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

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

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