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Los Angeles, CA – Jewish Philanthropist Sued By NY Trustee In Madoff Scandal

May 2, 2009 at 11:44 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A prominent Los Angeles investment manager and philanthropist Friday got nailed with the first ignorance-is-no defense suit in the Bernie Madoff scandal. Irving Picard, who's in charge of liquidating Madoff's stolen stash, charged that Stanley Chais "knew or should have known" he was deep in a Ponzi scheme when his family investments with Madoff averaged 40% and sometimes...

Cleveland, OH – Alleged Nazi War Criminal Demjanjuk Sues German Government

May 2, 2009 at 11:37 PM
Cleveland, OH - John Demjanjuk has used almost every legal means to avoid being deported from the US to Germany, where prosecutors accuse him of having been a guard at the Sobibor concentration camp, charging him of being an accessory to the murder of 29,000 people. Now his lawyer Ulrich Busch has filed suit against the German government. Busch sent a fax to the administrative court in Berlin...

Union City, NJ – Arson Investigation Into Chasidic Girls School Continues

May 2, 2009 at 11:09 PM
Union City, NJ - Authorities were considering, on Wednesday, offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in connection with arson at a chasidic girls school in Union City. Last Thursday evening two individuals cut through the gate of the Bnos Sanz Girls School, affiliated with the Klausenburg-Sanz chasidic community, and set fire to a desk outside the building. A 5-year-old student...

Bethesda, MD – Staunch Supporter For Jewish Causes Former VP Candidate Jack Kemp Dies

May 2, 2009 at 10:46 PM
Bethesda, MD - Bob Dole's vice presidential running mate in the 1996 Jack Kemp has died at the age of 74 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland, according to the Associated Press. Kemp was diagnosed with cancer in January. Mr. Kemp served as HUD secretary under President George H.W. Bush. Kemp served nine terms in Congress as a representative from New York. Mr. Kemp who was a Christian and grew...

New York, NY – Bloomberg Drops Off Time’s 100 Most Influential People

May 2, 2009 at 10:16 PM
New York, NY - The latest issue of Time attempts to list the world’s 100 most influential people. Sure, he’s influential. But is Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg among the most influential? Not anymore, by one measure. Time has left the billionaire mayor off its list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2009 — a slight for a man who relishes his status as a titan of business, politics...

New York – Ashkenazic Jewish Diseases Linked to Higher IQ

May 2, 2009 at 09:55 PM
New York - The question had been gnawing at Gregory Cochran for years: Why are European Jews prone to so many deadly genetic diseases? Natural selection, the self-taught genetics buff knew, should flush dangerous DNA from the gene pool. Could the mutations causing these diseases have some benefit? After a long night of research in his Albuquerque office, it hit him: Those "bad" genes make...

New York – The Orthodox Brooklyn Boxer

May 2, 2009 at 09:39 PM
New York - A professional boxer from Brooklyn who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew is one contender who is making a name for himself in and out of the ring. Ukrainian-born Dmitriy Salita prays daily at an ultra-Orthodox center in Flatbush, keeps kosher, and doesn't fight or train on the Jewish Sabbath. Watch below FOX video interview ...

Jerusalem – Israel Picks U.S. Immigrant for New Washington Envoy

May 2, 2009 at 09:27 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has chosen a U.S.-born expert on Middle Eastern affairs, Michael Oren, as the Jewish state's new ambassador to Washington, Israeli political sources said Saturday. Netanyahu's right-leaning cabinet was expected to confirm Oren, 54, senior fellow at a conservative Jerusalem think-tank, ahead of Netanyahu's planned talks with President Barack...

New York – Paranoia: City ERs Flooded With Swine Flu Fears

May 2, 2009 at 09:21 PM
New York - New Yorkers were able to breathe a breath of fresh air Friday when Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there were no new confirmed cases of the swine flu, or what officials calling the H1N1 virus. Yet plenty of people are still afraid the virus is spreading, causing a paranoia that's clogging up the system at local hospitals. During an afternoon news conference, Bloomberg and City Health...

Israel – Air Strikes Kill 2 in Gaza Tunnel after Rockets Fired from Terrorists Strikes Inside Israel

May 2, 2009 at 09:15 PM
Israel - Warplanes bombed tunnels beneath the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt Saturday killing two Palestinians, after militants fired several mortars at Israel from the coastal territory. Medical workers who reached the area hours after the attacks said they had recovered the bodies of two Palestinian men involved in digging the subterranean passages Israel says are used to smuggle...

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