According to the Peruvian Interior Ministry, Lebanese citizen Mohammed Hamden was in possession of explosives and other materials when he was arrested. Police found traces of TNT, detonators, and other explosive devices in his apartment, Haaretz reported.
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(AP). A famous Latvian aviator who joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II is being brought to life in a musical that has outraged Jews in the Baltic country and beyond.
Critics say the show, touring theaters across Latvia until February, is an attempt to whitewash the legacy of Herbert Cukurs, who was assassinated by Israeli agents in South America for his role in the Holocaust.
The carton tried to explain the chikensh-t comment that a senior Obama administration official made towards Netanyahu. Amos Biderman, the man behind the cartoon, explained to the Times of Israel that the cartoon showed that “Netanyahu was leading to a disaster in Israel-US relations on the scale of 9/11.”
A firebrand conservative Senator said that if the Republican party will elect a moderate Republican to be their nominee for the presidential election in 2016, as they did in 2008 with McCain and 2012 with Romney, the GOP will lose the White House in 2016.
In an interview with CNBC, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that the Republican party needs to learn from history, “If Republicans run another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole or a John McCain or a Mitt Romney, we will end up with the same result, which is millions of people will stay home on Election Day, which is what happened for all three of them.”
In what seemed to be a full fledged endorsement of Assemblyman Dov Hikind in his tough reelection bid in the 48th Assembly District, State Senator Simcha Felder on Thursday dismissed the candidacy of Republican candidate R’ Nachman Caller as illegitimate.
During an interview on the Dov Hikind 2014 campaign radio program on 620AM, Mr. Felder told the 32-year incumbent that there’s no choice in this election, thus endorsing his reelection bid.
(AP) — In a final-week burst of campaigning, President Barack Obama sought to mobilize Democratic voters Thursday in the race for governor in Maine while keeping his distance from the state’s bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and the nurse who has defied them.
Obama was headlining a rally in Portland for Mike Michaud, a six-term congressman who is running to unseat Republican Gov. Paul LePage in a neck-and-neck race. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler is running a distant third.
Residents from the wealthy neighborhood Outremont in Montreal, Canada are debating on time restrictions as to how long temporary Sukkoths — built during the Jewish holiday of Sukkoth — should be allowed to be built on properties. Outremont is home to a large Hasidic community.
Current zoning restrictions limit temporary buildings to 15 days. The Sukkoth holiday takes course during a span of 9 days — and sometimes 10, if the last day is followed by Shabbos — which leaves just 2-3 days before the holiday to construct the hut and another 2-3 days after, to remove it.
Speaking at the annual Washington Ideas Forum, Kerry said that “We condemn anybody who uses language such as was used in this article.”
A majority of New Yorkers agree with Gov. Cuomo on his handling with the deadly Ebola virus, and his 21-day quarantine for any individual that may have had contact with an Ebola patient, a new poll shows.
A WSJ/NBC New York poll shows that 82 percent of New Yorkers support the 21-day quarantine, even if the person that has come in contact with the virus doesn’t show any symptoms, while 15 percent oppose the policy.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced on Thursday that it will invite GOP presidential candidates to attend a televised debate at California’s Reagan Library in September 2015.
British actress and comedienne Maureen Lipman announced on Thursday that she will not be voting for Labour in the next election, as she has traditionally done. “Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse,” the star wrote, “just when the anti-Semitism in France, Denmark, Norway, Hungary is mounting savagely, just when our cemeteries and synagogues and shops are once again under threat. Just when the virulence against a country defending itself, against 4,000 rockets and 32 tunnels inside its borders, as it has every right to do under the Geneva Convention, had been swept aside by the real pestilence of IS, in steps Mr. Miliband to demand that the government recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.”
A poll released on Wednesday shows Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley maintaining a commanding lead with early voters in Iowa’s open United States Senate race, over his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst. While the poll shows the race to be a dead heat overall, Braley holds a hard-to-beat 15-point lead with those who have already voted. The poll also shows him with a 10-point lead with independent voters.
In an unsettling new development amidst the ever-escalating tensions emanating from the Arabs of East Jerusalem, the Palestinian government has urged its “fighters” to launch a “day of rage” against Israel on Friday that would include armed attacks in Jerusalem, a move that has brought serious worries that widespread riots could wreak havoc on the holy city.
Israeli authorities barred access to the Temple Mount and the Moslem Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem late Wednesday following the attempted assassination of a Jewish activist by a Palestinian terrorist. Israel’s call to deny entry to the Temple Mount area — the first such closure since 1967 — led the Palestinian government to call for armed resistance and accuse Israel of effectively declaring war.
This coming Monday – for her very fist time – Alyza Lewin will do what her famous father, 78-year-old attorney Nathan Lewin, has done many times before; she will argue before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry. “I had to decide whether I was ready to step into some enormous shoes,” Alyza Lewin reflected on Wednesday. “And I decided I was.”
The study ranked the 15 strongest armies in the Middle East while noting the size of the countries’ respective defense budgets, along with the latest geopolitical turmoil and its impact on military strength.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – regarded by many as a potentially leading candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination – will make appearances in 19 states over the next five days as he engages in a strenuous effort to get out the vote for GOP candidates ahead of the Nov. 4 election.
Christie has been aggressively fundraising and campaigning this year – visiting 36 states and Washington, D.C. – in his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The group announced Thursday that under Christie’s leadership it has raised an impressive total of $102 million, surpassing its goal of $100 million.
A Jewish woman was hit in the head with a milk crate by an unknown group of attackers this past Saturday afternoon in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime by the New York Police Department.
The 29-year-old victim was sitting on a bench in De Hostos Playground, located at the corner of Walton Street and Harrison Avenue, at around 4:00 PM on Saturday when she was hit, according to police.
Former United States Senator Joseph Lieberman – who made history both as the first religiously observant Jewish member of the Senate and as the first Jewish major party candidate for vice-president – addressed hundreds of students and faculty members on Tuesday at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus.
The Connecticut Democrat-turned-Independent lectured on the topic of “Judaism and Public Service.” As the first of a three-part series, the lecture inaugurated Lieberman’s role as the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service at the flagship Modern Orthodox educational institution.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry has recalled its ambassador to Sweden, Isaac Bachman, from Stockholm for consultations in protest of Sweden’s recognition of a Palestinian state, Ha’arez reports.
According to a Foreign Ministry official, Bachman will remain in Jerusalem until further notice. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is considering permanently removing Bachman from Stockholm, downgrading Israeli diplomatic relations with Sweden after Sweden announced its support for the unilateral creation of Palestine.
The Israeli government believes that the terrorist group Hezbollah has quite likely dug a number of tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war, although the Jewish state has no conclusive evidence of such a development, an Israeli army general stated on Wednesday.
Israel’s vulnerability to tunnels that could be used for infiltration into its homeland came to glaring light during its war against Hamas in Gaza this past summer.
It’s is crunch time in Borough Park. The two candidates seeking to represent the Orthodox Jewish community in the 48th Assembly District, took it to the presses on Thursday, touting their plans to solve the housing and tuition crisis in the next few years.
The first indirect public debate between Assemblyman Dov Hikind and his Republican challenger R’ Nachman Caller took place on Wednesday over the latter’s plan to build 2,000 housing units in Borough Park in 4 years.
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations defended his country’s construction of new homes in areas of Jerusalem that are technically beyond the Green Line on Wednesday, declaring to the Security Council that “the people of Israel are not occupiers and we are not settlers.” Ron Prosor asserted, “Israel is our home and Jerusalem is our eternal capital.”
Prosor stated these comments at an emergency Security Council session that had been called to address the escalating tensions between Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem.
(AP). Sweden’s new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
The EU member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to do so, reflecting growing international impatience with Israel’s nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
Obama Administration Engages in ‘Damage Control’ After Disclosure of Insult to Netanyahu – But Doesn’t Deny It
The White House on Wednesday engaged in attempted “damage control” after an unsettling controversy broke out regarding a magazine article that outlined deep tensions between the United States and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official as calling the Israeli Prime Minister the derisive epithet “chickens–t.”
Officials of the Obama administration, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not issue any denial of the offensive quote, nor did they convey in any fashion that they would seek to discover which official said it.