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Manila – In Israel Visit, Philippines’ Duterte Dogged By Past Rhetoric

September 1, 2018 at 11:51 PM
Manila - When Rodrigo Duterte makes the first visit to Israel by a president of the Philippines next week, officials on both sides will try to play down his record of jarring invective while promoting commercial and military ties. Israel sees the four-day tour by Duterte and his top ministers as a chance to thank Manila for taking in Jews during the Holocaust and backing the Israeli...

London – Balloon Poking Fun At Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Flies Over London

September 1, 2018 at 11:27 PM
London - Protesters seeking to oust London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday launched a giant balloon over Parliament Square depicting him dressed in a yellow bikini. A small group of supporters watched the inflatable take to the skies, and the crowd cheered and shouted, "higher, higher, higher" as the balloon was launched. Protesters believe Khan has failed to curtail street crime in London...

New York – FDNY: Vandal Arrested For Scrawling Swastikas On Manhattan Firehouse

September 1, 2018 at 11:02 PM
New York - Authorities say a man has been arrested for vandalizing a New York City firehouse and several ambulances with swastikas and hateful language. City fire marshals arrested 42-year-old Jem Ibrahimov on Saturday after he allegedly returned to the scene of the crime. A Fire Department spokesman says on Facebook that Ibrahimov was arrested by fire marshals who caught him in the act...

Jerusalem – Israeli Minister Praises U.S. Funding Cut For U.N. Refugee Agency

September 1, 2018 at 10:46 PM
Jerusalem - The United States' decision to cut funding for the United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees is a "realistic view of the situation and supports Israel's position", a senior Israeli minister said on Saturday. "I praise the decision of the president of the United States to halt all funding of UNRWA - the body that enshrines the Palestinian refugee problem," Israeli...

Washington – Speaking On Shabbos, Joe Lieberman Lauds John McCain’s Accommodation Of Jewish Observance, Love Of Jerusalem

September 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Washington - In his eulogy for his close friend John McCain, Joe Lieberman recalled McCain’s accommodation of Lieberman’s Jewish observance, and his love of Jerusalem. Lieberman, the former senator from Connecticut, recalled traveling around the world with McCain, the Arizona Republican senator who died last week, together with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; the three focused on foreign...

Jerusalem – Palestinians Condemn US Ending Funding For UN Refugee Agency

September 1, 2018 at 09:33 PM
Jerusalem - The Palestinians on Saturday condemned the U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, calling it an attack on the Palestinian people and accusing the Trump administration of trying to remove sensitive core issues from the negotiating table as it says it is preparing a Mideast peace initiative. The announcement raised new questions...

Washington – Obama, Meghan McCain Rebuke Absent Trump In Tribute To Fallen Senator

September 1, 2018 at 08:50 PM
Washington - Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, once rivals of the late Senator John McCain, praised him in eulogies on Saturday and joined his daughter at a memorial service in subtle and not-so-subtle rebukes of President Donald Trump. Without naming Trump, who did not attend the service, Meghan McCain condemned the president in remarks that at times drew applause and...

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