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New York – 22 Young Israel Synagogues Publicly Oppose National Organization’s Defense Of Netanyahu

March 1, 2019 at 05:00 PM
New York - Twenty-two synagogues that belong to the national Orthodox Young Israel movement have condemned its defense of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political deal with a far-right party. The synagogues called on the National Council of Young Israel to stop making political statements. Young Israel is an Orthodox synagogue association with 175 member congregations. Its...

Washington – House Panel Sets Deadline For WH On Security Clearances Info

March 1, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Washington - A congressional committee is giving the White House until Monday to voluntarily turn over documents related to White House security clearances. The deadline from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform comes amid questions about the Trump administration's truthfulness regarding how senior adviser Jared Kushner got his high-level security clearance. Chairman...

Seattle, WA – Amazon Plans New Grocery-store Business

March 1, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Seattle, WA - Amazon.com Inc is planning to open dozens of grocery stores across the United States as it looks to expand in the food business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The online retail giant is planning its first store in Los Angeles as early as the end of the year, and has already signed leases for at least two other grocery...

Washington – Nielsen Estimates About 16 Million Watched Michael Cohen

March 1, 2019 at 03:30 PM
Washington - The Nielsen company says that 15.8 million people watched President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testify against him on television before a congressional committee. Nielsen estimated the viewership on eight different networks between 9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The number contrasts with the 20.4 million who watched the daytime testimony of Supreme Court...

Fort Laudardale, FL – Small Banner Plane Crashes Into Building In Florida, One Dead

March 1, 2019 at 03:07 PM
Fort Laudardale, FL - A small banner plane has crashed into a building along a beach in Florida. Images posted by local media showed the crushed wreckage of the yellow plane amid debris on the roof of a building Friday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale. In a WFOR-TV report , Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Chief Stephen Gollan said the plane hit the building between the 16th and 17th floors, then...

New York – 2 Arrests, Officer On Desk Duty After Wild NYC Highway Chase

March 1, 2019 at 02:47 PM
New York - Police say they've arrested two suspects in a wild chase on a Manhattan highway and placed an officer on desk duty for apparently violating department rules about firing on a vehicle. The FDR Drive was reopened in time for Friday morning's commute. Police say officers tried to pull over a vehicle near 96th Street and Second Avenue around 9 p.m. Thursday. The driver rammed the...

Washington – Eyeing 2020, White House Steps Up ‘Socialism’ Attack On Dems

March 1, 2019 at 02:29 PM
Washington - As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it's pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it's calling the policies of "socialism." Trying to portray Democrats as out of step with ordinary Americans, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the choice in the next election is "between freedom and...

New York – Lyft Reveals Financial Details Ahead Of Its IPO

March 1, 2019 at 01:58 PM
New York - Ride-hailing giant Lyft released financial details in a federal filing before it begins selling its stock to the public, giving investors the first chance to buy into the ride-hailing phenomenon. The company showed impressive growth, with $2.2 billion in revenue last year — more than double its $1.1 billion in revenue in 2017. Revenue had skyrocketed more than 200 percent in 2017...

Jerusalem – Israeli Research Finds That Home Births Are 3 Times More Dangerous Than At Hospitals

March 1, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Jerusalem - Women who give birth at home or in other non-hospital settings in Israel are three times more likely to encounter complications, and particularly run the risk of perinatal mortality, than women who have their babies in hospitals, according to new research presented by Prof. Eyal Sheiner and Dr. Tamar Weinstock of Ben Gurion University’s Faculty of Health Science, and Dr. Gil...

Albany – NY Governor: No Reason To Think Amazon Might Reconsider Plan

March 1, 2019 at 01:26 PM
Albany - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his efforts to get Amazon back on board with a New York headquarters have not worked — but he doesn't want the failed Amazon deal to drive other companies away. The Democratic governor said Friday that he has spoken to Amazon executives in the two weeks since they pulled the plug on a planned secondary headquarters in New York and that they did not indicate...

Paris – French City’s Rabbi Says Half Of His Congregants Have Left Over Anti-Semitism

March 1, 2019 at 01:01 PM
Paris - Half of the regular members of the Jewish community in of the city of Grenoble in eastern France have left due to anti-Semitism, their rabbi said. Rabbi Nissim Sultan on Grenoble, a city of 160,000 residents near Lyon with several hundred Jews, said this during an interview Tuesday with the France Bleu Isère radio station. “It’s a troubling phenomenon that began about 15 years...

Washington – US Should ‘call Out Netanyahu’s Corruption,’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren Says

March 1, 2019 at 12:22 PM
Washington - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, an announced presidential candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, said the United States should “call out” corruption in Israel under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Warren, of Massachusetts, posted the remark on Twitter Thursday following the Israeli attorney general’s announcement that he intends to indict Netanyahu on three counts of...

Washington – Ilhan Omar Questions ‘Foreign Allegiance’ During Talk On Israel, Anti-Semitism

March 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Washington - Rep. Ilhan Omar, who recently apologized for suggesting Israel’s supporters buy political clout, was criticized Thursday for apparently raising another trope many consider anti-Semitic: the notion that supporters of Israel have dual loyalties. In a panel discussion Wednesday, according to reporting by the Jewish Insider, the Minnesota Democrat was discussing criticism of Israel...

Washington – After Criticisms, WH Says Trump Does Blame North Korea In Warmbier Death

March 1, 2019 at 11:54 AM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump believes North Korea is responsible for Otto Warmbier's death, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Friday after the family of the former American college student blamed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Conway told Fox News she had just spoken to Trump about the issue. "The president agrees with the Warmbier family and holds North Korea...

Beijing – China Touts Engineering Feats Of New International Airport

March 1, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Beijing - Construction of a new airport in China's capital that promises to be one of the largest in the world is speeding toward completion. Construction of the Beijing Daxing International Airport is slated to finish in late June, project manager Li Jianhua told reporters at the site Friday. It is to open at the end of September — less than five years after building began. Situated in...

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