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New York, NY – The Boxing Showdown After Sundown

May 31, 2010 at 10:18 PM
New York, NY - Hours before Yuri Foreman steps out of his hotel room on June 5 onto the darkened streets of Midtown Manhattan, the rabbi-in-training will sit in the sunlight—no electric light allowed— and read the writings of an ancient king. Certain psalms will resonate in his head, like they always do. No. 91 is a favorite. "Under [God's] wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will...

New York – Thousands Of Anti-Zionist Satmar Chasidim Protest Against Desecration of Graves in ‘Israel’ [video]

May 31, 2010 at 08:58 PM
New York - Thousands of Satmar Chasidim and anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews took part in a major demonstration that to take place this afternoon in front of the Israeli Consulate at 800 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. The demonstrators were protesting the ongoing construction by the Israeli government over two ancient Jewish cemeteries, one in Ashkelon and the other in Jaffa. The mass protest was called...

Tel Aviv – Hundreds Of Israelis Protest at Turkish Embassy

May 31, 2010 at 08:40 PM
Tel Aviv - Over 500 angry Israeli citizens demonstrated Monday night in front of the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv, calling on their government to act firmly against the militants of the Flotilla ships and against the Turkish government who many believe to be responsible for organizing the flotilla and successfully touching off a diplomatic crisis for Israel. The “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” set...

Jerusalem – Opinion: Israel Had No Obligation to Allow The Ships to Reach Gaza, But Surely There Was a Smarter Way to Stop Them

May 31, 2010 at 08:33 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's actions in boarding the flotilla of ships bound for the Gaza Strip were entirely justified and perhaps even unavoidable. Unfortunately they turned into a tactical and strategic fiasco that does further damage to the Jewish State's tattered international reputation. The so-called Gaza flotilla, comprising eight ships and roughly 800 participants, was not put together by...

New York – Some MTA Workers Collecting Cash – and Handing Out Insults

May 31, 2010 at 08:07 PM
New York - This Memorial Day, as you grind your teeth in a logjam at New York City's bridge and tunnel tollbooths, consider this: Sometimes a tollbooth isn't a tollbooth. Sometimes it's a battleground where life's little conflicts unfold. Friction between collectors and drivers is clear in a review of dozens of complaints filed with the two agencies that collect fares at the city's 15 toll...

New York – The Phrase ‘Nervous Breakdown’ Is Overused

May 31, 2010 at 07:08 PM
New York - Decades ago modern medicine all but stamped out the nervous breakdown, hitting it with a combination of new diagnoses, new psychiatric drugs and a strong dose of professional scorn. The phrase was overused and near meaningless, a self-serving term from an era unwilling to talk about mental distress openly. But like a stubborn virus, the phrase has mutated. In recent years...

Turkey – Jewish Community: We Share the Reaction Shown In Our Country

May 31, 2010 at 06:22 PM
Turkey - The Jewish community in Turkey announced they received with regret the Israeli attack against Mavi Marmara and said they back the protests in Turkey. The Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community in Turkey made a statement, saying tehy have received with sadness the military intervention against the Mavi Marmara vessel. The statement said "We share the reaction in our country against...

Jerusalem – Health Ministry Study Finds Fewer Israelis Smoking

May 31, 2010 at 05:50 PM
Jerusalem - In preparation for World No Tobacco Day, a new report commissioned by the deputy health minister indicates the number of Israelis who smoke cigarettes has decreased slightly since last year. According to the report, 22.8 percent of Israel's adult population smokes, compared to 24.2 percent last year. The study found 31.3 percent of men smoke, while 14.8 percent of women do. The...

New York, NY – B-17 Drops Flowers Near WTC Site to Honor CIA Casualties

May 31, 2010 at 05:25 PM
New York, NY - Historic aircraft escorted a B-17 bomber as it dropped flowers over the Statue of Liberty in a public Memorial Day tribute to seven CIA employees killed in Afghanistan. Several aircraft from the American Airpower Museum on Long Island accompanied the bomber to a site in New York Harbor near where the World Trade Center once stood. Museum spokesman Gary Lewi said officials...

Park County, CA – Woman, Hit by Car, Sues Google for Faulty Directions

May 31, 2010 at 04:38 PM
Park County, CA - Lauren Rosenberg says that the Google Maps BlackBerry application told her to use Deer Valley Drive -- a highway also called Utah State Route 224 -- to walk from one Park City address to another. However, the directions did not tell her that there were no sidewalks along Deer Valley Drive, which, Rosenberg alleges, led to her being struck by traffic. "As a direct and...

Anchorage – Avalanche Kills 2 Canadians in Alaska

May 31, 2010 at 03:51 PM
Anchorage - Two climbers from Canada have died in an avalanche in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve. Park officials say 39-year-old Canadian Andrew Herzenberg and 42-year-old Israeli Avner Magen were descending a steep gully of Ruth Gorge Saturday when they were swept away by the avalanche. Both men were residents of Toronto, Ontario. Officials say other climbers witnessed the...

New York – Rick Lazio: Israel Has Right to Aggressively Defend its Ports

May 31, 2010 at 03:37 PM
New York, NY - Rick Lazio issued the following statement today in response to the recent incident involving Isareli naval commandos and a ship carrying aid to Gaza: Rick Lazio said, "Since September 11th the world has carefully opened containers coming from outside countries to ensure they do not include weapons or other material that can be used by terrorists to create turmoil. Before we rush...

Chicago, IL – White House: Obama, Netanyahu, Rescheduling Talks

May 31, 2010 at 03:06 PM
Chicago, IL - President Barack Obama has agreed to reschedule a White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in light of the deadly Israeli commando raid on ships bringing aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. The White House said Obama talked by telephone with Netanyahu on Monday and that the president “understood the prime minister’s decision to return immediately to...

Jerusalem – Neturei Karta Protest Against IDF Raid

May 31, 2010 at 02:33 PM
Jerusalem - Dozens of Neturei Karta members are demonstrating in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood in protest of the IDF raid on the Gaza sail. Neturei Karta is claiming that Israel slaughtered the activists who were on the boats. A Palestinian flag was waved during the protest. Meanwhile, protests continue in Arab communities in northern Israel, however order is being maintained...

Washington – NY To Get More Money in New Health Care Payments Than Any Other State

May 31, 2010 at 01:53 PM
Washington - Members of Congress from Iowa, Minnesota, Washington and Wisconsin secured extra money in the new health care law to reward low-cost hospitals in their states, which they said had long been underpaid by Medicare. But it now turns out that New York will get more of the money than any other state, and some of the chief proponents of the bonus payments will not receive any. The...

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