Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu denies bribery charges as his corruption trial resumes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty on Monday to corruption charges at the resumption of his trial some six weeks before Israeli voters again pass judgment on his leadership. ‘I confirm the written answer submitted in my name,’ Netanyahu said, standing before a three-judge panel in a heavily-guarded Jerusalem District Court. He was … Read more

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews ignore Covid lockdown rules in Israel for Rabbi funeral

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis participated today in the funeral of a prominent rabbi in Jerusalem, flouting the country’s ban on large public gatherings amid the pandemic. Photographs showed the funeral procession for Rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, who died at age 99 and had recently suffered from Covid-19, winding its way through the streets of Jerusalem in … Read more

Covid Israel: Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza won’t be vaccinated

Israel is accused of ‘racism’ by Palestinian PM after excluding 4million people in the West Bank and Gaza from its Covid-19 vaccine program Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to vaccinate all citizens by April  Israel’s Arab citizens and Palestinians in East Jerusalem will get a dose Pledge will not, however, be extended to those … Read more

Sheldon Adelson’s coffin lands in Israel, is greeted by Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of Jerusalem burial

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and mega-donor to US President Donald Trump, who died on Tuesday aged 87 after a long illness, has been buried in Jerusalem.  The casino mogul’s coffin was greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Adelson’s wife Miriam on Thursday night, and was buried on Friday. The billionaire mogul and power broker, who built a … Read more

EU buys 300m more doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine amid criticism

The EU today announced it had bought another 300million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and approved a plan to scrape an extra dose out of each vial as the bloc tries to catch up to the faster rollouts in the US and Britain.  With Israel still leading the global race – having given jabs to … Read more

EU buys 300million more doses of Pfizer vaccine amid mounting anger at slow roll-out across bloc

The EU today announced it had bought another 300million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and approved a plan to scrape an extra dose out of each vial as the bloc tries to catch up to the faster rollouts in the US and Britain.  With Israel still leading the global race – having given jabs to … Read more

How Israel has leaped ahead in the vaccine race

Israel has leaped ahead in the global vaccine race by squeezing every last dose out of its vaccine supplies and using its efficient health system to launch a 24/7 immunisation drive with military help – with Benjamin Netanyahu making himself as visible as possible as he bids for re-election in March.  Some 1.4million Israelis have … Read more

How Israel has leaped ahead in the vaccine race

Israel has leaped ahead in the global vaccine race by squeezing every last dose out of its vaccine supplies and using its efficient health system to launch a 24/7 immunisation drive with military help – with Benjamin Netanyahu making himself as visible as possible as he bids for re-election in March.  Some 1.4million Israelis have … Read more