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1 Dead, 21 Injured As Severe Storm Hits Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — A strong tropical storm bearing down on Hong Kong on Wednesday left one person dead and 21 others injured, as city authorities suspended classes, stock market tradin...

Holocaust Forum Focuses On Social Media Role In Antisemitism

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A one-day conference on the receding memory of the Holocaust was held Wednesday in Sweden with participants focusing on how social media is contributing ...

Neo-Nazi’s Burial In Jewish Gravesite Causes Stir In Germany

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BERLIN (AP) — The burial of a Holocaust denier in the gravesite of a Jewish music professor has caused an uproar in Germany. The top German government official tasked with comba...

Israel’s Historic ‘Towards Tomorrow’ Pavilion Continues To Make Waves At Expo 2020

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir described the historic aspects of the growing Israeli involvement in Dubai including the stunning pavilion recently opened at the ...

Former Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen: Iran Is ‘Not Even Close’ To Acquiring Nuclear Weapon

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen dismissed Prime Minister Bennett's claim that the Netanyahu government had failed in preventing Iran from advancing its nuclea...

Report: Christian Messianics Enlist In IDF And Conduct Illegal Missionary Activities

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A Christian missionary organization named "Nativa" has been subtly working to indoctrinate IDF soldiers and has even persuaded a number of them to convert to ...

Venezuela Has One Of The World’s Most Tight-Knit Jewish Communities. They Are Still Mourning Their Surfside Victims.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (JTA) — The Champlain Towers building collapse in Surfside, Florida, impacted a range of communities whose members lived in the diverse Miami-Dade area: immigran...

Iran Arrests 10 It Says Spied For Foreign Intel Agencies

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has arrested 10 people in a southern province it says are linked to foreign intelligence services, the official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday. The r...

7-Eleven To Open Stores In Israel- But Not On Shabbat

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The US-based 7-Eleven convenience store chain announced that it is going to open hundreds of branches in Israel over the next three years. However unlike othe...

Kim Vows To Build ‘Invincible’ Military While Slamming US

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed powerful missiles developed to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S. mainland, as he vowed to build an “invincible” ...

Holocaust Survivor-Author Eddie Jaku Dies In Sydney Aged 101

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, who last year published his best-selling memoir, “The Happiest Man on Earth,” has died in Sydney, a Jewish community leade...

Report Says UK’s Slow Virus Lockdown Cost 1000s Of Lives

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LONDON (AP) — The British government failure to impose a lockdown in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic ranks among England's worst public health blunders, lawmakers concluded...

Israel PM Urges UN To Hold Iran To Account For Nuclear Moves

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called Tuesday on the United Nations Security Council to take action against Iran over its escalating nuclear program...

Bus Crash In Rugged Nepal District Leaves 28 Dead, 15 Hurt

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — At least 28 people died on Tuesday in western Nepal after the bus they were on skidded off a mountain road and fell hundreds of meters (yards) into a gorge,...

North Korean Soldier In Blue Generate Buzz On Social Media

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EOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean soldier clad in a super-tight blue outfit in a state media photo has generated a buzz on social media, with some calling him “a superhero,” ...

Israel’s New PM To Meet With Putin In Sochi, Russia

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will for the first time as premier meet Russian President Vladimir Putin later this month, with Iran at the top of th...

Bahraini Delegation Visiting Israel Impressed By ‘Beautiful, Loving, Friendly’ Israelis

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A delegation of Bahraini officials visiting Israel succeeded in piquing the interest of numerous Israelis as they visited famous places wearing their traditio...

Despairing Of Physical Preservation, A Jewish Exile From Libya Sets Up Virtual Cemeteries

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TRIPOLI (JTA) - During a visit to his native Libya in 2002, David Gerbi saw something that he says still haunts him almost 20 years later. “I was horrified to see children playi...

Iraq Says It Has Arrested Top Leader In Islamic State Group

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said on Monday it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al-Qaida operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mu...

BDE: Rabbi Avrohom Erlanger, The ‘Birkas Avrohom’, Passes Away At Age 89

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Yeshivas Kol Torah and the entire Torah world were plunged into mourning with the passing of Hagaon Rabbi Avraham Erlanger, known as the Birkas Avraham for hi...