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Las Vegas, NV – Trump To Speak At Republican Jewish Coalition Conference

March 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV - President Donald Trump will address the Republican Jewish Coalition at a time when he is a hero among right-wing Jews for historic policy decisions that are in sync with Israel’s government. The RJC announced Friday that Trump would speak April 6 at its annual conference in Las Vegas. Vice President Mike Pence also will be among the speakers. “From tearing up the Iran...

New York – Dow Drops More Than 450 Points, S&P 500 Posts Worst Day Since January Amid Global Growth Worries

March 22, 2019 at 05:20 PM
New York - Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes posting their biggest one-day percentage declines since Jan. 3, as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn. Capping five tumultuous days of trading, the S&P 500, the Dow and the Nasdaq were all...

Washington – Mueller Concludes Russia Probe, Delivers Report To AG Barr

March 22, 2019 at 05:07 PM
Washington - Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. The Justice Department says Mueller delivered his final report Friday to Attorney General William Barr, who is reviewing it. Mueller's report, still confidential, sets the stage for big public fights to come. The...

Washington – Trump Slams European Automakers, Threatens US Tariffs

March 22, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United States. In an interview on Fox Business Network's Mornings with Maria, Trump said that he has rejected proposals from the European Union that would bring auto tariffs on both sides to...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM Netanyahu Says Will Sue Political Rivals For Libel

March 22, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that he will sue two of his main political rivals for libel over remarks relating to a graft scandal relating to a German submarine deal. In a video published on Netanyahu's Facebook page the veteran Israeli leader said he has instructed his attorneys to take legal action against former army general Benny Gantz and ex-defence...

Washington – Trump Says US Recognition Of Golan As Israel’s Territory Is Unrelated To Elections There

March 22, 2019 at 03:45 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said his announcement about favoring recognition of Israel’s claim to the Golan Heights was unconnected to the Israeli elections next month. Trump, who on Wednesday announced the policy change on Twitter, said on “Fox News Friday” that the move was not designed to help Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election bid in the April 9 vote. “No...

Philadelphia – Report: Problem Police Are Moved To Jobs At Homeland Security Center

March 22, 2019 at 03:15 PM
Philadelphia - Some problem police officers in Philadelphia have been assigned to monitor security cameras in a highly sensitive Homeland Security intelligence facility. The location has become a sort of holding area for officers on restricted duty, meaning they are unfit for street duty because of pending criminal charges or accusations of wrongdoing, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer...

Washington – Trump Reversing New Sanctions On North Korea

March 22, 2019 at 02:56 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, ordering them withdrawn. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump "likes Chairman Kim and he doesn't think these sanctions will be necessary." Trump says in a tweet that, "It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions...

United Nations – Official: Belgian Carnival May Lose UN Recognition Amid Anti-Semitism

March 22, 2019 at 02:30 PM
United Nations - The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it is considering whether to remove its recognition of a Belgium carnival as a valuable piece of cultural heritage following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade. UNESCO, Jewish organizations and European authorities have condemned the supposed anti-Semitic and racist nature of a parade float at the Aalst Carnival that featured...

Town Of Ulster, NY – NY Gov: Man Who Told Jewish Co-worker She Was In ‘Gas Chamber’, Arrested

March 22, 2019 at 01:47 PM
Town Of Ulster, NY - The arrest of a New York man on charges of harassing a Jewish co-worker at a health food store is the latest in a rising number of anti-Semitic episodes reported in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. The Democrat joined state police Superintendent Keith Corlett for the announcement of the arrest of William Sullivan, 21, of Saugerties, on a misdemeanor count of...

Warsaw – Poland Likely To Bar Holocaust Denier, Foreign Minister Says

March 22, 2019 at 01:30 PM
Poland - Warsaw is likely to refuse Holocaust denier David Irving entry to Poland later this year, the foreign minister said on Friday, citing local legislation that bans denying the genocide. Israel had urged Poland to deny Irving entry after reports that he planned to lead a tour of Nazi concentration camps in the country. The author of several books, Irving has denied that the Nazis...

Majdal Shams – Druze On Golan Heights Reject Trump Backing For Israeli Sovereignty

March 22, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Majdal Shams -Druze Arabs and Israeli settlers on opposite sides of the dispute over U.S. President Donald Trump's support for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights agree on one thing - it won't change matters on the ground. The fertile hillsides of the Israeli-occupied Golan are scattered with villages inhabited by 22,000 Druze, an Arab minority who practice an offshoot of Islam. Many...

Jerusalem – Pompeo Says Trump Is Like Biblical Queen Who Saved Jews

March 22, 2019 at 11:51 AM
Jerusalem - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it's "possible" that President Donald Trump is like Queen Esther, who saved Jews in the Old Testament. Pompeo made the statement in an interview with a Christian broadcast outlet this week on a trip to the Middle East. The interviewer asked if Trump is "like Queen Esther," who interceded with her husband to save Jews in what was then...

Jakarta – Indonesian Airline Cancels Boeing Order, Citing Passenger Fear

March 22, 2019 at 11:31 AM
Jakarta - Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, it said on Friday, saying some passengers would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although analysts said the deal had long been in doubt. The news came as another 737 MAX customer, Norwegian Air, played down the significance of a move by Boeing to make a previously optional...

Atlanta – Jimmy Carter’s New Milestone: Longest-lived US President

March 22, 2019 at 11:14 AM
Atlanta - Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history. Friday is the 172nd day beyond Carter's 94th birthday, exceeding by one day the lifespan of former President George H.W. Bush, who...

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