Tag: Israel

Israel’s coronavirus vaccines wielding political power | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Forget about oil and arms. Coronavirus vaccines are emerging as the newest currency of choice in the Middle East. Israel’s reopening of its economy, combined with a murky prisoner swap with Syria and the arrival of a batch of vaccines in the Gaza Strip, have all underscored how those...

Palestinian vaccine drive faces funding shortfall: World Bank | Incredible Solutions Tech

Bank urges Israel, which has made the most progress globally on vaccination, to donate its urplus shots. The Palestinians’ COVID-19 vaccination plan faces a $30m-funding shortfall, even after factoring in support from a global vaccine scheme for poorer economies, the World Bank said in a report on Monday. Israel,...

Israel shuts Mediterranean shore after oil spill devastates | Incredible Solutions Tech

Activists began reporting globs of black tar on Israel’s coast last week after a heavy storm, wreaking havoc on local wildlife. Israel closed all its Mediterranean beaches until further notice on Sunday, days after an offshore oil spill deposited tonnes of tar across more than 160km (100 miles) of...

Israel starts reopening as number of vaccinations nears 50% | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Shops are open to all but leisure centres limited to those inoculated or immune showing a ‘Green Pass’ app. People in Israel are one step closer to returning to normalcy as the country’s economy began reopening after almost half the population received coronavirus vaccine shots. Swathes of the country...

Israel paying millions to supply COVID-19 doses to Syria | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Palestinians will likely chafe at the fact that Israel is aiding millions of Syrians while they continue to wait for their own supply of the Russian Sputnik vaccine. Israeli media report the Syrian prisoner exchange negotiated by Russia, which included the repatriation of an Israeli woman who crossed the...

Israel and Syria conclude Russia-mediated prisoners swap | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Israeli woman freed by Syria while Israel returned two shepherds to the Syria-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Syria released an Israeli woman after Israel returned two shepherds to the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights amid a Russian-mediated prisoner swap. The woman, who has not been publicly identified,...

Israeli study finds Pfizer vaccine 85% effective after first | Incredible Solutions Tech

Researchers say a longer follow-up is required to understand the effect of one shot to inform second dose delay policy. A new study on healthcare workers in Israel has found that one shot of a two-dose vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech is 85 percent effective, heightening the debate over the...

Biden and Netanyahu have first call after delay | Politics | Incredible Solutions Tech

US president and Israeli PM discussed regional issues, including Iran and recent diplomatic normalisation deals. Joe Biden had his first official phone call with Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House confirmed on Wednesday after questions swirled over whether the United States president was trying to send a message to the...

Israel may not be part of strategy if US returns to nuclear | Incredible Solutions Tech

Envoy to US says return to Iran accord could prohibit future US-Israeli strategy towards Tehran’s nuclear programme. Israel’s ambassador to the United States has suggested his country would not engage with President Joe Biden on strategy towards Iran’s nuclear programme if the US returns to the 2015 nuclear deal....

Nobel Peace Prize 2021: The case against Jared Kushner | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Jared Kushner, former White House adviser and prized son-in-law of Twitter ban victim and ex-US President Donald Trump, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz. The nomination is based on Kushner’s role in negotiating last year the “Abraham Accords”, the...

Israeli air force holds ‘surprise’ drill near Lebanon border | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Israeli military exercise comes amid intensified attacks in neighbouring Syria targeting Iranian military assets. Israel’s air force has begun a “surprise exercise” to improve combat readiness along the United Nations-demarcated Blue Line between it and Lebanon, according to its military. The military said on Monday that the drill, which...

Red Sea coral reefs ‘under threat’ from Israel-UAE oil deal | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israeli oil pipeline deal threatens unique Red Sea coral reefs and could lead to “the next ecological disaster”. The agreement to bring Emirati crude oil by tanker to a pipeline in the Red Sea port of Eilat was signed after the two nations...

Syrian air defences ‘intercept Israeli aggression’ over | Incredible Solutions Tech

Syrian army says Israeli military jets flew over the Golan Heights to hit targets on the edge of Damascus. Syria’s army said on Monday the country’s air defences intercepted “Israeli aggression” over the capital, Damascus, in the latest stepped-up bombing of alleged Iranian targets inside the country over the...

White House denies Biden is snubbing Israel’s Netanyahu | | Incredible Solutions Tech

PM Benjamin Netanyahu has downplayed the notion he was being slighted by US President Joe Biden. The White House has denied that US President Joe Biden was intentionally snubbing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by failing to include him so far in an early round of phone calls to...

UAE royal’s investment in Israeli football club put on hold | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Questions over the sheikh’s finances have halted his proposed purchase of a 50 percent stake in Beitar Jerusalem. The acquisition of a 50 percent stake in Israel’s Beitar Jerusalem Football Club by a United Arab Emirates royal has been frozen due to questions over the sheikh’s finances. The club,...