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Antwerp, Belgium – Skinheads Attack Youths

October 3, 2006 at 06:34 PM
Antwerp, Belgium - A group of skinheads attacked two young Jews in Antwerp, Belgium. The two, students at the Etz Chaim Yeshiva of Wilrijk, the suburb where the attack took place, were at a bus stop when four skinheads attacked them. Police arrived at the scene quickly but the attackers had fled. Kouky Frohman, chairman of the Forum of Jewish Organizations in Belgium, called the security...

Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

October 3, 2006 at 05:58 PM
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck on East 13th Street and Avenue "P" Hatzolah responding. ...

New York, NY – New Yorkers Using Less Water?

October 3, 2006 at 04:52 PM
New York, NY - Are New Yorkers getting dirtier or maybe they're less thirsty? New York City says it's using less water than at any time since 1951. Daily water consumption in New York City averaged just over 1 billion gallons in the year that ended on June 30. The drop is due in part to a requirement that renovations and new construction include water-saving plumbing fixtures and...

Tampa, FL – Caffeine May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s

October 3, 2006 at 04:19 PM
Tampa, FL - A new study, conducted by researchers at the Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., showes that caffeine may have a benefit beyond helping to keep you alert, it may actually protect you against Alzheimer's disease. Long-term intake of caffeine - the chemical stimulant common to coffee and many teas and soft drinks - may help delay or reduce...

Elad, Israel – Palestinian Nabbed As A Suspect On His Way to Carry Out Attack

October 3, 2006 at 03:51 PM
Elad, Israel - Dozens of policemen and security personnel raided the Charedi community of Elad, located south of Rosh Haayin, in search of a Palestinian suspected of planning to carry out a terror attack in Israel. One of the residents recounted the events: "It was frightening to see special forces roaming the streets with their guns drawn and faces masked." According to the residents...

Liberty, NY – Bear Complaints Up in Catskills

October 3, 2006 at 03:13 PM
Liberty, NY - Complaints of nuisance bears have increased by 100 this year in the Catskills, where the black bear population is on the rise. According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, there have been more close encounters with black bears than normal.  The DEC's regional office in the Catskills region has logged 370 nuisance complaints, up by 100 complaints compared to...

Washington, DC – Supreme Court Rejects Plea for Citizenship by Ex-Nazi Camp Guard

October 3, 2006 at 01:24 PM
Washington, DC - A former Nazi concentration camp guard lost a Supreme Court appeal over the government's decision to revoke his U.S. citizenship.   Justices declined to review the case of John Hansl, a member of the SS Death's Head battalion that guarded concentration camps at Sachsenhausen near Berlin in 1943 and Natzweiler in France in 1944.    Hansl, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa...

North Hempstead, NY – Yom Kippur Recognizers Given Parking Tickets. “Yom Kippur is not a town holiday,” Say Town Officials

October 3, 2006 at 12:25 PM
North Hempstead, NY - Lysa Dyber thought that because of the Jewish holiday she would be exempt from getting a ticket yesterday when she parked near a "No Parking Except Sundays and Holidays" sign while attending a synagogue in Little Neck. But traffic officers in the Town of North Hempstead apparently answer to a higher power of their own -- the Uniform Traffic Code of North Hempstead -- and...

Greece +Plane Hijacked+

October 3, 2006 at 12:03 PM
Athens, Greece - A Turkish commercial airliner has been hijacked in Greek airspace. The plane had taken off from Tirana, Albania, and was destined for Istanbul. The plane has landed in the Italian city of Brindisi, a Turkish Airlines spokesman said. U/D: 14:34 Brindisi, Italy - The two hijackers of a Turkish aircraft have surrendered to Italian police. ...

Bnei Brak, Israel +Serious MVA+

October 3, 2006 at 11:50 AM
Bnei Brak, Israel - A serious accident on Rechov Zabotinsky in Bnei Brak with a 70 year old man that was struck by a vehicle (after crossing the street in middle of the block) and is in critical condition. Hatzolah on the scene took the aided to beilinson in critical condition. U/D: 10/04/06 Aided of the accident passed away...

Namibia, South Africa – Fugitive Ex-CEO of Comverse Technology Granted Bail

October 3, 2006 at 10:49 AM
Namibia, South Africa - The fugitive former CEO of software company Comverse Technology Inc. in Long Island, NY was granted bail by a Namibian court Tuesday while he awaits extradition to the United States to face charges for allegedly manipulating stock options. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander was granted bail of about $1.3 million, his lawyer Richard Metcalfe said, on condition that he hands in...

Iraq – Rabbi at Yom Kippur Service Prays: Next Year, Anywhere But in Grim Baghdad

October 3, 2006 at 08:56 AM
Baghdad, Iraq - As the sun set on the holiest day on the Jewish calendar Monday night, the last rabbi in Baghdad sat down for his last Yom Kippur dinner in Iraq: a piece of cake and two glasses of milk. Yom Kippur ends with a celebratory feast. But there was, Emad Levy confessed, very little to celebrate this year. As Levy prepared to end his Yom Kippur prayers, he put special emphasis on the...

Gaza Strip – Hamas Weighing Large-Scale Conflict Against Israel

October 3, 2006 at 08:20 AM
Gaza Strip - Hamas has succeeded in smuggling "hundreds of tons" of weapons from Egypt into the Gaza Strip according to a report by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party. The report, drafted by Fatah's General Security Services, stated that Hamas has smuggled from the Egyptian Sinai desert between several hundred and 1,300 tons of advanced rockets; anti-tank and...

Williamsburg Bridge Traffic Alert

October 3, 2006 at 08:06 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Traffic Alert+ A stuck tractor trailer on the Manhattan bound of the Williamsburg Bridge is causing traffic delays in to the Island of Manhattan, NY. NYPD of the 90th Pct is on the scene.Use the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges to get into the city. ...

Ramapo, NY – Towns Denial of Tax Break for Synagogue Upheld in Court

October 3, 2006 at 08:03 AM
Ramapo, NY - The town's denial of a property-tax exemption for a synagogue's congregation that appeared to gain income from a rabbi's apartment was upheld in state Supreme Court. Justice Thomas Dickerson of White Plains found that Congregation Or Yosef wasn't entitled to an exemption - for reasons ranging from its violation of zoning codes to its "double-dipping" into taxpayer funds by having...

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