U.S. officials slam Saudi Airlines for discriminating against Israeli citizens flying from New York

Saudi Airlines airplane 
By: Moses Gold

A Saudi airline was slammed because it prohibits Israeli nationals from flying on their airplanes even when flying to and from New York, according to a report in the New York Post.

Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly discriminates against citizens of Israel by refusing to let them fly from U.S. airports.
For customers, who book tickets online, the website of the airline has no dropdown menu for anyone with an Israeli passport, even though there is a dropdown menu for citizens of Antarctica. The airline seems to prevent Israeli travelers from passing through Saudi Arabia as well.

"No city in the world has closer ties with Israel than we do, and yet Israeli citizens are being discriminated against here at John F Kennedy International Airport. It’s not only illegal, but it is an affront to what we are," mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who conducted a recent sting against the airline, said.

When he called the airline trying to book a ticket from JFK to Mumbai, India, he identified himself as an Israeli passport holder, he was told by an agent that he would not be able to fly.
"Since you have Israeli citizenship, you will not be allowed to go on Saudi Airlines," the agent said after a consultation with a supervisor.

Federal law mandates that an air carrier or foreign air carrier may not subject a person in air transportation to discrimination on grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or ancestry.

Palestinian man convicted of killing Israeli settler Evyatar Borovsky

Evyatar Borovsky 
By: Debbie Gross

A Palestinian man was arrested, charged and convicted of killing an Israeli settler, who was waiting at a junction for a ride, according to court proceedings in Israel.

The Samaria Military Court convicted Palestinian Salem Zaral of murdering Evyatar Borovsky at the Tapuach Junction, several months ago.

Zaral admitted to the charges against him, and his sentencing hearing was scheduled for the end of the summer.

As we reported earlier, a Palestinian man was arrested and charged with murder related charges after killing an Israeli settler in the West Bank, according to police reports in Israel.

Salem Zaral of the Palestinian city of Tulkarem, was charged in a military court on Wednesday for killing Evyatar Borowsky, several weeks ago. According to the indictment, the man planned to kill a Jewish settler, and Borowsky was just the first settler Zaral encountered.

Zaral allegedly stabbed Borowsky in the chest while he was waiting to get a ride at the Tapuach interchange in the West Bank. After stabbing Borowsky, Zaral took a gun from his victim and shot several people while trying to escape. He was shot by a border police officer before being captured.

Zaral had previously been arrested by Israel for throwing stones, and he had also been investigated by Palestinian security forces on suspicion of aiding Israel. Police were investigating if the murderous attack was just a way for Zaral to prove that he was not aiding Israel in any way.

New York Jewish paramedic finds pair of stolen tefillin in home of non-Jewish heart attack patient

Pair of tefillin illustration 
By: John Roberts

A pair of stolen tefillin was found in the home of a non-Jewish heart attack patient in New York, according to a paramedic in Crown Heights Brooklyn.

The paramedic of Crown Heights, who volunteers for a local ambulance service, was sent Wednesday to the home of a non-Jewish resident after he suffered a heart attack. After treating the patient, while sitting at the table filling out a medical report, he noticed a plastic bag on a desk and what looked like a tefillin bag inside.

When the patient's wife noticed the paramedic looking at the bag she said: "You look Jewish, and that bag looks like something Jewish. I found that in my husband's car. I'm going to throw it away, but if you want you can take it."

The paramedic took the tefillin, transferred the patient to the hospital and went to the house of a local scribe. The scribe examined the tefillin and discovered that it was Rabbeinu Tam tefillin made according to the custom of the Satmar Hasidic sect.

The scribe handed over the pair of tefillin to the Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol, an Orthodox Jewish vigilante group. Additionally, the paramedic advertised the find in a local Jewish newspaper.

The paramedic got a phone call from a Jewish resident of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, who told him in an excited voice that last week, on his way home from morning prayers, he stopped for a moment to buy something to eat, but when he returned, his vehicle along with his tefillin were stolen.

The pair of tefillin was later returned to the man. The police were notified of the incident.

Palestinian women dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews caught sneaking into Israel

The two Arab women (Photo via B'Chadrei Charedim) 
By: Shifra Unger

Two Palestinian women of the West Bank were caught sneaking into Israel despite being dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews, according to police reports in Israel.

Israel police said that two women disguised as observant Jews tried to infiltrate Israel through the Hizme checkpoint in Samaria Shomron, but a security officer caught them.

The Israeli Army and Border Police invest enormous efforts in protecting the borders between the Palestinian Authority in the areas of pre-1967 Israel.

However, Palestinians of the West Bank work hard to infiltrate the other side of the border, where the majority of the Jewish population of Israel reside.

In this case, a Gal Battalion officer searched the public bus #143 on the side of the road for a routine security check before allowing it through the Hizme checkpoint in Samaria.

As he walked toward the back of the bus, he noticed two women wearing hair coverings common with observant Jewish women. At least one woman was holding a Siddur, a Jewish prayer book.

However, the security officer said that both were acting strange, and they seemed more tense than usual. He also observed that one woman was holding her prayer book upside down.

After asking for their IDs, it became clear that the two were actually Arab residents of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. Both women are about 30-years-old. They were taken off the bus and detained for questioning in order to rule out any connection to terrorist activities.

Jewish worker awarded $30,000 after suffering anti-Semitism from his manager

By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man was awarded about $30,000 after he suffered from severe anti-Semitism from his manager.

As we reported earlier, a Jewish man is angry after his manager made a series of extremely offensive and racist comments, according to a new lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom.

The worker said that his boss said he wanted to lock up “Yids” and wore obscene shirts mocking Jewish soccer fans.
Darren Feldman, 33, said that manager Chris Oates mocked him after he invited him to JuJu, a champagne bar in London's King's Road.

Oates allegedly spoke of mocking Jewish Tottenham fans by running past their club at White Hart Lane stadium wearing a top with the slogan "IVOR 4 SKIN” printed on the back.

In his statement, Feldman, who is Jewish, said that in his boss’ birthday, the two discussed making a potential business deal with Daniel Sugar, an Apprentice star, and son of former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar.
Oates is alleged to have said: “I'm playing around. Frankly they're all Yids. I like to lock them all in the building and gas them all.”

Feldman was a 47,500 pound per year construction project manager for private hospital group HCA International.
He is suing the company at The Central London Employment Tribunal for racial and religious discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal.

U.S. company HCA is the world’s largest private hospital group.

Man and teenage son arrested after setting 7-year-old on fire while recording the incident

Edward Myers 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A father and son were arrested after setting a young boy on fire.

The Pennsylvania man and his teenage son are accused of setting the boy, who is the son of the man’s girlfriend, on fire and recording the incident.

Edward Myers, 35, allegedly used a cell phone to record the incident, which occurred in Saxonburg, at the home of his former girlfriend.

The 7-year-old victim had third degree burns on the face and chest after Myers allegedly sprayed a flammable liquid on the boy’s shirt and watched as his 15-year-old son lit the boy’s shirt on fire. Two of Myers’ sons allegedly shot the victim several times with pellet guns.

When the victim's mother came home, she took her son to Butler Memorial Hospital. He was later transferred to the burn unit at another hospital because of the severity of the injuries, which covered ten percent of his body. The hospital notified police of the incident.

The victim told police that Myers and his son threw something in his eyes. When he went to the bathroom to rinse his eyes, Myers allegedly poured nail polish remover over him.
"I've seen a lot of horrible crimes against children during my career, but this is among the worst of them," Saxonburg Police Chief Joe Beachem said.

Police are still investigating the motive of the brutal attack, but one of the young suspects allegedly called the incident a "joke."

Myers was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in the Butler County jail on bail of $250,000 cash. His 15-years-old was charged as a minor. His case is being handled by the juvenile court.

Wedding in England ends in disaster after fight breaks out over piece of chicken

Sister of the bride Krystel Coleman with broken nose 
By: Shifra Unger

A bride’s sister was left with a broken nose, while her parents and other guest were hurt in a fight over chicken that got out hand.

The wedding of Ben Smethurst, 26, and Karyssa Smethurst, 28, ended in disaster after the bride’s uncle and groom’s brother started a fight over a piece of chicken.

The wedding of the bride, who is eight months pregnant, and the groom took place at the Caldecott Hall hotel in Fritton near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.

The fight started when best man Danny Smethurst, 30, cut in front of the line to get a piece of chicken for his son. This upset the bride’s uncle. Curt Hughes, 53, started arguing with the best man about cutting the line. The groom said the fight began at the buffet table after his brother came to get a piece of chicken for his 11-year-old son.

“Curt thought he was pushing in line, and cursed him. My brother told him there was no need to use that kind of language,” the groom said. The two got into a shouting match, and other wedding guests got involved. The bride’s mother then took her brother Hughes out to the parking lot. Wedding guests then fought in the parking lot outside the reception.

During the fight, the uncle allegedly punched the bride's sister, knocking her unconscious and gave her black eyes. Krystel Coleman, 29, was left with a broken nose and two black eyes after her uncle Hughes, allegedly punched her in the face.
Ten police vehicles had to be sent to the wedding hall.

The mother of the bride, Liza Coleman, 47, fell to the ground during the fight. The bride’s father, Kevin Coleman, 52, was also punched by the uncle, when he tried to get things under control.
Hughes was arrested at the scene and was charged with assault. He was later released on bail.

New York teacher arrested on wedding day for having sex with 16-year-old student some time ago

John Azabache 
By: David Ross

A couple’s special day was ruined after police chose to arrest a groom on the day of the wedding.

The mathematics teacher in a New York high school, was looking forward to getting married, instead, he was arrested and spent the day at a local court for allegedly raping a 16-year-old earlier this year.

John Azabache, 31, was getting ready to exchange vows with Amanda Rae DeLuccia, on Friday. Instead of tying the knot with his fiance, he received an order of protection to stay away from the love of his life, whom he planned to marry that day, as well as the victim.

Azabache pleaded not guilty in Ossining Town Court, where judge Nancy Quinn Koba set bail at $50,000. He was ordered to stay away from the victim as well as his fiance, who decided not to stand by her man and she called it quits.

The former bride’s 92-year-old grandmother, Josephine DeLuccia, is brokenhearted about the situation. "It came out at the last-minute, he always seemed like a nice guy. I don’t know what happened,” DeLuccia said.

DeLuccia told her grandmother not to worry about her as she will be fine. “I’m strong, I will survive," she said. The wedding was cancelled and the would-be-bride decided to spend the night with friends, rather than marry an alleged rapist.

Azabache was a teacher in Ossining, Westchester County, just north of New York City. He is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl twice between March and July, although it is said that no crime has taken place on school grounds or during school hours.

The family of the alleged victim tipped off police to incidents on Wednesday. Azabache was arrested on Friday, the day he was scheduled to get married.
Azabache was barred from school grounds pending the outcome of the legal process, Ossining Superintendent Raymond Sanchez said.

Azabache’s attorney, Tony Castro said: “I just want to point out that what he is being accused of does not involve any coercion by force. The alleged incident, involves someone who is a just under 17-years-old.”

Man jailed for 5 years for whipping 22-month-old’s genitals after refusing to use potty

Andrew Charles Pride 
By: Sarah Weiss

A father was found guilty of child cruelty and will spend years in prison for the crime.

31-year-old Andrew Charles Pride, of Thomasville, Georgia, was sentenced to five years in prison for beating and whipping the genitals of a child of 22-month-old boy, when he was having difficulty in potty training.

The beating was so severe that it caused the child's genitals to bleed and it left welt marks. At first, Pride allegedly tried to convince police that another child was responsible for the beating. However, in court, the jury did not believe him. A Cobb County jury found Pride guilty of cruelty to children in the first grade.

"This was not an accident," Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring said. "This was malicious, and it was all because of potty training. Pride beat a 22-month-old baby in the groin several times because he did not want to pee on the potty. His actions are the definition of malice," he said.

Pride allegedly encouraged an older child to testify that another child had inflicted the beating on the child.
He was sentenced to five years in jail. Upon release, Pride must serve 15 years on probation and have no unsupervised contact with minors.

New ‘snail facials’ become hot new beauty treatment for young women

Woman getting snail treatment 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) Would let snails crawl on your face? If you want to participate in the latest beauty trend then, you would.

Having snails crawl across your face may sound like a nightmare, but Japanese women are being offered the opportunity as a beauty treatment.

Starting Monday, women who want to get rid of dead skin, clean their pores or simply roll back their age, can undergo a snail facial.

Manami Takamura, an employee of the Tokyo-based beauty salon Ci:z Labo, explained the benefits of snails, as she placed three of the them on the face of a woman to prove it.

“Snail slime helps remove old cells, heal the skin after sunburn and hydrate. This way, you can have 100 percent pure snail directly on the skin,” Takamura said.

Snail is claimed to have anti-aging effects on human skin, and some cosmetics and perfumes include snails.
Ci:z Labo salon goes one step further in what it said is the first treatment of live snails in Japan.

As part of the treatment, customers get a 60-minute snail treatment that costs about $200.
The treatment begins with the face, which is washed before the snails are placed gently on the cheeks and forehead. The snails are then allowed to move around.

Then comes a series of massages with machines that use electrical impulses to ensure that snail mucus fully penetrates the skin.
"You can feel the snails moving on the face. At first it is surprising, but it is actually quite nice. My skin feels very soft and wet," one customer said.

Florida woman gets 20-years in prison for firing warning shot during dispute with husband

Marissa Alexander 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A mother was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a gun without hitting anyone.

The Jacksonville, Florida mother of three said she fired the warning shot after she felt threatened by her husband, who has been jailed in the past for abusing her.

Marissa Alexander, 31, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting the gun, which did not hit a person, but hit the wall. Alexander claimed that she should be protected by the state's "Stand Your Ground" law because she was defending herself against her abusive husband, Rico Gray, 36, when she fired the warning shots inside her home in August 2010.

She told police she fired the shot in attempt to escape a beating by her husband against whom she had taken out an order of protection in the past . Alexander was offered a plea deal of three years in prison, but she refused the deal, claiming she was the victim. But her story did not add up.

According to prosecutors, she was the one holding the gun near an open garage door, yet she claimed she was unable to get away from her husband, who was not armed.
After hearing testimony and listening to her husband’s police call on the day of the incident, the jury did not believe that she was a victim of abuse. After deliberating for 12 minutes she was the found guilty.

Circuit Court Judge James Daniel handed down a 20 year prison sentence. Under Florida's mandatory minimum sentencing requirements, Alexander could not receive a lesser sentence, even though she has never been in trouble with the law before.
Judge Daniel said the law did not allow for extenuating or mitigating circumstances to reduce the sentence below the 20-year minimum sentence.

Alexander has three children, 11-year-old twins from a previous relationship and an almost 2-year-old daughter with her husband Rico Gray, who now has custody of their daughter.
Alexander's attorney will appeal the case. He said she was clearly defending herself and she should not have to spend the next two decades behind bars.

5 hospital workers fired after snooping on Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) If you want to keep your job do not snoop on celebrities, that is the message one California hospital is giving its employees.

Five hospital workers have been suspended from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles hospital said in a statement. The workers were trying to gain access to information on reality star Kim Kardashian.

Cedars-Sinai, a favorite destination for celebrities seeking care, said in a statement that it has a high standard of privacy in place and that in this case the privacy was violated.

Kardashian, gave birth last month at Cedars-Sinai to her daughter North West, whose father is the Grammy-winning rap star Kanye West.

The hospital also said that it has informed the affected patients and apologized to them.
Kardashian left the Cedars-Sinai hospital about a week after she gave birth and was contacted by the hospital because she was one of the patients whose records were accessed.

The hospital also said that it has notified law enforcement about the data breach.

New York City taxi driver stabs and kills drunk man after looking for ride

DJ Isaac Martinez 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A drunk man was stabbed and killed after he asked a New York City taxi for a ride, according to police reports in New York.

The New York Police Department said that a taxi driver in New York City is on the loose after he stabbed and killed a drunken man, who was looking for a ride home late at night.

Eyewitnesses told police that two men, aged 33 and 26, were drinking at a bar near 68th Street in Queens before entering a store to buy some six packs of beer.

They hailed a taxi about 5:00 am on Saturday, but the driver refused to give them a ride, because he realized the two men were drunk.

An argument ensued, and then, the driver got out of his car and hit the rear window with a baseball bat before going after the passengers, who defended themselves with beer bottles, police said.

The driver stabbed the 33-year-old in the torso, police said, and the 26-year-old in the chest, while he was trying to help his friend. Both were left bleeding in the street as the driver sped away.

The 26-year-old was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, while 33-year-old is in stable condition. Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

The 26-year-old man was identified as DJ Isaac Martinez.

Man jailed after murdering his sister’s online stalker

Hotel parking lot illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A man was arrested, charged and convicted with murder related charges after he stabbed to death a man, who stalked his sister on Facebook, according to court proceedings in the United Arab Emirates.

Now, the man, who killed a hotel clerk by stabbing him 28 times because he stalked his sister and defamed her on Facebook, has been jailed for 15 years.

The Court of Dubai found the 27-year-old man, KA, guilty of the murder of the victim, DN, after luring him into the parking lot of the hotel basement and stabbing him repeatedly with a kitchen knife.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors said the defendant planned to kill the man because he harassed his sister on Facebook and repeatedly telephoned her.
"The accused will be deported after the completion of his punishment," Chief Justice Mohammad Jamal said.

Records showed that KA took the knife, hid it under his clothes and headed to the hotel in order to kill DN.
The defendant was called to the underground parking area, and once KA was sure they were alone, he committed the murder.
Dubai police coroner said the victim had 28 stab wounds to the upper body.

"The victim had knife cuts on his neck and arms which meant that he tried to defend himself,” the coroner testified in court.
Police identified the accused shortly after the killing through surveillance cameras of the hotel lobby and underground parking lot.

KA was arrested shortly before boarding a plane at the Dubai International Airport.
A police officer said that KA admitted that he stabbed DN because he bullied his sister on the Internet.
The defendant said that DN had worked with her sister in India.

KA has the right to appeal the court sentence within 15 days.

Couple arrested after raping woman 60 times over 6 weeks

Alfio Anthony Granata 
By: David Ross

A couple was arrested and charged with rape related charges after they held a woman captive for six weeks during which they raped the woman at least sixty times, according to court proceedings in Australia.

Now, a court in Melbourne, Australia heard the allegations of a Dutch woman, 21, held captive by a couple for six weeks.

An Australian couple are accused of imprisoning the young tourist. During the prolonged illegal detention, prosecutors said that the alleged victim was tortured with instruments ranging from an iron curler to a vacuum cleaner, and raped more than 60 times.

The couple was identified as Alfio Anthony Granata, 46, and Jennifer Peaston, 32. Each of the defendants faces a total of 179 charges including 62 counts of rape, at least 85 counts of assault, making death threats, drug crimes and detaining a person against their will. The prosecution alleges that the woman was taken prisoner by the defendants in an apartment in the Melbourne suburb of Preston, late last year.

Prosecutors said that the couple found the woman at a party at the St. Kilda in Melbourne. Initially, the two defendants had engaged in consensual threesomes and recreational drugs. Later, the events took a violent turn after the woman was not allowed to leave the apartment.

Prosecutors said that the couple has recorded more than 450 hours of video documenting the six-week abuse of the alleged victim. The victim’s suffering only ended when the victim stabbed Granata, and then attempted suicide.

Man jailed after killing and burning his two children because his wife asked for divorce

Joseph Breton 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of murder related charges after he killed and burned his two children in order to get revenge against his wife, according to court proceedings in Spain.

Spain Police said that on October 8, 2011, two children, six-year-old Ruth, and two-year-old Joseph, disappeared during a visit to a park with their father, Joseph Breton, who claimed that he had lost his children. A police investigation however, revealed an entirely different story.

Breton, the father of the two children, was born in Cordoba in 1973, was a former army pilot and was unemployed. He was always the prime suspect in a case that had the police search for their bodies with trained dogs and ground-penetrating radar.

While the children were never found, detectives finally found the remains of a large fire in the building owned by the parents of Breton outside the southern Spanish city of Cordoba. The fire was so hot that it destroyed DNA evidence, but the children’s teeth were found in the ashes, which were later identified by forensic experts as belonging to the two children.

Breton was arrested 10 days after reporting the children missing and has been in jail ever since. Breton denied all charges and told officers: "You have nothing on me."

Now, a jury found Joseph Breton guilty of murdering his two young children and burning their bodies to conceal the crime.
A jury of two men and seven women delivered the verdict this week, after hearing all the facts surrounding the disappearance of the two children.

While Breton always said he simply lost his children, the prosecution presented a case that he killed the children as revenge against his wife, who recently had filed for divorce.

144 expert witnesses at trial corroborated that Breton had bought sedatives to put his children to sleep. The evidence also showed that he had bought large amounts of diesel fuel to cremate their bodies.
Prosecutors are asking for a 40 year prison sentence.

Texas man arrested after smashing baby’s head because he wouldn’t let him sleep

Julian Garza 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with assault related charges after he smashed a baby’s head because he wouldn’t let him sleep, according to police reports in Texas.

San Antonio Police said that the man, Julian Garza, 19, was watching over his girlfriend’s eight-month-old baby on Monday, but when the mother returned home, she noticed that the child was not feeling well, San Antonio police spokesperson Robert Zuniga said.

According to a police affidavit, the baby suffered from a massive skull fracture, while in the care of man.

Garza told police that he became angry when the child would not let him sleep. That is when he caused the little boy to hit his head on a window sill. According to the affidavit, Garza said he knew the boy was hurt, but did not seek treatment because he was afraid of getting into trouble.

Zuniga said that the injury to the child found to be inconsistent with the description of the events given by Garza.
Garza was arrested and charged with causing serious injury to a child and was being held on $30,000 bond.
Neighbors said they were shocked by the situation.
"Children are precious," James Hernandez said. "They should not be hurt," he added.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Woman who hid gun in her privates gets 25 year jail sentence

Christie Dawn Harris and Jennifer Delancey 
By: Moses Gold

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted, of drugs and weapons related charges during a police search in Oklahoma, according to court proceedings in Oklahoma.

Now, an Oklahoma court has sentenced the woman to 25 years in jail.
Christie Dawn Harris, who stored a loaded gun in her privates, was arrested earlier this year on drug charges.

During a hearing in the District Court of Oklahoma, Pontotoc County, the 28-year-old woman faced three felony charges to which she pleaded no contest. Harris has a record of multiple convictions for serious crimes, but her latest crimes included possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of weapons, and bringing contraband into prison.

Earlier this year, Harris and another woman, Jennifer Delancey, were seen in the early hours of the morning sitting in a vehicle parked outside a closed restaurant. The women sat in front of the car with the seats reclined all the way back. When police approached the couple and asked if the vehicle contained any weapons or drugs, Harris reportedly said she "did not think there was anything."

A drug sniffing K9 police dog, however, alerted officers to drugs. When police searched the vehicle they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and a loaded magazine. The women were arrested and hauled off to jail.
On her way to jail, Harris kept asking to go to the bathroom. When the women arrived at the jail and went through the registration process routine, Harris reportedly blurted out that she was on her period.

Eventually, she underwent a body search. That is when police found a wood and metal element protruding from her privates.
Upon further inspection, the officer pulled out a loaded gun.
The officer also found 25 grams of methamphetamine in Harris’ behind.

Harris was sentenced to 25 years on each count, to be served at the same time. She also has to pay a fine of $1,363 in court costs and fees.