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Israel Donates Wheelchairs to Coronavirus-Stricken Ecuador

Israel donated a shipment of wheelchairs on Friday to the mayor of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, one of the Latin American nations hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The wheelchairs will contribute to the recovery of patients with Covid19 in the Quito Temporary Care Center,” Amir Sagron — deputy chief of mission and consul of Israel in…

Start-Up Nonprofit Feeds Over 1,500 Holocaust Survivors Locked Down in NY

With 40 percent of Holocaust survivors in New York City living in poverty, a Long Island entrepreneur is creating ways to raise funds for their care during the COVID-19 lock-down.

In November, when Evan Rosenberg started his “333.charity” organization, there were an estimated 40,000 survivors living in the NYC area. In part through the pandemic’s…

U.S. Military Plane Crashes Into Iraqi Base, No Fatalities

BAGHDAD — A U.S. military plane crashed into an Iraqi military base north of the capital on Monday without causing fatalities, the U.S.-led coalition said.

Separately, a rocket landed on the periphery of Baghdad airport, the Iraqi military said, without providing further details.

There were no reported casualties or damages.

The crash of the…

Report: Aircraft Strike Iranian-Backed Sites in Syria, 12 Militiamen Killed

Unidentified drones attacked pro-Iranian militia targets overnight Saturday at a base in the eastern suburb of Deir a-Zor in Syria, killing 12 members, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
According to the report, 12 Iraqi and Afghan activists of the militia were killed and vehicles and ammunition were destroyed. It is…

‘It’s Time Gulf States Normalized Ties With Israel,’ Former Top Dubai Official Says

Former Dubai Police Chief Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim sparked controversy over the weekend when, in a series of tweets, he called on of Persian Gulf states and the rest of the Arab world to admit they want to establish open diplomatic relations with Israel, Channel 12 News reported on Saturday.

Tamim, currently deputy police chief, is known as…

US Court Rules Iran, Syria Liable for Terror Attacks in Israel

A US court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation to American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing of a US Army veteran.

Judge Randolph D. Moss in US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Americans wounded and killed in seven attacks carried out by…

New Presidential Executive Order Boosts US Efforts for International Religious Freedom

US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on Tuesday that boosts American efforts to promote religious freedom internationally by providing a $50 million annual budget for educational, training and advocacy programs.

“This executive order fully integrates the president’s vision — a vigorous defense of international religious freedom…

Using DNA Technology, Israeli Researchers Discern New Clues to Piece Together Dead Sea Scrolls

Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers have uncovered new clues about the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls, providing a new glimpse into Jewish life during the final days of the Second Temple period.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, led by Professor Oded Rechavi of the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and Professor Noam Mizrahi of…

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Trump Signs the Never Again Education Act Into Law

US President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States, into law on Friday.

The House of Representatives passed the legislation in January, while the Senate did so on May 13.

The new law expands the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)’s education programming to teachers…

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Cameraman Who Criticized Palestinian Authority Fired from Associated Press

Eyad Hamad, a veteran Palestinian cameraman, said on Wednesday that he was fired from the Associated Press (AP) after the Palestinian Authority filed a “complaint” against him.

 Hamad, 63, a resident of Bethlehem, told The Jerusalem Post that the complaint was filed against him because he had criticized the Palestinian security forces for…

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Trump to Sign Never Again Education Act into Law

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States, into law on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation told JNS.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation in January, while the U.S. Senate did so on May 13.

The upcoming official…

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Netanyahu Participates in Coronavirus Conference With World Leaders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in a video conference on Wednesday with world leaders dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The meeting was the third of its kind, and was hosted by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Participants included Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Danish Prime Minister…

Cyberattacks Target Israeli Labs Working on Coronavirus Vaccine

As a cyberattack shut down hundreds of Israeli websites last week, research centers working on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus were also targeted by a cyberattack, Channel 12 reported.

The attacks attempted and failed to damage the vaccine development process, but did not attempt to steal information.

Cyberattacks have been reported on other…

Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls Long Thought to be Blank Contain Text That’s Invisible to the Naked Eye

For decades, fragments from the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were stowed away at the University of Manchester, deemed largely worthless.

Yes, they were still significant as authentic fragments of the coveted scrolls have been hard to come by, but they were blank, and therefore, just scraps of paper.

Until now.

Researchers have found that four of…

In First, Direct Commercial Flight from UAE Lands in Tel Aviv

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways made history on Tuesday, flying a plane loaded with virus aid for Palestinians on a direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv, marking the first known direct commercial flight between Israel and the UAE.

The Etihad cargo jet, painted in all white and missing any marking, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport just…

Stabbing Attack at West Bank Checkpoint Thwarted: Police

An attempted stabbing attack at the Qalandiya security checkpoint near Jerusalem was foiled on Tuesday, the Israel Police spokesman said in a statement.
Police units at the scene dealt with the attack as the terrorist was neutralized, the police said.
Local Hebrew media reported that the suspect was shot by security forces at the scene and no…

Tributes Pour in for Legendary Jewish Actor and Comedian Jerry Stiller: ‘His Comedy Will Live Forever’

A number of Hollywood stars have paid tribute on social media to Jerry Stiller, best known for his roles on the sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens,” after the legendary Jewish actor and comedian died on Monday of natural causes at the age of 92.

Jerry Seinfeld tweeted, “Jerry Stiller’s comedy will live forever,” and shared a photo of…

Cybercriminals Imitating World Health Organization to Steal Information, Say Israeli Experts

Cybercriminals are increasingly impersonating the World Health Organization (WHO) and popular video conferencing platforms to steal sensitive information from users, experts at Israeli cybersecurity giant Check Point have warned.

In mid-April, Google said it had identified 18 million coronavirus-related malware and phishing emails being sent to…