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‘Just kidding:’ Talmudic doctrine could help Trump properties

23 May 2017

By Joel H. Cohen NEW YORK –Jared Kushner recently bounded happily into the Oval Office to share a plan he’d developed that he believed would protect Trump holdings from competition. He cited a controversy in Brooklyn, New York, involving two kosher pizza restaurants. The owner of the older, established restaurant contended that by moving across [...]

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Abbas to offer land swap with Israel in Trump talks

22 May 2017

PA President Mahmoud Abbas will present a plan by which the Arabs renounce 6.5 percent of the lands under their political control to Israel, three times as much as previously offered, during US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel tomorrow (Tuesday), Middle East Eye reported. The MEE quoted a PA official close to the Palestine [...]

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FBI: Maryland University Killing is Possible Hate Crime

22 May 2017

The FBI is investigating the murder of a young black man by a white University of Maryland student as a possible hate crime. Richard Collins III, 23, a student at Bowie State University was stabbed to death by Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, while waiting for an Uber, police say. University of Maryland Police Chief David [...]

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Bennett’s mid-handshake message to Trump: Recognize Jerusalem

22 May 2017

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) may be meeting one-on-one with President Trump during his two-day trip to Israel, but he found a way to get his message across personally to the president nevertheless. Shortly after landing in Ben Gurion Airport Monday afternoon, President Trump shook hands with members of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu”s cabinet. [...]

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Trump: Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people

22 May 2017

US President Donald Trump arrived Monday afternoon at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem and signed the guest book before beginning his working meeting with President Reuven Rivlin. Rivlin congratulated Trump on his arrival in Israel and said, “We are happy to see that America is back in the area. America is back again … Israel [...]

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Trump Effect Inspires Radical Christians in Military

22 May 2017

Donald Trump’s election has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelizing and religious bigotry in the U.S. armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a “national security threat,” according to information shared exclusively with Newsweek by an organization that represents and advocates for secular and minority religious views in [...]

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At least 19 dead, 50 injured after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England

22 May 2017

At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured Monday night in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that police are treating as a possible terrorist attack. The explosion happened near an entrance to the 21,000-seat arena just minutes after Grande’s concert ended and the singer left the stage, witnesses said. [...]

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Saudis gave the US $360 billion in deals. Now they want Trump to rescind 9/11 lawsuit law

22 May 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump struck a series of deals with Saudi Arabia on his two-day visit but the kingdom is still anxiously waiting for him to deliver on something else: the repeal of a contentious 2016 law that allows relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom for their deaths. Saudi officials [...]

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Trump urges Israelis and Palestinians to work together for peace

22 May 2017

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump on Monday took in the sweeping history of Jerusalem’s Old City on a visit in which he hopes to make some of his own, urging Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take strides toward peace that have eluded U.S. leaders for decades. Starting the second leg of his foreign trip, Trump [...]

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Inside Trump’s Stay at Israel’s King David Hotel

22 May 2017

Sheldon Ritz was expecting business as usual at the storied King David Hotel in Jerusalem last week. Several notable names—such as the Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard and former Republican governor Mike Huckabee—were to stay, alongside the usual slew of tourists. But for the hotel’s head of operations, confirmation on May 5 that President Donald [...]

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Why the 5th Amendment Might Not Help Michael Flynn

22 May 2017

Former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s attempt to claim his Fifth Amendment rights to avoid giving documents to the Senate committee probing Russian influence in the 2016 election may not hold up, legal experts tell Newsweek. Simply claiming the Fifth doesn’t allow a person to avoid turning over incriminating documents. Federal investigators regularly subpoena and [...]

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Israelis angry at Trump’s failure to move US Embassy to Jerusalem as promised

22 May 2017

JERUSALEM — Israeli officials say Trump has led them astray by failing to follow through on repeated promises to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “For the record, we recognize Washington, D.C.,” said Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. who now serves as deputy minister for diplomacy in the [...]

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Flynn takes the Fifth but fights over testimony are just beginning

22 May 2017

WASHINGTON — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment might protect him against self-incrimination — but it could also escalate a clash involving immunity, contempt and some tough choices for Senate Republicans. Flynn formally invoked the Fifth Amendment on Monday, thwarting Senate Intelligence Committee members for now but underscoring how [...]

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US students walk out during Pence speech

22 May 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence got a frosty welcome at a graduation ceremony in his home state of Indiana on Sunday, when dozens of students walked out in protest against what they called his discriminatory policies. The protesters, among thousands of graduates, faculty and guests gathered in the University of Notre Dame’s football stadium, stood [...]

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