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London – Report: Anti-Jewish Sentiment ‘Becoming More Common In Britain’

January 31, 2018 at 11:30 PM
London - Anti-Jewish sentiment is generally becoming more commonplace in Britain, a charity that provides security advice to the country's Jewish communities said on Thursday. The Community Security Trust (CST) said better recording and publicity around alleged anti-Jewish sentiment in the opposition Labour Party was partly to blame for a record number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain last...

Warsaw – Polish Senate Debates Holocaust Bill That Has Angered Israel

January 31, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Warsaw - The Polish Senate on Wednesday began debating a law regulating Holocaust speech that has sparked a diplomatic dispute with Israel. Senate speaker Stanislaw Karczewski said he expected the upper house to vote late Wednesday, putting the controversial bill a step closer to becoming law. It must still be signed into law by the president, who supports it. Poland's conservative ruling...

Chicago – Turn That Tax Cut Into Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

January 31, 2018 at 10:29 PM
Chicago - When the new U.S. tax law starts giving Dave Calderone extra cash in his paychecks, he will use it to soothe his panic about dying broke. "Fear is the motivator," said Calderone, a 31-year-old Chicago salesman who started saving for retirement just four years ago. The Tax Policy Center has estimated that the new tax law will deliver an average tax cut of $1,200 in 2018. That...

Jerusalem – Israel Opens Brutality Probe Against Shin Bet Security Service

January 31, 2018 at 10:03 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Justice Ministry has launched an unprecedented criminal investigation against an interrogator from the Israel Security Agency over brutality allegations. It marks the first time that an investigation has been opened since the Justice Ministry established a unit called Mivtan about 18 years ago to investigate complaints against the ISA, also known as the Shin Bet. The...

Washington – Kelly: California Teacher ‘Ought To Go To Hell’ For Anti-military Rant

January 31, 2018 at 09:49 PM
Washington - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Wednesday that a Los Angeles-area high school teacher "ought to go to hell" for bashing U.S. military service members in classroom remarks. Kelly, a retired Marine general, blasted Gregory Salcido in an interview with Fox News Radio. Salcido has been off work from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera after video surfaced of him...

Albany, NY – NY State Prison Inmates To Receive Free Computer Tablets

January 31, 2018 at 09:30 PM
Albany, NY - New York state plans to provide every inmate with a free computer tablet from a Florida-based company that provides services to prison systems. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says Wednesday that the approximately 51,000 inmates in 54 prisons will be eligible to receive one of the portable personal computers being provided to the state by Miami-based JPay...

New York – Nevada Welcomed This Israeli Marijuana Scientist. US Immigration Threw Him Out Of The Country

January 31, 2018 at 09:00 PM
New York - He came from Israel to the U.S. for work, got married, bought a house and expected to start a family right away. Then U.S. immigration authorities forced Shimon Abta out of the country for being a “trafficker of illicit drugs.” Abta, an expert Israeli cannabis agronomist, was sent by his employer to consult with American companies in states where medical marijuana is legal. He...

Texas – Houston Synagogue Flooded During Hurricane Votes To Demolish Its Damaged Sanctuary

January 31, 2018 at 08:28 PM
Texas - United Orthodox Synagogues, a Modern Orthodox congregation in Houston that was inundated with seven feet of water during Hurricane Harvey, will demolish the sanctuary, offices and school wing of its building. The congregation’s elevated reception hall will be used as a temporary sanctuary space for the immediate future, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday. Synagogue members...

San Francisco – Apple To Respond To US Probes Into Slowdown Of Old IPhones

January 31, 2018 at 08:03 PM
San Francisco - Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down. The company acknowledged the probes late Tuesday after both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission were...

Johannesburg – Eritrean Leader Criticizes Israel’s Migrant Deportation Plan

January 31, 2018 at 07:36 PM
Johannesburg - In a rare interview, Eritrea's president has expressed his displeasure with Israel's plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants, saying they deserve far more than the $3,500 they were offered to leave. President Isaias Afwerki's interview on a government website Wednesday said the migrants from his country and Sudan paid a "high price" to human traffickers to reach...

Boulevard, CA – 77 Immigrants Found In Truck Near California-Mexico Border

January 31, 2018 at 07:16 PM
Seventy-seven people who entered the United States illegally were found packed inside a sweltering truck near the Mexico border, and the driver was charged with transporting people for financial gain, authorities said. Five children were among those found Monday evening in the cargo area of a brown truck painted to resemble a United Parcel Service vehicle, authorities said. The California...

Washington – GOP Congressman Who Led The Benghazi Probe Will Leave House

January 31, 2018 at 07:02 PM
Washington - Rep. Trey Gowdy, a powerful GOP watchdog who built his name leading the investigation into the 2012 attacks against Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has become the latest prominent Republican to head for the exits rather than run for another term. The former South Carolina prosecutor who is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said in a statement Wednesday...

Addis Ababa – Letter From Trump Prompts African Leaders To Refrain From Criticizing Him

January 31, 2018 at 06:31 PM
Addis Ababa - African leaders say they have decided to refrain from issuing a resolution to criticize Donald Trump's alleged reference to their nations as "s**** countries" because the U.S. president sent them a letter expressing respect for the continent. The leaders who met at an African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital were initially set to demand an apology from Trump over the remark...

Jerusalem – Israel: Netanyahu Corruption Probe In ‘Final Stretch’

January 31, 2018 at 06:01 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general says an investigation looking into two corruption allegations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in its "final stretch." Speaking at a meeting of the Israel Bar Association Wednesday, Avichai Mandelblit says dozens of witnesses have been questioned in various countries as part of the probe. He says authorities will "not be afraid to take...

Jerusalem – Israel Summons Irish Ambassador Over Settlement Goods Bill

January 31, 2018 at 05:33 PM
Jerusalem - Israel has summoned Ireland's ambassador over a bill seeking to ban the import of West Bank settlement products. The bill must pass several hurdles to become law. If it does, Ireland would become the first European country to ban settlement goods. Israel's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the ambassador noted the Irish government opposes the bill, as well as an international...

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