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Israel Threatens Twitter with Legal Action Over Pro-Terror Tweets

March 21, 2018, by

The Israeli government is threatening Twitter with legal action for failure to remove tweets that incited or supported terrorism despite repeated requests to remove the content. In response, Twitter stock dropped more than 10%. According to Israel’s justice minister, Ayelet Shaked, “Terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah have moved to Twitter instead of Facebook. […]

OU Endorsed GE Shabbos Keeper – The Ultimate Shabbos Refrigerator Solution is Here

March 12, 2018, by

Most of today’s refrigerators include a multitude of systems and sensors that regulate a variety of functions. Electronic counters and sensors regularly monitor refrigerator moisture and temperature levels, while these and other instruments determine when other systems, such as the auto-defrost heating element turns on and off. According to Darin Franks, Chief Engineer at General […]

Putin: Jews, Other Minorities Possibly to Blame for US Election Tampering

March 12, 2018, by

Russian President Vladimir Putin speculated that Jews or other minorities might have been behind alleged attempts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. In an interview with NBC News, Putin denied US intelligence charges that he orchestrated interference in the elections. Rather, he speculated regarding the perpetrators that, “Maybe they’re not even Russians. Maybe […]

Report: Polish Officials Unwelcome at White House Over Holocaust Law

March 12, 2018, by

The Polish news website Onet has reported learning that the nation’s highest officials are not welcome at the White House thanks to the controversial, recently-passed law that limits discourse on the Holocaust. According to documents the site claims to have received, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will not be received by […]

Islamic Jihad Terrorist Accidentally Blows Self Up

March 12, 2018, by

Ibrahim Frahat, a 27-year-old member of Saraya al-Quds, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, died in an accidental explosion in northern Gaza on Saturday night according to the Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center. In a statement, Saraya al-Quds said that Frahat died “while preparing for battle.” According to Major-General Yoav Mordechai, the Israeli official responsible for […]

US Holocaust Museum Revokes Award Given to Myanmar Leader

March 8, 2018, by

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum has revoked the human rights award it had presented to Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner and activist who now serves as State Counsellor of Myanmar. The museum is rescinding the 2012 Elie Wiesel Award because of Aung San Suu Kyi’s alleged failure to oppose the ethnic cleansing […]

Polish PM “Proud” of Anti-Semitic Historical Event

March 8, 2018, by

Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, said that Polish citizens should be proud of the 1968 events in which anti-Semitism drove thousands of Jews from the country. “We often hear that March ’68 should be a reason for shame for Poland,” Morawiecki said. “For Poles who have fought for freedom, they should be a […]

Montreal Residents Wear Yellow Badges to Protest Jewish Buses

March 8, 2018, by

A number of Montreal residents are wearing square yellow badges to protest the private, Jewish school buses in their neighborhood. Ginette Chartre, a representative for the protesters, refused to stop wearing the badges even after being informed that they evoke the yellow stars that the Nazis forced Jews to wear in the years leading up to […]

Israel Cultivates Truffle Worth More Than Uranium

March 5, 2018, by

Researchers from Israel’s Ramat HaNegev Desert Agriculture Center have successfully cultivated desert truffles that retail for $120 per pound – four times the price of uranium. This came about thanks to a breakthrough in stimulating the symbiosis between Helianthemum sessiliflorum, a common desert shrub, and Terfezia leonis, a fungus that occurs rarely and unpredictably in […]

YU Basketball Eliminated for Want of Star Player

March 5, 2018, by

Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team, the Maccabees, made it to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time following a record season. This represents quite an accomplishment, but their moment of glory was fleeting. Questions arose about the eligibility of one of Yeshiva’s players, sophomore Bar Alluf, the team’s second leading scorer, who had allegedly played in […]

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