Israeli Lawmaker Eyes Pegasus Export Curbs As France’s Macron Convenes Cabinet

Reading Time: 6 minutes Israel has appointed an inter-ministerial team to assess reports published since Sunday. Jerusalem: Israel’s parliamentary review panel may recommend changes to defence export policy over high-profile allegations that spyware sold by Israeli cyber firm NSO Group has been abused in several countries, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday. Among suspected targets of NSO’s Pegasus software … Read more

French President Macron “Was Not A Target”, Says Pegasus Maker NSO

Reading Time: 7 minutes Reports had said French President Emmanuel Macron was among potential Pegasus spyware targets. (File) Herzliya: An official at Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group said Wednesday that the firm’s controversial Pegasus spyware tool was not used to target French President Emmanuel Macron. The comments came as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged Israel to suspend exports of … Read more

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Boycott And Israel’s Warning Of “Repercussions”

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ben & Jerry’s was founded in Vermont in 1978. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned Unilever Plc Chief Executive Officer Alan Jope that Ben & Jerry’s plans to halt sales in Jewish West Bank settlements and areas of east Jerusalem will have “serious repercussions, legal and otherwise.” Bennett said the Unilever ice cream brand had … Read more

50,000 Phone Numbers Worldwide On List Linked To Israeli Spyware: Reports

Reading Time: 10 minutes Pegasus is reportedly a highly invasive tool that can switch on a target’s phone camera and microphone. Washington, United States: An Israeli firm accused of supplying spyware to governments has been linked to a list of 50,000 smartphone numbers, including those of activists, journalists, business executives and politicians around the world, according to reports Sunday. … Read more

Video: No Rockets, but Anxiety Persists in Southern Israel

Reading Time: 6 minutes [ALARM SOUNDING] [EXPLOSION] “When you hear that red alert, your heart goes from 0 to 100.” [NON ENGLISH LOUDSPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT] “We have 15 seconds from the time we hear the alarm until we need to be inside the bomb shelter. But because we are the closest to the Gaza Strip, we don’t even have the … Read more

Israel Offers Pfizer Vaccine Booster Shots To Adults At Risk Of Covid

Reading Time: 6 minutes Israel has almost exclusively administered Pfizer shots to around 60% of its 9.3 million population. Jerusalem: Israel said on Sunday it will begin offering a booster shot of Pfizer Inc’s vaccine to adults with weak immune systems but it was still weighing whether a third round of shots should be given to the general public. … Read more

Death toll climbs to 11 in Florida condo collapse, 150 missing – Times of India

Reading Time: 9 minutes SURFSIDE, Fla: Search-and-rescue teams pulled two more bodies from the concrete and steel rubble of a partially collapsed Florida condominium tower on Monday, bringing the death toll to 11 with 150 people still listed as missing four days after the disaster. Pouring rain and slabs of cement hampered round-the-clock efforts to pick through debris left … Read more

Blinken and Lapid meet in Rome amid reset US-Israel relations – Times of India

Reading Time: 12 minutes ROME: Hush-hush diplomacy. In-person visits. And a very public no-surprises agreement on Iran. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met in Rome on Sunday as their new governments look to turn the page on former President Donald Trump and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose close alliance aggravated partisan … Read more

Israel Tells US It Has Serious Reservations About Iran Nuclear Deal

Reading Time: 7 minutes Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (FILE) Rome: Israel has serious reservations about the Iran nuclear deal being put together in Vienna, new foreign minister Yair Lapid told his American counterpart, as he pledged to fix “the mistakes made” in US-Israeli relations in recent years. In their … Read more