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Iran building at underground nuclear facility

 Inspectors from the U.N.’s atomic watchdog have confirmed Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what Tehran called a sabotage attack over
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First commercial passenger flight from UAE to Israel touches down at Ben Gurion Airport

The first commercial passenger flight from the United Arab Emirates to Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport touched down on Monday. The Etihad 787-10 Dreamliner had 58 passengers aboard and was welcomed
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‘Major’ cyber attack targets Iranian government agencies

‘Major’ cyber attack targets Iranian government agencies

(October 14, 2020 / JNS) A “major” cyber attack targeted at least two unspecified Iranian government agencies recently, announced Iran’s National Computer Emergency Response Team (Maher) on Wednesday, according to
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Germany to pay $662 million

Germany to pay $662 million

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany announced on Wednesday that after negotiations with the German government on behalf of Holocaust survivors, it has agreed to give $662 million
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Trump to UN: We must hold China accountable for Coronavirus

In a pre-recorded address to the 75th annual UN General Assembly President Trump calls on the UN to hold China accountable for the spread of coronavirus.
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Keeping Kosher in Dubai TJH Speaks with Rabbi Yissachar Krakowski

Keeping Kosher in Dubai TJH Speaks with Rabbi Yissachar Krakowski

By Susan Schwamm Rabbi Krakowski, you’re the head of the OU Kosher Israel office. Yes. And I’ve been working on expanding into the Gulf region, to reach out beyond the
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Na Nach Not Happening, Ukraine Denies Entry to “Refugees” at The Border

Na Nach Not Happening, Ukraine Denies Entry to “Refugees” at The Border

For days now thousands of Breslov Chassidim have been waiting at the Belarus-Ukraine border awaiting a final decision of the Ukrainian government regarding their entry. Despite a travel ban of
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History Made: Signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House

History Made: Signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House

President Donald Trump meets with the leaders of Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for a signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords. The deal Israel will sign with the
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WATCH: Stuck Between the Belarus and Ukraine Border

WATCH: Stuck Between the Belarus and Ukraine Border

Hundreds of Breslov chassidim are trying to make their way to the tzion of Rebbi Nachman for Rosh Hashana. The Ukrainian government is not allowing entry to foreign nationals in
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OU will oversee kosher food in hotels throughout UAE

OU will oversee kosher food in hotels throughout UAE

In response to a request from the leadership of the United Arab Emirates, Orthodox Union Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, will be the leading kosher certification agency within
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Senior Iranian official: UAE, Saudi Arabia will bear the brunt of Iranian retaliation for any Israeli attack

Senior Iranian official: UAE, Saudi Arabia will bear the brunt of Iranian retaliation for any Israeli attack

(September 8, 2020 / MEMRI) Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, special aide to the president of the Islamic Parliament of Iran, said on Sunday that the United Arab Emirates had made a “big mistake” in normalizing
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Another Trump brokered peace deal, another embassy to Jerusalem

Another Trump brokered peace deal, another embassy to Jerusalem

President Trump announced that Serbia and Kosovo agreed on opening economic relations at the White House today. In addition, Serbia says it will move their embassy to Jerusalem and Kosovo
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WHO: Widespread COVID Vaccinations Not Expected Until Mid-2021

WHO: Widespread COVID Vaccinations Not Expected Until Mid-2021

The World Health Organization does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year, spokeswoman Margaret Harris said, stressing the importance of rigorous checks on their effectiveness
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Hadassah Chief to Health Ministry: Approve Plasma as COVID-19 Treatment

Hadassah Chief to Health Ministry: Approve Plasma as COVID-19 Treatment

As of now, six patients have been treated, all of whom left the hospital virus-free within 48 to 72 hours. The American Food & Drug Administration has approved the authorization of a
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No Flights to Uman Will Result in $21 Million Lost

No Flights to Uman Will Result in $21 Million Lost

With talks of banning direct flights to Uman for Rosh Hashana, Netivim Tours director Levy Gureviz explains just how much money both Ukraine and Israel stand to lose. In addition
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Iran unveils homegrown long-range missiles

Iran unveils homegrown long-range missiles

(August 20, 2020 / JNS) Tehran unveiled its homegrown production of two new types of long-range missiles—one ballistic and one cruise—in a ceremony on Thursday, attended via video conference by Iranian President Hassan
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Israel Hopes to Test, Manufacture and Distribute Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

Israel’s Hadasash Medical Center is currently in negotiations, if the Phase III clinical trial is successful, to test the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and to potentially distribute it across the
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WATCH: Commanders of Both Israeli and German Air Forces Fly Over Camp Memorial Outside Munich

As a tribute to the Jews and others killed in the Holocaust, German and Israeli Air Force jets flew over the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau on Tuesday. They also
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Aunt Jemima brand to be dropped over racial overtones

Pepsico’s Quaker Oats announced Thursday that it would be dropping Aunt Jemima brand pancake syrup and related items from its roster of products. Along with films, Confederate statues and other
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Germany Shutters Hamas Charities

Over 90 charities were raided this past week by German law enforcement as part of a massive operation to shutter non-for-profits it said were funneling money to the Hamas terror
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Assange Arrested

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Thursday and will likely be extradited to the United States to face federal conspiracy charges for leaking
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