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Israel: Pfizer vaccine 39% effective in halting Delta

Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine provided a strong shield against hospitalization and more severe disease in cases caused by the contagious delta variant in Israel in recent weeks, even though it was just 39% effective in preventing …

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Tel Aviv to use DNA base to catch careless dog owners

Dog owners in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv will soon have to register their pet's DNA in a database of the city's canine residents. The new rule comes after local councillors approved a by-law aimed at curbing the amount of dog …

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Jewish visits spark clashes at Jerusalem Holy Site

Brief clashes erupted on Sunday between Israeli police and Palestinians at Al Aqsa mosque over visits by Jews to the compound revered in Judaism as the site of two destroyed Biblical temples. No serious injuries were reported in what …

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Netanyahu corruption trial delayed until September

After a request from the prosecution for a further delay in the ongoing corruption trial of former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the next hearing will be pushed off until September. The state prosecutor requested that the …

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UAE opens its embassy in Israel

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened its embassy in Israel on Wednesday in the presence of Israeli President Isaac Herzog. UAE ambassador to Israel Mohamed al-Khaja and the Israeli president cut the opening tape during the embassy …

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Netanyahu vacates official residence after 12 years

Israeli Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left his official residence in West Jerusalem early Sunday, one month after losing his post to his successor Naftali Bennett, according to  The Jerusalem Post. The Israeli …

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Israel bans travel to Uzbekistan, Belarus

Israel's Ministry of Health has issued a new travel ban to Uzbekistan and Belarus, citing a high level of coronavirus morbidity, The Weekend Leader reports.  The new measure starting from July 12 will enlarge an existing list …

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Israel's active COVID-19 cases rise to 2,438

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Israel rose to 2,438, the highest since April 17, the Israeli Ministry of Health said Sunday. Meanwhile, the ministry reported 269 new cases, raising the total infections in the country to …

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Israel reimposes masks amid new virus fears

Israel has reintroduced a requirement to wear masks indoors amid a rise in coronavirus cases, just days after it lifted the measure. Concern has grown after the country recorded more than 100 new daily cases in successive days after …

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Israeli foreign minister to make first visit to UAE

Israel’s new foreign minister Yair Lapid will head to the United Arab Emirates next week for the first known visit by a top Israeli diplomat to the Gulf Arab country, the ministry said Monday. Lapid’s trip comes after …

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Israel drops last coronavirus requirement

Israel told its citizens they could stop wearing masks indoors on Tuesday, ending one of its last main restrictions as new COVID-19 infections continued to wane even as vaccinations tapered off after a record rollout. Children headed to …

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