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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Monday, June 26, 2017

National

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly considering expanding laptop ban to include all international flights

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Sunday said he was considering banning laptop computers on international flights into and out of the country amid signs of "a real threat", AFP reported.

The U.S. already has a ban in place on electronic devices bigger than mobile phones on direct flights from 10 airports in seven Middle Eastern countries and Turkey. Recent reports indicated it had been considering expanding the ban to include European flights as well.

Kelly's remarks on Sunday were made during the Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel periods in the United States, and at a time when the bombing at a concert

Prominent Democrats and major U.S. Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump in calling on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop making payments to imprisoned terrorists and their families.

Trump raised the issued during his May 3 meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, and also referred to it in his May 22 press conference with Abbas in Bethlehem, warning that terrorists should not be “tolerated, funded or rewarded.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug

President Donald Trump on Monday paid tribute to "a new generation of American patriots" who, he said, "are fighting to win the battle against terrorism."

They are "risking their lives to protect our citizens from an enemy that uses the murder of innocents to wage war on humanity itself," added Trump.

He made the remarks in a Memorial Day speech at the 253-hectare Arlington National Cemetery just after he laid a wreath to honor the more than 300,000 military veterans who are buried there.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years.

Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar dinner to break the day's fast during Ramadan or a reception marking the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the month, at the State Department.

Tillerson turned

The Fellowship’s Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein honored for Christian-Jewish bridge building

Leading members of the House and Senate celebrated Jewish American Heritage Month yesterday with an event “Honoring Leaders of the Jewish Community.” Among the honorees were Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who was recognized for his interfaith bridge-building through the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship).

Members of Congress who marked Jewish American Heritage Month at the Senate