State Dep't: Israel Would Have to Authorize Palestinian Consulate in Yerushalayim Aryeh Stern

The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that it could not open a consulate to the Palestinians in Yerushalayim without Israel's authorization. Asked about it in a meeting of the Senate…

Israel

Israel to Scrap Restrictions on Outdoor GatheringsAryeh Stern

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz decided late on Wednesday to scrap some restrictions on outdoor gatherings, pending approval of the Coronavirus Cabinet. As of Friday, events…

Israel Stays Out of Protest Against Chinese Human Rights IssueHamodia Staff

Israel has declined to sign a statement protesting human rights abuses in China committed against the Uyghurs, citing its own national interest considerations, The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday. The…

Ra’am Leader Reveals Netanyahu Had Speech Written for HimHamodia Staff

Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas on Wednesday revealed in the Knesset that when then-Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was trying to persuade him to join a Likud-led coalition, he read to him…

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Community

Greek Court Votes Against Shechitah, Following EU DecisionHamodia Staff

Greece’s highest court, the Hellenic Council of State, ruled on Tuesday against the authorization of shechitah and halal, prompting alarm from religious leaders concerned about infringements on religious freedom. “We…

PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: Harav Dov Landau in Boro ParkHamodia
Rep. Don Bacon Praises Rabbi Moshe Margaretten on House Floor for Rescuing AfghanisReuvain Borchardt

U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) praised Tzedek Association and its president, Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, for their ongoing work in rescuing Afghanis in peril following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, in…

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National

Philadelphia Police to Get Stun Guns After Wallace ShootingHamodia

Philadelphia will spend $14 million to equip all of its officers with stun guns, train them on how to use them and require officers to wear them while on duty.…

Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandates Proves Uneven in U.S.Hamodia

Go out for a night on the town in some U.S. cities and you might find yourself waiting while someone at the door of the restaurant closely inspects your vaccination…

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World

Australia Advises Caution Overseas When Border Opens MondayHamodia

Australia advised its nationals traveling overseas on Thursday to “exercise a high degree of caution” as it prepares to open its borders for the first time in 19 months. The…

Sudan Strongman Is Seen as an Insider With Powerful AlliesHamodia

The general leading Sudan’s coup has vowed to usher the country to an elected government. But Abdel-Fattah Burhan has powerful allies, including Gulf nations and a feared Sudanese paramilitary commander,…

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Regional

Judge Won’t Stop Vaccine Mandate for NYC Cops, Other WorkersHamodia

A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a COVID-19 vaccine mandate set to begin Friday for the city’s municipal workforce, denying a police union’s request for a temporary…

Sources: Letitia James Will Run for NY Gov.Hamodia

New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will…

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Politics

Garland Defends School-Board Memo Amid Republican CriticismHamodia

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a memo aimed at combating threats against school officials nationwide while Republicans insisted he rescind the directive. He signaled he had no plans…

Manchin Pans Billionaire TaxHamodia

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues Wednesday that Democrats are in “pretty good shape” on President Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic plan, but fresh problems emerged as a pivotal Democrat panned…

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Business

EXPLAINER: What’s a ‘Wealth Tax’ and How Would It Work?Hamodia

To help pay for his big economic and social agenda, President Joe Biden is looking to go where the big money is: billionaires. Biden never endorsed an outright “wealth tax”…

Toilet Paper, Diaper Prices Likely to Rise as Kimberly-Clark Warns of Inflation PressuresHamodia

Prices of toilet paper, diapers, facial tissues and paper towels will likely rise in coming weeks as consumer giant Kimberly-Clark warned Monday that inflation and supply-chain concerns aren’t “likely to…

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Health, Science & Technology

Which COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Should I Get? Here’s How to ChooseRong-Gong Lin II and Luke Money

People can now mix and match COVID-19 vaccines, but it raises the question: Which booster is the best option? Federal health officials aren’t giving any specific recommendations, other than to…

Facebook’s Algorithms Increasingly in Sights of U.S. LawmakersHamodia

U.S. lawmakers investigating how Facebook and other online platforms shape users’ world views are considering new rules for the artificial intelligence programs blamed for spreading malicious content. This legislative push…

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