Around 10 community vaccination centers will begin operating in low-income areas across Israel.

With a focus on Israel's peripheral regions, centers will open in particular in the cities of Nahariya, Kiryat Gat, Karmiel, Eilat, Dimona, Arad, Safed, Kiryat Shmona, Shfaram and Sderot.


On Tuesday, April 19, the Israeli Ministry of Health published new data on the coronavirus epidemic. The sixth wave of the epidemic is on the decline.

In total, 4,038,703 cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country since the start of the pandemic.

The number of infected people is taken into account by PCR tests and tests at checkpoints (a positive home test result is not taken into account in statistics if it is not confirmed at the checkpoint).

Over the past 24 hours, 62,591 tests have been carried out. Coronavirus was detected in 9% of cases.

At the moment, 32149 people are infected (-269 per day).

10,647 COVID-19 cases died (+17 per day; data for several days has been updated).

598 cases in hospitals (+16 per day; 1.8% of the current number of infected), others are recovering in specially equipped hotels or at home.

The condition of 216 patients (-4 per day; 0.7% of the current number of infected) is assessed by doctors as severe, 75 (-3) are connected to ventilators or ECMO.

The infectiousness index (an index of the reproduction of the virus, showing how many people, on average, one infected person transmits it) - 0.7.

According to a report by the Israeli Ministry of Health, 87% of seriously ill patients are over 60 years old.

Most people over 60 years of age are fully vaccinated, and the percentage of seriously ill among them is much lower than among the unvaccinated. Among citizens in the age group 60+, 40/100 thousand are seriously ill and unvaccinated, 11/100 thousand are seriously ill and vaccinated for a long time (more than six months), and 9/100 thousand are seriously ill and fully vaccinated. At the same time, against the background of high infection rates in absolute numbers, the number of seriously ill patients among fully vaccinated elderly people is growing: at the moment, among seriously ill patients in the 60+ category, there are 32 unvaccinated, 9 vaccinated long ago (more than six months), and 131 fully vaccinated. In the age categories under 60 years among seriously ill unvaccinated absolute majority.


According to the Israeli Ministry of Health, as of April 19, 6,705,575 people (72% of the country's population) received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and 6,133,264 people (65% of the country's population) received the second dose. 4484464 people were vaccinated with the third dose (48% of the country's population). The fourth dose was received by 796,184 people (9% of the country's population).

In recent months, the vaccination process in Israel has been very slow. There is a growing number of people who were vaccinated more than six months ago (that is, they cannot be considered "fully vaccinated").

You can sign up for the vaccination queue at the health insurance fund: by phone, through the website or mobile application.

There is a program "Vaccination at home", the purpose of which is to eliminate social injustice in relation to residents of the periphery and settlements with a low socio-economic status.


A green certificate is only required for "high risk" events. For example, at celebrations or parties with a large number of participants.

The following populations are eligible for the Green Certificate:

- Persons vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine, when no more than four months have passed since the second dose;

- Persons who have been ill with coronavirus, if more than four months have not passed since the moment of recovery;

- Persons vaccinated with three or four doses of the vaccine, regardless of the date of vaccination.

A decision was made to abolish the "green standard". However, it will still be necessary to do an antigen test before entering nursing homes.


- Nursing homes, geriatric hospitals and hostels for the elderly will require a negative rapid test result to enter.

- It is recommended to be tested for coronavirus before meeting with the elderly.

- Institutions that will require a rapid test before entering will receive partial subsidies from the state.

- Unvaccinated employees of educational institutions, medical institutions and social services will still be required to be tested twice a week for coronavirus.

Middle school students are exempt from weekly coronavirus tests.

- Testing for coronavirus in elementary grades has been cancelled.


Benjamin Netanyahu may again return to the post of prime minister - the politician has every chance of getting the votes of more than half of the deputies in the vote in May. This was announced to Izvestiya on Tuesday, April 19, by the adviser to the ex-premier Ariel Bulstein.

“The split of the coalition and its fall is a matter of the near future. If there are new elections, I have no doubt that Netanyahu will become Israeli Prime Minister. But even if there are no elections, it seems to me that he has a chance to get the votes of more than 50% of the deputies in the current composition of the Knesset, ”said the adviser.

The first parliamentary session after the holidays will take place on May 9.

On the evening of April 17, the Arab RAAM party suspended its membership in Israel's ruling coalition and said: "If the government continues its actions against the people of Jerusalem, we will resign as a bloc."


For the first time in months, Israel launched an air strike on the Gaza Strip in response to a missile launch by militants.

Clashes around the Al-Aqsa mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem continued throughout the weekend. More than one hundred and seventy people were injured during the riots, most of them Palestinians.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of the most revered shrines of Islam, located in the heart of old Jerusalem. There is also a sacred place for the Jews - the Temple Mount.

A similar escalation in Jerusalem around the same time last year triggered repeated rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas militants, which eventually escalated into an 11-day war.

Shootings in Gaza and clashes in Al-Aqsa came after a spate of violence, including four deadly attacks since late March by Palestinians and Israeli Arabs that killed 14 people, mostly civilians.

Several people were injured Sunday when Palestinians threw stones at Israeli buses on their way to Jerusalem's Old City, Israeli police said.

Palestinians accuse Israel of attacking Al-Aqsa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Israel says Palestinian protesters are seeking to disrupt Muslim prayers for political purposes and prevent visits by Jews, who are currently celebrating Passover.


On the first weekday of the holiday week, there are reports from all over Israel of the closure of popular holiday destinations - crowds of vacationers overwhelm beaches, national parks, nature reserves and campsites.

In the middle of the day, the Association of Kinneret Cities announced that all 15 "quiet" family beaches on the northern and eastern coast of our only lake are closed due to overflow, and suggested that citizens look for other places to relax.

But there are also crowds elsewhere. The National Parks and Preserve Authority has closed the entrance to the Ein Gedi nature reserve for those who have not booked parking spaces in advance.

The city beaches of Rishon LeZion, the beaches of Palmachim and Nakhsholim, the Tel Afek National Park are closed - there are also no free places left.

The Taba border checkpoint cannot cope with the influx of people wishing to leave for Sinai, many hours of queues lined up on both sides. The administration asks fellow citizens not to come to the checkpoint in the morning - in the evenings there is no such pandemonium. People languish under the scorching sun, scolding the authorities for their inability and deafness to the needs of citizens - but the reason for the holiday suffering lies deeper: Israel is rapidly becoming the most populous country in the world.

The tourist infrastructure and nature of Israel cannot withstand the demographic load, despite the fact that everyone who had such an opportunity tried to leave Israel for the holiday week, and Ben Gurion Airport has also been operating at the limit of its capacity in recent days.


تثير صلاة الجمعة القادمة للمسلمين في الحرم القدسي ، والتي تصادف 1 أبريل ، قلقا في جهاز الأمن الإسرائيلي. من المحتمل أن تحدد أحداث هذا اليوم المزاج العام لشهر العطلة المقبل للمسلمين ، والذي يعتبر تقليديا الأكثر توترا في العلاقات العربية الإسرائيلية. لاحظ أن رمضان هذا العام يبدأ في 2 أبريل وينتهي في 2 مايو.

بالإضافة إلى الصلاة في الحرم القدسي ، خطط الفلسطينيون لثلاث مظاهرات كبرى في شمال السامرة يوم الجمعة. إذا كان هناك عدد كبير من ضحايا الاشتباكات مع الجيش والشرطة الإسرائيلية في هذه الأحداث ، فستكون هناك فرصة لتصعيد إضافي للإرهاب.

كما أن التعاون بين حماس والجهاد الإسلامي في يهودا والسامرة مثير للقلق. بالنظر إلى أن بعض مقاتلي حماس رهن الاعتقال في السلطة الفلسطينية ، فإن مكانهم يحل من قبل زملاء من الجهاد الإسلامي. وعلى الرغم من صغر حجم هذا التنظيم ، إلا أن شعبيته تزداد مع كل هجوم إرهابي جديد يرتكبه أنصاره. الآن تعمل بطاقة الهوية بنشاط في تعبئة المسلحين والحصول على الأسلحة.

في إسرائيل ، يعتقدون أنه فيما يتعلق بالإرهاب ، نحن في مرحلة حرجة ، عندما يكون من الممكن حدوث انخفاض سريع في التوتر وزيادة في التوتر - على غرار الوباء ، عندما يتم ، بالإجراءات الصحيحة ، إيقاف العدوى ، وبالتواطؤ ، تتكاثر. كما أن لسلوك الإرهابيين تأثير عدوى ، حيث يختار المقاتلون المحتملون ، المستوحون من "الأبطال الشهداء" ، أن يحذوا حذوهم.

تذكرنا موجة الإرهاب الحالية بتلك التي حدثت في إسرائيل في 2015-2016. وقتل في ذلك الوقت 50 إسرائيليا في الهجمات الإرهابية التي نفذها بشكل رئيسي أفراد منعزلون مسلحون بالسكاكين.

من أجل منع استمرار موجة الإرهاب ، تعتزم الحكومة ملء شوارع البلاد ومعظم النقاط المتفجرة بالمسؤولين الأمنيين وإنفاذ القانون من أجل محاولة ردع الإرهابيين المحتملين ومنع الهجمات.

لتعزيز الشرطة ، وافق رئيس الوزراء نفتالي بينيت بالفعل على تخصيص 181 مليون شيكل ، سيتم تخصيص 111 منها على الفور ، والـ70 المتبقية في أغسطس من هذا العام.

وزير المالية أفيغدور ليبرمان تحدث لفيستي عن كيفية محاربة الإرهاب الآن (ليبرمان: "هناك طريقة مثبتة لكبح الإرهاب ، ونحن نعرف ذلك"). وفي الموضوع ذاته ، نقلت "فيستي" رأي المراقب العسكري رون بن يشاي (خبير عسكري: كيفية هزيمة موجة الإرهاب على أساس تجربة محاربة "انتفاضة المنعزلين").


Caesarea was home to one of the first Christian communities, and according to the New Testament, it was there that the Apostle Peter baptized the Roman centurion Cornelius.

The figure probably symbolizes Jesus Christ, who calls himself the "Good Shepherd" in the Gospels.

Among the remains of sunken ships, archaeologists also found statues of the Roman era in the form of an eagle and a theatrical actor in a comic mask, bronze bells designed to protect against evil spirits, hundreds of silver and bronze Roman coins of the mid-third century and a large treasure of early silver coins.


The navies of the United States, Bahrain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates began multilateral exercises in the Red Sea on Wednesday, US Navy Central Command said Thursday.

This is the first officially recognized joint naval exercise between the United States, Israel and the two Gulf countries.

The UAE and Bahrain normalized diplomatic relations with Israel last year as part of a US-brokered deal known as the Abraham Accord.


New anti-record - about 86 thousand infected

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,082,363 infected have been identified in the country.

At the same time, 85,962 people are currently infected. This is a new anti-record for the entire epidemic.

7,082 COVID-19 cases have died.

989,319 people recovered.

Over the past day, 162175 tests have been carried out. In 6.74% of cases, coronavirus was detected.

1127 sick in hospitals, 165 recover in special hotels, the rest at home.


In Israel, the Commission of Ministers to Combat Coronavirus has announced that teachers and doctors who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to work

The country's government said social workers, including teachers, doctors, nurses and caregivers, will only be able to work if they have proof of coronavirus vaccination.

Persons who have recovered from the virus or who may have tested negative for COVID-19 within the last 72 hours will also be allowed to work