What We Learned About Pegasus, the Smartphone Cracker

Israel used the NSO Group’s cyberweapon as a tool of diplomacy. The F.B.I. tested it for domestic surveillance. Then everything soured. Here are highlights of a New York Times Magazine investigation.Source Link:... Read more »

The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

A Times investigation reveals how Israel reaped diplomatic gains around the world from NSO’s Pegasus spyware — a tool America itself purchased but is now trying to ban.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/28/magazine/nso-group-israel-spyware.html Read more »

A #MeToo Moment Shakes Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox

An acclaimed religious children’s author was accused of abusing women and children. Then he killed himself, sending shock waves through the conservative community.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/27/world/middleeast/a-metoo-moment-shakes-israels-ultra-orthodox.html Read more »

Palestinian American Held by Israel Died of Heart Attack, Autopsy Shows

The coroner’s report suggested that Omar Assad, 78, had a stress-induced heart attack as a result of injuries he sustained while in Israeli military custody.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/26/world/middleeast/palestinian-american-dies-israel-autopsy.html Read more »

Palestinian-American Died Handcuffed in Israeli Custody, Witnesses Say

Omar Assad, 78, had hoped to see his children in the U.S. one more time. Instead he died after being detained by Israeli soldiers.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/world/middleeast/palestinian-american-detain-israel-dead.html Read more »

Israel Evicts Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah Area of Jerusalem

Israelis evicted an extended family and destroyed their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where attempted evictions last year helped spark a war with Gaza.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/world/middleeast/palestinians-evicted-jerusalem-sheikh-jarrah.html Read more »

A fourth shot may not offer much more protection against catching Omicron, an early Israeli study suggests.

The small study adds information to the debate over whether a fourth shot is advisable.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/18/world/middleeast/omicron-fourth-shot-israel.html Read more »

Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into ‘Earth Poetica’

In Beverly Barkat’s quest to connect people with nature, she found that environmental waste could be a powerful medium.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/16/arts/design/beverly-barkat-artist-israel-plastic.html Read more »

Netanyahu’s Lawyers Discuss a Plea Bargain to End His Graft Trial

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s former prime minister, has pleaded not guilty in a corruption case. But his lawyers are negotiating a deal in which he might accept some charges to avoid jail time.Source... Read more »

Palestinian American Dies of Heart Attack After Brief Detention by Israeli Troops

The elderly man, who was identified as Omar Asad, had been held during a raid by the Israeli Army on a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/12/world/middleeast/palestinian-american-dies-israel.html Read more »