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President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax revenues to fulfill the promise of a government back in the black. Tuesday’s budget blueprint faces a skeptical reception from Congress, where Republicans and Democrats oppose Trump proposals to cut domestic agencies and foreign aid by 10 percent and are recoiling from a $1.7 trillion cut over the coming decade from mandatory government benefit programs. Cuts to Medi...
A policeman sustained light-to-moderate wounds after being stabbed on Herzl Street in Netanya on Tuesday morning 27 Iyar. MDA reports the call came in at 10:44AM, for a man stabbed on Herzl Street. B’chasdei Hashem the attacker was neutralized, reported to be in moderate condition.MDA transported the 26-year-old officer with injuries to his neck. His condition was reportedly light and he was conscious and alert upon arrival at Laniado Hospital.
NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station. On Tuesday, two astronauts will venture out to replace a data relay box that broke over the weekend. The job falls to the two Americans on board: commander Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer. The failed unit was installed not quite two months ago. It is one of two that control the station’s radiators and solar panels, among other critical systems. NASA said everything is still safe in orbit because one relay box is still working, and no operations have been affected. But officials want the bad one quickly replaced, in case the good one also goes down. Astronauts performed a similar spacewalk in 2014. This so-called multiplexer-demultiplexer unit, or MDM, failed Saturday for unknown reasons. It was a r...
A panel charged by the U.N. General Assembly has presented a draft that could lead to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, although none of the countries that possess them participated in its writing. Advocates of the draft unveiled in Geneva on Monday say the move builds on work officially launched last October, followed by a first negotiation session involving more than 130 countries at the U.N. in New York in March. They say the draft, adopted by dozens of countries, is now on track to be discussed at a second session in New York in mid-June that could end with the document’s adoption as a U.N. treaty in July. Nine countries are believed to possess nuclear weapons — the U.S., Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel. None is supporting the treat...
Federal authorities say a California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to Russia. Gregory Allen Justice entered the pleas Monday to two felonies: economic espionage and violating the Arms Export Control Act. The 49-year-old could get up to 35 years in federal prison. Authorities say Justice provided an undercover FBI agent he thought was a Russian spy with proprietary software technology and other information for use in satellites. Court documents say he was paid between $500 and $1,000 during each of several meetings last year. Justice was arrested in July. Investigators said he told them he needed money to help with his wife’s medical problems.
The Islamic State group says one of its members planted bombs in the middle of crowds in Manchester, England, where 22 people died in an explosion. Police, however, have spoken only of “an improvised device” used in the attack. IS says “a soldier of the caliphate planted bombs in the middle of Crusaders gatherings” then detonated them. It did not say whether the attacker was killed. The group claimed that “30 Crusaders were killed and 70 others were wounded,” higher than the totals confirmed by authorities in Manchester.
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Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran. The 68-year-old cleric, a political moderate within Iran who secured a resounding victory over a hard-line opponent, called relations with the United States “a curvy road” even as he touted the 2015 nuclear accord Iran secured with the Obama administration and other world powers as a “win-win” agreement. He was less flattering in his assessment of the Trump administration so far. Rouhani said that Iranians are “waiting for this government to become stable intellectually” and that “hopefully...
Turkey summoned the American ambassador on Monday to protest what it called “aggressive and unprofessional actions” by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington. The U.S. ambassador told Turkey’s government its guards violated U.S. laws, a senior U.S. official said. Turkey’s action appeared to represent retaliation for the forceful U.S. criticism of the Turkish guards’ behavior in the American capital, where they accompanied President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his visit. The U.S. summoned Turkey’s U.S. ambassador last week after the Turkish security officers were seen hitting and kicking protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence; one video shared on social media even showed E...
According to indictment, Uber recruited drivers to operate private transportation service without license. The Transportation Ministry filed an indictment against the Uber Company for transporting paid passengers without a permit from the ministry, as required by law. The indictment against Uber was filed by the National Claims Unit of the Transport Ministry following a covert investigation spanning several months conducted by investigators of the Supervision and Investigations Department of the National Authority for Public Transport in the Transport Ministry. In addition, an indictment was filed for operation of paid passenger transportation services in violation of the law against the acting director of the Uber Company and six other drivers who privately provided transportation fo...
President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs supporting low-income individuals to balance the government’s books over the next decade. The proposed budget, for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, was being delivered to Congress Tuesday, setting off an extended debate in which Democrats are already attacking the administration for trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. Lawmakers from both parties have said major changes will be needed as the measure moves through Congress. The proposal projects that this year’s deficit will rise to $603 billion, up from the actual deficit of $585 billion last year, But the document says if Trump’s initiatives are adopted the defic...
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The Trump administration is proposing “the most ambitious expansion” of school choice in American history, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday while giving few details on how the program would work. “We must offer the widest number of quality options to every family and every child,” DeVos said in a speech in Indianapolis. “We stand on the verge of the most significant opportunity we have ever had to drag American education out of the Stone Age and into the future.” DeVos gave few specifics other than to say that the state of Indiana could serve as a model. Indiana has one of America’s largest and fastest-growing school voucher programs to give low-income families scholarships to help pay private school tuition. DeVos insisted that ...
Boeing mechanics are to blame for accidental contamination of oxygen systems aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel, the Air Force said in an investigation report. The plane was undergoing extensive maintenance at a Boeing facility in San Antonio, Texas, when the mishap occurred in April 2016. No one was injured. An Air Force accident investigation report released this month faulted three Boeing mechanics for supplying and using tools and parts that did not meet cleanliness standards while checking oxygen lines for leaks. The standards are meant to prevent a fire hazard. The mechanics also used an unauthorized cleaning procedure. The report said Boeing has paid more than $4 million to clean or replace contaminated portions of the...
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Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Shlita, Rav of the Kosel and Holy Sites, accompanied President Donald Trump, his family and staff on their visit to the Kosel Monday afternoon. In an interview with Radio Kol Chai, the Rav explains he had davened beforehand with special Kavana for the visit to be a success. His Mincha was “like on Erev Yom Kippur.” The Rav adds, on Sunday night he had gone to daven at the Kever of R’ Shloim’ke M’Zvhill at Chatzos. After the meeting with Trump, he said ‘Nishmas’ at the Kosel, for the meeting had been smooth and successful.
Mall in Manchester evacuated hours after 22 murdered in terror attack in city. The Arndale shopping center in Manchester has been evacuated, mere hours after 22 people were murdered and 59 injured in a terror attack in the city. Witnesses reported that people ran from the scene, calling on others to “run.” According to the Independent, there are unconfirmed reports that police have arrested a man after a suspicious package was found in the shopping center’s food court. Police have blocked off the shopping center.
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President Trump visits the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. President Donald Trump spoke at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem Tuesday afternoon, shortly after having spoken at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum. In his address at the Israel Museum, President Trump described his visit to the Israeli capital as “a privilege”, referencing Jerusalem’s Jewish history going back to the reign of King David. "It is a privilege to stand in this national museum in the ancient city of Jerusalem, to address the Israeli people and all people in the Middle East who yearn for security, prosperity, and peace. "Jerusalem is a sacred city. Its beauty, splendor, and heritage are like no other place on earth. What a heritage,...
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At least 20 people were killed and possibly hundreds of others were injured after one or more loud bangs were heard Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, multiple law enforcement told NBC News. Multiple U.S. officials briefed on the investigation so far said preliminary reports indicate that a single explosion took place outside the arena on the southwest side opposite the Manchester Victoria transit station, which is part of the greater arena complex. The explosion occurred as the concert ended, catching people as they exited. Law enforcement sources in both Britain and the United States told NBC News that at least 20 people were killed but that the information was preliminary and subject to change. Greater Manchester Police said only that there were...
The New York State Education Department has released $15 million to yeshivos and other nonpublic schools for the Safety Equipment Grant Program.  Agudath Israel, with other groups, advocated for this increase for years, and is gratified that the amount allocated more than tripled the $4.5 million reimbursed by the state in previous years.   And it was more than a raw numerical increase.  Agudath Israel recognized that, in reality, there are many safety and security concerns our children face at school that reinforced glass and bollards do not address.  Agudath Israel therefore scrutinized the allowable items list and successfully advocated for the inclusion of health-related items like asbestos testing, lead testing, carbon monoxide detectors and costly autom...
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As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the “magnificent” kingdom and “the grandeur of this remarkable place.” Then he made clear there would be no public lecture from America on Saudi Arabia’s abysmal human rights record. “We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship,” Trump declared Sunday. Trump’s willingness to set aside human rights as a principal foreign policy has been one constant in his chaotic administration. Yet the absence of any public reference to the kingdom’s treatment of women and political opponents during his two-day visit was still jarring, particularly when contrasted with his affectionate embrace of the royal family...
Baltimore, MD - May 21, 2017 - They came from near and far. And what a Kiddush Hashem they experienced!  On the morning of May 12th, over 750 grandparents arrived at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim/Talmudical Academy of Baltimore to see firsthand the warm, loving, caring, and happy atmosphere that their grandchildren experience every day.  They walked away from an event that will be hard to forget.  Talmudical Academy, now in its 100th year, is the oldest Jewish day school outside of New York, and presently has a total enrollment of over 1,000 boys in preschool through 12th grade.  The yeshiva prides itself on producing genuine Bnei Torah, who are prepared to assume positions of leadership throughout the Torah world. Among the TA's alumni are world-renowned Roshei Yeshiva, ...
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