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Ohio – Orthodox Cleveland Teen Amongst Injured In Jerusalem Bus Stop Bomb

March 23, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Ohio - Leah Green of Cleveland Heights feels blessed that she is in a hospital after walking into the bomb blast that hit a Jerusalem bus station March 23. She suffered burns and shrapnel wounds. The recent Mosdos Ohr HaTorah graduate, 19, was walking down the street when the bomb exploded and threw her into the air, her mother Wendy Green said. Her leg was on fire, and she put out the flames...

Baltimore, MD – Police Officer Helps Jewish Community

March 23, 2011 at 10:48 PM
Baltimore, MD - The city of Baltimore, in the eastern United States, is known as "a city of neighborhoods." It's the 21st largest city in the U.S. and has 225 different neighborhoods. Some 100,000 Jews live in the city. One of its oldest neighborhoods, Park Heights, has a substantial Jewish population. To provide support and a sense of security to its residents, the Baltimore police department...

Washington – Airlines Got Silence from Tower When Air Controller Fell Asleep

March 23, 2011 at 09:51 PM
Washington - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is directing that two air traffic controllers be on duty at Reagan National Airport late at night following an incident in which two airliners landed without tower clearance because they couldn't reach the lone controller. LaHood said in a statement he has also ordered the Federal Aviation Administration administrator to study tower staffing at...

Jerusalem – Israel Retaliates For Hamas Blast, Rocket Attacks

March 23, 2011 at 08:50 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in Gaza early Thursday, retaliating for rocket attacks on Israeli cities, as tension peaked over the first deadly bombing targeting Israelis in Jerusalem in several years. A blast Israel quickly blamed on Palestinian militants ripped through a bus stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a woman, wounding two dozen other people and intensifying...

Postville, IA – Was Sholom Rubashkin’s Conviction Excessive?

March 23, 2011 at 07:47 PM
Postville, IA - When Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in prison for financial fraud, it was two years more than prosecutors had sought. It was also an unusually tough sentence compared to those of high-profile, white-collar criminals, such as Enron's Jeffrey Skilling and Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski. Rubashkin, a former vice president of Agriprocessors, an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse, was...

Brooklyn, NY – Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Chair Of Drug Abuse Committee Visits ‘Our Place’

March 23, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - After visiting Our Place, a program dedicated to providing troubled youth with a positive environment and the counseling and therapy they require, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz said it is important that we determine the true impact of alcohol and drugs on the Jewish community. Since recently being appointed Chairman of the Assembly’s Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee...

New York, NY – So Long 59th Street Bridge, Take the Koch Bridge to Queens

March 23, 2011 at 06:05 PM
New York, NY - A New York City plan to rename the Queensboro Bridge after former Mayor Ed Koch won approval from the New York City Council. The City Council voted 38-12 on Wednesday to rename the Queensboro Bridge after Mr. Koch, who led New York from 1977 to 1989 and emerged as one of its most familiar faces. Next month, the city is expected to officially christen the bridge the Ed Koch...

New York – Israel Complains to UN over Jerusalem Attack, Hamas Missiles

March 23, 2011 at 05:41 PM
New York - Israel's Permanent Mission to the United Nations sent a complaint letter to the UN Secretary General and the relieving president of the Security Council over the Jerusalem terror attack and the firing of rockets and mortar shells from Gaza on Israel's southern cities. "I write to express my grave concern in the face of a very serious escalation of Palestinian terrorist attacks...

New York – VIN News: Japanese Radiation Affecting Kosher Food Supply in US?

March 23, 2011 at 04:35 PM
New York - Concerns about food safety in Tokyo continue to mount as workers scramble to try to stabilize the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant that was crippled by the killer earthquake-tsunami combination that devastated Japan nearly two weeks ago. Radiation levels in Tokyo tap water continue to rise and both the United States and Hong Kong announced a block on dairy and certain produce items...

Washington – US Looking For A Few Unaccounted Citizens In Japan

March 23, 2011 at 04:33 PM
Washington - The United States says it is searching for fewer than 10 Americans who remain unaccounted for in Japanese areas affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. State Department spokesman Mark Toner says only one U.S. citizen has been confirmed dead from the disaster. He says thousands have been accounted for but that officials were still dealing with less than 10 cases of...

New York – Grocers Say High Vegetable Prices Should Drop Soon

March 23, 2011 at 04:01 PM
New York - A nearly 50 percent increase in vegetable prices that has sent shoppers reeling in the produce aisle should ease in the coming weeks as farmers send grocers more tomatoes, lettuce and other crops. Vegetable prices shot up last month after cold weather in the southern U.S. and Mexico destroyed much of the winter vegetable supply, the Commerce Department said. From tomatoes in Florida...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM: ‘We Will React Aggressively To Attacks’

March 23, 2011 at 03:47 PM
Jerusalem - A bomb struck a crowded bus stop in central Jerusalem Wednesday, killing one woman and wounding more than 20 other people in what authorities said was the first major Palestinian militant attack in the city in several years. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent the evening huddled with his defense minister, military chief and other top security officials. He vowed a...

Daraa, Syria – Update: 15 Dead In New Clashes In Southern Syria City

March 23, 2011 at 03:13 PM
Daraa, Syria - Syrian police launched a relentless assault Wednesday on a neighborhood sheltering anti-government protesters, fatally shooting at least 15 in an operation that lasted nearly 24 hours, witnesses said. At least six were killed in a predawn attack on the al-Omari mosque in the southern agricultural city of Daraa, where protesters have taken to the streets in calls for reforms and...

Washington – Obama Condemns Fatal Bombing at Jerusalem Bus Stop

March 23, 2011 at 01:04 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is condemning a bomb blast at a Jerusalem bus stop that killed one woman and injured more than 20 other people. Authorities say Wednesday's attack was the first major one by Palestinian militants in the Israeli capital in several years. Obama offered condolences and called on those responsible to end such attacks. There was no immediate claim of...

Manhattan, NY – NYPD Now Making House Calls to Apologize for Cyclist’s Ticket in Park

March 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Manhattan, NY - David Regen was sitting down to dinner Tuesday night when two police officers appeared at his home under circumstances that will instantly evoke envy from any New Yorker who has ever been issued a ticket. The officers had come over to apologize for a ticket issued to him earlier that day. "They said, 'We're here because we're withdrawing your ticket because we feel you were...

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