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Chicago – Farrakhan Says He Doesn’t Hate Jewish People

May 9, 2019 at 11:31 PM
Chicago - Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan said Thursday that despite assertions by Facebook when it banned him from its platform, he is not a hater of Jewish people, is not a misogynist, nor a homophobe. During a speech at a Roman Catholic church on Chicago's South Side, Farrakhan asserted people shouldn't be angry with him if "I stand on God's word." Farrakhan was invited...

Washington – Former Trump Campaign Advisers Say Biden Would Be Tough Foe

May 9, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Two members of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign said Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden would present the toughest 2020 challenge for the president, though they disagreed on whether Biden can first win his party's nomination. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said at a conference in Las Vegas that he thinks Biden would be the strongest matchup...

Washington – Trump Faces Mounting Foreign Policy Challenges Around World

May 9, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Washington - New North Korea missile tests. A trade standoff with China. Fresh nuclear tensions with Iran. President Donald Trump's foreign policy challenges are mounting around the world, showing the limits of his self-touted ability to make a deal and perhaps the difficulty of focusing primarily on domestic concerns for his "America first" administration. They're also forcing him into...

Berlin – Video: Palestinians Beat Israeli Musician in Germany

May 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Berlin - German Palestinians violently attacked the Israeli clarinetist Daniel Gurfinkel in Berlin in the first week of May, according to a YouTube video that surfaced on Thursday. According to a report on by the German reporter Ulrich W. Sahm on the website of Audiator, “A dozen hateful Palestinians can be seen beating up Daniel Gurfinkel at an event on a large square.” Gurfinkel said...

Jerusalem – Rare Photos From Israel’s War Of Independence

May 9, 2019 at 09:30 PM
Jerusalem - Thursday is Israel’s Independence Day, which commemorates the country’s official Declaration of Independence in 1948. The country celebrated with rallies, fireworks displays, flyovers by the Israeli Air Force and family barbecues. It was a hard-fought independence — the day after the declaration, a coalition of Arab armies attacked and started what Israel calls its War of...

United Nations – US And Palestinians Clash Over US Plan For Peace With Israel

May 9, 2019 at 08:36 PM
United Nations - A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace lashed out at the U.N.'s "anti-Israel bias" Thursday while urging support for the Trump administration's "vision" — but the Palestinian foreign minister dismissed the U.S. peace effort, saying all indications are it will be "conditions for surrender." The speeches by U.S. envoy for international...

Russellville, AR – Arkansas Holocaust Commemoration Interrupted By White Supremacists With Nazi Flags

May 9, 2019 at 08:00 PM
Russellville, AR - Sir Beryl Wolfson, now 96 years old, witnessed the liberation of Holocaust concentration camps. From his wheelchair, adorned in a World War II Veteran cap and Star of David belt buckle, he shared his story on Sunday at a Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Russellville, Arkansas. Unfortunately, the event was interrupted by protesters bearing anti-Semitic signs, including one...

Washington – Billionaire Bezos Unveils Moon Lander Mockup, Touts Blue Origin’s Lunar Goals

May 9, 2019 at 07:29 PM
Washington - Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, founder of rocket company Blue Origin, unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander spacecraft and discussed missions to the moon in a strategy tailored to the U.S. government's renewed push to establish a lunar outpost in just five years. Bezos, the world's richest man and also chief executive and founder of Amazon.com, told a rare media...

Norwich, NY – Nice Save! Bus Driver Grabs Student Stepping Into Car’s Path

May 9, 2019 at 07:02 PM
Norwich, NY - A fast-acting school bus driver is being lauded for grabbing a student by the back of his jacket as he was about to step out into the path of a car. An inside-the-bus surveillance video posted on the Norwich City School District's Facebook page shows driver Samantha Call suddenly grabbing a student descending the stairs as a car speeds past on the shoulder. Another student...

New York – Nike’s Plan For Better-fitting Kicks: Show Us Your Feet

May 9, 2019 at 06:00 PM
New York - Nike wants to meet your feet. The sneaker seller will launch a foot-scanning tool on its app this summer that will measure and remember the length, width and other dimensions of customers' feet after they point a smartphone camera to their toes. The app will then tell shoppers what size to buy each of its shoes in, which Nike hopes will cut down on costly online returns as it seeks...

Washington – Hundreds Gather At Ceremony To Bid Farewell To Rosenstein

May 9, 2019 at 05:31 PM
Washington - Hundreds of Justice Department employees have gathered to send off Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Attorney General William Barr and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions were among the speakers at Thursday's farewell ceremony in Washington. Rosenstein's exit from the Justice Department caps a tenure marked by a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump. It...

Washington – Facebook Auto-generates Videos Celebrating Extremist Images

May 9, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Washington - The animated video begins with a photo of the black flags of jihad. Seconds later, it flashes highlights of a year of social media posts: plaques of anti-Semitic verses, talk of retribution and a photo of two men carrying more jihadi flags while they burn the stars and stripes. It wasn't produced by extremists; it was created by Facebook. In a clever bit of self-promotion, the...

Buenos Aires – Argentina Lawmaker Fights For Life After Shooting Caught On Camera

May 9, 2019 at 04:30 PM
Buenos Aires - An Argentine lawmaker was seriously injured and a provincial official was killed Thursday in one of the most brazen political attacks in the country since it returned to democracy in 1983. Officials say that lawmaker Héctor Olivares was shot at around 7 a.m. local time near the congressional building in the country's capital. Olivares is a representative of La Rioja province in...

Washington – Sen. Burr Takes GOP Fire Over Trump Jr Subpoena

May 9, 2019 at 04:05 PM
Washington - Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed" as some in the party insist. The revolt by some against the Senate intelligence committee chairman comes after The Associated Press and other news outlets reported the panel is calling in...

Shelby County, TN – Tennessee Judge Posts Link On Facebook Saying Jews Should ‘Get The **** Over The Holocaust’

May 9, 2019 at 03:39 PM
Shelby County, TN - A Tennessee judge posted racist and anti-Semitic articles on his Facebook page, including one saying that Jews should “get the **** over the Holocaust.” A coalition of organizations, including Jewish ones, have called for a reprimand of Jim Lammey of the Shelby County Criminal Court. Lammey posted a link to an article written by known Holocaust denier David Cole that...

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