Israel sees drop in Pfizer Covid vaccine protection, still strong in severe illness

Israel reported on Monday a decrease in the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in preventing infections and symptomatic illness but said it remained highly effective in preventing serious illness.The decline coincided with the spread of the delta variant and the end of social distancing restrictions in Israel.Vaccine effectiveness in preventing both infection and symptomatic…

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‘Sigh of relief.’ Biden team embraces new Israeli government after Netanyahu drama

The Biden administration wasted no time in embracing the new government of Israel.The politics of Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, are no more agreeable to President Biden than those of the unseated Benjamin Netanyahu — including the rejection of both a Palestinian state and any agreement with Iran.But style and temperament suddenly make a…

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Netanyahu Ousted After 12 Years As Israel’s Prime Minister

Topline Israel’s Parliament on Sunday narrowly voted in favor of a new coalition government led by right-wing politician Naftali Bennett that brings to an end the 12-year rule of Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving leader. Benjamin Netanyahu was the longest-serving leader in the country’s history. Getty Images Key Facts Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, voted in…

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Omar says she’s getting death threats over comparison of US and Israel to Hamas and Taliban

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHouse candidate in Chicago says gun violence prompted her to run Antisemitism isn’t a partisan issue — it’s a crisis both parties must fight together Omar reintroduces bill to repeal law used to justify Trump’s Muslim ban, Japanese Americans’ internment MORE (D-Minn.) on Wednesday said she has received death threats over recent…

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Israel to permit right-wing march through Jerusalem’s Old City

Youths wave Israeli flags during a parade marking Jerusalem Day amid Israeli-Palestinian tension as they march along the walls surrounding Jerusalem’s Old City, May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File PhotoIsraeli officials said on Tuesday that they will allow a far-right march through Jerusalem’s Old City to go ahead, a day after scrapping the event over fears…

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As political tensions spike in Israel, Netanyahu — Trump-style — accuses rival of ‘fraud’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unleashed a harsh verbal attack Sunday against his potential replacement, rightist rival Naftali Bennett, declaring it would constitute the “greatest election fraud” in Israel’s history if his own reign as the country’s longest-serving leader were ended. With a parliamentary vote of confidence in a prospective new Israeli government to take…

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