Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Israel

Israel Starts Pumping Natural Gas To Neighboring Egypt

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced Wednesday that it had started exporting natural gas to Egypt as part of an agreement reached between the two countries in December. Energy Mini...

Russia: No Deal For Release Of Jailed Israeli-American Woman Being Considered

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MOSCOW (JNS) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov said on Tuesday that a prisoner exchange deal for an Israeli-American woman being held in Russia on drug charges is no...

Likud Races To Unite Right-Wing Parties Ahead Of Midnight Deadline

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party made a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to unite the country’s right-wing parties ahead of the country’s Mar...

Israel’s Unlikely Olympic Baseball Team Dreams Big For Japan

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As a baseball-crazed kid growing up in Miami, Danny Valencia dreamed of playing in the Major Leagues. The thought of heading to the Olympics, for a foreign ...

House Bill Would Penalize Compliance With European And UN Boycotts Of Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A House bill introduced Tuesday would extend penalties for boycotting Israel to compliance with boycotts organized by international organizations. The Israel ...

Netanyahu Pens Letter To Israeli American Jailed In Russia, Vowing To Free Her

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a letter to an Israeli-American woman imprisoned in Russia on drug charges, promising to do everything in his power...

Syria Says Its Air Defenses Intercept Israeli Attack On Airbase

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s air defenses confronted an aerial “aggression” from Israel that targeted an air base in the country's center late Tuesday, state media reported quoti...

Israeli Court Stalls Case Of Malka Leifer

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JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court Tuesday delayed extradition proceedings for a woman facing dozens of sexual abuse charges in Australia, dashing hopes the protracted legal saga wo...

WATCH: Vehicle Crashes Through Storefront In Israel

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KIRYAT ATA (VINnews) — A recent video shows a frightening scenario occurring in a store located in Kiryat Ata, a city in the Haifa district of Israel. The video shows an individ...

Rabbi Arrested For Leading Sect, Enslaving Women Named

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) - A suspect arrested yesterday on suspicion of running a cult is named as Jerusalem Rabbi Aharon Ramati. Ramati, who runs the Be’er Miryam seminary, is suspe...
FILE - Jewish Home parliament member Bezalel Smotrich speaks during a conference of the National Union Political party in Jerusalem on March 6, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

National Union Head Betzalel Smotrich Joins Naftali Bennett’s New Right

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a surprise move Tuesday morning, National Union leader Betzalel Smotrich decided to team up with Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked's New Right party for th...

Rock-Throwing Incident That Killed Palestinian Woman Classified As Terror Attack

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Defense Ministry has recognized as a terror attack an incident in which a Palestinian mother of nine was killed by a thrown rock at her car. But since...

Oldest Working Journalist In The World Honored In Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel is the home of Walter Bingham, 95, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living radio-talk show host. At a gathering in his hono...

Israel’s Lawmakers Deliver Setback For Netanyahu Immunity

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers on Monday approved the formation of a committee to consider Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request for legal immunity, a major setback for t...

Israeli Police Raid Religious Cult-Like Group In Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Monday they had raided a cult-like group in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem in which dozens of women and children were being held a...

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon To Retire From Politics

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has decided to quit politics and his name will not be on the Likud list in the upcoming March 2 election, Globes reported on...

Report: Israeli Foreign Minister Postpones Dubai Visit Over Iran Security Worries

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz has postponed a visit to the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates this month because of security concerns related to inc...

Likud Files Petition To Block Ruling By Knesset Legal Adviser On Grounds Of Conflict Of Interest

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The Likud Party submitted a petition to Israel’s High Court on Sunday to block the publication of a legal opinion by the Knesset’s chief legal adviser that could ...

Report: Israeli Intelligence Supported Soleimani Strike

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel provided the United States with intelligence in the operation that resulted in the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on Jan. 3, NBC News ...

Israel Frees 2 More Syrians In Swap For Soldier’s Remains

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MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (AP) — Israel released two more Syrian prisoners back to the occupied Golan Heights on Friday, a second goodwill gesture to Russia for helping find the ...