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Canadian billionaire, wife’s deaths may be murder-suicide

16 December 2017

Toronto authorities are investigating whether the deaths of Jewish billionaire and philanthropist Barry (Bernard) Sherman and his wife Honey were a murder-suicide. The Shermans were found dead in their Toronto home on Friday morning, after police reported two “suspicious” deaths at the couple’s upscale Toronto home. According to the Toronto Star, the bodies were found [...]

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Arabs riot near Joseph’s Tomb

16 December 2017

On Saturday, Arabs disturbed the peace near Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (Nablus), throwing burning tires at the site. Palestinian Authority Arabs published on social media calls to arrive at Joseph’s Tomb and damage the site. Currently, rioters are parading towards Joseph’s Tomb in order to desecrate it. Joseph’s Tomb is located in the Palestinian Authority [...]

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Rabbis to Netanyahu: Protect the honor of Shabbat

16 December 2017

Dozens of rabbis signed a petition requesting Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “protect the honor of Shabbat (the Sabbath, which for Jews falls on Saturday).” The petition, organized by the Derech Emuna (The Path of Faith) organization, comes after the Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a government proposal to allow Labor and Social Services [...]

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Mike Pence, the Christian Zionist

16 December 2017

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — US Vice-President Mike Pence, who is due to visit Israel this week, is said to be an ardent Christian Zionist and thus apparently the main influence behind President Trump’s declaration about Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Professor Paul Rogers of Bradford University in the UK reminds us that [...]

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UN mulls over measure rejecting US decision on Jerusalem

16 December 2017

The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would affirm that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be rescinded, in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital. Egypt circulated the draft text on Saturday and diplomats said the council could vote [...]

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Her favorite Chanukah dessert? Ginger bread!

16 December 2017

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel –The pungent aroma of baking would often greet me when I came home from school. My mother was an expert baker (and cook) and had a wide range of goodies that she would make in the course of the year, as well as the delicious Challah and rolls she [...]

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Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey, accused of sex harassment, will quit US House race

15 December 2017

WASHINGTON — Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after The Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances. Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told the Star [...]

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Schiff: GOP Aiming to End Mueller’s Probe

15 December 2017

Republicans have stalled and want to end special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s election, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee claimed Friday afternoon in a Twitter storm. In his nine-tweet online thread, Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) also claimed he’d become “increasingly worried” that [...]

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Turkey helps rebuild the liberated Syrian border town of Jarabulus

15 December 2017

A year after it was liberated from Islamic State group control, the Syrian town of Jarabulus is rebuilding — thanks in large part to help from Turkey. The rebuilding of Jarabulus has begun. Apartment buildings are springing up, infrastructure is being restored, and Ankara’s influence is apparent everywhere. Even the fire engines are labelled, “Presents [...]

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Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady sentenced to 18 years in prison for cocaine plot

15 December 2017

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US after being convicted of drug trafficking. Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efraín Antonio Campo Flores were accused of conspiring to smuggle 800kg of cocaine into the United States. The two cousins, both nephews of Cilia Flores, Venezuelan [...]

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Thomas fire rages amid longest red flag warning on record

15 December 2017

LOS ANGELES — As crews battling the deadly Thomas fire girded for a difficult weekend of firefighting, Los Angeles and Ventura counties ended their 12th consecutive day of red flag fire warnings Friday — the longest sustained period of fire weather warnings on record. “We put out plenty of red flag warnings, but we haven’t [...]

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As Violence Flares in Ethiopia, Internet Goes Dark

15 December 2017

Amid reports of violent clashes that have led to at least 15 deaths, the Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access to its citizens, suppressing information about the exact scope of the violence and the response of the federal security forces. Ethiopians have been unable to reliably reach Twitter and Facebook since Tuesday, and other [...]

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6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia’s Java island

15 December 2017

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta. There was no immediate indication of a tsunami, but authorities said they had issued a warning following the tremor, which struck a coastal region some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from [...]

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Hillary Clinton, ‘agitated’ by Trump and the GOP, says she’s on a ‘news diet’

15 December 2017

Hillary Clinton says she gets so agitated by the day-to-day dealings of the Trump administration and the Republican Party that she’s forced herself on a “news diet” to retain her sanity. The twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Friday, telling the host that she can’t watch President Trump’s actions without thinking [...]

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