Suspected Pentagon Hacker Held in UK Cyber-Crime Raids

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Photo/AFP

(AFP). British authorities have arrested a 23-year-old man over a hacking attack on the US Department of Defense, one of 56 people detained in a week-long crackdown on cyber-crime, officials said Friday.

The man, from near Birmingham in central England, is suspected of involvement in a breach of the Pentagon network on June 15, 2014, when hackers obtained email addresses and phone numbers of about 800 people, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. Read more »

Video Shows Jewish Journalist Being Harassed While Walking Streets of Britain

Screenshot: MailOnline

Screenshot: MailOnline

Following an experiment by an Israeli reporter, Zvika Klein, on the streets of Paris, British journalist Jonathan Kalmus decided to test the levels of prejudice in two British cities with shocking results, the Daily Mail reported.

It took only one minute of walking on a busy major street in Manchester before the reporters was verbally attacked over his faith. Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCLA Judicial Board Grills Jewish Student Over Her Jewish Faith

UCLA jewishA shocking video of blatant antisemitism on a college in the United States has shocked even those not of the Jewish faith.

A Jewish student running for a seat on a judicial council at UCLA was questioned at a hearing last month about how she would decide on a matter that dealt with Jewish students with an unbiased manner should she be elected, according to a video clip posted online. Read more »

Netanyahu: Speech to Congress, Against Will of Obama, Was ‘Worthwhile’

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While the political dividends have yet to show in public opinion polls, Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu thinks his speech to Congress on Tuesday was “well worth the cost of confrontation” with U.S. President Barack Obama.

In an interview with Israel Hayom, Netanyahu stressed that “it is the Israeli prime minister’s duty to take a stand, even if it comes at the cost of disagreeing with the American president. These disagreements have happened in the past, and will likely happen again.” Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following Public Outcry, Alma Bank Commits To Hiring Local Borough Park Employees

alma bank boro parkThe Borough Park community’s push to force banks opening up on 13th Avenue seemed to have landed on open ears.

As reported by JP, community members have been outraged at the numerous banks that have popped up in the Orthodox Jewish community, driving local establishments out of business due to rising rents and raising the costs for everyone. In addition, the banks refuse to give jobs to local residents. Read more »

Girlfriend of Slain Russian Opposition Leader Claims to Have Received Death Threats

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(AFP). The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police about receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday.

“Ganna Duritska… filed a statement about the threat to her life from unidentified people during her time in her parents’ home” where she has stayed since her return Monday to Kiev from Moscow, said a statement from the prosecutor general. Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Department Reviewing If Hillary Clinton’s Emails Broke Rules

Hillary Clinton(Reuters). The U.S. State Department has begun a review of whether Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for work while she was secretary of state violated policies aimed at protecting sensitive information, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Read more »

Malaysia Airlines Upgrades Aircraft Tracking A Year After MH370 Incident

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(Reuters). Malaysia Airlines has begun tracking the location of its long-haul flights every 15 minutes or less, a proposal put forward by the U.N. aviation agency after the disappearance of the carrier’s Flight MH370 a year ago, Malaysia’s transport minister said. Read more »

Weekend Polls: Zionist Union and Likud Deadlocked at Range of 25-22 Seats

Bibi VotesSix polls conducted for weekend newspapers show the two major parties – Likud and Zionist Union – deadlocked with 11 days to go until Election Day. In most of the polls the Likud ruling party trails the leftist Zionist Union by 1-2 seats or even with 23 or 24 seats each.

At the same time, a plurality of voters still want Netanyahu to serves as Prime Minister after the March 17 elections, a Jpost/Panels poll showed. Read more »

Flatbush Woman Who Fell From Balcony Passed Away

flatbushA 60-Year-old woman who fell down three stories at her residence in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn one week ago, has died of her injuries in Kings County Hospital.

As previously reported, the woman, identified as Devora Chana Moshkowits, fell down to the ground from her balcony last Friday and was transported to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.

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S. Korea Police Investigate U.S. Ambassador Attacker’s Visits to North

Handout photo of U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Lippert leaving after he was slashed in the face by a member of a pro-Korean unification group at a public forum in central Seoul(Reuters). South Korean police said on Friday they are investigating possible links between a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and the assailant’s multiple visits to North Korea, as they also sought to charge him with attempted murder.

U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert needed 80 stitches after his face was slashed at a forum discussing Korean unification in the capital, Seoul, on Thursday. Read more »

Woody Guthrie Jewish Influenced Music Comes Back to Life on March 8

Woody_Guthrie_NYWTSThe Klezmatics, a European Jewish band, will be performing a concert full of Woody Guthrie’s songs at the Brooklyn Performing Arts Center on March 8.

The concert, pulled together by his daughter, will focus on songs that exhibit Guthrie’s connection to Jewish culture and the time he spent in Coney Island playing music for his children.

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Five Wounded in Motorist Terror Attack in Jerusalem

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(Reuters). A Palestinian motorist rammed his vehicle into a group of people standing near a Jerusalem tram stop on Friday, injuring at least five, including four security officials, Israeli police said.

None of those hit was seriously injured. Read more »

Jewish Actor Harrison Ford Seriously Injured in Plane Crash

Harrison_Ford(Reuters). “Star Wars” star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters.

The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went down shortly after taking off from Santa Monica Airport, about a mile (1.6 km) away, and the pilot survived in “fair to moderate” condition, Assistant Los Angeles Fire Chief Patrick Butler said. Read more »

Israeli Representatives in New York Vote For 20th Knesset in Record Numbers

AmelHundreds of representatives of the State of Israel from various government ministries to dignitaries representing Israel in the New York’s Jewish community gathered at the Consulate General of Israel in New York to cast their early votes ahead of the 20th Knesset.

The high voter turnout spoke to the commitment of Israelis serving the State abroad who are active in helping to shape the next Israeli parliament, the Israeli Consulate said in a statement.

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Zarif Hints Iran Might Agree to 10-year Freeze of Nuclear Program

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(Reuters). Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country’s nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail.

U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday that Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached between Tehran and six world powers.

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Poll: Walker and Bush Lead GOP Pack

2016-election-marijuana[1]According to the Washington Examiner, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush may have a tight race for the 2016 presidential nomination.

With 18 percent and 16 percent, the Wisconsin governor and former Florida governor are at the top of list of potential 2016 Republican presidential nominees among Republican or Republican leaning voters, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

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Michael Grimm’s Request To Travel To Europe For Employment Purposes Denied

Mike GrimmRep. Michael Grimm is looking to leave the United States behind, following his guilty plea to tax-evasion charges.

After resigning from his Staten Island congressional seat, Grimm has applied for a job somewhere in Europe and has requested a week out of the country.

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Louis Farrakhan Blames Jews For 9/11 Terrorists Attacks

louis-farrakhan[1]Minister Louis Farrakhan devoted a large portion of his annual address to followers in Chicago to the anti-Semitic myth that Jews were responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which has extensively reported on the anti-Semitic activities of Farrakhan and his group, said that Farrakhan’s latest speech reaffirms his status as the leading anti-Semite in America.

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Hillary Clinton Quietly Hires Jewish Campaign Finance Lawyer

Hillary ClintonAs the spotlight has been cast on potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for using her personal email to conduct government business, her team subtly hired a new lawyer for her upcoming campaign.

Marc Elias, a veteran campaign finance lawyer who was general counsel for John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004, is scheduled to be Mrs. Clinton’s lead campaign lawyer in her all-but-assured second bid for the presidency, according to the New York Times.

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PLO Council Decides to Cease All Security Coordination with Israel

r-_umar_abbasi2-e1421474504247(Reuters). Leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), led by President Mahmoud Abbas, decided on Thursday to stop all forms of security coordination with Israel, Palestinian officials said.

Three members of the Palestinian Central Council (PCC), the second highest Palestinian decision-making body, told Reuters the decision was taken during the two-day meeting that ended on Thursday. Decisions by the PLO are usually binding on the Palestinian Authority.
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Scheiderman In Hot Water For Seeking Donations From Ivanka Trump

stopfriskreport_all_2013_11_22_q_courtesyag_zState Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been accused of illegally soliciting campaign donations from Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband while investigating The Donald’s for-profit school.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics issued subpoenas to Ivanka and other execs at the Trump Organization who also may have been hit up for cash, according to the NY Post.

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Rand Paul Reaches Out to Sheldon Adelson

Rand PaulWith the support of Las Vegas casino powerhouse Sheldon Adelson, Rand Paul might actually gain some traction in the 2016 presidential elections.

On Wednesday Paul met with Adelson in Washington during the congressional address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Poll: Israelis Trust Netanyahu on Iran Far More Than Herzog, Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu waves prior to addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington(JNS). A large plurality of Israelis back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance on the Iranian nuclear issue compared to the more conciliatory approaches of U.S. President Barack Obama and Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog, a new Israel Hayom-New Wave Research Institute poll found. Read more »

Delta Plane Slides off Runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

(Reuters). A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 125 passengers and five crew members aboard slid off the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday during a snowstorm, but there were no reported serious injuries, officials said.

Delta Flight 1086 was landing at LaGuardia after a morning flight from Atlanta, the airline said.

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