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Tokyo – More Than 10,000 Dead from Japan Disaster

March 24, 2011 at 11:05 PM
Tokyo - Japan's police agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago has topped 10,000. The National Police Agency said Friday that more than 17,440 people are listed as missing. ...

Scotland – Jewish Burial Society Settles Religious Bias Suit

March 24, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Scotland - A case against leading members of the Scottish Jewish community over the sacking of a Hebrew burial officer has been settled days before it was scheduled to reach an open legal arena. The industrial tribunal was to be the first involving a Jewish individual claiming discrimination against a Jewish organization in Scotland. Warren Bader, of Glasgow, claimed he was sacked by the...

Cairo – Egyptian Airline Erases Israel from Its Route Maps

March 24, 2011 at 09:08 PM
Cairo - They haven't been at war with each other for more than 30 years. But diplomatic relations between Egypt and Israel may be plummeting to a new low after a Cairo airline decided to wipe the Jewish state off the map Although Egypt Air flies regularly to Israel's capital, Tel Aviv, through a subsidiary, the destination does not appear on any of the airline's route maps. According to...

Jerusalem – Gates in Israel: No Other Nation Would Tolerate This [photos- video]

March 24, 2011 at 08:02 PM
Jerusalem - United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Israel Thursday and spoke to reporters alongside his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak. "No sovereign state can tolerate having rockets fired at its people," said Gates, after Barak voiced similar sentiments. Watch below. ...

Montreal – Cabbie Can Keep Mezuzah, Picture of Rabbi in Taxi

March 24, 2011 at 07:42 PM
Montreal - City has ordered taxi inspectors to stop fining drivers who display religious items in their cars, and revoked all tickets against one cabbie who publicly fought to preserve his dash decorations. Arieh Perecowicz has been fined more than $1,400 for his dash decor, which includes family photos, religious items, ribbons and a Canadian flag. He fought the city tickets for years...

Washington – Obama calls Netanyahu to Offer Condolences for Bombing

March 24, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Washington - US President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to offer condolences for a bombing in Jerusalem that killed a British woman and injured at least 34 people, including six US citizens, the White House said. Obama also expressed 'concern about the recent rocket and mortar attacks against Israel from Gaza,' White House spokesman Jay Carney said...

Jerusalem – Thanks to Charedi Man There Were Fewer Casualties in Yesterday’s Terror Attack

March 24, 2011 at 05:44 PM
Jerusalem - Three yeshiva boys were sitting around the bag, I screamed "Get out of here! That's a suspicious bag!" This was how David Amuyal described the scene of Wednesday's bombing from his hospital bed. Amuyal, whose call to the police just seconds before the blast most likely saved lives, is suffering from a fractured pelvis, steel pellets have penetrated his body and shrapnel is deeply...

Jackson, MS – Groups Blast Planned Speech by Anti-Semite Farrakhan in Miss.

March 24, 2011 at 04:37 PM
Jackson, MS - Some advocates for racial equality are criticizing the selection of Louis Farrakhan as the keynote speaker for an annual convention of civil rights veterans in Mississippi. Farrakhan leads the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, which published two books last year on what Farrakhan calls the "anti-black behavior" of Jews. Leaders of two dozen churches and synagogues signed a...

New York, NY – Census Show 8,175,133 NY’ers, Bloomberg: Numbers WAY Short

March 24, 2011 at 04:25 PM
New York, NY - Census 2010 figures for New York state show minimal growth in New York City over the past decade and population losses in the largest upstate cities. Census officials say New York City grew by 167,000 people to 8.2 million. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he believes census workers missed many immigrants and undercounted. Buffalo lost 10.7 percent of its population, Rochester...

New York, NY – Synagogue Plotters Want Case Tossed Due to Entrapment

March 24, 2011 at 03:39 PM
New York, NY - A judge has been asked to throw out the convictions in a terror plot to blow up New York City synagogues and shoot down military planes. Federal Judge Colleen McMahon heard arguments Thursday in Manhattan by lawyers for the four men. The trial featured lengthy testimony by an undercover informant assigned in 2008 to monitor a mosque about an hour north of New York City...

Sanaa – WSJ: Yemen President To Resign

March 24, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Sanaa - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the country's top general are hashing out a political settlement in which both men would resign from their positions within days in favor of a civilian-led transitional government, according to three people familiar with the situation. The outlines of that peaceful transition emerged amid rising tension over the standoff between the President...

Freeport, ME – First Major Online Retalier ‘L.L. Bean’ Stamps Out Shipping Cost For Good

March 24, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Freeport, ME - As retailers increasingly turn to free shipping to lure customers, L.L. Bean on Thursday upped the ante by waiving shipping fees all the time, with no minimum order, putting pressure on rivals. Effective Friday, the outdoors and clothing retailer joins Zappos.com in offering permanent, no-strings-attached free shipping, going against the grain in an industry accustomed to...

Warsaw – Bookseller Asks $1,580 for Controversial Book on Poles to Deter Sales

March 24, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Warsaw - A Polish online bookstore Thursday jacked up prices on a controversial book on Poles' treatment of Jews, hoping the 4,499-zloty price (1,580 dollars) would deter sales after customers complained and threatened to boycott the retailer. The retailer, Selkar.pl, said it could not withdraw the book from circulation, but said the price hike should make it too expensive for customers to...

Washington – Official: Jimmy Carter Plans Trip to North Korea

March 24, 2011 at 01:44 PM
Washington - U.S. government officials say former President Jimmy Carter is planning to travel to North Korea soon, possibly early next month. Spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday the State Department had been "made aware of the trip" but had no further details. He referred further questions to the Carter Center, which declined to comment. Carter, who was president from 1977-81, is...

New York – Kashrus Alert: Cascade Action Pacs

March 24, 2011 at 01:30 PM
New York - The New Square Kashrus Council has announced that all types of Cascade Action Pacs dishwasher detergent should not be used as the gel packet containing the soap is made out of non-kosher materials, placing them in the category of nevayla/treifa. All Cascade Action Pacs, no matter when they were purchased, should be discarded. This announcement affects only Cascade Action Pacs and...

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