• Israel leads the world in vaccinating its population against Covid-19. © Sergei Babenko/123rf

    Israel offers COVID vaccine booster to ages 12 and up

    Moves by several nations to offer third jabs have faced criticism including from the World Health Organization, which insists poorer countries should gain wider access to vaccines before wealthy ones offer booster shots.

  • US President Joe Biden pauses while listening to a question from a reporter about the situation in Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House on 26 August 2021 in Washington, DC. At least 12 American service members were killed on Thursday by suicide bomb attacks near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Picture: Drew Angerer/AFP

    Biden delays meeting with Israeli PM amid Kabul blasts

    The two leaders will now meet at the White House Friday morning, Bennett's office said. They will first talk one-on-one, then make statements to the press and then continue negotiations with the participation of their staffs.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on 22 August 2021. Picture: GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP

    Israel's Bennett seeks US 'reset' in first White House visit

    In his first state visit since taking office in June, Bennett will meet Biden on Thursday and attempt to mend ties with America's top Democrat, which were strained under former premier Benjamin Netanyahu, accused of openly favouring the Republican party.

  • FILE: Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, to deliver a political statement in Jerusalem, on 30 May 2021. Picture: Yonatan Sindel/AFP

    A 'new day' in Israel after Netanyahu unseated

    The watershed moment in Israeli politics saw an ideologically disparate eight-party bloc, ranging from right to left to Arab Islamic conservatives, band together to unseat the bombastic veteran known as Bibi by a wafer-thin margin of 60 votes to 59 in parliament on Sunday.