American Airlines Flight From Miami Makes Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv Yoni Weiss

American Airlines flight AAL52 from Miami made an emergency landing at Ben-Gurion Airport on Monday afternoon due to a flat tire. There are 183 passengers on the flight. Magen David Adom ambulances…

Israel

Unlocked Police Car Stolen From in Front of StationYoni Weiss

A suspect stole a police car in front of the Petach Tikva police station on Sunday night, after a police officer left the car unlocked and running while entering the…

Report: UNRWA Staff Inciting to Violence, Anti-Semitism OnlineHamodia

Over 100 teachers and other employees of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees have posted content that was either anti-Semitic or promoted hatred to social media, according to a new…

Spike in Ventilated COVID Patients in IsraelAryeh Stern

Israel on Monday saw a worrying increase in the number of ventilated coronavirus patients, health officials said. The Health Ministry said that 2,114 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday,…

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Community

Rabbi Marcus Solomon Appointed to Supreme Court in Western AustraliaHamodia Staff

Rabbi Marcus Solomon, an Orthodox ordained rabbi who holds leadership positions within the Jewish community and established the Beit Midrash of Western Australia in 1993, has been appointed as a…

U.K. Police: Antisemitism in London Soared During Gaza CrisisHamodia Staff

Police recorded around four times as many antisemitic incidents in London during May’s Gaza crisis than at any time in the last three years, the city’s force said Thursday. They…

Suspect Arrested in Assault and Robbery of Jewish Man in MidwoodS. Marcus and R. Borchardt

One perpetrator has been arrested and police are searching for another in the July 16 beating and robbery of a Jewish man in Midwood, according to Flatbush Shomrim and the…

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National

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Famed Holocaust Scholar, Nominated as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-SemitismHamodia Staff

After weeks of speculation and amid calls that the position needed to be filled without further delay, President Biden nominated Deborah E. Lipstadt for the position of Special Envoy to…

U.S. Approval of COVID-19 Shots Could Boost Vaccination Numbers, Fauci SaysHamodia

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he hopes regulators as soon as next month could start granting full approval for the COVID-19 vaccines, a move…

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World

Death Toll Jumps to More Than 300 in Recent China FloodingHamodia

Chinese authorities have announced a large jump in the death toll from recent floods. The Henan provincial government said Monday that 302 people died and 50 remain missing. The vast…

Turkey Battles Wildfires for Sixth Day, EU to Send PlanesHamodia

Firefighters were battling to control blazes that tore through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations for the sixth day running on Monday, as water-carrying planes from the European Union prepared to…

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Regional

Lander Praises Ben & Jerry’s, Stringer Silent, de Blasio Hoping for ‘Positive Outcome’S. Marcus and R. Borchardt

New York City Councilman Brad Lander, who is the presumed next city Comptroller after winning the Democratic nomination, has pledged his support for Ben & Jerry’s decision to no longer…

Police: 10 Shot in Queens by Two Men Who Fled on MopedsHamodia

Two men opened fire on a large crowd in the New York City borough of Queens, wounding at least 10 people before fleeing on the backs of mopeds, police said…

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Politics

Eastern Governors Could be Model for California GOP ComebackHamodia

California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his job…

Senators Hope to Wrap up Draft of Infrastructure Bill SundayHamodia

The Senate will reconvene in a rare weekend session on Sunday as negotiators work on the text of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. Despite the delays, two senators predicted…

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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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