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Columbus, OH – Ohio Muslim Inmates Sue Over Meal Preparation

October 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM
Columbus, OH - A death row inmate says the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law — known as halal — while at the same time providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners, according to a federal lawsuit that alleges a civil rights violation. Condemned inmate Abdul Awkal says the prison system's failure to provide the halal meals is a restraint on his...

Washington – Court: Survivors Can’t Sue French Railway over Deportation of Jews

October 3, 2011 at 11:23 AM
Washington - The Supreme Court won’t let France’s state-run railroad be sued in the United States by the descendants of Jews deported by train during World War II when France was occupied by Nazis. The French national rail network, known as SNCF, hauled 76,000 French and other European Jews to Germany, where they were sent on to death camps. Fewer than 3,000 returned alive. U.S. courts...

San Francisco, CA – Apple Expected To Unveil New iPhone This Week

October 3, 2011 at 11:12 AM
San Francisco, CA - Apple fans are amped. The computer and gadget maker is expected to announce a new, more powerful version of its wildly popular smartphone this week — more than a year after it unveiled the iPhone 4. Last week, Apple Inc. e-mailed invitations to a media event at its headquarters in Cupertino on Tuesday morning. The invite says "let's talk iPhone," implying the normally...

Jerusalem – Police Arrest Suspects In Mosque Arson Attack

October 3, 2011 at 10:05 AM
Jerusalem - Police arrested a number of people suspected of setting fire to and vandalizing a mosque in the northern village of Tuba Zangria earlier Monday, Israel Radio reported. The suspects were found in possession of flamable materials. Police were unable to confirm the reports of the arrests. ...

Kiev – Ukrainian, Israeli Leaders Commemorate Nazi Massacre Victims

October 3, 2011 at 09:45 AM
Kiev - Ukrainian and Israeli leaders took part in a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nazi massacre of Jews at Babi Yar ravine in Kiev on Monday. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman laid flowers to the foot of a giant monument at the...

Washington – GOP Rivals Already Sniping at NJ Governor

October 3, 2011 at 09:22 AM
Washington - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is too liberal for conservative Republicans. Republicans unhappy with the current field of GOP presidential contenders have been urging Christie to run. Christie has resisted becoming a candidate, but those close to the governor say he is reconsidering his decision to stay out of the race. Cain...

Beijing – Chinese ‘Obama Fried Chicken’ Offends Al Sharpton

October 3, 2011 at 09:03 AM
Beijing - A fast-food restaurant called Obama Fried Chicken was derided in America yesterday as a racist rip-off. Its sign shows a grinning caricature of President Obama’s head on a skinny version of Colonel Sanders’ body. Below it, written in Chinese, is the slogan: “We’re so cool, aren’t we?” “It’s insulting, offensive and plays to racial stereotypes,” the Rev. Al...

New York – Wall Street Protests Enter 3rd Week

October 3, 2011 at 09:02 AM
New York - Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other issues are showing no signs of giving up their campaign. Organizers on Monday urged participants to take part in a protest against police brutality and a rally in support of union workers. They were also encouraged to dress up as corporate zombies. As Wall Streeters arrived for work, most protesters were still having...

Tripoli, Libya – Exiled Libyan Jew Says Synagogue Efforts Blocked

October 3, 2011 at 08:36 AM
Tripoli, Libya - A Libyan Jewish man who returned from exile to try to restore Tripoli's main synagogue says he has been blocked from the building a day after knocking down the wall that was blocking its entrance. A visibly angry David Gerbi says he went to clean garbage from the synagogue on Monday only to be told by men at the scene that they had warnings he would be targeted by violence. He...

Borough Park, NY – Passerby Saves Synagogue from Arsonist Attack

October 3, 2011 at 08:09 AM
Borough Park, NY - A couple of quick-thinking mensches saved a Brooklyn synagogue from burning down Sunday morning after an arsonist set fire to the wooden lectern. Yitzchok Friedman, 30, was changing the tire on his minivan at 10 a.m. when he spotted smoke billowing out of the Krasna Bais Medrash, located at 1462 38th St. in Borough Park. "I right away opened the door. I covered my face...

Uman – Ukraine Deports Two Israeli Pilgrims

October 3, 2011 at 07:50 AM
Uman - Two Israeli citizens have been deported from Ukraine for violating the laws, Senior Inspector Volodymyr Umanets said. They were detained for driving a car while being drunk, without documents, and offering resistance during an identity check, he said. A decision is also due on whether four more Israeli pilgrims, who violated the Ukrainian laws, should be deported. The inspection...

Israel – ‘Price Tag’ Vandals Set Mosque Alight

October 3, 2011 at 07:33 AM
Israel - Vandals torched a mosque in an Arab village in northern Israel early Monday, setting off protests and clashes with police. Graffiti spray-painted on the mosque's walls suggested Jewish radicals were involved. About 200 residents of the village of Tuba-Zangria, Arab citizens of Israel, marched to a major intersection nearby with the intention of blocking the road in protest, police...

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