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White House Graphic Distorts Impact of Climate Change

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:09 AM

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With Earth Day here, the White House is once again pushing action on climate change, presenting a rather stark contrast between action and inaction on carbon emissions. On Monday, the graphic at left appeared (more…)

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Bill & Hil Hid Link to Russian Donors

Thursday April 23, 2015 9:46 AM

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The Clinton Foundation was linked to the Russian atomic energy agency’s 2013 acquisition of a company that controls one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the U.S. (more…)

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Politico: Ted Cruz Woos Orthodox Jews

Thursday April 23, 2015 9:12 AM

ted-cruz1Politico reports:  Ted Cruz loves Orthodox Jews - and they love him back.

It’s a dynamic that allows the hard-line conservative presidential contender - a practicing Southern (more…)

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‘Outrage’ Over Pending U.N. Decision On The Har Habayis

Thursday April 23, 2015 8:40 AM

har-habayisA potentially explosive decision, proposed by Jordan, in the UN is likely to pass today. In danger of aggravating existing national and religious tensions in the Old City of Jerusalem, The United Nations (more…)

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American Al Qaeda Spokesman Killed by U.S.

Thursday April 23, 2015 8:12 AM

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U.S.-born Al Qaeda leader Adam Gadahn was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan in January, Obama administration officials announced on Thursday. Gadahn-who was raised Christian and whose (more…)

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U.S. Hostage Died in Attack on Al Qaeda

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:38 AM

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An American and Italian being held hostage by Al Qaeda in Pakistan were both killed in a drone strike last January, senior Obama administration officials said Thursday. The hostages were development (more…)

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Bill Clinton: ISIS Is the ‘Most Interesting’ NGO Today

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:14 AM

bill-clinton[Video below.] Former President Bill Clinton called the terrorist group ISIS the “most interesting non-governmental organization today” in remarks at Georgetown University. (more…)

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Live Video: ‘All Israel from Jerusalem’ – Independence Day Event

Thursday April 23, 2015 5:13 AM

Below is a live stream of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s first Independence Day event titled “All Israel from Jerusalem,” which will feature musical tributes to various personalities. Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ya’alon, IDF Chief-of-Staff Eizenkot and others will participate.

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Oskar Groening, Former Auschwitz Guard, Describes Camp In Chilling Detail At Trial

Thursday April 23, 2015 4:09 AM

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A former Nazi SS guard has said so many trains full of Jews used to arrive at Auschwitz that often two would have to wait with closed doors while people from the first were “processed”. Most of those who (more…)

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New York Jurors End Sixth Day Without a Verdict In Etan Patz Case

Thursday April 23, 2015 3:47 AM

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Jurors deliberating murder and kidnapping charges against a man who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 ended a sixth day of deliberations on Wednesday without reaching a (more…)

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The WWII Rebellion You Never Heard Of

Thursday April 23, 2015 3:13 AM

british-world-war-2By Adi Schwartz

It all seemed like a Hollywood fairy tale: around midnight, a few hundred young men spread across the city, aiming towards governmental buildings and the army barracks. They were untrained, and (more…)

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Canada’s PM Reaffirms Commitment to Israel

Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:48 PM

canadian-prime-minister-stephen-harperCanada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a staunch supporter of Israel, on Wednesday reaffirmed his country’s support for the Jewish state, in a statement released in celebration of Israel’s (more…)

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White House Hacking Group Identified

Wednesday April 22, 2015 7:18 PM

internet-hackerA cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is the group responsible for hacking the White House and the State Department last year. Dubbed CozyDuke by Russia-based security firm Kaspersky, its (more…)

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Amazon Tests Delivery to Drivers’ Trunks

Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:43 PM

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German carmaker Audi announced on Wednesday that it will begin testing a new system in which Amazon deliveries can be dropped off directly into the trunks of drivers’ cars. (more…)

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Congress Introduces $286 Million Bill For Missile Defense In Israel

Wednesday April 22, 2015 5:53 PM

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A new bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday by U.S. Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) would authorize $286 million in funding for the joint U.S.-Israel David’s Sling missile (more…)

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In Intimate Chat, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Lays Out Vision And Concerns

Wednesday April 22, 2015 5:15 PM

rivlinBy Judy Lash Balint

You could call it Israel’s version of former U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “fireside chat.” President Reuven Rivlin, 75, sat down with English-speaking reporters in advance of his first Israel (more…)

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Israel Sentences Iranian Spy To 7 Years In Prison

Wednesday April 22, 2015 4:41 PM

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Israel’s Central District Court on Tuesday sentenced Iranian-Belgian national Ali Mansouri to seven years in prison for espionage, as part of a plea bargain reached with the State Attorney’s Office. (more…)

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Report: Pentagon Map Hides ISIS Gains

Wednesday April 22, 2015 4:11 PM

isis2The Defense Department released a map last week showing territory where it is has pushed ISIS back, claiming that the terrorist group is “no longer able to operate freely in roughly 25 to 30 percent of populated areas of Iraqi territory where it once (more…)

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Google Offers Pay-As-You-Go Data

Wednesday April 22, 2015 3:48 PM

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On Wednesday, Google unveiled its new wireless service, called Project Fi, which offers pay-as-you-go data and promises to refund money for any data not used. (more…)

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Military Experts Impressed by Islamic State Capabilities

Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:37 PM

isis-islamic-stateVideo footage shot from a drone operated by Islamic State, flying over an oil refinery at Baiji in central Iraq while under IS attack, shows that the group retains a surprisingly high level of military skill (more…)

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After Day Of Mourning, Israel Transitions To Independence Day

Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:12 PM

netanyahu2[Video below.] In a televised message, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said that without the IDF soldiers who fell and those wounded, “we would not be here.” (more…)

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Senate Food Workers Go on Strike

Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:45 PM

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One of the many Senate contract workers on strike Wednesday is cook Bertrand Olotara, a single dad whose $12-per-hour job in the halls of power says doesn’t earn him enough to make ends meet. (more…)

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Auschwitz Is Now Reservation Only

Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:05 PM

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Visits to one of the most prominent relics of the mass murder of Jews in World War II are rising so fast that the Auschwitz death camp is urging potential visitors to make reservations beforehand. (more…)

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Iran Rekindles Relations with Hamas

Wednesday April 22, 2015 11:41 AM

hamasIran’s ayatollahs are rebuilding relations with Hamas, the Sunni Islamist group that controls Gaza, Con Coughlin reports in the Wall Street Journal. (more…)

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At 67, Israel Home To 8.3 Million People

Wednesday April 22, 2015 11:12 AM

israel-independence-dayOn its 67th Independence Day, Israel’s population stands at 8.34 million people, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Israel’s population has grown by approximately 162,000 since last year, a 2-percent increase. (more…)

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Congress Eats Taco Bell From Lobbyists

Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:43 AM

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Some enterprising Taco Bell lobbyists who want Congress to help prevent franchise employees from unionizing sent 6,000 tacos to staffers. The company threw a free-food giveaway on Capitol Hill (more…)

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Obama Purposely Kept Iran’s Short Nuclear Breakout Time a Secret

Wednesday April 22, 2015 10:19 AM

obama9The Obama administration has estimated for years that Iran was at most three months away from enriching enough nuclear fuel for an atomic bomb. But the administration only declassified this (more…)

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New Jersey: Schaer Introduces Legislation to Make Sure Security Needs in Nonpublic Schools are Met

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:44 AM

schaerNew Jersey Assemblyman Gary Schaer has introduced the “Secure Schools for All Children Act,” which would establish a state aid program to provide security services, equipment, or technology to (more…)

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Rand Paul: Lindsey Graham, John McCain Are Obama’s ‘Lapdogs’

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:12 AM

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Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are “lapdogs for President Obama,” Kentucky Sen. and presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday. (more…)

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Israel Has One Of Least Religious Populations In The World, Poll Finds

Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:09 AM

yerushalayimIsraelis are among the world’s least religious people, a new survey has found.

In a poll conducted by WIN/Gallup, 65 percent of Israeli respondents said they are “either not (more…)

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