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Saying U.S. embassy to be moved and doing it quite different; many obstacles await the relocation

17 December 2017

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Where is the embassy? It’ll be easier–or at least quicker–building it on the moon. In this congested city with narrow streets it’s been impossible to create a coherent network of bike paths. The municipality has been at it for more than a decade. What’s been built goes from marked paths [...]

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Shalom Institute honors the Bennetts, raises 200G

17 December 2017

By Norman Greene LOS ANGELES — Over $200,000 was raised at the Shalom Institute’s 2017 December Gala which honored San Diegans Linda and Michael Bennett. The successful event, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, attracted 400 dinner guests who also celebrated Los Angeles supporters AdamWeiss and Arthur Pinchev. The Bennetts were awarded the [...]

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Interviewee turned the tables–and a life

17 December 2017

By Beth Sarafraz Reprinted from the Jewish Press, Dec. 15, 2017 issue BROOKLYN, New York — More than 30 years ago, I went to the Synagogue of Deal in New Jersey to interview Rabbi Yitzchak Dwek for a newspaper story. Rabbi Dwek ended up interviewing me: Are you Jewish? Sure. Want to come to my [...]

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Positively Israel: December 17, 2017

17 December 2017

Into the Hands of the Few By Michael Ordman  NETANYA, Israel — On the Jewish festival of Hanukah, we give thanks for the victory in Jerusalem in 164 BCE of the tiny Jewish army over the mighty Greek-Syrian empire – for deliverance of the many into the hands of the few. Today, we continue to [...]

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Deceased politician’s wife blames “that little greasy reporter” for her husband’s suicide

16 December 2017

rebecca johnson dan kentucky On Wednesday night, Kentucky politician Dan Johnson took his own life after a local website uncovered his history of alleged sexual assaults. In the first on-air interview since her husband’s suicide, Rebecca Johnson told “TODAY” that her husband’s blood is on reporter’s hands. Rebecca told “TODAY” hosts on Friday morning, “I [...]

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Fox seeks to quell uproar over Rupert Murdoch’s comments about sexual harassment

16 December 2017

21st Century Fox Saturday sought to tamp down a furor over Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s comments that downplayed the magnitude of the sexual harassment scandal that has roiled Fox News for the past 18 months. During a interview Thursday with Sky News to discuss the Murdoch family’s sale of most of Fox to Walt Disney [...]

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Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab

16 December 2017

A Nigerian law school graduate was denied her call to the bar for refusing to take off her headscarf. Amasa Firdaus Abdulsalam was not permitted by the Body of Benchers to enter the International Conference Centre on December 12 where the call to bar is usually held. The Lagos-based Nigerian Law School said that she [...]

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Trump’s visitor logs remain secret

16 December 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is expected at his Winter White House in Palm Beach for the holidays, but records showing who will be visiting him at his Mar-a-Lago Club aren’t available to the public. The Trump administration has swatted down attempts by government watchdog groups to obtain White House and Mar-a-Lago [...]

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Rep.: Trump Could Fire Mueller Next Week

16 December 2017

Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Spier said Friday the “rumor on the Hill” is that President Donald Trump intends to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller next week when Congress is gone for the holidays. Should Trump go through with the unconfirmed rumor, Spier said an “effort” for impeachment would follow. Spier added Republicans are aiming to shut [...]

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New evacuation orders issued as winds pick up, threatening hundreds of homes in Montecito, Calif.

16 December 2017

MONTECITO, Calif. — New evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County Saturday morning as the Thomas fire moved toward the hills above Montecito, with some wind gusts reported up to 65 mph. The so-called sundowner winds are pushing south from the mountains down to the coast — removing moisture along the way — and [...]

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Fourth Generation of India’s Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty Takes Charge of Congress Party

16 December 2017

A fourth generation of India’s powerful Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty came to the helm of the Congress Party Saturday as Rahul Gandhi vowed to rebuild a “Grand and Young Old party.” But the 47-year-old leader faces a daunting challenge in emerging as a credible challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and rebuilding the party that was [...]

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Adam Schiff worried Republicans will curb Russia probe within weeks

16 December 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, said he’s concerned House Speaker Paul Ryan will cave in to the Trump administration and call off the Intelligence Committee’s probe into the 2016 presidential election race. “I’m increasingly worried Republicans will shut down the House Intelligence Committee investigation at the end of the month,” Mr. Schiff, the intel panel’s [...]

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No forbidden words at FDA, agency says, after report of CDC policy draws outrage

16 December 2017

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet received or implemented a policy to ban words like “science-based” or “transgender,” according to an agency spokeswoman. Analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were banned from using those and five other words, including “fetus,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” and “evidence-based,” in their budget documents [...]

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Trump Bans CDC From Using These Seven Words

16 December 2017

Donald Trump’s administration has reportedly banned the Center for Disease Control from using seven words and phrases, including “science-based” and “transgender,” in documents it is working on for next year’s budget. In an astounding move, officials at the CDC were told in a Thursday meeting they were not to use certain words, a policy analyst [...]

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