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Tenafly, NJ – Noted Jewish Philanthropist, Founder Of Multi Billion Firm ADP Henry Taub Dies

April 2, 2011 at 11:54 PM
Tenafly, NJ - Henry Taub, who turned his small business into one of the world's largest payroll processing firms, has died. He was 83. Automatic Data Processing announced Friday that Taub died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The cause of death was not disclosed. Taub was a 21-year-old accountant when he started ADP in 1949. The Roseland, N.J.-based firm now has about...

New York – What Does New York Smell Like?

April 2, 2011 at 11:41 PM
New York - New York smells like many things, and some of them are good: freshly baked bagels, a beer and a dog at Yankee Stadium, the salt air that blows in on a summer morning. Of course, many New York smells are not so good. Feel free to think of some of your own least favorites. In a press release on Friday (and yes, we realize it was April Fool’s Day, and the assemblyman’s office...

London – Cuts Leave Charedi Children in Poverty

April 2, 2011 at 11:17 PM
London - The strictly Orthodox community is facing a rise in child poverty as a result of benefit cuts and lack of secular education for boys in its schools, according to a new report. With the economic downturn and government spending cuts, it says: "The alarm bells should be ringing loudly". The report, by Jonathan Boyd, executive director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research...

Jerusalem – NY Times: In Israel, Time for Peace Offer May Run Out

April 2, 2011 at 11:05 PM
Jerusalem - With revolutionary fervor sweeping the Middle East, Israel is under mounting pressure to make a far-reaching offer to the Palestinians or face a United Nations vote welcoming the State of Palestine as a member whose territory includes all of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority has been steadily building support for such a resolution in September, a...

Washington – President Obama Back to NY to Speak at Rev. Al Sharpton Bash

April 2, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Washington - The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Philadelphia and New York next week to continue pressing his energy policies and to attend an annual meeting of a civil rights group headed by activist Al Sharpton. The president will travel first to Philadelphia on Wednesday to hold a town hall meeting at Gamesa Technology Corp., a Philadelphia area manufacturer of wind...

Phoenix, AZ – Southwest Grounds 79 Planes after Emergency Landing

April 2, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Phoenix, AZ - Flight attendants had just begun to take drink orders when the explosion rocked the cabin. Aboard Southwest Flight 812, Shawna Malvini Redden covered her ears, then felt a brisk wind rush by. Oxygen masks fell, the cabin lost pressure and Redden, now suddenly lightheaded, fumbled to maneuver the mask in place. Then she prayed. And, instinctively, reached out to the stranger...

Washington – Facebook Sued For $1 BILLION After Not Removing Intifada Page Fast Enough

April 2, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Washington - Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have been hit with a lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion in damages over a page on the social network which called for a "Third Intifada" against Israel. Facebook this week shut down the "Third Intifada" page, which had almost 500,000 fans, but the lawsuit filed in a court here claims that the social network showed "negligence" by not...

Berlin – In Newly Released Tape, Eichmann (Ym’s) Heard Boasting About His Role in Holocaust

April 2, 2011 at 10:04 PM
Berlin - As Israel marks the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, new documents and witness accounts are coming to light in Germany that reveal more details about the postwar life of the Nazi war criminal right up to his capture by the Mossad. Over the weekend, the German weekly Der Spiegel published a transcript of a tape recording in which Eichmann, who lived in Argentina after...

Mumbai, India – Experts Say The New Al-Qaida Is Pakistani Militant Group Blamed For Chabad House Attack

April 2, 2011 at 09:48 PM
Mumbai, India - Created by Pakistan to wage a proxy war against India, the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group has moved its jihad onto the global stage and could match al-Qaida in strength and organization, according to officials, experts and group members. Blamed for the 2008 Mumbai massacre, Lashkar-e-Taiba has developed its own distinct networks worldwide, found global funding sources and...

Japan – Nuclear Plant Leaking Highly Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean

April 2, 2011 at 09:46 PM
Tokyo - Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear power plant was leaking highly radioactive water into the sea Saturday, nuclear safety officials said. The plant has been spewing radioactivity since March 11, when a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami knocked out power, disabling cooling systems and allowing radiation to seep out of the overheating reactors. The water was seeping Saturday...

Washinton – Obama Criticizes Florida Quran Burning, Afghan Attacks

April 2, 2011 at 09:39 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is extending his deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif by protesters enraged by the burning of a Quran in Florida. Obama says desecration of the Quran "is an act of extreme intolerance and bigotry." But he says that does not justify attacking and killing innocent people, calling it...

Israel – Government Warns Citizens to Leave Sinai Immediately

April 2, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Jerusalem - Israel warned its citizens in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to evacuate immediately Saturday, hours after launching an airstrike that killed three Hamas militants accused of planning to abduct Israelis over the upcoming Jewish festival of Passover. The government warned its citizens to "leave Sinai immediately and return to Israel," and quoted intelligence sources about "terrorist plans...

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghan Riots Over Quran-Burning in Florida: 2 Days, 20 Dead

April 2, 2011 at 09:14 PM
Kabul, Afghanistan - Afghans rioted for a second day Saturday to protest the burning of a Quran in Florida, killing nine people in Kandahar and injuring more than 80 in a wave of violence that underscored rising anti-foreign sentiment after nearly a decade of war. See below American Pastor Terry Jones burns / sets fire to a Quran in a church sparking protest in Afghanistan. The desecration...

Brazil – Report: Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah Hide in Brazil, Planning Attacks

April 2, 2011 at 09:03 PM
Brazil - Al Qaeda operatives are in Brazil planning attacks, raising money and recruiting followers, a leading news magazine reported Saturday, renewing concerns about the nation serving as a hide-out for Islamic militants. Veja magazine, in its online edition, reported that at least 20 people affiliated with al Qaeda as well as the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Palestinian...

New York – Dov Hikind Radio Show: Sheldon Silver, Dean Skelos Disscus TAP Funding [video replay]

April 2, 2011 at 08:49 PM
New York - Last night Motzei Shabbos on The Dov Hikind Radio Show, Assemblyman Dov Hikind hosted New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and discussed the historic passage of TAP for rabbinical students, as well as other budget-related issues. Watch below replay of the show. ...

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