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Are the un-vaccinated healthier?

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Do citizens have the right to decide if they want to take a vaccine, and/or give them to their children?
Yesterday, 23:39

Watch: Biden becomes teary-eyed as he remembers his late son

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
President-elect in speech in Delaware: My only regret is that Beau is not here, we should be introducing him as president.
Yesterday, 23:29

PM unveils plan to combat crime in Arab-Israeli sector

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Netanyahu vows to combat crime epidemic in Arab sector with three-pronged plan.
Yesterday, 23:05

Watch: Farewell address of President Donald Trump

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
US President releases farewell address, one day before he leaves the White House.
Yesterday, 23:00

New Jewish Home chairperson: Hagit Moshe

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Hagit Moshe wins Jewish Home primaries.
Yesterday, 22:58

Arab Spring returns in Tunisia

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Protestors in Tunisia have begun reusing chants from the Arab Spring era to demand the toppling of the government. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 22:56

IDF attacks positions in Gaza Strip

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The IDF has begun attacking targets in the Gaza Strip in response to earlier rocket fire from the area.

Yesterday, 22:52

Prof. Talia Eldar-Geva: 'Prime Minister, Health Minister decided to allow experiments'

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Shaare Zedek Endocrinology Director: 'Year ago, PM, HM decided to allow pharmaceutical companies to conduct experiments in Israel.'
Yesterday, 22:50

Poll: Bennett stable, Sa'ar plunging, Smotrich doesn't pass threshold

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Yesh Atid receives 14 seats according to poll, Yamina led by Naftali Bennett receives 13 seats.
Yesterday, 22:48

Nigeria medics desperate for COVID-19 vaccines

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Coronavirus cases rise in Nigeria while government officials struggle to bring more vaccines to the country. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 22:44

Capitol rioters call for Presidential pardon

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Several of those charged in the Capitol riots have asked for President Trump to include them in a large slate of last-minute pardons in appreciation for their support of his presidency. (AP)

Yesterday, 22:32

Jewish Home has a new leader

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hagit Moshe, deputy mayor of Jerusalem, has been elected the leader of the Jewish Home party. (Party Spokesperson)

Yesterday, 22:28

Spanish court acquits BDS activists who harassed Matisyahu

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Valencia Appeals Court acquits 11 activists behind demand Jewish-American singer Matisyahu declare support for PA statehood of hate crime.
Yesterday, 22:27

Moderna investigating reactions to vaccine

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A company spokesman says that Moderna is looking into possible allergic reactions to its COVID-19 vaccine. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 22:26

Cruise and GM partner with Microsoft

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Several motor companies team up with Microsoft to make a play for the autonomous vehicles market. (AP)

Yesterday, 22:18

Kuwait announces virus variant

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Kuwait authorities say they have seen the first instances of the British mutation of COVID-19 in their country. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 21:59

Missing teen found

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Police report that 16-year-old Shelly Peres has been located. (Police Spokesperson)

Yesterday, 21:58

Hundreds of thousands of flags to cover National Mall

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Due to public health concerns that prevent the usual crowds from gathering, Biden's inauguration will be attended by two hundred thousand flags. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 21:47

More soldiers pulled from inauguration

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The US National Guard has continued removing soldiers from the upcoming presidential inauguration for fear of ties to militant groups. (Washington Post)

Yesterday, 21:43

Hopkins University: US death toll sets record again.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

COVID-19 has killed more than 400,000 in the USA, with this week setting yet another new mortality record. (Hopkins)

Yesterday, 21:41

Shkreli's bid for release denied

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Pharmaceuticals mogul Martin Shkreli was denied compassionate release today, after asking to be let out of prison on account of his deteriorating mental and physical health. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 21:38

Vaccination stations to deploy vaccine reserves

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

With a new deal from Pfizer in the works, vaccination stations have been instructed to start using up vaccines that had been held in reserve as second doses in anticipation of frequent shipments of inoculations. (Channel 13)

Yesterday, 21:36

Hospitalized pregnant women caught British variant

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
At least 3 of pregnant women whose condition deteriorated infected with British variant, according to study under Dr. Sharon Elrai-Price.
Yesterday, 21:18

Live: US Department of Defense press briefing on Washington situation

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Defense Department officials brief reporters at the Pentagon.
Yesterday, 21:08

Trump pardons Israeli prisoner

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

On his last day in office, President Trump issues a presidential pardon to Israeli national Eli Winstein.

Yesterday, 21:07

Polish Parliament turns to Israel for ideas

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
A special meeting in the Polish parliament saw MPs hearing from Israeli professionals on how to protect their public from COVID-19.
Yesterday, 21:02

Police converge on Haredi wedding

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

For the second time in two days, large numbers of police officers are closing in on a crowded wedding in Bnei Brak. (Channel 12)

Yesterday, 20:39

Rocket fire from Gaza

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A rocket fired from Gaza to Israel has landed in an open field near Nachal Oz. No warning siren sounded.

Yesterday, 20:37

16-year-old girl missing

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Israel Police request the public's assistance finding 16-year-old Shelly Peres, last seen in the town of Karmiah in southern Israel, She is described as 165 cm tall, of slender build, last seen wearing black clothing. (Police Spokesperson)

Yesterday, 20:34

Militia members arrested for Capitol riots.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Authorities have arrested affiliates of the self-proclaimed militia group Oath Keepers for their suspected role in the Capitol riots. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 20:33

Las Vegas Israeli-American community honor Sheldon Adelson

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
400 members of community attend Israeli-American Council event in memory of Jewish billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson.
Yesterday, 20:32

Georgia confirms new Senators

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The state of Georgia has confirmed victory for Ossoff and Warnock in their bid for the US Senate.

Yesterday, 20:26

Jewish Home primaries nearing completion

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

87% of voters have cast their ballot for the next leader of the Jewish Home party.

Yesterday, 20:26

Iran and Turkey stymie UN disarmament conference

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Both Iran and Turkey have vetoed the participation of other countries in talks about nuclear disarmament, to the dismay of powers such as the USA and Britain. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 20:14

Museum looks to get Trump baby blimp

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
A protest balloon depicting Trump as a diaper-clad baby is being preserved in a British museum.
Yesterday, 20:03

Judging Torah scholars favorably

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Israel's first Chief Ashkenazi rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism explains Psalm 125: We all consider ourselves judges of those who teach us.
Yesterday, 20:01

Israeli basketball, soccer to make return

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Coalition chairman, MK Miki Zohar of the Likud, registered a political victory with the approval of the country's soccer and basketball leagues to return to action.

Once the nationwide lockdown measures are rescinded on Jan 31, the leagues will continue regular scheduling.

Zohar said that this was the only correct decision since "there is no justification in keeping the leagues shut down."

Yesterday, 19:56

Likud MK joins hunger strike

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Likud MK Nissim Vaturi arrived at the protest tent where Yesha Council Head Yossi Dagan has been on hunger strike over the government's refusal to legalize new settlements.

Vaturi announced he is joining Dagan in the hunger strike against the government's policies.

Yesterday, 19:54

Trump Administration declares China Uighur policy 'genocide'

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Pompeo: 'PRC has committed genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang.'
Yesterday, 19:46

The ultimate loss for the US

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
The deep rifts that have affected American society as a result of this unprecedented political conflict must surely be addressed. Op-ed.
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