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Israel Imposing Stricter Lockdown as COVID Ensues

in Health & Science

After announcing a three-week lockdown during the Jewish high holiday season, officials are seeking to impose even stricter rules and regulations with the current 12.7% coronavirus confirmation rate. With schools, hotels, and all non-essential businesses closed, the majority of private businesses and sukkot markets will join the statewide closures on Friday at 2:00PM. Synagogues will…

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Rosh Hashana 2020: What Do We Do Now?

in Life, Culture & Sports

Our Israel Between the Lines team wishes all of our readers, donors, friends, and family a healthy, happy and sweet Rosh Hashana. We wish you a holiday full of meaning, connection, and celebration and love, wherever you are in the world. We’re celebrating the Jewish New Year like never before – 2020 style AKA locked…

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Israel Signs Peace Deal with UAE and Bahrain

in Economy & Innovation/Life, Culture & Sports

On September 15, in a historical moment at The White House, Israel signed a peace treaty with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Only 29 days after the UAE deal was announced, Bahrain joined in. The small island situated close to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, only 200 meters away from Iranian borders, is already…

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Israel Locks Down as COVID Rates Rise

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science

In an official announcement on Monday, Israeli officials chose to lock down the country effective September 18, as Rosh Hashanah kicks off the high holiday season. The lockdown is slated to last at least three weeks when Sukkot is over on October 11. While this lockdown will be looser than last, all non-essential businesses will…

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Record Breaking Heatwave Across Israel

in Tourism & Nature

Despite the passing of August’s simmering heat, the first week of September in Israel saw the highest temperatures of the summer season thus far, lasting for a record-breaking 8 days. Across the country, temperatures have soared as high as 49 degrees Celsius, or 120.2 degrees Fahrenheit, causing a lockdown of a different kind. Even Jerusalem,…

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