The largest hospital in Israel will be built in Beersheva if a proposal to expand an area that the city can develop will be approved by the National Council for Planning and Construction, according to Calcalist.
If approved, the city will be able to develop a new hospital and industrial zone for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Sixty days will be given for opposition to be presented to the development plan; afterwards, the proposal will receive final approval and lead the way for building permits to be submitted.
The new potential hospital will have about 1,900 beds—1,000 of which will be for general medicine, while the remaining beds will be for geriatric care and a mental-health center.
The new hospital will take up about 4,305,000 square feet and include a 10-story central...
Baltimore, MD - Dec. 4, 2019 - Baltimore City Public Schools could come up short as it looks ahead to planning next year's budget, CEO Sonja Santelises said.
"There's a projected budget gap of about $60 million," Santelises said.
Speaking at a City Council committee hearing Tuesday night, Santelises gave council members a closer look at the district's financial books and predicting what may lie ahead.
"We have been proactive in my administration in seeking out outside eyes. We have not been insular," Santelises said.
The district is focused on six months down to road, when millions of state dollars from a three-year funding package called Bridge to Kirwan will run out.
"I have to say, we have to do due diligence and really begin to ask the question, when the bridge goes...
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the U.S. military footprint in the Middle East, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops to counter Iran, U.S. officials said.
The deployment could double the number of U.S. military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. President Trump is expected to make a decision on the new deployments as soon as this month, those officials said.
Mr. Trump, facing an election next year, has long sought to exit foreign entanglements and avoid new conflicts. But on Iran—and partly at the behest of Israel—he is convinced of the need to counter the threat h...
NEW YORK – Calling a Jew an antisemite is one of the most difficult things a person who fights antisemitism has to do. Judaism tolerates dissent to a great degree, but arming antisemites with one’s Jewishness is perhaps the greatest and most vile of sins one Jew can commit against another. That’s why Bernie Sanders rightfully deserves to be called an antisemite.
There’s no other way to explain his absolute lovefest with now notorious antisemites like Ilhan “Israel hypnotized the world” Omar and Rashida “the Holocaust gives me a comforting feeling” Tlaib, both of whom have endorsed his candidacy for president. We know he agrees with his socialist comrade Jeremy Corbyn, incidentally also a notorious antisemite, when it comes to being friends w...
Federal investigators are re-upping a $5 million reward related to the capture of a 37-year-old man on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List whom it called “the highest-ranking U.S. citizen fighting overseas with a terrorist organization.”
The award for information leading to the arrest of Jehad Serwan Mostafa formerly of San Diego, came as federal prosecutors announced new charges related to his alleged “critical role” in supporting the Somalia-based Islamic terrorism organization, al-Shabab, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.
The new charges expand on three similar counts Mostafa faces from a 2009 indictment and includes his alleged activities in support of al-Shabab that took place between March 2008 to February 2017.
The FBI did not deta...
LONDON (VINnews/Jewish Chronicle) — A leading Charedi rabbi in London fears for his life after a letter was circulated within his community implying that he should be killed for speaking out against antisemitism in the Labour Party, according to a report by the London “Jewish Chronicle”.
Rabbi Avraham Pinter, an ex-councillor in Stamford Hill and chairman of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregation’s (UOHC) external affairs committee, criticized Diane Abbott, the Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, last month for “being totally out of touch with the reality” of how Jews in her constituency feel.
He said she should not “use the Charedi Jewish community for political gain” after she suggest that Charedim did not share the same c...
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 2019 - Every Shabbos table offers every Jewish family an incredible opportunity by which they can share their joy for Shabbos, for Yiddishkeit and for HaShem with their children. Unfortunately, our schedules are hectic and many people don’t have the time to prepare themselves to utilize the Shabbos table to its fullest. Therefore, we at ACHIM created TableTalk as a pre-packaged talking points pamphlet which is attractive, fun and has something for everyone. Limited copies are distributed to many shuls on a weekly basis but they are snatched up very quickly. Get yours ASAP or click on the graphic below and print your own.What’s in it and what’s all the excitement about?TableTalk features• Weekly halachic dilemma creating li...
Stocks snapped their three-day losing streak Wednesday after a Bloomberg report said a phase one deal could still be done before the Dec. 15 tariff deadline.
President Trump’s comments Tuesday, which downplayed the possibility of a trade deal being reached in the next couple of weeks and sent U.S. equity markets tumbling, were “off the cuff” and should not be taken as a sign that talks are at an impasse, according to the report, which cites people familiar with the matter.
Economic data out Wednesday morning showed private sector job growth slowed in November. The ADP Private National Employment Report showed private payrolls increased by 67,000 jobs last month, missing the 140,000 addition that was expected and down sharply from ...
Baltimore, MD - Dec. 4, 2019 - An overflow crowd of 850 enjoyed Concert for a Cause last Sunday evening to raise funds on behalf of Laniado Hospital in Netanya, Israel. Funds raised were specifically put towards Laniado’s upcoming and newly built NICU department slated to open March 2020.
Concert entertainment included Beth Tfiloh’s very own Chazzan, Avraham Albrecht along with Netanel Hershtik the famed Chazzan from the Hampton Synagogue in NY and Baltimore’s very own Yoni Rose from Frankfurt, Germany and Benjamin Warschawski of Skokie, IL.
The program was opened by Rabbi Jonathan Lerner of Sinai Hospital along with remarks by Mr. Meir Mark of Laniado Hospital and Rabbi Mitchel Wohlberg of Beth Tfiloh. The audience was also privy toa video presentation ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 4 December 2019), in Lisbon, met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Prime Minister Netanyahu at the start of the meeting:
"I’m delighted, again, to see you, Secretary Pompeo.
The first subject that I will raise is Iran, the second subject is Iran, and so is the third, and many more.
We’ve been fortunate that President Trump has led a consistent policy of pressure against Iran. Iran is increasing its aggression as we speak, even today, in the region. They’re trying to have staging grounds against us and the region from Iran itself, from Iraq, from Syria, from Lebanon, Gaza, and Yemen and we are actively engaged in countering that aggression.
The Israeli-American policy is key to that effort, that serv...
How often has a friend said, as he gets older, that “time seems to be going faster and faster every day.” And it is true, as we age, time does seem to accelerate. As young men, we were often anxious and impatient to “grow up already”. But time seemed to move slowly and every day was as during the “lazy days of summer.” But now, the heat of summer no sooner begins than it seems I am taking out the snow shovel and stamping the chill from my feet.
There are, of course, other times – in waiting rooms or airport security lines – when time seems to move at a glacial pace, when each second on the clock seems to take hours.
Could time really move at varying paces depending on our age? Could the movement of the clock really b...
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., filed a lawsuit against CNN on Tuesday, seeking $435,350,000 in damages and claiming the outlet defamed him last month when it published a “demonstrably false hit piece.”
The Nov. 22 story reported that in December 2018, while serving as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Nunes traveled to Vienna and met with former Ukrainian prosecutor general Victor Shokin to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden – which Nunes’ complaint says is untrue.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleged violations of Virginia’s law against insults and said CNN reporter Vicky Ward, who wrote the article, and anchor Chris Cuomo, who discussed its details on air, conspired with the network “to boost CNN’s ratings...
The Trump administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let it resume federal executions next week by “setting aside” a district court’s injunction blocking it from carrying out lethal injections as planned.
This request, which came hours after an appeals court blocked a similar application, marked an escalation of the administration’s push to restart federal executions after a 16-year hiatus.
Last month, a judge issued an injunction prohibiting federal officials from executing four death-row inmates while they challenge the government’s lethal-injection procedure in court. The judge found that the procedure “very likely exceeds” the government’s authority under federal law.
The Justice Department argued in its 38-page filing Mo...
For years the IDF intentionally claimed more charedi draftees than there actually were, Kan Reshet bet reported.
According to the report, the IDF lied to all government offices, including the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, the IDF Chief of Staff, and the Defense Minister, in order to appear to meet the draft goals.
In 2017, the IDF reported that 3,070 haredim enlisted, but the true number was less than half of that, at just 1,300. Included in the list of charedi soldiers were non-charedi soldiers, and even some non-religious soldiers.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.
Alarming comments from Baltimore's mayor about human trafficking were not based on a specific incident, local and federal authorities said.
During an interview Monday with 11 News, Mayor Jack Young made some comments asking people to avoid parking near white vans.
"We're getting reports of somebody in a white van trying to snatch up young girls for human trafficking and for selling body parts, I'm told. So we have to really be careful because there's so much evil going on, not just in the city of Baltimore but around the country," Young said. "Don't park near a white van. Make sure that you look at your surroundings, and make sure you keep your cellphone in case somebody tries to abduct you and call 911 right away."
Federal and loca...
LONDON (VINnews) – Police will not be investigating an attack against three Jewish children on a bus in Stamford Hill, London as a hate crime, according to the London-based nonprofit Campaign Against Antisemitism.
The three visibly Jewish children are believed to have been the only passengers attacked during the incident, which took place on a bus in Clapton Common.
CCTV footage has been captured showing two men running for the number 253 bus, with one slipping at the back door, appearing to attack Jewish passengers, before some passengers begin to exit the bus.
The victims had their hats thrown off and one was punched in the eye.
The incident took place at around 08:15 on the morning of 24th November and was reported by Shomrim Stamford Hill, a Jewish volunteer neighbourhood wat...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing quickly burst into partisan infighting Wednesday as Democrats charged that President Donald Trump must be removed from office for enlisting foreign interference in U.S. elections and Republicans angrily retorted there were no grounds for such drastic action.
The panel responsible for drafting articles of impeachment convened as Trump’s team was fanning out across Capitol Hill. Vice President Mike Pence met behind closed doors with House Republicans, and Senate Republicans were to huddle with the White House counsel as GOP lawmakers stand with the president and Democrats charge headlong into what has become a one-party drive to impeach him.
Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., gaveled open the hearin...
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appointed businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday to succeed the retiring Johnny Isakson, who is leaving office at the end of the year due to health issues.
Kemp's decision came despite intense criticism from conservative allies of President Trump who wanted Kemp to appoint Rep. Doug Collins, one of Trump’s staunchest defenders in Congress. Loeffler, a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream professional woman’s basketball team, on Wednesday attempted to assuage the concerns of those who were against the political outsider.
"I haven’t spent my life trying to get to Washington. But here’s what folks are going to find out about me: I’m a lifelong conservative. Pro-Second Amendment....
The presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hired writer Abigail Pogrebin as director of Jewish outreach, becoming the first 2020 campaign to employ such a role.
Bloomberg announced his candidacy last week, becoming the fourth Jewish candidate in the now 15-candidate Democratic primary.
“It doesn’t surprise me that he would want to hit the ground running in a variety of ways, and one of those ways would be constituent outreach,” Jay Footlik, a former Jewish liaison for President Bill Clinton, told The New York Jewish Week.
Among the works of Pogrebin, 54, are My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2018; and Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish, which feat...
More than 300 Baltimore police officers who were accused of integrity issues will not be allowed to testify in court, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby told a state commission looking at the Gun Trace Task Force on Tuesday.
WBAL-TV 11 reports the commission held a public meeting at the University of Baltimore and heard from witnesses including Mosby, police officials and the independent investigator police hired in October.
Mosby told the panel about a blacklist of around 305 officers with serious integrity issues. Some, she said, face allegations while others have convictions. Some of the convicted officers, she said, remain with the department.
Speaking to reporters, Mosby would not say exactly how many untrustworthy officers remain on the force.