Israel Heads to 3rd Straight Election After Knesset Vote Hamodia

The Knesset on Wednesday dissolved after failing to meet a midnight deadline for forming a new government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime…

Israel

Liberman, Joint List, Trade BlowsHamodia Staff

Joint Arab List chairman Ayman Odeh retaliated with a furious attack on Liberman and his views. “We differentiate between the Russian public and the corrupt racist who heads a straw…

Ministers Praise Trump for Executive Order on AntisemitismZalman Ahnsaf

Two Israeli ministers praised U.S. President Donald Trump for his decision to sign an executive order aimed at combating anti-Semitism on college campuses. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan issued a…

IAI Flags Problem With Boeing 737Hamodia Staff

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has advised customers not to fly some Boeing 737 (BA.N) freighters converted by IAI to passenger jets, pending a review by Israel’s aviation authority, Reuters reported…

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Community

BD’E Harav Aryeh Schechter zt’lHamodia

Harav Arye Schechter Zt’l was niftar a short time ago at the age of 82 after a short illness. Rav Schechter was a popular maggid and was a major figure…

Two Jewish Victims of Jersey City Violence IdentifiedHamodia Staff

NEW YORK – The identities of two victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Jersey City have been confirmed. Mrs. Leah Mindel Ferenz, Hy”d, a resident of Jersey City who worked in the…

Bus Tickets to Siyum HaShas at MetLife StadiumHamodia

NEW YORK (Agudath Yisrael of America) – With the 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi rapidly approaching, Agudath Yisrael of America is working around the clock to ensure everything runs as…

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National

Watchdog: ‘Basic and Fundamental Errors’ in Russia ProbeHamodia

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog told Congress on Wednesday that he is concerned that “so many basic and fundamental errors” were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between…

As the House Marches Towards Impeachment, Senate Questions Next MoveHamodia

As the House of Representatives moves closer to impeaching President Donald Trump, larger questions loom in the Senate, where Trump’s Republican allies may not give him the extended trial he…

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World

Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Is Time’s Person of the YearHamodia

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019. Thunberg launched…

Turkey Hints It Could Bar U.S. From Using Key AirbasesHamodia

Turkey’s foreign minister suggested Wednesday that the United States could be barred from using two strategic air bases in retaliation to possible U.S. sanctions against his country, the state-run Anadolu…

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Regional

NY to Ban Aerial Use of PesticideHamodia

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s directing the state Department of Environmental Conservation to ban nearly all uses of the pesticide by December 2020. But New York will allow the…

Jersey City Police Chief: Gunmen Had Much More Ammunition in TruckHamodia

(Hamodia/AP) – The mayor of Jersey City said Wednesday it’s clear that the gunmen in a furious shooting that left six people dead targeted a Jewish market. Mayor Steven Fulop…

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Politics

Michael Bloomberg Is Widely Unpopular Following Campaign Launch, Poll FindsHamodia

Electability is a central pillar of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s newly launched presidential campaign, but a poll released Tuesday finds he is deeply unpopular with voters nationwide. A…

Bloomberg at UN: U.S. President Must End Fossil Fuel SubsidiesHamodia

The next U.S. president should stop subsidizing fossil fuels to help tackle climate change, billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday, highlighting an issue that is the central pillar of his bid…

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Business

Fed Leaves Low Rates Alone and Foresees No Moves in 2020Hamodia

The Federal Reserve is leaving its benchmark interest rate alone and signaling that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year. The Fed’s decision follows three rate cuts…

Consumer Prices Increase More Than Expected in NovemberHamodia

U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in November, which could further support the Federal Reserve’s intention not to cut interest rates again in the near term after reducing borrowing…

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Health, Science & Technology

George Laurer, Inventor of Ubiquitous UPC, Dies at 94Hamodia

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) – George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. A…

U.S. Flu Season Arrives Early, Driven by an Unexpected VirusHamodia

The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly,…

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