Lieut. Gen. (Res.) Gabi Ashkenazi. Photo: Shmulik Grosman, Knesset Spokesperson's Office 

Fate of Israel's COVID-19 Surveillance Program to be Decided This Week

The domestic intelligence agency's tracing of the phone location of coronavirus patients will be halted unless the government introduces legislation to allow it. The chairman of the parliamentary committee overseeing the program said less invasive technological options should be considered

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In Subdued Fashion, Israel Celebrates 72nd Independence Day

The country was under a 27-hour curfew as part of the government's efforts to continue loosening coronavirus restrictions and further reduce Israel's infection rate. Many annual festivities were held in a relatively low-key manner or did not take place at all  
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