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Israel – East Jerusalem Hospitals Face Cash Crisis

November 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Jerusalem - Six hospitals in East Jerusalem face a financial crisis because the aid-dependent Palestinian Authority has been unable to meet payments for their services, jeopardizing the healthcare of thousands of West Bank patients. The Western-backed PA, which exercises limited self-rule in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, has built up debts of $18 million to the specialised...

New York – Review: iPad Mini Charms, But Screen is a Letdown

November 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM
New York - I bet the iPad Mini is going to be on a lot of wish lists this holiday season. I also bet that for a lot of people, it's not going to be the best choice. It's beautiful and light, but Apple made a big compromise in the design, one that means that buyers should look closely at the competition before deciding. Starting at $329, the iPad Mini is the cheapest iPad. The screen is a third...

Tehran – Iran Claims to Have Proof US Drone Invaded Its Airspace

November 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Iran - A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Sunday that Iran had documents to prove that a US drone had entered Iranian airspace. IRGC deputy commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami's comments came a week after Pentagon officials announced that Iranian Su-25 fighter jets had fired on an unarmed US Predator drone on November 1 as it conducted what they said was...

Washington – Poll: Over 85% of US Muslim Voters Picked Obama

November 11, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Washington - More than 85 percent of Muslim voters in the United States voted for US President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, according to a poll by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The number represents a small drop-off from 2008, in which Obama won 89% of the Muslim vote. Of the 650 American Muslim voters in CAIR's informal survey, only 4% said that they voted for...

Cairo – Report: Egypt Mediating Ceasefire Between Israel, Hamas

November 11, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Cairo - Israel will not hesitate to launch a ground operation into Gaza to secure the Hamas-ruled Strip, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday evening. His comments follow major escalation in the South which saw more than 80 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel in the last 24 hours. According to Barak, "Hamas is responsible for the shooting at Israeli communities and attempts to harm...

New York, NY – Employees Can Set Aside Pay for Storm Relief

November 11, 2012 at 08:01 PM
New York, NY - Employees who want to contribute to relief efforts after Superstorm Sandy will be able to do it through an automatic payroll deduction. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the program on Sunday. They said city employees will be able to earmark part of their paychecks to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City for storm relief. The...

West Bank – Russia To Join Investigation Into Arafat’s Death

November 11, 2012 at 07:30 PM
West Bank - Russia will join an international investigation to determine whether the first Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, was murdered, the current Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday. French and Swiss experts are due to exhume Arafat's body in Ramallah later this month in an attempt to discover how he died after an Al Jazeera documentary in July suggested he was killed...

Ohio – Romney Never Overcame Bailout Opposition

November 11, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Ohio - Only a couple of weeks after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the man who would become his Republican challenger in the next election penned a New York Times column with a fateful headline: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Those four words would haunt Mitt Romney across the Rust Belt, where auto manufacturing remains an economic pillar - especially in Ohio, a state that every...

New York – Most Utilities Restore Power Post-sandy, ConEd Costs Seen At $450 Million

November 11, 2012 at 05:38 PM
New York - As U.S. Northeast power outages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the recent Nor'easter storm dwindled to fewer than 167,000 customers in three states on Sunday, New York City's power company, Consolidated Edison Inc, said its costs alone could reach $450 million. The U.S. Department of Energy said there were 166,499 customers without power in New York, New Jersey and West Virginia...

Live Broadcast: International Conference Of Chabad Emissaries

November 11, 2012 at 05:13 PM
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Washington – Report: Obama Voices Opposition to Abbas on Statehood Bid

November 11, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Washington - US President Barack Obama voiced his opposition to PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday to the Palestinian bid for observer status at the United Nations, AFP quoted the president's spokesman as saying. "There was a long telephone conversation between president Mahmoud Abbas and Barack Obama," Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP. AFP reported that Obama expressed the US administration...

Brooklyn, NY – Metzitzah B’Peh Injunction Extended Following Hurricane Sandy

November 11, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Brooklyn, NY - An injunction granted against Mayor Bloomberg’s “informed consent” rule pertaining to metzitzah b’peh has been extended owing to a backlog of court cases caused by Hurricane Sandy, Israel International News (http://bit.ly/W1OIqa) reports. Attorneys for both sides have said it will probably be months before a hearing can take place because two Manhattan courthouses were...

New York, NY – Annual Chabad Rabbinical Conference Underway in Post-Sandy New York

November 11, 2012 at 01:30 PM
New York, NY - Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, director of the Lubavitch Center of Essex County in West Orange, N.J., had been looking forward to the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries that began Wednesday in Brooklyn, N.Y., with intense anticipation. Focused all last week on relief efforts and community rebuilding following Hurricane Sandy, he needed the several days of workshops...

Washington – Obama Honors Sacrifice Made By Nation’s Veterans

November 11, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama paid tribute at a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington Memorial Cemetery to "the heroes over the generations who have served this country of ours with distinction." He said the wreath he laid earlier at Tomb of the Unknowns was intended to "remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform." In a speech at the Memorial Amphitheater, he...

Orange County, NY – To Protest “Zionist Interests”, Many Kiryas Joel Residents Voted Obama

November 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Orange County, NY - For many Orthodox Jewish voters who cast their ballot for him, Mitt Romney’s support for Israel was considered a plus, particularly in contrast to President Obama’s tepid support of America’s only Democratic ally in the Middle East. But in Kiryas Joel, a village founded by staunch, anti-Zionist leader Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, residents say they were told to vote for...
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