Saturday, May 25, 2024

Israel

Israel Downs Rocket Launched By Gaza Militants

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it intercepted a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night in a rare attack punctuating months of relativ...

Hey Jews, If You Can’t Stand Twitter, Just Leave

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Some Twitter users have decided to stage a 48-hour boycott of the platform over its handling of a stream of anti-Semitic comments that were posted on British r...

New Bill Seeks To Grant Rabbis Immunity From Incitement Charges

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - A new bill presented last week by ultra-Orthodox parties Shas and United Torah Judaism seeks to grant rabbis comprehensive immunity against criminal prosecution f...

Israel’s Netanyahu Rails At Media Over Protests Against Him

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed on Sunday at swelling protests against his rule, saying they are egged on by a biased media that distorts f...

Thousands Demonstrate As Anti-Netanyahu Protests Gain Steam

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, ...

Congressman Calls On Trump To Add Palestinian Leader To Terrorist List

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) wrote to U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday calling on him to designate the Palestinian Authority’s Commission of Prisoners’ Aff...

Controversial ‘Last Supper’ Exhibition With Netanyahu Enrages Right-Wing MKs

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TEL AVIV (VINnews) — A controversial exhibition of Prime Minister Netanyahu sitting at the 'Last Supper' has raised spectres of political assassination in Israel, just a day after ...

Twitter To Israeli Knesset Committee: Khamenei’s Calls To Destroy Israel Don’t Violate Our Guidelines

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NEW YORK (JNS) - A Twitter official said on Wednesday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s calls for the genocide of the Jews do not violate the social media platform’s...

Israel Says It Arrested Hamas Militant Who Fled Strip By Sea

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security officials on Thursday announced they have caught a Hamas militant who fled the Gaza Strip and swam into Israeli waters, confirming weeks of rumors...

Returning UN Envoy: Israel Won’t Suffer For Tight Trump Ties

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RAANANA, Israel (AP) — Israel's returning ambassador to the United Nations affirmed the country's bond with the Trump administration Tuesday, dismissing notions that Israel would p...

Israel’s New Coronavirus Chief Launches National Plan To Combat The Pandemic

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s newly appointed coronavirus project coordinator, professor Ronni Gamzu, on Tuesday presented his plan to halt the spread of COVID-19. In a press confe...

Israeli Artist Takes Aim At Netanyahu With Life-size Statue

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Residents of the city of Tel Aviv woke up Wednesday to a jarring sight: a pop-up exhibit depicting a life-size statue of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net...

New ‘Kosher Netflix’ Streaming Service In Israel Lets Viewers Skip The Immodest Parts

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israelis who don’t want to see racy content have a new streaming service that allows them to skip the immodest parts. The Tov TV service, dubbed the “kosher Ne...

Coronavirus Patients Should Not Fast On Tisha B’av, Israel’s Chief Rabbi Says

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Those with the coronavirus should not fast on Tisha B’Av, the chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel has ruled. The ruling applies even if the patient is feeling fine...

Lebanon Accuses Israel Of Provoking Border Escalation

KFAR CHOUBA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister Tuesday accused Israel of provoking a “dangerous escalation” along the border in an attempt to modify the mandate of a U.N. pea...

Opinion: On Tisha B’av, It’s Time For Americans To Step Back From Apocalyptic Rhetoric

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NEW YORK (JNS/JONATHAN S. TOBIN) - Americans are experiencing a summer of discontent in a way that exceeds any in living memory. The nation is divided not just along political line...

Rabbi Chaim Kanievski And Rabbi Edelstein : Don’t Attend Weddings or Stay in Beis Medrash if No Precautions Taken

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Chaim Kanievski and Rabbi Gershon Edelstein issued a number of rulings in the wake of the rise in infections in Chareidi locations in Israel as well as ...

More Than 100,000 Viewers Worldwide Tune In To Online Torah Event

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - More than 100,000 viewers worldwide tuned into a series of online lessons hosted this week by Yeshivat HaKotel, a major religious Zionist hesder yeshiva located a...

Israel To Relax Synagogue Attendance Restrictions Ahead Of Tisha B’av, Ministers Say

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s Health Ministry will increase the number of worshipers permitted in synagogues ahead of Tisha B’Av, which begins on Wednesday evening, the heads of the u...

World Bank Grants Palestinians $30 Million In Welfare Aid

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WASHINGTON (JNS)- The World Bank on Monday approved a $30 million grant to the Palestinian Authority in an effort to help the cash-strapped government stay afloat. The funds hav...