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Theresa Khalsa, hijacker of 1972 Sabena flight to Tel Aviv, dies at 65 – The Times of Israel

| March 30, 2020

Theresa Khalsa, one of four terrorists who in 1972 hijacked the Belgian Sabena Airlines flight 571 as it flew from Vienna to Tel Aviv, has died in Jordan at the age of 65. She was the final surviving hijacker. Khalsa was born into a Christian family in the northern Israel coastal city of Acre

Ashkenazi starts to wrestle with govt about Shin Bet surveillance – The Jerusalem Post

| March 28, 2020

Intelligence Subcommittee chairman Gabi Ashkenazi (Blue and White) on Thursday started to wrestle with the government regarding oversight of the controversial surveillance by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) of citizens infected with the coronavirus.Both Ashkenazis committee and a special Coronavirus Committee chaired by Blue and White MK Ofer Shelach were pressing top officials in an extraordinary public hearing of a committee which usually does not even let the public know when it meets, let alone make the debate public. National Security Council chief Meir Ben Shabbat, Shin Bet officials, Health Ministry officials Moshe Bar Siman Tov and Sigal Sedensky and Deputy Attorney-General Raz Nizri were pressed for more detailed answers than they have had to give until now

Stars Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi Wont Be Part Of Flutter/Stars Executive Team – OnlinePokerReport.com

| March 28, 2020

The Stars Group (TSG) chief executive Rafi Ashkenazi will not take up the post of COO at the combined Flutter/Stars company as planned when the two giants merge. In a market update Friday, Stars said Ashkenazi will instead be available as a consultant to CEO Peter Jackson.

In Israel, Benny Gantz decides to join with rival Netanyahu – Brookings Institution

| March 28, 2020

After three national elections, a worldwide pandemic, months of a government operating with no new budget, a prime minister indicted in three criminal cases, and a genuine constitutional crisis between the parliament and the supreme court, Israel has landed bruised and damaged where it could have been a year ago. This week, Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz opted to break with half of his party and move toward joining caretaker Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a new government

Report: Gantz to be FM, will become PM in 18 months, in unity government; Ashkenazi on defense, Tropper justice – The Times of Israel

| March 28, 2020

WHO sees encouraging signs in Europe amid virus outbreak COPENHAGEN, Denmark The World Health Organizations European office says it sees encouraging signs as Italy reported a lower rate of infections of the new coronavirus, cautioning it was too soon to say whether the worst had passed. While the situation remains very serious, we are starting to see some encouraging signs, WHO regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, tells a press conference. Italy, which has the highest number of cases in the region, has just seen a slightly lower rate of increase, though it is still too early to say that the pandemic is peaking in that country, he adds.

London rabbi dies of coronavirus and the British prime minister says he’s infected – Cleveland Jewish News

| March 28, 2020

(JTA) A London rabbi has died from the coronavirus and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is infected.

The real reason G-d gave us the coronavirus! – The Times of Israel

| March 28, 2020

Of late we have heard several rabbinic sages offering the reason why, in their very humble opinions, our society is being plagued by the Coronavirus.

Stars Group ahead of expectations as revenue rises in Q1 – iGaming Business

| March 22, 2020

The Stars Group has revealed that it has performed ahead of expectations so far in the current quarter, but warned that the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) could have a material impact on sports betting revenue in the near term. The operator said it saw continued strong underlying momentum within its UK-facing Sky Betting & Gaming division, due in part to favourable sporting results, while its BetEasy business in Australia also experienced growth

Who Were the Ashkenazi Jewish People, and Are You Related …

| March 21, 2020

Do you have Ashkenazi Jewish DNA? This can be an exciting journey for you

Genetic Roots of the Ashkenazi Jews | The Scientist Magazine

| March 21, 2020

FLICKR, ADAM BAKERThe majority of Ashkenazi Jews are descended from prehistoric European women, according to study published today (October 8) in Nature Communications. While the Jewish religion began in the Near East, and the Ashkenazi Jews were believed to have origins in the early indigenous tribes of this region, new evidence from mitochondrial DNA, which is passed on exclusively from mother to child, suggests that female ancestors of most modern Ashkenazi Jews converted to Judaism in the north Mediterranean around 2,000 years ago and later in west and central Europe


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