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House Votes to Suspend US Aid to Palestinians

The Republican-led House easily approved legislation that would restrict financial aid that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority until it takes credible steps to end what lawmakers say is a practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis.

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Trump Calls Abbas, Says He Intends to Move Embassy

President Donald Trump spoke to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the phone on Tuesday, multiple reports state. Trump reportedly informed Abbas about his ‘intention’ to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a readout of the phone call published by the official PA news outlet Wafa.

‘Revenge’ Threatened on Ukraine Synagogue

A day after graffiti calling for “Death to Kikes” appeared on the wall of the Hesed Shpira Jewish social services building in Uzhgorod, western Ukraine, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Mendy Wilhelm awoke to find a threatening anti-Semitic slur spray painted onto the wall of his synagogue and Jewish community center in the same city.

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Bugsy Siegel’s Daughter Gets a Jewish Burial

The rabbi thought nothing of the Flamingo Hotel as he passed it on his way to a Las Vegas area hospice. Despite the glitz and glimmer that draws people to the desert city—and the grimy edge that sometimes keeps them there for good—Las Vegas is a big place, home to real people with real (and regular) lives, and Rabbi Mendy Harlig was on his way last week to do what rabbis often do: meet with a Jewish woman breathing her last.

The Man Behind Montreal’s Mysterious Street Art

The vivid blue mural with swimming fish on the side of a duplex at the corner of Victoria and Kent avenues in Montreal has been attracting attention for months. Only the members of the surrounding Lubavitch community likely recognize the elderly bearded man at the center. It’s obviously the creation of a professional – but who?

Empire Recalls 5 Tons of Contaminated Chicken

Poultry processor Empire Kosher (no affiliation with the Crown Heights supermarket that goes by the same name), is recalling approximately five tons of raw chicken breasts that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced.