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Israelis in Tel Aviv wear protective masks in accordance with coronavirus regulations, Oct. 26, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel to soon get the green light to go mask-free outdoors

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Israel’s rate of coronavirus continues to drop in the midst of a successful mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus with public health chief Dr. Sharon Alroy-Pries saying on Tuesday that starting next week, Israelis...
A Frontier Airlines Airbus A-320. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish family deplanes over mask compliance, accuses airline of anti-Semitism

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Frontier Airlines has been accused of anti-Semitism after forcing a Jewish family to deplane on Sunday, allegedly because an infant was not wearing a face mask. The incident involved Martin Joseph and his large group...
Police at a roadblock in central Tel Aviv, during Israel's second nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, on Oct. 13, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Netanyahu: Despite ‘major success’ of lockdown, exit must be gradual

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Thursday’s coronavirus Cabinet meeting by lauding what he called the “major success” of the nationwide lockdown, according to a statement released by his office. “We are seeing a decline...
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews distributed approximately 500 protective vests for social workers and emergency response workers in Negev communities on Sept. 1, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zeliger.

Social workers in Israel’s south get 500 protective vests for rocket barrages

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The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews distributed approximately 500 protective vests on Tuesday for social workers and emergency response workers in Negev communities, including Beersheva, Sderot, Netivot and a number of Bedouin communities. “The...
A medical worker test Elad residents for COVID-19 at a mobile testing station in the city, on June 24, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Israel puts two cities on partial lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a partial lockdown on Tuesday on the haredi city of Elad in central Israel, and on five haredi neighborhoods in Tiberias. Non-residents are forbidden to enter the restricted zones for one week...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Vice Premier Benny Gantz at the weekly cabinet meeting, at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on June 14, 2020. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Israel steps up enforcement measures as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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Israel on Monday approved a series of steps regarding the country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including beefing up enforcement measures and authorizing the creation of a new national enforcement authority. Among the steps approved...
The Israeli Magen David Adom national emergency service at a coronavirus testing complex in Bnei Brak on April 1, 2020. Photo by Yossi Zamir/Flash90.

Israel’s coronavirus infection rate holds steady at 100 a day

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Israel’s coronavirus death toll stood at 298 on Monday, with 17,915 confirmed cases of infection in total since the start of the pandemic, though serological testing indicates that the true figure may be much higher. According to...
Israeli students at Hashalom School in Mevaseret Zion, near Jerusalem, on May 17, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel lifts some coronavirus mask restrictions amid extreme heatwave

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Israel’s Health Ministry on Tuesday temporarily lifted the requirement to wear protective masks in schools and open spaces due to an extreme heatwave in the country. According to the Health Ministry, the exemption, which will...
British Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate cargo of PPE to health-care workers in...

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British Jewish comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Australian actress Isla Fisher, helped donate a cargo of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that was airlifted to healthcare workers in the United Kingdom...
A member of the Jason family from Houston shows off his new protective gear, April 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Jewish family in Texas converts kipahs to face masks for homeless community

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A Jewish family in Houston is turning kipahs into face masks for their town’s homeless population to wear during the coronavirus pandemic. The Jason family has already collected nearly 700 from donations and has dubbed their campaign “Kippahs to...