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Washington – Holder Appoints 2 Prosecutors to Lead Leak Probes

June 8, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Washington - Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two U.S. attorneys to lead criminal investigations of possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information. In a statement, the attorney general says Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, and Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, will direct separate probes that are currently being...

Borough Park, NY – In Support To Community Florists Manhattan Boro Prez Buys Shabbos Flowers

June 8, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Borough Park NY - A Brooklyn florist received an unexpected customer this afternoon as a Manhattan politician traveled to Borough Park in a show of support for local florists who have been protesting the numerous illegal street vendors that detract from their sales. Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, who has long advocated for local businesses throughout New York City, visited Kineret...

Washington – Obama Pays Tribute To New York Giants

June 8, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is honoring the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, crediting them as a team that didn't quit despite obstacles. It was the second title in four years for Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants. Obama said for many members of the team, "this is just welcome back" to the White House. The Giants won their final two regular-season games to...

Washington – Obama Gets Grief for Saying Private Sector ‘Fine’

June 8, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama declared Friday that "the private sector is doing fine," drawing instant criticism from Republicans who said it showed a lack of understanding of the nation's economic woes. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded, "Is he really that out of touch?" Reacting to the GOP critique, the president later sought to clarify his remarks, saying that it was...

Paris – Palestinians May Accept Non-member State Status

June 8, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Paris - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas warned Friday that he may seek to upgrade the Palestinian status at the United Nations to a non-member observer state if peace talks with Israel do not resume. At a Paris news conference with French President Francois Hollande, Abbas made good on months of speculation that the Palestinians might seek to circumvent pledges by the United States, Israel's...

Montreal – Firebomber of Skver Yeshiva To Be Released From Prison

June 8, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Montreal - A 27-year-old man who firebombed a Jewish school in Montreal has reportedly had conditions attached to his release. Omar Bulphred's 7-year sentence for firebombing the Skver-Toldos Orthodox Jewish Boys school in Outremont ends on Monday. The Montreal Gazette says he will be subject to a peace bond that impose a series of conditions on him for the next two years that are intended...

Crown Heights, NY – Free FBI Event for Jewish Community to Promote Child Safety

June 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Crown Heights, NY - A special event taking place this Sunday will provide a firsthand glimpse at homeland security with an event that will allow Jewish children and adults to interact members of some of the country’s most elite security agencies. The program, which is being billed by the FBI as “a day of fun and learning at a community event in mutual respect and solidarity”, will take...

Washington – Obama: Claims Of Deliberate Leaks ‘Offensive’

June 8, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Washington - President Barack Obama calls it "offensive" and "wrong" to claim his White House deliberately leaked classified information for political gain. The president says his administration has "zero tolerance" for the leaking of sensitive information. He says he has sought investigations in the past and will continue to order them. Lawmakers are investigating recent leaks of sensitive...

New York – NY Attorney General Settles With Company Over ‘Shabbos’ Dispute

June 8, 2012 at 11:22 AM
New York - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Milrose Consultants, an architectural and engineering consulting firm with offices in three states, including two in New York State, for failing to reasonably accommodate the religious observance requirements of a prospective employee. After an investigation into Milrose’s practices, the Attorney General...

London – Prime Minister Called to Testify in Phone Hacking Scandal

June 8, 2012 at 10:50 AM
London - British media ethics inquiry said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron will give evidence next week, amid questions over his ties to a number of suspects in the country's tabloid phone hacking scandal. The judge-led inquiry, which Cameron set up to examine malpractice in the media and ties between politicians and the press, said it would also take testimony from ex-leaders Gordon...

New York – Noted Child Safety Advocate Continues To Speak Out On Kids’ Safety Issues

June 8, 2012 at 09:43 AM
New York - Continuing his crusade of raising awareness about abuse in the Jewish community, Rabbi Yakov Horowitz will tackle the subjects of child safety and personal space in an effort to teach parents how to empower their children and prevent them from falling victim to would-be child molesters in a special series of lectures to be held in the New York area. Rabbi Horowitz, who has been...

Juneau, AK – US Braces For Tsunami Debris, But Impact Unclear

June 8, 2012 at 09:15 AM
Juneau, AK - More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don't have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores. There is also no firm handle yet on just what to expect. The Japanese government estimates that 1.5 million...

Beijing – China Urges Iran To Show Flexibility, Pragmatism

June 8, 2012 at 08:53 AM
Beijing - China urged Iran on Friday to show flexibility and pragmatism in international talks over its nuclear ambitions, in a sign of Beijing's desire to help end tensions despite its opposition to tougher sanctions on Tehran. In a Beijing meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, China's leader Hu Jintao said progress had been made in talks last month in Baghdad that kept a...

Rivne, Ukraine – Teens Arrested For Damaging Holocaust Memorial

June 8, 2012 at 08:26 AM
Rivne, Ukraine - Officials in Ukraine's northwestern city of Rivne said that three young men were arrested for vandalizing a memorial to Holocaust victims in the city. The memorial to 17,500 Jewish citizens of Rivne murdered during the Nazi occupation in the 1940s was severely damaged on June 5 by vandals, who destroyed the tiles on the complex and arranged the broken tiles to make up vulgar...

Jerusalem – Israel Offers Cash To African Migrants To Leave

June 8, 2012 at 08:05 AM
Jerusalem - African migrants who entered Israel illegally will be given cash incentives if they leave on their own soon, or they will face expulsion, the Interior Ministry said Friday. A tent city is being built to hold other migrants, the vast majority, who can stay for now, the ministry said. About 60,000 Africans have trekked through Egypt and other Muslim countries to reach Israel over...

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