Jewish reporter attacked in Brooklyn during protests against COVID restrictions

October 9, 2020 by  
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A reporter was attacked in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday night while covering protests by haredi Jews against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new coronavirus restrictions, including closing schools and yeshivahs, and his threatening to shutter synagogues and other houses of worship. Read more

Israelis are not celebrating upcoming holiday lockdown

September 15, 2020 by  
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Back in April and May, Israel halted what appeared to be the rapid trajectory of the coronavirus. A severe lockdown during the Passover holiday pushed the number of new cases per day, down from approximately 700 a few weeks earlier to less than two-dozen daily cases. At the time, many Israelis believed and hoped that the Jewish state’s bout with COVID-19 was coming to a rapid conclusion. Read more

Netanyahu’s five-point battleground to stay in power

July 31, 2020 by  
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Since fortifying Israel’s frayed political system with a victory over his political rivals and the formation of a unity coalition in April, governance for Israel’s embattled prime minister has been anything but simple. Read more

Member of Knesset Infected with Coronavirus

June 4, 2020 by  
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Member of Knesset (MK) Sami Abu Shehadeh has been infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the second Israeli lawmaker to contract the virus. Read more

Report: Mossad chief’s covert connections instrumental in war on COVID-19

May 28, 2020 by  
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Israeli intelligence agency Mossad director Yossi Cohen used his international connections—some covert—to procure massive amounts of medical equipment and protective gear as part of the government’s efforts to compete in the global bidding war for supplies to contain COVID-19, Israeli media reported on Wednesday. Read more

Top 10 reasons Israel has (so far) survived coronavirus

Israelis are now once again taking to the streets in large numbers. Read more

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University develop one-minute coronavirus test

May 14, 2020 by  
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Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed a one-minute coronavirus test they hope will be used to help authorities more quickly track and identify the spread of the virus at a significantly lower cost than current testing. Read more

Report: Ben-Gurion airport expected to reopen by June

May 14, 2020 by  
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Israel is weighing opening Ben-Gurion International Airport at the beginning of June as the coronavirus outbreak continues to level off in Israel. Read more

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate cargo of PPE to health-care workers in UK

May 3, 2020 by  
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British Jewish comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Australian actress Isla Fisher, helped donate a cargo of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that was airlifted to healthcare workers in the United Kingdom last week. Read more

COVID-19 and hate crime in Australia

April 24, 2020 by  
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The Australian Hate Crime Network (AHCN) has called for greater vigilance in countering racism and other forms of bigotry that is erupting amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Israel’s FM: praying for UK’s Boris Johnson’s speedy recovery

April 7, 2020 by  
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Israel’s Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz has conveyed his prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery to the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was admitted to an Intensive Care Unit in a London hospital on Monday evening after contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) some 10 days ago. Read more

BDS co-founder: ‘If Israel finds a cure for coronavirus, no problem to use it’

April 7, 2020 by  
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Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement, said in a video on Sunday on Facebook that if Israel discovers a cure for coronavirus (COVID-19), then cooperation with the Jewish state is acceptable. Read more

First of 11 planes bringing vital medical supplies from China to Israel touches down

April 7, 2020 by  
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The first in a convoy of 11 El Al planes carrying tons of critical medical equipment to Israel from China touched down at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday morning, as the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Israeli researchers believe coronavirus vaccine testing could commence by June

April 5, 2020 by  
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Israeli researchers said they are days away from finishing production of the active component of a coronavirus vaccine that could be tested on humans starting June 1. Read more

Haredi: It’s OK to use the phone on Shabbat

April 5, 2020 by  
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ZAKA Search and Rescue volunteers visited the homes of over 60 confirmed coronavirus cases among haredi communities in Israel during this Shabbat in order to ensure they immediately self-isolate. Read more

Jewish Care Victoria offers COVID-19 interes- free hardship loans

April 2, 2020 by  
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Jewish Care Victoria has launched a special COVID-19 Interest-Free Hardship Loan, offering financial support to members of the community adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

A city says thank you

March 31, 2020 by  
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The Tel Aviv-Yafo City Hall was lit last night with the Magen David Adom symbol a red Star of David.

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A video message from the president of The World Jewish Congress

March 24, 2020 by  
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As communities around the globe grapple with the health, economic and social impacts of the novel coronavirus, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder issued a video message, assuring the more than 100 WJC-affiliated Jewish communities that the World Jewish Congress is here to support them. Read more

A GP talks about Coronavirus with Henry Greener

GP and Author Dr Leon Massage discussing the health aspects of the coronavirus. The more we know, the less likely are we to contract it… Read more

Jewish Care Victoria Launches COVID-19 Helpline

March 23, 2020 by  
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Jewish Care Victoria has launched a COVID-19 Helpline to assist and support those in the Victorian Jewish community impacted by the Coronavirus. Read more

First man, 88, dies of Coronavirus in Israel

March 22, 2020 by  
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Aryeh Even, 88, died of Coronavirus in a Jerusalem hospital over the weekend, the first Israeli to die of the virus. Read more

Israeli researchers announce new, faster testing method for COVID-19

March 20, 2020 by  
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Researchers at Israel’s Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully tested a new method, called “pooling,” that they claim will dramatically increase the country’s ability to test for COVID-19. Read more

President Rivlin discusses Coronavirus crisis with PA head Abbas

March 19, 2020 by  
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President Reuven Rivlin spoke on Wednesday with Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the Coronavirus crisis. Read more

Mossad delivers 100,000 Coronavirus tests to Israel from unknown country

March 19, 2020 by  
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Israel’s secret intelligence service, the Mossad, has delivered 100,000 Coronavirus test kits to Israel from “a country with which Israel does not maintain diplomatic relations,” Israeli sources say. Read more

Latest COVID-19 instructions for Israelis

March 18, 2020 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given an update to citizens on the fight against the Coronavirus. Read more

Covid? Don’t Despair!

March 17, 2020 by  
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We are living under conditions that we have never experienced before. Read more

A fine line between sensible caution and outright hysteria

It’s time to take the threat from the coronavirus seriously. Read more

What’s changed since the ‘Black Death’?

March 10, 2020 by  
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The numbers are rolling in, and they make for grim reading. Read more

Israel issues mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals, including citizens

March 10, 2020 by  
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Israel has made the unprecedented move to require all incoming arrivals, including Israeli citizens, to enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine as a result of the coronavirus. Read more

7th Israeli diagnosed with Coronavirus

March 1, 2020 by  
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An Israeli who had recently returned from Italy was diagnosed with Coronavirus, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday [Sat], bringing the number of Israelis who have contracted the virus to seven. Read more

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