Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Rav Nissim Karelitz Passes Away, Tens Of Thousands Attend Bnei Brak Funeral

BNEI BRAK (VosIzNeias) — Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, the nephew of the Chazon Ish who founded an internationally renowned Beis Din and was known as one of the leading Poskim of our generation, passed away ...

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Congressmen Call Out Twitter For Allowing Hamas And Hezbollah On The Platform

WASHINGTON — (JTA) — Four members of the House of Representatives have called out Twitter for allowing Hamas and Hezbollah to maintain a presence on its social media platform. R...

Kurds Withdraw From Syria-Turkey Border Region Amid Tentative Ceasefire

RAS AL-AYN (JNS) — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has withdrawn from a 75-mile area between the border towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad in compliance with a U.S.-b...

Hespedim And Pictures From Rabbi Nissim Karelitz’s Funeral

BNEI BRAK (VosIzNeias) — Tens of thousands attended the funeral of Rav Shmaryahu Yosef Nissim Karelitz in Bnei Brak on Isru Chag (Simchas Torah in Chutz La'aretz). Numerous eulo...

US Endorses Tobacco Pouches As Less Risky Than Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to othe...

Trump Likens House Impeachment Inquiry To ‘A Lynching’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump triggered outrage Tuesday by comparing the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry to a lynching, assigning the horrors of a deadly and racist cha...

Brexit In Limbo As Boris Johnson Wins 1 Vote, Loses Another

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won one vote and lost another in Parliament on Tuesday, a result that inches him closer to his goal of leading Britain out of the...

Israel’s Netanyahu Gives Up On Forming New Coalition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israel...

38 People Cited For Violations In Clinton Email Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 peo...

Israel To Send Biggest Delegation Ever To 2020 Olympics

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. An estimated 85 athletes will be competing in 18 sports on behalf ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sacha Baron Cohen Makes Nazi Analogy To Slam Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Policy

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Is Facebook a haven for free expression? Or is it like a restaurant serving neo-Nazis? Depends who you ask. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave an impassione...

“I Am Back!” Bernie Sanders Addresses Rally Of 20,000 In Queens

QUEENS (JTA) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a rally in Queens, New York that “I am back.” Sanders addressed a rally on Saturday attended by an estimated...

Rallies In Tel Aviv And New York Call For Release Of Naama Issachar Jailed In Russia

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Simultaneous rallies calling for the release of an Israeli-American woman in prison in Russia on drug charges were held in Tel Aviv an New York. The rally in N...

Italian Experts Defuse WWII Bomb In Northern City

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities evacuated 4,000 people from the center of the northern city of Bolzano on Sunday to defuse a World War II bomb found during construction. Three ...

Israeli Soldier Injured By Rock During Clashes With Residents Of Yitzhar Settlement

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was hit and injured with a rock during clashes with residents of the northern West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. The settlers also punctured t...

Where You Die Can Affect Your Chance Of Being An Organ Donor

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collect...

Hong Kong Protesters Set Up Roadblocks, Clash With Police

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters flooded the city's streets on Sunday in defiance of a ban by the authorities on their march, setting up roadblocks and tossing firebombs amid ...

Trump Drops Plan To Host G-7 At His Doral Golf Resort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump has abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral, Flori...

Defense Chief: US Troops Leaving Syria To Go To Western Iraq

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will contin...

NYPD Vehicle Overturned In Accident, Officers Transported

BROOKLYN (VosIzNeias) — Emergency services are responding for an overturned NYPD vehicle Saturday evening. The accident occured in Brooklyn on Ave L and Utica Ave. 2 officers...