Lapid tests positive for COVID

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, but said he was otherwise in good health. By Erin Viner "I feel great…

COVID hits record high in Israel

The latest data from the Ministry of Health supports increasing evidence worldwide that Omicron is causing milder illness than previous variants of the coronavirus, even as the country is challenged…

Israel begins 4th vax round

"Israel will once again be pioneering the global vaccination effort," Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced in a televised news conference, underscoring, "We now have a new layer of defense." By…

Israel extends travel ban

10 more nations have been added to Israel no-fly red list designated as high-risk of infection by the Omicron coronavirus variant. By Erin Viner Israelis will be forbidden to visit…

Israeli study: 3rd vax helps against Omicron

Researchers at Sheba Medical Center and the Health Ministry's Central Virology Laboratory announced that all 3 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine provides critical protection against the new coronavirus strain. By…

Bennett hails UAE trip as “significant”

"This is the essence of peace and the new reality in the region," Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said about his landmark visit to the United Arab Emirates. By Erin…

Israeli PM makes historic visit to UAE

On the first official visit by an Israeli leader to the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held talks with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan at the…

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…

Israel bans entry due to Omicron variant

Becoming the first country to completely seal its borders in response to the new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant, Israel has barred all non-citizens for 2 weeks. By Erin…

Israeli economy blossoms

Despite devastation on businesses wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli economy is expected to rebound with a 7.1% rise this year. By Erin Viner The Finance Ministry announced the…