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England – Youths to Appear in Court for Manchester Jewish Attack

September 23, 2008 at 11:16 PM
England - Three teenagers to appear in court in connection with an attack on a Jewish man in a park. The 22-year-old was attacked as he walked through St Mary's Park in Prestwich, Manchester, at around 8.30pm on June 25. He suffered head injuries and required stitches to treat a 9cm cut. The boys, who are all 15 and cannot be named because of their age, were due to appear at Bury Youth...

Spring Valley, NY – HUD Faults Village’s Handling of Section 8 Office

September 23, 2008 at 09:17 PM
Spring Valley, NY - Federal authorities faulted Spring Valley's handling of its Section 8 office during a meeting today between village officials and members of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The meeting was called to discuss HUD's comprehensive program review of the village's administration of the Section 8 office. "They obviously had issues with the way we're...

New York City – Ahmadinejad’s Speech to The UN Put This Evil Tyrant on Full Display. VIDEO

September 23, 2008 at 08:02 PM
New York City - Today's speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the United Nations General Assembly "put his anti-Semitism on full display" and shows the true threat that the Iranian regime poses to the West. In his speech, which concluded with a smattering of applause from U.N. delegates, Ahmadinejad accused "a small but deceitful number of people called Zionists" for dominating...

Britain – Honey in Short Supply Around the World

September 23, 2008 at 07:52 PM
Britain - Jews around the world may have a harder time than usual dipping apples into honey this Rosh Hashanah. That's because honey is in short supply this year, especially in Britain, due to a bee disease thought to be caused by a virus discovered by Israeli scientists. "There is a decline in production in the world," said Alon Ron, CEO of the Emek Hefer honey company. "It was a drought...

Williamsburg, NY – Hate Crime in Elevator of 70 Clymer

September 23, 2008 at 06:51 PM
Williamsburg, NY - Police are investigating hate crime messages that was found in the elevator of 70 Clymer and Wythe Avenue. Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol got the call of swastikas in the elevator, when they arrived they have found two swastikas on the notice that was placed in the elevator in case it gets out of service again...

Jerusalem – Ashkenazic Charedim Lose Majority in Chief Rabbinate Membership Vote

September 23, 2008 at 04:40 PM
Jerusalem - The leaders of Ashkenazi haredim suffered a blow to their hegemony in the Chief Rabbinate on Tuesday night while Shas and the national religious camp scored significant victories. In a vote for 10 new members of the Chief Rabbinate's Rabbinical Council, a large number of religious Zionist and Shas-backed rabbis were voted in. Rabbis Ya'acov Shapira, head of Jerusalem's Zionist...

New York – Stocks Stagger Amid Worries About Bailout

September 23, 2008 at 04:07 PM
New York - Stocks limped to the finish line as some short covering in the final hour offset the drag of General Electric and bank stocks. The market's mood has been uneasy all day as investors worry about how and when a government bailout of the financial sector would go through. "I think everybody thought [the bailout] was a done deal. And all of a sudden Congress and everybody is talking...

New York, NY – Bloomberg Asks City Agencies To Cut $500M From Budget

September 23, 2008 at 03:35 PM
New York, NY - From schools to police to the fire department, New York City agencies have been told to sharpen their budget axes. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has asked city agencies to cut $500 million from their budgets this year and $1 billion next year. Bloomberg asked his commissioners to make deep cuts in the city budget, a response to the financial crisis. Those cuts amount to 2.5...

Brooklyn, NY – Missionaries Roaming Around The Boro Park/Flatbush Area

September 23, 2008 at 03:11 PM
Brooklyn, NY, NY - Yad L’achim has been informed that there are missionaries roaming around the boro park/flatbush area. they are often easily identifiable, but may sometimes pose as religious/orthodox jews. they may begin to speak with hebrew words such as shalom aleichem and baruch hashem, with no mention of their goal initially. they first mask their true intentions while engaging in...

Borough Park, NY – Term Limits Extension, Could Unite All Candidates To Help Relecet Felder For Council

September 23, 2008 at 02:41 PM
Borough Park, NY - With an upcoming vote on extending current term limits leaving New York City Council Members, including Councilman Simcha Felder, uncertain about their political futures, community activist Joe Lazar has chosen to run for the seat that Felder may or may not vacate—creating a possible Felder vs. Lazar scenario that has many community members scratching their heads. A story...

New York, NY – City Drives Drop in U.S. Murder Rate

September 23, 2008 at 01:44 PM
New York, NY - The drop in the nation's homicide rate can be attributed to homicide statistics in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg and the police commissioner, Raymond Kelly. Referring to an annual FBI report detailing crime rates around the country, Mr. Kelly said that without New York's record low murder rate last year, the overall national homicide rate would not have declined in...

Boca Raton, FL – SEC: ‘Guru’ Billked Chabad ‘Mispallelim’

September 23, 2008 at 12:50 PM
Boca Raton, FL - The Securities and Exchange Commission this morning sued a South Florida broker who allegedly preyed on elderly, predominantly Jewish investors. The SEC claimed that the broker, Gary J. Gross, defrauded clients, churned their accounts and fabricated account values. The alleged scam garnered him $700,000 in fees and commissions while causing client losses of $2.7 million...

Moncton, NB, Canada – Vandalism Overnight at Moncton Synagogue

September 23, 2008 at 12:03 PM
Moncton, NB, Canada - RCMP in Moncton, N.B., are investigating a possible act of vandalism at the Tiferes Israel Synagogue when some kind of liquid was poured over the front steps and front door of the building. "We’ve been at the scene and looking at the substance, and taking samples of it to determine exactly what the liquid is. It appears to be some sort of transmission fluid, or some...

New York City – Google Launches Subway Navigation Maps

September 23, 2008 at 11:28 AM
New York City - A host of public officials and the founders of Google assembled at Grand Central Terminal this morning to announce the start of New York’s version of Google Transit, an online feature that they said would transform the experience of navigating New York City’s transit system, the nation’s busiest. “It is a very complicated transit system, and it just got less complicated...

San Bernardino, CA – Wreckage Of Former Israeli Paratrooper Missing since 2001 Found

September 23, 2008 at 09:44 AM
San Bernardino, CA - Authorities believe wreckage found on a mountainside in the San Bernardino National Forest is the remains of a plane missing for seven years. The disappearance of 24-year-old pilot Daniel Katz on June 3, 2001, a 24-year-old resident of Mexico and a former Israeli paratrooper spurred one of the most extensive and high-tech searches in the area's history. Sheriff's...

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