Articles by: JewishNews-Ben

Cabinet set to approve nominations of ambassadors to US, Canada

Cabinet set to approve nominations of ambassadors to US, Canada

Retired Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog, brother of the president, expected to be tapped envoy to Washington; candidate for Ottawa position is former Yesh Atid MK… Read More ›

At least 46 people have died after floodwaters from Ida’s remnants swamp cities from Virginia to New England

At least 46 people have died after floodwaters from Ida’s remnants swamp cities from Virginia to New England

The death toll from flooding after the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled cities in the East rose sharply to 46 on Thursday after New Jersey… Read More ›

In first top-level meeting in a decade, Gantz holds talks with Abbas in Ramallah

In first top-level meeting in a decade, Gantz holds talks with Abbas in Ramallah

Sit-down comes after Bennett returns from meeting Biden in Washington; Defense Minister says Israel is ready to boost Palestinian Authority’s ailing economy   Palestinian Authority… Read More ›

The West must wake up to the threat of Jihad

The West must wake up to the threat of Jihad

Opinion: It’s not by accident that Bennett’s postponed meeting with Biden coincided with the deadly attack on Kabul airport, which showed how ruthless radical Islam… Read More ›

US Closing Troubled NYC Metropolitan Correctional Center

US Closing Troubled NYC Metropolitan Correctional Center

  NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government said Thursday it is shutting down an embattled federal jail in New York City after a slew… Read More ›

Taliban promise to protect women , then kill them for how they dress

Taliban promise to protect women , then kill them for how they dress

The Taliban have shot and killed a woman for not wearing a burka the same day the group promised to honor women’s rights.   The… Read More ›

Miami Beach Suspends Law Used Against People Filming Police

Miami Beach Suspends Law Used Against People Filming Police

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami Beach police officers are no longer enforcing a new law that critics believe has emboldened officers to arrest bystanders… Read More ›

The author of ‘The Kite Runner’ has a message for anyone worried about Afghanistan

The author of ‘The Kite Runner’ has a message for anyone worried about Afghanistan

Khaled Hosseini’s novels show readers around the world a side of Afghanistan that goes beyond war and terror. His debut best-seller “The Kite Runner” was… Read More ›

In 1st call with ally since crisis, Biden and British PM discuss Afghanistan

In 1st call with ally since crisis, Biden and British PM discuss Afghanistan

US president and UK leader announce a virtual summit of the G7 leaders next week on the Taliban’s surprise seizure of power   WASHINGTON —… Read More ›

US Warns 9/11 Anniversary Could Inspire Extremist Attacks

US Warns 9/11 Anniversary Could Inspire Extremist Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The upcoming 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as well as approaching religious holidays could inspire extremist attacks, the Department of… Read More ›

Biden authorizes 1,000 more troops to be sent to Afghanistan

Biden authorizes 1,000 more troops to be sent to Afghanistan

President Joe Biden announced the authorization of an additional direct deployment of 1,000 troops to Afghanistan in a statement Saturday. Biden said he authorized the… Read More ›

FDA expected to authorize COVID vaccine booster shots this week

FDA expected to authorize COVID vaccine booster shots this week

The announcement is expected within the next 48 hours, but the timing could move. The Food and Drug Administration is slated to amend the emergency… Read More ›

Gaza resort bombed for holding mixed-gender concert

Gaza resort bombed for holding mixed-gender concert

Islamic State (ISIS)-inspired groups in the Gaza Strip accused a resort of holding a music concert for men and women — And then attacked. Bianco… Read More ›

Anger over synagogue exemptions as cabinet OKs new Green Pass virus restrictions

Anger over synagogue exemptions as cabinet OKs new Green Pass virus restrictions

Several ministers vote against rules in protest; Health Ministry to start pilot serological testing for children under 12 so as to include those with antibodies… Read More ›

Obstetrician Groups Recommend COVID Vaccine During Pregnancy

Obstetrician Groups Recommend COVID Vaccine During Pregnancy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two leading obstetricians’ groups on Friday recommended COVID-19 shots for all pregnant women, citing concerns over rising cases and low vaccination rates.… Read More ›

Families are at war over a wedding tradition India banned decades ago

Families are at war over a wedding tradition India banned decades ago

Vismaya Nair had been married for just over one year when she was found dead in the bathroom of her husband’s family’s home in India’s… Read More ›

In 1st Visit To Intel Agency, Biden Warns Of Cyber Conflict

In 1st Visit To Intel Agency, Biden Warns Of Cyber Conflict

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first visit with rank-and-file members of the U.S. intelligence community — a part of government that… Read More ›

Israel’s unlikely Olympian hero

Israel’s unlikely Olympian hero

Opinion: Despite Taekwondo’s relative obscurity in Israel, her tender age and being on active military duty, 19-year-old Avishag Semberg conquers all odds to become the… Read More ›

Lapid and Gantz said to warn US: Iran is close to nuclear threshold

Lapid and Gantz said to warn US: Iran is close to nuclear threshold

Senior diplomat cautions that Tehran could take advantage of lull in talks, until Iran’s new president installed, to advance program Israeli authorities have warned US… Read More ›

Giant Screen Collapses Ahead Of Rolling Loud Music Festival

Giant Screen Collapses Ahead Of Rolling Loud Music Festival

MIAMI (AP) — A giant video screen collapsed Thursday at a South Florida stadium, a day before the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival was set… Read More ›