Shots Fired At 3 NYPD Officers In Brooklyn

Shots were fired Wednesday Night at 3 Police Officers assigned to NYPD Housing bureau in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, a police source told JP.

The officers were conducting vertical patrols in the Bayview Houses located at 1610 East 102 Street and went up to the rooftop, while all 3 officers were on the rooftop several  shots were fired at the officers from a opposite rooftop. Read more »

Montreal Police Arrested Suspect In Anti-Semitic Graffiti Incident

Montreal Police  Are questioning a 20-year-old man who is believed to be responsible of vandalizing several cars on feb 23 in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace section of Montreal.

As reported The cars were parked in an indoor garage of a building at the corner of Cote-St-Luc Rd. and Hampton Ave. Most residents in the area are Jewish. 3 of the vehicles had Jewish owners
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Iran Foreign Minister Zarif: ‘We Are Very Close’ to Nuclear Deal

Reuters Photo

Reuters Photo

(Reuters). Iran’s foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday he believed “we are very close” to a nuclear arms deal with six major world powers, but cautioned there were details that needed to be worked out.

“We are prepared to work round the clock in order to reach an agreement,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News in an interview excerpt released by the network. Read more »

In NY11, Gentile and Donovan Both Praise Netanyahu For Coming to the US

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu waves prior to addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in WashingtonDemocrat Vincent Gentile and Republican Daniel Donovan, the two candidates vying for the 11th Congressional District seat in a special election, praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for coming to the U.S. to speak, according to Capital New York.

Boehner invited Netanyahu to address Congress about Iran’s nuclear ambitions without receiving permission from the White House. Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubio Prepares for Presidential Run; Dines with Adelson

rubio-marcoAlthough Marco Rubio is preparing for the 2016 presidential elections, he has yet to announce that he will running for president.

“I think that’s reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we’ve made,” Rubio told The Associated Press. “We — if in fact I make that final decision on a run — want those elements to be in place.”

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Community Takes Affirmative Action Against 13 Avenue Banks

bank12The banking industry has been booming for the last few years in Borough Park, but not everyone seems to be a supporter of the new businesses.

Local activist Joe Gross is urging the community to boycott the opening of a new bank set to open on Sunday along 13th Avenue, while other companies have already put out of advertisements against the banking industry.

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UNESCO Chief Condemns Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest

UNESCO ChiefWorld Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer met yesterday with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova in Paris to discuss the importance of addressing anti-Semitism through UNESCO and building a stronger partnership between the two organizations.

The meeting followed Bokova’s recent veto of the inclusion of a collection of Palestine-themed posters into UNESCO’s world heritage register on the grounds that the documents could fuel anti-Semitism.

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United Hatzalah Accepts AIPAC Award in an Alarming Manner

eli beer aipacAn interesting episode captured the eyes of 16,000 pro-Israel delegates at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Among the many organizations and innovative entrepreneurship who were honored at the annual conference, was Israel United Hatzalah.

Normally, the recipient of such an award would go up to the stage, make a little thank-you speech, and sit back down. Read more »

Livni Courts the Haredi Vote: ‘My Grandfather Was Religious’

Tzipi LivniLabor leader Isaac Herzog seemed to have burned his bridges with the Haredi political parties when a video was released recently in which he pledged to help the Conservative and Reform movements in Israel. On Tuesday, his partner Tzipi Livni seems bent on trying to win back the Haredi public.

In an interview on Radio Kol Chai, Zionist Union co-leader Tzipi Livni stated that she has an alternative suggestion for the draft law, that would address the situation before it reaches the stage requiring criminal sanctions against yeshiva students. Read more »

Cruz: When Iran Says They Want to Kill You, Believe Them

Ted CruzJoining Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, on the sidelines of the AIPAC Policy Conference in DC, was Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who sided with Israel’s policy on Iran.

“There is one threat on the face of the planet right now that poses a meaningful possibility of once again exterminating six million Jews, and that is a nuclear Iran,” Cruz said Monday on Capitol Hill. Read more »

NYPD In Training for Months To Combat Potential ISIS Attack

NYCoverage_HagenAs the terrorist attacks by ISIS become more elaborate and inhuman, countries throughout the globe are preparing to combat the barbaric group. Though, the threat has become real right here on U.S. Soil.

The NYPD has quietly spent the last six months training and preparing for a possible ISIS assault in Manhattan, which police fear could be similar to the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, according to the NY Post.

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Despite Corruption Charges, Shelly Silver Receives Champion Award

silverDespite Sheldon Silver’s career taking a turn for the worst after resigning due to corruption charges, some people still hold the ex-Assembly Speaker in high-esteem.

Even through his recent indictment, Silver has been presented with the Coalition for Community Service’s Champion Award Tuesday, as reported by the Daily News.

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Sen. Corker: No Committee Vote Set on Iran Bill

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Photo/Reuters

(Reuters). The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday that no committee vote had yet been scheduled on a bill that would require President Barack Obama to submit any final Iran nuclear agreement for approval by Congress.

Republican Senator Bob Corker, the committee chairman, and Senator Robert Menendez introduced the bill last week. Read more »

Mayor De Blasio Includes Muslim Holidays Into Public School Calendar

de blasio muslimNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced that New York City will become the largest school district in the nation to recognize Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as holidays on the official school calendar.

In the coming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on September 24 for the Eid al-Adha, ensuring hundreds of thousands of Muslim families can observe the day.

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Post-Speech Polls: Support For Likud Increases By 2 Seats

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu waves prior to addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in WashingtonIsraeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a mild electoral boost after his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday morning, two polls published Wednesday evening show.

According to a snap poll conducted for Channel 1, the Likud Party and the Zionist Union are deadlocked at 23 projected seats, a 2-seat increase for the ruling party, if elections were held today. Read more »

Kerry: Demanding Iran’s ‘Capitulation’ is No Way to Secure Nuclear Deal

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Reuters Photo

(Reuters). Simply demanding Iran’s capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kerry said he and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif made some progress in their negotiations in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux and would resume them on March 15. Read more »

Miriam Adelson’s Purse Nearly Hits Rep. Ashford’s Head

American billionaire businessman Sheldon Gary Adelson (L), attends the Israeli Presidential Conference at the International Conference Centre in JerusalemThe casino powerhouse Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam were in attendance at the House galley for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday when her purse fell from above and nearly missed Rep. Ashford’s (D-Neb.) head.

After the speech Ashford was notified it was Miriam Adelson’s purse that hit him. Ashford joked to Omaha World-Herald’s Joseph Morton, “I wish I’d opened the purse. Do you think she carries cash?”

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Kosher Pantries and Soup Kitchens Praise HRA Commissioner’s Intervention

12kosher.enlargeSatisfaction and appreciation was the theme of the high level meeting held last week in the office of New York City’s Human Resources Administration at the recently completed World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan.

The meeting was convened after HRA Commissioner Steven Banks responded swiftly and positively to a letter sent to the Commissioner by Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, Vice President for Community Affairs for Agudath Israel of America. Read more »

Deri Rallies Shas Base At Huge Campaign Rally in Tel Aviv

Photo: ישראל ברדוגו

Photo: ישראל ברדוגו

Ariyeh Deri returned to his magic, managing to rally the Shas electorate at a mass rally Shas election rally at Yad Eliyahu stadium in Tel Aviv Tuesday night, the largest campaign rally thus far in the race to the Israeli elections.

At the final phase of the election campaign, the Shas leader declared the party will recommend Benjamin Netanyahu for PM when called upon by President Rivlin. Read more »

Argentina Wants to Revive Deal with Iran to Solve 1994 AMIA Attack

(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

(Reuters). The Argentinian government took out full-page advertisements in local newspapers on Wednesday, stressing that a stalled agreement with Iran remained the best way to get to the bottom of the deadly 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

An Argentine federal court last year struck down the controversial deal, which would have allowed the interrogation of Iranian suspects. Tehran denies any responsibility for the attack that killed 85 and refuses to extradite its citizens. Read more »

British Advertizing Authority Bans Brochure For Claiming Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital

jaffa gate jerusalemFollowing a complaint, the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled the title of the brochure “Israel Land of Creation” and references to Old City attractions put out by the Israeli Tourist Office, was misleading, and banned the advertisement from appearing again in its current form.

“We understood that the status of the territories in question was the subject of much international dispute,” the watchdog organization said. Read more »

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio To Visit Israel in the Summer

Photo credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO

Photo credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to travel Israel in the summer, in his first trip to the Jewish state since taking office.

The mayor told the NY Times in an interview Tuesday that he would visit Israel to “stand in solidarity” with the Jewish community abroad. Recent anti- Semitic incidents and terror attacks against Jewish communities in Europe, he said, has alarmed him personally, and has emphasized the importance of defending the Jewish community from his office in City Hall. Read more »

French Police To Hunt Operators Of Mystery Paris Drones

AFP Photo

AFP Photo

(Reuters). French police will track down and arrest the operators of drone aircraft seen flying illegally on several nights over sensitive sites in Paris and above nuclear power plants, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Police received at least 10 reports of drone flights late on Tuesday, including one in eastern Paris where witnesses saw three men retrieve the aircraft and drive off in a black car before police could arrest them, a police source said. Read more »

Father Says No Proof His Son Is ‘Jihadi John’

AFP Photo

AFP Photo

(AFP). The father of “Jihadi John” said in an interview published Wednesday that there was no proof that his son was the Islamic State executioner, adding there were a number of “false rumours” circulating.

“There is nothing that proves what is being circulated in the media, especially through video clips and footage, that the accused is my son Mohammed, who is being referred to as the alleged executioner of Daesh (Islamic State),” Jassem Emwazi told the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas. Read more »

US Billionaire Says WWII Japanese Ship Found In Philippines

german warships israel(AFP). Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Japanese Navy’s biggest warship at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines, 70 years after US forces sank it.

Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of the World War II battleship Musashi’s rusty bow, which bore the Japanese empire’s Chrysanthemum seal. Read more »

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