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Israel

Israel, Bahrain to Let People with Covid Shots Travel between CountriesHamodia

Israel and Bahrain have agreed to recognize each other’s Covid-19 vaccination programs and let people who have had shots travel without restriction between the countries, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on…

Rivlin Prepared to Ask Lapid to Form GovernmentYisrael Price

As the prospects for a coalition led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ have dwindled to almost nothing, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid seemed on Thursday to have a shot after…

Israel Issues Travel Advisory on High Covid CountriesHamodia Staff

Israel’s Health Ministry issued a travel warning concerning departures to countries with high coronavirus morbidity rates and some who have registered an outbreak of new variants, The Times of Israel…

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Community

Florida House Passes Major School Choice BillHamodia Staff

In a 79-36 vote, the Florida House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation that aims to consolidate the state’s scholarship programs for special-needs students and expand the state’s means-tested scholarship program…

Chabad Rabbi Braves Flames to Rescue Sefer Torah at Cape Town UniversityHamodia Staff

During a raging wildfire at the University of Cape Town in South Africa on Sunday, Campus Rabbi Nissen Goldman braved the flames that were engulfing nearby buildings to salvage a…

Man Pulls Knife on Jewish Man In Crown Heights, Threatens To Stab HimHamodia

Crown Heights Shomrim has released a safety alert notifying the community of an incident that took place Tuesday night. “Last night, in the train station on Eastern Parkway and Schenectady,…

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National

Supreme Court Unanimous That FTC Lacked Authority to Recover Billions for ConsumersHamodia

The Supreme Court unanimously held Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission overstepped its authority by going to court to force individuals and companies engaged in deceptive business practices to turn…

Police Chiefs Hail Chauvin Verdict as a Key Step to HealingHamodia

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn’t to defend the…

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World

Jordan Releases Alleged Plotters Following King’s AppealHamodia

Jordan released 16 people detained earlier this month over an alleged foreign-backed conspiracy linked to a former crown prince after King Abdullah II requested they be let go in honor…

EU Preparing Legal Case Against AstraZeneca Over Vaccine ShortfallsHamodia

The European Commission is working on legal proceedings against AstraZeneca after the drugmaker cut COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to the European Union, sources familiar with the matter said. The move would…

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Regional

Mayor De Blasio Commits to 100% Electric School Bus Fleet by 2035Hamodia Staff

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a commitment to reduce carbon and air pollution from vehicles by announcing that school buses in New York City will be electric by 2035. The…

NYC Bringing Back Composte Disposal OptionsSara Marcus

New York City will restart its organic waste disposal program after it had been put on hold due to pandemic budget constraints. The city’s Curbside Composting Program will be available…

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Politics

White House Offers New Tax Credit to Help Spur VaccinationsHamodia

The White House is trying to overcome diminishing demand for COVID-19 shots by offering businesses a tax incentive to give employees paid leave to get vaccinated. The move comes as…

DOJ to Probe Minneapolis Law EnforcementSara Marcus

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Wednesday that the Department of Justice will open a probe into the Minneapolis police department. The announcement comes the morning after a jury found…

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Business

Stocks Drop on Biden Plan to Lift Capital-Gain TaxHamodia

U.S. stocks had their biggest slide in five weeks after President Joe Biden was said to propose almost doubling the capital-gains tax for the wealthy. The dollar rose. The S&P…

Jobless Claims Fall to 547,000, Another Pandemic LowHamodia

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on…

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Health, Science & Technology

Mars Rover Creates Oxygen in Groundbreaking ExperimentSara Marcus

The Perseverance rover, in the first test of its MOXIE technology, converted some of the carbon dioxide on Mars into oxygen. The little robot is conducting experiments and exploring as…

Facebook Says Halted Hackers Tied to Palestinian SecurityHamodia

Facebook said Wednesday it has broken up a hacker network used by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ intelligence service in an attempt to keep tabs on journalists, human rights activists and…

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