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Coronavirus live news: locked down city in China faces food shortages; global cases near 100m

Benjamin Netanyahu says ‘we are hermetically sealing the country’; world nears 100m cases; residents in Chinese city of Tonghua complain of food shortagesFauci says he was the ‘skunk at the picnic’ in Trump’s Covid teamMexico’s president tests positive; Joe Biden to reinstate travel bans‘A complete massacre, a horror film’: inside Brazil’s Covid disasterSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.49am GMT China reported a climb in new Coronavirus cases driven by a spike in infections among previously...
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Coronavirus live news: Mexico president tests positive for Covid; Biden to reinstate travel ban

Benjamin Netanyahu says ‘we are hermetically sealing the country’; US ban hits UK, Ireland, South Africa, Brazil and 26 European countries; Mexico president tests positive for coronavirusFauci says he was the ‘skunk at the picnic’ in Trump’s Covid teamJohnson being urged to impose blanket Covid border controlsVaccine experts call for clarity on UK’s 12-week Covid jab interval‘A complete massacre, a horror film’: inside Brazil’s Covid disasterSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.20am GMT In Aus...
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Coronavirus live news: Biden to reinstate Covid travel ban as world nears 100m cases

Benjamin Netanyahu says ‘we are hermetically sealing the country’; US ban hits UK, Ireland, South Africa, Brazil and 26 European countriesFauci says he was the ‘skunk at the picnic’ in Trump’s Covid teamJohnson being urged to impose blanket Covid border controlsVaccine experts call for clarity on UK’s 12-week Covid jab interval‘A complete massacre, a horror film’: inside Brazil’s Covid disasterSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.16am GMT A community case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in New...
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Coronavirus live: Israel to ban flights in and out of country; US bars travellers from UK and most of Europe

Benjamin Netanyahu says ‘we are hermetically sealing the country’; US ban hits UK, Ireland, South Africa, Brazil and 26 European countriesVaccine experts call for clarity on UK’s 12-week Covid jab interval‘A complete massacre, a horror film’: inside Brazil’s Covid disasterNew Zealand records first Covid community case in two monthsRachel Clarke: ‘NHS staff are burning with frustration and grief’See all our coronavirus coverage 9.21pm GMT Ecuador has approved the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19...
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Israel is freezing flights in and out of the country to slow the spread of COVID-19 strains

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting Reuters Israel will ban inbound and outbound flights by foreign airlines to slow the spread of COVID-19 strains. Haaretz reported the freeze will take effect early Tuesday morning and last until January 31.  Emergency medical flights, firefighting planes, and legal travel will be permitted, according to the report. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Israel will ban foreign airlines fro...
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Coronavirus live: UK lockdown 'long way' from lifting, says Hancock; Israel to ban flights in and out of country

Health secretary says case rate too high to ease restrictions; Benjamin Netanyahu says during: ‘we are hermetically sealing the country’Vaccine experts call for clarity on UK’s 12-week Covid jab interval‘A complete massacre, a horror film’: inside Brazil’s Covid disasterNew Zealand records first Covid community case in two monthsRachel Clarke: ‘NHS staff are burning with frustration and grief’See all our coronavirus coverage 4.33pm GMT Serbia has detected its first case of a new coronavirus ...
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Israel is warning that a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine is 'less effective than we hoped' against COVID-19, and it could be a blow to the US and UK strategies

Israeli Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on January 9, 2021. MIRIAM ALSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Israel's coronavirus chief warned the first Pfizer vaccine dose seems "less effective" than expected. This may worry the UK and US, which are prioritizing widespread first doses. Israel has vaccinated a larger share of its population than any other country. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Israeli official lead...
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Coronavirus cases in Israel are finally beginning to decline from record highs after it vaccinated 27% of its population

A woman prepares to receive a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine from medical personnel at a vaccination center in Jerusalem Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images Israel has vaccinated approximately 27% of its citizens — about 2.43 million people of its population of 9 million.  More than 550,000 people in the country have already had COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Israel is nowhere near COVID-19 free, but both the seven-day and three-day moving averages...
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The US screwed up its vaccine roll out in part because it was too choosy about who should get shots first

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The US has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations per capita rates in the world. Israel has the best. Israel chose to prioritize its elderly. The US, by contrast, rolled out its doses using a complicated priority tier system based, in part, on people's employment. In order to fix the ...
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The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story

Israel is refusing to provide the vaccine to the millions of Palestinians it is forcefully ruling over. The post The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Geneva Convention, COVID-19, Covax, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Covax programme, Sputnik V vaccine


Sheldon Adelson dead at 87, Sands casino mogul and Trump financial backer was in failing health for a long time, say those who knew him

Casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has died at age 87. He was one of Donald Trump's biggest financial backers. Sheldon Adelson was owner of Yisrael Hayom newspaper, CEO of Las Vegas Sands, and a former close friend of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reports the Jerusalem Post in its obituary: Sheldon Adelson, CEO and chairman of Las Vegas Sands, the largest casino company in the United States, passed away Tuesday at his home in Las Vegas. — Read the rest
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Israel's Netanyahu removes Trump from his Twitter banner photo

Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu dropped U.S. President Donald Trump from the banner photo of his Twitter account on Tuesday in an...
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We are Israel's largest human rights group – and we are calling this apartheid | Hagai El-Ad

The systematic promotion of the supremacy of one group of people over another is deeply immoral and must endHagai El-Ad is executive director of B’TselemOne cannot live a single day in Israel-Palestine without the sense that this place is constantly being engineered to privilege one people, and one people only: the Jewish people. Yet half of those living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea are Palestinian. The chasm between these lived realities fills the air, bleeds, is everywher...
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In Trump's final days, Netanyahu orders more settler homes built

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered construction plans advanced on Monday for some 800 Jewish settler homes in the...
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Israel announces new settlement homes in the West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday the construction of some 800 housing units in the Jewish settlements in the...
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The Latest: Scores test positive in China’s Hebei province

By The Associated Press BEIJING — Chinese health authorities say scores more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hebei province bordering on the capital Beijing. The outbreak focused on the Hebei cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai is one of China’s most serious in recent months and comes amid measures to curb the further spread during next month’s Lunar New Year holiday. Authorities have called on citizens not to travel, ordered schools closed a week early and conducted testing on a m...
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The Latest: Japanese Health Ministry finds new virus variant

By The Associated Press TOKYO — The Japanese Health Ministry has found a coronavirus variant in people arriving from Brazil that’s different from the ones in Britain and South Africa. The variant was found in airport tests on a man in his 40s, a woman in her 30s and two teens, the ministry said Sunday. Japan was working with other nations, the WHO and other medical experts to analyze the new version of the virus, and it was still unclear whether available vaccines would work. The man who tested ...
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Israel, already leading the world in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines, aims to immunize entire country by the end of March

Israeli Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Amir Cohen/AP Israel expects to have immunized all its citizens who are 16-years-old and up by the end of March.  That timeline would likely make Israel the world's first country to immunize the vast majority of its population from the pandemic.  Israel has far outpaced the rest of the world with its vaccination campaign, already having ...
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The Latest: Virus infections top 90 million confirmed cases

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Coronavirus infections have now surpassed 90 million confirmed cases around the world, as more countries braced for wider spread of more virulent strains of a disease that has now killed nearly 2 million worldwide. The number of infections worldwide has doubled in just 10 weeks, according to a tally by John Hopkins University on Sunday. COVID-19 infections had hit 45 million as recently as late October. As of Sunday afternoon, John Hopkins counted 90,005,787 i...
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The Latest: Africa tops 3 million confirmed virus cases

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — Africa passed the milestone of 3 million confirmed cases COVID-19 Sunday, including more than 72,000 deaths, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. South Africa accounts for more than 30% of the continent’s total with more than 1.2 million reported cases, including 32,824 deaths. The high proportion of cases in South Africa could be because the country carries out more tests than many other African countries. South Africa is bat...
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Coronavirus live news: Cyprus lockdown begins; growing frustration in Germany at slow vaccine rollout

Lockdown comes after explosion in cases across Cyprus; scarce supply, red tape and lack of staff hampering German inoculationsUK doctors raise alarm as Covid strikes down workforceBrazilian Covid sleuth shames party people as deaths pass 200,000Ireland has contained South African variant, say health officials‘South Africa is going to get a third wave, even a fourth’Vaccine explainer: when will things go back to normal? 1.31pm GMT People in the UK who file their tax returns late won’t face a ...
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Israel, the Palestinians, and the COVID-19 vaccination rollout: The legal and moral obligations

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly Palestinian man at the Clalit Health Services in neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on January 7, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/ AFP/ Getty Images Israel is the world leader in vaccinating its population against COVID-19. About 19% of the population has already received a dose of the vaccine. Israeli citizens and Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are eligible to be vaccinated. Those in the West...
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Israelis protest Netanyahu amid 3rd virus lockdown

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis on Saturday renewed weekly demonstrations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for...
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Report: Iran starts enriching uranium to 20%

By Jon Gambrell and Isabel Debre | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran began enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, a double-barreled challenge to the West that further raised Mideast tensions. Both decisions appeared aimed at increasing Tehran’s leverage in the waning days in office for President Donald Trump, whose unilateral withdrawal from the atom...
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How Israel got vaccines to 9% of its population in less than 2 weeks - far more than any other country

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 20, 2020. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo In less than two weeks, Israel has provided vaccine doses to nearly 9% of its residents. By contrast, the US has gotten doses to .95% of its population, and the UK less than 1.5%.  Experts say Israel's small size, along with its aggressive vaccine procurement efforts and universal, centralized healthcare system put the country ahead.  Visit Business Insi...
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Joe Biden should end the US pretence over Israel's 'secret' nuclear weapons | Desmond Tutu

The cover-up has to stop – and with it, the huge sums in aid for a country with oppressive policies towards PalestiniansDesmond Tutu is a Nobel peace laureate and a former archbishop of Cape TownEvery recent US administration has performed a perverse ritual as it has come into office. All have agreed to undermine US law by signing secret letters stipulating they will not acknowledge something everyone knows: that Israel has a nuclear weapons arsenal.Part of the reason for this is to stop people ...
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How has Israel launched the world’s fastest Covid vaccination drive?

Israel on track to have vaccinated 10% of citizens by weekend but Palestinians might wait monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK approves of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, the latest jab to gain approval, a global effort to vaccinate billions gathers momentum. Governments worldwide will be looking at Israel, which is roaring ahead with an ambitious inoculation drive.By the end of this week, the country of 9 million is expected to have injected more than 10% of its popu...
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Former US spy Jonathan Pollard, who spent 30 years in prison, arrives in Israel. It marks the end of decades of Israeli lobbying to have him freed.

Jonathan Pollard and his wife Esther sit inside a private plane before arriving in Tel Aviv on December 30, 2020. Israel Hayom/AP Jonathan Pollard, a former US intelligence analyst and convicted spy, arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning. He served three decades in prison for providing top-secret information about the US to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted Pollard at the airport and offered him and his wife Israeli ID cards. Pollard's arrival in Israel marks the end of de...
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Former US spy Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes ex-US navy analyst who served 30 years in jail for document leaks to IsraelJonathan Pollard, a former US Navy analyst who served three decades in prison for leaking thousands of classified documents to Israel, has arrived in Tel Aviv after being released from parole.Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, greeted Pollard and his wife, Esther, as they walked down the steps from a private jet, footage distributed by the prime minister’s office showed. Continue read...
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Former spy Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel from US

Navy analyst served 30 years in prison in US for spying but was able to travel after justice department declined to renew ban last yearJonathan Pollard, a former US Navy analyst who served 30 years in prison for spying for Israel, has arrived in Tel Aviv after parole restrictions on his travel expired.Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Pollard and his wife Esther as they disembarked in Tel Aviv, video distributed by the Israeli prime minister’s office showed. The couple, both Orthodox...
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