Articles by: JewishNews-Ben

Charedi Mafia: Death Threats, Vandalism, and Protests Against Cell Phone Stores

Charedi Mafia: Death Threats, Vandalism, and Protests Against Cell Phone Stores

  ISRAEL — The Charedi “Cell Phone Mafia” has been wreaking endless havoc on stores in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak. Extremists have vandalized and threatened… Read More ›

Takeaways from the landmark sedition indictment against the Oath Keepers and why DOJ acted now

Takeaways from the landmark sedition indictment against the Oath Keepers and why DOJ acted now

  The Justice Department on Thursday announced the first sedition charges related to the January 6 insurrection, a watershed moment in the year-long investigation. The… Read More ›

FM Lapid calls to halt tree planting amid violent Negev protests, coalition trouble

FM Lapid calls to halt tree planting amid violent Negev protests, coalition trouble

PM Bennett’s political partner says it’s time to ‘reorganize’; Ra’am chief responds to Netanyahu criticism: You agreed to stop forestation and more   Amid high… Read More ›

Even with a mass COVID infection model, Israel still needs a plan

Even with a mass COVID infection model, Israel still needs a plan

Opinion: Despite what some may think, government’s current pandemic policies weren’t reached without discussions, and are a result of a calculation of risks; but leaders… Read More ›

Bennett appeals for ‘patience’ amid public dismay over shifting, unclear COVID rules

Bennett appeals for ‘patience’ amid public dismay over shifting, unclear COVID rules

Poll shows negative view of government’s Omicron policies; minister says ‘public isn’t with us’; ailing restaurateurs fume as Liberman says ‘all businesses in excellent shape’… Read More ›

Technical malfunction behind deadly IDF helicopter crash

Technical malfunction behind deadly IDF helicopter crash

It is still unclear why the two pilots were unable to exit the helicopter and the exact cause of their deaths is yet to be… Read More ›

ARSON FIRE: Chabad House in San Jose Destroyed Barely 3 Months After Opening

ARSON FIRE: Chabad House in San Jose Destroyed Barely 3 Months After Opening

Barely three months after it’s grand opening, a Chabad house in San Jose, California was completely destroyed in a massive blaze. The fire, which was… Read More ›

Biden tells Ukrainian president US ‘will respond decisively if Russia further invades’

Biden tells Ukrainian president US ‘will respond decisively if Russia further invades’

President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday that the US and its allies “will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine,” according… Read More ›

Israeli gov’t deliberates its response to Omicron, with the economy hanging in the balance

Israeli gov’t deliberates its response to Omicron, with the economy hanging in the balance

Analysis: Much uncertainty remains about the likely effects of the new variant, with or without a lockdown; Israel is preparing to administer a fourth COVID-19… Read More ›

Liberman sees no place for social solidarity

Liberman sees no place for social solidarity

Opinion: The finance minister’s comparison between Omicron and the flu is reckless and dangerous, but worse than that is his motive — a fiscal worldview… Read More ›

Israel said to delay rollout of 4th COVID shots amid signs Omicron less severe

Israel said to delay rollout of 4th COVID shots amid signs Omicron less severe

TV report says Health Ministry director may not endorse panel’s recommendation to offer additional booster shots if further data suggests hospitalizations lower from new variant… Read More ›

Perfectly preserved baby dinosaur discovered curled up inside its egg

Perfectly preserved baby dinosaur discovered curled up inside its egg

An unprecedented fossil of a baby dinosaur curled up perfectly inside its egg is shedding more light on the links between dinosaurs and birds. The… Read More ›

US Navy tests high-energy laser weapon in the Middle East

US Navy tests high-energy laser weapon in the Middle East

The Solid State Laser – Technology Maturation Laser Weapons System Demonstrator (LWSD) successfully targeted a floating object in the Gulf of Aden, south of Yemen.… Read More ›

Syria says Israeli air strikes target south of country, soldier killed

Syria says Israeli air strikes target south of country, soldier killed

State-run media claims most missiles shot down during overnight attack, but admits one fatality and material damage to unspecified sites   Israeli planes bombed areas… Read More ›

Satellite Images, Expert Suggest Iranian Space Launch Coming

Satellite Images, Expert Suggest Iranian Space Launch Coming

  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear… Read More ›

Trump loses appeal to withhold records from Jan 6 attack

Trump loses appeal to withhold records from Jan 6 attack

The US Court of Appeals ruled that former president Donald Trump had not given them a good basis to override President Biden’s ruling.   A… Read More ›

Israel to alter COVID isolation rules for students amid Omicron

Israel to alter COVID isolation rules for students amid Omicron

The model that allows students to continue learning despite classmates testing positive will no longer apply when two students test positive at the same time,… Read More ›

Taylor Force Act addition seeks to block ‘pay for slay’

Taylor Force Act addition seeks to block ‘pay for slay’

“Such flouting of anti-terrorism financial regulations is only possible through the maintenance or use of correspondent accounts at United States banks.”   WASHINGTON – A… Read More ›

CDC moves an African nation and a central European country into its ‘very high’ risk travel category

CDC moves an African nation and a central European country into its ‘very high’ risk travel category

  The central European country of Poland and the central African nation of Niger were among four new additions to the US Centers for Disease… Read More ›

Vizhnitzer Rebbe: Give Up Your Kosher Smartphones

Vizhnitzer Rebbe: Give Up Your Kosher Smartphones

  BNEI BRAK  — This past Shabbos, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, HaRav Yisrael Hager shlit”a, spoke passionately to his followers, and implored them to accept a… Read More ›