Israel closely monitors new AY4.2 COVID-19 variant

October 21, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held discussions on Wednesday following the discovery of a case of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) AY4.2 variant in Israel. Read more

Bennett: Israel at ‘Critical Stage’ in Battle with COVID-19

October 4, 2021 by  
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Israel is at “a critical stage” in its battle with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, while expressing satisfaction at the decline in the number of serious cases in the country. Read more

School year will start on schedule in Israel, despite high COVID-19 stats

August 23, 2021 by  
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The school year in Israel will open on Wednesday, September 1, the Corona Cabinet decided Sunday night, amid the country’s fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) wave. Read more

Israeli scientists developing meds that ‘put a super cork on the Coronavirus’

August 18, 2021 by  
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A new therapeutic approach developed by Weizmann Institute scientists could spell new hope in the battle against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

For the first time since February, Israel records over 5,000 daily COVID-19 cases

August 10, 2021 by  
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Israel set another dubious record during its fourth wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) when the number of new daily cases was recorded at 5,140, passing the 5,000 cases mark for the first time since the beginning of February. Read more

‘Not vaccinated:’ How refusal is spreading the virus of anti-Semitism

August 7, 2021 by  
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A sad sight has returned to the streets of New York—and doubtless, to other cities around the country in which a growing majority of residents have vaccinated themselves from COVID-19. Read more

Israel’s PM Naftali Bennett personally calls on Israelis to observe Coronavirus restrictions

August 6, 2021 by  
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The Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett has made a personal appeal to the Israeli public to observe all the new regulations and to protect people over the age of 60 from contracting the Delta variant of the Coronavirus. Read more

For first time since April, Israel records over 300 daily COVID-19 cases

July 2, 2021 by  
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Israel’s health system yesterday registered 307 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country in the past 24 hours, the highest count of cases since the beginning of April. Read more

PM Bennett: ‘We do not want to return to days of lockdowns’

June 24, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced during a Coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment and tour of Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday that he will re-establish a corona cabinet and implement tighter restrictions in response to the recent spike in cases across the country and the Delta (Indian) variant spreading rapidly. Read more

Israel is removing all corona restrictions starting next Tuesday, June 1st

May 24, 2021 by  
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For the first time since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, all restrictions in the State of Israel will be lifted. Health Minister Yuli (Joel) Edelstein announced today that he will not extend the restrictions that will expire next Tuesday, June 1st. Read more

IsraAID to provide oxygen concentrators, supplies to India in midst of COVID crisis

April 29, 2021 by  
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In response to the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India, now at the epicentre of the pandemic, IsraAID will provide urgently needed medical supplies to the beleaguered nation. Read more

Study shows encouraging long-term recovery data for coronavirus patients

February 24, 2021 by  
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With continued attention on the long-term effects of the Coronavirus, research conducted at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Centre indicates that 95 per cent of recovered Corona patients showed no evidence of irreversible respiratory or cardiac damage after a period of three months and that the majority of symptoms had dissipated by six months.

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PM Netanyahu and Health Minister Edelstein meet the 4,000,000th person to be vaccinated in Israel

February 17, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein have met the 4,000,000th person to be vaccinated in Israel. Read more

Alternative universe

February 5, 2021 by  
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“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusions. The great task in life is to find reality.” Read more

Inoculate, insinuate, intimidate and inaugurate

January 15, 2021 by  
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The week leading up to 20 January 2021 is proving to be chock full of action on many fronts. Read more

Israeli Health Ministry reports four cases of South African COVID-19 variant

January 11, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Health Ministry announced on Saturday that four cases of the highly contagious South African COVID-19 variant have been discovered in Israel. Read more

Israel vaccination number 1,000,000

January 3, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein have met the 1,000,000th person in Israel to be vaccinated. Read more

Edelstein: ‘Unbelievable’ 280,000 Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19

December 28, 2020 by  
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Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Sunday that 280,000 Israelis had so far been inoculated against COVID-19. Read more

Clinical trials of Israeli coronavirus vaccine underway

November 2, 2020 by  
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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. Read more

Israel commences human trials with COVID-19 vaccine

November 1, 2020 by  
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Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv commenced on Sunday with human trials with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, a critical phase towards the completion of the development of the serum. Read more

David Southwick talks COVID

November 1, 2020 by  
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David Southwick MP Zooms in from his office in Parliament House to discuss with Henry Greener the loosening of COVID Restrictions by Victorian Premier Dan Andrews. Read more

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

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