Daily News Summary: October 1, 2019

News Summary

From the Weekend: Watch Thousands gather at Western Wall for repentance prayer
On Saturday, the night leading into the traditional Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah, (biblically known as Yom Teruah or “Day of Trumpets”), 70,000 people gathered at the Western Wall to sing a prayer for repentance. The first day of Rosh Hashanah is the start of a 10 day period of repentance leading up to Yom Kippur, “The day of Atonement”.

Israel allows thousands from Gaza into Israel for work:
A Palestinian official told the Associated Press that Israel has been allowing thousands of workers in from Gaza in recent months as part of a deal reached with Hamas. Both Israel and Hamas declined to comment on this matter. The Associated Press also spoke with a worker from Gaza working in Israel who reportedly paid $500 to a Gaza company for a merchant permit. He now works for a construction firm within Israel.

Israeli man who had been missing in the Sinai has been found:
Few details are available about the nature of him being lost and found, however 26-year-old Israeli Aviv Slobodkin is reportedly safe and sound and “in good health” after going missing and losing all contact with family while traveling in Egypt.

No plans for meeting between Gantz and Netanyahu:
Blue and White and Likud were scheduled to meet tomorrow, but after Blue and White’s demands were not met, they reportedly called off the meeting. There has not yet been substantial progress in the formation of government since the election.