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New York – UN Chief To Peres: I Will Not Retract The Goldstone Report

April 8, 2011 at 05:13 PM
New York - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told President Shimon Peres in a meeting in New York on Friday that the UN would not be retracting the Goldstone Report, despite its author's renouncement of some of the report's claims. The Goldstone report was sponsored by the UN, focusing on Operation Cast Lead that took place in Gaza over the winter of 2008 and 2009. Read full...

Washington – US Warns Of Gov’ts Trying To Control The Internet

April 8, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Washington - The Obama administration warned Friday that governments around the world are extending their repression to the Internet, seeking to cut off their citizens' access to websites and other means of communication to stave off the types of revolutions that have wracked the Middle East. The State Department's annual human rights report paints a worrying picture of countries "spending...

Philadelphia, PA – Man Who Threatened Cantor Gets Two Years

April 8, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Philadelphia, PA - A man has been sentenced to two years in prison for threatening U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia in a YouTube video. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Norman LeBoon was sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by three years’ supervised release. He pleaded guilty in November in connection with the YouTube video posted earlier that year. LeBoon pleaded guilty last year...

New York – Israeli President, UN Chief Discuss Goldstone, Gaza Rocket Fire

April 8, 2011 at 02:39 PM
New York - Israeli President Shimon Peres has discussed concerns about recent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Peres and Ban on Friday also discussed the impasse in Middle East peace talks and the Goldstone report, a highly critical U.N. report on Israel's 2008-2009 offensive in Gaza by South African jurist Richard Goldstone. Peres is...

Washington – Senators Introduce Resolution Calling On The UN To Retract Flawed Goldstone Report

April 8, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Washington - After Judge Richard Goldstone's retracted key conclusions of his flawed anti-Israel report, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and James Risch (R-ID) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution today calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to rescind the report. The Senators also urged the UN panel to stop carrying out the report's recommendations and take measures to...

Cairo – Egyptian Protesters March On Israeli Embassy

April 8, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Cairo - Several thousand Egyptians have marched to the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, protesting Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. Around 2,000 protesters broke away from a mass demonstration Friday in central Tahrir Square — which was demanding ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his family be put on trial for alleged corruption — to march on the embassy on the other side of the Nile...

Philadelphia, PA – Tipster Gets $4.5M From The IRS

April 8, 2011 at 01:59 PM
Philadelphia, PA - An accountant who tipped off the IRS that his employer was skimping on taxes has received $4.5 million in the first IRS whistleblower award. The accountant's tip netted the IRS $20 million in taxes and interest from the errant financial-services firm. The award represents a 22 percent cut of the taxes recovered. The program, designed to encourage tips in large-scale...

Newark, NJ – Brooklyn Rabbi In Dwek Case Faces Up To 20 Yrs After Pleading Guilty

April 8, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Newark, NJ - An Orthodox Rabbi and principal rabbi of a charity organization 'Gemach' in Brooklyn, N.Y., admitted today to conspiring to launder approximately $900,000 he believed was criminal proceeds, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. The Rabbi 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano to an Information charging him with money laundering...

Williamsburg, NY – NYPD Detective from 90th Pct Arrested for DWI

April 8, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Williamsburg, NY - An NYPD Detective was arrested for drunk driving late Thursday night after he flipped his car on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, cops said. Det. Thomas Handley of the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg was charged with driving while intoxicated after the accident about 11:30 p.m., police said. Handley, who was off duty at the time of the crash, has been suspended, officials...

New York – RCCS and NYU Target Chareidi Smokers in Historic Campaign

April 8, 2011 at 12:10 PM
New York - Brooklyn based Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society has teamed up with NYU Medical Center for a massive anti smoking campaign that may be the first anti smoking initiative specifically targeting the Chareidi community. Aside from placing ads in many Jewish newspapers and distributing flyers within the Jewish community, a powerful two minute video reminds smokers that their decision to light...

Beirut – Witness: Dozens Of Protesters Killed in Syria

April 8, 2011 at 12:07 PM
Beirut - Syrian security forces opened fire on tens of thousands of protesters across several cities Friday, killing at least 20 people, wounding hundreds and forcing residents to turn mosques into makeshift hospitals, witnesses and a human rights group said. Ammar Qurabi, who heads Syria's National Organization for Human Rights, said most of the deaths happened in Daraa, a restive southern...

Alban, NY – New York State Vegetable: Sweet Corn Or Onions?

April 8, 2011 at 11:23 AM
New York - The latest debate in Albany? What should New York State's Official Vegetable be? Two bills introduced in the Senate this week seek to designate an official vegetable. The onion is supported by Senator David Carlucci of Rockland County, reflective of the many onion farms in the Black Dirt region of his district. Meanwhile, Senator Michael F. Nozzolio of Seneca County introduced a...

Jerusalem – Yad Vashem Puts Eichmann (Ym’s) Trial On YouTube

April 8, 2011 at 11:11 AM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Yad Vashem museum on Friday said it had uploaded footage of the entire trial of Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann to YouTube to mark the 50 years since the groundbreaking court case. Eichmann, who was captured by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960, was brought to Israel and put on trial on April 11, 1961 for his central role in the genocide of some six million...

London – WikiLeaks Pledges to Reveal Israel Secrets, Bahrain’s Secret Mossad Ties

April 8, 2011 at 10:50 AM
London - WikiLeaks will reveal 6,000 documents on Israel soon, its founder, Julian Assange has derclared, saying that they will shed some light on its confrontation of Iran's nuclear program and its role in the assassination of prominent Hizbullah official Imad Mughniyeh. The new portion of diplomatic cables will also reveal Israel's assessment of Hezbollah's mounting capability to strike...

Jerusalem – International Chareidi Lawyer Praised by Russian Bar Association

April 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli attorney Mordechai Tzivin, who specializes in representing Israeli prisoners who are imprisoned abroad, particularly in Russia, received a certificate of appreciation from the Russian Bar Association. Despite the many legal battles he has waged against the Russian legal system on behalf of Israeli prisoners, Tzivin has been known to praise the Russian administrative and...

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