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Washington – In SOTU Lawmakers Sing To Survivor Of Holocaust, Synagogue Shooting

February 5, 2019 at 11:45 PM
Washington - In a joyful, bipartisan moment, lawmakers briefly interrupted the State of the Union to serenade a survivor of October's Pittsburgh synagogue shooting with an impromptu version of "Happy Birthday." Judah Samet is also a Holocaust survivor and celebrated his 81st birthday Tuesday. President Donald Trump saluted Samet during the State of the Union, saying Samet can still recall...

Washington – Trump Says ‘partisan’ Probes Could Endanger U.S. Economy

February 5, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Democrats against engaging in "ridiculous partisan investigations" that he said could contribute to a weakening of the American economy. In his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress, Trump said: "An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics...

Washington – Women in white: Dem solidarity stands out at State of Union

February 5, 2019 at 11:13 PM
Washington - The women of the House wore white. The men wore dark suits. And the contrast laid bare the growing gender gap between Democrats and Republicans. Wearing the color of the suffragists, the Democratic women of the House put on a stunning display of solidarity during the State of the Union address Tuesday. They paid tribute to the women who came before them and gave a nod to their...

Washington – Trump Plans To Meet North Korea’s Kim In Vietnam On Feb. 27-28

February 5, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in Singapore opened a path to peace. But there is not yet a concrete plan for how denuclearization could be...

Washington – Trump Calls For End Of Resistance Politics In State Of Union

February 5, 2019 at 10:53 PM
Washington - Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump's appeals for bipartisanship in his State of the Union...

Washington – House Members Introduce Bill That Would Fund Holocaust Education Programs In Schools

February 5, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - A bipartisan slate of House members introduced a bill that would grant money to 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 from the office of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., one of the lead sponsors...

Jerusalem – Strong Momentum In Israel’s Tourism Industry Continues In January

February 5, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel tourism industry in January saw an 11 percent increase in tourist entries, bringing $413 million in revenues to the Israeli economy. According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), approximately 285,600 tourist entries were recorded in January, 11.3 percent more than January 2018 and a whopping 35 percent more than January 2017. Some 250,200 tourists came to...

Washington – Senate Passes Bill Including Anti-BDS Measures

February 5, 2019 at 09:32 PM
Washington - The U.S. Senate approved in a 77-23 vote a bill that codifies $38 billion in defense assistance to Israel and which provides legal cover to states that target the boycott Israel movement. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., had stirred controversy because a number of Democratic senators said that while they oppose the Boycott, Divestment...

Toronto – A Holocaust Survivor Had No Family. Dozens Of Strangers Showed Up For His Funeral

February 5, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Toronto - A rabbi in Toronto thought no one would show up in 13-degree weather for the funeral of a Holocaust survivor with virtually no family. At 11 p.m. on the night before the noon funeral of Eddie Ford on Jan. 31, Rabbi Zale Newman posted the request for members of the Jewish community to attend the funeral. “Won’t take long but please dress warmly,” he wrote. Ford had...

Richmond, VA – Joe Lieberman Warns Against ‘Rush To Judgment’ On Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam And Racist Photo

February 5, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Richmond, VA - Former Sen. Joe Lieberman said Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, under fire for a racist photo taken more than 30 years ago, should not automatically resign and that there has been a “rush to judgment that is unfair to him” over the incident. On Friday, photos from Northam’s page in his 1984 medical school yearbook were published on the website Big League Politics, including...

Jerusalem – Report Shows 1,119 Rockets And Mortar Shells Hit Israel In 2018

February 5, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - Palestinian terrorism throughout 2018 showed two main trends: the increase of violence from the Gaza Strip after about three and a half years of relative quiet, and the increased number of Arab terror attacks in Judea and Samaria, according to a comprehensive survey on the subject. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terror Information Center (ITIC), which published its annual study...

Fort Collins, CO – Colorado Jogger Strangles Mountain Lion After Attack On Trail

February 5, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Fort Collins, CO - A man who was attacked by a mountain lion while running on a northern Colorado trail fought back and killed the animal by choking it, wildlife officials said Tuesday. The man was running alone at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Fort Collins on Monday when he heard something behind him on the trail and was attacked as he turned back to investigate, according to an...

Jerusalem – And The Most Common Last Name In Israel Is…..

February 5, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) celebrated Family Day by publishing the numbers on the most common family names in Israel. Not surprisingly, the report shows that the most common family name in the Jewish State is Cohen, followed by Levi, Mizrachi, Peretz, Biton, Avraham and Friedman. One in every 50 Israelis is named Cohen, consisting of 2.7 percent of the...

Sponsored: Mother Of 6 ‘Imprisoned’ Inside Her Own Body

February 5, 2019 at 07:00 PM
Paid Content Eight years ago, Gittel Adler of Ashdod gave birth to her sixth child, a daughter named Fraidy. Shortly afterward, however, she began to complain of migraines. Her family had no idea of the extent to which their lives were about to change. Gittel was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and promptly operated upon. Husband Yisrael struggled to raise his children single-handedly whilst...

Chicago, IL – TD Ameritrade Founder Joe Ricketts Apologizes for Anti-Muslim Emails

February 5, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Chicago, IL - The patriarch of the family behind the Chicago Cubs has apologized after an online media outlet published emails in which he took part in racist comments and conspiracy theories. Some of the emails Splinter News published Monday featured Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments, such as "Islam is a cult and not a religion." Others included conspiracies about former President...

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