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Jerusalem – Indian Pm Modi Pays Respects At Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, Says Deeply Moved

July 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Jerusalem- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Israel's official Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, shortly after arriving in Israel on Tuesday afternoon. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Israel's Holocaust remembrance center Yad Vashem as a "poignant reminder of unspeakable evil," following his tour of the museum on Tuesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Modi on...

Warsaw, Poland – Auschwitz Memorial Condemns U.S. Congressman’s Gas Chamber Video

July 4, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Warsaw, Poland - Officials at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum have criticized a Louisiana congressman for narrating part of a five-minute video from inside a former gas chamber at the Nazi concentration camp in Poland. Louisiana news outlets report that U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins posted the video Saturday. In it, the Republican says the killings took only about 20 minutes and show why...

Milan – Italian Farmer Turns Field Into Putin Portrait Ahead Of G20

July 4, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Milan - An Italian artist has used his tractor to transform a field near the Italian city of Verona into a giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of this week's Group of 20 summit. The 135-meter (443-foot) -wide Putin portrait that artist Dario Gambarin created only can be properly viewed from above due to its scale. Gambarin created similar land portraits of Donald Trump...

Buenos Aires – New DNA Identified In AMIA Jewish Center Bombing Points To Suicide Attack

July 4, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Buenos Aires - A new set of DNA has been identified among the 85 victims of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish Center attack, strengthening the hypothesis that the 1994 attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. The discovery was announced on Monday by the AMIA Special Investigation Unit of the General Prosecution, two weeks before the 23rd anniversary of the bombing that also injured hundreds...

Mishor Rotem, Israel – ‘Tsunami’ Of Toxic Wastewater Kills Plants, Animals In Israel’s Desert

July 4, 2017 at 10:01 PM
Mishor Rotem, Israel - Toxic wastewater that surged through a dry riverbed in southern Israel at the weekend left a wake of ecological destruction more than 20 km (12 miles) long. The flood began last Friday when the 60 meter (yard) high wall of a reservoir at a phosphate factory partially collapsed, letting loose 100,000 cubic meters (26.4 million gallons) of highly acidic wastewater in the...

Seoul – In Show Of Force: US, SKorea Respond To North With Missile Launch

July 4, 2017 at 09:22 PM
Seoul - In a direct response to North Korea's missile launch, U.S. and South Korean soldiers fired "deep strike" precision missiles into South Korean territorial waters on Tuesday, That from U.S. military officials in Seoul. The U.S. Eighth Army said the missile firings were a show of force meant to demonstrate U.S.-South Korean solidarity. The U.S. asserted Tuesday that North Korea's...

Washington – U.S. Believes North Korea Likely Tested ICBM; Experts Say Alaska Within Range

July 4, 2017 at 09:02 PM
Washington - The United States now believes North Korea probably test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), but is still reviewing the data, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday, as experts cautioned the U.S. state of Alaska may now be within range. If confirmed as an ICBM, it would mark a major milestone for North Korea's missile program and would heighten concern in...

Boston – Massachusetts Probing What Killed Thousands Of Honeybees

July 4, 2017 at 08:30 PM
Boston - The Massachusetts' Department of Agricultural Resources is investigating a massive honeybee kill that has almost entirely wiped out a hive of 80,000 bees. A representative from the department was in Rehoboth over the weekend to take samples to determine the cause of the bees' deaths. Wayne Andrews, vice president of the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association, says as many as 60,500...

Seoul, South Korea – Robots To Aid Tourists, Clean Floors At South Korean Airport

July 4, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Seoul, South Korea - Robots will start roaming South Korea's largest airport this summer, helping travelers find their boarding gates and keep its floors clean as the country prepares for its first Winter Olympics game. Starting this month, Troika, a self-driving robot made by LG Electronics, will rove the Incheon International Airport, telling travelers how long it takes to get to boarding...

Berlin – German Foundation And Foreign Ministry Announce Shimon Peres Prize

July 4, 2017 at 07:06 PM
Berlin - A new prize will recognize individual’s contributions to the shaping of German-Israeli relations. The German-Israeli Future Forum and Germany’s Foreign Ministry are calling for applications from young professionals ages 18-45 from both Germany and Israel for the “Shimon Peres Prize” to be given in October in Berlin. Two awards will be given – one to an Israeli and another...

United Nations – Dueling Homage Paid To Holocaust, Palestinian Victims At UNESCO

July 4, 2017 at 06:30 PM
United Nations - The dueling narrative of Jewish and Palestinian victimhood came to a head on the floor of the World Heritage Committee, as the 21-member states held a moment of silence first for the Holocaust victims and then again for the Palestinians. The Palestinian Ambassador Elias Sanbar stood in both instances. Israel’s Ambassador Carmel Shama HaCohen objected to the comparison...

Washington – Mueller Probe Could Draw Focus To Russian Crime Operations

July 4, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Washington - The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including "criminally linked oligarchs" who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition. Those concerns, ever-present if not necessarily top priorities, are front and center once more. An ongoing special counsel investigation is drawing...

Warsaw, Poland – Warsaw Sets Up Stage, Gears Up Security For Trump Visit

July 4, 2017 at 05:31 PM
Warsaw, Poland - Work was underway in Poland's capital Tuesday to close some streets and set the stage for President Donald Trump, who is due to deliver a public speech during his visit to Poland later in the week. Workers were building platforms at a downtown Warsaw square where Trump will speak, and colorful posters could be seen across the city inviting people to attend the event. Signs...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Labor Leader Race Heads To 2nd Round Without Herzog

July 4, 2017 at 05:03 PM
Jerusalem - A former defense minister and an ex-telecom executive advanced to the next round in Israel's Labor Party leadership election after the initial vote on Tuesday produced no decisive winner in a primary that also ousted the current chairman, opposition leader Isaac Herzog, from the race. The two top vote-getters — Amir Peretz and Avi Gabbay — will face off next week for the...

Jerusalem – Over 200 New Immigrants From North America Arrive In Israel

July 4, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Jerusalem - Over 200 new immigrants to Israel from North America arrived at Ben Gurion international airport. The new immigrants, or olim, from 16 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces arrived in Israel on a chartered flight on July 4, the U.S. Independence Day. The flight was organized by the aliyah organization Nefesh B’Nefesh, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and...

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