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Trump Backers Yell Foul Over Loss At Arizona GOP Convention

Trump Backers Yell Foul Over Loss At Arizona GOP ConventionTexas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 delegates selected by congressional district. Former ...    Full Story »

New Ethnic Cookbook Combining the best of Persian, Ashkenazi, Sephardic and International Cuisine

Trump Backers Yell Foul Over Loss At Arizona GOP Convention[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  The Persian Hebrew Congregation has compiled a cook book with recipes from the 4 corners of the Jewish world. The first edition featured Persian cooking from the Northern region or Iran.  This reflected the original members (Urmia)of the synagogue which is now located in Skokie, Illinois. Later waves of immigration brought Jews from central ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Felder and COJO of Flatbush Sponsor Day of Free Fun for Thousands

PHOTOS: Felder and COJO of Flatbush Sponsor Day of Free Fun for Thousands[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Senator Simcha Felder and COJO of Flatbush co-sponsored a free Chol haMoed and Spring Break Fair on Tuesday, April 26, that allowed more than 3,000 neighborhood families and their children to enjoy free entertainment, free snacks and free rides all day long. “COJO of Flatbush put together a beautiful event that really displayed what our neighborhood ...    Full Story »

Israel Tells France: Only Directs Talks With The PA

Israel Tells France: Only Directs Talks With The PAFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault recently announced his country plans to host a Mideast peace conference to advance a final agreement between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority). He stated that both sides are far apart and he is ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Cruz Tells Hannity: Trump, Boehner And Clinton Part Of Same Corrupt System

Texas senator and his VP pick explain how they differ from the establishment on 'Hannity'

Obama Out: President Closes Out His Run As Comedian-In-Chief

Obama Out: President Closes Out His Run As Comedian-In-ChiefPresident Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered. Obama's performance Saturday night proved he hasn't lost a step. "If this material works well, I'm going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year," Obama quipped. "Earn me some ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Contemplating Clemency For Former President Katsav

President Rivlin Contemplating Clemency For Former President KatsavA prison parole board recently rejected a request for early release on good behavior from former President Moshe Katsav. Mr. Katsav has served 4.5 years of his seven-year term and was seeking to wipe one-third for the sentence for good ...    Full Story »

US Once Again Forced To Turn To Russia For Help On Syria

US Once Again Forced To Turn To Russia For Help On SyriaScrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome. At stake are thousands of lives and the fate of a feeble peace process essential to the fight against the Islamic State group, and Secretary of State John Kerry has appealed once more to his Russian ...    Full Story »

WATCH: The Mayor de Blasio Investigations

There are multiple investigations involving Mayor De Blasio and they are intertwined and complicated. But essentially they all boil down to one issue and that is the use of money by fundraisers and donors to influence practices, policies and operations of ...    Full Story »

Vishnitzer Rebbe Calls For Calm Regarding Post-Pesach Chametz (7 opinions)

Vishnitzer Rebbe Calls For Calm Regarding Post-Pesach ChametzThe Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita on Shabbos instructed chassidim to act accordingly after Shabbos when it comes to tracking down bread and chametz. The rebbe explained the pushing, shoving and disputes in bakeries and other areas selling fresh chametz is inappropriate for chassidim and must be avoided. He added that in recent years he has heard that some people literally get into fist ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Record-Breaking Number Of Jews Visit Har Habayis During Pesach

VIDEO: Record-Breaking Number Of Jews Visit Har Habayis During Pesach[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Har Habayis activists laud the fact that a record-breaking number of Jews visited the holy site during Pesach. According to the official numbers, 1,015 Jews visited Har Habayis during Chol Hamoed Pesach, about 200 a day which is about three times the norm during the year. The activists report that among the approximately 1,000 visitors, 371 were not ...    Full Story »

ALERT - NYC Lists Closed Streets for 5 Boro Bike Tour Taking Place On Sunday Morning

ALERT - NYC Lists Closed Streets for 5 Boro Bike Tour Taking Place On Sunday MorningMultiple streets will be closed across the city from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for the annual Five Boro Tour, organizers said. The event attracts thousands of cyclists from around the globe. It's billed as the world's larges charitable bike ride. Proceeds finance free bicycle education programs in the city. The following streets will be closed during the tour: Manhattan ...    Full Story »

Trump Slammed By ADL Over 'America First' Slogan (8 opinions)

Trump Slammed By ADL Over 'America First' SloganDonald Trump is being criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for repeating a slogan the group believes to be anti-Semitic. The ADL has taken issue with Trump's use of the phrase "America First" to describe his approach to foreign policy. The phrase was originally used by a group called the America First Committee in the 1940s, which pushed to keep the U.S. out of World War ...    Full Story »

Mayor de Blasio Says Corruption Probe Won't Affect Re-Election Bid (3 opinions)

Mayor de Blasio Says Corruption Probe Won't Affect Re-Election BidNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election. De Blasio tells WNYC radio in an interview Friday that he will "absolutely" run for a second term next year. The Democrat steadfastly insists that he and his team did nothing wrong while federal and state investigators look into his campaign fundraising ...    Full Story »

White House 2016: Clinton Gears up for Trump in Fall Race (1 opinions)

White House 2016: Clinton Gears up for Trump in Fall RaceWaves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks. Though she has yet to clinch the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton and her team are taking early steps into a general election ...    Full Story »

NY Congressional Candidate Says Rival Falsified Petitions

NY Congressional Candidate Says Rival Falsified PetitionsA New York congressional candidate is accusing one of his rivals of submitting "fraudulent signatures" on nominating petitions required to get on the ballot for the Democratic primary. New York State Assemblyman Keith Wright has asked a state Supreme Court judge to review the petitions of his opponent, Adam Clayton Powell. The two Democrats are vying for outgoing Rep. Charles ...    Full Story »

Cruz Gets Indiana Governor's Endorsement (1 opinions)

Cruz Gets Indiana Governor's EndorsementIn a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana's governor endorsed the front-runner's chief rival, Ted Cruz, on Friday, injecting new drama into the state's critical Republican primary contest just days before voters head to the polls. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence described Cruz as "a principled conservative" as he made his support official during an afternoon radio interview. "The man has ...    Full Story »

Pennsylvania GOP Delegates Voice Strong Support For Trump

Pennsylvania GOP Delegates Voice Strong Support For TrumpA solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected as delegates to the GOP's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state — Donald Trump. The ballot didn't tell voters which candidate the delegates support, and the 54 people who were elected can vote for whomever they want. It's an ...    Full Story »

Supreme Court Trying To Find Its Way After Scalia

Supreme Court Trying To Find Its Way After ScaliaTwo months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? The answer varies with the issue, but arguments last week in the corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell show there are high-profile cases on which justices from the left and the right agree more often than they ...    Full Story »

Trump, Cruz Face Early Test at California GOP Conclave

Trump, Cruz Face Early Test at California GOP ConclaveCalifornia's Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a state whose June election could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the party's presidential nomination. Trump, who has seized front-runner status as a political outsider, will be speaking Friday outside San Francisco to hundreds of longtime GOP insiders — the ...    Full Story »

US Beefs up Surveillance Over ISIS in Libya

US Beefs up Surveillance Over ISIS in LibyaThe U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what's going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized. The top U.S. military officer told a Senate committee on Thursday that the Pentagon has shifted assets to Libya, based on recommendations from the U.S. commander for ...    Full Story »

Bridge Case Defendant Wants Gov. Chris Christie's Cellphone

Bridge Case Defendant Wants Gov. Chris Christie's CellphoneA lawyer for one of the former allies of Gov. Chris Christie accused in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case says he wants access to the governor's cellphone. Attorney Michael Baldassare said Thursday that he will pursue emails, documents and Christie's phone as he fights to have charges against former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey deputy executive director Bill ...    Full Story »

Southwest, Delta Tangle Over Whether to Cut or Raise Fares

Southwest, Delta Tangle Over Whether to Cut or Raise FaresNo one should blame consumers for being perplexed by airfares — even the airlines themselves can seem confused at times. Southwest Airlines caught rivals and Wall Street by surprise when it cut many U.S. fares by $5 each way. The reduction this week applied to tickets bought within seven days of departure, which are usually favored more by last-minute business travelers than ...    Full Story »

American State Senator Meets With Syrian President Assad

American State Senator Meets With Syrian President AssadSyrian President Bashar Assad scored a minor, if bizarre, publicity victory Thursday, receiving a part-time state senator from America at a time when U.S. officials have repeatedly asserted Assad has lost his legitimacy to rule the war-torn country. Outspoken Virginia state Sen. Dick Black — who resigned as co-chairman of Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign in Virginia just ...    Full Story »

Miami-Dade Police Deploying 1,000 Body Cameras

Miami-Dade Police Deploying 1,000 Body CamerasThe largest police agency in Florida is outfitting 1,000 of its officers with pager-sized body cameras over the next few months in the state's biggest such deployment to date, officials announced Thursday. The Miami-Dade Police Department detailed a $5.5 million plan to begin using the cameras next week, with a goal of 1,000 in the field by the end of September. About $1 million of ...    Full Story »
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FBI Arrests 3 In San Bernardino Terror Attack Probe

FBI Arrests 3 In San Bernardino Terror Attack ProbeAuthorities in California arrested three people on Thursday who are tied to one of the San Bernardino attackers, charging them with lying under oath and participating in a fraudulent marriage. None of the charges directly relate to the terrorist attack last December, but the FBI says these counts directly stem from the investigation into the shooting. The three people arrested are ...    Full Story »

Volkswagen CEO Apologized In Person To Obama Over Scandal

Volkswagen CEO Apologized In Person To Obama Over ScandalVolkswagen's CEO says he apologized in person to U.S. President Barack Obama for the carmaker's emissions scandal, in which it rigged its cars to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests. CEO Matthias Mueller said he held a "two minute" conversation with the president during his visit to Hannover, Germany, this week. "I took the opportunity to apologize to him personally for this ...    Full Story »

3 Months Later, Blizzard Sets 1 Record, Another Deleted

3 Months Later, Blizzard Sets 1 Record, Another DeletedLast winter's East Coast blizzard has set another record, in New York City, while a record in Newark, New Jersey, was deleted, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in a report prompted by questions about the accuracy of snowfall measurements. The review also found that widely reported suspicions about a 17.8-inch measurement at Reagan National Airport ...    Full Story »

Carter Defends US Strategy For Defeating ISIS

Carter Defends US Strategy For Defeating ISISDefense Secretary Ash Carter is defending the U.S. strategy for defeating ISIS. He tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S.-backed local forces in Iraq and Syria are making substantive gains toward retaking Islamic State strongholds. Carter is also advising against an American-led "foreign ground force" to battle the Islamic State. He says that would play into the hands ...    Full Story »

London Ex-Mayor Suspended By Labour Over Hitler Remarks

London Ex-Mayor Suspended By Labour Over Hitler RemarksFormer London Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended from Britain's main opposition Labour Party after he defended a lawmaker whose membership was put on hold over anti-Semitic postings on social media. Livingstone described Hitler as a supporter of Zionism as part of his defense of lawmaker Naz Shah, who was thrown out of the party in the House of Commons on Wednesday for posts ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: Fact Checker: Trump's Eight Repeated Falsehoods In 16 Hours (6 opinions)

Op-Ed: Fact Checker: Trump's Eight Repeated Falsehoods In 16 HoursDonald Trump is now closer than ever to clinching the Republican nomination on the first ballot. But what hasn't changed since he entered the presidential race is his propensity for falsehoods. We know politicians repeat falsehoods -- on purpose or by mistake. So last year, we launched a feature to track politicians who repeat claims that we previously found to be incorrect. The Fact ...    Full Story »

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Ex-NYC Councilman

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Ex-NYC CouncilmanA federal appeals court has upheld the public corruption conviction and 10-year prison term for a former New York City councilman. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the appeal brought by Daniel Halloran. The Queens Republican was convicted of bribery and fraud in 2014. Prosecutors said he helped another politician try to buy a spot on the 2013 mayoral ...    Full Story »

JOHANNESBURG COURT: Rabbi Berland Is Flight Risk; Denies Bail; To Remain In Custody Until Decision Is Made To Extradite Him To Israel (11 opinions)

JOHANNESBURG COURT: Rabbi Berland Is Flight Risk; Denies Bail; To Remain In Custody Until Decision Is Made To Extradite Him To Israel[VIDEOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Johannesburg Magistrate Court denied bail for Rabbi Eliezer Berland, head of the Breslov Shuvu Banim Kehilla, and ordered him to remain in custody. The court said that Rabbi Berland was a flight risk and he was therefore denied bail. In court, the rabbi was described as an elderly man in poor health. His defense assured the court he has ties to ...    Full Story »

Average US Rate On 30-Year Mortgage Rises To 3.66 Percent

Average US Rate On 30-Year Mortgage Rises To 3.66 PercentLong-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, lifting from their 2016 lows but remaining historically low during the spring home-buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.66 percent from 3.59 percent last week. That brought it close to its level a year ago of 3.68 percent. The average rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Cruz Tells Hannity: Trump, Boehner And Clinton Part Of Same Corrupt System

Texas senator and his VP pick explain how they differ from the establishment on 'Hannity'

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WATCH: The Mayor de Blasio Investigations

There are multiple investigations involving Mayor De Blasio and they are intertwined and complicated. But essentially they all boil down to one issue and that is the use of money by fundraisers and donors to influence practices, policies and operations of the de Blasio administration.

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WATCH: New Chassidish Community In Jersey City Neighborhood, Raising Hopes and Fears (8 opinions)

More Orthodox Jews have been moving to Jersey City to take advantage of the real estate market there. But not everyone is happy with the new members of the community.

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