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New York, NY – Mayor De Blasio Says Too Busy To Heed Gov. Cuomo’s Corruption Probe

July 31, 2014 at 12:37 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio says he has not been following accusations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration interfered with a state anti-corruption commission. Cuomo has been fielding questions about a top aide's efforts to stop the commission from issuing subpoenas to groups linked to the governor. Cuomo says the now-disbanded commission's decision to ignore mere suggestions by the...

Jerusalem – Senior IDF Officer Says Hamas Planned ‘July War’ In February

July 31, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Jerusalem - A member of the IDF's Southern Command says that Hamas planned the recent violence in Gaza months ago, and that the arrests of Hamas members after three teen Israeli boys were found murdered was not the reason for the violence in the last few weeks. The official also says he was not surprised by the Hamas tunnel network reports Israel National News (http://bit.ly/1s7aJGd). He...

Amsterdam – Two Dutch Men Arrested In Holland For Inciting Violence At Pro-Gaza Rally

July 31, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Amsterdam – Two men were arrested Thursday for yelling anti-Semitic comments at a demonstration in The Hague July 24. The men allegedly chanted “Death to the Jews” at the pro-Gaza rally  The two men, both 32, are from Amsterdam and The Hague. Some protesters also carried black flags associated with Islamist militants. The prosecutor’s office released a statement...

Tel Aviv – Child Credit Scam At Charedi Community Prompts U.S. Tax Crackdown On Expats In Israel

July 31, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Tel Aviv - It was called the "Israel Project", an operation by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that has uncovered false claims for child tax credits involving an estimated tens of millions of dollars filed by U.S. citizens living in Israel. About 200,000 American citizens live in Israel, one of the largest U.S. expatriate communities, and in a separate inquiry, U.S. regulators are...

Gaza City – Under Fire And Out Of Cash, U.N. Overwhelmed By Gaza Crisis

July 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Gaza City - The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire. Out of cash, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main U.N. body in the impoverished enclave of 1.8 million Palestinians, says it can barely handle the humanitarian crisis unleashed by more than three...

New York – Brooklyn DA Thompson Says Jabbar Collins “Innocent;” Calls Ex-DA Hynes’ Conviction “Travesty Of Justice”

July 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Amid an ongoing $150M wrongful conviction lawsuit against the city, Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson issued an unusually strong statement on Tuesday, saying he believes Jabbar Collins is "innocent" and that his murder conviction by his predecessor Charles Hynes' office amounted to a "travesty of justice." A NYDAILYNEWS.com (http://nydn.us/1oQqVf1) EXCLUSIVE reports that Thompson...

Jerusalem – Iron Dome Intercepts Two Rockets Over Greater Tel Aviv Area, 1 Injured In Kiryat Gat

July 31, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Jerusalem - The Iron Dome defense system intercept two rockets fired in a barrage targeting the greater Tel Aviv area on Thursday evening. Another projectile hit a parking lot near a residential area in Kiryat Gat, Channel 2 reported. Two other rockets landed in open areas in the city. One person was lightly injured after one of the rockets impacted near a building. Rocket alert sirens...

New York – Record Breaking Totals As Bikers Raise Money For Camp Simcha, Veteran Cyclist Joins Ride

July 31, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Glen Spey, NY - A biking fundraiser for seriously ill children has broken the record for per-rider fundraising, according to organizers of the event which has an international group of over 300 Orthodox Jewish men pedaling their way through the mountains of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in an attempt to raise money for children with cancer. Bike 4 Chai is a two day, 180 mile event...

New Delhi, India – Kerry: ‘No Promise’ Of Cease-fire

July 31, 2014 at 11:29 AM
New Delhi, India - — Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday there is "no promise" of a negotiated cease-fire between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip, but he said the U.S. remains hopeful. Kerry told reporters in the India capital Thursday that the sooner a cease-fire happens, the better. "We've never stopped working toward the notion that a cease-fire at some point is...

Paris – France Looks To Shut Down Radical Jewish Group On Heels Of Recent Violence

July 31, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Paris - Following a string of pro-Palestinian demonstrations that have turned violent , the French government is blaming a radical Jewish group known as the Jewish Defense League, or LDJ, for the violence and is actively pursuing legal avenues in an attempt to shut the group down. AFP reports that sources say authorities believe it has been an active LDJ presence at pro-Palestinian rallies...

Antwerp – 90 Year-Old Jewish Woman Denied Treatment By Doctor In Belgium; “Go To Gaza,” Dr. Tells Her

July 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Antwerp - A Belgian doctor manning a 24 hr. medical hotline twice refused to treat a 90 year-old Jewish woman suffering from a broken rib Wednesday night, telling her instead to "go to Gaza." JOODSACTUEEL.be (http://bit.ly/1u3jW2H) reports that the doctor later confirmed his denial, telling a family friend and Antwerp councilman that he made the comments in an "emotion frenzy" over the ongoing...

New York, NY – 3 Hurt When Glass Falls From NYC Office Tower

July 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM
New York, NY - Glass has fallen from a midtown Manhattan office tower, injuring three people. CBS New York (http://cbsloc.al/1k96Ss1 ) says one person was taken to a hospital following the 9 a.m. accident Thursday near 57th Street and Sixth Avenue. It says a window appears to have shattered around the 18th floor, sending broken glass onto the sidewalk below...

New York, NY – U.S. Attorney Fires Back At Cuomo’s Office; Warns Of Possible Ethics Investigation

July 31, 2014 at 09:39 AM
New York, NY - On the heels of statements made by former Moreland Commission members on Monday, U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Preet Bharara fired off a letter to Gov. Cuomo's office Wednesday stating that a possible ethics investigation may be forthcoming with regard to obstruction of justice or witness tampering. MOBILE.NYTIMES.com (http://nyti.ms/1s6xTxt) reports that suspicions arose in Mr...

Cairo – Fear Of Political Islam In The Region Causes Arab Neighbors To Back Israel In Gaza Conflict

July 31, 2014 at 09:30 AM
Cairo - Due to an increasing fear of political Islam in the region, many of Israel's Arab neighbors are aligning themselves with the Jewish state this time around in its efforts to eradicate Hamas' presence in Gaza. The NY Times (http://nyti.ms/1qpLg91) reports that as part of a newly formed coalition with Egypt, leaders from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have not...

Dallas, TX – Texas Governor: America Must End ‘Ambivalence’ On Israel

July 31, 2014 at 09:16 AM
Dallas, TX - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday criticized an American “policy of calculated ambivalence” toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. The retiring Republican governor spoke at a pro-Israel rally outside Dallas’ city hall. Perry mostly refrained from attacking American policy in a five-minute speech, but said America must...

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