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Berlin, Germany – Police Issue Terrorist Warning to Jewish Community, Four Arab Men Arrested

January 19, 2008 at 11:31 PM
Berlin, Germany - Berlin police have warned the city's Jewish community of an increased threat of terrorist attack and have increased their monitoring of synagogues and Jewish schools.Leaders of the 12,000-strong community in the German capital had been told of an increased threat from Islamist terrorists. A similar warning had been issued to the Israeli Embassy on January 11.The federal...

Israel – Religious Passengers Slam Racy Commercials

January 19, 2008 at 10:41 PM
Israel - In an effort to alleviate the boredom of passengers waiting for their trains to arrive, Israel Railways has recently installed a number of large plasma screens in its stations and on its outdoor platforms.But not everyone is pleased with the initiative, particularly since the railway signed a deal bringing Channel 10's broadcasts live to the platform screens with some episode promos...

Brooklyn, NY – Community Leaders Meet for Disaster Management Efforts

January 19, 2008 at 10:08 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the United Jewish Organization (UJO) of Williamsburg had a meeting with community leaders regarding large-scale disaster preparedness, in a bid to increase the community's ability to ensure greater security during times of disaster. Joseph Bruno, commissioner of the New York City OEM and other OEM officials. David Pollock of the Jewish...

Chicago, IL – Jewish U.S. Senators Release Letter Condeming Obama Muslim Smears.

January 19, 2008 at 09:55 PM
Chicago, IL - An Open Letter to the Jewish Community: Over the past several weeks, many in the Jewish community have received hateful emails that use falsehood and innuendo about Senator Barack Obama's religion and attack him personally. As Jewish United States Senators who have not endorsed a candidate for the Democratic nomination, we condemn these scurrilous attacks. We find it particularly...

Kiev Uman, Ukraine – Bratslav Hasidim Demand More Flights to Uman

January 19, 2008 at 09:11 PM
Uman, Ukraine - An aviation crisis is looming between Israel and Ukraine over the latter's refusal to permit more flights between the countries to meet the needs of Bratslav Hasidim, who go there to visit the grave of the revered Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. At a meeting convened Friday by Transportation Ministry Director General Gideon Sitterman, Bratslav Hasidim representatives and...

South Carolina +McCain Wins South Carolina+

January 19, 2008 at 09:01 PM
South Carolina - After a tight race between McCain, and Huckabee. VIN News is calling Sen. John McCain the winner in the republican primaries in South Carolina. With the GOP nomination still up for grabs, according to political analysts the win in South Carolina could catapult one of the men vying to be the Republican nominee to the front of the pack, with little more than two weeks left...

Springfield, MA – Landlord Claims Discrimination Due To Court Held On Yom Tov.

January 19, 2008 at 07:58 PM
Springfield, MA - A landlord embroiled in a bitter court battle over the now-vacant Longhill Gardens condominiums has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging violations of his religious rights and malicious prosecution. Shalom Segelman, "an observant Jew," filed a complaint in U.S. District Court last week seeking damages because city officials went forward with a court hearing on a Jewish...

Germany – German Jewish leader: Allies Didn’t Do Enough To Save Jews

January 19, 2008 at 07:35 PM
Germany - A German Jewish leader says the Allies did not do enough to save European Jews during the Holocaust because they denied them entry through their borders. Charlotte Knobloch, president of Germany's Council of Jews, made her remarks in response to a recent apology by US President George W Bush that the Allies did not bomb the Nazi's transport access to Auschwitz. Knobloch told Deutsche...

Prague, Czech Republic – Right-Wingers Protest March Ban

January 19, 2008 at 07:01 PM
Prague, Czech Republic - Some 200 Czech right-wing extremists gathered Saturday on a Prague square to protest a ban on their march in the western Bohemian city of Plzen.While police had expected hundreds of Czech and foreign extremists to arrive in Plzen on Saturday despite the ban, only around 30 right- wing and 40 left-wing radicals were on the city streets.Meanwhile, police estimated that some...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Fire Friday Night in Private Dwelling+

January 19, 2008 at 06:41 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Fire Friday Night in Private Dwelling+ Fire Department were called Friday night to a working fire in the basement of a 2 story 20x50 private dwelling at 1654 58th Street and 17th Avenue. The Fire Department got the fire under control and all searches were negative and no injuries reported...

Nevada +Clinton, Romney Win in Nevada+

January 19, 2008 at 06:28 PM
Nevada - Sen. Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucuses Saturday, powering past Barack Obama in a hard-fought race marred. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney easily won Nevada's lightly contested Republican contest. [NBC...

Seattle, WA – Rabbi Convicted of Assault in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

January 19, 2008 at 06:25 PM
Seattle, WA - A man has been found guilty of assault for hitting and fatally injuring a Seattle City Council aide with his station wagon in a West Seattle intersection 14 months ago. Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz was convicted Friday by a Seattle Municipal Court jury. The 37-year-old Schwartz was charged under a new two-year-old city law, which says a driver can be found guilty of assault if he commits...

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