Israel

$50K Payments Help Grieving Gaza Families End Blood FeudsHamodia

As the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas begin to reconcile, families of loved ones killed in Gaza’s civil war a decade ago are also learning to get along. With…

Netanya Set to Grow to 350,000 ResidentsDror Halavy

Netanya, a city of 240,000 people, is set to grow substantially in the coming years, following the approval of a new city expansion plan. The goal is to expand the…

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Community

Jackson Zoning Board Member Resigns Over Anti-Semitic CommentsMordechai Wincorn

A recently appointed member of the Jackson zoning board resigned abruptly, the evening before a collection of crude and anti-Semitic comments he made on social media was made public. Larry…

Mayor de Blasio: City to Issue Vouchers for Child Care Assistance for Working FamiliesHamodia Staff

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to speak to residents of Williamsburg Wednesday night, to discuss many long-standing issues relating to the community – from parking restrictions hurting shomrei Shabbos to working…

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National

FOCUS: Education Department Blasted Amid Student-Loan-Scam CrackdownRichard Read and Teddy Nykiel

Federal and state agencies are cracking down nationally for the first time on scams that gouge student-loan borrowers, but critics say the U.S. Department of Education isn’t helping. Prosecutors at…

Trump Drawing of Empire State Building Sells for $16KHamodia

A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch, black-marker depiction of the iconic New York…

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World

Man Attacks People With Knife at Polish Shopping Mall; 1 Dead, 7 HurtHamodia

A man attacked people with a knife Friday at a shopping mall in southeastern Poland, killing one person and wounding seven others, police said. The attack took place Friday afternoon…

Iraqi Forces Complete Takeover of Kirkuk Province After Clashing With KurdsHamodia

Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources…

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Regional

Nearly 200 Report Fireball Streaking Across Northeast SkyHamodia

Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky. The American Meteor Society says the flash of light that was spotted on Wednesday afternoon…

NYC Man Gets Prison in Hate-Crime FirebombingsHamodia

Officials say a New York City man who told authorities that he disliked Muslims, Arabs and Hindus has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a series of firebombings…

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Politics

GOP to Muscle Budget Through Senate as It Eyes Tax CutsHamodia

Republicans controlling the Senate appear set to muscle their $4 trillion budget plan through the Senate late Thursday, turning back successive attempts by Democrats to derail GOP plans for a…

Bush Condemns Trump-Era America: ‘Bigotry Seems Emboldened’Hamodia

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity. The…

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Business

Banks, Technology Lead U.S. Stocks to Gains in Morning TradingHamodia

U.S. stocks notched modest gains in morning trading Friday as investors cheered a crop of strong company earnings. Technology companies posted some of the biggest gains. Banks and bond yields…

Asian Shares, Dollar, Gain After Senate Passes Budget PlanHamodia

Asian shares and the dollar gained on Friday after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue…

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Health, Science & Technology

Spacewalking Astronauts Replace Blurry Camera on Robot ArmHamodia

Spacewalking astronauts provided some necessary focus to the International Space Station’s robot arm on Friday. Astronaut Joe Acaba unbolted a blurry camera from a new robotic hand installed two weeks…

Applying for a Credit Card? Please Take a SelfieHamodia

The selfie is everywhere — social media — and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application. Payment processing giant…

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