Will U.S. Delivery of F-16s to Egypt Threaten Israel?

F 16 fighter jets 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) After The U.S. finalized the deal to send F-16 fighter jets to Egypt Experts are weighing in whether the move will be a threat to Israel's security, according to reports in the press.

Israeli Experts Weigh In

By Anav Silverman

Tazpit News Agency For

There's been a flurry of speculation surrounding America’s transfer of F-16s to Egypt both in Israel and the United States. This past Sunday, Egypt and the United States held a joint ceremony marking the delivery of four new F-16 aircraft to the Egyptian Air Force, despite objections from Republican Senator, Rand Paul who attempted to pass an amendment banning weapon sales to Egypt which the Senate voted down. U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson noted that “…a strong Egypt is in the interest of the U.S., the region, and the world.”

The United States will send a total of 20 new F-16 aircraft during the course of 2013, in addition to 200 Abram tanks. Egypt has 224 F-16s to date, as part of the 34-year security partnership between the US and Egypt. “The United States has long recognized Egypt as an indispensable partner,” said Patterson.

However, U.S. Senator Paul made it clear that he believed it was unwise to send American weaponry to an unstable Egypt. On the Senate floor, Rand declared that “I think this is particularly unwise since Egypt is currently governed by a religious zealot who said recently that Jews were ‘bloodsuckers’ and ‘descendants of apes and pigs. This doesn’t sound like the kind of stable personality that we would be sending our most sophisticated weapons to.”

Rand further stated that the weapons transfer would make it “more difficult for Israel to defend herself.”
In 2010, Mohamed Morsi declared as the Muslim Brotherhood's spokesman in a televised interview with Lebanon’s Al-Quds TV that “we must confront this Zionist entity” and called on “all forms of resistance against “criminal Zionists.”

"The Zionists have no right to the land of Palestine," affirmed Morsi. The Egyptian president also stated that “we want a country for the Palestinians on the entire land of Palestine on the basis of [Palestinian] citizenship. All the talk about a two-state solution and about peace is nothing but an illusion which the Arabs have been chasing for a long time now."

Dr. Yehuda Balanga, an expert on Mideast and Egyptian affairs, who teaches at Bar Ilan University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies, told Tazpit News Agency that while US weapons transfer to Egypt was not new, under Morsi, the state of affairs was different. “Under Mubarak, the story [of armoring Egypt] was different, but Morsi’s government may fall as the situation is very unstable and protests continue. The question of the recent American weapons transfer is simply timing.”

Dr. Balanga does not see the current F-16 aircraft transfer as a threat to Israel. “In order for America to continue its influence in Egypt, they are obligated to these agreements which were signed during Mubarak’s era,” he explained.

While Dr. Balanga believes that Morsi speaks Muslim Brotherhood rhetoric in public, he also thinks that behind closed doors, Morsi’s current leadership position has allowed him to open his eyes to Egypt’s economic dependence on the United States . “There is also a realistic side to the Muslim Brotherhood leadership.

They understand that they need the West both economically and financially in their current economic crisis," said Dr. Balanga. "The question is will Morsi’s government align with the radical Islamic philosophy of the Brotherhood and carry out its more radical ideology or follow Western ideals and interests in order to continue to secure Western assistance?”

According to the Xinhua news service, Egypt’s Finance Minister Momtaz al-Saed stated in late December that the Egyptian economy “needed 14.5 billion U.S. dollars within 20 months to overcome the ongoing crisis.”

Others, like Israeli statesman Dore Gold believe that although “arms transfer do not change the balance of power overnight, especially if only a few aircraft are involved…investing in weapons for projecting Egyptian military power over long distances should be re-thought...”

In a recent op-ed piece in Israel Hayom, Gold stated that America should first wait for the Muslim Brotherhood clarify what its true intentions are “with respect to its Middle Eastern neighbors.”

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Muslim man threatens ultra-Orthodox Jew with a knife in Meah Shearim

Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem 
By: Debbie Gross

A Muslim man threatened to stab an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in the Meah Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, the Jerusalem police said in a statement.

The police caught up with the Muslim man, who fled the scene after he tried to stab a Jew inside the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood late Monday afternoon. The victim was not injured.

The suspect had fled, but police caught him later and questioned him.
Police said that the initial investigation revealed that the attempted stabbing was most likely a terrorist attack, but have not released more details.

Female Muslim terrorist attempts stabbing in Hebron

Cave of the Patriarchs 
By: John Roberts

A female Muslim terrorist attempted a terror attack against an Israeli soldier in Hebron, at the Cave of the Patriarchs, according to Israeli military officials.

The Muslim woman, who planned to carry out a stabbing terror attack at Cave of the Patriarchs, in Hebron, Monday afternoon, was arrested by IDF troops before she could hurt anyone, a military spokesman said in a statement. The incident occurred around 3:00 pm near a security station outside the cave.

The woman tried to pass through the security station to enter the place of the cave. Entering the area involves passing through a metal detector which caused the alarm to sound when the woman went through the machine.

Several IDF soldiers and border guards immediately ran to the woman and arrested her. She was found to be carrying two large knives. The woman was arrested and taken to an interrogation facility, where she admitted to interrogators that she had come to stab a soldier, because once a soldier insulted her when she was in Tel Aviv.

“A soldier insulted me when I was in Tel Aviv so I decided to take revenge and stab a soldier in Hebron,” the woman told investigators.

Thousands of neo-Nazis march through Greece

Golden Dawn Party rally in Athens 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) The extreme right awakening in Greece brought upon in part by the extreme right wing Golden Dawn Party, has continued this week, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Tens of thousands of neo-Nazis marched in Athens in support of the extreme right party, Golden Dawn, in Greece, the largest demonstration in support of the movement since coming to power in the general elections several months ago.

People in military uniforms, with torches, wearing swastikas and chanting slogans against immigrants, marched through central Athens, on what would have been a memorial in honor of the feast of the fallen soldiers.

"This is a day of remembrance. It is a day to remember that the Golden Dawn is here to stay. So long that Greece will have the Golden Dawn Party, there will be hope for the country," Golden Dawn spokesperson Ilias Kassidiaris, told supporters.

Hundreds of riot police and security officers were deployed to the scene of the march, which took place near the office of the prime minister and the Turkish Embassy in Athens.

The party, which has become famous for its blatant anti-Semitic rhetoric, has been responsible for carrying out attacks against Jews and foreigners. It has begun to spread anti-immigration message in schools and youth clubs, as well as through online social networks, according to recent reports in the international press.

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Orthodox Jewish female firefighter volunteers in Israel

Shoshana Weiner 
By: John Roberts

A New York Orthodox Jewish female firefighter has come to Israel to do some firefighting work, according to press reports in Israel.

By Anav Silverman

Tazpit News Agency For

Shoshana Weiner of Long Island, New York has been a volunteer firefighter for 12 years. In addition to volunteer firefighting, Weiner’s day job includes her work at Montefiore Medical Center as a nurse practitioner in the Bronx, and as a paramedic instructor at St. John's University in Queens.

Tazpit News Agency caught up with Weiner during her vacation in Israel, where she took the time to volunteer with the Petah Tikvah fire department answering some brush fires and dealing with hazardous material.
“Volunteering as a firefighter in Israel is a little different from Long Island,” Weiner, 39, told Tazpit News Agency. The fire trucks and the equipment are different from what I am used to in Long Island, but that’s all part of the learning experience.”

Weiner was born and raised in New York, where very few Orthodox Jewish women volunteer as firefighters, she says. “I kind of fell into volunteer firefighting by accident,” Weiner explains. “I was looking to volunteer in emergency medical services (EMS) at a local fire station, but in order to get accepted, I also had to train as a firefighter.”

Shabbat evening dinners take on a different routine at Weiner’s home. “Multiple times, I’ve gotten calls right after my husband has said Kiddush, and I’ll have to run out and respond to a fire or medical emergency.”
“The perks are probably the barbeques,” Weiner says with a smile. “At least for my husband.”

The difficult point in Weiner’s volunteer firefighting career was September 11. “That was probably the worst day in history for New York firefighters. I was lucky I didn’t go down to the Twin Towers with the firefighters the first night, when the casualties took place. I joined the second night as an EMS responder.”

In Israel, Weiner also had the chance to take part in the Emergency Volunteer Program (EVP), a non-profit international organization that trains volunteers from abroad to assist Israel as emergency first responders.

“It was great to meet other people across the US, from Washington State to Arkansas, who were training to help Israel in an emergency situation,” Weiner said. “Although we come from different states across America, and there are differences in the way things work in Israel, we all share the language of emergency response.”

Weiner explains that one fundamental difference is the manpower at hand. In “Israel, there are generally two firefighters who do everything during a call—including driving to the emergency and putting out the fire, etc. In New York at least, there are five to six people on every fire truck.”

Shoshana believes that the situation in Israel is volatile. “At some point, we all know that Israel will need our help and that’s why we are here training together- to assist in whatever situation that happens in the future.”

Pelephone to compensate all its customers after outage

Pelephone logo 
By: Sarah Weiss

One of the largest Israeli telecom companies suffered a large network outage this week, according to press reports in Israel.

Pelephone, the third largest mobile operator in Israel, said on Monday it had restored service to millions of customers after a network outage of four hours and that it will compensate all clients.

Pelephone, a unit of the largest telecommunications group in Israel, Bezeq Israel Telecom, has about 3 million users, many of whom were prevented from receiving or making calls and sending text messages when the network shut down late on Sunday.
It was not immediately known what caused the outage, which also affected virtual operators using the Pelephone network.

Pelephone CEO, Gil Sharon, told reporters that customers could choose compensation of 60 minutes of free calls within Israel or the United States and Europe, or 500 MB of web surfing. He did not say how much this would cost the company.
He dismissed Israeli newspaper speculation that a cyber attack had brought the network down.

Bride and groom wear onesies at wedding

Wedding party in onesies, bride and groom in the center 
By: Ryan Lee Hall
When we think of a bride, we think of a beautiful gown and a bride all dressed up for her special day. But not this bride, as she wanted to be comfortable and relaxed on her big day.

This bride and groom chose to wear the most comfortable outfits they own, their onesies.

The bride and groom, decided against having a traditional and expensive wedding, instead they chose to marry in their one piece outfits and easy footwear. The bride wore comfortable slippers while the groom wore sneakers.

Kelly and Stuart Scott, from Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, may be the first couple in the world who got married in this unique fashion.

This couple had their wedding relaxed to the extreme by tying the knot in onesies. Kelly and Stuart Scott, have two children, a one-year-old son, Frankie, and Tiegan, who is Kelly's seven-year-daughter. Both kids were dressed in onesies as well.

Some guests were good sports and agreed to go along with their plan and they showed up to the wedding in onesies. But others did not. Some of their aunts and uncles came to the wedding with traditional wedding attire.

According to reports, the couple asked the minister to wear onesie when officiating the wedding but he politely declined.

Stuart, is a 39-year-old electrical engineer and Kelly, is a 30-year-old account manager for an energy company. They did not want to waste thousands of dollars on the wedding, yet they wanted to make it fun and different.

According to reports, Kelly said: "Our favorite time of day is when we are watching TV snuggled in our onesies after the kids have gone to bed. As a young girl I imagined marrying in a big white dress, but as you get older you realize that there are more important things in life than to spend thousands of dollars on a dress.”

Now, the couple is saving money for a honeymoon to Disney World with their kids.

California school shut down after 4-year-old students caught having sex

First Lutheran Church of Carson School sign 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) “They are only 4-years-old and they were having sex in school,” that were the allegations made against a California school, according to press reports in California.

Now, the California preschool reportedly has been shut down after the disturbing allegations of sexual activity among several of its 4 to 5-year-old students has emerged.

First Lutheran Church of Carson School, was shut down amid reports that two children received oral sex from a girl, who was identified as 5-years-old, in school, according to a local television news station.
Attorney Greg Owen, who represents some of the families of the children, said the sex acts took place during nap time in a schoolyard and an outside bathroom.

"It comes down to a lack of supervision," Owen told the television news station. "There were times when teachers’ aides leave the room for hours at a time when they were supposed to look after the children. During nap time, sleep helpers and children have abused each other.

Owen represents several parents who are planning to file a lawsuit against the Carson, California, school, which allegedly has been cited by the California Department of Social Services for at least one sexual incident involving young students.
School officials told the television news station that its decision comes after the school principal resigned for personal reasons which had nothing to do with the allegations.

Father Richard McCarthy said it is far from the truth.
He said that his son received oral sex from a young girl multiple times in school.

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British minister faces jail after punishing wife for his speeding ticket

Chris Huhne 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A British minister was caught punishing his wife instead of himself after receiving a ticket for speeding, according to court proceedings in England.

Former British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne pleaded guilty Monday to perverting the course of justice after convincing his former wife in 2003 to accept penalty points on her driver’s license for a speeding offense he had committed.

A senior member of the Liberal Democrats, the smallest party in the ruling coalition of Britain, Huhne resigned his cabinet post in February 2012, when he was charged.

He had remained a member of Parliament, but told the London court Monday that he was resigning from his post.
Huhne remains free on bond pending his sentencing in which Judge Nigel Sweeney said would take place at an unspecified later date. Huhne was told by the judge that he was likely to face a prison term.

"You should not have any illusions as to the kind of punishment that you are likely to receive," Sweeney told Huhne after he pleaded guilty.

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Iran ready to send Ahmadinejad into space

Ahmadinejad at a space exhibition 
By: Shifra Unger

After successfully sending a monkey into space, Iran is prepared to send President Ahmadinejad into space as well, according to press reports in Iran.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he was willing to be the first human in space by the fledgling space program of Iran.
Iran said last week it had successfully launched a monkey into space which returned alive and officials hailed this as a major step towards its goal of sending humans into space.

The latest news added to Western concerns about Iran's space program because the same rocket technology could be used to deliver a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.

"I'm ready to be the first human to be launched into space by the Iranian scientists," Ahmadinejad said on Monday, as part of an exhibition of space achievements in Tehran.

"Sending humans into space is the result of Iranian efforts and dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists," he added.
Ahmadinejad is known for provocative public comment and it was unclear whether his proposal was serious.

His second and final term as president ends in June, and his political star has been in decline since he quarreled with Parliament at the beginning of his second term and seemed to lose the support of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

21 killed after Islamists kidnap Journalist in the Philippines

Victims crying in the Philippines 
By: Shifra Unger

An attempt to rescue a kidnapped journalist went horribly wrong, killing many people, according to police reports in the Philippines.

Twenty-one people have been killed in the Philippines during an apparent failed attempt to rescue a Jordanian journalist kidnapped by Islamist rebels eight months ago, the Philippine security authorities, said on Monday.

The members of the Moro National Liberation Front or MNLF, a group of former Muslim rebels who have made peace with the government, attacked strongholds of Abu Sayyaf on Jolo Island in attempt to free Jordanian Baker Atyani, Antonio Freyra, a police chief in the area, said.

Atyani, a journalist working for Al Arabiya, and two Filipino television crew members were captured in June, while reporting in the area.

"Based on our information, the FMLN lost eight members and Abu Sayyaf suffered 13 casualties," he told news reporters.
"We have no information on the fate of the Jordanian journalist," he said.

Atyani’s two Filipino colleagues were released on Saturday. Authorities said they could not say whether a ransom was paid for them.
An army spokesperson, Colonel Arnulfo Burgos said the military was not involved in the rescue attempt, but sent troops to help evacuate residents who fled the area and to prevent the clashes from spreading.

About 60 families in the area were temporarily relocated because of the fighting, he said.
Jolo Island in the southern Philippines is a stronghold of Abu Sayyaf rebels, who are known for kidnapping and sometimes killing captives.

380 European soccer games suspected of being fixed

European soccer game 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Hundreds of European soccer games are now suspected of being fixed before the game even started, according to press reports in Europe.

A broad game fixing investigation has uncovered more than 380 suspected game fixing situations including the World Cup qualifiers and European Championships and two Champions League. The investigation also found evidence that a criminal group based in Singapore is deeply involved in the game fixing.

"This is a sad day for European football," Rob Wainwright, director of the European Union police organization Europol, said Monday, referring to the sport called soccer in the United States. He said the investigation uncovered "game fixing activity on a scale we have not seen before."

The probe discovered about $10.9 million in profits from bets on $2.7 million in bribes paid to players and officials. Police have already charged several suspects in the case.

Wainwright said that the involvement of organized crime, "is a big problem for the integrity of football in Europe."
He said a criminal network based in Singapore was involved in the game fixing, spending up to $136,500 for each game to bribe players and officials.

Wainwright, other officials and prosecutors refused to identify any of the suspects, the players or the parties involved, citing ongoing investigations.

He said that while many fixed games were known, the Europol investigation lifted the lid of widespread participation and organized crime in rigging the games.
"This is the first time we have established substantial evidence that organized crime is operating in the world of football," he said.

Wainwright said there is now a concerted effort throughout the world of football to tackle the corruption.

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Israeli company hires Muslims, pays them four times the going rate

Muslim women working at SodaStream 
(Scroll down for video) An Israeli company, SodaStream, made headline this week, after their advertisement was banned at the Super Bowl. (Click here to see)

Now, SodaStream, showed off its facilities in the Israeli controlled West Bank. The company has had its share of oppositions and boycotts after they chose to operate their business from a facility in the West Bank.

What people don’t realize is that hundreds of Muslims have the opportunity to work because of the SodaStream factory being located in the West Bank, the company said.

Muslim women do not have much opportunity to work in the West Bank, and those women who work at the SodaStream factory, earn four times more than other women in nearby cities.

SodaStream is a factory that builds a 'do it yourself' carbonated water machines. The company prides itself in building a bridge between Palestinians and Israelis.

Even the SodaStream plant manager is a Muslim man named Nabeel Besharat, according to reports.

The company's CEO, Daniel Birnbaum, believes that his factory is doing a great service in building peaceful relations between Israeli and Muslim adults and children.

"My children are Facebook friends with the children of the staff members in our factory. Before that, my kids did not know a single Palestinian person and vice versa. These relationships are so important because, ultimately, there will be peace among these peoples,“ Daniel Birnbaum said.

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Hundreds throw beans at each other in Tokyo Japan

By: David Ross
Japan's bean throwing festival 

(Scroll down for video) Hundreds of people took part in an adult bean fight in Tokyo, Japan, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Japan hosted its own event on the day of Setsubun, a bean launching party held annually. While the festival is celebrated in different ways depending on the region, Japan, chose to hold this year’s event in the Tokyo Tower, where about 800 people wearing glasses and carrying 2 kilograms of soybeans were present. During the two-hour event, participants cast roasted soybeans, a ritual called Mamemaki aimed at Oni, a kind of Japanese ogre, symbolizing bad luck.

The company executive, Takao Ozawa, who initiated the event, which was inspired by Tomatina Festival in Spain, said: "I wanted to do something similar here in Japan. So I searched and found this idea of the bean festival launch. I want to develop this into a major cultural event." Ozawa spoke to news reporters as he was being hit by the beans. The Tomatina Festival in Valencia, Spain, involves throwing tomatoes at each other, in a big tomato fight held annually.

Participants in Japan’s Mamemaki event had their own reasons to join the festivities. Some wanted to vent their frustrations and release stress by throwing soybeans. Others simply joined for the fun. Mima Miyamori, one of the many participants, said that "the beans really hurts when they hit, but with everyone having a lot of fun, nobody really cares about that.” In any case, no one was seriously injured during the event and Ozawa was excited.

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British King Richard The Third found dead underneath parking lot

King Richard III 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A long lost British king was finally found dead underneath a parking lot, according to press reports in England.
DNA tests have confirmed that the human remains found buried under an English parking lot is that of King Richard III.

British scientists announced Monday that they are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the skeleton found during an archaeological dig in Leicester, central England, last August is that of the former King, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

Mitochondrial DNA extracted from the bones matched those of Michael Ibsen, a Canadian carpenter and direct descendant of the sister of Richard III, Anne of York.

Experts said that other evidence, including battle wounds and signs of scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, which was found during the investigation of more than four months of testing support the DNA results.

The skeleton was discovered buried in the wreckage of what was once the Greyfriars friary, but is now a parking lot.
King Richard III’s remains will be buried at Leicester Cathedral, near the site of the original tomb, at a memorial service which is expected to be held early next year, once the analysis of the bones is complete.

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Arab woman donates organs to Israeli Jew

Yusra Ashur  
(Scroll down for video) She is dubbed a hero by many. One Israeli Arab woman, became a role model in compassion and love for another human being.

The woman, Yusra Ashur, was left broken hearted, when two of her sons were tragically killed in a car accident. Ashur, who lives in the port city of Jaffa, made a decision to donate their organs to a person in need.

According to reports, the organs were given to a Jewish person, whose name has not been released.

Her drive behind donating organs, came after she witnessed her nephew struggling when he needed a kidney transplant. She saw the pain her nephew was going through until he finally received a kidney from a Good Samaritan, which saved his life.

“If our organs can save lives, it's definitely worthwhile to donate them to others in need after we die,” Ashur said.

“When you make the decision to donate organs you don’t consider who it will it go to, we will give it to whoever needs it, this is humane,” she added.

Now, she chose to be that Good Samaritan and hero to others by saving their lives. May her sons rest in peace and may their memory live on.

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Girl, 6, steals mom's car to visit her father

A young girl behind the wheel  
(Scroll down for video) A 6-year-old girl took her mother’s car keys and drove off with her mother’s BMW.

According to reports, the young girl desperately missed her father and wanted to visit him. Since no adult was going to take her, she decided to go visit her father on her own.

The 6-year-old girl, who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, managed to drive the car for a half a mile. She hit several cars on the way and she almost hit her neighbor who was shoveling the snow.

When her neighbor realized that it was a young girl behind the wheel, he attempted to stop her, but the determined girl kept going, until she crashed into several cars causing her to lose control of the car. She then hit a pole which brought her to a complete stop.

Meanwhile, the mother, who has been sleeping, awoke at 9:00 am, to see that her daughter and her car were missing. The frantic mother called police for help to locate her daughter who has disappeared along with the car. Luckily, no one was hurt in the young girl’s adventure.

Interestingly enough, the girl’s missions was accomplished when someone called her father and her father showed up at the scene, to take her home.

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Man holds up pizza shop, steals pizza pie

By: Moses Gold
A man walked into a pizza shop with his face covered with a bandana.

He patiently waited for the clerk to make him a fresh pizza pie and he left without paying.

At first, David Randall Lacey, 33, walked into a Papa John’s pizza shop location and handed the clerk a note demanding money.

 His note read "Hey Bro Sis give me what I want and you won’t get hurt OK! Thank you."

According to reports, the employee behind the counter was baffled by the note and asked Lacy, "What is this?" to which Lacy responded "Just do it.”

The employee opened the cash register and handed him the money that was inside, which was only the total of $24.56, the affidavit shows.

At that point lacy broke into tears and told the employee that he needed money to support his wife and kids. The Papa John’s employee offered to make him a fresh pizza pie, which he accepted. When the pie was done, Lacy took it and left. The clerk called the police.

Lacy, was arrested and charged with attempted robbery.
Interestingly enough, according to police, Lacy does not have a wife and he does not any kids.

It is believed that he lied about his need to support his wife and children, after he saw that there is very little money to steal, just to get sympathy from the Papa John’s employee in hopes that she take pity on him and not call the police.

According to reports, after his arrest, Lacey admitted to the theft, saying he needed money to buy food. He was being held in jail in Lewis and Clark County on bail of $25,000.

Palestinian news agency removes article that claimed Jews are cursed by God

Screen grab of Ma'an News Agency 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

The Palestinian news agency wrote an article in which it said that Jews are cursed by God, according to a media watchdog group.

By Areyh Savir

Tazpit News Agency For

An article published by the independent and European funded Palestinian Ma'an News Agency (MNA) was removed from Ma'an's official site following the exposure of the article by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). The article was posted on Nov. 18, 2012, and removed on Jan. 29, 2012. Ma'an removed the article and posted its retraction in Arabic three hours after PMW's exposure.

The article, written by Sawsan Najib Abed Al-Halim, appeared on Ma'an's website, and describes Jews as: "the root of conflict in the world," cursed by Allah, and "outcasts in every corner of the earth." The Ma'an article further explained that Jews are hostile, evil, and brutal, plotting and scheming and that "Allah has decreed" that Jews are destined to be "humiliated."

Ma'an News Agency, "an integral part of Ma'an Network," "was launched with generous funding from the Danish Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority and the Netherlands Representative Office to the PA," the agency's website states. Some of the donors with whom Ma'an Network are partners are The European Commission (the EU), UNDP, UNESCO, the Government of Denmark, the Government of the Netherlands, UKaid.

The Antisemitic article on Ma'an's website expressed contempt for Jews, defining them as "sons of death", "too cowardly to confront an enemy face to face" and "seized by fear and trembling" if "their fortresses" are breached, and describes how "their hearts fill with horror" if "a missile falls" or "a bullet passes over them."

This is because "Allah has stricken fear in their hearts and decreed humiliation and degradation upon them until Judgment Day." Jews "cause strife, and scheme everywhere they settle," the article claims, and therefore "they have been outcasts in every corner of the earth, and not one nation in the world respects them."

As a result, "the lives of Jews have always been war and fighting." However, "because of the hostility and evil rising in their hearts towards others and for their plots and schemes against the nations," the Jews "have been defeated through the ages and feel inferior to the nations and societies in which they live," the writer explains.

These nations, the writer asserts, "know with certainty that the Jews are the root of conflict in the world, wherever they reside." The article concludes with Fatah's slogan: "Revolution until victory".

Ma'an's administration wrote that it removed the article because "It was written by one of the [news] agency's readers, Sawsan Najib Abd Al-Halim, and not by one of Ma'an's journalists, writers or editors.

[The article has been removed] because it contains incorrect information and hateful content that are unjustified and which do not in any way represent the opinion of Ma'an or its editorial policies. It was published during the war against Gaza (i.e., in response to Hamas rockets, Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense targeted the terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip), and [Ma'an's] staff was unable to examine it thoroughly because of the workload caused by the war.

[The article] was published in the articles' section intended for [submissions by] readers. However, Ma'an will re-examine the policy of publishing readers' articles to avoid the occurrence of similar mistakes."

The following is part of the Antisemitic article on Ma'an's website (emphasis added):

"Israel is Trembling"

By Sawsan Najib Abd Al-Halim

"We're used to seeing vampires in Dracula movies, where the murderer and the vampire act in the dead of night, and as soon as dawn breaks, the murderer disappears and hides during the day.
The brave warrior, who at the very least has moral values, fights in the daytime. In all wars, in all eras, honorable nations conducted their battles during the day and slept at night. But has Israel even a trace of morality?

A brave warrior is proud when he confronts another [warrior] as brave as he, and the more he is struck, the stronger he grows, proud in his struggle and respectful of his adversary. But since Jews are - as our grandparents said of them - sons of death (expression of contempt, meaning 'a coward,' -Ed.), they are too cowardly to confront an enemy face to face, especially if their enemy is as well armed as they...

Jews think that their fortresses will protect them from death, but any breach of these fortresses or protective walls instills panic and fear in their hearts, and they are seized by fear and trembling. If a missile falls beyond their protective walls or if even a bullet passes over them, you can see how their hearts fill with horror - and this is because Allah has stricken fear in their hearts and decreed humiliation and degradation upon them until Judgment Day...

Historically, it is known that the lives of Jews have always been war and fighting. The only reason for this is that they have been outcasts in every corner of the earth, and not one nation in the world respects them, for they cause strife, and scheme everywhere they settle. We know that they have been defeated in every war they have fought throughout history, and they have been dispersed in every direction, but Allah's curse upon them and his fury at them cause them to continue with their transgression and tyranny.

A coward acts brutally when he can, but runs for cover humiliated, when he faces anyone who is his equal. Our fathers told us of one Palestinian before 1948 who was holding a stick while walking the streets of Tel Aviv, and he drove away scores of cowardly Jews...

Psychologically, they have been defeated through the ages and feel inferior to the nations and societies in which they live, because of the hostility and evil rising in their hearts towards others and for their plots and schemes against the nations who know with certainty that the Jews are the root of conflict in the world, wherever they reside.

Jews think that every shout is against them, and what better proof is there than the slogan they voiced to the world - which is 'Antisemitism.'

Therefore, the only way we can deal with them, when we are weak militarily compared to Israel's power, is to stick to the threat to annihilate Israel, not to submit to its [Israel's] desire for a cease fire, and keep the flame of resistance burning. Rather than [violently] resist and then back off somewhat, whereby we give them the impression that we are afraid of them. There is nothing wrong with our sitting with them to talk, but the resistance must always continue.

Late President Yasser Arafat, peace be upon him, understood the Jews' weakness, so he showed them the face of peace in negotiations, and at the same time raised the slogan 'Every day a settler.' This is the slogan that terrorized the Jews, and which many Palestinians have forgotten. They may have forgotten why the comrade-fighter Marwan Barghouti was arrested. Wasn't it because he was the one given the job to fulfill this slogan?

Let us again be united in the message against the Jews and turn the weapons against them. Every time the guns and stones are directed at the Jews, they become angry, seized by fear, their brutality increases and our sacrificing increases more and more. Jews know that the more their brutality increases, so our resolve and defiance are strengthened against them, until Allah will strike terror in their hearts and they will be driven away from our land humiliated. This is a revolution until victory."

Ferrari shows off its new 230 MPH lightweight car

New Ferrari F150 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Ferrari showed off its newest super speed lightweight car, according to press reports.

Ferrari pulled the tarp from the new explosive Hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show after its first appearance on a show last September in Paris.

The company has already held a ceremony at its headquarters in Maranello to give their most valuable customers a first look at the Enzo successor, nicknamed F150.

Parts from the event was revealed to the public which showed that the car will be powered by a V12 engine similar to that used in both F12 and FF cars, but this car will have a KERS system attached to it, making a very serious 706kW.

This will give the new vehicle a high advantage over the hyper hybrid Porsche, the 918 Spyder. There will be 918 cars built in 2014, with production starting in December.

Information on the production of the new Ferrari supercar are a little sketchier, but it is believed that only 499 will be built, with a price tag of around $1.5 million.

It is also said that the car is equipped with an exhaust pipe which is very high tech and very unique, to make it sound like a real F1 car when it reaches the top of its speed range. The car can go from zero to sixty MPH in 3 seconds.

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Man rapes 22-year-old woman near Brooklyn College

Suspect caught on video 
By: Eva Fett

A woman was captured and dragged into an alleyway in Brooklyn, New York, near Brooklyn College, and was raped, according to a statement by the New York Police Department.

The suspect who raped the woman in an alleyway near Brooklyn College on Saturday morning as being hunted down by the police.
The suspect approached the 22-year-old victim near East 27th Street and Glenwood Road, Just a short distance from Brooklyn College in Ditmas Park, at 9:45 am, police said.

He dragged the victim into the alleyway, where he raped and robbed her of her cell phone then discarded it so she could not call for help, police said.

The entire incident was captured on video, which helped police identify the suspect as a 5-foot-6, 160 pounds bald black man. He was last seen wearing a New York Yankees blue baseball cap with a white brim and a dark gray jacket.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers NYPD tips line at 1-800 577 8477.

Doctor gives woman sex toy to treat aching shoulder

Doctor's examination room 
By: Eva Fett

A woman became enraged after a doctor gave her a sex toy instead of treatment for her aches and pains, according to press reports in Sweden.

The Swedish woman said she visited the home of her doctor to get extra attention for her shoulder pain, but was given a sex toy instead.

The woman, whose name was not reported, told a local Swedish newspaper that she had gone to see a doctor at a clinic in Ludvika regularly for shoulder pain.

She said the visits became increasingly long and extended beyond the regular hours of the clinic. The doctor, whose name was not reported, eventually offered to treat her at his home at no extra charge.

"I thought he was nice and just wanted to help me," she said.
When she visited his home, instead of treating her aching shoulder, he gave her a dildo to help increase her self-esteem, the woman said.

"My reaction was hysterical laughter at first. Later, the doctor asked if it was the wrong color and asked me if I would rather have a blue dildo instead of pink one," she said.

After the woman left, the doctor continued to contact her by email and phone, suggesting a return visit to his house, this time with a friend.

When the woman eventually became frightened and isolated at home due to the fear of the doctor her mother called the clinic to complain.
The doctor was fired from his job and local authorities are investigating the incident.

Woman arrested after kicking groins in the street

Katina Collins 
By: Eva Fett

A woman went on an all out assault against men by kicking their groins in the street, according to police reports in Florida.
Authorities in Florida said they arrested the woman accused of kicking men in the genitals in the street.

The Office of the Manatee County Sheriff said a deputy responded around 2:45 pm on Tuesday in Bradenton with a report of a woman on the street kicking men in the genitals and running off, a local Florida newspaper reported Friday.

Katina Collins, who matched the description of the suspect, walked away as the deputy was approaching her. Then, she suddenly turned around when he followed her and punched him in the face, knocking off his sunglasses.
The deputy was able to wrestle her to the ground and Collins allegedly tried to scratch his face while he was handcuffed her.

Collins was arrested on a charge of assaulting a police officer and taken to the Manatee County jail. She was being held on $1,500 bond.
Police gave no motive for the alleged groin attacks.