Israel

Israeli Minister Claims ‘The Nonsense About People Having Nothing To Eat Is Crap’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Tzahi Hanegbi, a minister without portfolio in the Netanyahu-Gantz government, infuriated many people Friday when he claimed that "the nonsense about people h...

Former World Leaders Warn Against Israel Annexation Plan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A group of former world leaders urged European leaders on Friday to keep pressuring Israel against annexation of parts of the West Bank, warning against compl...

German Lawmakers Denounce Israel’s Sovereignty Plan, Say ‘Silence Is Not An Option’

BERLIN – It was a rainy first of July in Berlin, and a protest was expected outside of the Reichstag, Germany’s historic house of parliament (Bundestag) with its famously post-war ...

UAE Technology Firms Pen Deal On Virus Research

JERUSALEM (AP) — A state-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coron...

Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against Israeli Sovereignty Plans, Touts Former Accords

ATLANTA, GA (JNS) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has criticized Israel’s plans to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, more commonly known as the West Bank. “I...

Israeli Firm Nanoscent Develops Chip Which Could ‘Smell’ Coronavirus In 30 Seconds

MISGAV (VINnews) — Israeli start-up company Nanoscent which is based in the Lower Galilee's Misgav , has developed a chip enabling electronic devices to have an artificial sense of...

Opinion: Boris Johnson, We Don’t Need Your Recognition

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Dear Boris,                                                                                                                                    You portray you...

Israeli Rabbis: ‘Whoever Goes Without A Mask Bears Responsibility For The Entire Torah World’

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — An emergency meeting convened by the rabbis and Roshei Yeshivos of Bnei Brak established strict new regulations regarding how to combat coronavirus within the...

Anti-Semitic, Anti-Israel Groups To Hold ‘Day Of Rage’ Rallies In US, Worldwide

NEW YORK (JNS) - Anti-Semitic and anti-Israel groups are scheduled to hold “Day of Rage” rallies and vehicle caravans nationwide and abroad, protesting Israel’s plans to apply sove...

Mondaire Jones, Nita Lowey’s Presumed Successor, Says He’ll Be A Friend To Israel

NEW YORK (JTA) - From the very beginning, Mondaire Jones didn’t exactly fit the model created by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when she unseated one of the most powerful incumbent Democ...

Opinion: I’m An Israeli Settler. American Jews Are Debating My Future, But Here’s What They Don’t Understand

MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank (JTA) — It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future. I’ve gotten used to presidents spending years developing plans for my neigh...

Israeli Lawmakers Approve Phone Tracking Of Virus Cases

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament approved a law Wednesday granting the country's internal security agency limited authority to use phone surveillance to track coronavirus cases...

Former Malaysian Premier: Muslims Should Target Israelis, Not Europeans Or Americans

MALAYSIA (JNS) - Israel was created by the world powers to solve the “Jewish problem” and Muslims should not carry out terrorist attacks against European countries and the U.S., bu...

Boris Johnson: London Will Not Recognize Israeli Sovereignty

LONDON (JNS) - U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Israel not to extend its sovereignty to Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley in a front-page Hebrew op-ed published by Is...

El Al Grounds All Flights Amid Labor Dispute

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s national carrier El Al Airlines has ceased all flights to and from Tel Aviv until further notice, amid a rise in COVID-19 infection both at home and abro...

Netanyahu Ally Confirms Delays In West Bank Annexation Plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that the Israeli leader's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would not start on Wednesday, th...

Nir Etzion Hotel To Reopen For Chareidi Coronavirus Patients

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — As the number of COVID-19 patients in Israel has risen exponentially over the last few days, the Home Command and the Defense Ministry have decided to reopene...

Gillibrand Announces $500M In Anti-missile Funding For Israel Into Defense Bill

WASHINGTON (JTA) — For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, the announcement was routine, noting the inclusion of $500 million for Israel’s missile defense in a key defens...

Excavations In Jerusalem Dredge Up A Seal Impression From After First Temple

JERUSALEM (JNS) - A double stamp impression on a bulla and a seal made of used pottery shreds discovered in the City of David may indicate that despite the plight of Jerusalem aft...

Israel Sides With Women Torah Scholars In Saying Chief Rabbinate Discriminates On Accreditation

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Responding to a discrimination lawsuit, Israel has advanced the cause of women Torah scholars in their bid for more equitable treatment. Israel will establish ...

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