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Online Forums For Anti-Vaxxers Are ‘Hotbeds’ Of Anti-Semitism, British Report Finds

LONDON (JTA) — Online forums frequented by those opposed to vaccinations are hotbeds of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, according to a new report from the British government. ...

Jeremy Corbyn Could Be Expelled From Labour Over Anti-Semitism, His Successor Says

UNITED KINGDOM (JTA) — Jeremy Corbyn, who was suspended from Britain’s Labour party this week for downplaying its anti-Semitism problem, could be kicked out of the party altogether...

France Braces For Monthlong Lockdown As Virus Deaths Mount

PARIS (AP) — French doctors expressed relief but business owners were in despair as France prepared Thursday to shut down again for a month to try to put the brakes on a fast-movin...

Dutch Chief Rabbi Says ‘No Need’ For Churches’ Mea Culpa Over Holocaust Inaction

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Six Dutch churches issued what they called an acknowledgement of guilt for not having done more to save Jews or protest their murder during the Holocaust. But ...

We Don’t Run A ‘Kosher Mafia,’ Leading Argentine Rabbis Say In Response To Businessman’s Claims

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — After Jewish institutions came out in support of a businessman who is vowing to take on what he calls a “kosher mafia” that sets the price of kosher meat, lead...

WHO: Europe Now Has More Than 10 Million COVID-19 Cases

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director said Thursday that the 54-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed cases, with more than 1.5...

Golan Winery To Sell Its Wines In the UAE, Which Does Not Recognize Israel’s Annexation Of Golan

KAZRIN, ISRAEL (VINnews) — In the wake of last months normalization of ties between Irael and the UAE, The Golan winery announced that it has signed a deal to sell it wines in the ...

Agudath Yisrael : Chareidi Jews Cannot Accept Zionist Movement’s Jerusalem Program

NEW YORK (VINnews) — In the wake of the Chareidi Eretz Hakodesh party's running in the World Zionist election and the possibility that it will be participating in a broad coalition...

2,000-Year Old Seal Bearing Portrait Of Apollo Unearthed In Soil Around Western Wall

JERUSALEM(JNS) — A 2,000-year-old gem seal (intaglio) bearing the portrait of the Greek god Apollo has been unearthed in soil removed from the foundation of Jerusalem’s Western Wal...

3 Dead In Knife Attack In French Church; Terrorism Suspected

PARIS (AP) — An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, authorities said. It was the third attack in two months in F...

Petach Tikva Mayor Installs Mikva-Tech System In Mikves As It Removes Coronavirus From Water

PETACH TIKVA (VINnews) — It is no secret that mikves may be a source of germs despite the attempts to maintain proper hygiene inside them. Since the outset of COVID-19, many people...

US Charges 8 In Alleged Chinese Surveillance Effort In US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with working on behalf of the Chinese government in a pressure campaign aimed at coercing a New Jersey man who was...

Protest Concert Outside Israeli Knesset To Open Cultural Events, But What About Torah Study?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Some 100 members of a number of orchestras around Israel gathered near the Knesset to conduct a unique protest against the continued closure of cultural event...

Italian Regulator Investigates Google Over Digital Ads

ROME (AP) — Italian regulators opened an investigation Wednesday into Google over alleged abuse of its dominant role in the country's online ad market, adding to the global scrutin...

America To Recognize Israeli Settlements As Legal Under International Law

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The United States and Israel will eliminate territorial restrictions for bilateral agreements in a ceremony on Wednesday. The move will build upon a policy shi...

Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak Sues Facebook and Google For Keeping ‘Libelous’ Posts About Him

RISHON LETZION (VINnews) — Israeli rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, who specializes in helping Israelis return to their religious roots, appeared in court in a suit which he instigated agains...

US Issues New Sanctions On Sales To, Exports Of Iranian Oil

NEW YORK (JNS) — The Trump administration announced on Monday a new round of sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector. The Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, the National Iranian Oil C...

UN Watchdog: Iran Building At Underground Nuclear Facility

BERLIN (AP) — Inspectors from the U.N.'s atomic watchdog have confirmed Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what T...

Greece, Israel Eye Closer Cooperation Amid East Med Tension

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Tuesday it wants to expand trade, energy, and military partnerships with Israel and other countries in the region to counter what it ...

To Fight Radical Islam, France Is Limiting Religious Freedoms — With The Blessing Of Its Jewish Minority

FRANCE (JTA) - As the French government rolls out a controversial plan that amounts to its most robust crackdown on religious activity in decades, it is enjoying broad support from...