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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Tokyo 2020
Winning judo silver in Tokyo, Iranian defector Mollaei dedicates medal to Israel
By Amy Spiro and Agencies
Judoka says ‘todah’ to Israelis for support; Israeli Sagi Muki, who had disappointing finish, congratulates his unlikely friend: ‘I’m so happy… He deserves it’
 
Tokyo 2020
International Olympic Committee ‘concerned’ by forfeits to avoid Israeli judoka
By Amy Spiro
IOC director of solidarity James Macleod says committee ‘will adopt a strict position’ on violations of the Olympic charter
 
Tokyo 2020
Record-breaking Israeli Olympian swimmer: I’m not done yet
By Amy Spiro
With more competitions to come, 17-year-old Anastasia Gorbenko says her goal ‘is always to advance as far as possible, and to break my own personal records’
 
Tokyo Olympics 2020 / Tokyo disappointment for Israeli swimmer Anastasia Gorbenko, judoka Sagi Muki
By TOI staff
 
Over 2,000 daily virus infections for 1st time since March; serious cases rise
By TOI staff
17 more patients in serious condition since Monday evening; health minister cautions against ‘indifference’ to rapidly rising case numbers
 
US advises unvaccinated to avoid travel to Israel amid surge in virus cases
By TOI staff
 
Bennett says Israel is ‘very close’ to approving a COVID booster shot
By TOI staff
 
Top health official: Proposed 48-hour quarantine for schoolkids ‘impossible’
By TOI staff
 
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Analysis
After months of optimism, a return to the Iran nuke deal begins to look unlikely
By Lazar Berman
The Islamic Republic’s demands, along with progress in its program, make a return to the JCPOA seem much more difficult than when Biden came into office
 
Iran says armed Mossad cell arrested over plot to provoke clashes at protests
By TOI staff
Tehran claims to seize guns, grenades, ammunition to be used by Israeli spies to carry out ‘urban riots and assassinations’ during demonstrations over water shortage
 
CRM
 
ToI podcast
Daily Briefing July 27 – Is Israel responsible for NSO’s spyware surveillance?
By TOI staff
Military correspondent Judah Ari Gross gives context to global Pegasus Project shonda; Jacob Magid from the US discusses how PM Bennett is in a bind ahead of an upcoming DC trip
 
Gantz heads to Paris to discuss NSO Group with French counterpart
By TOI staff
 
Live updates
Knesset approves Bennett-Lapid power-sharing deal after hours of debate
By TOI staff
Most opposition MKs skip vote; amendment enabling premiership rotation finalized with 61 in favor, 2 opposed
 
Top Ops
 
Lev Stesin
The American colossus may crumble
A confused and disoriented US population lacks the resolve and unity of purpose needed to defeat a looming new US-China cold war
 
Aaron Jacob
Hezbollah’s defiance and the United Nations’ duty
Flouting UN resolutions, the terror group has stockpiled arms, threatened, and attacked along Israel’s border. The Security Council must impose sanctions.
 
Shuki Friedman
What Israelis want: Kosher food at affordable prices
The new minister of religious affairs has a plan to provide more reliable supervision and lower food prices – all without harming the Chief Rabbinate
 
Anna-Christina Schmidl
Germany is no poster child for dealing with the past
The country’s official Holocaust reckoning has evaded most citizens, who remain conveniently oblivious to how ordinary Germans enabled the machinery of death
 
CRM
 
Analysis
Memory of Netanyahu era gives Bennett leverage over Biden, at least for now
New government managed to delay reopening of consulate for Palestinians, and slack from Washington could extend to other contentious issues, but power dynamic goes both ways
 
Bennett aides to travel to DC for meetings with Biden staff ahead of PM’s visit
By Tal Schneider and Jacob Magid
 
Analysis
Message in a balloon: Hamas threatens violence unless Israel allows Qatari aid
By Judah Ari Gross
Amid now-resolved dispute over delayed entrance of Doha-purchased fuel into Gaza, terror group gives apparent approval for arson attacks along the border
 
Human Rights Watch accuses IDF, Palestinians of war crimes in May Gaza conflict
By Lazar Berman
Israeli forces struck civilian buildings with no military targets nearby, group charges in report; will release separate report on Palestinian rocket attacks
 
Jordan said to nab Islamic State terrorists for plot to attack Israeli soldiers
By TOI staff
 
Itamar Ben Gvir dragged off Knesset podium for calling Arab chair ‘terrorist’
By Raoul Wootliff
Ahmad Tibi ejects far-right lawmaker from plenum after he initially refuses to refer to him as ‘Mr. Deputy Speaker’
 
Litzman accuses coalition whip Silman of secretly recording MKs for news outlet
By TOI staff
 
Haredi MK compares religious affairs minister to villain of Hanukkah story
By TOI staff
 
After blunder, Knesset gives initial ok to bill for rabbinical court reform
By TOI staff
 
Tokyo 2020
Home run: Olympic baseball players hope medal can boost the sport back in Israel
By Amy Spiro
The 24-man team will see its debut in Tokyo on Thursday with a game against South Korea, a day before it faces the US
 
More Headlines
 
Rat bones found in Israel suggest ancient Africa-Europe ecological travel route
By TOI staff
 
5 arrested over shooting death of Islamic Movement leader in Jaffa
By TOI staff
 
Health minister warns he won’t back budget unless healthcare funding is boosted
By Raoul Wootliff
 
German man forced to remove statue at grave of father over resemblance to Hitler
By TOI staff
 
Police launch probe of modeling agent for alleged sexual abuse
By TOI staff
 
50 US professors quit union after it calls Israel a ‘settler-colonial state’
By JTA
 
Obituary / Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88
By AP and TOI staff
 
Hadassah chief Rotstein pushed out of position
By TOI staff
 
Angry over settlement boycott, NYC grocery chain to limit Ben & Jerry’s sales
By Shira Hanau
 
Adding tech twist to storytelling, entrepreneurs try to bridge generation gap
By Shoshanna Solomon
 
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