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Muslim World Reacts Angrily To Israel-UAE-Bahrain Normalization

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Muslim world reacted in most cases indignantly to the UAE-Bahrain-Israel deal, with demonstrations taking place in various cities around the world and com...

Watch: UAE Sings Hava Nagila, Israeli Orchestra Performs UAE Anthem

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — There were a number of signs Tuesday that the peace agreement being signed in Washington was being felt 6,000 miles away both in Israel and the UAE. In Israel...

Belarus Provides Large Tents And Facilities For Breslov Chasidim On Ukraine Border

BELARUS (VINnews) — In a humanitarian gesture towards the Breslov chasidim stranded on the Ukrainian border in harsh conditions, the Belarus government erected a number of large te...

DP World, Israeli Firm To Bid For Haifa Port Privatization

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based port operator DP World said Wednesday it would partner with an Israeli firm in a bid to take over the country's Haifa port, the large...

Israel Strikes Gaza After Rocket Fire During US Ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire toward Israel the previous night that coincided with ...

Jews Have Lived In Bahrain For 140 Years. The Country’s Peace Deal With Israel Changes Their Lives.

MANAMA (JTA) - Ebrahim Dahood Nonoo, the leader of Bahrain’s tiny Jewish community, was among the Gulf country’s approximately 50 Jews who thought peace with Israel would never arr...

White House Releases UAE And Bahrain Agreements With Israel. Here Are Some Details.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Agreements between Israel and two Arab nations — the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — include security components as well as pledges to expand cooperation in c...

Minister Deri Asks Ukrainian President To Allow Chasidim To Enter Country For Rosh Hashana

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli interior minister Arye Deri sent a letter to Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky imploring him to allow Chasidim stranded at the Ukrainian border wi...

Videos: Gaza Rockets Hit Southern Israel As Peace Accord Signed In Washington

JERUSALEM (JNS) - At least three rockets from the Gaza Strip were fired on southern Israel on Tuesday evening. According to the Israel Defense Forces, two rockets were fired at ...

Watch: President Trump and The First Lady Participate in historic Arab-Israel Recognition Deals Signing Ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “the dawn of a new Middle East,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that he ho...

Experts View Israel’s Normalization Deals As Start Of Fundamental Reordering Of Mideast Alliances

WASHINGTON (JNS) — The signing of the normalization agreements on Tuesday by Israel with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have generated a flurry of discussion over how the mov...

Major Jerusalem Hospital Says It Won’t Admit Any More Coronavirus Patients As Daily Diagnosed Cases Skyrocket In Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) - As the daily number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in Israel continued at record levels, a major hospital in Jerusalem said it would not admit more COVID-19 patie...

Trump Says He Has ‘No Problem’ Selling Advanced F-35 Fighter Jets To UAE

WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Donald Trump said he would have “no problem” selling advanced F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the Middle East. ...

Lebanese Journalist Ponders Whether Lebanon Will Be Next To Make Peace With Israel

BEIRUT (VINnews) — Will Lebanon be the next country to sign a peace treaty with Israel? According to Lebanese journalist Nadim Koteich, it is the most logical step and Lebanese int...

Israel Sees Nearly 5,000 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours As Death Toll Hits 1,141

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s COVID-19 morbidity rate continues to rise, hitting another record from Monday to Tuesday with 4,973 confirmed positives, or 12 percent of all tests proce...

Kosovo’s Jews Cheer Their Muslim-Majority State’s New Deal With Israel

PRISTINA (JTA) - For Flori Dedoni, a member of the tiny Jewish community of Kosovo, the news that his country is establishing formal diplomatic ties with Israel is cause for celebr...

Leading Orthodox Israeli Lawmaker Compares Ignoring Lockdown Rules To Murder

JERUSALEM (JTA) - A leading Orthodox lawmaker said that not following the country’s lockdown rules to slow the spread of the coronavirus is comparable to murder. Aryeh Deri, the...

Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue Will Be Closed For The High Holidays For The First Time

ISRAEL (JTA) - Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue will be closed during the High Holidays for the first time since it opened more than 60 years ago. In a statement on Sunday, the synag...

Israeli, Emirati Banks Sign Cooperation Agreement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's largest bank announced on Monday that it had signed an agreement with the biggest bank in Dubai ahead of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties betwe...

Is It Really ‘Peace For Peace’? What Is Netanyahu Hiding?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — With the much-touted peace agreement between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain to be signed Tuesday on the White House lawn, politicians and journalists in Israel a...