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Haim Gozali, Israeli Welterweight Boxer, Wears Tefillin Proudly On His Tattoos

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli boxer Chaim Gozali is known for his prowess in the boxing ring, but he also publicly asserts his belief in G-d and likes to take a picture while weari...

Pentagon Chief Declares ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment To Israel

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Isra...

Netanya: Tzanz Rebbe Holds Memorial Tish For Divrei Chaim For First Time In Over A Year

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For the first time in over a year, the Tzanz chasidim in Netanya held a tish (gathering) and memorial ceremony for the Divrei Chaim of Tzanz, whose 145th yahr...

The Hairdresser Brothers Who Won’t Stop Working – Even After 70 Years

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Naim and Sabah Fatteo have worked in their Ramat Gan hairdresser shop for nearly 70 years, and even coronavirus did not deter them from opening - albeit in cl...

‘Suspicious’ Blackout Strikes Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Site

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium f...

Israel Rejects ICC Probe, Saying It Lacks Jurisdiction

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it would formally reject the International Criminal Court's decision to launch a probe into potential war crimes against the Palestinians, ...

Israeli Academic Won’t Receive Prize After Signing Petition

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's top court on Thursday upheld a Cabinet minister's decision to temporarily block a prominent academic from receiving the country's highest honor after he c...

Netanyahu Mentions Chareidi Woman In Holocaust Speech, But Omits Significant Part Of Her Biography

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu mentioned in his Holocaust Remembrance day speech the story of Bella Freund, the chareidi daughter of a Holocaust survivor w...

Israel Bows In Memory Of 6 Million Annihilated In The Holocaust

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - A two-minute siren wailed across Israel on Thursday, as the country stood still to commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Holocaust Reme...

Experts: Israel May Have Achieved Herd Immunity Against Covid-19

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel may have reached herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, say experts from its largest hospital, Sheba Medical Center. Herd immunity occurs when a su...

Biden Administration Resumes Payments To UNRWA; Israel Objects

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Biden administration resumed U.S. funding for UNRWA, the U.N. agency that administers to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, overturning Trump admini...

Biden’s Push For Restoring Aid To Palestinians Faces Legal Hurdles And A Brewing Political Crisis

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - In recent days, the Biden administration has moved rapidly to restore funding to the Palestinians that had been largely severed during the Trump administration. ...

Syria: Israeli Strikes Near Capital Damascus Wound 4 Troops

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel carried out a missile attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus and its southern suburbs early Thursday that wounded four soldiers, Syria’s state media said. ...

Pfizer Reportedly Halts Shipment Of 700,000 COVID Vaccine Doses To Israel After It Fails To Pay

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Pfizer halted a shipment of 700,000 COVID vaccine doses to Israel, alleging that the country has not paid for a previous shipment of 2.5 million doses. The Jeru...

First Ever Holocaust Memorial Ceremony To Be Held In Dubai

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, a historic ceremony will be taking place for the first time in Dubai, UAE. The ceremony will be attended by Israeli...

Senior Israeli Health Official Says Virus Is ‘Dying Out,’ Credits Vaccine

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - The head of Public Health at Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 virus was “dying out” in the country, albeit slowly. Dr. Sharon Alroy-P...

Mansour Abbas, Pivotal Person In Israeli Politics, Who Are You?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) —  In an historic speech last week, United Arab List leader Mansour Abbas called for harmonious cooperation between the state of Israel and its Arab citizens. A...

Iran Ship Serving As Red Sea Troop Base Near Yemen Attacked

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian cargo ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been att...

Israeli Farmers Grow Record Pepper Weighing More Than Half A Kilo

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Talmud in a number of places states that the proof that the land of Israel does not lack anything is that even peppers grow there. (Brachos 36b, Sukka 35a...

Watch: 200 New IDF Recruits Finish Masechtos On Day Of Enlisting

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — 200 new recruits who came to enlist in the IDF for the March 2021 recruitment completed a masechta and made a joint siyum at the enlistment office. The recrui...