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Washington – Biden Talks To Israel’s Netanyahu About Israel-Turkey Relations: White House

January 29, 2016 at 04:14 PM
Washington - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders discussed ongoing efforts to improve Israel-Turkey relations and to increase energy cooperation in the eastern Mediterranean, the White House said...

New York – Wall Street Rallies Dow Jumps Nearly 400 Points

January 29, 2016 at 04:08 PM
New York - Wall Street surged more than 2 percent on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut interest rates and Microsoft led a strong rally in technology shares, repairing some of the damage to the S&P 500's worst January since 2009. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 390.08 points, or 2.43 percent, to 16,459.72, the S&P 500 gained 46 points, or 2.43 percent, to 1,939.36 and the...

Israel – Anonymous Messaging App Alarms Parents, Politicians

January 29, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Israel - A new app that allows users to send anonymous text messages is causing alarm among parents, politicians and some teenagers, who say it is being used as a weapon for cyber-bullying. Blindspot, launched by Israeli company Shellanoo, has attracted 700,000 users since it was launched a month ago, mostly in Israel where it is being heavily marketed but also in the United States and...

Washington – State Department: 22 Hillary Clinton Emails Are ‘Top Secret’ And Can’t Be Released

January 29, 2016 at 02:57 PM
Washington - The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server contained some of the U.S. government's most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with material demanding one of the highest levels of classification. The revelation comes just three days before the Iowa presidential nominating caucuses in which Clinton is a...

Brooklyn, NY – Thousands Attend Funeral For Rabbi Yisroel Belsky

January 29, 2016 at 02:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Thousands turned out this morning at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath to give kavod acharon to Rabbi Yisroel Belsky who passed away yesterday at Maimonides Hospital at the age of 78 after a lengthy illness. E9th Street in Brooklyn, was closed to vehicular traffic and streets around the yeshiva were a sea of black as the crowds over flowed the yeshiva’s beis medrash, auditorium and...

Washington – Appeals Court Revives Holocaust Suit Against Hungary

January 29, 2016 at 02:21 PM
Washington - A federal appeals court has given new life to a lawsuit from a group of Holocaust survivors seeking damages from Hungary. At issue is Hungary's role in the deaths of more than 500,000 Jews during World War II. The ruling Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit says a 1947 peace treaty between the Allied powers and Hungary does not give Hungarian...

New York – New York Area Ports Shut Down After Dock Workers Walk Out

January 29, 2016 at 01:58 PM
New York - New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals shut down on Friday after thousands of longshoremen walked off the job, shuttering one of the country's busiest port networks. The employees stopped working around 11 a.m. (1600 GMT). It was not immediately clear what had prompted the walkout. In a statement, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the terminals, urged...

Nashua, NH – Trump Touts Twitter As Favorite Campaign Tool

January 29, 2016 at 01:22 PM
Nashua, NH - Donald Trump is touting the beauty of Twitter, which has become his favorite platform for attacking his rivals and commenting on the race. He says he likes Twitter because, "if somebody hits me, I hit them back." He says such immediate responses weren't possible in the "old days" before the social media platform came along. Trump has used Twitter to great effect to generate...

Paris – France Says Will Recognize Palestinian State If Deadlock With Israel Not Broken

January 29, 2016 at 01:02 PM
Paris - France will recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday. "France will engage in the coming weeks in the preparation of an international conference bringing together the parties and their main partners, American, European, Arab, notably to preserve and...

Washington – Fox News Debate Without Trump Had Second Lowest Rating So Far

January 29, 2016 at 12:25 PM
Washington - The Fox News Republican debate without front-runner Donald Trump received the second-lowest viewership ratings of the seven such televised encounters among Republicans so far this election cycle, CNN reported on Friday. But CNN said the debate was still rated more highly than coverage of a rally at the same time that was hosted by Trump, who boycotted the Fox News event in a fight...

Yemen – In Mideast Wars, Hunger Grips Millions Across The Region

January 29, 2016 at 12:20 PM
Yemen - In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war. Millions of people across countries like Syria, Yemen and Iraq are gripped by hunger, struggling to survive with little help from the outside world. Children suffer from severe malnutrition, their parents often having to beg or sell possessions to get basic commodities including...

Gaza – Ceiling Collapses On Palestinians During Funeral For Hamas Tunnel Diggers

January 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM
Gaza - Problems appear to be coming in spades for the Islamist group Hamas and its followers in the Gaza Strip. During a mass funeral for seven Hamas operatives who died after the tunnel in which they were digging collapsed due to the heavy rains that pounded the region earlier this week, a number of Palestinians required medical treatment when the ceiling of a kiosk in Gaza City collapsed...

Berlin – Poll: 40% Of Germans Say Merkel Should Resign Over Refugee Policy

January 29, 2016 at 11:48 AM
Germany - Forty percent of Germans want Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign over her refugee policy, a poll showed on Friday, in a sign of rising dissatisfaction with her welcoming stance towards people fleeing conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa. Merkel, who enjoyed record high popularity ratings early last year, has grown increasingly isolated in recent months as...

New York – Nissan To Recall Altimas For Third Time To Fix Hood Latches

January 29, 2016 at 11:21 AM
New York - Nissan is recalling nearly 930,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide — some for a third time — to fix a latch problem that could let the hood fly open while the cars are moving. The new recall covers cars from the 2013 to 2015 model years including 846,000 in the U.S. that were made at factories in Smyrna, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Nissan says paint can flake off the...

Gaza – Hamas Says It Continues To Build Tunnels To Attack Israel

January 29, 2016 at 11:03 AM
Gaza - A senior leader of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, says its gunmen continue to build attack tunnels into Israel. Ismail Haniyeh said Friday that militants dig tunnels and test rockets to attack Israel "every day." He spoke at the funeral of 7 militants who died this week when a tunnel from Gaza to Israel collapsed while they were repairing it. Hamas has built a...

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