Baltimore, MD - June 6, 2023 - In Baltimore's ongoing budget hearings, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE) faced extensive questioning from City Council members, primarily concerning the sustainability of its programs. Outgoing MONSE executive director, Shantay Jackson, discussed the agency's expanding payroll, long-term funding plans, and the future of MONSE after her departure.
Concerns were raised about the sustainability of positions funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, which will run out at the end of 2025. There were also concerns about the impact and growth of the Group Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS) and Safe Streets programs. GVRS aims to reduce group or gang violence by offering alternative paths, while Safe Streets,...
Kyiv, Ukraine — Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russian forces of blowing up a major Soviet-era dam and hydroelectric power station in a part of southern Ukraine that Russia controls, sending water gushing from the breached facility and risking massive flooding. Ukrainian authorities ordered thousands of residents downriver to evacuate.
Russia claimed it was Ukraine's military that inflicted the damage to the Nova Kakhovka Dam. The two sides couldn't even agree on the extent of the danger facing the region. A local Moscow-installed official said Tuesday there was "no threat" of major population centers being flooded, according to French news agency AFP.
But Ukrainian officials warned the breach could have broad consequences, flooding homes, streets and businesses downstre...
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir (Otzma Yehudit) has decided to change the criteria for receiving a license to carry private weapons, allowing - for the first time - hesder yeshiva students to apply for licenses.
Under the new policy, the criteria are expected to change to allow soldiers who serve as yeshiva students and combat soldiers who were released early due to injuries, to request a weapons license.
These individuals would be eligible to request a license so long as they are over age 21, served at least a year as fighters in the IDF, and live, work, or study in an eligible town.
Until now, hesder yeshiva students who serve in combat units were not eligible to request a license to carry private weapons, since they do not meet the criteria of "completed military service a...
The alleged attack by the Israeli Air Force in Aleppo, Syria in the beginning of May targeted sites belonging to a secret Iranian unit operating in Syria, according to media reports in Saudi Arabia on Monday evening.
The sites were used by the Iranian Unit 18340, which operates in Syria secretly, as weapons factories to produce precision missiles, as per the reports.
In Unit 18340, Iranian and Syrian officers work together under the command of the Iranian Jawad Soleimani. The unit also assists the "Syrian Corps" within the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force to produce, supply and test new weapons.
The attack came one day before an Iranian state visit
In the attacks in May, one Syrian soldier was killed and seven other individuals were injured in airstrikes t...
The Biden administration is intent on normalizing Israel-Saudi ties, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs Andrew Miller told The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York on Monday.
“We have both the interest and the bandwidth to promote Israeli Saudi normalization, which would certainly be a major achievement,” Miller said during an onstage interview with The Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief Avi Mayer.
“It's worth noting that the Biden administration was able to produce the first tangible step towards Israeli-Saudi normalization in opening up Saudi airspace to civilian aircraft from Israel,” he explained.
“That's just the first step,” Miller said, adding that “it's something that we're se...
Robert Hanssen, the former FBI agent turned spy whom the bureau describes as the most damaging in its history, was found dead in his prison cell on Monday, US authorities said.
Hanssen, 79, was sentenced in 2002 to life in prison after pleading guilty to spying for the Soviet Union and later Russia for over 20 years.
Prison staff-initiated life-saving measures after finding Hanssen unresponsive on Monday morning but were not successful, the Bureau of Prisons said in a statement. It did not provide a cause of death.
Hanssen joined the FBI in 1976 and began selling classified information to the Soviet Union in 1985, according to the FBI's website.
By the time of his arrest in 2001, he had been compensated with more than $1.4 million in cash, bank fund...
Any spare rooms at Gracie Mansion?
Mayor Eric Adams now wants to start paying every day New Yorkers to shelter migrants in their own homes – as the Big Apple struggles to find beds for the thousands of asylum seekers still flooding into the city.
In his latest attempt to battle the ongoing migrant crisis, Adams on Monday floated a half baked “private residence” plan, which could possibly see local homeowners getting compensation to put up asylum seekers.
Hizzoner put forward the proposal as he revealed religious leaders had agreed to start housing adult male migrants overnight at 50 places of worship scattered across the five boroughs next month.
“There are residents who are suffering right now because of economic challenges. They have spare rooms...
Dozens of left-wing activists from the Achim Laneshek protest group demonstrated on Monday evening against the government at the Kotel in Jerusalem.
Under the headline "Liberating the Western Wall Again and Swearing Allegiance to Democracy," the demonstrators were called to arrive at the entrance to the holy site. "Come show respect to the paratroopers who liberated the Western Wall," the notices read.
The demonstration itself was held outside the Western Wall plaza after the Western Wall Heritage Foundation prohibited the event.
At one point, a right-wing activist called Moshe Miloa, one of the paratroopers who liberated the Western Wall from Jordanian occupation in 1967, a "leftist traitor." Miloa told Channel 12: "This is an outrage, people who don't know history are belittling ...
David Zini has just become a general in the IDF. His sister Bracha wrote about him as follows:“Today my brother David Zini achieved the rank of general. There are those who are excited since they know him or his wife or one of their 11 children. There are others who are glad that he rose to this rank because they know him well, having served with him or under him. Then there are those who take pride in his being religious and still others who are simply happy that such a great man is now among the elite officers of the IDF.I am especially moved by my brother's becoming a general since he was not accepted into any school going into the 9th grade. He was a mischievous boy and that was enough to prevent any educator from identifying his potential, his strengths, and his abili...
Baltimore, MD - May 28, 2023 - We are thrilled to announce our special Israel real estate event for the Baltimore community!
Our events are designed to provide you with comprehensive information on every aspect of the real estate process, from searching for the right property to navigating Israeli real estate law, mortgage rates, currency transfers, property management, and more.
Whether you are in the early stages of your property search or actively looking to make a purchase, we highly recommend attending one of our events.
For those actively looking to buy, we will be showcasing unique market opportunities and off-plan properties.
The event will take place on Monday June 5th at 7:30 PM at Shomrei Emunah
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Baltimore, MD - June 5, 2023 - 1:52PM - A traffic accident at the intersection of Greenspring & Smith is causing significant traffic issues.Please avoid the area.
Baltimore, MD - June 5, 2023 – BJL wishes to update the community about the situation at Dougie's building last night. The building and all offices are open as usual. However, Dougie's restaurant was closed temporarily due to the vandalism incident.The building management is relieved to inform you that the individual responsible for the recent vandalism that led to a minor fire has been arrested. We deeply appreciate the community's concern and support during this timeDougie's resumed its business operations this morning and began serving lunch from 11am; we appreciate your patience and look forward to serving you
Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman says OPEC+ 'will do whatever is necessary to bring stability to this market'
Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday it would cut one million barrels per day in its oil production starting in July as a unilateral step to boost the falling crude prices.
The move came as OPEC+ members agreed during a meeting in Vienna to extend earlier production cuts through next year. Following the decision, Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman said the group “will do whatever is necessary to bring stability to this market,” adding that the cuts could be extended.
Although two previous cuts didn’t push oil prices higher, the new Saudi reduction of supply would likely reach its goal in the short ...
Baltimore, MD - June 5, 2023 - The Maryland branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has expressed concern about the current state of public education for African American students, calling it an "intolerable" situation, reports FOX45. The group is organizing a conference on June 15 and 16 to discuss improvement strategies with school leaders and education experts. The conference comes after the NAACP claims that despite their attempts to work with educational agencies, issues such as lagging academic achievement, inadequate school discipline, and inappropriate treatment of special education students have persisted. The NAACP emphasizes that if substantial progress is not made after this conference, further actions will need to be considere...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke on the phone with Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, owner of Twitter, and cofounder of OpenAI and Neuralink.
Prime Minister Netanyahu stated: "We are at the dawn of a new era for humanity, an era of artificial intelligence. Things are changing at a dizzying pace, and Israel must formulate a national policy on this issue. Last night I had a long conversation with Elon Musk, whose insight and contribution to humanity I hold in high esteem."
Netanyahu recounts that Musk spoke at length about two things: "First - about the need for governments to understand both the opportunities and the dangers of artificial intelligence. Second - he expressed his view that Israel could become a si...
Saudi Arabia's leadership is not counting on an improvement in the country's relations with Iran, and estimates that Tehran will violate the agreement between them at the first opportunity, senior officials in Riyadh told Israel Hayom.
According to the officials, the view that the tightening of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran has put a stopper on the possibility of future progress towards normalization with Israel, is not true.
Saudi sources said that Riyadh still sees Iran as an enemy, and the agreement with it will not change the foundations of that relationship.
"We have no doubts regarding the Iranians," they said. "It is hard to believe that the agreement will hold water. We need to see it as it is, without far-reaching analyses. Iran has not turned...
A three-year-old boy who was hit Thursday in the crossfire between IDF soldiers and terrorists has succumbed to his wounds.
The boy was injured by IDF soldiers returning fire after terrorists shot at at military outpost near the Jewish community of Neve Tzuf in Samaria.
On Thursday evening, terrorists fired at an IDF post near the town of Neve Tzuf in the Binyamin region. No one in the post was injured.
A short while later, two Palestinian Authority Arabs were brought to Magen David Adom for care at the entrance to Neve Tzuf: a three-year-old boy with critical injuries, and a forty-year-old man with serious injuries.
MDA reported that the boy was taken to Tel Hashomer hospital by helicopter in an unstable condition after his heart was restarted by medical teams. The man was taken...
Knesset Members from Many Parties Tour Mountain with ICHH Leaders
Jerusalem, Israel - June 5, 2o23 - The security and development of the 3000-year-old cemetery on Har Hazeisim has emerged as a leading focus of the current Israeli government in dramatically stepping up efforts to preserve and secure the historic mountain. The stepped-up initiatives by various branches of the Israeli government are in large measure due to the efforts of the International Committee on Har Hazeisim (ICHH). Late last month, leading members of the renewed Knesset Caucus on Har Hazeisim, headed by its chairman MK Rabbi Erez Malul (Shas) toured Har Hazeisim to observe firsthand the improved security on the mountain.
In addition to Rabbi Malul, the delegation included Deputy Minister Rabbi Moshe Abutbul (Shas), M...
Jerusalem, Israel - June 5, 2023 - In the maze of streets in Ramat Gan, Israel, one finds old buildings located beneath the towering new structures going up higher and higher. One modest building at the end of a small one-way street is home to SONOVIA. On a previous visit, I learned about their anti-viral, anti-bacterial masks, which became so popular during the Covid-19 pandemic, during which SONOVIA gained significant attention and recognition in early 2020. The company's patented ultrasonic fabric-finishing technology, which embeds nanoparticles into textiles, was found to be highly effective in reducing the spread of viruses and bacteria, including the coronavirus
An invitation to the launch of their newest, revolutionary fabric dyeing process was hard to resist...