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Netanyahu orders increased restrictions as cases climb to 3,619

Netanyahu orders increased restrictions as cases climb to 3,619

Deaths rise to 12 • Haredim lead surge in new cases • Some 1,300 fines issued for defying directives.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered… Read More ›

Israel is coronavirus light unto Arab nations

Israel is coronavirus light unto Arab nations

Opinion: Middle East countries are not looking towards Europe, which is failing to stem the virus, or the U.S., which seems to have missed the… Read More ›

New York plans more hospitals as virus death toll surges

New York plans more hospitals as virus death toll surges

State records 519 fatalities as governor announces 4 temporary medical centers throughout New York City; outbreak in area expected to peak in 3 weeks  … Read More ›

The Latest On The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Latest On The Coronavirus Pandemic

  NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially… Read More ›

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high

Rome – When Milan resident Antonia Mortensen was pulled over by police while driving recently, it wasn’t for a traffic offense. It was to instruct… Read More ›

Blue and White splits as unity deal with Likud approaches

Blue and White splits as unity deal with Likud approaches

Gantz to be defense minister under Netanyahu, Gabi Ashkenazi to serve as foreign minister   In a dramatic turn of events, the Blue and White… Read More ›

Gantz deal leaves Netanyahu allies in the cold

Gantz deal leaves Netanyahu allies in the cold

Analysis: Yamina holds consultations on party’s next move as PM’s agreement with Gantz may leave it deep in the opposition; right-wing sources claim such a… Read More ›

While working remotely, chaplains aim to give COVID-19 patients rare human touch

While working remotely, chaplains aim to give COVID-19 patients rare human touch

With a ‘new normal’ causing most clerical duties to be conducted via phone or video chat, spiritual caregivers try to adapt without changing what works… Read More ›

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims

Rising Anti-Semitism Has Increased Luxury Home Sales In Israel, Report Claims   JERUSALEM (JTA) – Apartments on a glitzy stretch of Tel Aviv beach are… Read More ›

New York City has built a makeshift morgue as the city deals with a massive spike in coronavirus deaths, as 88 die in one day

New York City has built a makeshift morgue as the city deals with a massive spike in coronavirus deaths, as 88 die in one day

  A makeshift morgue has been built outside one of New York City’s major hospitals to deal with an expected spike in coronavirus deaths. Between… Read More ›

Netanyahu, Gantz restart emergency unity talks

Netanyahu, Gantz restart emergency unity talks

The two sides have been speaking secretly but now the negotiations will become more official.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader… Read More ›

Netanyahu won the political battle, but Israel lost coronavirus war

Netanyahu won the political battle, but Israel lost coronavirus war

Opinion: PM and the Health Ministry’s continued refusal to cooperate with the defense ministry to tackle the COVID-19 crisis may cost the nation many lives… Read More ›

Forensic pathologists beware: COVID-19 lives on in blood after death

Forensic pathologists beware: COVID-19 lives on in blood after death

‘It is more resilient in that it sticks around the dead body’: California’s Dr. Judy Melinek develops protocols for limiting exposure of medical staff to… Read More ›

Tovelling Dishes During Corona:  What to do?

Tovelling Dishes During Corona: What to do?

Most people make a number of purchases for Pesach – especially those that are suddenly making Pesach.  So, the question is what should be done… Read More ›

‘That’s when all hell broke loose’: Coronavirus patients start to overwhelm US hospitals

‘That’s when all hell broke loose’: Coronavirus patients start to overwhelm US hospitals

“We ended up getting our first positive patients — and that’s when all hell broke loose,” said one New York City doctor. The doctor, who… Read More ›

Coronavirus: Gov. green lights restrictions, cannot walk more than 100 m

Coronavirus: Gov. green lights restrictions, cannot walk more than 100 m

Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and banks will continue to operate as usual.   Israelis will no longer have freedom of movement after the government approved… Read More ›

Israel’s battle experience can help defeat coronavirus

Israel’s battle experience can help defeat coronavirus

Opinion: A war against an unseen enemy is not too different from one against a foreign power; we must have discipline, a clear plan, accurate… Read More ›

Coronavirus claims 3rd victim in Israel, an 87-year-old man from Jerusalem

Coronavirus claims 3rd victim in Israel, an 87-year-old man from Jerusalem

Elderly patient was also suffering from diabetes and dementia, hospital says; he is second victim of virus from Nofim Tower sheltered living center   Jerusalem’s… Read More ›

With Isolation, Abuse Activists Fear An ‘Explosive Cocktail

With Isolation, Abuse Activists Fear An ‘Explosive Cocktail

  “Safer at Home.” It’s a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it’s not… Read More ›

Facebook’s ads business is being hurt by coronavirus — even though the lockdown has caused unprecedented usage

Facebook’s ads business is being hurt by coronavirus — even though the lockdown has caused unprecedented usage

  Usage of Facebook has skyrocketed due to coronavirus lockdowns. But its ad business isn’t getting boosted, as much of the activity is on unmonetized… Read More ›