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Israel closes Gaza goods crossing after balloon attacks

Israel will close its goods crossing with the Gaza Strip, authorities said Monday, after militants in the Hamas-run territory fired rockets into the Mediterranean and launched incendiary balloons towards the Jewish state. The Kerem Shalom crossing will be closed to all traffic except humanitarian equipment and fuel from Tuesday, COGAT, the defence ministry unit that oversees the crossings, said in a statement. The move comes in response to the "continued launching of incendiary balloons" from ...
Tags: News, Israel, Gaza, Hamas, Mediterranean, Gaza Strip, Defence Ministry


Brand Moves for Monday August 10

Twenty-four weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand m...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Youtube, China, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, Advertising, Disney, US, Eu, Mit


This school reopened and one child infected 25 teachers

During the first few months of the pandemic, Israel was praised for its response to the coronavirus but after the country reopened its schools, it has seen a surge in outbreaks. CNN's Elliott Gotkine reports.
Tags: News, Israel, Cnn, Stories, Elliott Gotkine


California needs to get ethnic studies right before mandating it

A year ago, the California Department of Education released a draft of guidelines for implementing “ethnic studies” in public high schools. It unleashed a torrent of controversy — for good reason. The 303-page document was ersatz Marxist agitprop that, if adopted, would have drummed into young minds the notion that in America, anyone not a white male is virtually enslaved. “At its core,” the draft declared, “the field of ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, an...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Opinion, Israel, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, BLM, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, California Department of Education, Tony Thurmond, Guest Commentary




Meet the 11 power players running Salesforce's international business as it looks to aggressively expand overseas (CRM)

Salesforce has seen significant leadership changes in its international business this year after its former head of international stepped down in February. Gavin Patterson, who took on the role, also became the company's new chief revenue officer in August.  International leaders will continue to report up to Patterson, but as Salesforce's international business has grown, it has appointed new country and regional leaders in Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Here are the 11 power players running S...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Japan, UK, Sweden, Microsoft, Australia, Germany, Singapore, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Austria, Ireland


Coronavirus Spares Gaza, but Travel Restrictions Do Not

The blockaded Gaza Strip has not recorded any cases of community transmission of the coronavirus, but new restrictions on movement continue to make life difficult.
Tags: News, Israel, Egypt, Gaza, Hamas, Gaza Strip, Palestinians, Rafah (Gaza Strip, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


USC student leader resigns after she’s branded a ‘racist’ for supporting Zionism

Administrators at USC called for a campuswide dialog on inclusiveness and tolerance this week following the resignation of a student leader who claims she was the target of anti-Semitic attacks stemming from her support for Zionism. Rose Ritch stepped down Wednesday, Aug. 5, from her position as vice president of the university’s Undergraduate Student Government after students launched what she called “an aggressive social media campaign to impeach my Zionist ass.” Zionism is a religious and pol...
Tags: News, White House, Israel, Religion, America, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Palestine, Muslim, Colleges, Donald Trump, Usc, Southern California, Israel Palestine, Huntington Beach


Lebanon will investigate if bomb caused blast

Lebanon's president said on Friday (August 7) that the investigation into Tuesday's (August 4) blast in Beirut would examine whether it was caused by a bomb or other external interference. The explosion killed more than 150 people and injured at least 5,000. President Michel Aoun has previously said explosive material - thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate - was stored unsafely at the port in Beirut for years. And now he's said the investigation will...
Tags: News, Israel, Turkey, United States, Erdogan, Beirut, Lebanon, Trump, Michel Aoun


Survey: Tell us what you think of Extra Crunch

Since launching our membership product Extra Crunch 1.5 years ago, we’ve added a number of new features at the request of our community. This includes improvements to login stability, introducing the video Q&A series Extra Crunch Live, launching over a dozen Partner Perks and revamping our newsletters. We also listened to the community for where to add payments support. The product is now available in more than 20 countries and territories, with Australia and Israel support coming soon.  Fe...
Tags: TC, Australia, Israel, Tech, Extra Crunch


Mastering your Inner Game of Leadership

Guest post from Ron Garonzik and Rick Lash: In 1938 archeologists in Israel made a remarkable discovery – a cache of 2,500-year-old letters between officers and their commanders. They provide a unique window on the impact overly controlling, self-centered leadership styles can have on others: “Regarding the letter you sent, the heart of your servant is ill, when my lord said: Don’t you know how to read a letter?   As God lives, for every letter that comes to me, it is read.”   Even M...
Tags: Leadership, Israel, Harvard, Canada, United States, Moses, Harvard Business Review, Jethro, McClelland, Ibarra, Dan McCarthy, David McClelland, Rick Lash, Ron Garonzik, Hermina Ibarra, Verity International


Help Lebanon: Remove Hezbollah’s Stranglehold — and Its Dangerous Missile Stockpiles

Beirut has been ravaged by a massive explosion, likely caused by careless handling of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse at its port. As the city is still picking through the debris and thousands search for loved ones, countries such as Turkey, Iran, Qatar, France, and Israel are rushing to provide support. Yet looming over Beirut even now is the presence of the terrorist group Hezbollah with its network of 150,000 missiles, many stored in civilian areas throughout the country.While Hezbolla...
Tags: News, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, Iran, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Gulf, Hassan Nasrallah, Nasrallah, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, China Iran


The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible, his eyes were open and mouth disconcertingly agape, as if in surprise. His corpse was slightly raised from the floor, lain atop a rickety wooden stretcher. Beside the body, three priests in white robes intoned in Avestan, the long-dead language of the Zoroastrian scriptures, as a small fire burned i...
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Israel institute to start COVID-19 vaccine trials in humans soon

An Israeli research institute that is overseen by the Defence Ministry intends to begin human trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine as early as October, Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday. The Israel Institute of Biological Research (IIBR) would start the trials in conjunction with the Health Ministry after a series of Jewish holidays ends in October, Gantz said. The IIBR has been working on a vaccine for six months and began animal trials in March.
Tags: News, Israel, Defence Ministry, Health Ministry, Gantz, Benny Gantz, Israel Institute of Biological Research IIBR, IIBR


El Al Appears To Be Cancelling All Flights Until October

Update: El Al haw now closed sales of all flights through September 30th, effectively giving up on the peak High Holiday/Sukkos season. Originally posted on 7/24: With Israel’s borders closed to foreign nationals through at least August 31st, and El Al in a pilot dispute, the airline remains in hibernation mode and has closed sales […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, EL AL, Coronavirus, El Al haw


Tel Aviv lights up its city hall with the Lebanese flag

Israel considers Lebanon an enemy state, but today, Tel Aviv stood in solidarity with its northern neighbor.
Tags: News, Israel, Tel Aviv, Stories, Lebanon


Tel Aviv lights up its city hall with the Lebanese flag in a sign of solidarity

Israel considers Lebanon an enemy state, but today, Tel Aviv stood in solidarity with its northern neighbor.
Tags: Israel, Tel Aviv, Cnn, Lebanon


WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann is selling his San Francisco Bay Area compound for $27.5 million — look inside the 'Guitar House'

WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann's San Francisco Bay Area home has officially hit the market for $27.5 million, Mansion Global reported. The 10-acre compound includes a 10,000-square-foot main house, a separate guest house, a swimming pool, a greenhouse, gardens, a chicken coop, and solar and geothermal systems. Neumann and his wife, Rebekah, have been trying to sell off millions of dollars of real estate in recent months after temporarily moving to Israel to escape media scrutiny.  The ousted We...
Tags: California, New York City, Israel, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, WeWork, Golden Gate Bridge, Hamptons, Forbes, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Neumann, Corte Madera, Bill Graham, Adam Neumann


Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns

US health body highlights risks of reopening after outbreaks in state of Georgia and IsraelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus may be more easily transmitted in school and summer camp settings than previously understood, after the emergence of new details of outbreaks in the US state of Georgia and in Israel that have underscored the risks of school reopenings.A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into an outbreak at a summer camp...
Tags: Children, Israel, US, Georgia, World news, US news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus outbreak


Sight Diagnostics raises $71M Series D for its blood analyzer

Sight Diagnostics, the Israel-based health-tech company behind the FDA-cleared OLO blood analyzer, today announced that it has raised a $71 million Series D round with participation from Koch Disruptive Technologies, Longliv Ventures (which led its Series C round)and crowd-funding platform OurCrowd. With this, the company has now raised a total of $124 million, though the company declined to share its current valuation. With a founding team that used to work at Mobileye, among other companies, S...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, New York, London, Medicine, Cancer, Israel, Artificial Intelligence, United States, President, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Disease, Machine Learning, Fda


Massive Beirut explosion kills at least 100, wounds more than 4,000

By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Associated Press BEIRUT — Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving entire city blocks blanketed with glass and rubble. Smoke still rose from the port, where a towering building of silos was half destroyed, spilling out grain. Hangars around it were completely toppled. The blast knocked out a cr...
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Sport, World news, Ap, Soccer, Red Cross, Associated Press, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Cabinet, Mediterranean, Oklahoma City, Emmanuel Macron


Mozper launches digital banking service for Latin American parents and kids

Mozper, a new service launching from Y Combinator’s latest cohort to provide digital banking services, takes its name from the English words for money, prosperity, and generation Z, according to co-founder Yael Israeli. A former banker at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, Israeli worked as a consultant for Copa Airlines and then as an independent advisor from her home in Panama. It was during conversations with her husband’s roommate from Israel, Gabriel Roizner, a serial entrepreneur who...
Tags: Travel, TC, Y Combinator, Europe, Mexico, France, Israel, US, Brazil, Uruguay, Panama, Latin America, Debit Card, Copa Airlines, Lehman Brothers, Greenlight


Israel Hotel Market Overview 2020 – The Path To Recovery | By Simon Hultѐn & Russell Kett

The restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have severely hit every sector across the globe, and the hospitality industry is undeniably among the hardest hit. In Israel, strict lockdown measures were implemented in mid-March, forcing all except non-essential businesses to close, including most of the country's hotels.
Tags: Travel, Israel, Russell Kett, Simon Hultѐn


Live Coronavirus News Updates

Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.
Tags: News, Israel, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Lebanon PM Blames Beirut Explosions on Shipment of Ammonium Nitrate Sitting in Port Since 2013

Massive explosions that rocked the city of Beirut on Tuesday were fueled by a 2,750-ton shipment of ammonium nitrate that had been stored in port since 2013, Lebanon's prime minister announced."I will not rest until we find the person responsible for what happened, to hold him accountable and impose the most severe penalties," Prime Minister Hassan Diab told reporters on Tuesday evening. It was not immediately clear why the ammonium nitrate was stored at that location, or how it ended up the...
Tags: News, Israel, Cyprus, Cnn, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Hiroshima, Golan Heights, Hassan Diab, Jamal Itani


Coronavirus Live Updates: McConnell Signals Openness to Jobless Aid Extension

Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.
Tags: News, Israel, McConnell, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Israel Grants Permit To Eli Rozenberg To Buy El Al, But Will El Al Sell?

Globes is reporting that Israel has approved Eli Rozenberg’s application to buy a controlling stake in El Al. Getting that permit was a precondition for coming to an actual agreement with El Al to buy the airline. Eli Rozenberg is the twenty-something Israeli son of Kenny Rozenberg, US owner of Centers Heath Care nursing homes. […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, US, Airline News, EL AL, Eli Rozenberg, Kenny Rozenberg, Centers Heath Care


Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Two Studies: Live Covid-19 Updates

Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.
Tags: News, Israel, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Beirut explosion: more than 50 dead and 2,750 wounded, says Lebanon health ministry – live updates

Interior minister says ammonium nitrate likely caused at least one explosion amid reports hospitals too damaged to treat patientsFull report: huge explosion in Beirut‘We’re cursed’: shock and despair as explosion devastates cityBeirut explosion – in pictures 9.29pm BST In terms of what the damage done to Beirut’s port will mean for the country, it is worth remembering that Lebanon has two land borders – one is Syria, and the other is Israel, with which Lebanon is technically at war. Lebanon ...
Tags: Russia, Israel, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Beirut, Lebanon, Oliver, Helen Sullivan


Beirut explosion: more than 25 dead and 2,500 wounded, says Lebanon health minister – live updates

Interior minister says ammonium nitrate likely caused at least one explosion amid reports hospitals too damaged to treat patientsFull report: huge explosion in Beirut‘We’re cursed’: shock and despair as explosion devastates cityBeirut explosion – in pictures 8.32pm BST Lebanon’s prime minister, Hassan Diab, has just addressed the country on television. He declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for the victims of the explosion.The warehouse that authorities claim was the source of the ...
Tags: Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Beirut, Lebanon, Hassan Diab, Benny Gantz