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Jerusalem – IDF Forces Kill Five Terrorists Who Emerged From Gaza Tunnel Entrance

July 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Jerusalem - Forces from the IDF's Givati Brigade opened fire and killed five terrorists from Gaza on Tuesday who emerged from a tunnel. The forces seized a large amount of weapons, including Kalachnikov rifles, bullets and explosives. Earlier in the morning, Gazan militants fired an anti-tank missile at Armored Corps forces who subsequently fired back at the source of the fire. There were...

Blooming Grove, NY – 566-Unit Plans Submitted By Hasidic Investment Group In South Blooming Grove

July 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Blooming Grove, NY - After an 8 year wait, a Hasidic investment group has finally submitted development plans to build a 566 home subdivision on an over 750-acre site near Lake Anne in South Blooming Grove. RECORDONLINE.com (http://bit.ly/1xtTxLw) reports that the investment group, Keen Equities LLC, purchased the land---formerly the Lake Anne Country Club---in 2006 for $15M with the...

Washington – Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel

July 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Washington - Democratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. But the House and Senate are at odds over process. Jennifer Hing, a spokeswoman for the House Appropriations Committee, says no money for Israel will be included in a larger spending bill...

Paris – Suspect In Jewish Museum Attack Extradited To Belgium

July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Paris - The French suspect in a May 24 shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that left four people dead was extradited to Belgium on Tuesday, a court spokeswoman said. Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, appealed a decision to extradite him in June. His lawyer had argued that Nemmouche feared he would be sent from Belgium to Israel, given that two of the victims of the attack were Israeli. The appeal...

Jerusalem – Israeli Palestinian Arab MK Zoabi Banned From Knesset For Six Months

July 29, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Jerusalem - MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) will be banned from all parliamentary activity except voting for the next six months, following a Knesset Ethics Committee ruling Tuesday on complaints by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and other lawmakers. Zoabi's punishment will take effect on Wednesday, the last day of voting before the Knesset goes on recess until October, at which point she will not be...

Gaza – Official: At Least 100 Killed Tuesday In Gaza

July 29, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Gaza - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza on Tuesday. The high death toll comes as Israel has escalated its military offensive in the coastal strip. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the toll counts those killed from midnight on Monday. The Palestinian death toll in more than three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting...

Cairo – PLO Offers 24-hour Truce, Says It Speaks For Hamas

July 29, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Cairo - A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Tuesday that Israel must bear the consequences if it rejects this call. There was no immediate comment from Hamas on the offer. Israeli government spokesman...

Israel – IDF Reservist Attacked By Haredi Extremists While Visiting His Children In Beit Shemesh

July 29, 2014 at 09:01 AM
Beit Shemesh - An IDF officer who was on military operations inside the Gaza Strip was attacked while on temporary leave by haredi extremists in Beit Shemesh on Monday. Haredi politicians were quick to condemn the incident. The officer, who is from Netivot, was visiting his children who were staying with their grandparents in Beit Shemesh and went to pray in a synagogue which he was unaware...

Wupperrtal, Germany – German Police Arrest 18-year-old After Attack On Synagogue

July 29, 2014 at 08:49 AM
Wupperrtal, Germany - German police arrested an 18-year-old man after petrol bombs were thrown at a synagogue in the western town of Wuppertal overnight, they said in a statement on Wednesday. "According to investigations, three suspects threw several incendiary devices at the entrance," police said. No one was hurt and it appears no damage was done to the synagogue, they said. A local...

Ankara – Ambassador: Turkey’s Erdogan “Glad” To Return U.S. Jewish Group Award

July 29, 2014 at 08:34 AM
Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan would be glad to return an award given to him by a Jewish-American association a decade ago, a letter released by his office showed on Tuesday, and it called on the U.S. group to condemn the Israeli government's policies. The New York-based American Jewish Congress said in a letter to Erdogan last week that he had become the world's "most virulent...

Egypt – Palestinian Delegation Arrives In Cairo For Cease-Fire Talks

July 29, 2014 at 08:24 AM
Egypt - A delegation comprised of various Palestinian factions reportedly arrived Tuesday in Cairo for talks on an Egyptian cease-fire initiative proposed two weeks ago to quell the fighting between Hamas and Israel, according to Al-Arabiya. The delegation - including representatives from the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad - was slated to meet with Egyptian officials to...

Tehran – Iran Leader Calls Israel ‘Rabid Dog’, Urges Arms For Palestinians

July 29, 2014 at 08:08 AM
Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide. About 1,087 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in 22 days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. As well as 53 Israeli soldiers killed, three...

Gaza – Gaza’s Only Power Plant On Fire Following Strike On Fuel Tank, Palestinians Blame IDF

July 29, 2014 at 07:50 AM
Gaza - Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people. A thick column of black smoke rose from the facility, which supplies the territory with two-thirds of its energy needs, and the fuel containers were in flames. "The power plant is...

Gaza – Israel Hits Symbols Of Hamas Power In Gaza War

July 29, 2014 at 07:31 AM
Gaza - Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange overnight and by daybreak, as the conflict entered its fourth week, heavy clouds of dust hovered over the territory. The pounding came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned of a "prolonged" campaign...

New York, NY – De Blasio Vows To Improve NYPD-Community Relations

July 29, 2014 at 12:15 AM
New York, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor's 12 years in office. He did not specifically say he thought race played a role in the recent death of a black, asthmatic father of six who died after being...

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