Human rights attorney Brooke Goldstein blasted Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Sunday for being part of "systemic anti-Semitism."
"There is an alarming rise of Jew hatred to the point where it has become systemic … I use the word systemic for a reason because Jew hatred is no longer on the fringes of society – it has become systemic. [It comes from] politicians like Ilhan Omar, who accuse Jewish Americans of having dual loyalty," the Lawfare Project director, Jewish civil rights legal arm, said on "Fox News Live."
"This is coming from someone in the United States right now in a position of power," she added.
Goldstein, including some of Omar's Democratic colleagues, view the congresswoman's past statements on Israel to cross a line into&nb...
After five terrorist attacks in under three weeks, the defense establishment believes there is an increased intention to carry out terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria, Kan News reported.
The defense establishment is preparing for the possibility of copycat attacks. In recent days, the IDF and the police have sharpened their instructions to soldiers and officers, but for now it has been decided not to raise the level of alertness among the security forces.
According to the report, the Palestinian Authority is concerned that the attacks will inflame the situation in the territories under the PA's control, and therefore the security forces have increased their activities to arrest potential terrorists - including Hamas terrorists.
In addition, about 40 wanted suspects wer...
Woodbourne, NY - Dec. 6, 2021 - Zos Chanukah by Rabbi Mordechai Jungreis Niklesburg Rebbe Lighting In Kiryas Woodbourne and welcoming the Pre 1-A class from Yeshiva of Queens.
Prices at the gas pump have dipped once again, and they're likely to drop even more, according to an industry expert.
Currently, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is $3.347, Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, told FOX Business.
On Sunday, De Haan noted that prices fell "to $3.349/gal, the lowest since Oct. 19" and that "more declines" are likely to follow in the coming days.
De Haan told FOX Business on Monday that with "crude oil edging slightly higher, we may have slightly lower chances of seeing the national average fall under $3 [per gallon]."
Currently, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil is $67.84 per barrel.
However, he is still expecting "more price drops across the country this w...
The Biden administration won’t send U.S. officials to attend the coming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, staging a diplomatic boycott that drew immediate criticism from China.
An announcement of the U.S. boycott is planned for this week, an administration official said Monday.
The decision to withhold official U.S. representation at the Olympics was made several weeks ago, though administration officials waited to make the announcement to allow some time to pass after a phone call last month between President Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to stabilize tense relations, advisers to the administration said.
While such a boycott would keep U.S. officials from attending the games, the move wouldn’t affect participation by athletes.
A former Democrat state lawmaker slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after she undermined the existence of smash-and-grab robberies across the country, calling her a "danger" as she advocates emptying prisons and defunding the police.
Former New York assemblyman Dov Hikind joined "Fox & Friends First" on Monday to discuss her remarks, as many critics argue the rhetoric is "tone-deaf" amid a rampant crime surge nationwide.
"These crimes that are being committed, there are real victims out there," Hikind explained. "The bail reform that she supports, where criminals walk out before the police officer finishes the paperwork, it's ridiculous, causing new victims out there. It is really out of control."
Last week, O...
The Senate is set to vote this week on a resolution to nullify President Biden's vaccine mandate for private companies, as Republicans and at least one Democrat push back on the administration's rule requiring vaccines or inconvenient testing rules for workers at large businesses.
All 50 Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., backed a challenge to the vaccine mandate last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). That law allows Congress to officially disapprove of an executive branch regulation via a resolution passed through each chamber.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said last week he also supports the Braun resolution.
"I do not support any government vaccine mandate on private businesses," Manchin said Thursd...
A former D.C. National Guard official is accusing two army generals of lying about the military’s response to the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Col. Earl Matthews, who at the time was the top attorney for then-D.C. National Guard commander Maj. Gen. William Walker, wrote a memo to the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack that was obtained by Politico.
In the memo, Matthews called Gen. Charles Flynn and Lt. General Walter Piatt, director of Army staff, “absolute and unmitigated liars” for their recollections of the Capitol riot.
Matthews said the men lied in their testimonies to Congress about how they responded to pleas for the D.C. Guard to be deployed on Jan. 6; what they told the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector ...
'Until we know more, we should be cautious, and take steps to slow down the spread of this new variant'
Future pandemics could be even more lethal than Covid, one of the creators of the AstraZeneca vaccine said Monday.
Covid killed 5.26 million people across the world so far, according to Johns Hopkins University, wiped out trillions of dollars in economic output and turned life upside down for billions of people.
"The truth is, the next one could be worse. It could be more contagious, or more lethal, or both," Sarah Gilbert said in the Richard Dimbleby Lecture, the BBC reported. "This will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoods."
Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford, said the world should make sure it is be...
Covid variants change in severity, transmissibility, and immunity to vaccines produced to combat the virus
Any virus, including SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes Covid - can change over time, leading to thousands of different variants of Covid circulating across the world.
While most have little to no impact on the properties of a virus, some changes can affect how easily it spreads.
Changes include the severity of the virus as well as the performance of vaccines, which in turn cause public health and social measures to fluctuate.
How do Covid variants happen?
The genetic material of the Covid variants lies in something called RNA, which has similarities to DNA.
When a virus infects you, they attach to your cells and make copies of their RNA, which helps it t...
Former Defense Minister and IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon spoke on Monday about Israel's conduct throughout the negotiations on the renewal of the "Iran deal."
When asked whether Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is adopting former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's modus operandi, Ya'alon told 103 FM Radio, "I really hope not. We are at an important junction, and we must find a common denominator with the Americans."
"I don't understand the Chief of Staff's statements, or the exposure of things we don't agree with the Americans on," he said, adding that he believes things should be handled behind closed doors.
The discussions on Iran, Ya'alon told 103 FM, "must be held in such a way that Iran will never become nuclear. We must ...
The Jerusalem District Committee refrained from approving for deposit the plan for the construction of the new Jerusalem neighborhood of Atarot.
The committee's decision stated that the Environmental protection Ministry should first carry out a survey of the plan's environmental impact.
However, it said: "The committee is under the impression that the plan proposes a proper utilization of the land reserves which have not been utilized to date."
Regional Cooperation Minister Issawi Frej (Meretz) appeared before the committee to argue against the construction of the neighborhood, despite the fact that Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked made it clear to the committee members that he did not represent the government and its views on the matter. Instead he argued for the reopening of ...
The number of confirmed cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Israel has risen to 21, the national headquarters for the fight against the coronavirus announced Monday.
16 of the cases were individuals who returned from South Africa, England, France, the US, and the UAE. The other five cases were people who came into contact with individuals who returned from South Africa and the US.
Eight of the cases are among 'unprotected' individuals, meaning they were either unvaccinated, had recovered from the coronavirus more than six months ago, or more than six months had passed since their second vaccination dose and they had not received a booster shot. The other 13 cases are among 'protected' individuals, meaning they had recovered from t he coronavirus less than six ...
Former Prime Minister and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the failure of the Vienna nuclear talks, saying that Israel must present a real military threat against Iran.
At the beginning of the Likud faction meeting, Netanyahu said that "only one agreement with Iran can be considered. The only agreement that can be reached is an agreement that dismantles Iran's nuclear capabilities."
"In the absence of such an agreement, Israel must be prepared to act independently against the Iranian nuclear program. Independently means even without prior notice - and with surprises. If the United States is not willing to present a real military threat against Iran, Israel must do so."
"Because of the weakness of the government, we are witnessing two intensifying phenomena - an inc...
They couldn’t believe
their eyes- having assumed for twenty-two years that Yosef was lost to slavery
or even murdered, they could hardly imagine that he currently stood before them
as the second most powerful man on Earth. Flabbergasted and speechless they
wondered about the identity of this intimidating accuser turned "loving
brother". Could this really be Yosef? Maybe he was an impostor or perhaps
this was just another stage of his crafty manipulation.
Looks can be deceiving
but language is very reliable. The midrash reports that by speaking directly to
his brothers in Hebrew, Yosef convinced them of his true identity. Prior to the
great reveal, he communicated with them through a translator, pretending to be
Hebrew-illiterate. Hearing him speak Hebrew convinced t...
The miracle of Chanukah is not limited to a past event
I have been waiting an entire year to share an insight from Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein's Chanukah: Capturing the Light (Mosaica Press). The time has finally arrived.
The Ramban famously quotes at the beginning of parshas B'haalosecha the midrash that all the sacrifices of the Beis Hamikdash were only performed so long as the Temple stood. But the lights of the Menorah will illuminate forever.
On its face, the statement is puzzling, for the lighting of the Menorah is no more performed today than the sacrifice of any of the korbanos.
The Ramban explains that the lights of the Menorah refers to the Chanukah lights. But that explanation only raises other questions. For one thing, the Menorah in the Temple involved a daily mirac...
Jerusalem, Israel - Dec. 6, 2021 - The 10th Flag Football World Championship games are taking place in Jerusalem, Israel from December 6 to 8th, at the Kraft Family Sports Complex. A record 39 teams from 21 countries are competing, with the USA gold medalists favored in winning again.
An opening night event was held at the Ramada Renaissance Hotel for the estimated 900 participants, players, coaches, and managers. Steve Leibowitz, President of AFI American Football in Israel and a driving force behind the games while most of the world was hesitant due to the pandemic, welcomed the audience.
The program held on the last night of Chanukah started with the lighting of the large Chanukah menorah by Rav Aharon Katz, the founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Derech Etz Chaim. For many of the&...
New York City will require all private-sector workers be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
The new mandate will go into effect Dec. 27. Children ages 5 through 11, who recently became eligible to get vaccinated against the virus, will also need to have vaccine proof for indoor dining, entertainment and fitness.
“We’ve got Omicron as a new factor. We’ve got the colder weather, which is going to really create additional challenges with the Delta variant. We’ve got holiday gatherings,” Mr. de Blasio said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he announced the new mandate. “We in New York City have decided to use a pre-emptive strike to really do something bold to stop the further growth o...
Two threats of wintry weather are on the horizon for Maryland this week, according to the National Weather Service. A hazardous weather outlook issued by the agency calls for strong winds Monday, followed by two winter storm threats later in the week.
Temperatures are expected to drop more than 30 degrees Monday, from the high 60s to the low 30s. Rain and snow showers are possible Monday, and so are powerful winds.
Gusty winds Monday may lead to isolated instances of wind damage, according to the hazardous weather outlook.
After 9:30 a.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority placed the Bay Bridge under wind warnings, issued for winds over 30 mph. Drivers of the following vehicles should use extra caution while crossing the Bay Bridge: house trailers, box trailers, motor...