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Elected official vs. elected official vs. bureaucrat

22 October 2017

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — One of the early lessons taught to Americans under the heading of civics concerns the separation of powers and checks and balances. It was an innovation when written into the Constitution close to the end of the 18th century, and continues to operate. Donald Trump’s problems with Congress, despite his party’s [...]

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Telling the stories of Israel and Jews through philately

22 October 2017

  By Donald H. Harrison EL CAJON, California – We can thank a Sunday school teacher in Buffalo, New York, for the fact that Donald Chafetz, 79, of El Cajon is one of the best-known authorities in the United States on stamps and postal covers of Israel and environs. Chafetz, editor of The Israel Philatelist, [...]

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OpEd: Jordan is Palestine

22 October 2017

By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel –Knesset member Yehuda Glick had this to say at the “Jordan is Palestine Conference” held at Menachem Begin Heritage Center on October 17: “The concept of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria doesn’t exist anymore, and anyone who is genuine knows that. It is wrong, dangerous, and not [...]

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Jimmy Carter says I would go to North Korea: NYT

22 October 2017

Former US President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. “I would go, yes,” Carter, 93, told the Times when he was asked in an interview at his ranch [...]

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Former US presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

22 October 2017

All five of America’s living former presidents took the stage Saturday at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern US and Caribbean. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared together onstage for the national anthem, then took their seats [...]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Press ‘hostility’ to Trump administration unprecedented

22 October 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the Trump administration has faced an unprecedented level of “hostility” from the press. Mrs. Sanders was responding to comments from New York Times White House reporter Glenn Thrush, who called the perceived tension between the media and the White House “overstated.” “I know Glenn well, but you [...]

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Director James Toback Accused Of Sexual Harassment

22 October 2017

Thirty-eight women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment, in the wake of similar accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. According to Los Angeles Times, the women claimed they had negative encounters with the 72-year-old Bugsy writer, with a number of them speaking on the record over the allegations. The women [...]

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In Syria region under regime siege, children die of hunger

22 October 2017

One-month-old Sahar, her ribs protruding under translucent skin, breathed her last on Sunday in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, where a crushing regime siege has pushed hundreds of children to the brink of starvation. Only a trickle of humanitarian aid ever reaches this rebel-held region east of Damascus, under a tight blockade by Assad regime forces since [...]

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Spain Makes Moves to Shut Down Catalan Independence

22 October 2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Saturday he would dismiss Catalonia’s separatist government and call for new elections in an attempt to prevent the semi-autonomous region from declaring its independence. Rajoy made the announcement after an emergency Cabinet meeting to deal with the political crisis caused by secession efforts undertaken by the regional leadership of [...]

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Current Lord Balfour says Israel failing to live up to 1917 declaration

22 October 2017

By Stuart Winer Lord Roderick Balfour, a descendant of the UK foreign secretary who penned the 1917 Balfour Deceleration endorsing the establishment of Jewish state, said that Israel, by mistreating Palestinians, is failing to honor the terms of the document. Balfour, who has visited Israel several times in his capacity as a banker, spoke to [...]

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Hamas: No rift with Qatar over Fatah reconciliation

22 October 2017

Hamas has denied reports hinting that the Palestinian group is dissatisfied with the role of Qatar in the effort to reach econciliation with Fatah. Local news-media reports on the issue surfaced after Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar recently met youth groups in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, Hamas has said allegations of the rift are [...]

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Einstein’s theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

22 October 2017

A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem. The year was 1922, and the German-born physicist, most famous for his theory of relativity, was on a lecture tour in Japan. He had recently [...]

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WHO director general rescinds Robert Mugabe’s appointment as ‘ambassador’ post

22 October 2017

The new head of the World Health Organization has rescinded an invitation to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to serve as a goodwill ambassador for the global health agency, saying he has heard the criticism the appointment generated. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s decision to appoint the Zimbabwean strongman to serve as a goodwill ambassador has been censured [...]

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Amazon Mistakenly Sends 65 Pounds Of Marijuana To Florida Couple

22 October 2017

A Florida Amazon customer and her fiancé received a large surprise after opening a package order that contained 65 pounds of marijuana. The Orlando couple says they had ordered plastic storage bins but the massive amount of marijuana is what showed up on their doorstep, WFTV reports. The package was supposed to be containing 27-gallon [...]

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