Gantz: Iran Just Ten Weeks From Breakout to Nuclear Weapon Yoni Weiss

Iran will be able to break out to a nuclear weapon within ten weeks, Defense Minister Benny Gantz told diplomats from U.N. Security Council member states on Wednesday. “Iran has violated…

Israel

U.K.: UNSC Must Respond to Iran’s ‘Destabilizing Actions’Yoni Weiss

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday demanded that the United Nations Security Council respond to last week’s deadly tanker attack off the coast of Oman, accusing Iran – which…

Official: Israel Has No Plan for Global Food CrisisYoni Weiss

The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, chaired by MK Ram Ben Barak (Yesh Atid), convened on Tuesday to discuss the issue of ensuring a food stockpile for emergencies. In the…

Avidar Appointed Minister After Threatening to Break With CoalitionYoni Weiss

Yisrael Beytenu MK Eli Avidar on Tuesday was formally appointed minister in charge of strategic planning in the Prime Minister’s Office. It was not immediately clear what Avidar’s portfolio will…

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Community

BD’E — Rabbi Osher Lemel Ehrenreich, Zt”lHamodia Staff

Hamodia is saddened to report that Rabbi Osher Lemmel Ehrenreich, the Menahel of Bais Yaakov of Boro Park for 67 years, was niftar. He was 93 years old. Rabbi Ehrenreich…

Alta Fixsler’s Appeal Denied by U.K. Supreme CourtS. Marcus and R. Borchardt

The U.K. Supreme Court has declined to take up the appeal of  Alta Fixsler, a 2-year-old Jewish girl on life support. With legal options now limited, the family is considering…

Russian Police Fake Rabbi’s Death to Catch Antisemitic GangSara Marcus

Russian police worked with a rabbi to fake his death in a scheme to catch members of an antisemitic gang, the JC reported. According to Russian court documents, police in…

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National

Biden to Announce New Eviction Ban Due to COVID SpreadHamodia

The Biden administration will announce a new 60-day eviction moratorium that would protect areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives, according to three people familiar with the plans who…

Officer Dead After Burst of Violence Outside PentagonHamodia

An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, law enforcement officials said. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S.…

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World

Iran Sentences Two Dual Nationals to Over 10 Years EachHamodia

An Iranian Revolutionary Court has sentenced two dual nationals, German-Iranian Nahid Taghavi and British-Iranian Mehran Raouf, to more than 10 years in prison, each on national security charges, their lawyer…

Germany Giving Over $40M to Fight AntisemitismHamodia

The German government said Wednesday it will strengthen its battle against the quickly growing antisemitism in the country by investing 35 million euros ($41.5 million) into research and educational projects…

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Regional

NYC to Require Proof of Vaccine for Indoor ActivitiesSara Marcus

New York City will require proof of vaccine for indoor dining, indoor entertainment, and indoor fitness classes, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at his press conference on Tuesday morning. The…

New Jersey Implements Vaccine or Test Mandate for Healthcare WorkersSara Marcus

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that all employees in most state and private healthcare facilities and high-risk settings will be required to be fully vaccinated or else…

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Politics

Trump Challenges Release of His Tax Returns in CourtHamodia

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally challenged in court a recent Justice Department order that his tax returns should be turned over to a House of Representatives committee. In…

Homeland Security Chief: Domestic Extremism ‘Greatest Terrorist Related Threat’Sara Marcus

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said that domestic extremism is the department’s “one of our highest priorities” in a television interview. “Domestic violent extremism is the…

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Business

Johnson & Johnson Cleared of Responsibility in Cancer CaseHamodia

An Illinois jury found that Johnson & Johnson isn’t responsible for the cancer that killed a woman whose family blamed the illness on the company’s talc-based powders. Jurors in St.…

Jobless Claims Down 24,000 to 400,000 as Economy RecoversHamodia

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to…

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Health, Science & Technology

German Court Faults Facebook’s Past Handling of Hate SpeechHamodia

A German federal court on Thursday faulted aspects of Facebook’s handling of “hate speech,” at least in the past. It ruled that the social network giant can’t delete posts without…

FDA Allows Automatic ‘Generic’ Swap for Brand-Name InsulinHamodia

U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore. Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what’s called…

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