Thousands return to Mt. Meron for Lag B’Omer

The annual Jewish holiday is marked with gatherings at the tomb of the 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron for commemorations by predominantly ultra-Orthodox worshippers that include…

2 Israelis survive Ramallah attack

Palestinians set fire to the Jewish pair’s vehicle after they inadvertently entered the Palestinian Authority (PA) city. By Erin Viner The IDF confirmed that a mob had attacked the 2…

Israel launches probe of Mt. Meron disaster

The tragedy at the Lag B’Omer festival in Israel is to be officially investigated by the State Comptroller’s Office. 45 people were crushed to death when they fell on one…

Christian Holy Fire marked in Jerusalem

Orthodox Christians celebrate the Holy Fire ceremony at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in what is one of the most colorful events on the Easter calendar season. The church…

Crush at Israeli religious event kills 45

Sunday has been declared a national day of mourning in Israel, after an annual religious pilgrimage turned into scenes of horror and a mass casualty event overnight. 45 people were…

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 extends 3rd lockdown

The Israeli Coronavirus Cabinet of government ministers extended the third national lockdown by an additional 10 days, by unanimous vote. The decision came as coronavirus infection rates soared to their…

COVID-19 spikes as Israel lifts lockdown

The Israeli Ministry of Health reported this morning that 1,069 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours. The latest data reflects the first time daily virus cases…

Gaza health sector near collapse by COVID-19

Gaza public health officials are warning that a sharp increase in coronavirus infections in the Palestinian enclave could soon overwhelm its limited medical system as soon as next week. The…