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Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Fatally Struck+

January 14, 2008 at 08:43 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Fatally Struck+ FDNY are on the scene for a very serious motor vehicle accident with a 62-year-old pedestrian that was struck by a Buick and sustained severe trauma to the head at Bay Parkway and West 9th Street. Yefim Lifim was transported to Maimonides Hospital where he was pronunced dead. NYPD Highway units requested for the investigation, Misaskim volunteers and...

Nashville, TN – Cabbie Pleads Guilty to Trying to Run Down Passengers

January 14, 2008 at 05:51 PM
Nashville, TN - A Nashville cab driver who tried to run down one of his passengers, after reportedly making anti-Sematic remarks to them, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors will recommend Ibrahim Seikh Ahmed serve six years. Sentencing will be next month at Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Randall Wyatt. Ahmed, 38, ran down...

Israel – Mehadrin Buses Being Challenged in Court

January 14, 2008 at 05:15 PM
Update to story below. Israel - The reform movement IRAC is forcing Israel's Supreme Court to rule on the legality of a special Egged bus system that is designed to accommodate the unique needs of the hareidi religious public. The IRAC is joined in its complaint against the bus system by Israeli-Anglo writer Naomi Ragen. Ragen complains that she was "insulted, humiliated and...

New York, NY – Safe Pigeon-Feeding Zones.

January 14, 2008 at 03:06 PM
New York, NY - Safe pigeon-feeding zones” may be designated around the city as part of the negotiations between animal rights groups and the Brooklyn city councilman who has proposed fining pigeon feeders as much as $1,000 as strategy to control New York’s pigeon population. Fines, which had been used successfully in Basel, Switzerland, to limit pigeon proliferation, were the most concrete...

Queens, NY – Gov. Spitzer Issued Extradition Request For Dentist Killer.

January 14, 2008 at 02:38 PM
Queens, NY - The man accused of killing a Forest Hills dentist right in front of his 4-year-old daughter will be extradited from a Georgia jail this week, the DeKalb County district attorney's office said. Issuing a special extradition warrant, Gov. Eliot Spitzer requested that Mikhail Mallayev return to Queens Criminal Court to face charges of second-degree murder in the October shooting of Dr...

Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

January 14, 2008 at 02:37 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck on East 17th Street and Avenue "M" Hatzolah responding BLS and ALS to the scene...

Manhattan, NY +Construction Accident at New Trump Building in SoHo+

January 14, 2008 at 01:58 PM
Manhattan, NY +Construction Accident at New Trump Building in SoHo+ NYPD ESU, NYPD Aviation and over 100 FDNY firefighters are all responding to a 10-60 (Major Emergency Response) at 246 Spring Street and 6th Avenue, the Trump SoHo Condominium Hotel, for a crane that lost its load of concrete onto the top of 42 story 30x75 building under construction, onto the scaffolding and down to the sidewalk...

Berlin, Germany – Holocaust Denier’s Lawyer Gets Prison

January 14, 2008 at 01:29 PM
Berlin, Germany - A former lawyer for a well-known Holocaust denier was convicted of incitement in Germany today for denying the genocide herself and sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.Sylvia Stolz, who represented Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel at his trial, also was banned from practicing law for five years. Stolz disputed the Nazis' mass murder of Jews, called the Holocaust "the...

New York, NY – Israeli Internet Company Seeks to Prevent Chillul Shabbos.

January 14, 2008 at 12:36 PM
New York, NY - Throughout the ages, Jews have gone to all lengths to avoid chillul shabbos. Nowadays, instead of physical sacrifice, it takes ingenuity and resourcefulness to avoid a transgression in our hi-tech, fast-paced world. Along those lines, there is a new company in Israel that offers a unique service for the Jewish clientele. Shomer Shabes, has a programmed internet system, that...

Regina, Canada – Court Orders New Trial for Former Aboriginal Leader

January 14, 2008 at 11:56 AM
Regina, Canada A new trial has been ordered in the David Ahenakew hate-crime case. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal dismissed the Crown's appeal today against a decision that overturned the former Assembly of First Nations chief's 2002 conviction for willfully promoting hatred. "The Court of Appeal agreed with the Court of Queen's Bench," a case summary reads...

New York, NY – Waterfalls Coming to the East River

January 14, 2008 at 10:34 AM
New York, NY - Coming this summer to the East River, are waterfalls — created by an artist. Olafur Eliasson, a Danish–Icelandic artist, has designed what will likely be the city's biggest public art project: a series of freestanding waterfalls in the East River. Mayor Bloomberg and the Public Art Fund, are scheduled to announce Mr. Eliasson's project at the South Street...

London – New Proposal to Make it Easier To Remove Organs From Deceased Patients Without Consent

January 14, 2008 at 09:39 AM
London - Britain's prime minister called for overhauling the country's organ donation system to make it easier for doctors to remove body parts from deceased patients without prior consent.Gordon Brown noted that more than a thousand people die in Britain each year waiting for organ transplants. Switching to a "opt-out" system - in which consent is presumed - could save...

Israel – Court Rules Alleged U.S. Pedophile Mondrowitz Must Stay in Custody.

January 14, 2008 at 09:07 AM
Israel - The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday that Avrohom Mondrowitz, an ultra-Orthodox man who fled the United States for Israel two decades ago to avoid abuse charges, must remain in custody until the end of legal proceedings against him. The United States seeks the extradition of Mondrowitz, 60, a member of the Gur Hasidic sect, and the court ruling stemmed from the suspicion he...

New York, NY – Man Buys News Ad to Propose Marriage

January 14, 2008 at 07:52 AM
New York, NY - In an upper East Side restaurant sat Jason Lederman, 23, who took out an ad in the Sundays Daily News asking Matti Lieberman, 22, of Midwood, Brooklyn. "Matti, will you marry me?". Matti's hand shot up over her mouth as a waiter handed her a copy of the NY Daily News, and surprise - to a stunned nod: "Yes." Jason slipped the marquis-set, white gold...

Melbourne, Australia – Stalker of Race Attack Victim Arrested

January 14, 2008 at 07:40 AM
Melbourne, Australia - Police have arrested a man and is expected to be charged for sending death threats to the victim of an anti-semitic attack. Menachem Vorchheimer had been the victim of a bias attack on his way to his synagogue in Caulfield in 2006. At that time he was abused, had his sabbath hat and skull cap snatched off his head and was punched in the eye by drunken men in a mini...

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