Stocks rallied to fresh records Monday as investors look ahead to the signing of a partial trade deal with China and the start of earnings season.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was once again nearing the 29,000 level after climbing above it for the first time Friday. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at fresh records.
A delegation led by Liu He, China’s vice premier and chief trade negotiator, arrived in Washington on Monday and is expected to stay until the phase one trade agreement is signed Wednesday. Additionally, China is expected to lose its label of being a currency manipulator, FOX Business has learned. The move was part of a reported ask from Beijing as part of agreeing to other terms of the phase one deal. That report could come ...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The two people who stormed a kosher grocery in Jersey City and killed three people planned an assault for some time and were involved in another shooting of a Jewish person a week earlier, authorities said Monday.
State and federal law enforcement officials revealed details about the months leading up to the shootings by David Anderson and Francine Graham, a couple who expressed hatred of Jews and law enforcement in notes left at the grocery shooting scene and in online posts.
Anderson, 47, and Graham, 50, shot and killed Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals in a chance meeting in a cemetery Dec. 10, then drove to the market and killed Mindel Ferencz, 31, who owned the grocery with her husband; Moshe Deutsch, 24, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn who was shopping...
Publishing the Trump administration’s long-anticipated Middle East peace plan, dubbed Deal of the Century by President Trump, ahead of Israel’s general vote in march would not amount to interference in the process, a top US official told Axios on Monday.
US national security advisor Robert O’Brien told the outlet that the release had nothing to do with Israeli or Palestinian domestic politics and electoral processes.
“We’re not focused on the Israeli election calendar or when the Palestinians end up having an election,” he was cited as saying.
He also said that the administration was fully aware that releasing the plan would not be an easy process, with Palestinian factions long proclaiming it dead on arrival.
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Baltimore, MD - Jan. 13, 2020 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Shlomo And Adina Hollander on the birth of twins.
Mazel tov to grandparents, Ron and Myrna Mitnick and Eli Meir and Ruthie Hollander.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 13, 2020 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Adina & Mayeer Schwarzbaum on the birth of a daughter.
Mazal Tov to grandparents Aaron & Janice Schwarzbaum
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Today on the very last day of a two year legislative session, the New Jersey legislature voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill that would expand the State’s nonprofit security grant program, doubling it from its current $1 million to $2 million. The New Jersey Office of Agudath Israel applauds the New Jersey legislature for its unanimous support for ensuring the safety and security of nonprofits throughout New Jersey. We are particularly grateful to the bill’s sponsors, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), Senator Joe Cryan (D-20) and Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-36) for introducing the legislation in the Senate and Assembly, respectively.
The New Jersey Nonpublic Security Grant Program (NSPG) provides Houses of Worship and schools up to $50,000 for target hardening and up to ...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 13, 2020 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yehuda Tzvi and Malka Breindel Tulkoff on the birth of a son.
Mazel Tov grandparents Meir and Debbie Tulkoff and great grandmother, Sylvia Tulkoff.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן
Council President to Introduce Ethics Reform and Harm Reduction Legislation at First Council Meeting of the Year
Bills Address City’s Overdose Epidemic and Clarify When Elected Officials Can Accept Gifts
Baltimore, MD (January 13, 2020) — Council President Brandon Scott will introduce legislation at the first City Council meeting of the year on ethics reform and confronting Baltimore’s overdose epidemic through a harm reduction lens. The meeting will take place this evening at 5PM in the “Du” Burns Council Chambers.
Council President Scott said, “Our constituents deserve to know the City Council is working on their behalf to close all ethics loopholes and become more accountable to them.” The Council President will:
Introduce 20-0483: ...
Agudath Israel of America filed an amicus curiae ("Friend of the Court") brief in a case before the Supreme Court of Michigan urging the court to uphold a state program that provides for state reimbursement to nonpublic schools for services provided by the schools in compliance with state mandates. In the case, Council of Organizations and Others for Education About Parochiad, Et Al V. Michigan, Et Al, Michigan's program of mandated reimbursement is being challenged because it provides for state aid to religious schools, and opponents of this aid claim that this violates a provision in the state constitution that prohibits government assistance to religious institutions.
The Agudath Israel brief argues that the provision in the Michigan state constitution that prohibits state aid to ...
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., announced she had formed a political action committee on Saturday to help raise funds for progressive primary candidates.
The congresswoman has been a vocal opponent of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s policy to “blacklist” vendors and firms that work with candidates mounting primary challenges against Democratic incumbents. Ocasio-Cortez was one such candidate, having run a successful primary campaign against Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., in 2018.
Democratic leadership sees the rule as necessary to protect seats and win elections, but critics like Ocasio-Cortez and fellow 2018 upset victor Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., say it prevents fresh voices from reaching Congress and could encumber efforts to increase diversity ...
The U.S. attorney in New Jersey and the head of the local FBI said today that the bomb found in the van of alleged domestic terrorists Francine Graham and David Anderson could have killed or maimed people up to five football fields away, NBC NEWS reports.
They also said there was enough material in the van to make a second bomb.
Four innocent people, including a veteran Jersey City police detective and father of five, died in the hail of prolonged gunfire. Most of the victims were found inside the JC Koshoper Supermarket on Martin Luther King Boulevard during what officials have described as a hate-fueled terror spree on Dec. 10.
The officer who died, Det. Joseph Seals, was killed at a cemetery, where authorities said he had gone to meet with a man to talk about the return of ...
The Palestinian Authority has launched a political campaign to convince the European Union to rescind its decision to prohibit monetary aid to P.A.-affiliated organizations and institutions if it doesn’t sever all ties with terrorist groups.
“The national Palestinian campaign to reject conditional funding” has picked up steam in recent weeks, after the European Union, for the first time, introduced a fundamental change to the financial aid contracts Palestinian bodies are required to sign, whereby any cooperation with terrorist organizations will result in the unilateral cessation of funding.
The Palestinian campaign to annul this stipulation is based on the claim that “the struggle against Israeli occupation” is not terrorism, and that P.A. institutions inc...
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced on Jan. 3 that it is investigating a complaint that the University of California, Los Angeles improperly handled allegations of anti-Semitism.
The complaint, which was filed in October by non-profit organization StandWithUs on behalf of student Shayna Lavi, focuses on a May incident in which San Francisco State University professor Rabab Abdulhadi was quoted by witnesses as saying during a guest lecture in an anthropology class that supporters of Israel are white supremacists.
The complaint states that Lavi brought the incident to UCLA’s Discrimination Prevention Office (DPO), which caused the class’s professor, Kyeyoung Park, to repeatedly mention during class that Lavi was victimi...
The shooting carried out by a Saudi aviation student at Naval Air Station Pensacola in December was an “act of terrorism,” Attorney General William Barr said Monday as authorities released their findings on an investigation into the attack.
Barr said the gunman, identified as Saudi Arabian Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was "motivated by jihadist ideology."
He added that Alshamrani, during last year's anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, posted a message online that "the countdown has begun" and later traveled to New York City to visit the 9/11 Memorial on Thanksgiving weekend.
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More than a dozen Saudi nationals who live in America and train with the U.S. military...
China will not be listed as a currency manipulator when the Treasury Department releases an update to its Foreign Exchange Report ahead of the signing of the phase one trade deal, sources tell FOX Business. A formal announcement could come as early as today or before Wednesday when the phase one deal is set to be signed.
China’s removal from the list is a "want" from Beijing before the deal is signed. Being included on the list impacts China’s ability to grow its economy, possibly limiting growth.
Last month, the U.S. and China agreed to a partial trade deal that calls for Beijing to purchase up to $200 billion of American products over the next two years, in addition to protecting against intellectual property theft and technology transfer. Beijing also agreed to e...
Mayor Dr. Aliza Bloch held a small ceremony on Monday, attended by Minister of Health MK Yaakov Litzman and CEO of Hadassah Medical Center, Prof. Zeev Rotshtein. During the ceremony, it was announced that an expanded medical center, operating as a branch of Hadassah Medical Center, would be built in Beit Shemesh.
The ceremony was also attended by Deputy Mayor Yeshaya Ehrenreich and Council Member Yisrael Silverstein, who holds the Health portfolio.
During the event, the Hadassah Director presented to the Minister and Mayor an annual draft plan for the establishment of a Hadassah Medical Center branch in Beit Shemesh.
Among other things, the draft includes plans for an emergency medical center, a specialist clinic, outpatient centers, operating rooms, an imaging unit and a dialysis...
Jerusalem, Israel - Jan. 13, 2020 - President Reuven Rivlin hosted on January 13/16 Tevet, the announcement of the winners of the 2020 Wolf Prize, at Beit HaNasi, in Jerusalem, Israel. The prize is awarded annually for unique contributions to the fields of science and art. Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 Laureate Dr. Dan Shechtman presented the president with the decision of the prize committee. The Wolf Foundation is an official Israeli foundation whose aim is to advance excellence in science and arts. Every year, the president participates in presenting the prestigious international prize to scientists and artists from around the world, for achievements “to promote science and art for the benefit of humankind.”The prizes are awarded in the fields of science – medic...
The Israel Bar Association backtracked today (Monday) and cancelled its appointment of controversial Israeli attorney Lea Tsemel to head its Military Courts Committee, according to sources in the Bar Association.
On Sunday, the Bar Association voted to reappoint Tsemel to head its Military Courts Committee, sparking outrage among bereaved families.
Tsemel, who has served as head of the Bar Association's Military Courts Committee for the past eight years, has gained notoriety for her adamant defense of terrorists with blood on their hands.
Tsemel most recently defended Arafat Arafiah, who murdered and raped 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher in February 2019.
Tsemel has also represented members of Hamas, the head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Abdel Aziz Salha, wh...
The birth of Moshe represents a turning point of the Jewish saga in Egypt. This would-be savior is arrived as the Jewish slaves are being mercilessly crushed by Egyptian oppression. Pharo had legislated that all Jewish infants be flung into the Nile river and delivered to their inevitable death; Egyptian discrimination had begotten slavery and slavery had morphed into genocide. It appeared as if the entire Jewish nation was slated for annihilation. At this dark moment the greatest man to ever inhabit our planet is born. The epic birth of Moshe is preceded by verses describing the “marriage” of his parents- Amram and Yocheved. Stunningly, these verses conceal the true identity of Moshe’s parents. The Torah merely narrates about a “man” from the house of L...