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Official: Chinese Vaccines’ Effectiveness Low

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BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is...

Haim Gozali, Israeli Welterweight Boxer, Wears Tefillin Proudly On His Tattoos

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli boxer Chaim Gozali is known for his prowess in the boxing ring, but he also publicly asserts his belief in G-d and likes to take a picture while weari...

Iran Calls Natanz Atomic Site Blackout ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Iran's civilian nuclear program has called a blackout that struck the country's Natanz nuclear facility “nuclear terrorism.” Ali A...

Netanya: Tzanz Rebbe Holds Memorial Tish For Divrei Chaim For First Time In Over A Year

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For the first time in over a year, the Tzanz chasidim in Netanya held a tish (gathering) and memorial ceremony for the Divrei Chaim of Tzanz, whose 145th yahr...

The Hairdresser Brothers Who Won’t Stop Working – Even After 70 Years

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Naim and Sabah Fatteo have worked in their Ramat Gan hairdresser shop for nearly 70 years, and even coronavirus did not deter them from opening - albeit in cl...

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Lands In Wrong Airport

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — An Ethiopian Airlines plane landed at an airport that is still under construction in Zambia, "by mistake," according to a report by the airline and government ...

‘Suspicious’ Blackout Strikes Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Site

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium f...

Italy Prosecutors: WHO Exec Lied About Spiked Virus Report

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ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors have accused a top World Health Organization official of lying to them about a spiked U.N. report into Italy’s coronavirus response, revealing priva...

Britain’s Prince Philip, Long-Serving Consort To Queen Elizabeth, Dies At 99

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Prince Philip Mountbatten, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her consort for the nearly 70 years of her reign, has passed away in Windsor Castle at the ...

Israel Rejects ICC Probe, Saying It Lacks Jurisdiction

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it would formally reject the International Criminal Court's decision to launch a probe into potential war crimes against the Palestinians, ...

Netanyahu Mentions Chareidi Woman In Holocaust Speech, But Omits Significant Part Of Her Biography

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu mentioned in his Holocaust Remembrance day speech the story of Bella Freund, the chareidi daughter of a Holocaust survivor w...

Dutch Police Detain Man In Plot To Attack Vaccination Center

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of plotting a crime with “terrorist intent” for allegedly planning to set off w...

A Blind Jewish Michigan Supreme Court Justice Was Stuck In Dubai En Route To Israel. Now He Has No Plans To Leave.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (JTA) — On a weekday afternoon, if you walk down the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk, a promenade overlooking the Arabian Gulf that encircles this capital city’...

NYT: Top Nazi Official Who Spied For US Was Allowed To Avoid Trial Until His Death In 1975

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - A top Austrian Nazi who was responsible for the murder of thousands of Jews avoided prosecution until his death in 1975 because he spied for the West, The New Yo...

Study: One In Three COVID-19 Survivors Suffer Long-Term Neurological And Mental Issues

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — One in three people who recover from COVID-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far publishe...

Kim Says North Korea Facing Its ‘Worst-ever Situation’

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has acknowledged his country was facing the “worst-ever situation” as he addressed thousands of grassroots members of his ...

First Ever Holocaust Memorial Ceremony To Be Held In Dubai

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, a historic ceremony will be taking place for the first time in Dubai, UAE. The ceremony will be attended by Israeli...

Report: Pandemic Amped Up Anti-semitism, Forced It Online

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Coronavirus lockdowns last year shifted some anti-Semitic hatred online, where conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the pandemic’s medical and economic deva...

Mansour Abbas, Pivotal Person In Israeli Politics, Who Are You?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) —  In an historic speech last week, United Arab List leader Mansour Abbas called for harmonious cooperation between the state of Israel and its Arab citizens. A...

Iran Ship Serving As Red Sea Troop Base Near Yemen Attacked

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian cargo ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been att...