LONDON—An early exit polll suggests British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to win a large majority in Thursday’s general election, an outcome that would mark a stunning victory for the Brexit cheerleader and pave the way for the U.K. Parliament to trigger a long-awaited split with the European Union.
The exit poll commissioned by three national broadcasters, released just after polling stations closed Thursday, said Mr. Johnson’s Conservative Party was on track to win 368 seats in Britain’s 650-seat House of Commons. The main opposition Labour Party was forecast to win 191, with smaller parties taking the rest.
The poll asks roughly 30,000 people how they voted and has correctly forecast the outcome of two out of the last three elections and the 2016 Brexit...
The Simon Wiesenthal Center released its annual list of the top 10 global anti-Semitic incidents, along with anti-Semitic people, and the No. 1 spot was given to the Jeremy Corbyn-led British Labour Party.
“No one has done more to mainstream anti-Semitism into the political and social life of a democracy than the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party,” said the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “Members and staff who have dared to speak out against the hate were purged, but not those who declared ‘Heil Hitler.’”
The list is normally published in late December or early January, but was released early this year, perhaps due to upcoming elections on Dec. 12, according to The Times of Israel.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and found of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Daily Ma...
Iran has foiled a major cyber attack on its infrastructure that was launched by a foreign government, the Iranian telecoms minister said on Wednesday, two months after reports of a US cyber operation against the country.
US officials told Reuters in October that the United States had carried out a secret cyber strike on Iran after the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blamed on Tehran. Iran denied involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement.
“We recently faced a highly organized and state-sponsored attack on our e-government infrastructure which was…repelled by the country’s security shield,” Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, Iran’s minister for communications and information t...
On Sunday evening at the Avenue Event Hall in Airport City, United Hatzalah held their second annual Israel gala dinner, which followed shortly upon the heels of the 1st annual gala dinner held in Miami, Florida, which took place last Tuesday. The organization raised close to $3,500,000 at each event bringing the total between the two to $7,000,000.
President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer presided over both events and encouraged the crowds to help the organization in its life-saving mission. Beer told the story of how he began the organization as a young boy who saw a need for faster emergency medical care and developed it into the fastest emergency response organization in the world currently boasting active branches in five countries.
United Hatzalah’s Regional Developm...
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh met with Jordanian parliamentarians and political activists and spoke with them about Hamas’ position regarding Jordan.
The Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper reported that Haniyeh stressed that the Palestinian Arabs stand alongside Jordan against the idea of establishing an alternative Palestinian homeland in Jordan, against the settlement of “refugees” in Jordan and against any Israeli idea of resolving the conflict outside the borders of “Palestine”.
Jordan is a red line, Haniyeh said, noting that all of Hamas’ energy is directed at the “enemy” and that the Palestinians and Jordanians are in the same boat on the main issues.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will donate $10 million Thursday to defend vulnerable Democratic House members against paid Republican attacks on their support for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
The money, which is meant to even an arms race on the 2020 congressional battlefield, was cheered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who has been fielding concerns from some of her members over a costly Republican advertising offensive as the House moves toward an impeachment vote next week.
“In 2018, Mayor Bloomberg was a critical ally in helping House Democrats regain the majority,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Now, the stakes are even higher as we work to make health care more affordable by reducing the skyrocketing cost of prescription dr...
The Pentagon is halting operational training for all Saudi military students studying in the United States while it investigates last week’s deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola by a Saudi airman, defense officials said.
The move is part of a “safety stand-down” ordered Tuesday by Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist under which the military will review how it screens foreign military students and grants them access to bases.
Flight training and other operational exercises will cease for the roughly 850 Saudi trainees in the U.S. pending the completion of the review, which could take a week or more, defense officials said. That means Saudi pilots, including several hundred studying at Naval Air Station Pensacola and other Florida bases, will be grounded ...
WASHINGTON—Top lawmakers said they reached a tentative agreement on federal government spending, giving Congress and the White House about a week to approve the particulars before funding runs out after Dec. 20.
“There’s a meeting of the minds,” said House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D., N.Y.).
The agreement follows a meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the leaders of the two committees on Thursday.
Leaving that meeting, Mr. Mnuchin said that negotiators were focusing on a small list of remaining issues and that he planned to update President Trump on the talks later Thursday.
The details of the agreement, which covers nearly $1.4 trillion in government spending across a dozen bills, wer...
WASHINGTON (JNS) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Thursday falsely blamed “white supremacy” for Tuesday’s shooting at the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City.
Tlaib initiallly shared a tweet mourning the victims from IfNotNow, adding “This is heartbreaking. White supremacy kills.” The controversial congresswoman then deleted the tweet, apparently after realizing the identities of the perpetrators.
The two suspects in the shooting, who were killed during the rampage at the grocery, also shot dead Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals, a 39-year-old father of five. One of the two suspects in the killing at the kosher supermarket was linked to the anti-Semitic Black Hebrew Israelite movement.
According to a report on the shooting in the New York Post,...
U.S. negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump’s approval, according to people briefed on the plans.
The deal being presented to Trump includes a delay in the Dec. 15 new round of tariffs, a schedule for a rollback of some of the existing ones and a promise by the Chinese to buy more U.S. agricultural goods, according to the people. The terms have been agreed but the legal text has not yet been finalized, people said.
Trade advisers met with the president on Thursday afternoon to discuss the pact and an announcement could come by day’s end, the people said. A White House spokesperson declined to comment.
The administration has reached out to allies on Capitol Hill and in the business community to ...
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement, New Jersey’s attorney general said Thursday, adding that the case is being investigated as domestic terrorism.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal disclosed that the killers had five guns, including an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun they were wielding when they burst into the store in an attack that left the scene littered with several hundred shell casings.
Six people in all were killed in the rampage — a police officer gunned down at a cemetery, the killers and three people who had been inside the store.
“The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that we’re investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic t...
BORO PARK (VINnews) — A man was arrested on Thursday after he pointed a handgun at a Hasidic man in Boro Park.
Boro Park Shomrim received a call on Thursday to report that a man driving a peculiar bicycle on New Utrecht Avenue and 58th Street had just brandished a handgun. The NYPD was called, but the man had left the area by the time they responded to the scene. Boro Park Shomrim then contacted Crown Heights Shomrim to let them know that the man was heading in their direction. The Crown Heights area police department was notified as well.
The suspect was followed by Shomrim from a distance until he reached the Crown Heights area. The NYPD’s 71 Precinct stopped the man at Washington Avenue and President Street, where he was searched. The man was found to have a fake handgun i...
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Reflecting upon my life, I am not certain why or when it started, but in my heart was always a desire to live in Eretz Yisroel. Perhaps its root was in an early trauma of mine – when I was 7 and my brother 4. At that time my father was stationed in Turkey for an extended stay, and my mother left us with relatives to rendezvous with him in Israel! How I wanted to go with her! But all is gam zu l'tova and perhaps those feelings planted the seed…
After our marriage, my husband learned in a Rochester kollel for 3 years, then we moved to North Miami ...
WASHINGTON (AP) Near the end of a marathon impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives last month, former White House national security aide Fiona Hill tied conservative jabs at George Soros to “the longest-running anti-Semitic trope that we have in history.”
Anti-Soros theories amplified by conservatives are “the new ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’,” Hill told lawmakers, referring to an infamous early-20th-century screed that falsely asserts a Jewish conspiracy to control the world. Her comment focused fresh attention on the role of Soros’ Jewish identity in the right’s long-running portrayal of the liberal billionaire as using his wealth to manipulate events for his own benefit.
Indeed, Soros’ status as an enemy of the far...
BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany’s richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi era and its enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler, The Associated Press has learned.
In addition to 5 million euros ($5.5 million) being given to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to help thousands of elderly survivors around the world, the Reimann family’s JAB Investors company plans to announce Thursday that it will provide another 5 million euros to find and support forced laborers used by its predecessor under the Nazis. An additional 25 million euros will be provided annually to Holocaust education an...
December's full moon is marking the end of the decade in a unique way. It will reach peak fullness at 12:12 a.m. Eastern time on the 12th day of the 12th month of the year, according to NASA.
The full moon each December is sometimes known as the "Cold Moon," appearing as the Northern Hemisphere enters its coldest months of the year.
According to the Farmer's Almanac, the Algonquin tribes in the northern and eastern United States first named December's full moon the Cold Moon. It's also been called the Long Night Moon by Europeans because of its proximity to the winter solstice — the longest night of the year. Read more at CBS News
JERSEY CITY (VINnews) — Deborah Perruzza, mother of slain Jersey City police officer Joseph Seals experienced a parent’s worst nightmare Tuesday. A son who goes out to work and never comes home.
Perruzza recounted what it was like to go in and see her son’s body. “When I saw him yesterday, laying there, it was disgusting,” she told Fox News. “How can people be so cruel?”
Seals was one of 4 victims in a deadly shooting attack Tuesday, that killed him, 3 civilians and the shooters themselves. The incident began in Bayview Cemetery, where Seals who was on duty but wearing plainclothes came upon the shooters. Seals was fatally shot on location, after which the bloody battle continued at the nearby JC Kosher Supermarket, where 3 civilians were murdere...
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 11, 2019 - It is with deep sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah of Rabbi Chaim Wallin, ZT’L, father of Esther Fischer, Yossi Wallin, Sara Gendelman, Rivka Lapidus, Nechama Rosenberg, Brocha Baila Wallin, Elisheva Swiatycki, Meir Wallin, Boruch Wallin, Blimi Barkin
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You can only run for so long. At some point the reality of our circumstances catch up with us. Yaakov knew the day would come when he would have to face his brother, Esav. Would Esav be seething with anger or had he moved on? Could Yaakov and Esav rehabilitate their relationship or would they simply go their own ways? We could only imagine that these questions were on Yaakov’s mind the night before this fateful encounter. The Torah describes that after Yaakov crossed his family over the Jordan River, he found himself all alone, “va’yivaser Yaakov l’vado”. It was at this moment that he was attacked by the ish (man), (Rashi identifies this “man” as the ministering angel of Esav). They wrestled with one another throughout the night. Yaakov was i...