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Israelis receive a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a Clalit Health Fund vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 12, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

One dose of Pfizer’s vaccine cuts infection rate by a third after two weeks,...

A single dose of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine lowers the chance of contracting the disease by a third after two weeks, according to a new Israeli study. The findings of the study, which was conducted...
Holocaust survivor Shimon Mira gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel explores plan to provide free vaccines to Holocaust survivors worldwide

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich announced on Tuesday the launch of an extensive operation to vaccinate Holocaust survivors around the world against COVID-19. The Israeli Cabinet minister directed Shalom Corps, the international youth service nonprofit, to...
Palestinian workers clear streets and homes in the West Bank city of Nablus on April 3, 2020, enabling measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

How the Muslim-Arab world is handling the coronavirus crisis

It’s something of a riddle how Arab and Muslim states have dealt with the COVID-19 crisis. In March 2020, when the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic, and reports of thousands of...
A COVID-19 vaccine at Maccabi Healthcare Services vaccination center in Modi'in, Dec. 24, 2020. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Report: Palestinian Authority greenlights Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Palestinian Authority has approved the use of the Sputnik-5 COVID vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, according to a press release from the Russian Direct Investment Fund published...
A medical worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine injection at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli Health Ministry reports four cases of South African COVID-19 variant

Israel’s Health Ministry announced on Saturday that four cases of the highly contagious South African COVID-19 variant have been discovered in Israel. The disturbing development comes amid Israel’s aggressive vaccination drive, with Israeli Prime Minister...
Israeli Police at a temporary checkpoint in Jerusalem during the second nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Sept. 22, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

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Israel’s Cabinet on Wednesday evening approved a detailed list of regulations for the country’s “tightened” COVID-19 lockdown, according to a joint statement by the Prime Minister’s Office and Israeli Health Ministry. The stricter lockdown, which is...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (left) meets the first person to receive Israel's Brilife COVID-19 vaccine, as part of the expanded phase II trials, at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, on Jan 5, 2021. Photo: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Expanded phase II trial of Israel’s BriLife COVID-19 vaccine gets underway

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was on hand at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon on Tuesday to meet with the first person to receive Israel’s BriLife COVID-19 vaccine as part of its expanded phase...
An Israeli man passes by a COVID-19 vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 4, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli Cabinet approves ‘tightened’ COVID-19 lockdown

Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the tightening of the country’s COVID-19 lockdown for 14 days beginning at midnight on Jan. 7, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Detailed regulations are to...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Health Minister Yuli Edelstein (directly to his left), greeting Jabarin Muhammad (seated), the millionth citizen to receive the coronavirus vaccine, in Umm al-Fahm, Jan. 1, 2021. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

One millionth Israeli receives COVID-19 vaccine

Israel vaccinated its millionth citizen against COVID-19 on Friday, just three days after announcing the 500,000th Israeli had received the first dose of the vaccine. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein were on...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein meet Herzl and Fadila Levy, the country's 500,000th people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, at a Clalit Health Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem, on Dec. 29, 2020. Photo: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Netanyahu, health minister meet 500,000th Israeli to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein on Tuesday congratulated the country’s 500,000th person to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “It warms the heart to see the citizens of Israel joining in to...