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Live Video: President’s Conference In Jerusalem: Facing Tomorrow Future For World Jewry

June 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Jerusalem - This year's presidential conference - “Facing Tomorrow” - is set to focus on building a better future for world Jewry, Israel and humanity, and The Jerusalem Post is hosting a live video feed. Hosted by President Shimon Peres, the June 19-21 conference expects to attract over 3,500 people from around the world. Speakers will address a wide array of pertinent issues, including: the...

Beijing, China – Trader Creates A Fake Bank ‘Run by Jews’

June 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Beijing - In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton bags, rice trader Lin Chunping took fakery to a whole new level: He invented a U.S. bank and claimed he bought it. The little-known businessman shot to fame in January when state media reported that he had taken over Delaware-based Atlantic Bank. The unprecedented acquisition brought him praise: His hometown...

New York – Agudath Israel Hails Obama Immigration Policy on Young People

June 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM
New York - The immigration policy enunciated by the Obama Administration regarding individuals who entered the United States in their youth was applauded by Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization. Under the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directive, there would be "deferred action" for a period of two years in regard to some individuals who face removal...

Washington – Privacy Concern Raised Over New Google Maps

June 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Washington - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking Google Maps to blur out images of people in its newest data collection, which includes photographs from planes. The New York Democrat calls them "spy planes" and says they're powerful enough to collect images of people at their homes, perhaps while sunbathing in the backyard. He wants the images blurred and the right for people to opt out of...

Germany – Adidas Pulls ‘Shackle’ Shoe After Outcry Over Racism

June 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Germany - Adidas canceled plans for a sneaker with a shackle-like ankle cuff Monday night after some critics said it too closely resembled a symbol of slavery. The JS Roundhouse Mid, a high-top sneaker with an orange plastic cuff, was made in collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott. The sneaker "is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion...

Damascus – Report: ‘Iran, Russia, China, Syria Plan ‘Largest’ War Game’

June 19, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Damascus - Iranian media outlets reported on Tuesday that Iran, Russia, China and Syria are to conduct joint military exercises in Syria next month. The semi-official Fars News outlet, which has ties to the Iranian government, cited "certain unofficial sources" in its report but did not say what those sources were. The report appears to have originated on Arabic language Syrian media outlet...

Geneva – UN Expert Slams Censorship By Israel, Palestinians

June 19, 2012 at 09:38 AM
Geneva - A U.N. human rights expert has criticized restrictions on free speech in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The global body's independent investigator on freedom of expression says the practice of military censorship and some Israeli laws on funding of non-governmental group can have a chilling effect on the work of journalists and peaceful activists. Frank La Rue in a report...

Gaza City, Gaza Strip – Shadowy Al-Qaida-linked Group Claims Israel Attack

June 19, 2012 at 09:36 AM
Gaza City, Gaza Strip - A shadowy militant group claiming ties to the al-Qaida terror network says it carried out a deadly cross-border attack in Israel. The group, calling itself the Mujahedeen Shura Council of Jerusalem, made the claim in a video distributed in Gaza on Tuesday. The short video identifies two men, one Egyptian and one Saudi, as the perpetrators of Monday's attack. The men...

New York, NY – NJ Woman Arrested for Not Paying 10-Year-Old Traffic Ticket

June 19, 2012 at 09:22 AM
New York, NY - A New Jersey woman says she spent a night in a New York City jail after police discovered she had a decade-old traffic summons. Krystle Garcia tells NBC New York (http://bit.ly/NJmimi ) that she was arrested Thursday at a Manhattan checkpoint. Garcia was 17 when she received the forgotten summons. It was issued because she did not have an insurance card with her. Garcia...

New York – Triangle-K: Complaint About Kashrus Issues Of Hebrew National Outrageously False

June 19, 2012 at 08:40 AM
New York - Outrageously false and defamatory allegations have been made by anonymous disgruntled individuals against Triangle-K’s strict rabbinical supervision of Hebrew National products in a complaint filed in court against the company that owns Hebrew National. Those who make the false allegations know full well that because their identities are concealed and their false statements are made...

Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Vandalism Spree Ensues Following Highway Attack On Rabbi’s Car

June 19, 2012 at 08:06 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Approximately one dozen Williamsburg residents woke up this morning to discover their vehicles’ windows shattered by a pellet gun, police are trying to determine if the vehicles were selected randomly or if they were targeted by anti-Semitic vandals. The overnight shooting spree began early this morning at 12:15 AM when Rabbi Aron Kraus of Williamsburg was traveling...

West Bank – Israeli Settlers Suspected of Torching Palestinian Mosque

June 19, 2012 at 07:51 AM
West Bank - Vandals torched and scrawled graffiti on a Palestinian mosque in the West Bank on Tuesday, the Israeli military and police said, and suspicion fell on radical Jewish settlers angry over the looming demolition of an unsanctioned settler enclave. By July 1, the government has committed to destroying 30 apartments settlers built illegally on privately held Palestinian land. Acts of...

Pakistan – Court Disqualifies Prime Minister From Office

June 19, 2012 at 07:32 AM
Pakistan - Pakistan's top court declared on Tuesday that the country's prime minister was `disqualified' from office due to an earlier contempt conviction, delivering what appeared to be a fatal blow against the premier's political career and ushering in political turmoil In its ruling, the Supreme Court ordered the country's election commission to formally dismiss Yousuf Reza Gilani and said...

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