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 2021-09-24 08:33 

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Video shows deadly drive-by shooting of Arab man at Haifa intersection...

Police probing if car set ablaze nearby was used in shooting of Hosam Otman, the 76th Arab Israeli killed violently this yearPolice probing if car set ablaze nearby was used in shooting of Hosam Otman, the 76th Arab Israeli killed violently this year...

 2021-09-24 07:06 

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Taliban cofounder says dismemberments, executions to return...

'No one will tell us what our laws should be,' says Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, insisting that Afghanistan's revived legal code will again be guided by the Quran'No one will tell us what our laws should be,' says Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, ...

 2021-09-24 06:03 

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Police minister taps judge to head government panel probing Gilboa jailbreak...

Omer Barlev also announces criminologist, ex-Shin Bet official will be part of commission investigating how six Palestinian security prisoners escaped the high-security facilityOmer Barlev also announces criminologist, ex-Shin Bet official will be part of...

 2021-09-24 05:04 

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CDC endorses COVID booster shots for older Americans, those at high-risk...

US health agency's director includes recommendation rejected by experts for those under 65 in jobs with higher risk of exposure to get an extra vaccine doseUS health agency's director includes recommendation rejected by experts for those under 65 ...

 2021-09-24 03:27 

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Congressional January 6 panel subpoenas top Trump advisers, associates...

Among those called to give evidence into events surrounding storming of US Capitol are former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, ex-Trump adviser Steve BannonAmong those called to give evidence into events surrounding storming of US Capitol are form...

 2021-09-24 02:47 

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New Mexico footprints show humans walked in North America some 23,000 years ago...

Scientists manage to date seeds discovered in fossilized prints, giving a more definitive time frame to question of when people first arrived in AmericasScientists manage to date seeds discovered in fossilized prints, giving a more definitive time frame t...

 2021-09-24 02:01 

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Disabled Israeli returns home after 2-year detention in Peru on drugscharge...

Hodaya Monsonego, 24, had been held in South American country over allegations of cocaine smuggling, family say she was dupedHodaya Monsonego, 24, had been held in South American country over allegations of cocaine smuggling, family say she was duped...

 2021-09-24 01:24 

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Meet the Jewish mustard maven who founded a museum for his favorite condiment...

Chief Mustard Officer of the Middleton, Wisconsin institution, Barry Levenson says the spicy seed is culturally ubiquitous, and he has 6,090 varieties from 70 countries to prove itChief Mustard Officer of the Middleton, Wisconsin institution, Barry Levens...

 2021-09-24 00:47 

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'I will not be a scapegoat': Prisons head said to reject calls to resign...

Katy Perry says she's not taking the blame for 'years of neglect,' looking to fire head of Gilboa jail over one of worst jailbreaks in Israeli historyKaty Perry says she's not taking the blame for 'years of neglect,' looking to fir...

 2021-09-23 23:58 

Times of Israel

Delivery service Wolt expanding to Jerusalem...

Finnish-founded food courier company took over greater Tel Aviv area, now planning holy city entryFinnish-founded food courier company took over greater Tel Aviv area, now planning holy city entry...

 2021-09-23 23:45 

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Gantz to form committee to consider universal conscription reform...

Defense minister advancing his plan to implement national service alongside military duty to address situation in which only half of Israelis currently serveDefense minister advancing his plan to implement national service alongside military duty to addre...

 2021-09-23 23:09 

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Two bills in Congress reflect split among Democrats, and Jews, on Israel funding...

While some want more unconditional aid for Israel's defense, others push for strict limits on how Israel uses assistance; Divide also reflects split among pro-Israel lobby groupsWhile some want more unconditional aid for Israel's defense, others p...

 2021-09-23 22:13 

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Bipartisan Congressional bill seeks to boost US-Israel military cooperation...

Legislation envisions creation of US-Israel Operations-Technology Working Group, which would allow for streamlining of military technology and intelligence cooperationLegislation envisions creation of US-Israel Operations-Technology Working Group, which w...

 2021-09-23 22:05 

Times of Israel

Progressive Dems introduce bill aimed at keeping two-state solution alive...

Legislation faces uphill battle with moderate Jewish Democrats branding bill 'counterproductive, one-sided, and bad policy,' saying it demands nothing of PalestiniansLegislation faces uphill battle with moderate Jewish Democrats branding bill '...

 2021-09-23 21:18 

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Erdogan says relations with Biden off to poor start, future 'does not bode well'...

In briefing to journalists on sidelines of UN General Assembly, Turkish president accuses US of dishonestyIn briefing to journalists on sidelines of UN General Assembly, Turkish president accuses US of dishonesty...

 2021-09-23 20:27 

Times of Israel

Israeli airlines demand government bailout for COVID losses...

In joint letter to Bennett, El Al, Arkia and Israir say they are in danger of collapse, blaming cabinet's COVID policies for decimating their sector during pandemicIn joint letter to Bennett, El Al, Arkia and Israir say they are in danger of collapse,...

 2021-09-23 20:03 

Times of Israel

Israeli leaders, US Jews laud House approval of $1 billion for Iron Dome...

AIPAC says the 420-9 vote 'repudiates efforts by those in Congress who are pursuing a dangerous agenda to undermine the US-Israel relationship'AIPAC says the 420-9 vote 'repudiates efforts by those in Congress who are pursuing a dangerous agen...

 2021-09-23 19:06 

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US House overwhelmingly advances Iron Dome funding initially scotched by 'Squad'...

8 progressive Democrats, 1 Republican vote against $1 billion for Israeli missile defense system, 2 Dems vote 'present'; legislation will come before Senate next; PM lauds approval8 progressive Democrats, 1 Republican vote against $1 billion for I...

 2021-09-23 18:35 

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Sudan seizes assets of Hamas-linked firms, amid move toward West...

Move comes as part of Khartoum's efforts to shed elements linked to longtime leader Omar al-Bashir, denying a safe haven to Gaza-ruling terror groupMove comes as part of Khartoum's efforts to shed elements linked to longtime leader Omar al-Bashir,...

 2021-09-23 17:59 

Times of Israel

US presses Iran for swift return to languishing nuclear talks...

Foreign diplomats have been meeting Iran's foreign minister on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly to gauge Tehran's willingness to return to the talks in ViennaForeign diplomats have been meeting Iran's foreign minister on the sid...

 2021-09-23 17:51 

Times of Israel

Government COVID experts push strategy rethink as infections spread...

Panel tells lawmakers to limit indoor gatherings to 300 people, also urges them to start making policies based on total case numbers and not just hospitalization ratesPanel tells lawmakers to limit indoor gatherings to 300 people, also urges them to start...

 2021-09-23 17:36 

Times of Israel

Police probing suspected husband-wife murder and suicide attempt — reports...

Man reportedly shot himself in front of police officers after wife found dead in Ma'ale Adumim homeMan reportedly shot himself in front of police officers after wife found dead in Ma'ale Adumim home...

 2021-09-23 17:13 

Times of Israel

EU drug agency to decide on COVID boosters in weeks...

European Medicines Agency will rule in early October if to approve 3rd shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for all people aged over 16European Medicines Agency will rule in early October if to approve 3rd shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for al...

 2021-09-23 16:54 

Times of Israel

Israeli thriller 'Tehran' nominated for International Emmy Award...

Actor Roy Nik has been tapped for a best actor nomination for his role in the Israeli series 'Normali'Actor Roy Nik has been tapped for a best actor nomination for his role in the Israeli series 'Normali'...

 2021-09-23 16:32 

Times of Israel

Haifa man indicted for allegedly kidnapping woman, forcing her to rob bank...

Prosecutors say Moshe Shoval used nude photos to blackmail female bank employee into putting on fake explosive vest, as part of scheme to steal NIS 3 millionProsecutors say Moshe Shoval used nude photos to blackmail female bank employee into putting on fa...

 2021-09-23 15:47 

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Amid Iron Dome funding spat, Gantz says US remains Israel's closest ally...

Defense minister reiterates 'shared values' that underpin the relationship, days after Democrats shoot down earmark to reload anti-missile batteriesDefense minister reiterates 'shared values' that underpin the relationship, days after Demo...

 2021-09-23 15:05 

Times of Israel

One shape fits all: EU to standardize smartphone chargers...

European Commission unveils 'important step to increase convenience and reduce waste' by requiring phone manufacturers to adopt USB-C charging cables for all mobile devicesEuropean Commission unveils 'important step to increase convenience and...

 2021-09-23 14:05 

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Fears of hole in EU's heart as German 'Queen of Europe' Merkel departs...

Ahead of elections this weekend to choose her replacement after 16 years, officials and experts say departure 'leaves a void,' though her legacy also includes shortcomingsAhead of elections this weekend to choose her replacement after 16 years, of...

 2021-09-23 13:51 

Times of Israel

IDF to probe why soldiers keep falling in pits during training...

Investigation announced after trainee for elite Maglan unit requires large rescue operation to extract him from hole, in latest such incidentInvestigation announced after trainee for elite Maglan unit requires large rescue operation to extract him from ho...

 2021-09-23 13:18 

Times of Israel

Valley Bank to acquire Bank Leumi's US unit in merger agreement...

Deal values Bank Leumi USA at $1.2 billion; bank expected to report profit of $203-$234 million from transactionDeal values Bank Leumi USA at $1.2 billion; bank expected to report profit of $203-$234 million from transaction...

 2021-09-23 12:58 

Times of Israel

Moderna CEO predicts pandemic could be over in a year...

Stephane Bancel says COVID shots will be okayed for infants and there will be enough doses by mid-2022 to inoculate everyone worldwide; thinks situation could come to resemble fluStephane Bancel says COVID shots will be okayed for infants and there will b...

 2021-09-23 12:49 

Times of Israel

How Dada movement influencer Man Ray ran from the Nazis — and his Jewish roots...

'Man Ray: The Artist and His Shadows' by Arthur Lubow looks to the company kept by the cryptic surrealist artist for clues on a life touched by antisemitism, war and turbulent love'Man Ray: The Artist and His Shadows' by Arthur Lubow looks...

 2021-09-23 12:31 

Times of Israel

Middle East is still in shambles, but the UN's attention has moved on for now...

Analysts lament world leaders appearing to accept region's nations being wrecked and divided for the foreseeable future: 'You can't be safe if your neighbors' house is on fire'Analysts lament world leaders appearing to accept region...

 2021-09-23 12:31 

Times of Israel

Health Ministry: Unvaccinated, untested teachers won't teach or get paid...

Under new orders, staff who do not have a Green Pass showing they are inoculated or free of coronavirus will be denied entry to schools; teacher unions oppose moveUnder new orders, staff who do not have a Green Pass showing they are inoculated or free of ...

 2021-09-23 12:30 

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PMO: Bennett's UN speech will be unlike Netanyahu's; ex-PM: He can learn from me...

The premier will not use predecessor's trademark visual aids as he seeks to project determination against Iran; will also address Jewish organizations in NYThe premier will not use predecessor's trademark visual aids as he seeks to project determi...

 2021-09-23 11:12 

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Family of boy killed on Yom Kippur fundraise for his 'robot firefighter' project...

The life of Barak Houry, 12, was tragically cut short when he was run over on his bike; his family is intent on fulfilling his dream: creating an automated fire-fighting deviceThe life of Barak Houry, 12, was tragically cut short when he was run over on h...

 2021-09-23 11:06 

Times of Israel

Moderna CEO predicts COVID pandemic will be over in a year...

Stephane Bancel says he believes there will be enough vaccines produced by mid-2022 to inoculate everyone on earthStephane Bancel says he believes there will be enough vaccines produced by mid-2022 to inoculate everyone on earth...

 2021-09-23 11:00 

Times of Israel

Daily Briefing Sept. 23 Dem Squad jockeys for position on Iron Dome...

US correspondent Jacob Magid on the Squad and senator Jon Ossoff, with Startup Israel editor Ricky Ben-David on the Israeli COVID jab and Leo DiCaprio's Aleph Farms' investmentUS correspondent Jacob Magid on the Squad and senator Jon Ossoff, with ...

 2021-09-23 10:59 

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Top health officials urge curbs on large gatherings as COVID-19 spread continues...

Virus czar says soccer matches and other major events do not fit with the rate of seriously ill patients in hospitals; Health Ministry chief warns ECMO teams at their limitsVirus czar says soccer matches and other major events do not fit with the rate of ...

 2021-09-23 10:38 

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Boy who survived Italy cable car crash to remain in Israel during custody fight...

Paternal aunt says Eitan Biran was abducted and must be returned to Italy; maternal family says parents had planned to return to Israel; Tel Aviv court sets next hearing for Oct. 8Paternal aunt says Eitan Biran was abducted and must be returned to Italy; ...

 2021-09-23 10:34 

Times of Israel

Where's the beef? Israeli startup finally delivers indoor GPS - Sponsored Content...

Oriient taps the Earth's magnetic field to deliver indoor location dataOriient taps the Earth's magnetic field to deliver indoor location data...

 2021-09-23 08:24 

Times of Israel

Melbourne court: Malka Leifer must face trial on 70 charges of child sex abuse...

Trial of ex-school principal, extradited this year from Israel to Australia after 6-year legal fight, will commence on October 21 as judges deem evidence sufficientTrial of ex-school principal, extradited this year from Israel to Australia after 6-year le...

 2021-09-23 07:34 

Times of Israel

18th-century porcelain seized by Nazis smashes expectations in auction sale...

Hoard of Dresden antiques, restored to descendants of couple who escaped Germany, sells for over $13 milllion at Sotheby's in New YorkHoard of Dresden antiques, restored to descendants of couple who escaped Germany, sells for over $13 milllion at Soth...

 2021-09-23 07:27 

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UN commemorates controversial Durban summit with no apparent mention of Israel...

As dozens of counties join Israel-led boycott of event, United Nations pledges to up efforts to combat racism around the world, while steering clear of Israeli-Palestinian conflictAs dozens of counties join Israel-led boycott of event, United Nations pled...

 2021-09-23 07:02 

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Former MK Marcia Freedman, early pioneer of women's rights in Israel, dies at 83...

The only openly lesbian lawmaker in Israeli history, US-born activist helped found Israeli feminist movement, discussed domestic violence in 1970s to male colleagues' ridiculeThe only openly lesbian lawmaker in Israeli history, US-born activist helped...

 2021-09-23 03:43 

Times of Israel

Ex-Nazi interpreter facing extradition dies in Canada...

Helmut Oberlander had been fighting to stay in the country since 1995, when police launched an investigation into his past actionsHelmut Oberlander had been fighting to stay in the country since 1995, when police launched an investigation into his past ac...

 2021-09-23 03:34 

Times of Israel

Top Republican releases remaining Palestinian aid he held up for months...

Senator Jim Risch approves payment of last $20 million of $75 million package pledged by Biden, but insists it be reprogrammed for food aid, not funneled to terroristsSenator Jim Risch approves payment of last $20 million of $75 million package pledged by...

 2021-09-23 03:26 

Times of Israel

'Squad' intercepted Iron Dome with perfectly timed strike on US-Israel ties...

The Democratic Party mainstream remains staunchly pro-Israel, but progressives use partisan gridlock to make the Jewish state a wedge issueThe Democratic Party mainstream remains staunchly pro-Israel, but progressives use partisan gridlock to make the Jew...

 2021-09-23 01:45 

Times of Israel

Beatbox champ drums up energy at home as 1st Israeli to compete for world title...

Underdog Max Mirel represents growing talent from a local scene overlooked until recently, as he gears up to perform in the international Grand Beatbox Battle in Warsaw next monthUnderdog Max Mirel represents growing talent from a local scene overlooked u...

 2021-09-23 01:45 

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Israel, Pfizer said to extend expiration date of some 60,000 vaccine doses...

Meanwhile, country to widely administer synthetic antibody treatment to COVID-19 patients, prioritizing the unvaccinatedMeanwhile, country to widely administer synthetic antibody treatment to COVID-19 patients, prioritizing the unvaccinated...

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