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London – Police Investigate Attack on Rabbi in Golders Green

May 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM
London - A Rabbi was reportedly left needing stitches after being assaulted in a possible racist attack in Golders Green. The 40-year-old Jewish man was alleged assaulted at around 1.15am after he and a female companion had been pelted by objects thrown from a passing car. A confrontation followed in which the Rabbi was left with a cut to the ear although exactly how he sustained the injury...

New York – Our Kids In Our Community Need Our Support

May 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM
New York - Two weeks ago, I buried my brother. After a lifetime of struggling and pain, his body could not contain his soul anymore. His soul was not thinking of my heart when it left, it paid no attention to the pain I would have to endure from a broken heart. My love couldn’t save him. Let me tell you our story. The first thing you should know is that he wasn’t really my brother, well...

India – Report: Indian Gov. to Pay Restitution to Survivor of Mumbai Terrorist Attack Moishie Holtzberg

May 5, 2010 at 10:41 AM
India - A year and a half ago after he lost his parents, Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, to a terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, 3-year old Moishie Holtzberg is being offered compensation by the Indian government. According to a report by Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, Indian representatives had asked Israel authorities how to get in touch with Shimon Rosenberg, Moishie's grandfather and...

Jerusalem – Man Claims His Esrog-based Juice, Soaps and Creams Can Cure Any ill

May 5, 2010 at 10:13 AM
Jerusalem - He's one of the most famous faces in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market. Uzi-Eli Chezi claims his etrog-based juice, soaps and creams can cure any ill. You'll find him in Jerusalem's 100-year-old Mahane Yehuda Market. Among the multitude of stands proffering everything from fruits and vegetables to spices, cheeses, meat, fish, designer clothing, fresh-baked bread, and even coffee and...

Brooklyn, NY – Undercover Investigation Reveals Questionable Tactics at NYPD’s 81st Precinct

May 5, 2010 at 09:27 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Police supervisors in Brooklyn's 81st Precinct in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area actively participated in crime statistics manipulation, victim intimidation and, ultimately, retaliation against an officer who spoke out, according to the first story of a three-part series in the Village Voice. The newspaper obtained hundreds of hours of conversations secretly recorded by a...

New York, NY – Bloomberg Continues Thank You Tour

May 5, 2010 at 09:11 AM
New York, NY - While law enforcement officials have been working around the clock to crack the Times Square car bomb case, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been busy saying thank you to a whole lot of people. He's dined with the police officer who cleared the streets on Saturday night, appeared on national television with a street vendor credited with alerting authorities to the car bomb. And on...

New York – Senator Pushing Legislation for Voting by Mail Ballots

May 5, 2010 at 08:41 AM
New York - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is among 5 senators pushing legislation to make voting by mail an option for states but critics say it could lead to voter fraud. Senator Gillibrand says voting by mail would save taxpayer dollars, expand voter participation and reduce the growing cost of elections.  The state of Oregon has been using vote by mail ballots since 1998. A package of bills...

Washington – Israel-U.S. Ties Stronger Than Recent tensions, Elie Wiesel Says After Obama Meeting

May 5, 2010 at 08:30 AM
Washington - The relationship between Israel and the United States is strong enough to weather recent tensions over the stalled Middle East peace process, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel said Tuesday following a private get-together with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington. Speaking to reporters after the White House lunch meeting, Wiesel said that while there were "moments of tension"...

Williamsburg, NY – Neighbors Say Hotel for Hipsters Is A Horrorshow Hostel

May 5, 2010 at 08:27 AM
Williamsburg, NY - A hipster hotel that occupies part of a converted loft building in Williamsburg has become such a crash pad that some renters are moving out. Tenants of a six-story building on Driggs Avenue and S. Fifth Street are accusing the operators of Hotel Toshi of creating a nuisance by allowing their transient guests to throw rowdy late-night parties. One tenant said she often...

Toronto, Canada – Anti Semitic Website Threat Investigated by Police

May 5, 2010 at 08:06 AM
Toronto, Canada - Police are working "flat out" on an investigation into a website that says Jews should be killed in a genocide, the commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police said yesterday. "It's a high priority item for us," Commissioner Julian Fantino said. "It's regrettable that this kind of hate mongering is evident in our country but, you know, nonetheless we do what we can." The...

Israel – Charedi Group Slams Exclusion from ‘Judenrein’ Holocaust Conference

May 5, 2010 at 07:49 AM
Israel - In response to claims by an ultra-Orthodox youth movement that the Education Ministry is “placing it beyond the pale and with a yellow patch” for not inviting it to a Holocaust conference of youth movements, a ministry official replied that the movement did not meet the criteria for funding, and he would not give into pressure “even if you call us kapos in your next...

New York, NY – Flaws In No-Fly List Nearly Let Faisal Shahzad Slip Away

May 5, 2010 at 07:38 AM
New York, NY - Faisal Shahzad was permitted to board a plane more than 10 hours after the feds put him on a no-fly list because the airline hadn't updated its files, officials said. The events Monday night exposed a gap in the nation's aviation security system that nearly allowed Shahzad to flee Kennedy Airport on a flight to Dubai. White House officials confirmed the only thing that foiled...

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