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Washington – FBI Investigating $100,000 Offer for Killing President Obama

October 24, 2011 at 10:43 PM
Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into messages posted online offering rewards for the murder of President Obama and his family as well as former President George W. Bush, members of the Bush administration and specific members of Congress, an FBI spokesperson told CBS News. No one has yet been arrested. The New York Times first reported that the FBI...

New York – Thruway Installing Ramp Gates for Emergency Closures

October 24, 2011 at 09:50 PM
New York - The state Thruway Authority is installing ramp control gates to be used for emergency closures so state troopers won't have to block the entrances with their cars. The agency says the gates are now being installed at seven locations along I-90 and I-190 in the Buffalo area. The gates will be operated manually. The Thruway Authority is also installing movable barriers at eight...

New York – Wal-Mart Unveils New Price-Matching Strategy

October 24, 2011 at 08:54 PM
New York - Wal-Mart announced a new strategy that it hopes will pull in procrastinators early by giving them a big incentive: a guarantee that they’ll get the lowest price no matter when they buy during the holiday season. The discounter said Monday it will match prices on many of its products. Shoppers who buy something at a Walmart store between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25, but then find the...

Israel – Women Disappearing from Jerusalem Ads

October 24, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Jerusalem - It takes time to grasp that something is missing in public spaces in Israel's capital. But once you notice it, it's hard to fathom how you didn't pay attention to this fact earlier. It appears that in recent years, and in an escalated fashion in the past several months, women have disappeared from advertisements in Jerusalem. This fact does not refer to scantily clad models, who...

Brooklyn, NY – Students Evacuated as Fire Breaks Out At Krula Talmud Torah

October 24, 2011 at 06:20 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A fire broke out inside a Yeshiva in Brooklyn on Monday morning. SkyFoxHD was over the scene where a ladder was raised to the roof of 799 Kent Avenue in Clinton Hill. It's not clear what sparked the blaze. Approximately 250 students attend The Mosdos Krula School, the students had to be evacuated to another branch. Hatzolah responded to the blaze but there were no reports...

Toronto – Palestinian Envoy To Canada Recalled

October 24, 2011 at 05:10 PM
Toronto - The Palestinian Authority recalled their envoy to Canada this month for posting a link on twitter that included an anti-Semitic video. Linda Sobeh Ali posted a tweet this month with a link to a YouTube video featuring an emotionally distressed Palestinian girl shouting a poem in Arabic titled "I am Palestinian." The English subtitles on the video include a passage where millions...

Ramapo, NY – Judge Throws Out Legal Challenges to Patrick Farm Development

October 24, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Ramapo, NY - Three legal actions seeking to block the nearly 500-home Patrick Farm development have been rejected by a judge. While opponents plan to appeal the rulings, the decisions allow the builders to start applying for construction-related permits from the town. Acting Supreme Court Justice Thomas Walsh found the Planning Board and Town Board followed land-use and planning regulations...

Israel – Kashrut Supervisor Soldier Arrested for ‘Price Tag’ Involvement

October 24, 2011 at 03:01 PM
Israel - Military Police on Monday arrested a 19-year-old soldier serving in the Samaria Brigade on suspicion that he was involved in "price tag" activities. The solider, who serves as a kashrut supervisor, was suspected of passing on information from the IDF to third party sources. Investigators arrived at the Brigade base on Monday and began to question the soldier, who refused to...

New York – Nobel Laureate Eli Wiesel Talks About His Friendship With Rabbi Menashe Klein, Zt”l

October 24, 2011 at 02:51 PM
New York - Beginning in Sighet, and through his close friendship with Rabbi Menashe Klein, zt”l, Elie Wiesel claims that he is and always was, a chassid. It was in the study halls of the orphanage in Ecouis when the boys from Buchenwald picked up the Gemara again. After the liberation, they were scared to return to their empty homes in Eastern Europe and were blocked from traveling to...

Jerusalem – Israel: Egypt To Free Jailed US-Israeli Citizen

October 24, 2011 at 01:58 PM
Jerusalem - A dual U.S.-Israeli citizen imprisoned in Egypt on spy suspicions since June will be released soon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement Monday. The statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Israel will release 25 Egyptian prisoners in exchange. Ilan Grapel was arrested in Cairo on June 12 and has been held without charge...

Jerusalem – Prominent Rabbi: Claim Of Divine Prophecy Predictions Troubling

October 24, 2011 at 01:07 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, Rav of Beit El and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalyim discounts claims that Kabbalist, Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi’s warnings several weeks ago of impending trouble in Turkey prove that he has the gift of divine prophecy, following yesterday’s devastating earthquake in Turkey. “There are no prophets in our days,” R’ Aviner was quoted as...

Jerusalem – Israeli FM Says Abbas Is ‘Obstacle’ To Peace

October 24, 2011 at 11:34 AM
Jerusalem - Israel's foreign minister charged Monday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is an "obstacle" to peace and that he hopes Abbas will soon resign. The comments by Avigdor Lieberman drew an angry response from Palestinians, who accused him of calling for an assassination and appealed to the United States and the European Union to intervene. In a briefing with reporters...

Brooklyn, NY – Defense: Confession in Leiby Kletzy’s Killing Was Coerced; Hikind Says It’s Pathetic

October 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM
Brooklyn, NY - The confession of a man charged with kidnapping, smothering and dismembering an 8-year-old boy was strong-armed by authorities who took advantage of his fragile mental state, defense attorneys said Monday. At a brief hearing in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Levi Aron appeared via video from behind plated glass, barely moving or shifting his gaze. Outside, his attorneys said...

Ercis, Turkey – In Photos: Aftermath Of Turkey Earthquake

October 24, 2011 at 11:02 AM
Erics, Turkey - Five people were pulled out alive Monday from the rubble in eastern Turkey after a 7.2-magnitude quake leveled buildings and killed some 272 people. Four of them were rescued after one managed to call for help with his cell phone. Dozens of people were trapped in mounds of concrete, twisted steel and construction debris after hundreds of buildings in two cities and mud-brick homes...

New York – The Gilad Schalit Prisoner Exchange – A Halachic Analysis

October 24, 2011 at 10:42 AM
New York - The recent exchange of Gilad Schalit for over 1000 Palestinian prisoners, many with blood on their hands, has sparked much debate in the Jewish community. Is this exchange wise? Is it permitted according to Halacha? Are we not endangering the lives of so many others in this move? Many of the Rabbis who have discussed the issue thus far have come out that the exchange is a...

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