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Teachers end strike, return to negotiations with treasury

The Israel Teachers Union announced Tuesday that it was calling off its strike and that classes would take place in kindergarten, elementary and middle schools on Wednesday and Thursday, the…

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Government advances ‘problematic’ bill that would block defendant Netanyahu’s return

A Knesset legal adviser told lawmakers Sunday it would be “problematic” to legislate a controversial bill to block politicians under criminal indictment from forming a government while elections were on…

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Coalition to begin process of dissolving Knesset, heralding return to upheaval

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s coalition is set to to hold the first in a series of votes for its own dissolution on Wednesday morning, as Israel’s short-lived “change government” calls…

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Polls point to return of dreaded deadlock in newest round of elections

As Israel braces for its fifth election since 2019, three separate TV polls aired Tuesday show that the two rival political blocs remain just as deadlocked as they have been…

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Health Ministry urges, but doesn’t demand, return to masks amid spike in infections

With coronavirus infections continuing to climb, the Health Ministry on Monday recommended that people return to using face masks in enclosed spaces. In a statement, the ministry noted the “sharp”…

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Tourism Ministry earmarks $50 million for new hotels as visitors return

As incoming tourism slowly picks up, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism has earmarked NIS 165 million ($49 million) in grants to support plans for the establishment of new hotels across…

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