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Washington – Israel Refuses to Tell Obama its Iran Intentions

November 12, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Washington - Israel has refused to reassure President Barack Obama that it would warn him in advance of any pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear capabilities, raising fears that it may be planning a go-it-alone attack as early as next summer. The US leader was rebuffed when he demanded private guarantees that no strike would go ahead without White House notification, suggesting Israel no...

Williamsburg, NY – Police Investigating if Friday Night Beating Was Hate Crime

November 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Williamsburg, NY - Hatzolah were requested late Friday night to a 51-year-old Hasidic man who was unconscious after being beaten by three perpetrators at Lee Avenue corner Ross Street, The latest in a series of anti-Semitic incidents. NYPD and Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol are investigating the incident. The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured nose and injured...

Cairo – Arab League Votes to Suspend Syria over Killings

November 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Cairo - The Arab League voted Saturday to suspend Syria in four days and warned the regime could face sanctions if it does not end its bloody crackdown against anti-government protesters. The decision was a symbolic blow to a nation that prides itself on being a powerhouse of Arab nationalism. Qatar's Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim said 18 countries agreed to the suspension, which will take...

Spartanburg, SC – Romney: Under My Watch A Nuclear Iran Ain’t Gonna Happen

November 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Spartanburg, SC - Republican presidential hopefuls sharply criticized President Barack Obama's efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions Saturday night as too weak but disagreed in campaign debate whether the United States would be justified in a pre-emptive military strike. In like manner, they slammed Obama but differed among themselves on Afghanistan, torture and more. "If we re-elect...

Spartanburg, SC – Bachmann: Stage Set For Nuclear War Against Israel

November 12, 2011 at 09:25 PM
Spartanburg, SC - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says developments in the Middle East are setting the stage for nuclear war against Israel. In a Republican debate Saturday, Bachmann warned that Iran's attempt to develop a nuclear weapon is part of a regional push against Israel. She said Iran is working with countries like Syria and groups like Hamas to push its agenda. That means "the...

Brooklyn, NY – Hikind: Reward Concerning Ocean Parkway Hate Crime Increased To $30,000

November 12, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is calling upon witnesses to the horrific Ocean Parkway arson which saw three vehicles torched and burned in the Midwood section of Brooklyn this past Friday to come forward. Graffiti, including swastikas and the letters KKK and SS, was found sprayed on and around the cars. “Somebody had to have seen something,” remarked Hikind. “Even...

Brooklyn, NY – Beer Fueled Anti-Semitic Arsonist Attack; DA Hynes Says Done By Intelligent Bigots

November 12, 2011 at 08:40 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Booze appears to be the fuel for the fiery hate that torched a string of cars in an anti-Semitic attack in an Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood. Cops found 27 empty Corona bottles at the scene of a Midwood hate crime yesterday, in which someone set fire to three vehicles on a synagogue-filled stretch of Ocean Parkway and then scribbled swastikas and other shocking messages...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Donates $553 Million to Charity in 2010

November 12, 2011 at 08:29 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Bloomberg gave more than $553 million of his personal fortune to charity last year — but he only revealed how some of the money was spent. The Bloomberg Family Foundation, through which the billionaire mayor distributes a large chunk of his largesse, released its 2010 annual tax filing Friday identifying some of the organizations that pocketed cash from the mayor’s...

New York – NYC Marks 10th Anniversary Of Flight 587 Crash

November 12, 2011 at 08:21 PM
New York - For a few anguished hours on Nov. 12, 2001, Americans still in shock over the 9/11 attacks watched television footage of the blazing wreckage of a jetliner that had just crashed in a Queens neighborhood, and wondered: Is it happening again? It wasn't. By late afternoon, authorities were saying the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 looked like an accident, not terrorism. The...

Italy – Berlusconi Resigns As Prime Minister Amid Economic Turmoil

November 12, 2011 at 07:28 PM
Rome, Italy - Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday after parliament's lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing the country back from the brink of economic crisis. A chorus of Handel's "Alleluia," performed by a few dozen singers and classical musicians, rang out in front of the president's...

Coronado, CA – Obama: Penn State Abuse A Wake Up Call To All Institutions

November 12, 2011 at 07:27 PM
Coronado, CA - President Barack Obama says the Penn State sex-abuse scandal should lead to "soul-searching" by all Americans, not just Penn State. "Obviously what happened was heartbreaking, especially for the victims, the young people who got affected by these alleged assaults," he told Westwood One Radio in an interview Friday night, in his first public comments on the scandal. "And I...

Tehran – 17 Die In Mysterious Blast At Iranian Arms Depot

November 12, 2011 at 07:01 PM
Tehran - An explosion at a Revolutionary Guard ammunition depot west of Tehran Saturday killed at least 17 soldiers, including a senior commander of the powerful military force, Iranian officials said. Guard spokesman Gen. Ramazan Sharif said the blast occurred as the result of an accident during the transport of munitions at the base. The site is located outside Bidganeh village, 25 miles...

Jerusalem – Shin Bet Withheld Iran Secrets From Hard-Line Minister Lieberman

November 12, 2011 at 07:01 PM
Jerusalem - A senior Israeli official said Saturday that sensitive intelligence information was withheld from the country's hawkish foreign minister when he was the strategic affairs chief several years ago. The official did not give the reason for the measure against Soviet-born Avigdor Lieberman, which would be rare for a top official and doubly extraordinary for a minister whose portfolio...

Queens, NY – Cops Arrest Suspect in Jackson Heights Swastikas Graffiti

November 12, 2011 at 06:31 PM
Queens, NY - The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force has arrested a man suspected of spray-painting swastikas on houses of worship and libraries that have roiled northwestern Queens since last week. A Jackson Heights man has been charged with four counts of criminal mischief as a hate crime for allegedly painting the hated Nazi symbol on two area libraries, a synagogue and a church. The suspect is...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Fire from Shabbat Candles Injured Disabled Elderly

November 12, 2011 at 06:10 PM
Kiryas Joel, NY - Fire department and Kiryas Joel Hatzolah responded Friday night to 101 Forest Road for a person injured in a fire from Shabbat candles. A helicopter was requested and transported the disabled 70-year-old woman who had sustained burns to 75% of her body, to Westchester Medical Center. A second victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital...

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