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New York, NY – Bush Stimulus Economy Package Fails to Boost Stock Market

January 18, 2008 at 04:05 PM
New York, NY - Stocks erased earlier gains from being 180 points after President Bush said a government plan to stimulate the economy should be about 1 percent of gross domestic product, or as much as $150 billion. It should include tax incentives for businesses and ``direct and rapid income tax relief for the American people,'' Bush said. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 59 points, to...

Germantown, Philadelphia, PA – Fire at Jewish Center Raises Suspicions

January 18, 2008 at 03:22 PM
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA - A fire broke out at the Germantown Jewish Centre. Firefighters got it under control quickly, but now the blaze has sparking some serious concerns that something more sinister may be going on.The 72-year-old Germantown Jewish Community will be closed. The fire today and a swastika incident two weeks ago raised enough suspicions to investigate if the two incidents are...

Washington +Man With Gun Near Capitol Arrested+

January 18, 2008 at 03:07 PM
Washington - A man allegedly armed with a shotgun was arrested at the U.S. Capitol Friday afternoon, authorities said. Police have cordoned off the area around Columbus Circle, including parts of Louisiana Avenue, D Street and First Street. Police are searching his car for possible bomb materials. U/D 3:20 PM According to a law enforcement official who spoke to VIN News, there are more weapons...

New York, NY – Terrorist Gets Life for Plotting to Blow Up U.S. Embassies

January 18, 2008 at 02:32 PM
New York, NY - A Canadian terrorist who briefly became an informant against top al-Qaida leaders was sentenced to life in prison today for plotting to blow up American and Israeli embassies in Singapore and the Philippines.A federal judge in Manhattan imposed the sentence after listening to a speech from admitted terrorist Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, in which he asked to be allowed to go home to...

Kiev, Ukraine – Distributor of Anti-Semitic Leaflets Sentenced to 4 Years Prison

January 18, 2008 at 12:06 PM
Kiev, Ukraine - A man who distributed thousands of leaflets titled "Jewish Fascism," "Zionism Against Mankind" and "Warning to America" near the Kiev central railway and underground stations,was sentenced to four years in prison. Vasiliy Ostrinsky, 43, was convicted on two charges. The Kiev district court dropped a charge of inciting interethnic hatred and...

New York, NY – Police Department Testing Siren Impossible to Ignore

January 18, 2008 at 10:54 AM
New York, NY - Gaining momentum with police departments nationwide, including New York is a new kind of siren, one that promises to get the attention of even the most oblivious of motorists.Fittingly dubbed The Rumbler, the siren consists of a pair of subwoofers that produce low-frequency tones complementary to the familiar high-pitched wail. As a traditional siren is heard, the Rumbler is felt...

Norfolk, VA – PETA Founder Arrested In India

January 18, 2008 at 10:19 AM
Norfolk, VA - Indian Police arrested the head of the U.S. animal rights group PETA for a breach of public peace and insulting religious feelings while protesting against a bullfighting festival in south India, officials said on Friday. Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was held on Thursday after she blindfolded a statue of Indian independence. Police said...

Vilnius – Vilna Cemetery Rift Continues.

January 18, 2008 at 09:53 AM
Vilnius - The British organisation locked in a row with the Lithuanian government over the future of the Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has demanded the return of two skeletons found on the site, to give them a proper burial. Rabbi Hershel Gluck, of the Stamford Hill-based Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe, said the skeletons were found between two buildings being erected...

China – China Food Plants Hire Kosher Rabbis To Clean Up Their Act.

January 18, 2008 at 09:46 AM
China - Chinese exporters, facing a U.S. backlash over tainted food products, are turning to an unlikely group of inspectors to help clean up their act: Jewish rabbis. Kosher certifications by rabbis have doubled to more than 300 in China in the past two years, according to the Orthodox Union, a New York-based organization that does inspections. The group expects thousands more plants to get...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Outlines More High-Tech Solutions For Government

January 18, 2008 at 09:09 AM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the chief architect of the sucessful 311 system, has galvanized many other cites in the US to copy the idea, earning him a reputation for being at the forefront of the merging between government and technology. Now Bloomberg outlined in his State of the City address Thursday, some new technological advances he plans to implement. They include putting GPS...

Townsend, MA – Man Pleads Guilty for Anti-Semitic Email

January 18, 2008 at 09:00 AM
Townsend, MA - A Townsend man pleaded guilty in federal court to lying to an FBI agent about sending threatening e-mail to a Jewish teenager, according to the US attorney's office.Kevin W. Cann, Jr., 24, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a federal agent and admitted in court that he had sent the e-mail, which included anti-Semitic epithets and stated Cann's intention to harm...

Paris – Paris Has Its Own Idea To Control Pigeon Population

January 18, 2008 at 09:00 AM
Paris - Here is an idea for Simcha Felders pigeon issues. Paris is installing pigeon lofts throughout the city in its latest attempt to control the population of the birds that leave their droppings on the French capital's monuments. City authorities aim to encourage pigeons to nest in these lofts and then sterilize their eggs while the birds are out feeding. Paris's efforts mirror similar...

Los Angeles, CA – Informer in Spinka Case Has Name Removed from Shul

January 18, 2008 at 08:40 AM
Los Angeles, CA - Rabbi Steven Weil told his congregation in a fiery speech from the pulpit last Shabbat, regarding someone who acts very religious but may be involved in stealing, lying or cheating. The rabbi of Beth Jacob, an Orthodox congregation in Beverly Hills, was reacting to the Spinka case, in which eight ultra-Orthodox men were indicted for tax fraud and money laundering. A member of...

Costa Rica +Man Found Dead in His Room+

January 18, 2008 at 08:23 AM
Costa Rica +Man Found Dead in his Room+ Local authorities are working on answers for a suspicious death of a young man. The 22-year-old man originally from Teaneck, NJ was found lifeless in his room in Costa Rica. Officials from the United states local and federal levels, are working hard with the Misaskim Zaka organizations to convince the Costa Rica authorities to deal with the utmost respect...

Berlin, Germany – Holocaust Memorial Adding Large Online Database

January 18, 2008 at 07:23 AM
Berlin, Germany - Germany's main Holocaust memorial is adding an online database, with direct access to the federal archives to its museum, on nearly 159,000 murdered and deported Jews by the Nazis, which will allow visitors to trace the fates of individual victims. This new information will allow people to search for names, places of residence and dates of birth, deportation and death for...

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