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…

3rd Israel lockdown extended again

The Israeli government has extended the general lockdown pursuant to existing detailed regulations for an additional five days, in further attempts to curb spread of the coronavirus and its variants.…

Israel ramps up national lockdown

Israel is set to impose new restrictions at midnight tonight, in a tightening of an ongoing lockdown aimed at curbing spread of the coronavirus. 466,916 Israelis have tested positive for…

FDA panel approves Moderna vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will “rapidly” work towards granting emergency approval of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, following the overwhelmingly recommendations from a committee of external advisors.…

FDA experts approve Pfizer vaccine

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is widely expected to authorize emergency use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in days. The development comes following the overwhelming endorsement of the…

COVID vaccine arrives in Israel

An initial shipment of Pfizer Inc. coronavirus vaccines arrived in Israel this morning, one day earlier than first announced. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at Ben Gurion International Airport…