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Israel

Gaza Incendiaries Start Over a Dozen FiresHamodia Staff

Cross-border incendiary attacks from Gaza increased on Monday as more than a dozen fires were started by the balloon-borne devices. B’chasdei shamayim, no injuries were reported, but almost 100 acres…

Israel Launches Free Trade Agreement With ColombiaHamodia Staff

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Colombian President Ivan Duque in a joint videoconference on Monday, launched a free trade agreement between the two countries. Netanyahu also commended Duque for opening…

Tourist Industry in Successful Turn to Domestic MarketShimon B. Lifkin

The Israeli tourist industry, like its counterparts around the world, was hit hard by travel bans during the coronavirus pandemic, but has rebounded by replacing foreign customers with domestic ones.…

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Community

Lakewood BriefsMordechai Wincorn

Isaias Brings Long Lasting Power Outages Prolonged power outages left in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias had many in Lakewood and surrounding areas still waiting for the electricity to…

JCCRP Assists With Rent ReliefHenya Gordon

The past four months have been extremely challenging times for many community members. COVID-19 presented a health crisis that our country has not seen in over 100 years! In addition…

Two Bachurim Found After Going Missing on Catskills HikeHamodia

Two bachurim who were lost while hiking with a group were found after a massive search that brought in reconnaissance teams and helicopters. The boys, both of whom are 17…

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National

Powerful Derecho Leaves Path of Devastation Across MidwestHamodia

A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage…

Schools Mull Outdoor Classes Amid Virus, Ventilation WorriesHamodia

It has been seven years since the central air-conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid…

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World

Lebanese PM Steps Down in Wake of Beirut Explosion, ProtestsHamodia

Lebanon’s prime minister says he is stepping down from his job in the wake of the Beirut port explosion last week that triggered public fury and mass protests. In a…

China Sanctions 11 U.S. Politicians, Heads of OrganizationsHamodia

China on Monday announced unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been singled out…

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Regional

Power Restoration From Isaias Nearing End in New JerseyHamodia

Efforts to restore electricity in New Jersey were nearing completion Monday, nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the state. The state’s utilities were reporting 6,659 homes and…

Cuomo Calls Trump Benefits Executive Order ‘Laughable’Hamodia

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday dismissed President Donald Trump’s executive orders as “laughable” and another chapter in the federal government’s botched response to the coronavirus as he praised…

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Politics

Pelosi Says Election Threats From Russia, China Aren’t EqualHamodia

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the threats of interference in the U.S. presidential election from Russia and China are not equal, pointing to a more serious risk with Moscow’s…

U.S. Says China Is Targeting Election Infrastructure With CyberattacksHamodia

Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting U.S. election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday, indicating a more active level…

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Business

Asian Shares Push Higher on Stimulus Moves, Jobs DataHamodia

Shares advanced Monday in Asia after President Donald Trump issued executive orders to provide tax relief and stopgap unemployment benefits for Americans hit by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.…

AUTO REVIEW: Despite Its Name, 2021 Kia K5 Is One Superb SedanLarry Printz

Having spent nearly two decades and untold millions of dollars building up the Optima name for its midsize sedan in the American market, Kia’s 2021 midsize sedan will be known…

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Health, Science & Technology

MTA Asks Apple Help to Solve iPhone Mask IssuesHamodia

New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to…

Bill Gates Says U.S. Virus Testing Has ‘Mind-Blowing’ ProblemsHamodia

Microsoft Corp. founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said it’s “mind-blowing” that the U.S. government hasn’t improved COVID-19 testing that he described as slow and lacking fair access. “You’re paying…

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