Blue and White Appeals to Mandelblit That Netanyahu Resign Ministerial Positions Hamodia

On Friday morning, the Blue and White faction appealed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, demanding that Netanyahu resign immediately from all his positions as…

Israel

Woman Shot at Ashdod Port Dies of Her WoundsDov Benovadia

A woman who was shot Thursday night at the entrance to the Ashdod Port has died of her wounds, doctors at Assuta Hospital in the city said. The security guard…

Electricity Market to Open to CompetitionDror Halavy

Final regulations on the opening of the electricity market in Israel are being developed, and a pilot program is set to begin in 2020 that will allow Israelis to buy…

Journalists’ Group Calls on Yediot Publisher to Step AsideDror Halavy

Binyamin Netanyahu is not the only individual to walk away from the years-long investigation into corruption surrounding him with the recommendation for an indictment by State Attorney Avichai Mandelblit. Among…

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Community

Monsey Rebbi’s Condition Improves After Wednesday AttackReuvain Borchardt

The condition of the Monsey rebbi critically injured in an assault Wednesday has improved considerably, but he is still undergoing multiple surgeries Thursday, as doctors are working to save a…

An Ideal Outcome in DealHamodia

A burgeoning frum community was spared a costly and protracted legal battle thanks to the intervention of Agudath Israel’s New Jersey Office and its network of land use attorneys. The…

BD’E – Harav Chaim Zev Malinowitz, Zt”lHamodia Staff

Hamodia is saddened to report the sudden petirah of Harav Chaim Zev Malinowitz, zt”l, a talmid chachom with broad ranging knowledge is all aspects of Torah. He was niftar suddenly…

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National

California Justices Reject Law Requiring Trump Tax ReturnsHamodia

President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The…

Judge Temporarily Stops 1st Federal Executions Since 2003Hamodia

A judge has temporarily halted the first federal executions in 16 years, saying death row inmates scheduled to be executed are likely to win their legal challenge. U.S. District Judge…

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World

Turkey: Captured IS Figure Planned Russia, Germany AttacksHamodia

Turkey’s interior minister has identified a key Islamic State suspect captured by the country’s forces in Syria as the alleged mastermind behind attacks in Russia and Germany, according to a…

Korean Peninsula Troubles Pose U.S. Security ChallengeHamodia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is returning from Asia with the U.S. still facing a trio of troubles on the Korean peninsula that pose risks to the national security of the…

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Regional

Regional Briefs – November 21, 2019Hamodia

Judge To Rule By Year End On ICE Arrests At New York Courts NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge says he’ll rule by the end of the year on…

Authorities: Fox That Attacked 5 People, Bit 3 Was RabidHamodia

Authorities say a fox that was killed after it attacked five people and tried to attack a police officer has tested positive for rabies. Glen Ridge police say the first…

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Politics

Trump Signs Funding Bill to Avert Government Shutdown This WeekHamodia

President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that will extend funding for a wide range of federal agencies through Dec. 20 and avoid partial government shutdowns that otherwise would have…

Graham Launches Probe Into Bidens, Burisma and UkraineHamodia

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday requesting documents related to former vice president Joe Biden and his communications with Ukrainian…

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Business

Business Briefs – November 21, 2019Hamodia

UAW President Steps Down as GM Sues Rival Over Union Bribery DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has abruptly resigned, capping a tumultuous day that saw union…

Stocks Close With Modest Losses Amid U.S.-China Trade AnxietyHamodia

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Thursday after a mostly listless day of trading handed the market its third straight drop. Losses in technology stocks, companies that rely on…

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Health, Science & Technology

Apple Detectives Comb U.S. Northwest for ‘Lost’ VarietiesHamodia

The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold. It has been…

Google Reins In Political AdvertisingHamodia

Google is making political ads harder to target at specific types of people. The company says that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads…

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