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In boost for COVID-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in...

JERUSALEM — The first big real-world study of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be independently reviewed shows the shot is highly effective at preventing coronavirus...

Israel starts reopening as COVID-vaccinated population nears 50%

JERUSALEM - Israel reopened swathes of its economy on Sunday, with the government saying the start of a return to routine was enabled by...

Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases with Pfizer...

JERUSALEM — Israel’s largest healthcare provider on Sunday reported a 94% drop in symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine in the country’s biggest study to date.

Plant closures, conversion to gas driving Israel’s planned retirement of coal...

ISRAEL’S STRATEGY for ending the use of coal power centers on plant closures and the conversion of others to run on natural gas, an Israeli energy official said last week.

Israel to start COVID-19 vaccine human trials on Nov. 1

JERUSALEM — Israel will begin human trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by a research institute overseen by the Defence Ministry on Nov....

Trove of 1,000-year-old gold coins unearthed in Israel

CENTRAL ISRAEL — Israeli youths have unearthed hundreds of gold coins stashed away in a clay vessel for more than a thousand years.

Taking a VR tour of Israel

The pandemic has effectively put to a halt much of travel worldwide and this includes pilgrimages to Christian holy sites in Israel. But pilgrims...

Israeli envoy explores cooperation opportunities in tech, agri during Iloilo visit

ILOILO CITY — Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz visited Iloilo earlier this week to explore cooperation opportunities in line with its goal to strengthen ties with the Philippine through local partnerships in the regions.

Israel, Russia reaffirm ties with PHL

ISRAELI Ambassador Rafael Harpaz and Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev paid courtesy calls to President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday to reaffirm ties with the Philippines, Malacañang said on Thursday night.

Israeli museum to drop McJesus sculpture after violent protests

HAIFA, ISRAEL — An Israeli museum plans to withdraw a sculpture depicting the McDonald’s mascot as the crucified Jesus following protests which briefly united the country’s Christian minority, its populist culture minister, and the pro-Palestinian artist.

Duterte expects more terror attacks after Sultan Kudarat bombing

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expecting more terror attacks after the recent bombing incidents in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. “We just had...

PHL hopes to sign Palawan oil exploration deal in Israel

THE Philippines expects to sign a Palawan oil exploration agreement with Israel’s Ratio Petroleum Energy Ltd during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit, Malacañang said.

Philippines, Israel forge agreements on labor, science, and trade

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter The Philippines and the State of Israel on Monday, Sept. 3, signed bilateral agreements on labor, science, and trade, Malacañang...

Government outlines target bilateral deals with Israel and Jordan

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign agreements on labor, defense, trade and investment, and other bilateral deals with the governments of Israel...

Duterte to visit Israel, Jordan

MALACAÑANG confirmed on Tuesday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will also visit Jordan after his visit to Israel in September.

Historic trip: Duterte to visit Israel in September

By Camille A. Aguinaldo President Rodrigo is set to visit Israel from September 2 to 5 after accepting the invitation of the country's Prime Minister...

Palace: Duterte to visit Israel and Kuwait

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Malacañang on Wednesday, July 25, announced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to visit Israel in September this year. In...

From prayer to party

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter That the Philippines is a Christian country — more than 90% of the population is Christian, with over 80% Roman...

Moon is key to when jellyfish hit beach: Israeli study

JERUSALEM -- Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the sky as much as the sea after Israeli researchers...