Palestinian stabs two in Jerusalem shop before being shot, Israeli police say

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two people in a Jerusalem cosmetics shop on Monday before being shot and wounded by police, Israeli officials said, amid heightened tensions since a prison escape by Palestinian inmates a week ago. The incident came hours after a Palestinian used a screwdriver to

Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire, military says

Israel carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to Palestinian rocket fire into its territory, the Israeli military said.Tension between Israel and the Palestinians has risen over the past week, after six Palestinian militants escaped from a maximum security Israeli jail on

Israel's manhunt goes on for escaped Palestinian inmates' relatives

The Israeli army on Friday arrested more relatives of six escaped Palestinian prisoners, an advocacy body said, as troops kept up a massive manhunt in the occupied West Bank. Israel has poured troops into the Palestinian territory since Monday's breakout by six Palestinians from th

Israel ready for any scenario after prison escape

Israeli security agencies are working together to overcome any potential impact of the recent prison escape by Palestinian detainees from the high security Gilboa jail, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said yesterday. Bennett's remarks came during a meeting he held with officials to assess the situ

Israel’s COVID-19 success unravels amid case surge

Just months ago Israel had been praised for its inoculation drive which saw millions of people receiving COVID-19 shots with enormous speed making it one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. Authorities eased restrictions, opting for the new model that Tel Aviv called "living with corona

Israel rejects US plan to reopen Jerusalem embassy for Palestinians

Israel said on Wednesday that a U.S. plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem that has traditionally been a base for diplomatic outreach to Palestinians is a "bad idea" and could destabilize Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's new government. The prior administration of President Donald Trump

Israel registers record daily coronavirus cases

Israel on Tuesday recorded its highly daily coronavirus case tally of nearly 11,000 new infections, amid a surge caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant as schools prepare to re-open.The previous high came on January 18, with 10,118 cases.Despite Tuesday’s 10,947 confirmed cases, Is

Israel’s new leader to present Iran plan in first White House visit

New Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett plans to push for a new Iran strategy during his first White House visit.He is saying he will urge US President Joe Biden not to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.Biden’s aides hope the talks will set a positive tone for his relationship with

Israel launches COVID-19 antibody tests for children as young as 3

Israel has launched antibody testing for children aged as young as three, seeking information on the number of unvaccinated youths who have developed protection against coronavirus ahead of the new school year.Despite surging daily infections caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant, Israe

Israel’s PM Bennett receives Covid booster shot as infections surge

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett received a coronavirus vaccine booster shot on Friday, as the country began administering them to people aged 40 and over amid a spike in infections. At a public hospital in Kfar Saba, a central city near Bennett’s home, the 49-year-old Israeli premier

Israel's Bennett says he will choose time and place to respond to Gaza rocket

After strong criticism from rival politicians, settler leaders and many analysts, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said yesterday he is going to choose a time and place to respond to the alleged rocket fire coming from Gaza. "We will act at the time, place and in conditions that suit us, an

Israel set to offer Covid vaccine booster shots to those under 60

Israeli Health Ministry experts on Thursday recommended dropping the minimum age for a Covid-19 vaccine booster from 60 to 50, hoping to curb a rise in Delta variant infections. The advisory panel's move, which followed a call by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to expand Israel's booster campaign,

Israel Requires COVID Tests for Children Aged Three and Up

Israel is to require Covid tests from next week for children as young as three to enter schools, swimming pools, hotels or gyms as infections surge despite extensive adult vaccinations. Israel already required children aged 12 and over to show a Green Pass re-introduced late last month showing a

Despite calm, Israeli town copes with scars of rocket fire

Just three months after the latest war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, the border town of Sderot appears to be on the road to recovery. The streets are bustling, and the town is filled with well-kept parks and playgrounds. The local real-estate market is booming. But undern

Israelis protest as rising COVID-19 cases trigger new rules

Several hundred Israelis demonstrated Saturday in Tel Aviv against new coronavirus restrictions and vaccines as positive cases and hospitalizations rose to levels not seen in months. The health ministry reported Saturday that 2,435 new Covid cases had been recorded the day before — the high

Israel pushes for UN action against Iran over deadly ship attack

 Israel is pressing for international action against Iran over a deadly attack on a ship managed by an Israeli billionaire, branding Tehran an “exporter of terrorism” after the likely drone strike.The MT Mercer Street tanker was struck Thursday in the northern Indian Ocean, killin

Israel’s president gets third COVID-19 shot, urges boosters for over-60s

Israeli President Isaac Herzog received a third shot of coronavirus vaccine on Friday, kicking off a campaign to give booster doses to people aged over 60 as part of efforts to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.Herzog, 60, received a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-1

Israel proposes new restrictions to combat virus surge

Israel is planning tougher health restrictions to combat rising cases of COVID-19 as the delta variant spreads, the prime minister’s office said in a statement.If the new plans are approved by parliament, only those vaccinated or who have recovered from coronavirus will be allowed to take pa