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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Source: Twitter.

Technion to award Pfizer CEO honorary doctorate for coronavirus vaccine

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will award an honorary doctorate to Pfizer CEO and chairman Dr. Albert Bourla for his “extraordinary achievement” in leading the record-time development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, Technion president...
View of the Jewish city of Ariel, in Samaria, on July 2, 2020. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash90

West Bank facts on the ground cannot be ignored

Palestinian and American officials had on Monday their first formal public contact since 2017. The Palestinian Authority refused to speak to the Trump administration for years because of anger over the moving of the...

It’s not enough to just remember the Holocaust

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is meant to serve two purposes: to memorialize the victims of the Nazi genocide and help prevent future genocides. Last week, on Jan. 27, the day designated by the U.N....
Official portrait of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Jan 10, 2013. Credit: David Lienemann/White House Photo.

GOP to Biden: Don’t revert to maximum ‘concession’ campaign vis à vis Tehran

Dozens of Republican lawmakers wrote to U.S. President Joe Biden urging him not to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal. In a letter signed by 51 Republican lawmakers and spearheaded by Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.), they...
Muhammad Cabha, the main suspect in the murder of Esther Horgen. Credit: ISA.

Israel’s High Court of Justice votes to demolish house of Esther Horgen’s killer

Israel’s High Court of Justice voted on Wednesday to demolish part of the home lived in by the murderer of Esther Horgen. Horgen, 52 and the mother of six children, was killed in late December by Muhammad Cabha after...
Ze'ev Elkin speaks on May 18 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Why Ze’ev Elkin thinks it’s his time in the Israeli political spotlight

At the end of December, Likud minister and longtime confidant to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Ze’ev Elkin stunned the Israeli political community by announcing that he was leaving the party. Elkin decided to...
Minister of Aliyah and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel’s Aliyah Ministry launches emotional support hotline for immigrants

Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration on Tuesday announced the inception of a call center offering new immigrants emotional support. The hotline, which will operate in five languages, is part of a collaboration with the...
Israeli children wearing face masks make their way to school in Tzfat on their first day back to classes on Nov. 1, 2020. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

IDF Home Front battles concerns of youngest sector of Israeli society during the pandemic

The Israel Defense Force’s Home Front Command has many key duties when it comes to boosting the resilience and emergency preparedness of the Israeli civilian world; one of these includes boosting the mental health...
U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price holds the daily press briefing in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 2, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha.

State Department: Abraham Accords not ‘substitute’ for Israeli-Palestinian peace

The Biden administration said that while it hopes other countries will normalize relations with Israel, it doesn’t believe that such deals are a substitute for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. “The United States will continue...
Uranium-enrichment centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. Credit: Tehran Times.

Iran spins up advanced centrifuges at Natanz enrichment facility

Iran is now operating two cascades of advanced centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, with two more to come at its Fordo site, Tehran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on...