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Los Angeles, CA – Earthquake Prediction Still Stymies Scientists

September 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Los Angeles, CA - The East Coast earthquake left more than just residents unaccustomed to feeling the ground shake and sway in a daze. It also surprised some scientists who spend their careers trying to untangle the mysteries of sudden ground shifts. Despite decades of research, earthquake prediction remains elusive. As much as society would like scientists to tell us when a jolt is coming...

Israel – Navy Submarines to Get Tiny Torah Scroll

September 4, 2011 at 09:30 PM
Israel - "Out of the depths I cry to you,' says the Song of Ascents in the Book of Psalms. These words will soon receive a different meaning, when a Torah scroll will be placed in Navy submarines for the first time in history. Every permanent Israel Defense Forces base has a Torah scroll which is read on Shabbat, as well as on Mondays and Thursday. Since the army began using submarines, no...

New York – Pressure Changes in Flight Could Affect Diabetics

September 4, 2011 at 08:38 PM
New York - Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication, possibly putting extremely sensitive diabetics at risk, according to a study. Researchers led by Bruce King at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, Australia wrote in the journal Diabetes Care decided to investigate after learning of a 10-year-old girl...

London – Fury over Construction on Site of the Novo Sephardic Cemetery

September 4, 2011 at 07:53 PM
London - Strictly Orthodox leaders have pledged to organize mass protests against plans by Queen Mary, University of London, to build on the site of a Jewish cemetery in Mile End Road, east London. The Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe is leading the campaign against the development of the Novo Sephardic cemetery, which now belongs to the university. Planning...

Israel – Report: PM Golda Meir Lobbied Washington to Bomb Auschwitz’

September 4, 2011 at 06:04 PM
Israel - Researchers have found evidence that Golda Meir, the future prime minister of Israel, tried to persuade the United States government to bomb the Auschwitz death camp. A number of Jewish leaders asked the Roosevelt administration to bomb the camp, or the railways leading to it, in 1944. What was not known until now is that one of those who sought the bombing was a young Zionist leader...

Warsaw, Poland – Poles March in Protest of Anti-Semitism

September 4, 2011 at 04:19 PM
Warsaw, Poland - More than 100 people marched in a Polish city on Sunday to protest racist and anti-Semitic attacks in the area. A small counter-demonstration also was held by people chanting nationalist slogans in the eastern city of Bialystok. The "March of Unity," which was organized by lawmakers from the governing Civic Platform party, walked in silence from the city center to a...

New York – Governor Cuomo Announces Additional Federal Disaster Aid Approved For Sullivan County

September 4, 2011 at 03:38 PM
New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that federal disaster assistance for debris removal, emergency protective actions, and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities is now available in Sullivan County as a result of damages incurred by Hurricane Irene. Residents and small businesses in a total of 21 counties are eligible to apply for the following assistance...

Jerusalem – After Livni Trashes Religious Jews, MK Eichler Says She Is Upset Because of Bad Polls

September 4, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Jerusalem - MK Rav Yisrael Eichler, Chairman of the hareidi United Torah Judaism faction in the Knesset, lambasted Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni over the diatribe she directed Saturday night at hareidi Jews and settlers in Judea and Samaria. "The angry outburst by Kadima chairwoman Mrs. Livni, according to which hareidim get everything through blackmail and therefore do not take part in the...

Jerusalem – Israel Authorizing Settlers To Shoot In West Bank Unrest

September 4, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli forces are seeking to prevent bloodshed when Palestinians march in support of a statehood drive this month, but they are preparing for worst-case scenarios, even authorizing West Bank settlers to shoot at Palestinians who approach their communities. Palestinians say the rallies will be peaceful — a view shared by Israel's own security assessments — and will steer clear...

Newark, NJ – Obama Viewing Irene’s Flood Damage in New Jersey

September 4, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Newark, NJ - Keeping tabs on a Gulf Coast storm, President Barack Obama focused on flood damage in New Jersey during a trip Sunday to see firsthand the destruction from Hurricane Irene. Obama took a helicopter flight from Newark to Fairfield, a suburb about 10 miles west of Paterson, the state's third-largest city where the Passaic River overflowed. His motorcade brought him to a...

Washington – Cheney: US Different If Hillary Clinton President

September 4, 2011 at 11:42 AM
Washington - Hillary Rodham Clinton isn't president, but Dick Cheney says that if she were in the White House rather than Barack Obama, then things might be different today in the country. Cheney isn't getting into specifics, but he does think that "perhaps she might have been easier for some of us who are critics of the president to work with." The former vice president tells "Fox News...

Montpelier, VT – Battered by Irene, Vermont Warned Of More Flooding

September 4, 2011 at 11:25 AM
Montpelier, VT - Still cleaning up after extensive flooding from tropical storm Irene cut off towns across Vermont, residents are being warned of another round of possible floods. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Tuesday morning across the state. The weather service the areas hard hit by Irene will be susceptible to flash floods. Forecasters say 1 to 3...

Tehran – Iran Links Nuclear Power Plant To Grid

September 4, 2011 at 10:55 AM
Tehran - Iranian state radio says the country's first nuclear power plant has been connected to the national power grid for a test run. The Sunday report quotes Mohammad Ahmadian, Iran's deputy nuclear chief, as saying the plant began to generate 60 megawatts of electricity about midnight. Ahmadian says a ceremony marking the connection to the power grid will be held Monday. He expressed...

New York – Bloomberg: NYC Deputy Mayor Would Have Been Fired

September 4, 2011 at 10:50 AM
New York - New York City's mayor says a former deputy mayor who quit after being arrested on a domestic violence charge would have been fired otherwise. Stephen Goldsmith, then-deputy mayor for operations, was arrested July 30 in Washington, D.C. A police report asserts he shoved and grabbed his wife. Goldsmith and his wife dispute the account; prosecutors are not pursuing charges. Mayor...

Israel – Chareidim Demonstrating at Beit Shemesh School

September 4, 2011 at 10:26 AM
Israel - Dozens of hareidi-religious Jews demonstrated, Sunday afternoon, next to the gate of the Orot Neria school in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem. They told the students to "Get out of here," and dispersed when the police arrived. Principal Perachia Nachmani told Arutz Sheva, "We called the police station commander, who arrived at the school immediately. We told the stressed-out students...

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