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Police: Palestinian Stabs Israeli Woman, Is Shot By Witness

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian teenager stabbed an Israeli woman on Tuesday before being shot and wounded by a bystander, Israeli police said. The attack came on Israel's Memori...

Israeli Court: Palestinians To Pay Damages To Attack Victims

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has ordered the Palestinian Authority to pay nearly $150 million in damages to the families of people killed in militant attacks. The decision ...

Saudi Sitcoms Feature Hebrew-Speaking Jews, Actors Urging Normal Ties With Israel

RIYADH, SAUDIA ARABIA (VINnews) — A major feature of the culture of Ramadan, the Muslim month of festivities which commenced Friday is the sitcoms and soap operas produced specific...

Photos: Israel Marks Memorial Day Under Tightened Virus Restrictions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel came to a standstill for a minute on Monday evening to mark the beginning of the country's memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of attacks. The s...

Sirens Wail Throughout Israel At Start Of Memorial Day — Then There Was A Western Wall Ceremony With No Audience

JERUSALEM (JTA) — As they do each year, Israelis stood at attention Monday for one minute as sirens wailed throughout the country to usher in Yom Hazikaron, or Memorial Day. Wha...

USAID Blocks Coronavirus Relief Funding For Gaza Due To Hamas Control Of Strip

WSHINGTON (JNS) — The Trump administration will not be sending U.S. coronavirus assistance to the Gaza Strip due to concerns that funds could fall into the hands of the U.S.-design...

Heartrending Testimony From COVID-19 Patients: We’re Being Starved In The Hospital

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — Famished, frail corona patients without a medical team available in their ward. This is the all too familiar claim being made by families of coronavirus victim...

Reports: Israeli Strike On Syria Kills 4 Gunmen, 3 Civilians

BEIRUT (AP) —Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near Damascus early Monday, killing three civilians, the Syrian military and state media said while a...

Netanyahu ‘Confident’ US Will Support West Bank Annexation

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he was “confident” he will be able to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank this summer, with suppor...

Israel’s Supreme Court Nixes Shin Bet Surveillance Program Fighting COVID-19: ‘Slippery Slope’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Sunday evening that the Shin Bet will not be able to continue its surveillance program to combat COVID-19 unless the matter is...

Israel’s Once-Mighty Labor Party Weighs Unity With Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Labor party voted on Sunday to join the incoming government headed by arch-rival Benjamin Netanyahu, despite repeated campaign promises to never sit with ...

US Cancels Work Visa For Israeli Who Flew Back And Forth Knowing He Had COVID-19

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The United States reportedly has cancelled a work visa for an Israeli man who flew home from Newark, New Jersey, despite knowing that he had tested positive for t...

Israel Lifts Some Coronavirus Restrictions, But Tightens Lockdown On Hot Spots

JERUSALEM (JNS) — While many businesses were allowed to open in Israel on Sunday morning as coronavirus restrictions in the country are gradually relaxed, COVID-19 hot-spot neighbo...

Yaakov Litzman Leaving Health Ministry, Slated To Receive Housing Ministry

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman announced that he will step down from his post for a new cabinet position following weeks of criticism of his handling...

Israel’s Population On Eve Of 72nd Independence Day Numbers 9,190,000

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — On the eve of Israel's Independence Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published demographic details about the country. Israel's population in 2020 n...

Photos: – Thousands Demonstrate Against Israeli Coalition Deal

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand Israelis rallied Saturday to demonstrate against a unity government deal reached last week that leaves Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in...

Chareidim Flock To Internet During Coronavirus Lockdown

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has caught the Chareidi public in Israel unawares. Until this point a large proportion of the public shunned the inte...

Rabbi Chaim And Rabbi Gershon: Summer Zman Begins Sunday, 3 Full Sedarim By Phone

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — After the Israeli health ministry refused to allow yeshivos to open in any format, the leaders of the Lithuanian community published a letter for all yeshiva ...

UN Envoy: Israeli Annexation Can Destroy Mideast Peace Hopes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Thursday that Israeli moves to annex parts of the West Bank and accelerate settlement expansion, combined with the coronavirus p...

Rabbi Yeshayahu Haber, Who Founded “Gift Of Life” For Kidney Donations, Passes Away From Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Yeshayahu Haber, the Chareidi rabbi who founded of the "Gift of Life" (Matnat Chaim) association for kidney donations, has passed away at the age of 55 ...