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Israel – Tel Aviv to Get its Own ‘Times Square’

October 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM
Tel Aviv - The Tel Aviv Port is about to undergo a complete makeover at night, with live television broadcasts and advertisements on its buildings ala New York City's Times Square, Yedioth Ahronoth has learned. Some NIS 30 million (about $8 million) will be invested in the project, which was initiated by the Atarim company, which develops the city's tourist sites and is co-owned by the Tel...

New York – More Jets Over Nassau County Due to New Flight Paths

October 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM
New York - More jets will be flying over New York's Nassau County due to the most extensive reshaping of mid-Atlantic region flight patterns in decades. According to Newsday (http://bit.ly/mVej9G0 ), the Federal Aviation Administration says more commercial aircraft will be visible along the North Shore. But FAA officials say noise levels will increase only slightly because the planes' altitude...

New York, NY – Mayor Working on Extending Subway to New Jersey

October 26, 2011 at 09:22 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city's considering extending the route of the No. 7 subway line into New Jersey, and the economics of the proposal "seem to make some sense. Bloomberg said Wednesday that the subway line extension to Manhattan's far west side is on budget, and he believes the city could work with the state governments of New York and New Jersey and with the...

Manhattan, NY – Wall Street Protesters Target Health Insurers

October 26, 2011 at 08:20 PM
Manhattan, NY - Occupy Wall Street protesters held a speak-out and march in New York City targeting the health insurance industry. Several hundred protesters marched to the offices at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, located near the movement's encampment in Zuccotti Park where they demanded health care for all. They also targeted other health insurance companies. The march ended at the...

Washington – Lawmaker Calls for Kicking UN Iranians Out of US

October 26, 2011 at 07:47 PM
Washington - New York Congressman Peter King says the U.S. should kick out Iranian officials at the U.N. in New York and in Washington because many of them are spies. Speaking at a hearing Wednesday, the Republican says such a move would send a clear signal after the recent alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington. The U.S. and Iran have no diplomatic relations...

Washington – White House Issues First Online Petition Response

October 26, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Washington - The White House responded Wednesday to its first We the People online petition -- a request to forgive all student loan debt to stimulate the economy -- with changes to the government's income-based repayment program that will significantly lower monthly payments for some borrowers. The plan -- detailed in a letter from Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy...

Jerusalem – In Photos: Thousands Of Charedim Protest Against Charedi Violence

October 26, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Jerusalem - Several thousand Ultra orthodox Jews demonstrated tonight in Mea Shearim, against violence by charedi vigilantist that have became common in their neighborhood. Last Night a group of ultra-Orthodox residents of Jerusalem in Mea Shearim attacked Abraham Hirschmann and beat him with clubs and pokers, nearly killing him. {NewsPhotosEmbed 234559055...

Washington – NY Lawmaker To Bring Home US-Israeli

October 26, 2011 at 05:58 PM
Washington - A U.S. congressman has arrived in Israel to bring home a U.S.-Israeli citizen who was arrested in Egypt four months ago on suspicions of espionage. A statement from Rep. Gary Ackerman on Wednesday said he traveled to Israel to bring home Ilan Grapel, a Queens, N.Y., constituent. Grapel is expected to be released Thursday afternoon. The timing on his return to New York is...

Saudi Arabia – Saudi Cleric Offers Cash For Kidnapping Israeli Soldiers

October 26, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Saudi Arabia - A prominent Saudi cleric has offered to pay $100,000 to any Palestinian who kidnaps an Israeli soldier, according to his Facebook page. Awad al-Qarni said he had made the offer in response to a similar reward promised by an Israeli family for anyone who catches the person who killed one of its members in 1998, following the exchange this month of more than 1,000 Palestinian...

New York, NY – In Explosive CBS Exclusive Interview: Ruth Madoff Says She And Bernie Attempted Suicide

October 26, 2011 at 04:51 PM
New York, NY - In the only interview Ruth Madoff has given about her husband's crimes, she tells Morley Safer she and Bernard were so distraught over the burden of those crimes that they attempted suicide together. Safer also speaks to Madoff's son, Andrew, for a story that will provide the first inside account from the immediate family of the man who stole billions of dollars. An excerpt from...

New York, NY – Hikind Expresses Shock and Outrage After Receiving Anonymous Anti-Semitic Flyer

October 26, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A local assemblyman and a newspaper reporter who wrote a story last week about anti-Semitism in the Occupy Wall Street protest received a bizarre and disturbing piece of mail: an anti-Semitic flyer depicting the faces of nine failed Wall Street executives. All nine of the men pictured are Jewish and the two lines of text on the full color flyer read “Wall Street Jews” and...

Washington – First Census of ‘Agunot’ Released: More Than 460 Cases Over The Past Five Years

October 26, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Washington - For a Jewish divorce to be effective, Jewish law requires that a man, of his own free will, grant his wife an official writ of divorce (known as a get). The term Agunah applies to a Jewish woman who is "chained" to her marriage, because the spouse refuses, or is unable, to grant her a get. As a result, most agunot (plural of agunah) are unable to start a new life and languish in an...

New York, NY – Pepper Spray Cop Reassigned To Staten Island

October 26, 2011 at 03:46 PM
New York, NY - The NYPD police inspector who pepper sprayed a fenced-in Occupy Wall Street protester has received his punishment: a shorter commute. NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was quietly transferred to Staten Island, where he lives. He is now reporting to borough command as a special projects coordinator, sources said. The job has a lower profile than his previous assignment...

Brooklyn, NY – First in NYC: Borough Park Community Can Decide How To Spend City Dollars

October 26, 2011 at 02:07 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The 39th New York City Council district and it surrounding areas are about to experience a promising project in democracy tonight. Long time community activist turned Councilman, Brad Lander recently announced that over the next several months, his office will undertake an exciting initiative to put budgeting decisions directly in the hands of the people those decisions will impact...

Washington – New Quinnipiac Poll: In Ohio Cain Front Runner, Romney Second, Perry Vanishes

October 26, 2011 at 02:05 PM
Washington - Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain has jumped to the front of the line among GOP presidential contenders with 28 percent support among Ohio Republicans. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is second with 23 percent, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry is almost at the bottom of the pile with 4 percent. Cain leads a three-man race with 40 percent, followed by Romney at 33 percent...

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