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New York – Mom In Toddler Tussle Video Says She Went Into Defense Mode

December 16, 2018 at 11:30 PM
New York -A mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by New York police in a widely seen video said in an interview published Sunday that she went into "defense mode." "In my head, I told myself they're not going to let me leave," Jazmine Headley told The New York Times. "I was so afraid. I was combative with my thoughts." The video captured the chaotic scene that unfolded Dec. 7 as...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Israeli Ties To Arab World Stronger Without The Palestinians

December 16, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel stands a better chance to normalize ties with the Arab world without the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israeli diplomats on Sunday night. “What is happening at the moment is that we are in a process of normalization with the Arab world without progress in the diplomatic process with the Palestinians,” Netanyahu said. He spoke with the...

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Denies Attack On ProPublica Is Anti-Semitic Despite Singling Out Jewish Donors

December 16, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Frankfort, KY - Kentucky’s governor denied his attack on a collaboration between a local newspaper and investigative journalism project ProPublica was anti-Semitic because he singled out Jewish funders of ProPublica. Among the funders Republican Gov. Matt Bevin names are the founders of ProPublica, Herbert and Marion Sandler, who have given over a billion dollars to largely progressive...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM’s Son Gets Temporary Ban On Facebook

December 16, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police" and sharing previously banned content. Yair Netanyahu blasted the website on Sunday for removing an earlier post in which he called for "avenging the deaths" of two Israeli soldiers killed last week by Palestinian...

Denver – US Air Force Set To Launch 1st Next-generation GPS Satellite

December 16, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Denver - After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later because of problems in a companion program to develop a new ground control system for the satellites, government auditors...

London – Recent Stock Market “Jolt” Will Be First Of Many As Easy Money Era Ends, Says BIS

December 16, 2018 at 07:00 PM
London - Recent sharp selloffs across global financial markets are probably the first of many, as investors adjust to a world of tighter monetary conditions and the threat of economic downturn, the Bank of International Settlements said on Sunday. The year has been a tough one, with big drops in European and Asian stocks and even U.S. equities recently slipping into the red for 2018 after a...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Tech Sector Faces Challenge From Shortage Of Workers

December 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel is struggling to recruit enough workers to its technology sector, a report showed on Sunday, creating a challenge for an industry seen as the country's main potential driver of economic growth over the next decade. Start-Up Nation Central, which published the report with the Israel Innovation Authority, said that while the number of high-tech workers in Israel had grown...

Delaware – For 76-year-old Joe Biden, Age A Factor As He Mulls 2020 Run

December 16, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Delaware - As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the biggest hurdle to launching another bid for the Democratic presidential...

Washington – Almost Every Part Of Trump’s Life Is Under Investigation

December 16, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Washington - Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with the practices of his late father. On...

Detroit – Rashida Tlaib Will Wear Traditional Palestinian Robe For Swearing-in Ceremony

December 16, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Detroit -  Rashida Tlaib, the newly elected Democratic congresswoman from Michigan, said she will wear a traditional Palestinian robe for her swearing-in ceremony. “Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress. #PalestinianThobe #ForMyYama,” Tlaib wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. She posted a photo of the black robe embroidered with pink thread and other accent...

Washington – Schumer Says It’s Up To Trump To Avert Government Shutdown

December 16, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Washington - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says it's up to President Donald Trump whether the federal government partially shuts down at midnight Friday over his border wall. Trump has said he'd be "proud" to have a shutdown over the $5 billion he wants for the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Asked Sunday if there was room for compromise, Schumer told NBC: "He's not going to get the...

Warsaw, Poland – Anti-Semitic Graffiti Written On Gate Of Jewish Cemetery In Southern Poland

December 16, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Warsaw, Poland - A Jewish cemetery in southern Poland was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. “Jews to the Sand” and “cyclone B,” referring to the Zyklon B gas used to kill Jews in Nazi death camps, was written on the gate of the Jewish cemetery in Czestochowa. A sign with information about the cemetery, funded by philanthropist Zygmunt Rolat, who was born in Czestochowa and...

Manama – Bahrain Foreign Minister Defends Australia’s Decision On Jerusalem

December 16, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Manama - The foreign minister of U.S. ally Bahrain has defended Australia's formal recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the move would not affect a future Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital. Australia's government announced the decision on Saturday, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but said it would not immediately move its embassy there. The...

Gaza City – In Massive Rally Hamas Chief Says IDF Soldiers Who Enter Gaza Will Be Caught Or Killed

December 16, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Gaza City - Hundreds of thousands of Hamas supporters clad in green flooded the streets of Gaza City on Sunday, as the Palestinian terrorist organization marked 31 years since its establishment. Speaking at the rally, Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh said that the organization's military wing was on its guard following a botched IDF commando operation in Gaza in November, which triggered...

Jerusalem – Hundreds Demonstrate As Netanyahu Defends His Dealing With Terrorism

December 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds of Jewish settlers and their supporters demonstrated in front of the Prime Minister’s Office, protesting weakness in dealing with West Bank terrorism. The protesters on Sunday morning during the weekly Cabinet meeting led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also called for measures to strengthen the settlements, including legalizing housing in Ofra, the site of a terror...

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