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3 mayors said targeted by police using NSO spyware despite no evidence of offenses
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Calcalist website reports officers used Pegasus spyware on family members of targets too, leading to arrests in cases that were eventually closed
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Police minister: Settler attack on activists is ‘organized action of a terror group’
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Barlev says that in West Bank attack that injured 6 Palestinians and left-wing Israelis, perpetrators are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’; confirms Shin Bet involved in investigation
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LAZAR BERMAN
Israel-Europe ties may not get much warmer with Macron as president of EU Council
As France assumes six-month leadership of key body, more pressing issues like Russia, COVID, and migration mean that relations will continue to be limited despite Lapid’s efforts
In ‘Captives of Hope’ sermon, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl describes call with Texas gunman
By PHILISSA CRAMER
Leader of New York’s Central Synagogue says she is ‘unsettled’ by societal antisemitism, calls for unity and faith in first Shabbat service since hostage crisis
By PETER SMITH
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Bennett to abstain on vote for state inquiry into murky submarine deal — reports
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Right-wing ministers Shaked, Elkin said expected to vote against commission’s formation; Defense Minister Gantz says probe a ‘national need,’ not political
Israel signs scandal-ridden €3 billion deal with Germany to buy new submarines
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‘Planning an attack’: UK says Moscow trying to install pro-Russia leader in Ukraine
By JAMES PHEBY
British Foreign Office says it has information showing Russian intelligence is in contact with Ukrainian politicians to prepare for a takeover of Kyiv
German navy chief resigns after praising Putin amid Russia-Ukraine border crisis
By AFP
Ukraine says Germany is ‘encouraging Putin’ by refusing to supply weapons
By AFP
Pfizer CEO to Israeli TV: World should be back to near-normal in ‘a few months’
By TOI STAFF
Albert Bourla says US-based pharma firm is aiming to produce annual shot to cover all COVID variants; accuses anti-vaxxers of causing millions of deaths by spreading misinformation
Serious COVID cases rise to 732, as top health expert says Omicron wave is peaking
By TOI STAFF
Omicron sub-variant throws up fresh questions about virus
By ISABELLE TOURNÉ
As kashrut reform takes hold, businesses put their money where the mouths are
By JESSICA STEINBERG
Now free to switch overseeing agencies, food establishment owners say they’ll do so only if it’s good for business — and it often isn’t
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AG wants plea deal for fear Netanyahu could regain power, subvert democracy – report
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Mandelblit said to believe ex-PM will be jailed if trial goes to conclusion, but worries shaky coalition could collapse first, defendant could return to office, change the system
AG said to have agreed deal for Netanyahu to quit politics for just 2 years, reneged
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Deputy state attorney: Netanyahu plea deal without ‘moral turpitude’ inconceivable
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‘The whole house shook’: Minor earthquake wobbles northern Israel
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3.7-magnitude quake centered in Jordan Valley rattles residents of Haifa, Beit Shean, Tiberias; no reports of injuries
UK lawmaker says she was sacked from ministerial post because she is a Muslim
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Nusrat Ghani of Johnson’s ruling Conservative Party says she lost job in 2020 because her faith made other MPs ‘uncomfortable,’ adding to premier’s mounting woes
Russia proposes interim nuke deal to Iran, with US aware of talks on matter – report
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Moscow said to offer some sanctions relief in return for nuclear program limits; Biden administration said to have knowledge of proposal, which would likely need US Congress review
Iran holding talks with Russia to expand its sole nuclear power plant
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Iran, Russia and China begin joint naval drill in Indian Ocean
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Couple in north dies of apparent CO poisoning from grill used to heat home
By EMANUEL FABIAN
Reports say young children noticed parents didn’t get out of bed by the afternoon, alerted relatives; temperatures in Jadeidi-Makr area fell to 9°C overnight
Anticipating heavy snowfall, Mt. Hermon ski resort to close after busy weekend
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Families of US embassy workers in Ukraine said told to start evacuating soon
By TOI STAFF and AFP
Amid rising fears of Russian attack, Fox News says State Dept told relatives of diplomats to begin leaving as early as Monday; spokesperson: ‘Nothing to announce at this time’
AnalysisWith drills and military muscle-flexing, Russia ups the ante amid Ukraine tensions
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
Meet the 29-year-old Bukharian Jew who quit Wall Street to open a pickle shop
By JULIA GERGELY
Edward Ilyasov is using his already-successful venture to show others in his community that unusual or riskier careers can pay off big – in both money and fulfillment
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CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
French parliamentary report on Sarah Halimi murder reopens wounds it sought to heal
Despite finding police arrived on scene before murder but did not stop it, committee says none of the officers, judges, psychiatrists or anyone involved in case did anything wrong
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2,212,596
Cases
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