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Three die as coronavirus death toll rises to 15

Three die as coronavirus death toll rises to 15

Over 4,000 people are infected * 22-year-old in critical condition * Random virus testing starts Monday at three groceries   Three more Israelis died from… Read More ›

Coronavirus in Gaza is both a threat and an opportunity for Israel

Coronavirus in Gaza is both a threat and an opportunity for Israel

Opinion: Although the northern border appears to pose no threat right now, in the Hamas-controlled enclave a massive COVID-19 outbreak might result in another cross-border… Read More ›

Netanyahu aide reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

Netanyahu aide reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

Prime minister met with adviser on ultra-Orthodox affairs Rivka Paluch on Thursday, raising concerns he may have been exposed to the virus   An adviser… Read More ›

Israel: Nurses In Training Enlisted To Help With Corona Patients

Israel: Nurses In Training Enlisted To Help With Corona Patients

  JERUSALEM (JNS) — Given the anticipated shortages of hospital staff able to treat those infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Israeli Ministry of Health… Read More ›

Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30, says the coronavirus peak likely to hit in 2 weeks

Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30, says the coronavirus peak likely to hit in 2 weeks

  President Donald Trump extended federal social distancing guidelines to April 30. He also said the coronavirus outbreak in the US is likely to peak… Read More ›

Netanyahu orders increased restrictions as cases climb to 3,619

Netanyahu orders increased restrictions as cases climb to 3,619

Deaths rise to 12 • Haredim lead surge in new cases • Some 1,300 fines issued for defying directives.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered… Read More ›

Israel is coronavirus light unto Arab nations

Israel is coronavirus light unto Arab nations

Opinion: Middle East countries are not looking towards Europe, which is failing to stem the virus, or the U.S., which seems to have missed the… Read More ›

New York plans more hospitals as virus death toll surges

New York plans more hospitals as virus death toll surges

State records 519 fatalities as governor announces 4 temporary medical centers throughout New York City; outbreak in area expected to peak in 3 weeks  … Read More ›

The Latest On The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Latest On The Coronavirus Pandemic

  NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially… Read More ›

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high

Rome – When Milan resident Antonia Mortensen was pulled over by police while driving recently, it wasn’t for a traffic offense. It was to instruct… Read More ›

Blue and White splits as unity deal with Likud approaches

Blue and White splits as unity deal with Likud approaches

Gantz to be defense minister under Netanyahu, Gabi Ashkenazi to serve as foreign minister   In a dramatic turn of events, the Blue and White… Read More ›

Gantz deal leaves Netanyahu allies in the cold

Gantz deal leaves Netanyahu allies in the cold

Analysis: Yamina holds consultations on party’s next move as PM’s agreement with Gantz may leave it deep in the opposition; right-wing sources claim such a… Read More ›

While working remotely, chaplains aim to give COVID-19 patients rare human touch

While working remotely, chaplains aim to give COVID-19 patients rare human touch

With a ‘new normal’ causing most clerical duties to be conducted via phone or video chat, spiritual caregivers try to adapt without changing what works… Read More ›

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims   JERUSALEM (JTA) – Apartments on a glitzy stretch of Tel Aviv beach are… Read More ›

New York City has built a makeshift morgue as the city deals with a massive spike in coronavirus deaths, as 88 die in one day

New York City has built a makeshift morgue as the city deals with a massive spike in coronavirus deaths, as 88 die in one day

  A makeshift morgue has been built outside one of New York City’s major hospitals to deal with an expected spike in coronavirus deaths. Between… Read More ›

Netanyahu, Gantz restart emergency unity talks

Netanyahu, Gantz restart emergency unity talks

The two sides have been speaking secretly but now the negotiations will become more official.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader… Read More ›

Netanyahu won the political battle, but Israel lost coronavirus war

Netanyahu won the political battle, but Israel lost coronavirus war

Opinion: PM and the Health Ministry’s continued refusal to cooperate with the defense ministry to tackle the COVID-19 crisis may cost the nation many lives… Read More ›

Forensic pathologists beware: COVID-19 lives on in blood after death

Forensic pathologists beware: COVID-19 lives on in blood after death

‘It is more resilient in that it sticks around the dead body’: California’s Dr. Judy Melinek develops protocols for limiting exposure of medical staff to… Read More ›

Tovelling Dishes During Corona:  What to do?

Tovelling Dishes During Corona: What to do?

Most people make a number of purchases for Pesach – especially those that are suddenly making Pesach.  So, the question is what should be done… Read More ›

‘That’s when all hell broke loose’: Coronavirus patients start to overwhelm US hospitals

‘That’s when all hell broke loose’: Coronavirus patients start to overwhelm US hospitals

“We ended up getting our first positive patients — and that’s when all hell broke loose,” said one New York City doctor. The doctor, who… Read More ›