Palestinian-American activist who called a Councilman a ‘Zionist troll’ for his objections of her promoting ‘courageous’ rock-throwing terror against Israel, get $500,000 from her friend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
By Ari Yashar
Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist who recently raised an uproar for her open support of rock-throwing terrorism against Israel, has been awarded over $500,000 by the City of New York.
The activist, who is a longtime ally of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and has helped him get votes, has led the Arab-American Association of New York based in Brooklyn since 2005. Continue Reading »
Watch: Netanyahu address parade participants. View Twitter feed as the parade features former Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball stars David Blu & Derrick Sharp, Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Golem, SHI 360, 12 marching bands and 29 floats.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Tens of thousands of people are set to march in solidarity with Israel in the 51st annual Celebrate Israel Parade in New York on Sunday.
A sea of orange, the RAJE float is marching #TogetherOnFifth – Twitter
This year’s Parade features Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Golem, SHI 360, Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball stars Derrick Sharp and David Blu, 29 floats, 12 marching bands and hundreds of thousands of spectators. Continue Reading »
US District Judge rejects opposing argument that it could incite terrorism, since it’s already been published on a Hamas YouTube Music video for a while.
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority must allow the display of an ad showing Muslims killing Jews, a federal judge ruled.
Screenshot from Palwatch YouTube: Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah – Hamas music video
US District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan on Tuesday ruled that the ad, which includes the statement “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah,” as protected speech under the First Amendment and said it must be run on public transportation. Continue Reading »
Israeli living in NYC for 7 years explains why the recent Gaza war made him decide to return home: Life abroad is comfortable & peaceful, but it is a sad comfort – an ‘addictive and sticky honey trap’.
By Dekel Ovadia
NEW YORK – It’s Friday in New York City, around noon. The IDF has launched Operation Pillar of Defense, and concerned Israelis are surfing the net and sending their family and friends text messages with news updates. One reports of rocket fire on Jerusalem, another’s message says a rocket fired toward Tel Aviv landed in an open area. Continue Reading »
On another “mission from G-d”, this time Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are organizing volunteers for hurricane relief in New York City.
Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidim are determined — in fact, generally unstoppable — once they are on “a mission from G-d.”
Rabbi Moshe Schapiro helps with tefillin prayer boxes in Hoboken, NJ
Courtesy of Chabad.org
Hurricane relief is part of the deal; this time, they are organizing volunteers to help those who were hard hit by Hurricane Sandy in New York City.
It’s another day on the road for Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries. Never mind that their homes were hit too.
A bus load of NYC Chabad Midtown Manhattan young professionals is set to head out Sunday to help with relief efforts in Long Island. Continue Reading »
An orthodox police recruit has been fired from the NYPD academy for refusing to trim his beard to the regulation 1 millimeter length.
Rabbi Fishel Litzman, 38, was fired by the New York Police due to his refusal to shave his beard. Rabbi Litzman was soon to graduate the police academy.
According to the report, Litzman was an outstanding student at the police academy and at the time of his recruitment, but then announced he would not adhere to rules to trim his beard because of his faith.
“I always wanted to be a policeman,” Litzman told the Daily News of New York. Continue Reading »
Category: Jewish News
NYPD announces it will be beefing up security at the city’s synagogues and other Jewish sites for the Passover holiday.
The New York Police Department said Tuesday it would be beefing up security at the city’s synagogues and other Jewish sites for the Passover holiday, in the wake of the recent attack on a religious school in Toulouse, France.
NY police car outside Center for Jewish History - Reuters
According to The Associated Press, authorities have stressed that there have been no specific threats reported in the city for the holiday, which starts at sundown Friday.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was quoted as having said there would be heightened security and the deployment of heavily armed roving counter-terrorism units. Continue Reading »