Donald, Bibi embarrass their two nations

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — He seemed to be getting better. But now we’re seeing the same old Donald, dueling with a man who may even be crazier. The good signs were that he might be able to deal with Democrats in Congress. And his speech to the UN was professional in the sense that […]

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Ex-Ethics Chief: Trump’s Obstruction May End Presidency

A former White House ethics chief says that Donald Trump would likely be impeached if it is proven he sought to obstruct justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey in hopes of ending his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Richard Painter, who worked for President George W. Bush, told MSNBC on Wednesday […]

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Top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat in Washington for lung transplant

Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has traveled to Washington and is waiting for a lung transplant after his health deteriorated in recent months. In an interview broadcast Thursday on Palestinian national television, Erekat, who is secretary general of the PLO Executive Committee, gave what was seen as a farewell message to the Palestinian public. Get […]

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New England Patriots Fans Boo Players During National Anthem Protest

New England Patriots fans berated their team by booing them as players kneeled in protest during the national anthem. Before the Patriots took on the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, more than a half-dozen players took a knee during the national anthem performance, — the first time a Patriots player had done so. A […]

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Jared Kushner Uses Private Email Account At White House

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has reportedly been using a private email account to conduct official White House business. The president’s adviser, who is married to his daughter Ivanka Trump, uses both his official and private email accounts in his White House role, something Politico reported was part of the systemic use of private email […]

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White House announces new travel restrictions, replacing previous ban

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced a new ban Sunday on most travel to the U.S. by nationals of seven countries, including North Korea and six in the Mideast and North Africa. The new order replaces the much-disputed travel ban that President Donald Trump issued in March, parts of which were blocked in court. That […]

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FBI arrests Israeli binary options CEO as she disembarks El Al flight at JFK

The CEO of an Israeli binary options company accused of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars was doubtless surprised to find herself surrounded by FBI agents shortly after arriving in the United States last week. Binary options is a vast, largely fraudulent Israel-based industry that Israeli law enforcement has failed to tackle for the […]

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As champion sports teams ditch White House visits, this hockey team is going its own way

On a day when the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they, as a team, would stay in the locker room for the national anthem, the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that, unlike other championship teams, they will indeed accept the president’s invite to the White House. RELATED: NFL coach on Trump: “there’s no longer a place to […]

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Haredi Minister heckled by Satmar Jews in Monsey

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush (UTJ) was involved in an unpleasant situation in Monsey when members of the Satmar hassidic sect burst into the Synagogue during prayers and hurled insults. Porush had spent the Rosh Hashanah holiday in New York’s Vitznitz-Monsey community. On Shabbat, he was in the middle of Shabbat prayers when a band […]

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‘Israel must recognize Reform Movement’s rights at Western Wall’

Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents Reform congregations in North America, penned an open letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday, demanding he recognize the Reform Movement”s “rights” to a non-traditional prayer space at the Western Wall and official recognition by the State of Israel. The Reform Movement, represented in […]

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Kentucky School Won’t Expel Girls For ‘Nazi Beer Pong’

Students at an all-girl Kentucky Catholic school will not face expulsion after playing a game of “Swastika beer pong,” the latest in a string of “Jews v. Nazis” drinking games in the U.S. The teenagers involved in the drinking game at St. Teresa’s Academy were pictured on social media app Snapchat playing the game, but […]

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The nonexistent rise and tragic plateau of PA President Mahmoud Abbas

Journalist Amir Tibon and his book, ‘The Last Palestinian.’ (Courtesy) The murder of two Israeli police by a Palestinian gunman on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount in July led to an escalation of violence that caused Israeli security to place metal detectors at entrances to the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. In retaliation, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas […]

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Trump Made North Korea Rocket Strike ‘Inevitable’

One of North Korea’s top officials further escalated tensions and threats with the United States. Due to President Donald Trump calling the North’s leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man,” the country’s foreign minister told the United Nations Saturday Trump made an attack by the North on the U.S. mainland “inevitable,” according to Reuters. “Through such […]

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Iran tests new missile defying US warnings

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on […]

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