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Iran Acquires 9 Airbus Planes Despite US Sanctions; Israel Issues Prior Warning of Terror Intentions

Iran Acquires 9 Airbus Planes Despite US Sanctions; Israel Issues Prior Warning of Terror Intentions

In a sudden move, the United States recently imposed economic sanctions and punitive measures against an Iraqi middleman airline and Syrian businessman who obtained and sold nine Airbus aircraft to the previously blacklisted Iranian Mahan Air; a priv...

Taxi Mogul Freidman Avoids Medallions Seizure, Cuts Deal with Citibank

Taxi Mogul Freidman Avoids Medallions Seizure, Cuts Deal with Citibank

On Tuesday, May 19, the taxi king Gene Freidman made a last minute deal with Citibank that...

Bklyn Man Gets 110 Years to Life for Shooting at 5 NYPD Officers

Bklyn Man Gets 110 Years to Life for Shooting at 5 NYPD Officers

On Thursday, May 21, District Attorney Ken Thompson announced that a 36-year-old Sheepshea...

Manhattan Murder Rates near Doubled under de Blasio

Manhattan Murder Rates near Doubled under de Blasio

According to a recent report in the New York Post, the rate of murders in Manhattan has go...

New York Banking Regulator Benjamin Lawsky Resigns

New York Banking Regulator Benjamin Lawsky Resigns

Powerful New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky, who played a key role in penalizing...

 

Judge Brian Cogan Rejects Arab Bank Bid to Overturn Terrorism-Funding Verdict

Judge Brian Cogan Rejects Arab Bank Bid to Overturn Terrorism-Funding Verdict

A Brooklyn district judge on Wednesday, April 8, rejected a bid by Jordan-based Arab Bank to overturn a verdict by a jury that found it liable for supporting terrorism ag...

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At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has alwa...

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BNP Paribas Forfeits Billions to US in Sanctions Violations

BNP Paribas Forfeits Billions to US in Sanctions Violations

A huge Paris-based bank, BNP Paribas, has forfeited some $8.8 billion to the U.S. Department of Justice after it was convicted of handling funds in violation of U.S. sanc...

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Israel, India Close to Missile Development Deal

Israel, India Close to Missile Development Deal

Israel and India are close to a deal on developing a joint missile system, the Times of India reported Thursday.

Negotiators had “virtually sealed” the deal for medium-ran...

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Nearly 700 UC Profs, Rabbis & Alumni Do More to Protect Jewish Students

Nearly 700 UC Profs, Rabbis & Alumni Do More to Protect Jewish Students

Groups Call on Napolitano to Adopt U.S. State Department Definition of Anti-Semitism

San Francisco, CA, May 20, 2015 – Following a rash of anti-Semitic incidents at the Un...

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New Studies Suggest Better Prostate Cancer Screening Methods

New Studies Suggest Better Prostate Cancer Screening Methods

This year at the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), four new studies will be presented which examine different approaches to wh...

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Austrian Landlord Threatens Jew With Eviction for Israeli Flag

Austrian Landlord Threatens Jew With Eviction for Israeli Flag

Resident of Vienna's Jewish quarter told by landlord to remove Israeli flag inside his window 'or leave the apartment.'

A Jewish resident of the Jewish quarter of Vienna, ...

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ISIS is Playing in the Major Leagues

A little over a year ago, our president referred condescendingly to ISIS as a Junior Varsity, as not being up to grade as a major fighting force. Today we see this Islami...

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Heidi Klum Stars in Israeli Wix.com Ad

Heidi Klum Stars in Israeli Wix.com Ad

Supermodel shows how easy it is to build your own website using Israeli development platform.

Supermodel Heidi Klum is the newest face of Israeli web development platform,...

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Greenfield & Treyger Urge De Blasio to Restore Ocean Pkwy to 30 MPH

Greenfield & Treyger Urge De Blasio to Restore Ocean Pkwy to 30 MPH

Brooklyn–Councilmembers David G. Greenfield and Mark Treyger are urging Mayor de Blasio to reconsider changing the speed limit on Ocean Parkway from 30 miles per hour to ...

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How the Islamic Republic Is Manipulating the U.S.

How the Islamic Republic Is Manipulating the U.S.

There is a crucial Machiavellian (but not a strategic) tactical shift in the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy and its pursuit of regional preeminence.

First of all, Irani...

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Parshas Naso - Naturally Divine

Parshas Naso - Naturally Divine

This week’s Parsha, Naso, continues the census taking of the Bnai Yisroel prior to their anticipated entry into Eretz Yisroel. In the last issue of the Rabbi’s Notebook, ...

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Preliminary Talks About Israeli Airlines' Merger Begin

Preliminary Talks About Israeli Airlines' Merger Begin

Merger with Israir would help El Al in low-cost market but faces militant union objections

El Al Airlines, Israel’s flag carrier, has begun preliminary talks about merging...

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Exploring the Jewish Communities of Bahrain and Tahiti

Exploring the Jewish Communities of Bahrain and Tahiti

When the average person thinks “Jewish” a few places pop up. Israel, Miami Beach, Los Angeles and of course, New York City. In the words of the late comic Lenny Bruce: “I...

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Meet the New Neighborhood Terrorists in Gaza

Meet the New Neighborhood Terrorists in Gaza

As Islamic terrorist organizations throughout the Middle East sink to new levels of brutality, the Palestinian terror group Hamas, which has killed hundreds of Israelis a...

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Jewish College Star Gets Drafted Into the NFL

Jewish College Star Gets Drafted Into the NFL

Getting drafted by a professional football team is a dream come true for many. It’s even a miracle for some to come as close to just sniffing the draft. The event is dram...

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Summer Nights: Dating and Marriage as Byproducts of Jewish Camp

Summer Nights: Dating and Marriage as Byproducts of Jewish Camp

Eighteen-year-old Bernie Kozlovksy spent from sundown to sunrise on a boat with 16-year-old Sonia Rosenbaum in the summer of 1972.

“We talked until dawn,” Kozlovksy recall...

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Dying Single Mom Leads Suit Asserting Calif. Law Allows Aid in Dying

Dying Single Mom Leads Suit Asserting Calif. Law Allows Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices filed suit on Friday, May 15, on behalf of three Californians with terminal or advanced diseases and a physician asserting that the California consti...

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George Zimmerman Injured in Florida Road-Rage Shooting Incident

George Zimmerman Injured in Florida Road-Rage Shooting Incident

On Monday, May 11, George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound after ...

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And You Should Tell Your Children – Parshat Vayigash

And You Should Tell Your Children – Parshat Vayigash

For Hanukah this year I received two memorable gifts. The first was an unusual dreidel created using a 3D printer. For those unfamiliar, 3D printing is a process where on...

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US Capitol Building Evacuated in Mysterious Alarm

US Capitol Building Evacuated in Mysterious Alarm

The US Capitol Building and Capitol Visitor Center were evacuated on Tuesday afternoon, May 26,   after an alarm went off for reasons that are as yet still unknown.

Over a...

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