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Ra’anana, Israel – Lecture of Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak Banned by City Gates Locked

February 7, 2010 at 10:02 PM
Ra'anana, Israel - People who came from to Ra'anana from around the country Sunday evening to hear a lecture by Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak were surprised to hear that the city had banned the event. The rabbi turned around and went home when faced by the locked gates but the audience started a demonstration which turned into a disturbance. Police came in great numbers from getting worse. A few...

Afghanistan – U.S. Special Forces Infiltrate Taliban Stronghold

February 7, 2010 at 09:06 PM
Afghanistan - American and British troops poised to assault the Taliban stronghold of Marjah have begun targeting insurgent leaders for assassination. Military sources said special forces had been infiltrating the town on “kinetic” missions — jargon for armed attacks. “Special forces guys have been going in on assassination missions with the aim of decapitating the Taliban force,”...

New York, NY – Plan to Buy Foreclosed Homes Moving Slowly

February 7, 2010 at 08:45 PM
New York, NY - A plan by New York City to fight blight by buying up foreclosed homes has been moving more slowly than expected. The city announced a year ago that it would spend $24 million in emergency federal funds to buy 115 foreclosed homes, fix them up and resell them. But the New York Daily News reports that only eight homes have been purchased so far. No renovations have begun...

Albany, NY – Gov. Office: Paterson Not Resigning

February 7, 2010 at 07:27 PM
Albany, NY - After weeks of escalating buzz about a New York Times piece that would reveal a “bombshell” scandal about New York Governor David Paterson, Business Insider has reported earlier that the story will likely come out tomorrow and will be followed by the governor’s resignation Now insider is reporting that the governor's office has completely denied of any plans of Gov. David...

Redwood City, CA – California Company Developing Universal Genetic Tests Based On The Dor Yeshorim Concept

February 7, 2010 at 07:15 PM
Redwood City, CA - When the Dor Yeshorim organisation was set up in New York and Israel in 1983, Tay-Sachs disease was rife in the Jewish community. Rabbi Joseph Ekstein, its founder, lost four children to the condition. The mutated gene that causes the disorder, which usually kills children before the age of 8, is ten times more common among Ashkenazi Jews (of European descent) than in most...

Israel – Charedi girls in J’lem Learning Classical Music Are Now Able to Earn BAs

February 7, 2010 at 06:09 PM
Israel - A visit to the Ron Shulamit Music Conservatory in the haredi Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem may not melt away the animosity an anti-haredi feels toward the community, but it will certainly force him to use more than one flashlight when illuminating its largely veiled world. Besides training haredi girls to play and teach classical music and opening the doors for potential careers in...

Alaska- Sarah Palin: Obama Will Win Again if he Backs Israel and Bombs Iran

February 7, 2010 at 05:50 PM
Alaska - Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor who ran with Sen. John McCain against the Obama-Biden ticket, said on Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama can win again if he starts backing Israel and decides to attack Iran. Speaking on Fox News, Palin stated, “Say he decided to declare war on Iran or decide to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel–which I would like him...

Tehran, Iran – Leader Says Israel’s Destruction ‘Imminent’

February 7, 2010 at 04:26 PM
Tehran, Iran - Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today the destruction of Iran's arch-foe Israel was "imminent," and called for continued resistance against the Jewish state, state media reported. "I am very optimistic about the future of Palestine and believe Israel is on the steep path of decline and deterioration," Khamenei told Ramadan Abdullah, the secretary general of...

Newark, NJ – Judge in Dwek Corruption Case Says Limits Have to be Put on the Power of Government

February 7, 2010 at 03:08 PM
Newark, NJ - The image strikes Jose Linares at odd times. In his top floor office in the King building in Newark. Or on the bench in his courtroom, presiding over a complicated trial. A little boy on a farm near Havana, his life turned upside down by forces he didn’t understand. His father taken away to jail for things he said. “It was very scary,” says Linares, the federal judge who...

Manhattan, NY – Bloomberg Gets 8,292 Letters a Month, All Get Answers

February 7, 2010 at 02:00 PM
Manhattan, NY - More than 8,000 people write to Mayor Michael Bloomberg every month, and his office says every one of them gets a response. On average, the mayor receives 272 such letters, e-mails and faxes each day. The letters range from thank you notes from tourists to complaints about shortened bike lanes. One 11-year-old wrote to thank the mayor for a snow day off from school...

Kiev, Ukraine – Exit Poll Predicts Tymoshenko Lost the Presidential Vote

February 7, 2010 at 01:17 PM
Kiev, Ukraine - After the bitter Ukraine presidential campaign to an ugly turn this week with leaflets accusing Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of being Jewish and encouraging voters not to cast their ballots for her, as was reported here on VIN News, exit polls now predict that Viktor Yanukovych has beaten Yulia Tymoshenko in the presidential vote. ...

Jerusalem – Continuous Erroneous Reports On Charedi Web Sites About The Japan Boys Must Stop

February 7, 2010 at 01:06 PM
Jerusalem - Ki be'apom horgu ish" - al tikri be'apom elo by their websites. The irresponsibility of publishing news on sites without minimal verification is not only a disgrace for the writers and sites but also causes actual harm. This is not the first time in which an irresponsible finger in Bney Brak or Tel Aviv determines fates in Tokyo or Beijing, and all in the name of His Majesty...

Middletown, CT – Large Explosion at Energy Plant has Caused Casualties

February 7, 2010 at 12:36 PM
Middletown, CT - Witnesses and emergency response authorities said as many as 100 people were injured and an undetermined number may have died when a massive explosion, which homeowners more than 10 miles away and mistook for an earth quake, blew up a power plant being built on the Connecticut River in the southern section of Middletown. An hour after the explosion and what is believed to be...

New York – Plane Crash-Landing on The Hudson River, Was It Really a Miracle?

February 7, 2010 at 12:30 PM
New York - It was a wintry Thursday afternoon in January, and New York City had turned inwards on itself against the cold. On Manhattan’s West Side, a few people who happened to be looking towards the Hudson River caught a glimpse of an airline accident that initially brought back memories of another case, eight years earlier, of aeroplanes crashing into the heart of New York. It had snowed...

New York, NY – Cash Starved City Squeezes Residents for $900 Million in Fines

February 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM
New York, NY - The cash-starved city is socking New Yorkers with a massive ticket blitz in a bid to pump an extra $80 million into its depleted coffers, records show. Reluctant to raise taxes publicly, the Bloomberg administration is pursuing a “stealth tax” — launching an unprecedented squeeze on Big Apple residents and businesses, cracking down on parking, health, safety and...

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