Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich announced on Tuesday the launch of an extensive operation to vaccinate Holocaust survivors around the world against COVID-19.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein were on hand at Ben Gurion International Airport on Sunday for the arrival of another shipment of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Jewish and Israel-related groups reacted to the mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by Trump supporters as members of Congress gathered in a joint session on Wednesday to certify U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the tightening of the country’s COVID-19 lockdown for 14 days beginning at midnight on Jan. 7, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Detailed regulations are to be submitted to the Cabinet by Wednesday.
Israel’s Cabinet on Monday approved a 2 billion shekel ($624 million) plan to help business owners and the self-employed who have been hurt financially as a result of government-imposed COVID-19 closures.
Israel vaccinated its millionth citizen against COVID-19 on Friday, just three days after announcing the 500,000th Israeli had received the first dose of the vaccine.
A total of 150,622 doses of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Israel on Wednesday, bringing the total number of Israelis to have received their first of two required shots to some 800,000, the country’s Health Ministry reported on Thursday.“Thanks to the medical teams a…
Jonathan Pollard landed in Israel early Wednesday morning, one month after his parole restrictions were lifted and five years after he was released from U.S. federal prison after serving 30 years for spying for Israel. He was accompanied on the flight by his wife Esther. Due to Esther’s medi…
Global pandemic notwithstanding, more than 20,000 Jews from 70 countries made aliyah over the course of 2020, reported the Jewish Agency.Most of the immigrants arrived from Russia, Ukraine, the United States and France, according to the agency.As of the end of November, 10,200 new olim had a…
Israel is set to enter its third nationwide COVID-19 lockdown on Sunday at 5 p.m. According to the framework approved by the government on Wednesday night, the lockdown is set to last two weeks, but will be extended by another two weeks if the infection rate does not slow.As part of the lock…
A “lone soldier” from the United States made history on Wednesday, when she became the first American woman to complete the Israeli Air Force’s prestigious pilot course, the U.S.-based NGO Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) announced ahead of the graduation ceremony at the Hatzerim …
Israel on Monday decided to ban entry to all non-citizens and require returning nationals to quarantine in special facilities, over concerns regarding a new COVID-19 strain detected in the United Kingdom in recent days. The measure will enter into effect on Wednesday afternoon.
Israeli Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch said on Tuesday that Israel will not be able to avoid tightening COVID-19 restrictions.
Over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Israel on Monday, the highest recorded in Israel since Oct. 15. According to Israeli Health Ministry data, the coronavirus morbidity rate was 3.2%.Deputy Health Ministry Director Itamar Grotto told Army Radio in an interview on Tuesday that the…
With Israel poised to begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, a new poll indicates that a little more than a third of Israelis say they won’t take the shots.
Israel took the No. 1 spot in Mastercard’s 2020 Index of Women Entrepreneurs, ahead of the United States, Switzerland and 55 other countries in terms of progress made by female entrepreneurs and business owners.
In preparation for the flu season and the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines needing special refrigeration, three unique mobile vaccination caravans were commissioned by Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national organization responsible for emergency pre-hospital medical care and blood services.
Moringa and turmeric aren’t well-known crops in Israel. But when the ones being cultivated at Kibbutz Shluchot in the north of the country reach the market, you can rest assured that they grew in the most supportive and caring atmosphere.
Top women diplomats from Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain joined together on Thursday in a first-of-a-kind session to discuss the role of women in diplomacy, as well as the need for the active involvement of women in promoting peace and security in the Middle East and beyond.Host…
Israel’s Negev desert has long attracted scientists, environmentalists and solar energy enthusiasts seeking Israel’s know-how on combating desertification. A new initiative, DeserTech, aims to transform that activity into an active networking community.
Israel’s National Coronavirus Project Coordinator Nachman Ash said on Tuesday that the country’s rising COVID-19 morbidity represents a “state of emergency,” adding that his office would meet to discuss “immediate steps” to be recommended to the so-called coronavirus cabinet.
Israel’s Health Ministry has reported a drastic increase in the number of patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Some 569 people tested positive out of the total of 17,472 that were tested over the weekend, which catapulted the infection rate to 3.3%.
The number of women in combat roles in the Israeli Defense Forces has risen by 160% over the past six years, it was revealed on Tuesday during a discussion at the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
The New York Times has included works by two Israeli authors in its 100 Notable Books of 2020 list: Yishai Sarid, the son of the late Meretz lawmaker Yossi Sarid, for his book "The Memory Tunnel," and A.B. Yehoshua for his book "The Tunnel."
As Israel marks its 2,737th death from COVID-19 this week, and with 817 new infections confirmed on Tuesday, hopes are pinned on vaccines being developed domestically and abroad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his optimism on Monday that the country’s coronavirus crisis could soon be over, after drug maker Moderna announced that testing had shown its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be highly effective.
An average Israeli family discards NIS 3,300 ($968) worth of food per year, equivalent to a month-and-a-half of household food expenditures, according to a report released last week.
A new report from the Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center finds that Israel is likely to see a spike in infections over the winter, when people will convene in small indoor spaces. The report makes particular note of schools, offices and public transportation as areas of concern.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s announcement that its COVID-19 has a 90 percent efficacy rate marked “an important day in the global struggle against coronavirus.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday expressed the Jewish state’s strong support for Austria in the wake of the terrorist attack in Vienna on Monday.
The first Israeli SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was administered at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan on Sunday to the first volunteer in a clinical trial.
As Israel prepares to send first- to fourth-grade children back to the classroom, the country’s Health Ministry is calling for some 60,000 public school teachers nationwide to be tested for COVID-19.The testing will be carried out at sites run by the IDF Home Front Command, or at community c…
Ten Israeli firefighters flew to California on Aug. 30. Over the course of 15 days of exhausting, dangerous work, they became a battalion of brothers with their California colleagues.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that while the country’s nationwide lockdown has dramatically lowered COVID-19 morbidity, lifting the restrictions would be a drawn-out process.
Israeli health officials said on Tuesday that the country no longer contains “red” coronavirus hotspots that require local lockdowns.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Thursday’s coronavirus Cabinet meeting by lauding what he called the “major success” of the nationwide lockdown, according to a statement released by his office.
Israel’s coronavirus Cabinet on Tuesday voted to extend the country’s COVID-19 lockdown until midnight Sunday, and agreed to hold a preliminary discussion on a phased exit plan on Thursday.
While the world waits to see how the coronavirus pandemic will affect real estate trends worldwide, Israel’s real estate is seeing a boom in interest — from investors purchasing properties as long-term investments, to families expediting their aliyah and purchasing a home in the face of COVI…
As Israel battles the coronavirus pandemic, its health care system has emerged as its first and foremost line of defense, thrusting medical teams to the front line.Ensuring adequate care for the growing number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients has proven a challenge. Thousands of doctors an…
The Israeli government on Tuesday extended by a week a law heavily restricting demonstrations and indoor prayers during the current nation-wide coronavirus lockdown.Ministers approved the extension via a telephone referendum put forward by Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein. The legislat…
Top Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, joined the chorus of world leaders who are wishing U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump a speedy recovery after they announced they tested positive for the coronavirus.
An ancient mikveh (ritual bath) uncovered at the construction site of a highway interchange in the Lower Galilee was transferred today to nearby Kibbutz Hannaton.The 2,000-year-old mikveh, which was discovered during salvage archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Auth…
Israel’s daily tally of coronavirus deaths per million people surpassed that of the United States on Tuesday for the first time since the onset of the global pandemic.
The Jewish Agency for Israel has announced a global campaign to gather the prayers of Jews from Israel and around the world and place them among the stones of the Western Wall.
Israel set another negative record on Wednesday, as the Health Ministry pegged the number of new coronavirus cases diagnosed in the span of 24 hours at 6,782.
The Israeli health care system is on the brink of collapse and will soon no longer be able to ensure coronavirus patients receive adequate care, health officials warned Monday amid new data indicating that the country’s second outbreak is showing no signs of slowing down.
Israelis woke up on Monday to the disappointing news that actress Shira Haas had not won a much-coveted Emmy Award, which would have been a first for an Israeli, but the star of Unorthodox nevertheless made them proud.
On Rosh Hashanah eve, as Israelis were bracing for a second nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Health Ministry on Friday morning said it had registered 5,238 new cases in the past 24 hours.
With less than a day before Israel becomes the first Western country to impose a second nation-wide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein urged the public to adhere to government directives, saying that “without the public, we [the government] cannot succe…