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Brooklyn, NY – Two Arrested In $250,000 Raid at Flatbush Home

February 4, 2010 at 10:46 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Two goons have been arrested for terrorizing last year the children of the owner of Willoughby's Camera during a home invasion and stealing the family's Ferrari. Derrick Diaz and and Jason Cuebas allegedly made off with $5,000 in cash and $250,000 worth of jewelry, electronics and sports memorabilia from the Midwood, Brooklyn, home of Joseph Douek before making their getaway in...

Lviv, Ukraine – Presidential Campaign Gets Dirty as Leaflets Smear Prime Minister as ‘Jew’

February 4, 2010 at 10:38 PM
Lviv, Ukraine - Ukraine’s bitter presidential campaign took an ugly turn this week as leaflets accusing Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of being Jewish and encouraging voters not to cast ballots in her favor began to circulate in western Ukraine. The flyer features Tymoshenko’s photograph with the words “Don’t Vote for a Jew!” It reprints an alleged facsimile by the prime...

Chestnut Hill, MA – Tefillin Plane Incident Sparking Huge Interest In ‘World Wide Wrap’ Event

February 4, 2010 at 09:35 PM
Chestnut Hill, MA - The emergency landing of a New York to Kentucky US Airways flight last month because the flight crew mistook a passenger's tefillin for a bomb has heightened interest in the Conservative movement's 10th annual World Wide Wrap. As of Tuesday, 185 Jewish men's clubs worldwide had committed to having 8,822 men put on tefillin Sunday. "We never before had this number of...

Tokyo – Toyota: Lexus Hybrid May Have Brake Problems

February 4, 2010 at 08:47 PM
Tokyo - Toyota says it is investigating possible brake problems with its luxury Lexus hybrid in Japan and the United States. Toyota spokeswoman Ririko Takeuchi said Friday the Japanese auto giant has launched a probe into the Lexus HS250h model because it uses the same brake system as the Prius hybrid. Toyota is reportedly considering a recall of the Prius hybrid in Japan and the U.S. due to...

Israel – Tzipi Livni to Visit London to Test Arrest Warrant

February 4, 2010 at 07:33 PM
Israel - Tzipi Livni, Israel's opposition leader and former foreign minister, is planning to visit London to test the process by which Britain issues arrest warrants for alleged war crimes. In December Mrs Livni cancelled a trip to Britain after Westminster magistrates' court issued a warrant seeking her arrest in connection with alleged war crimes relating to Israel's Gaza...

Brooklyn, NY – Yeshiva Students Hailed As Heroes For Saving Woman From Home Fire [Video]

February 4, 2010 at 06:05 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A second-alarm fire ripped through a home in the Midwood section of Brooklyn Thursday morning, and some students at a nearby school are being hailed as heroes. The fire broke out on East 35th Street just after 10:30 a.m., and heavy smoke spewed through the area. A nearby Orthodox Jewish school was evacuated, and it was the quick thinking of three teenage boys that saved the...

Washington – U.S. Lawmakers Push Insurers on Holocaust Claims

February 4, 2010 at 05:42 PM
Washington - US lawmakers unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at helping Holocaust survivors or heirs of Nazi victims sue for insurance claims, estimated to run in the hundreds of billions of dollars, in US courts. Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's bill seeks to compel insurance companies, who often have the sole proof of the existence of Holocaust-era policies, to disclose the...

Brooklyn, NY – Report: Bloomberg To Endorse David Greenfield For City Council

February 4, 2010 at 05:23 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Council hopeful David Greenfield huddled this afternoon with Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman Vito Lopez and Deputy Mayor Kevin Sheekey to discuss the possibility of Mayor Bloomberg endorsing Greenfield's bid to succeed Simcha Felder in the 44th CD. The meeting took place in downtown Manhattan (not City Hall), according to sources familiar with the get-together. The...

United Arab Emirates – Dubai: We’ll Go After Netanyahu if Mossad Killed Hamas Man

February 4, 2010 at 04:47 PM
United Arab Emirates - We will issue a warrant for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s arrest if it turns out Israeli intelligence was behind last month’s killing of a Hamas strongman, Army Radio quoted Dubai’s police commissioner on Thursday. Dubai’s police chief Dahi Halfan referred to the January 20 assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was reportedly responsible for the...

Brooklyn, NY – Kosher Store Leaks Tip To Media About “Google Store Views”

February 4, 2010 at 04:38 PM
Brooklyn, NY - I received a tip from a New York retailer named Oh Nuts, that Google came to their store to take pictures for a new Google Maps product named “Google Store Views.” I was told that they took pictures of the inside of the store, every 6 feet, in all directions. They also took pictures of products. Google Store Views will allow people to essentially walk into the store, off of...

Brooklyn, NY – State Sen. Parker , Sen. Savino Indeed Jump On The Bandwagon For Joe Lazar

February 4, 2010 at 04:12 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Joe Lazar has unified a strong coalition of elected officials in support of his bid for City Council in Brooklyn’s 44th Council District. With State Senator Diane Savino, Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, Assemblymember Jim Brennan and State Senator Kevin Parker officially joining Lazar’s team today, now virtually every local elected official whose district covers the 44th...

New York – Back To 10,000: Dow Falls More Than 250 Points

February 4, 2010 at 04:00 PM
New York - Stocks tumbled more than 2 percent Thursday, putting the Dow dangerously close to breaking through 10,000, amid worries about the US job market and Europe's ability to get a grip on its debt. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more that 250 points to a level it hasn't been since last October. Bank of America, Merck and JPMorgan led the decline on the Dow. Just one of the 30...

Washington – Official: X-mas Bomb Suspect Flips on Yemen Cleric

February 4, 2010 at 03:55 PM
Washington - A law enforcement official says the Nigerian suspect in the failed Christmas Day airliner attack has given up intelligence about a radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb) has been cooperating with the FBI. He has provided information about Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric who has emerged as a prominent...

Caracas – Venezuelan Jews Move to Colombia Due to Political, Economic Crisis

February 4, 2010 at 03:34 PM
Caracas - About 30 Jewish families from Venezuela are expected to leave their country and move to neighboring Colombia in 2010, Marcos Peckel, the head of the Bogota’s Jewish community, has told the Jewish news agency AJN. Peckel said a special committee has been established to receive Venezuelan Jews. He confirmed that the Colombian Jewish community was worried about the worsening situation of...

Colorado – Class-action Suit Filed Against Toyota, Alleging Deception

February 4, 2010 at 03:24 PM
Colorado - - A U.S. class-action lawsuit filed in Colorado against Toyota alleges the Japanese automaker hid problems that have led to a rash of recalls, attorneys said Thursday. Attorneys at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine said they had filed a lawsuit in Colorado federal court against Toyota Motor, on behalf of a Lakewood, Colorado, man. The attorneys allege the company "has known...

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