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Gainesville, FL – Florida Police Officer Resigns During Investigation Over His Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts

December 31, 2017 at 11:28 PM
Gainesville, FL - A Florida police officer who was suspended with pay after complaints that he posted anti-Semitic comments on his Facebook page resigned from his post. Officer Michael Hamill became well known in September after a selfie of him and two other Gainesville, Florida, police officers was posted on the department’s Facebook page, showing the officers helping the community in the...

Pyongyang – North Korea’s Kim Says U.S. Will Never Start War Against North

December 31, 2017 at 11:01 PM
Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Monday that the United States will never be able to start a war against North Korea now that his country has developed the capability to hit all of the U.S. mainland with its nuclear weapons. "The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat," Kim said...

Denver, CO – Wounded Colorado Deputies Had To Crawl To Safety

December 31, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Denver, CO - Authorities say deputies wounded in a barrage of gunfire inside a Denver area apartment were forced to give up on a slain colleague and crawl to safety. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock says three deputies and a police officer who were shot and injured in the Sunday morning shooting went down within seconds of each other. He says they tried to pull 29-year-old Deputy...

Jerusalem – Moshe Holtzberg Whose Parents Were Killed In Mumbai Terror Attack To Return To Their Chabad House

December 31, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - The son of the Chabad emissaries killed in a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai will join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a trip to India. Moshe Holtzberg, 11, was three years old when his parents Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were killed at the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai when four terrorists entered and began shooting at those inside. Four other Jewish visitors to...

United Kingdom – Liverpool Car Park Blaze Destroys Hundreds Of Vehicles On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017 at 09:34 PM
United Kingdom - Firefighters in the northern English city of Liverpool were battling a huge fire at a car park on Sunday that destroyed hundreds of vehicles and prompted the evacuation of multiple buildings in the surrounding area. Police said all cars inside the multi-storey Kings Dock car park, which has a capacity of 1,600 vehicles, had been destroyed, and owners should contact their...

Punta Islita – Members Of Two Jewish Families, Including 5 Westchester Residents, Believed To Be Among 10 American Tourists, Killed In Costa Rican Plane Crash

December 31, 2017 at 09:04 PM
Punta Islita, Costa Rica - Five members of a Jewish family from Scarsdale, New York are believed to be among the 12 people who died today in a fiery Costa Rican plane crash that took place this afternoon in a remote mountainous area. Costa Rican news site El Mundo reported (http://bit.ly/2C5Fkyg) that Nature Air flight 1196 crashed while taking off from Punta Islita on its way to Juan...

Gaza City – Hamas Calls US Ambassador David Friedman ‘racist,’ Says All Ties Should Be Cut With Dc

December 31, 2017 at 08:25 PM
Gaza City - The Palestinians should cut off all ties with the United States because of “racist” and “ignorant” comments US Ambassador David Friedman made to The Jerusalem Post last week, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said on Saturday. Friedman, a driving force behind US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the embassy there from Tel...

Jerusalem – Rambam Doctors Successfully Separate Congenitally Fused Jaws Of Infant

December 31, 2017 at 07:30 PM
Jerusalem - Surgeons at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center have successfully operated on a two-month-old baby born with a very rare defect in which his jaws were fused shut. Worldwide, there have been only about 50 such cases. When the infant from the center of the country, identified only as N., was born about two months ago, his parents discovered that he had a cleft palate and another...

West Palm Beach, FL – Trump Offers New Year’s Eve Message

December 31, 2017 at 06:30 PM
West Palm Beach, FL - President Donald Trump capped 2017 on Sunday with a video self-tribute touching on what he sees as the high points of his achievements and rhetoric from his first year in office. He gave a plug to American exceptionalism, too. In the video running 3½ minutes, scenes of Trump with military personnel, Border Patrol agents and other world leaders are set to a stirring...

Australia – New Year’s Eve Observances Around The World

December 31, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Australia - People around the world are welcoming 2018 with fireworks displays and loud cheering. Revelers in Australia watched fireworks over Sydney Harbour. In North Korea, fireworks exploded over the Taedong River. Elsewhere, the tone was more somber. In Turkey, some 100 people gathered outside Istanbul's Reina nightclub to remember the victims of a deadly New Year's attack a year ago...

Ramallah – Palestinians Call Back Envoy To US For Talks On Future Ties

December 31, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Ramallah - The Palestinian Foreign Minister says the Palestinian envoy to Washington is being temporarily called back for consultations over the future of relations with the United States. The move comes after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, setting off unrest and prompting the Palestinians to reject Washington as a Mideast peace broker, a role it has held for...

New York – State Being Shortchanged By Faulty Reporting On Unclaimed Bottle Deposits, Says DiNapoli

December 31, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Albany, NY - New York may be raking in millions in unclaimed bottle deposits, but according to Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, lax enforcement of the 1982 bottle law should be bringing even more money into the state’s coffers. The results of a recently released audit conducted by DiNapoli’s office claimed that from April 2014 through February 2017 the Department of Taxation and Finance...

Berlin – Jewish Life In Germany In Danger, Jewish Leader Says

December 31, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Berlin - A Jewish leader in Germany is pressing the government to do more to combat anti-Semitism; specifically, by appointing a special commissioner. Charlotte Knobloch, former head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said she feels Jewish life in Germany is in danger. The close of 2017 has been marked by numerous violence-tinged anti-Israel protests in Germany and a spectacular...

Tehran – Rouhani: Iranians Have Right To Protest But Must Avoid Violence

December 31, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani, giving his first public reaction to four days of anti-government protests, said on Sunday Iranians had the right to protest and criticize the authorities but their actions should not lead to violence or damage public property. "People are absolutely free to criticize the government and protest but their protests should be in such a way as to improve the...

New York – No Winner In Powerball Drawing, Jackpot Soars To $440 Million

December 31, 2017 at 02:00 PM
New York - No Powerball tickets matched all six numbers for Saturday night's $384 million grand prize drawing, sending next week's jackpot in the United States surging to $440 million, lottery officials said. The estimated $440 million prize, with a cash value of $278 million, marks the ninth largest jackpot in the game's history, according to figures on the Powerball website. The cash...

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