Israel

After Ezer Mitzion Conducts Virtual Wedding In COVID-19 Dept. For Parents, Father Of Groom Passes Away

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Menachem and Tami Yemini were both looking forward to the wedding of the 10th of their 11 children last Tuesday - until coronavirus struck. Both parents...

Oil Spill Stains Israeli Shoreline; Investigations Underway

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HADERA, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers took part Saturday in a cleanup operation of the Israeli shoreline as investigations are underway to determine the cause of an oil spil...

Israel To Issue Badges As Proof Of Vaccination

JERUSALEM -- Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and re...

Israel, US Developing Next-generation Arrow Missile Interceptor System

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in partnership with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, is developing the Arrow-4 missile interceptor system, Israel’...

Baby Whale Found Dead On Beach South Of Israel’s Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli officials have said that a dead whale has washed up on a beach south of Tel Aviv. David Halfon of the Nature and Parks Authority said Thursday th...

Watch: Clip From Western Wall During Jerusalem Snowstorm

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For Jerusalem, snow is a rare and eagerly anticipated event. There has not been any significant snow in Israel's capital since 2015, and therefore the possibi...

Israeli Government Taps Kollel Chabad For Massive Food-Distribution Project

JERUSALEM (JNS) - As the social and economic costs of the coronavirus crisis continue to rise, Israel’s Interior Ministry has approved a massive project designed to help families m...

Arab Nurse Says Shma Yisrael With Dying Coronavirus Patient Whose Relatives Couldn’t Be With Him

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JERUSALEM(VINnews) — Maher Ibrahim is an Arab male nurse serving in the coronavirus department at Afula's Ha'Emek hospital. Due to his calling, Ibrahim has seen many unusual situat...

Netanyahu Calls Rush Limbaugh ‘Great Friend Of Israel,’ Sends Condolences

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences to the family of Rush Limbaugh, who died of lung cancer at the age of 70 on Wednesday. Calling h...

Israel Returns 2 Shepherds To Syria Amid Reports Of Swap

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Thursday said it has returned two shepherds who crossed into Israeli territory back to Syria, a development that an Israeli official said was p...

Bill De Blasio Calls Israel ‘A Fundamentally Progressive Concept’

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NEW YORK (JTA) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the State of Israel “a fundamentally progressive concept” while criticizing the boycott Israel movement in an interview. ...

Biden And Netanyahu, In First Phone Call Since US Leader’s Inauguration, Speak For An Hour

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nearly a month into his first term — a time frame that drew criticism from Republicans for i...

Opinion: The Issue Is Biden Not Wanting To Help Bibi, Not A Phone Conversation

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WASHINGTON (JNS/Jonathan S. Tobin) - Most of those debating when President Joe Biden is going to finally pick up the phone and call Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are ei...

Hezbollah Chief Threatens Israel With ‘Events Not Seen Since 1948’

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LEBANON (JNS) - Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah declared on Tuesday that if “war erupts, Israelis will see events they haven’t witnessed since 1948.” The leader of the Iran-fun...

Pandemic Politicking: Israel’s Election Sprint Echoes US’s

JERUSALEM (AP) — In Israel, the sprint to the March 23 election is striking a notable resemblance to the American presidential brawl in 2020. Candidates are holding virtual even...

Heavy Snowfall Hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel In Winter Storm

BEIRUT (AP) — Snow blanketed parts of Syria, Lebanon and Israel on Wednesday, blocking roads, disrupting traffic and postponing exams at some universities. Large parts of Syria ...

Diplomatic Efforts Involving Russia To Return Israeli Woman Who Crossed Syrian Border And Remains Of Israeli Soldiers

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Russia has reportedly been mediating a prisoner exchange between Israel and Syria, according to reports by Syrian media Wednesday. On Tuesday night Prime M...

2 Syrians Held In Israel To Be Released In Prisoner Exchange

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — With the help of Russian mediation, Damascus is securing the release of two Syrians held in Israel in exchange for releasing an Israeli woman that entered Sy...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls On Biden Administration To Support Referring Israel To ICC

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told Qatar’s Al-Araby TV last week that she had demanded that the Biden administration support the referral of Israel to the Internatio...

Exiled Iranian Judoka Arrives In Israel To Compete In Tel Aviv Grand Slam

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TEL AVIV (JNS) — Iranian judo champion Saeid Mollaei landed in Israel on Sunday night to compete in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam tournament. The athlete sought refuge in Germany afte...