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Paris – Anti-Semitism In France Has Deep Roots And ‘new Masks,’ French PM Says

December 10, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Paris - Amid attacks in Europe on Jews following the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe condemned anti-Semitism “that always tries to justify itself with new pretext,” and which he said has deep roots in France. Philippe’s remarks, which were unusual for his acknowledgment of the phenomenon’s depth in his country...

Jerusalem – Zaka Founder Mulls Politics, Solving Kotel Crisis

December 10, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Jerusalem - Rabbi Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, the chairman and founder of the ZAKA volunteer emergency service organization will enter politics if he could help resolve disputes like the controversy over the Western Wall framework deal, Meshi-Zahav told The Jerusalem Post Sunday. Meshi-Zahav is a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) rabbi, who led aggressive Haredi protests against the secular establishment and...

Boise, ID – Idaho Man Upset With Court Tries To Crash Into Courthouse

December 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Boise, ID - Authorities say an Idaho man tried to crash a car into a courthouse in downtown Boise because he was upset with the court system. The Ada County Sheriff's office says 37-year-old Jonathan Joseph Locksmith drove toward the courthouse in the state's capital city Sunday morning. According to authorities, Locksmith apparently made it onto the courthouse plaza in the car, spinning it...

New York – Over 130 US Jewish Studies Scholars Criticize Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

December 10, 2017 at 09:30 PM
New York - More than 130 Jewish studies scholars from U.S. colleges and universities signed a statement expressing “dismay” at President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The statement criticizes Trump’s “decision to reverse decades of bipartisan U.S. policy by declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and authorizing the relocation of the U.S. embassy...

West Palm beach, FL – White House: Unfortunate That Palestinians Declined Meeting With Pence

December 10, 2017 at 09:00 PM
West Palm beach, FL - The White House said on Sunday it was "unfortunate" that Palestinians were declining to meet with Vice President Mike Pence during an upcoming trip to the region in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "It’s unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is walking away again from an opportunity to discuss the...

Washington – Trump Rails Against News Media After Reporting Corrections

December 10, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America." In a tweet Sunday, Trump blasts the lack of attention over what he describes as "false and defamatory stories" by the "Fake News Media." "They are out of control - correct reporting means nothing to them. Major lies written, then forced to be withdrawn after they are exposed...a...

Washington – State Department: Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital, But Not In Passports Yet

December 10, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Washington - After United States President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last week, US consular services planned no change to their protocol listing Jerusalem as unaffiliated with any country in American passports. A State Department official told reporters on Friday that while the US recognizes the Israeli capital, the decision would not spell any changes to...

New York – Insider Q&A: PayPal Founder Talks Digital Payments, Bitcoin

December 10, 2017 at 06:08 PM
New York - Max Levchin helped introduce the masses to the concept of a digital wallet when he co-founded PayPal in the late 1990s. These days, he's still trying to use online services to reshape the world of finance. He is currently CEO of Affirm, a San Francisco startup that offers fixed-payment loans through the internet. It's an alternative to traditional credit cards, which can get...

Berlin – No Place For Anti-Semitism In Germany, Minister Says After Israeli Flags Burned

December 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Berlin - German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said there was no place for anti-Semitism in Germany after demonstrators angered by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel burned Israeli flags in Berlin. Hundreds of people gathered outside the U.S. embassy in the German capital for "Day of Rage" protests on Friday. Police later said on Twitter that...

Los Angeles, CA – New Evacuations As Huge Southern California Fire Flares Up

December 10, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles...

New York – After Bitcoin’s Wild Week, Traders Brace For Futures Launch

December 10, 2017 at 03:00 PM
New York - The newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm with its stratospheric price rise and wild daily gyrations, will arrive on Sunday when bitcoin futures start trading. The first bitcoin future <0#XBT:> trades are set to kick off at 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT) on Cboe Global Markets Inc's <CBOE.O> Cboe Futures Exchange. The launch has...

New York – Working Relationship: De Blasio, 1897 Mayor Are Cousins

December 10, 2017 at 02:33 PM
New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio won election in 2013 promising a progressive overhaul of public policy. Robert Anderson Van Wyck won the same office in 1897 with a Tammany Hall-backed campaign featuring the slogan "To Hell with Reform." The two mayors would seem to have little in common, but the genealogy company MyHeritage says it has discovered the mayors are 11th cousins five times removed...

United Nations – Nikki Haley: Women Accusers Should Be Heard, Even If Trump Is Target

December 10, 2017 at 02:00 PM
United Nations - U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Sunday she believes any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if it is President Donald Trump they are accusing. Accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior or misconduct have led to the resignations of three members of Congress this month. The growing wave of women reporting abuse or...

Kuala Lumpur – McDonald’s Malaysia Refutes Israel Ties After Boycott Calls

December 10, 2017 at 01:30 PM
Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian franchise of McDonald's Corp <MCD.N> said it was "disappointed" with calls on social media to boycott the fast food restaurant chain in apparent retaliation to the United State's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Social media users in the Muslim-majority country called on boycotting various U.S. companies following U.S. President Donald...

Jakarta – Thousands Of Indonesians Rally At US Embassy Over Jerusalem

December 10, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Jakarta - About 10,000 people rallied Sunday outside the U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta to denounce President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Similar protests, mostly organized by the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party, or PKS, also were held in many other cities in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country. The protests were...

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