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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.