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 By Larry Luxner    News    January 15, 2021 

US immigration to Israel holds up in 2020 despite pandemic

TEL AVIV - Emma Caplan, 23, was seven months into her job teaching English at an elementary school in Rishon Lezion in March when the coronavirus pandemic compelled her to cut short her yearlong...

 

Ancient burial stone found in Negev

(JNS) - A stone bearing a Greek inscription from the end of the Byzantine period was discovered last weekend in the Nitzana National Park in the Negev, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on...

 
 By Boaz Bismuth    News    January 8, 2021

Home at last: Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Jonathan Pollard landed in Israel early Wednesday morning, one month after his parole restrictions were lifted and five years after he was released from U.S. federal prison...

 

Israel leads world in vaccines

(JNS) - 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...

 
 By ISRAEL21c    News    January 8, 2021

You can kill Covid with a flick of a switch, study shows

As the world continues to race toward a vaccine for Covid-19, new Israeli research shows that the humble light bulb could become a major player in the fight against the pandemic. Researchers have...

 
 By Shahar Klaiman    News    January 8, 2021

Right livid with Gantz

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Prominent figures on Israel’s right are furious with Defense Minister Benny Gantz for telling London-based Saudi news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat in a recent interview that he does not envision full regional peace without th...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    January 1, 2021

Israel will have new election in March - fourth in two years

(JTA & JNS) - Israel's Knesset, or parliament, dissolved Tuesday night after failing to pass the 2020 budget, triggering the need for a new election. The exact date could change through a...

 
 By Shahar Klaiman    News    January 1, 2021

Saudi dilemma on path to peace with Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - The peace deal with Morocco is the fourth accord between Israel and an Arab state to sideline the Palestinian issue. While the leaders of Abu Dhabi, Manama and Khartoum had al...

 
 By Naama Barak    News    January 1, 2021

252 new immigrants arrive in Israel

(Israel21C via JNS) - Immigrants from the Jewish "lost tribe" of Bnei Menashe landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport this week to build a new life in Israel. Hailing from Northeast India, the...

 
 By Paul Shindman    News    January 1, 2021

Israel bans non-citizens, sends Israelis to hotels

Israel on Monday decided to ban the entry of all non-citizens into the country for the next 10 days in a bid to keep a new mutated version of the coronavirus from reaching the country. It also decided to send citizens to coronavirus hotels to...

 
 By Tess Levy    News    January 1, 2021

The Tel Aviv neighborhood that flourished during Covid

(ISRAEL21c ) - Pink, green, orange and blue plastic chairs permeate the intersection between HaShuk and Levinsky streets. Dozens of 20-somethings recline into them, nestled into this corner...

 

Special-needs Israeli adults find meaningful work on kibbutz farm

(Israel21C via JNS) - Moringa and turmeric aren't well-known crops in Israel. But when the ones being cultivated at Kibbutz Shluchot in the north of the country reach the market, you can rest assured...

 

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

(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...

 

The faces of forgiveness in the wake of terror

Ten years ago, two Palestinian Arabs lay in prey on a pristine hiking trail on the slopes of the Judean mountains outside Jerusalem. Unlike terrorists who blow up buses, cafes, or attack civilians on...

 

Over 50,000 Israelis have already visited the UAE since peace deal signing

(JTA) — Over 50,000 Israelis have visited the United Arab Emirates since the recent normalization pact between Israel and the UAE, according to a report this week in The Washington Post. That number is the result of only two weeks of open commercia...

 
 By Yori Yalon    News    December 25, 2020

Hasmonean-era oil lamp found in Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a candle-holder from the Hasmonean period in the City of David in Jerusalem. The 2,000-year-old lantern, which has been preserved in its...

 

Funds still needed for Reform/ Progressive synagogue in Israel

Former Orlando Jewish community resident and daughter of Arnold Stein, Lori Erlich, has sent Heritage an update about the progress of Kehilat Yonatan, the Reform/Progressive synagogue and...

 

Netanyahu wants first vaccine

(JTA) - As Israel received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Twitter that he aimed to be the first person in the country to receive the...

 

Israel prepares vehicles for flu shots and mobile COVID-19 vaccines

(ISRAEL21c via JNS) - In preparation for the flu season and the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines needing special refrigeration, three mobile vaccination caravans were commissioned by Magen David Adom,...

 

Benny Gantz: 'Yair Lapid can't form a government, and he knows it'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — The Knesset still has not dispersed, and a date for the next election has not been set. But the turmoil in the anti-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu camp continued unabated and even intensified over the weekend. Blue and...

 

Israeli diabetes breakthrough

People who suffer from diabetes frequently require insulin shots, causing pain, inconvenience, and visible scars that do not heal. To address this pressing healthcare issue, a company based in Israel developed the first oral insulin capsule, called...

 

Major Israeli insurance firm hacked; prominent clientele information compromised

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — The personal information of thousands of Israelis was compromised on Tuesday, following a massive hack into the database of a major local insurance company. The Capital Markets Authority and the National Cyber Directorate...

 

Israel looks headed for more elections as Benny Gantz backs bill to dissolve parliament

(JTA) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday that his party will back a bill crafted by the opposition in parliament to dissolve the government, likely sending Israel to its fourth election in two years. The votes from Gantz’s Blue a...

 

Friedman on feat of Abraham Accords: 'Gulf interests largely in line with those of Israel'

(JNS) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman detailed the negotiation process that led to the signing of the Abraham Accords, as well as talked about the future of other Arab countries expected to normalize relations with the Jewish state, in...

 

Israel opens tenders for construction of 1,257 housing units in Givat Hamatos

(JNS) - Israel moved ahead on Sunday with plans laid out in February to build 1,257 housing units in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Hamatos. The Israel Lands Authority opened...

 

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