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Jerusalem – Israeli Journalists Terminated For Using Fake News To Discredit Charedim

April 30, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Jerusalem - Two employees of an Israeli television channel have been fired after posting a staged video to Facebook that supposedly showed Charedi residents of Bnei Brak attacking a news reporter carrying an Israeli flag. According to Israeli news site Kol Hazman(http://www.kolhazman.co.il/206658), reporter Guy Hochman took to the streets of the Satmar section of Bnei Brak last Thursday waving...

Jerusalem – Danon: Us Likely To Support Israel’s Seat On Un Security Council

April 30, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - In a move that could significantly bolster Israel’s historic bid to join the United Nations Security Council, the US is likely to “actively support” Israel’s candidacy against Germany and Belgium, UN Ambassador Danny Danon said. Danon, back on a work-visit to Israel, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that while there is still a year to go before the General Assembly will...

New York – Questions Over Israel-hamas Conflict Prompt $7m. Hollywood Court Battle

April 30, 2017 at 10:31 PM
New York - Did the events of the summer of 2014 constitute war or terrorism? That is the $7 million question a district court in California will be asked to decide, as a battle between a TV network and its insurance company heads for trial. In July 2014, as Hamas was firing rockets in Israel, and the IDF was preparing for a ground operation in Gaza, a US film crew was faced with a dilemma...

Paris – Marine Le Pen Lays Wreath At French Holocaust Memorial

April 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Paris - Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in France’s presidential election, visited a Holocaust memorial in Marseille days after news that her choice for interim party head had denied aspects of the Holocaust. Le Pen on Sunday laid a wreath at a memorial in Marseille to French victims of the Holocaust. The memorial was erected in memory of 30 Jewish women and children who were rounded...

Manchester, NH – Biden Tells New Hampshire Crowd: ‘Guys, I’m Not Running’

April 30, 2017 at 09:45 PM
Manchester, NH - Former Vice President Joe Biden insists he's not making another presidential bid in 2020, despite giving a rousing speech to New Hampshire Democrats about restoring dignity to politics and winning back working class voters. Biden returned to the state Sunday to honor the nation's first all-female, all-Democratic congressional delegation at an annual state Democratic Party...

Albany, NY – Sen. Schumer Pushes To Preserve Tax Deductions For Middle Class

April 30, 2017 at 09:10 PM
Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s tax plan. Schumer says the plan would strike a critical blow to New York’s middle-class homeowners and taxpayers. Schumer on Sunday denounced the tax code Trump proposed this week that would end the federal deduction for state and local taxes. Schumer says reductions or removal of the...

Miami – Staunch Israel Supporter Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, 1st Cuban-American In Congress, To Retire

April 30, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Miami - U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The 64-year-old Republican was elected last November to Florida's redrawn 27th district, a stretch of southeast Miami-Dade County that is heavily Democratic. Hillary Clinton won it over Donald Trump...

Albany, NY – NY Lawmakers Hatch Plan To Release Trump’s State Taxes

April 30, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Albany, NY - New York Democrats have hatched a plan to get a look at Donald Trump's tax records by crafting a piece of legislation designed to get at his state returns that does everything but mention the Republican president by name. The bill introduced this month in New York's Senate and Assembly would require the state to release five years of state tax information for any president or vice...

Washington – Trump Says China Could Have Hacked Democratic Emails

April 30, 2017 at 06:37 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks. In an interview transcript published on Sunday, Trump gave no evidence backing his allegation, first made on the eve of the Nov. 8 presidential election...

Philadelphia – Coca-Cola: Philadelphia’s Tax On Sweetened Drinks Is Hurting

April 30, 2017 at 06:08 PM
Philadelphia - Coca-Cola says Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city. According to a story on the beverage company's website, the company's volume in Philadelphia is down 32 percent from a year ago. Fran McGorry, president and general manager of the local bottler known as Philly Coke, says because of the lost sales, the company's...

Jerusalem – Israeli Politicians Pan Liberman For Provoking North Korea

April 30, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Jerusalem - Politicians from across the political spectrum condemned Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman Sunday for making statements that embroiled Israel into an unlikely dispute with North Korea. In a video interview with Hebrew news site Walla, Liberman said North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is a madman and that together with the leaders of Iran and Syria is part of an “insane and...

Washington – Trump Ready To End NAFTA If He Can’t Renegotiate

April 30, 2017 at 04:18 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says if he's unable to renegotiate a long-standing free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, then he'll terminate the pact. That's what he tells CBS' "Face the Nation." And it's in keeping with what the president says he's told the leaders of those two countries. He says he's told them he won't pull the United States from the North American Free Trade...

Jerusalem – In Photos: Israel Commemorates 23,544 Fallen At Western Wall Ceremony

April 30, 2017 at 03:35 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli leaders and soldiers stood in silence and bowed their heads for one minute at the Western Wall on Sunday evening as a memorial siren blared across the country in commemoration for Israel’s Memorial Day. The ceremony, which was attended by President Reuven Rivlin , Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and Police Commissioner Roni Alshich marked the beginning of the day which...

Kathmandu, Nepal – Famed Swiss Climber Killed Near Mount Everest In Nepal

April 30, 2017 at 03:02 PM
Kathmandu, Nepal - A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said. Ueli Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse, Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks said. Steck's body has been recovered from the site...

France – Macron Visits The Holocaust Memorial In Paris

April 30, 2017 at 02:15 PM
Paris - Amid worries about rising nationalism, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is visiting the Holocaust Memorial in Paris with a somber message: never again. Excitement at his appearance mixed with tears of sorrowful remembrance for visitors as the centrist Macron walked past panels bearing the names of tens of thousands of French Jews deported to their death in Nazi camps...

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