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Vatican City – Jews Worried By Vatican Gesture To Traditionalists

September 16, 2011 at 04:26 PM
Vatican City - Jewish groups are voicing concern about the Vatican's latest bid to reconcile with a group of breakaway traditionalist Catholics. The groups are calling for continued observance of the church's official teachings about Judaism and other faiths. The Anti-Defamation League and others accuse the Society of St. Pius X, which includes a Holocaust-denying bishop, of promoting...

Geneva – Israel Upgrades Links With European Nuclear Lab

September 16, 2011 at 03:50 PM
Geneva - Israel has signed an agreement to upgrade links with the European nuclear physics laboratory CERN, famed for its giant atomic collider beneath the Swiss-French border. The European Organization for Nuclear Research said Friday it has admitted the country as an associate member pending ratification by Israel's parliament. Israeli scientists have long collaborated with CERN...

New York, NY – NYC Mayor Warns: High Unemployment Rate Could Lead To Widespread Rioting In The U.S.

September 16, 2011 at 02:43 PM
New York, NY - Soon many could be feeling the physical pain of the bad economy. Sounding alarm bells about the nation's high unemployment rate, Mayor Bloomberg warned this morning that there could be widespread mayhem in the streets if Washington lawmakers don't start creating jobs for millions of Americans who are out of work. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs,"...

New York – Report: Officers In Tix-Fix Scandal To Be Charged With Other Criminal Activity

September 16, 2011 at 01:59 PM
New York - The massive NYPD ticket-fixing probe -- which has already driven a veteran cop to attempted suicide -- has uncovered evidence of dirty officers lining their pockets with drug cash, The Post has learned. The NYPD, already on edge about likely indictments over fixed tickets, will be blown away by the more serious drug-profit charges, which could signal widespread corruption and even...

Gaza City, Gaza Strip – Palestinians Seek Statehood, But Gaza Is Forgotten

September 16, 2011 at 01:50 PM
Gaza City, Gaza Strip - In the Palestinians' high-profile bid to seek statehood at the United Nations, half the future nation they envision has been all but forgotten. Residents of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are watching frustrated from the sidelines as the West Bank-based leadership pushes for the long-held dream. The move for U.N. recognition has created a quandary for the Islamic militant...

New York – UN Approves Libya Seat for Former Rebels

September 16, 2011 at 12:33 PM
New York - The U.N. General Assembly has voted to give Libya's seat in the world body to the former rebels' National Transitional Council. The resolution was approved Friday by a vote of 114-17 with 15 abstentions. A left-leaning Latin America trade group opposed giving the seat to the opposition forces who ousted Moammar Gadhafi's government. A southern Africa regional bloc failed in...

Washington – Obama, Netanyahu To Meet On Sidelines Of UN

September 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM
Washington - Facing a diplomatic clash over the prospect of Palestinian statehood, President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week to discuss ways to get Middle East peace talks back on track. The two leaders will meet in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, where the Palestinians say they will ask the Security Council to...

Ramallah, West Bank – Showdown: Palestinian Leader Says Will Ask For Full UN Membership

September 16, 2011 at 12:18 PM
Ramallah, West Bank - The Palestinian president said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council next week to endorse his people's decades-long quest for statehood but emphasized that he did not seek to isolate or delegitimize Israel. Mahmoud Abbas' plan to seek full membership at United Nations and bypass negotiations with Israel sets the stage for a diplomatic confrontation with Israel...

St. Louis, MO – Appeals Court: Rubashkin Doesn’t Deserve New Trial

September 16, 2011 at 11:51 AM
St. Louis, MO - A former kosher slaughterhouse executive convicted of financial fraud won't get a new trial after a federal appeals court upheld a lower court's rejection of his appeal on Friday. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling in the case of Sholom Rubashkin. The former Agriprocessors manager was convicted of 86 financial fraud charges in 2009 and sentenced to 27...

Dallas, TX – Rick Perry: Obama Policies Have Encouraged The Palestinians To Avoid Direct Negotiations With Israel

September 16, 2011 at 11:46 AM
Dallas, Tx - OpEd Editorial printed in Today's Wall Street Journal by Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry: The historic friendship between the United States and Israel stretches from the founding of the Jewish state in 1948 to the present day. Our nations have developed vital economic and security relationships in an alliance based on shared democratic principles, deep cultural ties...

New York – At 9/11 Memorial, Mourners Take Home Rubbings

September 16, 2011 at 11:15 AM
New York - Nadine Mass' godfather died just steps from the exit of the World Trade Center. The Port Authority police officer and his captain had been trying to carry a woman in a wheelchair to safety. Since Stephen Huczko Jr.'s death, his family has treasured photographs and memories of their time together. But it wasn't until this week that they were able to find a tangible symbol of his...

Jerusalem – Israel Calls Egypt Envoy Over Treaty Revision Talk

September 16, 2011 at 10:59 AM
Jerusalem - The Israeli Foreign Ministry says it summoned the Egyptian ambassador for a talk after Egypt's prime minister said his country's 1979 peace treaty with Israel could be reopened. Ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson would not give details of the conversation Friday. Prime Minister Essam Sharaf told Turkish TV on Thursday that the treaty "is not sacred. ... It can be revised." The...

New York, NY – NYPD Officer: You Can Indict The Entire Police Dept If Tix-Fix Is A Crime

September 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM
New York, NY - As the Bronx district attorney continues his investigation into possible ticket-fixing in Bronx precincts and may soon hand out indictments to police officers, some NYPD officers spoke to NY1 Thursday following a suicide attempt by a colleague who reportedly testified on the scandal before a grand jury. Dozens of Bronx police officers allegedly worked with police union delegates...

Jerusalem – Israelis, Palestinians Smile For The Camera

September 16, 2011 at 10:17 AM
Jerusalem - Large black-and-white portraits have been appearing on bridges, billboards and broken-down buses all over Israel and the West Bank as part of an international project that allows people to turn pictures of themselves into works of art or political statements. The portraits of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians are part of a project created by a prize-winning French street artist...

Queens, NY – Daily Deals Sites Continue To Grow Into Kosher Market

September 16, 2011 at 09:58 AM
Queens, NY - The success of Groupon, a group purchasing website, has filtered down to the Jewish community with one kosher group couponing site finding a recent deal flooding its website, selling 2,000 coupons within twenty four hours of being introduced. KosherKouponz, the largest of the kosher groups, offered $50 worth of groceries at a Queens super market for $35 at Aron’s Kissena Farms...

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