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White House Says New Policy Won’t Affect Jared Kushner

It’s a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year.

Those who have been operating with interim access to top secret information since before June are set to see that access halted Friday under a new policy enacted last week by chief of staff John Kelly.…

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WATCH: ‘I Will Not Shut Up!’ Haley Blasts UN, Palestinians After Abbas Addresses Security Council

Pledging she “will not shut up,” US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the Trump administration will not change its decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

But her message at the UN Security Council went unheard by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who opted to leave the chamber prior to Haley’s remarks.

Abbas exited the meeting shortly after he addressed the Security Council — calling out the US for failing to clarify its stance on a two-state solution and keeping the Palestine Liberation Organization on the terror watch list.…

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Florida School Shooting Unfolded Instantly On Social Media; Could Scar Children

When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on television and in newspapers. It took days, if not weeks, to process the information and discover the full, horrific story.

When a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last week, youngsters around the globe watched the terrifying images and accounts unfold almost in real time.…

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Leaked Wikileaks Messages Show Julian Assange Targeted Jewish Reporter In Anti-Semitic Attack

Leaked Twitter messages reportedly written by Julian Assange, the controversial founder of Wikileaks, included a disturbing attack on a journalist.

In August 2016, Associated Press journalist Raphael Satter had helped to write a story about the damage done to individuals by Wikileaks’ unredacted disclosures, and when he tweeted about it, Mr Assange reportedly wrote a message in a private Twitter messaging group using the Wikileaks verified Twitter account: “He’s always been a rat.…

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Israel: Husband Learned Of Wife’s Death From The Media

It was a real tragedy in Kfar Sava on Sunday, 3 Adar, when a crane collapsed and landed on a vehicle below, killing Mrs. Neta Rothman A”H, 52, from Tel Aviv.

Mrs. Rothman was known for her activism on behalf of accessibility for the disabled, being disabled herself since birth, getting around with her mobility scooter and her vehicle.

Police launched an investigation into the accident, and detained the crane operator and the shift manager on the building site.…

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SCHOOL VIOLENCE: Ohio 7th Grader Shoots Himself In School Bathroom

Police in Ohio say a 7th-grader apparently brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a bathroom.

Police Chief Mark Brink said the shooting happened around 7:50am at the Jackson Middle School. He said that the student went into a boy’s bathroom and shot himself.

Investigators say no other students have been hurt and they don’t know yet whether the shooting Tuesday morning was intentional.…

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Thanks To President Trump, Israeli Settlements Reportedly Grew Rapidly In 2017

The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel’s overall population last year, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth would surge even more in the coming years thanks in part to the Trump presidency.

Yaakov Katz said that President Donald Trump, backed by a Mideast team dominated by settler supporters, has created a friendly new atmosphere conducive to settlement growth after eight contentious years with the Obama White House.…

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Hero Teacher Scott Beigel Z’L Shot Dead Shielding Students From Florida School Gunman

Scott Beigel Z”L, 35, is believed to have been struck by a bullet after letting students take shelter in his classroom and trying to close the door as suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz walked past. Student Kelsey Friend told CNN ‘I am alive today because of him. Speaking later to CNN, she added: ‘He unlocked the door and let us in. ‘I thought he was behind me but he wasn’t.…

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Hamas Decries US Bill Sanctioning ‘Human Shields’ Practice

Hamas is condemning a U.S. bill that sanctions the Islamic terrorist group for using civilians in Gaza as “human shields.”

The House unanimously passed the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act on Wednesday. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum says Thursday that the bill sides with “the Israeli narrative.”

The bill steps up U.S. pressure against Hamas, which Washington and much of the West already considers a terrorist organization.…

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Did FBI Miss A Warning Before Florida High School Shooting?

The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting.

Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and video blogger noticed a comment on one of his YouTube videos that said, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” He immediately reported it to YouTube and the FBI and the next day two agents came to his office to take a printout of the comment and ask him whether he knew anything about the person who posted it.…

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Levayas On Friday For Two Jewish Victims In Florida School Massacre; One Scheduled For Sunday

Funeral services are being scheduled for victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Meadow Pollack and Alyssa Alhadeff will be buried in the Garden of Aaron at Star of David Memorial Gardens in North Lauderdale after separate funerals on Friday.

Fourteen-year-old Alyssa was among the youngest victims of Wednesday’s shooting that killed 17 people. Her mother screamed on CNN, demanding that President Donald Trump take action.…

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Shots Fired Outside National Security Agency; Suspect In Custody

Police responded to a shooting Wednesday outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, where authorities surrounded a handcuffed man after a black SUV ran into a barrier.

Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed by phone that one person was injured in the shooting outside the base and was taken to hospital.

“NSA police and local law enforcement are addressing an incident that took place this morning at one of NSA’s security vehicle entry gates.…

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Azan Family Survivors Released From Hospital Two Months After Catastrophic Fire

Two months after the catastrophic fire that claimed the lives of Aliza Azan and three of her children – Moshe Z”L (11), Yitzchak Z”L (7), Henrietta A”H (3), the father, Yossi Azan was released from the hospital in New York, together with his surviving  son and daughter.

Three of the four surviving members of the family, Yossi, Daniel and Shilat, were seriously injured in the fire and have been recuperating from their injuries.…

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​After Tragedy, Fire Commissioner Meets Flatbush Community Activists [PHOTOS]

Following the recent fatal fire in Flatbush, the FJCC convened a meeting with the Fire Department Commissioner and Chiefs, and leadership of Flatbush Yeshivas, Shuls, and organizations to initiate fire prevention and safety in the community.

Over forty five leaders gathered last week at the Yad Yosef Torah Center on Ocean Parkway, led by Rabbi David Ozeri the Rabbi of the Azan family, who was singularly instrumental in raising funds and caring for the survivors.…

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Mueller Probe Leaves Many Witnesses In Limbo

Over the last nine months, scores of men and women — some powerful and moneyed, others obscure and struggling — have crossed paths with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors. So far though, just four have been charged.

The rest — a colorful cross-section of people, banks and businesses — are in limbo. Some fear they may yet be charged, but most are witnesses who have had their lives upended by a rush of questions about Turkish and Ukrainian lobbying, efforts to obtain hacked material, interactions with Donald Trump’s campaign and about every imaginable contact they’ve had with Russians.…

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VIDEOS/PHOTOS: IDF Soldiers Beaten By Violent Palestinian Mob After Accidentally Entering Jenin

(VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) 

An IDF vehicle was attacked by a PA (Palestinian Authority) mob, including rock-throwing, after the driver mistakenly entered PA occupied Jenin. It did not take long for the non-combat but visibly marked IDF vehicle to be surrounded by the mob and come under attack.

The two soldiers inside the vehicle were injured and the female was transported to HaEmek Hospital in Afula in light-to-moderate condition.…

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Trump Jr.’s Wife Taken To Hospital After Opening Envelope Containing White Powder

Donald Trump Jr.’s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn’t dangerous, authorities said.

The frightening episode happened after 10 a.m. when Trump, 40, opened the letter addressed to the president’s son at her mother’s midtown Manhattan apartment, investigators said.…

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SAVED FROM DEATH: Two Jews Had Tickets For Saratov Airlines Flight Which Crashed On Sunday

On Monday, 27 Shevat, a series of 9 major Jewish seminars was completed in nine different regions of Russia, including in Bruges Jeon in eastern Russia. Each seminar was attended by residents of the nearby cities, where the seminar was held.

The seminar was organized by Yachad, the umbrella organization of all the organizations and institutions for the benefit of thousands of young Jews in Russia, and hundreds of young people participated in the round with the best lecturers in Russian, who were brought from all over the world.…

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