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An Israeli couple receive their fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech  vaccine at a clinic   in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP

Israel has become the first country in the world to administer a fourth Covid-19 vaccine, to the over-60s and medical staff, amid a surge in infection(...)

Travelers from South Africa are tested for Covid-19 on arrival in a specially designed test street at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam on November 30th. Photograph: Remko de Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 was present in Europe at least 10 days ago and already appears to be spreading in the Netherlands and elsewhere. “We (...)

Biran lost his parents, who were Israeli nationals living in Italy, his two-year-old brother and maternal great-grandparents in the aerial tramway crash in northern Italy in May. Photograph: Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico Piemontese via AP

A man suspected of assisting the alleged kidnap of a six-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy has been arrested in Cyprus. Gabriel Ab(...)

Passengers at Ben Gurion Airport near Lod. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty

Israel on Monday opened its borders for the first time since March 2020 to tourists who are vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from the dis(...)

Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai made it clear that the system should run on Saturdays and Jewish holidays even though public transport throughout Israel stops on the Sabbath.  Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty

After more than six years of work, a successful test run was completed this week on the first line of Tel Aviv’s light rail network, but the question (...)

 Shmuel Peleg, right, the maternal grandfather of Eitan Biran, said he  will ‘continue to fight for Eitan’s right to grow up in Israel’ after a court ruled the boy must be returned to his family in Italy. Photograph:  Amir Levy/Getty Images

A Tel Aviv court has ordered that six-year-old Eitan Biran, the sole survivor of a cable car crash in northern Italy in May, be sent back to Italy to (...)

Samaritans celebrate the Sukkot holiday at Mount Gerizim in Nablus, West Bank. Photograph: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The minibus worked its way up a winding narrow road, surrounded by rolling hills dotted with olive groves and vineyards, to one of the highest peaks (...)

 Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett. Photograph:   EPA/Gil Cohen-Magen

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett will urge Joe Biden to block the Iran nuclear deal at his first meeting with the US president, at the White Hou(...)

The Irish Paralympic team before boarding the flight to Rome. Front row: (left to right): Jack Kerrigan, Fr Leo Close, Joan Horan, Oliver Murphy and Jimmy Levins. Photograph: Irish Wheelchair Association

The five members of Ireland’s first Paralympic team understood the powerful symbolism of travelling to the Olympic venue to showcase their abilities. (...)

A health worker collects a swab sample from a child to test for Covid-19, at a coronavirus testing centre in Tel Aviv. Photograph:  Oded Balilty/AP

Israel is weighing further lockdowns and the possibility of extending booster vaccine shots to those over 50 years old after the number of new coronav(...)

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