Saudi officials announce cease-fire in five year Yemen war amid coronavirus

4 hours 3 min ago
There was no immediate reaction from Houthi leaders or Yemen's internationally recognized government to the coalition's statement

Archaeologists crack secrets of deadly ancient trade in decorated ostrich eggs

Wed, 2020-04-08 23:00
Why the ancients used eggs from savage wild ostriches rather than innocuous tame ones is unclear, but ornate eggshells from the Middle East were prized by elites across the Mediterranean thousands of years before Easter was a thing

As Gantz's time runs out, Netanyahu no longer in a rush to form emergency gov't

Wed, 2020-04-08 19:59
Minutes before the unity coalition agreement was to be signed, Netanyahu demanded control of meetings of the Judicial Appointments Committee. The two sides have had no contact since

Bernie Sanders suspends 2020 Democratic presidential campaign

Wed, 2020-04-08 15:30
Vermont senator had been under pressure to halt his campaign after rival Joe Biden won resounding victories in primary contests on March 17 in Florida, Arizona and Illinois

This Passover, Israelis are helping those hardest hit by the coronavirus

Wed, 2020-04-08 15:03
Instead of staying safe at home during the coronavirus lockdown, these Israelis are providing meals, groceries and sympathy to those in need

Why Wikipedia is immune to coronavirus

Wed, 2020-04-08 14:07
As the worldwide pandemic has been accompanied by an 'infodemic' of bad information, Wikipedia has stepped in to provide relief. So much so that it has become the go-to source for COVID-19 information

Jewish Chronicle, world's oldest Jewish newspaper, to shut down over coronavirus

Wed, 2020-04-08 13:50
Founded in 1841, the title - often known as the JC - says the liquidation was expected to be finalized in the coming two to three weeks and it will make every effort to continue to publish over that time

England's coronavirus death toll rises 828 to 6,483

Wed, 2020-04-08 13:23
The health service said 46 of the 828 patients, aged between 35 and 96 years old, had no known underlying health condition

Vaccine developed by Israel could be used by those boycotting it, BDS co-founder says

Wed, 2020-04-08 12:51
'Cooperating with Israel against the virus isn't normalization,' Omar Barghouti says

Gantz says he wants unity with Likud, but not ‘at any price’

Wed, 2020-04-08 11:53
Knesset speaker says the two sides were very close to an agreement, but negotiations were halted after Netanyahu’s envoys demanded to interfere with the body that appoints judges to Israeli courts

Iran's new coronavirus death toll passes 4,000, health official says

Wed, 2020-04-08 11:16
'We had 1,997 new infected cases in the past 24 hours .... there are 3,956 infected people in critical conditions'

Amid coronavirus crisis, Israel tells Palestinians to download app that tracks phones

Wed, 2020-04-08 10:58
Palestinians who want to ensure their permit to stay in Israel is still valid are required to install an app allowing the military to access data on their cellphone since army offices are closed due to the coronavirus

Coronavirus crisis: N.Y.'s Cuomo sees signs of slowing despite record U.S. death toll

Wed, 2020-04-08 10:03
731 fatalities were reported in Cuomo's state alone on Tuesday while the national total topped 1,800 and known coronavirus infections approached 400,000

Spain's number of coronavirus deaths rises by 757 to over 14,500

Wed, 2020-04-08 09:52
The daily increase as a percentage of the total death toll was 5.5%, down from 5.7% the day before, when 743 people died

Joe Biden sends message of solace to Jews celebrating Passover alone

Wed, 2020-04-08 09:50
'Jill and I know how hard it is for so many families, friends, and communities to not be physically together at Passover this year'

Israel to launch blanket testing in nursing homes where coronavirus cases found

Wed, 2020-04-08 09:31
‘We regret that we were forced to go all the way to the High Court of Justice to receive the equal and appropriate treatment we deserve,’ association of assisted living facilities that pushed for the move say

U.K. PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling COVID-19

Wed, 2020-04-08 09:20
Johnson has oxygen but not on ventilator

U.S. Jews help needy, prepare for very different Passover during coronavirus quarantine

Wed, 2020-04-08 08:27
Prominent organizations provide seder kits and meals to those most affected by the coronavirus, offer discussions on community during the Passover meal

Passover lockdown begins as Israel coronavirus cases top 9,400

Wed, 2020-04-08 07:15
Curfew begins 3 P.M. Wednesday ? Hospital in ultra-Orthodox hot spot says can't accept more coronavirus patients on life support

Why South Africa’s Jews have fared better than most in coronavirus crisis

Wed, 2020-04-08 06:41
Only a handful of the 50,000-plus community have been infected so far, with South Africans citing luck and timing