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Say yes to the world’ but no to the Jews: Lufthansa’s anti-Semitic scandal

The airline must recognize that its staff implemented an anti-Semitic policy and apologize for it if it wants to retain credibility. Op-ed.

Yes to the world’ but no to Jews:Lufthansa's antisemitic scandal

Mask requirement on flights likely to be abolished

Health authorities mulling ending requirement to wear masks on flights.

Mask requirement on flights likely to be abolished

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

Watch: Passengers 'rejoice' as masks come off mid-flight

Many Americans say they still prefer to wear protective masks to ensure their wellbeing.

Watch: Passengers 'rejoice' as masks come off mid-flight player

US government appeals court ruling which lifted mask mandate

The move comes after a judge struck down the COVID-19 mask mandate, stating that it exceeded the CDC's statutory authority.

US government appeals court ruling which lifted mask mandate

Federal judge lifts CDC air travel, transportation mask mandate

Judge strikes down mandate after ruling that it was not lawfully implemented by the CDC.

Federal judge lifts CDC air travel, transportation mask mandate

COVID cases still rising but number of seriously ill remains stable

Prof. Nachman Ash: "We'll be able to lift face mask requirements soon."

COVID cases still rising but number of seriously ill stable

DeSantis to high school students: 'Take off your masks'

'Please take those off, they don't do anything,' Florida governor tells high school students. 'This is COVID theater.'

DeSantis to high school students: 'Take off your masks'player

CDC: More than 90% of US population in in areas where masks aren't needed

Some 93% of the US population live in locations where people no longer need to wear masks indoors, says CDC.

Most of US population in areas where masks aren't needed

House to lift mask mandate ahead of State of the Union

The moves comes after the CDC eased its mask recommendation for most Americans.

House to lift mask mandate ahead of State of the Union

Unmasked

It is the time to take a look at what we seek to achieve by wearing Purim masks and the breaking down of our covid masking policies. Op-ed.

Unmasked

Parent arrested for threatening to burn down Jewish school over mask policy

A parent was arrested after saying he would ‘burn’ down his son’s Orthodox Jewish day school over mask requirements.

Parent arrested for calling to torch Jewish school over masks

Israel Freedom Convoy heads for Jerusalem

Protesters demand cancellation of govt emergency powers, end to discrimination based on vaccination status.

Israel Freedom Convoy heads for Jerusalem

New York is lifting its mask mandates. Will synagogues follow suit?

New York State's mask mandate expires - but will synagogues continue to require wearing masks?

NY is lifting its mask mandates. Will synagogues follow suit?

Watch: Illinois high schoolers stage walkout over mask mandate

"We’ve complied for two years. The science no longer supports it. Neither do we."

Watch: Illinois high schoolers stage walkout over mask mandate

Who is that? Kids find it more difficult than adults to recognize faces behind masks

Mask wearing can impact children's social interactions and ability to form relationships, say researchers from Israel and York University.

Kids struggle more than adults to recognize faces behind masks

New CDC study on mask efficacy under fire for methodology

'The paper is entirely, irredeemably flawed - it shouldn't have been published,' says health researcher as CDC mask study comes under fire.

New CDC study on mask efficacy under fire for methodology

Winsome Sears: This mask mandate will come to an end

Virginia lieutenant governor discusses upcoming Virginia Supreme Court ruling on mask mandates.

Winsome Sears: This mask mandate will come to an endplayer

New York judge strikes down mask mandate

New York judge rules the state's mask mandate is unconstitutional and a violation of state law.

New York judge strikes down mask mandate

Flight from Miami to London turns back after woman refuses to mask up

American Airlines plane turns around midflight because a passenger refused to wear a face mask.

Flight to London turns back after woman refuses to mask up

US to distribute N95 masks for free

Biden administration to announce plan to distribute hundreds of millions of free, high-quality masks.

US to distribute N95 masks for free

Mask-refuser attacks bus driver

Man refuses to wear mask in compliance with the law, attacks bus driver.

Mask-refuser attacks bus driver

Israel likely to impose mask mandate at outdoor events

Health Ministry likely to institute mask mandate for events with 100 participants or more, even in the open air.

Israel likely to impose mask mandate at outdoor events

California announces statewide mask mandate

California to impose statewide mask mandate in all indoor public spaces amid sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.

California announces statewide mask mandate

Biden to extend public transit mask mandate through mid-March

The move comes amid concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Biden to extend public transit mask mandate through mid-March

Tear gas sprayed on bus driver - over mask request

Police investigating youths who attacked bus driver in Negev Arab city.

Tear gas sprayed on bus driver - over mask request

Watch: Shuttle driver stabs 15-year-old over argument about mask

Driver arrested on suspicion of stabbing youth near station at Galilee school, after youth refused to wear a mask, cursed and spat at him.

Watch: Shuttle driver stabs 15-year-old over argument about mask

GOP member wears ‘Let’s go Brandon’ mask at House

South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan spotted wearing ‘Let’s go Brandon’ face mask on House floor.

GOP member wears ‘Let’s go Brandon’ mask at Houseplayer

'Do I need a face mask?' Merkel asks Bennett?

German Chancellor tells PM Bennett she had her second jab three months ago. "Then you're good," he tells her.

'Do I need a face mask?' Merkel asks Bennett?player

Police officers resigning in droves over vaccine mandate

Police allege they have not been provided 'reasonable alternatives' to masks.

Police officers resigning in droves over vaccine mandateplayer

Jerusalem couple joins lawsuit against airline mask mandates for the disabled

Class-action lawsuit filed by 13 flyers from the US and Israel against 7 US airlines alleging civil rights violations.

Jerusalem couple sues airlines over mask mandates for disabled

Florida governor: Sarasota school board mask mandate 'violates state law'

Gov. Ron DeSantis responds to Sarasota School Board passing a mask mandate for children.

Florida governor: School board mask mandate 'violates state law'player

Study: Children born during pandemic have reduced cognitive performance

Study cites face masks, lockdown, and maternal stress as possible causative factors.

Study: COVID babies have reduced cognitive performance

Florida Governor DeSantis threatens salaries of school officials who enforce mask mandates

Governor's office says salaries of school officials who violate order prohibiting mask mandates could face 'financial consequences.'

Fla. Gov. threatens salaries of school officials forcing masks

Watch: Man refuses to wear a mask - and is arrested

Man who refused to don mask in an enclosed mall is handcuffed and dragged out, as his wife looks on.

Watch: Man refuses to wear a mask - and is arrestedplayer

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Tour group accused of misbehavior and not following mask rules on flight from Kiev to Amsterdam.

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate

Order will require all individuals 5 years of age and up to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Louisiana reinstates indoor mask mandate

CDC: Vaccinated people should mask up indoors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues new guidelines on masking in response to spread of Delta variant.

CDC: Vaccinated people should mask up indoors

Los Angeles County to reimpose mask mandate

Los Angeles County will require residents to wear masks in indoor public spaces following spike in cases of COVID-19.

Los Angeles County to reimpose mask mandate

Israeli Health Ministry reimposes mask mandate Friday at noon

Just days after abolishing mask mandate, Israel reimposes indoor mask requirement.

Israel reimposes mask mandate