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Israel had the corona virus under control. What happened?

With early travel restrictions and extensive closings, the startup nation had largely curbed the spread of Covid-19 and had a mortality rate that was far better than in many countries in the western world. When the corona virus broke out in the United States and Europe, Israel moved comfortably toward reopening. To ensure that there was no doubt who led …

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Israel outbreak: Coronavirus spikes after initial epidemic

An Israeli official aware of the pandemic response said government researchers attributed the majority of new infections to a single category of activity: public gatherings, especially weddings. The official said a large surge in weddings – around 2,092 between June 15-25, had proven the events to be Covid-19 incubators. “They have people from all over the county,” said the official, …

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Some Arabian Gulf states fear a corona virus and are turning to Israel

Fearing a second wave of coronavirus infections, some Gulf countries have turned to an alleged enemy and a country they don’t officially recognize: Israel. Let’s call it COVID-19 diplomacy, says Yoel Har-Even, head of the international division of Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, one of the best medical facilities in Israel. The hospital has received inquiries about services and …

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The defiant Netanyahu is brought to justice in Israel for corruption

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Benjamin Netanyahu was the first serving Israeli prime minister to stand trial on Sunday proclaiming his innocence in the corridor before being tried for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. The trial took place a week after the swearing-in of Israel’s longest-serving leader in a fifth record period. This demonstrated his talent for survival by signing an …

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Google Doodle honors Hawaiian ukulele player Israel ‘Iz’ Kamakawiwo’ole

Animated video doodle celebrates the music of Hawaii’s Israel Kamakawiwoʻol. Google The name Israel Kamakawiwoʻole may not be immediately apparent to some, but his music is known to many around the world. The Hawaiian-born – better known as Iz – was a musician, singer and songwriter whose ukulele medley from Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World gave …

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