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World Jul 29Israel to offer 3rd COVID booster shot to older citizens
Thursday's announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.
Politics Jun 15Israeli ultranationalists march in show of force in east Jerusalem
Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists, some chanting "Death to Arabs," paraded in east Jerusalem in a show of force that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
World May 10Hamas rocket attack is the latest in series of growing clashes in Israel
The rocket fire drew heavy Israeli retaliation in the Gaza Strip. Health officials said at least 20 people, including nine children, were killed in fighting, making it one of the bloodiest days of battle between the bitter enemies in several…
World May 09More Jerusalem clashes on eve of contentious Israeli parade
Jerusalem Day is meant to celebrate Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem, home to the Old City and its sensitive holy sites, in the 1967 Mideast war. But the annual event is widely perceived as provocative, as hardline nationalist Israelis, guarded…
World Apr 11‘Suspicious’ blackout strikes Iran’s Natanz nuclear site
If Israel caused the blackout, it further heightens tensions between the two nations, already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East.
World Apr 06Israeli president picks Netanyahu to try to form government
Israel's president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a government from the country's splintered parliament, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong his lengthy term in office while he stands trial…
World Mar 16Sex abuse allegations rise against Israeli rescue chief
Yehuda Meshi-Zahav has for decades been one of Israel’s most recognizable faces, but in recent days he has faced a growing list of accusers who say he committed horrendous acts of sexual abuse.
World Jan 31Thousands join in Jerusalem funeral, flout pandemic rules
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis on Sunday thronged the funeral of a prominent rabbi in Jerusalem, flouting the country’s ban on large public gatherings during the pandemic.
Science Jan 18Israel trades Pfizer vaccine doses for medical data
Israel has struck a deal with Pfizer, promising to share vast troves of medical data with the international drug giant in exchange for the continued flow of its hard-to-get vaccine.
World Dec 02Israeli lawmakers take a step toward new national elections
Israel has taken a major step toward plunging into its fourth national election in under two years.