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The Israeli Ministry of Health is stepping up preparations to begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds against the coronavirus, N12 reported on Tuesday.The preparations began after health authorities in Israel learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will approve the Pfizer vaccine fo…

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All eyes are on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and whether he will order a state commission of inquiry into the Lag B’Omer disaster that left 45 people dead and some 150 injured.By law, an inquest of this kind would require the approval of Justice Minister Benny Gantz. Though Gant…

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Israeli Basketball Premier League club Ironi Ness Ziona has been crowned the new International Basketball Federation Europe (FIBA) Cup champions, after beating Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski and earning their first title in a European club competition.

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Had Israel not embarked on its unprecedented vaccination campaign, 12,000 citizens would have lost their lives to the coronavirus, according to a model presented by pediatrician and epidemiologist Professor Eli Somech at a meeting on Wednesday of the Health Ministry’s epidemiology department.

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Israel and the United Kingdom are exploring the creation of a “green travel corridor” between the two countries, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.During a meeting on Tuesday at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, Netanyahu and visiting British Cabinet Mini…

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When Hebrew University of Jerusalem medical student Hadar Israeli studied a family with multiple members suffering from severe obesity and plagued with constant hunger, she found that they all shared a common mutation affecting a specific receptor in the brain: Melanocortin Receptor 4, or MC4.

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Ahead of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has published the nation’s latest population figures.The Jewish state is home to 9,327,000 people, among them 6.894 million Jews (73.9% of the population), 1.966 million Arabs (21.1%) and 467,000 citizens of othe…

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Israel will begin receiving vaccinated tourists from abroad through a phased plan that will begin on May 23, the Israeli Tourism Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.Israeli Tourism Ministry Orit Farksah-Hacohen and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein have agreed on a framework for receiving t…

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Israel being a pretty small country, you’d think that every last inch of it would be well-known and well-covered. That’s far from being the case. Avid or armchair travelers can relish in reaching endless little locations where they can bask in the glorious silence, as well as in the glow of …

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Every year on the third day of Passover, thousands of worshippers gather at Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza to attend a special “priestly blessing” prayer.This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the limited attendance allowed at the site, the prayer is taking place on both the second a…

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The election for the 24th Knesset, similar to the three before it over the past two years, poses many challenges to the Central Elections Committee, mainly due to the trauma of the coronavirus, which some experts fear could see a surge it its wake. The committee has prepared for this round, …

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CBS Studios announced on Tuesday that it is developing an American adaptation of the popular Netflix-distributed Israeli drama “Shtisel.”The American remake will be written by “Insatiable” creator and “Dexter” writer Lauren Gussis, and directed by Oscar-winner Kenneth Lonergan, reported Dead…

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Some 60 Israeli and Egyptian officials and businesspeople recently took part in the largest bilateral meeting held between the two countries in the last 20 years. The meeting, held in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, was aimed at expanding economic cooperation beyond textile manu…

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Why did 1,200 tons of sticky tar begin washing up on Israel’s Mediterranean beaches on Feb. 17? The answer is not yet clear. However, experts say that no matter what caused Israel’s worst environmental disaster, it should have been contained as much as possible before contaminating nearly 10…

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Israel’s Health Ministry on Monday reported that the COVID-19 virus’s reproduction rate had risen back to one. The increasing transmission rate calls into question government plans to gradually reopen the economy following the country’s third lockdown.The reproduction or “R” rate is a measur…

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Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a nighttime curfew for the Purim holiday weekend in an attempt to forestall a spike in COVID-19 infections due to parties and gatherings. Starting Thursday night, the eve of Purim, and ending on Sunday morning, the curfew will be in effect from 8:30 p.m. …

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Stone Canyon Entertainment announced the start of production on a documentary about a couple who bequeathed nearly half a billion dollars to Israel — the largest donation in the country’s history.“Who Are the Marcuses?” will start filming in Israel and Austin, Texas, in the first quarter of …

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Peer-reviewed correspondence from Sheba Medical Center published last week in the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet reveals that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is up to 85% effective even after the first dose.Sheba’s research team reported that after 7,214 of its healthcar…

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U.S. President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in their first conversation since Biden took office nearly a month ago.According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the conversation was “warm and friendly” and lasted nearly an hour.“The two leaders noted th…

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Israel began a coronavirus vaccination program for foreign nationals on Tuesday in Tel Aviv’s Neve Sha’anan neighborhood.More than 650 foreign nationals received vaccines on the first day of the program, which is being operated by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and hospital staff from Tel Av…

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The Israel Defense Force’s Home Front Command has many key duties when it comes to boosting the resilience and emergency preparedness of the Israeli civilian world; one of these includes boosting the mental health of children, who have been facing months of uncertainty throughout the year-lo…

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U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations pledged on Wednesday to combat the anti-Israel bias at Turtle Bay.“I look forward to standing with Israel, standing against the unfair targeting of Israel, the relentless resolutions proposed against Israel unfair…

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