The field of online commerce continues to break records in Israel. According to Israel Postal Company data, the year 2018 shows that more than 65 million packages ordered from abroad were delivered this year with a total weight of 14,100 tons, compared to 61 million packages delivered from abroad in 2017.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is urging senators to vote against a Democratic resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Mnuchin met with Republican senators behind closed doors Tuesday in the hours before a planned Senate vote on the sanctions resolution.
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Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch met with Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, who traveled to Beit Shemesh, as the mayor has plans of turning areas of the city into official tourist venue as well as hosting sporting events.
A Jerusalem police district spokesman reported the arrest of two residents of East Jerusalem suspected of taking part in firebomb attacks against police and security authorities operating in that area.
Israeli Police arrested two Arabs near Ramallah on suspicion of attempting to steal a car at the entrance to Kibbutz Einat and a truck at the Shilat industrial zone. The suspects are aged 38 and 22 and hail from the town of Budrus.
Israel’s Health Ministry reported on Monday, January 14, 2019, that poultry and salads found in Moshiko Shwarma, located at 5 Ben-Yehuda Street in Jerusalem, were taken to be destroyed after they were found kept under unsanitary conditions and the situation in the store was ideal for cross-contamination”.
The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds.
A Democratic measure rebuking Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments about white supremacy won easy approval Tuesday in the House.
In a twist, the nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure of disapproval, which was adopted, 424-1.
A French citizen charged with “terrorist murder” for the slayings of four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium refused to testify at his trial Tuesday, saying he didn’t commit the killings but the court had barred witnesses who could have spoken on his behalf.
Former Gov. John Kasich says he’s joined CNN as a political commentator.
The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender.
A 19-year-old Jewish man in Berlin was attacked by an Arab man because his yarmulke was visible to the attacker, the local Der Tagesspiegel reports.
According to the report, the religious teen was attacked on motzei Shabbos at about 8:00PM Berlin time, at the S Bahn train station in the Niclose neighborhood of Berlin.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run.
The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “It’s an important first step and it’s one I am taking because I am going to run.”
Gillibrand joins what is expected to be a crowded primary field for the Democratic nomination that could include more than a dozen candidates.
Today hundreds of people across six continents are coming together for one goal and one mission―to help restore the glory of Jewish life in Belarus.
TODAY YOU HAVE THE POWER.
A sleeping tank crew in an IDF tank operating in southern Israel on Monday, January 14, 2019, during an officers training exercise, could have been a top news story, and B’chasdei Hashem, this was not the case.
The Rabbeim and Talmidim of Waterbury Yeshiva’s Mesivta arrived back at the campus in Durham, Connecticut on Tuesday, celebrating the occasion with joyous dancing. The Yeshiva had been closed since November, due to a compliance issue with the state.
The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating the male depicted in the attached surveillance video and photos wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred in Brooklyn – within the confines of the 61 Precinct.
On Tuesday evening, IDF forces identified a tear in the border fence that separates Israel and Lebanon. IDF trackers identified markings on the ground that testify to an infiltration from Israel into Lebanon.
Nearly 75 years after tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews were shot at the banks of the River Danube in Budapest in 1944, ZAKA Search and Rescue divers are about to begin searching the river in an attempt to retrieve their bones for a full Jewish burial.
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IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkott on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, stepped down from his post as Major-General Aviv Kochavi was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General, assuming command of the IDF, becoming the 22nd chief of staff.