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Fatou Bensouda said in a statement the probe will be conducted “independently, impartially and objectively, without fear or favor.”(AP)

ICC probes alleged war crimes in Palestinian territories

Posted by Kunal Gaurav | AP, The Hague
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:40 PM IST
  • Israel foreign minister called it “an act of moral and legal bankruptcy” and said Israel “will take every step necessary to protect its citizens and soldiers from legal persecution.
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Rather than storing information in binary 0s or 1s, like classical computers, a quantum computer’s qubits can be both 0 and 1 simultaneously, which translates into an exponential edge in computing power.(iStock Photo / Representative Image)
Rather than storing information in binary 0s or 1s, like classical computers, a quantum computer’s qubits can be both 0 and 1 simultaneously, which translates into an exponential edge in computing power.(iStock Photo / Representative Image)

Israel allocates $60 million to build first quantum computer

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:40 PM IST
  • The new project is part of Israel’s 1.25 billion shekel national initiative to build up quantum proficiency. W
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A German police staff member receives AstraZeneca's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Munich, Germany.(REUTERS)
A German police staff member receives AstraZeneca's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Munich, Germany.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Which countries have most number of fully vaccinated people?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:08 PM IST
  • The number of fully vaccinated people are nowhere near the number of doses administered since most of the countries are using Covid-19 vaccines that require a two-doses regimen.
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Israeli travellers hold up electronic monitoring bracelets they are required to wear after returning from abroad at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, on Monday.(AP Photo)
Israeli travellers hold up electronic monitoring bracelets they are required to wear after returning from abroad at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, on Monday.(AP Photo)

Covid-19: Israel launches freedom bracelet that will track travellers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:24 PM IST
The bracelet scheme launched on Monday at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport will allow people to quarantine at home. It will alert authorities if someone removes the bracelet or ventures too far from the home monitor.
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Emirati and Israeli flags fly at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Reuters)
Emirati and Israeli flags fly at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Reuters)

First UAE ambassador arrives in Israel, eyes Tel Aviv embassy

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Meeting Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi in Jerusalem, Al Khaja, 40, said he was "very proud and honoured to be the first Emirati ambassador" to Israel, where, he said, he and his hosts were discussing "the model of how we operate".
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Palestinian labourers gather near an Israeli checkpoint that was closed amid fears of a second wave of Covid-19 infections.(File Photo / REUTERS)
Palestinian labourers gather near an Israeli checkpoint that was closed amid fears of a second wave of Covid-19 infections.(File Photo / REUTERS)

Israel to vaccinate Palestinian labourers against Covid-19

Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Reuters, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Israel has given at least one dose of Pfizer Inc's Covid-19 vaccine to more than half of its 9.3 million population, including Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
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The Helios Ray had discharged cars at various ports in the Persian Gulf before making its way out of the Middle East toward Singapore.(AP)
The Helios Ray had discharged cars at various ports in the Persian Gulf before making its way out of the Middle East toward Singapore.(AP)

Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast

AP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 03:04 PM IST
It remains unclear what caused the blast, but the incident comes amid sharply rising tension between the US and Iran over its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal.
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More than 4.6 million people have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, according to Health Ministry data.(REUTERS)
More than 4.6 million people have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, according to Health Ministry data.(REUTERS)

Israel gives half of population at least one Covid shot

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Hospitals have seen a steady drop in critically ill cases over the past few weeks now that more than 90% of those in the highest risk groups have been vaccinated.
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The results of the study for the Clalit Research Institute were close to those in clinical trials last year which found two doses were found to be 95% effective.(REUTERS)
The results of the study for the Clalit Research Institute were close to those in clinical trials last year which found two doses were found to be 95% effective.(REUTERS)

In boost for Covid-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world

Reuters, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:46 AM IST
The study of about 1.2 million people also showed a single shot was 57% effective in protecting against symptomatic infections after two weeks.
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A 6-month-old green sea turtle is cleaned from tar after an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea at Israel's Sea Turtle Rescue Center, in Michmoret, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Only six sea turtles were rescued and survived after a disastrous oil spill that has blackened most of the country's shoreline and reached beaches of neighboring Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)(AP)
A 6-month-old green sea turtle is cleaned from tar after an oil spill in the Mediterranean Sea at Israel's Sea Turtle Rescue Center, in Michmoret, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Only six sea turtles were rescued and survived after a disastrous oil spill that has blackened most of the country's shoreline and reached beaches of neighboring Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)(AP)

Mayo turns miracle for endangered turtles in Israel. Here’s how

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Employees at Israel's National Sea Turtle Rescue Center are treating endangered green sea turtles affected by a devastating oil spill that has coated Israel's coast with thick black tar.
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Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)
Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)

Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:47 AM IST
While the efficacy of vaccines on mutated Covid-19 strains are under debate, the tightening of quarantine models to contain the threat from highly infectious coronavirus variants is damping hopes of a swift rebound in international air travel.
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A paramedic with Israel's Magen David Adom medical services prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at an IKEA branch in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh. ( AFP)
A paramedic with Israel's Magen David Adom medical services prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at an IKEA branch in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh. ( AFP)

Israel faces a tough reopening despite vaccinating half its population

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Israel shows an emerging new normal that may not look much like the pre-pandemic world for some time to come.
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Egypt is seeking to become a major hub for exporting LNG to Europe, where demand is growing as governments transition from dirtier fossil fuels such as coal and oil.(Representative photo)
Egypt is seeking to become a major hub for exporting LNG to Europe, where demand is growing as governments transition from dirtier fossil fuels such as coal and oil.(Representative photo)

Israel, Egypt may build gas pipe as they eye European market

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:44 PM IST
The pipeline would link Israel’s huge Leviathan field to Egypt’s liquefied natural gas plants, the countries’ energy ministries said Sunday. Egypt added that the two sides would work on a governmental framework for the pipeline.
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The health ministry said on Saturday that the risk of illness from Covid-19 dropped 95.8% among people who received both shots.(REUTERS)
The health ministry said on Saturday that the risk of illness from Covid-19 dropped 95.8% among people who received both shots.(REUTERS)

Israel's Covid-19 vaccination pass opens fast track to normal life

Reuters, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Pass-holders could prove their status by presenting a vaccination certificate or downloading a Health Ministry app linked to their medical files.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “not one Israeli vaccine” was involved in the deal.(AP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “not one Israeli vaccine” was involved in the deal.(AP)

Israel buys Covid-19 vaccines for Syria to secure release of prisoner: Reports

AP, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Israel announced Friday it had reached a Russian-mediated deal to bring home a young woman who had crossed the border into neighbouring Syria earlier this month.
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According to the report, the vaccine purchase was stipulated in a secret clause in a Russian-brokered deal to return an Israeli woman who crossed the border into Syria.(AFP)
According to the report, the vaccine purchase was stipulated in a secret clause in a Russian-brokered deal to return an Israeli woman who crossed the border into Syria.(AFP)

Israel prisoner swap includes Covid-19 vaccines for Syria: Report

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Syria’s state-run SANA news agency denied the report of the vaccine clause, saying it was a lie meant to improve Israel’s image.
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Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, left, visit the Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (AP)
Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, left, visit the Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (AP)

Covid-19 jabs 95.8% effective after both Pfizer shots: Israeli health ministry

Reuters, Jerusalem
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:17 AM IST
The vaccine was also 98% effective in preventing fever or breathing problems and 98.9% effective in preventing hospitalizations and death, the ministry said.
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 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(Reuters)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu(Reuters)

Israel's election sprint resembles US presidential brawl

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 12:18 PM IST
Candidates are holding virtual events or limited in-person gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some have signed up star US advisers who faced off against each other during the contest between Republican incumbent Donald Trump and the Democrat who defeated him, President Joe Biden.
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Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations. (Representative Image)(Reuters Photo)
Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations. (Representative Image)(Reuters Photo)

Israeli strike near Syrian capital kills six Iran-backed fighters: Reports

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 02:51 PM IST
The SANA news agency claimed that Syrian air defenses shot down most of the missiles, which it said were fired from Syria's Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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Israel largely closed Ben Gurion Airport, the Jewish state's main gateway, on January 25.(Reuters File Photo)
Israel largely closed Ben Gurion Airport, the Jewish state's main gateway, on January 25.(Reuters File Photo)

Israel to allow 2,000 air travelers to enter every day

ANI, Tel Aviv
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 08:21 AM IST
The defense ministry has been tasked with contracting hotels where arrivals will be quarantined.
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Celebrity mystic Uri Geller holds a spoon as he performs his spoon-bending trick for medical staff while receiving a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel.(REUTERS)
Celebrity mystic Uri Geller holds a spoon as he performs his spoon-bending trick for medical staff while receiving a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel.(REUTERS)

Israel sits on Moderna Covid-19 vaccines after signing Pfizer data accord

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Israel is also postponing receipt of the supply it’s allotted through a World Health Organization-backed program.
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Ali Salam, mayor of Nazareth sits in his office in Nazareth, Israel's largest Arab city February 8, 2021.(REUTERS)
Ali Salam, mayor of Nazareth sits in his office in Nazareth, Israel's largest Arab city February 8, 2021.(REUTERS)

In Israel's largest Arab city, a Nazarene defends Netanyahu

Reuters, Nazareth, Israel
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Ali Salam, the mayor of Nazareth, says that he sees "no better choice" for Israel's 21% Arab minority than veteran conservative Benjamin 'Bibi' Netanyahu.
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People take part in a screaming session as they seek emotional release from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) confinements, in an open area near Ra'anana, Israel.(REUTERS)
People take part in a screaming session as they seek emotional release from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) confinements, in an open area near Ra'anana, Israel.(REUTERS)

Israelis take part in screaming sessions to waive lockdown blues

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:43 PM IST
To lift lockdown gloom, Israelis are keeping calm and carrying on screaming.
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The Bloomberg Innovation Index 2020 ranked Israel as the number one for research and development intensity for three years in a row.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Bloomberg Innovation Index 2020 ranked Israel as the number one for research and development intensity for three years in a row.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Want to study in Israel? Here's what you should know

By Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:21 PM IST
  • Students looking for high-quality education, where they can take an active role in their studies and learn from some of the best professors in the world, should look no further than Israel, says Professor Yaffa Zilbershats.
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The Digital Overhead HUD with modern optics provides sharp brightness, larger field of view and larger head motion box. In picture - HAL's Tejas aircraft.(PTI | Representational image)
The Digital Overhead HUD with modern optics provides sharp brightness, larger field of view and larger head motion box. In picture - HAL's Tejas aircraft.(PTI | Representational image)

HAL signs agreement with Israel's Elbit Systems for DOHS supply

PTI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 04:42 PM IST
HAL said the company and Elbit Systems have envisaged a mutual co-operation to upgrade its technological base and acquire high end technology on Digital Overhead HUD System which is primarily used in transport aircraft worldwide.
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Protesters march to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem.(AP)
Protesters march to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem.(AP)

Israeli protesters call on PM Netanyahu to step down

PTI, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 12:13 PM IST
They also blame him for damage to the economy, with unemployment in double digits after a series of nationwide lockdowns.
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Ruth Dayan with her husband(AP)
Ruth Dayan with her husband(AP)

Israeli fashion designer and peace activist, Ruth Dayan dies at 103

AP, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 09:05 AM IST
  • Founder of the Maskit fashion house, Ruth Dayan breathed her last on Friday. She was known for supporting charitable causes and was an active proponent of peace. Her designs were inspired by the cultural heritage of Jewish immigrants as well as Israel's Arab community.
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Security personnel inspect the area after a low intensity blast outside the Israeli Embassy, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.(PTI)
Security personnel inspect the area after a low intensity blast outside the Israeli Embassy, in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.(PTI)

Mossad team joins NIA in embassy blast probe

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 04:59 AM IST
A Mossad team specially flew in from Tel Aviv earlier this week to assist Indian agencies in the probe.
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NIA sleuths will also coordinate with Israeli agencies, including Mossad, to get inputs on the outfit behind the attack.(ANI)
NIA sleuths will also coordinate with Israeli agencies, including Mossad, to get inputs on the outfit behind the attack.(ANI)

Centre hands over probe in blast near Israeli embassy to NIA

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:33 AM IST
People familiar with the development said the central anti-terror probe agency will form a special team to investigate the case.
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CCS chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>48,000 Cr deal to buy 83 Tejas fighters to strengthen the IAF.(PTI)
CCS chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved 48,000 Cr deal to buy 83 Tejas fighters to strengthen the IAF.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Govt to award 48k cr contract to HAL for 83 Tejas jets

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 05:02 PM IST
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