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Statement of Agudath Israel of America on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization, welcomes President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Judge Kavanaugh possesses the qualities necessary to assume a seat on the nation’s highest court. He is a man of great intellect and intelligence, and he has exhibited the temperament that results in judicious and well-reasoned rulings. His scholarship and extensive public service on the U.S.…

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Israeli Couple in Honduras Zip-Lining Accident; Husband Killed, Wife Injured

A newlywed Israeli couple on their honeymoon collided while zip-lining in Honduras, leaving the husband dead and the wife seriously injured, Honduran authorities said.

According to the La Prensa news website, the couple was on a cruise that had stopped in Roatan, a popular tourist destination. The island has several zip-line attractions that zoom tourists over treetops at high speeds.

Wilmer Guerrero, commander of the Roatan Fire Department, told The Washington Postthe wife was zip-lining amid the treetops when she got stuck shortly before 1:30 p.m.…

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UPDATE: Suspect Who Bashed Stranger With Metal Pipe on NYC Subway in Custody

The NYPD has a suspect in custody after a New York City subway rider hit a stranger in the face with a metal pipe and fractured his skull after an argument.

The 35-year-old suspect, initially described as a Hispanic man, is being held at the Transit Robbery Squad in Manhattan. The 59-year-old victim is hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

Police say the victim got into a verbal dispute with another passenger aboard a southbound No.…

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RECAP: A Day-By-Day Look At The Thailand Cave Ordeal

A day-by-day look at the ordeal of 12 boys and their soccer coach, who were trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks, before finally being rescued on Tuesday:

June 23: After a morning practice, 12 members of the local Wild Boars youth soccer team bicycle with their 25-year-old coach to the Tham Luang Nang Non cave to explore, when heavy rains begin.…

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Israeli Police Question Netanyahu On Corruption Allegations

Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday as part of their investigations into a string of corruption allegations.

The police said Netanyahu was questioned “for a number of hours” without elaborating, and declined further comment.

Authorities have questioned Netanyahu on a number of occasions in recent months. The latest questioning was believed to concern a case involving the country’s telecom giant.…

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Man With A Knife Targets Jews In Zurich

An anti-semitic thug armed with a knife bullied frum Jewish children in a playground in Zurich, Switzerland, on Shabbos. The attacker was eventually restrained without incident B’chasdei Hashem.

The man was uttering anti-Semitic slogans, cursing Jews, witness report. Johann T. Shakas is quoted in the media saying, ” My children were out playing and my wife was talking to friends on the terrace.…

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Israel Ranks As 8th Most Powerful Country on Earth

From among the 80 countries ranked, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Israel as the 8th most powerful country in the world. Citing Israel’s technological and military prowess, the ranking was a new record for Israel, outdoing countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, South Korea and Canada, who ranked 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. The ranking lists the countries who project their influence on the world stage the most.…

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US Judge Says Murdered Israeli Teen’s Family “Took Risk By Living In West Bank”

A district court judge in Washington was told to issue a new ruling by a U.S. appeals court regarding a lawsuit that parents of a murdered Israeli teen filed against Iran and Syria. The district court judge had issued an original ruling stating that the family could only sue for a relatively small sum in compensation because it had endangered itself by choosing to live in Judea and Samaria.…

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AGAIN: Another Chabad Chossid Harassed By Police For Asking Passersby To Put On Tefillin

Once again, a Chabad Chossid asking passersby if they wish to put on tefilin is the subject of police involvement. The latest incident in Israel occurred in the Big Center in Beit Shemesh, when policeman Alex Ben-Daniel arrived and distanced the shaliach from his mitzvah activities.

The Chabadnik is standing outside an entrance to the shopping center, located on Route 38, without a booth, without a megaphone, simply asking persons if they wish to put on tefilin.…

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92-Year-Old Arizona Woman, Fatally Shoots Son For Planning To Put Her In Assisted Living Home

A 92-year-old Arizona woman has been arrested and accused of fatally shooting her son who wanted to put her in an assisted living facility, authorities said Tuesday.

Anna Mae Blessing has been booked into jail on suspicion of one count each of first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Blessing was in a wheelchair at her initial court appearance Tuesday where her bond was set at $500,000 and a lawyer was being appointed to represent her.…

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Report: Notorious French Gangster Disguised as Orthodox Jew Following Daring Prison Break, May Be Heading To Israel

Drones seen buzzing above a French prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the helicopter escape of a notorious French criminal — his second breakout in five years.

France’s justice minister said Monday that several drones were spotted flying over Reau Prison south of Paris a few months ago. He speculated they were linked to the escape Sunday of career criminal and murder convict Redoine Faid.…

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PLOT FOILED: FBI Thwarts Planned Fourth of July Terror Attack in Cleveland

Officials say an individual has been arrested for alleged attempted support of a terrorist organization in planning an attack in downtown Cleveland on July 4. The man allegedly believed he was planning the attack with al Qaeda associates but instead had been dealing with someone working undercover for the FBI.

FBI Agent Vicki Anderson says Monday that the suspect was arrested over the weekend.…

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Florida: Jewish Father R”L Killed, Wife And 2 Children Airlifted After Car Jumps Curb In Sunny Isles Beach

A Jewish man was R”L killed and his wife and two children airlifted after they were struck by a car at a bus stop in Sunny Isles Beach.

According to multiple reports, the incident happened at around 8:00PM Sunday evening, when a van lost control and jumped the curb on 174th Street and Collins Avenue, striking the family.

“A total of four victims were struck by the vehicle.…

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Jewish woman to become first ever female mayor of Mexico City

A Jewish woman is set to be the first woman ever to be elected Mexico City mayor, AFPreports.

Exit polls found that Jewish scientist and environmentalist Claudia Sheinbaum won the election to lead the capital with between 47.5 and 55.5 percent of the vote.

Sheinbaum is affiliated with the anti-establishment leftist who looks likely to win the presidential race, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.…

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Move Over UPS Truck: Amazon Delivery Vans To Hit The Street

Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van.

The online retailer has been looking for a while to find a way to have more control over how its packages are delivered. With its new program rolling out Thursday, contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages.…

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Jewish Journalist Gerald Fischman Among 5 News Staff Murdered In Shooting

A Jewish journalist was one of five people killed in an attack at the office of a newspaper in the US, police have confirmed.

Among the dead was editorial writer Gerald Fischman, 61, whom the Capital Gazette described as the paper’s “conscience and voice”.

He was an “old-fashioned journalist,” a former editor of the paper said.

Steve Gunn remembered Fischman as “the master of AP style” who “made sure everything was just right.”

Long-time editor and publisher Tom Marquardt said: “He had ability that, I thought, deserved a higher calling than the Capital.…

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