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  • Israeli study reveals why some COVID-19 patients do much worse than others

    By jwadmin on May 20, 2020
    By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN (Israel21c via JNS) – An immune system run amok may be responsible for some COVID-19 patients faring worse than others, suggests a new international study led by immunology researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science. In the study, published in the journal Cell on May 7 under the title, “Host-viral infection maps reveal signatures of severe COVID-19 patients,” […]
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  • New Israeli unity government vows to continue corona response, apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

    By jwadmin on May 20, 2020
    By DOV LIPMAN (JNS) – After more than 500 days of political instability and three consecutive national elections, Israel’s 35th government was officially sworn in on Sunday, May 17. The installation of a unity government on Sunday concludes months of intense political battles that challenged Israel’s fragile parliamentary system and brings together former political opponents Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the […]
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  • Israel notes its 72nd birthday; Population reaches 9.2 million

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2020
    (JNS) – As Israel celebrates its 72nd birthday at press time,  the country’s population stands at nearly 9.2 million, according to data released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday, April 26. Israel grew by 171,000 people since last year’s Independence Day, according to the CBS, with analysts predicting that Israel will be home to 15.2 million people by […]
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  • In midst of global pandemic, Israeli defense company quietly changed face of hospitals

    By jwadmin on May 13, 2020
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – The arrival of the coronavirus global pandemic came as suddenly for Israel’s Rafael defense company as it did to many other companies, yet it took very little time for Rafael to spring into action and quietly transform the face of Israeli hospitals wards. “Our Nature As A Nation” “Part of the Israeli DNA is to […]
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  • Noting Lag B’Omer rare coin from Bar Kochba revolt unveiled

    By jwadmin on May 13, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – A rare bronze coin from the period of the Bar Kochba revolt has been unveiled by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The coin, which was presented on Monday, 11, was discovered in archaeological excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority in the William Davidson Archaeological Park, located in the Old City of Jerusalem between the Temple […]
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  • Israel CYCLING TEAM first in world to return to training, preparing for Tour de France

    By jwadmin on May 13, 2020
    Israel’s only professional cycling team, Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN), on May 12 began its’ first training camp since the coronavirus outbreak, in preparation for the team’s first e appearance in the Tour de France later this year. The three days of intensive riding in northern Israel makes ISN the first team competing at professional cycling’s highest level, the World Tour, […]
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  • China’s coronavirus cover-up and the implications for Israel

    By jwadmin on May 7, 2020
    By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON (JNS) – Growing calls for an investigation into China’s handling and possible cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak have observers debating the potential implications for both Israeli and U.S. policy on China. In Israel, there was concern over Chinese penetration of key areas of the economy even before the pandemic. China is Israel’s second-largest trading partner after […]
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  • Israel approves Christian missionary TV channel, sparking public uproar

    By jwadmin on May 6, 2020
    By MALKAH FLEISHER (JNS) – A new evangelical Christian channel whose mission is to “take the message of Yeshua our Messiah to all of Israel 24/7, 365 days a year” has began broadcasting in Israel in Hebrew, after signing a seven-year contract with Israeli cable provider HOT. The Shelanu (Hebrew for “Ours”) TV channel is a branch of GOD TV, […]
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  • Op-ed: Israel–impact nation — makes strides in the age of COVID 19

    By jwadmin on May 6, 2020
    By Ambassador DANI DAYAN The consul general of Israel in New York From my home in New York City, I ponder our surreal situation across the globe, as nations find themselves in lockdown, battling the coronavirus crisis. As our world faces a global pandemic with catastrophic consequences, human lives are impacted in every way from the Capital Region to Tel […]
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  • Israel to give $60 million to COVID-19 vaccine research

    By jwadmin on May 6, 2020
    By AARON BANDLER (Jewish Journal via JNS) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday, May 4, that the Israeli government will provide $60 million toward efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Netanyahu announced the pledge in a pre-recorded video during a European Commission-hosted virtual marathon to raise money for the World Health Organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other […]
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