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Canada – Burglars Unknowingly Steal Rat Poison Stored in Vodka Bottle

March 1, 2011 at 11:17 PM
Lake Cowichan, Canada - Burglars who robbed a home on the weekend unknowingly stole rat poison stored in vodka bottle. Lake Cowichan RCMP are worried the person or people who stole what they thought was vodka will drink it or give it to a third party. The break-in happened at a home in the Hundred Houses area sometime between Friday night and Sunday while the residents were away for the...

Israel – Rabbi Dichovsky Appointed Director of Rabbinic Courts

March 1, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Israel - The Committee for Appointing Rabbinical Judges on Tuesday chose Rabbi Shlomo Dichovsky as director of the Rabbinic Courts for four years. Dichovsky, who retired from the Supreme Rabbinic Court two years ago, is a haredi rabbinic judge who is considered relatively open-minded and progressive, a combination that enabled the haredi and national-religious members of the committee to agree...

Tripoli, Libya – Gadhafi Forces Retake Towns Near Libyan Capital

March 1, 2011 at 09:05 PM
Tripoli, Libya - Moammar Gadhafi's forces battled poorly armed rebels Tuesday for control of towns near the capital trying to create a buffer zone around his seat of power. The increasingly violent clashes threatened to transform the 15-day popular rebellion in Libya into a drawn-out civil war. Amid the intensified fighting, the international community stepped up moves to isolate the longtime...

Havana – Jesse Jackson Appeals to Cuba to Release Jew Detained on Suspicion of Spying

March 1, 2011 at 08:52 PM
Havana, Cuba - The Rev. Jesse Jackson appealed to Cuba on Tuesday to release an American contractor facing a possible 20-year sentence on charges of trying to undermine the government, saying granting him freedom on humanitarian grounds could open the door for better relations. Jackson offered to come to Cuba to mediate the release of Alan Gross, a 61-year-old Maryland native held here since...

Brooklyn, NY – Councilman Steve Levin Robbed Twice in One Day

March 1, 2011 at 08:09 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A New York City councilman for the affluent section of Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods had a very unlucky weekend when he was the victim of robbery twice in one day. One of the nearly simultaneous crimes took place at the Democrat’s district office on Atlantic Avenue near downtown Brooklyn, where a robber was caught red-handed by the police. The other robbery...

New York – Bloomberg Blindsided by Cuomo in Quest to End ‘Last In, First Out’ for Teachers

March 1, 2011 at 07:26 PM
New York - Mayor Bloomberg scored a brief victory Tuesday night in his push to end the last-in, first-out law governing teacher layoffs before he was big-footed by Gov. Cuomo. Moments after the GOP-controlled state Senate approved a Bloomberg-backed measure to overturn the law, Cuomo unveiled his own proposal, effectively restarting the legislative process - and infuriating City Hall. "It...

New York, NY – Public Private Partnership to Build a Bridge

March 1, 2011 at 06:42 PM
New York, NY - New York City and New Jersey need a new bridge, but money is tight. So officials are doing something they've never done before: They're getting a private company to build one, then buying it a little at a time. Such public-private partnerships are becoming more attractive as cash-strapped governments search for ways to overhaul aging roads and bridges. But they are also fueling...

London – WikiLeaks Founder Complains of Jewish Smear Campaign

March 1, 2011 at 05:41 PM
London - A report published by a British magazine on Tuesday said the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, suggested that British journalists, including the editor of the newspaper The Guardian, were engaged in a Jewish-led conspiracy to smear his organization. His remarks appeared in the magazine Private Eye, in an article by its editor, Ian Hislop, who outlined a rambling phone call that Mr...

Washington – Obama Praises Jewish Values of Freedom, Democracy

March 1, 2011 at 05:39 PM
Washington - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday met with members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Washington and reiterated America’s "unshakeable support" for Israel’s security, opposition to any effort to de-legitimize it, and "commitment to achieve a peace that will secure the future for Arabs and Israelis alike."   According to an official...

Jerusalem – Israel: New Weapon Downed Gaza Anti-Tank Rocket

March 1, 2011 at 04:54 PM
Jerusalem - A new Israeli weapons system knocked down a Palestinian anti-tank rocket in its first combat test Tuesday, the military said, showing off technology that could protect the heavy vehicles that have been the mainstay of the world's ground forces for decades. Palestinian militants said they fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an Israeli tank as it patrolled near the Gaza-Israel...

New York – Stocks Slide as Bernanke Warns About Oil Prices

March 1, 2011 at 04:18 PM
New York - Stocks are closing with steep losses after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that rising oil prices could hurt the economy. Oil prices rose to just under $100 a barrel Tuesday after Iran clamped down on anti-government protesters. Bernanke told members of the Senate that persistently high prices could derail the economic recovery by increasing the costs of transportation...

Washington – Congressman Who ‘Saved Pollard’ Pleads with Obama

March 1, 2011 at 03:51 PM
Washington - Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, who Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard credits with saving his life, rejoined the effort to persuade US President Barack Obama to commute his life sentence on Tuesday. Following Pollard's sentencing in 1987, he was sent to a Springfield, Missouri, prison hospital for the criminally insane. Pollard's wife Esther said that at that facility he was...

Washington – U.S. To Seek Prosecution at Gadhafi For Pan Am Bombing

March 1, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Washington - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. That follows claims from some ex-Libyan officials that Gadhafi personally ordered the airline attack that killed 270 people. Clinton tells Congress on Tuesday that she will ask the FBI and Justice Department to look into...

Geneva – UN: Libyan Refugee ‘Crisis’ Tops 140,000 [video]

March 1, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Geneva - Violence and chaos in Libya have triggered an exodus of more than 140,000 refugees into Tunisia and Egypt, a U.N. official said Tuesday, as aid workers warned the situation at the Tunisian border has reached crisis point. Officials say the situation has been made even more volatile by humanitarian aid workers being blocked from reaching western Libya, patients reportedly being...

Brooklyn, NY – Orthodox Jews’ Bible Books Sell Like Latkes

March 1, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A one-time Brooklyn lawyer who happens to be an Orthodox Jew has discovered a new publishing niche: creating religious-themed children's books and bible trading cards—which sell like hotcakes in Christian bookstores. “There was nothing out there that I wanted my daughters to see,” said Steven Kaye, explaining why he founded Creation by Design two years ago to bring out...

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