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Lord Nazir Ahmed offered £10 million for the capture of President Obama.
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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Back in 1998, Lord Nazir Ahmed, 53, became the first Muslim life peer. Now he is reported to have said: "'If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the (capture) of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of £10 million (for the capture of) President Obama and his predecessor, George Bush."

 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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At least 32 people were injured, one seriously, in an accident along Route 4 in East Greenwich, R.I., that involved a bus bring Jewish school children home from a field trip. A spokesman for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras tells WPRI-TV the city recreation bus involved in the accident was carrying Jewish Community Day School students […]

A Ponzi scheme targeted members of the Persian-Jewish community in Los Angeles.
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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The SEC alleges that for the past two years, Shervin Neman raised more than $7.5 million from investors by claiming to be a hedge fund manager. Although Neman promised investors exorbitant returns resulting from his investing acumen and access to pre-IPO shares of well-known companies, what they actually received was simply other investors’ money in hallmark Ponzi scheme fashion.

 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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Mitt Romney is supported by 47% of national registered voters and Barack Obama by 45% in the inaugural Gallup Daily tracking results from April 11-15. Both Obama and Romney are supported by 90% of their respective partisans. See the Gallup Daily tracking results.  

 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

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Based on data released today by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the first quarter of 2012 registered an all-time record high for incoming tourism to Israel. During the months of January through March, 2012, there has been an increase of 2% compared with the same period last year, and an increase of 1% compared with […]

Maale HaZeitim 2s
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On Sunday evening, Jewish homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Maale HaZeitim were attacked with a barrage of 10 Molotov cocktails, causing damage to property. Resident: "We are not leaving".

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Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner a moment before hitting the ISM agent provocateur who had broken two of his fingers.
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

We would have expected the IDF brass, as well as Israel's government, to show restraint, perhaps count to 30, before throwing their own man under the media bus. But, alas, both IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a senior IDF officer for the way he appears on a selectively edited Palestinian video on You Tube.

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Posted on: April 16th, 2012

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A former school nurse at the Ramaz School in New York who says she was fired for reporting a possible case of child abuse can sue the school under the state’s whistleblower law. The New York State Court of Appeals (which is that state’s highest court) ruled on April 12 in a 3-2 vote that […]

 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

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Jewish leaders in Hebron have called for international intervention to help the Palestinian man sentenced to death for selling a home near the Cave of the Patriarchs to Jews. Shahala reportedly was sentenced to death for his part in selling what has become known as the Machpela House to a group of Jews. He reportedly […]

 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

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Jonathan Pollard was transferred from a federal hospital to his prison cell. Pollard, who reportedly was rushed to a hospital outside of the prison on the eve of Passover suffering from an unspecified emergency condition, was returned to Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina on Sunday, according to the Justice for Jonathan Pollard organization. […]

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, at a press conference.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s National Security Council, says Tehran does not intend to stop producing uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent, insisting that enrichment of uranium is his country's right. The UN Security Council has demanded the suspension of enrichment. Iran has enough enriched uranium for around four bombs if the material is refined further to about 90-percent purity.

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Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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The Palestinian News agency Ma’an reported that the Ayman Judah Brigades, a division of Fatah’s military wing, said they fired a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday night. An Israeli army spokesperson said no rockets had landed in Israel overnight. Fatah is affiliated with the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

Sitting in front, left to right: Ketzele, Orlev, Orbach, Slomiansky. Back: Aaron Attias and Tzvi Seltzer, a Lod community activist.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Hundreds of activists who had arrived to celebrate the Mimouna applauded the MKs announcements that there was no other option for their two factions but to run a united list in the next Knesset elections. MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzele) repeated his earlier announcement that if the two factions do not run as one, he would remove himself from the campaign.

Christie's is auctioning a stunning, 400-page Machzor from 1490 Italy.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Christie’s New York will unveil "a rare and splendid example of Renaissance Judaica," an illuminated manuscript Machzor. With more than 400 pages, this manuscript, printed on vellum (calf's skin) is a festival prayer book written in Hebrew, created in Tuscany, and probably Florence, circa 1490. It is being offered at auction for the first time, at a value estimated between $540,000 and 800,000.

Israeli police wait inside the arrival terminal at Ben Gurion airport, April 15, 2012. Israeli authorities deployed hundreds of police at the airport, to stop foreign activists taking part in a 'Welcome to Palestine' fly-in.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The latest Israeli Police figures: 43 activists altogether have been detained at Ben Gurion airport. Out of this number, 31 were transported to the Givon detention facility for processing and 12 were put on returning flights. Nine Israeli activists waving pro-Palestinian banners were detained for questioning.

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Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Al Ahram reports that the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) on Saturday disqualified 10 contenders from Egypt’s anticipated presidential elections, including Salafist Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, former Intelligence boss Omar Suleiman and Muslim Brotherhood financial genius Khairat El-Shater. The body of judges, appointed by the current Egyptian military junta, SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces), […]

Aron and Ruth Rottenberg. Aaron was burned in 50% of his body for refusing to pray in the Rebbe's synagogue.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Shaul Spitzer, 18, who used to be the Skverer Rebbe's Butler, is facing 5-10 years for first-degree assault in his attack on Aron Rottenberg in May, 2011, in New Square, NY. Rottenberg was attacked because he chose not to pray at New Square's main synagogue, under the leadership of the Skverer Rebbe.

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"fat on glatt" - really?
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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An April 13 short item on the number of inmates in the NYC jail system who receive kosher meals was headlined: "20 inmates fat on glatt." Now, is this a suggestion that City jail kosher meals be made more healthful, perhaps with larger salad portions and less fatty, albeit kosher, meat – or was this a callused NY Post insult to Jewish criminals who are so insolent, they won't even eat pig like a decent Christian convict?

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Pro-Palestinian provocateurs will be handed a leaflet expressing the sentiments of their brief hosts.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israeli security forces are preparing for a "fly-in" of as many as 2000 pro-Palestinian provocateurs, who will be trying to push their way in front of the cameras at Ben Gurion airport on Sunday. Those activists who will make it through, coming in mostly from Europe, will be turned around and sent right back to their ports of origin, but not before being handed a leaflet expressing the sentiments of their brief hosts.

Foreign Minister of the European Union Catherine Ashton represented the major powers in nuclear negotiations with Tehran.
 

Posted on: April 14th, 2012

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Tehran and the group of 6 (US, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany) met in Istanbul on Saturday, ending a 15-month hiatus in talks. "There is a positive atmosphere… contrasting with the last time," EU spokesman Michael Mann stated. An afternoon session on Saturday involved a number of bilateral meetings, but the Iranian delegation rejected the US representatives’ request for a bilateral meeting.

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