Israelis shed masks outdoors after vaccine victory

Not everyone is relinquishing their face coverings after mandate revoked, however, as concerns linger over variants | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 4 days ago

Iranian vessel, said to be IRGC-linked spy ship, hit by limpet mine in Red Sea

Al-Arabiya says the 'Saviz,' sailing near Yemen, was targeted by Israeli commandos; no comment from Jerusalem | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 16 days ago

For 2M years, humans ate meat and little else – study

Tel Aviv University researchers says Stone Age humans were apex predators, only moved to more plant-based diet 85,000 years ago | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 17 days ago

‘Life-saving’ nose spray that kills 99.9% of viruses begins production in Israel

Health Ministry-approved labeling says antiviral is effective within 2 minutes; can save many lives in countries without access to vaccines, says inventor | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 month ago

Bible scroll fragments among dazzling artifacts found in Dead Sea Cave of Horror

Parts of books of Nahum and Zechariah, world's oldest woven basket, 6,000-year-old mummified child, Bar Kochba Revolt coins among stunning finds from daring Judean Desert rescue op | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 month ago

95% of former Covid patients suffer no irreversible damage, study finds

Shaare Zedek hospital finds 94% still report symptoms three months on, notably shortness of breath, but most symptoms disappear within six months | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 month ago

Thousands reportedly attempt to obtain easily forged vaccinated certificate

'Green Pass' uses a simple QR code to store inoculation status and personal information; Health Ministry says it will fine those with fake documents, issue more secure ones soon | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 month ago

New Israeli drug cured 29 of 30 moderate/serious Covid cases in days

Medicine developed at Ichilov moderates immune response, helps prevent deadly cytokine storm, researchers say; 29 of 30 phase 1 trial patients left hospital within 3-5 days | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 2 months ago

Figure represents 0.015 percent of people, indicating vaccine is hitting 95% efficiency rate predicted by clinical trials; top immunologist hails 'exciting results' | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 2 months ago

Israel sees 60% drop in hospitalizations for age 60 3 weeks after first shot

Full effects of Pfizer’s shots only kick in around a month after inoculation, but data from Israel shows there is a stark drop in infections even before that point | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 2 months ago

As 2021 dawns, Israel becomes first country to vaccinate 10% of population

Health Ministry announces 950,000 out of 9.3 million have been given first dose of inoculation; daily cases top 5,500 for 4th day in a row | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 3 months ago

Eat my dust: Israeli scientist shows plants grab nutrients off dust in the wind

Researchers find some desert plants sprinkled with motes manage to absorb phosphorous on their leaves, and grow stronger; breakthrough could open door to reduced fertilizer usage | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 3 months ago

AstraZeneca: ‘Winning’ vaccine formula is 100% effective against severe Covid-19

Following criticism over initial trial, pharma giant's CEO believes general efficacy will be equal to Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna; says data will be published 'at some point' | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 3 months ago

Hackers breach Israeli insurance company, steal client data

BlackShadow group claims responsibility for 'massive' attack on Shirbit, which held information on many civil servants; National Cyber Bureau confirms breach and is investigating | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 4 months ago

Israeli Scientists Use Crispr to Effectively Treat Cancer

Tel Aviv University team uses 'microscopic scissors' to pinpoint and eliminate cancerous cells; results of animal tests just published, trial in humans expected within 2 years | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 5 months ago

Note in murdered boy’s shoe lets Auschwitz Museum match with father’s briefcase

Researchers discover that a barely visible number scrawled on Ludwig Steinberg's valise corresponds to transport number of his six-year-old son Amos, killed at Auschwitz in 1944 | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 6 months ago

Israeli instant Covid gargle test set to deploy in European airports

Inventors in self-service spit test have signed a deal with airport security giant to pilot tech on the continent, predict it will be a ‘de facto solution for air travel’ | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 7 months ago

Century-old vaccine limits Covid spread, so bring it back, urge Israeli experts

The World Health Organization says no evidence supports using BCG to fight pandemic. Some Israeli biologists beg to differ — after studying stats for 63% of world’s population | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 8 months ago

Twitter: Khamenei’s ‘eliminate Israel’ posts are ok

Regional policy chief tells Knesset committee Iranian leader's tweets calling for Israel's destruction don't violate company rules, are seen as mere 'foreign policy saber-rattling' | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 8 months ago

Seeds from 1,500-year-old trash pits show a world on the brink of collapse

Study of 10,000 seeds from Negev viticulture settlements illustrates how plague, climate change and socioeconomic depression in booming empire's periphery point to its decline | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 8 months ago

Existing drug may downgrade Covid threat to common cold level – Jerusalem study

Hebrew University professor says he's worked out what makes the raging virus so vicious, and how to fix it using an anti-cholesterol med; no human testing done yet | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 9 months ago

Israel using fish as well as high tech to guard against water supply hacking

After reports that Tehran tried to dangerously increase chlorine levels in Israel's civilian water system, overall control of defenses now being taken over by Cyber Directorate | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 10 months ago

Yuval Harari: Pandemic policy will influence world politics, economy for decades

'Sapiens' author says current affairs are more important now than ever, as the world undergoes the largest social experiment in modern history | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 12 months ago

The end of exponential growth: The decline in the spread of coronavirus

A similar pattern – rapid increase in infections to a peak in the sixth week, and decline from the eighth week – is common everywhere, regardless of response policies | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Top Israeli prof claims simple stats show virus plays itself out after 70 days

Isaac Ben-Israel, who is not a medical expert, says analysis worldwide shows new cases peaking after about 40 days, slams economic closures; leading doctor dismisses his claims | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Mossad officer describes covert global battle to obtain ventilators at all costs

In TV exposé, senior member of spy agency says Israel -- and other countries -- has been laying hands on machines ordered by others, in 'most complex operation' he's overseen | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Israeli doctor in Italy says innovative treatments offering hopes of recovery

Carmi Sheffer describes connecting patients to ventilators via scuba gear, placing them on stomachs, in battle with unpredictable virus which 'spreads like wildfire' among elderly | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

All cell phones in Israel are now tracked

Government reneges on its promises that phone tracking program would get approval from Knesset, last only 30 days, and that all data from it would be deleted immediately | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Israel shuts down all leisure venues amid Corona outbreak

Cafes, malls, preschools among places to cease activities as public urged to stay 2-meters apart; PM says ‘digital measures’ will track sick, admitting privacy issues | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Migal Galilee vaccine for coronavirus shows promise but testing will take months

State-funded Migal Galilee institute has been working for 4 years on a vaccine that could be customized for various viruses, so it had a head start when COVID-19 emerged | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Meet 'Barsi,' the economist directing Israel's virus fight

Moshe Bar Siman-Tov, 43, the first non-doctor to lead the Health Ministry, is bucking withering criticism with a strategy aimed to prevent coronavirus from overwhelming hospitals | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

US Army scraps $1B Iron Dome project, after Israel refuses to provide key codes

American military abandons plans to buy two more Israeli missile defense batteries, integrate system into existing air defenses, due to cyber vulnerabilities and other problems | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Britain and France urge deescalation after US strike on Iranian general; Moscow blasts 'adventurist step,' praises Quds Force chief's 'devotion' to Iran's national interests | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Banksy unveils dark nativity scene at his Bethlehem hotel

UK street artist's latest work in West Bank portrays baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in front of mini replica of security barrier | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Short-staffed at factory? Japanese-Israeli venture offers robots for hire

MusashiAI says it created 'world's first employment agency for robots,' allowing manufacturers to hire them by the project or hour | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Cache of Crypto-Jewish Recipes Dating to Inquisition Found in Miami Kitchen

New cookbook features unique kosher dishes unwittingly prepared by generations of a Catholic Cuban-Spanish family with hidden Sephardic Jewish roots | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

‘Israel’s ancient NYC’: 5k-year-old Canaanite megalopolis may rewrite history

Uncovered in northern Israel, Ein Esur, largest Early Bronze Age settlement ever excavated here, set to 'change forever what we know about emergence of urbanization in entire area' | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Maybe There Was No Mass Suicide at Masada? – Jodi Magness' “Masada” Book Review

Prof. Jodi Magness busts myths and asks unanswerable questions in new book about Masada -- the site of the largest Jewish wholesale self-slaughter that maybe never was | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Netanyahu said to have offered Lewinsky tapes for Pollard (2014)

New critical book on the Clinton family claims that Israel tapped White House phones, blackmailed president with recordings of intern | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Israeli startup targets phone scammers with new biometric trap

'Hundreds of subtle signs' are used by BioCatch software to spot a victim of online fraud being duped | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

A 'game changer': Vast, developed 9k-year-old settlement found near Jerusalem

Remains of Neolithic site near Motza, the largest ever discovered in Israel, show mix of agriculture, hunting, animal husbandry -- a society at its peak, say archaeologists | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

How the ‘Indian Oskar Schindler’ Took in 1k Polish Children During WWII

Documentary 'Little Poland in India' chronicles the selfless rescue of Jewish and Christian kids as India struggled for its own independence | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

A glimmer of hope: ex Fatah member/ Zionist author shared interview

Yossi Klein Halevi wrote a book of 'Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor.' Here's what happened when Mohammed Dajani, a hardliner who later took his students to Auschwitz, wrote back | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Oldest smilie face found on 4k-year-old pot in Turkey (2017)

Cheerful artifact from 1,700 BCE discovered near border with war-torn Syria, at the site of a famous biblical battle where Lawrence of Arabia once dug | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

In ‘cash for calm’ bid, Hamas shows it’s ready to fight

The terror group's vast networks of tunnels give it endurance as it rains rockets on Israel -- in a bid to extort concessions at a sensitive time | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 1 year ago

Trump adviser criticized for advocating immigration policies that are 'antithetical to everything I know about Judaism, Jewish law and Jewish values' | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 2 years ago

Mummies

Officials say chambers belonged to middle-class family who probably lived during Ptolemaic, early Roman or Byzantine period | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 2 years ago

Egypt discovers 40 mummies in ancient chambers in Minya

Officials say chambers belonged to middle-class family who probably lived during Ptolemaic, early Roman or Byzantine period | Continue reading


@timesofisrael.com | 2 years ago