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Chicago, IL – Rasmea Odeh Vows To Continue Struggle Against Israel, After Expulsion From Us

April 2, 2017 at 11:13 PM
Chicago, IL - Convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh vowed on Sunday to continue the struggle for “the right of return, for self determination, and for the establishment of a democratic state on the historic land of Palestine”, after she will be leaving the United States in the next few months, as part of the plea deal she accepted last week for failing to disclose her terrorism...

New York – Official: Trump Senior Adviser Jared Kushner Travels To Iraq

April 2, 2017 at 10:31 PM
New York - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is in Iraq. A senior administration official says Kushner is traveling in the Middle East with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford. Other details about the trip are not being released. The official isn't authorized to speak about confidential meetings by name and demanded...

Brooklyn, NY – Extremely Valuable Antique Seforim Stolen In Early Morning BP Heist

April 2, 2017 at 09:28 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Police officers are investigating the theft of nine antique seforim valued at approximately $223,000, pilfered this morning from a Borough Park synagogue. Police said that two men and one woman were involved in the theft which took place at the Kozlov synagogue, Congregation Maase Rokeach, located on 12th Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets. The trio arrived on scene in a...

Tulsa, OK – Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Best Known For Work “Babi Yar, Dies At 84

April 2, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Tulsa, OK - Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, best known for his poem “Babi Yar,” which commemorates one of the worst Nazi atrocities, has died at 84. Yevtushenko died on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had been a faculty member at the University of Tulsa since the mid-1990s. The poem written in 1961 about the massacre at Babi Yar in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, that killed some...

Budapest – Thousands Rally In Hungary In Support Of Soros-Founded University

April 2, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Budapest - Thousands of Hungarian and foreign students, professors and civilians rallied in Budapest on Sunday demanding the government withdraw legislation that could force a university founded by financier George Soros out of the country. The demonstrators, who walked from Budapest's Corvinus University to the Central European University (CEU) founded by Soros in 1991 and then to parliament...

Jerusalem – After New Building Restrictions, Israeli Settlers Voice Lowered Expectations For Trump Era

April 2, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - In response to new curbs on West Bank construction, Israeli settlement supporters hoped for the best and expected the worst, tempering their initial euphoria at U.S. President Donald Trump’s election. Pro-settlement leaders who advocate Jewish control of the entire West Bank went as far as to cautiously welcome the government’s announcement Thursday that construction would be...

Washington – A ‘sci-fi’ Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

April 2, 2017 at 06:07 PM
Washington - It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest. Many doctors are skeptical of the therapy, called tumor treating fields, and it's not a cure. It's also ultra-expensive — $21,000 a month. But...

Mocoa, Colombia – Desperation In Colombia Amid Search For Flood Survivors (photos)

April 2, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Mocoa, Colombia - People in a small city in southern Colombia searched desperately Sunday for loved ones after heavy rains sent floodwaters, mud and debris surging through homes, killing at least 207 and leaving many injured or missing. The streets of Mocoa were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the rivers and forest that surround the city. There was little drinking water and no...

Washington – Schiff Says Trump Wants Us To Follow The Tweets, Not The Russia Probe

April 2, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Washington - The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee accused President Donald Trump on Sunday of trying to divert Congress from its investigations of Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election and any links between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Representative Adam Schiff said the Republican president and his aides have instead attempted to throw the focus on the possibility of...

Portland, OR – Oregonians Cash In On Increased Bottle Refunds, Upped To 10 Cents

April 2, 2017 at 04:30 PM
Portland, OR - Some of the most thrifty, eco-conscious Oregon residents, each hauling hundreds of used water bottles and soda cans in trash bags and carts, flocked to bottle-recycling centers and grocery stores Saturday — the first day the per-bottle refund rate doubled to 10 cents. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used soda cans and glass bottles...

Washington – Trump: ‘Totally’ Possible For U.S. To Address North Korea Threat Alone

April 2, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Washington - The United States is prepared to respond to North Korean nuclear threats on its own if China fails to pressure Pyongyang, President Donald Trump said in an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday. "Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, We will. That is all I am telling you," he told the newspaper. Trump's Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland said...

Jerusalem – Mother Of Teen Accused Of JCC Bomb Threats: Autism, Brain Tumor Drove Son’s Behavior

April 2, 2017 at 03:35 PM
Jerusalem - The mother of the Israeli-American teenager arrested on suspicion of calling in more than 100 bomb threats to JCCs and Jewish institutions said that her son has diagnosed autism as well as a tumor in his brain that affects his behavior. The woman, whose identity was disguised with digital imagery, was interviewed on Saturday night on Israel’s Channel 2. The identity of the...

Washington – Top Senate Democrat Says Unlikely Trump Court Pick Can Clear Procedural Hurdle

April 2, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Washington - The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Sunday it was "highly, highly unlikely" that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would garner enough support this week to clear a procedural hurdle to a final vote. Democrats are nearly unified in their opposition to President Donald's Trump's court pick and intend to filibuster the nomination, which would force Republicans to come up...

New York – Nearly 9 Months Later, Central Park Blast Remains A Mystery

April 2, 2017 at 02:26 PM
New York - Detective Paul Arroyo and Special Agent Peter D'Antonio are frustrated. For nearly nine months, the investigators have tried to find out how exactly a small, clear plastic bag full of readily available, highly explosive chemicals found its way to Central Park on July Fourth weekend. The homemade concoction blew up when a park visitor stepped on it; the tourist from Virginia lost his...

Los Angeles, CA – Wallenberg-signed Document Fetches Over $13,000 At Auction

April 2, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A document signed by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg that saved a Jewish woman from the Nazis sold at auction for more than $13,000. On Sept. 22, 1944, an affidavit signed by Wallenberg in Nazi-occupied Budapest saved the life of Zsigmondne Simko, a Hungarian Jewish woman, by declaring that she was under the protection of the Swedish government. The document was...

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