ISRAEL

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ISRAEL

87,878

Total Cases

639

Total Deaths

61,625

Total Recovered

25,614

Total Active Cases

+17

New Deaths

+1,285

New Cases


via kttc08/05/2020

Israeli military sets up coronavirus task force - KTTC

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it is establishing a coronavirus task force aimed at cutting the chain of infection in the country. In a statement, the military said Wednesday that the new task force would begin operating next week and connect all the different bodies under one umbrella. The unit, headed by a

via jerusalemonline08/03/2020

Israeli Hospitals Buckle Under Mass Influx of COVID-19 Patients - JerusalemOnline

During Monday’s meeting of the State Control Committee, it was reported that only 20 beds were added to treat COVID -19 patients in hospitals since the coronavirus pandemic began. From January until July 2020, the number of hospital beds only increased from 16,301 to 16,321. Shaare Zedek Medical Center CEO Prof. Ofer Merin told the committee […]

via news.bloombergtax07/27/2020

Israel Tax Agency Announces Suspension of Taxpayers Entering Tax Offices Due to Coronavirus - Bloomberg Tax

The Israeli Tax Authority July 23 announced that beginning July 26, taxpayers are suspended from entering income, VAT, and property tax offices, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement explains that: 1) taxpayers can use online services to file annual income tax returns, make payments, transmit annual reports, submit refund requests, and request grants and aids; and 2) the tax agency will allow individuals to deliver documents, handle foreclosures, make payment arrangements, and submit reports, under exceptional circumstances. [Israel, Israel Tax Authority, 07/23/20]

via elemental.medium07/21/2020

Israel's Complicated Battle With Coronavirus | Elemental - Elemental

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via news.yahoo06/26/2020

Israel wields startup tech against coronavirus second wave - Yahoo News

Tel-Aviv (AFP) - Israel's armoury in the battle against the novel coronavirus includes thermal cameras scanning crowds and algorithms trawling vast medical databanks for real-time indicators of an infection spike. The chaos of daily life in Israel, or "balagan" as it is known in Hebrew

via wionews06/22/2020

Israeli defence sales $7.2 billion in 2019: Ministry - WION

Israel's defence exports amounted to $7.2 billion in 2019, slightly down from $7.5 billion the previous year, the government said Monday. As in 2018, the bulk went to Asia and the Pacific region, according to a defence ministry statement. The head of Israel's International Defence Cooperation Directorate, Yair Kulas, said the novel coronavirus pandemic was likely to impact this year's sales.

via kttc06/21/2020

The Latest: California inmate dies from apparent coronavirus - KTTC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An inmate from Avenal State Prison in California has died from what appear to be complications from the coronavirus. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said late Saturday the inmate died at a hospital and the exact cause of death has yet to be determined. No additional information was provided. Authorities

via themedialine.org08/04/2020

Coronavirus Adds to Challenges Facing Foreign Workers in Israel - The Media Line

From Filipino caregivers to Thai agricultural workers to Palestinians in the construction industry, the coronavirus pandemic has added another layer of uncertainty to migrants in Israel already facing tremendous financial and social hardships, according to civil society organizations interviewed by The Media Line.

via deccanherald07/31/2020

Israel, India conducting trials for 4 technologies with potential to detect Covid-19 in about 30 seconds - Deccan Herald

Israel and India are conducting trials here on a large sample of patients for four different kinds of technologies that have the potential to detect Covid-19 in about 30 seconds, including a breath analyser and a voice test, according to an Israeli statement. Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka on Friday visited the special testing site created at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia


via pri.org07/17/2020

Israel considers a second lockdown as coronavirus cases surge - The World

Israeli officials took quick action against the coronavirus this spring and reduced the rate of infections to one of the lowest in the world. The situation is quite different today. Experts say Israel went from being a model for other nations to a cautionary tale on what happens when a nation opens too much and too quickly.

via indianexpress06/26/2020

Coronavirus global updates, June 26: Russia reports lowest daily rise in cases since late April; Israel-UAE to jointly fight virus - The Indian Express

Coronavirus, Covid-19 Cases Today Latest Update, Corona Cases in India, US, Brazil, Russia, UK: Globally, the death toll touched 488,740, with the recovery rate at 488,740. The US reported the highest number of deaths in the world, while Brazil reported the highest number of recoveries.

via haaretz06/24/2020

Coronavirus Israel live: Knesset approves bill for comprehensive digital tracking by security service - Haaretz

Legislation on Shin Bet capabilities awaits final vote ■ Closure of 'restricted zones' in Elad, parts of Tiberias begins ■ Health officials warn against renewing of Shin Bet tracking ■ Hospitals told to prep COVID-19 wards ■ Sharp increase in coronavirus cases in the West Bank

via kttc06/22/2020

The Latest: New Zealand reports 2 new coronavirus cases - KTTC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —- New Zealand has reported two new cases of the coronavirus as a trickle of infected people continue to arrive at the border. The country of 5 million people now has nine active cases after having none at all earlier this month. Health officials said Monday that all those cases involve people

via news.yahoo06/17/2020

Israel approves remdesivir drug for COVID-19 treatment - Yahoo News

Israel approved on Tuesday the use of Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 infection. Remdesivir is the first drug shown to be effective against the novel coronavirus in human trials, with South Korea, Japan, India, the United States and Singapore


via southwestjournal07/30/2020

Temple Israel rabbi: 'People are very engaged.' - Southwest Journal

The Southwest Journal is documenting the coronavirus pandemic by recording the personal stories of Minneapolis residents and workers whose daily lives are in a state of flux. As the outbreak evolves, we will be checking in with the participants regularly. Read all of the stories here. All intervi

via news.un.org07/21/2020

Israel-Palestine: Breakdown in cooperation over COVID, now putting lives at risk - UN News

Cooperation between Israelis and the Palestinians at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic is breaking down, putting human lives at risk as the economy goes into meltdown and the threat of Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank lingers, the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process says. |

via indianexpress06/26/2020

Coronavirus global updates, June 26: Boris Johnson warns coronavirus still out there as UK police break up parties - The Indian Express

Coronavirus, Covid-19 Cases Today Latest Update, Corona Cases in India, US, Brazil, Russia, UK: Globally, the death toll touched 488,740, with the recovery rate at 488,740. The US reported the highest number of deaths in the world, while Brazil reported the highest number of recoveries.

via indianexpress06/26/2020

Coronavirus global updates, June 26: US reports highest number of infections; Israel, UAE to jointly fight virus - The Indian Express

Coronavirus, Covid-19 Cases Today Latest Update, Corona Cases in India, US, Brazil, Russia, UK: Globally, the death toll touched 488,740, with the recovery rate at 488,740. The US reported the highest number of deaths in the world, while Brazil reported the highest number of recoveries.

via sfchronicle06/24/2020

Israeli lawmakers grant Netanyahu tax exemptions on benefits - San Francisco Chronicle

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament has approved a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for tax exemptions for official benefits that could exceed $150,000. Coming at a time when Israel is grappling with a major economic crisis due to the pandemic and Netanyahu standing trial on corruption charges, Tuesday's decision came under heavy criticism from opposition lawmakers and media commentators. Netanyahu and his family have long been accused by critics of living a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense, in stark contrast with many Israelis who struggle with the country’s high cost of living, relatively low wages and high taxes. The Knesset Finance Committee — which is controlled by Netanyahu's allies — approved his request Tuesday to grant retroactively tax exemptions on Netanyahu's state-covered expenses from 2009-2017. These expenses, which include some of the costs of maintaining Netanyahu's private house in the upscale coastal town of Caesaria, are usually treated as income under Israeli law. Israeli opposition lawmakers blasted the committee for granting the tax rebates, both for the timing and the lack of transparency. Micky Levy, an opposition member of the committee, said “nobody knows exactly” how much Netanyahu will receive. He said it was “over half a million shekels,” or nearly $150,000, but the committee had not received an exact list of the benefits that would be covered. Levy called Netanyahu's new government “disconnected" from the public. “There are 800,000 people unemployed outside, and he wants a tax exemption.” In popular Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth, columnist Merav Betito wrote that Netanyahu “bought himself his permanent status as a legally certified moneygrubber.” Israel’s coronavirus lockdown has sent...

via ca.finance.yahoo06/22/2020

The Latest: New Zealand reports 2 new coronavirus cases - Yahoo Canada Finance

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —- New Zealand has reported two new cases of the coronavirus as a trickle of infected people continue to arrive at the border.The country of 5 million people now has nine active cases after having none at all earlier this month.Health officials said Monday that all those cases