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Japan: Man dressed as the Joker injures 8 passengers on train

Watch: Halloween attack on Tokyo train leaves at least 8 injured, as man dressed as supervillain from Batman sets fire, stabs passengers.

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Israeli swimmers win two more gold medals at Paralympics

Israeli swimmers win 2 more golds at Tokyo Paralympics, bringing the country’s medal count to record 9.

Israeli swimmers win two more gold medals at Paralympics

7 medals in 7 days: Israeli athletes breaking Paralympic records

Team Israel, featuring just 33 Paralympians, has set 2 world records along with 7 gold medals in just a week of competition.

7 medals in 7 days: Israeli athletes breaking Paralympic recordsplayer

Israeli gold medalist isn't Jewish, his mother says

Artem Dolgopyat, the second Israeli gold medalist in history, isn't Jewish, his mother says. 'But his father's family is entirely Jewish'

Israeli gold medalist isn't Jewish, his mother says

These Jewish athletes have won medals at the Tokyo Olympics

Israel's Avishag Semberg was the first Jewish medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, with two more medalists thus far.

These Jewish athletes have won medals at the Tokyo Olympics

How's Russia competing in the Olympics despite its doping ban?

In 2019, Russia was banned from international sporting events for 4 years but 335 Russian athletes are participating in the Tokyo Games.

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Australian Jewish kayaker Jessica Fox wins bronze — again — at Tokyo Olympics

Jessica Fox wins second bronze medal in kayaking, after taking third in 2016 Rio Games.

Australian Jewish kayaker wins bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Jewish vaulter Lilia Akhaimova helps Russia to gymnastics gold medal in Tokyo

Lilia Akhaimova, a Russian Jewish gymnast, helps Team Russia earn group score netting them an Olympic gold medal.

Jewish vaulter helps Russia to gymnastics gold medal

Two athletes test positive for COVID at Olympic Games despite heightened health measures

Tokyo Olympics organizers reported 7 new COVID-19 cases at the Games, including two athletes, bringing the total number since July 1 to 155.

Seven new COVID-19 infections at Japan Olympicsplayer

Second judoka drops out of Olympics rather than face Israeli

Sudan's Mohamed Abdalrasool weighs in for match but fails to show up for bout against Israeli judoka Tohar Butbul at Tokyo Olympics.

Second judoka drops out of Olympics rather than face Israeli

Herzog to Avishag Semberg: You made history

President congratulates winner of bronze medal in taekwondo: You brought great pride to the State of Israel. A big hug from all of us.

Herzog to Avishag Semberg: You made history

Israeli takes home Tokyo Olympics' first medal

Avishag Semberg, 19, is Israel's youngest-ever Olympic medalist.

Israeli takes home Tokyo Olympics' first medal

Unprecedented memorial ceremony for 1972 Israeli Olympic team

For the first time ever, the Olympics' opening ceremony included a memorial ceremony for the murdered Israeli team.

Unprecedented memorial ceremony for 1972 Israeli Olympic teamplayer

Watch Live: Tokyo Olympics kick off

Despite public health concerns about the games, the Olympics are still running.

Watch Live: Tokyo Olympics kick offplayer

Olympics official: 'Let’s play the genocide of the Jews'

Tokyo Olympics creative director fired over 1990s comedy skit mocking the Holocaust.

'Let’s play the genocide of the Jews'

Tokyo Olympics to take place without spectators

Move comes following COVID-19 resurgence which has forced Japan to declare a state of emergency in the capital.

Tokyo Olympics to take place without spectators

Will COVID cause cancellation of rescheduled Tokyo Olympics?

Tokyo Summer Games, rescheduled from last March, may go ahead with restrictions in place. However, some are pushing for their cancellation.

Will COVID cause cancellation of Tokyo Olympics?

New date set for postponed Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, will begin on July 23 next year.

New date set for postponed Tokyo Olympics

How will Tokyo Olympics take place in wake of coronavirus?

Two plans suggest solutions for holding Tokyo Olympics as the world struggles to manage coronavirus outbreak.

How will Tokyo Olympics take place in wake of coronavirus?

Direct flights to the 'Land of the Rising Sun'

El Al launches sale as it offers first-ever tickets for Tel Aviv-Tokyo flights.

Direct flights to the 'Land of the Rising Sun'

El Al launches direct flights to Tokyo

Direct Tokyo-Tel Aviv flights to take between 11 and 12.5 hours.

El Al launches direct flights to Tokyo

One dead in stabbing attack near Tokyo

Man with knife attacks commuters at bus stop in Kawasaki, wounding at least 19. One child and the attacker himself reported dead.

One dead in stabbing attack near Tokyoplayer

9 injured in possible terror attack in Tokyo

Police say attacker had 'intent to murder' as he rammed his car into people celebrating New Year's on crowded Tokyo street.

9 injured in possible terror attack in Tokyoplayer

Japanese department store chain banned Golan Heights wine

Major Japanese department store chain banned Israeli wine from Golan Heights from Mediterranean food and wine event.

Japanese department store chain banned Golan Heights wine

Israel-Arab peace talks in Tokyo?

Japan invites Netanyahu, Abbas to meet him and Jared Kushner in Tokyo to restart peace talks.

Israel-Arab peace talks in Tokyo?

Japan turns to Israel's anti-terror expertise ahead of Olympics

Japanese security, intel agencies look to Israel for anti-terror expertise in preparing for 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Japan turns to Israel's anti-terror expertise ahead of Olympics

Jewish equestrian champion killed

Rebecca Weisbrod, 21, lost her life on the training tracks of New York.

Jewish equestrian champion killed in riding accident

19 killed in knife attack in Japan

19 killed in stabbing rampage in center for disabled people outside Tokyo. Attacker said he wanted to rid the world of the disabled.

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Bibi Rejects Claims of Helping Adelson in Japan

Likud party slams 'false report' in Haaretz claiming Netanyahu tried to advance interests of businessman confidante while in Tokyo.

Netanyahu Rejects Claims of Helping Adelson in Japan

After Boston Marathon, Tokyo Police Prep to Run

Police to take part in Tokyo marathon to prevent attacks, following ISIS Japanese hostage beheadings and growing terror awareness.

Fearing Boston Marathon-like Attack, Tokyo Police Prepare to Run

Landmark Israel-Japan Alliance Plan Passes

Comprehensive plan involving many ministries to solidify Israeli ties with Japan, as PM unveils alliance policy with Japan-China-India.

Israel Passes Japan Alliance Plan, Asian Coalition Takes Shape

Arrest Made in Anne Frank Diaries Vandalism Case

Tokyo announces arrest in anti-Semitic vandalism case, motive still unknown.

Arrest Made in Anne Frank Diaries Vandalism Case

Anne Frank House Donates Copies of Diary to Japan

Anne Frank House donates to Japanese libraries following the vandalism of hundreds of copies of Frank's diary.

Anne Frank House Donates Copies of Diary to Japan

Israeli Embassy Donates New Anne Frank Diaries

Copies of diary torn in Tokyo vandalism spree replaced by embassy, 300 copies to make up for 308 ruined books.

Israeli Embassy Donates New Anne Frank Diaries

Japan Ready Against North Korean Nuclear Missiles

Japan is preparing for a potential North Korean nuclear missile attack – or a missile test.

Japan Ready to Defend Against North Korean Nuclear Missiles

Rare Tornado Storms Past Tokyo, Kills 1

A 14-year-old was killed Sunday when a rare tornado raced through Tsukuba city, some 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Tokyo.

Rare Tornado Storms Past Tokyo, Kills 1