Pfizer and BioNTech Launch Trial of Omicron-Targeted COVID Vaccine Hamodia

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said on Tuesday they started a clinical trial to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target the COVID-19 omicron variant, which…

Israel

Israel ‘Hopeful’ for Ties With S. Arabia, Indonesia, but No Deals ImminentHamodia

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Tuesday Israel hopes to build on its 2020 U.S.-brokered accords with four Muslim nations and establish diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, but…

Ex-NSO Chairman Says Departure ‘Unrelated’ to Company TurmoilHamodia

The former chairman of the NSO Group on Tuesday confirmed that he has left the Israeli spyware company but said his departure was planned months ago and was unconnected to…

Storm Elpis to Hit Israel Wednesday; Snow Expected in YerushalayimC. Isaacs

Israel is gearing for the arrival of winter storm Elpis on Wednesday, which is expected to bring major rainfall and strong winds, as well as snow in the northern highlands…

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Community

National Antisemitic Group Behind Hateful Miami FlyersSara Marcus

A known hate group traveled to the Miami Beach area and scattered antisemitic pamphlets in Jewish areas over the weekend. The pamphlets claimed the coronavirus pandemic is a Jewish plot,…

BDE: Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon SilverHamodia Staff

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver passed away Monday afternoon at the age of 77, after having been hospitalized for several weeks. Silver, a shomer Shabbos Democrat who represented…

Jewish Man Assaulted in Crown HeightsSara Marcus

A Jewish man was assaulted in Crown Heights on Shabbos. The 21 year-old victim was walking along Troy Avenue and Carroll Street at 1:20 a.m. when he was struck in…

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National

Youngkin Faces New Lawsuit as Virginia Mask Order Kicks InHamodia

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin was facing a new legal challenge over his executive action that aimed to let parents opt out of school mask mandates as his order took…

U.S. Combat Jet Crashes in South China Sea Exercise, 7 HurtHamodia

A U.S. Navy F35C Lightning II combat jet conducting exercises in the South China Sea crashed while trying to land on the deck of an American aircraft carrier, injuring seven…

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World

U.S. Orders 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert Amid Russia WorryHamodia

The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military…

Russia Adds Navalny and Allies to Terrorists, Extremists ListHamodia

Russian authorities have added imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the registry of terrorists and extremists, the latest move in a multipronged crackdown on…

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Regional

Man Who Shot 2 NYPD Officers, Killing 1, Has DiedHamodia

The man who shot two New York City police officers in a Harlem apartment, killing one of them and putting another in critical condition, died Monday of injuries sustained when…

New York State Supreme Court Judge Strikes Down Mask MandateHamodia Staff

In a ruling handed down on Monday, January 24, the New York State Supreme Court in Nassau County struck down Governor Hochul’s mask mandate, declaring that the State Commissioner of…

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Politics

Justices to Hear Challenge to Race in College AdmissionsHamodia

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on guns, religion and COVID-19…

Arizona Democratic Party Votes to Censure Sinema, Citing Filibuster VoteHamodia

The central committee of Arizona’s Democratic Party voted on Saturday to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a symbolic rebuke that follows her decision to buck her party’s leadership on an effort…

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Business

U.S. Consumer Confidence Remains High After January DownturnHamodia

U.S. consumer confidence declined this month as persistent inflation and the highly-contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus dinged the optimism of Americans. The Conference Board, a business research group, said…

Wall Street Reverses, Ends Higher in Late-Session RallyHamodia

Wall Street bounced back from a steep sell-off late in the session to close higher on Monday, with bargain hunters pushing the indexes into positive territory by the closing bell.…

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Health, Science & Technology

GM to Spend Nearly $7B on EV, Battery Plants in MichiganHamodia

General Motors is making the largest investment in company history in its home state of Michigan, announcing plans to spend nearly $7 billion to convert a factory to make electric…

New Space Telescope Reaches Final Stop Million Miles OutHamodia

The world’s biggest, most powerful space telescope arrived at its observation post a million miles from Earth on Monday, a month after it lifted off on a quest to behold…

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