The front pages of Friday editions of Israeli newspapers are devoted to the political chaos in Israel. Also in the headlines is the tragedy in Beirut.
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The members of the ministerial commission on the fight against coronavirus decided to remove the partial restrictions that were in force over the weekend. In particular, this applies to the work of shops and shopping centers on Saturdays.
Retired Judge David Rosen, in charge of handling complaints against the State Attorney’s Office, is investigating suspicions that former Attorney General Shai Nitzan warned former Police Inspector General Yohanan Danino that his name was featured in a secret investigation by the Police Crime Enforcement Unit (MAHASH). As a result, the MAKHASH investigation was curtailed.
Education Minister Yoav Galant said in an interview with Yisrael HaYom that the new school year in schools and kindergartens will start on time, September 1. At the same time, he admitted that one should not expect a perfect start in the current conditions. According to the minister, the decision on the format for the resumption of the academic year was made on the basis of pedagogical and economic considerations, while the priority was given to the younger grades. “In such a difficult situation, the state can provide solutions up to a certain limit. It cannot do everything. We do not have the funds and premises,” Galant said.
On the evening of August 6, two Israeli TV channels at once published the results of public opinion, testifying to the decline in the popularity of the leading partners of the coalition created by Benjamin Netanyahu and Beni Gantz. At the same time, Netanyahu remains the leading candidate for the post of head of government.