Trump Rejects Putin Request for Obama Envoy Before Senate Vote Hamodia

President Donald Trump disagrees with a Russian request to question U.S. officials including former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, the White House said in a statement minutes before the Senate…

Israel

Demonstrators Block Orban’s Car at Yad VashemHamodia Staff

The controversy over the visit of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban took the form of a demonstration that blocked his car as he attempted to exit Yad Vashem on Wednesday.…

U.S. Denies Visa to Palestinian Experts to Come to U.N.Hamodia

The Palestinian Authority is protesting the U.S. refusal to grant visas to six experts from its prime minister’s office to come to the United Nations to present a report on…

IDF Targets Hamas Arsonists in Air Strike, 1 Person Reported KilledYisrael Price

The IDF appeared to be stepping up its response to the arson attacks from Gaza on Thursday afternoon, with an airstrike on Hamas terrorists launching incendiary balloons at southern Israel.…

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Community

Shomrim NW London Volunteers Honored by PoliceHamodia Staff

Three volunteers from Shomrim NW London were presented Thursday with a letter from Barnet Borough Commander, Det. Chief Superintendent Simon Rose in recognition for their brave actions in assisting police…

First Chareidi School in U.K. Closed Down by OfstedHamodia Staff

In what is feared will set a precedent for many chareidi mosdos in the United Kingdom, a closure order received by Getters Talmud Torah in Stamford Hill will go into…

Interfaith Coalition Rallies to Prevent Rollout of Flawed NYC Death/Birth Certificate SystemHamodia

Nearly 10 months after the New York City Department of Health had to retract its newly released life-events registration program because of widespread system failures, an interfaith coalition is lobbying…

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National

U.S. General Reviewing Trump’s Year-Old Afghan War StrategyHamodia

The general overseeing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan says he’s taking a fresh look at the war strategy President Donald Trump announced nearly a year ago. Gen. Joseph Votel says…

4 People Injured in Explosion in Vehicle Shop at Army DepotHamodia

A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured four workers, three of them seriously, officials said. The blast occurred at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg…

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World

Belgium Airspace, Closed for 2 Hours Over Technical Glitch, ReopensHamodia

Belgium’s airspace was closed off for landings and departures for about two hours on Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control…

No Air Traffic Over Belgium Due to Technical GlitchHamodia

Belgium’s airspace was closed off for landings and departures Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control center. Belgocontrol spokesman Dominque Dehaene…

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Regional

New York State Launches Tax Probe of Trump FoundationHamodia

New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or his charity violated state law. The probe began about a…

Single Donor Gave Cuomo Campaign $1 – 69 TimesHamodia

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in campaign contributions but can’t shake questions about some donors. Cuomo raised more than $6 million in…

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Politics

Trump’s Says Biden Is His 2020 ‘Dream’ Democratic OpponentHamodia

So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020? He says it’s Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that “I…

Frustrated Lawmakers Threaten Action on Trump’s TariffsHamodia

Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration’s reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs. A senior Republican senator…

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Business

Comcast Drops Fox Bid, Paving Way for Sale to DisneyHamodia

Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios. Comcast can now focus on its…

U.S. Stocks Waver as Banks Fall But Smaller Companies ClimbHamodia

U.S. stocks indexes are mixed Thursday as weak results from banks are partly canceled out by gains for smaller and more domestically-focused companies. Disney and Comcast both rose after Comcast…

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Health, Science & Technology

Zuckerberg Clarifies Stance on Policy for Holocaust DeniersHamodia

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media. Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview with Recode that…

Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers Won’t Be Banned From FacebookHamodia

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial “deeply offensive,” he doesn’t believe that such content should be banned from Facebook. Speaking with Recode’s Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg, who…

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