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Karachi – Pakistan: NYC Bomber ‘disturbed individual’

May 4, 2010 at 01:51 PM
Karachi - Pakistan's embassy says it will work with U.S. intelligence to unravel the failed Times Square bombing but that at the moment it appears the would-be bomber was a lone "disturbed individual." Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, is under arrest for the failed bombing. "An overwhelming majority of Pakistani Americans share the aspirations of civilized people everywhere...

Haifa, Israel – Caught On Tape: Caretaker Arrested For Abusing Elderly Holocaust Survivor [video]

May 4, 2010 at 01:17 PM
Haifa, Israel - A 55-year old woman was arrested Monday for the alleged assault and abuse of an elderly woman she was hired to care for. The abuse was discovered after the elderly woman's family suspected her caretaker of theft. They hired a private investigator and were shocked to discover that their beloved relative – a 72-year-old Holocaust survivor – was severely abused. The...

Mountain View, CA – Google To Begin Selling Digital Books

May 4, 2010 at 12:49 PM
Mountain View, CA - Google Inc. will begin selling digital books in late June or July, a company representative said Tuesday, setting off a three-way battle between the Internet giant and Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. Chris Palma, Google's manager for strategic-partner development, announced the timetable at a panel on Google's plans sponsored by the Book Industry Study Group in New York. The...

Johannesburg, S. Africa – Judge Goldstone Meets With Jewish Leaders

May 4, 2010 at 12:30 PM
Johannesburg, S. Africa -A delegation of  senior South African Jewish communal leaders met with Richard Goldstone. The meeting to discuss Goldstone's participation in the 2009 United Nations fact-finding mission into the Gaza war and the contents of his committee's report, was held as part of a deal brokered between the South African Zionist Federation and Goldstone that allowed the judge to...

Washington – Nissan To Recall Infiniti G35 Over Air Bag Issues

May 4, 2010 at 12:06 PM
Washington - Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday it will recall nearly 135,000 Infiniti G35 sedans and coupes to address a problem that could lead to the air bag not deploying in a crash. Nissan said the recall involves G35 Coupes from the 2005 to 2007 model years and G35 Sedans from the 2005 to 2006 model year. The automaker says the air bag unit's wire harness under the front passenger seat...

Brooklyn, NY – Marking 30th Anniversary, Music Superstar Avraham Fried Gives A Glimpse Into His New Upcoming Album In Exclusive Interview [Part 3]

May 4, 2010 at 11:25 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Our exclusive three part video interview with Avraham Fried concludes with Avremel discussing his father’s reaction to his becoming a singer and his thoughts on having his own children, who have been featured on a few of his CDs, follow in his footsteps. Fried seems humbled by his success, which has taken him all over the world, and is perhaps the only Jewish singer who has...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg: Bias Against Muslims Will Not Be Tolerated

May 4, 2010 at 11:09 AM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City "will not tolerate any bias" following the arrest of a U.S. citizen from Pakistan in the Times Square car bombing attempt. Bloomberg addressing last night’s arrest of a suspect in the attempted Times Square attack, said that also applies to potential backlash against Muslim New Yorkers. The mayor said there are "a few bad apples"...

Israel – Psychiatrist: Orthodox Terror Suspect Unfit To Stand Trial

May 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM
Israel - The Jerusalem District psychiatrist has determined that Jewish terror suspect Jack Teitel is unfit to stand trial. Teitel is charged with the murder of two Arabs and attacks on Professor Zeev Sternhell, Arab individuals, and messianic Jews. The psychiatric opinion will be presented during a hearing at the Jerusalem District Court Wednesday. It notes that one cannot determine with...

Karachi – Pakistan Police Arrest 8 Men In Connection To Times Sq. Bombing

May 4, 2010 at 10:32 AM
Karachi - Pakistani authorities have detained at least one man in connection with the Times Square bombing attempt in New York, two intelligence officials said Tuesday. The man, identified as Tauseef, was a friend of Faisal Shahzad, the American of Pakistani origin who is in custody in the United States over the failed attack, one official said. He was arrested in the southern city of Karachi...

New York – Bomb Experts: We Came Within a ‘millisecond’ of ‘mass casualties’ In Times Sq.

May 4, 2010 at 10:16 AM
New York - The car bomb planted in Times Square came within a "millisecond" of causing "mass casualties" with a 30-foot high fireball, an explosives expert said. Kevin Barry, a retired NYPD bomb squad supervisor and the head of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, painted a gruesome picture of what might have been if the bomb had gone off Saturday...

London – New Mossad Representative Refused Entry Into Britain

May 4, 2010 at 10:06 AM
London - A month-and-a-half after the United Kingdom expelled the Mossad representative in London over Israel's alleged forging of UK passports used in the assassination of Hamas man Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, Britain refuses to allow a new representative to enter the country, Yedioth Ahronoth has learned. The paper reported on Tuesday that London's refusal to accept a new Mossad rep comes...

Jerusalem – Girl Claims To Be Setting Fire to Synagogue In Revenge For Charedi Harassment

May 4, 2010 at 09:21 AM
Jerusalem - A 15-year-old Jerusalem girl was arrested on suspicion that she lit a fire next to the Holy Ark of a synagogue in the city on the evening of Lag B'Omer. The girl claims that she wanted to take revenge for ultra-Orthodox harassment. The girl, a high school student, was arrested by police Tuesday morning, and brought before the court which extended her arrest until 11 pm...

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Gov.: Vouchers Offer a ‘Final Solution’ For School System

May 4, 2010 at 09:02 AM
Trenton, NJ - A voucher system that lets any child in New Jersey go to any school, public or private, is the "final solution" to an overly expensive system that continues to fail too many children, Governor Christie said Monday. Christie told an enthusiastic school choice advocacy group in Washington that he will expand the number of public charter schools and supports a bipartisan bill to...

Israel – Head of Jerusalem Yeshiva Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Student. Police Say Rabbi Has Ties To Mob

May 4, 2010 at 08:51 AM
Israel - The head of a Jerusalem yeshiva allegedly shot and wounded one of his students in early January. The rabbi was arrested three weeks ago and is expected to be charged Tuesday with aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice. On Saturday night, January 9, police received a report of a shooting incident in Jerusalem's Haredi neighborhood of Beit...

New York – Cellphone Led FBI to Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Arrest

May 4, 2010 at 08:44 AM
New York - The number from a disposable cellphone led FBI agents to the suspect arrested Monday night for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening, according to a senior official. “They were able to basically get one phone number and by running it through a number of databases, figure out who they thought the guy was,” the official said. A huge law-enforcement...

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