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Be’er Sheva – Baba Elazar’s Killer Admits Stabbing But Not to Kill

April 1, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Be'er Sheva - The attorney for Asher Dahan of Elad said, Sunday, that his client admitted stabbing Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira on July 28, 2011 but said he did not intend to kill him. During a hearing in the Be'er Sheva District Court, the lawyer said that Dahan's intention was only to injure the rabbi in oder to show that the rabbi had no divine powers. ...

Istanbul – Clinton To Iran: Show That Nuclear Arms Not Sought

April 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Istanbul - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Iran to back up its declaration that Islam bars weapons of mass destruction by agreeing to a plan that would prove it does not intend to develop nuclear arms. Ahead of international talks April 13 in Istanbul on Iran's uranium enrichment program, Clinton talked strategy with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

New York – Halachic Analysis: Pesach Birchas Hallel Debate

April 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM
New York - Long, long ago, there emerged a debate about the recitation of Hallel in the synagogue on the night of Pesach. Should it be said in the synagogue, or do we just recite it at night at the Seder? The debate began during the times of the Rishonim, and the debate continues on until our times. What happens when you are at a minyan where they say the Hallel, and your custom is not to say...

Bosnia – Gypsy And Jew Push To Allow Minorities To Run For President

April 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Bosnia-Herzegovina - Dervo Sejdic never wanted to be president. But angered that he was barred from running because he’s a gypsy, he decided to fight for the right “as a matter of principle.” Jakob Finci is Bosnia’s ambassador to Switzerland and has held many government posts. But he can’t run because he’s a Jew. Both sued Bosnia in the European Court of Human Rights to force...

Milwaukee, WI – Santorum: Wisconsin Vote Will Send ‘Strong Signal’

April 1, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Milwaukee, WI - Rick Santorum said Sunday that his presidential campaign will continue even if he loses the Wisconsin primary Tuesday, and he balked at suggestions by fellow conservatives that he step aside so front-runner Mitt Romney can build momentum ahead of November's election. The conservative presidential hopeful said walking away now would be like the Kansas basketball team giving up...

New York – Take A Can-Do Attitude To Passover Foods

April 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM
New York - During Passover each year much of the culinary focus is on the seder, the celebratory meal that commemorates the Jewish liberation and exodus from ancient Egypt. But the special dietary restrictions that go with the holiday last at least a week, which can challenge even the most creative of cooks to come up with interesting meals. During the week of Passover, Jews are supposed to...

Jerusalem – Israel Downplays Muslim Brotherhood Presidency Run

April 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Jerusalem - Israel's vice prime minister is playing down the Muslim Brotherhood's decision to seek the presidency in neighboring Egypt. Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon says maintaining peace with Israel is in any Egyptian leader's interest, and that Cairo's relationship with Washington is linked to the peace deal. He told Israel Radio on Sunday that "as long as ... the Muslim Brotherhood...

Paris – French Intel Chief: Detained Islamists A Threat

April 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Paris - The head of France's counterespionage agency says that Islamist radicals detained in a sweep around the country had a stash of arms, did physical training and may have been preparing a kidnapping. Police continued to question the 17 people Saturday, a day after they were taken into custody in the Paris region, Nantes, Marseille, Nice, and Toulouse, a police official close to the...

New York – Bomb Squads Getting $1.4M In Federal Money

April 1, 2012 at 10:05 AM
New York - Officials say $1.4 million in federal homeland security money will be distributed to support the operations of a dozen bomb squads across the state. They say that will build on $5.4 million spent since 2006 for response plans, equipment and training. The money will go to six units in New York City and its suburbs, the counties of Erie, Chautauqua, and Onondaga, the cities of...

Vienna – Jewish Leader Blasts Austria’s UN Record On Israel

April 1, 2012 at 09:44 AM
Vienna - Austria’s vote to support a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) investigation into Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem sparked criticism last week from the new head of the central European country’s small Jewish community, Israel’s government and a leading UN expert on human rights. Austria and Belgium were the only two EU countries to join majority...

Albany, NY – Lobbyists Give Up On Wine-in-Supermarkets Bill

April 1, 2012 at 09:23 AM
Albany, NY - The wine-in-supermarkets lobby, which has pushed millions of dollars into the effort to rewrite laws prohibiting the sale of wine in food stores, has slowed to a crawl this year, subdued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s opposition to the change. The pro-grocery wine coalition, which has argued that expanding the retail landscape for wines will add jobs, raise revenue and in general be a...

London – New Law To Allow Government Access To Everybody’s Emails, Texts

April 1, 2012 at 08:49 AM
London - Every email to your child. Every status update for your friends. Every message to your mistress. An official with Britain's Internet Service Providers' Association says the government is preparing proposals for a nationwide electronic surveillance network that could potentially keep track of every message sent by any Brit to anyone at any time. Similar plans were abandoned in 2008...

Jordan – Arabs Attack Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta Jews

April 1, 2012 at 08:33 AM
Jordan - The anti-Zionist Neturei Karta found out what can happen when it joins Arabs against Israel. They were beaten but escaped injuries. Neturei Karta is a small fringe sect that attracts much publicity from wire service photographers, following its activities from the United States to Iran in its campaign against the establishment of the State of Israel. The sect's hassidic dress makes it...

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