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Washington – Bernie Sanders Lambasts Introduction Of Anti-BDS Bill As ‘absurd’

January 6, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Sen. Bernie Sanders said it was “absurd” for Republicans to introduce as the Senate’s first bill of this Congress legislation that would protect states that penalize Israel boycotters. “It’s absurd that the first bill during the shutdown is legislation which punishes Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity,” Sanders, I-Vt...

Orange County, NY – Town Of Palm Tree Becomes First Official U.S. Charedi Orthodox Town

January 6, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Orange County, NY - The Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel in New York became what is said to be the first official haredi Orthodox town in the United States. Kiryas Joel on Jan.1 became the town of Palm Tree when it officially split from the Town of Monroe located in New York’s Orange County, the Times Herald-Record reported on Saturday. The new town is a town is made up of the 164 acres...

Khartoum – Sudan’s President Says He Was Advised To Recognize Israel To Quell Protests

January 6, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said that he has been “advised” to normalize relations with Israel in order to keep in check unrest rocking his country. Bashir, who won 94 percent of the popular vote in a 2015 election that the opposition boycotted because they said it was rigged, met Thursday with Sufi Muslim leaders in Khartoum, according to the Turkish Andalou...

Los Angeles – Huge Trash-collecting Boom In Pacific Ocean Breaks Apart

January 6, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Los Angeles- A trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii has broken apart and will be hauled back to dry land for repairs. Boyan Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, told NBC News last week that the 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be towed 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) to Hawaii. If it...

New York – Muslim Firefighter Settles With NYC Over Firehouse Treatment

January 6, 2019 at 09:03 PM
New York - A Muslim firefighter who said he was subjected to firehouse harassment over his faith and race, including being fed pork in violation of his religious beliefs, has settled his lawsuit against New York City. The New York Post reported the city settled with Raheem Hassan for $224,000 but did not admit to wrongdoing. Hassan had filed a federal lawsuit in March last year, saying he...

New York – Couple Reunited With Engagement Ring Dropped In NYC Sewer

January 6, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - Police in New York City say they helped a couple ring in the new year by reuniting them with their missing engagement ring. NBC New York reports the diamond ring was dropped down a sewer grate Thursday near Times Square. Officers noticed the ring in a grate on Eighth Avenue and 48th Street and recovered it with the help of the FDNY and a police emergency services unit. The...

Warsaw – Poland Shuts Down 13 Escape Game Sites Due To Safety Flaws

January 6, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Warsaw - Polish officials have shut down 13 escape room entertainment sites for safety flaws and the prime minister asked people Sunday to report such lapses to firefighters and police after five teenage girls were killed in a fire. Players in escape room games are locked inside a room or building and must solve puzzles and find clues that lead them to the key that will unlock the door...

Jerusalem – Victims Of Palestinian Terror Prevail, Set To Get Married

January 6, 2019 at 06:02 PM
Jerusalem - Ayelet Dikstein, 34, and Avigdor Gavish, 36, lost their parents and siblings 20 years ago in Arab terror attacks in Judea and Samaria, but they did not let the tragedies dictate or define their life, and have now decided to get married. They met at a support group for orphans, and on Saturday they celebrated their engagement in Elkana, an Israeli community in the Samarian...

Jerusalem – Israel Uses ‘Ugliest Color In The World’ To Fight Smoking

January 6, 2019 at 05:03 PM
Jerusalem - Just moments before disbanding ahead of the upcoming elections, the Knesset passed the Restriction on Advertising and Marketing of Tobacco Products Bill, which puts a special twist on the combat on smoking. The bill passed its final reading by a 45-1 vote. The bill, submitted by MKs Eitan Cabel (Zionist Union), Yehuda Glick (Likud), Eyal Ben Reuven (Zionist Union) and a group of...

Washington – Trump: Weakness In China Economy Gives Beijing Incentive For Trade Deal

January 6, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that trade talks with China were going very well and that weakness in the Chinese economy gave Beijing a reason to work toward a deal. U.S. officials are meeting with their counterparts in Beijing this week for the first face-to-face talks since Trump and China's President Xi Jinping in December agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade war...

Jerusalem – Israel Calls On US To Recognize Rule Over Golan

January 6, 2019 at 03:59 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the U.S to recognize Israeli sovereignty of the disputed Golan Heights. Netanyahu announced that he and Bolton would visit the region on Monday, weather permitting. Standing next to U.S. national security adviser John Bolton before a working dinner in Jerusalem, Netanyahu says: "When you're there, you'll be able to...

Jerusalem – Dozens Of Colorful Balloons Land Explosives In Southern Israeli Carrot Field

January 6, 2019 at 03:30 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli military helicopters fired on two Hamas military posts in Gaza after a bunch of colorful balloons carrying an explosives-laden model airplane landed in a carrot field in southern Israel. The explosives detonated early Sunday afternoon as a military bomb disposal robot inspected the model airplane, which bore the name of a Gazan engineering college on its side. It is not...

Los Angeles – Weather Channel App Accused Of Selling Users’ Personal Data

January 6, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Los Angeles - People relied on the most popular mobile weather app to track forecasts that determined whether they chose jeans over shorts and packed a parka or umbrella, but its owners used it to track their every step and profit off that information, Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday. The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app misled users who agreed to share their location information...

Jerusalem – Israel Met 2.9 Percent/GDP 2018 Budget Deficit Target: Finance Minister

January 6, 2019 at 02:33 PM
Jerusalem - Israel met its budget deficit target of 2.9 percent of gross domestic product last year, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Sunday. Kahlon had consistently said the government would not exceed the target, despite data in recent months indicating it could be breached. "The finance ministry met the target," Kahlon, who has clashed with the central bank over fiscal policies for...

California – LA Times Publishes Column Excusing Antisemitism

January 6, 2019 at 02:00 PM
California - The Los Angeles Times published a column on Friday evening excusing the charges of antisemitism against the leaders of the Women’s March. The op-ed, written by the newspaper’s columnist Robin Abcarian was titled, “Can you admire Louis Farrakhan and still advance the cause of women? Maybe so. Life is full of contradictions.” In the column, Abcarian claimed that she...

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