Daily Archives: January 6, 2021

Israel’s vaccine success is making it a global research lab for COVID

By | 2021-01-06T22:28:35+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Israel|

The rapid rollout combined with the country’s vast medical database 
is a gold mine that will serve doctors and scientists in the years to come

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Police use force to disperse hundreds protesting murder in Israeli Arab city

By | 2021-01-06T22:26:09+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Israel|

Protesters march through Kafr Qara after the killing of 25-year-old Sliman Naziye Masarwa, the latest in a string of murders in the Arab community

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Coronavirus live: Israel to go into full lockdown on Friday, closing schools and workplaces

By | 2021-01-06T21:49:25+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Israel|

Netanyahu says first shipment of Moderna's vaccine expected Thursday ■ Vaccine could be less effective against South African strain, top public health official says ■ Haredi leader orders to open religious schools despite stricter lockdown

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Israeli police won’t go into schools to enforce lockdown, officials say

By | 2021-01-06T21:10:33+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Israel|

Police warn that they will deal harshly with violations during the tightened lockdown, but officials tell Haaretz they won't enter schools and synagogues, despite calls to open them even new rules go into effect

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Byzantine tombstone inscribed ‘Blessed Maria’ found in southern Israel

By | 2021-01-06T21:06:59+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Entertainment|

The tombstone of the woman who lived in the Nitzana area about 1,400 years ago joins others unearthed in excavations that belonged to Christians interred in local churches and burial grounds

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Eyeing closer U.S. ties, Saudi Arabia is leading the pack on Gulf detente

By | 2021-01-06T20:26:20+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Middle East|

Riyadh is attempting to score points with a lukewarm Biden administration, but reconciliation with Qatar will take more than a tight hug

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Sudan officially joins Abraham Accords to normalize Israel ties

By | 2021-01-06T19:07:43+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Middle East|

Sudan became the third of four countries to agree to sign on to the Trump administration-brokered accords, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and before Morocco.

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In Beirut, a bronze bust of slain Iranian general sparks controversy

By | 2021-01-06T19:01:35+00:00 January 6th, 2021|Middle East|

Many took to social media to lambast the celebration of a foreign military leader in Lebanon's capital, using #BeirutFree_IranOut

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