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Liberia – UN Ambassador Knocks Elbows In New “Ebola Handshake” In Disease Ridden West Africa

October 30, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Liberia - In what is termed the new "Ebola handshake" in West Africa, UN Ambassador Sammantha Power knocked elbows with World Health Organization (WHO) reps after touching down in disease-ridden Liberia on Wednesday. NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1nT0eYL) reports that the garment-covered touching of elbows has now replaced the traditional skin-on-skin handshake greeting in the region that has been...

Jerusalem – Israeli Police Reopen Jerusalem Holy Site

October 30, 2014 at 01:36 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli authorities say they have decided to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site for Muslim worshippers on Friday. Israel blocked access to the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Thursday, after clashes erupted in the city following the killing of a Palestinian suspect wanted in the shooting of a hard-line Jewish activist. It was the first time Israel has closed the site since 2000. In a...

Washington – Kerry Says Reported U.S. Slur Of Israel’s Netanyahu ‘Damaging’

October 30, 2014 at 01:31 PM
Washington - The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chicken...." by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday. Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned the comment from an unnamed official in The Atlantic, which added to tensions between his government and the Obama...

Rockland County, NY – Man Plunges To Death At Palisades Mall

October 30, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Rockland County, NY - Police say a man has plunged several stories to his death at a suburban New York shopping mall. CBS New York (http://cbsloc.al/1wgzwLt ) says the incident occurred around 10:20 a.m. Thursday at the Palisades Center in West Nyack (NY'-ak). The 54-year-old man fell at the west end of the shopping center in front of a crowd of people. Clarkstown Police Officer Pete...

Belmar, NJ – Chris Christie To Heckler: ‘Sit Down And Shut Up’ (Video)

October 30, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Belmar, NJ - New Jersey – At a Hurricane Sandy anniversary event Wednesday, a heckler interrupted Chris Christie’s speech several times, wanting to know why the remaining federal aid had not been disbursed to residents yet, prompting the governor to tell him to “sit down and shut up.” Jim Keady, 43, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, wanted to know why 5,000 residents have not been able to...

Jerusalem – Israel’s MK Feiglin Receives Special Security Detail After Shooting Incident At Temple Mount

October 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Jerusalem – On Thursday, Knesset Chairman Yuli Edelstein requested special security to accompany MK Moshe Feiglin in the wake of the assassination attempt on Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick on Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Yosef Griff was requested to deploy security for Feiglin, as well as provide security to any MK, left or right, who felt threatened, reports Israel National News...

Jerusalem – State Cancels Special VIP Treatment For Rabbis At Ben-Gurion Following High Court Petition

October 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Jerusalem - In response to a petition filed with the High Court of Justice, Israel Airports Security has announced that it is canceling its program that affords some 45 rabbis special VIP treatment at Ben-Gurion Airport. HAARETZ.com (http://bit.ly/10BtjOm) reports that the special VIP treatment allowed high-profile rabbis---who may often attract large crowds---to skirt typical security...

Jerusalem – Mother Of Temple Mount Activist Gunned Down By Arab Terrorists Says Son Is “Responding”

October 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Jerusalem - The mother of Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist who was shot three times on Wednesday night by an Arab terrorist, said on Thursday that her son is "responding" to doctors after undergoing emergency surgery. Brenda Glick told ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1tm1brO) that Yehuda held her hand and even moved his legs for doctors after visiting him at Shaare Tzedek Hospital...

Boston – Famous Boston’s Longest-serving Mayor Menino, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Boston - Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71. Spokeswoman Dot Joyce said in a statement that Menino died in the company of his family and friends. He was diagnosed with advanced cancer in February 2014, shortly...

Maine – Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine To Go On Bike Ride; Followed By Police

October 30, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Maine - A nurse who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health care workers who've treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow. Kaci Hickox left her Fort Kent home with her boyfriend on Thursday and went for a bike ride, trailed by reporters and a state police cruiser. They returned about an hour later. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the...

Tallahassee, FL – Crist Sees Slight Lead Over Scott In Florida Race For Governor: Poll

October 30, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Tallahassee, FL - Former Governor Charlie Crist holds a large edge among independent voters, giving him a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in their bid for the nation's largest swing state, a statewide poll on Thursday showed. The results, released by Quinnipiac University in the final week of their see-saw campaign ahead of Tuesday's election, showed Crist, a...

Geneva – U.N. Watchdog Urges Israel To Probe Possible Gaza War Crimes

October 30, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Geneva - Israel should investigate all alleged violations committed by its forces during three recent wars in Gaza and ensure military commanders are brought to justice for any crimes, a U.N. human rights watchdog said on Thursday. A panel of independent experts urged Israel to halt construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, stop confiscating land for their expansion, prevent...

New York – Viral Video Documents New York Street Harassment Against Woman

October 30, 2014 at 09:54 AM
New York - A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said. The comments come continuously as the woman walks through the streets of Manhattan — "What's up, Beautiful?" and "Smile!" — and there's even a stretch when a man just silently walks right next to her...

New York, NY – Subway Fare To Go Up 4 Percent Next Year

October 30, 2014 at 09:38 AM
New York, NY - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to raise subway and bus fare by 4 percent next year. WNBC-TV (http://bit.ly/10AXPb0 ) says Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast said Wednesday that the hike would begin in March. It wasn't immediately clear how it would affect base fare, weekly and monthly MetroCards, commuter train passes or pay-per-ride discounts. Details were...

Jerusalem – In Past Interview, Terrorist Shooter Of Yehuda Glick ‘Wished To Be A Thorn In The Throat Of Zionists’

October 30, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Jerusalem - Following his release from an Israeli prison two years ago, Moataz Hejazi, the terrorist suspected of shooting right-wing activist Yehuda Glick on Wednesday night, gave an interview to Palestinian TV Al Quds and was quoted as saying “I wish to be a thorn in the throat of the Zionist plan to Judaize Jerusalem.” Thirty-two-year-old Hejazi, who served 11.5 years in prison for...