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Jerusalem – Ethiopian Demonstrators Arrested After Protesting ‘Racist Israeli Authorities’

July 3, 2016 at 11:22 PM
Jerusalem - A number of Ethiopian activists were placed under arrest Sunday evening after police said that they had "disrupted the public order" during a protest held in Tel Aviv. Israel Police said in a statement that the demonstrators were detained after they began blocking the entrance to the South Ayalon Highway, preventing the flow of traffic to vehicles. "During the event several...

Harlem, NY – Police: Boy, 3, Dies After Fall From NYC Apartment Building

July 3, 2016 at 10:45 PM
Harlem, NY - Authorities say a three-year-old boy has died after falling from the 13th floor of a New York City apartment building. Officials say emergency workers rushed the child from the 116-apartment public housing development to Harlem Hospital at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Police say the boy fell from the 13th floor of a 15-story building. They say investigators are probing whether a...

Jerusalem – IDF Archives Release Tapes Of Operation Yonatan Debriefing

July 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Jerusalem- The IDF Archives released secret audio tapes that relate to the daring mission in which, 40 years ago on Monday, rescued 102 passengers held at Entebbe airport in Uganda by Palestinian and German terrorists. The declassified tapes are the recording of a debriefing session conducted by the air force a day after the raid, when all of Israel was in euphoria and the world was astonished...

Albany – NY Legislators OK Tax Breaks For Music And Game Producers

July 3, 2016 at 09:18 PM
Albany NY - New York lawmakers have endorsed $50 million in annual tax credits for producing music and digital games, hoping such incentives will do for those industries what they did for television and movie production in the state. "New York was once the epicenter for music production, and we have lost much of this business to other states' aggressive tax incentive programs," said...

Washington – Trump’s Star Tweet Appeared On A White Supremacist Site

July 3, 2016 at 08:42 PM
Washington - Donald Trump's tweet that featured Hillary Clinton and a six-pointed star atop a pile of money has also appeared on a white supremacist website. Trump's account on Saturday tweeted the so-called "meme" — then deleted it and replaced it substituting a circle for the star symbol that resembles the Jewish Star of David. The change came after a social media uproar about the star...

Jerusalem – Israel Approves New Settler Homes: Media Reports

July 3, 2016 at 07:41 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli leaders have approved plans to build some 800 housing units for settlers in and around East Jerusalem, Israeli media reports said. No formal announcement was made late on Sunday, but the liberal Haaretz newspaper quoted an unidentified Israeli official as saying the move was coupled with a decision - which drew right-wing criticism - to erect 600 homes for Palestinians in...

Lake Buena Vista, FL – Dad Says 2 Gators Involved In Disney Attack That Killed Son

July 3, 2016 at 07:10 PM
Lake Buena Vista, FL - The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Disney last month told rescue officials two alligators were involved in the attack, according to emails from the Reedy Creek Fire Department. Matt Graves said he was attacked by a second alligator as he tried to reach his 2-year-old son after the boy was pulled into the water outside Disney's upscale Grand Floridian...

New York, NY – Police: Amateur Firework Made Central Park Blast

July 3, 2016 at 05:54 PM
New York, NY - Police officials believe a homemade firework likely caused a blast in New York City's Central Park that seriously injured a man who stepped on it. The commanding officer of the New York Police Department's bomb squad tells reporters Sunday there's no indication it was made to harm people. Mark Torre likened the explosive to an experiment that an enthusiast with a rudimentary...

New York – De Blasio: Fireworks Handling For Professionals

July 3, 2016 at 05:49 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is telling people to stay away from handling fireworks after an incident in Central Park in which a man was seriously injured in some kind of explosion. De Blasio sent out a tweet saying, "Fireworks are fun — but let's leave them to the professionals." Police say a 19-year-old man was hurt Sunday, and his friends say he stepped on something...

Albany, NY – New York To Light One World Trade Center To Honor The Life Of Elie Wiesel

July 3, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Albany, NY - This evening, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the lights of One World Trade Center's 408-foot spire to be displayed in the blue and white colors of the Israeli flag to honor the life of noted author, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel. New York stands in solidarity with the Jewish people and the State of Israel, who lost one of its preeminent leaders, and...

United Nations – Two-state Israeli-Palestinian Solution Slipping Away: U.N. Official

July 3, 2016 at 04:07 PM
United Nations - A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is slipping away, the U.N. special coordinator for Middle East peace warned on Sunday, after both sides shrugged off criticism by international mediators. A report released on Friday by the so-called Quartet - United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia - called on Israel to stop its policy of building...

New York – Facebook Defends Position On Content Standards After Israeli Cens

July 3, 2016 at 02:59 PM
New York - Facebook is doing its share to remove abusive content from the social network, it said on Sunday in an apparent rejection of Israeli allegations that it was uncooperative in stemming messages that might spur Palestinian violence. Beset by a 10-month-old surge in Palestinian street attacks, Israel says that Facebook has been used to perpetuate such bloodshed and Prime Minister...

Tehran – Iranian Military Official: We Have 100,000 Missiles In Lebanon Ready To Hit Israel

July 3, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Tehran - Speaking on the occasion of al-Quds Day, Iran's annual commemoration of the country’s solidarity with the Palestinian people, the Deputy Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Lebanon has 100,000 missiles ready to annihilate Israel. According to a report by the Iranian news agency Tasnim, the senior Iranian official, Hossein Salami, said: "The opportunity to...

Washington – Cory Booker No Longer Denies Being Vetted For VP

July 3, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Washington - New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is no longer flatly denying that he's being vetted as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Booker has said in recent weeks that it was flattering to be mentioned but that he wasn't being vetted. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Booker now says "If you have a question like that, please direct it to the...

St. Louis – Enterprise Founder And Billionaire Jack Taylor Dies At 94

July 3, 2016 at 01:00 PM
St. Louis - Jack C. Taylor, who started a leasing company with seven cars and built it into Enterprise Rent-A-Car, died Saturday. He was 94. Enterprise said in a statement Taylor died in St. Louis after a brief illness. In 1957, Taylor founded Executive Leasing at a Cadillac dealership in St. Louis where he was a salesman. He rented cars to customers whose own vehicles were in the...

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