PARIS (AP) — Anti-Semitic acts increased in France last year by 27%, acts against Muslims inched higher while anti-Christian acts remained stable but highest of all, France’s interior minister said Sunday, denouncing the situation as intolerable.
On top of that, acts described as bearing a racist and xenophobic character, mostly threats, more than doubled between 2018 and 2019 — increasing from 496 to 1,142, according to a statement by Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.
“Expressions and acts of hate, whether they target origins or religious beliefs, whether they take the form of physical violence or verbal threats, are an intolerable attack on our common project, the foundations of our social … pact,” the statement said.
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BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group vowed in an audio message released Monday that the extremists will start a new phase of attacks that will focus on Israel and blasted the U.S. administration’s plan to resolve the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Despite carrying out deadly attacks throughout the world over the past years, IS has rarely targeted Israel. The audio appears to try to win the extremist group popularity in the region at a time when President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is expected to be announced in the U.S. soon.
The Palestinians have not been consulted on the much-trumpeted deal and have pre-emptively rejected the U.S. proposal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to “m...
In an unprecedented political move, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political challenger Benny Gantz are traveling to Washington to meet separately with U.S. President Donald Trump just prior to the rollout of the administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace proposal.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence invited Netanyahu to the White House at a meeting between the two at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem last week, and said that on the recommendation of the prime minister the invitation was being extended to Gantz as well.
Netanyahu published a video stating that he is traveling to Washington with “a great sense of mission and great responsibility.” He called Trump’s plan Israel’s “greatest opportunity,” and added that &ldqu...
Israel’s Health Ministry on Friday issued a travel warning for Wuhan, China and surrounding areas, following the death of 55 people in China and some 2,000 globally from a new virus.
According to information pieced together by the World Health Organization and Chinese health authorities, the Novel coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, Chinese Acute Respiratory Syndrome (CARS) or Wuhan coronavirus , likely started from an animal source and spread to humans in a market in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s central Hubei province.
Israelis were advised to avoid travel to the region unless “absolutely critical,” while the ministry stated that it was in contact “with all the international bodies and experts in Israel and abroad,” and promised that “th...
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High Court Allows Implementation of Immigration Rules Denying Residency Over Public Assistance
The Supreme Court allowed a Trump administration rule denying green cards to legal immigrants who use or are likely to use public aid, as litigation continues.
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President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin today, Monday 27 January / 1 Shevat, participated in the International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau at the site of the death camp. Survivors of the death camp, President Duda of Poland, the President of the World Jewish Congress Ron Lauder and the head of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Dr. Piotr Cywiński spoke at the ceremony, which concluded with the Kaddish and El Maleh Rachamim prayers. At the end of the ceremony, the president walked together with the presidents of Germany and Poland and over 50 other leaders from around the world who participated in the ceremony. They walked beside the railway tracks to the entrance of Birkenau (Auschwitz I) to the memorial built the ruins of the cre...
But members of GOP leadership immediately sought to downplay the former national security adviser's revelations.
It’s “increasingly likely” that more Republicans will join calls to seek testimony from John Bolton in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Sen. Mitt Romney said on Monday, with Bolton's new revelations throwing into doubt how Trump’s trial will proceed.
And Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) — who has signaled that she is open to supporting witnesses, as she did in former President Bill Clinton's 1999 trial — said it will "strengthen the case" for witnesses. Still, members of GOP leadership immediately sought to downplay the Bolton news.
Just days ago, the Senate GOP appeared ready to defeat a vote to hear mo...
During his trip to Israel last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin personally told Issachar’s mother, Yaffa, that her daughter would be freed.
The Moscow region pardon commission discussing the case of Israeli-American Naama Issachar recommended that she is pardoned and released, Russian media reported on Monday.The commission forwarded their recommendation to Russian President Vladimir Putin who now holds the ball on her case.
"Naama, her relatives and lawyers hope that President Putin will make the decision to grant Naama Issachar as soon as possible, in accordance with his constitutional authority," Issachar's defense team commented.Issachar officially requested a pardon on Sunday in hopes it would lead to her release from a Russian jail, where she is serving a 7.5-year ...
Baltimore, MD - Jan.26, 2020:
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Royal Farms is trying to build a gas station next to its existing store at the corner of Smith Avenue and Old Pimlico Road. We strongly oppose this action within a residential neighborhood at an already busy intersection.
Such an establishment will result in:
1. Risk of increased level of crime, which already exists at this site. 2. Danger to children crossing the street into an already packed parking lot with limited visibility. 3. Increased risk of health hazards and damage to the environment due to gas emissions, exposure to toxic chemicals, and air & soil pollution. 4. Additional traffic congestion leading to chance of bodily injury and longer traffic delays. 5. Danger to adults and children walking to adjacent syn...
A bomb scare in shul moves Rosh Chodesh Davening/Laining outside at Bal Harbor's Hechal Shalom Or Oziel
Netanyahu's associates assess that Netanyahu will give up annexation of the Jordan Valley, and will declare the annexation of Maale Adumim, according to Galei Tzahal.
Gazan Arabs with Israeli mothers get citizenship to spy inside of Israel for Hamas, photographing army bases and Iron Dome missile batteries
Israeli security forces uncovered a Hamas intelligence-gathering network inside of Israel, the Shin Bet internal security agency revealed Monday.
The network, which was operated by Hamas terrorists inside of the Gaza Strip, included Israeli Arab citizens from central Israel.
The Shin Bet internal security agency discovered and dismantled the spy network three and a half weeks ago, according to an indictment filed Monday.
According to the indictment, which was filed at the Central District Court, Rejab Dakah, a 34-year-old Israeli Arab resident of the central Israeli city of Lod, and Rami al-Amoudi, a 30-year-old resident of Tel Aviv-Yafo, we...
President Rivlin began his official visit to Poland by meeting with his host, President Andrzej Duda. At the end of their meeting, the two gave statements to the pressPresident Rivlin:“History, along with the terrible events that happened here on this ground, connect the Jewish people and the State of Israel in an unbreakable bond with Poland and the Polish people. This is a bond that looks to the future from an unshakeable commitment to the memory of the facts of the past. This is a bond that must sanctify the purity of history, to leave the work of historical research to historians and experts.”President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin today, Monday 27 January / 1 Shevat, landed in Krakow, Poland and immediately made his way to a working meeting with President Andrzej Duda of Poland dur...
Stocks were under pressure Monday as the number of people affected by the coronavirus surged over the weekend.
All three of the major averages were down at least 1.8 percent in the opening minutes of trading, continuing the selloff that began on Friday.
By midnight Sunday, there were 2,744 confirmed cases of the virus and 80 deaths, according to China’s National Health Commission. There have been five confirmed cases in the U.S., health officials said.
Travel-related names remained under pressure as the number of coronavirus cases continued to climb.
Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines were all lower, as were cruise operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Casino giants Wynn Resorts a...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 27, 2020 - 9:22 AM - 95 North at the Tydings Bridge is at a complete standstill.Photo Credit: Shloime Kreindler
With the news out that this winter that the flu vaccine only prevented flu in half of the inoculated population, it’s time to see what measures we can take to protect ourselves in a better way. Every winter, it seems that most people are going to get a cold or two and up to 20% of the population will get the flu. Because we feel so miserable and have a hard time functions, we make things even worse by spending more than 10 billion dollars each year trying to treat flu symptoms (U.S.statistics). This all begs the question: If 20 people are sitting in a room, and someone is spreading cold or flu germs, why are some people’s immune system letting them down and they ultimately catch a cold, and why are many of the others sitting in that same room not going to catc...
United Hatzalah volunteers treated a woman in her 60's who was seriously injured in an apartment fire on Ehud Street in Ashkelon.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Aharon Mori who was one of the first responders at the scene said: "Together with other EMS personnel I treated a woman after she was evacuated from the burning apartment by firefighters. She was in serious condition and suffering smoke inhalation and burns across her body. After receiving initial treatment in the field she was transported to the hospital for further care."
Although American Herald Tribune claims that it is a “genuinely independent online media outlet” paying Americans to write articles, multiple investigations by U.S. technology companies “point to “the site originating in Iran,” according to a CNN Business report on Friday.
A Facebook investigation into the site’s page on the social-media network found it linked to Iranian state media and removed it in 2018, a Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business.
Cybersecurity company FireEye determined with “moderate confidence” that the site originates in Iran and is part of a larger online influence campaign.
According to the report, “The articles on American Herald Tribune are largely in line with the views of Iran’s rulin...