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Washington – Newsweek Poll Obama Leads McCain By 15 Points

June 20, 2008 at 06:15 PM
Washington - Barack finally has his bounce. For weeks many political experts and pollsters have been wondering why the race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain had stayed so tight, even after the Illinois senator wrested the nomination from Hillary Clinton. With numbers consistently showing rock-bottom approval ratings for President Bush and a large majority of Americans...

Postville, IA – Supervisor Under Investigation For Selling Used Cars And Favors At Rubashkin Plant Fled To Israel

June 20, 2008 at 05:50 PM
Postville, IA - A former supervisor at the Postville meatpacking plant raided by federal agents last month has fled the country, Iowa Independent has learned. The supervisor, Hasom Amara, sometimes required workers to buy illicitly registered cars as a condition of work, three former workers have told the Iowa Independent. Their stories corroborate allegations first made by a federal...

Postville, IA – Agriprocessors Hires Homeless to Keep Iowa Plant Open

June 20, 2008 at 05:22 PM
Postville, IA - In an effort to restore lagging production at its plant in Postville, Iowa, the country's largest kosher meat producer has been hiring workers from homeless shelters in Texas to replace employees detained in a massive federal immigration raid last month. According to a spokesman for the meat producer Agriprocessors, workers are recruited by a firm in Amarillo, Texas, and sent...

London – Masterpiece Looted by Nazi’s was Found and Stopped from Going to Auction

June 20, 2008 at 05:06 PM
London - A 17th century masterpiece was stopped from going under the hammer at an auction house after it was revealed that the artwork had been looted by the Nazis more than 65 years back. The polish embassy in London disclosed that Pieter de Grebber`s painting, titled study of a reading man, belonged to Abe Gutnajer, an antiques dealer murdered in Warsaw in 1942 by the nazis, who confiscated...

Monsey, NY +Child Struck+

June 20, 2008 at 04:58 PM
Monsey, NY +Child Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a child that was struck at Fletcher and Robert Pitt, Hatzolah on the scene reqesting ambulance and Medics on a rush. Police also responding...

New York – Circling for Parking Wastes Hundreds of Thousands of Miles

June 20, 2008 at 12:39 PM
New York - New York City drivers waste hundreds of thousands of miles just looking for a parking space. That's the finding of a new study by the group Transportation Alternatives. The study estimates that circling for a space burns $130,000 a year in gas _ not to mention about 50,000 hours of the drivers' time. And the resulting emissions hurt the environment. Assemblywoman Linda B...

New York City – Keeping Expenses Down After You’ve Had a Baby

June 20, 2008 at 12:30 PM
New York City - A new bundle of joy can cost a bundle of money, but keeping newborns in formula and diapers doesn't have to break the bank, according to the author of a new book. Alan Fields, co-author of "Baby Bargains," said the average cost of baby supplies for the first year of life is $6,655 - and that's before you factor in medical expenses and child care. But Fields said these costs...

Israel – Three Hikers Wounded in Neveh Tzuf Shooting Attack

June 20, 2008 at 11:46 AM
Israel - Three Israelis were wounded today in a shooting attack against a group of hikers near Neveh Tzuf, northwest of Ramallah. The hikers were attacked by two masked terrorists who opened fire at them - seriously wounding one of the men. Two others suffered moderate and light wounds. The gunmen then fled the scene. The hikers were forced to wait for approximately 40 minutes for Ichud...

Washington – NY Times Report: Israel Rehearsing For War With Iran

June 20, 2008 at 10:38 AM
Washington - Israel carried out a major military exercise earlier this month that American officials say appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Several American officials said the Israeli exercise appeared to be an effort to develop the military’s capacity to carry out long-range strikes and to demonstrate the seriousness with which Israel...

Boca Raton, FL – Bloomberg Defends Obama Before Jewish Audience

June 20, 2008 at 10:07 AM
Boca Raton, FL - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging Jewish voters to denounce the online whisper campaign that for months has pushed the false rumor that Democrat Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim. Bloomberg is speaking to members of a Jewish group in Boca Raton, Fla. He's warning them that the attempt to portray Obama as a shadowy Muslim with a hidden agenda often targets Jewish...

Israel – Mayor Uri Lupolianski To High Court: Parade Desecrates Holy City

June 20, 2008 at 10:07 AM
Israel - Jerusalem's mayor and city manager urged the High Court of Justice on Thursday to prevent the Pride parade from taking place in the capital next Thursday, on the grounds that it would offend the public's sensibilities. In a joint letter to the High Court, Mayor Uri Lupolianski and city manager Yair Ma'ayan wrote: "Past experience shows that the parade greatly offends, deliberately and...

Australia – Equal Opportunity Act To Accommodate Workers That Observe Shabath

June 20, 2008 at 10:04 AM
Australia - Employers who refuse reasonable requests to give workers the day off for religious holidays could face compensation payouts under a review of state equal opportunity laws. People from minority religions now take annual leave or sick leave in order to observe holy days. Arrangements are also worked out on a case-by-case basis. But under a review of the Equal Opportunity Act...

Albany, NY – Subprime Lending Reform Bill Signed Into Law

June 20, 2008 at 09:57 AM
Albany, NY - A critical subprime lending reform bill which will directly address the mortgage crisis in New York State by immediately helping to protect people from losing their homes and by mandating reforms which will help avoid another similar crisis in the future has been signed into law. The subprime bill will help save thousands of New Yorkers from losing their homes. Data from the New...

Israel – Religious Zionism Calls To Boycott Ultra Ortodox Over Rabbi Drukman’s Annulled Conversions

June 20, 2008 at 09:45 AM
Israel - Nearly two months have passed since the High Rabbinical Court annulled Rabbi Chaim Drukman’s conversions, but the religious Zionism refuses to forget: After conducting solidarity rallies, the national-religious public is encouraged for the first time to fight back, by cutting off donations to the ultra-Orthodox yeshiva institutions In a an article written by former Tzohar Rabbinical...

London – Charedi Youth Beaten Unconscious by Teen Gang

June 20, 2008 at 09:05 AM
London - A teenage boy was attacked and beaten unconscious by a gang of up to eight youths while on his way to his home in North London. The gang, thought to be aged between 10 and 14, then ran off with his kippah and tefillin, leaving the 15-year-old unconscious on the pavement, with bruises. The youth, who lives in Stamford Hill, was taken to Homerton Hospital by the Hatzolah ambulance...

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