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Warsaw – Poland Wants Correction After NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Says Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Was Against ‘Polish And Nazi Regime’

February 14, 2019 at 05:33 PM
Warsaw - Poland is asking for a correction after NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell said that the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was against “the Polish and Nazi regime.” “[T]he 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a heroic act against the German Nazis who established the ghetto & carried out the #Holocaust. During WWII Poland was attacked &occupied by the German Nazi regime,” the Polish Embassy in the...

Parkland, FL – ‘I Am Forever Haunted:’ Parkland Mourns A Year After Shooting

February 14, 2019 at 05:10 PM
Parkland, FL - One year after the Valentine's Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for school and gun safety paused on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting. School buses brought only a handful of students to a shortened class day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former...

Sponsored: Koshnb Gears Itself For Pesach With Jewish Vacation Rentals Around The World

February 14, 2019 at 05:04 PM
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New York – Reuters: Retailer Payless ShoeSource Set To Shutter Its 2300 U.S. Stores

February 14, 2019 at 04:30 PM
New York - U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc plans to close all of its approximately 2,300 stores when it files for bankruptcy later this month for the second time in as many years, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The move would make Payless one of the most high-profile victims of the string of bankruptcies that have hit the brick-and-mortar retail sector as more...

Washington – Pelosi Threatens Possible Legal Action Over Expected Trump Emergency Declaration

February 14, 2019 at 04:02 PM
Washington - The top Democrat in the U.S. Congress said on Thursday she might file a legal challenge if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to secure funds to build a wall along the U.S. southern border, as the White House has said he would. "I may," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said when asked by a reporter whether she would file a legal challenge. "We will review our options,"...

New York – Senate Dems On Green New Deal Debate: ‘Bring It On’

February 14, 2019 at 04:00 PM
New York - When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would bring the Green New Deal forward for votes he thought it would put Democrats — especially 2020 presidential contenders — on the spot. But on Thursday, Senate Democrats said they welcome the opportunity for a debate on climate change, and the proposal from freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. They say it's...

Brooklyn, NY – NYC Mayor Says No Room For Anti-Semitism, Vowing Tough Consequences In Hate Crimes

February 14, 2019 at 03:36 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Standing in front of over 20 Yeshiva of Flatbush students and a banner reading “New Yorkers Stand Together,”, Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke out strongly this morning against anti-Semitism and in support of Israel, particularly in light of the recent rash of hate crimes that has been sweeping the city. The mayor’s remarks came this morning at a press conference held at...

Washington – McConnell: Trump Prepared To Sign’ Funding Bill, Will Declare Emergency On Border

February 14, 2019 at 03:13 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump will sign Congress' border security compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement removed the last ounce of suspense over the fate of a bill that would provide just a sliver of the money Trump wants to build a wall with Mexico but also would avoid a new government shutdown. But McConnell also said Trump would quickly...

Warsaw – Arab Leaders Play Down Palestinian Issue In Leaked Video

February 14, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Warsaw - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday released a video of a closed meeting in which senior Gulf Arab officials play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, defend Israel's right to defend itself, and describe Iran as the greatest threat to regional peace. The video, bearing the insignia of Netanyahu's office, gave a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes...

Majdal Shams, Golan Heights – Golan Druze Mark Anniversary Of Israeli Annexation

February 14, 2019 at 02:30 PM
Majdal Shams, Golan Heights - Carrying Syrian flags and pictures of President Bashar al-Assad, hundreds of Arab Druze who live on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights gathered on Thursday to mark the annexation of the territory Israel captured from Syria in the 1960s. Dressed in traditional black garb and white hats, the protesters chanted, pledging loyalty to Syria. "This land is the land of...

Jerusalem – Litzman Accused Of Using Powers To Prevent Extradition Of Malka Leifer

February 14, 2019 at 02:04 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Deputy Health Minister MK Ya’acov Litzman was questioned Thursday at the National Fraud Investigation Unit in Lahav on suspicion of committing offenses of integrity, following a covert investigation that began several months ago. The investigation is being conducted under the supervision of the Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office and with the approval of the...

Washington – Senate Confirms William Barr As Attorney General

February 14, 2019 at 01:46 PM
Washington - The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election. The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm him, mostly along party lines. Barr, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, will succeed...

Philadelphia – Schultz Assailed By Woman Who Shared Starbucks Arrest Video

February 14, 2019 at 01:27 PM
Philadelphia - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz acknowledged the manager of one of the company's shops in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested last year might not have called authorities if the two men had been white. The acknowledgement came Wednesday night at an event in Philadelphia where Schultz was confronted by the person who first shared the video of two black men getting...

New York – NY Gives Sex Abuse Victims More Time To Sue, Press Charges

February 14, 2019 at 01:09 PM
New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Thursday long-sought legislation that gives the victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers. The law known as the Child Victims Act loosens one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on molestation cases. It also creates a one-year litigation window for victims to...

Dubai – Indicted US Intelligence Analyst Once Drew Media Across Iran

February 14, 2019 at 01:00 PM
Dubai - The former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst, her brown hair now hidden underneath a mandatory hijab, stood before an Iranian ayatollah as a television camera filmed behind her. It was 2012 and Monica Elfriede Witt offered Ayatollah Hadi Barikbin the pledge of faith all Islam converts must recite: "There is no god but God and Muhammad is His messenger." Yet amid congratulations...

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