Israel News

Protecting Israel’s health with a social Iron Dome

Protecting Israel’s health with a social Iron Dome

Opinion: The country’s difficult and prolonged battle against the pandemic must bring real change for decision-makers’ priorities, ensuring Israeli citizens’ right to good healthcare; answering… Read More ›

71st Armored Battalion completes preparations for war on Northern Front

71st Armored Battalion completes preparations for war on Northern Front

“One tank, in its firepower, equals a company of infantry soldiers.”   As the IDF closely follows Hezbollah’s moves behind the northern border, the 71st… Read More ›

Israel has a choice: vaccination or recession

Israel has a choice: vaccination or recession

Opinion: While Israel’s vaccine drive has given us a safety net to reopen large swathes of the economy and education system, we must adhere to… Read More ›

After delay, vaccination of Palestinian workers in Israel to kick off Monday

After delay, vaccination of Palestinian workers in Israel to kick off Monday

Military liaison confirms program to inoculate 120,000 Palestinians who are legally employed in Israel and West Bank settlements set to begin   The vaccination drive… Read More ›

Pfizer CEO’s Israel visit canceled because he is not fully vaccinated

Pfizer CEO’s Israel visit canceled because he is not fully vaccinated

Bourla said in December that he has not yet received the vaccine yet because he does not want to “cut in line.”   Pfizer CEO… Read More ›

Israel needs coherent strategy on Iran and Palestinians

Israel needs coherent strategy on Iran and Palestinians

Opinion: As a regional military power, Israel should set policy based on comprehensive evaluation of national interests and not by improvisation, casting off the existential… Read More ›

Cabinet gives final okay to reopening of restaurants, event venues and more

Cabinet gives final okay to reopening of restaurants, event venues and more

After delays, ministers approve return of much of economy under restrictions; studies to resume for grades 7-10 and in universities, colleges   The cabinet on… Read More ›

Kamala Harris, Netanyahu agree to advance COVID cooperation

Kamala Harris, Netanyahu agree to advance COVID cooperation

Cooperation between the US and Israel would work to advance COVID research, tech.   US Vice President Kamala Harris and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in… Read More ›

Israel cannot repeat past mistakes with ICC

Israel cannot repeat past mistakes with ICC

Opinion: While Jerusalem has a solid defense against the claims at the center of the Hague investigation, its refusal to recognize the court’s jurisdiction or… Read More ›

Netanyahu speaks to Harris, tells her he won’t allow Iran to obtain nukes

Netanyahu speaks to Harris, tells her he won’t allow Iran to obtain nukes

US vice president condemns ICC decision to investigate Israel for war crimes, congratulates premier for successful vaccine drive, PM’s office says   Prime Minister Benjamin… Read More ›

US State Department says ICC has no jurisdiction investigating Israel

US State Department says ICC has no jurisdiction investigating Israel

The US “will continue to uphold our strong commitment to Israel and its security, including by opposing actions that seek to target Israel unfairly.”  … Read More ›

ICC probe could take years, but Israel is preparing

ICC probe could take years, but Israel is preparing

Analysis: With the lengthy process yet to get underway and chief prosecutor Bensouda leaving in June, Jerusalem believes that her British successor could reverse course;… Read More ›

Israelis wire locust ear to a robot, pioneering part-animal part-machine tech

Israelis wire locust ear to a robot, pioneering part-animal part-machine tech

Many insects see and hear better than any camera or microphone; that’s why a bug-eyed Tel Aviv team is connecting insect parts to circuits and… Read More ›

A blessed and welcome verdict for the House of David

A blessed and welcome verdict for the House of David

Opinion: The High Court decision to recognize Conservative and Reform conversions is an important step for Israel to finally embrace and truly practice its core… Read More ›

No vaccine? No patients! Hospital relegates unvaccinated staff to paper pushing

No vaccine? No patients! Hospital relegates unvaccinated staff to paper pushing

The Health Ministry has called for non-inoculated staff to be kept away from highest-risk wards; Jerusalem’s Hadassah has gone a step further, barring contact with… Read More ›

A-G institutes lengthy approval process for foreign vaccine aid

A-G institutes lengthy approval process for foreign vaccine aid

Israel has already donated about 22,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.   Any plans to donate COVID-19 vaccines to foreign countries must go through a lengthy… Read More ›

Israel should not experiment with our children’s safety

Israel should not experiment with our children’s safety

Opinion: Our kids deserve to have their lives back, but the decision to bring 7-11 graders back to school makes it seem like the government… Read More ›

High Court recognizes Reform, Conservative conversions carried out in Israel

High Court recognizes Reform, Conservative conversions carried out in Israel

Judges say converts through non-Orthodox denominations in Israel must be considered Jews for citizenship purposes; chief rabbis fume; Orthodox parties vow law to overturn ruling… Read More ›

Iran has identified Israel’s vulnerability on the high seas

Iran has identified Israel’s vulnerability on the high seas

Opinion: Attack on Israeli-owned Helios Ray could have been lethal, but sinking the ship would have been seen as act of war by U.S. and… Read More ›

Israel said to hit Iranian targets in Syria after Tehran blamed for ship blast

Israel said to hit Iranian targets in Syria after Tehran blamed for ship blast

Syrian state media claims air defenses shot down several missiles; Hebrew media outlets indicate raid a retaliation for explosion that hit Israeli-owned vessel in Gulf… Read More ›