Politics

File photograph shows Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid (R) with Naftali Bennett, Economy Minister and Chairman of the right-wing Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party, as they confer on the floor of the Knesset (Parliament) in Jerusalem. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

Bennett’s Coalition Agreement Reveals Eight Proposed Bills Which Could Harm Chareidi Interests Irrevocably

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The full coalition agreements for the new Bennett-Lapid government have been revealed in the past few hours and include a number of proposals which the partie...

Biden To Launch Task Force On Bottlenecks In Supply Chains

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has completed a 100-day review of supply chains and will form a task force to address the bottlenecks in the semiconductor, construction,...

Watch: France President Emmanuel Macron Slapped In The Face

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face by a man during a visit to a small town in southeast France. Macron’s office on Tuesday confirmed a vi...

Israel Elected To UN Economic And Social Council (ECOSOC) For First Time

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Israel was elected for the first time Monday to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), garnering 154 votes, more than two-thirds of UN member states. The...

With COVID Fading, Cuomo Shares Info Hospital Visitation Guidelines With Jewish Community

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NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - As New York continues to slowly work its way back from the restrictions of the pandemic, hospitals statewide will be required to allow visitors und...

Israeli Parliament To Vote On New Government On Sunday

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament speaker has scheduled a vote for Sunday on a new government that would end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule, the longest in the...

Simcha Felder Pushes Helmets And Licenses For Bikes And Scooters

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NEW YORK (VINnews) - Senator Simcha Felder introduced a package of legislation in the NYS Senate today to improve safety on New York City streets through education and regulation o...

US Threatens Legal Action Against Texas On Shelter Closures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration threatened Monday to pursue legal action if Texas Gov. Greg Abbott doesn't rescind his order shutting down federally funded shelters that...

‘A Lot Of Anxiety’ For Democrats As Biden Agenda Stalls

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes for a big infrastructure investment are teetering. An ambitious elections and voting bill is all but dead. Legislation on police brutality, gun control and ...

‘Do Not Come’: Harris Seeks ‘hope At Home’ For Guatemalans

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris offered an optimistic outlook for improved cooperation with Guatemala on addressing the spike in migration to the U.S. after her ...

Parking Lot At Jerusalem’s Shaarei Tzedek Hospital Collapses, No Injuries Reported

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A part of the parking lot in Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek hospital collapsed Monday afternoon, causing a gaping hole to be formed in the ground. A number of car...

Police Oppose Proposed Flag Parade Scheduled For Thursday, Right Wing: Hamas Rules Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite the fact that Israel may have its first elected government in two years this week, this is not the lead item in the Israeli news this week. This could...

Adams Promises a Dinkins-Like Approach to Crime if Elected

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NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Expect to see more community policing if Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is elected mayor of New York City in November. Speaking on Monday...

Trump: Bitcoin’s A Scam, US Dollar Should Dominate

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NEW YORK - Former President Donald Trump called Bitcoin a “scam against the dollar” and urged US regulators to take action to monitor it on Monday. During an interview with Stu...

Vote On New Israeli Government To Be Held In Coming Week

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament speaker said Monday that a vote to approve a new government that would end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule will be held in the...

Knesset Bill Would Allow Social Media To Be Sued For Unfair Censorship, Require Accountability

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A group of right-wing MKs have submitted a bill to the Knessett calling for social media companies like Facebook to be held accountable for all content on the...

Evangelist Leader Mike Evans Lashes Out At Bennett: ‘Pathetic, Bitter Little Man’ But Other Leaders Differ

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The current political shift in Israel has led to a split within the 60 -million-strong Evangelical community in the US, with one prominent leader sharply atta...

Israeli Defense Minister To Call For Cancellation Of Jerusalem Flag March

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s defense minister announced on Saturday night that he would call for this year’s Jerusalem Day Flag March to be cancelled, citing the need for special sec...

Netanyahu: ‘If A Gov’t Is Formed, God Forbid, We Will Topple It Very Quickly’

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on Knesset lawmakers from all parties to “vote their conscience” if the so-called change coalition pres...

Head Of Shin Bet: Inciteful Discourse On Social Media Could Be Interpreted To Justify Violence

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Shin Bet director Nadav Argaman came out with a remarkable statement Saturday in which he warned against the growing phenomenon of hate speech on social media...