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Study: Green Mediterranean diet lessens liver fat, cuts non-alcoholic liver disease by half

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A green Mediterranean (MED) diet reduces intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in half, according to a long-term clinical intervention trial led by Ben-Gurion University of...
An employee in Israel's education field receives a COVID-19 vaccine injectionon on Jan. 12, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israelis over the age of 40 now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Israel’s Ministry of Health lowered the age of those eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine to 40 on Tuesday. At the same time, the ministry ordered the country’s four health management organizations to prepare...
A houbara bustard bird in Israel. Photo by Dr. Haim Shohat/Flash90.

Israel, UAE give wing to preservation of rare desert bird

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The Abraham Accords recently signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is good news not only for the people of the region, but also for its birds. More specifically, for an endangered houbara bustard...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video conference with world leaders on Jan 18, 2021. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Netanyahu urges world leaders to ‘pool’ scientific, economic efforts amid pandemic

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on world leaders on Monday to work together to promote scientific research and economic growth amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister’s Office said. “We all have research and...
A staff member receives a second dose of Pfizer's BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, on Jan. 10, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

High level of antibodies after second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Israeli study shows

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More than 98 percent of people who received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have developed antibodies that neutralize the virus, according to the results of a serological study conducted by Tel Aviv’s Sheba...
Israeli Education Minister Yoav Gallant visits kids on the first day of the school year in Mevo Horon on Sept. 1, 2020. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Israeli education minister bans groups maligning country, IDF from schools

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Israeli Education Minister Yoav Gallant on Sunday issued an order to ban groups that slander the Israeli Defense Forces and call Israel an “apartheid state” from giving talks in schools. The move came in response...
U.S. President Donald Trump at Jerusalem's Western Wall on May 22, 2017. Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy in Israel.

For Israeli right, Trump’s Middle East legacy will shine bright

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For most of the Israeli right, U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel legacy will outshine other elements of his controversial presidency. Pro-Trump leaders, activists and analysts said that the Jan. 6 mob invasion of the U.S....
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman addresses attendees at the opening of the "Pilgrimage Road" renovated by the City of David and excavated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, extending from the Siloam Pool to the Temple Mount. Credit: Ronen Tupelberg, City of David.

US embassy in Jerusalem recognizes city’s link to America’s founding values

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The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, along with the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, held a special ceremony at the City of David on Monday in recognition of the “seminal...
A medical worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine injection at the Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 13, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli Health Ministry publishes data-sharing contract inked with Pfizer

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Israel’s Ministry of Health on Sunday published the contract that it signed earlier this month with Pfizer for the additional delivery to the country of the pharmaceutical giant’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. The first shipment arrived on Dec. 9,...
Runners take part in the Tel Aviv marathon pre-global pandemic on Feb. 28, 2020. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Tel Aviv marathon to go digital

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon is going both digital and global, and will be taking place wherever its participants choose via a specialized app. This app will allow...