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Israel

Israeli Official: No Progress With Riyadh Possible While King Salman in PowerYoni Weiss

No progress towards normalized relations with Saudi Arabia will be made while King Salman remains in power, Channel 12 reported Thursday, citing a senior Israeli source. “Israel understands that there…

Report: Netanyahu and Gantz Discussing Compromise to Save GovernmentYoni Weiss

According to a report in Yisrael Hayom on Friday, quoting talks with “senior politicians,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz have been holding substantive…

Prof. Ash Announces ‘Green Passport’ for Those Who Had CoronavirusAryeh Stern

Israel will soon roll out a “green passport” program that will enable anyone who has had coronavirus to travel more freely abroad, coronavirus commissioner Prof. Nachman Ash said Thursday. Prof.…

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Community

Vienna: Rav Attacked at Knifepoint by Woman AssailantHamodia

A Rav was attacked at knifepoint in Vienna by a woman who ripped the kippah from his head and yelled an anti-Semitic threat before fleeing, police in the Austrian capital…

Toronto Police Have “Person of Interest” in Murder of Jewish Couple From TorontoHamodia

Toronto police said Wednesday that they have identified a person of interest in the killing of Canadian drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife nearly three years ago. Police…

A Year Later, Life Continues for the Jersey City KehillahRabbi Binyomin Zev Karman

Just one year ago, the fledgling Jewish community of Jersey City was busy formulating plans for development and growth, with the residents and leaders focusing on securing sites and funding…

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National

Trump: Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries to Begin Next WeekHamodia

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that delivery of the coronavirus vaccine would begin next week and the week after. Speaking to U.S. troops overseas via video link to mark…

U.S. Will Appeal Order Barring Expulsions of Migrant ChildrenHamodia

The U.S. government on Wednesday appealed a judge’s order barring the expulsions of immigrant children who crossed the border alone, a policy enacted during the coronavirus pandemic to deny the…

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World

Rome Airport Poised to Try ‘COVID-Tested” Flights from U.S.Hamodia

Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with “COVID-tested” flights from three U.S. airports, with the aim of eliminating the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy, Rome’s main…

In European First, Iranians Face Trial Over Suspected Bomb PlotHamodia

An Iranian diplomat and three other Iranians go on trial in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday for planning to bomb a 2018 meeting in France of an exiled opposition group, the…

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Regional

Split Tolling Coming to Verrazzano-Narrows BridgeHamodia Staff

Split tolling will begin at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (VNB) on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, when vehicles will be charged half of the previous toll charges, but will have to pay…

NY Winter Virus Plan Will Eye Hospitalizations, ICU BedsHamodia

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that officials are working on a winter plan for the coronavirus that will add metrics for how it designates virus hot zones. Cuomo…

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Politics

Trump Says He Will Leave White House If Biden Wins Electoral College VoteHamodia

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov.…

Biden Seeks Swift Cabinet Votes, but GOP Senate Stays SilentHamodia

As Joe Biden started rolling out his administrative team, one voice has been notably silent: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senate Republicans will hold great sway in confirming or denying…

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Business

Ford Buys Freezers to Store COVID-19 Vaccine When AvailableHamodia

Ford Motor Co. bought a dozen ultra-cold freezers to store a COVID-19 vaccine that —once available— will be distributed to employees on a voluntary basis. The Dearborn-based automaker said the…

Rome Airport to Offer COVID-Tested Flights to U.S. with Delta, AlitaliaHamodia

Rome’s Fiumicino airport will run COVID-tested flights to and from the United States operated by Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, it said on Thursday, adding that it will be the…

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Health, Science & Technology

CEO says AstraZeneca Likely to Run New Global Trial of COVID-19 VaccineHamodia

AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine using a lower dosage, its chief executive was quoted as saying on Thursday…

9-Legged Octopus Found in Japanese BayHamodia

No, they’re not pulling your leg. The discovery of an octopus with nine legs in Shizugawa Bay in Minami-Sanriku, Japan, has surprised even a local researcher, who said he had…

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