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Jerusalem – VP Pence To Shun Israeli Opposition During Visit

January 21, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - US Vice President Mike Pence will not meet with any politicians in the opposition during his visit to Jerusalem, despite sincere attempts by opposition leader Isaac Herzog to add such a meeting to his tight schedule, sources close to Herzog revealed Sunday. Pence does not have to meet with the head of the opposition according to protocol. But most foreign dignitaries who have come...

New York – 3 Men Shot In Midtown Manhattan Near Macy’s, No Arrests Made

January 21, 2018 at 10:38 PM
New York - Three men have been shot and wounded in midtown Manhattan in an area that is traditionally buzzing with tourists near the Empire State Building and Macy's. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon on West 31st Street. The victims were taken to a hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Police say two men were arguing when one of them drew a gun and fired...

Jerusalem – Protesters Disrupt Israel’s Attorney General As He Says Kaddish For His Dead Mother

January 21, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Protesters accosted Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit as he said Kaddish for his deceased mother. The incident occurred on Saturday night outside of a synagogue in Petah Tikvah near Mandelblit’s home. The worshippers had stepped outside of the synagogue to participate in the prayers that bless the new moon and Mandelblit joined them to recite the Kaddish. The...

Washington – Senator Says FBI Lost Crucial Texts Tied To Clinton Probe

January 21, 2018 at 09:30 PM
Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland...

Bronx, NY – Kosher Restaurant Owner Claims In Lawsuit That Rabbis Spread Rumors Over Non Jewish Wife

January 21, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Bronx, NY - The owner of a high end, glatt kosher restaurant claimed in a lawsuit that local rabbis are forcing him out of the kosher community because his wife isn’t Jewish. Dimitry Berezovskiy, owner of the Riverdale K Grill House, in a lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court, alleges that his landlord Moses Marx and the rabbinical council of Riverdale spread rumors that he lost his kashrut...

Warsaw Poland – Undercover Report On Polish Neo-Nazis Sparks Investigation

January 21, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Warsaw, Poland - An undercover television report that showed members of a Polish neo-Nazi group celebrating Adolf Hitler's birthday and burning a swastika has prompted a criminal investigation. Poland's prime minister also denounced fascism in response to the report broadcast by Polish news channel TVN24 on Saturday. The report featured members of a group called Pride and Modernity wearing...

New York – Stock-focused Hedge Funds Post Biggest Gains Among Top Performers

January 21, 2018 at 07:00 PM
New York - Hedge funds managers who bet on stocks scored some of the industry's biggest gains in 2017, when equity markets galloped past a series of critical milestones, according to a new list of the top 20 all-time performers. The annual list, released on Sunday, shows Steve Mandel's Lone Pine Capital, John Armitage's Egerton Capital, Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Investors and Chris...

Washington – Trump Campaign Ad Calls Dems ‘Complicit’ In Officers’ Deaths

January 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally. The 30-second ad was released Saturday on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration and amid a government shutdown. Democrats are refusing to support a spending plan unless Republicans agree...

Rome – Italy Confers High Honor On Italian Jewish Holocaust Survivor

January 21, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Rome - Italy has conferred one of its highest honors on one of the few Italian Jews who survived Auschwitz. In a decree issued Friday, Italian President Sergio Mattarella named Liliana Segre, 87, a Senator for Life – and he personally phoned her to tell her the news. The recognition was announced in the run-up to the commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27...

Jerusalem – Bank Of Israel: Computer Driven Trading Is Boosting Shekel

January 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Jerusalem - The Bank of Israel on Sunday said currency trading driven by computer models has jumped and is helping to keep the shekel <ILS=> overvalued, after it appreciated 11 percent against the dollar in 2017. The central bank said it has monitored every conversion transaction between Israeli and foreign currencies, as well as every deal involving the Israeli currency in foreign...

New York – Corruption Trial Of Ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo Aide To Begin

January 21, 2018 at 03:00 PM
New York - For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother. This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to collect a fortune in bribes from two companies doing business with the state. Jury selection is set to begin...

Paris – Macron Shares African Outrage On Trump’s Vulgar Language

January 21, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron says he shares the outrage over President Donald Trump's disparaging comment about Africa, arguing that such language hurts efforts to bring peace and development to the continent. Macron told the BBC's Andrew Marr program in an interview broadcast Sunday that the words attributed to Trump — "shithole countries" — were inappropriate. His expression...

Jerusalem – Vice President Pence Arrives In Israel

January 21, 2018 at 12:52 PM
Jerusalem - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday after being praised as a "great friend" by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shunned by the Palestinians over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Pence was welcomed at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport by Israel's tourism minister and made no statement to reporters before travelling to Jerusalem. It...

Canada – Report: Jewish Toronto Billionaire And Wife Murdered By Multiple Killers

January 21, 2018 at 11:45 AM
Toronto - Billionaire philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were murdered in their Toronto home by more than one killer, private investigators believe. The finding, reported by CBC Toronto citing a source with direct knowledge of the private investigation, contradicts the theory that the deaths were a murder-suicide, a theory which has been rejected by the Shermans’ family and...

Jerusalem – Israel Won’t Prosecute Embassy Guard Over Jordan Shootings

January 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Jerusalem - Israel will not prosecute a guard from its embassy in Amman who killed two Jordanians in July, as had long been demanded by the kingdom, two Israeli sources said on Sunday. Instead, the Foreign Ministry and Shin Bet security agency will review protocols surrounding the actions taken by the guard, and his conduct, "and share the results with the Jordanians", a diplomatic source...

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