Kimberly Reese has never visited Ghana, but she is already designing her dream home there. The Ohio mother of five says she doesn’t feel safe in the United States.
“Some of us are tired,” said Reese. “Some of us just want to be in an environment where we don’t have to look over our shoulders. Where we don’t have to worry about our sons getting pulled over.”
She’d rather focus on floor plans some 6,000 miles away.
As the United States again confronts its history of racism, as outrage again erupts over police killings, leaders in Ghana say they’re rolling out the welcome mat for black Americans who want to get away from the turmoil.
The government has negotiated with local chiefs to earmark 500 acres of land near the nation’s ce...
Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyber attacks on its nuclear sites, the head of civilian defense said, after a fire at its Natanz plant which some Iranian officials said may have been caused by cyber sabotage.
The Natanz uranium-enrichment site, much of which is underground, is one of several Iranian facilities monitored by inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog.
Iran‘s top security body said on Friday that the cause of the “incident” at the nuclear site had been determined, but “due to security considerations” it would be announced at a convenient time.
Iran‘s Atomic Energy Organization initially reported an “incident” had occurred early on Thursday at Natanz, located ...
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Friday suggested a current flat death rate in states seeing a troubling rise in coronavirus cases could be misleading.
In remarks on “Fox & Friends” Friday, Adams warned: “We know deaths lag at least two weeks and can lag even more.”
“In the beginning, nursing homes were hit really hard, and the majority of our deaths were occurring on people who were 60, 65 and older,” he said.
“Now the majority of cases are in people who have an average age of 35, and so those folks are gonna have less comorbidities, they’re gonna be less likely to end up in the hospital and to die.”
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The Feds are looking into possible campaign finance misdeeds by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff and lead rainmaker, who suddenly resigned Friday, federal sources told The Post.
The inquiry centers on two political action committees founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, the top aide who quit along with Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent,the sources said. Trent left to join the congresswoman’s 2020 re-election campaign.
The brash Chakrabarti, who masterminded Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and steered her proposed Green New Deal, had caused uproar in the halls of Congress with a series of combative tweets that contributed to a rift between his rookie boss and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“People were not happy that he used his Twitter account to comment about members ...
Baltimore, MD – July 5, 2020 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Adler, Z’L, (Brooklyn, NY), father of Mrs. Tzirel (Adler) Izraelev, Rabbi Yanky Adler, Rabbi Motty Adler, Mrs. Chumie (Adler) Waullk and brother of Rabbi Yitzchok Adler, and Mrs. Yocheved (Yogi Adler) Markowitz,
Baltimore Shiva: Rabbi Yitzchak Adler will observe shiva at 423 Yeshiva Lane, Balto., MD, 21208 (410 484 4172). Hours noted below. Please respect the wishes of the aveilim and observe the instructions noted below.Due to the current situation, based on the recommendations of Dr. J. Jakobovits, we ask that you:
1. Please wear a mask in the house
Israel’s defense minister said on Sunday it is not “necessarily” behind every mysterious incident in Iran, after a fire at the Natanz nuclear site prompted some Iranian officials to say it was the result of cyber sabotage.
Israel, widely believed to be the region’s only nuclear power, has pledged never to allow Iran to obtain atomic weapons, pointing out that Tehran advocates its destruction. Iran denies ever seeking nuclear arms and says its atomic program is peaceful.
The underground Natanz site, where a one-story building was partly burned on Thursday, is the centerpiece of Iran’s uranium enrichment program and monitored by inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog.
Asked whether Israel had anything to do with “m...
New regulations limit number of worshippers in synagogues, guests at weddings, or customers at bars to maximum of 50.
The Knesset’s Coronavirus Committee approved Sunday afternoon new restrictions on public activity which were drawn up last week by the government.
Under the new restrictions, starting Monday at 8:00 a.m., weddings will be limited to a total of 50 people – down from 250 people under the current regulations.
The new regulation will also apply to synagogues, bars, and event halls, with no more than 50 people allowed in at any given time.
According to statistics released by the Health Ministry, there are now 11,189 confirmed active cases of the coronavirus in Israel.
The number of patients in serious condition has risen to 86, including 29 on ventilators. R...
Nearly 30 people were shot overnight in the city — 14 of them in northern Manhattan, police sources said.
The NYPD wasn’t able to immediately provide the number of shootings, but confirmed that at least 10 people had been shot — two fatally — overnight.
The July shootings come on the heels of a violent June in the city. With a total of 205 shootings during the month, it was the bloodiest June in 24 years — going back to 1996, when the NYPD logged 236 incidents, the NYPD said.
Read more at NY POST.
Commander of Sayeret Matkal and deputy enter quarantine after female soldier in unit diagnosed with COVID-19.
The commander of the elite Sayeret Matkal, Colonel J, and his deputy went into quarantine after a female soldier in the unit was diagnosed with coronavirus, Galei Tzahal reported.
Dozens of other headquarters soldiers from the unit were sent to quarantine as well, according to the report.An IDF spokesperson said in response, "A coronavirus patient was identified last week in one of the intelligence branches. To prevent further infection, dozens of headquarters personnel serving as combat supporters were proactively quarantined."The spokesperson stated further, "Although not in direct contact with the patient, the unit commander and his deputy decided to isolate them...
LOS ANGELES (VINnews) — Tommy Macias, a 51-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore, California, had been very careful over the past few months. Macias, a truck driver, knew that due to his diabetes he was at high risk if he contracted COVID-19, so he stayed at home and wore a mask when going out, maintaining social distance from others. However Macias made just one error that cost him his life. He went to a barbecue party with some friends. He didn’t know that someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, but showed no symptoms, was also present at the party.
“It was all preventable,” said Gustavo Lopez, Macias’ 52-year-old brother-in-law. “That person knew he had corona and still went. He should have known better, and that one mistake cost [Macias] his life...
Rabbi Naftali Halberstam, the Rebbe of Sanz in Borough Park passed away on Shabbos at night.
His mother was a daughter of Rabbi Sinai Halberstam of Zimgrad. Mordechai Ze’ev Manzanz. When he reached the age of entry to the yeshiva, he was enrolled and admitted to Yeshivas Chochmei Lublin, but then World War II broke out and he could not continue.
When the war broke out, he fled to Russia with his mother and brother, and spent nearly a year in Boebrick together with his zeide Rabbi Sinai of Zimgrad. During this time he studied with his grandfather and even wrote down his teachings.
At the end of the war he went to Krakow, where he was a member of the Rabbis ‘Committee who took care of the refugees’ needs. He then moved to the United States and settled in Brownsville, and...
Jerusalem, Israel - July 5, 2020:President Rivlin: “Here in Israel, from the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, we heard the cries of the small business owners. I know that behind every small business is a big dream. I see small businesses collapsing, years of hopes fading, dreams that came true and are falling apart. We must not let those dreams disappear. They are the foundation and the building blocks of the economy and we must not leave them behind.”“Now, when it is clear that corona is here to stay, the government must build an emergency plan to save small businesses and learn from other countries how to do it. A successful country must be able to face the challenges it encounters and to adapt to reality.” President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin this...
California Congressman Devin Nunes weighs in on the ‘Gang of Eight’ briefed by intelligence chiefs on Russia bounty allegations on ‘Fox and Friends Weekend.’
Last Tuesday night I participated in an ambulance shift on one of United Hatzalah’s mobile intensive care units that was stationed in Tel Aviv. In addition to being a volunteer EMT, I’m a medical student, and in truth, I should have been studying for my final exam in organic chemistry, but participating as an EMT on an ICU ambulance is something that I love to do. I’ve been a volunteer EMT for six years and riding on the back of ICU ambulances for four of them. I have found that being out in the field gives me renewed energy for my studies as it makes me remember why I chose to study medicine in the first place.
During the shift, we had a CPR call. I was with a terrific team of first responders including Yagel Bar Kama, our first-time driver on an ICU ambulance but...
Israel’s aviation industry is on the brink of collapse after months of inactivity due to the coronavirus epidemic, CEO of the country’s largest airport Shmuel Zakay lamented on social media Friday.
Ben Gurion Airport is just “days away from reaching the point of no return,” Zakay warned in his Facebook post, adding that the competency of aviation professionals, from pilots to ground crews, may have eroded to dangerous levels.
Acknowledging that health restrictions were necessary to battle the spread of the “dangerous and lethal pandemic,” Zakay still accused the government of “stagnation” and lacking a coherent strategy that could help the private and public sectors manage the risks of the disease.
“This week civilian flights resumed...
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Saturday it is halting its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and HIV treatment lopinavir-ritonavir in patients hospitalized with the coronavirus after results showed the drugs did not reduce mortality rates.
“These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients when compared to standard of care. Solidarity trial investigators will interrupt the trials with immediate effect,” the WHO said in a statement, referencing multicountry trials it is conducting.
The WHO’s announcement comes two days after a study was released linking the use of hydroxychloroquine by COVID-19 patients to lower death rates.
The saga of yeshiva and seminary students barred from entering Israel continues to aggravate institution heads and their students.
At the start of the Corona crisis, the Interior Ministry banned foreign citizens from entering the State of Israel. Chaim V’Chessed was instrumental in arranging a process for student visa holders to return to Israel. On May 21, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri issued directives allowing yeshivas to apply for entry permits on behalf of their students. However, several days later, the Ministry abruptly cancelled permission for single students to enter the country.
Today, Chaim V’Chessed’s CEO, Rabbi Paysach Freedman, penned a scathing letter to Knesset officials regarding various irregularities in the current policies.
In his missive...
Far-left protesters burned an American flag near the White House on Saturday, chanting “America was never great,” just moments after President Trump finished delivering a speech at the “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration.
Video shows the flag being burned in Black Lives Matter Plaza, just outside the White House. Activists can be heard chanting: “One, two, three, four, slavery, genocide and war. Five, six, seven, eight, America was never great.”
Trump has criticized such protesters, including in his speech at the “Salute to America” where he called out the “radical left.”
“We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many ...
Ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that would create a new national park to display statues and monuments dedicated to “American Heroes,” including those that have been torn down by protesters in the past month.
The order lists specific criteria and examples of either names of potential persons to be honored or events from which historically significant persons may be honored, such as the “discovery of America” or the “abolition of slavery.” Neither the Confederacy nor the Civil War are mentioned in the order.
In the past month, statues of George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and even Abraham Lincoln have been destroyed, as well as monuments dedicated to abolitionists and Africa-American s...
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan trended on Twitter today after he accused Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates of trying to “depopulate the Earth” through the development of vaccines aimed at ending the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at Nation of Islam headquarters in Chicago, Farrakhan urged African leaders and his followers to avoid accepting vaccines and medications developed by Western scientists.
This year’s speech drew particular attention after Fox Soul, a division of 21st Century Fox, came under fire for planning to stream the event online. Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic remarks.
Farrakhan proposed convening a team of virologists and epidemiologists to inspect whatever vaccines are developed to deal with the coronavirus.
He then pushe...