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Israel’s current COVID policy will lead to more illness

Israel’s current COVID policy will lead to more illness

Opinion: By promoting less reliable tests, lifting travel restrictions and adjusting quarantine regulations, ministers opt for a semblance of normality, while gambling with public health… Read More ›

Official Guidance from Torah U’Mesorah in Response to Chaim Walder Case

Official Guidance from Torah U’Mesorah in Response to Chaim Walder Case

As reported by Vos Iz Neias

Israel shall not surrender and accept outcome of Omicron wave

Israel shall not surrender and accept outcome of Omicron wave

Opinion: After stocking up on enough vaccines for entire population, government seems to believe its role in pandemic fight is over; however, other necessary steps… Read More ›

Rabbi Tau: ‘We Have Become Involved In Mob Justice Towards Any Person Accused Of Intimate Crimes’

Rabbi Tau: ‘We Have Become Involved In Mob Justice Towards Any Person Accused Of Intimate Crimes’

JERUSALEM — In a long letter published after his meeting with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Rabbi Tzvi Tau, head of the Har Hamor yeshiva and the… Read More ›

Technical malfunction behind deadly IDF helicopter crash

Technical malfunction behind deadly IDF helicopter crash

It is still unclear why the two pilots were unable to exit the helicopter and the exact cause of their deaths is yet to be… Read More ›

Israel cannot wash its hands off responsibility for public health

Israel cannot wash its hands off responsibility for public health

Opinion: As the fast spreading Omicron threatens hospitals and previously unaffected children, ministers must decide on tougher policies, including lockdown with consequent financial compensation to… Read More ›

IDF intel chief reportedly says restored Iran nuke deal better than talks failing

IDF intel chief reportedly says restored Iran nuke deal better than talks failing

Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva quoted telling ministers that an agreement would increase certainty about limits on Tehran’s nuclear work, better position Israel for a possible… Read More ›

Father Who Lost Two Sons in Meron: Commission’s Recommendation ‘Recipe for Disaster’

Father Who Lost Two Sons in Meron: Commission’s Recommendation ‘Recipe for Disaster’

  JERUSALEM — A father of two sons who tragically perished in the Meron disaster on Lag B’Omer, says that allowing only one bonfire at… Read More ›

Tens of thousands race for fourth COVID shot as Israeli campaign blazes ahead

Tens of thousands race for fourth COVID shot as Israeli campaign blazes ahead

A day after the PM announced a fresh booster dose would be made available to over-59s and medical staff, nearly 20,000 reportedly get vaccine, with… Read More ›

Two Killed In IDF Helicopter Crash Off Haifa Coast In Training Exercise

Two Killed In IDF Helicopter Crash Off Haifa Coast In Training Exercise

  JERUSALEM (JNS) – An Israel Defense Forces helicopter has crashed off the Haifa coast on Monday evening that left two dead and one with… Read More ›

Israel OKs 4th COVID vaccine dose for over 60s and medical workers

Israel OKs 4th COVID vaccine dose for over 60s and medical workers

Vaccinated Israelis over the age of 5 who test negative for virus are exempt from isolating, while unvaccinated will still be required to isolate for… Read More ›

Improving Gaza’s economy will not de-radicalize Hamas

Improving Gaza’s economy will not de-radicalize Hamas

Opinion: Israel’s attempt to boost quality of life in impoverished enclave won’t guarantee Gazans would stand against Jihadi principles, since this model has already failed… Read More ›

Islamic Jihad threatens Israel as hunger-striking detainee reported in critical condition

Islamic Jihad threatens Israel as hunger-striking detainee reported in critical condition

The detainee, Hisham Abu Hawwash, has been on a hunger strike for 138 days in protest of his administrative detention.   The Palestinian Islamic Jihad… Read More ›

Anti-aircraft missiles fired at IDF helicopters during Gaza strike, but miss

Anti-aircraft missiles fired at IDF helicopters during Gaza strike, but miss

Hamas rarely launches surface-to-air missiles at Israeli manned aircraft; military says attack caused no injury or damage   In a rare incident, Gazan terrorists targeted… Read More ›

For better or for worse, Israel is shifting to a herd immunity model

For better or for worse, Israel is shifting to a herd immunity model

Opinion: The government’s latest decisions, such as relaxing quarantine rules for the vaccinated, are indicative of a policy change that shifts the COVID battle from… Read More ›

New York jury finds Israeli drugmaker Teva guilty of helping fuel opioid crisis

New York jury finds Israeli drugmaker Teva guilty of helping fuel opioid crisis

Pharma giant says it plans to appeal after court says firm was ‘deceptive’ in marketing two cancer drugs containing fentanyl for other types of pain… Read More ›

Rabbi Issues Letter Praising Chaim Walder, Questioning Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Issues Letter Praising Chaim Walder, Questioning Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

ISRAEL — A Rabbi who has defended alleged abusers in the past has spoken out in defense of Chaim Walder. Rabbi Nissim Ben Shimon, an… Read More ›

In Gaza, what was continues to be – analysis

In Gaza, what was continues to be – analysis

It may be quiet along the Gaza border, but unless Israel truly commits to its new harsher policy, the next round of violence is only… Read More ›

For first time in months, Israel sees nearly 4,000 new COVID cases

For first time in months, Israel sees nearly 4,000 new COVID cases

Health Ministry says infection rate continues to climb, standing at nearly 3%; hospitalizations rise slightly, but still remain relatively low; 94 patients in serious condition,… Read More ›

In sign no Gaza escalation expected after shooting, IDF lets farmers work by border

In sign no Gaza escalation expected after shooting, IDF lets farmers work by border

Military had earlier said agricultural workers needed to stay clear after Israeli was shot by sniper from enclave, with 3 Palestinians said wounded in retaliatory… Read More ›