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Canada – Iranian Textbook Depicting Jews as Apes

June 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Canada - While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes Iran is the biggest threat to world peace and security, some Canadian school kids taking Persian weekend classes, study from Iranian text books depicting Jews as "sons of apes", Canadian network Sun News reported.   In an interview with The Source, Director of the International and Terrorist Intelligence Program at INSIGNIS...

Jerusalem – Israel to Decide on Settlement University

June 9, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Jerusalem - In the fraught atmosphere of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, an approaching decision on whether to award coveted university status to a college has taken on powerful political overtones. For critics of Israel's policy of settling Jews in the West Bank, the upgrade of the "Ariel University Center of Samaria" into a permanent university would be a strong signal of what they say is...

Athens, Greece – Jerusalem Post Reporter Beaten by Greek Mob for Photographing Attack

June 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Athens, Greece - Jerusalem Post reporter Gil Shefler was assaulted in Athens on Tuesday while trying to film a mob attack outside the National Archeological Museum, one of the city’s main tourist attractions. The incident began around 8 p.m. when a group of about 20 masked men wielding batons started beating refugees, migrants and homeless people in the middle of the street. Greeks walked...

New York – UBS May Have $350M Facebook Trade Losses

June 9, 2012 at 10:59 PM
New York - Swiss bank UBS AG may have lost as much as $350 million due to technical glitches on the Nasdaq stock exchange the day Facebook went public, according to reports published Friday. CNBC and The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that UBS is considering legal action against Nasdaq as a result. UBS spokeswoman Karina Byrne confirmed that the bank...

New York – 50 Cancers Added To List Covered By Sept. 11 Fund

June 9, 2012 at 10:45 PM
New York - People who were stricken with cancer after being exposed to the toxic ash that exploded over Manhattan when the World Trade Center collapsed would qualify for free treatment of the disease and potentially hefty compensation payments under a rule proposed Friday by federal health officials. After months of study, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said in an...

Washington – Thug From Brooklyn ID’d As Possible Osama Bin Laden Successor

June 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Washington - A terrorist with roots in the Big Apple is one of a handful of die-hard jihadists being touted as the next leader of al Qaeda, US officials and security analysts say. Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah, a 36-year-old Saudi who spent his teen years in Brooklyn, Called “Jaffar the Pilot” is in the running to take a prime leadership role after a US Predator drone in Pakistan took out...

Israel – 200 People Ride Meretz’s Shabbat Buses

June 9, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Kfar Saba, Israel - Over 200 people on Saturday rode buses commissioned by the Meretz party as part of a campaign calling for public transportation on Shabbat. The buses ran between Kfar Saba, Ra'anana and Herzliya, and were free for anyone who wanted a ride, according to a Meretz statement. "The Transportation Ministry must release money from the religious stranglehold and allow for...

Mea She’arim – Charedim Try To Block Street in Jerusalem; 3 Arrested

June 9, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Mea She'arim - Police arrested three haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men Saturday who tried to prevent civilian traffic on Rehov Hanevi’im in Jerusalem's Mea She'arim neighborhood. Over 100 haredim were demonstrating against the desecration of Shabbat and shouted “Shabbes” at passersby. Around 20 people, including residents of the nearby Musrara neighborhood and secular activists, gathered on...

New York, NY – Chasidic Jew From Monsey Fired From NYPD Over Beard Length

June 9, 2012 at 09:51 PM
New York, NY - An Orthodox Jew who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer said he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard. Former recruit Fishel Litzman of Monsey was fired Friday after multiple confrontations with the department over the length of his whiskers, he told the Daily News (http://nydn.us/LDIivf). Litzman is Hasidic and...

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