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London – German-based Anti-Islam Group Holds First Rally In England

February 28, 2015 at 10:55 PM
London - The German-based anti-Islam group PEGIDA held its first rally in Britain Saturday, sparking scuffles as police tried to keep the group away from counterdemonstrators. Five people were arrested. Police said that about 375 people joined the PEGIDA rally in Newcastle, 290 miles (465 kilometers) north of London. About 2,000 people joined the counterdemonstration. Police say the...

New York – ADL Denounces Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Susan Rice Attack Ad In NY Times

February 28, 2015 at 10:35 PM
New York - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) strongly criticized an ad in Saturday’s (Feb 28) New York Times calling National Security Advisor Susan Rice “blind” to genocide. The full page ad, placed by This World: The Values Network run by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, runs through a litany of personal attacks on Ambassador Rice’s character and asserts that her criticism of Israeli Prime...

Washington – Democrats Caught Between Obama, Netanyahu On Speech

February 28, 2015 at 10:19 PM
Washington - Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session. Netanyahu turned them down, frustrating members of President Barack Obama's party who are caught between the White House and the...

New York – Anti-Israel Divestment Push Gains Traction At US Colleges

February 28, 2015 at 10:04 PM
New York - The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed the rules of debate, warning physical confrontations would not be tolerated. "We want this to be safe for everyone," she said. It was...

Tehran – Iran Official Criticizes Israeli Leader’s ‘scaremongering’

February 28, 2015 at 09:30 PM
Tehran - Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the world should not allow the hard-line Israeli leader to undermine peace. He was referring to Netanyahu's planned speech at the U.S. Congress next...

Maryland – Rabbi Accused Of Videotaping Women In Mikvah Resigns From University

February 28, 2015 at 08:55 PM
Maryland - An Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to videotaping nude women in a ritual bath in Washington has resigned from his post at Towson University in Maryland. WJZ-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/1vHy3jv ) that Barry Freundel, who pleaded guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism and admitted to secretly videotaping women in the changing room of a ritual bath in a Washington synagogue for years...

Sullivan County, NY – Lone $127M Mega Millions Winning Jackpot Ticket Sold In South Fallsburg

February 28, 2015 at 08:15 PM
Sullivan County, NY - The New York Lottery today confirmed that a jackpot-winning ticket for the February 27 Mega Millions drawing was purchased at the South Fallsburg Food Mart at 5105 Main Street in South Fallsburg. This sole winning ticket – purchased as a Quick Pick – is worth an estimated $127 million. The winning numbers for the February 27 Mega Millions drawing were 07 – 49 –...

Jerusalem – On Eve Of US Trip, Netanyahu Takes Iran Campaign To ‘Kotel’

February 28, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu took his campaign against a nuclear deal with Iran to Jerusalem's sacred Western Wall on Saturday, on the eve of his departure to Washington to address Congress on the issue. His rare pilgrimage to one of Judaism's holiest sites was highly symbolic -- and political -- an apparent attempt by Netanyahu, two weeks before a national election, to portray...

Oxon Hill, MD – Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Scott Walker Close Second

February 28, 2015 at 07:17 PM
Oxon Hill, MD - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Pollsters announced Saturday that Paul won 26 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second, with 21 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz came in third in the contest with...

Russia – Boris Nemtsov, Top Critic Of Putin, Shot Dead In Moscow, Police Hunt Killers

February 28, 2015 at 07:05 PM
Moscow - Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in a murder that underscored the risks taken by the Russian opposition. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he walked across a bridge over the Moskva River in central Moscow with a Ukrainian woman, who was...
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