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Paris – French Prime Minister Says Emmanuel Macron Has Won The French Presidential Election

May 7, 2017 at 02:11 PM
Paris -France's prime minister says that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential election. Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement minutes after the last polls closed that the vote "testifies to the lucidity of the voters who rejected the deadly project of the extreme right." He said the vote shows an embrace of the European Union. French polling agencies have...

Jerusalem – Israel Says Video Shows Palestinian Hunger Strike Leader Ate In Secret

May 7, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Prison Service released footage on Sunday that it says shows the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now in its 21st day. Assaf Librati, a spokesman for the prison service, said strike organizer and Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti ate a candy bar...

Israel – Israeli Police: Palestinian Attacker Shot Dead In Jerusalem

May 7, 2017 at 01:33 PM
Benjamin Netanyahu said the Palestinians are not educating their children toward peace. Speaking at his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Israel reflects the strong bond between the two nations. He welcomed Trump's push to resume peace talks, but accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of "praising terrorists and paying them." The...

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Wife Of Honduran Presidential Candidate Apologizes For Praising Hitler

May 7, 2017 at 01:15 PM
Tegucigalpa, Honduras - The wife of a prominent Honduran presidential candidate wrote a letter to Latin America’s umbrella Jewish organization to apologize for praising Hitler. Iroshka Elvir, 25, was named Miss Honduras in 2015, said “Hitler was a great leader” during an interview with El Heraldo newspaper published on April 26. “When I talked about Hitler I talked about his...

Jerusalem – Bill To Declare Israel A Jewish State Back On National Agenda

May 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's cabinet breathed new life on Sunday into efforts to anchor in law the country's status as a Jewish state, legislation Palestinians have described as an obstacle to peace. A ministerial committee approved a revised version of a bill first proposed in 2011 that declares the "State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people", its author, Avi Dichter of Prime Minister...

Jerusalem – German President Says Israel Ties Solid Despite Recent Spat

May 7, 2017 at 12:02 PM
Jerusalem -Germany's president said Sunday that despite recent disagreement the foundation of his country's relations with Israel remains solid — a reference to a recent diplomatic spat over an Israeli anti-occupation group. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is in Israel on his first foreign trip outside Europe since he was elected president earlier this year. It comes two weeks after Israeli Prime...

Watch Live: Israeli, Us And Jewish Leaders Address 2017 Jpost Conference

May 7, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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Washington – 52 Congressmen Ask Government To List Israel As Birthplace Of Those Born In Jerusalem

May 7, 2017 at 11:27 AM
Washington - Fifty-two U.S. Congressmen have signed a letter calling on the Trump Administration to allow Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on official documents. The letter, led by Republican Reps. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Bill Johnson of Ohio, was sent last week to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, It asks the government to reverse the longstanding policy...

Tehran, Iran – Miners At Disaster Site Besiege Iranian President’s Car

May 7, 2017 at 11:01 AM
Tehran, Iran - Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation's top elected official as he campaigns for re-election. Soot-covered miners, enraged over the disaster that reportedly killed at least 35 miners Wednesday in Iran's northern Golestan province, kicked and...

Orlando, FL – Alligator Bites Girl In Shallow Lake Waters At Florida Park

May 7, 2017 at 10:29 AM
Orlando, FL - An alligator bit a 10-year-old girl on the leg as she sat in shallow lake waters at a Florida park, authorities said. The girl was with her family at Moss Park in Orange County when she was bitten Saturday, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Chad Weber. Weber said she was sitting in water roughly 2 feet deep when the 8-foot-9-inch gator bit her on...

Seoul – N. Korea Detains Another American Over Alleged Hostile Acts

May 7, 2017 at 10:12 AM
Seoul - North Korea on Sunday said it detained another American citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song, an employee of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained Saturday. North Korea on Wednesday announced the detention of an accounting instructor at the same university, Kim Sang...

Ramallah, West Bank – 3 Weeks Into Hunger Strike, Palestinian Inmates Add Vitamins

May 7, 2017 at 09:44 AM
Ramallah, West Bank - An activist says hundreds of Palestinians participating in a hunger strike in Israeli prisons have begun taking vitamin supplements. The strike entered its 21st day Sunday. Israel says 890 prisoners are participating. Qadoura Fares, head of an advocacy group for Palestinian prisoners, says the hunger strikers began taking supplements on day 15. He says guards stepped...

Frankfurt – 50,000 Evacuated In German City After 5 WWII Bombs Uncovered

May 7, 2017 at 09:14 AM
Frankfurt - German authorities are evacuating around 50,000 people from their homes in the northern city of Hannover while five suspected aerial bombs from World War II are made safe for removal. City officials say two suspected bombs were found at a construction site and three more nearby. Germany was heavily bombed by Allied planes during the war and such finds are common. Leaflets in...

Tel Aviv – Israel-Germany Row Shines Spotlight On Anti-occupation Group

May 7, 2017 at 08:51 AM
Tel Aviv - Former Israeli combat soldiers who were thrust into the center of a recent diplomatic row between Israel and Germany, say the sudden international spotlight has given them a bigger stage to speak out against Israel's 50-year rule over millions of Palestinians. Breaking the Silence is a group of ex-soldiers-turned-whistleblowers who view Israel's open-ended occupation of lands sought...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Netanyahu Says Palestinians Don’t Educate To Peace

May 7, 2017 at 08:30 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinians are not educating their children toward peace. Netanyahu spoke Sunday at his weekly Cabinet meeting ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Israel. Netanyahu says Trump's first overseas trip as president reflects the strong bond between the nations. He welcomed Trump's push to resume peace talks, but...

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