Kushner: Status Quo Between Israel and Palestinians Is 'Unacceptable' Dror Halavy

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, said on Monday that the current status quo between Israel and the Palestinians is unacceptable. "The situation is only getting worse," Kushner…

Israel

Mossad Chief: High-Tech Not Always a Spy’s FriendHamodia

Spying is getting harder because the same technologies that catch terrorists can sometimes uncover foreign intelligence operations, the director of the Mossad said on Monday. Yossi Cohen delivered rare public…

High Court Disqualifies Pindrus From Running as Elad Mayoral CandidateHamodia Staff

Just days before the municipal elections, a major election was thrown into turmoil after the High Court ruled Monday that Rabbi Yitzchak Pindrus, the Degel HaTorah/Shas candidate for mayor of…

MKs Spar Over Who Is Responsible for Measles OutbreakDror Halavy

In a sharp debate at a meeting of the Knesset Health Committee Monday, MK Shuli Muallem (Jewish Home) accused Yisrael Beytenu MK Yulia Milnovsky of anti-Semitism – after the latter…

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Community

BD”E: Harav Shlomo Korach, Zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Bnei BrakHamodia Staff

The Teimani community in Eretz Yisrael mourns the petirah of the eldest Teimani Rav, Hagaon Harav Shlomo Korach, zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak. Harav Korach was 84 at his…

Shmuli Mandelbaum

The Pittsburgh Jewish community’ night life just got a new buzz. A new chaburah was started this zman for night seder in the Kollel Jewish learning center of Pitttsburgh. Rabbi…

Kiryas Joel Chaveirim Volunteers Drive Stranded Bus Passengers to MontrealHamodia Staff

Kiryas Joel Chaveirim members sprang into action to assist passengers of a bus that had broken down on a highway in the wee hours of the morning. The chartered bus…

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National

Lottery Jackpots Climb to $2.2B Combined After No WinnersHamodia

For $2 a ticket, you have chance to be among the richest people in the world if you beat the longshot odds of 1 in 303 million to win the…

Alaska Governor Says He Quit Race to Boost DemocratHamodia

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s surprising announcement that he was quitting his bid for re-election with less than 21 days to go was an effort to boost Democratic rival Mark Begich’s…

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World

U.K.’s May Pleads for Support, Says Brexit Deal Is Almost DoneHamodia

British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, urging lawmakers to back her and saying a divorce deal with the European…

Norway Hero Behind WWII Sabotage of Nazi Plant Dies at 99Hamodia

Norway’s prime minister said Sunday that World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed the four-man team that blew up a plant producing heavy water which Nazi Germany could have…

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Regional

Gillibrand Cancels Only Debate Scheduled With GOP OpponentHamodia

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday abruptly withdrew from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley, citing a long-running labor dispute involving the stations that…

Cuomo Offers Radio Debate On Shabbos, Molinaro RejectsHamodia

After weeks of balking at requests to debate his opponents, Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed Friday to face off against his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro — on Shabbos via radio only.…

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Politics

Durbin Says Democrats Should Agree with Mr. Trump When He’s Right, Fight Him When He’s WrongHamodia

Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said Sunday that working with President Donald Trump on certain issues is “a message that plays across the United States,” striking a more bipartisan…

Blue Wave Hope Ebbs as GOP ReboundsHamodia

Democratic hopes for a wave election that would carry them to a significant House majority have been tempered in recent weeks amid a shifting political landscape and a torrent of…

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Business

Italy Relief, China Stimulus Hopes Lift Global StocksHamodia

European shares gained on Monday amid relief over Italy’s budget, following rallies in Asia after China promised to provide stimulus to stabilize its economy and offset the impact of U.S.…

Business Briefs – October 21, 2018Hamodia

China’s Growth Slows as Officials Try to Reassure Investors BEIJING (AP) – China’s economic growth has sunk to a post-global crisis low as officials launch a media blitz to reassure…

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Health, Science & Technology

FOCUS: The Dirt on Clean Electric CarsNiclas Rolander, Jesper Starn, Elisabeth Behrmann

Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery. Every major carmaker has plans…

Tim Cook Wants Retraction of Chinese Spy-Chip Story That Named Apple, SupermicroHamodia

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken the unusual step of going on the record to deny a news story, and is further asking the news agency that published it for…

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