Israel celebrates Jewish New Year

Israelis are joining Jews around the world in preparing for the start of the High Holy Days, which begin at sundown this evening.  By Erin Viner The occasion begins with…

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…

Israel lifts indoor masks for most

Israelis are no longer required to wear face masks indoors starting today, signaling the end of one of the country’s last remaining restrictions as new COVID-19 infections continue to wane.…

Israel to vaccinate 12 to 16-year-olds

The Israeli Health Ministry will begin inoculating children aged 12-16 with the COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement follows lengthy consultations between the Coronavirus Cabinet and health experts in recent weeks. "The…

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…

Israel certifies Green Pass until year’s end

Validation of Israel’s “Green Pass” certificate held by fully-vaccinated individuals has been extended to the end of 2021, from the previous limitation to just 6 months after inoculation. "In light…

Israel signs new deal with Pfizer

Israel has secured another agreement to acquire millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccinations from Pfizer, following major efforts by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein. According to…

Israel ends outdoor mask order

Israel has dropped its mask requirement for outdoor spaces and fully reopened all schools, as the nation edges nearer to total immunization of its adult population against the coronavirus. Around…