Entries by Joe Levin

NYC Councillor: Proud to Wear My Kippah In Ramallah

NYC Councillor David Greenfield gained some fame last week when he refused to remove his kippah (skullcap) despite being asked to do so by US security personnel in Ramallah. As part of a group from the New York City Council, Greenfield had gone to Ramallah last Sunday to speak with officials, including members of the […]

Was Nemtsov Murder Caught on Tape?

The murder of Boris Nemtsov, a political foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was publicly critical of the government, was reportedly caught on tape. Nemtsov, 55, a first deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s, was killed near the Kremlin late Friday, a day before his planned protest against the Russian […]

Authorities Seize $19M Worth of Pot In California

It was one hemp of a haul. Federal authorities seized more than 15 tons of marijuana at a border crossing in Southern California, authorities said. More than 1,200 packages of pot, valued at nearly $19 million, were seized Thursday from a truck — making it the second-largest bust ever in a single incident at a […]

NYPD Searching For Missing Autistic Man

NEW YORK – The NYPD is asking for your help in finding a missing autistic man. 20-year-old Brian Gewirtz was last seen on February 17th after he left his home in Marine Park for a walk. At the time — he was wearing a black jacket, maroon striped sweater, and construction boots. He’s about 5’4 […]

German Police Increase Security of Jewish Institutes

Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and stepped up security measures and said they had increased their presence in the city centre and stepped up protection of the Jewish community. Officials received indications of an elevated risk from violent Islamic extremists on Friday evening, […]