Assad Claims To Have Advanced Missiles From Russia


Syrian President Bashar Assad said Russia has delivered an advanced air defense system to his civil war-torn country.

Assad reportedly made the announcement during an interview with the Hezbollah-controlled Al-Manar television network in Lebanon. Excerpts of the interview were released on Thursday morning, the French news agency AFP reported, with the full interview scheduled to be aired that night.

Russian troops train with S-300 missile battery, the type Bashar Assad claims he can now deploy. Getty Images

'Hitler' Tea Kettle Sells Out Online


A JC Penney tea kettle resembling Adolf Hitler sold out online.

JC Penney, which had come under fire this week for advertising and selling the space-saving tea kettle, sold out the item on its website by Tuesday afternoon, according to reports. The retailer’s site said the Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle, which was designed by American architect Michael Graves, is back ordered until June 26.

JC Penny is in hot water over this kettle.

Republican Mayoral Candidate: I'm Jewish

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A few weeks ago, New York was heading into the first election in two decades without a Jewish candidate. Now, it seems, there are two.

One in each party. 

The new La Guardia?: Joe Lhota says he won't use Jewish heritage to appeal for community's support. Lhota campaign photo

Measles Outbreak In Rockland Orthodox Community


Public health officials discovered a case of measles at a kosher grocery store in the Orthodox community of Spring Valley, N.Y.

The Rockland County Health Department advised anybody who was at the store, Hatzlacha Grocery Store located at 80 West Spring St., between 1:30 and 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday to contact their doctor.

Anthony Weiner Declares Candidacy For Mayor, Asking For 'Second Chance'


Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, announced his run for mayor of New York City in the Democratic primary early Wednesday morning.

“Look, I’ve made some big mistakes and I know I’ve let a lot of people down,” Weiner said in a two-minute YouTube video released early Wednesday morning. “But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it for my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”

Anthony Weiner: "I've let a lot of people down."

Chabad In Oklahoma Takes In Tornado Refugees As Jewish Organizations Muster Aid


A Chabad center in Oklahoma City opened its building as a shelter for those displaced by a deadly tornado.

The Chabad Community Center of Southern Oklahoma also is collecting supplies for those left homeless by the tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday afternoon, leaving at least 91 people dead, including at least 20 children, and injuring hundreds.

Flipped vehicles outside Moore Medical Center after powerful tornado ripped through Oklahoma City suburbs. Getty Images

ZOA Regains Tax-Exempt Status


The Internal Revenue Service reinstated the tax-exempt status of the Zionist Organization of America.

Cigarette-Smuggling Palestinan Linked To Deadly 1994 Brooklyn Bridge Terror Attack


One of 16 Palestinians arrested in a cigarette-smuggling ring was linked to the 1994 murder of yeshiva student Ari Halberstam in a terror attack on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Ari Halberstam was fatally shot by Rashid Baz in a 1994 terror attack.

Unsigned Letter Shows Claim Conference Was Alerted To Fraud In 2001


The Claims Conference was alerted as early as 2001 to a fraud scheme within the organization that ran unimpeded from 1993 to 2009 and cost $57 million.

The warning to the Claims Conference came in the form of an unsigned letter that reached the organization’s then-director in Germany, Karl Brozik, in mid-2001.

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