Iranian General: Fire Missiles at Israel to Stop Netanyahu Election Campaign Dov Benovadia

The only way to prevent further Israeli attacks on Iranian assets in Syria is to get rid of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a top Iranian military official has reportedly told…

Israel

In Retrial, Israelis Who Faked Kidnapping Get Jail Time, Public ServiceDov Benovadia

The Yerushalayim District Court on Wednesday imposed a prison sentence of nine months in jail on Niv Asraf, who in 2015 falsely claimed that he had been kidnapped by Arab…

Report: Israeli Doctor Brought Abbas Back From Brink of DeathDov Benovadia

If Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas is walking around today, it is thanks to an Israeli doctor who literally saved his life, Yediot Acharonot reported Wednesday. Abbas, who was close…

Natural Gas Fields Give Israel a Regional Political BoostHamodia

A decade after discovering natural gas fields off its Mediterranean coast, Israel is starting to feel the geopolitical boost. Its newfound riches have fostered economic bonds with its neighbors, tightening…

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Community

Study: Majority of U.K. Jewish Schoolchildren in Chareidi MosdosHamodia Staff

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research has published a statistical bulletin comparing the U.K. Jewish school populations in 2015/16 and 2017/18. The main finding is that chareidi children in chareidi…

Manchester’s Yeshivah Lezeirim Brings Torah to the AlpsHamodia Staff

The bachurim of Yeshivah Lezeirim Manchester recently returned from a unique weekend in the Swiss Alps. All the participants were uplifted, not only by the indescribably beautiful Swiss scenery surrounding…

Day 2 of Agudath Israel’s Yarchei Kallah in YerushalayimHamodia

Tu B’Shvat, the new year for the trees, marked an auspicious beginning for the intense limudim of Agudath Israel of America’s Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah. The day started early, particularly for…

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National

Washington Democratic Party Chair on Howard Schultz Presidential Run: ‘Just. Don’t.’Hamodia

News that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz might run for president as an independent isn’t sitting well with the top Democratic official in his home state. “I have two words…

Trump Administration to Ask Supreme Court to Decide Census DisputeHamodia

President Donald Trump’s administration said on Tuesday it will urge the Supreme Court to rule by the end of its term in June on a bid to implement a plan,…

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World

Venezuela’s Opposition Takes to Streets to Seize Momentum Against MaduroHamodia

Venezuelans will take to the streets on Wednesday as the opposition hopes to capitalize on several weeks of momentum and force a change in the government of President Nicolas Maduro,…

Russia Presents Info on Missile U.S. Says Violates PactHamodia

The Russian military has released the specifications of its new missile, seeking to dispel the U.S. claim that the weapon violates a key nuclear arms pact. The military insisted Wednesday…

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Regional

Niagara Falls Experiences Significant IcingHamodia Staff

As a major winter storm blanketed parts of the U.S. and Canada in snow over the weekend, visitors to Niagara Falls, one of North America’s top tourist draws, report that…

Drone Sightings Briefly Cause Ground Stop at Newark AirportHamodia Staff

A ground stop was called Tuesday evening, and lifted a few minutes later, after two drones were seen near Newark Airport. WABC 7 reports that the drones were spotted 3,500…

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Politics

Senate Set to Vote on 2 Competing Plans to End ShutdownHamodia

Senate leaders reached an agreement on Tuesday to vote this week on two competing proposals to end the government shutdown, including President Donald Trump’s plan to have Congress pay for…

Despite Pelosi Request to Delay, Trump Moves Ahead With SOTUHamodia

The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress…

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Business

Asian Shares Mixed on Worries Over U.S.-China Trade TalksHamodia

Asian markets were mixed in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index shed 0.1…

Business Briefs – January 22, 2019Hamodia

Pelosi Works Her Health Care Strategy From the Ground Up WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements…

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Health, Science & Technology

British Doctors May Soon Write Prescriptions for Dance, Art or Music LessonsHamodia

What if you were ill and instead of – or along with – a prescription for a pharmaceutical drug, your doctor wrote a prescription for a music, dance or painting…

France Fines Google Nearly $57 Million for First Major Violation of New European Privacy RegimeHamodia

Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought against a U.S. technology giant since the…

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