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New York, NY – Space Shuttle Arrives In NYC; Crowds Watch In Awe

April 27, 2012 at 04:56 PM
New York, NY - In a city understandably wary of low-flying aircraft, New Yorkers and tourists alike watched with joy and excitement Friday as space shuttle Enterprise sailed over the skyline on its final flight before it becomes a museum piece. Ten years after 9/11, people gathered on rooftops and the banks of the Hudson River to marvel at the sight of the spacecraft riding piggyback on a...

Los Angeles, CA – Sharpton Denies Crown Heights Riot Incitement

April 27, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Los Angeles, CA - At an event in South Los Angeles rallying for the family of Trayvon Martin, Rev. Al Sharpton, host on MSNBC, was interviewed in the parking lot by Breitbart News reporter Christian Hartsock. Here’s the transcript: HARTSOCK: Excuse me, Reverend … Given your role in inciting the Crown Heights riots – SHARPTON: I wasn’t in the Crown Heights riots. HARTSOCK: You...

New York, NY – Detroit Tigers Slugger Delmon Young Under Arrest After Anti-Semitic Attack

April 27, 2012 at 01:11 PM
New York, NY - Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young was arrested Friday on a hate crime harassment charge after police said he got into a fight with a group of men and yelled anti-Semitic epithets. Young was standing outside of the Hilton New York at about 1:30 a.m., where he was staying ahead of a series with the New York Yankees that starts Friday night. Nearby, a group of about four...

Tel Aviv, Israel – Israeli Soccer Copes With Wave Of Violence

April 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel - A wave of violence has jolted soccer in Israel, resulting in police investigations, stiff punishments and the postponement of more than a dozen matches. The violence, highlighted by a brawl caught live on national TV last weekend, has involved players, fans and coaches. It even drew the attention of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has ordered his sports minister to...

New York – Op-Ed: Why Is The Internet Asifa At Citifield For Men Only?

April 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM
New York - There are a million and one things to complain about regarding the Ichud HaKehilos Asifa at Citifield. Pretty much everyone has read the excellent post by Dovid Teitlebaum pointing out the fallacy of blaming the Internet for problems within the orthodox Jewish community. I wholeheartedly agree that positive chinuch is far more effective and valuable than bans, broad policies, filters...

New York – Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives At NY’s JFK

April 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM
New York - An unusual flying object has landed at New York's Kennedy Airport. It's the space shuttle Enterprise. Before arriving Friday morning, it zoomed around New York City's airspace, riding on top of a modified jumbo jet. The shuttle prototype was brought from Washington. The heralded event included low-altitude flyovers over landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the...

Oswiecim, Poland – China’s Prime Minister Visits Auschwitz Death Camp

April 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Oswiecim, Poland - China's prime minister has paid homage to the victims of World War II Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz saying that lessons drawn from it should help build a safer future for the world. Wen Jiabao paid the visit to the Auschwitz memorial on Friday, following two days of political and business talks in Warsaw. At the memorial in southern Poland Wen walked through the...

Washington – IRS Ramps Up Audits Of Taxpayers In Israel

April 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Washington - Americans filing their tax returns from Israel are being audited by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service with a frequency that industry professionals have never seen before, according to several certified public accountants. While some of the accountants who spoke with Haaretz are not convinced Americans living in Israel are being singled out for audits more than other Americans...

Washington – House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Obama Opposes

April 27, 2012 at 09:57 AM
Washington - The House sent a message to the Senate Thursday with its solid bipartisan vote for a cybersecurity bill: Now it's your turn to act. Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would encourage companies and the federal government to share information collected on the Internet to help prevent electronic attacks from...

Live Video: Space Shuttle Arrives In NYC

April 27, 2012 at 09:30 AM
Enterprise Arrives In NYC ...

New York, NY – Look! Up in the Sky! Shuttle Enterprise to Fly Into City

April 27, 2012 at 09:24 AM
New York, NY - An unusual flying object is scheduled to arrive in the city's airspace Friday - the space shuttle Enterprise. Enterprise is expected to get to the city riding on top of a modified jumbo jet. Its trip was to include low-altitude flyovers over parts of the city and landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan's west side. The...

Ormstown, Quebec – Report: Suspected Nazi War Criminal Works As Beekeeper In Canada

April 27, 2012 at 09:17 AM
Ormstown, Quebec - Propped up by a shovel that acts as his cane, Vladimir Katriuk putters about his wooded lot in rural Quebec, lovingly caring for his bees and appearing to have few worries other than this season’s honey yield. But a prominent Jewish human-rights organization insists there’s much more to the cordial 91-year-old beekeeper — whom they allege is of the world’s...

Bensonhurst, NY – Cops Bicycle Stolen From Outside Brooklyn Store

April 27, 2012 at 09:01 AM
Bensonhurst, NY - A bike cop lost his bike when a brazen bandit swiped his ride outside a Brooklyn store. The theft prompted calls over the police radio for a “Level One mobilization” — a request for backup units typically reserved for real emergencies. Officers fanned out across Bensonhurst from the crime scene at 21st Avenue and 86th Street to hunt for the purloined police vehicle...

Holland – Rabbi Receives Highest Dutch Honor From Queen

April 27, 2012 at 08:53 AM
Holland - Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi of the Inter-Provincial Cheif Rabbinate in Holland and member of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe, was made today an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, one of the highest civilian awards given by the Queen of Holland. The honour is usually given to princes of other royal families in Europe, diplomats, artists, and social activists. It is the first...

Atlanta, GA – Healthier Eating, Exercise Prevents Return Of Cancer

April 27, 2012 at 08:51 AM
Atlanta, GA - A cancer diagnosis often inspires people to exercise and eat healthier. Now the experts say there's strong evidence that both habits may help prevent the disease from coming back. New guidelines issued Thursday by the American Cancer Society urge doctors to talk to their cancer patients about eating right, exercising and slimming down if they're too heavy. That's not something...

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