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Washington – Analysis & Opinion: Israel’s Dangerous New Game Playing Out In Washington’s Corridors Of Power

January 27, 2015 at 11:45 PM
Washington - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are playing a dangerous game. What they are doing runs the risk of turning Israel into a deeply divisive partisan issue. Boehner and Netanyahu are joining forces to undermine President Barack Obama. By inviting Netanyahu to address Congress without first consulting the White House, Boehner is...

Buenos Aires – Argentine Jewish Groups Boycott Commemoration In Protest

January 27, 2015 at 11:30 PM
Buenos Aires - Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform intelligence services that she has suggested were behind the prosecutor's death. The annual commemoration, which is normally co-hosted by the government...

New York, NY – New Ad Campaign Calls On Mayor To Amend Universal Pre-K Hours For Orthodox Jews

January 27, 2015 at 11:03 PM
New York, NY – The Orthodox Jewish community leaders in New York City published an ad campaign Tuesday pushing for Mayor Bill de Blasio to change the new universal pre-K policy to add half-day slots so that Orthodox Jewish children will have time for religious studies. The ads say, “Mr. Mayor…Make Universal Pre-K Universal.” The ad goes on to say that, “89 percent of Jewish day...

Dubai, UAE – Dubai Claims Title Of World’s Busiest International Airport

January 27, 2015 at 10:37 PM
Dubai, UAE - The city with the world's tallest building can now boast that it's home to the world's busiest airport for international passengers too. Dubai's airport operator released figures Tuesday showing that 70.5 million passengers streamed through the sparkling halls of Dubai International last year. That's a 6 percent increase over the 66.4 million that the Gulf city's main airport...

New York – Artist Draws The Simpsons As Jews In Auschwitz For Anniversary Of Camp’s Liberation

January 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM
New York - Italian Artist Alexsandro Palombo found an interesting way to remember the Holocaust. Palombo released a series of caricatures showing characters from the long-running animated American television series The Simpsons at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi camp. Palombo titled the series of drawings, "The...

Brooklyn, NY – Footprints In The Snow Lead Shomrim To Suspect In Midwood

January 27, 2015 at 09:30 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The snow that swept through the tri-state area was responsible for more than just wild weather forecasts and treacherous roads - it also helped members of a community patrol track down an individual who was observed jiggling car handles and entering vehicles on the streets of Midwood. 20 year old Terell St. John of Rogers Avenue in Flatbush was spotted yesterday morning by an...

Tel Aviv – Haredi Man Arrested For Smuggling Arabs Into Israel

January 27, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Haredi Man Arrested For Smuggling Arabs Into Israel Tel Aviv – A Jewish man from a haredi suburb outside of Tel Aviv was arrested Tuesday for trying to smuggle three Arab men into Israel via the trunk of his car. A security officer found the three men in the trunk at a security checkpoint in Samaria, reports Israel National News (http://bit.ly/1JZ8yvc). The 32-year-old Jewish resident of...

Albany – NY Assembly Speaker To Vacate Post Amid Criminal Charges

January 27, 2015 at 08:42 PM
Albany, NY - Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday. The decision announced by Majority Leader Joseph Morelle came after Democratic lawmakers met behind closed doors for two days to discuss their response to the turmoil that has...

Washington – Democrats, Republicans Spar Over Benghazi Investigation

January 27, 2015 at 08:19 PM
Washington - The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said at a hearing that the committee has recently received 15,000 pages of new documents, but needs greater cooperation from the State Department and other...

Israel – IDF Strikes Syrian Army Targets

January 27, 2015 at 07:56 PM
Israel - The Israel Air Force (IAF) struck Syrian army artillery targets late on Tuesday night in response to an earlier rocket attack carried out on the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon. "The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for what occurs in its territory, and will act at any time and any way it sees fit to protect the citizens of Israel," the IDF said. The targets were...

New Delhi – In Parting Shot, Obama Prods India On Religious Freedom

January 27, 2015 at 07:34 PM
New Delhi - U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country with a history of strife between Hindus and minorities. Hours before boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia, Obama warned India not to stray from its constitutional commitment to allow people to freely "profess...

San Francisco – Apple Sells Record 74.5 Million iPhones In First Quarter

January 27, 2015 at 07:01 PM
San Francisco - Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season. Apple said Tuesday that it sold 74.5 million iPhones during the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating analysts' expectations for the latest models of Apple's most popular gadget, introduced in September. The surge in iPhone sales...

Jerusalem – Yair Lapid Slams ‘Ugly’ Attacks Against Sara Benjamin Netanyahu

January 27, 2015 at 06:27 PM
Jerusalem - Yesh Atid leader Yair Laid has had a number of well-documented disagreements with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but that did not stop the former finance minister from coming to the defense of Netanyahu's wife, Sara, on Tuesday. Sara Netanyahu has been the subject of much media scrutiny in recent days over claims by former employees at the prime minister's official residence...

New York – NYC Economy Lost $200M From Fizzled Storm, Transit Shutdown

January 27, 2015 at 06:02 PM
New York - Experts say New York City's businesses lost about $200 million following the fizzled snowstorm and decision to shut down the New York City lost about $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snow storm and decision to shut down the transit system, but it wasn't a crippling loss, according to a preliminary estimate from Moody's Analytics. Consumers who would have otherwise...

New York – Where Did The Snow Go? Weatherman Apologizes For Creating Pre- Blizzard Panic

January 27, 2015 at 05:30 PM
New York - In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday. Small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches, leading one forecaster to apologize, the National Weather Service boss to get defensive, politicians to explain themselves and some Northeast...

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