London – British police arrested six men after they tried to force their way into a synagogue in Stamford Hill in north London in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Brooklyn, NY – One of the five Hasidic men accused of beating a gay black man in Dec. 2013 will have his charges dropped after failing to be identified by a witness.
Newark, NJ – The rabbi’s son and admitted con man who became the central figure in New Jersey’s largest federal corruption sting is out of prison.
Midwood, NY – Seven siblings from a Syrian Orthodox Jewish family were killed early Saturday when a fire tore through their two-story Brooklyn home after they had gone to bed, a tragedy that authorities believe was caused by a malfunctioning hot plate left on during the Sabbath.
The leader of a small Hungarian Jewish community says about 20 graves have been vandalized in a Jewish cemetery.
Peshawar – A Pakistani lawyer under death threats for defending a doctor who helped CIA agents hunt al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday, police said, and a Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility.
A criminal complaint was unsealed today charging 45 year old Brooklyn resident Yehuda Katz, a New York City Police Department (NYPD) Auxiliary Deputy Inspector assigned to the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn, with executing a scheme to hack into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases.
Most Israelis may have work off as they go to vote on Tuesday, but Arab terrorism apparently didn’t take the day off; shots were fired at IDF soldiers in an Arab majority neighborhood of Jerusalem, and another soldier was wounded in what seems to have been a car attack attempt.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. – Suffolk County Police are searching for a man who they say used a fake credit card to make purchases at a Brentwood gas station.