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Tel Aviv, April 4, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel may have achieved herd immunity against COVID-19

Israel may have reached herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, say experts from its largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population has immunity—through vaccination or having recovered...
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the United States. Credit: NIAID-RML via Wikimedia Commons.

Kantor Antisemitism Report for 2020 reflects Jew-hatred, tropes exacerbated by pandemic

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Humanities, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, released the Antisemitism Report for 2020, the year of the...
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Germany provides $13.5 million to help Holocaust survivors get vaccinated

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new $13.5 million program, funded by the German government, to help Holocaust survivors get access to coronavirus vaccinations. The new Holocaust...
A COVID-19 vaccine is administered at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on March 11, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli Health Minister: More than half the population fully vaccinated

More than half of Israel’s citizens have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Thursday. “We have crossed the 50 percent threshold of all Israeli citizens who are vaccinated...
Israelis in Tel Aviv on March 17, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel’s COVID reproduction rate drops to 0.59

Israel’s coronavirus reproduction rate continues to drop, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday, and now stands at 0.59. Of the 41,443 COVID-19 tests that the ministry conducted on Tuesday, 679 came back positive,...
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Israeli researchers: COVID vaccine antibodies pass from pregnant mother to newborn

Israeli researchers have announced in a new study that antibodies produced from a COVID-19 vaccine can be passed from a pregnant mother to her baby. The study by researchers from Hadassah University Medical Center, which...
Covid-19 vaccine, at a vaccination center in Tzfat, on February 14, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90

How the IDF’s Home Front Command shifted gears from rockets to vaccines

The Home Front Command has played a critical role in the past year using its close cooperation with local councils to promote health instructions and assist the vaccine drive to all of Israel’s varied...
An Israeli plane delivers coronavirus vaccines to residents of the television comedy cartoon “South Park.” Source: Screenshot.

Residents of TV comedy ‘South Park’ get vaccinated for COVID, courtesy of Israel

Just weeks after “Saturday Night Live” aired a “news” segment that said Israel was only vaccinating the “Jewish half” of the country, another comedic television program, “South Park,” is being praised for its take...
Israeli workers hang campaign posters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as part of the Likud election campaign, in Jerusalem on March 10, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Netanyahu touts achievements from record vaccinations to boosting regional ties, security

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his case for why he believes—again, or rather, still—that he is Israel’s strongest candidate to head Israel’s next government in the fourth round of elections in two years....
Diners at a restaurant in Tel Aviv on March 7, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel opens skies to returning citizens amid third phase of lockdown exit

Israel began the third stage of its COVID-19 lockdown exit on Sunday following a Cabinet ruling the day before. Under the new regulations, restrictions are further lifted on travel into and out of the country,...