Daily Archives: 06/19/2012

Rockland – In Journal News Article, Gestetner Says Rock-Attacker Should Not Face Prison

The Rockland Journal News has this following the rock attack in Spring Valley, NY by an African American student which sent a seven-year-old Hasidic boy to hospital:

Yossi Gestetner, who does outreach for the Hasidic community, said no one wants the 12-year-old boy thrown in jail for throwing the rock. He said some community service is needed to teach the boy a lesson. He said there have been other instances of vandalism at the school and rocks thrown at buses. “People want to see charges to underscore the seriousness of the situation,” he said. Read more »


Letter Signed by Sixty Jewish Leaders Opposing Barron’s Candidacy to Appear in This Week’s Papers

Nearly sixty Jewish activists, leaders and concerned citizen from the South Brooklyn portion of New York’s Eighth Congressional District including: Mill Basin, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Sea Gate, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, as well as from surrounding neighborhoods outside the district including Midwood, Madison, Borough Park and Flatbush, signed a joint letter expressing strong opposition to the Congressional candidacy of Charles Barron. The undersigned, which includes communal activist from all stripes of the Jewish Community, call for the community to back Hakeem Jeffries in next week’s Democratic primary. The letter was officially released to the public in the form of an action alert in multiple papers, such as the  Jewish Press, Hamodia, and the Flatbush Jewish Journal as well as Russian publications just to name a few.


Report: Hosni Mubarak ‘Close to Death’ After Suffering Stroke in Prison

U.K. Telegraph: The country’s state news agency declared him “clinically dead” after attempts to revive him failed and though this was later denied by his lawyer and a   close adviser he was being kept alive only on life support in a Cairo  military hospital. Read more »


WashPost: U.S., Israel Developed ‘Flame’ Computer Virus to Slow Iranian Nuclear Efforts

Wash Post Reports: The massive piece of malware secretly mapped and monitored Iran’s computer networks, sending back a steady stream of intelligence to prepare for a cyberwarfare campaign, according to the officials.

The effort, involving the National Security Agency, the CIA and Israel’s military, has included the use of destructive software such as the Stuxnet virus to cause malfunctions in Iran’s nuclear-enrichment equipment.

The emerging details about Flame provide new clues to what is thought to be the first sustained campaign of cyber-sabotage against an adversary of the United States. Read more »


CNBC: Why Israel Could Be the Next Switzerland

On June 14, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against three American tax preparers for helping clients avoid taxes by moving money to Israel.

The transgressions detailed in the indictment were relatively small-time. The indictment said the father and son duo of David and Nadav Kalai and their colleague David Almog at a firm called United Revenue Service helped several clients duck taxes by moving money to two Israeli banks, identified only as “Bank A” and “Bank B.” Read more »


WH Chief of Staff Jack Lew Has More Than $50K in Israeli Bonds

Jack Lew, the first orthodox Jew to serve as White House chief of staff, is a regular liaison between Obama and the Jewish community. Lew has some of his money backing the state of Israel. His financial disclosure shows between $50,000 and $100,000 in Israel bonds. – Politico


NYSen – Rush: “We Want [Turner] to Win This seat. He’d be Great in the Senate.”

Rush Limbaugh on his radio program today, praised Congressman Bob Turner as a solid guy with the perefect Temperrmanet. He also expressed his support in Bob Turner as the Republican Senatorial  candidate, challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the fall.
Below is the transcript: Read more »

Mediaite: Andrea Mitchell Keeps WaWa Story Alive By Pretending It Doesn’t Exist

On Monday, Mitchell aired a clip of Romney on the stump that was taken out of context — with the intention, some have alleged, of damaging the GOP candidate. The clip was edited to suggest Romney was flabbergasted by the “amazing” touch screen ordering system in the convenience store chain WaWa. What MSNBC cut off was Romney’s same-breath praise of the innovative ability of the private sector to create the no-longer-novel touch screens — that was what was “amazing.”

But on Tuesday, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell addressed the controversy surrounding the airing of a misleadingly edited clip of Mitt Romney by not addressing it. Mitchell played the entirety of the clip in question while being careful not to address the scandal that erupted after she aired a cut off version of that same clip yesterday. See below: Read more »


Video: Elected NYC Dem: ‘Some of My Black Panther Comrades’ are Political Prisoners in the US

An elected Democrat to the NYC Council said that Cuba has political prisoners “just as they have in America. Right now, some of my Black Panther comrades are in prison. Never killed anybody; trumped up trials. Most didn’t [kill anyone].”


NYSen – Turner Camp Blames Gillibrand for Orchestrating Patriotic Song Disruption

Bob Turner’s Campaign writes: The campaign of Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Bob Turner (R-NY-9) today demanded that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-WFP) definitively acknowledge whether the man depicted above is associated with her campaign.

The man in question crashed what was supposed to be a pleasant, patriotic event outside PS 90 in Coney Island, Brooklyn where PS 90 school children and parents joined Congressman Turner in singing “God Bless the USA,” which the children had hoped to sing at a school graduation ceremony before the school principal curiously prohibited it. But once the children began singing, a seemingly orchestrated effort to disrupt the children took place — with the suspected Gillibrand “tracker” there to catch it all on film. The Turner campaign believes Ms. Gillibrand, or those working in her behalf, orchestrated the disruption.

The children gamely chanted back at the cat callers: “USA! USA! USA!.”


NY7 – A Brooklyn Boss Goes for the Knockout Against Velazquez

Reid Pillifant has a lengthy article explaining who is behind the campaign against Congresswoman Velazquez. Here is some of the article: After leaving her unchallenged over the years in a district taking in parts of Brooklyn and Queens and the Lower East Side, Vito Lopez the Boss of the Brooklyn Dem Party, has once again produced a candidate to run against Velazquez, this time in the form of term-limited councilman Erik Martin Dilan. Read more »


NY7 – Velazquez, Dilan Both Remain Confident Before Their Congressional Primary

NY1 Reports: Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez told residents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Monday, “We have to fight to make sure we get this economy back on track,” but she may have to fight for more than that. Velazquez has to fight to keep her seat in Congress, as for the first time in 20 years, she faces a serious primary challenge, from City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan. With a new district stretching farther into Northern Brooklyn, the candidates will likely fight over territory in Williamsburg, where the factions of the Satmar Jewish community have split. Read more »


NYC Advocacy Org Offers $1K Following Vandalism Attacks on Hasidic Community

UJCare, A community social service and advocacy organization, is offering a reward of $1,000.00 for the information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators who vandalized over a dozen cars last night in Williamsburg. As VINNews reports, “Approximately one dozen Williamsburg residents woke up this morning to discover  their vehicles’ windows shattered by a pellet gun, police are trying to determine if the vehicles were selected randomly or if they were targeted by anti-Semitic vandals.”


‘Joe The Plumber’ Blames Gun Control For The Holocaust

[Video Below] “In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917 one-point-five million Armenians, unable to defend themselves were exterminated,” Mr. Wurzelbacher says in the clip. “In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.” – Politicker Read more »


Video: CNN Reports DA Hynes to Change Policy in Releasing Names in Abuse Cases


NJDC: ‘Anti-Israel’ Ron Paul’s Supporters Claim 23 of IA’s 28 Convention Seats

Over the weekend, supporters of former Republican presidential candidate anti-Israel Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) successfully captured 23 of Iowa’s 28 seats for the Republican national convention. While Mitt Romney will ultimately be the Republican nominee, The Los Angeles Times noted that Paul’s supporters are more interested in shaping the Republican Party’s platform than derailing Romney. – NJDC


Agudath Israel Hails New Obama Immigration Policy

VINNews Rports: The immigration policy enunciated by the Obama Administration regarding individuals who entered the United States in their youth was applauded by Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization. Under the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directive, there would be “deferred action” for a period of two years in regard to some individuals who face removal from the country. Persons falling within this category will be eligible to apply for work authorization. Read more »


VIDEO: Obama, Putin Don’t Look at Each Other After Tense Meeting

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