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Washington – Trump Security Team Sees Building U.S. 5G Network As Option

January 28, 2018 at 11:25 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump's national security team is looking at options to counter China that include the U.S. government building a super-fast 5G wireless network, a senior administration official said on Sunday. The official, confirming the gist of a report from Axios.com, said the option was being debated at a low level in the administration and was six to eight months away from...

Jerusalem – US Peace Team Led By Jared Kushner ‘very Able’ Due To Real Estate Background, Netanyahu Says

January 28, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that President Donald Trump has a “very able team” led by Jared Kushner working on brokering peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He also called them “very creative” during an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria onstage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The interview, held on Thursday, was broadcast...

Guatemala City – Jewish Leaders Meet Guatemalan President In Support Of Jerusalem Embassy Move

January 28, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Guatemala City - Leaders of Jewish and Christian communities in the US and Latin America met with Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales over the weekend in a show of support for his decision to move the Guatemalan Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. According to pro-Israel NGO Fuente Latina, the meeting was part of a “mission of gratitude and solidarity with Guatemala” comprised...

Havana – Cuba Formally Inaugurates US-sponsored Statue Honoring Hero

January 28, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Havana - President Raul Castro and his expected successor attended the formal unveiling of a U.S.-sponsored statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Sunday in a sign of Cuba's focus on maintaining ties with the United States despite a chill in relations under President Donald Trump. Castro and Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel sat in the front row of the sunrise ceremony along with Democratic...

Washington – I Tweet From Bed Sometimes, Trump Says

January 28, 2018 at 08:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has garnered a large following on social media with rambunctious postings, said he sometimes tweets from bed, though he occasionally allows others to post his words. Trump frequently uses Twitter to announce policy, assail his adversaries and to tangle with countries, including North Korea, over world affairs. The @realDonaldTrump account had 47.2...

Trenton, NJ – Menendez To Face Challenger For Democratic Senate Nomination

January 28, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Trenton, NJ - A Democratic political pundit and attorney is challenging New Jersey's U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez for their party's nomination. Michael Starr Hopkins has filed paperwork to run in the June primary against the two-term incumbent, who's facing a retrial on federal corruption charges after his first trial ended in a hung jury last fall. Hopkins says it's important politicians...

Washington – Democratic Senator Criticizes Pelosi’s Immigration ‘Rhetoric’

January 28, 2018 at 07:10 PM
Washington - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat, said on Sunday he thought a new White House immigration plan was a good starting point, and criticized House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for dismissing it as a way to "make America white again." "We don’t need that type of rhetoric on either side, from Nancy, (Republican House Speaker) Paul Ryan or anybody else," said Manchin, a...

Jerusalem – Meet The Women Who Make Israel More Secure

January 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem - Orit Perlov and Donald Trump have something in common. They both spend a significant amount of time on social media. While Trump’s total time on Twitter and Facebook has never been published, for Perlov it can be as much as 14 hours per day. She is a social media analyst for the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), where she follows and participates in discourses on...

Orange County, CA – Report: Jewish College Student’s Alleged Killer Belonged To Extremist Neo-Nazi Group

January 28, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Orange County, CA - The 20-year-old former classmate of Jewish college student Blaze Bernstein, charged in his murder, belonged to an extremist neo-Nazi group. Samuel Woodward is an “avowed Nazi” and a member of Atomwaffen Division, an extremist neo-Nazi group, the ProPublica news website reported. Woodward was charged with murder in a complaint filed earlier this month in Orange County...

Zarqa, Jordan – Jordan Marks Handover Of 12 US Black Hawk Helicopters

January 28, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Zarqa, Jordan - Jordan has marked the U.S. delivery of 12 Black Hawk helicopters over the past nine months with a military ceremony, including a hostage rescue drill and a flyover. The helicopters are meant to help secure the borders of Jordan against external threats, including from Islamic State extremists in neighboring Syria and Iraq. IS militants have been pushed back from large swaths...

Ebensee, Austria – Man Arrested For Shouting ‘Heil Hitler’ At Rabbi Visiting Concentration Camp

January 28, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Ebensee, Austria - A man shouted “Heil Hitler” and made the Nazi salute at a rabbi and his grandson, who were visiting the former concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The man also shouted “Mein Volk, Mein Reich, mein Fuhrer,” the motto of the Nazi regime, during Friday’s incident, the AFP news agency reported. The man was arrested by local police. He admitted to the charges...

Melcroft, PA – State Police: 5 Killed In Shooting At Pennsylvania Car Wash

January 28, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Melcroft, PA -Five people were found dead early Sunday at a car wash in suburban Pennsylvania and police say they have no motive yet for the shooting, though family members of the victims say a domestic dispute spurred the violence. The shooting at Ed's Car Wash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. in the Melcroft community of Saltlick Township, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of...

Jerusalem – Audio Emerges Of Netanyahu’s Wife Raging Over Media Story

January 28, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Jerusalem - A recording of Benjamin Netanyahu's wife raging at an aide surfaced on Sunday creating a new headache for Israel's embattled premier. Sara Netanyahu is heard complaining that a gossip column about her did not mention her educational credentials. She is heard yelling: "I am an ed-u-ca-ted woman! A psy-cho-lo-gist! B.A! M.A!" She is also heard screaming unintelligibly. The 2009...

Washington – Trump Wants Jay-Z To Know Black Jobless Rate At Record Low

January 28, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump is urging his followers to inform rapper Jay-Z that "because of my policies," unemployment among black Americans is at the "LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!" The president's tweet Sunday appears to be in response to a CNN interview in which the rapper said the president's vulgar comments about African countries and Haiti were "disappointing" and...

Washington – Trump’s Press Sec. Says She’s ‘Proud To Work’ For Israel Supporter

January 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Washington - Sarah Sanders, press secretary for United States President Donald Trump, tweeted on Saturday night she was "proud to work" for a president "who stands strong for Israel and all the Jewish people." At the end of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Sanders wrote "Proud to work for @POTUS who stands strong for Israel and all the Jewish people #NeverForget #NeverAgain." In the...

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