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Hong Kong – Hong Kong Pro-democracy Protest Draws Tens Of Thousands

July 1, 2016 at 11:15 AM
Hong Kong - Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the southern Chinese city's streets for an annual pro-democracy protest march Friday, as tensions persisted over the high-profile case of a bookseller secretly detained in the mainland. Protesters waved placards calling for Hong Kong's independence from China and signs with photos of the bookseller, Lam Wing-kee, whose revelations last...

West Bank – Drive By Shooting Terror Victim Is Father Of 10, Rabbi Michael Mark

July 1, 2016 at 10:55 AM
West Bank - Rabbi Michael Mark, 48, a father of 10 and the director-general of the Otniel Yeshiva was killed Friday by a Palestinian gunmen as he drove on Route 60 in the South Hebron Hills. Mark was driving with his wife, Chava Rachel, who is in critical condition, and his daughter Tehila (14) and son Pdaia (15), who were also injured in the shooting. Miki and Chava Rachel’s eight other...

London – Israeli Officials Says UK Labour Party Has Apologized

July 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM
London - Israeli officials say the Labour Party has apologized to the Israeli ambassador after comments made by party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn spoke at the launch of a report examining anti-Semitism inside the opposition Labour Party. He said Jews were "no more responsible for the actions of Israel" than Muslims were responsible for Islamic State extremists. Israeli Embassy spokesman...

Washington – AP Sources: Gingrich, Christie Being Vetted For Trump VP

July 1, 2016 at 10:16 AM
Washington - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks. The New York billionaire is considering former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, among what he previously described as a short list of possible running mates. Their inclusion was confirmed by people with direct knowledge of the...

New Jersey – Lakewood Bussing Bill Awaits Governor Christie’s Signature After Passing Both Houses

July 1, 2016 at 09:57 AM
Lakewood, NJ - Supporters of a bill that would provide free busing for private school children in Lakewood are heaving a collective sigh of relief as the legislation passed the State Assembly today and is now on its way to Governor Chris Christie’s desk for his approval. The bill, which squeaked through on the final day of the current legislative session, was drafted in response to a...

New York – NYPD Reinstates Muslim Officer Suspended Over Beard

July 1, 2016 at 09:46 AM
New York, NY - A Muslim policeman who sued the New York City Police Department after he was suspended for refusing to shave his beard has been reinstated and the department has agreed to review its ban on beards, his lawyers said on Thursday. A judge last week ordered the NYPD to continue paying Officer Masood Syed his salary and benefits after he sued the department, claiming that the...

Washington – Under Fire After Secret Meeting, Lynch Will Accept Prosecutors’ Call On Clinton Case

July 1, 2016 at 09:21 AM
Washington - Attorney General Loretta Lynch intends to accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and federal agents make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, a Justice Department official said Friday. "The Attorney General expects to receive and accept the determinations and findings of the Department's career prosecutors and investigators, as well...

Miami – Man Accused Of Trying To Bomb Synagogue Faces New Charge

July 1, 2016 at 09:02 AM
Miami, FL - A South Florida man accused of trying to detonate a bomb at a synagogue and Jewish school during Passover observances is facing a new charge. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami reports in a news release that 40-year-old James Medina was indicted Thursday on a charge of attempting to damage religious property. He was charged in May with attempting to use a weapon of mass...

Har Hevron, Israel – Father Killed, Wife And Two Children Injured In Shooting Attack South Of Hevron

July 1, 2016 at 08:36 AM
Har Hevron, Israel - A father was killed and his wife and two teenage children were wounded in a terror shooting attack on their vehicle on Route 60 on Friday afternoon. The car overturned after a Palestinian gunman fired shots at the family. The incident occurred near Aduraim Junction, 15 kilometers south of Kiryat Arba Magen David Adom paramedics reported finding four people; A man in his...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Visits Family Of Slain Teen Terror Victim: ‘It’s Shocking To See Her Bloodstains’

July 1, 2016 at 08:18 AM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday visited the family of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, who was murdered Thursday morning as she slept in her Kiryat Arba bedroom after a terrorist from a nearby Palestinian village sneaked inside and stabbed her to death. The premier was also accompanied by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel. During...

Tehran – Iranians Hold Annual Anti-Israel Rallies To Mark Al-Quds Day

July 1, 2016 at 07:50 AM
Tehran - Iranians are staging anti-Israel rallies across the country, with protesters condemning the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting "death to Israel." Tens of thousands of people are marching in the capital, Tehran, as part of the al-Quds day rallies held each year on the last Friday of Ramadan. Some protesters trampled the Israeli flag and also chanted "down with...

West Bank – Palestinian Killed After Attempting To Stab Israeli Officer

July 1, 2016 at 07:31 AM
West Bank - Israeli police say a Palestinian woman armed with a knife attempted to stab an officer in the West Bank who then opened fire and killed her. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Friday's incident occurred near a shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims in Hebron, a city that has been a flashpoint for violence over the past nine months. Since September, Palestinians have carried out dozens...

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