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Baghdad – Security of Iraq’s Tiny Jewish Community Shaken by Wikileaks

October 8, 2011 at 11:46 PM
Baghdad - An Anglican priest here says he's working with the U.S. Embassy to persuade the handful of Jews who still live in Baghdad to leave because their names have appeared in cables published by WikiLeaks. The Rev. Canon Andrew White said he first approached members of the Jewish community about what he felt was the danger they faced after a news story was published that made reference to...

Texas – AP Interview: George W. Bush Lives Quiet Life, Devotes Time Supporting Troops

October 8, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Texas - George W. Bush says that after eight years in the White House, he’s happy to be back home in Texas and out of the spotlight. But the former commander-in-chief tells The Associated Press there’s one aspect of his presidency he still misses: interaction with U.S. troops. And Bush, who sent them to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says that despite his desire to remain largely out of the...

Kiryat Arba – Hatzalah Video Proves Police, IDF Covered Up Palmers’ Murder

October 8, 2011 at 10:56 PM
Kiryat Arba - Video shot by the Hatzala Judea and Samaria emergency services organization and published Friday morning indicates clearly that security forces had to know Asher Palmer and baby Yehonatan were murdered, and were not the victims of a road accident. The video was posted on their Facebook page here The video shows rocks scattered on the road near the scene of the crash on Route...

Washington – Report: Computer Virus Hits Military Drone Program

October 8, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Washington - A computer virus that captures the strokes on a keyboard has infected networks used by pilots who control U.S. Air Force drones flown on the warfront, according to a published report. Wired magazine reported that the spyware has resisted efforts to remove it from the computers at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, where pilots remotely fly Predator and Reaper drones in places like...

Manhattan, NY – In NYC Trial, the Mayor and His Billions Become Focus

October 8, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Manhattan, NY - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not on trial. But the defense in the case of a former operative accused of stealing more than $1 million from the billionaire has turned the focus to him — and to his money. The lawyers for John Haggerty are drawing on what is a lingering fear for some New Yorkers — that the mayor's wealth and the influence it brings him has handed him too...

Leicestershire, UK – Rabbi’s Sadness as Synagogue is Put Up for Sale

October 8, 2011 at 09:48 PM
Leicestershire, UK - A Jewish community has reluctantly put its city centre synagogue up for sale. The Highfields Street home of Leicester's orthodox Hebrew community was put on the market after the dwindling numbers of worshippers meant less money for the building's upkeep. Rabbi Shmuli Pink, who leads a small congregation in prayer four times a week, said the sale was needed to ensure the...

Washington – Romney Names Foreign Policy Team Of Bush Officials

October 8, 2011 at 09:17 PM
Washington - To aid his vision of a century of American dominance, Mitt Romney has assembled a team of moderate to conservative advisers who in many ways resemble the breadth of U.S. foreign policy under President George W. Bush. Almost all of Romney's 22 special advisers held senior Bush administration positions in diplomacy, defense or intelligence. Two former Republican senators are...

Lakewood, NJ – None Hurt in Yom Kippur Night House Fire

October 8, 2011 at 08:53 PM
Lakewood, NJ - Heavy smoke and flames were showing when firefighters arrived at 412 Arlington Avenue 11:30 p.m. Friday, said Lakewood Fire Chief Rodney Youmans. It took about 45 minutes of battling the blaze before the fire was declared under control, Youmans said. The general alarm fire required all five Lakewood companies to respond. About six people were in the home when the fire broke out...

New York – Thousands Take Wall Street Protest To NYC Park

October 8, 2011 at 08:42 PM
New York - Several thousand Occupy Wall Street protesters have marched to New York City's Washington Square Park for a peaceful general assembly. Demonstrators marched Saturday from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, the group's unofficial headquarters where protesters have been camped out for the last 22 days. The trek was peaceful and orderly. On Wednesday, dozens were arrested when thousands...

Israel – Yom Kippur Turns Busiest Cities Into Ghost Towns

October 8, 2011 at 08:22 PM
Israel - There can't be many days in the year when pedestrians, cyclists - and skateboarders - reign supreme on some of Israel's busiest roads. In a scene which could have come straight from a movie, there isn't a car in sight as families, teenagers and Rabbis freely roam the empty streets. On any other day, you might expect the highways in and around Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to be teeming...

Washington – Obama Administration Secret Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen

October 8, 2011 at 08:10 PM
Washington - The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen, found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, according to people who have read the document. The memo, written last year, followed months of extensive deliberations and offers a...

Tel Aviv – Molotov Cocktail Hits Jaffa Synagogue

October 8, 2011 at 08:02 PM
Tel Aviv - A Molotov cocktail was hurled at a Jaffa synagogue Saturday evening, as tensions were rising in the central Israel town after two Arab cemeteries were vandalized over the weekend. The firebomb hit the roof of the synagogue and did not cause significant damage. No injuries were reported in the incident. Earlier, some 25 tombstones were vandalized at two Jaffa cemeteries belonging...

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