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Washington – Trump Congratulates Mexico’s Lopez Obrador

July 1, 2018 at 11:11 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump is sending his congratulations to Mexico's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on his apparent victory in Sunday's presidential election. In a tweet about the leftist populist candidate, Trump says: "I look very much forward to working with him. There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!"...

Kielce, Poland – House In Poland Found To Be Made Of Jewish Gravestones

July 1, 2018 at 10:36 PM
Kielce, Poland - A joint Israeli- Polish team of volunteers collected Jewish gravestones from the foundation of a demolished cowshed on Sunday, after receiving a distress call. In June, Monika Frelian and her husband were renovating their property in Klepie Gornie, a small village outside of Kielce, when they made a shocking discovery. As they demolished a cowshed, they realized that the...

New York – Comedian Says He Prank Called Trump Aboard Air Force 1

July 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM
New York - A comedian says he spoke with President Donald Trump by phone after posing as a senator and that the call was patched through while the president was aboard Air Force One. The White House declined to discuss the incident. Comedian John Melendez, known as "Stuttering John" from his years on "The Howard Stern Show," released audio of his prank call with Trump on his podcast last...

Kazimierz, Poland – Chasidim Flock To Polish Schoolyard Where They Say Grave Of 17th Century Tzadik Stand

July 1, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Kazimierz, Poland -A schoolyard in Poland which was built on what is believed to be the grave of a prominent 19-century rabbi has become the site of an unofficial pilgrimage, the Israel Broadcasting Corp. reported. Haredi followers of the Modzitz Hasidic dynasty, which is based in Israel, discovered in 2013 that the movement’s founder, Rabbi Yehezkel of Kuzhmir, was buried in what is now a...

Jerusalem – Brooklyn Yeshiva Student Sustains Critical Head Injury After Being Hit By Falling Object

July 1, 2018 at 08:34 PM
Jerusalem - A Chasidic yeshiva student from Williamsburg is in critical condition tonight in Jerusalem after being struck in the head by an object falling from several stories overhead. The incident took place at approximately 11:30 PM Sunday night at Kikar Shabbos, according to United Hatzalah president and founder Eli Beer who responded to the call. Beer was doing a shift in a...

New York – Filmmaker Pardoned By Trump Retweets Post With Hashtag #burnthejews

July 1, 2018 at 08:00 PM
New York - A conservative filmmaker pardoned by President Donald Trump retweeted a Twitter post with the hashtag #burnthejews. Dinesh D’Souza, who currently is promoting a new film which compares Trump to Abraham Lincoln, on Saturday retweeted a post that praised his movie and included a link to the trailer, which ended with the hashtag #burnthejews. While the post has been removed, at...

Ottawa – Canada Tariffs On US Goods From Ketchup To Lawn Mowers Begin

July 1, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Ottawa - Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration's new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States. Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25 percent tariffs, the same penalty the United States slapped on imported steel at the end of May. Other U.S. imports, from ketchup to pizza to dishwasher...

London – Prince William Plans To Bring ‘lasting Peace’ To Middle East After Visit

July 1, 2018 at 06:00 PM
London - Britain’s Prince William plans to make bringing a “just and lasting peace” to the Middle East his “lifelong project,” a British tabloid reported, citing Palace source. “The visit had a profound effect on the Duke,” The Mirror reported, quoting what it called a “highly-placed Palace source.” Prince William also holds the title Duke of Cambridge. The newspaper...

Annapolis, MD – Newspaper Says It Received Threats Following Shooting

July 1, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Annapolis, MD - The Maryland newspaper where five people were killed by a gunman last week said it received death threats and emails celebrating the shootings following the attack. The Capital Gazette said in a Sunday editorial that it would not forget being called "an enemy of the people." President Donald Trump has used identical language to describe the news media. The Capital Gazette...

Washington – Bolton: US Has Plan To Dismantle NK Nuclear Program In Year

July 1, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday the U.S. has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year. John Bolton said top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo will be discussing that plan with North Korea in the near future. Bolton added that it would be to the North's advantage to cooperate to see...

Kansas – Federal Lawsuit In Kansas Over State BDS Law Dismissed

July 1, 2018 at 03:06 PM
Kansas - A federal judge in Kansas dismissed a lawsuit over a state law requiring contractors to swear they will not boycott Israel. The lawsuit in the U.S. Court for the District of Kansas was dismissed  Friday after the state amended the legislation. The state still must pay $41,602.50 for the plaintiff’s legal fees. The plaintiff, Esther Koontz, brought the case in October 2017...

New York – Road Rage: NYC Turns Parking Spots Into Car Share-only Zones

July 1, 2018 at 02:05 PM
New York - In a city where parking spots can be as hard to come by as "Hamilton" tickets, residents are at odds over a new arrangement that's taking away hundreds of public spaces and doling them out to companies that rent out cars by the hour. In the past few weeks, New York City began repurposing 230 curbside spaces for the exclusive use of Enterprise CarShare and Zipcar. Street signs warn...

Jerusalem – Leifer To Remain In Prison Until End Of Extradition Hearings

July 1, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Jerusalem - An appeal by alleged child sex-offender Malka Leifer for release to house arrest during extradition proceedings was rejected on Sunday by the Jerusalem District Court, with the judge ordering that she remain in prison until the end of the proceedings. Leifer is accused by the Australian authorities of 74 charges of sexual abuse against at least eight pupils, who were minors at the...

Washington – CBS: Bolton Says He Raised U.S. Election Meddling With Putin

July 1, 2018 at 01:01 PM
Washington - White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday he discussed concerns about Russian meddling in U.S. elections with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said his government did not interfere in the 2016 presidential vote. "The election meddling issue was definitely something we talked about," Bolton told CBS's "Face the Nation." Bolton said he brought up both the...

Jerusalem – Sara Netanyahu In Her Testimony: ‘Peres Had A Million Times More Food’

July 1, 2018 at 12:37 PM
Jerusalem - Details from the investigation of Sara Netanyahu, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, were published on Channel 10 News over the weekend, including a quote where she compares herself to the former president Shimon Peres, The Jerusalem Post's sister publication Maariv reported Saturday night. "It is shameful that the Israeli police are investigating the prime minister as to...

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