Netanyahu, Ashkenazi begin talks for emergency unity government – report – The Jerusalem Post

| March 15, 2020

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White MK Gabi Ashkenazi began talks on Saturday night in order to form an emergency unity government, according to Channel 12. Members of Blue and White are still split on the idea of a unity government with Netanyahu.Ashkenazi and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz are the main supporters of a unity government with Netanyahu, while Moshe Ya'alon and Yair Lapid are against the idea."Anyone who criticized us when we warned against us becoming [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan's Turkey, should digest and internalize the cynical exploitation of the coronavirus crisis for personal political needs of a defendant before trial," tweeted Ya'alon on Saturday night

Overcoming the coronavirus of politics? – analysis – The Jerusalem Post

| March 15, 2020

Scientists around the world, including in Israel, are working hard to discover a cure, or at least a vaccine, for the coronavirus.But what about the virus known as politics?That virus has been around since Adam and Eve and the snake in the Garden of Eden, as well as with their sons Cain and Abel.For weeks, it looked like Israeli politicians across the political spectrum were so infected by the virus of politics that they were putting it ahead of dealing with the coronavirus.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave one indication after another that he was seeking a fourth Israeli election in under a year and a half. He even invited the Likuds constitution committee to meet next week to cancel the automatic Likud leadership race.Blue and White leader Benny Gantz also appeared to be living in the world that existed before anyone had heard of COVID-19, as he moved full speed ahead with his plans to head a minority government backed from outside the coalition by the Joint List.Neither the rebellion in Blue and White of MKs Yoaz Hendel and Tzvi Hauser, nor the quieter opposition of Blue and White cockpit member Gabi Ashkenazi, nor the betrayal of MK Orly Levy-Abecassis stopped Gantz from moving forward with the idea.But Thursday, it appeared that the political virus had finally begun to lose its power, as party head after party head endorsed forming a national emergency government.

Violins Of Hope In Los Angeles Suspended – Broadway World

| March 15, 2020

Based on the recent decisions by LAUSD, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), as well as the recommendations of public officials, and the collective caution surrounding COVID-19, Violins of Hope activities in Los Angeles have been suspended.

Denying the Holocaust and rejecting Christianity – Christian Post

| March 15, 2020

By Robin Schumacher, Voices Contributor | Monday, March 09, 2020 The ability for a human being to not believe the truth about something can be breathtaking.

The Dark Universe of Antisemitism – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| March 15, 2020

Photo Credit: Youtube {Originally posted to the BESA website} In the global battle against antisemitism, a definition of this hatred is essential.

Israel’s leading rabbi thinks not studying Torah is more dangerous than coronavirus – Haaretz

| March 15, 2020

Schools were closed for the second day across Israel and the night before, the government had prohibited gatherings of over 10 people. But at noon on Sunday at Ohel Shimon, a Hasidic yeshiva in central Jerusalem, it was business as usual.