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Jerusalem – Israeli President Lights First Hanukkah Candle With Haredi Soldiers

December 2, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, lit the first Hanukkah candle at his official residence in Jerusalem accompanied by soldiers from the Israeli Orthodox FDI battalions, whom he congratulated for his dedication to religion and defense of the country. Rivlin said to the soldiers: "I see them, and I see the modern Hasmoneans: soldiers, warriors, righteous people, who occupy...

Pittsburgh, PA – Synagogue Holds Channukah Ceremony At Mass Shooting Site

December 2, 2018 at 10:34 PM
Pittsburgh, PA - Sunday's public lighting of a Menorah outside a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were killed in a mass shooting was an opportunity to honor the dead, mark Hanukkah's theme of survival and allow the community to reinforce its solidarity. "To me, it's a simple message: The light is the message," Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said, pointing to the Menorah standing at the corner where a...

Buenos Aires – Jared Kushner, In Buenos Aires For G20, Pays Tribute To Victims Of AMIA Jewish Center Attack

December 2, 2018 at 10:05 PM
Buenos Aires - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner paid tribute to the victims of 1994 attack on AMIA, Buenos Aires Jewish center. Kushner, the Jewish son-in-law of President Donald Trump, is part of the US delegation to the G20 summit. He went to the rebuilt headquarters of the building out of which operates the AMIA; the Jewish political umbrella DAIA; and the Argentina Zionist...

Jerusalem – Israeli Draft Law Deadline Pushed To January

December 2, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s High Court for Justice granted the government an additional 45 days to finalize an agreed upon version of the Draft Law after the original deadline expired on Saturday night. The new deadline is January 15, 2019, by which time the Coalition parties must present a new version of the law to replace the previous one which the HCJ ruled to be unconstitutional as it stands...

Philadelphia, PA – Marc Lamont Hill In Op-ed Apologizes For Use Of Phrase ‘Free Palestine From The River To The Sea’

December 2, 2018 at 09:01 PM
Philadelphia - Marc Lamont Hill, a political commentator and professor at Temple University, has apologized for his use of a phrase associated with Palestinian extremists in discussing the current plight of the Palestinians at the United Nations. Hill, Hill, a professor of media studies and urban education at Temple who also hosts the syndicated television show “Our World with Black...

Houston – Bush Retained Sense Of Humor Till The End, Jim Baker Says

December 2, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Houston -George H.W. Bush didn't lose his sense of humor even as he was letting go of life. Surrounded by loved ones Friday night as he lay in bed at home in Houston, he was approached by the wife of his longtime friend, James A. Baker III, who was in the room with her husband. She raised a hand and placed it on the former president's forehead before telling him, "We love you very much, Jefe,"...

Seoul – Trump Wants Kim To Know He Likes Him And Will Fulfill His Wishes, South Korean Leader Says

December 2, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Seoul - Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfill his wishes, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday, a day after meeting the U.S. president at an economic summit in Argentina. Moon, who is hoping to host Kim soon on the first ever trip to Seoul by a North Korean leader as agreed earlier this year, said Trump had asked him to pass...

Ontario – Canadian Lawmakers Recognize Jewish Refugees From Arab Countries

December 2, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Ontario - Two Canadian lawmakers made statements in the House of Commons to commemorate “Jewish Refugee Day.” Marked in Israel on Nov. 30, “Jewish Refugee Day” recognizes the 850,000 Jews who were forced to flee their homes in Arab countries across the Middle East in the days leading up to and following the creation of the State of Israel. Billions of dollars worth of property was...

Buenos Aires – Analysis: On This Trump Trip, Low Drama, Signs Of Acceptance

December 2, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Buenos Aires - f there has been a constant to President Donald Trump's tumultuous first two years in office, it has been that his foreign trips have tended to be drama-filled affairs — the president barreling through international gatherings like a norm-smashing bull, disrupting alliances and upending longstanding U.S. policies. But at this year's Group of 20 summit, Trump appeared to settle in...

Budapest – Hungarian Magazine Publishes Anti-Semitic Image Of Jewish Leader On Cover

December 2, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Budapest - A Hungarian Jewish leader was pictured on the cover of a pro-government magazine surrounded by images of money. The image of Andras Heisler, head of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, or Mazsihisz, the country’s largest Jewish group, was published late last week on the front page of the Figyelo weekly. The magazine accuses Heisler and Mazsihisz of accounting...

New York – NYC Cops Find Couple Who Lost Engagement Ring Down Subway Grate

December 2, 2018 at 03:42 PM
New York - New York City police on Sunday located a tourist couple whose unlucky marriage proposal went viral after their engagement ring fell down a Times Square subway grate. A video of the incident shared on Twitter by the New York City Police Department on Saturday collected more than 20,000 retweets, made headlines and managed to reach the newly engaged pair who had returned to the United...

Paris – Macron Mulls State Of Emergency After Worst Unrest In Decades

December 2, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Paris - President Emmanuel Macron considered declaring a state of emergency as he met security chiefs on Sunday seeking a way out of nationwide protests after rioters turned central Paris into a battle zone and vandalized the Arc de Triomphe monument. Riot police on Saturday were overwhelmed as protesters ran amok in Paris' posh neighborhoods, torching dozens of cars, looting boutiques and...

Tehran – Iran Test-fires Missile Capable Of Striking Parts Of Europe And Israel

December 2, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Tehran - Iran test-fired a missile capable of striking parts of Europe and Israel, U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo said. The medium-range ballistic missile is capable of carrying multiple warheads, has a range that allows it to strike parts of Europe and anywhere in the Middle East, and violates a United Nations Security Council resolution, Pompeo said in a statement released Saturday by the State...

Foxboro, MA – Jewish Athletes Condemn Anti-Semitism After Synagogue Shooting

December 2, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Foxboro, MA - Memphis Grizzlies forward Omri Casspi, who was born in Israel, was early in his NBA career when he saw a picture of himself defaced with a swastika. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen grew up with kids who made fun of the size of his nose. New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has heard anti-Semitic taunts during games, but he had been willing to write them off as...

The Netherlands – In Holland, One Of The World’s Most Expensive Hanukkah Menorahs Hides In Plain Sight

December 2, 2018 at 12:00 PM
The Netherlands - Nothing about the appearance of object MB02280 at this city’s Jewish Historical Museum suggests it is the capital’s priciest Hanukkah menorah, worth more than the average local price of a duplex home. Shaped like the body of a violin, it is only 16 inches tall. Its base cradles eight detachable oil cups intended to function as candles on Hanukkah, when Jews light candles...

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