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The one-dose vaccine policy could prove disastrous

The one-dose vaccine policy could prove disastrous

Opinion: The government and the Health Ministry must show consistency and focus on the great challenges posed by Israel’s successful inoculation drive and not play… Read More ›

France Gives $10M To Palestinian Group That Promotes Israel Boycott

France Gives $10M To Palestinian Group That Promotes Israel Boycott

  PARIS (JTA) – The French government has allocated about $10 million to a Palestinian organization that is a leading promoter of the boycott Israel… Read More ›

300 Ethiopian immigrants the first to make aliyah to Israel in 2021

300 Ethiopian immigrants the first to make aliyah to Israel in 2021

The government decided in 2015 to help the last remaining Jews in Ethiopia make aliyah.   The new year is off to a great start… Read More ›

Israel’s healthcare is in the best Jewish tradition

Israel’s healthcare is in the best Jewish tradition

Opinion: The four health funds are a modern manifestation of the Jewish tradition of responsibility to its weakest members that began centuries ago, and was… Read More ›

Eight losses, victories in Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2020

Eight losses, victories in Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2020

The largest victories were more about what did not happen, then what did.   While COVID-19 grabbed the headlines, Israelis and Palestinians in 2020 battled… Read More ›

Israel starts vaccinating its airport workers for COVID-19

Israel starts vaccinating its airport workers for COVID-19

State expands vaccination push to include around 400 airport workers who come in contact with hundreds and thousands of Israelis traveling to and from Israel… Read More ›

Farewell 2020: Israel rings in New Year under lockdown

Farewell 2020: Israel rings in New Year under lockdown

Celebrations largely muted as police deploy in force throughout country to prevent partygoers from congregating   Israel at midnight Thursday-Friday bid adieu to 2020 and… Read More ›

Coronavirus closure proving ineffective as cases climb

Coronavirus closure proving ineffective as cases climb

Effectiveness of the lockdown is a “question mark,” according to coronavirus commissioner Prof. Nachman Ash.   It has been less than a week since the… Read More ›

Israel needs a proper political center

Israel needs a proper political center

Opinion: We don’t need any more catchy slogans, we need a real Jewish, democratic alternative to the right wing that is leading us down a… Read More ›

Coronavirus vaccine drive races on as infections, deaths mount

Coronavirus vaccine drive races on as infections, deaths mount

Medical workers again meet government goal of 150,000 shots in a day; 5,253 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed as fatalities rise to 3,314   The Health… Read More ›

Israeli stuck in Dubai airport due to Palestinian passport

Israeli stuck in Dubai airport due to Palestinian passport

“I don’t understand why they stopped me, I’m not the only one in the world with more than one passport.”   A resident of northern… Read More ›

Coronavirus czar: Israel may face vaccine shortage if local authorities set own rules

Coronavirus czar: Israel may face vaccine shortage if local authorities set own rules

Prof. Nachman Ash says country may need to slow pace of vaccinations if additional doses do not arrive in expedited manner, warns further restrictions may… Read More ›

In U-turn, government cancels forced hotel quarantine for arrivals from abroad

In U-turn, government cancels forced hotel quarantine for arrivals from abroad

Requirement for travelers to spend 2 weeks in state facilities had faced public criticism, was selectively enforced, and prompted clashes at isolation centers   After criticism,… Read More ›

14 arrested in Jerusalem protests over Ahuvia Sandak death

14 arrested in Jerusalem protests over Ahuvia Sandak death

Protests over Sandak’s death have been ongoing for the past week, with demonstrators demanding police inquiries into the accident that led to his death.  … Read More ›

A lockdown to reelect Netanyahu

A lockdown to reelect Netanyahu

Opinion: PM’s handling of the pandemic and other government decisions are colored by his corruption trial; anything is deemed acceptable to keep him in power… Read More ›

Israel nears 500,000 vaccinated, in new daily record; teachers to be prioritized

Israel nears 500,000 vaccinated, in new daily record; teachers to be prioritized

Health minister insists ‘there’ll be no shortage,’ with Netanyahu said to be in contact with Pfizer to ensure stocks don’t run low in January  … Read More ›

The year humanity triumphed over the virus

The year humanity triumphed over the virus

Opinion: Dire predictions earlier this year forecast 70 million dead and billions infected with COVID-19 as economies the world over were expected to fail and… Read More ›

Hezbollah says its precision missiles doubled in a year, can hit all of Israel

Hezbollah says its precision missiles doubled in a year, can hit all of Israel

Terror group’s leader Nasrallah says organization still committed to avenging its fighter killed in Syria and Iran’s slain top general; claims Saudi-Israeli plot to assassinate… Read More ›

Moroccan Delegation Expected In Israel This Week, Says Netanyahu

Moroccan Delegation Expected In Israel This Week, Says Netanyahu

  JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that a delegation from Morocco would travel to Israel this week to advance… Read More ›

Tel Aviv research: 99.9% of COVID-19 virus dead in 30 seconds with UV LEDs

Tel Aviv research: 99.9% of COVID-19 virus dead in 30 seconds with UV LEDs

The study is the first of its kind in the world.   Ultraviolet radiation is a common method of killing bacteria and viruses. Now, researchers… Read More ›