How Israel Got Hit Hard by the Delta Variant—but Rode It Out

Oct. 12 2021

Earlier this year, the Jewish state remained far ahead of most of the world in its coronavirus-vaccination rate, having been the first country to acquire the vaccine, and having employed an efficient distribution mechanism. But the disease’s delta variant nonetheless led to a spike in cases and hospitalization that raised fears of a return to the worst days of the pandemic. Arieh Kovler explains why things never got so bad:

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More about: Coronavirus, Israeli society, Medicine

What Israel Needs to Stop Iran’s Nuclear-Weapons Program

Oct. 25 2021

If sanctions, diplomacy, and covert sabotage fail to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining nuclear weapons, it will be up to the IDF to do the job—as America will be unlikely to attack Iran, and the Gulf states lack the ability to do so. But it is not clear that the Jewish state has the necessary armaments. John Hannah writes:

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More about: IDF, Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy