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UAE cabinet approves establishment of embassy in Tel Aviv

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FILE PHOTO: An Israeli flag, attached to a rock known as “Andromeda’s Rock”, flutters in the Mediterranean Sea as a Tel Aviv’s skyline of high-rise buildings is seen in the background, in Jaffa, Israel June 16, 2019. Picture taken June 16, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab......

Israeli army says it downed drone that came from Lebanon

Reuters
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s military said on Friday it downed a drone that crossed from Lebanon and would continue to protect its sovereignty. With frictions high between Israel and Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, drone activity is common along the border. It is not infrequent for one side to report......

Middle East leaders praise Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran as Biden takes office

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Leaders in the Middle East threw their weight behind the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, just days before U.S. President Joe Biden took office this week. The United Arab Emirates said it was “absolutely” in favor of continuing to pressure......

US ambassador to Israel Twitter account briefly includes West Bank, Gaza

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Laura Kelly The Twitter account for the U.S. ambassador to Israel suffered a potentially explosive diplomatic revision on Wednesday, with officials saying its description was inadvertently changed to read that it represented the U.S. mission to Israel, the West Bank and......

The UAE is on track to have half its population vaccinated by the end of March

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates is on its way to having half of its population vaccinated against the coronavirus before a deadline it set for itself at the end of March, according to the country’s health......

Israel is launching Covid immunity passports. Here’s what they allow you to do

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine at Clalit Health Services, in the ultra-Orthodox Israeli city of Bnei Brak, on January 6, 2021. JACK GUEZ | AFP | Getty Images Israel has been lauded for deploying what is currently the......

Cuomo needs to give Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination method a shot

NYPost
Post Editorial Board After Gov. Cuomo’s outrageous bungling, New York government is belatedly opening up more vaccination sites and trying to fix its overelaborate, confusing registration systems. But the gov still needs to loosen up in (at least) one vital way: Copying Israel in setting up a “standby” system so......

Israel expects to start vaccinating children by March, virus chief says

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares to administer a second vaccination injection against the coronavirus disease as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID-19 lockdown, at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital) in Tel Aviv, Israel January 10, 2021 REUTERS/ Ronen Zvulun JERUSALEM (Reuters) –......

Netanyahu orders advancement of West Bank settler housing projects

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a joint statement in Jerusalem January 7, 2021. Emil Salman/Pool via REUTERS JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Monday moves to advance the construction of some 800 homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, an official......

Mine-free River Jordan shrine ends 50 year wait for Epiphany

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QASR AL-YAHUD, West Bank (Reuters) – A shrine near the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism on the River Jordan hosted an Epiphany procession for the first time in more than 50 years on Sunday after it was declared free of landmines. Father Francesco Patton, the custodian of the Holy Land......

Here’s how New York can get its shot together — and finally beat COVID-19

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Post Editorial Board In a single day, Israel immunizes more people against COVID-19 than New York City has in total since receiving its first vaccine shipment on Dec. 14. The two have similar populations, but 1.6 million Israelis have gotten jabbed and just 168,000 Gothamites have. The problem is less......

Israel’s Covid vaccine rollout is the fastest in the world — here are some lessons for the rest of us

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine at Clalit Health Services, in the ultra-Orthodox Israeli city of Bnei Brak, on January 6, 2021. JACK GUEZ | AFP | Getty Images While the U.S., U.K. and Europe attempt to ramp up......

Israel expects to receive first Moderna coronavirus vaccines on Thursday

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker vaccinates a man against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, in Jerusalem December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel expects to receive its first shipment of Moderna Inc coronavirus vaccines on Thursday and will administer them to people......

Israel may try to provoke war with attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq – Iran’s Zarif

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FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 14, 2020. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday accused Israel of trying to provoke a war by planning attacks on U.S. forces in......

Israel says it has vaccinated 7% of its population against Covid, it’s less than 1% in U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man receives a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, at a Maccabi Healthcare Services branch in Ashdod, Israel December 29, 2020. Amir Cohen |......

Middle East peace deals were Trump’s mission impossible made possible: Goodwin

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Michael Goodwin Donald Trump’s legacy, like the man himself, will be complicated, but the one certainty will be his record of achieving what conventional wisdom said couldn’t be done. His world-shocking victory in the 2016 election is the best example, and commanding the development and approval of COVID-19 vaccines in......

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