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Fez, Morocco – Police Re-Arrest 2 Islamists who Fled Jail

June 5, 2008 at 11:42 PM
Fez, Morocco - Moroccan police tracked down two radical Islamists accused of links to the country's worst suicide bombings, two months after they tunnelled out of a top-security prison. Hammou Hassani is under a death sentence after being found guilty of involvement in the attacks in Casablanca in May 2003 that targeted Western and Jewish interests and killed 45 people. Abdellah Boughmir...

New York City – Super Star Lipa Interviewed By Magazine Jewish Insights

June 5, 2008 at 07:37 PM
New York City - This months Jewish Insights magazine unveils the cover to Lipa Schmeltzers NEW album entitled "A Poshiter Yid". The album is slated to hit stores in the next week or two. It will boast 14 song which of course will include the famous "WAKE UP" song though it might sound a little different. Lipa wanted every song to be fresh so he went back into the studio and "re worked" the...

Washington – Obama’s Flipflop In Full Swing, Clarifies United J’lem Comment

June 5, 2008 at 07:21 PM
Washington - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama did not rule out Palestinian sovereignty over parts of Jerusalem when he called for Israel's capital to remain "undivided," his campaign told The Jerusalem Post Thursday. "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided," Obama declared Wednesday, to rousing applause from the 7,000-plus attendees...

Los Angeles, CA – LAPD Offering Reward, Seeking Men Who Vandalized Synagogue

June 5, 2008 at 06:57 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of two men who were seen on surveillance video spraying graffiti on a synagogue. In November, the men who appeared to be between 18 and 25, spray painted a devil with horns on an outside wall of the Beth Israel Temple in West Los Angeles. Later that month, police say the same pair...

New York – In Stark Contrast To Other Gedolim, Rav Heinemann: Permissible To Engage Sabbath Mode Ovens

June 5, 2008 at 06:02 PM
New York - the Kosher organization star K has issued the following statement Rav Heinemann, shlita, stands by his Psak that it is permissible to raise and lower temperatures on YomTov on ovens equipped with that particular Sabbath Mode feature. [not Shabbos, despite the name] Please see Star-K website:, or call our office for details about your particular model. Star-K will, in the next...

New York City – Clinton Supporters Miffed By Drop-Out Announcement To Take Place ‘Shabbos’

June 5, 2008 at 05:48 PM
New York City - The vast majority of Hillary Rodham Clinton's congressional supporters in New York will be skipping her Saturday drop-out announcement in Washington – citing reasons ranging from town halls back in their districts to campaign obligations to the observation of the Jewish sabbath. "It's shabbos, we're not going to be here!" said Queens Rep. Gary Ackerma, who baked under the sun...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Poll Workers Say Jeering Crowd Egged Them

June 5, 2008 at 04:28 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY - Poll workers recruited by Woodbury activist Jonathan Swiller to monitor voting in Kiryas Joel yesterday say an enormous crowd of jeering boys pelted them with eggs as they left the polling station last night. “They were shouting, screaming at us, and we couldn’t quite figure out what they were saying,” recalled Woodbury resident Mindy Prosperi, one of about 20 poll...

Sacramento, CA – Court Drama As 6 Year Old Sobs As Man Who Killed Her Pregnant Mother Gets 12 Years Prison.VIDEO

June 5, 2008 at 04:24 PM
Sacramento, CA - A man who killed a 33-year-old pregnant mother of two on Passover last year while driving drunk was sentenced to 12 years and eight months in prison. The women and their families had arrived at an Arden Arcade home for Passover dinner when the tragedy occurred. Brandon Bowman, 26, had been drinking all that day, and got behind the wheel and started speeding at least 60 mph...

Crown Heights, NY – DA Hynes Announces Indictments in Crown Heights Robbery and Assault

June 5, 2008 at 03:23 PM
Crown Heights, NY - Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced the indictments of Namor Clarke, 17, and Basean Parker, 15, in connection with a robbery and assault in Crown Heights last month. In the 16-count indictment, the top charges against Parker and Clarke include Assault in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Robbery in...

Israel – ‘Vaad Hatznius’ Suspected Of Spilling Acid On Teenage Girl

June 5, 2008 at 12:41 PM
Israel - A 14-year-old girl from Beitar Illite was taken to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem after an unknown person spilled acid on her face, legs and stomach, causing light burn wounds. The act has been attributed to a representative of the so-called 'modesty guard' in this town where religious and secular residents are increasingly at bitter odds. MDA received the call just...

Boston, MA – Cell Phone Study Raises Privacy Issues

June 5, 2008 at 12:26 PM
Boston, MA - A new cell phone tracking study is raising questions about privacy and ethics. Northeastern University researchers say they secretly tracked 100,000 people outside the U.S., using cell phone towers and the peoples' phone calls and text messages to track their movements for six months. They found nearly three-fourths of those studied stayed mainly within a 20-mile-wide circle...

Miami, FL – Greece, Israel, Cyprus To Share Transplant organs

June 5, 2008 at 11:27 AM
Miami, FL - Greece, Israel and Cyprus plan to share transplant organs because of their small populations and low donation rates. Health officials from the three Mediterranean nations were in Miami on Thursday, visiting the transplant institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Institute director Andreas Tzakis says patients who have severe heart or liver failure have...

Israel – Bar-Ilan University To Offer 1000′s Of Seforim To Read Online

June 5, 2008 at 09:43 AM
Israel - Thousands of Jewish religious and other texts in Hebrew will be made available online for the first time by Bar-Ilan University, as part of an initiative sponsored by President Shimon Peres. The texts, which will be accessible via a special search engine, will be funded by donations raised by Peres. "Bar-Ilan University seems like the most worthy place to found the 'Jewish digital...

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Police: Monster Elior Chen Was A Most Wanted In Brazil, Due To His Barbatic Acts

June 5, 2008 at 09:06 AM
Sao Paulo, Brazil - Interpol suspects that the Jewish community in Sao Paulo hid an an ultra-Orthodox rabbi suspected of seriously abusing Jerusalem children, one of whom is in a vegetative state. Local police arrested Rabbi Elior Chen Wednesday on a street corner in the Bom Retiro neighborhood after conducting an extensive search through the Jewish neighborhood. "Apparently he was being...

Adelaide, Australia – Rabbi Engel to Face 17 Counts

June 5, 2008 at 08:24 AM
Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide's Rabbi Yossi Engel has been reported on nine counts of false pretences and eight counts of deception in relation to funding applications made by a South Australian Jewish school to the state's Ethnic Schools Board. Police said that since Rabbi Engel, 41, was put on report on June 3, moves have begun to prepare a prosecution brief and he will be brought before...

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