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Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from Chile and Israel

Contrasting lessons from the two countries, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not pastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has fared very differently in controlling the disease.Israel has done so well it is resuming university lec...
Tags: Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Israel, Chile, Infectious diseases, Medical research, Epidemics, Health, Science, Society


Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from other countries

Contrasting lessons from Chile and Israel, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not pastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has fared very differently in controlling the disease.Israel has done so well it is resuming university lect...
Tags: Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Israel, Chile, Infectious diseases, Medical research, Epidemics, Health, Science, Society


Biden restores $200m in US aid to Palestinians slashed by Trump

Former US president had gradually cut virtually all US money to Palestinian aid projectsThe US will restore more than $200m in aid to Palestinians, reversing massive funding cuts under the Trump administration that left humanitarian groups scrambling to keep people from plunging into poverty.“[We] plan to restart US economic, development, and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people,” the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said in a statement. Continue reading...
Tags: Israel, US, Society, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Aid, Global development, Humanitarian response, Biden, Trump, Antony Blinken


Back in business - how Israel beat Covid: inside the 9 April Guardian Weekly

This week: Behind Israel’s vaccination success story. Plus, Myanmar’s mass exodus, and Britain’s contentious race report.Get the magazine delivered to your doorThe northern hemisphere spring is well on the way: will it bring renewed grounds for optimism as the world wrestles with the Covid pandemic? Many nations still face difficult weeks ahead as cases surge and vaccination rates are slow. But in others, normality is returning fast as infection rates fall to negligible levels.This week’s Guardi...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Israel, Society, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Myanmar, Vaccines and immunisation, Auckland, Sarah Boseley, Oliver Holmes


After months of torture and imprisonment, Hamas told a Palestinian activist that he would only be released if he divorced his wife

Rami Aman, a Palestinian Gazan peace activist, holds note's in which he recalled his ordeal, during an interview on the roof of his family house in Gaza City, Feb. 10, 2021. Adel Hana/AP Photo Rami Aman was arrested for setting up a Zoom call between Israeli and Palestinian peace activists. He received pressure from Hamas officials to divorce his wife - the daughter of a high-ranking official. Aman eventually signed the divorce papers but remained in jail for two more months, AP report...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Activism, Prison, Law, Israel, International, Trends, Ap, Egypt, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, News UK, Jail, Associated Press


"Though they circumcised their daughter, her parents were relatively liberal by the standards of the time and believed that all their children should be educated regardless of gender."

"When El Saadawi was ten they tried to marry her off in accordance with local custom, but her mother supported her when she resisted. El Saadawi allegedly deterred other suitors by smearing aubergine on her teeth to make them black.... After graduating in 1955 El Saadawi returned to her home village to work as a doctor, turning her experiences into a novel, Memoirs of a Woman Doctor. She also married her second husband, Rashad Bey, a lawyer, but swiftly divorced him when he proved too 'patriarch...
Tags: Makeup, Law, Israel, US, Feminism, Islam, Circumcision, Medical Association, London Times, Simone de Beauvoir, Ann Althouse, Religious Garb, Nawal El Saadawi, El Saadawi, Saadawi, Rashad Bey


Can the UK avoid a third wave of Covid?

Analysis: as lockdown restrictions ease, the country now faces a race between vaccination and infection Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s latest lockdown has dramatically reduced cases of coronavirus, and the number of people being admitted to hospital and dying from the disease. What the country faces now is essentially a race between vaccination and infection: can we protect people faster than the virus spreads as restrictions are eased?This was always going...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Israel, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus


Israeli officials start to feel the impact of ICC investigation

While the probe and any trials that might follow could take years, hundreds are being warned not to travelThe date of 13 June 2014 listed by the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda as the starting point for its investigation into potential war crimes committed by Israelis and Palestinians is a significant one.The day before, as that year’s World Cup opened, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered by a Hamas cell on the West Bank while hitchhiking in the occ...
Tags: Law, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, West Bank, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Hamas, Icc, Fatou Bensouda


Why Israel fears the ICC war crimes investigation

Analysis: officials recognise there is a real risk of prosecution over the deadly 2014 conflictThe date of 13 June 2014 listed by the international criminal court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, as the starting point for its investigation into potential war crimes committed by Israelis and Palestinians is a significant one.The day before, as that year’s World Cup opened, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered by a Hamas cell on the West Bank while hitchhiking in the occupied Pal...
Tags: Law, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, West Bank, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Hamas, Icc, Fatou Bensouda


ICC opens investigation into war crimes in Palestinian territories

Inquiry expected to investigate alleged crimes committed by both Israelis and PalestiniansThe International Criminal Court has launched an investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, including the period covered by the 2014 Gaza war, potentially placing hundreds of Israelis – including soldiers and senior political figures – at risk of prosecution.The long-awaited probe, which has been fiercely resisted by Israel, comes after years of deliberations over whether the ICC ...
Tags: Law, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Gaza, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Arab and Middle East unrest, Icc, PalestiniansThe International Criminal Court


ICC to open formal investigation into war crimes in Palestine

Decision to open inquiry into both sides in conflict is result of nearly five years of work, says prosecutorThe prosecutor of the international criminal court has announced that her office will open a formal investigation into war crimes in Palestine that will examine both sides in the conflict.The court ruled on 5 February that it had jurisdiction in the case, a move that prompted swift rejection from the US and Israel. The Palestinian Authority welcomed the decision. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Israel, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Palestine, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Arab and Middle East unrest, Icc, Palestinian Authority


Is it time to decriminalize prostitution? Two New York bills answer yes in unique ways

Today in the majority of the United States, it is a crime to sell sex, buy it, or promote its sale. The Sex Trade Survivors Justice & Equality Act would decriminalize prostitution in New York state while maintaining punitive measures against buyers and pimps. Opponents suggest this law would only push the illegal sex trade further underground and seek full decriminalization for everyone involved. Although incorrectly labeled the world's oldest profession, prostitution has been on the minds of l...
Tags: New York, Sweden, Activism, Law, Sex, Germany, Israel, Public Health, Homelessness, United States, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Innovation, Manhattan, University of Pennsylvania, Norway


Criticism builds over Biden's failure to lift Trump sanctions on ICC prosecutors

Trump targeted officials for launching war crimes investigations, as reports say Israel is lobbying to keep sanctions in placeThe Biden administration is facing growing criticism for failing to lift US sanctions imposed last year on war crimes prosecutors at the international criminal court, amid reports that Israel is lobbying to keep them in place. Related: Democrats' $15 minimum wage rise under threat after Senate parliamentarian ruling – live Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Senate, Israel, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, International criminal court, Biden, Icc, Trump, Biden Administration


Coronavirus live news: Australia begins vaccine rollout; Israel says Pfizer jab 96% effective

PM Scott Morrison one of the first to be vaccinated; Ireland’s pubs to stay closed until summer; all UK adults to be offered vaccine by ‘end July’. Follow latest updatesUK: Ban on outside sport can end, top scientist urges JohnsonLong Covid: ‘It’s a year since I’ve felt like myself’Surge in referrals for eating disorders among under-18s during CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.34am GMT Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 7,785 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the country an...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Mexico, China, Israel, Society, World news, Ireland, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, Shijiazhuang, JohnsonLong Covid, Gaocheng


One Pfizer/BioNTech shot gives 85% Covid protection - study

Research from Israel lends support to UK’s decision to increase dosing gap to 12 weeksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine gives people 85% protection from Covid-19, according to a study from Israel.Pfizer has consistently said that two doses of the vaccine are needed for high efficacy. In clinical trials, it reported efficacy of 52.4% after one dose, but 95% after two doses. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Israel, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, COVID, Israel Pfizer


'People want imperfection': Hiam Abbass on Succession, Ramy and playing complex women

She is enigmatic Marcia Roy in Succession, but as the Egyptian-American mother in the award-winning Ramy, she’s a hoot. The Palestinian actor examines her many-layered rolesYou would be hard pressed to find two TV characters in 2021 with less in common than Marcia Roy and Maysa Hassan. The former is the enigmatic, sophisticated wife of billionaire patriarch Logan Roy in the HBO hit Succession. While the series is dominated by huge personalities, she is a mysterious presence – albeit one who is d...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Television, Drama, Film, Israel, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Television & radio, Paris, Identity politics


Fears rise that Polish libel trial could threaten future Holocaust research

Case brought in wake of rightwing government criminalising blame of Polish nation for Nazi crimes could have implications for further researchTwo Polish historians are facing a libel trial over a book examining Poles’ behaviour during the second world war, a case whose outcome is expected to determine the future of independent Holocaust research under Poland’s nationalist government.A verdict is expected in Warsaw’s district court on 9 February in the case against Barbara Engelking, a historian ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Education, Law, Germany, Israel, World news, History, Culture, Holocaust, Second world war, Poland, Freedom Of Speech, Nazi, Warsaw, Nazism


Israel Covid vaccine data shows extremely low rates of infections

Only 0.04% of people caught virus a week after second dose and 0.002% needed hospital treatmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStudies in Israel have offered tentative optimism on the effectiveness of vaccines in curbing the coronavirus pandemic, with initial data suggesting even the early stages of inoculation campaigns might have marked decreases in both hospitalisations and infections.With one in three Israelis having received at least one shot, a far higher fract...
Tags: Health, Science, Israel, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Israel Covid vaccination data offers hope for exit from pandemic

Only 0.04% of people became infected a week after becoming fully vaccinated, figures show Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStudies in Israel have offered tentative optimism on the effectiveness of vaccines in curbing the coronavirus pandemic, with initial data suggesting even the early stages of inoculation campaigns might have marked decreases in both hospitalisations and infections.With one in three Israelis having received at least one shot, a far higher fraction t...
Tags: Health, Science, Israel, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


[SHOT 2021] Peek-A-Boo! The Silver Shadow Corner Shot Scorpion

The ability to shoot from behind cover is pretty cool. More importantly, it can keep you alive. With good ol’ fashioned Israeli engineering, the CornerShot made this a real possibility. Extending the reach of the famous CornerShot, Silver Shadow Israel has introduced the Corner Shot Scorpion. Our newest addition to the The Corner Shot® products […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] Peek-A-Boo! The Silver Shadow Corner Shot Scorpion appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Israel, Law Enforcement, Military, Daily News, SHOT Show, Shooting Accessories, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, Cornershot, Product Announcement, Silver Shadow, MIL/LE, SHOT 2021, SHOT Show 2021, Corner shot


Israel’s startup ecosystem powers ahead, amid a year of change

Released in 2011 “Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle” was a book that laid claim to the idea that Israel was an unusual type of country. It had produced and was poised to produce, an enormous number of technology startups, given its relatively small size. The moniker became so ubiquitous, both at home and abroad, that “Israel Startup Nation” is now the name of the country’s professional cycling team. But it’s been hard to argue against this position in the last ten years, as...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, Technology, Money, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Ipo, Israel, US, Samsung, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Insurance, Tech


"Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to become secretary of state, deftly sidestepped Democratic invitations to sharply criticize the Trump administration..."

"... and Republican efforts to lure him into controversy, in a confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.... Firing off his trademark 'yes or no' confirmation questions, [Lindsey] Graham asked whether Blinken considered Iran the world’s 'largest state sponsor of terrorism.' 'I do,' Blinken replied. Did he consider Israel a racist nation? 'No.' Should any U.S. agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan be conditions-based? 'Absolutely.' What would he tell people ...
Tags: Law, Senate, China, Israel, Joe Biden, Iran, Afghanistan, Taliban, Graham, Biden, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Ann Althouse, Biden and foreign policy


Last words from "the only true outsider ever to win the presidency."

From Trump's Farewell Address, which I didn't watch live or on YouTube. I waited for the transcript, the cold record. He begins with something he ought to have been talking about since mid-November, instead of the doomed notion that he had won the election: As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together. We did what we came here to do, and so much more... The next part of the speech is full of thanks. Thanks to ...
Tags: South Korea, Florida, Usa, Isis, Law, China, Israel, US, Jerusalem, America, Metaphor, United States, Nato, Paris, Middle East, United Nations


Conceptualizing Constitutional Revolution

For the symposium on Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn and Yaniv Roznai, Constitutional Revolution (Yale University Press, 2020).                                                 Gary J. Jacobsohn & Yaniv Roznai                                                          We are greatly appreciative of the thoughtful responses to our book.   We wrote in its opening pages that we wanted to invite theoretical and comparative reflection on a concept for which no canonical meaning exists.   Thus, des...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Germany, Singapore, India, Israel, Court, America, Hungary, Britain, Egypt, Chile, Lincoln, Madison, King, Martin Luther King Jr


US, Iran ratchet up military activity ahead of Soleimani killing anniversary

By Nicole Gaouette | CNN The US and Iran charged each other with ratcheting up tensions in the Persian Gulf as concerns about potential conflict build days before Iran marks one year since the US assassinated its most powerful military figure and less than three weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Iran appealed to the UN Security Council on Thursday to stop the US from conducting what it called heightened “military adventurism” in the Gulf and the Oman Sea, including dispatching...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Russia, Israel, US, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Iran, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Middle East


20 For 2020: The Legal Tech Trends that Defined the Year

Whoa, what the f*&% just happened? This was a year few of us will ever forget. It brought untold hardships for many and unfamiliar challenges for all of us. To those who suffered losses of loved ones or illness, to those who lost their jobs or their homes, to any and all who suffered scars this year, I offer my heartfelt condolences. But in the world of legal technology and innovation, the phrase I heard often repeated this year was “silver lining.” It was a silver lining in the form of an accel...
Tags: Utah, New York, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, California, Massachusetts, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, America, San Francisco, United States, Arizona, New Zealand, Wisconsin


NSO Group spyware 'dangerous', say tech firms in legal filing

Israeli company should be held liable to American anti-hacking laws, Google, Microsoft and others argueSpyware made by NSO Group is “powerful and dangerous” and the Israeli company should be held liable to US anti-hacking laws, Google, Microsoft, Cisco and other leading technology companies have said in a .An amicus brief filed by the companies in support of WhatsApp, which has sued NSO Group in the US, appears to mark a major turning point in the popular messaging app’s legal fight against the...
Tags: Google, Technology, Microsoft, Law, Israel, US, Cisco, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Software, Hacking, Technology sector, Espionage, Google Microsoft, NSO Group


"In the two weeks since commercial flights began between Tel Aviv and the Emirati cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Israelis have caused a remarkable tourism boomlet in the Gulf nation."

"Suddenly, Hebrew can be heard throughout the markets, malls and beaches of a destination that was strictly off-limits until the two countries achieved a diplomatic breakthrough in August and established normal relations. More than 50,000 Israelis have brushed aside covid-19 concerns, a terrorism warning and decades of tension to make the three-hour flight across the Arab Peninsula.... The first Israelis to arrive described a congenial culture clash unlike anything they have experienced in the r...
Tags: Travel, Law, Israel, Tel Aviv, Wealth, Egypt, Judaism, Dubai, Jordan, Burj Khalifa, Gulf, Trump, JCC, Dubai Mall, Festivities, Ann Althouse


Israel: Cole Is Calling For An Amendment To The Privacy Protection Act - Yigal Arnon & Co

In view of the technological and economic changes in the decades since the Privacy Protection Law was enacted, 1981, and in view of the drastic changes in the legal arrangements...
Tags: News, Law, Israel, Yigal Arnon


"The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh may not much have impact on the Iranian nuclear programme he helped build..."

"...but it will certainly make it harder to salvage the deal intended to restrict that programme, and that is – so far - the most plausible motive.... It would be a fair guess that Joe Biden would [like Obama] oppose such assassinations when he takes office on 20 January and tries to reconstitute the JCPOA – which has been left wounded but just about alive in the wake of Donald Trump’s withdrawal in 2018. If Mossad was indeed behind the assassination, Israel had a closing window of opportunity ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Israel, US, Joe Biden, Iran, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, Mossad, Trump, Suleimani, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh



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