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Daily Briefing May 5 - Bennett versus Lapid: Who will get Rivlin's nod?

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Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.
Today’s panel comprises editor David Horovitz and culture editor Jessica Steinberg, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Failing to form a coalition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned the mandate to President Reuven Rivlin last night. Today Rivlin is meeting with the head of the outgoing Knesset’s opposition, Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid, and head of the Yamina party Naftali Bennett. Who will get the nod, Why? And then what happens?

Canada will come up with 'certification' to allow COVID-clear Canadians to travel again Hajdu says

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Canada will come up with ‘certification’ to allow COVID-clear Canadians to travel again Hajdu says
Published on May 05, 2021 with No Comments
Vaccination passports tied to identity can help reopen international travel — but come with privacy concerns.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu says her government embraces the concept of “vaccine passports” and will come up with a form of certification to allow vaccinated Canadians to travel internationally again.
“Canadians are going to want to travel and just like there have been changes in other kinds of travel requirements over the years as a result of a number of events, Canadians need to be prepared to be able to travel internationally. And we’ll make sure that they are,” Hajdu told  in an interview airing today.

Israel to extend Green Pass for the vaccinated and recovered until end of 2021

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Israeli Green Pass holders enjoy singer Ivri Lider at a concert organized by the Tel Aviv municipality, at Bloomfield Stadium, March 5, 2021. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
The Health Ministry announced Wednesday that it will be extending the validity of the Green Pass for those vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recovered from coronavirus, through 2021.
The pass grants holders access to certain events and venues.
A ministry statement attributed Health Minister Yuli Edelstein’s decision to the continued decline in morbidity “and the fact it appears the vaccine will protect us until at least the end of the year.”
Chezy Levy, the director-general of the ministry, said he was “happy that the vaccines protect us and allow to get back to routine,” but urged Israelis to continue to take measures such as masking indoors and social distancing.

In Israel, we happily gave up privacy to get our pre-covid lives back

The government promised the Green Pass would be a ticket to our old lives

Spanish police bust pharmacy worker accused of selling fake Covid-19 test results

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A pharmacy employee suspected of providing fake negative Covid-19 test certificates to travelers has been detained by Spanish police. The suspect is said to have operated his own travel agency to help market the phony documents.
The 24-year-old man, who was arrested in El Ejido, in southern Spain, allegedly asked for €130 ($156) for each fake certificate. He provided the illicit service to Morroccan citizens who needed proof that they had tested negative for the virus before traveling home. 
The pharmacy worker reportedly used his knowledge of Arabic to help attract clients. To further capitalize on the illegal trade, he had a second job operating his own travel business and selling plane tickets. Customers in need of Covid-19 certificates were referred to the pharmacy so he could provide them with fake test results. It’s believed that he acted alone. 

Deri 'fought like a lion' to allow Mount Meron event to go ahead

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Deri 'fought like a lion' to allow Mount Meron event to go ahead
Yosef Schwinger, head of the national holy places center, said in an interview just hours before Israel's biggest civilian disaster that Shas leader has 'saved' Lag BaOmer celebrations from being scaled down, but warned against bringing children
Ynet, Associated Press |
Published: 05.02.21 , 15:32
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri “fought like a lion” to allow the Mount Meron event, where the country's biggest civilian disaster occurred on Friday, to take place, according to the head of the national holy places center.
A stampede that broke out at the Lag BaOmer festivities on the mountain last week claimed the lives of 45 worshippers, including 10 children, prompting the government to declare Sunday as national day of mourning.

Hajdu says Canada will come up with 'certification' to allow COVID-clear Canadians to travel again

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says her government embraces the concept of "vaccine passports" and will come up with a form of certification to allow vaccinated Canadians to travel internationally again.

Vaccine war dividing Paris: the working class kept the economy afloat, why aren't they being given priority?

Vaccine war dividing Paris: the working class kept the economy afloat, why aren’t they being given priority?
Agnes Poirier
It’s not just Covid — even spring seems to be playing with our nerves. In Paris, after a week of blue skies and temperatures above 25C, we had snow and for the last fortnight, the weather has been going from freezing to gently thawing. As France is ending a four-week national lockdown, our mood is like the weather — a buoy in rough seas, bobbing up and down.
Fearing protests, and perhaps even a revolt, president Emmanuel Macron tried to spare us a lockdown as long as he thought it possible. While our friends in Britain, Germany and Portugal were living in strict lockdown from January through to March, we in France had it easy. Just a curfew at 6pm — though still no restaurants, galleries, gyms, theatres or cinemas, which have been closed since last November. Schools were open — a luxury, compared to those abroad who had to juggle home schooling with working from home. Most shops were open and we could travel through France, indeed even to some parts of Europe, with proof of a negative PCR test on arrival and another on return.

Israel mulls scrapping masks in vaccinated-only indoor events

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Israel mulls scrapping masks in vaccinated-only indoor events
Cabinet of health experts that advises the Health Ministry tell officials it will be possible to drop the outdoor mask requirement for events staged in accordance to Green Pass rule, if the current decrease in COVID infection rate continues
Adir Yanko |
Published: 04.29.21 , 17:13
Israeli health officials are apparently considering scrapping the mask mandate in confined spaces at events attended by people who have been vaccinated.
The government has already dropped the outdoor mask requirement due to decreasing number of new coronavirus cases brough upon by the fast-paced vaccination campaign. Now, it appears the mask mandate might be lifted indoors as well.

Tourism license fees cancelled for 2021 in government bid to prop up industry

In a scheme valued at €4 million, tourism minister Clayton Bartolo announced that operators in the tourism industry will not have to pay MTA license fees for 2021

Malta aims to be 'among first' EU countries to issue vaccine pass

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Malta aims to be among the first countries in the EU to issue digital vaccination certificates, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo has said.
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Deputy health minister predicts nearly all virus restrictions will go in 3 weeks

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MK Yoav Kisch, then chairman of the Interior Affairs Committee at the Knesset, on July 12, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch predicted Wednesday that within a few weeks Israel will lift nearly all its restrictions on public life that were introduced to combat the coronavirus pandemic, as infection rates have slid so low the measures will no longer be needed.
“As morbidity continues to decline, we can reach a situation where, in my estimation, in three weeks’ time, the State of Israel will be almost without restrictions and that is an amazing achievement,” Kisch said in the Knesset plenum during a discussion about the virus outbreak.

Outbreak in Pardes Hanna, where many still resistant to vaccination

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People sit outside at a cafe in the town of Pardes Hanna, April 27, 2020 (Screen grab/Walla)
A coronavirus outbreak in the town of Pardes Hanna, known for the open-minded attitude of many of its residents, is starting to concern health officials — though less so many of the residents, who are still proving resistant to getting vaccinated.
According to the Walla news site, a number of cases have been found in educational institutions, with children in 13 classes and three kindergartens quarantined.
With 48 active patients, the town has now been classified as “orange” under the government’s traffic light system to classify infection rates, making the town the only locality in the country not rated as “yellow” or “green.”

Good News for Travelers: Cyprus Welcomes Vaccinated Tourists from May 10 -

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tourists fully vaccinated against Covid without restrictions, Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios said Monday.
“We will inform our partners abroad that from May 10, fully vaccinated people from the 65 countries we recently opened, can come to
Cyprus without (Covid) tests and without quarantine, even if they are close contacts (of confirmed cases),” Perdios told the
Cyprus News Agency.
The exemption concerns EU member states, the European Economic Area, including Norway and Iceland, but also Switzerland, Armenia, Bahrain, Belorussia, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Ukraine, UAE, Britain, and the USA.
Perdios’ comments came as
Cyprus entered its third

Unvaccinated children can now attend cultural events with a negative virus test

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Israelis enjoy sitting at restaurants in Tel Aviv, on April 04, 2021 (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
As Israel’s daily coronavirus infections decline, the cabinet approved a further easing of restrictions Tuesday, allowing children and those who cannot be vaccinated to attend cultural events, eat at restaurants and enter gyms if they have recently tested negative for the coronavirus.
According to the new rules, children up to age 16 and those who cannot be vaccinated for various reasons will be able to take part in all activities under the Green Pass program, so long as they present a negative coronavirus test from the previous 72 hours.

In Israel, we happily gave up privacy to get our pre-COVID lives back

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Theatergoers show their Green Passes before entering a show at the Cameri Theatre, in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 19.
Photo for The Washington Post by Corinna Kern
A year ago, during the first lockdown in Israel, my dog was my lifeline. The situation at home was dire: Confining a war correspondent single mom and her preteen son indoors for weeks on end was a recipe for trouble. Taking our Canaan mutt for some exercise was the only government-sanctioned leisure activity that allowed me to leave the house and meet other humans.
Then the shipments of Pfizer shots began arriving in mid-December, and Israel’s government launched its massive vaccination campaign. Within two months, 90% of people over age 50 had gotten at least one dose, and Israel is one of the top countries in the world in terms of vaccinations per capita. That success depended on several factors: adequate supply, good infrastructure and high demand. And at each turn, the campaign hinged on our willingness to surrender personal data to the government — including our eager adoption of a national system for verifying our immunity status. Like my fellow citizens, I embrace Big Brother, at least when it comes to public health.

Quarantine-free travel between Israel and Bahrain for Covid-19 vaccinated individuals

Quarantine-free travel between Israel and Bahrain for Covid-19 vaccinated individuals
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An agreement has been signed between the two countries for mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccine documents
April 25, 2021
Bahrain and Israel have reached an agreement permitting quarantine-free travel between the two countries for individuals who have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
In a statement issued by state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA), it said that the agreement allows people who have been vaccinated in both countries, and received vaccinations recognized in the each other’s country, to be exempt from quarantine upon arrival.

Coronavirus czar: Israel could still see mass infections

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Coronavirus czar: Israel could still see mass infections
Prof. Ash says Israelis must adhere to health guidelines as country reopens in wake of massive vaccine drive, which he calls 'medical Iron Dome'; suggests avoiding non-essential flights due to surging infection rates in other countries
Adir Yanko |
Published: 04.25.21 , 19:51
Coronavirus czar Prof. Nachman Ash warned Sunday that mass coronavirus infections could still occur in Israel despite the country's successful COVID vaccination drive and the subsequent drastic reduction in active cases.
As of Sunday, there were 1,805 active cases of COVID-19 in Israel, with just 248 patients being hospitalized for treatment. A total of 6,350 people have died so far from the disease.

India reports COVID-19 records again: 349,691 cases, 2,761 deaths

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India reports COVID-19 records again: 349,691 cases, 2,761 deaths
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near temporary barricade during curfew in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Sunday. The government imposed curfew on Saturday from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus. Photo by Farooq Khan/EPA-EFE
April 25 (UPI) -- As nations generally are controlling the coronavirus pandemic with restrictions and ramped-up vaccinations, India is bucking the trend with record-setting, exponential increased deaths and cases.
The Asian nation with the world's second-largest population, 1.4 billion, broke the world record for most infections in one day, including 349,691 Sunday. And India has set records for most deaths in the country with 2,761 in the past 24 hours.

Israel poised to lift limits on attendance for vaccinated at events

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In further easing of restrictions, ministers set to allow even those who have not been inoculated to visit gyms, swimming pools

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