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Washington – Judge Orders Deportation of Ex Buchenwald Nazi Guard to Austria

May 18, 2010 at 07:28 PM
Washington - A US judge on Tuesday ordered the deportation of former Nazi concentration camp guard Anton Geiser to Austria. Geiser, 85, immigrated from Austria to the United States in 1956 and became a naturalized US citizen six years later, according to a statement from the Justice Department. "As a Nazi concentration camp guard during World War II, Anton Geiser must be held to account for...

Washington – IRS Offers Reprieve for Charities Missing Deadline

May 18, 2010 at 05:22 PM
Washington - The Internal Revenue Service is offering a reprieve to more than 200,000 small charities that missed a tax filing deadline and are now in danger of losing their tax-exempt status. A 2006 law required nonprofit organizations with receipts of less than $25,000 to file tax returns for the first time in 2007. If charities fail to file for three years, they lose their tax-exempt...

Brooklyn, NY – Today In City Hall: Councilman David Greenfield Questions Proposal To Eliminate School Vouchers [video]

May 18, 2010 at 03:31 PM
Brooklyn, NY - It's Erev Shavuos in New York City. But at City Hall it's another day in the budget battle. That's where we found Councilman David Greenfield today. We have video shot only minutes ago of Greenfield in a heated exchange with NYC ACS Commissioner John Mattingly on the proposed elimination of day care centers and Priority 7 vouchers. These vouchers provide day care for 2178 children...

Chicago, IL – Court Orders Hispanic Catholic step-mom To Live as Orthodox Jew

May 18, 2010 at 01:22 PM
Chicago, IL - For the second time this year, religion is taking center stage in another custody battle being waged in Chicago's courts. Laura Derbigney of Chicago has found herself in the middle of a custody battle between her Catholic husband and his Jewish ex-wife over how their 7-year-old son is cared for during paternal visits. A court order restricts Laura Derbigney and her husband...

Tampa, FL – Order Of Protection Granted Against Father For Using “Bad Yiddish Words”

May 18, 2010 at 12:37 PM
Tampa, FL - In what is perhaps a legal precedent, a Florida District Court of Appeals granted an order of protection against domestic violence against a man who allegedly used “bad Yiddish words” in front his daughter. What makes this order of protection so unusual is the fact that the daughter does not completely understand Yiddish. P. requested the order of protection for her daughter...

Baghdad – For Iraqis, Learning Hebrew is a Mixed Blessing

May 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM
Baghdad - Wearing an elegant pink headscarf, Marwa Abdel Karim serenades her fellow Baghdad University students with a heartfelt rendition of "Filled With Love," remarkable for the language in which it is sung -- Hebrew. She is one of the 150 students at the university's Hebraic department, studying the language of Israel in an Arab country that has never had ties with the Jewish state and...

Paris, France – Survivor of Tunisian Synagogue Bombing Awarded $3 Million

May 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM
Paris, France - A court Tuesday awarded $3 million dollars in damages to German survivors and relatives of the victims of a 2002 suicide bomb attack on a synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba. The explosion of a lorry carrying liquid gas at the La Ghriba synagogue killed 21 people, including 14 German tourists. The attack was carried out by members of the al Qaeda terrorist network. In...

New York – An Inspiring Shavuos To All Our Readers

May 18, 2010 at 10:43 AM
New York - As Shavuos approaches, VIN News would like to wish all of our honorable readers “ah gut yom tov!”—a pleasant and enjoyable holiday surrounded by family and friends. Everyone is familiar with the simple, basic meaning of our ancestors’ declaration “na’aseh v’nishmah”—we will do and we will listen to everything that G-d says. But VIN News would like to suggest a...

Washington – Bar Mitzva In Israel For Rahm’s Son Shrouded in Mystery

May 18, 2010 at 09:50 AM
Washington - President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel announced with great fanfare at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington last year that he would come to Israel on America’s Memorial Day Weekend at the end of May to celebrate the bar mitzvas of his son Zach and a nephew. “This memorial break, I am taking my son, my nephew Noah with...

Jerusalem – Museum Excavation of 1,000 Skeletons Damages Bones

May 18, 2010 at 09:30 AM
Jerusalem - An Israeli newspaper is reporting that excavators clearing ground for a museum dedicated to tolerance in Jerusalem have dug up more than 1,000 skeletons from a Muslim cemetery. Haaretz reported Tuesday that an investigation by the paper found that several of the skeletons were damaged during the excavations over the past five months for the Museum of Tolerance. The project is being...

New York – Report: Times Sq. Car Bomber Had Five Targets

May 18, 2010 at 08:57 AM
New York - Failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad reportedly had his evil eye on four other local targets. Shahzad told interrogators he wanted to hit Rockefeller Plaza, Grand Central Terminal, the World Financial Center and the Connecticut headquarters of defense contractor Sikorsky if his Times Square attack were successful, WNYW/Channel 5 reported last night. His plans were foiled on...

New York – County Executive Explains His Position to Gillibrand On KJ Emergency Center Funding

May 18, 2010 at 08:54 AM
New York - Orange County Executive Edward Diana had a personal sit-down with US Senator Kirstin Gillibrand to explain to her why he opposes her $1 million earmark for the Village of Kiryas Joel to build an emergency services center. Diana was outraged by the allocation, saying the county has a state-of-the-art center in Goshen and doesn’t need another one. “If nothing else, I got her...

New York – Ex-Obama Pastor: ‘Obama Threw Me Under The Bus’

May 18, 2010 at 08:26 AM
New York - The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, said in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that he is "toxic" to the Obama administration and that the president "threw me under the bus." In his strongest language to date about the administration's 2-year-old rift with the Chicago pastor, Wright told a group raising money for African relief that his pleas...

Munich, Germany – Demjanjuk Complains of Heart Pain; Trial Postponed

May 18, 2010 at 08:04 AM
Munich, Germany - John Demjanjuk has been sent to a clinic for tests after complaining of heart pains before the opening of a session of his trial on charges of serving as a Nazi camp guard. Albrecht Stein, a court doctor who monitors Demjanjuk's health in court, said Tuesday he had sent the suspect to a private clinic in Harlaching to undergo tests after the 90-year-old said his heart was...

Manhattan, NY – First You Bomb And Then You Occupy – 2nd Mosque Eyes WTC Site

May 18, 2010 at 07:51 AM
Manhattan, NY - Another mosque could be built in the shadow of the World Trade Center. Officials of Masjid Manhattan, with 1,500 members, clearly want to be near the site of the worst terror attack on US soil. "Build the 'House of Allah' next to the World Trade Center! Help us raise the flag of La Illaha Illa Allah in downtown Manhattan," reads a banner on its Web site. The mosque, on...

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