Israel

Late Drama As Rabbi Peretz Leaves Yemina, Enters Government At Last Minute

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Jewish Home leader Rabbi Rafi Peretz left the Yemina party and will join the Netanyahu government after an agreement was reached between Peretz and Netanyahu ...

In Israel Visit, Pompeo Urges Progress On Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan, Blasts Iranian Aggression

JERUSALEM (JNS) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning for a six-hour visit to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discuss the cor...

‘The Entire System Got Confused’: Israeli Schools Reopen, But Many Parents Aren’t Sending Their Kids Back

JERUSALEM (JTA) — On the first day that Israel’s schools reopened nine weeks after closing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Kalanit Taub’s 8-year-old daughter stayed home. ...

Researchers At Ben-gurion University Develop One-minute Coronavirus Test

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed a one-minute coronavirus test they hope will be used to help authorities more quickly track and i...

Netanyahu Reaches Threshold For Forming Government

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday he has cobbled together enough lawmakers to form a government, a step that will send him back to the ...

Historic Meeting Between Vizhnitzer Rebbe And Netanyahu At PM’s Residence

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Journalist Yisrael Cohen revealed that the Vizhnitzer Rebbe had a private meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu late last night. This is the first time that a...

Netanyahu Tweets Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Letter From 32 Years Ago: ‘His Words Still Touch Me Today’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Prime Minister Netanyahu chose today to tweet two letters which were written 32 years ago. In one letter he thanked the Lubavitcher Rebbe for his "moral encou...

Report: Israel’s Ben-gurion Airport May Reopen By June

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel is weighing opening Ben-Gurion International Airport in the beginning of June as the coronavirus outbreak continues to level off in Israel. A “green” li...

Hunt Continues For Perpetrators Of IDF Soldier’s Murderer Amid Violent Clashes

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Arab rioters hurled stones at Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the Palestinian Authority-contolled Hebron region on Wednesday morning, during operations to appre...

Security Guard Lightly Injured In Sheba Medical Center Stabbing, Suspect Neutralized

RAMAT GAN (VINnews) — A suspect carrying a knife attempted to stab a security guard at the entrance to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer. The guard, the hospital's deputy se...

Despite Virus, Pompeo In Israel To Talk West Bank Annexation

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as Israeli troo...

Following US Pressure, Israel To Review Chinese Bid For Major Desalination Plant

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Following pressure by the United States, Israel will review the bid of a Hong Kong-based company for the construction of what is expected to be the world’s larges...

Defending Israel’s Skies In An Era Of Pandemics

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Israeli Air Force’s Air Defense Array has continued to stand guard, monitoring and protecting Israel’s skies against a ra...

PHOTOS: Girlfriend Of Fallen IDF Soldier Calls For Revenge, As Father Laments Only Son, Hundreds Attend Funeral

JERUSALEM (JNS) - In an interview with reporters on Tuesday, the girlfriend of an Israel Defense Forces’ soldier killed during an arrest operation near Jenin when a resident threw ...

Watch: 200 Arrested As Worshipers Break Into Rashbi’s Tomb, Attack Police

MERON (VINnews) — Some 200 people were arrested after they broke into the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai Tuesday evening and refused to leave despite police calling on them to dis...

Israel Prepares To Reopen Eateries, Institutes New Sanitation Measures

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economy and Industry, and companies in the restaurant industry are slated to sit around the table on Wednesday to discuss...

Report: France wants tough response if Israel goes ahead with annexation

PARIS (JNS) - France is pushing members of the European Union to consider threatening Israel with tough consequences if it goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of Judea and Sama...

Stabbing Attempt Outside Jerusalem, Terrorist Neutralized

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — An Arab terrorist arrived in a truck at the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem. The Arab jumped off the truck wielding a screwdriver and tried to stab a s...

Childrens’ Star Has Contractions During Live TV Interview

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Even seasoned interviewers like Paula and Leon Rosenberg, veteran anchors on Israeli television, were slightly nonplussed when interviewee Einat Madani, a chi...

IDF Soldier Hit By Stone And Killed During Operation In Samarian Arab Village

HAIFA (VINnews) — IDF soldier staff-sergeant Amit Ben-Yigal (21) was killed Tuesday morning when a stone was thrown on his head in the Samarian village of Yaabed near Mevo Dotan. B...

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