Exclusive: TalkSpace, the Israeli teletherapy app, wants to go public at $1 billion

Thu, 2020-09-24 04:25
TalkSpace, founded by Israeli couple Roni and Oren Frank, gained momentum during the coronavirus, and now has about a million users. It offers sessions over chat or video and is aiming for a $1 billion IPO

From Israel to the U.S., deepfake videos are becoming a major threat to democracy

Thu, 2020-09-24 04:20
AI-generated images, audio and video are increasingly affecting our ability to separate fact from fiction in the political sphere. Today, Donald Trump could plausibly deny the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape, one expert warns

Despite N.Y.C mayor's claim, Brooklyn Orthodox leader says 'no outreach' made to community over COVID-19

Thu, 2020-09-24 03:26
Mayor de Blasio claims 'outreach to community has been nonstop,' but Borough Park Orthodox community leader says reality has shown otherwise

After taking six months for 100,000 COVID infections, Israel's cases double in 32 days

Thu, 2020-09-24 03:08
Few Israelis seem to be catching the virus at work, with families and communities proving key vectors for infection

Haaretz visited some of Israel's COVID-19 hot spots, here are their stories

Thu, 2020-09-24 03:06
Betar Ilit, Nazareth, Tiberias, Be’er Sheva and Jerusalem are just some of the country's many cities with high infection rates, here's how they are handling the nationwide lockdown

Haaretz cartoon

Wed, 2020-09-23 22:17

Washington Post: Netanyahu brings suitcases of dirty laundry for U.S. government to clean

Wed, 2020-09-23 21:25
Report claims Prime Minister and wife bring laundry from Israel on official visits to be cleaned 'free of charge by U.S. staff,' matching years of Israeli reporting on the Netanyahus' habit

The coronavirus caused a jump in riskiest Israeli household debt

Wed, 2020-09-23 20:59
Those with rating showing chance of near-term default grew during the first wave

What to expect from the UAE: Joint war on climate change, ‘game-changer’ investment

Wed, 2020-09-23 20:59
Haifa University President Ron Robin is a rare Israeli who has spent an extended period in the Emirates. In an interview with TheMarker he talks about what will come from normalization

Distance learning for some: Israel yet to provide needy pupils with computers

Wed, 2020-09-23 20:45
With global demand hampering procurement and the Education Ministry yet to calculate how many students lack computers, the situation for underprivileged students looks bleak

N.Y.C. steps up coronavirus response in Jewish Orthodox neighborhoods as cases rise

Wed, 2020-09-23 20:00
Officials say several areas with high Orthodox population account for 20 percent of all cases citywide ? Mayor de Blasio vows 'dramatic increase' in education and enforcement

Coronavirus crisis could undo decade of Israeli economic growth, OECD warns

Wed, 2020-09-23 19:46
Organization says pandemic has exposed weaknesses of Israeli economy, urges structural reform and increased investment

Turkey avoids EU sanction threat after agreeing to Greece talks

Wed, 2020-09-23 19:00
EU mediation leads to headway on Mediterranean gas reserve dispute, but Cyprus' dissatisfaction leave Belarus sanctions on hold

As Israel faces rampant coronavirus outbreak, will army chief rise to the challenge?

Wed, 2020-09-23 18:56
Kochavi is hell-bent on implementing his long-term reform plan, but generals don't have the privilege of choosing the test by which their entire term will be judged

'Super termite' sneaks into Israel, sets up shop in Tel Aviv suburb

Wed, 2020-09-23 18:27
Expert committee formed to deal with arrival of Formosan termite, which can cause serious property damage and even power outages

Amid 'increasing' crackdown, Saudi dissidents form opposition party

Wed, 2020-09-23 18:26
The National Assembly Party, made up mostly of exiled activists, calls for elected parliament and balance of powers but stop short of calling for protests in the kingdom

How Trump fell out of love with his generals, and why the feeling is mutual

Wed, 2020-09-23 17:21
How Trump went from admiration to insults with General Jim Mattis - his first secretary of defense

Single-dose vaccine tested as U.S. experts say no corners cut

Wed, 2020-09-23 17:10
Trump is pushing for a faster timeline than many experts say is adequate to fully test the candidates