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New York – Company Claims World’s First Internet Search Engine With Total Privacy

February 1, 2009 at 10:28 PM
New York - A Dutch company says it has developed the world's first internet search engine that guarantees users absolute privacy. Ixquick (www.ixquick.com), established in 1998, is a so-called meta-search engine, which uses the search results of several search engines to provide its own list of results. The search is available in 17 languages. "Ixquick is the first search engine that does not...

Kiev, Ukraine – Anti-Semitic Graffiti Ordered to be Cleaned from Buildings

February 1, 2009 at 07:42 PM
Kiev, Ukraine - Ukrainian state authorities ordered anti-Semitic graffiti to be cleaned off Kiev buildings, walls and fences. The Kiev state administration removed anti-Semitic graffiti and drawings from some capital buildings, fences and pedestrian underpasses after the Jewish Forum of Ukraine sent a petition requesting such action to Kiev Mayor Leonid Chernovetzky. The JTA is reporting...

Israel – Israeli Military Hits Targets in Gaza after Day of Rockets

February 1, 2009 at 05:35 PM
Israel - After a day of ceasefire breaches which saw at least 15 rockets land in Israeli territory, IAF planes struck at multiple targets in Khan Yunis and Rafah late Sunday evening, Channel 10 reported. Palestinians reported huge explosions as Israeli jets dropped bombs on the Gaza-Egypt border area, where Hamas operates tunnels to smuggle in weapons, food and other goods. No casualties were...

New York, NY – Slow Walkers Top Annoying List

February 1, 2009 at 04:09 PM
New York, NY - Individuals who walk slowly on New York sidewalks have topped a survey of the most annoying New York resident types, two Web site surveys said. Slow and oblivious sidewalk travelers were worthy of being "punched in the face," the report said. "You clog our sidewalks and subway platforms. You make us late and irritable," the site operators said online. "You ruin the morning...

Mountain View, CA – Google’s Glitch Causes Panic

February 1, 2009 at 01:52 PM
Mountain View, CA - Web surfers using Google searches during a nearly one-hour period yesterday were greeted with disturbing but erroneous messages that every site turned up in the results might be harmful. The company blamed the mistake on human error and apologized for any inconvenience caused to users and site owners whose pages were incorrectly labeled. The glitch occurred between 9:30...

Caracas – Venezuelan President Condemns Shul Attack

February 1, 2009 at 01:40 PM
Caracas - The President of the Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, during a speech today on a local holiday, condemned the attack on the synagogue and accused the perpetrators of trying to overshadow a popular victory the next February 15. Chavez noted that the question for whose benefit the violence and why the and their media are accusing the government immediately, without proof. The...

Jerusalem – Israel Issues Highest Credible Terror Threat Warning: Hizbullah May Attack, Abduct Israelis

February 1, 2009 at 01:25 PM
Jerusalem - The Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Sunday issued a warning against terror attacks, assassinations and abductions of Israeli citizens by Hizbullah in Israel and abroad. "Such an attack threatens every Israeli, and Israeli officials in particular," the warning said. Israeli security bodies are completing assessments of terror attacks Hizbullah may be planning ahead of the...

Iceland – Anti-Semitism, Hamas Support Growing in Iceland

February 1, 2009 at 12:51 PM
Iceland - Anti-Semitism has reared its ugly head in the capital of the island nation of Iceland, where the door of a bicycle shop displays a sign baldly stating "Judar Ekki Velkomnir" -- "Jews Not Welcome Here." The word used on the sign, "Judar," carries a derogatory connotation in the Icelandic language, according to the Icelandic native that brought the sign to the attention of the Jewish...

Pomona, NY – Tartikov Town Dispute Back in Court

February 1, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Pomona, NY - The dispute over a proposed rabbinical college returns to federal court Feb. 10. U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Karas will hear arguments in regards to the village's request to dismiss a lawsuit by Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov. Both sides submitted their written arguments a year ago. Nothing has since transpired. John Stepanovich, a Virginia Beach, Va....

New York, NY – Unlimited Traffic Cameras in Bloomberg’s New Budget Will Bring in $6.2 Million in Fines

February 1, 2009 at 11:32 AM
New York, NY - Drivers beware: Big Brother could be watching you at every Big Apple intersection soon. The mayor's preliminary budget released Friday proposes to amend state law to allow for traffic-light cameras at "unlimited locations" in the city and to raise the fine from $50 to $100. "The program has been successful, and we want to expand it," Mayor Bloomberg spokesman Marc LaVorgna...

Jerusalem – Police Beef Up Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Security Fearing Terror Attack

February 1, 2009 at 11:07 AM
Jerusalem - Police beefed up security around Rabbi Ovadia Yosef today out of concern terrorists were planning to attack the Shas spiritual leader. Several days ago, police investigated suspicions that an east Jerusalem man, who was apparently in contact with a Moldovan women employed at Yosef's house, was planning to attack the rabbi. The east Jerusalem man had a background in security-related...

New York City – Effort To Reduce Rising Rate of NYPD Car Crashes

February 1, 2009 at 09:44 AM
New York City - It's back to driving school for the NYPD, which has just laid out $225,000 for its first squad-car simulator in an effort to reduce the rising rate of cop-car crashes. The Post first reported in August that patrol-car accidents among its 8,839-car fleet have surged by 11 percent over the past three years. The NYPD hopes the $225,798, high-tech driving machine, to be...

Bnei Brak, Israel – Yeshiva Student Suffering from Schizophrenia Finishes Shas and Receives Semicha

February 1, 2009 at 09:26 AM
Bnei Brak, Israel - No one can say that he can't study Torah. Hillel obligates the poor, Rav Eliezer bar Charsum obligates the rich, Yosef Hatzadik obligates the good-looking.... and now a bochur in Bnei Brak obligates the mentally ill. B., a 32-year old bochur from a Bukharian background who has been living in one of Marpeh Lanefesh's 11 hostels and 8 protected residences, made a siyum on the...

Washington – Investigation: Banks In Bailout Money Sought Foreign Workers

February 1, 2009 at 08:38 AM
Washington - Banks collecting billions of dollars in federal bailout money sought government permission to bring thousands of foreign workers to the U.S. for high-paying jobs, according to an Associated Press review of visa applications. The dozen banks receiving the biggest rescue packages, totaling more than $150 billion, requested visas for more than 21,800 foreign workers over the past six...

Pakistan: Mumbai Attack Not Planned There

February 1, 2009 at 08:27 AM
Islamabad, Pakistan - A Pakistani investigation has found that the Mumbai terrorist attack was not planned in Pakistan, the country's high commissioner in London said. Wajid Shamsul Hasan said India might have fabricated evidence in a dossier meant to show the operation was based in Pakistan. "We are not doing any whitewashing business," Hasan said in an interview with the Indian...

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