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  • Israel braces for pregnancies in captivity

    Maytal Yasur Beit-Or|Jun 28, 2024

    (Israel Hayom via JNS) — The Israeli healthcare system is preparing to deal with pregnancies resulting from sexual assaults during captivity. An article was published in the June issue of the Israel Medical Association’s journal “HaRefuah” to instruct medical teams on addressing this “sensitive, difficult-to-comprehend, yet unavoidable matter.” The piece, written by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Leah Shelef, former head of the Air Force’s psychology department and current dean of Sapir College’s School of Social Work, and Professor Gil Zalsman, direct...

  • A third of Israelis plan not to take COVID-19 vaccine

    Maytal Yasur Beit-Or|Dec 25, 2020

    (Israel Hayom via JNS) — With Israel poised to begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, a new poll indicates that a little more than a third of Israelis say they won’t take the shots. According to an Israel Hayom poll, 37 percent of respondents said they will not take the vaccine, while 19 percent would neither confirm nor deny they planned to get vaccinated. Forty-four percent of respondents said they planned to get the vaccine. The older the respondent, the more likely they were to say they planned to be inoculated. Among respondents 65 and...

  • Israel's declining coronavirus infection rate may indicate a trend

    Maytal Yasur Beit-Or Assaf Golan|Apr 10, 2020

    By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or, Assaf Golan (Israel Hayom via JNS)—There has been a consistent decline in the rate of coronavirus infections in Israel since the last week in March, with infections now doubling at a rate of once every eight days compared to once every three. Professor Gabi Barabash, former director of the Israeli Health Ministry and of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, told Channel 12 News that as this decline has been observed over a three-day period, it could, hopefully, indicate a trend. “If the numbers continue looking lik... Full story