Palestinians endorse Russian vaccine

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has approved Russia’s coronavirus vaccine for use. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh informed his cabinet during a session in Ramallah that, "The Health ministry signed an…

Israel starts 2nd vaccine phase

Israel is continuing to maintain its momentum with the world's fastest per capita coronavirus vaccination campaign. The country’s bid to protect the most vulnerable citizens by next month and ease…

Israel ramps up national lockdown

Israel is set to impose new restrictions at midnight tonight, in a tightening of an ongoing lockdown aimed at curbing spread of the coronavirus. 466,916 Israelis have tested positive for…

New COVID strain as Israel vaccinates

Israel has launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign just as the government considers closure of the Ben Gurion International Airport for two weeks in a new effort to ward off contagion…

FDA panel approves Moderna vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will “rapidly” work towards granting emergency approval of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, following the overwhelmingly recommendations from a committee of external advisors.…

FDA experts approve Pfizer vaccine

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is widely expected to authorize emergency use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in days. The development comes following the overwhelming endorsement of the…

COVID vaccine arrives in Israel

An initial shipment of Pfizer Inc. coronavirus vaccines arrived in Israel this morning, one day earlier than first announced. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at Ben Gurion International Airport…