days reminds us that our own structures of security – our houses, careers, social status – are just temporary. They last for a week, a month, a year, several years, but are then taken down. The Sukkah reminds us that our real security and protection comes not from the walls that we build but from the graces of God.
May we all be blessed with the wisdom to differentiate between the security that is true and comes only from God and the false security of the hut that just looks real, but is only an illusion.
Taken from my book Deep Waters.
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