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Washington – Losing Faith In Democrats’ Religious Outreach

June 3, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Washington - In 2008, Barack Obama took aim at the "pew gap," the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church. The Democratic presidential nominee came nowhere near closing it, but he didn't have to. He just needed an extra percentage point or two among traditional GOP constituents, and he got it. The Democratic National Committee is promising a repeat performance...

Deans, NJ – Kletzky Matzeiva Unveiled In Somber Ceremony (video)

June 3, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Deans, NJ - Emotions ran high at a small gathering today in Deans, New Jersey, as a hakamas matzeiva was held for Leiby Kletzky, four weeks to the day before the Borough Park boy’s first yahrtzeit on the eleventh day of Tammuz. The Kletzky family was joined by their Rov, Rabbi Binyomin Eisenberger, and approximately two dozen others at Washington Cemetery. Following Tehillim, Kel Maley...

Chicago – Is Texting Ruining The Art Of Conversation?

June 3, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Chicago - Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was right downstairs in the kitchen. The text? Anna wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Soon after, the 13-year-old could hear mom's voice echoing through the house. "Anna," Joanna Schiferl called, "if you want to talk to me, you come downstairs...

New York – US Employers Waiting And Watching Before Hiring

June 3, 2012 at 08:24 PM
New York - Business has picked up. Yet American companies are too nervous to step up hiring. The economy seems so gripped by uncertainties that many employers have decided to manage with the staff they have. They aren't convinced their customer demand will keep growing. Or they worry that Europe's festering debt crisis could infect the global economy. Or they aren't sure what Congress will do...

Israel – Scientists Create Form Of Marijuana That Doesn’t Get You High

June 3, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Israel - Scientists in Israel say they’ve taken the high out of marijuana, creating a strain that doesn’t leave you stoned and even stops the food-craving “munchies.” The new cannabis could benefit medical patients without the side effects of feeling stoned, AFP reported, citing an article from Israeli newspaper Maariv Daily. A team at Tikkun Olam, a company in Israel, worked to...

New York, NY – In Missing Etan Patz Case, Complex Question Of Duty

June 3, 2012 at 06:55 PM
New York, NY - Decades before he was arrested in one of the country's most haunting missing-child cases, Pedro Hernandez told people he had killed a child, police and relatives say. His alleged remarks in the 1980s made their way just last month to New York City police, who say Hernandez then told them he'd strangled 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. Although one relative says she tried to tell...

Manhattan, NY – Space Shuttle Enterprise Begin Slow Sail to Intrepid Museum on Barge

June 3, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Manhattan, NY - The prototype space shuttle that arrived in New York City by air earlier this spring is on the move again, this time by sea. The Enterprise has been parked at Kennedy Airport since it flew from Washington to New York atop a 747 jet. The shuttle was placed on a barge Saturday and readied for a slow journey through the harbor to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on...

New York, NY – Tens Of Thousands Descend On Fifth Ave. To Mark Annual Israel Day Parade

June 3, 2012 at 04:10 PM
New York, NY - Thousands of Israel boosters waved blue and white flags as they marched up Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Celebrate Israel parade. In keeping with this year's theme of "Israel Branches Out" — celebrating growth and creativity — some marchers carried banners festooned with flowers and fruit. "I think it's very important to show our support for Israel and show our...

Jerusalem – Israel Media Worried Over Looming Indictment

June 3, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli government's plans to indict an investigative reporter who exposed classified military practices for killing wanted Palestinian militants has sent a chill over Israel's aggressive media and evoked dark warnings of a crusade to muzzle the press. Israeli journalists have repeatedly accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of trying to stifle the press since he took...

Villeurbanne, France – Interior Minister: 2 Jews Hospitalized After Anti-Semitic Attack

June 3, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Villeurbanne, France - The Interior Ministry says an attack by 10 assailants on 3 people in southeast France was anti-Semitic, and has called for the assailants to be brought to justice. Two of the victims were hospitalized. The office of Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that police were mobilized to arrest those behind the attack a night earlier in Villeurbaine, near the city of...

Lagos, Nigeria – 150 People Feared Dead As Plane Crashes Into Building In Lagos

June 3, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Lagos, Nigeria - A passenger plane carrying between 140 and 150 people crashed in Nigeria's largest city on Sunday, officials said. Firefighters pulled at least one body from a building that was damaged by the crash and searched for survivors as several charred corpses could be seen in the rubble. Casualty figures were not yet known, said Lagos state emergency manager Femi...

London – In Photos: British Queen Leads 1,000-Strong Jubilee Flotilla

June 3, 2012 at 02:10 PM
London - The River Thames became a royal highway Sunday, as Queen Elizabeth II led a motley but majestic flotilla of more than 1,000 vessels in a waterborne pageant to mark her Diamond Jubilee. In a colorful salute to the island nation's maritime past, an armada of skiffs and sailboats, rowboats and paddle steamers joined a flower-festooned royal barge down a 7-mile (11-kilometer) stretch of...

Sanford, FL – George Zimmerman Turns Himself in to Authorities

June 3, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Sanford, FL - The defense team for George Zimmerman, the man charged in the killing of Trayvon Martin, says he is in police custody in Florida. Zimmerman's legal team said in a tweet Sunday that he was in police custody, two days after a judge ordered him back to jail. Zimmerman's bail was revoked because the judge said he and his wife lied to the court about their finances so he could obtain...

Live Video Event: Israeli Day Parade In NYC

June 3, 2012 at 01:16 PM
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Brooklyn, NY – Local Race: Hikind Says Towns Endorsement Of Barron A Slap In The Face For The Jewish Community

June 3, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is outraged that retiring Congressman Ed Towns is endorsing the infamous Charles Barron. Barron’s resume of race baiting and contemptible anti-White statements should disqualify him as someone worthy of public office, says the Assemblyman. “Ed Towns has either gone mad or this is a belated April Fools joke in terrible taste,” said...

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