Extreme Israeli group takes root in US with fundraising bid
An Israeli group raising funds for Jewish extremists convicted in some of the country’s most notorious hate crimes is collecting tax-exempt donations from Americans, according to findings by The Associated Press and the Israeli investigative platform Shomrim. The records in the case suggest that Israel’s far right is gaining a new foothold in the United States. This overseas fundraising arrangement has made it easier for the Israeli group, Shlom Asiraich, to collect money from Americans, who can make their contributions through the U.S. nonprofit with a credit card and claim a tax deduction.news.yahoo.com
'Netanyahu owes his career to Hamas' - 'The Human Factor' director Dror Moreh talks about the rise and fall of the Israel and Palestine peace process
Dror Moreh speaks with Insider about his new documentary, "The Human Factor," a look into the Mideast peace process through the eyes of US negotiators.news.yahoo.com
Far-right party set to gain new influence after Israeli vote
Exit polls by Israel's three main television channels projected the Religious Zionist Party will win six to seven seats, the best-ever showing by an extreme right-wing party. He is allied with Itamar Ben Gvir, head of the far-right Jewish Power party. Ben Gvir later became a lawyer who represented Jewish extremists suspected of attacking Palestinians. Ben Gvir has said he favors the expulsion of Arabs who are hostile to the state. In the lead-up to the election Ben Gvir sought to distance himself from Kahane's most extreme views.
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company, Ora Media, tweeted. In its early years, “Larry King Live” was based in Washington, which gave the show an air of gravitas. “Do you know who I am?”“Always loved Larry King and will miss him,” Seinfeld tweeted Saturday. Originating from Washington on the Mutual network, “The Larry King Show” was eventually heard on more than 300 stations and made King a national phenomenon. “Larry King Live” debuted on June 1, 1985, and became CNN’s highest-rated program.
60 Minutes producer favorite: 1990's "Cream Puff"
The most prolific producer in 60 Minutes history, Bob Anderson led an incredible career during his 30 years at the broadcast. As he now heads into retirement, his prolific body of work at 60 Minutes is a record that could very well stand the test of time. When he sat down with 60 Minutes Overtime to discuss his favorite story, he chose "Cream Puff," one of the first pieces he ever helped put on the broadcast. It's a cream puff," Anderson told Overtime. Retiring 60 Minutes Producer Bob Anderson explained that "Cream Puff" was one of his favorite stories because, "we unearthed evil, and did it in a humorous way."cbsnews.com
A stunning tirade highlights Israeli divide over Netanyahu
POOL - In this Sunday, May 24, 2020 photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompanied by members of his Likud Party in masks delivers a statement before entering the district court in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long faced accusations of using his formidable oratory skills and flair for the dramatic to sow divisions between friends and foes. Someone capable of saying those things isnt fit to be prime minister, said opposition leader Yair Lapid. In power since 2009, and for more than 14 years overall, Netanyahu is Israels longest serving prime minister. Netanyahu is not the first Israeli prime minister to go on trial.
On this day: November 4
1995: Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by Yigal Amir, a radical right-wing Orthodox Jew who opposed the signing of the Oslo Accords. Rabin was leaving a rally in Tel Aviv in support of the peace effort when Amir fired three shots with a semi-automatic pistol. Two of the bullets struck Rabin while the third slightly injured Yoram Rubin, one of his bodyguards. Rabin was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died on the operating table less than 40 minutes later. Amir was later tried, found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.