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Facebook Blocks Australians From Accessing News On Platform

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digi...

Couple Want ‘More Than 100 Children’, So Far They Have 11, With 10 From Surrogate Mothers

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Moscow-born Christina Ozturk loves kids so much she wants to have at least 100 of them. Sounds impossible? When money is not an issue and the laws of surrogate...

Boy In Switzerland Dies After Homemade Igloo Collapses

BERLIN (AP) — A 7-year-old boy has died in eastern Switzerland after a homemade igloo collapsed on him and his father, police said Wednesday. The accident happened Tuesday in Ta...

Heavy Snowfall Hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel In Winter Storm

BEIRUT (AP) — Snow blanketed parts of Syria, Lebanon and Israel on Wednesday, blocking roads, disrupting traffic and postponing exams at some universities. Large parts of Syria ...

Diplomatic Efforts Involving Russia To Return Israeli Woman Who Crossed Syrian Border And Remains Of Israeli Soldiers

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Russia has reportedly been mediating a prisoner exchange between Israel and Syria, according to reports by Syrian media Wednesday. On Tuesday night Prime M...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls On Biden Administration To Support Referring Israel To ICC

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told Qatar’s Al-Araby TV last week that she had demanded that the Biden administration support the referral of Israel to the Internatio...

Exiled Iranian Judoka Arrives In Israel To Compete In Tel Aviv Grand Slam

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TEL AVIV (JNS) — Iranian judo champion Saeid Mollaei landed in Israel on Sunday night to compete in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam tournament. The athlete sought refuge in Germany afte...

With Fusion Emirati-Jewish Dishes, A Kosher Chef Blossoms In Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (JTA) — Last year, Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed a treaty establishing diplomatic relations. But for more than a year earlier, diners in th...

Report: Iran And Russia Begin Joint Naval Drill

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian and Russian militaries have kicked off a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean aimed at boosting security of maritime trade in the region, Iran’s st...

Sephardic Chief Rabbi: Women Are Exempt From Zachor, Men Should Make Multiple Readings

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Sephardi Chief Rabbi Rav Yitzchak Yosef just issued a significant psak (ruling) regarding the coming Purim celebrations in the wake of COVID-19, according to ...

Leading Israeli Rabbis: Schools, Workplaces, Even Shuls Can Compel Staff To Vaccinate

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Can a school compel its teaching staff to vaccinate? Can an employer require his workers to vaccinate? These are questions which have been the focal point of ...

Israeli Studies Show Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Highly Effective

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(JTA) — Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective in preventing the disease, show studies from Israel’s two largest health care networks. Israel’s vaccination drive has so f...

World’s Longest Hockey Game Played In Deep Freeze In Alberta

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SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta (AP) — The world’s longest hockey game carried on in ghastly cold weather. Forty people took turns playing hockey on an outdoor rink 24 hours a day, seven...

‘The Jew Is Guilty,’ 300 Neo-Nazis Hear At Rare Far-Right Gathering In Spain

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SPAIN (JTA) — Jewish leaders in Spain are calling for an investigation after a far-right event in Madrid featured anti-Semitic speeches and a Nazi salute. About 300 people atten...

Fauci Wins $1 Million Israeli Prize For ‘Defending Science’

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the c...

UN Approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

TORONTO (AP) — The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency's partners to shi...

Israel Decides Not To Participate In Emirati Arms Fair

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has decided not to send a delegation of defense companies to a prestigious arms fair in the United Arab Emirates next week due to coronavirus restrictions t...

Reports: Israeli Strike Near Syrian Capital Kills 6 Fighters

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel fired several missiles early on Monday targeting areas near the Syrian capital, Damascus, Syria's state news agency reported. An opposition war-monitoring grou...

Iranian Intelligence Minister: Israel Did Not Kill Fakhrizadeh

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TEHRAN (JNS) - Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Sunday that despite multiple claims to the contrary by the regime, top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizad...

UAE Swears In Its First Ambassador To Israel

UNITED ARAB EMIRTAES (JNS) - The United Arab Emirates on Sunday swore in the country’s first-ever ambassador to Israel. Ambassador Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah was installed in an...