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Why do the time if you didn’t do the crime?

Israel’s overstretched justice system thrives on admissions of guilt and often uses subterfuge to get suspects to confess. The less severe the crime, the more likely a suspect is to falsely confess. Innocent people are paying the price | Roni Singer

COVID-19 adds a new dimension to end-of-life dilemmas

End-of-life decisions have never been easy, but the pandemic has changed everything in terms of patients’ ability to decide about their final moments. Isolated from their families, many are forced to make decisions on issues they had never contemplated | Renen Netzer

"People will lose their homes and end up on the street"

As the crisis threatens to drag more people toward rock bottom, experts are warning of the long-term economic impact of COVID-19 and a wave of new homeless | Doron Avigad

Israelis kept in the dark on potential COVID beaters

A new report confirms: vitamin D can help in the fight against COVID-19, but Local health authorities haven’t bothered to keep the public informed | Ze’ela Kotler Hadari

The plight of of Israel's Arab students

Thousands of Israeli Arab students choose to study in the Palestinian Authority - despite the sky-high tuition fees, cultural tensions and even racism toward students from inside Israel | Shahar Smooha and Baker Zoabi

Hidden data highlights growing inequality

The Education Ministry hoped its differential budget policy would narrow the gaps in education investment in Israel. But a special Shomrim-Calcalist project reveals how local authorities are actually making the problem worse | Shahar Ilan

How Many Innocent People are Doing Time?

In the 72 years since Israel was established, only 33 requests for retrials have been accepted. Their struggles are part of larger story: a criminal justice system that avoids examining its own mistakes | Roni Zinger‎‏

A failing grade for Israel’s outsourced education system

Israel’s education system, which relies heavily on the third sector, suffered traumatic blow this month | Zeela Kotler Hadari‎‏

The NGO Crisis: "We haven’t received any funding, not even one shekel"

While other countries have found creative ways to assist, in Israel the third sector is on the brink of collapse | by Zeela Kotler Hadari

The Next Battlefront is Mental Health

This is only the beginning of a big mental health crisis with double the number of Israelis suffering from depression and anxiety| Roni Singer

In East Jerusalem, People Fear Hunger Not Coronavirus

The poverty rate has reached 90%. 40,000 people have asked for financial support. 700 families require help feeding their babies, and that is just in one neighborhood. Even those eligible for unemployment benefits find it hard to receive them. In East Jerusalem, almost no coronavirus tests are being performed, but the virus is impacting everyone. A special project.

No Man's Land: Israel's Nursing Homes Have Turned Into Death Traps

Only 35,000 of the one million Israelis over the age of 65 reside in assisted living facilities, but they account for 20% of the total number of coronavirus mortalities. A lack of appropriate preparation by the Ministry of Health combined with confusing directives have turned assisted living facilities and nursing homes into the most dangerous places in the country. "You young people should take into consideration that when you are old, the country will also write you off."

NGOs are collapsing: “This is a national disaster that has come to our doorstep”

There is no one to fill this vacuum. More than 3,000 NGOs have already ceased operations and others are on the verge of shutting down, but the number of people who need to avail themselves of these services is greater than ever. The corona crisis is threatening to destroy the third sector, and the state is in denial.

"If we step on this landmine, we will see entire psych wards infected"

With not enough protective gear, years of neglect, and marginalized populations not always capable of understanding, Israel's psychiatric hospitals warn of disaster

"I'm not afraid. Israelis should be afraid. What are people without jobs to do?"

The residents of south Tel Aviv are less afraid of coronavirus than they are of its consequences: 10,000 refugees have been left without money for food.

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