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New York – Who Invented The Beloved Doughnut?

December 8, 2018 at 11:59 PM
New York - If you look it up in Wikipedia, you may get the impression that it was either the Dutch settlers in early New York or a guy name Hanson Gregory (1847) who invented the doughnut. However, doughnuts – or pieces of dough fried in oil (even those with holes in them) – predated Dutch olykoeks by many thousands of years. Archaeological remains at many of the Pharaohs’ tombs depict...

New York – New York Times Columnist Michelle Goldberg Defends Anti-Zionism

December 8, 2018 at 11:30 PM
New York - Michelle Goldberg, a columnist for The New York Times, wrote a piece defending anti-Zionism and saying it is not anti-Semitism. “The conflation of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism is a bit of rhetorical sleight-of-hand that depends on treating Israel as the embodiment of the Jewish people everywhere,” she wrote Friday. “Certainly, some criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic, but...

Bedminster, NJ – Trump Resort Worker: No Regrets Speaking Out About Abuse

December 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Bedminster, NJ - A Guatemalan living in the U.S. illegally who says she faced abusive working conditions as a maid at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club doesn't regret speaking out, even though she might lose her job and be deported. Victorina Morales told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that she can't go back to Guatemala because her family has received death threats, but that...

Brooklyn, NY – FBI Agent Shot In Shoulder In New York City

December 8, 2018 at 10:29 PM
Brooklyn, NY - An FBI agent was shot in the shoulder Saturday in New York City during a street gunfight, police said. The male agent was struck while on duty at 3:30 p.m. in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. FBI officials confirmed the shooting and said the agent was in stable condition at a New York hospital. Two possible suspects are in police custody, the FBI said. Police...

Washington – Trump Says Chief Of Staff John Kelly To Leave At Year’s End

December 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year's end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control of the House. Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, is Trump's top choice to replace Kelly, and the two have...

France – Video: Rioting Engulfs Paris As Anger Grows Over High French Taxes

December 8, 2018 at 09:33 PM
Paris - The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel surrounded the president's Elysee Palace — a key destination for the protesters — as police...

Washington – Republican Congressman Says George Soros ‘turned On Fellow Jews

December 8, 2018 at 09:02 PM
Washington - Rep. Louie Gohmert spouted off against George Soros, questioning whether the liberal financier is Jewish and suggesting that he betrayed Jews during the Holocaust. Gohmert, a Texas Republican who is not Jewish, brought up Soros during an unrelated segment Thursday on the Fox Business Network. He and host Stuart Varney were discussing Google and George Orwell. “It also reminds...

Gush Etzion – Maccabean History: The Battle Of Beit Zechariah

December 8, 2018 at 08:30 PM
Gush Etzion - The Battle of Beit Zechariah, which took place 2,000 years ago during the Maccabean Revolt is one of sacrifice and bravery. On a clear autumn afternoon last week in Gush Etzion, TPS took a trip back in time, standing among the vineyards and rolling hills of Gush Etzion in Judea, in a spot almost exactly where the battle took place. The Maccabean Revolt took place between 167...

Washington – ‘Dumb’ And ‘lazy’: Trump Lashes Back At Tillerson Criticism

December 8, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump, never known for taking criticism lying down, responded to unkind words from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Friday by calling Tillerson "dumb as a rock" and "lazy as hell." During a rare public appearance in Houston on Thursday evening, Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil CEO, discussed his difficult tenure working for Trump. He called the...

Tunis – Tunisian Protesters Criticize Israel, Support Palestinians

December 8, 2018 at 07:31 PM
Tunis - Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have staged a protest in Tunisia's capital against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians. The protest on Saturday was held outside the Tourism Ministry. The country's named tourism minister is Jewish, which is unusual in this majority Muslim country. The protesters are angry about Israeli settlements and call for a Palestinian state...

New York – Stocks Drop 4 Percent In Rocky Week On Trade, Growth Worries

December 8, 2018 at 07:00 PM
New York - Wall Street capped a turbulent week of trading Friday with the biggest weekly loss since March as traders fret over rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and signals of slower economic growth. The latest wave of selling erased more than 550 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, bringing its three-day loss to more than 1,400. For the week, major indexes are...

Jerusalem – Israel Uncovers Another Hezbollah Tunnel Dug From Lebanon

December 8, 2018 at 06:05 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli forces said Saturday they uncovered another Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon, an announcement that came shortly after troops fired at suspected members of the Lebanese militant group who approached the site of Israeli army engineering working to thwart tunnels. The find makes this at least the second cross-border tunnel discovered since Israel began an operation this week...

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