Israel

Chareidi Woman Told: ‘You Spread Disease, All Of You Should Be Put In A Ghetto. I Hate You’

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — An unfortunate corollary of the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic is that many Israelis believe the source of the outbreaks to be from the Chareidi commun...

Israel Sees Six More Covid-19 Deaths; Beitar Illit Declared A Restricted Zone

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel recorded six more coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll from the disease to 343, according to the Israeli He...

Conservative News Outlets Were Duped Into Publishing Middle East ‘Hot Takes’ From Fake Columnists, Report Finds

NEW YORK (JTA) — Conservative news outlets, including some reporting on the Jewish community, were duped into publishing Middle East “hot takes” from fake columnists, the Daily Bea...

Secular Jews Are Starting To Understand The Haredi Orthodox — Thanks To Israeli Television

NEW YORK (JTA) — At 4 a.m., Israeli rocker Aviv Gefen was still crying, head in hands, in the empty Haifa-area amphitheater where he had performed the previous late May evening. St...

Israel sues Volkswagen for $152 million over ‘fraudulent software’

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel filed a $152 million lawsuit in a Tel Aviv court against the German automaker Volkswagon, its subsidiary Audi and its local distributor, Champion Motors, f...

Head Of Israel’s Public Health Service Resigns, Says Country Has ‘Lost Its Way’

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Professor Siegal Sadetzki, head of Public Health Services in the Israeli Health Ministry, resigned on Tuesday, voicing harsh criticism of the ministry’s handling ...

Police Discrimination: Secular People Are Handed Masks, Chareidim Are Handed Fines

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A Chareidi woman posted on Facebook pointing out the difference between the way Israeli police are treating Chareidim not wearing masks and secular people flo...

Survey Finds Israelis Split On Annexing West Bank Territory

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli public opinion is split on whether the government should annex parts of the West Bank and which territory should be included, a survey found. The Israe...

Israeli Man Who Rescued Bedouin Woman And Her 3 Children To Be Posthumously Honored

JERUSALEM (JTA) - An Israeli man who drowned while rescuing a Bedouin woman and her three children from drowning in a lake will be honored with a posthumous award. President Reu...

Watch: Israeli Police Detain 11-Year-Old Chareidi Girl Over Mask Infringement

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Police in Israel have been vigorously enforcing health regulations over the past three months in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. In recent weeks, with t...

Israeli Airline El Al Reaches Bailout Deal With Government

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli airline El Al said Monday it had reached a bailout deal with the Israeli government that could lead to its nationalization after being crippled by t...

Israel Shuts Bars, Restricts Synagogue Capacity As Covid-19 Surges

JERUSALEM (JNS) - The Israeli government on Monday approved a series of measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19, following a heated emergency session of the “coronaviru...

Israel Announces Successful Launch Of New Spy Satellite

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Defense Ministry announced the successful launch of a new spy satellite early on Monday that would help the country monitor Iran’s nuclear activity as its...

Riots In Meah Shearim After Woman Detained For Not Wearing Mask

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Riots broke out in Meah Shearim Saturday night after a woman was detained by police for refusing to identify herself after police found her without a mask. Ri...

‘Not every incident in Iran is connected to us,’ Gantz tells Israelis about explosions at Iranian nuclear sites

JERUSALEM (JTA) — After several explosions in recent days at sites associated with Iran’s missile and nuclear program, Israel’s defense minister told a worried nation that Israel h...

Prominent Israeli Journalist, Netanyahu Critic, Loses TV Job

JERUSALEM (AP) — A prominent Israeli journalist known for breaking diplomatic scoops and critical coverage of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received notice Sunday he was being ...

Israeli Leader’s Son Takes Center Stage In Corruption Sagas

JERUSALEM (AP) — As scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a counterattack against cri...

Israeli Military Says Gaza Militants Fire 2 Rockets

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said two rockets were fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel. The barrage set off air-raid siren...

Israel, Palestinians Face New Restrictions Amid Virus Surge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel ordered thousands of people into quarantine after a contentious phone surveillance program resumed while Palestinians in the West Bank returned to li...

200 Members Of Bnei Brak Yeshiva Test Positive After Rosh Yeshiva Allegedly Refuses To Allow Tests

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — 200 members of the Beis Matisyahu Yeshiva in Bnei Brak tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few days, about a third of the entire student body. Rosh Yeshi...

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