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Parts of Upstate New York Could Reopen This Weekend – The New York Times

| May 12, 2020

Three upstate New York regions are ready to reopen. In the most concrete step yet toward bringing his state back to life, Gov. Andrew M.

What others are writing about COVID-19 – Chicago Daily Herald

| May 12, 2020

Smart thermometers could be the secret to reopening schools When used in cooperation with a school nurse, smart thermometers can be a way to track viral outbreaks in real time, potentially keeping sick kids home and preventing them from spreading infection. This story from Fast Company explains how it works

About 100 N.Y. Children Treated for Illness Tied to Virus: Live Updates – The New York Times

| May 12, 2020

About 100 children in N.Y. are suspected of having a rare illness tied to the virus.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews turn to God and the web, looking for answers to coronavirus losses – Haaretz

| May 12, 2020

I think our community needs to hold a true cheshbon nefesh [soul-searching reckoning], said Interior Minister Arye Dery, who is also the leader of the Sephardi ultra-Orthodox Shas party, with breathtaking candor this weekend. Because to my regret, 70 percent of the patients in Israel are Haredim and not just in Haredi towns but in every place in Israel

Likud: Bennett betrayed religious Zionism – The Jerusalem Post

| May 12, 2020

The Likud accused Yamina leader Naftali Bennett on Tuesday morning of "leaving the right-wing bloc" and refusing to help religious Zionist causes of his own party.Likud's attack came after a late-night phone conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bennett. The Likud released the statement after Bennett burned bridges with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by harshly criticizing him in an online press conference. Bennett said Netanyahu would create a Palestinian state, missed his chances to annex Judea and Samaria and cared only about his own criminal cases, not reforms in the Justice Ministry

Trump won’t just ‘allow’ Netanyahus West Bank annexation he’ll force it – Haaretz

| May 12, 2020

In Israels April 2019 election, the main parties running to the right of Likud, including those that didnt make it past the threshold, garnered a total of 9.66 percent of the vote. In the September election, they received a grand total of 7.75 percent. In the recent March 2 election, their share was down to 5.66 percent of the vote.

The boycott Israel movement and anti-Semitism during the COVID-19 crisis – JNS.org

| May 12, 2020

(May 8, 2020 / JNS) If there was ever any doubt as to whether the BDS movement against Israel was anti-Semitic, the COVID-19 pandemic has put that to rest.

Misleading inaccuracies about land in the Galilee – Southern Star Newspaper

| May 12, 2020

SIR Maerton Daviss letter (10/4/2020), posted from Kfar Vradim, the industrial settlement founded by the Israeli Jewish businessman Stef Wertheimer on stolen Palestinian land in the Galilee, is full of misleading inaccuracies, both historical and contemporary. Davis does not tell us that Kfar Vradim was built in 1984 as part of a government plan to Judaize the Galilee. Despite mass expulsions of Palestinians by Zionist militias during the 1948 war in what Palestinians call their Nakba (catastrophe), Palestinian Arabs remained an overwhelming majority in the Galilee

Palestinians pay the price for Israels slavery to the memory of the Holocaust – Haaretz

| May 12, 2020

This week, the 35thgovernment of the State of Israel will be sworn in, 75 years after the end of the Holocaust. In its coalition agreement, the new government declares that it plans a vote of the government and/or in the Knesset on annexing parts of the West Bank (the Jordan Valley and the settlements), on the basis of the Trump administrations "peace plan." This plan is one more step in the direction of anything but a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

The Muslim Holocaust Researcher – Aish

| May 12, 2020

Prof. Mehnaz Afridi, a Pakistani Muslim, has been the director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center in New York for the past decade.


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