Nobody chooses to be Transgender

From left: Liron Matzas, Romy Abergel, Ofri Shemesh and Noam Kaniel from ‘Transkids.’  None of the kids wake up one morning and decide to be trans; it’s something stronger than themselves TV series follows Israeli transgender high schoolers as they approach defense forces for recruitment BY RENEE GHERT-ZAND This month, 19-year-old Noam Kaniel will be […]

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When the Spanish Flu Arrived in Israel

Courtesy of the Otis Historical Archives, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Maryland The pandemic known as the Spanish flu spread across the world in the early 20th century, reaching the Israel as well By Amit Naor “Avoid crowded gatherings in closed places; avoid contact with others as much as possible, don’t even shake one’s […]

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Arms over masks: India buys weapons from Israel as coronavirus cases spike

Concerns grow over Modi’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic as Delhi agrees to buy light machine guns from Israel By Azad Essa Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has been criticized by activists and rights groups after it emerged his government decided to go ahead with an arms deal with Israel worth […]

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Israel’s first coronavirus death: Man, 88, dies in Jerusalem hospital

There have been 705 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Israel; several are in critical condition; people asked to stay at home Monitoring Desk Jerusalem: An 88-year-old man died in Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital on Friday night from the coronavirus, Israel’s first fatality in the global pandemic, while several other patients were in a critical […]

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Israel shuts schools, hotels and theaters as virus cases hit 127

Tel Aviv: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel rose to 127 Friday afternoon– an addition of 18 new patients — as much of the country shut down and public life was severely curbed by the spread of the dangerous pathogen. Two patients are in serious condition and five are defined as moderate, the […]

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Coronavirus: Israel bans gatherings of 100 or more people in closed spaces

The empty arrival hall at the Ben Gurion International Airport on March 11, 2020. Israeli authorities imposed severe restrictions on all travelers entering Israel, including a two week home quarantine of all arrivals from all countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Netanyahu says: It’s a global plague; change your routine; don’t hug, kiss, […]

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