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New York – ‘The Mueller Report’ Is Officially A Best-seller

May 1, 2019 at 11:30 PM
New York - "The Mueller Report" is now officially a best-seller. A published edition of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign sold just under 42,000 copies last week, NPD BookScan reported Wednesday. Jointly edited by Scribner and The Washington Post, it sold more than any nonfiction book on the...

Washington – FBI Informant Paid $300K, Helped Nab Army Veteran Accused Of Bomb Plot

May 1, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - The arrest of an Army veteran in a plot to bomb a white supremacist rally in Southern California is the result of a confidential informant's work. Court documents show that Mark Domingo was nabbed after the informant steered him away from impulsive gun attacks, offered opportunities to drop the plot and eventually led him to a trap. The identity of the informant is not known...

Lodz, Poland – Effigy Of Late Polish Jewish Communist Hung On Gallows At Former Lodz Ghetto

May 1, 2019 at 10:33 PM
Lodz, Poland - An activist who says he is working to “liberate Poland from American Jews’ occupation” unveiled an effigy in Lodz of a Jewish politician hung on a gallows. Sławomir Dul presented the display featuring the late communist politician Jakub Berman, captioned “Jew,” outside the headquarters of the city’s police station Tuesday, Gazeta Wyborcza reported. The building...

Washington – As Survivors Dwindle, US Still Pursues Holocaust Restitution

May 1, 2019 at 10:10 PM
Washington - The number of survivors may be dwindling, but the State Department’s envoy on Holocaust issues says the issue of restitution still lingers. Thomas Yazdgerdi, the special envoy for Holocaust issues, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on Wednesday that he is preparing a report to Congress due in November that assesses what countries in Europe have done to complete their obligation...

Washington – Trump Blasts Democrats After Barr Testimony

May 1, 2019 at 09:20 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump says calls from some Democratic lawmakers for Attorney General William Barr to resign are "so ridiculous." Trump tells Fox Business Network's Trish Regan that he heard Barr "performed incredibly well" in testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The president noted that three of the senators who questioned Barr are running for the...

Los Angeles – California Inches Toward 40M People, But Growth Rate Slows

May 1, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Los Angeles - California had its slowest recorded growth rate in its history last year as the country's most populous state was hit by a slowdown in immigration and a sharp decline of births. Estimates released Wednesday show California had 39.9 million people as of Jan. 1, adding nearly 187,000 people for a growth rate of 0.47% — the lowest since 1900, the earliest records available. And...

New York – New York City To Pay $3.5M Settlement In Rikers Inmate Death

May 1, 2019 at 08:30 PM
New York - New York City has reached a $3.5 million settlement in a lawsuit filed over the 2014 death of a Rikers Island inmate who records show was deprived of seizure medication. The Daily News reports the city agreed last week to pay the money to the girlfriend of Rolando Perez, mother of his now-18-year-old son. Perez died in January 2014, two days after being put in solitary...

Charlotte, NC – Slain Student Hailed As Hero For Confronting Campus Gunman

May 1, 2019 at 07:55 PM
Charlotte, NC - A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, the police chief said Wednesday. Riley Howell, 21, was among the students gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte when a gunman with a pistol began shooting students...

Orlando, Fl – Florida Man Guilty Of Leaving Threats For Bernie Sanders

May 1, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Orlando, FL - A Florida man has been convicted of leaving threatening voicemails for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Court records show that a federal jury in Orlando found 57-year-old Robert Francis Pratersch guilty Tuesday of threatening a federal official and interstate transmission of a threat to injure. He faces up to 15 years in prison at a July 16 sentencing. Federal prosecutors say...

This Torah Learning Initiative Has Got People Learning Everywhere

May 1, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Chayenu is committed to making Torah learning portable and accessible through weekly publications mailed directly to people’s houses. Each booklet contains easy to digest segments in a variety of Torah topics, including the weekly Parsha, Rambam, Sha’ar Habitachon, the Taryag Mitzvos, and inspirational stories. Representing an unprecedented collaboration between 16 different Jewish...

Washington – Mitt Romney: Two-state Solution Is Only Solution

May 1, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Washington - Sen. Mitt Romney returned from a Middle East tour saying that he saw no alternative to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict other than the two-state solution. The Utah Republican, his party’s 2012 presidential nominee, has just assumed the chairmanship of the Middle East subcommittee in the Senate. Romney’s conclusion could put him at odds with the Israeli government, which now...

New York – New York Times To Discipline Editor Who OK’ed Anti-Semitic Cartoon

May 1, 2019 at 06:35 PM
New York - The New York Times is taking disciplinary measures against a production editor who okayed an anti-Semitic cartoon. “We are taking disciplinary steps with the production editor who selected the cartoon for publication,” publisher A.G. Sulzberger said in a note sent to staff, according to CNN reporters posting excerpts Wednesday on Twitter. “We are updating our unconscious...

Poway, CA – Chabad Rabbi In Shul Shooting Invited To Washington Prayer Service

May 1, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Poway, CA - Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was wounded in the Saturday shooting at Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California, is on his way to Washington, D.C., after receiving an invitation to Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast at the White House. Oscar Stewart, the combat veteran who confronted the shooter and forced him to flee, told The Daily Caller News that Yisroel accepted the invitation...

Paris – French Jews Say Officials Are Reluctant To Call Out Anti-Semitism By Muslims

May 1, 2019 at 05:29 PM
Paris - For most of his adult life, Sammy Ghozlan has worked with French authorities fighting crime. Ghozlan, 75, started as a police officer, ascending through the ranks to become a police commissioner in the Paris area. And since 2002 he has headed one of French Jewry’s most prominent watchdog groups. The National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, specializes in...

Jerusalem – In Photos: Israel Remembers The Six Million Holocaust Victims

May 1, 2019 at 05:12 PM
Jerusalem - Israel came to a standstill on Wednesday night as it began to mark the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, with an opening ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. A two-minute-long siren will sound throughout the country on Thursday at 10 am, during which the entire country will pause in unison in memory of the six million Holocaust...

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