Two men — including a prominent neo-Nazi activist — have been arrested in connection with the recent vandalization of 84 Jewish tombstones in the central Danish city of Randers, the BBC reported on Thursday.
The cemetery desecration took place last Saturday — the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, or “Night of Broken Glass,” which was a prelude to the Nazi Holocaust.
One of the detained suspects was identified as 38-year-old Jacob Vullum Andersen, a leader of the Nordic Resistance Movement, while the name of the other, a 27-year-old, was not published.
Andersen has denied involvement, but was quoted as telling Danish news outlet TV2, “We think it is positive that people have finally woken up and recognized that Jewish power and Jewish infiltration in ...
The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund and American victims of terror have filed an unprecedented lawsuit in Washington, D.C., targeting a U.S. charity tied to the BDS movement that is allegedly funneling donations to Palestinian terror groups.
The lawsuit, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund, et al vs. Education for Just Peace in the Middle East dba US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, seeks to hold the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), also known as the Education for a Just Peace in the Middle East, liable for conspiring to provide financial aid and other assistance to Palestinian terror groups, such as Hamas, that make up the Boycott National Committee (NBC), which leads the BDS movement.
“With this lawsuit, we’re exposing the link between org...
NEW YORK (VINnews) — Last April, a complaint was filed by Adela Cojab,a 22-year-old senior at NYU, about anti-Semitism on campus. Her complaint mainly centered around a group called Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), an on-campus pro-Palestinian group. According to the complaint, Adela alleges that SJP has created a “hostile atmosphere” for Jewish students, and that NYU has allowed “extreme anti-Semitism” to thrive.
Initially, the NYU administration declined to take any steps against the hostile organization. “It was breaking my heart and I immediately went to the administration from the very time SJP put Zionism in the same equivalent as Nazism,” Adela told Fox News. “I told the administration that SJP was creating an unsafe envi...
REDMOND, WA (AP) – Microsoft is hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review its investment in a facial recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints.
Microsoft said in a statement Friday that Holder will lead a team of former federal prosecutors conducting an audit.
Its aim is to determine whether Israeli firm AnyVision’s technology applications comply with Microsoft’s ethical principles against using facial recognition for mass surveillance.
AnyVision announced a $74 million investment in June from a group including Microsoft’s venture capital arm. The firm and its Microsoft backing attracted public scrutiny as the Israeli military installed face scanners at border crossings where Palestinians enter Israel from the West Bank....
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical.
The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in February. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the 73-year-old president was “anticipating a very busy 2020” and wanted to take advantage of “a free weekend” in Washington to begin portions of his routine checkup. She was not more specific about the testing.
Trump’s 2018 and 2019 physicals were announced in advance and appeared on his public schedule.
The February checkup showed he had put on some pounds and was now officially considered obese. His Body Ma...
An adviser to Vice President Mike Pence told House impeachment investigators this month that President Trump's request for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his family "struck me as unusual and inappropriate" and "shed some light on possible other motivations behind a security assistance hold."
The three House committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry against Trump released hundreds of pages of closed-door testimony by Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Pence on Europe and Russia, and Tim Morrison, the former senior director for European affairs at the National Security Council. Morrison was interviewed Oct. 31 and Williams was interviewed Nov. 7.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. —The boy accused of shooting five students on Thursday, killing two, at his Los Angeles-area high school on his 16th birthday died Friday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
A homicide official said earlier Friday that investigators did not find a diary, manifesto or note belonging to the suspect.
No motive or rationale has been established yet in the Thursday morning shooting at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita, said sheriff’s homicide Capt. Kent Wegener.
Officials gave the update Friday outside the Santa Clarita police station.
The teenager opened fire around 7:30 a.m. and authorities estimated that the suspect took just 16 seconds to pull out the weapon, shoot five classmates and the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts released Saturday in the impeachment inquiry show Ambassador Gordon Sondland playing a central role in President Donald Trump’s effort to push Ukraine to conduct political investigations as a condition for receiving needed military aid.
The fresh details come from hundreds of pages of testimony from Tim Morrison, a former top official at the National Security Council. They contradict much of the ambassador’s own testimony behind closed doors. Both Morrison and Sondland are expected to testify publicly before the House next week.
While some, including Trump himself, have begun to question Sondland’s knowledge of events, Morrison told House investigators the ambassador “related to me he was acting — he was discussing these m...
WALL STREET (AP) — Wall Street closed out the week with more milestones Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs.
Health care and technology stocks powered most of the broad rally, which helped drive the S&P 500 to its sixth straight weekly gain. The Dow extended its streak of weekly gains to four.
Investors have been encouraged by surprisingly good corporate earnings, three interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve and data showing the economy is still growing solidly. Hopes that the U.S. and China can make progress in their latest push for a trade deal have also helped keep investors in a buying mood.
“Over the past week the market absorbed a number of challenging trade headlines, and i...
The United States has threatened Egypt with sanctions were the latter to acquire Russian warplanes.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told Egyptian Defense Minister Mohamed Zaki in a letter on Wednesday to cancel a $2 billion agreement to purchase more than 20 Russian Su-35 jet fighters, reported The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
“Major new arms deals with Russia would—at a minimum—complicate future U.S. defense transactions with and security assistance to Egypt,” stated the letter.
In recent decades, Washington has given Cairo billions in economic and military assistance, including providing F-16 fighter planes, attack helicopters and other equipment.
If enacted, the sanctions would be in accordance with a U.S. law ...
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., emerged this week as a central figure on the Republican side of the House Intelligence Committee in the public impeachment hearings -- and a top antagonist of Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
The 35-year-old lawmaker featured prominently as tensions boiled over between lawmakers on Friday during the questioning of former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., attempted to give up the remainder of his time to her. But as Stefanik spoke, Schiff slammed down the gavel, arguing that it was not allowed under committee rules: "The gentlewoman will suspend."
"What is the interruption for now?" she shot back.
What followed was a debate between Nunes and Schiff as to whether the Republican could of...
The ceasefire put into place on Thursday morning between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror organization stood on shaky ground as terrorists violated it and launched a number of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel throughout the day, with Jerusalem refraining from responding.
Skeptical Israelis see no end to the rocket fire, even if a temporary halt is reached. Some see an Israeli military ground incursion into Gaza as the only solution to finally wipe out the military capabilities of PIJ and Hamas, which would ultimately eliminate the terror threat that exists today against millions of innocent Israeli civilians.
Udi Dekel, managing director of the Institute for National Security Studies, told JNS he believes that “there is no good format to solve Gaza” ...
Spiraling-out-of-control co-working space company WeWork lost $1.25 billion in the third quarter of 2019, more than double its $497 million in losses recorded during the same period last year, The New York Times and Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Several hours later, Reuters reported additional details, stating WeWork, which rebranded as the We Company earlier this year ahead of its disastrous attempt to go public, opened 97 new sites and expanded to 16 additional cities during the quarter, its biggest quarterly expansion to date.
The report is the most recent in a weeks-long incessant slew of news about the company, which has been plagued by the consequences of its failed IPO, change in management, and criticism of its business practices by backers and shareholders.
On Monday, the Financ...
Jerusalem, Israel - Nov. 16, 2019 - Situated with an impressive view of the Jerusalem Forest is ALYN, Israel’s only pediatric rehabilitation hospital. Every day, ALYN services 300 children with various disabilities, while teaching parents how to administer their child's required, often life-saving, treatments.
For the 20th year in a row, international cyclists have participated in a charity bike ride called "The Wheels of Love." Five hundred participants, coming from twelve countries, raised over $2.5 million. A Dutch team had 14 members, some returning riders to the Wheels of Love Ride. There were many first-time participants this year, including Olympic Gold Medalist Carina Benninga.
Besides extensive physical and medical rehabilitation therapies, ALYN&...
Former President Barack Obama on Friday warned 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to pay attention to what voters actually think -- warning that most of them don’t want to “tear down the system.”
“The average American doesn't think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it. And I think it's important for us not to lose sight of that,” Obama said.
“There are a lot of persuadable voters and there are a lot of Democrats out there who just want to see things make sense. They just don't want to see crazy stuff," he said. "They want to see things a little more fair, they want to see things a little more just. And how we approach that I think will be important.”
The two-term Democratic president made the ...
President Trump has granted clemency to two Army officers accused or convicted of war crimes and restored Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher to the rank of chief petty officer after he was docked a pay grade after being convicted of posing for a photo with a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter, the White House announced Friday.
Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance could be released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as soon as Friday evening, six years after being found guilty of second-degree murder. Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a former Green Beret, will have the murder charge against him dropped.
"Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint...
Yisrael Beytenu chair okays minority gov't supported by Arab parties as ultimatum to PM Netanyahu - but will he join it if PM won't cave?
MK Avigdor Liberman, chairman of the Yisrael Beytenu party, on Saturday night gave Blue and White Chairman MK Benny Gantz the green light for the formation of a minority government supported from the outside by the Joint Arab List.
The purpose of the agreement is to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to come to the table without the 55-MK right-religious bloc which stands behind him.
According to Israel Hayom, Liberman and Gantz will sign an agreement in the coming days, leaving Netanyahu with the option of abandoning his supporters or allowing the formation of the potentially dangerous minority gov...
Both rockets intercepted by Iron Dome missile defense system
Israel struck Hamas targets in Gaza after Palestinians launched two rockets towards the southern Israeli city of Beersheba early on Saturday morning. The IDF believes Hamas was responsible for firing the rockets.
It was the latest violation of a ceasefire understanding that was put in place on Thursday morning after two days of heavy fighting between Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the IDF. Since then sporadic rocket fire against Israel has threatened the fragile agreement, worked out in Cairo with the help of Egypt and United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov.Saturday morning's exchange of fire marked the first time since the renewal of Israeli-Gaza violence on November 12, th...
Her campaign manager says Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is “healthy and recovering,” after undergoing a double mastectomy Friday.
On Tuesday, the widow of Congressman Elijah Cummings, and former Maryland Democratic Party Chairman, entered the special election race for her late husband’s seat.
On Friday, she went ahead with the preventative operation because she has a family history of breast cancer.
“Maya is grateful for the tremendous outpouring of prayers and support from friends, family and supporters throughout the week,” said Tucker Cavanaugh, Cummings’ campaign manager.
His statement thanks the doctors at Johns Hopkins who are treating Cummings.
“We are so glad that Maya is healthy and recovering and she’s looking forward to getting ba...
The deadline for candidates to file for the February Primary to fill the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings' seat is just five days away.
Friday morning one of the candidates, who had announced his bid right after the congressman's funeral last month, filed the paperwork and is officially on the ballot.
Baltimore City Delegate and House Majority Whip Talmadge Branch is filing his paperwork with the Board of Elections in Annapolis.
Another announced candidate is Kweisi Mfume, a former NAACP president, and Cummings predecessor in Congress. He is expected to file his paperwork soon, according to an aide.
There are now 11 Democrats and three Republicans who have filed to be on the ballot.
One of the Democrats, is the congressman's widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who today is ...