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As Israel’s infections rise, so does its forged COVID test industry

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 12:48
Over 200 travelers returned from Ukraine with fake negative COVID tests. On Telegram, forgers offer this and more

Céline is setting France's literary scene on fire, again

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 12:40
6,000 recently discovered manuscripts by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, valued at tens of millions of euros, are roiling both admirers and detractors of the antisemitic French writer. The controversy over his estate is a continuation of the scandal-filled life of a man who collaborated with the Vichy regime, spent time in prison and fraudulently succeeded in obtaining a pardon

Neanderthal tooth in Iran from 42,000 years ago redraws human evolution

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 12:32
Sapiens didn’t just stroll in and supplant the Neanderthals. The Middle East was a border zone and we lived cheek by jowl, climatic conditions permitting, for hundreds of thousands of years

Israeli police searching for two suspects who assaulted ultra-Orthodox lawmaker

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 11:40
Young Haredi-looking attackers tried to cut the United Torah Judaism lawmaker's beard off, and fled after he pushed them off

Israel's Bennett, Egypt's Sissi set to meet in Sinai

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 10:57
The two leaders, meeting in Sinai, are set to discuss 'ways to revive the peace process,' Cairo says, ahead of the first formal meeting between Israeli and Egyptian leaders in a decade

A rainy Yom Kippur? Such things happen

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 10:56
Most Israelis will tell you Yom Kippur is always hot. Not this time

How the Legend of Modi, Hindu hero and political messiah, is breaking India's politics

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 10:20
Cultivating the Modi myth: How the illustrated booklets I bought for 50 rupees at a train station kiosk explain his devotees’ loyalty, despite COVID and Pegasus, eclipsing Trump and Netanyahu, and why it’s such grim news for India

As Netanyahu's trial resumes, his lawyers will claim his media requests were nothing out of the ordinary

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 10:12
Netanyahu’s lawyers will attempt to draw parallels between the Walla website CEO’s alleged attempts to obtain advertising business in exchange for favorable news coverage and the regulatory benefits worth billions its parent company received

Egypt ended Hamas-Israel war in Gaza – and thwarted 'get tough' approach from Biden

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 10:10
Prior to entering the White House, the U.S. president promised to reexamine the U.S.-Egypt relationship. Nine months and one Middle Eastern war later, Democratic lawmakers are concerned by what they see

Haifa-Nazareth light rail project back on track, after almost scrapped due to budget overruns

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 09:16
The line is planned to wind its way through Haifa's suburbs and take roughly 55 minutes. To recoup funds for new budget transportation ministry will reprioritize expansion of Route 6 and Haifa rapid-bus line

How could anyone ever hate Anne Frank?

The Forward - Mon, 2021-09-13 09:10
Anne Frank’s diary is the words of a Jewish girl killed by Nazis. Yet its use in schools and history goes far beyond that — and it’s not always good.

Stanis?aw Lem is the best science-fiction author you may have missed

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 09:09
Many of his Western peers enjoyed great success outside the sci-fi community and became cultural icons. But Jewish Polish author Stanis?aw Lem – born 100 years ago this week – remained relatively unknown. His writings on man’s insignificance and technology’s futility may have played a role

Lebanon’s new government of technocrats is fake news

Haaretz - Mon, 2021-09-13 08:54
No real economic reform is going to come out of Najib Miktaki’s government. Behind Lebanon’s new technocratic cabinet lies more of the same old corruption
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