Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 12:36 WIB

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REGIONAL DIPLOMACY

The Dilemma of Opening Indonesia-Israel Diplomatic Relations

An Israeli media outlet, The Jerusalem Post recently published an online reportage in September 2022 insisting that a “secret delegation” from Indonesia was scheduled to depart for Israel to engage in “secret visits”. While this claim is unbelievable enough, the report further adds that relations between Israel and Indonesia have grown warmer in the last few months of 2021, notably in the realm of trade and tourism. Finally, the report mentions the possibility of normalisation of Indonesia-Israel ties, a view upheld by American officials. 

NATIONAL

POLITICS

Anies Baswedan not a threat to Prabowo, says political analyst

Political observer Emrus Sihombing bluntly said that Anies Baswedan is not a worthy rival to Prabowo Subianto. In fact, he said the political roadshow conducted by the former Jakarta governor will not match Prabowo’s performance and popularity as the defense minister.

SOCIAL CULTURE

ECONOMY BUSINESS

HEALTHCARE

Passive immunization, special protection for vulnerable groups

Vulnerable groups have a higher risk of Covid-19 infection – and they also encounter a greater risk of severity of the disease when they fall victim to it as well. Prof. Dr. dr. Iris Rengganis, Sp.PD, K-AI, FINASIM, General Chairwoman of the Indonesian Allergy and Immunology Association’s Central Management (Perhimpunan Alergi Imunologi Indonesia – “Peralmuni”), declares that the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccine is better and more stable among a hospitalized healthy population. On the contrary, the vaccine’s effectiveness for vulnerable groups is markedly lower in general than that of the healthy population

IN FRAME

LIFESTYLE

PROFILE

Ayuningtyas Widari Ramdhaniar, Public Facilitator “Life is not about possession, it’s all about contributions”

Ayuningtyas “Tyas” Widari Ramdhaniar, the well-known Woman Social Entrepreneur and Public Facilitator, actually came from a modest family. Her parents never spoiled her: on the contrary, they taught her the value of toughness, hard work and empathy.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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