NBC Report: Brooklyn Man in Ukraine Says He Witnessed Masked Men Handing Out Jewish Register Letters

NBC Report: Brooklyn Man in Ukraine Says He Witnessed Masked Men Handing Out Jewish Register Letters
A Brooklyn man visiting Ukraine says he witnessed masked men handing out leaflets ordering Jews in eastern Ukraine to register with authorities. Yosef Gurevitz, who is from Crown Heights and is in Donetsk visiting family, told NBC News he saw the men outside a synagogue earlier this week. "There were about 100 of us outside the synagogue after Passover eve prayers [on Wednesday] when we saw three masked men in the crowd who started to hand out letters," Gurevitz said. "One of them tried to tape one on the synagogue door. Then they ...

Ukraine Crisis: Turning Points

Ukraine Crisis: Turning PointsAn agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for the first time since Ukraine's turmoil began nearly five months ago. A look at how the Ukrainian crisis has ...    Full Story »

NYPD Arrest Suspect In Shooting Of 13-Year-Old In Flatbush

NYPD Arrest Suspect In Shooting Of 13-Year-Old In FlatbushCommunity leaders are praising the leadership at the NYPD's 70 Precinct, after police apprehended 21-year-old Kareem Potomont, Thursday afternoon. Cops arrested Potomont in Queens, just hours after releasing his photo to the public. Potomont is the suspect in the shooting of 13-year-old Gamma Droiville. A stray bullet struck him in the eye as he waited for a bus on Flatbush ...    Full Story »

Advice To Democrats: Don't Say 'Recovery'

Advice To Democrats: Don't Say 'Recovery'Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn't convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face." In addition, Stan Greenberg, James ...    Full Story »
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New Rav of 'W Shul' in Lawrence Lectures on Meaning of Shmirah

New Rav of 'W Shul' in Lawrence Lectures on Meaning of ShmirahOn the first day of Chol HaMoed, the Five Towns/Far Rockaway community was privileged to hear a shiur from Rav Mordechai Stern, the newly installed Rabbi of the W Shul in Lawrence, New York. Rabbi Stern is the son-in-law of Rav Moshe Brown Shlita, the son of Rabbi Stern Shlita from Mesivta Chaim Shlomo (Darchei Torah’s high School) and is an alumnus of BMG. The Shiur was delivered to ...    Full Story »

25-Mph Slow Zone Coming To Bronx Grand Concourse

25-Mph Slow Zone Coming To Bronx Grand ConcourseTraffic signals will be retimed for 25 mph along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx to reduce dangerous speeding. The city's Department of Transportation says the 5.2 mile-corridor from East 140th Street to Mosholu Parkway has seen 12 fatalities between 2008 and 2012. Seven of those involved pedestrians. It says the Grand Concourse is the second of 25 planned Arterial Slow Zones to ...    Full Story »

Avalanche Sweeps Down Everest, Killing At Least 12

Avalanche Sweeps Down Everest, Killing At Least 12An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna ...    Full Story »

White House Updating Online Privacy Policy

White House Updating Online Privacy PolicyA new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. "Information you choose to share with the White House (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as ...    Full Story »
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Views Differ Of Imam Accused In US Terrorism Case

An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney. The openings Thursday at the trial of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa came after U.S. District Judge Katherine ...    Full Story »

NJ: Pulaski Skyway Commuters Urged To Use Mass Transit

NJ: Pulaski Skyway Commuters Urged To Use Mass TransitOfficials are advising commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway that this past week was the exception, not the norm. No major traffic problems have been reported since northbound lanes were closed on Saturday to repair the 81-year-old span on which 74,000 vehicles travel daily between Newark with Jersey City. Officials say that's because Jersey City schools were closed and traffic was ...    Full Story »

Transcript Shows Ferry Captain Delayed Evacuation

Transcript Shows Ferry Captain Delayed EvacuationA doomed ferry's captain delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved scores of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, according to a transcript of the ship-to-shore exchange and interviews with a crewmember. The order by an ...    Full Story »

PA Residents Use Violence to Mark Prisoners Day (1 opinions)

PA Residents Use Violence to Mark Prisoners DayThousands of PA (Palestinian Authority) residents on Thursday, 17 Nissan 5774 marched in Ramallah in observance of Prisoners Day, a day of solidarity with terrorists imprisoned in Israel. Similar protests involving thousands of residents were held in Shechem and Hebron as well. In Hebron where over 2,000 people took part in events pelted Israeli security troops with rocks. Marchers ...    Full Story »
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Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To Find

Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To FindSecret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other personal information from as many as 70 million people in the pre-Christmas ...    Full Story »

Toronto: Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Acknowledges 'Rocky Moments' at Rally

Toronto: Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Acknowledges 'Rocky Moments' at RallyEmbattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged "rocky moments over the past year" but vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign. Ford, who was the first to register as a candidate in January, invoked the spirit of second chances during a speech in front of supporters on Thursday. Ford is seeking re-election on Oct. 27 ...    Full Story »

US: Forfeiture Deal Over Iran Assets Sets Record

US: Forfeiture Deal Over Iran Assets Sets RecordA federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Judge Katherine Forrest approved the deal between the U.S. government and 19 holders of more than $5 billion in terrorism-related ...    Full Story »
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Israeli Arab Journalist Arrested Upon his Return from Lebanon

Israeli Arab Journalist Arrested Upon his Return from LebanonThe ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) arrested Israeli Arab journalist Majd Kayyal on Shabbos, 12 Nissan 5774 when he returned to Israel from Lebanon. He was in Beirut for three weeks according to reports. He was taken into custody for visiting a hostile country. Majd, a resident of Haifa, was imprisoned and prevented from meeting with his attorney. There was a gag order on ...    Full Story »

New Israel Transportation Payment App (1 opinions)

New Israel Transportation Payment AppHopon is Israel’s new smartphone app that will permit payment and ticketing for public transportation. The app is currently available for iPhone and promises to soon be available to android users as well. Persons interested in becoming the first to use the application may register and download it. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...    Full Story »

Search Continues for the Murderer of Baruch Mizrachi HY"D (1 opinions)

Search Continues for the Murderer of Baruch Mizrachi HYAuthorities are continuing the search for the terrorist who opened fire near the Tarkumiya Checkpoint on erev Pesach, murdering Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi HY”D. Officials are looking at PA Chairman Mahmoud ...    Full Story »

Israeli Remains in Prison in India Due to Bullet (3 opinions)

Israeli Remains in Prison in India Due to BulletSteve Silvenchev was heading to India for his post-IDF service hike but his dream vacation quickly became a nightmare. Security at Ben-Gurion International Airport failed to detect a single bullet that was in his backpack from his IDF service days but security in India did. He was imprisoned for carrying the bullet and remains in prison for months, awaiting trial. Speaking with Galei ...    Full Story »

Suspected Price Tag Defendant Remanded without Bail

Suspected Price Tag Defendant Remanded without BailBinyamin Richter, who is suspected of taking part in a price tag arson attack in the village of Farata, has been ordered held without bail. The Supreme Court on Thursday, 17 Nissan 5774 accepted an appeal from the state. The prosecution sought to overturn a district court ruling permitting Richter’s release on bail. Among the charges being filed against Richer are conspiracy, ...    Full Story »

Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health Care (3 opinions)

Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health CareEight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people. Equally critical: ...    Full Story »

iNakba App to Spread the Propaganda Message

iNakba App to Spread the Propaganda MessageUsing smartphone technology to spread the propaganda message, the Zochrot organization is announcing the launch of its new iPhone app called I Nakba. Nakba is the term used by Arabs to mark the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, hence the app details the areas destroyed by Israel as a result of the creation of the state. The app, which will be free of charge, operates in three ...    Full Story »

Next Phase Of Lincoln Tunnel Helix Work To Begin

Next Phase Of Lincoln Tunnel Helix Work To BeginMotorists will face detours as work continues on the Helix leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. The next phase of the roadway improvement project is set to begin on Tuesday when westbound lanes will be closed. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says commuters will still be able to travel westbound through the tunnel and onto Route 495 by detouring onto eastbound lanes. ...    Full Story »

Report: IDF Soldiers Operated in Lebanon

Report: IDF Soldiers Operated in LebanonAccording to a report released from the Hizbullah affiliated al-Manar agency, IDF soldiers operated 100 meters inside southern Lebanon and arrested five shepherds, three women and two men, releasing the women. This reportedly occurred near Sheba Farm. Lebanese media sources on Thursday, 17 Nissan 5774 reported the soldiers crossed into Lebanon on Thursday and made the arrests. The ...    Full Story »

Researcher Finds Flaw in Samsung Fingerprint Check (1 opinions)

Researcher Finds Flaw in Samsung Fingerprint CheckA Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, an American who works for German firm Security Research Labs GmbH, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple's iPhone 5 last year. The flaw is potentially more ...    Full Story »
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Schumer Calls On Putin To Denounce Registering Of Jews In Eastern Ukraine (3 opinions)

Schumer Calls On Putin To Denounce Registering Of Jews In Eastern UkraineU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement calling on President Putin to denounce pro-Russian forces’ push to register Jewish citizens in Eastern Ukraine “President Putin has accused the Ukrainians recently of being anti-Semitic, but now it is pro-Russian forces that are engaged in these grotesque acts. President Putin should strongly denounce these acts and ...    Full Story »

Rep. Nadler on Reports of Anti-Semitism in Ukraine (1 opinions)

Rep. Nadler on Reports of Anti-Semitism in UkraineToday, there are numerous reports from Ukraine that "flyers in Donetsk said all Jews who are 16 years old and above should register at the government building" and that the local Jewish population is "required to report any real estate and automobiles." "The reports coming out of Ukraine about anti-Semitic flyers that make chilling demands of the local Jewish community are deeply ...    Full Story »

Swastikas on Beit Yisrael Shteiblach

Swastikas on Beit Yisrael ShteiblachWas this a prank in poor taste or an anti-Semitic act? Swastikas were drawn on a wall on the Beis Yaakov Shteiblach in the Beis Yisrael neighborhood of Yerushalayim. It should be pointed out the neighborhood is adjacent to an Arab neighborhood in the eastern capital. Police were summoned and interviewed mispallalim. Crime scene investigators operated at the shteiblach as ...    Full Story »

Kerry Confirms Report That Jews In Ukrainian City Told To Register

Kerry Confirms Report That Jews In Ukrainian City Told To RegisterSecretary of State John Kerry confirmed Thursday a report that Jews in one restive Ukrainian city were sent notices telling them to register, a development he called "grotesque." Kerry's comments follow a report in Israel's Ynet News that a leaflet was circulating in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, demanding that Jews register -- as well as provide a list of property they own ...    Full Story »

Pair robs 4 Brooklyn banks in 2-hour span (3 opinions)

Pair robs 4 Brooklyn banks in 2-hour spanThe NYPD is asking for the public's help in catching a pair of bank robbers who struck four times in Brooklyn Monday. Now, they're releasing surveillance photos they hope will lead to arrests. All of the robberies took place between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on April 14. The spree started at a Capital One Bank on Ralph Avenue in the Flatlands section. The pair then hit a Chase Bank ...    Full Story »


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