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Chinese Man Dies After Guzzling 1.5 Liters Of Coca Cola In 10 Minutes

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — After reading this story people may have second thoughts about their Coca-Cola habits. A Chinese man allegedly died of a fatal gas buildup in his stomach af...

Hundreds Of Iraqi Leaders Call For Normalization Of Ties With Israel

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BAGHADAD (JTA) - Hundreds of Iraqi civic leaders and activists attended a conference calling for the country to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. But Iraq’s gover...

Last Known Survivor Of Babi Yar Massacre Receives Knesset Medal

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Michael Sidko, the last known survivor of the Babyn Yar Massacre which occurred in September 1941, who made aliya to Israel in the year 2000, received a medal...

Five Terrorists Killed, Two IDF Soldiers Wounded In Clashes During Pursuit Of Hamas Operatives

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israel Defense Forces troops conducting a counterterrorism operation in the Jenin and Ramallah areas in the early hours of Sunda...

‘Yes, I Wept’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains Her ‘Present’ Vote On Iron Dome, And The Tears That Followed

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive congresswoman from New York, said she changed her vote from “no” to “present” on a bill for special funding for Israel’...

Frustrated Abbas Gives Israel Ultimatum In Harsh UN Address

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JERUSALEM (AP) — In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state....

National Library Of Israel Releases Rare Photographs Of Sukkot During 1973 War

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Nearly 50 years after the Yom Kippur War, the National Library of Israel has released a number of rare photos showing how the festival of Sukkot, or “Feast of...

After Fight Among Democrats, Israel’s Iron Dome Funding Ask To Get Standalone Vote In House

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Congress appears poised to send $1 billion to Israel to replenish the Iron Dome missile defense system that Israel depleted during its conflict with Hamas in May...

In Israel, Relatives Of Cable Car Survivor Ask For Privacy

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The bitter custody battle over a six-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy inched forward in Israel on Thursday, with a new court date and ap...

Melbourne Court: Malka Leifer Must Face Trial On 70 Charges Of Child Sex Abuse

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former school principal who was extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle was ordered to stand trial Thursday on 70 charges of child sex ab...

Top Israeli, Swedish Diplomat Chat In Effort To Mend Ties

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The foreign ministers of Israel and Sweden held their first phone call in seven years on Monday, a move hailed by the top Israeli diplomat as the “relaunching of r...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Submits Amendment To Block $735M Sale Of Advanced Weapons To Israel

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NEW YORK (VINnews) —Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez submitted an amendment last week to the annual United States defense spending bill which would block the sale ...

NYT: Israel Used AI To Assassinate Iranian Nuclear Mastermind

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ISRAEL (ISRAEL HAYOM) - The Nov. 27 assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the head of Iran's military nuclear program at the time, involved an artificial intelligence-assisted remot...

Israel Commemorates 48th Anniversary Of Yom Kippur War

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israeli officials and bereaved families gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl on Sunday to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. “Somethin...

Israeli Forces Arrest Last 2 Of 6 Palestinian Fugitives

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago were rearrested early Sunday, the Israeli military said. T...

With Eye On Iran, Israeli Navy Steps Up Red Sea Presence

ATLIT, Israel (AP) — Israel’s navy has stepped up its activities in the Red Sea “exponentially” in the face of growing Iranian threats to Israeli shipping, the country’s just-retir...

Israel Comes To Halt For Solemn Day Of Yom Kippur

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli life came to a standstill on Wednesday as Jews marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the most solemn point on their calendar, at sun...

The War Regarding the Porch Sukkah in Yerushalayim: A Halachic Analysis

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There is a major controversy brewing in the Beis Yisroel section of Yerushalayim regarding a Porch Sukkah.  The porch Sukkah belongs to HaGaon...

Two Approaches: How Do Secular Israelis Relate To Yom Kippur?

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — If there is one day of the year which is almost impossible to reconstruct for secular people it would be Yom Kippur. While other festivals can be construed in...

Israeli Killed In Small Plane Crash In Greece ID’d As Witness In Netanyahu Trial

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece Tuesday opened an investigation into the crash of a private plane from Israel that killed a prosecution witness in the corruption trial ...