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New York City gives Palestinian pro-terror activist $500,000


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 LIVE: WOW- NYC comes alive with 51st Celebrate Israel parade

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.


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

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 allows ‘Islamic Jew-Hatred’ ads on NYC buses

By i24news


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 »

NYC mayor condemns anti-Islamic advertisements on city’s transit

Mayor Bill de Blasio claims ads, which are purported to ‘tell the truth about Islam,’ are ‘outrageous & inflammatory.’


New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday that an anti-Islamic ad campaign on the city’s buses was “outrageous, inflammatory and wrong.”

3 bus ads

The 3 transit adds – Screenshot from Pamela Geller’s blog, Atlas Shrugs

The ads, which will appear on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, have “no place in New York City, or anywhere,” he said in a statement to the Daily News.

The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by blogger Pamela Geller.

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Op-ed: I’m not crazy

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 »

NYC Chabad-Lubavitch Heads Out on “Mission from G-d”

On another “mission from G-d”, this time Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are organizing volunteers for hurricane relief in New York City.

By Hana Levi Julian


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

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 »

NYPD Fires Orthodox Officer Over Beard

An orthodox police recruit has been fired from the NYPD academy for refusing to trim his beard to the regulation 1 millimeter length.

By Gabe Kahn


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.
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NYPD Beefs Up Security Around Synagogues

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

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 »