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Coronavirus cabinet approves some schools opening on Thursday

Coronavirus cabinet approves some schools opening on Thursday

Preschools and grades 1-4 to open in areas with lower infection rates. Eleventh and 12th grades to stay home.   The first group of Israeli… Read More ›

Israel’s government cannot keep its coronavirus debates secret

Israel’s government cannot keep its coronavirus debates secret

Opinion: An archaic law that permits ministers to bury discussions how they have handled the pandemic has no place in the midst of the most… Read More ›

Blinken stops short of endorsing Trump recognition of Golan Heights

Blinken stops short of endorsing Trump recognition of Golan Heights

When asked whether he regards Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Blinken replied “I do, yes. And, more importantly, we do.”   US Secretary of State Antony… Read More ›

Israel needs herd immunity not herd insanity

Israel needs herd immunity not herd insanity

Opinion: With the lockdown proving ineffective and coronavirus’ more infectious variants running wild, Israelis must meet their moral obligations to help ensure that their fellow… Read More ›

Blinken says US returning to ‘flawed’ UN Human Rights Council

Blinken says US returning to ‘flawed’ UN Human Rights Council

Secretary of state says council ‘needs reform, but walking away won’t fix it’; Trump withdrew from organization over anti-Israel bias   US Secretary of State… Read More ›

Rep. Ro Khanna Backtracks After Accusing Israel of Burning Palestinian Villages

Rep. Ro Khanna Backtracks After Accusing Israel of Burning Palestinian Villages

  WASHINGTON (JNS) – A California Democratic congressman has backtracked on a statement accusing Israel of “burning down” Palestinian villages, saying he was only referring… Read More ›

Israel has been given a warning by the ICC

Israel has been given a warning by the ICC

In-depth: The decision by the Hague on Friday at the moment only a psychological impact and is a public relations blow to the country, but… Read More ›

ICC war is far from over – analysis

ICC war is far from over – analysis

February 5, 2021 was another major loss for Israel’s six-year war crimes struggle with the ICC, but it was not the end of the line… Read More ›

Small Haredi network is offering COVID-19 treatment to all

Small Haredi network is offering COVID-19 treatment to all

With just 12 volunteers, Chasdei Amram started as local endeavor in ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim; now it has helped more than 5,000 patients… Read More ›

Gantz to IDF: ICC war crimes ruling ‘a tool of our enemies’; we will defend you

Gantz to IDF: ICC war crimes ruling ‘a tool of our enemies’; we will defend you

Defense minister says court’s pretrial order claiming jurisdiction to open war crimes probe ‘has no basis in international law’; military vows to defend citizens, service… Read More ›

COVID: Just 0.06% Israelis sick after two shots, no one serious – study

COVID: Just 0.06% Israelis sick after two shots, no one serious – study

According to a study conducted by the Maccabi Healthcare Services, immunity appears to further strengthen even after seven days from the second injection.   New… Read More ›

To beat coronavirus, every Israeli must get inoculated

To beat coronavirus, every Israeli must get inoculated

Opinion: In a unique plea, the heads of Israel’s seven largest hospitals urge everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19, arguing that while the virus has… Read More ›

After tumultuous vote, Israel extends lockdown until Sunday; death toll at 5,000

After tumultuous vote, Israel extends lockdown until Sunday; death toll at 5,000

An initial decision, opposed by Blue and White, was ruled invalid by AG Mandelblit, leading Netanyahu to accuse Gantz of ‘condemning many to terrible death’;… Read More ›

It’s not Haredi blackmail, but the bedrock of our democracy

It’s not Haredi blackmail, but the bedrock of our democracy

Opinion: Ultra-Orthodox leaders never stationed tanks in front of a secular prime minister or presented him with an instrument of surrender, they’re simply carrying out… Read More ›

Far-right parties led by Smotrich and Ben Gvir, a Kahane disciple, join forces

Far-right parties led by Smotrich and Ben Gvir, a Kahane disciple, join forces

As in past elections, Netanyahu, anxious to avoid votes going to waste, pushed alliance that could see disciple of racist rabbi elected; slate includes anti-LGBT… Read More ›

Coronavirus: Cabinet to convene Wednesday on lockdown extension

Coronavirus: Cabinet to convene Wednesday on lockdown extension

Prime minister: Goal is to vaccinate 90% of people over the age of 50 in the next two weeks   The government will convene today… Read More ›

Israel is far from out of the woods

Israel is far from out of the woods

Opinion: The public is frustrated by the lockdown and the still soaring infection rate that seems unchanged by the vaccine drive; with Israel’s leaders solely… Read More ›

In shot at Trump, Biden official says cutting aid to Palestinians ineffective

In shot at Trump, Biden official says cutting aid to Palestinians ineffective

State Dept. spokesman says previous administration’s decision to end assistance, after PA refused to engage with peace efforts, didn’t produce political progress or concessions  … Read More ›

Israel has to stop riding the Haredi tiger

Israel has to stop riding the Haredi tiger

Opinion: The ultra-Orthodox community, which flooded the streets of Jerusalem not once but twice on Sunday, is telling the rest of the country that they… Read More ›

Green passport hope dashed? Israel weighs post-flight isolation for vaccinees

Green passport hope dashed? Israel weighs post-flight isolation for vaccinees

Israel had started to exempt immunized people from quarantine, but as part of all-out bid to stop the spread of virus variants, government is now… Read More ›