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2:22 AM

Senate blocks effort to prevent Trump’s impeachment trial

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The US Senate on Tuesday voted 55-45 to block a Republican effort to upend plans for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Reuters reported.

Five Republicans joined Democrats to reject a motion by Republican Senator Rand Paul that would have required the chamber to vote on whether the trial violates the US Constitution.

2:00 AM

Biden speaks to NATO Secretary General

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

US President Joe Biden spoke on Tuesday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

The White House said in a statement that Biden reaffirmed the US commitment to the alliance’s collective defense.

1:39 AM

Brazil records 61,963 new cases of coronavirus

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Brazil recorded 61,963 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 1,214 deaths, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The country has registered 8,933,356 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 218,878.

1:17 AM

Biden to boost vaccine supply

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday his administration is boosting the weekly supply of vaccines to states and territories by 16% next week.

He added he hopes to have enough doses to vaccinate 300 million Americans by the end of the summer or early fall.

12:57 AM

Ex-Indian Ambassador cautions Israel against deal with Pakistan

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Former Indian Ambassador to Israel Navtej Sarna speaks with i24NEWS about new US administration's impact on the Mideast.
12:46 AM

Knesset Committee meeting on COVID fines concludes without agreement

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Knesset's Constitution Committee on Tuesday evening concluded its meeting without reaching an agreement on the proposed law setting fines for violators of coronavirus guidelines.

The meeting will resume on Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m.

12:20 AM

Biden admin to review Trump sanctions on ICC

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Biden administration plans to “thoroughly review” the sanctions that the Trump administration imposed on the prosecutor’s office of the international criminal court (ICC).

“The United States shares the goals of the ICC in promoting accountability for the worst crimes known to humanity. At the same time, the United States has always taken the position that the court’s jurisdiction should be reserved for countries that consent to it, or that are referred by the UN Security Council,” said a State Department spokesperson quoted in The Guardian.

12:01 AM

Bennett: Chief of Staff was correct regarding Iran deal

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Yamina chairman and former Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday backed IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi’s comments calling on the US not to return to the nuclear deal with Iran.

“The IDF Chief of Staff is correct. The nuclear deal with Iran was a nuclear steal for Iran. In American terms: The deal gave Iran the ability to reach the nuclear goal line in exchange for a promise that it would not cross into the end zone. The Iranian regime always lies,” tweeted Bennett.

Yesterday, 23:38

Watch: Vice President Harris receives 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health.
Yesterday, 22:54

Report: Israel, Sudan to open embassies soon

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Jonathan Regev discusses memorandum of understanding reportedly set to be signed soon between Israel and Sudan.
Yesterday, 22:47

Students who attacked police placed under house arrest

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Four of the Yeshiva students who attacked an undercover police car in Bnei Brak have been placed under house arrest for five days.

Yesterday, 22:29

The Bielsker Sefer Torah, 1945: From a cobbler's bench to Israel

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The story of the miraculous resilience, survival and renewal of a Sefer Torah found in Bielsk Podalski, Poland, after the Holocaust. Op-ed for Inernational Holocaust Remembrance Day..
Yesterday, 22:27

MK Litzman: Construction should recieve funding too.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

MK Litzman has asked the Prime Minister and Finance Minister to include the construction sector in the list of those affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Yesterday, 22:24

Warsaw claims Holocaust museum has illegally smuggled artifacts

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
City of Warsaw says sets of Holocaust-era tefillin at Shem Olam Holocaust museum were illegally smuggled out of Poland.
Yesterday, 22:20

Burial society: Once it was three, now thirty COVID-19 cases a day

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

MosheShimon, the manager of the Jerusalem burial society attacked those denying COVID-19, saying, "You can try to deny it, but we actually deal with the deceased. In the first wave, we had to bury three people with COVID-19 every day, now it is closer to thirty."

Yesterday, 21:57

Israeli officials congratulate new US Secretary of State

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Antony Blinken confirmed as new US Secretary of State by Senate vote of 78-22.
Yesterday, 21:45

Twitter gives researchers access to conversation data

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

In an effort to help combat misinformation on its platform, Twitter has allowed academics access to higher levels of its programming interface, including the data behind trends and more complete conversation histories than were previously available outside the company. (Reuters)

Yesterday, 21:38

Israeli officials congratulate new US Secretary of State

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Gabi Ashkenazi has joined other Israeli officials in congratulating Antony Blinken on his appointment as President Biden's Secretary of State, tweeting, " Congratulations on your confirmation as the next U.S Secretary of State. I am looking forward to working together exploring opportunities and confronting common challenges. No doubt we will continue the close and intensive cooperation between Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US State Department."

Yesterday, 21:36

Superbus suspends service to Beit Shemesh

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

In light of an attack on a bus driver tonight, the Superbus bus company is suspending all lines in Beit Shemesh until further notice.

Yesterday, 21:26

The ‘Seven Clean Days’ in our time

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
There are those who seek to repeal the takkanah of Rebbi regarding sheva niki’im, but we do not have the aurhority to repeal earlier decrees
Yesterday, 21:16

Brexit trips up European trade

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The effects of Britain's exit from the EU are making themselves known; official statistics put the weekly freight volume between Britain and the EU down nearly forty percent, including vital shipments of medical supplies.

Yesterday, 21:15

Poll: Bennett rises, Smotrich out

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Yesh Atid overtakes New Hope as second largest party in latest poll.
Yesterday, 21:14

Lapid says he will run alone

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Yair Lapid has told followers that Yesh Atid will run for the 24th Knesset without joining itself to any other party.

Yesterday, 21:10

Weekly Tanya video\lecture: The Gate to Faith

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The Tanya compacts four millennia of Jewish wisdom to answer the great personal and existential questions of life.
Yesterday, 21:01

Police cars attacked at Harp Bridge

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Israel Police Jerusalem precinctnt has said that two of its cars were attacked with stones as they attempted to enforce public health regulations. The windshields of both cars were broken, but no one was injured. Police are searching for the perpetrators.

Yesterday, 20:32

'Tehran' strikes back for second season

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Apple seeks 2nds season of hit Israeli show about Mossad agent undercover in the Iranian capital.
Yesterday, 20:08

Anti-Semitism in Argentina

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A Jewish family hiking in Argentina found themselves verbally and physically assaulted by another family, who shouted 'Get out of here, Jews" and began to beat the father of the Jewish family. Several of the attackers have already been arrested by local authorities.

Yesterday, 20:05

Israel Amb. to US congragulates Secretary of State on appointment

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Ambassador Gilad Erdan, Israel's emissary to the United States of America and the United Nations, congratulated Antony Blinken on being appointed the new Secretary of State for the United States, saying, "I look forward to working closely with you and deepening the already robust alliance between Israel and the US."

Yesterday, 19:58

Rabbi YY Jacobson Appeals To Klal Yisrael

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
This is seriously a case of pikauch nefesh! I ask you to please be compassionate and help him in this dark time of his life.
Yesterday, 19:45

Bahrain FM: We must approach US with a unified voice

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani at INSS Conference: "If we approach Washington with a unified voice, we will be more successful in expressing our concerns and views – one more positive outcome of the Abraham Accords".
Yesterday, 19:43

Bahrain Foreign Minister hopes accords will help form a PA State

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani: "I hope momentum will be translated to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"
Yesterday, 19:38

AG says Netanyahu accepted 'forbidden gifts'.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Israel's AG has presented his case to the Supreme Court that the gifts given to the Prime Minister by his cousin were legally forbidden.

Yesterday, 19:37

Will Abraham Accords translate to military front against Iran?

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi says UAE, Bahrain share Israel's concerns over Iran nuclear threat, Abraham Accords is a 'warm peace.'
Yesterday, 19:32

Stun grenade in Or Yehuda

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A flashbang was thrown at a house in Or Yehuda. Police are on the scene. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Yesterday, 19:29

US swears in first female Minister of the Treasury

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Janet Yellen has been sworn in as the United States' first-ever female Minister of the Treasury.

Yesterday, 19:27

'Early to assume that we'll join forces with Gulf States against Iran'

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi spoke at the INSS 2021 conference today.

"I have no doubt that our partners in the UAE and Bahrain share our concerns for Iranian nuclear designs", he said, "but it is probably too early to assume that we will all come together concerning a military option".

Ashkenaz related to the Abraham Accords and added: "Unlike with Egypt and Jordan, the recent peace agreements will be different – they will be “a warm peace” between peoples."

"The four recent normalizations provide the infrastructure for deeper relations down the road", he added.

Yesterday, 19:22

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain:Israel should ally with Gulf

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani at INSS: If Israel were to ally with Gulf states for a unified policy, it could more effectively influence the Biden administration.

Yesterday, 19:16

IDF Chief of Staff: Any agreement with Iran will be bad

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

IDF Chief of the General Staff LTG Aviv Kohavi spoke today at the Institute for National Security Studies 14th Annual International Conference.

" would like to clarify my position regarding the JCPOA", he said, "Even if an improved agreement is reached, it will be a bad agreement at the operational and strategic level. Therefore, such an agreement must not be enabled".

Yesterday, 19:12

Kochavi: Keep up pressure on Iran

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Lt. Gen. Kohavi IDF Chief of the General Staff at INSS 2021 Conference: The pressure on Iran must continue. Iran cannot enjoy any capability to break out for the bomb.

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Yesterday, 19:11

Vaccination to be made available to those under sixteen

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Health Ministry has announced that children under sixteen from at-risk groups can be vaccinated by special permission.

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