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Maayan Lubell
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Israeli military vehicles maneuver inside the central Gaza strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 12, 2023
Alarm over possibility of Palestinian displacement in Gaza war
Comments by some Israeli politicians — including some close to the government — have stoked Palestinian and Arab fears of a new Nakba.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 27, 2023
Israeli government in chaos as judicial reform plans draw mass protests
The judicial overhaul has ignited some of the biggest street demonstrations in Israel's history and drawn a rare intervention by the head of state.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / ANALYSIS
Jan 10, 2022
Pandemic fatigue makes the case for boosters a harder sell
Disease experts say that rapidly shifting public health messaging in the face of a quickly mutating virus has bred confusion and mistrust over the benefit of boosters.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 6, 2022
COVID-19 testing policies under scrutiny worldwide as omicron surge drives up demand
This time last year, vaccines offered hope that the pandemic might be over by now. Instead, the new variant is overloading public health systems.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 10, 2021
Doctors weigh COVID-19 impact on children as vaccine drives ramp up
While cases of severe illness and death remain far more rare among pediatric patients than adults, tens of thousands of children may struggle with its effects.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 13, 2021
Having eased virus controls, Israel changes strategy as delta variant hits
The country's government wants Israelis to learn to live with the virus — involving the fewest possible restrictions and avoiding a fourth national lockdown that could harm the economy.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 15, 2018
Israeli forces kill 41 in Gaza protests as anger mounts over U.S. Embassy
Israeli forces killed at least 41 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday as angry protesters demonstrated at the frontier hours on the day the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem, health officials said.

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