Y Rabinovitz

Y Rabinovitz

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New study shows Paxlovid offers 'no significant benefit' to those under the age of 65

Data suggests younger people using the Pfizer drug may have increased COVID mortality.

New study shows Paxlovid offers 'no significant benefit' to those under the age of 65

Is Mansour Abbas prepared to bring the government down?

Coalition lacks votes to pass Regulations Law "without which, Israeli life in Judea & Samaria will become impossible."

Is Mansour Abbas prepared to bring the government down?

Rabbi Uri Zohar z"l has passed away

Legendary performer who became observant later in life has passed away at the age of 86.

Rabbi Uri Zohar z"l has passed away

State Department: U.S. is committed to opening Palestinian consulate in J'lem

Previous reports suggested the Americans had backtracked on plan, hopes now dashed.

State Department: U.S. is committed to opening Palestinian consulate in J'lem

New study links COVID vaccines to 25% increase in cardiac arrest for both males & females

Study based on data from emergency services. COVID infection itself not linked to increase in cardiovascular complications.

New study links COVID vaccines to 25% increase in cardiac arrest for both males & females

New research shows wearing face-masks increases inhaled CO2 to dangerous levels

Effect even more pronounced in children, after just a few minutes of mask-wearing & without physical exertion.

New research shows wearing face-masks increases inhaled CO2 to dangerous levels

CDC warns of COVID rebound after Paxlovid treatment

CDC admits COVID can recur even in "patients who have been vaccinated and boosted."

CDC warns of COVID rebound after Paxlovid treatment

National Institutes of Health director admits to hiding Chinese genome sequences

NIH director says data on origins of SARS-CoV-2 was withdrawn "following Chinese request."

National Institutes of Health director admits to hiding Chinese genome sequences

An illegal maneuver? Kahana is de facto Religious Affairs Minister even after resigning

Supreme Court invalidated precisely this situation in 2015 following a petition by the Yesh Atid party.

An illegal maneuver? Kahana is de facto Religious Affairs Minister even after resigning

New study shows obese people have weak response to COVID shots - unless naturally immune

Obese people with prior COVID infection had identical antibody response. Those without had response at least 3x weaker.

New study shows obese people have weak response to COVID shots - unless naturally immune

A year later: Knesset committee approves compensation package for Meron disaster victims

NIS 500 thousand to be transferred to each family once government authorizes legislation.

A year later: Knesset committee approves compensation package for Meron disaster victims

Invasion of privacy? New bill allows police to access facial recognition camera data

Bill would permit police to access, store, & use data without a court order or judicial oversight.

Invasion of privacy? New bill allows police to access facial recognition camera data

New study: Face mask usage correlates with higher death rates

Using data from 35 countries and 602m people, study confirms previous research, cautions masks "may have harmful unintended consequences."

New study: Face mask usage correlates with higher death rates

An end to kosher phones? Haredi MKs decry Communication Minister's 'dictatorial' decision

Yoaz Hendel claims he is promoting "freedom of choice" while unblocking content the haredi community considers abhorrent.

An end to kosher phones? Haredi MKs decry Communication Minister's 'dictatorial' decision

New study shows antibody levels not predictive of protection against COVID infection

Trial participants, all healthcare workers, with fewer titers didn't contract COVID while those with more did.

New study shows antibody levels not predictive of protection against COVID infection

Agudath Israel of America issues mezuzah warning

Mainstream Judaica stores found to be selling invalid mezuzahs. If you think you're getting a bargain, think again.

Agudath Israel of America issues mezuzah warning

Why are children at less risk from COVID?

Less than 1 in 20,000 children die with COVID and almost all of them have significant comorbidities.

Why are children at less risk from COVID?

Israeli woman & her Jewish father feared to be in Russian detention in Ukraine

Tatiana Kumok posted Facebook footage of Russian soldiers in her home town of Melitopol. She and her father were arrested just hours later.

Israeli woman & her Jewish father feared to be in Russian detention in Ukraine

Turkey: Ukraine & Russia are 'close to an agreeement'

Ukrainian presidential adviser concurs while insisting, "anything that relates to our sovereignty isn't going anywhere.”

Turkey: Ukraine & Russia are 'close to an agreeement'

Study: Anti-psychotic medication causes memory impairment

Sophisticated study shows cognition improves over time regardless of treatment; only effect of medication was to impair memory function.

Study: Anti-psychotic medication causes memory impairment

British hostages held in Iran released after 5 years

Anoosheh Ashoori was convicted of spying for the Mossad; Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's regime.

British hostages held in Iran released after 5 years

Over 100,000 Britons offer their spare rooms to Ukrainian refugees

"Homes for Ukraine" scheme provides housing for unlimited number of refugees for six months, with government compensation for hosts.

Over 100,000 Britons offer their spare rooms to Ukrainian refugees

Russia We secured exemption from sanctions on trade with Iran

"We received written guarantees," said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Deal now appears imminent.

Russia We secured exemption from sanctions on trade with Iran

Former UK Air Force chief: Nuclear war a real possibility

Concrete fears would explain NATO's unwillingness to impose no-fly zone over Ukraine.

Former UK Air Force chief: Nuclear war a real possibility

Kyiv's mayor: The Russians will never enter our city

As the Russians close in, shelling buildings within the city limits, Kyiv mayor and former boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko remains defiant.

Kyiv's mayor: The Russians will never enter our city

Sharansky: Israel will pay a huge price for trying to remain neutral in Ukraine

Former Prisoner of Zion explains why it is in Israel's best interests to take a firm stand against Russia, not just for moral reasons.

Sharansky: Israel will pay a huge price for trying to remain neutral in Ukraine

CIA chief: Putin won't succeed in taking Kyiv, but he won't back down either

CIA head William Burns predicts Russia will "grind down Ukrainian army with no regard for civilian casualties."

CIA chief: Putin won't succeed in taking Kyiv, but he won't back down either

Shell to divest from Russia, U.S. gas prices hit new record high

Company pledges to donate profits from remaining stocks of Russian crude to Ukrainian refugee fund.

Shell to divest from Russia, U.S. gas prices hit new record high

Convoy of Russian warships sighted off Odessa

Ukraine is mining Odessa's beaches after concrete U.S. warnings of imminent amphibious landings.

Convoy of Russian warships sighted off Odessa

Anonymous claims evidence of internal power struggle in Kremlin

According to hacking collective, warnings of assassination attempt against Pres. Zelensky were leaked by Russian Security Service.

Anonymous claims evidence of internal power struggle in Kremlin

Ukrainian delegation arrives at talks, Russian negotiator claims desire to reach agreement

Zelenskiy: “Let them try so that not a single citizen of Ukraine will have any doubt that I tried to stop the war.”

Ukrainian delegation arrives at talks, Russian negotiator claims desire to reach agreement

Zelenskiy pessimistic regarding outcome of talks with Russia

“But let’s try, so that no Ukrainian will have any doubt that I tried to stop the war when there was even a chance.”

Zelenskiy pessimistic regarding outcome of talks with Russia

Russia, Ukraine to begin negotiations Monday

Negotiations to be held on border between Ukraine & Belarus, despite Belarus' support of Russian invasion.

Russia, Ukraine to begin negotiations Monday

Watch: Russia pours more tanks, armored vehicles into Ukraine

CNN reporter on Russo-Ukrainian border points to long column of tanks headed for the front line in Kharkiv.

Watch: Russia pours more tanks, armored vehicles into Ukraine

Watch: Anti-war protesters in St. Petersburg, Russia

Despite real danger of being arrested, huge crowds of Russians have turned out to protest against the war on Ukraine.

Watch: Anti-war protesters in St. Petersburg, Russia

Ukraine asks Turkey to close Straits to Russian warships

As late as yesterday, Erdogan was hoping not to have to take sides. Turkey has strong ties with both Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine asks Turkey to close Straits to Russian warships

Watch: Russian missile attack on Ivano Frankivsk airport in western Ukraine

Most if not all of Ukraine's airports, including this one near the Hungarian border, have been attacked.

Watch: Russian missile attack on Ivano Frankivsk airport in western Ukraine

Watch: Ukraine's UN ambassador confronts Russian counterpart at Security Council

"This isn't called a war - it's called a special military operation in the Donbas," says Russian ambassador.

Watch: Ukraine's UN ambassador confronts Russian counterpart at Security Council

War averted? Russia recalls a number of troops to base

After meeting with German Chancellor, Putin stresses "absolute duty as heads of government" to avoid plunging Europe into war.

War averted? Russia recalls a number of troops to base

New study suggests 50% of people have innate immunity to COVID

36 people had virus dripped into their noses. Only 18 became infected.

New study suggests 50% of people have innate immunity to COVID