Politics

WATCH: NYC Comptroller Candidate David Weprin, Endorsed By All Police Unions, Pledges To Protect Pensions Against BDS Activists

NEW YORK (VINnews) — In most elections, voters focus on a few races, whether it’s for Mayor or a city council seat. This year, one of the most important races in NYC will be for Ci...

Explainer: Who Is Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Incoming PM?

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in Sunday as Israel's new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation. He's a religiou...

Amidst Extensive Heckling, PM Bennett Spoke Of ‘Taking Responsibility, Says He Will Represent Charedim

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Prime Minister-Designate Naftali Bennett addressed the Knesset Sunday ahead of a confidence vote. Here is the full text of his speech, as released by his office: H.E. President ...

Knesset Approves New Coalition, Ending Netanyahu’s Long Rule

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament has narrowly voted in favor of a new coalition government, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic 12-year rule. Naftali Bennett...

Biden And His Aviators Greet Queen On A Sunny Afternoon

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WINDSOR, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and his aviator sunglasses met Queen Elizabeth II on bright Sunday afternoon. The queen hosted the president and first lady Jill Bide...

Haley In Israel: ‘The People Of Israel Always Celebrate Life’

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley joined evangelical leader Pastor John Hagee, the founder and chairman of Christians United for Israel (CU...

Lapid Forgoes Speech, Says Hecklers Causing Shame To Democracy

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli politician who was the driving force in forming the country’s new government has called off a planned speech to parliament, saying he was ashamed that his 8...

Headed To Opposition, Netanyahu Vows To Return To Power

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing to lead his Likud Party back to power. Netanyahu is slated to become opposition leader later Sunday when par...

Hamas Criticizes Rep. Ilhan Omar For Comparing It To US, Israel

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GAZA (JNS) - The Hamas terrorist organization on Saturday criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for comparing it to the United States and Israel. “The remarks made by U.S. Congre...

Incoming Religious Affairs Minister Mattan Kahana: I Won’t Violate Even A Millimeter Of Halacha

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — I have great honor, admiration and reverence towards scholars and students of Torah and I hope that I will continue to be received in their homes," says incom...

BBC Palestinian Correspondent Fired After Tweeting ‘Hitler Was Right’ And ‘IDF Should Go To Hell’

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A Palestinian BBC journalist covering the Israeli-Palestinian scene has been sacked after an internal probe revealed that she had tweeted that "Hitler was righ...

Early Voting Starts In NY, Candidates Urge People To Polls

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NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off...

Bolsonaro Fined For Flouting Mask Order At Motorcycle Rally

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro led thousands of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday — and got hit with a fine for failure to we...

DOJ Seeks Internal Probe On Seizure Of Democrats’ Data

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked for an internal investigation Friday after revelations that former President Donald Trump's administration seized phone data from at ...

After Jewish Groups Are Left Out Of Blinken’s Israel Briefing, The White House Promises To Hire A Jewish Liaison

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — When the veteran Jewish leaders logged onto a call to hear from the secretary of state about his trip to Israel, many were surprised by the guest list. While ...

Crime Leads Voter Concerns As NYC Mayoral Primary Approaches

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early...

Watch: Home Command Chareidi Soldiers Sing Outside Home Of 5-Year-Old Rocket Victim

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Soldiers from the Home Command's Yonatan company which is comprised of chareidim came to the city of Sderot for a seminar. At the same time they  held a memor...

Senators Eye $579B In New Infrastructure Spending, $1T Plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as negotiators try to strike a nearly $1 trillion deal on Presid...

In Brooklyn, It’s A Loud, Wide-Open Race To Succeed A Jewish City Councilman

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NEW YORK (JTA) — It was only about 20 minutes into the virtual debate when the moderators had to mute two of the candidates for New York City Council. Amber Adler, an Orthodox J...

Ilhan Omar Clarifies Remarks On Hamas, US And Israel, But Not Before Condemning Jewish Lawmakers’ Demand For A Clarification

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — After a dozen Jewish Democrats in Congress asked Rep. Ilhan Omar to clarify remarks in which she grouped Hamas and the Taliban with the United States and Israel,...