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OPEC chief Mohammad Barkindo dies aged 63, Nigerian officials announce

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has died, Nigerian authorities announced Wednesday. Mohammad Barkindo, 63, died late Tuesday, a spokesperson for Nigeria’s petroleum…

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Man killed in apparent car bombing in Zichron Yaakov

A man was killed in an apparent car bombing in the coastal town of Zichron Yaakov on Wednesday morning. The vehicle was in a parking lot near a local council…

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Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund to headline Jerusalem film fest

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund, the major winner at last year’s Cannes film festival for his latest film, “Triangle Of Sadness,” will headline the upcoming Jerusalem Film Festival. where his film…

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Palestinian shot dead near Jenin; IDF: Terror suspect targeted trying to escape

A Palestinian man, Rafiq Riyad Ghannem, 20, was shot and killed by Israel Defense Forces fire close to the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday morning, the Palestinian…

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‘Shaked not right-wing, not trustworthy,’ charges Religious Zionism MK Rothman

MK Simcha Rothman of the far-right Religious Zionism party accused Yamina party leader Ayelet Shaked of being “untrustworthy” and “not right-wing,” in the latest effort by Shaked’s former allies to…

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Israeli drug candidate achieves 93% COVID count reduction in hamsters’ lungs

Scientists in Israel say their new drug candidate for COVID shows “great promise,” after it reduced the virus count in hamsters by 93 percent. The drug works by sabotaging the…

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Lapid won’t rule out meeting with PA’s Abbas, but says it’s not on the agenda

Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Tuesday that while he would not rule out the possibility of a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, there were currently no immediate plans…

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AP inaugurates new Gaza bureau after previous one destroyed by Israel last year

JTA — Top executives from the Associated Press launched the news agency’s new office in the Gaza Strip more than a year after Israel gave AP staff an hour’s notice…

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Highland Park, shaken by July 4 shooting, has long and notable Jewish presence

JTA — In 2014, Highland Park was included in an article on communities across the country that were melding Jewish pride into their ceremonies for July 4, which that year…

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Netanyahu embarks on a campaign that’s shaping up as his last hurrah

It was a remarkable show of unity in Likud’s top ranks. On June 30, Likud MK Yuli Edelstein, the party’s no. 2, announced he was withdrawing his bid to challenge…

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