1,000 Israeli soldiers seen on video jumping out of airplane during military exercise

Israeli soldiers during excercise 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) For those of you who love to see the Israel Defense Forces in action, there is video showing one thousand troops jumping out of an airplane during a military exercise.

The Paratroopers division of the IDF held a special training session with a goal of gaining experience in jumping from airplanes during war. Part of the exercise called for the soldiers to parachute at night. About one thousand soldiers participated in the jump. The soldiers jumped from a military jet to attack an imaginary enemy inside their own territory.

"The exercise is aimed to mimic a war deep inside enemy territory," brigade commander Colonel Deputy Eliezer Toledano told the soldiers before the start of the exercise. "The Israel Defense Forces believes that exercise is the best practice to ensure good performance," the commander said. He also said that the military needs an effective Paratroopers division and it is impossible for the army to survive without one.

"All eyes are looking at us now, not only in Israel, but around the world. Our enemies will know that we can at any moment send in an army of one thousand troops anywhere we want,” the commander also said.

Several Israelis injured after Arabs throw rocks at Egged bus in Jerusalem

Egged bus attacked illustration 
By: David Ross

Several Israelis were injured after Israeli Arabs threw rocks at a passing Egged bus in Jerusalem, according to police reports.

The latest terrorist attack was reported at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem with Arabs throwing rocks at Israeli buses.

Jerusalem police said that Arabs threw large stones at an Egged bus traveling bear the Damascus Gate of the Old City on Thursday afternoon. The Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld tweeted the latest information through the social networking site Twitter.

Four people were lightly injured, Rosenfeld said, all of whom were treated at the scene by doctors from the emergency medical service Magen David Adom. The police raided the area in order to locate the attackers.

Security personnel also continue to search the area of ​​Jerusalem for suspects behind two separate stabbing attacks. One man was stabbed at the Damascus Gate, while another man, 40-years-old, was seriously wounded by an Arab man, who stabbed him in Liberty Bell Park. He was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, where he remains in serious condition with stab wounds in his back and hand.

The construction of the security barrier that separates the Palestinian Authority from the rest of Israel has largely blocked the ability of most terrorists to carry out suicide bombings and other mass casualty attacks. However, the security barrier has not been as effective in preventing terrorist incidents such as rock attacks, fire bombings and shootings, which are avoidable only with the active presence of more security personnel on the roads.

British water company caves to anti Israeli demands, installs non-Israeli water meter

Water meter illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A British water company agreed to install a non-Israeli water meter after a customer decided to protest the installation of an Israeli made water meter, according to a report in The Jewish Chronicle.

An anti-Israel activist sat inside a hole in the ground as part of a protest that managed to change the hearts of water company executives.

Caroline O'Reilly was one of about a dozen protesters against British water company Southern Water. The activists have lobbied against the company’s agreement with the Israeli water company based in Arad.

Southern Water caved to the demand of the protester and installed a meter that was not made in Israel at a property in Brighton earlier this week after the specific case was discussed with directors of the company.

The company however, said it had no intention of boycotting Israel and that the measure taken with O'Reilly should not be interpreted as a new policy. There was no clear explanation of why they yielded to her demands.

Her campaign has been endorsed by the Green Party in Brighton Pavilion led by parliament minister Caroline Lucas, who lobbied on behalf of Southern Water activists.

The Brighton and Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said it opposed the agreement with Arad due to the fact that the company installed water meters in Israeli West Bank settlements.

7 Iranians arrested after posing as Israelis with fake passports in Canada

An Israeli passport illustration 
By: Eva Fett

Seven Iranians were arrested for questioning after they were caught posing as Israelis with fake Israeli passports in Canada, according to police reports in Canada.

Canada Police said that two adults and five children were detained by authorities at Vancouver International Airport after they were found carrying fake passports of Israel. They also told authorities that they have family living in Rehovot, Israel. It was unclear when the incident occurred.

The seven people had arrived in Canada indirectly from Iran and planned to emigrate to Canada despite not having visas.

After discovering the forgeries, Canadian authorities contacted the Immigration and Population Authority of Israel, which confirmed the fake passports. Israeli officials said that the passports appear to have been stolen or lost by Israeli citizens. It is still unknown how the passports made their way to the Iranian family.

The passports at first seemed authentic, but a closer inspection revealed a variety of errors in the Hebrew language, including the misspelling of Jerusalem, the newspaper said. In the English language, it said that the passports were issued in the United States, while in Hebrew they said that they were issued in Rehovot, Israel.

U.S. baseball team suffers first ever loss to Israel at Maccabiah

Maccabiah games in Israel 
By: Moses Gold

The U.S. baseball team never felt the taste of defeat at the Maccabiah games until this week.

No one was surprised when the U.S. 18 and under baseball team took gold at the Maccabiah games. There were only a total of three baseball teams at the Maccabiah, and the other two were Canada and Israel, countries not known for their dominance in baseball.
What no one expected, however, was that the U.S. will beat Canada with no-hitter games.

The first and the second no-hitter games in Maccabiah baseball history happened this year, courtesy of the U.S. team. They were not shy on offense, either. On Thursday, the U.S. beat Canada 12 to 0, and then they returned this week to beat Canada again, 14 to 0.

The fortunes of the U.S. team has been more volatile, however, in their matches against Israel. The U.S. maintained its dominance in his first game against the home team on Friday, beating Israel 15 to 1. However, on Tuesday, to everyone’s surprise, the U.S. team got a rude awakening from Israel, suffering its first ever defeat at the Maccabiah, as Israel beat the U.S. 5 to 3.

On Friday, the U.S. will play one more baseball game either against Israel or Canada.

Chabad rabbi in Russia shot in suspected terror attack

Ovadia Isakov 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A Chabad rabbi was shot and wounded in a suspected terror attack while returning from slaughtering animals for kosher consumers, according to police reports in Russia.

Russia Police said that a rabbi of the city of Derbent, which borderers Chechnya, Ovadia Isakov, 40, was shot. The rabbi was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Rabbi Isakov returned home after slaughtering animals for several hours for the local Jewish community in the city when he was shot.
He was shot at the door of his home, police said.
The rabbi was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery, and the rabbi remains in critical situation.

The circumstances of the shooting is still unclear, but some suspect that the rabbi was shot by a Muslim terrorist.
Family and friends of the rabbi are asking the public to pray for Ovadia Ben Zahava.

Man who killed girlfriend during sex kills prison cellmate by shoving toilet paper down his throat

Scott Alexander Greenberg 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A Florida prisoner was placed in solitary confinement after he allegedly killed his cellmate with toilet paper.

Scott Alexander Greenberg, 28, is accused of killing fellow prisoner Damon Kelly Harding, 48, by stuffing toilet paper down his throat, choking him. Harding was in jail for burglary.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Greenberg was held in jail without bail after he was accused of strangling his girlfriend during sex, he is awaiting trial for that crime.
According to Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Greenberg used the same method to kill Harding as he killed his girlfriend, by strangulation.

Greenberg was behind bars and facing charges of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Zale, 26. According to detectives, Greenberg and Zale had lived together at the Kenwood Inn Hotel in St. Petersburg for two weeks, when Zale was killed.

Greenberg told police that he and Zale engaged in consensual sexual relations and Zale voluntarily participated in an act of sexual asphyxia. He said that he put his hands around her neck and squeezed.
At some point, Zale fell unconscious and could not be awakened. Greenberg admitted to police that he waited eight hours before calling for help because he panicked and was not sure what to do.

Greenberg insisted that he did not intend to kill Zale and that the act was purely consensual.
Greenberg was initially charged with manslaughter, but those charges were upgraded when the autopsy revealed additional bruises on Zale’s body, which were consistent with murder.

Sheriff Gualtieri said that Harding was found with the same broken bones in his neck as Zale. In addition, toilet paper was found in Harding’s throat. Harding was found unconscious, fully dressed and on the floor of the cell he shared with Greenberg at about 1:00 am on Sunday. There were no signs of sexual assault.

Gualtieri said Greenberg had tried to hit prison guards in the past.
In addition to charges of second-degree murder he already faces in the death of Zale, Greenberg is now facing charges of first-degree murder in the death of Harding. He was placed in solitary confinement.

Vegan diet nearly kills kitten, cured with meat

Doctor Leanne Pinfold  
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A veterinarian is warning people not to force their vegan lifestyle one their animals or they might die.

A kitten in Australia almost died after its owners fed it a strict vegetarian diet, just like the rest of the family.

The kitten’s owners thought they were doing a good thing by keeping it away from meat, but instead, it was nearly killed.

The animal was taken to the Lord Smith animal hospital in North Melbourne. "It was extremely weak, and it collapsed," Dr. Leanne Pinfold said. The cat was given fluids through a drip, placed on a heating pad and when it was able to eat it was fed meat.

This incident has caused a warning to be issued about the dangers of people "forcing their ideologies" on their pets.
“The cat's diet consisted of potatoes, rice, milk and pasta. This vegan diet had caused the cat to become critically ill,” Dr. Pinfold said.

The cat remained in the hospital for three days after which the owners of the kittens were told to feed meat to their pet at home. Dr. Pinfold said that cats need meat to survive. She said that people who wanted a pet that does not eat meat should consider having other animals, like rabbits.

"Carnivores will seek out meat and your cat is possibly more likely to go hunting and kill local native fauna if you deprive it of meat," Pinfold said.

"You have to worry about the welfare of your animals. You cannot force your ideology on your cat,” the doctor added.

Man arrested after sitting on baby's head because the child did not fall asleep

Jonathan Savas 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested on child abuse related charges after he sat on his baby’s head.

The man was upset that his 10-month-old was not falling asleep, so he placed his baby face down on a couch and sat on the baby's head, investigators said.

According to police, Jonathan Savas, 24, of Florida, who is currently homeless, was at the home of his friend, Irene Hossain, at the Sha-De-Land mobile home park in DeLand, when the incident occurred.
Savas showed up at Hossain’s home with his 10-month-old son, who did not have any clothes on.

It was about 12:30 am, and the baby refused to fall asleep. the baby was also crying. In an attempt to get his baby to sleep and get him to be quiet, Savas placed the child on the couch, and sat down on the baby’s head while he held the child down, police said.

Hossain tried to intervene and asked him to stop, but Savas said: "it is my baby so I can do whatever I want.”
The child cried during the entire incident, the arrest report states. When that did not work and the baby still did not fall asleep, the father got up from his son. Thankfully, the child was not hurt.

Hossain said she did not call the police right away because she was afraid of what Savas might do to her. The female friend reportedly waited until Savas left her residence before reporting the abuse.
When police found Savas, he told officers he disciplined the baby. He later admitted to the incident and told police it was done in an attempt to make the child go to sleep, police said.

During a search, officers found a hypodermic needle, bags and a container of pills in Savas’ backpack, police said.
Savas is being held at the Volusia County branch jail. His bail was set at $50,000.

Man caught driving car with no steering wheel, used pliers to control the car

Pliers being used instead of steering wheel 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after he was found driving a car without a steering wheel.

Police officers were stunned when they stopped a car for erratic driving and found a man driving his car with pliers instead of a steering wheel.

The 38-year-old man was driving the broken down car without its steering wheel and both front wheels were busted. Pliers were clamped around the steering column and were used to steer the vehicle.

Police believe that the man has been involved in a hit and run accident, and in an attempt to flee from the scene he used pliers to drive away.

The driver was arrested after driving without due care and driving in a dangerous manner, as driving without a steering wheel renders the car unsafe to drive. He was charged with a number of violations including driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

In addition, the man tested positive for methamphetamines and cannabis, which explained his erratic driving.

Recently, police in Australia have set up ‘Operation distraction’, an initiative that was implemented statewide, where police cracked down on drivers, who use their cell phone or those who do not wear seat belts, while driving. They had very good results after more than 1,700 drivers were stopped for these offenses.

Man in critical condition after setting himself on fire over wife's lesbian affair with her boss

Lesbians holding hands illustration 
By: Eva Fett

A man was nearly killed after he set himself on fire in an argument with his wife.

The 50-year-old man of Malaysia set himself on fire in front of his wife in their apartment after he learned that his wife had been having an affair with her female boss.

It is believed that the man, known as Lim, tried to commit suicide after he could not accept the shocking news that his wife was in a relationship with another woman.

The couple, who has been married for 18 years, have three children together between the ages of 8 and 18-years-old. According to police reports, the 18-year-old son was at home with his parents when the incident occurred.

The son was surfing the Internet in his room at 9:30 pm, when he heard his mother screaming. He ran out of the room and saw his father on fire. He tried to extinguish the flames with water from the bathroom.

Police initially thought that the woman set her husband on fire during the argument. But the son told police that his mother did not try to kill his father. The son said he suspects that his father was trying to kill himself, according to Assistant Commissioner Amiruddin Jamaluddin.

Police found no signs of a struggle or a suicide note.
The man was rushed to a local hospital. The man is in the intensive care unit, where remains in critical condition.
His wife, who had suffered some burns to her legs, was treated in the emergency room.

Canadian man purchases 500 coffees for strangers at Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons location illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) Several hundred lucky Tim Hortons customers received free coffee thanks to a Good Samaritan, according to employees at a Canadian Tim Hortons.

The staff of a downtown Edmonton Tim Hortons were having an ordinary day Monday until a young man in his mid to late 20s came in, ordered a large double-double and a Boston cream donut, and asked them a weird question.

"He asked the cashier, how many coffees do you sell in a day?” The store manager Joanne Averion said.
Then he asked the cashier to ring him up 500 large coffees.

"The cashier asked if he was going to drink all that coffee, or if he is going to give it to someone?" Averion recalled. "He said, 'You have to give these coffees to the next 500 customers,’" Averion also said.

The reason for the random act of kindness is not known. Averion said that employees questioned the young man, but he did not say much and left quickly after paying the $859 bill with his debit card.
She said it took until 8:00 am on Tuesday morning to give out the 500 free coffees.

Customers were delighted when they were told that their coffee was free. Averion said that some customers wondered why while others did not believe it until they saw the receipt.

The staff members have also been busy theorizing about the reason for his gesture.
"We were thinking that maybe he was so blessed that he wanted to share his blessing, or maybe he won the lottery or something," Averion said.

Averion said that the store has seen this before, but never did anyone pay for more than four or five coffees.
"Five hundred free coffees, this is definitely the first time," Averion said.

West Virginia football player fired after robbing house dressed in team uniform

Korey Harris 
By: Shifra Unger

A football player was arrested and charged with theft related charges after being caught breaking into a home while dressed in his uniform.

The man was also fired from his football team, according to police reports in West Virginia.
Korey Harris, a sophomore defensive lineman, is no longer with the football team of West Virginia after an arrest for armed robbery in the first degree.

Harris was arrested last Friday for a home invasion, where Harris and two others entered a house in Morgantown and held the residents at gunpoint while robbing the house. Police were able to catch Harris because he was dressed in his team issued pants and number 96 shirt. The three men left with cash and electronics.

Harris is being held at the North Central Regional Jail, with bond set at $75,000. Earlier, the head coach, Dana Holgorsen, announced that Harris was suspended from the team for the spring semester.
Harris is no longer listed on the website of the West Virginia football team.

The Florida native played in 11 games last year.

New York man accidentally throws out his life’s savings after wife hid cash in old fridge

Magda Castillo reunited with her cash 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A man was lucky to get back his life’s savings after he threw it out along with an old fridge.

Workers at a junkyard in Queens, New York, were frantically trying to help a couple, who lost all their life’s savings on Saturday.

Thousands of dollars were left hidden inside of a refrigerator that a man brought to the Atlantic Recycling center in Ozone Park. What the man apparently did not know was that his wife had hidden all of their cash inside the appliance.

The woman, Magda Castillo, came to the recycling center, but left without giving workers her name when she was told it would be impossible to find the money. However, one worker decided that he will try to find the money and he did.

"Indeed the fridge was there. The only thing inside the fridge was her money, exactly where she said it was," the worker said. "In this heat I worried about her getting stressed by the loss of that money,” the worker also said.
Only the rightful owner could have known about the cash, as it was packaged in a way that only the owner could describe.




Woman stages wedding to make her dying father happy

The staged wedding 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A woman celebrated a staged wedding in order to make her dying father happy.

Rachel Wolf, 25, is not about to marry anyone in the short term, as she does not even have a boyfriend. However, that didn’t stop her from celebrating her wedding, so her father, who was diagnosed with cancer, can have a last dance with her.

Dr. James Wolf has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and feared not being able to live long enough to be at his daughter’s wedding. "I'm sad that I will not be there for the events of her life. It has been difficult for me," an excited Dr. Wolf said. Doctors said he had only a few months left to live.

His daughter, Rachel Wolf, wanted to record a father and daughter wedding dance so she could show the video at her future wedding. She wanted more than just a single father and daughter wedding dance.

Community members of Auburn, California, where the family lives, came up with the idea of ​​a mock wedding and provided a wedding dress, a DJ, a tuxedo for Dr. Wolf, a limo, hair stylist, professional photographer and a gazebo for the event. Family and even former patients of Dr. Wolf attended the wedding to show their support.

Dr. Wolf almost missed the wedding due to a blood transfusion that morning. At this time, the doctor is not on chemotherapy and doctors said he would be lucky to live another three months.

"It's a dream, it is an absolute dream," Dr. Wolf said. For us it may have been staged, but for Dr. Wolf it was a time and experience he will always treasure in his heart.

Swedish politician uploads photo of his genitals to Instagram

Lars Ohly 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A swedish politician in under fire after he uploaded a picture of his genitals to a social media website.

The politician however, defended himself saying that the Instagram photo showing his exposed private parts should have only shown his new tattoo.

Lars Ohly, 56, the former chairman of Sweden’s Left Party, has uploaded the photo to his Instagram account Wednesday to show the calf tattoo he got in order to show his support for the Liverpool soccer club, but he deleted the image when he became aware that his naked genitals were visible in the shot.

"Summer is wonderful. The image is hot topic today. Completely by accident, however. The future will see a more careful uploading review process," Ohly posted to his Twitter account.
"Oh, how many new followers I have on Instagram today and how disappointed they will soon be," he also wrote.

Ohly, whose photographic gaffe made ​​headlines in Sweden, said the best reaction was a text message from the former Social Democrat leader Hakan Juholt.
"I had planned to grill sausages tonight, but now it will be chicken" Juholt wrote.

Television anchor caught on video claiming that humans hunted dildos into extinction

Jonathan Mann 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A television news anchor was caught on video saying that human are responsible for hunting dildos into extinction, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The news anchor made the erroneous claim while talking to a television guest.

CNN International news anchor Jonathan Mann was in the middle of making an important point about climate change when he confused the name of the sexual toy with the name of extinct birds.

When talking about a study that says that some species of animals would not be able to adapt in time to rising temperatures, he said: "Now extinctions, I don’t have to tell you, have been part of the history of the world for thousands of years. Man-made extinctions have occurred earlier. I guess we hunt the endangered dildo into extinction.”

He quickly realized that he had made ​​a mistake and corrected himself, adding: "Um, but, the dodo, rather, forgive me, I have problems with my words today.”
Needless to say, the guest on the program was amused, and laughed after the correction of Mann.

South Carolina couple arrested after targeting sex offenders for murder

Jeremy Moody and Christine Moody 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man and his wife were charged with murder related charges for killing a man and his wife after the male victim was listed on the state's sex offender list, according to police reports in South Carolina.

Union County Police said that a couple targeted a random sex offender, and killed a man and his wife. The man later told police that he planned to kill others on the state's sex list, authorities said Wednesday.

Jeremy Moody and his wife, Christine, were arrested and charged with murder, Union County Sheriff David Taylor said.
Jeremy Moody confessed to the crime and told investigators that they arrested them just in time, Taylor said.
"The couple planned to kill additional sex offenders today," the sheriff said.

Moody did not know 59-year-old Charles Parker, but came to his home Sunday with plans to kill him, Taylor said during a press conference. Surveillance cameras outside the home of Parker shows that Moody and his wife came to his home on Sunday.

The Moodys and Parker spoke to each other for about 10 minutes, then it seems that the Moodys were invited inside. The video shows the suspects entering the house with what appears to be weapons, Taylor said.

"They planned to kill this individual last year but they chickened out," the sheriff said. "But on Sunday, they decided that they were going to kill him," he added.

The sheriff said that Moody told Parker: "You think I'm here to steal? I'm not here to steal. I'm here to kill you because you're a child molester."

Taylor said he did not know why Moody targeted a sex offender.
Both Charles Parker and his 51-year-old wife, Gretchen, were shot and stabbed. Taylor said Gretchen Parker was not specifically targeted, but was killed because she was in the house.

Jeremy Moody, 30, who lived in nearby Lockhart confessed to deputies after he was arrested early Wednesday morning, investigators said. Moody has a "skinhead" tattooed on his neck, and Taylor told authorities that he may have been involved in other crimes against the people he hated. The sheriff said his officers were checking with other law enforcement agencies in the vicinity, but no additional charges had been filed. Investigators were also looking at whether Moody was affiliated with any white supremacist group.

Christine Moody, 36, has not spoken to deputies, the sheriff said.
The community where it occurred is about 80 miles northwest of Columbia.

New York man pleads guilty to killing mom who tried to protect daughter, 10, from rape

David Renz 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of rape and murder related charges after pleading guilty to killing a mother, who tried to protect her daughter from being raped, according to court proceedings in New York.

Prosecutors said that an upstate New York man, who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet, raped a girl, 10, and killed her mother. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and sexual assault charges.

David Renz admitted in court that he detained the mother and her child while they were in their vehicle, and stabbing and strangling the mother to death after she tried to stop the rape of her daughter.

Renz had been under surveillance after he was charged by the federal government with child pornography.
Renz, 29, pleaded guilty to state charges of first-degree murder and sexual assault against a child. He is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without parole, but the plea may be withdrawn if the federal government decides to seek the death penalty.

Authorities said that Renz attacked Lori Bresnahan, a school librarian, and her daughter after leaving gym class at a mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay. Police said he used a gun to force the woman to drive her car to a remote area of ​​the mall parking lot, where he bound them and raped the girl.

Prosecutors said that Renz was trying to use clamps to tie the woman to a headrest in her car when she fought him off and yelled at the girl to run out of the vehicle. As the girl escaped, she was rescued by a passing motorist, but her mother was strangled and stabbed several times in the head and chest, officials said. Renz was captured by the police shortly thereafter.

Hours before the attack, Renz removed an electronic bracelet that monitored his location, authorities said. He was ordered to use the device as a condition of being released from jail following his arrest on federal charges of child pornography.
Federal probation officers who were monitoring Renz were fired or demoted from their positions.