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Paris – Le Pen Says France Not Responsible For WWII Round Up Of Jews

April 9, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Paris - Far-right French presidential contender Marine Le Pen made "a serious mistake" by denying that the French State was responsible for the roundup of Jews in World War II, her main rival said Monday. Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist, was among many presidential candidates criticizing Le Pen's comments Monday. "Some had forgotten that Marine Le Pen is the daughter of Jean-Marie...

Palm Beach, FL – No-fly Zone: Trump Not Allowed To Use Personal Helicopter

April 9, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Palm Beach, Fl - President Donald Trump can only look at the personal helicopter parked on the front lawn of his Mar-a-Lago resort. As far as going for a ride in it, he's grounded. The Secret Service says standard security protocol requires the president to fly on either Air Force One, a jumbo jet, or Marine One, a helicopter. The agency says Trump was never on the helicopter. It's hard to...

Sandy Springs, GA – In Georgia, A Democrat’s ‘Make Trump Furious’ Campaign Rattles Republicans

April 9, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Sandy Springs, GA - After the crushing electoral losses that swept Donald Trump into the White House and sealed Republican control of the U.S. Congress, the Democrats' road to recovery winds through the leafy, well-heeled suburbs of north Atlanta. Here, Democrats are threatening a stunning special election upset that could signal how well the party can turn Trump's low approval ratings into...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Supreme Court Calls On Government To Respond To Western Wall Prayer Lawsuits

April 9, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Supreme Court called on the Israeli government to respond to lawsuits regarding the establishment of an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. The court on Friday set a deadline of June 4 for the government to respond to the lawsuits and resolve the crisis, Haaretz reported. The court combined three different lawsuits dealing with aspects of egalitarian prayer...

Jerusalem – Ex-Arab Israeli Lawmaker Sentenced In Israel

April 9, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - A former Arab Israeli lawmaker has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to smuggling cellphones to Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. An Israeli court on Sunday accepted a plea bargain between Basel Ghattas and prosecutors. Under the deal, Ghattas admitted to slipping the phones and SIM cards to Palestinian inmates during a prison visit. As part of the deal...

Berlin – Russian Naval Activity In Europe Exceeds Cold War Levels: U.S. Admiral

April 9, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Berlin - Recent Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds levels seen during the Cold War, a top U.S. and NATO military officer said, voicing concern that the distributed nature of the deployments could end up "splitting and distracting" the transatlantic alliance. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard, who heads NATO's Allied Joint Force Command in Naples and commands U.S. naval forces in Europe and...

Germany – Berlin To See Its First Jewish Campus After The Holocaust

April 9, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Berlin - Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal doesn't get much sleep these days, but says it's well worth it. The community rabbi and head of the Jewish outreach group Chabad in Berlin has been campaigning relentlessly to turn his dream of creating a Jewish campus in Germany into a reality. For years, he's lobbied the German authorities, raised millions of euros (dollars) in funds and bought a 3,000 square...

Budapest – Hungary: Tens Of Thousands Rally In Support Of Soros-founded School

April 9, 2017 at 05:32 PM
Budapest - Some 70,000 people are attending a Budapest rally in support of a local university founded by American billionaire George Soros that is seen as a target for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's illiberal policies. The Hungarian-born Soros founded Central European University in 1991. Amendments to Hungary's higher education law approved this week could force it to close or...

Berlin – German Army Investigates Soldiers Over ‘Heil Hitler’

April 9, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Berlin - The Germany military's counter-intelligence agency is looking into 275 suspected right-wing extremists in its ranks, including a soldier heard saying "Heil Hitler", the Defence Ministry has told parliament in a letter seen by Reuters on Sunday. About 143 of the cases were reported last year and 53 this year, the ministry wrote in its 15-page answer, detailing incidents of soldiers...

Washington – Movement Of U.S. Navy Strike Group A Reaction To North Korea: McMaster

April 9, 2017 at 04:30 PM
Washington - A U.S. decision to move a Navy strike group toward the Korean peninsula is a "prudent" reaction to a pattern of provocative behavior from North Korea, White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump will review options to remove the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arsenal, McMaster told Fox News Sunday, adding that Chinese...

Brooklyn, NY – In First For Masbia, Soup Kitchen Opens For Seders

April 9, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Brooklyn, NY - It’s not easy making Passover seder. There’s the cleaning, the cooking, the logistical and emotional challenges of hosting guests. Then there’s the cost. For some, the challenges are insurmountable. That’s why Masbia — a soup kitchen in Borough Park, Brooklyn, meant to resemble a restaurant experience — decided this year that for the first time it will open on...

New York – Retail Store Job Cuts Deepen As More Buyers Migrate Online

April 9, 2017 at 03:32 PM
New York - Retail stores are cutting jobs at the sharpest pace in more than seven years, evidence of a seemingly inexorable shift away from employee-heavy stores as Americans increasingly shop online. A combined 60,600 retail job losses over the past two months have had less to do with the health of U.S. consumer spending than with changes in buying habits. In the age of Amazon, traditional...

France – Hundreds Rally Outside Home Of Jewish Murder Victim In Paris

April 9, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Paris, France - Hundreds of demonstrators from the French Jewish community held a memorial rally on Sunday outside the house of an Orthodox Jewish doctor who was murdered by her neighbor last week, Israel Radio reported. Jewish youth, some associated with the far-right Jewish Defense League group, were among the crowds outside the apartment of the victim identified as Sarah Halimi. Halimi was...

Hartford, CT – Connecticut Optometrists Seek To Limit Online Eye Exams

April 9, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Hartford, CT - Some optometrists are pushing back against new technology that allows consumers to get prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses with the click of a keyboard and a smartphone. While proponents of these limited online eye exams argue they provide both financial savings and convenience, medical professionals contend patients could be put at risk. Without a full, face-to-face...

Palm Beach, FL – Children Of Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Perform For Chinese President

April 9, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Palm Beach, Fl - The children of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the Jewish daughter and son-in-law of the president, performed for the Chinese president and his wife during their official visit to the United States. Arabella, 5, and Joseph Kushner, 3, sang a Chinese folk song and recited verses from classic Chinese poetry. Ivanka Trump posted a short video clip of the performance and wrote...

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