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2:52 PM

Amid pressure, top settlement leader drops out of Haaretz event

Monday, March 01, 2021
Yesha Council chief David Elhayani cancels appearance at annual Haaretz conference, citing involvement of far-left groups.
2:52 PM

Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg appointed head of INSS

Monday, March 01, 2021

Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg has been elected to head the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), replacing Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Yadlin.

2:41 PM

Mother of rape victim: 'My daughter's life has been erased'

Monday, March 01, 2021
Youth suspected of raping 13-year-old is brought to court, mother of alleged victim begs judge to punish 'cruel criminal' youth.
2:18 PM

Running off a vehicle backwards at same speed it drives forward?

Monday, March 01, 2021
What happens when you jump off a vehicle trailer, going at the same speed and in the opposite direction as the vehicle?
2:03 PM

Ex-Likud Minister: 'Netanyahu is afraid of Gideon Sa'ar'

Monday, March 01, 2021
Ze'ev Elkin, a former confidant of Netanyahu, says new poll shows Gideon Sa'ar is viable candidate to replace PM in coming election.
2:01 PM

Rescued sheep in Australia yields 35 kg of fleece

Monday, March 01, 2021
Sheep receives a much-needed trim after being found in a forest in Australia.
1:50 PM

'Our security is forfeit and no one cares'

Monday, March 01, 2021
At demonstration protesting lack of governance, security breaches, council head Demeri slams: 'There's complete chaos, we're all suffering.'
1:39 PM

Black Flags: Netanyahu used to ridiculing anyone who stands up to him

Monday, March 01, 2021

The "Black Flags" movement attacked Prime Minister Netanyahu after, in an interview with Reshet Bet this morning, he called the former chairman of the Corona Committee, Dr. Yifat Shasha Bitton, "Paka Paka Shasha Shasha."

According to them, "While defendant Netanyahu has been used for more than a decade to ridicule everyone who stands up to him and his corrupt conduct, then even about 6,000 dead from Corona are 'Paka Paka.' This blatant and wanton belittling cannot be allowed to pass from the agenda until the defendant goes home or to prison."

1:33 PM

Cleared: Name of driver suspected of running over Itamar Ben Abu

Monday, March 01, 2021

The name of the suspected shuttle driver who ran over Itamar Ben Abu from Mevaseret Zion last night was cleared for publication. The driver is Ibrahim Hamad, a resident of eastern Jerusalem.

1:18 PM

Netanyahu convenes meeting on increasing vaccination in Arab society

Monday, March 01, 2021

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is currently convening a discussion on the issue of Covid and increasing the rate of vaccination in Arab society.

Among the participants in the discussion: the ministers of health, the interior, public security, the directors of the ministries, senior officials of the Ministry of Health, the chairman of local government, heads of authorities from Arab society and other senior officials.

1:16 PM

'Don't push up steps in reopening'

Monday, March 01, 2021
Infection coefficient rises to 1, head of coronavirus staff urges government to stick to reopening agreements. 'Waits show us effects.'
12:50 PM

Supreme Court imposes sweeping ban on COVID tracking

Monday, March 01, 2021
Use of surveillance techniques to track COVID cases will be strictly limited following court ruling.
12:41 PM

Netanyahu: Not ready to tolerate delegitimization of the vaccines

Monday, March 01, 2021

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to attacks on him after calling former Corona Committee chairman Dr. Yifat Shasha Bitton "Paka Paka Shasha Shasha"

"97% of those who died from the corona were not vaccinated with two doses. Therefore, I am not prepared to tolerate the disruption of health guidelines and the delegitimization of the vaccines that cynical politicians that I referred to today do," the prime minister tweeted.

"I have zero patience for Fake News while I fight to save lives," Netanyahu added, calling on the public, "Go get vaccinated and save your life."

12:12 PM

Recovered coronavirus patients to be eligible for vaccine

Monday, March 01, 2021
Health Ministry approves use of leftover vaccine doses for recovered coronavirus patients, says detailed guidelines soon to be released.
12:08 PM

Suspicion: Man tried to steal gas pipes and caused dangerous leak

Monday, March 01, 2021

Israeli police arrested a 60-year-old resident of Ashdod last night, after he allegedly cut infrastructure belonging to a residential building with the intention of stealing them, and causing a dangerous gas leak.

Police were called to Elbaz Street in Ashdod following a report of a pungent odor of gas spreading in the building.

The suspect was arrested for questioning on suspicion of theft and damage to infrastructure, and today, Monday, he will be brought before the court for a hearing on his case.

11:53 AM

MK Pindros: On Friday, gov't 'discovered' Sunday was a holiday

Monday, March 01, 2021

Chairman of the United Torah Judaism faction, MK Yitzhak Pindros, attacked the conduct of the Knesset's Economics Committee on the issue of transportation to Jerusalem on Shushan Purim.

"On Friday the government 'discovered' that there was a holiday called Shushan Purim on Sunday and pointed to an illegal decision to stop public transport to the city," Pindros claimed.

"I remind the Likud people, you've gotten carried away. After you begged Gafni to sign allegiance, you think we are to be taken for granted. You should know: it is unconditional," he added.

11:46 AM

Driver who ran down Purim reveler: I was trying to save my life

Monday, March 01, 2021
Minibus driver who ran over and killed man in Meah Sharim arrested after being released from hospital. 'They attack me from every direction'
11:40 AM

The insanity of political naivete

Monday, March 01, 2021
History shows that hate groups are only emboldened when given legitimacy, and Biden's return to the UNHRC will be a current example. Op-ed.
11:32 AM

Sky News host: No 'secret agenda' about The Great Reset

Monday, March 01, 2021
Sky News Australia host Rowan Dean says the WEF makes no secret about its plan for 'The Great Reset.'
11:13 AM

Rain to continue, snow in the north

Monday, March 01, 2021
Winter weather expected to continue, with rain throughout Israel, plus flooding and snow.
11:08 AM

Police raid 'Givat Habaladim' and confiscate vehicle, equipment

Monday, March 01, 2021

Police forces raided the Givat Habaladim outpost near the Kochav Hashahar community in Binyamin this morning (Monday).

At the scene, the forces confiscated vehicles and equipment belonging to the residents.

10:53 AM

New anti-Semitic slurs used to evade social media algorithms

Monday, March 01, 2021
Secret language used to evade detection by algorithms poses challenge to law enforcement and social media platforms, new study reveals.
10:50 AM

24 year old motorcyclist slips near Segev Shalom, moderately injured

Monday, March 01, 2021

A 24-year-old motorcyclist slipped while driving near the Bedouin community of Segev Shalom in the Negev and was hit in the head.

MDA staff evacuated the wounded rider to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva while his condition was defined as moderate.

10:44 AM

Saar answers Netanyahu: Attack on Shasha-Biton 'shameful'

Monday, March 01, 2021

The chairman of New Hope, former minister Gideon Saar, responded to the words of the prime minister, who this morning (Monday) in an interview called former minister Yifat Shasha Bitton "Paka Paka Shasha Shasha."

"The nature of Netanyahu's shameful attack on Dr. Yifat Shasha-Bitton is another example of a unbridled discourse of hatred from those who call their political rivals 'illness' and 'suffering'. The day after Netanyahu, and it is close, we will return to a respectful and unifying dialogue between us and we will heal Israel," he said.

10:27 AM

High Court partially cancels Shabak tracking

Monday, March 01, 2021

High Court judges partially accepted the petition of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Adalah, Doctors for Human Rights and "Pratiut Yisrael" against the law authorizing the Shin Bet to employ Covid tracking.

The majority of judges ruled that the state could only use tracking on those who refused to cooperate with the epidemiological investigations.

10:19 AM

'Noise that's intended to keep parents quiet'

Monday, March 01, 2021
'Plan to extend school year is intended to keep parents quiet, students won't come,' Education Min. staff say.
9:49 AM

Tufts pro-Israel student official no longer facing impeachment

Monday, March 01, 2021
Pro-Palestinian students drop bid to impeach Jewish student official at Tufts University.
9:17 AM

MK Shasha Biton: Netanyahu is leading Israel into a deep abyss

Monday, March 01, 2021

MK Yifat Shasha Bitton of New Hope responded to Netanyahu's remarks here on Reshet Bet.

"The Shashas and Paka-Pakas is a continuation of the na-na-na campaign that the Prime Minister is leading and is bringing Israel into a very deep abyss.

"His contempt for the citizens of the country and the victims of the corona is one of the low points of this man, who was once considered a respected prime minister."

9:17 AM

Airport to reopen before elections?

Monday, March 01, 2021
Transportation Min. Regev says 'Exceptions Committee' may soon be disbanded, allowing all Israelis to fly in for elections.
9:09 AM

Coefficient of infection approaches 1

Monday, March 01, 2021

9:09 AM

Security forces evacuating structure in town on Rehelim

Monday, March 01, 2021

Large police forces, the Border Police and Civil Administration are currently evacuating an uninhabited building erected by youths in the town of Rehelim.

8:47 AM

Poll: 'Never Bibi' bloc reaches 62-seat majority

Monday, March 01, 2021
Likud continues to fall in latest poll as Yesh Atid surges, giving anti-Netanyahu coalition majority in next Knesset - even without Yamina.
8:46 AM

Netanyahu to Aryeh Golan: 'Paka Paka Shasha Shasha'

Monday, March 01, 2021

The presenter of "Haboker Hazeh" on Kan News Aryeh Golan asked Prime Minister Netanyahu about how Israel reached almost 6,000 Corona victims. "Ask Paka Paka Shasha Shasha," Netanyahu replied.

8:43 AM

Senior education officials: Noise designed to shut up parents

Monday, March 01, 2021

Senior officials in the education system oppose the school year extension program, “This whole program is more noise designed to shut up parents."

"There will be a babysitter for the kindergartens and the lower grades, but regarding the higher grades - we need to be practical. The students will not come, and it will not stand the test of reality," senior officials were quoted by Galei Tzahal as saying

8:25 AM

Weather: Locals rains in north and center of the country

Monday, March 01, 2021

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Local rains are expected in the north and center of the country. There will be a slight drop in temperatures and they will be slightly lower than normal for the season.

Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Local rains are expected in the north and center of the country.

8:15 AM

'When the Left is in the government, it sets the tone'

Monday, March 01, 2021
Religious Zionism chairman questions: 'Because PM Netanyahu isn't managing the pandemic well enough, we should go with the Left?'
7:51 AM

Biden expected to issue statement on Saudi Arabia

Monday, March 01, 2021

US President Joe Biden is expected to issue a statement today clarifying what steps he intends to take against Saudi Arabia.

The statement will be released following a report by the U.S. intelligence community stating that the Saudi heir was personally involved in the planning of the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

7:50 AM

Netanyahu on possibility of vaccine law: Not getting involved at all

Monday, March 01, 2021

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was asked in an interview with Galei Tzahal about the possibility of promoting a vaccine law in the next Knesset, and replied: "I not getting involved in this at all."

Asked whether he would allow an MK from the coalition or the Likud to promote such a law, the prime minister replied: "I neither promote nor block. I do not give either way."

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