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Peace between Iran and Israel is inevitable – opinion

Peace between Iran and Israel is inevitable – opinion

The US should be ready to provide the bridge between these two great peoples and lead the Middle East into a new Cyrus Accords-like era.… Read More ›

‘Dubai syndrome’ hampers Israel’s efforts to fight coronavirus

‘Dubai syndrome’ hampers Israel’s efforts to fight coronavirus

Opinion: The battle against COVID-19 is being undermined constantly by so-called opinion leaders, who first told us about the wonders of the magical, virus-hit Dubai… Read More ›

For 2nd time in day, thousands attend funeral of rabbi, flouting lockdown rules

For 2nd time in day, thousands attend funeral of rabbi, flouting lockdown rules

TV news estimates 8,000 attend Jerusalem burial of Rabbi Yitzhok Scheiner, hours after 10,000 joined procession for Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik; both died of COVID… Read More ›

Israel Extends Its Lockdown For At Least 5 Days

Israel Extends Its Lockdown For At Least 5 Days

  JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Cabinet has voted to extend a nationwide lockdown for at least five more days as it struggles to bring… Read More ›

For Israel’s sake, Haredi parties must be kept out power

For Israel’s sake, Haredi parties must be kept out power

Opinion: The recent violence is but the tip of the iceberg as the ultra-Orthodox community that is poor, uneducated and accustomed to handouts will lead… Read More ›

Lawmakers to okay fines hike, paving way for lockdown extension

Lawmakers to okay fines hike, paving way for lockdown extension

Blue and White has conditioned its support for nationwide closure on passage of a law that will crack down on violators; ministers also expected to… Read More ›

Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on Monday

Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on Monday

Kosovo assured Israel it means to open an embassy in Jerusalem.   Israel and Kosovo will establish mutual diplomatic relations on Monday, Kosovo’s Minister of… Read More ›

Kochavi’s Iran saber-rattling is another Netanyahu maneuver

Kochavi’s Iran saber-rattling is another Netanyahu maneuver

Analysis: Empty threats of an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities during the Obama era gave the U.S. added incentive to reach a deal and… Read More ›

Israeli expats weigh returning home for vaccine, but few will give it a shot

Israeli expats weigh returning home for vaccine, but few will give it a shot

Israel’s surge in vaccinations means recent emigrants could get immunized sooner by flying home than staying put, but logistical hurdles make it near-impossible to achieve… Read More ›

Kochavi signals to Biden: Netanyahu, top security agree on Iran this time

Kochavi signals to Biden: Netanyahu, top security agree on Iran this time

“Going back to the Iran deal from 2015, or even to a similar deal with a few improvements, is a bad, wrong thing. It is… Read More ›

Israel expands coronavirus vaccine drive to over-35s

Israel expands coronavirus vaccine drive to over-35s

Country’s world-leading campaign has already been opened to 11th and 12th graders taking exams, pregnant women who may be at greater risk from new strains;… Read More ›

No one is thinking of the children

No one is thinking of the children

Opinion: 45% of new infections since start of 2021 have been among under-17s, despite schools being closed; with UK coronavirus strain showing alarming spread in… Read More ›

At UN, PA slams Israel for not giving COVID-19 vaccines to Palestinians

At UN, PA slams Israel for not giving COVID-19 vaccines to Palestinians

Palestinian Authority foreign minister claims Israel is obligated to inoculate population; Israeli envoy retorts that Oslo Accords charge PA with providing immunizations   In a… Read More ›

Israeli intelligence minister visits Sudan

Israeli intelligence minister visits Sudan

There was no immediate comment from Sudanese officials.   An Israeli cabinet minister visited Sudan on Monday, Israel’s Walla news site said, as the countries… Read More ›

Israel’s Dubai joy flights were state-sponsored mass infection

Israel’s Dubai joy flights were state-sponsored mass infection

Opinion: The government chose to allow flights to the UAE resort city out of diplomatic considerations and ignored the frantic warnings of health experts who… Read More ›

Israel halts all commercial flights in bid to keep virus variants at bay

Israel halts all commercial flights in bid to keep virus variants at bay

The order, in effect until January 31, marks the first time since the start of the pandemic the Jewish state is barring entry to its… Read More ›

Israel’s airport closure: Drastic but understandable

Israel’s airport closure: Drastic but understandable

It is impossible to hermetically seal the country – but that doesn’t mean that an effort shouldn’t be made to stop the spread of the… Read More ›

Biden will not wait for Israel to make moves on Iran

Biden will not wait for Israel to make moves on Iran

Analysis: The new U.S. administration is nothing like its predecessor and Netanyahu’s insistence on sidelining the defense establishment could leave Jerusalem with little to no… Read More ›

Hasidic rabbi calls for reopening ultra-Orthodox schools, then backtracks

Hasidic rabbi calls for reopening ultra-Orthodox schools, then backtracks

Following outcry, Rabbi Yisroel Hager, leader of the Vizhnitz sect, says all must follow the health rules, opposes violence against police   The head of… Read More ›

Netanyahu might miss Trump as Israel goes to the polls again

Netanyahu might miss Trump as Israel goes to the polls again

In-depth: Unlike his predecessor, Joe Biden will not interfere in Israel’s Knesset elections, something that could pose a problem for a prime minister used to… Read More ›