World News

World news is all reports on stories involving politicians, conflict and revolutions outside of the United States and Israel that affect the world and the Jewish state. 'World news' helps the global environment set the political agenda through journalists situated in conflict regions reporting on the important facts.

These Jewish athletes have won medals at the Tokyo Olympics

Dozens of Jewish athletes are competing in the Games this year.

By EMILY BURACK/JTA
30/07/2021

In 3rd Olympics outing, Australian Jewish paddler Jessica Fox wins gold

The paddling event is open to women because of Jessica Fox's advocacy.

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
30/07/2021

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss three LA sex crime charges

Weinstein, 69, who was convicted of rape at a trial last year in New York, is facing a total of 11 new charges involving five women in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area between 2004-2013.

By REUTERS
30/07/2021
A participant stands near a logo of World Bank

World Bank provided over $4.75 billion to the MENA region in 2021

Some of the money will go toward vaccines as the delta variant wreaks havoc on the Middle East.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
29/07/2021

Middle East House Subcommittee meets to discuss Lebanon crisis

The House Subcommittee met on Thursday to discuss Lebanon’s "political paralysis, economic crisis and challenges to US policy."

UN to appoint fourth envoy to Yemen: 'World's worst humanitarian crisis'

World body takes the heat as Houthis, government accuse successive post-holders of partiality.

By MOHAMED SAYERS / THE MEDIA LINE
29/07/2021

Fight against terrorism: Dangerous ISIS member arrested in Greece

The fight against terrorism is not weakening. Thanks to cooperation between the Moroccan, Greek, American, Italian and British security services

By HAKIM ARIF
29/07/2021
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech in Tehran, Iran March 11, 2

Iran's Khamenei blames 'cowardly' US for pause in nuclear talks

"The Americans acted completely cowardly and maliciously," state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying.

By REUTERS
29/07/2021
German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler doing a Nazi salute

Hitler's horse sculptures to be exhibited by German gov't

Two horse sculptures commissioned by Hitler and were thought to be lost for many years - were found six years ago in the house of a Nazi art collector and will be exhibited by the German government.

Jibril Rajoub

PMO: PA official ‘racist’ for encouraging Olympians to boycott Israel

Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, known for radical anti-peace positions, commended an athlete for boycotting Israel.

Palestinian employees of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) take part in a protest again

Senate, House GOP introduce UNRWA Accountability and Transparency Act

The bill seeks to withhold US contributions to the organization, "unless the Secretary of State certifies every 180 days to Congress that UNRWA meets strict accountability and transparency criteria."

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the administration's continued drawdown efforts in Afghan

Biden condemns antisemitism after swastika found at State Department

The swastika has been removed and the incident is under investigation.

By REUTERS
28/07/2021

How do experts prevent the risk of terror attack at the Olympics?

Research on preventing attacks at events like the Olympics, cites the Munich Olympics attack in 1972, when 11 Israeli athletes were killed by Palestinian gunmen as an example.

Here's how to avoid terror attacks in sports mega-events - study

The study does a risk analysis of terror attacks at major sporting events and suggests a method of defense.

By ARIELLA MARSDEN
28/07/2021

Unilever disavows BDS; Ben & Jerry’s board chair: ‘I am not antisemitic’

The Ben & Jerry's board chair said she is not antisemitic as Unilever is also stressing that the settlement boycott is not the same as BDS.

By BEN SALES/JTA
28/07/2021
Simone Biles after pulling out of the Olympics

Naomi Osaka leaves Olympics, Simone Biles withdraws from team event

Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron in the opening ceremony.

By REUTERS
28/07/2021
Smoke billows following an explosion in Wiesdorf, Leverkusen, Germany July 27, 2021

Two dead, several missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site

Emergency services have rescued 31 injured people and a further four who were seriously injured.

By REUTERS
28/07/2021
A South Korean soldier stands guard in the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone

South, North Korea have restored once-severed hotline -source

Moon Jae-in has called for a recovery of the hotline and talks, pinning high hopes on US President Joe Biden to restart negotiations aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

By REUTERS
27/07/2021
Unilever

Ecuador supermarket chain to end sale of Unilever ice cream

The chain joins other stores who decided to protest the Ben & Jerry's boycott.

Bipartisan US lawmakers urge EU to fully label Hezbollah a terror group

“Mistakenly believing it can tame Hezbollah’s behavior... the EU has created ‘military’ and ‘political’ wings within Hezbollah, when, in reality, it is a single, unified terrorist entity.”

Simone Biles cites mental health in opting out of team competition

Simone Biles said she has not yet committed to Thursday's individual events but did not want to cost her team a medal.

By REUTERS
27/07/2021
Computer hacking

Secret Iran hacking plans against West revealed - report

Five secret documents allegedly showing Iranian plans to hack infrastructure in Western countries, including in Europe, were publicized by Sky News on Monday.

Tunisia on the brink of collapse as president dissolves government

“We have taken these decisions… until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state,” Tunisian President Kais Saied said, promising that these were only “temporary measures.”

By LAUREN MORGANBESSER
27/07/2021

Chinese nuclear power plant would have been shut down in France - co-owner

The statement comes a month after EDF warned of an "imminent radiological threat" at the Taishan nuclear power plant.

27/07/2021
A Visa credit card is seen on a computer keyboard in this picture illustration

PayPal and ADL to research how extremist fund criminal activity online

The ADL, a nonprofit headquartered in New York City, specializes in combating antisemitism and other forms of hate. The PayPal partnership is the second it has announced in the last week.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
27/07/2021
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