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Is Netanyahu hoping for an ‘out’ from annexation?

National Affairs: The longer Israel waits on the fateful move, the more opposition it will face from the international community.

When it comes to building in the settlements, Israel – over the years – has perfected the art of death by a thousand cuts.The approval to build a project in Gush Etzion, for example, or even in one of the Jerusalem neighborhoods over the Green Line is so long and drawn out – the process has so many steps – that by the time the bulldozers actually go out and start moving any earth, there are multiple opportunities for those opposed to scream, shout, condemn and apply pressure.

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Navigating the crisis: How does El Al's anticipated bailout stack up?

Rescue package negotiations between Israel's flagship carrier El Al and the Finance Ministry are still ongoing after more than six weeks of talks and repeated warnings of imminent collapse.

Earlier this week, US passenger airline owners and employees breathed a joint sigh of relief after agreeing in principle to a $25 billion bailout package that will enable them to keep paying thousands of workers.This, in addition to some $50b. in grants and loans offered under the Trump Administration's $2tn. stimulus plan released in late March.

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Culture & Lifestyle

The Israel Chamber Orchestra offers healing sounds amid the pandemic

Musical director Ariel Zuckerman mixes tried and tested nuggets alongside music with here-and-now vibes

The sounds of a good melody or two can do wonders for someone with some ailment or other and, by the same token, for those who care for them. Hence it makes perfect sense for the Israel Chamber Orchestra (ICO) – particularly at this crazy pandemic time – when announcing its schedule for the 2020-2021 season, to offer half a dozen couples’ subscriptions to medical staff at a bunch of hospitals around the country.

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More Jewish News

Is Israel heading for a second coronavirus wave?

"The numbers are very low, but the numbers were very low when we started this pandemic.”
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Tel Aviv makes final preparations to open up more bars, restaurants, cafes

As of Thursday, at press time, there were 2,680 active cases of coronavirus
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Israeli Embassy in Nigeria organizes aid for Muslims ahead of Eid al-Fitr

The initiative was carried out under the title "Love Your Neighbor As Yourself - From the Jewish Community to the Muslim Community in Nigeria."
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