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New York, NY – NYPD Wraps Up Week-Long Dirty Bomb Exercise

April 9, 2011 at 11:36 PM
New York, NY - The five day NYPD-led "dirty bomb" training exercise came to a close. On Saturday from 11 until 3 p.m. there were police activity in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It includes a total of 18 vehicle chokepoints in the city's boroughs. Most are bridges. The exercise was conducted on land, including the rail and highways, and on the waterways. It involved hundreds of...

Albany, NY – Analysis: Gov. Cuomo Takes Bill Clinton’s Path

April 9, 2011 at 11:02 PM
Albany, NY - In a picture hanging in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's inner office, Cuomo is a young housing secretary at a Democratic dinner dais where his father, then-Gov. Mario Cuomo, was to introduce Bill Clinton, the president and Andrew's boss at the time. The son passed a note to the father, penciled on the back of a business card: Keep it to 10 minutes. Then, the "10" was crossed out...

Israel – Hamas: Didn’t Mean to Fire on Israeli School Bus

April 9, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Israel - Hamas said Saturday that militants did not intend to target an Israeli school bus that was hit two days ago by a Hamas-fired rocket. A 16-year-old boy was critically wounded in the attack and the bus driver was moderately wounded. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Islamic group Hamas, which rules Gaza, for crossing the line. Israeli officials said that because the bus...

Jerusalem – Israel: Hamas Militant Killed in Gaza Strike Was ‘Physically’ Involved in Shalit Kidnapping

April 9, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Jerusalem - The Hamas militant whom Israel killed in a retaliatory air strike overnight on Saturday had been involved in the kidnapping of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, an IDF spokesperson said on Saturday evening. Israel said that Tayser Abu Snima was "directly and physically involved" in the 2006 capture of Gilad Shalit, which occurred during a cross-border raid. The IDF...

Israel – Rocket Attacks Continue; Thousands Spend Shabbat in Shelters

April 9, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Israel - Thousands of residents of southern Israel spent Shabbat in bomb shelters, as Hamas terrorists from Gaza continued firing rockets at Israeli targets in the Negev. Since Thursday, Arab terrorists have fired over 100 mortar shells and Kassam rockets at Israeli targets, with fifty fired since early Saturday. The rockets hit not only areas near the border, but areas further inside Israel...

New York, NY – Homeland Security Meeting Turns Fiery As Arab American Says She Was Taught To Hate Jews

April 9, 2011 at 09:55 PM
New York, NY - A Manhattan hearing on homeland security exploded yesterday after an Arab-American activist testified that she was taught as a youngster to "hate Jews" and "hate America," enraging a Brooklyn lawmaker who gripped a Koran and grandly accused her of spreading "hate and poison." "Check what's going on -- it's not a secret," Nonine Darwish, president of Former Muslims United, said...

Lakewood, NJ – Rabbinical Student Running for Board of ED Escorted from School Property

April 9, 2011 at 09:29 PM
Lakewood, NJ - Baruch Blaustein, a candidate for the township Board of Education, was escorted off school property twice, he said. Blaustein arrived without appointments and was escorted by police off the property of the Clifton Avenue School, and then the Ella G. Clarke School. "I am trying to gain access to the public schools, legally, and I don't need their approval" or permission to...

Gaza City – Israel Pounds Hamas Targets in Gaza For Third Day

April 9, 2011 at 09:07 PM
Gaza City - Palestinian militants fired more than 30 rockets at southern Israel on Saturday and Israeli warplanes killed five militants in the Gaza Strip in the most intense fighting since Israel's 2008-2009 offensive in the Hamas-ruled territory. The escalating series of strikes and counterstrikes has killed 18 Gazans since it began on Thursday following a Hamas missile attack against an...

Washington – Late Friday Night Deal Halts Government Shutdown

April 9, 2011 at 09:01 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because "Americans of different beliefs came together." Obama says some of the cuts will be painful but the White House protected its priority projects. House Speaker John Boehner announced the agreement with the White House and Senate Democrats less than two hours...

Santa Monica, CA – Police Hunt Suspect After Blast Outside Chabad Synagogue Determined Intentional

April 9, 2011 at 08:51 PM
Santa Monica, CA - Authorities say an explosion outside a synagogue and Jewish school in Santa Monica was caused by a homemade explosive device and not an accident as previously believed. Synagogues in California have been put on high alert after the bomb blast. Jewish organizations around Los Angeles were urged to be extra vigilant after the explosion, which shattered windows at a...

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