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Nazareth, Israel – Three Israelis Set Off Firecrackers In Church That Sparks Riots

March 3, 2006 at 04:40 PM
Nazareth, Israel - Three Israelis set off firecrackers inside a Roman Catholic church in the Arab town of Nazareth, sparking panic among worshippers and a mass brawl outside. One police car was torched as protesters tried to surge past police into the Church, where the three -- a man and two women -- were holed up. Police later removed them and took them away for questioning. The incident was...

New Square, NY +Elctric Shock+

March 3, 2006 at 04:01 PM
New Square, NY +Elctric Shock+ Hatzolah EMS units are transporting 3 boys from Skvara Yeshiva to Staten Island Hospital the boys were elctricly shocked in the Yeshiva kitchen...

Brooklyn, NY – City Inmate Population Up; Brooklyn Jail May Reopen

March 3, 2006 at 02:03 PM
Brooklyn, N.Y. - The number of inmates in New York City jails has been rising faster than correction officials had anticipated, by 9 percent since Jan. 1, jail population peaks sometimes to 14,002, leaving the jails at close to their current capacity. It is not clear why it it is happening, but if the trend continues, the City Correction Department will need to reopen the Brooklyn House of...

Woodmere, NY – Man Kidnapped From Synagogue Escapes

March 3, 2006 at 12:00 PM
Woodmere, NY - A 75-year-old man was robbed and kidnapped while opening a Long Island synagogue for morning prayers. The man was stuffed into the trunk of his car for about an hour until he was able to escape. The incident began when the man was preparing the Synagogue in North Woodmere for the morning service, and two masked robbers with guns demanded money from the man, the man told them he...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn +Fire In Apartment Building+

March 3, 2006 at 10:55 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn +Fire In Apartment Building+ A fire in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY on the 3rd floor of 170 Clymer Street a 3 story P/D with some people trapped, Hatzolah on the scene requesting additional units and a coordinator to the scene. U/D: 11:07 Everone out, Hatzolah transporting...

Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY – Loses Out On The Empire Zone Benefits

March 3, 2006 at 10:16 AM
Goshen - These days, it's use it or lose it with New York's popular business attraction tool, the Empire Zone. Albany passed legislation last year meant to correct the slow drift that had carried the zones - and their substantial tax incentives - promising property tax abatements, wage tax credits and sales tax refunds on construction materials, called Empire Zone. Kiryas Joel, Middletown and...

Lack of Kosher Chickens Due to Sick Poultry

March 3, 2006 at 09:19 AM
Israel - Lack of supply of kosher chickens in Israel is due to a high number of birds which have arrived at slaughterhouses with sicknesses, according to a supermarket chain. A popular chain among the religious sector, reported the lack of supply. The price of all Kosher chickens has risen recently...

New Paltz, NY – Leaders Decry Anti-Semitism

March 3, 2006 at 09:01 AM
New Paltz, NY - The Town Board has unanimously in a resolution condemned incidents of vandalism and behavior targeting the local Jewish community. A recent request by Rabbi Moshe Plotkin to use his South Oakwood Terrace residence in the village as a synagoguge triggered the most recent wave of anti-Semitic behavior. Plotkin's plan to convert the home he shares with his wife and three small...

Chicago – Jewish Leaders Quit Anti-Discrimination Panel

March 3, 2006 at 08:29 AM
Chicago - Two prominent Jewish leaders resigned from a state anti-discrimination commission, as controversy escalated over another commissioner who is an official with the Nation of Islam. Lonnie Nasatir, and Richard Hirschhaut, said they could not keep their posts when a commission member remained silent about controversial words recently spoken by the Nation of Islam leader...

Moscow – Hamas, Firm On Not Recognizing Israel

March 3, 2006 at 08:02 AM
Moscow - Palestinian Hamas officials arrived in Russia for first talks with a major foreign power, and poured cold water on hopes of a peace breakthrough by saying they were firm in their refusal to recognize Israel. "The issue of recognition is a done issue. We are not going to recognize Israel," a senior official accompanying exiled Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal, said after their...

Kerch, Ukraine – Worshippers At Synagogue Threatened Again

March 3, 2006 at 07:26 AM
Kerch, Ukraine - For the third time in recent weeks, an uninvited visitor barged into a synagogue in Kerch, Ukraine shouting death threats and antisemitic insults. The incident took place, when a drunken young man entered the synagogue and started shouting that he was there to "finish the job that the fascists started" along with other antisemitic slogans. The man left without harming anyone...

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