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Cairo – Official: Egyptians Ransack Israeli Building Dumping Hebrew Documents Off Balcony

September 9, 2011 at 06:10 PM
Cairo - An Egyptian security official says a group of about 30 protesters have broken into an apartment one floor below the Israeli Embassy in a high-rise building in Cairo and are dumping hundreds of Hebrew documents off the balcony. Hundreds of protesters have been converging on the embassy throughout the afternoon and into the night, tearing down large sections of a security wall outside...

Spring Valley, NY – Child Electrocuted By Downed Wires Passes Away

September 9, 2011 at 05:41 PM
Spring Valley, NY - VIN News has confirmed that Reuven Herbst, the five year old Spring Valley boy who was critically injured after coming into contact with a live power line during Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28, has died from his injuries. Reuven had encountered the live wire while walking through a puddle with his father, Yehuda, near the family’s home at Merrick Drive and Union Road, and...

Los Angeles CA – Honda Recalls 310,773 Pilots In The US

September 9, 2011 at 05:19 PM
Los Angeles CA - Honda Motor Co. says it is recalling 310,773 Pilot vehicles in the U.S. to inspect and potentially replace the front seat belts due to problems with the belts' stitching. Honda said Friday it is voluntarily recalling Pilots from the 2009 through 2011 model years. The automaker says that the driver- and front-passenger seat belts may have been manufactured improperly. The...

New York – Stocks Plunge As Worries About Europe Intensify

September 9, 2011 at 04:15 PM
New York - The problems that weighed down stocks all summer show no sign of letting up. U.S. stocks plunged Friday, erasing the week's gains, amid rising fears about fallout from Europe's debt crisis. Seeking safer investments, investors sent the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to the lowest level in five decades. The resignation of a key official from the European Central Bank revealed...

Washington – U.S. To Israel, Turkey: ‘Cool It’

September 9, 2011 at 03:28 PM
Washington - The Obama administration is telling U.S. allies Israel and Turkey to "cool it" as tensions between the two rise over aid flotillas to Gaza. Amid growing concern over a possible naval confrontation in the Mediterranean, the State Department said Friday that both sides should exercise restraint and avoid provocative actions or rhetoric. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the "cool it"...

Los Angeles, CA – Mel Gibson Plans to Produce Film on Jewish Hero From Hanukkah

September 9, 2011 at 03:07 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Mel Gibson, who reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks during a drunken driving arrest five years ago, is now producing a film about the life of Jewish hero Judah Maccabee. Gibson's publicist, Alan Nierob, told The Associated Press Friday that Gibson is working on a deal with Warner Bros. to develop the film through his company, Icon Productions. Nierob said the studio also...

Cairo – Egyptians Tear Down Israel Embassy’s Security Wall

September 9, 2011 at 02:38 PM
Cairo - Hundreds of Egyptian protesters have torn down parts of a graffiti-covered security wall that had recently been put up near the entrance of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. Egyptian security forces did not intervene as crowds climbed the embassy security wall, pummeled it with hammers and tore away large sections of the barrier. Protesters marched to the embassy Friday from Cairo's...

Brooklyn, NY – In NY-9: Hikind Campaigns With Turner, And Weprin’s Rabbi Releases Statement

September 9, 2011 at 02:23 PM
Brooklyn, NY - NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind campaigned earlier today with Congressional candidate Bob Turner in the special election for congress in NY-9 outside Amazon cafe, 1123 quentin road in Brooklyn NY. At the event Mr. Hikind implored democratic Candidate David Weprin to halt his negative campaign especially his scare tactics against senior citizens, Hikind also asked for an immediate halt...

Turkey – Prosecutors Obtain Names of IDF Flotilla Raid Soldiers

September 9, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Ankara, Turkey - Amid rising tensions between Israel and Turkey over the Palmer Report, Istanbul's chief prosecutor approached the Turkish intelligence services in a request to reveal the identities of the Israeli soldiers involved in the May 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara ship, in which nine Turkish civilians were killed. The request came after the prosecutor approached Israeli authorities for...

Paris, France – UN Chief: Palestinian Statehood ‘Long Overdue’

September 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM
Paris, France - The Palestinian people are "long overdue" in their quest for an independent state, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday, ahead of a Palestinian push for statehood in the UN planned for later this month. Ban's comments came a day after Palestinian activists launched a campaign for the recognition of a Palestinian state in the United Nations. The move...

New York – NYer Charged In Plot To Join Pakistani Jihad Group

September 9, 2011 at 11:51 AM
New York - A New York City resident has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization by plotting to travel to Pakistan to join a radical fighting group. Agron Hasbajrami (ah-GRAHN' hahs-bah-ruh-MEE') was charged in an indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. The indictment said he had exchanged email messages with a contact in Pakistan and expressed...

Washington – TSA Chief: Optimist About Everything But Terror

September 9, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Washington - Each day, dozens of U.S. intelligence officials crowd around a conference table in a small, windowless room in a government building across the street from a shopping mall in northern Virginia. At the head of the table sits the man who perhaps more than anyone else affects Americans most tangibly in the sprawling fight against terrorism since the September 2001 attacks. John...

Havana – Former New Mexico Governor Says Won’t Leave Cuba Until He Meets Jailed Jewish American

September 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM
Havana - Hopes that a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Cuba might soon be freed were dashed when former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said the Cuban government refused to let him meet with the prisoner. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Richardson described 62-year-old Alan Gross as an "American hostage." He said he would not leave the island until he was allowed to...

New York – S&P Ups Israel To A+ On Growth, Improved Policy

September 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM
New York - Standard & Poor's raised Israel's sovereign credit rating one notch to A-plus on Friday, citing improvements in economic policy flexibility and robust growth. It said the country had weathered the global financial crisis reasonably well, with per capita growth rates averaging 2.4 percent in the past five years. The outlook on the rating is stable. "The rating action reflects our...

New York – Cantor Fitzgerald: Surviving 9/11, And Thriving

September 9, 2011 at 10:39 AM
New York - It's a name inextricably linked with Sept. 11, with huge, catastrophic loss — Cantor Fitzgerald. Of the companies and organizations that lost people that day, none was harder hit than the financial services firm that occupied the 101st to 105th floors of the north tower at the World Trade Center. Out of 960 employees in New York, 658 were killed — no employee in Cantor's offices...

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