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San Juan – Largest Newspaper In Puerto Rico Removes Column Blaming Jews For Hurricane Maria Aftermath

January 18, 2018 at 10:31 AM
San Juan - The largest newspaper in Puerto Rico removed from its website an opinion column that blamed Puerto Rico’s economic crisis on the Jews who “control” Wall Street and the U.S. government. The El Nuevo Dia newspaper apologized late last week for publishing on January 8 the column by Wilda Rodríguez titled “What does ‘the Jew’ want with the colony?” but never removed it...

New York – Luggage Limbo: Bags Still Missing After JFK Airport Woes

January 18, 2018 at 10:02 AM
New York - Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and separated thousands of passengers from their luggage. Ten days later, the couple on Wednesday was still waiting for one of their bags, or even a clear answer on...

Washington – Trump Pushes Back Against Kelly Over Border Wall, Says It ‘Has Never Changed Or Evolved’

January 18, 2018 at 09:37 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, pushing back against his own chief of staff's comments to lawmakers. Trump said on Twitter: "The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it." Some Democrats who met with White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday say Kelly told...

Mumbai – PHOTOS: Moshe Holtzberg, Israel’s PM Unveil Memorial For Mumbai Attack Victims

January 18, 2018 at 08:58 AM
Mumbai - Israel's prime minister visited a Jewish center in Mumbai on Thursday and unveiled a memorial to 166 people who were killed by militants who rampaged through the Indian city in a three-day siege in 2008. Benjamin Netanyahu met with Moshe Holtzberg, a boy whose parents were among six people killed at the Chabad Center during the attack. Netanyahu patted Moshe's shoulder and cheeks and...

Jerusalem – After Trump Denial, Netanyahu Clarifies Remarks On Timeframe For U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem

January 18, 2018 at 08:44 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. An official in Netanyahu's office said the prime minister recognized that construction of a new embassy will take years but believes Washington is...

West Bank – Israeli Commandos Kill Palestinian Gunman Blamed For Rabbi’s Murder

January 18, 2018 at 08:22 AM
West Bank - Israeli police killed a Palestinian gunman and captured another in a clash in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, saying they were part of a cell responsible for an ambush in which a Jewish settler was shot dead. Two police commandos were wounded in the raid in the city of Jenin, a spokesman said. Such flare-ups have been rare in the West Bank, where Palestinian security forces...

Brooklyn, NY – Oldest Living Lubavitcher Chassid Dies At 101

January 18, 2018 at 08:00 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morosov, the oldest living Lubavitcher chassid, passed away on Jan. 17 in New York. He was 101 years old, just six weeks shy of his 102nd birthday. Morosov was born in the White Russian village of Lubavitch—the cradle of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement—on March 16, 1916. He was born just as traditional Jewish life in the Russian Pale of Settlement was...

Washington – Trump Administration Bars Haitians From U.S. Visas For Low-skilled Work

January 18, 2018 at 07:30 AM
Washington - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the change less than a week after President Donald Trump reportedly questioned in an...

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