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New York – Clinton: Israel And US Have Unbreakable Friendship That Transcends Politics

November 5, 2015 at 04:02 PM
New York - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that the "unbreakable" alliance between Israel and the United States transcends politics and vowed to "strengthen America’s security commitment" to the Jewish state if elected president. In an opinion piece written for the Jewish daily publication The Forward, Clinton touched on a number a topics ranging from the...

Washington – Official: U.S. Finds Netanyahu Aide’s Comments ‘Troubling And Offensive’

November 5, 2015 at 03:29 PM
Washington - The United States finds comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new media adviser to be "troubling and offensive" and Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken to the Israeli leader about the issue, the State Department said on Thursday. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry spoke to Netanyahu on Thursday and understood the prime minister "will be...

Juba, South Sudan – Witness: Baby Survived S.Sudan Plane Crash In Man’s Arms

November 5, 2015 at 03:01 PM
Juba, South Sudan - A thirteen-month-old baby and a man were the only survivors of a cargo plane that crashed soon after taking off from a South Sudan airport, killing 37 people, a witness and relatives said Thursday. Stephen Warikozi, who heads South Sudan's Civil Aviation Authority, said the plane was not authorized to carry passengers. He told The Associated Press that the captain of the...

Tehran – Iran To Meet Rouhani Timetable On Ending Sanctions, Nuclear Chief Says

November 5, 2015 at 02:22 PM
Tehran - Iran will fulfill its commitments under the July nuclear agreement with major powers in time to have sanctions, that have crippled its economy, lifted by the end of the year, its atomic energy chief said on Thursday. President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed last week he expected sanctions to be lifted by year-end, paving the way for the return of the biggest economy to the global trading...

Brooklyn, NY – Mumbai Terror Survivor Moshe Holtzberg, Now 9, To Lead Psalms At Chabad Kinus Hashluchim

November 5, 2015 at 01:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Moshe Holtzberg, the only child of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, directors of the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, who were killed by terrorists in November 2008, will recite Tehillim (Psalms) at the Sunday-night gala dinner that concludes the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim). The world first came to know “Baby Moshe,” or...

Atlanta – Carson: Pyramids In Egypt Built By Biblical Figure Joseph To Store Grain

November 5, 2015 at 01:39 PM
Atlanta - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the Biblical figure Joseph to store grain — not as tombs for pharaohs. Video posted online Wednesday by Buzzfeed News shows Carson explaining his theory 17 years ago at a Michigan college affiliated with his Seventh-day Adventist Church. In the video, Carson...

Washington – 369 House Members Ask Palestinian Leader To Restore Calm

November 5, 2015 at 01:21 PM
Washington - Three hundred sixty-nine House members want the Palestinian president to condemn violence in Israel and renew direct peace negotiations. Lawmakers are asking Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS') not to incite violence, to continue security cooperation with Israel, and to agree to renew peace talks without conditions. Their letter says Abbas and other Palestinian Authority...

Washington – U.S. Secret Service Protection Authorized For Trump, Carson

November 5, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Washington - The U.S. Secret Service has started to protect the presidential campaigns of Republicans Ben Carson and Donald Trump, the Homeland Security Department said Thursday. The department said Secretary Jeh Johnson authorized Secret Service agents to work on protective details for the two leading Republican presidential candidates. Both requested protection last month. Johnson...

Gaza – Palestinian Officials: Egypt Navy Kills Gaza Fisherman

November 5, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Gaza - Palestinian officials say a fisherman was shot and killed by Egyptian naval forces off the Gaza coast. Nezar Ayyash of Gaza's fishermen union says the man was "working normally" when a nearby Egyptian navy gunboat shot him Thursday. Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says the 18-year-old fisherman was shot in the abdomen and died after being brought to a...

Tehran – Iranian President Criticizes Recent Arrests Of Journalists

November 5, 2015 at 12:08 PM
Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized in remarks published Thursday the recent arrests of journalists amid an ongoing crackdown on expression by the country's hard-liners. According to a report in the state-owned daily IRAN, Rouhani said hard-liners "misuse" remarks by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the possible spread of U.S. influence in Iran as an excuse for the...

Jerusalem – In Gaza And Israel, Danger Of Incitement To Violence Lurks

November 5, 2015 at 11:23 AM
Jerusalem - In Gaza, a clothing store called "Hitler 2" has mannequins posed outside holding knives and dressed in T-shirts with "Stab!" written across the chests. In Israel, a news website closely followed by religious Jews hosted a video game in which children were urged to "neutralize" attackers dressed as Arabs. After six weeks in which Palestinians have killed 11 Israelis in stabbings...

Washington – U.S. Lawmaker: All Indicators Point To Islamic State Attack On Russian Plane

November 5, 2015 at 10:54 AM
Washington - U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said on Thursday evidence so far indicates there was an Islamic State bomb attack on the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. McCaul acknowledged another theory - that the plane's tail had been worked on several years ago and may have broken off or otherwise failed ...

Jerusalem – Israel’s First Lady To Be Assigned Bodyguard For First Time Due To Wave Of Violence

November 5, 2015 at 10:47 AM
Jerusalem - Israel's first lady has been assigned bodyguards for the first time since her husband entered the President's Residence last year, Army Radio reported on Thursday. The decision to provide Nechama Rivlin with guards was made following a situational assessment in light of the recent wave of attacks by Palestinian assailants in Jerusalem. Despite her husband's high-profile...

West Bank – Israel Releases Palestinian Who Staged 66-day Hunger Strike

November 5, 2015 at 10:23 AM
West Bank - Israel has freed a Palestinian who earlier this year conducted an unprecedented 66-day hunger strike. Mohammed Allan returned to the West Bank after spending one year in an Israeli jail for suspected links to a militant group. Israel's Supreme Court suspended Allan's detention in August when his health deteriorated and he ended his hunger strike. But after his condition improved...

West Bank – Palestinian Killed After Attempted Stabbing In The West Bank

November 5, 2015 at 10:23 AM
West Bank - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the West Bank on Thursday after he ignored calls to halt and attempted to attack one of the soldiers at a crowded bus stop, the military said. The incident took place near the West Bank settlement bloc of Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem, on the main road to Hebron, which has become the focal point of recent violent unrest that began more...

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