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Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton Will Be President in 2016

Glenn Beck radioClaiming that the GOP has no vision for the future, The Blaze founder and Conservative radio and television host Glenn Beck, said that the results will be that Hillary Clinton will be president come 2016.

Beck said that a lack of strategy by the GOP and former president Bill Clinton’s “golden years” will be a decisive factor in 2016, and if Hillary runs, she “will be the next president of the United States,” he said on his radio show on Tuesday. Read more »

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Secretary Kerry Hosts Roundtable on Anti-Semitism With American and European Jewish Leaders

NYC anti-israel protest, naziFollowing the recent increase of anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish community across the globe, many of them turning violent, Secretary of State John Kerry met on Tuesday with a group of American and European Jewish community leaders at the U.S. Department of State to discuss the rise.

Secretary Kerry reiterated the U.S. government’s deep concern about the prevalence and pervasiveness of anti-Semitic threats and attacks against Jewish individuals, houses of worship, and businesses during the past few months. Read more »

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350 More Troops Assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

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(AP) - President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities.

The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military personnel to help protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel in the Iraqi capital. The Defense Department reviewed the request and recommended the additional troops. Read more »

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Rep. King: ISIS Declared War on the United States

Calling the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff “absolutely disgraceful” and “horrific” Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said that it shows how barbaric ISIS is and how they’re a threat to all values that we hold dear.

Following up on his remark two weeks ago, when a video appeared to show the beheading of another journalist James Foley, when King said that ISIS has declared war on the United States, he further explained his comments. Read more »

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Paul Ryan Blames Obama in Rise of Islamic State

Paul Ryan(AP) - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for contributing to the circumstances that led to the swift ascent of the Islamic State, a militant group that purportedly beheaded a second American journalist in two weeks.

Ryan had been taking questions from a panel of reporters during a Milwaukee luncheon when he was asked to respond to a news report that journalist Steven Sotloff had been beheaded. The congressman asked the several hundred people in the audience to observe a moment of silence, and then suggested that the Islamic State’s rise to power coincided with a series of Obama missteps. Read more »

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Jay Leno to Perform at UJA of Greater Toronto’s Annual Campaign

Jay leno IsraelFamous comedian Jay Leno, who recently left his job as host of NBC’s late-night show, and has been quiet since, is scheduled to perform at the launch of the 2015 annual campaign for the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

Leno, who traveled to Israel in May to host Israel’s Genesis Prize awarded that was given to former NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg, said at the time that he considers himself to be “very pro-Jewish, very pro-Israeli.” Read more »

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NYGov – Teachout: ‘I Can Imagine’ Traveling To Israel As Governor

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout for the first time on Tuesday suggested she might have taken a trip to Israel if she were elected as governor of the State of New York, just like Governor Cuomo recently did.

During a supposed-to-be debate on NY1 (a debate Gov. Cuomo declined to participate), Inside City Hall host Errol Louis asked Teachout whether he would’ve undertaken a similar trip to Israel in a show of solidarity with Israel? Read more »

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Mike Huckabee Travels to Israel to Express ‘Support and Friendship’

Mike Huckabee at Western Wall in IsraelFor the third time this year, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has left to Israel this past weekend, to “express support and friendship” with America’s “ally and friend.”

Throughout the war that has dwindled down over the past two weeks, Huckabee has been a vocal supporter of Israel on his Saturday night ‘Huckabee’ show on the Fox News Channel. Read more »

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De Blasio Administration Shuts 9 Pre-K Centers, Delays Opening Of 36 Others

upknyc(AP). Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced it is shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates at 36 others.

Administration officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that safety and integrity concerns were behind the decision to revoke contracts at the nine centers, which were to serve 265 students. Those students will be reassigned at other centers. Read more »

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Supreme Court to Hear Prisoner’s Case Requesting 1/4 Inch Longer Beard

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While religious groups and some civil libertarians often found themselves on opposite sides during the last Supreme Court term, they have now found commonality on a religious freedom case that the justices will consider at the outset of a new term in October. As the Washington Post notes, the unusual case essentially revolves around a quarter-inch of facial hair.

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Crown Heights – Two Israelis Charged In Hate Crime Attack on African-American Man

Two young Israeli men visiting the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn were arrested and charged with hate crime charges for assaulting a 56-year-old African-American man, police told JP.

The attack took place on Shabbos afternoon at 6:40 pm, when the 21- and 22-year old Israeli visitors were walking at Albany and Montgomery Avenues and saw the African-American man walking his dog. The two began punching him in the face multiple times while screaming racially charged hate statements and throwing garbage cans at him, according to the police. Read more »

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NYGov – Teachout Breaks Silence On Israel

2014-08-19 10.07.50After weeks of silence, declining numerous attempts to take a stand on Israel, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout broke her silence on Tuesday, promising to preserve New York’s “special relationship” with the state of Israel, if elected.

“New York has a very special relationship with Israel,” Teachout told reporters during a press conference in Manhattan. “Israel was born here, at the United Nations.” Read more »

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Judge Denies Grimm Request For Fraud Trial Delay

A New York City federal judge on Tuesday set a timetable for the upcoming corruption trial of Staten Island congressman Michael Grimm, in the process guaranteeing that he will not face a jury until after the November elections. According to Capital New York, Judge Pamela Chen of the Eastern District granted the request by prosecutors for jury selection in the trial to begin on December 1, with motions for the defense due to the court by October 6.

Chen denied a request from Grimm’s attorneys that the trial be delayed by a month, with jury selection beginning in the new year.

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NYC: Elderly Man Falls Into Mikvah, Sustains Injury at Synagogue

An elderly man was injured when he slipped and fell into a mikvah (ritual bath) at an Upper East Side synagogue on Tuesday, officials told the New York Post. A regular attendee at prayer services at the Chabad Upper East Side synagogue on East 77th Street near 1st Avenue, the man necessitated rescue when his leg slid into the pool’s shaft-way at the same time that workers were cleaning the tiles around 9:30 a.m., a synagogue spokeswoman explained.

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Report: Queens State Senate Candidate Jung Connected to Anti-Israel Entities

S J JungResidents of Queens who plan to vote in the upcoming election for State Senate will be fascinated to learn that candidate S.J Jung is being guided on political strategy by chief adviser Peter Brown, who has been on a crusade to prove that agents of the United States government – and not al-Qaeda – were responsible for the destruction of 7 World Trade Center during the attacks of September 11, 2001, a local Queens blog revealed. Moreover, Brown is strongly associated with people who are known anti-Israel activists and anti-Semites.

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Brooklyn, NY – Woman Arrested One Week After Vandalizing NYPD Cars

NYPD officerDetectives from the NYPD in Brooklyn have arrested a 36-year-old woman in connection with the spraying of anti-NYPD graffiti on police vehicles, NYPD said Tuesday.

The woman, identified as 36-year-old Rosella Best, was nabbed by detectives after she was caught on camera spraying the graffiti. Read more »

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Gov. Cuomo Announces Joint New York-Israel Tech Summit And Tourism Effort

20140902-151823.jpgFollowing a briefing to leaders of the national Jewish community on the success of his recent trip to Israel, Governor Cuomo on Tuesday announced that New York State is launching a new initiative to pursue partnership opportunities with the Israeli government that will drive tourism, commerce, and private sector investments, ultimately growing both economies. Read more »

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NYGov – Cuomo: Standing Up and Supporting Israel Is A New York Issue

20140902-151823.jpgNY Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday met with leaders of the Jewish community in New York at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan for a  detailed briefing on his recent trip to Israel.

The governor was joined by the entire delegation that accompanied him on the trip, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Co-Leaders, Senators Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, as well as billionaire Mort Zuckerman and heads of major Jewish organizations.

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Family Confirms: Jewish Comedian Joan Rivers Is On Life Support

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(AP). Joan Rivers’ family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor’s office.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support “at this time.” Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support. Read more »

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Video Shows Beheading Of Jewish-American Journalist By ISIS In Syria

Steven Sotloff(AP). An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Sotloff, 31, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley. Read more »

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Families of Iraqi Soldiers Slain by ISIS Storm Parliament Demanding Information

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In a highly dramatic display of unrestrained emotion, the families of Iraqi military members who were attacked by the extremely radical terrorist group ISIS in June stormed Iraq’s parliament in Baghdad Tuesday, demanding to be given more information about the fate of their loved ones, a parliamentary official informed CNN.

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Brooklyn – DA Thompson Announces Appointment Of New Hate Crimes Unit

Ken ThompsonKings County District Attorney Ken Thompson on Tuesday announced his appointment of Assistant District Attorney Marc J. Fliedner as the Chief of his revamped Civil Rights Bureau, also overseeing the newly created Hate Crimes Unit within the Bureau.

“I am fully confident that with the assistance and leadership of ADA Fliedner I will accomplish one of my most important goals: To give the people of Brooklyn the best Civil Rights Bureau in the United States,”  Thompson said in a statement. Read more »

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Obama’s Approval Ratings at Record Low in California

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President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have fallen to an unprecedented low in California, with nearly as many voters currently disapproving of the job he is doing as those registering approval.

A just-released Field Poll reveals that only 45 percent of voters in California maintain a favorable view of Obama’s job performance, a drop of 5 percentage points from June and falling below 50 percent for the first time since late 2011. The president’s disapproval rate climbed to 43 percent, according to the Capitol and California section of the Sacramento Bee.

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Israel: Knesset Begins Probe of Gaza Offensive

The Israeli Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee’s efforts at parliamentary oversight following the IDF’s implementation of Operation Protective Edge generated mixed responses from members of the Knesset on Tuesday. National Security Council head Yossi Cohen briefed the committee about what he termed Israel’s achievements during the Gaza military campaign against Hamas, according to the Jerusalem Post.

“Hamas was hit hard and none of its conditions for a cease-fire were met,” Cohen said in his opening statement. “Israel’s security forces, over 50 days, dealt Hamas the hardest blow it absorbed since it was founded [in 1987].” Cohen claimed that the Islamist terrorist organization was surprised “time after time” by the IDF’s force and Israels’ “iron society.”

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Head of Security At Iran’s Nuclear Facilities: We Disrupted Sabotage Plots

Iran Nuclear(AP). Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear department told The Associated Press.

The comments by Asghar Zarean, who is in charge of security for Iran’s nuclear program, came during a visit by an AP team to Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization in Tehran organized by state officials. Read more »

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