Israel widens 4th vax eligibility

Adults under 60 with underlying medical conditions, their caretakers, and others over 18 at significant risk of exposure to the coronavirus can now receive the 4th vaccine dose. By Erin…

Israel swept by COVID

Data indicates that more than 3 million Israelis have been infected by COVID-19 since outbreak of the 5th wave of the pandemic, with the highest ratio of new daily cases…

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…

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…

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…

Israel holds COVID drill

The day-long "Omega Exercise," named for a fictitious strain of the coronavirus, was conducted in preparedness to ensure the country is equipped to cope with all future scenarios. By Erin…

Over 4 million Israelis received booster vax

As of this morning, 4,001,031 citizens have been administered all 3 available doses of the coronavirus vaccine. By Erin Viner Ministry of Health data shows that 1,320,670 Israelis have recovered…