U.N. Expert: U.S. Failure to Sanction Prince for Khashoggi Killing 'Dangerous' Hamodia Staff

A U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday that it was "extremely dangerous" for the United States to have named Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler as having approved an operation…

Israel

Kosovo Ties With Israel Face Strong Resistance From TurkeyHamodia

Kosovo’s prime minister-designate has found himself in a difficult diplomatic position ahead of taking the post following his country’s diplomatic ties with Israel. Albin Kurti of the Self-Determination Movement party,…

No Answers Yet in Oil Spill InvestigationZalman Ahnsaf

The search for the culprits in the disastrous oil spill off Israel’s shoreline continued on Monday, as the country’s future energy policy also came increasingly into question. Environmental Protection Minister…

Cabinet Passes Anti-Crime Measure for Arab SectorHamodia Staff

The Israeli Cabinet on Monday approved Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s 150 million shekel plan to strengthen Arab sector communities and reduce crime. The money will be earmarked for building and…

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Community

De Blasio Criticizes Voter-Reform Group Exec for Calling Orthodox Jews ‘Extremist Bloc’Reuvain Borchardt

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized an executive at a voter- and government-reform organization who referred to the Orthodox Jewish community as “an extremist bloc,” describing the comments…

Colorado Neo-Nazi Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Prison for Bomb Threats Against Jewish CommunitySara Marcus

Richard Holzer, a self-avowed neo-Nazi and white supremacist, has been sentenced to 19 and 1/2 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release for attempting to bomb Jewish community…

Frontier Airlines Accused of Anti-Semitism After Removing Jewish FamilyHamodia Staff

Frontier Airlines has been accused of anti-Semitism after removing a Jewish family from a Miami to Newark flight on Sunday night over allegations that their 18-month-old infant wasn’t wearing a…

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National

Chicago Schools Open Doors to Thousands More StudentsHamodia

Thousands of Chicago Public Schools students returned to school on Monday morning, the second — and largest — wave of students to go back to classrooms after almost a year…

Deal Reached to get California Children Back in ClassroomsHamodia

California’s public schools could get $6.6 billion from the state Legislature if they return to in-person instruction by the end of March, according to a new agreement announced Monday between…

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World

Danger or Delight? Uphill Battle for Brazil’s Huge JackfruitHamodia

On the morning of Feb. 10, a cyclist chugged his way up the curves of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular sport cycling road. A familiar scent wafted in the air.…

Countries Call on Drug Companies to Share Vaccine Know-HowHamodia

Across Africa and Southeast Asia, governments and aid groups, as well as the World Health Organization, are calling on pharmaceutical companies to share their patent information more broadly to meet…

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Regional

Cuomo Sends Letter Authorizing Probe of Harassment ClaimsHamodia

New York’s attorney general said she’s moving forward with an investigation into harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo after receiving a letter from his office Monday authorizing her to take…

Fire Breaks out in Boro Park 99 Cents StoreSara Marcus

A fire broke out in a Boro Park 99 cents store on Monday morning, and was contained by firefighters in a little under an hour. The store is located at…

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Politics

Senate Democrats Consider Changes to House Virus Relief BillHamodia

Senate Democrats considered reshaping parts of the House-passed COVID-19 relief bill on Monday, as party leaders who are hoping to salvage a minimum wage increase abandoned one proposal aimed at…

Senior Democrats Abandon Backup Plan on $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage HikeHamodia

Senior Democrats are abandoning a backup plan to increase the minimum wage through a corporate tax penalty after encountering numerous practical and political challenges in drafting their proposal over the…

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Business

Wall St set for Higher Open on J&J Vaccine Cheer, Stimulus OptimismHamodia

Wall Street’s major averages were set to open sharply higher on Monday as bond markets calmed after a month-long selloff, while encouraging updates on the vaccine and stimulus fronts strengthened…

AUTO REVIEW: The 2021 Kia Sorento Is One You’ll RememberLarry Printz

There are certain things in life you’ll always remember, like a fun vacation or a night out at a particular restaurant (sometime prior to last March). But if asked to…

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Health, Science & Technology

U.S. Probing Engine Fires in Nearly 1.9M Toyota RAV4 SUVsHamodia

The U.S. government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating after getting 11 fire…

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for new Solar WingsHamodia

Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. NASA’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put…

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