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Histadrut Shutting Down Israel for Four Hours Sunday Morning

Due to plans to fire over 3,000 employees by the management of Teva in Israel, the Histadrut national labor federation announced last week that it was closing down the country on Sunday, 29 Kislev, from 8:00am-12:00pm in a showing of solidarity with Teva employees.

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Author: Spira
Posted: December 17, 2017, 5:05 am
When He Heard Their Stories, He Had To Do Something

On a side-street in the bustling city of Bnei Brak is an address known by those who struggle: The office of mekubal, talmid chacham, and community leader Rav Dovid Chaim Stern shlit”a.

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Author: promotions
Posted: December 17, 2017, 3:44 am
Israelis March Against Corruption Amid Netanyahu Probe

Thousands of Israelis are calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign at a demonstration in central Tel Aviv.

Israel’s Channel 2 News reported several thousand attended Saturday’s rally, the latest in anti-corruption protests that have persisted for weeks.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 17, 2017, 2:30 am
VIDEO: Gunman Fires Wildly During Car Chase Through Baltimore

(VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE)

A gunman fleeing police in a car shot wildly at officers and pedestrians across a swath of Baltimore on Friday as he led cruisers on a desperate chase that looped through city streets for at least 20 minutes before he was captured.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 17, 2017, 2:00 am
UN Council Weighs Resolution Calling For Trump Jerusalem Decision To Be Rejected, Have No Legal Effect, Rescinded

The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution finding any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed, after the US recognized the city as Israel’s capital.

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Author: Y.W. Editor
Posted: December 17, 2017, 1:15 am
Poll: 52 Percent Say Country Worse Off Under Trump

President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 17, 2017, 1:00 am
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Chanukah At The White House: A Sacred Duty To Attend

(VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE)

By Ezra Friedlander

There has been somewhat of a controversy regarding the recent Chanukah reception at the White House as it pertains to the invite list and regarding whether American Jewish leaders and select personalities should attend.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 17, 2017, 12:45 am
White House Website Gets Face-Lift

The White House’s website has gotten a face-lift 11 months into President Donald Trump’s tenure.

The White House says the updated site features a more user-friendly design and more intuitive search capabilities, as well as a cleaner and more elegant display.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 17, 2017, 12:00 am
Due to Magen David Adom Strike Tomorrow, United Hatzalah Raises Alert Status to Fill Gaps

United Hatzalah is raising their alert level across the country due to the proclaimed strike of the staff of Magen David Adom that is taking place, as part of the general strike in Israel ion Sunday.

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Author: Y.W. Editor
Posted: December 16, 2017, 11:23 pm
Police Probing ‘Suspicious’ Death Of Jewish Billionaire And Wife In Toronto Home

Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths.

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Author: ZalmyX
Posted: December 16, 2017, 11:21 pm
Head Of Hungary’s Jobbik Renounces Party’s Anti-Semitic Ways

Hungary’s nationalist Jobbik party will not return to its far-right origins, including frequent anti-Semitic and racist remarks by its politicians, party chairman Gabor Vona said Friday.

Jobbik is the strongest opposition group but far behind Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party in the polls ahead of April’s election.

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Author: Y.W. Editor
Posted: December 16, 2017, 11:19 pm
Trump Defends Tax Plan, Proclaims Economy Set ‘To Rock’

Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth.

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Author: Y.W. Editor
Posted: December 16, 2017, 11:18 pm
Huge Tax Bill Heads For Passage As GOP Senators Fall In Line

After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he’s been aching for.

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Author: Y.W. Editor
Posted: December 16, 2017, 11:15 pm
What Is Net Neutrality And Why Does It Matter?

“Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to put anything similar in place.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 15, 2017, 8:30 pm
White House Aims To Sway Opinion On Immigration Overhaul

The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 15, 2017, 8:00 pm
HATE: Swastika Found Drawn In Snow Outside Bronx School

The following is via ABC 7 NY

New York City’s Department of Education is investigating an anti-Semitic image found at a school in the Bronx.

A swastika was found drawn in the snow Thursday morning in the courtyard of Bronx Science High School in Bedford Park.

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Author: ZalmyX
Posted: December 15, 2017, 7:45 pm
Trump Blasts FBI’s Handling Of Clinton-Email Scandal: ‘Disgraceful’

Taking aim at the credibility of the FBI, President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on the bureau’s leadership even as he praised state and local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence and crime.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
Firefighter Dies, Thousands More Take On California Blaze

One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how.

San Diego-based Cory Iverson was assigned to the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, which has become the fourth largest in California history.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 15, 2017, 7:00 pm
New York, New Jersey Reach Funding Pact For New Rail Tunnel

New York and New Jersey announced Thursday how they will pay for their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and other improvements, with New Jersey’s outgoing governor outlining a plan that calls for progressively steeper fare hikes for train riders in his state during the next 20 years.

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Author: Yekusiel
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:30 pm