New Chief Rabbi For Ethiopian Community Elected

New Chief Rabbi For Ethiopian Community Elected

Rabbi Reuven Websht was chosen on Tuesday as the Chief Rabbi of the Ethiopian community of Israel. Rabbi Websht will begin his mandate at the beginning of the month.

Rabbi Websht is 47-years-old and lives in Netivot.

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New Chief Rabbi For Ethiopian Community Elected

New Chief Rabbi For Ethiopian Community Elected

Rabbi Reuven Websht was chosen on Tuesday as the Chief Rabbi of the Ethiopian community of Israel. Rabbi Websht will begin his mandate at the beginning of the month.

Rabbi Websht is 47-years-old and lives in Netivot.

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London – Report: Anti-Jewish Sentiment ‘Becoming More Common In Britain’

London — Anti-Jewish sentiment is generally becoming more commonplace in Britain, a charity that provides security advice to the country’s Jewish communities said on Thursday. The Community Security Trust (CST) said better recording and publicity around alleged anti-Jewish sentiment in the opposition Labour Party was partly to blame for a record number of anti-Semitic incidents […]


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Greenblatt to EU envoys: Settlements are not the obstacle


“Peace only has a chance of success through a respectful, continuous dialogue and through continuous negotiation,” Greenblatt said.

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Trump Enters 2018 With More Than $32 Million For His Reelection Bid, The Republican Party

President Donald Trump entered 2018 with more than $32 million in the coffers of his reelection campaign and two affiliated committees, according to new Federal Election Commission filings made Wednesday evening.

Trump’s campaign committee and two fundraising committees that are joint operations with the Republican National Committee — Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee — together raised over $52 million in 2017. In comparison, President Barack Obama’s campaign and his joint fundraising committee, Obama Victory, did not raise any money in the first year of his presidency in 2009, filings show.

The new filings showed that spending on legal consulting by Trump’s candidate committee surged in the fourth quarter of 2017, amid escalating investigations by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In the last quarter of 2017, Trump’s campaign committee spent $1.1 million in legal fees — 41 percent of its total expenses. In the previous three quarters, the committee spent a total of $2 million.

Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and senior adviser to his campaign committee, in a statement called Trump’s cash on hand “an unprecedented feat for a sitting President in his first year in office.”

“Our latest FEC report is just one reflection of a fundamental reality: grassroots support for President Trump is stronger than ever,” her statement read.

Unlike his predecessors, Trump began fundraising for 2020 soon after he won the presidency. Much of the money raised thus far is fueled by small-dollar donors who gave less than $200, in response to fundraising solicitation emails monetizing the political climate.

These solicitation emails regularly bashed news media, touted grass-roots support for Trump and marketed campaign merchandise.

“The media distorts everything I say or do,” one recent message read. “I hope I can count on your renewed support to fight back against their nasty attacks as we focus on our mission to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

In the fourth quarter of 2017, Trump’s campaign paid $15,067 to his properties — bringing the total to $549,932 since his election, filings show.

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Warsaw – Polish Senate Debates Holocaust Bill That Has Angered Israel

Warsaw — The Polish Senate on Wednesday began debating a law regulating Holocaust speech that has sparked a diplomatic dispute with Israel. Senate speaker Stanislaw Karczewski said he expected the upper house to vote late Wednesday, putting the controversial bill a step closer to becoming law. It must still be signed into law by the […]


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NJ: US Prosecutors Won’t Retry Menendez On Corruption Charges

NJ: US Prosecutors Won’t Retry Menendez On Corruption Charges

Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year to the closely divided Senate.

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NJ: US Prosecutors Won’t Retry Menendez On Corruption Charges

NJ: US Prosecutors Won’t Retry Menendez On Corruption Charges

Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year to the closely divided Senate.

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German FM Says Trump Support Not Necessarily Good For Israel

German FM Says Trump Support Not Necessarily Good For Israel

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed his grave concern Wednesday for Israel’s future, telling an academic conference that the government’s ambivalence toward a Palestinian state showed a lack of direction and suggesting that President Donald Trump’s unflinching support wasn’t necessarily in Israel’s best interest.

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German FM Says Trump Support Not Necessarily Good For Israel

German FM Says Trump Support Not Necessarily Good For Israel

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed his grave concern Wednesday for Israel’s future, telling an academic conference that the government’s ambivalence toward a Palestinian state showed a lack of direction and suggesting that President Donald Trump’s unflinching support wasn’t necessarily in Israel’s best interest.

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