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India evacuates 115 citizens from Israel as part of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’

India evacuates 115 citizens from Israel as part of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’

Passengers received protective gloves and masks as they prepared for takeoff.   One hundred and fifteen Indian nationals boarded an Air India flight from Ben-Gurion… Read More ›

Brazil faces dark week as Covid-19 toll rises

Brazil faces dark week as Covid-19 toll rises

  Brazil appears to be entering another dark week, as coronavirus cases grow by the thousands and controversy swells around President Jair Bolsonaro. On Monday,… Read More ›

Global stocks dive after China sets up a fresh showdown with Trump and shocks investors by announcing a new Hong Kong security law

Global stocks dive after China sets up a fresh showdown with Trump and shocks investors by announcing a new Hong Kong security law

  Global stocks dropped Friday after China imposed new rules that seek to extend its powers over Hong Kong and allow it to crack down… Read More ›

Trump Plays Golf For 1st Time Since The Coronavirus Pandemic

Trump Plays Golf For 1st Time Since The Coronavirus Pandemic

  STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf Saturday for the first time since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency more… Read More ›

Bong Joon Ho had a big year. And not just because of ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon Ho had a big year. And not just because of ‘Parasite’

  London – Something big happened to Bong Joon Ho last year. Something that had nothing to do with the director’s Palme d’Or win for… Read More ›

Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine though health experts question its effectiveness

Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine though health experts question its effectiveness

President Donald Trump claimed Monday he is taking daily doses of hydroxychloroquine, a drug he’s long touted as a potential coronavirus cure even as medical… Read More ›

Religious Zionists must wise up about Netanyahu

Religious Zionists must wise up about Netanyahu

Opinion: The prime minister’s insistence on keeping Naftali Bennett confined to the sidelines while he favors the ultra-Orthodox politicians, who care only for their own… Read More ›

Italy to reopen borders on June 3, scrap quarantine in bid to restart tourism

Italy to reopen borders on June 3, scrap quarantine in bid to restart tourism

Restaurants, bars and hairdressers to reopen on Monday, 2 weeks earlier than planned; entry shutdown caused heavy economic damage to country dependent on the tourism… Read More ›

Could this Israeli COVID-19 drug ‘completely prevent’ lung damage?

Could this Israeli COVID-19 drug ‘completely prevent’ lung damage?

Bonus BioGroup has completed a preliminary study of a new drug to treat acute and life-threatening respiratory distress in COVID-19 patients.   Bonus BioGroup has… Read More ›

What Israelis can learn from the coronavirus crisis

What Israelis can learn from the coronavirus crisis

Opinion: Now is the time to have faith in ourselves, to be proud and to understand that while things will be different, it is our… Read More ›

Poll: 74% of Israelis approve of Netanyahu’s health response to pandemic

Poll: 74% of Israelis approve of Netanyahu’s health response to pandemic

Public more critical of PM’s economic handling of crisis, with 53% approving, and 57% worried about their financial future   A clear majority of Israelis… Read More ›

Bibi ‘Houdini’ does it again – analysis

Bibi ‘Houdini’ does it again – analysis

It may not be the government of his dreams, he might have to switch places with Benny Gantz in the middle, but Thursday’s Knesset vote… Read More ›

High Court was right to let Netanyahu serve as PM

High Court was right to let Netanyahu serve as PM

Opinion: The decision to let the PM form and lead the next government is a return of the rule of law, and while the judges… Read More ›

Opposition pulls 1,000 amendments in marathon Knesset session

Opposition pulls 1,000 amendments in marathon Knesset session

“We are finally ending the political dead end,” said Blue and White MK Eitan Ginzburg.   The Knesset plenum had been set to vote all… Read More ›

From New York to Milan, how coronavirus is hitting Jewish communities worldwide

From New York to Milan, how coronavirus is hitting Jewish communities worldwide

While Israel, with 238 dead, has virus largely under control, Jewish rate of death is exponentially higher in Diaspora where COVID-19 is devastating parts of… Read More ›

Israel must reopen carefully to avoid fresh outbreak

Israel must reopen carefully to avoid fresh outbreak

Opinion: As confident as I am in the healthcare system’s ability to cope with the coronavirus epidemic, reopening the country too quickly could see the… Read More ›

Gantz at Independence Day ceremony: Israel must prepare for tough times

Gantz at Independence Day ceremony: Israel must prepare for tough times

“We will win war” against coronavirus, Knesset speaker says   Knesset Speaker Benny Gantz compared the fight against the coronavirus to Israel’s wars in his… Read More ›

High Court: Shabak can’t track patients’ phones without legislation

High Court: Shabak can’t track patients’ phones without legislation

Gov’t zigzags on 500-meter limit for sporting activity * Cabinet to meet on returning to school today * Death toll hits 201 * No new… Read More ›

Finding coronavirus vaccine is international effort

Finding coronavirus vaccine is international effort

Opinion: Many global organizations have warned us for years that a worldwide epidemic was imminent, but Israel’s leaders brushed them off and the country was… Read More ›

Before Israel reboots its economy…

Before Israel reboots its economy…

Opinion: Although the national campaign against coronavirus is far from over, our leaders must show the lessons they learned in handling the pandemic so we… Read More ›