06 August 2020

Police open criminal investigation into mass ultra-Orthodox wedding


Development comes after pictures show thousands of attendees not keeping distance or wearing masks at Hasidic event; report says Haredi lawmaker was presentThe Times of Israel is liveblogging Thursday’s events as they unfold.8:30 pmBrian Hook steps down as US special envoy for IranBrian Hook announces he is stepping down as US special envoy for Iran and will be replaced by Elliott Abrams.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanks Hook and calls him “a valued member of my leadership team.”I thank [...]