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Kerry: Russia Making ‘Grave’ Mistake

Thursday April 24, 2014 9:19 PM

kerry1Russia got a stern talking-to by Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday afternoon. Kerry bluntly called out Russia for violating the Geneva (more…)

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Spanish Town Mulls Changing ‘Kill Jews’ Name

Thursday April 24, 2014 8:30 PM

spanish-town-castrillo-matajudiosThe small Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios will hold a referendum on whether or not it should change the second part of its name, which (more…)

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Poland: Russia Offered to Divide Ukraine

Thursday April 24, 2014 7:10 PM

polandAccording to the Polish foreign minister, Russia offered to give Poland five provinces of Ukraine about a month ago. The deputy speaker of the (more…)

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Obama Battles Japanese Robot

Thursday April 24, 2014 6:12 PM

obama-robot1At Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation today, President Obama played soccer with a Japanese robot from Honda. The robot, (more…)

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At Your Doorstep: Amazon Tests In-House Delivery Service

Thursday April 24, 2014 5:09 PM

amazon1It’s no drone service (yet), but same-day Amazon delivery is in the works. The online marketplace is testing out its own private delivery network (more…)

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Hechaver Yisroel Meyer z”l

Thursday April 24, 2014 4:40 PM

yahrtzeit-candlesIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Hechaver Yisroel Meyer z”l, Hechaver Yisroel ben Hachaver Shlomo,the patriarch of a (more…)

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Chris Christie To ‘Bridgegate’ Critics: Prove It

Thursday April 24, 2014 4:14 PM

529161366Chris Christie offered a challenge to critics who allege the New Jersey governor created a culture of intimidation that led to so-called “Bridgegate”: (more…)

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Putin Calls the Internet a ‘CIA Project’

Thursday April 24, 2014 3:43 PM

putin1Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Internet originally was a “CIA project” and “is still developing as such.” (more…)

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Counting Sefirah On a Bus in Eretz Yisroel

Thursday April 24, 2014 3:14 PM

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Passports Aside, Yerushalayim Is in Israel

Thursday April 24, 2014 2:17 PM

us-passportBy Jeffrey Goldberg

In 2002, at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, an American citizen named Naomi Zivotofsky gave birth to another American citizen, (more…)

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FDA to Ban E-Cigs for Minors

Thursday April 24, 2014 1:10 PM

e-cigaretteThe FDA will issue new proposed rules today that would ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors as well as require health warning labels and (more…)

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New European Funding for Legal Warfare Against Israel

Thursday April 24, 2014 1:09 PM

knessetThe “Secretariat,” a joint NGO funding initiative of Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, has announced a four-year budget of (more…)

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Iran, Other Repressive Regimes, Sweep UN Human Rights Posts

Thursday April 24, 2014 12:02 PM

un-united-nationsThe UN Wednesday elected Iran and more than a dozen other repressive regimes to top committees charged with overseeing the work of human (more…)

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Hadassah Hospital Files For Liquidation

Thursday April 24, 2014 11:21 AM

hadassah-hospitalThe Histadrut says it plans declaring a general labor dispute in the public healthcare system. (more…)

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U.S. May Reassess Palestinian Aid

Thursday April 24, 2014 10:59 AM

hamasAfter the Islamist terrorist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Liberation Organization announced a new unity pact on (more…)

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New Drug Brings Hope For Millions Of Migraine Sufferers

Thursday April 24, 2014 10:13 AM

headacheFor those who suffer from migraines, you know that they can often be debilitating. A day with a migraine is one spent hoarded up in a room, (more…)

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Film in 9/11 Museum Is Called Offensive to Muslims

Thursday April 24, 2014 9:28 AM

twin-towers-at-the-9-11-museumPast the towering tridents that survived the World Trade Center collapse, adjacent to a gallery with photographs of the 19 hijackers, a brief film at (more…)

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Study: Naps Linked With Higher Risk Of Death

Thursday April 24, 2014 8:13 AM

sleepNew research shows middle-age and older adults who take naps may be at an increased risk of dying. (more…)

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Satmar Rebbe: We Were Saved From The Holocaust, We Will Be Saved from the IDF

Thursday April 24, 2014 7:52 AM

rav-aharon-teitelbaum-satmarRav Aharon Teitelbaum of Satmar on Pesach compared the behavior of Israeli legislators who passed a conscription law to (more…)

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Awful: Canadian Aborted Babies Incinerated In Oregon Waste-To-Energy Facility To Provide Electricity

Thursday April 24, 2014 6:34 AM

baby-fetusThe British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to- (more…)

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Obama Skips Aunt’s Funeral; Goes Golfing Instead

Thursday April 24, 2014 5:23 AM

obama-golf-golfPresident Obama did not attend the funeral of his late aunt Zeituni Onyango. Instead, he went golfing. (more…)

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Matzav Mom: Shlissel Challah

Thursday April 24, 2014 5:03 AM

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5 pounds sifted all-purpose flour (more…)

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Doctor: Going To Gym Daily Won’t Erase Potentially Deadly Effects Of Sitting All Day

Thursday April 24, 2014 4:41 AM

sitting-deskThe average worker spends over five hours and 40 minutes sitting at their job every day and a new study says it’s bad for your health, with some (more…)

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British Jet Chases Russian Planes Away From UK

Thursday April 24, 2014 3:22 AM

DV1213122Two Russian bombers which flew close to UK airspace have been chased away by an RAF jet fighter. The aircraft, believed to be Tupolev 95s, were (more…)

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Breakthrough in Epilepsy Research

Thursday April 24, 2014 2:51 AM

epilepsyBetween 10 and 20 percent of all cases of epilepsy result from severe head injury, but a new drug promises to prevent post-traumatic seizures and (more…)

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Bratton On NYPD Twitter Backlash: We Won’t Quit Social Media

Thursday April 24, 2014 1:17 AM

nypd1Police Commissioner Bill Bratton admits he was caught off guard after a Twitter request by the NYPD backfired in a very public way, but said (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 24 Nissan

Thursday April 24, 2014 12:02 AM

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-Rav Moshe of Premishel, author of Mateh Moshe (1606)

-Rav Chaim Menachem Heschel of Zhinkov (1837-1893). Succeeded his father, Rav Meshulam (more…)

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After Shooting, ‘Glitches’ Exposed In Kansas City Jewish Community’s Security Plan

Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:40 PM

frazier-glenn-millerBy D. Shapiro

The recent deadly shooting in the parking lots of two Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan., exposed “glitches” in the Kansas City Jewish (more…)

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Fatah And Hamas Sign Pact To Form Palestinian Unity Government

Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:25 PM

hamas-fatah-mashal-abbasPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party and the Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas on Wednesday signed a pact to form a (more…)

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Bad Idea: #myNYPD Backfires on NYC Police

Wednesday April 23, 2014 8:04 PM

nypdSomeone should have told the New York Police Department that asking New Yorkers to tweet photos with cops wasn’t going to elicit too many (more…)

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