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Washington – Senators Introduce Bill To Pay For Holocaust Education Programs In Schools

July 11, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Washington - A bipartisan slate of senators introduced a bill that would fund Holocaust education in schools. The Never Again Education Act would establish the Holocaust Education Assistance Program Fund in the U.S. Treasury. The bill would combine appropriated funds and private donations. A release Thursday from the office of Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., one of the lead sponsors, said the...

New York – Dow Jones Industrial Closes Above 27,000 For First Time In Stock Market History

July 11, 2019 at 04:06 PM
New York - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 27,000 for the first time Thursday after a turbulent day on Wall Street left the market within striking distance of more milestones. The S&P 500 was hovering just below its all-time high in late-afternoon trading. The benchmark index briefly rose above 3,000 for the second day in a row before an early rally lost some of its...

Washington – TSA Says US Travelers Broke A Record Over July 4 Holiday

July 11, 2019 at 04:00 PM
Washington - The number of people screened at airport checkpoints last Sunday set a record as people streamed home after a four-day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that its officers screened 2,795,014 passengers and airline crew members, barely beating a record set just five weeks earlier, over the Memorial Day weekend. TSA screens about 2.2 million...

New York – Twitter Suffers Widespread Outage

July 11, 2019 at 03:22 PM
New York - Twitter says it is investigating a problem with its service . Users across the U.S. and elsewhere are not able to access Twitter. The company is not saying how widespread the outage is. The disruption appears to be affecting both web-based and mobile users. Outages were widespread in Twitter's early years, so much so that a cartoon "fail whale" the company would put up during...

Jerusalem – Yad Vashem Amends Yom Hashoah Memorial Prayers To Include Jews In Arab Countries

July 11, 2019 at 03:15 PM
Jerusalem - The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has amended the memorial prayer for the dead recited on Yom Hashoah to include Jews in Arab countries. The Yizkor prayer had asked God to remember “all the souls of all the communities of Beit Israel in the European Diaspora” who died in the Holocaust. In the amended prayer the word European is removed, Haaretz reported. The El Malei...

Assaf’s Heartbreaking Story…

July 11, 2019 at 03:07 PM
Asaf is only 9 years old and this is the second time that he faces life-threatening cancer. It all started about two years ago, Assaf was hospitalized for a severe asthma attack. He was diagnosed with pneumonia, treated and discharged to recover at home. However, when Assaf started experiencing pain in his ribs, he underwent an MRI. The test results were frightening; they showed that Assaf had...

Washington – Democrats Acknowledge Questioning Mueller ‘Will Not Be Easy’

July 11, 2019 at 02:30 PM
Washington - Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they'll make the most of the short time they'll have for questioning. Robert Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack. The stern, reticent former FBI director has said he won't answer questions beyond what is in the report on...

Vancouver, Canada – Air Canada Flight Diverted To Hawaii After Turbulence, Minor Injuries Reported

July 11, 2019 at 02:20 PM
Vancouver - - An Air Canada flight was diverted on Thursday to Hawaii after a sudden case of severe turbulence left 25 people with minor injuries, the carrier said in a statement. Flight AC33, carrying 269 passengers and 15 crew, was flying from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia, when the Boeing 777 aircraft "encountered unforecasted and sudden turbulence approximately two hours past Hawaii," the...

Ramallah, West Bank – PA Doubles Salary of Terror Mastermind Behind Murder of 3 Israeli Teens

July 11, 2019 at 02:03 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - Hussam Hassan Kawasme, the Hamas terrorist responsible for the planning of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the summer of 2014, has received a significant pay hike from the Palestinian Authority (PA) and his monthly pay will double from NIS 2,000 to NIS 4,000. As the organizer of the infamous attack, Kawasme has already been paid NIS 98,400 ($27,640...

Washington – House Panel Authorizes Subpoenas For Kushner, Other Trump Aides

July 11, 2019 at 01:52 PM
Washington - The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to authorize subpoenas for a dozen witnesses including President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner. The vote gives panel Chairman Jerrold Nadler discretion on whether to subpoena current and former Trump advisers such as former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House Chief of Staff...

Geneva – Report: Mossad Leads Iaea To Find Radioactive Material In Violation Of Nuke Deal

July 11, 2019 at 01:28 PM
Geneva - The IAEA has found signs of radioactive material that would violate the 2015 nuclear deal at an Iranian nuclear site identified to the agency by Israeli intelligence, Channel 13 reported on Thursday. According to Channel 13, top Israeli sources revealed that the IAEA is sitting on the information and has avoided making it public to date.In April, Reuters reported that the IAEA had...

Jerusalem – Ex-Israeli Premier Plays Down Relationship With Epstein

July 11, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Jerusalem - Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak is playing down his ties with Jeffrey Epstein — the U.S. financier jailed on sex-trafficking charges. Barak's connection with Epstein has emerged in Israel just days after the 78-year-old former premier announced his political comeback in a bid to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to Israeli media, Barak received over $2...

Jerusalem – Isreali Police Remove Monument Erected In Honor Of Terrorist

July 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Jerusalem - Jerusalem’s Police and Municipality workers on Wednesday operated in the Arab neighborhood of Isawiyeh to remove a monument erected on Tuesday night in honor of Arab terrorist Mohammed Abid. The monument was removed at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after coordination with Jerusalem’s Mayor Moshe Leon and security and enforcement officials. The terrorist...

Washington – Diplomats Shaken By Resignation Of Britain’s US Ambassador

July 11, 2019 at 12:02 PM
Washington - The abrupt resignation of Britain's ambassador to the United States over leaked cables critical of the Trump administration may have jolted official Washington, but it's unlikely to have a lasting impact on the U.S.-British relationship or diplomatic practice. Current and former diplomats say the leak of Ambassador Kim Darroch's sensitive reports is unfortunate and alarming...

Washington – White House: Trump And Netanyahu Discussed Shared Interests On Combating Iran

July 11, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran on Wednesday, the White House said, the same day the U.S. president threatened to "substantially" increase sanctions on Tehran to curb its nuclear activities. Iran recently started enriching uranium beyond a limit established in a 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, a deal from which Trump...

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