$$124 fine for Chabad hasid manning Jerusalem tefillin stand

Jerusalem supervisor slaps Chabad hasid with fine, orders him to close his tefillin stand.

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UK Foreign Secretary levels UN playing field

Former Israeli Ambassador to New Zealand speaks about the British Foreign Secretary's attack on the UN article against Israel.

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Jerusalem: Religious, secular, support candidate Moshe Lion

New poll shows non-haredi residents of Jerusalem believe Moshe Lion to be best candidate for mayor.

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‘Why is it permitted to exclude women in Yarkon Park?’

Organizer of Chabad event wonders why Tel Aviv bans gender-segregated event only in Rabin Square but nowhere else.

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What Sara Netanyahu’s embarrassing indictment means for her husband

The Israeli prime minister's wife rejected the lifeline handed to her by the attorney general. The indictment offers insight into ...
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Strike freezes construction in Judea, Samaria

Civil Administration employees strike, effectively freezing construction of over 1,000 housing units.

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Exclusive: Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip – sources

Exclusive: Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip - sourcesBy Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said. The announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime critic of legalizing marijuana, caused confusion among banks about how to do business with marijuana growers, processors and distributors without running afoul of federal money laundering laws. The uncertainty unleashed a flood of phone calls to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an office within the U.S. Treasury Department, from congressional offices with questions from lawmakers and constituents.


Pro-Maduro lawmaker shot dead in Venezuela

Pro-Maduro lawmaker shot dead in VenezuelaA lawmaker with Venezuela’s ruling Constituent Assembly was shot dead Wednesday by unidentified attackers, officials and local media said. Tomas Lucena was travelling by car with his wife in the city of Velera when a motorcyclist pulled up and shot him several times, according to reports. Lucena — member of the assembly for the western state of Trujillo — was seriously injured and taken to hospital, where he died soon after.


US 'do not travel' advisory puts five Mexican states on same level as Syria

US 'do not travel' advisory puts five Mexican states on same level as SyriaThe state is included in the travel advisory. The US state department has warned Americans to completely avoid five Mexican states plagued by crime and drug cartel violence, putting the regions on the same level as war-zones such as Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. In an advisory issued on Wednesday, the state department said “do not travel to” the border state of Tamaulipas, as well as the Pacific coast states of Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero.