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Washington – Trump Campaign Doubles Spending, Not Ground Game

August 21, 2016 at 11:27 AM
Washington - Donald Trump's campaign expenses more than doubled last month, even as the Republican presidential nominee held his payroll to about 70 employees, aired zero television advertisements and undertook no significant operational buildout across the country. Instead, about half of the campaign's $18.5 million in spending was vacuumed up by Giles-Parscale, a web design and marketing...

Istanbul – Turkish Parliament Approves Deal Ending Rift With Israel

August 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Istanbul - Turkey's parliament approved a reconciliation agreement signed with Israel in June which has brought to an end a six-year rift between the two regional powers, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday. Relations between the two countries crumbled after Israeli marines stormed a Turkish ship in May 2010 to enforce a naval blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, killing 10 Turks...

Jerusalem – Likud Votes For Benjamin Netanyahu To Retain Key Powers In Party

August 21, 2016 at 10:22 AM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeeded in persuading the Likud's governing secretariat to cancel its controversial decision to take away key powers he has as leader of Likud, party officials said Sunday. The decision aimed to take away Netanyahu’s powers to allocate party funds, appoint party officials and decide the terms of internal party posts. The secretariat members...

Tehran – Iran Unveils Its Domestic Answer To Russia’s S-300 Missile Defense System

August 21, 2016 at 10:16 AM
Tehran - Iran on Sunday unveiled its domestically-built answer to the Russian S-300 advanced air defense system in a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani. Iranian news agencies ran photos of Rouhani at a Defense Ministry exhibition which included the showcasing of the Bavar-373 air defense system, which would presumably make any effort to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities more...

United Nations – UN Slams Israel’s Administrative Detention Amid Palestinian’s 67-Day Hunger Strike

August 21, 2016 at 09:45 AM
United Nations - A UN official has denounced Israel's holding of a formerly-convicted Palestinian terrorist who has undertaken a prolonged hunger strike while on administrative detention as "egregious." “I am deeply concerned about the deteriorating health of Palestinian detainee Bilal Kayed, after 67 days of a hunger strike protesting his detention without charge or trial," said Robert...

Baghdad – Iraq Hangs 36 People Sentenced To Death For Killing Of Troops In 2014

August 21, 2016 at 09:11 AM
Baghdad -  Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi'ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad two years ago. It is the highest number of militants executed in one day by the Iraqi government since Islamic State fighters took control of parts of northern and western Iraq in 2014. The executions were carried out at a...

Sderot, Israel – Palestinian Rocket Strikes Israel, Drawing Israeli Reprisal

August 21, 2016 at 08:51 AM
Israel - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket that landed in the Israeli border town of Sderot on Sunday and Israeli aircraft and tanks responded by shelling the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, the army and police said. The rocket caused no injuries or damage in Sderot, where it landed in a residential area, police said. An Israeli shell damaged a Beit Hanoun water tower and...

Turkey – Death Toll Rises To 50 In Southern Turkey Wedding Blast, ISIS Hand Suspected

August 21, 2016 at 08:30 AM
Turkey - At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, about 40 km (25 miles) from the Syrian border. President Tayyip Erdogan said it was likely that Islamic State militants carried out the late-night attack, the deadliest bombing this year in Turkey...

Houston, TX – 1 Dead, 1 Injured As Fatal Houston Fire Ravages Home Of Prominent Members Of Houston’s Jewish Community

August 21, 2016 at 01:04 AM
Houston, TX - A devastating fire that swept through the one story Houston home of a well known couple in the Orthodox Jewish community Friday night took the life of one resident, while sending the other to the hospital with serious injuries. KPRC Houston reported that Eva Lou Chapman died in the blaze on the 9400 block of Greenwillow Street in southwest Houston. Her husband, Julius, remains...

New York – For New ADL Chief, Collaboration Is Key

August 21, 2016 at 01:00 AM
New York - Bridge building is key for Anti-Defamation League chief Jonathan Greenblatt’s strategy in implementing the organization’s mission: to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. A year after Greenblatt took the reins from Abe Foxman, the former White House aide says he remains true to that mission, while exploring new ways to achieve...

St. Simon’s Island, GA – WWII Vet, 93, Ends Run Across America With Toes In Atlantic

August 21, 2016 at 12:25 AM
St. Simon's Island, GA - After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America. The World War II veteran dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning, ending a cross-country run that started in San Diego. Local media reported that Andrus was surrounded by hundreds of people including family members and friends who have joined him at different parts...

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