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ZAKA Head Yehuda Meshi Zahav Slams Violators Of COVID-19 Regulations: ‘Worse Than Holocaust Deniers’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Yehuda Meshi Zahav, the director and founder of ZAKA, lost his mother Sora Zisel to coronavirus this week, less than a month after his brother died from a ser...

Mayor: Madrid Blast Kills 2; Apparently Linked To Gas Leak

MADRID (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak ripped the facade off a residential building in central Madrid on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring at l...

Photos: Indian Village Cheers For Harris Before Swearing-In As US VP

THULASENDRAPURAM, India (AP) — People in a tiny Indian village surrounded by rice paddies flocked to a Hindu temple, burst crackers and uttered prayers Wednesday hours before its d...

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein : ‘Old, Young, Pregnant Women Can Take Vaccine, There’s Nothing To Worry About’

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh, has been asked a number of questions recently regarding vaccinations against COVID-19. The first que...

What Was Rav Shimshon Weiner’s Last Request?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For 40 years, Rabbi Shimshon Weiner, a prominent resident of the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in Jerusalem, walked every Shabbos to the Kotel Ha'Maaravi, the Wes...

Ontario Asks Biden For A Million Vaccines Amid Shortage

TORONTO (AP) — Canada won’t be getting any Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines next week and 50% fewer than expected over the next month, officials said Tuesday, prompting the lea...

Pompeo Says China’s Policies On Muslims Amount To ‘Genocide’

WASHINGTON (AP) — On his way out the door, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit China with new sanctions by declaring that China’s policies on Muslims and ethnic minorities in we...

Spanish Court Acquits 8 Israel Boycott Supporters Who Wanted Matisyahu Disinvited From Festival

SPAIN (JTA) — A court in Spain has acquitted eight anti-Israel activists of hate crime charges for their role in demanding that the Jewish-American singer Matisyahu declare his sup...

Massive Car Pileup On Japan Highway Kills One, Injuries 17

TOKYO (AP) — One person was killed and at least 17 injured Tuesday in a massive pileup of at least 134 vehicles in blizzard conditions on a highway in northern Japan, officials sai...

Turkey Slaps Advertising Ban On Twitter, Pinterest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social med...

Israel: Worrying Increase In Pregnant Women In Serious And Critical Condition From COVID-19

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — At least nine pregnant women have been hospitalized over the past week in Israel due to deterioration in their condition after being infected with COVID-19. F...

US, Morocco Sign MOU On Combating Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (JNS) The United States and Morocco signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday to combat all forms of anti-Semitism. The MOU was signed by Elan Carr, who le...

Polish Holocaust Scholars Sued For Suggesting Mayor Who Saved A Jew Helped Kill 22 Others

POLAND (JTA) — Two well-known Polish Holocaust historians are on trial for alleged defamation over their claim that late mayor of a town near Warsaw who saved one Jewish woman was ...

UK Says ‘Human Error’ Wiped 1000s Of Police Computer Records

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s policing minister said Monday that “human error” led to hundreds of thousands of DNA records and other data on criminal suspects being erased from the natio...

Trouble At Home May Change Biden’s Hand In Iran Nuke Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) —A lot of the characters are the same for President-elect Joe Biden but the scene is far starker as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into th...

For Israeli Right, Trump’s Middle East Legacy Will Outshine His Troubled Last Days

WASHINGTON (JNS) - For most of the Israeli right, U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel legacy will far outlive the marred reputation of the last days of the presidency. Pro-...

Kremlin Foe Navalny Jailed For 30 Days; Allies Plan Protests

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian judge on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days, after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany where he was r...

WHO Chief Lambasts Vaccine Profits, Demands Elderly Go First

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealth...

Study: 1 In 4 Israelis Would Have Survived COVID-19 If Hospitals Were Less Overcrowded

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — 47-year-old Moshe Charazi was intubated in the ICU at Tel Aviv's Ichilov hospital after suffering from coronavirus. Inexplicably, the intubation equipment was...

Rabbi Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss’s Great-Nephew Joins Border Police After Leaving Chareidi Roots

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Shulem Weiss was a budding singer in the Eda Chareidis with a bright future ahead of him. A grandson of Rabbi Shimon Weiss, the director of the highly accredi...