Over 3 Million Israelis get 3rd booster shot

September 19, 2021 by  
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Over three million Israelis have received a third Pfizer-developed booster shot, a milestone in the country’s ongoing battle against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

2.4 million Israeli students return to class amid COVID-19 wave

September 1, 2021 by  
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Some 2,458,000 Israeli children from kindergarten through high school returned to class on Wednesday and began the school year, amid a high Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rate in the country. Read more

Monte Hunters Hill COVID scare

August 31, 2021 by  
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All twenty-three residents in a separate care unit at the Montefiore Residential Care Hunters Hill have tested negative to COVID-19 following a positive test on a cleaner who had been working in the home last week. Read more

Seven hospitals warn of collapse as COVID-19 stats remain high

August 30, 2021 by  
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Doctors and nurses from seven hospitals across Israel staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Health on Sunday warning of a systemic collapse as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers in Israel remained high. Read more

Secord raises Israeli approach to Covid vaccinations at NSW Parliamentary hearing

August 27, 2021 by  
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Israel’s vaccination rates and its roll-out of a third Pfizer booster jab were canvassed at a recent NSW Health budget estimates hearings by the NSW Labor Opposition. Read more

Israel passes 1 M COVID-19 cases mark

August 24, 2021 by  
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Yesterday, Israel passed the dubious landmark of one million Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases documented since the outbreak in the country, as the number of new daily cases continued to spike. Read more

Nazis, COVID protests and antisemitism

August 24, 2021 by  
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Racism in the 21st century has focussed on opposing non-white immigration into white-majority countries and calls to expel those not of European ethnicity. Read more

COVID-19 abating in Israel? Decrease in number of serious cases

August 22, 2021 by  
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The Israeli health system expressed cautious optimism over the weekend after the fast climb in the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in serious condition slowed down, apparently, the result of the third booster shot being administered to Israelis aged 40 and above. Read more

Aug-29 8pm zoom: Dr Norman Swan talks to the head of the Israel team searching for a COVID treatment

August 20, 2021 by  
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Professor Nadir Arber will talk with Dr Norman Swan about the drug he has developed to treat COVID. Read more

Dr Norman Swan talks to the head of the Israel team searching for a COVID treatment

Professor Nadir Arber will talk with Dr Norman Swan about the drug he has developed to treat COVID. Read more

A party to ignore lockdown

August 16, 2021 by  
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The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has expressed its strong disappointment in and condemns the actions of a small group of people in our community who have not followed COVID restrictions. Read more

Melbourne Jewish community suburbs listed

August 15, 2021 by  
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A number of sites in the Melbourne suburbs of Balaclava, Caulfield North and Malvern have been listed as Tier 2 exposure sites for COVID-19. Read more

‘Difficult days yet before us’: PM Bennett appeals to the public, details plan to fight COVID-19

August 15, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett published on Saturday night what he described as a “national plan to fight the Delta wave,” while warning that “difficult days are yet before us.” 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

Israeli government unveils intricate return to school amid COVID-19 plan

August 9, 2021 by  
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Minister of Education Yifat Shasha-Bitton and Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz submitted to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett who approved the outline formulated for Israel’s return to school amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the spiking number of infections in Israel. Read more

In last-ditch attempt to avoid lockdown, govt. decides on additional COVID-19 restrictions

August 4, 2021 by  
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The ministerial committee on fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) decided on a list of new restrictionsת in an attempt to stem the skyrocketing new daily COVID-19 cases and in a last-ditch attempt to prevent a countrywide lockdown, Israel’s fourth. Read more

Walt Secord’s fiancee sends vaccination message to Russian-speakers

July 11, 2021 by  
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At the beginning of the current COVID lock-down, NSW Shadow Minister for Police and Counter-Terrorism Walt Secord enlisted his Moscow-born fiancée, Julia Levitina to record a message in Russian to urge the community to get vaccinated. Read more

Israel sends Nepal vital supplies to fight COVID-19 pandemic

July 9, 2021 by  
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Israel on Wednesday sent Nepal supplies meant to help the country battle the coronavirus pandemic battering its population. The South Asian nation has recorded more than 650,000 cases of the virus so far, almost 9,300 deaths. Read more

Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases in Israel doubles in a week

July 6, 2021 by  
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The number of new daily Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Israel has more than doubled in a week, from 145 cases recorded a week ago to 345 cases recorded on Monday. Read more

Jewish House providing help during lockdown

June 27, 2021 by  
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Sydney’s Jewish House has responded swiftly to the latest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the Eastern Suburbs. Read more

Israel registered over 100 COVID-19 cases yesterday

June 23, 2021 by  
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Israel’s health system registered on Tuesday 128 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country in 24 hours, the first such instance in over two months. Read more

PA denies accusations of cronyism in vaccine rollout

March 5, 2021 by  
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The Palestinian Authority has denied accusations that its vaccine rollout plan was based on cronyism and lacked transparency. Read more

Israel to reopen culture events as COVID-19 stats decline

February 15, 2021 by  
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Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein and Minister of Culture Heli Tropper announced Israel will enable the reopening of the culture world tomorrow as the country registered another decline in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers. Read more

The COVID vaccine blood libel against Israel

The headline in The Guardian showed why so many people think Israel is the sum of all evil and deserving of international opprobrium. Read more

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Edelstein Meet the 500,000th person in Israel to be vaccinated

December 30, 2020 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein yesterday visited the Clalit Health Services anti-coronavirus vaccination facility at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem and met the 500,000th person in Israel to be vaccinated. Read more