Holocaust survivor who delivered US House prayer dies of coronavirus at 91

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A rabbi who survived World War II and the Holocaust and in January delivered the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives died on Tuesday—14 days after his 91st birthday—after being hospitalized with COVID-19. Yeshiva World News first reported the death of Rabbi Avraham Hakohen “Romi” Cohn as a result of complications due to the … Read More

Elite IDF tech unit working to develop medical equipment, protective gear

Friday, March 20, 2020

An elite military technological unit has been working to develop protective gear and improvised medical equipment to assist health care workers as part of the Israel Defense Forces’ efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak, the army said Thursday. Military Intelligence Directorate’s 81st Technological Unit has focused on tackling several main issues: ventilators, protective equipment and … Read More

Israeli researchers develop innovative diagnostic method for coronavirus

Friday, March 20, 2020

Israeli researchers are at the forefront of medical innovation to offer new solutions in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.British company, whose research and development is entirely based in Herzliya, is already providing labs in the UK and US with their advanced diagnostic technique, employing artificial intelligence for faster and more accurate results, … Read More

Israelis Across Country Applaud From Their Balconies in Appreciation of Medical Workers Battling Coronavirus

Friday, March 20, 2020

Israelis on Thursday evening held a demonstration of appreciation for and solidarity with health care workers battling the coronavirus by applauding from their balconies. The applause was heard across the country, including in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Petah Tikva and Nahariya, as well as many other communities. President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also … Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Brings Israel and Arab World Together, at Least Online

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has been receiving messages of solidarity from across the Arab world as the coronavirus crisis intensifies, including messages like, “May Allah protect you.” Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported that the messages came in response to a social media post by the ministry, which showed a photo of three employees making heart … Read More

German police stage nationwide raids on anti-Semitic group

Thursday, March 19, 2020

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — German police on Thursday raided sites across the country linked to a far-right group banned by the interior ministry, weeks after a suspected extremist gunman shot dead nine people of migrant backgrounds. Germany’s top security official, Horst Seehofer, issued a ban on the United German Peoples and Tribes, the first … Read More

US told to sanction Iran’s IRGC-controlled media for using torture

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Iranian state media masquerade as legitimate while violating international law by using physical and psychological torture to extract forced confessions from political prisoners, according to a new report. The US should sanction Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-controlled news wires and go after individuals who were involved in forced confessions, argues the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.“The … Read More