Masks & Costumes: Purim 2021

Israelis today donned costumes for the Purim holiday, this year with the required addition of face masks amid coronavirus fears. Purim, which is marked between yesterday and this coming Sunday…

Israel shares vaccines internationally

[Editor's Note: The post has been updated to reflect the suspension of Israel's donation program abroad]. Israel is now donating surplus COVID-19 vaccines to friendly nations. After stating that his…

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…

Sukkot in Israel under lockdown

The festive holiday of Sukkot begins at sundown this evening, although celebration will be curtailed by the ongoing national lockdown against the raging coronavirus pandemic. The Knesset Committee on Constitution,…