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Israeli experts question whether 4th vaccine could be too much of a good thing

Israeli experts question whether 4th vaccine could be too much of a good thing

Professor of immunology at the Technion says 4th jab with the same vaccine and the same antigens can make it more difficult for body to… Read More ›

First Ever Yahrtzeit Memorial Held for Nissim Shitrit, Thirty-Six Years After His Tragic Death (PICTURES)

First Ever Yahrtzeit Memorial Held for Nissim Shitrit, Thirty-Six Years After His Tragic Death (PICTURES)

  JERUSALEM — The family of Nissim Shitrit, who was murdered as a young man, held a memorial service in his memory on Sunday. Although… Read More ›

Addressing the root causes behind Israel’s COVID-19 crisis

Addressing the root causes behind Israel’s COVID-19 crisis

Opinion: Israel has been handling COVID-19 like a disease rather than a full-blown national crisis, wasting precious time in doing so and once more proving… Read More ›

COVID-19: New Omicron sub variant discovered in Israel

COVID-19: New Omicron sub variant discovered in Israel

Some 20 cases have been discovered so far. The sub variant is thought to have originated in India, and has been found in Canada, Denmark,… Read More ›

Israel once again leaves its elderly high and dry in the face of COVID

Israel once again leaves its elderly high and dry in the face of COVID

Opinion: Without any assistance against the Omicron variant, Israel condemns the weakest in society to a life of poverty and deprivation; It is time to… Read More ›

ANALYSIS: It’s all about ‘turpitude’: Making sense of the Netanyahu plea bargain reports

ANALYSIS: It’s all about ‘turpitude’: Making sense of the Netanyahu plea bargain reports

The former PM wants to stay out of jail. The departing AG wants to secure a conviction. The sides can agree on all that. But… Read More ›

Charedi Mafia: Death Threats, Vandalism, and Protests Against Cell Phone Stores

Charedi Mafia: Death Threats, Vandalism, and Protests Against Cell Phone Stores

  ISRAEL — The Charedi “Cell Phone Mafia” has been wreaking endless havoc on stores in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak. Extremists have vandalized and threatened… Read More ›

As Omicron sweeps through Israel, vaccination still effective, expert says

As Omicron sweeps through Israel, vaccination still effective, expert says

With Omicron cases surging, Ben Gurion University immunologist Tomer Hertz says getting vaccinated or getting a booster is crucial.   Over the past few weeks,… Read More ›

Israeli public finds itself on its own in this virus wave – and it’s okay

Israeli public finds itself on its own in this virus wave – and it’s okay

Opinion: Although the government instructed the public on what it can and cannot do during previous waves of coronavirus, Omicron brings different challenges and should… Read More ›

Israel must shut down its schools now!

Israel must shut down its schools now!

Opinion: Efforts to keep education system open at all cost have resulted in more and more students becoming infected with coronavirus; state must recognize reality… Read More ›

FM Lapid calls to halt tree planting amid violent Negev protests, coalition trouble

FM Lapid calls to halt tree planting amid violent Negev protests, coalition trouble

PM Bennett’s political partner says it’s time to ‘reorganize’; Ra’am chief responds to Netanyahu criticism: You agreed to stop forestation and more   Amid high… Read More ›

COVID-19: Quarantine for infected to be shortened from 10 to 7 days

COVID-19: Quarantine for infected to be shortened from 10 to 7 days

COVID czar: With 600 serious patients, Israel might lockdown • 32,000 infected, 222 serious patients • Coronavirus cabinet to meet on Tuesday   The quarantine… Read More ›

Bennett’s handling of COVID proves he’s prime minister in title only

Bennett’s handling of COVID proves he’s prime minister in title only

Opinion: Although he’s not facing potential prison time like his predecessor, PM lacks political power over his coalition, to dictate tough policy needed to fight… Read More ›

Interview: View from a COVID ward: With Omicron, even serious patients are breathing easier

Interview: View from a COVID ward: With Omicron, even serious patients are breathing easier

At Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital there is a race to open enough beds as cases grow, but relief that Omicron isn’t leaving parents gasping for air… Read More ›

Even with a mass COVID infection model, Israel still needs a plan

Even with a mass COVID infection model, Israel still needs a plan

Opinion: Despite what some may think, government’s current pandemic policies weren’t reached without discussions, and are a result of a calculation of risks; but leaders… Read More ›

Bennett appeals for ‘patience’ amid public dismay over shifting, unclear COVID rules

Bennett appeals for ‘patience’ amid public dismay over shifting, unclear COVID rules

Poll shows negative view of government’s Omicron policies; minister says ‘public isn’t with us’; ailing restaurateurs fume as Liberman says ‘all businesses in excellent shape’… Read More ›

‘Israel gambling with children’s lives, on verge of COVID catastrophe’

‘Israel gambling with children’s lives, on verge of COVID catastrophe’

Former minister Yuval Steinitz from Likud tells Ynet that Health Ministry experts assume Omicron is less dangerous without scientific data to prove it, calls on… Read More ›

New COVID rules for schools take effect; borders reopened to vaccinated foreigners

New COVID rules for schools take effect; borders reopened to vaccinated foreigners

Under guidelines adopted amid Omicron surge, the vaccination rate of each class will no longer determine if kids go to school in person or remotely… Read More ›

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein And Other Prominent Rosh Yeshivas Contract Coronavirus As Omicron Wave Rages

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein And Other Prominent Rosh Yeshivas Contract Coronavirus As Omicron Wave Rages

  JERUSALEM — Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the 98-year-old Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh, has contracted coronavirus, according to a report from his associates. The Rosh Yeshiva… Read More ›

COVID-19 school policies could change on Sunday – here’s everything you need to know

COVID-19 school policies could change on Sunday – here’s everything you need to know

The Health and Education Ministries proposed a new policy on Thursday night – here is how it could affect schools if approved.   The Health… Read More ›