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Man Arrested After Swastikas Spray-Painted On Doors Of Montreal Synagogue

MONTREAL (JTA) — One of Montreal’s largest synagogues was found with its doors spray-painted with large swastikas Wednesday, and a synagogue guard played a role in arresting th...

Food Courier In France Arrested For Allegedly Refusing To Serve Jews

FRANCE (JTA) — French police have arrested an Algerian man they say declined to serve Jewish-owned businesses because of anti-Semitic discrimination while working as a food courier...

Chinese City Tests Millions Amid New Outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Millions of people lined in freezing temperatures Wednesday to receive a second round of coronavirus tests in a city south of Beijing that is at the heart of China’s...

Gab Backs Up President’s Twitter Account And Recreates His Feed Bringing Traffic Up By 700%

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Gab, a social network platform that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online, has succeeded in backing up President Tr...

Israel Urges Other Countries To Emulate Its Rapid Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout, Britain To Duplicate Israeli System

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel has urged the world to emulate its rapid rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Israeli government has already vaccinated more than 20% of the country's ...

Emirates Airlines Pilot Suspended For Refusing To Fly To Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — An Emirates Airlines Tunisian-born pilot has been suspended for refusing to fly his company's plane to Tel Aviv. Monem Sahib al-Taba, who works for Emirates...

The Man Who Could Lose 220 Million Dollars Because He Forgot His IronKey Password

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Stefan Thomas, a German-born programmer living in San Francisco, has two guesses left to figure out a password that is worth, as of this week, about $220 milli...

YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel For At Least A Week

HONG KONG (AP) — YouTube has suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel for at least a week amid concerns over alleged “ongoing potential for violence,” making it the latest p...

North Korea Ends Party Meeting With Calls For Nuclear Might

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed all-out efforts to bolster his country's nuclear deterrent during a major ruling party meeting where he earlier laid...

Video: Twins From Gaza Filmed Skating With Palestinian Flag Through Antwerp Jewish Neighborhood

ANTWERP (JTA) — Twin brothers from Gaza seeking asylum in Belgium filmed themselves roller skating through an Antwerp Jewish neighborhood with a Palestinian flag. Adham and Amja...

What Can Israel Expect At The UN During A Biden Administration?

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Despite efforts by its detractors, Israel has seen a steady improvement in its diplomatic standing around the world with breakthroughs in relations with Arab stat...

Ontario Issues Stay At Home Order, Extends School Closure

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s most populous province has imposed a stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases surge, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday. The order that takes eff...

Crosses Daubed In Blood Smeared On Jewish Homes In Stamford Hill, London

LONDON (VINnews) — The London Jewish community was rocked by what appeared to be an anti-Semitic hate crime, after doorways of several Jewish homes in Stamford Hill were smeared wi...

Florida Jewish Couple Turns 100 years Old Together And Celebrates 80th Anniversary This Year

NEW YORK(JTA) — Now for some happy news. A Jewish couple in Florida is celebrating two hefty milestones together this year: 100 years of life, and 80 years of marriage. Lou and ...

Emotional Reunion Between Yemenite Families And Their Relatives In UAE After Decades Of Separation

ABU DHABI (VINnews) — The UAE has succeeded in reuniting two Jewish families from Yemen with the rest of their family members, some of whom had not seen them for decades. The UA...

Watch: Yeshiva Students From Different Backgrounds Study Together At COVID-19 Hotel

  JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli yeshiva students from religious Zionist and Chareidi backgrounds rarely have an opportunity to meet and study together, but the coronavirus ...

Australia Acting PM Equates Capitol Attack With BLM Protests

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s acting prime minister on Tuesday defended his comments comparing the attack on the U.S. Capitol building with Black Lives Matter protests des...

State Department Site Mistakenly Says Trump Presidency ‘Ended’ On Jan. 11th

NEW YORK (VINnews) — The US Department of State's website erroneously showed President Trump's presidency as having ended on Mon. Jan. 11 at 7:49 PM ET. The unusual notation could ...

Following Trump Ban, Iranian Dissident Calls On Twitter To Ban Khamenei

TEHRAN (JNS) - Following Twitter banning U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform, an Iranian dissident journalist has called on the social-media company to do the same to Ira...

Israeli Party Yemina Splits: Naftali Bennett And Betzalel Smotrich To Run Separately

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The right-wing Israeli political party led by Naftali Bennett, known as Yemina, has seen a split Monday after Betzalel Smotrich, the former transport minister...