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Israeli President Urges Deadlocked Blocs To Consider Unity

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's largely ceremonial president on Wednesday urged the country's opposing blocs to find a way to come together in the wake of Israel's third inconclusive ele...

Israeli Court Rejects Netanyahu Request To Delay Trial

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JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to delay the start of his corruption trial, clearing the way for proceedings to be...

Stabbing Attempt Foiled At Damascus Gate

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A knife-wielding terrorist approached the Shalem police station adjacent to Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem Tuesday afternoon and attempted to stab a border p...

When Should The Megillah Be Read In Ramat Beit Shemesh And Ashdod?

BEIT SHEMESH (VINnews) — As is common knowledge, the Megillah is read worldwide on the 14th of Adar, while in Jerusalem and other cities which were walled at the time of Yehoshua t...

Israeli Political Antagonists Find Themselves In Same Synagogue For Reading Of Esther

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Two members of opposing political camps met up in their local synagogue for the reading of the Megillah. At least in the synagogue they can be friends... h...

Israel Announces 2-Week Quarantine For All Overseas Arrivals

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JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government has decided to place anyone arriving from overseas into quarantine in a move to contain a growing cor...

2 NFL Players Train With The Israeli Army

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two NFL players shunned the helmets and shoulder pads for a training session with the Israeli army while on a visit to the country. Washington Redskins running...

Israel’s Hospitality Industry Suffering Worst-Ever Crisis, Says Israel Hotel Association

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Amidst the world-wide tourism slowdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, Israel Hotel Association (IHA) president Amir Hayek warned on Monday that the hotel indust...

Netanyahu Attorneys Request Postponement Of Corruption Trial

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Attorneys for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu filed a formal request on Monday asking to postpone the opening of his corruption trial for 45 days. Th...

Israeli Political Morass Deepens As Both Sides Face Obstacles To Forming Government

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Last Tuesday night it appeared as if the political deadlock in Israel had finally been broken after a year of elections and transitional governments. Exit pol...

ViacomCBS To Host BDS Advocate Linda Sarsour As Part Of Women’s History Month

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NEW YORK (JNS) — ViacomCBS is scheduled to host this month former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, who is known for her support of the anti-Israel BDS movement and has been accu...

Israel Weighing Quarantine Requirement For Anyone Entering The Country

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel could soon require anyone arriving in the country to self-quarantine, as the number of Israelis affecte...

Arabic Paper In Canada Says Israelis Bury Palestinians Alive And Steal Their Organs

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TORONTO (JTA) - An Arabic-language newspaper in the greater Toronto area published an article falsely accusing Israel of burying Palestinians alive and stealing their organs, a Jew...

Netanyahu Plans To Mobilize Students To Disinfect Public Areas

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he plans to enlist schoolchildren to help disinfect public areas from the coronavirus. “This virus is sensi...

Israel Election Challenger Benny Gantz Gets Extra Security After Threats

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament on Sunday beefed up the security detail protecting Benny Gantz, the main electoral challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after deemi...

Israel Airports Authority Makes Massive Cutbacks

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israel Airports Authority has announced massive cutbacks in response to the coronavirus’ devastating effects on air travel. The authority said Sunday it is ...

Heavy Police Raids Leave East Jerusalem Neighborhood On Edge

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Murad Mahmoud's 14-year-old son has been detained by Israeli police in his east Jerusalem neighborhood three times in the last two years. His 10-year-old has been ...

DC Health Dept.: Aipac Attendees Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus Posed No Risk To Others

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The two people who participated in last week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual conference who have tested positive for coronavirus did not pose a...

Netanyahu Calls Coronavirus a ‘Global Pandemic’, Mulls Quarantine for Visitors to Some US States

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night called the spread of coronavirus a “global pandemic,” and the director-general of the Health Ministry ...

Israeli PM Vows To Press Forth Even After Election Shortfall

JERUSALEM (AP) — A defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday he was “not going anywhere” even after he again fell short of a parliamentary majority with his h...