NEWS

Iran’s Military Did “Well” by Downing Ukrainian Plane, MP Says

Monday, April 6, 2020

Iranian MP Hassan Norouzi told media in the country that the Iranian military did “well” by downing a civilian Ukrainian airliner in January during an Iranian missile attack on the Ain Al-Asad base in Iraq, according to Al Arabiya. The MP added that no arrests have been made in relation to the incident, contrary to … Read More

Vandal, Caught on Tape, Scrawls Swastikas and Graffiti on Maryland Synagogue

Monday, April 6, 2020

Police in Montgomery County, Md., are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance footage last Saturday spray-painting the side of a synagogue with swastikas and hateful epithets. The man pulled into the parking lot of Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville, Md., around 1:30 am on March 28, got out of his car, and … Read More

Despite Covid-19 Crisis, Israeli Tech Registers Record Quarter

Monday, April 6, 2020

The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis may have shaken the world’s economy to its core, but Israeli tech still managed to close a record-high quarter. Israeli tech companies raised a total of $2.74 billion across 139 deals during the first quarter of 2020, a record amount, according to a joint report released on Sunday by Tel Aviv-based … Read More

Pakistan orders re-arrest for four men acquitted in murder of Jewish-American journalist

Friday, April 3, 2020

Pakistan has ordered a three-month re-arrest for four men earlier acquitted in the murder of an American-Jewish Wall Street Journal bureau chief, Reuters reported Friday. The authorities justified the move by saying that the four could be expected to act against Pakistan’s national interests and security — a rationale that is commonly used in the country to … Read More

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 diagnostics.ai, 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