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France – Muslims Claim Jewish Teens Killed Security Guard Who Refused To Let Them Into Store

May 15, 2010 at 11:43 PM
Bobigny, France - On the surface it appeared to be a fairly routine incident in one of Paris's suburbs containing large concentrations of immigrants who live under constant ethnic tensions. Said Bourarach, a guard at a hardware store in the town of Bobigny, northeast of the French capital, refused to allow a group of youths into the store claiming "I have no time for people like you." The...

New York, NY – MTA Will Save $1M by Cutting Bus Over Williamsburg Bridge

May 15, 2010 at 11:31 PM
Williamsburg, NY - The ride home from work would be a challenge for 40-year-old Mildred Escobar, even if the B-39 bus weren't on the chopping block. She already takes three buses -- the M15 up Bowery, to the B-39, to the B-24 out to her home in Greenpoint -- and the commute takes her 90 minutes. But the middle portion of her trip will soon be gone for good. The MTA is scrapping the B-39...

Jerusalem – 2 Petitions Challenge Charedi Education Policies

May 15, 2010 at 11:13 PM
Jerusalem - Two new and separate petitions challenging the refusal of the haredi educational system to teach core curriculum subjects essential for the modern workforce are currently afoot in the High Court of Justice. One was filed by the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC). The other was prepared by Uriel Reichmann, president of the Interdisciplinary Center – Herzliya, former Education...

Gaza City – Palestinians Mark Displacement in 1948 Mideast War

May 15, 2010 at 10:52 PM
Gaza City - Bitter Palestinian rivals marched together Saturday in a rare show of unity as they marked 62 years of displacement in the war surrounding Israel's creation. Loyalists of rival groups Hamas and Fatah held Palestinian flags and a giant key symbolic of their hoped-for return as part of annual commemorations of what they call the "catastrophe," or "nakba" in Arabic. The names of the...

Brooklyn, NY – Yuri Foreman: Boxing Champ and Rabbinical Scholar

May 15, 2010 at 10:47 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Yuri Foreman leans over a table in the corner of Gleason's Gym, a newsboy cap pulled down over his dark, piercing eyes. The thud of heavy bags and the rat-a-tat of speed bags form a mesmerizing rhythm around him, and for a moment he's at a loss for words. He just smiles instead, and it's hard to blame him. His name will be on the marquee next month for the first fight at the...

Mountain View, CA – Google Grabs Personal Info Off of Public Wi-Fi networks

May 15, 2010 at 10:29 PM
Mountain View, CA - Google Inc. has been vacuuming up fragments of people's online activities broadcast over public Wi-Fi networks for the past four years, a breach of Web etiquette likely to raise more privacy worries about the Internet search leader. Even Google was troubled by its behavior, and issued a public apology Friday. The company said it only recently discovered the problem in...

Washington – Rahm Emanuel to Rabbis: U.S. “Screwed Up” Message to Israel

May 15, 2010 at 10:04 PM
Washington - The Obama Administration has "screwed up the messaging" about its support for Israel over the last 14 months, and it will take "more than one month to make up for 14 months," White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Thursday to a group of rabbis called together for a meeting in the White House. "During the elections there were doubts about President Obama’s support for...

New York – Gillibrand to “Look Into” Her $1 Million Promise to Kiryas Joel

May 15, 2010 at 09:50 PM
New York - When word of US Senator Kirstin Gillibrand’s $1 million funding request for the Village of Kiryas Joel to build an emergency communications center surfaced this week, Orange County Executive Edward Diana went ballistic. The county has a new, state-of-the-art emergency center in Goshen and Diana said the county didn’t need two such facilities. Gillibrand told MidHudsonNews.com...

Israel – 17 Arrested as Charedim Lose Battle Over Barzilai Grave Removal

May 15, 2010 at 09:34 PM
Israel - Seventeen were arrested in Ashkelon, while undreds of ultra-orthodox demonstrators blocked roads and set fire to garbage bins in Jerusalem late Saturday night to protest plans to relocate graves at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. The police are now girding for further unrest by ultra-Orthodox Jews across the country during the planned evacuation of human remains to make way for...

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