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Ferguson, MO – Lawyer: Wilson Resigned After Chief’s Warning

November 30, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Ferguson, MO - Darren Wilson resigned from his job as a Ferguson police officer after learning of threats of violence against other officers and the department, his lawyer said Sunday. Wilson, a 28-year-old white officer, had been on administrative leave since Aug. 9, when he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed. A grand jury decision not to indict Wilson was...

Albany, NY – Meteorologists: Cuomo’s Weather Claims Are All Wet

November 30, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to create the nation's best weather monitoring system, one more robust than even the National Weather Service and more capable of predicting events like the snowstorm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under 7 feet of snow. But although Cuomo's $18.7 million initiative will help the state respond to events like floods or wildfires, it's...

Teaneck, NJ – Rabbi Pruzansky Accuses Media Of Distortion, Offers His Thoughts On Controversial Blog Post

November 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Teaneck, NJ - In a Motzei Shabbos interview on the Zev Brenner radio show, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky addressed allegations of anti-Arab rhetoric following a recent blog post that addressed the Har Nof massacre. Rabbi Pruzansky, the rabbi of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, offered possible solutions to stem the recent rash of terror attacks in a column titled “Dealing with Savages.” ...

Portland, OR – Amid Ferguson Tension, Emotional Hug Goes Viral

November 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Portland, OR - An African-American boy holding a "Free Hugs" sign stood crying in front of a police barricade at a Ferguson rally in Portland. A white police officer motioned for him to come closer. The officer then asked the boy for a hug — and they embraced, the boy's anguished face streaming with tears. A photographer captured the encounter earlier this week, and the photo has become...

New York – It’s Big Business For Amex Small Business Saturday At Jewish-Owned Businesses

November 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM
New York - It may be known to the rest of the world as “Small Business Saturday” but for Orthodox Jews, the American Express promotion designed to stimulate business is an intense shopping experienced crammed into the small window of opportunity between havdala and midnight. Created five years ago by American Express, Small Business Saturday has become an annual event held on the Saturday...

Washington – Supreme Court To Consider If Death Threats On Facebook Are Protected By Free Speech

November 30, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Washington - A case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning threats that a Pennsylvania man made toward his estranged wife and others on Facebook could hinge on how the nine justices interpret the sometimes violent imagery in rap lyrics. The justices, not known for their pop culture bona fides, are set on Monday to hear a one-hour oral argument in an appeal filed by Anthony Elonis. He was...

Tehran – Iranian General: Soon There Will Be Hell For Israelis When West Bank And Gaza Unite

November 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Iran - Deputy Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Hossein Salami said that the West Bank will turn into a hell for Israelis in the near future, Ma'an reports. Salami said that the day will come when the Gaza strip and West Bank unite into one, and that the US cannot provide Israel, a land where "the fire of Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad intertwine," with...

Jerusalem – Aharonovich Calls For Probe Of Pictures Of MKs In SS Garb

November 30, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Jerusalem - Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich on Sunday called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to open an immediate investigation into the posting on Facebook earlier in the day of a number of Israeli politicians in SS uniforms. “This crosses a red line and I view this with great severity. We all remember where this type of incitement has led us in the past and we must work...

Tehran – Iran Hospital Manager Attacked With Acid

November 30, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Tehran - Two attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the face of a Tehran hospital manager, police said Sunday, the latest in a string of such attacks that have mostly targeted women. In a statement posted online, police said Dr. Siamand Anvari, the head of Ziaian Hospital, was attacked late Saturday while on his way back home. Mahmoud Jabbarvand, one of the medics who treated him, was quoted...

Jerusalem – Classes To Proceed As Normal Day After Jerusalem School Set On Fire

November 30, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Jerusalem - Classes will proceed as normal at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand School, which serves more than 600 Arab and Jewish pupils from throughout Jerusalem, one day after part of the school was set on fire and spray painted with racist graffiti, Israel Radio said Sunday. The source of the blaze was found to be at the building’s preschool. The fire caused damage to one classroom. The...

Gaza City – Abbas Accuses Israel For Negotiation With Hamas, Says Won’t Give Up One Inch Of 1967

November 30, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Gaza City - Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas said that Hamas is completely responsible for Gaza, and not the joint Fatah-Hamas unity government, in a report on Sunday. "The Palestinian Authority does not exist in the Gaza Strip. Hamas is responsible for the Gaza Strip," he said. Abbas continued, saying that he will not negotiate over land with Israel, and accused Israel of...

Kobane, Syria – Report: ISIS Kidnaps Canadian-Israeli Woman

November 30, 2014 at 09:30 AM
Kobane, Syria - The Canadian- Israeli woman who joined the ranks of Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State earlier this month has been kidnapped by the organization that she went to fight, Channel Two reported on Sunday citing Syrian jihadi websites. Gill Rosenberg, 31, from Tel Aviv, said in an interview with Israel Radio earlier this month she had decided to join the fighters for...

Jerusalem – Jewish Man Threatened By 2 Arab Youth With Knife In Jerusalem

November 30, 2014 at 09:10 AM
Jerusalem - A young Jewish man reported being threatened with a knife by two Arab men on bikes, by the French Hill in east Jerusalem. He fled the scene unharmed. Police tracked the two suspects by Wadi al-Joz. The boys, found to be 16-year-old minors, were caught with a knife following a body search. The two are under investigation. ...

Jerusalem – Glick Turns To Court To Appeal Ban From Temple Mount

November 30, 2014 at 08:49 AM
Jerusalem - Yehudah Glick requested that the courts appeal their decision to ban him from the Temple Mount, following allegations that he attacked a Muslim woman on site, Israel Radio reports. Glick denies the claims. He said that the shooting injury which he endured stands as a testament to "who is the attacker and who is the victim at the Mount." Glick added that he makes a living by...

Jerusalem – Defense Minister: Israel Does Not Need Elections Right Now; Lapid Harming Ties With US

November 30, 2014 at 08:49 AM
Jerusalem - Israel does not need elections right now, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Sunday amid an "atmosphere of elections" which has recently dominated headlines. "Not that I am afraid of elections," Ya'alon told Army Radio. "I don't think the Likud needs to fear elections," but they are "unnecessary." A day after Finance Minister Yair Lapid slammed the Likud party leadership for...

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