Trump Impeachment Hearings Focus on Ukraine Pressure Campaign in First Day Hamodia

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testifying on Wednesday in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president more directly to a pressure…

Israel

Iron Dome Shoots Down Rockets Over Ashkelon, AshdodHamodia Staff

Fighting raged again over southern Israel and Gaza on Wednesday night. Iron Dome batteries in Ashkelon reportedly intercepted several rockets from the terrorist enclaves at about 9:20 p.m., after the…

U.S. Opposes EU Labeling RuleHamodia

The U.S. State Department says it’s “deeply concerned” by a new EU requirement for businesses to label products from Israeli sources in Yehudah and Shomron. The statement came in response…

Mideast Envoy Working Urgently to De-Escalate GazaHamodia

The U.N. Mideast envoy says negotiators are “working to urgently de-escalate” fighting between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Nickolay Mladenov said in a statement Wednesday during a trip…

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Community

Orthodox Fundraiser Nets Millions for Trump SuperPACReuvain Borchardt

An Orthodox Jewish fundraiser in Manhattan Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s America First Action SuperPAC raised more than $3.5 million. Four hundred people participated in the event, arranged by Monsey…

Rabbi Hillel Mandel, Z”lRabbi Binyomin Zev Karman

The Chicago community was thrown into mourning by the sudden passing of Rabbi Hillel Mandel, Menahel of Yeshivah Ohr Baruch-Veitzener Cheder at age 62. Rabbi Mandel was a noted master…

More Jewish Organizations Join Call for Termination of Pollard’s ParoleAvraham Weissman

A week after three national Jewish organizations issued separate pleas to President Trump to terminate the parole of Jonathan Pollard so he can properly care for his wife who is…

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National

Takeaways So Far From House Public Impeachment HearingsEric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Mary Clare Jalonick

The start of public impeachment hearings unfolding in Congress marks the first time the American public can watch and listen to the witnesses whose testimony is at the center of…

It’s a Stressful Day on Capitol Hill; Dogs Are There to HelpHamodia

Tensions are high on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Therapy dogs are there to help. Not to help William Taylor, acting ambassador to Ukraine, or George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of…

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World

Amid Tensions With Turkey, Trump Lauds Relation With ErdoganHamodia

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded his relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders met to overcome mounting differences between the two NATO allies ranging from Syria…

U.K. Election Debate Shatters Traditional Party AlliancesHamodia

A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister said Wednesday that giving the party a majority in next month’s election would be “disastrous” for the U.K., in the latest example of how…

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Regional

NJ Will Trap Turkeys Troubling Jersey Shore NeighborhoodHamodia
Regional Briefs – November 13, 2019Hamodia

Lawmakers Open NJ Transit Probe With Hearing at Terminal HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey lawmakers probing the state’s transit agency are holding their first hearing at the site of…

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Politics

Impeachment Probe Goes Public as Political Drama MountsHamodia

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump will reach a critical juncture on Wednesday when lawmakers launch their first public hearings broadcast nationwide, marking a new phase that could determine…

Aides Counsel Trump Not to Fire MulvaneyHamodia

President Donald Trump has been threatening for weeks to fire acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, but senior advisers have counseled him to hold off on such a drastic step…

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Business

Wobbly Day on Wall Street Ends Mixed; New Highs For S&P, DowHamodia

Wall Street capped a wobbly day for stocks with another record-setting finish Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index each eked out a modest gain that was…

U.S. Budget Deficit Surges to $134.5 Billion in OctoberHamodia

The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger…

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Health, Science & Technology

Privacy, Consumer Groups Seek to Block Google-Fitbit DealHamodia

Nine privacy, social justice and consumer groups are calling for the U.S. government to block Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, citing antitrust and privacy concerns. They say…

Rare Deer-Like Species Photographed for First Time in WildHamodia
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