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Herzog To Make First UAE Visit By Israeli Head Of State

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's figurehead president will make the first visit to the United Arab Emirates by the country's head of state next week, his office said Tuesday. The high ...

US Combat Jet Crashes In South China Sea Exercise, 7 Hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Navy F35C Lightning II combat jet conducting exercises in the South China Sea crashed while trying to land on the deck of an American aircraft carrier, injuri...

Israeli Expert Panel Advises 4th Vaccine Dose For Adults

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JERUSALEM (AP) — An expert panel on Tuesday advised the Israeli government to begin offering a fourth vaccine dose to everyone over the age of 18, citing research showing it helps ...

London Police Investigating Downing Street Lockdown Parties

LONDON (AP) — London police said Tuesday they were investigating Downing Street lockdown parties in 2020 to determine if U.K. government officials violated coronavirus restrictions...

Pfizer Opens Study Of COVID Shots Updated To Match Omicron

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech ann...

Children Among 5 Injured In London Double-Decker Bus Crash

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LONDON (AP) — A double-decker public bus crashed into a building in London on Tuesday, leaving five people, including three children, requiring hospital treatment, the ambulance se...

Ukraine Urges Calm, Saying Russian Invasion Not Imminent

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leaders sought to reassure the nation that a feared invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real a...

Twitter Deletes List of Iranian Terror Groups Posted By Jewish Activist

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GENEVA (VINnews) — Twitter has deleted a tweet by a well-known pro-Israel Jewish activist, listing the names of terrorist organization which are sponsored by Iran. The reason gi...

Israel’s Pandemic Control Committee Recommends 4th COVID Shot For Israelis Aged 18 And Over

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel's Health Ministry has received a recommendation from its Pandemic Control Committee to roll out the fourth coronavirus shot for Israelis aged 18 or abo...

PR Initiative For Britain’s Chareidi Communities Commemorates Communal Activist Rabbi Avrohom Pinter

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LONDON (VINnews) — A new organization designed to represent Britain's chareidi communities to the media has been established in memory of communal activist Rabbi Avrohom Pinter who...

Israeli Ministries Meet To Plan Possible Airlift Of Ukrainian Jews If Russia Attacks

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Top Israeli government officials and leaders of Jewish organizations held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the possibility of evacuating Jews from Ukraine if Russia...

China Was Israel’s Largest Source Of Imports In 2021, Surpassing US

BEJING (JTA) - China became Israel’s largest source of imports in 2021, surpassing the United States, according to data released by Israel’s National Bureau of Statistics on Thursd...

US Puts 8,500 Troops On Heightened Alert Amid Russia Tension

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The Pentagon said Monday that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put up to 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassur...

UK To Lift Travel Test Requirements For The Vaccinated

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Monday that it is scrapping coronavirus travel testing requirements for the vaccinated, news hailed by the travel industry as a big s...

Israel’s Top Arab Police Officer Takes Leave Pending Probe

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The highest-ranking Arab Muslim in Israel's police force has taken leave, the police said Monday, after video emerged showing him tripping over a stabbing victim a...

Israel To Plant 450,000 Trees In Cities In Effort To Counter Effects Of Climate Change

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JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israel’s cabinet approved a plan to plant 450,000 trees in the country’s cities to mitigate some effects of climate change by offering more shade and cooler tempe...

Analysis: Crisis In Ukraine A Showdown Of Two World Views

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NEW YORK (AP) — The crisis in Ukraine is hardly going away — a showdown of two world views that could upend Europe. It carries echoes of the Cold War and resurrects an idea left ov...

Assange Wins First Stage In Effort To Appeal US Extradition

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won the first stage of his effort to overturn a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U.S. to stand trial...

WHO Chief Warns Against Talk Of ‘Endgame’ In Pandemic

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GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization is warning that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and says it's dangerous to assume omicron is...

Brother Of Texas Temple Terrorist: ‘Religious Nuts Got Hold Of Him, He Didn’t Hate Jews’

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — The brother of the British terrorist who barricaded himself in a Texas temple on January 15 and took four people hostage said that his brother had been radical...