Ultra-Orthodox defy Israel’s COVID plan

Several prominent Israeli politicians are advocating the enactment of stern measures against Jewish religious seminaries and schools that fail to comply with government directives to curb the coronavirus pandemic, primarily…

Israel eases 2nd lockdown

Israel's Coronavirus Cabinet has approved the lifting of restrictions imposed as part of a nationwide lockdown to curb the pandemic. Starting Sunday, which is the first business day of the…

Anti-Netanyahu protests turn violent

Clashes between crowds and police erupted during dozens of anti-government protests across Israel in recent days. Dozens of people were arrested as thousands of people marched over the weekend, in…

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,…