For his part, Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to call for "unity" and the preservation of the current coalition government.
The enforcement of the lockdown regulations also continues to be quite contentious, particularly since it's only done in charedi areas.
Restrictions on outdoor weddings and protests have been lifted. While it's unclear how many people can protest at a wedding, 20 people are allowed at weddings and 20 million people are allowed at protests.
In truth, it's been known for a while that Israel and the UAE did things together, quietly. UAE even has a small, but active, Jewish community.
Reports continue that Israel will establish relations with at least Sudan and Oman in the next few weeks. President Trump has said the number could be as high as nine countries.
Five thousand proposed residential units were advanced in the respective planning meetings. That's a very large number, but the overall number is not what's nearly the most important part – it’s where they are!
A nationwide lockdown is being considered, but in the meantime it was decided to lockdown only charedi areas because the courts won't protect them like they would other places.
The continued spread of the virus is mostly being attributed to the "British Mutation.” This strand of the virus has attacked much younger people and specifically late-term pregnant women.
Meanwhile, illegal construction by Arabs remained rampant. And there were no changes in the status of endangered Jewish religious sites or politically significant areas.
Malawi announced plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem. It would be the first African country to do so.
It's not uncommon for Bennett to do very well in the polls and then not perform on election day.
Meanwhile, Saar announced some of his party's platform, such as a term limit for being prime minister, regional representation in the Knesset and… who cares, none of this stuff is going to happen.
Prime Minister Netanyahu just extended the head of the Mossad's term by another 6 months, so I think we can reasonably expect a continuation of Israel putting Iran in its place.
As of now, if a budget of some kind is not passed by the end of August, the government will be dismantled and new elections called for November.
After the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was announced, it was rumored that other Muslim countries were on the brink of following suit. That hasn't happened yet.
Blame for the continued spread is mostly being attributed to new mutations of the virus. And anti-Semites are just blaming the charedim.
Hezbollah is doing everything it can to conceal this information. Not since O.J. Simpson has a party appeared more guilty and yet claimed it wasn’t.
Now Trump Administration officials, including Ambassador Friedman, are regulars at the Wall. Visiting such a revered place should never have been a question, much less prohibited.
It’s still unclear when the country will be opened to foreign tourists, but the spring seems like a good bet, maybe even Pesach.
At this point, it seems the jack is out of the box and new elections are a done deal. Folks are already starting to maneuver.
The declared intent of the curfew is to prevent large drunken parties/festive gatherings in the evenings. The upcoming video footage of attempted enforcement will be incredible!
Things are definitely heating up in the Middle East, despite it being quite cold. Could anyone have predicted this? Everyone did.
Betzalel Smotrich of the National Union party announced that he would be launching a new party to run in the upcoming elections and would not partner with Naphtali Bennett's "New Right" Party.
One of the issues that has led to the political turbulence of the past few years is the draft. The Supreme Court previously ruled that the current law that exempts yeshiva students from military service is illegal.
Ironically, the signings took place very close to the anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords – possibly the worst agreement since… ever… like in the history of the world.
Israel is experiencing two dramatic trends – lots of vaccinations administered and lots of new cases of Covid-19.
All of these conflicts between mostly Muslim countries further serve to fragment the Islamic world and could potentially push more countries to seek and benefit from the strength and relative stability of Israel.
Unlike in the States, now right-wing protesters are starting to show up to counter (read: fight) the leftists.
As his detention has continued without charges being filed, the terrorist went on a hunger strike. He has now been on that hunger strike for over 90 days!
Quebec's attempt to use historical anti-Semitism to regain its former historical importance is similar in certain ways to the majority of the population of Quebec: ugly and stupid.