New COVID variant emerges in Israel

Two travelers were diagnosed with the new coronavirus variant in recent days after undergoing PCR testing upon arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport, although the coronavirus strain is believed…

Israel tightens travel ban

Britain and Denmark have been added to the "red" list of countries Israelis are forbidden to visit in an effort to limit spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. By Erin…

Israeli COVID rate world’s highest

Oxford University has published a study revealing that coronavirus cases per capita in Israel are now the world’s highest, with the country currently ranked in the fourth percentile for virus-related…

Pfizer: Vaccine works against Delta strain

Data shows that the efficacy of the Pfizer Inc. /BioNTech SE coronavirus vaccine is about 90% successful against contagion of the Delta variant (from India), while providing around 95% protection from…

Delta variant reaches Israel

Israel is now recommending that all 12-15 year-olds be vaccinated against COVID-19, citing new outbreaks attributed to the more infectious Delta variant. Israel expanded vaccine eligibility to include adolescents last…

Christians first tourists to post-COVID Israel

Israel gave a warm welcome to the first vaccinated tourists from abroad since the COVID-19 outbreak, as part of the country’s decision to gradually reopen borders. The first to arrive…

3 killed in Tel Aviv rocket attack

More than 1,100 rockets have been indiscriminately fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip toward Israel’s southern and central civilian communities, while the IDF has simultaneously been conducting hundreds of strikes…

Israeli airport begins ‘COVID check-ins’

Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport is resuming partial flights in and out of the country, but already implementing safety procedures against the coronavirus. The national El Al airline carrier has…

Israel reports 94% vaccine success

Israel’s largest healthcare provider is reporting a 94% decline in symptomatic coronavirus infections among 600,000 people who have been administered both doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine. The Clalit…

Israel closes int’l airport

Israel will ban all incoming and departing passenger flights from the Ben Gurion International Airport tonight in a further efforts to prevent the spread of new coronavirus mutations. No one…