TEHRAN (JNS) – The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Esmail Ghaani, said on Tuesday that “tough times” await Israel and the United States.
Ghaani’s remarks broke the Iranian regime’s silence regarding a series of explosions that have recently occurred at Iranian industrial facilities.
“Tough times lie ahead for the United States and the Zionist regime. Major events are about to strike you,” said Ghaani, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.
The Quds Force commander hinted that a fire that broke out Sunday on the amphibious assault vessel USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego was Iranian retaliation for the recent blasts.
“The Americans should not look for who is responsible for what ...
ALBANY (VINnews) — In a statement issued on Wednesday by the head of the New York State Troopers PBA, “demanded” that state troopers be removed from New York City “and cease any law enforcement activities within that jurisdiction.”
“We have arrived at this unfortunate decision due to the hastily written so-called police reform legislation recently passed by the New York City Council,” wrote PBA President Thomas H. Mungeer in his statement. “This poorly conceived bill, which will be signed into law by Mayor de Blasio today, puts an undue burden upon our troopers; it opens them up to criminal and civil liability for restraining a person during a lawful arrest in a manner that is consistent with their training and is legal throughout ...
Baltimore, MD - July 15, 2020:
Dear Community Members,
The Pikesville Precinct has experienced an increase of theft from motor vehicles and theft of motor vehicles. During these incidents there were no signs of forced entry on most of the vehicles. All vehicles were rummaged through and miscellaneous items were stolen from some of the vehicles. Keys were left inside several of the vehicles that were stolen.
Please lock your vehicles and remove all valuables from your vehicle. This includes vehicle keys, house keys, and garage door openers.
Keep your residences secured at all times. Lock your windows, doors, and use your residential alarm system if available. The Pikesville Precinct Community Outreach Team offers free residential security surveys, where a uniform...
The Trump administration is poised to ask governors to consider sending in the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity, according to draft letters, internal emails and hospital industry officials familiar with the plans.
A letter, to be sent to governors imminently, backs away from earlier drafts that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions. It now includes the National Guard among states’ options for improving the data flow, according to two senior administration officials and one industry official who was informed Monday about the final version.
Still, even the possibility of National Guard involvement has infuriated hospital industry leaders, who sa...
The Land of Israel Caucus of the Knesset proposed a bill on Monday to apply sovereignty to all Jewish communities in Yehuda and Shomron, not just the 30 percent laid out in U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan.
The Caucus is a large lobby group made up of right-wing coalition and opposition lawmakers.
According to a Channel 12 report, the bill—presented by members of Knesset Haim Katz (Likud) and Bezalel Smotrich (Yamina)—seeks to “create a mechanism for the preservation of non-sovereign territory, and for the prevention of Arab or international takeover” of territories in Area C [that the Oslo Accords determined would gradually be transferred to Palestinian jurisdiction] outside the “sovereignty map.”
Yerushalayim has started construction on parts of an NIS 3 billion (approximately $870 million) major highway that will eventually serve as a ring road around Israel’s largest city, with the goal of significantly alleviating traffic throughout the capital. At the same time, planners hope that the project will provide easier access for those entering or passing through the city from all sides.
Construction has already commenced on the southern and central sections of the Eastern spur of the highway, which consists of a three-pronged, 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) stretch of pavement known as “The American Road.” When fully completed, the road, which will include bridges and tunnels, will stretch from the Arab neighborhood of Tzur Baher in the southeast to the Naomi Shemer Tunn...
The United States is being ravaged by a deadly pandemic that is growing exponentially, overwhelming health care systems and costing thousands of lives, to say nothing of an economic recession that threatens to plague the nation for years to come.
But the American public seems to be over the pandemic, eager to get kids back in schools, ready to hit the bar scene and hungry for Major League Baseball to play its abbreviated season.
The startling divergence between the brutal reality of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the fantasy land of a forthcoming return to normalcy has public health experts depressed and anxious about what is to come. The worst is not behind us, they say, by any stretch of the imagination.
“It’s an absolute disconnect between our perceived reality and our actual r...
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R ) announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor made the announcement during a press conference, according to a local ABC affiliate is reporting. His test came out positive Tuesday afternoon.
According to Oklahoma Watch, Stitt led a Commissioners of the Land Office meeting Tuesday morning, wearing a mask on his neck.
Stitt advocated for President Trump’s in-person campaign rally in Tulsa last month. He attended the rally himself and was seen in images of the event not wearing a face mask. Read more at The Hill
Jeff Sessions’ political career lay in ruins Tuesday night. From the White House, President Trump tweeted his delight that his former Justice Department chief lost out to his preferred candidate, former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, in Alabama’s runoff U.S. Senate primary election.
Sessions, meanwhile, only had warm words for the president. “Let me say this about the president and our relationship. I leave with no regrets,” the 73-year-old said. “I was honored to serve the people of Alabama in the Senate and I was extraordinarily proud of the accomplishments we had as attorney general… I took the road less traveled, didn’t try to excuse myself or get in a fight or undermine the leader of our country and the great wo...
At least 7 ships on fire in southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, according to Iranian report. Reason for fires not given.
At least seven ships were on fire in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, Tasnim reported on Wednesday, adding that the cause of the fires remains unclear.
Efforts are underway to bring the fire under control, IRNA cited Jahangir Dehghani, the head of the crisis management organization for Bushehr province, as saying.
The incident follows a series of explosions which have rocked Iran in recent weeks.
An explosion occurred at an Iranian chemical plant Monday, Iranian media reported.
The blast allegedly occurred at a gas condensate plant in the Kavian Fariman industrial zone in the Razavi Khorasan Province in eastern Iran. The ...
It never ends!! If it's not one thing, it's another. At the tail end of his life, having weathered forty years of complaints, rebellions, and near-disasters, Moshe had every reason to expect a tranquil conclusion to his legendary career. Having appointed his successor and eased the Jewish people to the border of Israel, he can now focus on writing the final book of the Torah. The new generation, which would ultimately inherit the land of Israel had been counted, the 'lottery' mechanism for land allocation had been established and, finally, the order of family inheritance had been institutionalized. Everything was ready for the final and long-awaited entry into the promised land….until it wasn't!!
Two and a half tribes approach Moshe proposing settlement on ...
Baltimore, MD - July 15, 2020 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Michoel And Simi Nussbaum on the birth of a daughter.
Mazel Tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Hillel Tendler and Mr. & Mrs. Shachi Nussbaum. Special Mazel Tov to Elte Zayde Rabbi & Rebbetzin Nosson Nussbaum, shlit"a
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן
Retail giant to have staff at entrances of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to enforce mask rules
Walmar will require shoppers to wear masks in all U.S. Walmart and Sam’s Club stores starting July 20, making it the largest retailer to mandate their use.
The retailer said it will place staff at store entrances to enforce the new mask rules.
More to follow at WSJ
Israel’s Cabinet on Monday approved the remaining elements of the “Safety Net 2020-2021” rescue plan for the country’s struggling economy.
The Cabinet approved a draft law for several aspects of the plan that will require changes to legislation, as well to expand the 2020-2021 budgetary framework by NIS 24 billion ($7 billion) to pay for the plan’s implementation. The draft legislation will be immediately submitted to the Knesset for approval, according to a joint statement by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Ministry.
The plan, which was first presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz on Thursday and part of which was approved on Sunday, includes the extension of full unemployment benefits until...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was sued on Monday for failing to provide an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter during his press conferences and televised briefings regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the current hurricane season.
Disability Rights Florida, the National Association of the Deaf and four deaf and hard of hearing Floridians filed a complaint to a federal judge accusing DeSantis of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The complaint states that there have been at least 48 instances since March 2 where DeSantis has discussed pandemic-related information such as school and business closures, testing, social distancing and other safety precautions without an in-frame ASL interpreter.
Closed captioning is not provided on all televi...
“I think it would be a great mistake for Hezbollah to try to carry out operations against Israel. I can’t see that having a good ending.”
CENTCOM head Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said it would be a great mistake for Hezbollah to try to carry out operations against Israel. “I can’t see that having a good ending,” he said at a briefing during a major trip to the Middle East this week. McKenzie has visited Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Kuwait. The US general also acknowledged continuing tensions in Syria and with Iran across the region.This is McKenzie’s first trip to the region since February. He visited Israel in November last year during the rising tensions between the US and Iran. Since February, US forces in Iraq have fa...
Number of coronavirus hospitalizations stabilizes as percentage of positive tests falls.
One patient infected with the coronavirus died Wednesday morning, raising the total number of coronavirus-related fatalities in Israel to 375, the Israeli Health Ministry reported Wednesday morning.
A total of 1,573 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday, with a further 211 cases diagnosed Wednesday morning.
Since the pandemic began, 42,813 cases of the virus have been confirmed, with 19,734 patients recovering, and 22,704 cases still active.
The number of coronavirus patients in hospitals continued to rise, but at a slower rate, increasing from 524 hospitalizations as of Tuesday morning to 547 Wednesday morning.
Of those, 195 are in serious condition, up from 192 on Tuesday and 18...
Today Moderna published the data on Phase 1 clinical safety trials on 45 adults. It looks like two doses per season will be the established dose approximately one month apart . The 100 microgram dose appears to have elicited very good neutralizing antibody response with minimal immediate side effects. Phase 2 studies looking at 600 adults will likely be reported on in the next 4-6 weeks. The company is initiating Phase 3 trials on 30,000 individuals after July 27, 2020. This will be the most critical phase in order to see how the vaccine protects in actual exposed populations during an outbreak. The post Phase 3 observation period is expected to go on for several months in order to ensure safety as discussed previously. At that point if the current progress continues , the FDA w...
Moderna shares jumped more than 15% in after-hours trading on Tuesday.
CHICAGO - Moderna Inc's experimental vaccine for COVID-19 showed it was safe and provoked immune responses in all 45 healthy volunteers in an ongoing early-stage study, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.No study volunteers experienced a serious side effect, but more than half reported mild or moderate reactions such as fatigue, headache, chills, muscle aches or pain at the injection site.
These were more likely to occur after the second dose and in people who got the highest dose, the team reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.Moderna shares jumped more than 15% in after-hours trading on Tuesday.Moderna was the first to start human testing of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus&nbs...