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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Marking Rabin assassination, Bennett warns: ‘We mustn’t burn our house down’
By TOI staff
Israeli leaders — minus Netanyahu — attend ceremony commemorating late PM; grandson hails new government: ‘The rule of the people has triumphed over the rule of the individual’
Netanyahu to skip official ceremony marking 26 years since Rabin assassination
By TOI staff
Live updates (closed)
LIVE: Lapid, Netanyahu mourn Colin Powell as true friend of Israel
By TOI staff
357 patients in serious condition; another 1,000 coronavirus cases diagnosed since midnight, as downward trend continues
ToI podcast
Daily Briefing Oct. 18 – 100 Arab Israeli homicides; where to go from here?
ToI editor David Horovitz and Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman discuss efforts to rein in Arab homicides, plus the Dead Sea and Spencer Tunick’s photoshoot there
Man gunned down in Bi’na, marking 100th Arab Israeli homicide in 2021
By Aaron Boxerman
Government moves to expand warrantless police searches to fight Arab crime
By Aaron Boxerman
1 in 3 Haredim caught coronavirus, double the national average – study
By Nathan Jeffay
31% of community have been confirmed positive compared to 13.7% of other Israelis; think tank says behavior in Haredi society to blame, others question conclusion
Israel to offer AstraZeneca vaccines starting Thursday
By TOI staff
COVID death toll stands at 7,999 as transmission, serious cases continue decline
By Amy Spiro
Diver pulls 900-year-old Crusader sword from seafloor
By Stuart Winer
Though encrusted with marine organisms, one-meter-long blade is preserved in perfect condition, expert says; finder given outstanding citizen award for handing in relic
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Inside story
Holy and mundane: Why Israel’s 1st Orthodox premier still rankles many religious
By Tal Schneider
The PM keeps kosher, Shabbat and more, and not only for show; but to some, his unholy coalition outweighs any pride in seeing a kippah-clad leader in the halls of power
Energy minister accuses Netanyahu of using ‘fake news’ to harm ties with Jordan
By Stuart Winer and TOI staff
Top Ops
Sarah Bernstein
Hey, MK Smotrich, your diatribe is the problem
35 Jewish and Arab principals own their responsibility to educate for a future that will include living and working in a multicultural reality. You should too
Shay Nave
A tragic wake-up call: The Rabin assassination as a catalyst for social change
The prime minister’s murder spurred me to leave my comfort zone and work to spark dialogue among people who disagree, because not getting along is not an option
Jehuda Haddad
Needed: An emergency plan to let high-tech win
With a dire shortage of professionals, Israel must start tech education in kindergarten and bring in minorities to fuel the economy’s growth engine
Karen Feuer
Rethinking safety on Bnei Akiva trips
Not every driver does well when bombarded by loud music, shouting, and raucous behavior. The kids, counselors, bus company, and yes, we parents must take care
Nude and painted white, 200 volunteer models pose at endangered Dead Sea
By Jessica Steinberg
American photographer Spencer Tunick’s third installation at the salty lake poses models as white pillars of salt, seeking to raise awareness for the need to ‘save this pearl’
TV: State wipes out NIS 65 million debt owed by billionaire for Dead Sea water
By TOI staff
Justice Ministry reportedly backtracks from demand that the Idan Ofer-controlled Dead Sea Works factory pay for saltwater pumped from the receding lake
With carrot and stick, Palestinians see surge of vaccinations in West Bank, Gaza
By Aaron Boxerman
After months of stagnation, percentage of eligible vaccinated rises from 23% to 50%
Palestinian woman arrested while approaching settlement armed with a knife
By Judah Ari Gross
Hamas sentences 2 to death, 2 to hard labor for collaborating with Israel
By TOI staff
Top cyber official: Hospital attack ‘purely financial,’ likely by Chinese group
By TOI staff
Warning of ‘ongoing battle’ with hackers, Health Ministry cybersecurity chief Reuven Eliyahu says Israeli health sector is targeted ‘tens of thousands of times a month’
Officials said to fear some medical records lost forever in hospital cyberattack
By TOI staff
Guatemala blocks extremist ultra-Orthodox sect heading to Iran through Mexico
By TOI staff
Two busloads of Lev Tahor members prevented from crossing border with the intention of flying to Kurdistan
EU top envoy ‘optimistic’ on new Iran nuclear talks, though nothing confirmed
By TOI staff and AFP
IDF official: Israel expects Hezbollah to fire 2,000 rockets a day in wartime
By AFP and TOI staff
Israel is ‘our most trusted partner,’ says India’s foreign minister in Jerusalem
By Lazar Berman
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will meet PM Bennett, President Herzog and FM Lapid on Monday; will participate in Zoom call with Blinken, UAE’s Bin Zayed
Swedish foreign minister visits Israel in major step toward rebuilding ties
By Lazar Berman
Family of slain British MP calls for ‘togetherness’ in wake of killing
By Adrian DENNIS and Pauline Froissart
Suspect in terror attack was supposed to be participating in a ‘de-radicalization’ program but was never formally a ‘person of interest’ to British intelligence
Father of suspect in slaying of British MP Amess ‘traumatized’ by son’s arrest
The classic Jewish film ‘Hester Street’ gets a new life in 2021
By Mia J. Merrill
A 4K restoration of ‘Crossing Delancey’ director Joan Micklin Silver’s 1975 career debut, about Jewish immigrants assimilating in NYC, is now in select theaters and streaming
Venezuela’s tight-knit Jewish community is still mourning its Surfside victims
By Orge Castellano
After the number of Jews dwindled to roughly 6,000 from a peak of 25,000 in the ’90s, denomination and ethnicity are not dividing lines and most people know each other by name
More Headlines
Haifa man injured in wild boar attack while walking dog
By TOI staff
Israeli judokas win two golds and a bronze at Paris Grand Slam
By Amy Spiro
New video seems to challenge singer’s claim of antisemitism at German hotel
By TOI staff
Israeli committee to weigh regulations for social networks, emerging tech
By Ricky Ben-David
After reports on Jewish prayer, minister insists Temple Mt status quo ‘in place’
By Aaron Boxerman
Israel seeks to ease immigration for doctors, nurses due to manpower shortage
By TOI staff
Woman sets fire to Brooklyn Jewish high school; police seek help identifying her
By TOI staff
Police said probing if sex offender rabbi personally linked to cold case murders
By Emanuel Fabian and TOI staff
Police called after Arab, Jewish families clash in hospital ward
By TOI staff
Israeli ‘foldable’ electric cars to make debut as emergency response vehicles
By Ricky Ben-David
Ex-general Gal Hirsch expected to be indicted within days — report
By TOI staff
11 Israeli projects get millions in funding for personalized medicine research
By Ricky Ben-David
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