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Washington – US Issues Terror Alert After Iran Plot Exposed

October 11, 2011 at 11:53 PM
Washington - The State Department is warning Americans around the world of the potential for terrorist attacks against U.S. interests following the exposure of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. In a new worldwide travel alert issued late Tuesday, the department said the foiled scheme could be sign that Iran has adopted a "more aggressive...

New York, NY – WABC: Teens Claim Verbal Abuse By NYPD; Officer Says Go Back To Israel

October 11, 2011 at 11:28 PM
New York, NY - Three teens claim that they were subjected to verbal abuse by a police officer after they were arrested and recorded everything on their cell phones. Three high school students got picked up for being rowdy. What they didn't expect was the verbal assault they'd get from their arresting officer. They were so offended and so scared; they managed to get their cell phone out...

Chicago, IL – Vitamin E Pills Linked With Prostate Cancer Risk

October 11, 2011 at 11:08 PM
Chicago, IL - There is more evidence that taking vitamin E pills can be risky. A study that followed up on men who took high doses of the vitamin for about five years found they had a slightly increased risk of prostate cancer — even after they quit taking the pills. Doctors say it's another sign that people should be careful about using vitamins and other supplements. "People tend to...

Kiryat Arba – Rabbinical Court Against Receiving Aid from Christians

October 11, 2011 at 10:20 PM
Kiryat Arba - A rabbinical court headed by Rabbi Dov Lior of Kiryat Arba' declared that it is forbidden to receive contributions from Christian sources because of Christianity's definition as idolatry. The question had come up in the matter of donations by Christian groups, including Christian Friends of Israel Communities, to Zionist groups such as the ZAKA emergency service. While the...

Manhattan, NY – Rabbi Busts Thieves Stealing from Historic Synagogue

October 11, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Manhattan, NY - Three punks were charged with breaking into a historic Lower East Side synagogue after a rabbi spotted them trying to steal copper memorials from a wall. Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum was checking on Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Sunday when he saw the men stacking the plates inside the Norfolk Street landmark, which has been closed for several years. "I ran out and called the cops...

Washington – Senate Passes Bill To Sanction China Over Currency

October 11, 2011 at 08:33 PM
Washington - The Senate has voted to punish China for keeping its currency undervalued against the dollar. Many see China's currency policy as a big factor in the flood of Chinese imports that has led to American factories shutting down and workers getting laid off. The 63-35 vote Tuesday evening shows the growing anger over the U.S. trade relation with China. The Asian nation built up a...

Snohomish County, WA – Feds: Slaying Suspects Planned ‘To Kill More Jews’

October 11, 2011 at 08:08 PM
Snohomish County, WA - An Oregon white supremacist and his girlfriend linked to four slayings in three states, including two killings in Everett, were driving to Sacramento, Calif., to "kill more Jews" when they were arrested by police, according to charging documents. The documents filed in Snohomish County allege that David Joseph "Joey" Pedersen, 31, and his girlfriend, Holly Ann Grigsby...

Jerusalem – Israeli Cabinet Approves Swap Deal With Hamas

October 11, 2011 at 07:12 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Cabinet has approved a prisoner swap with Hamas that will bring home a captured Israeli soldier in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. The Cabinet approved the deal in a 26-3 vote, after a debate that lasted more than three hours. Ahead of the vote, Israel's hardline foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said he would oppose the deal, arguing that freeing...

New York – Malcolm Hoenlein on the Gilad Shalit Release

October 11, 2011 at 05:45 PM
New York - A deal has been announced In Israel and confirmed with Hamas that a swap has been made to free Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1000 prisoners. Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the The Five Towns Jewish Times interviewed Malcom Hoenlein, head of the Conference of Jewish Presidents for his insights about the deal. Mr. Hoenlein has been involved in many such behind the scenes negotiations...

Washington – Saudis Thank US For Foiling Plot Against Envoy

October 11, 2011 at 05:07 PM
Washington - Saudi Arabia has thanked the U.S. government for preventing what it says was a "despicable" terror plot against its ambassador to the United States. The Saudi Embassy in Washington said the assassination plot is a "despicable violation of international norms, standards and conventions and is not in accord with the principles of humanity." The Saudi statement made no mention of...

New York – NYPD Infiltration Of Colleges Raises Privacy Fears

October 11, 2011 at 04:59 PM
New York - With its whitewashed bell tower, groomed lawns and Georgian-style buildings, Brooklyn College looks like a slice of Colonial Virginia dropped into modern-day New York City. But for years New York police have feared this bucolic setting might hide a sinister secret: the beginnings of a Muslim terrorist cell. Investigators have been infiltrating Muslim student groups at Brooklyn...

Cairo – Hamas Chief: Prisoner Swap With Israel is ‘National Achievement’ For Whole Palestinian People

October 11, 2011 at 03:59 PM
Cairo - Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal says 450 prisoners will be released within a week, and the rest of 1,027 prisoners two months later in the swap deal that secures the release of Israeli soldier in captivity since 2006. Mashaal described Tuesday the prison exchange as "national achievement" for the Palestinians. He said more than 300 Palestinians sentenced to life sentences will be freed...

Israel – Rabbis: No Candles in Sukkah

October 11, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Israel - The Chief Rabbis of Israel, and 25 others, have issued a warning to the religiously observant Jewish public not to light candles in the sukkah. The warning follows a series of meetings between the rabbis, firefighters, and dozens of other rabbis. It is based on the halachic (Jewish legal) ruling of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who has stated that people should light candles in their homes...

Tehran, Iran – Iran Rejects Charge In Plot To Kill Saudi Envoy

October 11, 2011 at 03:35 PM
Tehran, Iran - Iran is rejecting U.S. claims that Iran was involved in a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington. IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, calls the accusations by the U.S. Justice Department as "America's new propaganda scenario" against Iran, without elaborating. The Justice Department accuses agents of the Iranian government of involvement in a plot...

New York, NY – Protesters Stream Past Millionaires’ NYC Homes

October 11, 2011 at 03:30 PM
New York, NY - Hundreds of protesters, emboldened by the growing national Occupy Wall Street movement, streamed through midtown Manhattan on Tuesday in what they called a "Millionaires March." They marched two by two up the sidewalk, planning to pass the homes of some of New York City's wealthiest residents. An organizer said they didn't have a permit and wanted to avoid blocking pedestrian...

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