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Miss Universe 2021

Pro-BDS Miss Greece alleged as fake by Greek delegation, activists

Rafael Plastiram who claimed to be Miss Greece, announced that she had withdrawn from the Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel, in a political boycott.

Omicron COVID variant: South African Jews ejected from Israel

Five South African nationals who arrived in Israel Friday morning were removed from the country, and say they were subjected to ‘inhumane, disrespectful’ treatment.

Second case of COVID Omicron variant confirmed in Israel

Despite Omicron variant fears, new cases remain low in Israel as Prime Minister Naftali Bennett asks Israelis to show patience and discipline.

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Delta, United not revising South Africa flights amid variant concerns

Delta and United are the only US passenger carriers that have direct flights to southern Africa.


WHO names new COVID variant Omicron, cautions against travel measures

A new COVID variant has been discovered in South Africa, causing other countries to ban travel to and from there.


What is the new COVID Omicron variant? Here’s what we know

The South African coronavirus variant known as Omicron or B.1.1.529 is raising red flags worldwide. 

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Belgium report first case of new COVID variant in continental Europe

The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an experts' meeting midday Friday from Geneva to assess the new variant.


Israel bans foreigners from entering country to stop Omicron variant

New restrictions go into effect on Sunday night * One case of Omicron confirmed, seven under investigation

Hanukkah customs and experiences from around the world

How is Hanukkah celebrated by different Jewish communities around the globe?


Israel classifies South Africa as red after aggressive new variant found

B.1.1.529 presents mutations that might be associated with a higher vaccine-resistance and ability to spread.

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