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Gush Etzion – IN PHOTOS: Israel Unites To Grieve, Remember Murdered Teens

June 30, 2014 at 04:43 PM
Gush Etzion - Israelis throughout the country are united in grief following the news that the bodies of Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrah (19), Gilad Sha'ar (16) and Naftali Frenkel (16) were discovered in a shallow grave close to the village of Halhoul, near Hevron. The following are some of the moving scenes from across the country, as the news spawned spontaneous prayer and remembrance...

Washington – Obama: I Cannot Imagine The Indescribable Pain That The Parents Of Kidnapped Isreali Teenage Boys Are Experiencing

June 30, 2014 at 04:27 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls a "senseless act of terror against innocent youth" in the Mideast and offering U.S. help to find those who killed three teenagers. Obama is extending condolences to the families of the teens found by the Israeli military on Monday, two weeks after they were allegedly abducted by Hamas (huh-MAHS') militants. Obama said in a...

Jerusalem – UPDATE: Israeli Military Finds Bodies Of Kidnapped Teens

June 30, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank, allegedly by Hamas militants. The grisly discovery culminated a feverish search that led to Israel's largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and raised fears of renewed fighting with Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister...

New York – Gunman Shoots Two, Kills Himself In Brooklyn Factory (video)

June 30, 2014 at 03:42 PM
New York - A man inquiring about a job at a New York City factory on Monday shot two workers and barricaded himself in the building before killing himself, authorities said. The two victims were hospitalized with critical wounds, said New York Fire Department spokesman Daniel Glover. The incident began shortly after 11 a.m. when the 54-year old gunman, whose name was not released, shot two...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Hamas Is Responsible And Hamas Will Pay

June 30, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister says the Hamas militant group will pay a heavy price for the deaths of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank. Israel announced late Monday that it had found the bodies of the teens, culminating a frantic two-week search. Israel has accused Hamas of being behind the abductions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says in a statement...

New York – Statements From NY Politicians And Jewish Organizations On The Horrific News From Israel

June 30, 2014 at 02:55 PM
New York - Below are many of the press releases and statements from NY politicians and Jewish organizations after the sad news that the bodies of the three kidnapped yeshiva students, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, have been found. This post will will be updated throughout the day as they come in. Assemblyman Dov Hikind I am heartsick over the news from Israel. These...

Washington – White House Condemns Killing Of Israeli Teens ‘in Strongest Possible Terms’

June 30, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Washington - "We condemn in the strongest possible terms violence that takes the lives of innocent civilians," said Press Secretary Josh Earnest Monday night in response to the news that the bodies of the three kidnapped teens had been found. The bodies of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped over two weeks ago were found by security forces in a field northwest of Hebron on Monday...

Detroit – GM Recalls 8.2 Million Cars For Ignition Switches

June 30, 2014 at 02:47 PM
Detroit - General Motors' safety crisis worsened on Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its huge list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million. GM said it was aware of three deaths, eight injuries and seven crashes involving the vehicles recalled...

Kfar Etzion – Head Of Search Team That Found Bodies: This Is A Sad Day

June 30, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Kfar Etzion - The bodies of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gil-Ad Shaer were found in a cave following a geological survey carried out by civilian volunteers, head of the Kfar Etzion search team Yaron Rozenthal told Channel 10. "This is a very sad day, but there's also some relief for the country and for the families in the discovery," he said. "In cooperation with the IDF we managed to...

Hebron – Officials: Israel Finds Bodies Of Kidnapped Teens In Shallow Grave

June 30, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Hebron - Security officials say the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month. They say the bodies were found Monday near the village of Halhul, near the location where the teens disappeared on June 12. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in exchange for releasing the information ahead of a...

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Facebook Scores Record 1 Billion Interactions For World Cup

June 30, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Sao Paulo, Brazil - With 1 billion posts, likes and comments in just the first half of the World Cup, the soccer tournament is already the most talked-about event in Facebook Inc's decade-long history, data obtained by Reuters showed. The soccer conversation measured between June 12 and June 29 involved 220 million people and 1 billion interactions, the Facebook data showed. And since the ball...

New York – Highly Acclaimed Bio Of Lubavitcher Rebbe Earns Spot On Prestigious Best Seller Lists

June 30, 2014 at 12:02 PM
New York - A new biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, released just in time for the 20th yahrtzeit of the iconic leader, has been well so well received that it has made The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Reuter’s top ten best seller lists. Rebbe, The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History, received glowing reviews from numerous...

Wichita, KS – United Plane’s Evacuation Slide Deploys Mid-Flight

June 30, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Wichita, KS - An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas, a passenger said Monday. Mike Schroeder, 58, said he was flying to Orange County, California, late Sunday when he heard a hiss and pop. Schroeder said he turned around and saw the...

Paris – France Says Russia, Ukraine Agree To Work On Ceasefire

June 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Paris - The leaders of Russia and Ukraine have agreed to work on the adoption of a ceasefire in Ukraine as well as the establishment of effective border controls, the French president's office said in a statement on Monday. The statement followed a phone conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia's Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko and French President Francois...

New Hyde Park, NY – Schumer: Utility Should Give Notice Before Visits

June 30, 2014 at 11:02 AM
New Hyde Park, NY - Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the National Grid to notify Long Island customers 24 hours in advance of any in-house visit by a meter reader or other technician. The senator is calling for the improved notification system following three recent burglaries in which suspects posed as National Grid utility workers to gain access to customers' homes. The burglaries targeted...

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