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COVID: Increase in cases in Israel unlikely caused by Omicron – experts

COVID: Increase in cases in Israel unlikely caused by Omicron – experts

As of Sunday, only two people infected with Omicron had been identified in the country. Another 12 cases were under investigation.   The increase in… Read More ›

Omicron arrival spells trouble and Israel must be ready

Omicron arrival spells trouble and Israel must be ready

Opinion: While the effects of the new COVID variant remain somewhat of a question mark, the government must not settle for minor restrictions and cancel… Read More ›

Slamming the door on Omicron, Israel closes its borders to tourists

Slamming the door on Omicron, Israel closes its borders to tourists

As new restrictions take effect, all Israelis returning to country are now required to immediately enter quarantine until confirmed virus-free by twin PCR tests  … Read More ›

EU envoy warns time running out on two-state solution

EU envoy warns time running out on two-state solution

In-depth: Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff, leading a delegation of more than 20 European countries, tells reporters Israel defies international law and destabilizes status quo by… Read More ›

Full text: Government bars foreign tourists, tightens quarantine

Full text: Government bars foreign tourists, tightens quarantine

Coronavirus cabinet votes to reimpose some restrictions over fears of Omicron variant   Travelers arriving at Ben Gurion Airport, on November 1, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)… Read More ›

Israel Bars Tourists, Reinstate Quarantine Rules To Contain New Virus

Israel Bars Tourists, Reinstate Quarantine Rules To Contain New Virus

  JERUSALEM – The Israeli government voted to ban all foreigners from entering Israel as part of an effort to stem the spread of the… Read More ›

What is Germany’s next foreign minister’s position on Israel? – analysis

What is Germany’s next foreign minister’s position on Israel? – analysis

Annalena Baerbock is set to become Germany’s new foreign minister. What does the Green Party leader think of the Jewish state?   The German Foreign… Read More ›

Eradicating violence against women requires revolutionary reforms

Eradicating violence against women requires revolutionary reforms

Opinion: As we mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, it’s clear the country still has a long way to go in… Read More ›

Israel detects its first case of new, highly mutated COVID-19 strain

Israel detects its first case of new, highly mutated COVID-19 strain

2 other returnees from Malawi also suspected to have contagious B.1.1.529 variant; all 3 were vaccinated; PM calls meeting, urges purchase of PCR kits that… Read More ›

Israeli drug for severe COVID reduces death by 70% – phase 2 trial

Israeli drug for severe COVID reduces death by 70% – phase 2 trial

Bonus BioGroup CEO says company now aiming for emergency use authorization in US, EU and Israel.   An Israeli treatment for severe COVID-19 has been… Read More ›

Bennett’s government must free itself from Netanyahu’s shadow

Bennett’s government must free itself from Netanyahu’s shadow

Opinion: Accomplishments of current administration – from passing state budget to handling of coronavirus – speak well enough for themselves; dwelling on actions taken by… Read More ›

Alleged Israeli airstrike targets sites in western Syria

Alleged Israeli airstrike targets sites in western Syria

The airstrike is the fourth alleged Israeli strike on Syria in the past month.   Four Syrian soldiers were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike… Read More ›

Why I am planning to vaccinate my children against COVID

Why I am planning to vaccinate my children against COVID

Opinion: As Israel launches its pediatric vaccine drive, former Health Ministry DG writes to Ynet that although he understands why some parents may feel hesitant,… Read More ›

Poland, Israel reportedly moving toward thaw in ties after four-month freeze

Poland, Israel reportedly moving toward thaw in ties after four-month freeze

Jerusalem’s chargés d’affaires expected to return to Warsaw, while Israel appears to balk at full restoration of ambassadors following spat over Holocaust restitution legislation  … Read More ›

Millennia-old plant remains shed light on climate change in Israel

Millennia-old plant remains shed light on climate change in Israel

Archaeologists from TAU, Tel Hai College and U. of Montpellier reconstruct how weather evolved over 10,000 years.   Some 20,000 years ago, winters in Israel… Read More ›

Hamas’ political and military wings are two sides of the same coin

Hamas’ political and military wings are two sides of the same coin

Opinion: Hot on heels of UK’s terror designation of Hamas, British envoy to Israel describes in Ynet exclusive how Gaza rulers’ indiscriminate firing of rockets… Read More ›

After Jerusalem killing and 50 terror arrests, Lapid urges Turkey to shut down Hamas

After Jerusalem killing and 50 terror arrests, Lapid urges Turkey to shut down Hamas

Hamas cell reportedly being directed by Istanbul-based leaders; Israel held off on announcing arrests until return of two Israelis accused of spying by Ankara  … Read More ›

Who was the Islamic ‘scholar’ who carried out the Jerusalem attack?

Who was the Islamic ‘scholar’ who carried out the Jerusalem attack?

What is clear is that he was affiliated with Hamas and regularly expressed views similar to those of the Gaza-based group.   Those who knew… Read More ›

Austria’s vaccine mandate changes the rules for the rest of the world

Austria’s vaccine mandate changes the rules for the rest of the world

Opinion: Europe’s brutal COVID-19 morbidity wave is making its leaders take some drastic measures as more countries are expected to follow Vienna’s suit, and don’t… Read More ›

Jerusalem terror attack fatality named as South African immigrant Eli Kay

Jerusalem terror attack fatality named as South African immigrant Eli Kay

26-year-old Western Wall guide and former lone soldier was shot dead by a Palestinian gunman in Old City; 4 hurt, including 2 border cops who… Read More ›