Mayor de Blasio: New Yorkers Should Not Be Alarmed About NYCE bola Case

ebola nyc(AP). An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s Ebola diagnosis. De Blasio said all city officials followed “clear and strong” protocols in their handling and treatment of Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders. Read more »

Kiryas Joel, NY – Feds Settle With NY Slaughterhouse Over Pollution

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Kiryas Joel, NY – Federal prosecutors say a New York slaughterhouse that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers.
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The U.S. attorney’s office announced a civil lawsuit and proposed settlement Thursday. It said the Kiryas Joel Poultry Processing Plant Inc. admitted violating the federal Clean Water Act between 2008 and 2012. Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeb Bush Receives High Praise from SC Gov. Nikki Haley During Campaign Appearance

Jeb BushFormer Florida Governor Jeb Bush received high praise from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as he was in the state with the Governor campaigning for her reelection.

Gov. Haley told a crowd that  she would never be leading South Carolina without former Bush’s help. Read more »

Sen. Warren ‘Doesn’t Think’ She’ll Run for President in 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren(AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tends to stick to the script when she’s asked about a potential 2016 presidential campaign: “I am not running for president.” So her latest response has touched off new speculation about her future.

When asked if she will run in 2016, the first-term Democrat and liberal favorite told People magazine, “I don’t think so.” Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukrainian Foreign Minister: No Anti-Semitism in Our Country

Pavlo Klimkin UkrainePavlo Klimkin, Foreign Minister of Ukraine, said that despite the rise of anti-Semitism across the globe in recent months, his country hasn’t seen any significant incidents.

Speaking with Israel’s i24 News ahead of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections set to be held this Sunday, Foreign Minister Klimkin said that anti-Semitism in his country is so low that it doesn’t cause a significant threat to the Jewish community. Read more »

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Sen. Cruz: US Stands Unshakably With Israel, Canada

terror jerusalemIn light of the recent terror attacks in Israel, where a Hamas associate drove his car into pedestrians waiting at a Jerusalem train station, thereby killing a 3-month-old baby and injuring many others, and in Canada where a soldier was gunned down on Wednesday while guarding a war memorial, Sen. Ted Cruz said that the United States stands in solidarity with Israel and Canada. Read more »

BREAKING: NYC Doctor Tested Positive With Ebola

The New York doctor, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, was tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. Mayor Bill de Blasio and governor Andrew Cuomo will hold a media availability at Bellevue Hospital in a shirt while.

The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test. Read more »

Director Defends Screening ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Opera Despite Protests

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In a wide ranging interview, Tom Morris, the english director of the controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer,” defends screening the opera, despite resistance from Klinghoffer’s two daughters and many public officials.

The opera is based on the 1985 killing of passenger Leon Klinghoffer on the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship hijacked by four members of the Palestinian Liberation Front. The 69-year-old was shot in his wheelchair and pushed overboard. Read more »

Brooklyn, NY – Former NYPD Jewish Liaison Arrested: Sources

sholom lipschitzA former NYPD Jewish liaison was arrested on Thursday and is being held at the 66 precinct, sources told JP.

Shulem “Sol” Lipschitz, 37 years old, a community affairs Jewish representative at the 62nd precinct in Brooklyn, was arrested at around 3:00pm on Thursday in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, and was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property,

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Jewish Institutions Heighten Security Following Recent Terror Attacks in Canada

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Over the past few days, Canada, a country that until recently felt immune to terror attacks, has come under attack twice by suspects who appear to have links to Islamic extremism.

On Monday a young convert to Islam killed a Canadian soldier after hitting him with his vehicle. Authorities said that they feared the suspect had Jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport. Read more »

Midwood – Hikind Charges Job Seekers Entry Fee To Joint OU Job Fair

dov hikind Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) charged job seekers a fee of $20 to attend a joint job fair on Thursday in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.

The fair was organized by the OU Job Board in conjunction with Yachad, the Jewish Union Foundation (JUF), and Assemblyman Dov Hikind, in order to connect job seekers with employers and create a network of communication between those seeking to fulfill the skills they have and employers looking to hire. Read more »

NY Gov: Astorino Tells Cuomo to Apologize to Hillary Over Segregation Remarks

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At the same time that New York State Gov. Cuomo was staging a campaign event Thursday morning with Hillary Clinton in New York City, his Republican challenger Rob Astorino stated to reporters in Albany that Cuomo owes the former secretary of state an apology.

“I hope he apologized to Mrs. Clinton for the things he said about her town - calling it discriminatory, racist and segregated,” Astorino blasted.

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Billionaire Adelson May Focus $$ on Former Gov. Huckabee For 2016 GOP Nomination

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Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam laid out an unprecedented $98 million to bankroll politically conservative Republican candidates during the 2012 election cycle. More than a fifth of that amount was sunk into Winning our Future, a super PAC supporting Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. As the current crop of potential GOP candidates for the White House likely looks to Adelson for future support, word has it that the mogul may focus his financial sights on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is renowned for his passionate support of Israel.

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Breaking: Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patients in Guinea Rushed to NYC Hospital With Disease Symptoms

The dreaded Ebola virus may have now emerged in New York City. A 33-year-old physician who works for Doctors Without Borders – who had provided medical care to Ebola patients in Guinea and returned to the city 10 days ago was hurriedly taken by ambulance with police escorts from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday.

Insiders reported that Craig Spencer was suffering from symptoms very similar to Ebola — a 103-degree fever and nausea.

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NYGov- Cuomo Releases Policy Book That Outlines 2nd Term Agenda

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday released a detailed245-page policy book, outlining a comprehensive agenda for a second term in office. The  book included more than sixty policy proposals, several of which have already been announced by Governor Cuomo in the past months.

The book was released 11 days before voters head to the polls to choose to reelect Governor Cuomo or replace him with Republican candidate Rob Astorino. Read more »

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Vows To Calm City Amid Recent Arab Violence

terror jerusalem(AP). Jerusalem’s mayor on Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest, as police beefed up security after a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded light rail train station and killed a baby girl.

The crash Wednesday night escalated already heightened tensions in east Jerusalem, the section of the holy city captured by Israel in 1967 and claimed by the Palestinians as their capital. Read more »

Israeli Cabinet Approves $34.7M Funding For Settlement Development

Israel settlementsThe Israeli cabinet approved a proposal on Wednesday to allocate $34.7 million to the World Zionist Organization’s settlement division for the purposes of “developing agricultural and rural settlement,” despite the fact that the proposal does not detail how the money would be divided among West Bank settlements and Negev and Galilee towns.

Danny Kritzman, the head of the settlement division, declined to state exactly where the money would be allocated, but he did disclose that the majority of the funds would be disbursed to towns located near conflict zones.

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Gov. Cuomo Closes Door On 2016 Run, Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

cuomo hillaryFollowing his pledge during a televised debate on Wednesday to fill out a full 2nd term, if reelected in November, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday put to rest any speculation that he might run for president against Hillary Clinton, technically endorsing her candidacy.

“I hope she does something really, really, really big,” Cuomo told a crowd of a few hundred supporters at a ‘Women’s Equality’ rally in Manhattan aside former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. Read more »

AD48 – Caller Hits Hikind On Education Tax Credit Bill: ‘You Had Your Time’

2014-10-21 21.28.25On Thursday, the campaign of R’ Nachman Caller for State Assembly issued a blistering attack on Assemblyman Dov Hikind for campaigning on a promise to fight in Albany for the Education Investment Tax Credit, thus admitting nothing has been done over the past 3 decades to solve the tuition crisis.

In recent campaign events and in print ads, Hikind touted his record of acquiring TAP and Special Education legislation as a reason to re-elect him in November. Read more »

Abbas Adviser Lauds Arab Murderer of Jewish Baby as ‘Heroic Martyr’

chaya ziselThe adviser to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has glorified the terrorist who murdered a three-month-old infant, Israeli-American Chaya Zissel-Brown, and injured eight others yesterday, when he purposely drove his car into a crowd of people waiting for a train in Jerusalem. Sultan Abu Al-Einein lauded the terrorist, describing him as a “heroic Martyr” on his official Facebook page. Read more »

Schumer Moves to Legally Block Nazis From Receiving US Social Security Benefits

Schumer FTNU.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, announced Thursday that he will soon introduce legislation to close a loophole that has allowed Nazis expelled from the U.S. to collect Social Security benefits. A new investigation by the Associated Press revealed that dozens of Nazi war criminals have received Social Security benefits years after being forced out of the U.S. Schumer pledged to introduce the legislation soon and push for speedy consideration. Schumer will introduce the legislation with Senator Bob Casey.

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Vicious Anti-Police Graffiti in Queens Sparks NYPD Investigation

NYPD officerThe New York Police Department is investigating virulently anti-police graffiti that was discovered to have been written on a public phone booth in Queens.

The inciting graffiti – stating “Become a hero, shoot a cop” – was found on the outside of the phone booth at 31st Street and 36th Avenue in Astoria.

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NY City Council Members Introduce Bills to Increase Diversity in Schools

Brad Lander PicMembers of the New York City Council and education advocates held a rally Wednesday on behalf of a new package of legislation intended to expand diversity in the city’s public schools.

Councilmembers Brad Lander, Inez Barron and Ritchie Torres are set to introduce legislation at a Council meeting today urging the Department of Education to officially recognize the fundamental value of diversity and to issue an annual report on the status of diversity in schools, as well as a resolution to support state legislation that would establish multiple admissions measures for the city’s standardized high schools.

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Lakewood, NJ’s Beth Medrash Govoha Faces Opposition in Push For New Neighborhood Parking Area

Lakewood, New Jersey’s Beth Medrash Govoha – which, with its approximate total of 6500 students, is the largest yeshiva in the United States and one of the largest in the world – would like to create 56 parking spaces out of portions of three properties located nearby on Seventh and Eighth Streets.

The institution for advanced Torah studies also wants to convert three houses that are situated along those two streets into dormitories for its students, as revealed by township documents.

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