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In The News Medical Advancement

Israeli Researchers Believe Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Could Commence by June

Israeli researchers said they are days away from finishing production of the active component of a coronavirus vaccine that could be tested on humans starting June 1.

“We are in the final stages and within a few days we will hold the proteins—the active component of the vaccine,” Dr. Chen Katz, group leader of the biotechnology group at the MIGAL…

Hamas In The News

Iran’s Military Did “Well” by Downing Ukrainian Plane, MP Says

Iranian MP Hassan Norouzi told media in the country that the Iranian military did “well” by downing a civilian Ukrainian airliner in January during an Iranian missile attack on the Ain Al-Asad base in Iraq, according to Al Arabiya.

The MP added that no arrests have been made in relation to the incident, contrary to official claims.


Antisemitism In The News

Vandal, Caught on Tape, Scrawls Swastikas and Graffiti on Maryland Synagogue

Police in Montgomery County, Md., are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance footage last Saturday spray-painting the side of a synagogue with swastikas and hateful epithets.

The man pulled into the parking lot of Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville, Md., around 1:30 am on March 28, got out of his car, and spray-painted swastikas…

Hamas In The News

Palestinian Incitement Continues Unabated, Despite Israeli Assistance and Cooperation Regarding COVID-19

In just the last month alone, Israel transferred millions of shekels to the Palestinian Authority and has facilitated the entry of thousands of Palestinian workers into Israel so they can work. It has expedited the transfer of equipment to the Gaza Strip to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic there. Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his…

In The News Israeli Technology

Despite Covid-19 Crisis, Israeli Tech Registers Record Quarter

The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis may have shaken the world’s economy to its core, but Israeli tech still managed to close a record-high quarter. Israeli tech companies raised a total of $2.74 billion across 139 deals during the first quarter of 2020, a record amount, according to a joint report released on Sunday by Tel Aviv-based research firm…

Pakistan orders re-arrest for four men acquitted in murder of Jewish-American journalist

Pakistan has ordered a three-month re-arrest for four men earlier acquitted in the murder of an American-Jewish Wall Street Journal bureau chief, Reuters reported Friday.
The authorities justified the move by saying that the four could be expected to act against Pakistan’s national interests and security — a rationale that is commonly used in the…

NY couple’s wedding attended on Zoom by friends, family — and officiating rabbi

JTA — Before everything changed, Jalna Silverstein and Asael Papour were planning a wedding much like many other Jewish nuptials on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
They had a band and caterer lined up, a ceremony planned for the synagogue where Silverstein grew up and all the little details mapped out, from the napkins to the chair coverings to…

Holocaust survivor who delivered US House prayer dies of coronavirus at 91

A rabbi who survived World War II and the Holocaust and in January delivered the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives died on Tuesday—14 days after his 91st birthday—after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

Yeshiva World News first reported the death of Rabbi Avraham Hakohen “Romi” Cohn as a result of complications due to the…

Elite IDF tech unit working to develop medical equipment, protective gear

An elite military technological unit has been working to develop protective gear and improvised medical equipment to assist health care workers as part of the Israel Defense Forces’ efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak, the army said Thursday.

Military Intelligence Directorate’s 81st Technological Unit has focused on tackling several main…

Israeli researchers develop innovative diagnostic method for coronavirus

Israeli researchers are at the forefront of medical innovation to offer new solutions in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.British company, whose research and development is entirely based in Herzliya, is already providing labs in the UK and US with their advanced diagnostic technique, employing artificial…

Israelis Across Country Applaud From Their Balconies in Appreciation of Medical Workers Battling Coronavirus

Israelis on Thursday evening held a demonstration of appreciation for and solidarity with health care workers battling the coronavirus by applauding from their balconies.
The applause was heard across the country, including in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Petah Tikva and Nahariya, as well as many other communities.
President Reuven Rivlin and Prime…

Coronavirus Crisis Brings Israel and Arab World Together, at Least Online

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has been receiving messages of solidarity from across the Arab world as the coronavirus crisis intensifies, including messages like, “May Allah protect you.”
Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported that the messages came in response to a social media post by the ministry, which showed a photo of three employees making…

Jewish Astronaut Jessica Meir Tweets From Space Station on Coronavirus Crisis: ‘This Too Shall Pass’

Jewish NASA astronaut Jessica Meir tweeted a hopeful message to everyone on Earth coping with the coronavirus pandemic as she looked down on Israel from the International Space Station on Tuesday.
“Gazing down at the city in which my father was raised, I take to heart one of his most uttered expressions, ‘This too shall pass’. Wise words to…

German police stage nationwide raids on anti-Semitic group

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — German police on Thursday raided sites across the country linked to a far-right group banned by the interior ministry, weeks after a suspected extremist gunman shot dead nine people of migrant backgrounds.
Germany’s top security official, Horst Seehofer, issued a ban on the United German Peoples and Tribes, the first…

Kataeb Hezbollah, the shadowy Iranian-backed militia behind attacks on US troops in Iraq

While the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the globe, U.S. troops stationed in Iraq continue to battle the threat of Iranian-backed militias, in recent days going head-to-head with what is considered one of the most shadowy and lethal units: Kataeb Hezbollah.
On Monday night, rockets hit a base in Iraq again, the third attack in the past…

US told to sanction Iran’s IRGC-controlled media for using torture

Iranian state media masquerade as legitimate while violating international law by using physical and psychological torture to extract forced confessions from political prisoners, according to a new report. The US should sanction Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-controlled news wires and go after individuals who were involved in forced…

Amazon bans sale of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ and other Nazi books

JTA — Amazon has banned the sale of most editions of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and other Nazi propaganda books following decades of pleas by Holocaust education organizations and Jewish groups.
Booksellers were informed in recent days that they would no longer be allowed to sell a number of Nazi-authored books on the website, including “Mein Kampf,”…

In The News

IDF says Hezbollah, Syrian army behind attempted sniper attack on border

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday accused the Hezbollah terror group and the Syrian army of being behind an attempted sniping attack against Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights earlier this month, which was thwarted by an Israeli strike on the suspects’ car.
The military said that in the months preceding the incident Israeli troops saw…