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…

1000s attend Passover blessing

Thousands of Jewish congregants gathered at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem today and yesterday, to  participate in the Priestly Blessing ceremony. The benediction is conducted the…

Netanyahu: COVID curbs almost over

Israel has almost emerged from its coronavirus closures, announced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as many venues reopened under an exit plan fueled by the nation’s fast-paced vaccination campaign. “Restaurants are…

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…