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Explainer: Players In Israel’s Fourth Election In 2 Years

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is holding its fourth parliamentary election in two years, the product of protracted political deadlock and disagreement over longtime leader Benjamin Netan...

Israel Revokes Permit Of Palestinian Foreign Minister

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday revoked the VIP permit of the Palestinian foreign minister after he returned to the West Bank from a trip to the International Criminal Court in t...

More Than 20,000 Protest Outside Netanyahu’s Residence Days Before Israeli Election

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JERUSALEM (JTA) - As Israel nears its fourth election in two years, tens of thousands of people protested outside Benjamin Netanyahu’s home Saturday night. On Sunday, the prime ...

‘I’m Going To Turn Israel Into A World Superpower’

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - It used to be the norm for a right-wing prime minister on the campaign trail to visit settlements. Times have changed; A trip to Bedouin town of Tuba-Zangaria in ...

Watch: Israel And UAE Hold First Friendly Rugby Game, With Friday Night Kiddush Afterwards

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Israeli national rugby team held a historic first friendly game with the UAE's national team in Dubai Friday as part of what has been termed the Abraham A...

As Incitement Increases, Israeli Chareidi Punched In Face, Told That ‘Coronavirus Came Because Of You’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli chareidi journalists have warned over the past year that the daily media incitement against chareidim, fueled both by anti-Chareidi election agendas a...

Israeli Finance Ministry Announces $120 Million Bailout For El Al

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s Finance Ministry announced on Wednesday a $210 million bailout for the country’s national carrier, El Al, to help the airline overcome the losses it suff...

Israeli High Court: Restrictions On Israelis Returning Home Are ‘Unconstitutional’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel's High Court ruled Wednesday that the country cannot restrict the entry of citizens into Israel as this is unconstitutional. The ruling states that the...

Despite Ties, UAE Stays Clear Of Netanyahu Election Maneuver

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Israel heads to the polls next week for the fourth time in two years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to capitalize on his new pa...

Memo: Biden Administration Aims To ‘Reset’ Relations With Palestinians

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - The Biden administration is looking to hit the reset button with the Palestinians, including the return to a more traditional position on a two-state solution an...

Clearing Out The Notes In The Kotel Ahead Of Passover, Under COVID-19 Conditions

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Workers at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem on Tuesday conducted the site’s customary biannual clear-out of all the notes stuck between the stones over the c...

El Al’s Flight Simulator Made Wheelchair-accessible For ‘Good Deeds Day’

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - In honor of “Good Deeds Day,” the pilot’s seat of EL AL’s Boeing 737 flight simulator was replaced on Tuesday with a wheelchair to give Israelis with disabilities...

Nir Barkat Becomes Israel’s First Billionaire MK

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Likud MK Nir Barkat, already the wealthiest member of Knesset after his successful exit from Checkpoint, has now become the first billionaire member of Knesse...

After Being Thrown From Minibus, Mendy Woke Up And Asked For Tefillin

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A 19-year-old yeshiva student who was thrown out of a minibus in which he was travelling when the minibus fell off the road into a deep ditch, has woken up a ...

Israeli Experts Announce Discovery Of New Dead Sea Scrolls

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hi...

Thousands Celebrate Rabbi Nachman’s Birthday In Uman

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Thousands of Breslav chasidim who were unable to travel to Uman for the past year gathered in the Ukrainian city to celebrate the birthday of Rabbi Nachman of...

Tear-Jerking Performance Of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ By Shalva Band With Emirati Musicians

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In an historic performance which took place in Jerusalem Monday, the Shalva Band, a musical group comprising musicians with special needs,  performed in colla...

Netanyahu Reveals: ‘Four More Peace Agreements With Arab Countries Imminent’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — At an election campaign meeting Monday in Rishon Letzion, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed that there are four more peace agreements with Ar...

‘Haredi’ Duo Takes Israeli Comedy World By Storm

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Efi Skakovsky and Meni Wakshtock, two haredi comedians, have managed to shatter stereotypes by proving to secular Israelis that being haredi doesn’t mean you can’...

At Surprise 70th Birthday Party For Shlomo Werdiger, PM Netanyahu Offers Congratulations

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A surprise party was held Sunday night in honor of the 70th birthday of the Chairman of Agudath Israel of America and CEO of sportswear line, OuterStuff, Shlom...