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Israeli-owned Cargo Ship Back At Sea After Suspected Attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion last week has left Dubai’s port and was transiting the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, satellite tracking...

ICC Announces Investigation Into Israeli, Palestinian War Crimes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday she has launched an investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories, plunging the court...

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By: Mr. Avrohom Weinstock, Esq. Chief of Staff, Agudath Israel of America Mistakes happen. Most mistakes, though, don’t cost $25 million. A seemingly small misread of the...

Las Vegas Sands Sells The Venetian, Sands Expo For $6.25B

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas Sands is selling the Venetian casino resort and Sands Expo and Convention Center for $6.25 billion. In the two-part deal, VICI Properties will buy the...

United Torah Judaism Mocks ‘Bark Mitzvah’, Compares To Reform Conversions

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A clip by the UTJ party has aroused fierce opposition in secular political circles, after it portrayed reform conversions by using dogs wearing Jewish symbols...

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US Forces: Rockets Hit Airbase In Iraq Hosting US Troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops on Wednesday, the coalition and the Iraqi military said. It was not...

BBC Debate On Whether Jews Are An Ethnic Minority Group Sparks Outrage

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LONDON (JTA) - The BBC has been accused of bias in its coverage of Israel for decades. Now the public broadcaster is taking flak from British Jews for coverage much closer to home....

Self-Described ‘Skinhead’ Who Schemed To Blow Up Colorado Synagogue Sentenced To Nearly 20 Years In Prison

COLORADO (JTA) — A self-described “skinhead” who plotted to blow up a Colorado synagogue in 2019 was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison. Richard Holzer, 28, who was arrested...

Feds Oppose Release Of Arizona Man Who Wore Horns In Riot

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PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors in Washington are opposing the pretrial release of an Arizona man who stormed the U.S. Capitol nearly two months ago while sporting face paint, no shirt ...

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6 Dr. Seuss Books Won’t Be Published For Racist Images

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BOSTON (AP) — Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive i...

White House: Merck To Help Produce Rival J&J’s Vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly, the White...

Cuomo Avoids Public Amid Outcry Over Harassment Allegations

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. ...

Driver Who Allegedly Blew a Red Light While Speeding Seriously Injuring a Brooklyn Hasidic Woman, Indicted

NEW YORK (VINnews) - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a 22-year-old man has been indicted for assault, reckless endangerment and other charges for alle...

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Amazon Alters App Logo That Drew Comparisons To Hitler’s Mustache

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SEATTLE (JTA) — Amazon has drawn some Fuehrer fury — over a logo featuring a cardboard box and a piece of tape. The ecommerce giant released a new logo for its smartphone app on...

Texas Becomes Biggest US State To Lift COVID-19 Mask Mandate

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to end an order intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus...

Kayleigh Mcenany Signs On As Fox News Contributor

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NEW YORK (AP) — As widely anticipated, Fox News said Tuesday that it had signed former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany as a contributor to offer commentary on various ...

Senate Votes To Confirm Biden Pick As Commerce Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary and help guide the economy...

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Israel Sentences Palestinian Lawmaker To Two Years In Prison

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court has sentenced a prominent Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison in a plea bargain that convicted her of belonging to an outlawed gr...

FBI Chief Calls Jan. 6 ‘Domestic Terrorism,’ Defends Intel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray condemned the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism” Tuesday as he defended the bureau’s handling of intelligence indica...

Police: 13 Killed When Big Rig Hits Suv Carrying 25 People

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HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people were killed Tuesday when an SUV carrying 25 people and a semitruck collided on a Southern California highway near the U.S.-Mexico border, a...

Pennsylvania Republicans Stop Just Short Of Censuring Toomey

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party has expressed its disapproval of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s sec...

FBI Says Rioters Weren’t Fake Trump Protesters

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WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Chris Wray says the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol was not organized by people posing as Trump supporters. At a hearing Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Com...

Anglo-Israeli Grandma Goes Viral After Hilarious Interview With Israeli Anchor Rafi Reshef

JERUSALEM (VINnews)— Effi Hercky, an effervescent 81-year-old Anglo-Israeli never expected to rise to stardom at her stage in life, but a short interview with Israeli anchor Rafi R...

LA Rabbis From Across Denominational Spectrum Urge Congressional Action On Uighurs

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LOS ANGELES (JTA) - A diverse group of rabbis in Los Angeles has written their congressman to urge him to take action in support of China’s Uighur Muslims. The letter sent last ...

US Sets Sanctions Over Russia Opposition Leader’s Poisoning

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration announced sanctions of Russian officials and businesses Tuesday related to the poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny,...

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Israeli Attorney General Slams Netanyahu’s Vaccine Diplomacy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s attorney general has warned Benjamin Netanyahu that he cannot single-handedly share the country's surplus vaccines with far-flung allies in Africa, Europe...

Romney Knocked Unconscious In Fall, But ‘Doing Better’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he was knocked unconscious in a fall over the weekend, but he was “doing better.” The Utah Republican said the accident happe...

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav Receives Israel Prize For Lifetime Achievement

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — ZAKA founder and director Yehuda Meshi-Zahav has received the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement for the year 2021. Meshi-Zahav received the news from Educ...

MK Pindrus: ‘IDF Converts Are Shiksas, Whoever Marries Them- His Father Should Sit Shiva’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The political environment in Israel, never calm before elections, reached a stormy crescendo after MK Yitzchak Pindrus (UTJ) said at a conference Tuesday that...