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Gantz holds second Abbas meeting to talk security and economics

Gantz holds second Abbas meeting to talk security and economics

Palestinian minister said the meeting dealt with the importance of creating a ‘political horizon that leads to a political solution’ to conflict.   Defense Minister… Read More ›

As Omicron wave looms, Israeli hospitals already overburdened

As Omicron wave looms, Israeli hospitals already overburdened

While new COVID variant has not led to a rise in hospitalizations, medical centers across country are inundated with patients suffering from seasonal ailments; ‘We… Read More ›

Chaim Walder dead in suspected suicide following rape allegations

Chaim Walder dead in suspected suicide following rape allegations

“If this [affair] is publicized I will shoot myself,” Walder had said, in a recording given to the rabbinical court of Safed.   Haredi author… Read More ›

Israeli gov’t deliberates its response to Omicron, with the economy hanging in the balance

Israeli gov’t deliberates its response to Omicron, with the economy hanging in the balance

Analysis: Much uncertainty remains about the likely effects of the new variant, with or without a lockdown; Israel is preparing to administer a fourth COVID-19… Read More ›

Israeli heart surgeon is world’s 1st healthy person to get 4th COVID shot, in trial

Israeli heart surgeon is world’s 1st healthy person to get 4th COVID shot, in trial

‘I did this with a full, full heart,’ says Prof. Jacob Lavee of Sheba hospital, which is conducting a landmark study to establish necessity of… Read More ›

Israel turns to UN over Lebanese tender for drilling in its maritime waters

Israel turns to UN over Lebanese tender for drilling in its maritime waters

Israel’s ambassador the UN wrote a letter of protest on Sunday decrying Lebanon’s issuance of an offshore drilling tender in disputed maritime waters.   Israel… Read More ›

Israel’s emotionless count of COVID deaths

Israel’s emotionless count of COVID deaths

Opinion: Many of this year’s coronavirus victims perished due to political pettiness and power games, all while sparking little, if any, public interest; it is… Read More ›

Iran’s regime threatens nuclear explosion in Israel’s Dimona facility

Iran’s regime threatens nuclear explosion in Israel’s Dimona facility

The IRGC threatened to attack the Dimona nuclear facility, as well as Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, in tweets.   A Twitter account ostensibly run… Read More ›

Israel faces vaccination dilemma while trying to stop Omicron spread

Israel faces vaccination dilemma while trying to stop Omicron spread

Analysis: Government wanted to tighten restrictions and restrict access of unvaccinated to shopping malls, but move drew widespread criticism, serving as further proof that curbs… Read More ›

Liberman sees no place for social solidarity

Liberman sees no place for social solidarity

Opinion: The finance minister’s comparison between Omicron and the flu is reckless and dangerous, but worse than that is his motive — a fiscal worldview… Read More ›

Israel said to delay rollout of 4th COVID shots amid signs Omicron less severe

Israel said to delay rollout of 4th COVID shots amid signs Omicron less severe

TV report says Health Ministry director may not endorse panel’s recommendation to offer additional booster shots if further data suggests hospitalizations lower from new variant… Read More ›

Israel’s ministers need to get on the same coronavirus page

Israel’s ministers need to get on the same coronavirus page

Opinion: On the one hand, lawmakers claim they don’t allow personal and political considerations to affect their decisions on health curbs, but on the other,… Read More ›

Israel scrambles to avoid paralyzing economy ahead of Omicron ‘tsunami’

Israel scrambles to avoid paralyzing economy ahead of Omicron ‘tsunami’

Officials looking to fix rules amid fears hundreds of thousands will be sent to quarantine; Liberman: Hysteria worse than virus   Top Israeli officials said… Read More ›

Palestinians Rip Mansour Abbas over Pro-Israel Comments

Palestinians Rip Mansour Abbas over Pro-Israel Comments

MIDDLE EAST — A broad range of Palestinian groups have blasted Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas after he did what many Arabs consider unthinkable–he recognized Israel… Read More ›

Human Rights Watch’s ‘apartheid’ claims outrageous – editorial

Human Rights Watch’s ‘apartheid’ claims outrageous – editorial

Forget Turkey and the Kurds, forget Belarus and the refugees, forget the massacres in Ethiopia or the abuses in Mali. For HRW, it’s all about… Read More ›

Israel reports first death linked to Omicron variant

Israel reports first death linked to Omicron variant

Soroka University Medical Center says the man in his 60s passed away ‘largely’ due to other pre-existing illnesses he was suffering from, and not from… Read More ›

In world first, Israel set to give 4th COVID shot to over 60s, at-risk groups

In world first, Israel set to give 4th COVID shot to over 60s, at-risk groups

Hailing recommendation by panel of health experts, Bennett orders swift roll-out of extra vaccine booster for people over 60, immunocompromised and health care workers  … Read More ›

Ra’am’s Abbas: Israel is a Jewish state and will remain so

Ra’am’s Abbas: Israel is a Jewish state and will remain so

The point of view of Arab parties in the past has been that Israel should be a state of all its citizens, not a Jewish… Read More ›

Israeli hospitals told to prepare for Omicron’s worst as infections rise

Israeli hospitals told to prepare for Omicron’s worst as infections rise

Health Ministry chief Ash tells medical centers to prepare to reopen of dedicated wards immediately, as well as maintain additional wings to meet demand; latest… Read More ›

Daily COVID-19 caseload jumps to 1,306, highest in two months

Daily COVID-19 caseload jumps to 1,306, highest in two months

Transmission number climbs to 1.28; ministers, health officials to formulate plan for tightening restrictions on gatherings, public activities   There were, according to Health Ministry… Read More ›