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Israel – West Bank and Gaza Strip Closed Due to Terror Threats

March 1, 2007 at 10:09 PM
Israel - Israel ordered a full closure on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during the next few days.The closure will be imposed until midnight Monday due to the large amount of terror attack warnings received annually during the Jewish Purim holiday. According to the order, heavy security forces will be dispatched around busy locations in cities and the area surrounding Jerusalem.Israeli Police...

Islamabad, Pakistan – Senior Taliban Leader Captured

March 1, 2007 at 09:34 PM
Islamabad, Pakistan - A former Taliban defense minister regarded as a top figure in the Afghan insurgency has been arrested.Mullah Obaidullah Akhund, considered a key associate of fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Omar, is the most senior leader from the hard-line militia to be arrested since U.S.-led troops ousted it from power in 2001. [MSNBC...

Brooklyn, NY – HUD Denies Approval for Starrett City Sale

March 1, 2007 at 09:02 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Federal officials have denied approval for the $1.3 billion sale of Starrett City in Brooklyn. Alphonso Jackson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will announce that the current deal will not pass muster. The decision comes after HUD lawyers met with deputies of New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to discuss government worries about the...

Ramapo, NY – Residents Protest Formation of Student Housing Zones

March 1, 2007 at 07:53 PM
Ramapo, NY - More than 150 people sowed up to protest the town's formation of zones to accommodate housing associated with religious schools. The town has four adult student housing zones.The town says it has to comply with a federal law - called the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which took effect in 2000. The law is being used by developers who want to build a Jewish...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Working Fire+

March 1, 2007 at 05:50 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Working Fire+ Fire Department transmitted all hands for a working fire at 689 Bedford Avenue and Heyward Street and Lynch Street, Bat-35 reports fire on the roof of a 4 story 20x40, fire is D/W/H. NYPD of the 90th Pct for crowd control. U/D: 17:57 FD reports, that fire is knocked down...

Ocean County, Lakewood, NJ +Fall Victim+

March 1, 2007 at 05:41 PM
Ocean County, Lakewood, NJ +Fall Victim+ Hatzolah EMS on scene at 29 Circle Place for a child that fell out a 2nd floor window, requesting Monoc Medics to respond to the scene on a rush...

Jerusalem, Israel – Rabbis Want Animal Sacrifice Back

March 1, 2007 at 05:02 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - A group of extremist rabbis wants to resume the biblical practice of animal sacrifice at a religious site in Jerusalem, its members said. When the Bais Hamikdash (Jewish Temples) stood in the Old City of Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago, animal sacrifice was a centerpiece of the religion. After the destruction of the temples, sacrifices were banned. Now a group, called...

Lakewood, NJ – Suspect in More Than 100 Burglaries Arrested

March 1, 2007 at 03:49 PM
Lakewood, NJ - Police arrested a 43-year-old township man they say is responsible for more than 100 burglaries committed over the past month, mostly on Friday evenings in the Orthodox Jewish communities of the township. Police arrested James K. Mastrangelo, who remains in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail in connection with the burglaries. Chief Robert C. Lawson said the arrest of...

An Open Letter to Assemblyman Dov Hikind

March 1, 2007 at 03:12 PM
Assemblyman Dov Hikind has once again thrown himself amidst controversy, over the Israeli West Bank development. He is supporting plans to promote housing expansions in contested regions, where the Israeli government is primarily trying to push back such advances. Mr. Hikind is flexing his political muscle and we, your constituents, acknowledge that. However, at the same time, we ask our...

Yonkers, NY – Jewish Community Dedicates Monument for Cemetery in Costco Parking Lot

March 1, 2007 at 01:30 PM
Yonkers, NY - Descendants of people once buried in a cemetery cleared to build a retail center off Sprain Road gathered to dedicate a memorial to the deceased. Jewish and government officials gathered in the Costco parking lot to dedicate a nine-foot granite monument in honor of 94 adults and 147 children once buried there. The monument was built as part of a settlement agreement reached in 2005...

Cell Phone Tower Breaking News Flash!!!

March 1, 2007 at 01:12 PM
Verizon Wireless is starting a cell-phone tower plan rolling! Due to the pressure exerted by many, including the hardworking Senator Elizabeth Little and our Vos Iz Neias readers, people have taken action. Verizon Spokesperson, John O'Malley confirmed that the company has found sites from where to create blanket coverage of the area. "This is obviously an area that we and the rest of the...

Brooklyn, NY – Girl, 7, Can Sue City for Prenatal Injuries

March 1, 2007 at 11:50 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A 7-year-old girl can sue the city for injuries she received when she was still in her mother's womb, an appeals panel has ruled in an unprecedented decision. Sarah Elizabeth Leighton was only a 14-week-old fetus when a toilet at a Brooklyn public school collapsed, injuring her schoolteacher mom. The fall ruptured Esther Portalatin-Leighton's placenta, and Sarah was born...

Israel – 3 Israelis Convicted of Murder for Aiding Suicide Bomber

March 1, 2007 at 11:31 AM
Israel - The Tel Aviv District Court convicted three Israelis of murder who drove a suicide bomber on his way to carry out a terror attack at the Sharon mall in Netanya on July 12, 2005, which left five people dead and 30 wounded. Kfir Levi, 26, from Ramat Gan, Sif Azam, 35, from Taibeh and Abed Abu-Mouch, 26, from Baka al-Gharbiya each received NIS 1,000 for driving the terrorist to his...

New York – Milk Prices to Rise Again

March 1, 2007 at 10:13 AM
New York - Milk prices will jump another 11 cents a gallon in New York supermarkets.The price of a gallon of milk has climbed 31 cents so far this year - and could reach even higher by the summer. The price is regulated by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, and its officials notified grocery stores of the hike.The price could be even higher in the city, especially in low-income...

Israel – Lightly Injured in West Bank Shooting Attack

March 1, 2007 at 09:20 AM
Israel - A 55-year-old Israeli suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest arrived at a military checkpoint in the seam line area and said that he was hit by gunshots from a passing vehicle near the West Bank town of Qalqilya. The man said that while driving from Qalqilya, where he visited a plant nursery, in the direction of the checkpoint, a white Subaru pickup truck overtook his car and...

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