Manhattan Court Blocks NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for City Workers; Private Sector Next?

NYC Council member Kalman Yeger: “This will just lead to another court battle on religious freedom which New York will - once again - lose."

De Blasio’s Sweeping Vax Mandate Sparks Backlash In The Jewish Community

Many key community leaders publicly complained that the De Blasio administration did not consult or even inform them before the mayor’s Monday announcement.

Jordanian Court Jails Hospital Director Over COVID-19 Deaths Due to Lack of Oxygen

Public outrage over the deaths also led to the resignation of Jordan’s Health Minister, Nazir Obeidat.

NYC to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine in Private Sector

The mandate, which goes into effect on Dec. 27, does not apply to state employees such as MTA workers.

Three’s the Charm? Antigen Tests Again Required for Israeli Schoolchildren

"The reason the situation is good in the country is that we are taking quick and precise action."

Returning to Israel? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Israel will impose fines on persons arriving from overseas who do not undergo a second, required PCR test on the third or seventh day since their arrival.

Agudath Israel Slams NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Yeshiva, Non-Public School Employees

Some 56,000 employees in 938 Jewish, Catholic and other private schools are affected by the new requirement.

5 Cases of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Confirmed in New York

"This is not cause for alarm. We knew this variant was coming and we have the tools to stop the spread."

Omicron Arrives in the US

Omicron has been found in at least 20 other countries around the world.

Israeli Study Warns COVID-19 Can Result in Stillbirth

The researchers found the virus caused extensive damage to the placental tissue.

2 Israeli Doctors Contract Omicron

Both doctors were fully inoculated with two doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine plus a third, booster shot.

FDA Advisory Committee Backs Merck’s COVID-19 Pill. Pfizer’s Drug is Up Next.

The Israeli government has inked an agreement with Pfizer to import tens of thousands of doses of Paxlovid once it clears FDA approval.

Israel Launches Pandemic Information Center on Twitter

The Center provides bite-size content touching on main areas of interest raised by world leaders with the prime minister.

Corona Blamed for Increased Fetal Deaths in Israel Even as WHO Calls Omicron Variant...

The causes of intrauterine death are most likely the Coronavirus affecting the placenta, the metabolism, and oxygen transfer to the fetus.

Morocco Bans Arrivals for Next Two Weeks Due to Omicron

The new measure will be evaluated regularly and “adjustments” will be made “if necessary."

Arriving in Israel? Exit Airport Only Via Private Vehicle or Taxi

To encourage the use of private vehicles in both directions the price of long-term parking tickets is to be reduced by 50 percent.

UAE Delays Launch of Direct Flights to Tel Aviv

The decision by Emirates Airlines came in response to new restrictions by Israel at Ben Gurion International Airport.

Foreign Tourists Again Barred, Due to New COVID-19 ‘Omicron’ Variant

Israeli health officials will carry out sampling of sewage throughout the country, in order to locate latent morbidity of the new variant, the cabinet said.

NY Gov. Hochul Declares State of Emergency as COVID-19 Cases Spike

Hochul said she made the move in order to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages ahead of potential spikes of COVID-19 this winter.

New Covid Restrictions: No More Visitors to Israel Again

In response to the newly discovered 'Omicron' strain of the Coronavirus...

Bennett: Israel on Verge of ‘State of Emergency’ Over ‘Highly Transmissible’ New COVID-19 Variant...

Israel has identified at least four cases of the new variant in the country, including one person who had already received a third, booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine.

Israel Launches Cautionary Measures for New COVID-19 Variant B.1.1529

Incoming travelers who refuse to be checked will be obligated to undergo 14 days of isolation at the coronavirus hotel.

Israeli Corona Czar Says Fifth Wave Is Already Here

"I want to elicit the public's help in turning it off and returning to the descending graph."

Israel Mulls Fourth Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine as Fifth Wave Approaches

"If we pass the transmission rate of 1.2, we will have to use restrictions to reduce crowd sizes as a first stage."

Israel to Renew COVID-19 Antigen Tests in Schools After Chanukah

The Cabinet decided to extend the regulations implementing the Green Pass plan and restrictions on closed spaces by two weeks.

Bennett’s Son David, 9, Receives First COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

The prime minister called on Israeli parents to "come and have their children vaccinated. It is safe and it safeguards our children."

With Thousands Already Registered Israel Starts Vaccinations of Children Ages 5 – 11

About half of the new infections in recent days are in children between ages 0 and 11,

Israel, Russia, to Collaborate on Fighting Corona

Russia has been pushing its homemade vaccine relentlessly, especially in poor countries.

COVID-19 Vaccine Shots for Young Israeli Children Start Tuesday

Children ages 12 and up are already receiving the two-shot vaccination, as well as a third follow up booster shot.

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