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Only 0.2% of fully vaccinated citizens develop COVID-19 symptoms by TOI Staff

f210308ma26-640x400.png Out of over 3.3 million two-shot recipients studied, only 907 get sick, and fewer than 1% test positive ...
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Israel’s ahead-of-the-world vaccine rollout offers hope for countries lagging behind by Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Karin Brulliard

ijgcjadylui6xfendfds42bvee.jpg_xtr_w=32.png JERUSALEM — Israel's fastest-in-the world vaccine campaign, which reached half its citizens as of Sunday, is offering other countries the first real-life look at how mass inoculation can bend the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
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Major Israeli study finds Pfizer jab 94 per cent effective in ‘real world’ use by Paul Nuki

telemmglpict000247183320_trans_nvbqzqnjv4bq1qk9fs0wd7qu0edcddqwlutobukgz014y3elo The results, which were carefully controlled and cover 1.2m people, are better than expected and likely to improve as more data comes in ...
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US Senate agrees to keep funding Jerusalem Embassy by Ron Kampeas

02-05-2021-jerusalem-embassy-2160x1200.png The US Senate passed an amendment to provide funding for its Jerusalem Embassy, making it even more unlikely that it could be moved back to Tel Aviv. Notably, Bernie Sanders (Jewish) was one of three Senators opposing the amendment. ...
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Guidance regarding COVID-9 vaccine by OU Orthodox Union

The following is shared based on the guidance of our poskim, Harav Hershel Schachter שליט”א and Harav Mordechai Willig שליט”א, with the support of Harav Dovid Cohen שליט”א. Read the complete statement on Vaccine advice from the OU ...
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Sudan and Israel agree to normalize ties, the third such accord since August by Anne Gearan and Steve Hendrix

imrs.php?src=https%3a%2f%2fd1i4t8bqe7zgj6.cloudfront.net%2f10-23-2020%2ft_e09c12 Sudan and Israel have agreed to begin normalizing relations and set aside decades of hostility, President Trump and leaders of both nations said Friday, marking the third such accord brokered by the White House in the weeks leading up to the U.S. presidential election. ...
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The Middle East’s new map by Robert D Kaplan

2020-09-15t185245z_1013216477_rc25zi9k4tjq_rtrmadp_3_israel-gulf-usa.jpg?itok=mm The imminent establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and two Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, is part of an on-going process of security cooperation going back many years. While that robs the event of some drama, it also increases its significance. It means that the process of ending the era of Arab-Israeli confrontation will continue, culminating perhaps in a political upheaval in Iran. That is the road that the Middle East may now be on ...
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Normalisation of relations between Bahrain and Israel by Whitehouse

Remarks by President Trump on the Announcement of Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain ...
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UAE’s warm welcome to Israelis reflects changing region by Aron Heller

2pijmtxmp4i6vpiidmibgk2fr4.jpg_xtr_w=691.png In less than 24 hours on the ground, Israel’s first-of-its-kind delegation to the United Arab Emirates received a warm welcome that would have been nearly unthinkable just a few weeks ago. ...
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UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal by Jon Gambrella

800.jpeg.png The ruler of the United Arab Emirates issued a decree Saturday formally ending the country’s boycott of Israel amid a U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the two countries. ...
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Another Israel-Arab deal expected in coming weeks: Israeli ambassador to US by Emily Judd

27395882-e6f6-41c3-b894-a836fa781f99_16x9_600x338.png Ambassador Ron Dermer sat down for an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya English on Friday, in which he predicts more Israel-Arab agreements will be announced soon. He also responded to critics of the deal and weighed in on remaining obstacles that must be overcome to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ...
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Israel’s stand against Iranian ambitions brings neighbours to the peace table by Alex Ryvchin

The agreement is the most significant diplomatic development in the Middle East since Israel signed a peace treaty with Jordan in 1994 and it formalises a regional realignment that has been occurring clandestinely for decades. ...
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The joyous Israel-UAE peace deal by Stephen Daisley

gettyimages-1228031816.jpg?format=jpg_xtr_width=1920_xtr_height=1080_xtr_fit=cro States, countries welcome Diplomatic agreement between UAE and Israel ...
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Taking a Jewish approach to U.S. history by Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

cov-give-me-liberty-1244x858.png When facing history’s challenges, better to squirm than sanitize. The two of us were born into very different societies and encountered different forms of anti-Semitism. Nevertheless, those contrasting experiences made us each appreciate the power of America’s redemptive ideals as part of our Jewish understanding that history is three dimensional. ...
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Israel gifts medical supplies to Province 2 Himalaya by Editors

In support of the Government of Nepal’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu dispatched medical supplies to the Ministry of Social Development in Province 2, which has been worst hit by the pandemic. ...
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Australia-Israel relationship a ‘mateship’ based on trade, trust and mutual values by Eliana Rudee

etarg3exyammbmj-880x495.png “It is in our national interest to see Israel succeed as a liberal democracy in the Middle East, and Australia continues to strongly support its right to exist within secure and internationally recognized borders,” said Australian Ambassador to Israel Chris Cannan. ...
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30-minute COVID-19 test developed in Israel; inventor predicts it will go global by Nathan Jeffay

istock-1215518076-640x400.png AID Genomics says its tech will make on-the-spot testing a reality, getting regular life up and running; chief scientist says it can check planeload of passengers in an hour ...
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4 Palestinian banks cancel Terrorists’ ATM cards and salaries by Maurice Hirsch

logo.png This could be the first time in over a decade that the PA did not pay salaries to terrorists, with banks appearing to buck the pay-for-slay policy for fear of legal ramifications. ...
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US no longer holds that Israeli settlements are illegal by BBC Editors

_106331461_mediaitem106331460.png BBC reports that The US has shifted its position (or rather reverted to one of its previous positions) on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law. ...
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