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Boston – Police Probe Possible Links Between Terrorism Suspect And Marathon Bombing

July 15, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Boston - A Boston-area man accused of threatening to blow up an airplane allegedly had all the materials needed to build a pressure-cooker bomb before this kind of weapon was used in the Boston Marathon attack in April, according to comments made by the man's mother in a recently unsealed police affidavit. While investigators working with the FBI are looking to see if there are any links...

Jerusalem – Arabs Demonstrate Against Jews’ Entry To Har HaBáyis

July 15, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Jerusalem - Some 150-200 Israeli Arabs demonstrated near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem against Jews' entrance to the Temple Mount, police said. Some protesters were waving Palestinian flags. Police dispersed the protesters and arrested one of them. Content is provided courtesy of the Jerusalem Post...

Israel – Archaeologists Find Earliest Alphabetical Text From Time Of Kings David, Solomon (video)

July 15, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Jerusalem - Jerusalem archaeologists are excited by a new find that is believed to be the earliest written text that has ever been discovered in this ancient city. The inscription is engraved on a ceramic jar called a pithos found near the holy site that Jews call the Temple Mount and Palestinians call the Haram AlSharif. “This is thrilling and amazing– it dates to 3,000 years ago to the...

New York – Spitzer, Weiner Top Names In New Poll Of NYC Races

July 15, 2013 at 07:12 PM
New York - Disgraced politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are frontrunners in their comeback races, a poll released on Monday showed, with most voters more forgiving about sexual misconduct than financial corruption. "Notoriety has earned the 'Tabloid Twins' ... good initial numbers in the polls," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute which...

Washington – AG Eric Holder Calls Shooting Of Trayvon Martin ‘Unnecessary’

July 15, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Washington - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin "unnecessary," raising questions about whether he believed the shooter, George Zimmerman, acted in self-defense. A jury in Sanford, Florida, found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter after a three-week trial in which defense lawyers argued that...

New York – Airlines, WTC Owners Square Off In NYC Court

July 15, 2013 at 06:41 PM
New York - A federal judge began listening to testimony Monday that will help him decide whether the owners of the World Trade Center buildings destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks can pursue billions of dollars in damages from aviation companies linked to the hijacked planes. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in Manhattan plans to announce his decision from the bench as soon as several...

Jerusalem – AG Declares Eliyahu Candidacy For Sephardic Chief Rabbi “Unsuitable”

July 15, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Jerusalem - Despite written attempts to clarify a rather lengthy list of past racist comments, Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu has been informed by Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein that his nomination for Sephardic Chief Rabbi is "unsuitable." YNETnews.com (http://bit.ly/146eN0k) reports that Weinstein informed Eliyahu via letter on Monday that he has concluded that an Eliyahu...

Washington – FDA Clears First Brain Scan To Diagnose ADHD In Children

July 15, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Washington - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first medical scan that can help diagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children by measuring brain waves. The agency cleared the NEBA system to help confirm ADHD for people ages 6 to 17. Doctors can use the device to confirm an ADHD diagnosis or to determine if more testing is necessary. The device, from Augusta...

New York – Jews Worldwide Mark Tisha B’av

July 15, 2013 at 03:49 PM
New York - Thousands of people came to the Jerusalem at the Kotel Monday night to mark Tisha B'av, commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temples, Jerusalem, and the Jewish commonwealth. This year marks 1,943 years since the destruction. Tisha B'Av is the culmination of the Three Weeks period of mourning, in which Jews contemplate the loss to them – and to the world – of the Holy...

Washington – Obama Praises HW Bush For Volunteer Initiative

July 15, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama welcomed President George H.W. Bush to the White House on Monday in a salute to public service and to the drive for volunteerism that the 41st president inspired with his "thousand points of light" initiative more than two decades ago. "We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you," Obama told the elder Bush, who sat in a room filled with his...

Jerusalem – Posters Surface Advocating The Killing Of Ultra-Orthodox Soldiers In Israel

July 15, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Jerusalem - Posters which have surfaced in a religious Jerusalem neighborhood advocating the killing of ultra-Orthodox serving in the IDF are causing some to speculate "parody," while others view them as part of the ongoing campaign aimed at delegitimizing Haredi soldiers. The TIMES OF ISRAEL (http://bit.ly/10WGohL) reports that the pashkvils that have popped up on walls in the ultra-Orthodox...

Vienna – Arabs Ready Anti-Israeli Resolution Over Nukes

July 15, 2013 at 02:08 PM
Vienna - After a two-year hiatus, Arab nations are relaunching efforts to single out Israel for criticism at a major international conference by preparing a resolution over the country's alleged nuclear arsenal, suggesting that the Jewish state's refusal to acknowledge such an arsenal is threatening Middle East peace. The Arab push was a mainstay of recent annual meetings of the 159-nation...

New York – This Tisha Ba’v Jews Should Reclaim Its Glory By Refraining From Language That Divides Us Says OU And RCA

July 15, 2013 at 01:56 PM
New York - In the shadow of the mournful fast of Tisha B’Av, a day that marks the destruction of our sacred Temples in Jerusalem and the onset of countless years of tragedy for the Jewish people, the Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union issue a heartfelt plea. We call upon all Jews throughout the world to reclaim the glory of our people by refraining from language that divides...

Berlin – German Spies Made Use Of U.S. Surveillance Data

July 15, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Berlin - Germany's foreign intelligence agency (BND) has known about U.S. surveillance and storage of German data for years and used it in cases of Germans kidnapped abroad, the mass-circulation daily Bild reported on Monday. Questions over how much the German government and its own security agencies knew about U.S. surveillance have touched a raw nerve in Germany, given historical memories of...

Jerusalem – Hundreds Protest Israeli Bedouin Resettlement Plan

July 15, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Jerusalem - Hundreds of protesters have staged demonstrations in Israel against a plan to resettle nomadic Bedouin Arabs in the southern Negev desert. Arab rights groups called the protests. They are fighting a bill that would move thousands of Bedouins into government-recognized villages. Bedouins charge that the plan would confiscate their land and destroy their way of life. Israel says the...

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