Politics

Watch:Breslav Leader Mota Frank On Dubai Hot Air Balloon, Burj Khalifa, Meeting Local Officials

DUBAI (VINnews) — Mota Frank, one of the well-known Mashpi'im (influential people) among Breslav chasidim, is visiting Dubai at present and shared a number of his colorful experien...

Mexico Charges Ex-Security Chief Who Faces Trial In US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Sunday they want to prosecute former security chief Genaro Gará Luna in his own country, despite the fact he faces trial in the U.S. for a...

Biden Chooses An All-Female Senior White House Press Team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Bedingfield wi...

Doctor Says Biden Sprained A Foot While Playing With His Dog

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden sprained a foot while playing with one of his dogs, but doctors found “no obvious fracture” while examining him Sunday, according to his doctor. ...

Completed Wisconsin Recount Confirms Biden’s Win Over Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground...

Israeli Search-and-rescue Organization Zaka Signs Historic MoU With UAE Counterparts

JERUSALEM (JNS) - The Jerusalem-based ZAKA International Rescue Unit announced this week that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its counterparts in the United ...

Dominion Rep Who Scanned Ballots In Contended Georgia County Worked For Kamala Harris

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A member of the Dominion company who scanned ballots in Floyd County, Georgia apparently worked as a photographer for Kamala Harris's Democratic contender camp...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Alleges Fraud In US Presidential Election

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — who sometimes has embraced the label “Trump of the Tropics” — said Sunday he’ll wait a little longer before recognizing t...

Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Dies After House Fire, Ivanka Trump Eulogizes ‘My Dear Friend’

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Former Zappos CEO and tech entrepeneur Tony Hsieh has died from injuries incurred after a fire broke out in a Connecticut house where he was visiting family. T...

Analysis: Saudia Waiting For Biden Administration Before Normalization With Israel

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — While Prime Minister Netanyahu and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had hoped to achieve a Saudi agreement for normalization with Israel during last week's secr...

ZAKA Volunteer Dies while Performing Taharah On Deceased Person

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — ZAKA volunteer Chaim Rechnitzer, one of the founders of the Tel Aviv section of the ZAKA organization which is devoted to maintaining the honor of the dead, c...

Researchers Urge Arizona Shutdown, Mask Mandate

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the ...

Pennsylvania High Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election...

An Interview With Malcolm Hoenlein: Biden, Trump, and the Future of the US/Israel Relationship

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman As part of VINNEWS new podcast, Rabbi Yair Hoffman, the host, interviewed Malcolm Hoenlein.  Below is a partial transcript of the podcast – filled with ver...

For Big Tech, Biden Brings A New Era But No Ease In Scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely...

Watch: Trump Says He’ll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insis...

France Resumes Tax On Tech Giants, Seeks Deal With US

PARIS (AP) — France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S. retaliatory tariffs on French Champagne, chees...

Julian Assange’s Partner Appeals To Trump To Pardon Him

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, has tweeted President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving, appealing to him to pardon the WikiLeaks founder. Moris posted a photo ...

Sky Over Swedish Town Turns Purple At Night

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Residents of the town of Trelleborg on the south coast of Sweden were astonished to discover the sky around their homes taking on a bizarre purple color at nig...

Netanyahu Welcomes First Commercial Flight From Dubai To Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed to Ben-Gurion International Airport the first commercial flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv. Speaking...