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New York, NY – Mayor’s Administration Blocks Proposal To Amend Alternate Side Parking Rules

June 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM
New York, NY – The City Council was stopped by the de Blasio administration on Monday from moving forward on a proposal that would alleviate alternate side parking rules. Sanitation Department officials opposed the new bill that would allow drivers to return to their parking space after the street cleaning crews have gone by. Sanitation stated it will lead to dirtier streets, as reported by...

Gaza City – Israeli Jets Pound Gaza, 34 Targets Hit In Overnight Strike

June 30, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Gaza City - The Israeli Air-force pounded the Gaza strip overnight on Tuesday with 34 targets hit by jets after rockets fired from Gaza were aimed at southern Israeli communities. The airstrike reportedly targeted Hamas and Islamic Jihad assets in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian media sources reported at least four people wounded in the airstrikes and several power outages throughout the Gaza...

Los Alamos, NM – Bill Gates Says Fixing U.S. Education Toughest Challenge

June 30, 2014 at 10:28 PM
Los Alamos, NM - Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates says eradicating malaria, tuberculosis and polio is easier than fixing the United States' education system. But what he says he really wishes he could do is write a check to eliminate biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. Gates made the comments in a 45-minute talk Monday to a packed auditorium of employees at Los Alamos...

Lakewood, NJ – New Jersey’s Tent City Homeless Encampment Closes

June 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM
Lakewood, NJ - A homeless encampment near the Jersey shore that came to be known as Tent City and shined an uncomfortable spotlight on homelessness in the suburbs was declared closed after the last of its 120 occupants was placed in temporary housing. Lakewood town officials and a lawyer who represented the camp's occupants announced its closing on Monday, although the last occupant left...

Chicago, IL – Google Glass Taking Fans Closer To The Action

June 30, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Chicago, IL - Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. You have a ticket in the very top row for an NBA playoff game, and a courtside seat. The referees are reviewing a big play in the final seconds, and you are right there in front of them. Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to...

Gush Etzion – Police Believe Abuducted Teens Killed Within Moments After Kidnapping

June 30, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Gush Etzion - Officials are piecing together the events of the night when Eyal Yifrach, 19; Naftali Fraenkel, 16; and Gil-ad Shaar, 16, were kidnapped, and now know the boys realized quickly they were in danger. The three were waiting at Geva’ot Intersection on June 12, in the Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem, at approximately 10:15 p.m. They were looking for a ride west toward Beit Shemesh...

Iraq – ISIS Fighter Says Group Will ‘Break All Borders To Reach Jerusalem’

June 30, 2014 at 08:46 PM
Iraq - A video purportedly shot by Islamist militants at a captured Iraqi border post on the Syrian border shows captured Iraqi soldiers and vehicles, while an English-speaking fighter reaffirms the declaration of an Islamic "caliphate." The fighter, Abu Safiyya from Chile, claims to be standing on the Iraq border with Syria. In the clip, titled The End of Sykes-Picot, Safiyya says that the...

New York – New Yorkers Hold Solidarity Vigil For Slain Israeli Teenagers

June 30, 2014 at 08:07 PM
New York - Several hundred people waving Israeli flags and expressing grief and solidarity held a vigil in New York on Monday after the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the occupied West Bank. The bodies of the teens, who attended a religious school in a Jewish settlement, were found in a field near Hebron, a militant stronghold, not far from a road where they were...

Philadelphia, PA – Israel Bound Plane Hits Bird, Returns Home Safely

June 30, 2014 at 07:35 PM
Philadelphia, PA - What should have been a routine flight to Israel turned into a nail-biting round trip to nowhere, as a Tel Aviv bound airliner was struck by a bird during the first leg of the flight. US Air flight 796 departed on time at 9:41 PM from Philadelphia International Airport last night but the 236 passengers aboard the full Airbus 330-200 never arrived at their intended...

Hebron – Brief Descriptions Of Israeli Teens Found Dead

June 30, 2014 at 07:12 PM
Hebron - The three Israeli teenagers found dead after they were abducted in the West Bank were average young men who loved sports and having fun. They went missing on June 12 while hitchhiking home in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Hamas militant group of abducting and killing them after their bodies were found buried in a field near Hebron, not far from where...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: Prayers For Murdered Boys Not Wasted

June 30, 2014 at 06:37 PM
Jerusalem - Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky said on Monday that the prayers made for the three teenage boys who were murdered were not futile and had a purpose. The rabbi, considered in the haredi world as one of the highest in rabbinical authority, said that the prayers recited over the last two weeks the boys have been missing brought those in the Jewish faith closer to God Israel National News...

Washington – Kerry: News Of Murdered Three Israeli Teenagers Simply Devastating

June 30, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Washington - The US Secretary of State John Kerry made a statement on Monday night after the discovery of the three missing teens' bodies in the West Bank. The news of the murder of these three Israeli teenagers -- Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach -- is simply devastating. We all had so much hope that this story would not end this way. As a father, there are no words to...

Gush Etzion – Tears, Prayers And Calls For Justice As Heartbroken Israelis Gather To Comfort Families Of Murdered Boys

June 30, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Gush Etzion - Hundreds have gathered around the homes of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach hy’d, in a show of support for the families of the murdered boys whose bodies were found today. According to Israeli news source Maariv, the Sephardic chief rabbi of Elad, Rabbi Mordechai Malka, Mayor Yisroel Porush and police representatives have all come share the Yifrach family’s...

Jerusalem – Chief Rabbi Lau: Teens Were Murdered Simply Because They Were Jews

June 30, 2014 at 05:16 PM
Jerusalem - Chief Rabbi Ashkenazi David Lau expressed his shock on Monday at the finding of the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped over two weeks ago in the West Bank. "The entire Jewish people across the globe are shocked by the despicable murders. The boys who were murdered are a sanctification of Gods name. [They were murdered] simply because they were Jews, and join...

Vatican City – Vatican Calls Israeli Teenagers Deaths Hideous, Threat To Peace

June 30, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Vatican City - The Vatican on Monday condemned the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank as a "hideous and unacceptable crime" and a obstacle to peace. In an unusually strong statement, the Vatican spokesman said Pope Francis, who visited Israel and the Palestinian territories in April, was united with the families of the victims who were suffering "unspeakable pain". "The...

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