Israel

Naftali Bennett’s Former Company Foils Credit Card Theft- From Himself

RAANANA (VINnews) — In 1999 a young technology entrepreneur named Naftali Bennett established a start-up company named Cyota which dealt in securing information online. In 2001 Ben...

Watch: Muslims, Jews Return To Temple Mount After 70-Day Closure

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — After 70 days in which Temple Mount was closed to Jews and open to a select few Muslim clergy, the authorities reopened the holy site to Jews and Muslims Sund...

Israeli Army Says It Killed Suspected Palestinian Attacker After Ramming Attack During Shavuot

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian after he attempted to run over them with his vehicle on Friday. No Israelis were wounded in the...

Israeli Forces Kill Unarmed Autistic Palestinian Man

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead an unarmed autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday after saying they suspected he was carrying a weapon. The shoot...

Israeli PM: Palestinians In Jordan Valley Won’t Be Citizens

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley will remain in what he described as an “enclave” after Isr...

Israeli Cyber Chief: Major Attack On Water Systems Thwarted

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national cyber chief Thursday officially acknowledged the country had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widel...

A Stunning Tirade Highlights Israeli Divide Over Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — He named names of police investigators and prosecutors. He accused them of using “Soviet style” extortion to turn witnesses against him. He even claimed that elder...

Report: Mossad Chief’s Covert Connections Instrumental In War On Covid-19

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israeli intelligence agency Mossad Director Yossi Cohen used his international connections—some covert—to procure massive amounts of medical equipment and protect...

Israeli President Calls Australian PM After Malka Leifer Ruling

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he spoke Wednesday with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, following an Israeli court ruling that a former teacher accu...

Indictment Issued Against Lev Tahor Leader For Severe Physical Abuse Of Minors

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — An indictment for abuse of minors was issued Tuesday by the Jerusalem District Court against the leader of the Lev Tahor sect, Eliezer Rumpler, on charges of ...

Severely Injured Terror Attack Victim Sues Palestinian Authority For 20 Million NIS

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Four years ago, Avi Avital was stabbed and seriously injured in a terror attack at a Rami Levi supermarket north of Jerusalem. Sergeant Yanai Weisman, a fathe...

Bnei Brak Military Chief During COVID-19: I’m Much More Respectful Of Charedim Than Before

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Gen. (Res.) Roni Noma spoke about his experiences as the "sheriff of Bnei Brak" during the period of COVID-19. Noma addressed a conference organized by the Ge...

Israel Opens Bars, Restaurants And Swimming Pools

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Israeli government authorized Tuesday evening a string of additional leniencies which will allow the rest of the economy to gradually return to activity. ...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Says Israel And Saudi Arabia Both Have Too Much Influence On Trump Administration

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Rep. Ilhan Omar likened Saudi Arabia’s influence on the Trump administration to Israel’s, saying both countries relied in part on money to bring about their pref...

Israel Passes On Chinese Bid For Major Desalination Plant

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday awarded a contract to build a new desalination plant to a local company, turning down a bid by a Hong Kong conglomerate at a time of growing U.S....

Israel’s Plans To Bring Cable Car, Fast Train To Old City Jerusalem Threaten To Derail

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Imagine being able to exit Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport, hop on a fast train to Jerusalem and within about 45 minutes, stand at the Western Wall in J...

Commercial Flights Will Not Resume To Israel Until At Least Mid-july

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Commercial flights will not resume to Israel until mid-July at the earliest, according to the head of Ben Gurion Airport. Shmuel Zakaim, the airport’s managing...

Israeli Minister Sends Letter To Twitter CEO Calling For A Ban Of Iran’s Khamenei

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Newly-appointed Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen has sent a letter to Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey calling for the immediate suspension of the...

Israeli Biological Institute: Gaucher’s Disease Drugs Effective Against COVID-19, Ready For Immediate Use

NES TZIONA (VINnews) — The Nes-Tziona-based Institute for Biological Research, which is affiliated with Israel's Defense Ministry, announced Tuesday that it has found that two drug...

Israeli Economy Shrinks By More Than 7 Percent Amid COVID-19 Crisis

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s economy contracted by around 7.1 percent in the first quarter, the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday. This was the first quar...

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