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New York – Life in First Class Getting Cushier but Not Back in Steerage

November 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM
New York - Flying has never been so good -- for those able to splurge. While most Thanksgiving travelers will fight for overhead bins and go hours without a snack or room to stretch their legs, life in first class is stress free. It's always been a special place on the other side of the curtain. Now, it's getting even cushier. U.S. airlines, profitable again after a disastrous decade, are...

Jerusalem – Israel Foreign Minister, Mossad In Row Over Powers

November 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called in Israel's top diplomat and the Mossad spymaster Sunday to try to end a feud that has harmed ties between their agencies, Israel Radio said. It said Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman last week suspended their cooperation, arguing that the overseas intelligence service had "interfered in, and circumvented, his realm of responsibility." A...

New York, NY – The Occu-Hypocrites: OWS Protesters Stay At $700-a-night Hotel

November 20, 2011 at 10:38 AM
New York, NY -A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel that promises guests can “unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko,” The Post has learned. The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance...

Canberra, Australia – Details On Obama’s Australian Visit Lost In Street

November 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM
Canberra, Australia - The Australian government says it is investigating how a classified booklet detailing Barack Obama's itinerary came to be lost in a gutter during the president's visit last week. Journalist Dylan Welch of The Age newspaper reported that he found the 120-page booklet on Thursday about 100 yards (meters) from Parliament House in Canberra, where Obama attended several...

Paris, France – Chief Rabbi Passes Away

November 20, 2011 at 09:18 AM
Paris, France - The spiritual leader of the Jewish community of Paris, Chief Rabbi David Mashash, passed away Sunday after a lengthy illness. Rabbi Mashash, are better known as (Rabbi David Messas) who was age 70, was being cared for in a Paris hospital at the time of his death. He was the son of Rabbi Shalom Mashash, a former Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. Rabbi Moshe Arbel, a close relative of...

Jerusalem – New Jet Fuel Crisis May Delay Ben Gurion Airport Flights

November 20, 2011 at 09:15 AM
Jerusalem - Water levels in fuel exceed state limit, fuel-oversight company says; Airport Authority warns of delays on long-haul flights. Fears of a fuel crisis Sunday morning followed Saturday night's discovery of a water problem in Ben Gurion International Airport's jet fuel. According to tests conducted by Paz Nachsei Teufah, the company responsible for maintaining the quality of airport...

Oakland, CA – Outrage over Police Pepper Spraying Students

November 20, 2011 at 09:08 AM
Oakland, CA - As video spread of an officer in riot gear blasting pepper spray into the faces of seated protesters at a northern California university, outrage came quickly — followed almost as quickly by defense from police and calls for the chancellor’s resignation. University of California Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a statement Saturday she was forming a task force to...

Israel – Government Shuts Down “Radical Leftist” Radio Station

November 20, 2011 at 08:50 AM
Jerusalem - Israel has ordered the shutdown of a dovish Israeli-Palestinian radio station, officials and the station's operators said on Sunday. The station and other critics said the move was politically motivated, and part of a broader assault on democracy by conservative forces in the government. Some members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition have pushed forward a series...

Minneapolis – Major Retailers Drop Nations Largest Egg Supplier After Video Shows Chicken Abuse

November 20, 2011 at 08:33 AM
Minneapolis - McDonald's and Target dropped one of the nation's largest egg suppliers after an animal rights group released an undercover video of the egg producer's farms in three states. McDonald's Corp. said Friday it had dropped Sparboe Farms as a supplier after a video by the group Mercy for Animals showed cases of animal cruelty at five facilities in Iowa, Minnesota and Colorado. Target...

Albany, NY – New York State Police Arresting Protesters In Albany Park

November 20, 2011 at 12:50 AM
Albany, NY - State Police have begun arresting Occupy Albany protesters for defying an 11 p.m. curfew in a state-owned park. Authorities say the demonstrators were warned repeatedly Saturday night that they would face arrest if they didn't leave Lafayette Park. Protester Kevin Haran says troopers have been arresting people two at a time. He says 30 to 40 people remain in the park. Gov...

Brooklyn, NY – Councilman Greenfield Announces Erev Shabbos Parking Solution In Boro Park

November 20, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Brooklyn, NY - During his campaign early last year, Councilman David G. Greenfield called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement a common-sense solution to the problem of drivers not being able to feed parking meters when Shabbos starts early on Friday afternoons in the winter. As background, streets with normal parking regulations require meters to be fed regularly from 8am...

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