Politics

New York, NY – Ex-Mayor Ed Koch Dies At 88 (photos)

New York, NY - Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during a three-term City Hall run in which he embodied New...

United Nations – UN: Unable To Verify Syria Complaint About Israel, Cites Bad Weather

United Nations - U.N. peacekeepers in a demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel were unable to verify a Syrian complaint that Israeli planes had flown over the Golan Heights ar...

Israel – Arye Deri Recommends PM; Hands Peres Letter From Ovadia Yosef

Israel - Arye Deri, of the Shas party on Thursday recommended Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to form the next government. Deri said, "According to the meetings that we had wi...

Cairo – Egypt Curfew Scaled Back As Mursi Seeks End To Bloodshed

Cairo - Egyptian authorities scaled back a curfew imposed by President Mohamed Mursi, and the Islamist leader cut short a visit to Europe on Wednesday to deal with the deadliest vi...

Washington – Corporations Fear Big Tax Hikes In White House Budget

Washington - Corporations fear they will be the main course on a menu calling for hundreds of billions of dollars in new tax revenue that President Barack Obama is expected to seek...

Germany – Egypt’s Mursi Says His Jewish Comments Misunderstood

Germany - Egypt's Islamist president turned aside repeated criticism of his past comments referring to Jews as "the descendants of apes and pigs" as he visited Germany on Wednesday...

Jerusalem – Israeli Secularists Find Their Lost Voice In Yair Lapid

Jerusalem - After a stunning success in last week's election that positioned Yesh Atid as Israel's second largest party, its leader, secular talk-show host Yair Lapid, said his par...

Washington – Al Gore Defends Current TV Sale To Al Jazeera

Washington - Al Gore said on Tuesday that tough competition from major U.S. television networks forced him to sell Current TV, a struggling progressive cable channel, to Al Jazeera...

Washington – Obama Congratulates Netanyahu On His Election Win

Washington - President Barack Obama on Monday called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on "his party’s success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats." Duri...

London – Rupert Murdoch: We Owe Major Apology For Offensive ‘Blood Libel’ Cartoon

London - Rupert Murdoch, owner of British broadsheet The Times on Monday tweeted an apology following the fallout from the publication on Sunday of a cartoon accused of using anti-...

New York – Cuomo’s Big Donors Boost His Campaign Fund To $22M

New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has collected mostly five-figure donations to build an almost unassailable campaign fund over the last six months even as he seeks to limit future dona...

Washington – Obama Unveils Biggest Gun-Control Push In Generations

Washington - President Barack Obama proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers on Wednesday as he tried to channel national outrage over ...

Jerusalem – Court: Israel Can Remove Palestinian Protest Tents

Jerusalem - Israel's Supreme Court gave the government the go-ahead on Wednesday to remove tents Palestinian activists pitched on a patch of West Bank land marked for Jewish settl...

Jerusalem – Israeli Watchdog Rips Netanyahu Over Settlements

Jerusalem - A review of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement policies shows a clear intent to prevent the creation of a viable Palestinian state by stepping up constructi...

Washington – House Approves $50.7B For Sandy Aid

Washington - More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tue...

Albany, NY – Cuomo Signs New Gun Law, First In U.S. Since Newtown Attack

Albany, NY - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation's toughest gun-control measures and the first to be enacted since the mass shooting last mo...

Israel – US Report: Iran Operating Listening Station In The Golan

Israel - The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been operating a signals intelligence (SIGINT) listening station in the Golan Heights, providing intelligence for Lebanon...

Austin, TX – Spokesman: Ex-President George H.W. Bush May Leave Hospital Soon

Austin, TX - Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been hospitalized in Houston since November, may be released from the facility in the coming days, a family spokesman said o...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Released From Hospital After Stroke

Jerusalem - Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Shas movement, was released from Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem Sunday morning after suffering ...

Jerusalem – Rav Ovadia Yosef Rushed To Hospital After Collapsing In Shul

Jerusalem - The spiritual leader of an Israeli ultra-Orthodox political party was hospitalized after a suspected minor stroke in Jerusalem on Saturday, a development that could sha...