Gov. David Y. Ige announced his state would welcome international tourists again and lift capacity limits later this month on bars, restaurants and gyms in counties that require patrons to present proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test to enter.
The passage of the annual budget fueled hope for more political stability after the chaos of four elections in the span of two years. The vote passed by 61 to 59 in the 120-seat Knesset, or Parliament, with no abstentions.
Gov. Philip D. Murphy is the first Democratic governor to be re-elected in New Jersey in more than 44 years. His campaign focused on his record during his first term and his left-leaning approach to governing.
President Biden encouraged parents to vaccinate their young children, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for the roughly 29 million children between ages 5 and 11.
A U.S. military investigation into a strike that mistakenly killed 10 civilians, including seven children, in Kabul, Afghanistan, said video showed at least one child minutes before the launch. The inquiry found no law violations and did not recommend disciplinary action.
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