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Over 300% Spike in Domestic Violence Calls for Budget Allocation

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According to an annual WIZO report, there was a 315% increase in domestic violence in 2020. Distress calls made to the 118 hotline went from 2286 calls in 2019 to 5866 calls in 2020, which is a 157% increase. More than half were tagged under spousal violence, which increased from 688 calls in 2019 to…

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Israel Set to Launch Vaccine Campaign for Children 

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As the country comes down from a fourth coronavirus wave, Israeli officials plan to unleash the next vaccination campaign for 5 to 11 years olds. Parents will be expected to vaccinate their children, which has already seen major backlash and protests from those who are more cautious and less trusting of the institutions concerned.  For…

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Israel Sends 120 Delegates to COP26 

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Thousands of global delegates are participating in the 26th annual climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Hosted by the United Nations, the Conference of Parties, or COP26, aims “to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.” Given the state of the world, the high-stakes agenda is…

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Cyber Hackers Target Israeli Hospitals 

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At least nine hospitals and other health organizations have been targeted by cybercriminals, the Ministry of Health recently announced. The attempted cyberattacks, also called ransomware attacks, aimed to halt the Israeli hospital systems, making it almost impossible for operations to continue and the medical staff to serve their patients.  One hospital in particular, the Hillel…

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11% of Children Suffer from Long COVID

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For children aged 3-18 who contracted coronavirus, about 11.2% have experienced the effects of long COVID, says a recent survey by the Health Ministry. Ongoing symptoms include illness, fatigue, breathlessness, disturbed sleep, concentration problems, and mental health issues. Ultimately, with isolation, school closures, and the midsummer war, it is uncertain what impact the virus has…

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