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Washington – U.S. Deploying Carrier, Bombers To Middle East In Warning TO Iran, After Intelligence Possible Attack On US Forces

May 5, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed "clear indications" that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told the Associated Press. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information, said the...

Washington – Fines, Jail Time? Trump Team Resists Oversight, Dems Dig In

May 5, 2019 at 10:02 PM
Washington - They're talking at the Capitol about jailing people. Imposing steep fines. All sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to force the White House to comply with Democratic lawmakers' request for information about President Donald Trump stemming from the special counsel's Russia investigation. This is the remarkable state of affairs between the executive and legislative...

Jerusalem – Eva.Stories, An Instagram Story Set In The Holocaust Caused Controversy

May 5, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Eva Heyman is an energetic 13-year-old Jewish girl with a bright smile. Go to her Instagram page and you’ll see selfies of the brown-haired teen with her best friends, videos she filmed while bored at school and her gushing about her crush, a classmate named Pista. But the girl on the Instagram page, which now has 1.3 million followers, isn’t really Eva. Eva Heyman was...

New York – Trump’s Former Lawyer Heads To U.S. Prison That Offers Matzo Ball Soup And Full-time Rabbi

May 5, 2019 at 08:00 PM
New York - With a menu that includes matzo ball soup and gefilte fish, as well as a full-time rabbi and a chance at the occasional visit home, the U.S. prison where Donald Trump's former personal lawyer will spend the next three years is unique in the federal system. Michael Cohen is due to report to the Federal Correctional Institute in Otisville, New York, about 70 miles (110 km) northwest...

Moscow – Update: At Least 40 Dead In Russian Plane’s Fiery Emergency Landing

May 5, 2019 at 07:50 PM
Moscow - At least 40 people died when an Aeroflot airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, officials said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped down a runway spewing huge flames and black smoke. Elena Markovskaya, a...

Washington – Trump Now Says Mueller Should Not Testify Before Congress

May 5, 2019 at 07:03 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, abandoning his previous declaration that he would leave that decision to his attorney general. Escalating tensions with House Democrats as they seek to bring Mueller before the House Judiciary Committee, Trump tweeted: "no redos for the Dems." He added: "Are they looking for...

Miami, FL – Passenger Video Shows People Lining Up On Plane’s Wing

May 5, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Miami, FL - A passenger shouted "Watch out! Watch out!" as other passengers and crew members cautiously walked out on a wing of the Boeing 737, just moments after it had landed at a Florida military base, crashed through a stone seawall, and ended up in a river. Another passenger shouted, "Baby coming through!" and a man can be seen holding an infant in his arms as he walks along the other...

Washington – Trump Announces Higher U.S. Tariffs On China Goods Starting Friday

May 5, 2019 at 05:33 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump raised pressure on China over trade negotiations on Sunday by saying U.S. tariffs on certain Chinese products will increase to 25% on Friday and that more Chinese goods will face additional tariffs. "For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods," Trump...

New York – Former NYC Councilman Lew Fidler Dies At 62

May 5, 2019 at 05:02 PM
New York - Lew Fidler, a former New York City Councilmember who was active for many years in Democratic politics, has died. He was 62. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said Fidler died on Sunday. Fidler had been working in the borough president's office until his passing, and Adams issued a statement calling him "a man of high integrity and strong moral values." Fidler had been part...

Gaza – Hamas Says It Doesn’t Want A New War With Israel

May 5, 2019 at 04:17 PM
Gaza - The leader of Hamas says his group is "not interested in a new war" with Israel, after two days of heavy rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded territory. Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement late Sunday that the militant group is ready to "return to the state of calm" if Israel stops its attacks "and immediately starts implementing understandings about a dignified...

Washington – Muslim Society: ‘Disturbing’ Video Of Children Singing About Decapitating Jews Wasn’t Vetted

May 5, 2019 at 03:58 PM
Washington - A video showing children speaking in Arabic about sacrifice and chopping off heads wasn't vetted before being posted on the Facebook page for the Muslim American Society's Philadelphia chapter, and it does not represent their values, the executive director of the national group said Sunday. Executive Director Ayman Hammous said the Muslim American Society learned of the content of...

Washington – Rep. Rashida Tlaib Slams ‘NYT’ For Headline On Gaza Violence

May 5, 2019 at 03:41 PM
Washington - US Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib slammed a New York Times headline that framed the violence in Israel as being initiated by a barrage of rockets from Gaza. "When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free?" she tweeted. "Headlines like this & framing it in this way just feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who...

Gaza – Who Died? Confusion In Gaza Over Death Of Mother And Baby

May 5, 2019 at 03:12 PM
Gaza - New information emerging in the last hours casts serious doubt on Hamas’ claim that a Gazan woman and her baby daughter were killed in an Israeli Air Force strike in Gaza city on Saturday night. A woman in the Gaza Strip on Saturday night and her toddler baby were reportedly killed, with Gazan sources identifying the victims as 14-month-old Saba Mahmoud Abu ‘Arar and her pregnant...

Jerusalem – Video Shows Israel Kill Hamas Commander In First Targeted Strike In Years

May 5, 2019 at 03:06 PM
Jerusalem - Israel killed a Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in what the military described as a targeted strike and Palestinians said was the first such action since the 2014 war in the Palestinian enclave. A military statement said that Hamed Ahmed Abed Khudri had been responsible for transferring funds from Iran to armed factions in Gaza. Palestinian witnesses said he was killed...

Jerusalem – Charedi Man Injured In Ashdod Rocket Attack Dies

May 5, 2019 at 02:09 PM
Jerusalem - A tragedy in the community of Gur Hassidim in the city of Ashdod, after Pinchas Menahem Pshuzman was killed in the evening (Sunday) by a rocket fired by terrorists from the Gaza Strip. . Pshuzman, was hit by shrapnel while running to a shelter, Pshuzman was 21, was one of the most prominent yeshiva students in the Gur community in Ashdod. His father is Rabbi Chaim Dov, who serves...

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