Deborah Brand

Articles by Deborah Brand

Israel Takes Most Aggressive Approach in World Against Omicron

Israel has barred entry to all foreign nationals and has ordered all returning citizens to quarantine regardless of their vaccination status, as part of the world’s most aggressive effort to stave off the new Omicron variant.

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Israelis Freed from Turkish Prison After Photographing Erdogan Palace

An Israeli couple who were detained eight days ago in Turkey on suspicion of espionage after being caught taking photographs of the Istanbul palace of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were freed Thursday morning in what is being hailed as a “Hanukkah miracle.”

Israeli couple Mordi and Natalie Oknin, who were held in Turkey for a week on suspicion of espionage, react upon their arrival home in the Israeli city of Modiin on November 18, 2021 following their release. - The Oknins were detained last week after visiting the newly opened Camlica Tower …

Kamala Harris: Singling out Israel Is Antisemitism

Vice President Kamala Harris condemned singling out Israel “because of anti-Jewish hatred” at an address at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never is Now summit on antisemitism.

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a press conference at El Paso International Airport, on June 25, 2021 in El Paso, Texas. - Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday, visited a Customs and Border Protection processing facility, and met with advocates and NGOs. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / …

Two-hundred Republican Lawmakers Urge Biden Not to Open Jerusalem Consulate

Two-hundred Republican lawmakers have sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing their opposition to the reopening of the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem, which formerly served as a de factor Palestinian embassy before being permanently shuttered by the Trump administration following its declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2018.

US downgrades its Palestinian diplomatic mission

Israel Opens Its Borders — But Only to Vaccinated Travelers

Tourists are now allowed entry into Israel for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, as long as they can show proof of vaccination. Israeli authorities recognize most vaccines enough to allow immediate entry into the country,

Israel confirms second coronavirus case among cruise returnees