A Minnesota university student leader who tweeted “yahood [Jews] will get what coming for them [sic]” railed on Facebook against exposure of his social media posts as an “Islamophobic smear campaign.” Mayzer Muhammad — president of the undergraduate student union (USG) at the University of St. Thomas — wrote last Wednesday: “I am coming under attack for being a Muslim leader of the student government at a private Catholic institution,” after his online activity, revealed by campus watchdog Canary Mission, was reported by The Algemeiner two days earlier. Muhammad called his posts — which included calling Zionists “the scum of the e...
North Korean exporting of missile and other military systems to countries and terrorist organizations around the world directly threatens the Jewish state, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Monday. According to Channel 2, Arab media outlets reported over the weekend that an arms shipment on its way to Hezbollah was attacked by the IDF in Syria late Thursday night/early Friday morning. The shipment, according to these sources, included advanced North Korean missiles. Channel 2 added that the nuclear reactor in Syria which Israel destroyed in September 2007, was built for President Bashar Assad with the aid of the regime in Pyongyang. As The Algemeiner reported last April, former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s national securi...
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President Donald Trump is keeping tabs on the congressional hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He’s tweeting that the FBI and National Security Agency are telling Congress that Russia did not influence the electoral process. That put FBI Director James Comey in the unusual situation of having to respond to presidential tweets in the middle of his testimony. Trump’s tweet seemed to differ with what Comey said. He told members of the House intelligence committee that the FBI has offered no opinion, and has no view and no information, on the potential impact on the election because that’s not something the FBI looked at. Comey did say earlier in the hearing, however, that there is no evidence that Russian meddling resulted in changes of any vot...
“Israel is open for business with China,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Beijing on Monday after meeting with a group of top Chinese business leaders as he continued his five-day visit to the Asian power that began on Sunday. “Today I met with the heads of China’s largest corporations,” Netanyahu wrote on Facebook. “One-hundred fifty billion dollars around one table. Some of them already invest in Israel; some of them now will invest in Israel. This means more jobs for Israelis and a strengthening of the Israeli economy.” The prime minister posted a selfie he took with Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma. Netanyahu then attended an innovation forum in which hundreds of Israeli and Chinese business people took part....
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The US will boycott deliberations conducted within the framework of a permanent UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) agenda item that singles out Israel, the Trump administration announced on Monday. The news came as the UNHRC was set to weigh a slew of anti-Israel resolutions this week at its Geneva, Switzerland headquarters. “While we are making some progress on reversing the anti-Israel bias at the UN in New York, regrettably, today in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Council begins debate on the only country permanently on the body’s calendar,” American UN envoy Nikki Haley said in a statement on Monday. “It is not Syria, where the regime has systematically slaughtered and tortured its own people. It is not Iran, where public hangings are a regular occurrence. It is not...
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A Jerusalem Rabbinate beis din rejected a request to retroactively recognize a wedding that took place without prior registration, taking place in a local rabbinate by pre-agreement. The psak din was signed by Av Beis Din Rav Uriel Lavie, Rav Shlomo Ram and Rav David Kalka, and they explain the party was aware of the process and need for registration, but decided to marry in a fashion that is not recognized by the rabbinate. They asked people to assist them in bypassing the local system and then hopefully have the marriage recognized retroactively. The couple was supposed to be registered by they then decided to have a chupah which the rabbinate does not accept. As part of the ceremony the couple signed an agreement and instead of the chosson saying “Harei at…”, they w...
A Philadelphia man has sued a New York City bar after he says he was denied service because he was wearing a hat supporting President Donald Trump. The New York Post reports Greg Piatek says in the lawsuit that he and his friends were initially served drinks at The Happiest Hour on Jan. 28. But he says once a bartender noticed his “Make America Great Again” hat, he asked Piatek if it was “a joke.” He says a second round of drinks was “slammed” down on the bar. The suit claims a manager later asked Piatek to leave, saying he was told by the bar owner that “anyone who supports Trump or believes what you believe is not welcome here.” The bar didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
A federal judge on Sunday rejected the U.S. government’s request to clarify his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said nothing was unclear about his order and the government can’t ask for a distinction that officials failed to make in earlier briefs and arguments, according to online court records. Watson issued the temporary restraining order Wednesday in response to a lawsuit from the state of Hawaii, concluding there was “significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus” behind the travel ban. Two days later, the Justice Department asked Watson to clarify that the order only applied to the ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries and not a global freeze on refugees enteri...
A former North Carolina police chief who now works as a law enforcement consultant says he’s disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Former Greenville police Chief Hassan Aden of Alexandria, Virginia, says he was detained March 13 on his return trip from Paris. He says he supports the officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, but he believes his 90-minute detention was unreasonable. In a Facebook post, he says a customs officer told him that his name “was used as an alias by someone on some watch list.” The 52-year-old Aden says he became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of 10 when he was an Italian citizen. Customs and Border Patrol officials didn’t immediately comment.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday, 22 Adar, met with Deputy Mayor Chaim Epstein of the Bnei Torah party following protests on erev Shabbos which intentionally tried to disrupt the annual Jerusalem marathon. The mayor did not take favorably to the actions of chareidim affiliated with the Peleg Yerushalmi branch, trying to disrupt the marathon, and he suspended Epstein from his post and activities for thirty days in response. The mayor is extending this to his staff and associates, informing city officials not to take any instructions from him during the suspension period. The mayor explained to Epstein the efforts by protestors were illegal and contrary to police instructions, as well as posing a danger to public safety. Bnei Torah officials responded to the mayor’s decision, v...
Britain’s government says it will trigger Article 50, signaling Britain’s departure from the European Union, on March 29. The Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement that Britain’s permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed the European Council President Donald Tusk of the timing on Monday morning. The notification of triggering Article 50 will come in the form of a letter. Brexit Secretary David Davis said in a statement that the country is “on the threshold of the most important negotiation” for a generation.
President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of making up allegations that Russia interfered in last year’s election, and said Congress and the FBI should be going after media leaks instead. His tweets came just hours before a potentially politically damaging hearing in which FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers planned to testify on allegations of Russian hacking and whether there were any connections between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. “The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & lost!” Trump tweeted early Monday, as news coverage on the Russia allegations dominated the morning’s cable news. “The real story th...
Russia’s foreign ministry says the Israeli ambassador to Moscow was summoned to explain an exchange of fire last week between Israeli jets and Syrian government forces. Russia is a top ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and has provided key military and political backing to his forces, allowing him to turn the tide of the conflict. Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov says Russia “expressed concern” over the exchange in which Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes that were on a mission to destroy a weapons convoy destined for Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group. Monday’s report in Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency quotes Bogdanov as saying that Israeli Ambassador Gary Koren “was asked about this” incident. Hezbollah ...
TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange), the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers and online travel journalists, will this week assemble in Jerusalem for their first International Conference 22-24 Adar, at the ICC Jerusalem International Convention Center. The conference, which will bring together around 400 travel bloggers, writers, and industry professionals from around the world, is being held in partnership with the Jerusalem Conventions and Visitors Bureau (JCVB) under the direction of the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA). Each year, TBEX partners with host destinations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to bring the travel industry’s most creative minds together to learn, network and do business. The first TBEX was held in 2009. Since then, it has grown...
A poll released on motzei Shabbos by Channel 10 News shows if elections for Knesset were held today, Likud would remain the largest party but would be fighting for first place with Yesh Atid, which follows in second place with one seat less than Likud. The poll was taken by Project HaMidgam and Stat-Net companies for Channel 10 and directed by Prof. Camil Fuchs. Likud remains the largest party with 26 seats with Yesh Atid close behind with 25. In third place, albeit far behind, are Bayit Yehudi and the Arab bloc, both with 13 seats. Other results include: Machane Tzioni: 10 Yisrael Beitenu 7 Yahadut Hatorah 7 Meretz 7 Shas 6 Kulanu 6 Moshe Ya’alon’s party fails to earn minimum to enter Knesset. 34% of voters remain undecided at this time.
Two shoplifters took their stealing to an entirely new level, when they smothered an infant in a baby carriage with the stolen items. On Erev Shabbos, the two women entered a branch of the Yesh Chessed supermarket in Petach Tikvah, and as you can see in the attached video, began filling a baby carriage with items off the shelves. One of the females uses a baby blanket to hide the items.   The store manager noticed something not right, and stopped the woman as she was walking out of the store. She moved the blanket and foun dthe crying infant, who was being crushed under all typed of food products – including a freezing cold box of ice cream on top of the infants head. Thankfully, the child was not injured, and police were investigating.
Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday. In a brief statement, Uber didn’t say why Jones left. “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best,” it said. Jones told the tech blog Recode, which first reported his resignation, that his values didn’t align with Uber’s. “The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business,” he said in a statement. Jones is the latest of several high-level executives to leave the San Francisco-based company. Last month, a top engineerin...
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies “without ifs or buts,” and pointed to a government threat last week that it could prevent Turkish politicians entering the country. Merkel’s comments came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused her personally of “committing Nazi practices.” Sunday’s accusation was the latest escalation in a string of comments by Turkish officials drawing Nazi parallels with present-day Germany and the Netherlands in a dispute over restrictions on Turkish ministers campaigning there for an upcoming referendum. Some local German authorities have decided to block appearances by Turkish ministers, but Merkel’s federal gove...
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