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Netanyahu: Trump meeting ‘historic’, we see eye-to-eye

18 February 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hailed his meeting with President Donald Trump this week as “historic”, declaring the beginning of a “new age” in US-Israel relations. The Prime Minister spoke with Fox News” Sean Hannity on Thursday, a day after his first meeting with the president since the inauguration less than a month ago. In the [...]

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Ex-Knesset Speaker meets with Abbas

18 February 2017

Avraham Burg, a former Jewish Agency chairman and Knesset Member who once served as Speaker of the Knesset, met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Thursday. According to the official PA news agency Wafa, Abbas updated Burg on the difficult situation of the Palestinian Arabs and said that “2017 will mark the [...]

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‘Refugee’ violinist blends Russian-Jewish roots with modern tones

18 February 2017

Yevgeny Kutik’s family fled the USSR’s institutionalized anti-Semitism with a suitcase of sheet music when he was 5. Now he tours the free world with a century-old violin By Matt Lebovic BOSTON — As a 5-year old refugee from the former Soviet Union, Yevgeny Kutik came to the United States with music in his veins. [...]

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Homeland Security expands immigrant population who can be deported

18 February 2017

WASHINGTON —Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has issued new orders to agency heads that considerably expand the number of immigrants who can be detained and deported under executive orders President Donald Trump signed last month. Under Kelly’s orders, which were contained in two memorandums distributed to agency heads Friday, hundreds of thousands more immigrants in [...]

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Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion case, dies at 69

18 February 2017

Norma McCorvey, the once-anonymous plaintiff in the Roe v.Wade case in which the Supreme Court affirmed the right of women to have abortions, has died. She was 69. McCorvey, who later joined the anti-abortion movement, died Saturday in Katy, Texas, the Associated Press reported. As the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, McCorvey represented thousands of [...]

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Beloved actor Warren Frost has passed away at 91 years old

18 February 2017

“Twin Peaks” and “Seinfeld” actor Warren Frost has passed away at the age of 91. He died on Friday morning at his Vermont home after a lengthy battle with an illness, according to his son Mark Frost. Frost was best known for his role as town physician Will “Doc” Hayward on “Twin Peaks” and Mr. [...]

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Trump reverts to campaign mode

18 February 2017

MELBOURNE, Fla. — President Donald Trump returned to campaign mode Saturday with a clear opponent in mind — the media — declaring before thousands of cheering supporters that “fake news” was undermining his nascent administration’s accomplishments. The White House was running “so smoothly,” Trump said in an airport hangar here. He said the rally was [...]

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Humoring the headlines: February 18, 2017

18 February 2017

Reading Trump’s Mind By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Although many in the “dishonest” media have been appalled by recent remarks made by President Trump, he actually has been trying to restrain himself.  Fortunately, a transcript of his mind was leaked to me by an intelligence agency which has a device that can penetrate the densest of [...]

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Trump is just Rubio or Bush with a Twitter account, Mitch McConnell says

17 February 2017

WASHINGTON — Republican President Donald Trump’s first month in office is the sort of beginning that any other Republican president may have had, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. “As I look at what we might have expected from a President Mitt Romney or a President Marco Rubio, or a President Jeb Bush at [...]

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Trump’s Press Conference Nearly Defies Description

17 February 2017

Even by the standards of a Donald Trump performance, this was…unique. On Thursday, the president held one of the few press availabilities he’s offered since taking office last month, and it quickly became a cross between A Night at the Improv, a Dadaesque recitation of random thoughts (and gestures) and a bit of grinning Laurie [...]

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Trump’s Israel envoy financed illegal building on Palestinian land – report

17 February 2017

A dormitory built in the West Bank settlement of Beit El with funds donated by David Friedman has an outstanding demolition order against it By Times of Israel staff A lawyer looks over a map of Beit El prior to a High Court hearing in 2012 (Noam Moskowitz/Flash90) David Friedman, US President Donald Trump’s pick [...]

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Shatner and Retailer Make Sure Boy With Autism Always Has Favorite Food

17 February 2017

Because Everett Botwright has autism, the 6-year-old recently started refusing to eat anything if it wasn’t the meal that stole his heart: Star Wars themed Kraft macaroni and cheese dinners. Everett’s family became especially distressed when – after they had already bought all of the boxes that they could carry – their local Walmart discontinued [...]

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PM: Speaking up on Iran threat on behalf of Arabs too

17 February 2017

Netanyahu says Arab states also threatened by Iranian nuclear ambitions but they ‘whisper things in the dark’ By Times of Israel staff Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, February 16, 2017 (Screen capture: Fox News) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he is speaking up on behalf of the whole [...]

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Pakistan: suicide bombing in religious shrine kills at least 72, including children

17 February 2017

At least 72 people have been killed and 250 wounded in the fourth bombing to strike Pakistan in as many days. ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out at a crowded Sufi shrine in Sindh province in the south of the country. Situated in the town of Sehwan, the popular shrine [...]

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