Israel

Eatery Said to be World’s First Lab-grown Meat Restaurant Opens Near Tel Aviv

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By Cnaan Liphshiz The world’s first lab-grown meat restaurant has opened near Tel Aviv, the Los Angeles-based VegNews reported. The eatery, whose name is “The Chicken”...

New Town to Be Built in Federation Partner Region

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet announced approval for construction of a new town in the Sdot Negev region on Nov. 8, allocating 1...

Israel Signs COVID Vaccine Deal

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By Ben Sales (JTA) — Israel’s government has signed an agreement with the Pfizer pharmaceutical company to acquire 8 million doses of its vaccine. “This is...

On Singles Day, Israel’s Official State Twitter Account Plays Matchmaker

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By Sam Sokol JERUSALEM — Israel’s Foreign Ministry took on the role of the “shadchan,” or traditional Jewish matchmaker, on Wednesday, offering to help set up...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Visit West Bank Israeli Settlement

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By Ben Sales Mike Pompeo is planning to visit an Israeli West Bank settlement, the first time a secretary of state will have made such...

Netanyahu Says He Won’t Treat Biden Differently From How He Treated Trump

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Tuesday that for him “there is no difference if it’s a Republican or Democratic administration.” “What I see...

Longtime Palestinian Peace Negotiator Saeb Erekat Dies of Coronavirus

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By Ron Kampeas Saeb Erekat, the perpetually optimistic peace negotiator who forged close relationships with his Israeli counterparts and pressed until his final days for...

Israeli Chasidic Rabbi Denounces Pandemic Snitches

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By Shira Hanau The leader of a major Chasidic sect in Israel denounced those who inform on other Jews for violating school closure orders and...

Holocaust Survivors Angry About Politician Nominated to Lead Yad Vashem

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Effi Eitam seen at the Jerusalem Supreme Court during a hearing on oil searching in the Golan Heights, Dec. 23, 2014. (Flash90 via JTA) BY GABE...

Tel Aviv U. Launches Program to Preserve Knowledge of Ethiopian Jewish Bible

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By Cnaan Liphshiz Tel Aviv University announced the launch of what it says is the world’s first academic program focused on the holy scriptures of...