Conservative justices rebut ‘Muslim ban’ as Trump’s travel limits reach Supreme Court

Conservative justices rebut ‘Muslim ban’ as Trump’s travel limits reach Supreme Court

(Worthy News) – The Supreme Court gave President Trump’s travel limits a far more favorable hearing Wednesday than it has received in most lower courts, with conservative-leaning justices actively rebutting charges that the latest version of the president’s policy is the “Muslim ban” that critics contend.

The case marks the first of Mr. Trump’s major policies to squarely reach the justices, and analysts said their ruling will set the tone for how much deference courts give the unorthodox president for the rest of his tenure.

Immigrant rights activists, congressional Democrats and much of the rest of the anti-Trump resistance had been looking to the justices to block Mr. Trump. With Congress controlled by Republicans, they said, it is up to courts to constrain the president. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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Czech Republic to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Czech Republic to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – During a reception making Israel’s 70th Independence Day in Prague Castle, the official office of the President of the Czech Republic, Zeman reiterated his intention to move the embassy.

Shortly after, the Czech Foreign Ministry published a statement clarifying the matter, saying that the fate of Jerusalem will be decided in a final status agreement.

“The Czech Republic fully respects the joint policy of the European Union, which sees Jerusalem as the future capital of the State of Israel and the future State of Palestine,” the statement read. [ Source: YNet News (Read More…) ]

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Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

(Worthy News) – Emergency food aid for around a million Palestinians in Gaza may run out from June if the UN agency for Palestinian refugees cannot raise another $200 million following a cut-off in US funding, the agency said on Tuesday.

Pierre Kraehenbuehl, who heads the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) providing aid for Palestinians across the Middle East, said US President Donald Trump had withheld $305 million in funding, far more than the $65 million reported in January.

Gulf states, Norway, Turkey and Canada have stepped in with a total of $200 million to help meet a $446 million budget deficit for 2018. UNRWA’s planned budget is over a billion dollars for 2018. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More…) ]

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Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

(Worthy News) – Emergency food aid for around a million Palestinians in Gaza may run out from June if the UN agency for Palestinian refugees cannot raise another $200 million following a cut-off in US funding, the agency said on Tuesday.

Pierre Kraehenbuehl, who heads the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) providing aid for Palestinians across the Middle East, said US President Donald Trump had withheld $305 million in funding, far more than the $65 million reported in January.

Gulf states, Norway, Turkey and Canada have stepped in with a total of $200 million to help meet a $446 million budget deficit for 2018. UNRWA’s planned budget is over a billion dollars for 2018. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More…) ]

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Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

(Worthy News) – Emergency food aid for around a million Palestinians in Gaza may run out from June if the UN agency for Palestinian refugees cannot raise another $200 million following a cut-off in US funding, the agency said on Tuesday.

Pierre Kraehenbuehl, who heads the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) providing aid for Palestinians across the Middle East, said US President Donald Trump had withheld $305 million in funding, far more than the $65 million reported in January.

Gulf states, Norway, Turkey and Canada have stepped in with a total of $200 million to help meet a $446 million budget deficit for 2018. UNRWA’s planned budget is over a billion dollars for 2018. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More…) ]

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Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

(Worthy News) – Emergency food aid for around a million Palestinians in Gaza may run out from June if the UN agency for Palestinian refugees cannot raise another $200 million following a cut-off in US funding, the agency said on Tuesday.

Pierre Kraehenbuehl, who heads the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) providing aid for Palestinians across the Middle East, said US President Donald Trump had withheld $305 million in funding, far more than the $65 million reported in January.

Gulf states, Norway, Turkey and Canada have stepped in with a total of $200 million to help meet a $446 million budget deficit for 2018. UNRWA’s planned budget is over a billion dollars for 2018. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More…) ]

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Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

(Worthy News) – Emergency food aid for around a million Palestinians in Gaza may run out from June if the UN agency for Palestinian refugees cannot raise another $200 million following a cut-off in US funding, the agency said on Tuesday.

Pierre Kraehenbuehl, who heads the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) providing aid for Palestinians across the Middle East, said US President Donald Trump had withheld $305 million in funding, far more than the $65 million reported in January.

Gulf states, Norway, Turkey and Canada have stepped in with a total of $200 million to help meet a $446 million budget deficit for 2018. UNRWA’s planned budget is over a billion dollars for 2018. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More…) ]

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Republican plan to confirm Trump nominees quicker advances in the Senate

Republican plan to confirm Trump nominees quicker advances in the Senate

(Worthy News) – Senate Republicans on Wednesday advanced a resolution that would shorten debate time on most presidential nominees, after complaints that Democrats have been using the arcane Senate debate rules to stall Trump administration nominees.

By a party-line, 10-9 vote, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee approved a resolution from Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., that would slash post-cloture debate for most executive branch nominees from 30 hours to just 8 hours.

The resolution mimics a 2013 bipartisan agreement to shorten debate time, which passed with 78 votes. But unlike the 2013 measure that was only in effect that year, the Lankford resolution would change the debate time permanently. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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Christians Call for International Day of Prayer for North Korea to Fight ‘Demonic Principalities’

Christians Call for International Day of Prayer for North Korea to Fight ‘Demonic Principalities’

(Worthy News) – Christians around the world will observe for an International Day of Prayer and Fasting for North Korea as uncertainty and political tension shroud the region.

The fast will take place on April 28th, and will mark the first day of North Korea Freedom Week, which aims to raise awareness of human rights abuses in the hermit kingdom.

“This regime is a personification of evil.” Suzanne Scholte, chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition told CBN News. “Kim Jong Un has set himself up as a God. He’s taken the tenets of the Christian faith and the regime has perverted that to worship him as a deity.” [ Source: CBN News (Read More…) ]

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Republican Lesko wins Arizona special election

Republican Lesko wins Arizona special election

(Worthy News) – Republican Debbie Lesko won the House special election in Arizona Tuesday night, holding off a closer-than-expected Democratic challenge in a district that President Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016.

Lesko had 53 percent of the vote when The Associated Press called the race an hour after the polls closed, with over 155,000 early votes tallied. Democrat Hiral Tipirneni had 47 percent of the vote.

But Lesko’s single-digit margin is the latest evidence that Republicans face a punishing midterm environment, even in Trump-friendly territory. Lesko’s victory comes on the heels of losses for Republicans in southwestern Pennsylvania, where Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb beat Republican Rick Saccone in a district that backed Trump by nearly 20 points in 2016, and in Alabama, where Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore last year. In many other special elections that Democrats have lost, the vote has shifted sharply in their direction compared to the 2016 presidential results. [ Source: Politico (Read More…) ]

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