Exclusive: Amana to construct homes in south

Organization previously focused on construction in Judea and Samaria takes on projects near Gaza border.

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PA protests Maaleh Adumim construction

Mahmoud Abbas says Israeli housing construction in town east of Jerusalem is 'illegal', violates international law.

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Yemen war: Wedding party that turned into a ‘bloodbath’

Sameeh was at the wedding in April when his father Ali was killed by a Saudi airstrike in rural Yemen ...
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Marble block crushed soldier’s helmet

IDF reveals details of incident in which soldier sustained severe head injuries, amid general rise in attacks on Jews during ...
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‘Receiving the Torah twice’

Yad L’Achim’s Torah Scroll winner receives news ahead of Shavuot holiday.

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US ends immigration protections for thousands of Hondurans

US ends immigration protections for thousands of HonduransNEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration said Friday that it is ending special immigration protections for about 57,000 Hondurans, adding them to hundreds of thousands of immigrants from other countries battered by violence and natural disasters who are losing permission to be in the United States.


U.S. lawmakers set $717 billion defense bill with eye on China, Russia, Turkey

U.S. lawmakers set $717 billion defense bill with eye on China, Russia, TurkeyBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers released details on Friday of a $717 billion annual defense policy bill, including efforts to compete with Russia and China and a measure to temporarily halt weapons sales to Turkey. The House Armed Services Committee is due to debate next week the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes the level of defense spending and sets policies controlling how the funding is used.


Kennedy cousin's murder conviction overturned, new trial ordered

Kennedy cousin's murder conviction overturned, new trial ordered(Reuters) – A divided Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday threw out the 2002 murder conviction of Michael Skakel, a member of the Kennedy family, and ordered a new trial. The 4-3 decision upheld a lower court judge’s 2013 ruling that Skakel’s lawyer did not provide an adequate defense, necessitating a new trial on charges that he killed his neighbor Martha Moxley at her Greenwich home in 1975. Justice Richard Palmer, writing for the majority, said the trial lawyer had failed to present the jury with testimony from a witness who could have provided an alibi for Skakel.


Connecticut state court vacates Kennedy relative murder conviction

Connecticut state court vacates Kennedy relative murder convictionThe top court in the state of Connecticut on Friday vacated the murder conviction of a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy over the violent death of a 15-year-old girl and recommended a new trial, the latest twist in a decades-long legal battle. The written opinion reverses the court’s own decision in December 2016 which had reinstated the conviction of Michael Skakel, a nephew to the slain former attorney general through his widow Ethel. Martha Moxley was killed in 1975, her body found under a tree after a pre-Halloween party on the Skakel family’s Belle Haven estate.


Trump administration moves to expel some 57,000 Hondurans

Trump administration moves to expel some 57,000 HonduransBy Mica Rosenberg and Gustavo Palencia NEW YORK/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Friday it will end temporary protections for immigrants in the United States from Honduras on Jan. 5, 2020, leaving potentially 57,000 people vulnerable to deportation. It is the latest in a series of decisions by President Donald Trump to shut down temporary protected status (TPS) granted to immigrants after natural disasters or violent conflicts that would prevent them from safely returning to their home countries. The government of Honduras said on Friday that it “profoundly regrets the cancellation of the program” and pledged free legal and consular support for Hondurans living in the United States.