US & World

Lufthansa Open to ‘Unlimited’ Liability

Friday March 27, 2015 3:43 PM


Lawyers say Germanwings’ suicidal co-pilot may open parent company Lufthansa to unlimited liability claims from victims’ families. (more…)

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NASA to Launch Longest Space Mission

Friday March 27, 2015 3:12 PM


American astronaut Scott Kelly will begin NASA’s longest-ever space trip Friday, when he and two Russian colleagues will take off for a year-long mission at the International Space Station. (more…)

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Doctor Said Lubitz Wasn’t Fit to Fly

Friday March 27, 2015 2:17 PM

lubitzA torn-up doctor’s note found in Andreas Lubitz’s apartment deemed him unfit for work, according to Dusseldorf prosecutor Christoph Kumpa. (more…)

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Officials: Relationship Between Obama Administration and Israeli Government is ‘Irreparable’

Friday March 27, 2015 1:43 PM

netanyahu-obamaIsraeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s senior advisers have described the relationship between the Obama Administration and the Israeli government as “irreparable,” the UK’s Jewish Chronicle (more…)

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Facebook Drones to Beam Internet

Friday March 27, 2015 1:17 PM


Facebook unveiled a solar-powered drone on Thursday that it hopes will bring Internet to billions of people around the world. The Aquila, with the wingspan of a Boeing 767, will be able to stay aloft for (more…)

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Kosel Undergoes Kvittel-Cleaning for Pesach

Friday March 27, 2015 12:41 PM

kosel-cleaningThe Kosel, in the heart of Yerushalayim’s Old City, attracts thousands of visitors each year. With Pesach around the corner, the Kosel got a twice-annual cleaning this week, as thousands of kvitlach were removed. (more…)

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Airlines Alter Cockpit Rules After Crash

Friday March 27, 2015 12:11 PM


Airlines across the world on Thursday changed rules mandating a second crew member be present in the cockpit at all times, following revelations that a German co-pilot may have locked himself in and (more…)

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Harry Reid Is Retiring

Friday March 27, 2015 11:36 AM


Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday that he won’t be seeking re-election next year, putting an end to his nearly 30-year-long Senate career. (more…)

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On Iran Nuclear Deal, Watchdog Says Collapse of White House Demand for Verification in Line With Previous Capitulations

Friday March 27, 2015 11:19 AM


A Washington DC based watchdog monitoring US nuclear negotiations with Iran has said that the White House’s latest backpedaling on its negotiating positions follows a consistent trend. (more…)

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Undercover Reporter Films Cornell Official Advising on How to Start ISIS, Hamas Club on Campus

Friday March 27, 2015 10:16 AM

cornell-university-official-joseph-scaffidoBy David Daoud

A video published on Wednesday shows a senior official at New York State’s Cornell University advising an undercover investigative journalist on how to start and fund a pro-ISIS and Hamas club (more…)

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In Shocking Breach, U.S. Declassifies Document Revealing Some of Israel’s Nuclear Capabilities

Friday March 27, 2015 9:20 AM


On February 12, the Pentagon quietly declassified a top-secret 386-page Department of Defense document from 1987 detailing Israel’s nuclear program - the first time Israel’s alleged nuclear (more…)


Israeli Officials Say Obama Administration is More Hostile Than Europe - ‘Not Even Half a Minute of Grace Was Given’

Friday March 27, 2015 8:44 AM

obama1By David Daoud

Israeli officials in Yerushalayim said on Wednesday that the Obama Administration is acting in a manner that is more hostile to Israel than European governments, Israel’s Walla News reported. (more…)

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AP Reporter Grills Psaki on Differing Approaches to Netanyahu, Khamenei

Friday March 27, 2015 8:11 AM

khamenei[Video below,] A reporter for the Associated Press questioned State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki this week about the harsh tone the administration has taken towards Israeli Prime Minister (more…)

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Obama COS McDonough Criticized for Demanding Israel End “Occupation”

Friday March 27, 2015 7:47 AM

denis-mcdonoughThe Obama administration is being criticized for a speech delivered to the Conference of the extreme-left anti-Israel group J Street by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. (more…)

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Women Fought for Hamas in Gaza War, Too

Friday March 27, 2015 6:39 AM

hamas[Video below.] How many of the women “civilians” killed were actually terrorists?

From The Times (UK):

Hadifa sold all her engagement jewellery to buy the battered AK-47 that she lovingly cradled as (more…)

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Israel ‘Springs Forward’ To Daylight Saving Time

Friday March 27, 2015 6:01 AM

hebrew-clockDaylight savings time went into effect across Israel early this morning, turning 2 a.m. instantly into 3 a.m. (more…)

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Argentine President’s Case Dropped

Friday March 27, 2015 12:43 AM


An appeals court upheld a ruling to dismiss a case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Thursday. Kirchner was accused of concealing the alleged involvement of senior Iranian (more…)

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Frustration Abounds On First Day of Coalition Talks

Thursday March 26, 2015 7:28 PM

coalition-talksThe first day of coalition talks ended Thursday evening without any of the parties shaking hands on a deal, but cautious optimism from most. The exceptions were the Jewish Home party, which expressed (more…)

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Houthi Crisis Sheds Light On Anti-Semitism And Plight Of Jews In Yemen

Thursday March 26, 2015 6:11 PM


As Shi’a Muslim Houthi rebels continue overtaking Yemen and the country’s capital, Sana’a, after the escape of Western-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour, the Houthis vowed to take revenge on “the (more…)

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Spain Moves Closer To Granting Citizenship To Sephardic Jews

Thursday March 26, 2015 5:46 PM


Spain has moved closer to approving legislation aimed at granting citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled during the Spanish Inquisition. (more…)

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Lakewood: Tomchei Shabbos Truck Tips Over After Rocking

Thursday March 26, 2015 5:06 PM

tomchei-shabbos-truckLakewood, NJ - A box truck rocked back and forth on Cedarbridge Avenue in Lakewood, NJ, this afternoon before it flipped over and took out a utility pole, (more…)


Live Video: Multiple Injuries Reported After Explosion, Collapse At East Village Building

Thursday March 26, 2015 4:20 PM

CBS New York Live Stream

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New York: News Multiple Injuries Reported After Explosion, Collapse At East Village Building

Thursday March 26, 2015 3:31 PM


[Videos and multiple updates below below.] Emergency responders are on the scene of an apparent explosion and collapse at a building in Manhattan’s East Village. (more…)

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Iraq Loses Third of Fighters vs. ISIS

Thursday March 26, 2015 3:16 PM


Three large Shiite militia groups quit the fight against ISIS in Tikrit on Thursday, leaving Iraq without as much as a third of its forces as U.S. planes prepped for a second day of airstrikes. (more…)

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U.S. Soldier Arrested for Helping ISIS

Thursday March 26, 2015 2:42 PM


Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, and his cousin Jonas Edmonds, 29, have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to support ISIS, according to the Justice Department. (more…)

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Prince Charles’ Secret Memos to be Aired

Thursday March 26, 2015 2:10 PM


The U.K.’s supreme court on Thursday ordered the release of Prince Charles’s secret letters to government officials. Known as the black spider memos, because of the prince’s scrawled (more…)

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Bergdahl: Tried to Escape a Dozen Times

Thursday March 26, 2015 1:39 PM


Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy by the U.S. Army yesterday, says he was tortured by the Taliban during his five years in captivity and tried to (more…)

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Pre-Pesach Fire Safety Event in the Five Towns

Thursday March 26, 2015 1:08 PM



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OU Kosher Announces Extended Hotline Hours in Preparation for Pesach

Thursday March 26, 2015 12:38 PM

ou-emblem-logoOK Kosher announces special OU Kosher Hotline hours to assist with Passover preparations. The following are the hotline’s extended hours: (more…)

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Kamikaze Co-Pilot Commits Mass Murder

Thursday March 26, 2015 12:12 PM

andreas-lubitzThe co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 took control of the airplane and headed straight into a mountain at more than 400 miles per hour as the passengers screamed in terror, a French prosecutor (more…)