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Daily Archives: June 21, 2021

Israeli students wearing face masks to school in Tel Aviv, April 18, 2021. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Israeli Health Ministry issues quarantine after COVID-19 confirmed at indoor concert

Israel’s Health Ministry on Sunday called on all attendees of an indoor concert in the northern Israeli city of Beit She’an on June 17 to immediately enter quarantine and get tested for COVID-19, after...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on June 20, 2021. Photo by Amit Shabi/POOL.

Israel to hold formal inquest into Mount Meron disaster

Israel’s government on Sunday ordered the formation of a state commission of inquiry into the April 29 Mount Meron tragedy, which saw 45 people killed and 150 injured in a stampede during the Lag...
Ebrahim Raisi. Credit: Mohammad Hossein Taaghi via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran elects Khamenei protege Ebrahim Raisi to the presidency

Khamenei loyalist Ebrahim Raisi won a landslide victory in Iran’s June 18 presidential election, Iranian media reported. Raisi garnered 61.9 percent (17.9 million) of the votes versus his next-closest challenger, Mohsen Rezaei, a former Islamic...
Yigal Yehoshua, 56, of Lod died on May 17, 2021, after being attacked by an Arab mob six days earlier. Credit: Courtesy.

Eight arrested in connection with murder of Yigal Yehoshua in Lod riots

Eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Jewish Israeli man in Lod last month during the Arab riots that rocked cities throughout the country, the Israel Police said in...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Maj. Gen. Abbas Kamel, the head of Egypt's General Intelligence Directorate, at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, May 30, 2021. Credit: Prime Minister's Office.

Netanyahu to leave Prime Minister’s Residence by July 10

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu reached an agreement on Sunday regarding a handover date for the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem. Netanyahu and his family will vacate the residence by...