French diplomat deported from Israel after she hit Israeli soldier

Marion Castaing hitting Israeli soldier 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A French diplomat was kicked out from Israel after she allegedly hit an Israeli soldier, according to a statement released by the Israeli officials.

Israel and France have avoided a diplomatic crisis after agreeing that the diplomat, who hit an Israeli soldier when she was dragged from a vehicle while delivering aid to the Palestinians, returns to Paris.

The incident in the West Bank last week had the potential to escalate, with Israel considering expelling her and private support groups urging Paris and other European countries to protest the treatment of their diplomats.

"We had a conversation with France and we are treating the altercation as an isolated incident that does not affect our relationship," an Israeli official said.

Both sides agreed that the diplomat, Marion Castaing, return to Paris.

Castaing was one of a group of European ambassadors confronted by Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian village of Khirbet al-Makhul. Israeli soldiers prevented them from delivering aid to 120 Palestinians.

"They took me out of the truck and threw me to the ground without caring about my diplomatic immunity," Castaing said.

After collecting herself from the ground, she hit an Israeli soldier in the mouth. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel described it as "a strong violation of the law."

Security personnel of the French consulate moved Castaing from her home in Jerusalem on Wednesday, after she received threatening phone calls. She also had her address and pictures published online, a French official said.

Israeli businessman kidnapped in Russia

Moscow street illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

An Israeli businessman was kidnapped during a trip in Russia, according to a report by Yediot Ahronoth.

Hanoch Dovrath was kidnapped over the weekend in the center of Moscow. According to the initial investigation, the motive behind the kidnapping was ransom.

Dovrath spent the night in a basement. He was released after senior Israeli and Russian officials intervened. Dovrath also said that he is not allowed to talk about the incident. "I am well and I am happy that it is over," he said.

On Friday, four men wearing black masks snatched Dovrath, 64, after entering his car. They put him in a van along with his driver, who is also his security guard. Both were blindfolded.

Dovrath, who owns a technology company in Russia, and is a leader of the local Jewish community, was taken to a basement in the suburbs of Moscow. The kidnappers demanded a payment of $4 million and 25 percent of the shares of his company.

Several hours later, the kidnappers suddenly released Dovrath.

Haredi man beaten in anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn

Tzvika Tzuker (photo via Arutz Sheva 7) 
By: Eva Fett

A man suffered severe head injuries after being beaten in an apparent anti-Semitic attack, according to a report in Arutz Sheva 7.

The ultra-Orthodox Jewish man of Brooklyn, New York, was the victim of anti-Semitic attack on Friday, just before the beginning of Shabbat and during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Tzvika Tzuker said that he was walking down a Brooklyn street when suddenly two men began shouting anti-Semitic chants.

Tzuker chose not to respond to their insults. However, that did not help as the two began to physically attack him, hitting him in the face.

Tzuker’s eye was injured in the incident, and he required medical attention. Brooklyn Police launched an investigation into the incident.

Terrorist who shot Chabad Lubavitch rabbi killed during shootout

Rabbi Ovadia Isakov 
By: Debbie Gross

A terrorist who shot and injured an ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbi, was killed during a shootout with police, according to police reports in Russia.

The Russian anti-terrorism unit said that its forces have killed five suspected terrorists including a prominent commander during a raid in the flash point southern province of Dagestan, on Friday.

The National Anti-Terrorist Committee said in a statement that the militants were killed in Derbent, in the Caspian Sea. It said that security forces, who received a tip, surrounded a house where militants had taken refuge.

They refused to surrender and were killed during a shootout.

The Committee noted that one of the suspects, Sherif Akhmedov, was the leader of a militant group suspected of organizing a series of attacks on police and other authorities. The group was also engaged in extortion plots aimed at local businesses.

Police said that Akhmedov is thought to be behind at least 20 terrorist attacks in Derbent in the last two years, including bus bombings and a shooting attack against Ovadia Isakov, a rabbi of a local synagogue.

Dagestan has become the epicenter of an Islamic rebellion that swept the North Caucasus region of Russia after two separatist wars in Chechnya.

Iranian spy with Belgian passport arrested at Ben Gurion Airport

Alex Menes 
By: Aryeh Savir

An Iranian spy was caught and arrested at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

A Belgian citizen spying for Iran was arrested on September 11th 2013 in Tel Aviv, this according to a statement released by Israel's General Security Service (GSS). The man, named Alex Menes, aged 55, was arrested as he tried to leave Israel via Ben Gurian airport.

In his interrogation it became apparent that he is an Iranian citizen, born Ali Mansuri, who was sent to Israel on various espionage missions. He lived with his family in Iran until 1980, then moving to Turkey where he established himself as a business man. In 1997 he received a Belgian visa, marrying a native Belgian who he subsequently divorced. During this period he was granted Belgian citizenship, changing his name to Alex Menes, thus obscuring his Iranian identity.

In 2007 he returned to Iran, and broadened his business connections. He remarried, this time to an Iranian woman, and was recruited by the Iranian espionage services in 2012. He was instructed to use his business as a cover for visits in Israel. He was promised vast sums to finance his activities.

Mansuri has previously visited Israel in July 2012 and January 2013 on the request of his Iranian handlers. His last visit began on September 6th. He tried to establish business connections during these visits, presenting himself as a Belgian businessman.

During his arrest he was in the possession of numerous photos from various locations in Israel, several of them of interest to the Iranian intelligence services, including the US embassy in Tel Aviv.

Mansuri detailed during his interrogation by the GSS the training he received, the various methods he used to maintain contact with the Iranian intelligence services and his actions in Israel over the past months.

World’s largest pasta maker under fire after saying it won’t use gays for advertisements

Guido Barilla 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) The world’s largest pasta maker is being slammed after it said it won’t use any gays for its advertisements.

Guido Barilla, the chairman of Barilla, prompted calls for boycotts by consumers on Thursday, after telling a radio station that his company will never use a gay family in advertisements.

"I never do an advertisement with a gay family, not out of disrespect, but because we disagree with them. Our brand is a family classic, where women play a key role," Barilla, 55, said in an interview on Wednesday.

Barilla, one of the best known pasta brands worldwide, is one of the largest advertisers in Italy, and for many years has used the image of a happy family life in an idealized version of the Italian countryside, with the slogan "Where there is Barilla, there is home."

In the interview, Barilla said he opposed adoption by gay parents, but was in favor of allowing gay marriage, which is not legal in Italy.

Aurelio Mancuso, head of the gay rights group Equality of Italy, said Barilla's comments were extremely hateful and called for a boycott of the brand.

Barilla on Thursday issued a statement apologizing, explaining that he was trying to say "simply that women play a key role in families."

Man shoots dead armed intruders only to discover it was his daughter and son-in-law

Crime scene illustration  
By: Debbi Gross

A family feud ended in tragedy leaving four people dead.

Josephine Ruckinger, and her husband Jeff Ruckinger, broke into her parents’ house in Pennsylvania, and shot her mother, Roberta Frew, and her brother.

The 64-year-old mother and her brother, John Frew Jr., who was 47-years-old, died instantly from gunshot wounds.
State Police said the home invasion occurred on Friday night, in Ashville, a rural community in Cambria County.

The father, John Frew, who was not injured, found his wife Roberta Frew and his son, fatally shot. That’s when he shot and killed the two intruders.

Frew told police he found his wife dead at the front door and he saw the body of his son in the kitchen. Therefore, he shot and killed both intruders. The intruders turned out to be his daughter, Josephine Ruckinger, and her husband Jeff Ruckinger.

Virginia Cruse, a relative of the family, said that Josephine and her mother did not get along, but she had no idea what led to the tragedy on Friday.

The daughter had "a hatred for the family," she said. When Josephine was about 20-years-old, she and her then boyfriend, trashed her parents' home and stole items including a gun. They then fled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After that, "more or less, the family disowned her,” Cruse said.

Jeff Ruckinger worked for a tire repair company and Josephine had disabilities that prevented her from working, Cruse said.

Georgia couple arrested after raping landlord's son, 10, at knifepoint

Matthew Freethy-Swimm and Melissa Jones 
By: John Roberts

A couple was arrested after a woman bragged about taking the virginity of a 10-year-old boy.

The woman raped the boy while the man held a knife to him.

Matthew Freethy-Swimm and Melissa Jones of Athens, Georgia, have been jailed after they raped the boy at knifepoint.

The victim's mother, who is the landlord of the couple, asked them to watch her son, who has autism, when she rushed her younger son to the emergency room. The homeowner has two children, ages 10 and 9.

Investigators said that Jones and Freethy-Swimm, wasted no time in sexually assaulting the child. The rape began moments after his mother left the driveway.

The victim told detectives that Freethy-Swimm held a knife to his throat, while Jones sexually assaulted him. The victim also stated that after the assault Jones boasted about "taking the virginity of a minor," according to the arrest report.

The boy told his mother what has happened, and the mother took him to a therapist where the boy gave a detailed description of what happened. Police were called.

Later, the child was subjected to a forensic examination at the Cottage Sexual Assault Center, where he was interviewed by an expert, who specializes in communication with autistic children.

After the interview, a warrant was obtained for the arrest of Freethy-Swimm and Jones. They were charged with felony child rape and child abuse. Jones has an additional charged of sexual assault, while Freethy-Swimm has an additional charge of aggravated assault .

Freethy-Swimm is wanted in Massachusetts, on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Girl, 13, her boyfriend, 12, ordered to register as sex offenders after having consensual relationship with each other

Sculpture of teens making out  
By: David Ross

Two young teenagers were arrested after having sex with each other. Police said that as a result of the relationship, the girl became pregnant.

The names of the teens were not officially released to the media, but they are on the sex offender registry in Ogden, Utah.

In this ironic case, the 13-year-old unidentified girl, and the 12-year-old boy, are both on the sex offender list and are the victims in the case, because they had consensual sex with each other.

The two violated a Utah state law that criminalizes having sex with a person under 14 years of age. Although they were both children, Utah State officials found them guilty of sexual abuse of a child.

The girl, who became pregnant from the encounter, is now 23-years-old. She has and been fighting to get her names off the sex offender list, but so far she has not been successful.

She states that her consensual sex with her baby’s father should not be considered a crime, and it is not a crime for 16-year-olds to have sex with someone of their own age group. She believes that young people should be treated equally.

A juvenile judge initially denied the girl’s appeal and the Utah Court of Appeals upheld the ruling, claiming that the law was to protect children from each other.

“A child cannot be a perpetrator and a victim in the exact same act,” Randall Richards, the girl’s attorney, said.
They are appealing to the Supreme Court of Utah.

Missouri police arrest father, son, while girl dies from gunshot wound

Brant Russell, (left) dad, Kevin, mom, Julissa, and
Brooke (right) 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A father and son were unable to be at their dying loved one’s side because police arrested them.

Kevin Russell, his wife Julissa, and their son, Brant, found their daughter and sister, Brooke, lying in the park behind their house in Joplin, Missouri, with a gunshot wound to her head.

The 16-year-old was still alive when she was found. The father called emergency medical technicians. He was advised to rush the girl to the local police station where he would meet with EMT.

When EMT placed his daughter on the gurney, workers turned away from the girl to ask the family questions about her condition, but when they looked away, the dying teen fell off the gurney and fell to the ground.

The distraught father lost his temper and started yelling at the EMT workers to be careful and do their job. The son also said some words to them, prompting police officer to pepper spray the father and son, and then arrested both of them.

When the father was finally released, he discovered it was too late to see his daughter alive as she had died during the 3 and a half hours he was handcuffed to a bench in the police station.

The father and son were charged with assault, disorderly conduct and obstruction of EMT.
The son, Brant, who is enrolled in the military, had his deployment postponed due to charges.

Despite the fact that the father and son acted out of distress of seeing their daughter and sister dying, police in Missouri are refusing to drop the charges.

The daughter left a suicide note that read in part: “Keep me in my warm clothes because I hate the cold and bury me underneath a tree. I love you. The next life has more to offer me.”
May she rest in peace.

Couple convicted and sentenced after having sex inside shed at Home Depot

Emily Craig and Shaun Bowden  
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A couple was sentenced after being found guilty of disorderly conduct amongst other charges.

A couple gave a new meaning to getting a “screw” at Home Depot.

The couple was arrested after they were caught having sex inside a shed, which was on display at Home Depot, police said.

Shaun Bowden, 31, and Emily Craig, 20, of South Carolina, were arrested after police were called about 8:40 pm to the store in North Charleston.

Police were told that a man and a woman walked into a shed that was displayed as a sample on the Home Depot property. The two closed the door behind them and they stayed inside, according to the police in North Charleston.

Officers entered the shed and found the two "partially clothed". Bowden and Craig were both shirtless and Bowden also "had his pants down around his knees, with his privates exposed," according to the report.

During the subsequent interrogation, "it became clear that they were engaged in sexual activity inside the shed," police said. Bowden and Craig were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Bowden was also charged with indecent exposure. Craig faced an additional charge for providing false information to officers, as she initially gave officers a false name.

Craig and Bowden, were sentenced on Thursday. Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and to providing a false name to police. She was sentenced to time served.

Bowden, however, did not show up on his court date, but he was tried anyway. He was convicted of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure as the police officers, who responded to the initial call said they could see his genitals.

Bowden was sentenced to for 30 days in jail concurrent for each charge. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Three boys, all 13, suspended from school after playing with toy gun at home

Khalid Caraballo and Aidan Clark 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) Three boys were suspended for the rest of the school year after they played with a toy gun at home.

The seventh graders in Virginia Beach, Virginia, were suspended for the remainder of the school year for shooting an airsoft gun with friends in a yard while waiting for the school bus in the morning.

Khalid Caraballo, 13, his friend, Aidan Clark, and a third boy, were suspended for "possession, handling and use of a firearm", as “they shot at each other while playing with airsoft guns.”

During a hearing with a disciplinary committee, the teens were suspended in a unanimous vote. The suspensions will last until June, but a hearing will be held in January to determine if they will be allowed back in school sooner.

"We were playing in my yard. This has nothing to do with the school," Khalid Caraballo said. Khalid's mother, Solangel Caraballo, said that being punished for "possession, handling and use of a firearm" was "pretty harsh" for a toy gun he bought for $25.

Tim Clark, Aidan's father, said that the school forgot to use common sense in the incident that occurred outside of school.
Caraballo thinks it's ridiculous that the Public School System of the City of Virginia Beach suspended her 13-year-old son and his friends as they were shooting an airsoft gun on private property.

Caraballo was not home when the incident occurred. She was taking her youngest son to school. She left her 16-year-old daughter in charge.

Russian model caught on video robbing a bank because she wanted to have some fun

Bored model robbing a bank 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A model was arrested and charged for robbing a bank. After she was detained, she told police she did it because she wanted to have some fun, according to police reports in Russia.

The Russian model walked into a bank in order to get a large cash advance on Saturday morning. She pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money. When she was captured, she said she did it because the city depressed her.

The whole bizarre incident was captured on video by a surveillance camera, despite the fact that the model attempted to shoot up the camera.

The incident occurred in a bank in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

When arrested, the model admitted she was guilty of the theft, but said she had done it for fun because the city was depressing her.

She offered to return the stolen money amounting to 100,000 rubles or about $3,000.

She is now under house arrest and could face up to 10 years in prison for her fun if she is found guilty of bank robbery.

Louisiana pastor shot and killed in front of congregation during service

Ronald J. Harris Sr. 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A well-known pastor was shot and killed while holding a service at church, according to police reports in Louisiana.

Lake Charles Police said that a gunman walked into a facility on Friday night, and opened fire on a pastor while he preaching in front of about 60 people. Police also said that after the pastor fell to the ground the suspect stood over him and fired at least one more shot in front of the terrified congregation.

Ronald J. Harris Sr. was in the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles at about 8:20 pm when Karey Woodrow, 53, entered the building with a shotgun and fired. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene and Karey fled.

Karey was arrested minutes later after he called the Sheriff's office, told the dispatcher his location, and that he would surrender, Kim Myers, a spokesperson for the sheriff, said.

Police said that Karey directed them to two weapons he had discarded in a wooded area. One of them was the shotgun used in the killing, and the other was a .22 caliber pistol.

Karey is being held on $1 million bond.

Armed robbery at McDonald’s seen on video going bust after suspect’s gun malfunctions

Jestin Anthony Joseph 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) An armed robber had no choice but to flee after his loaded gun refused to shoot, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Fort Worth, Texas Police said the city avoided mass casualties on Tuesday night, when a gunman tried to shoot at least five shots inside a crowded McDonald’s restaurant.

Video shows Jestin Anthony Joseph, 24, pulling the trigger several times while attempting to rob customers and employees.

Incredibly, the attacker went into the street and successfully fired his gun into the air, police said. He walked back inside and tried to fire again, but the gun did not work again.

"I've never seen a video like this before," Fort Worth Police detective Joe Loughman said. "My feeling is the city of Fort Worth and the police department in Fort Worth skirted tragedy on Tuesday night," he said.

Joseph entered the McDonald's located at 4800 South Freeway in Fort Worth just after 9:00 pm and asked an employee for a cup of water. Then, he went to the water fountain, where witnesses said he was talking to himself before showing his gun.

"I went into McDonald’s, asked for water, I went to the machine and as soon as I did, my friend told me something. That's when I pulled the gun and lost it," Joseph said.

Joseph, who said that the gun was loaded, said he had no plans to harm anyone.

Joseph said he began to hear voices on Sunday night and continues hearing them.
He said he has never been treated for mental illness.

Joseph said he was angry, believed people were after him, and he had gone to McDonald’s to steal a car to get out of town.
When asked if he thought there was a better way to manage his anger, he said: "No."

Customers and employees were "severely traumatized" by the incident, but the gunman was "calm", police said.
Police officers arrested the suspect without incident nearby.

Joseph is being held in the Mansfield Jail on five counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $500,000.

Hot model seen on video attacking undressed Femen protester during catwalk

Hollie-May Saker fights off protester 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) A video was released showing a model attacking a Femen protester, who was not wearing a shirt, during a live show, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Hollie-May Saker, 18, was forced to pull off the hand of a protester, who grabbed her, when she appeared for the Nina Ricci show.

Video shows how activists of the Ukrainian Femen group walk up to the catwalk and rush to the front of the stage as Saker made her debut.

One of the protesters grabbed her wrist as she began to return to the back room, but the model fought back and continued on her way.

Security guards then grabbed the protester and another woman, who had risen to the catwalk.

Both activists had appeared on the stage half-naked with slogans on their bodies, apparently in protest over sexualization of women in the fashion industry.

Police imposter arrested after ordering police detective to turn over his drugs

Rolando Herrera 
By: Debbie Gross

A fake police officer was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer related charges after he ordered a police detective to turn over his drugs, according to police reports in Texas.

Pueblo County Police said that an alleged police impersonator nailed the wrong man inside a mobile phone store in Pueblo West on Monday, after the man he was trying to fool was a police detective.

Rolando Herrera, 63, of a nameless town in Texas, was arrested on suspicion of impersonating an officer after he allegedly told a detective that he was an officer.

Herrera was arrested in Pueblo County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

According to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, the undercover detective was in the store talking to an employee about his phone. While there, he was approached by a man, who identified himself as a police officer.

Herrera asked the deputy: "Why do you have so many phones? Are you a drug dealer?"

The detective did not answer, but Herrera insisted.

Herrera identified himself as "police" and ordered the detective to hand over his drugs to him.

The detective asked the man to show him his credentials and again the man told the detective to "give him the drugs."

That is when the detective turned the tables on Herrera.

He showed Herrera his own credentials and advised him he was under arrest for impersonating an officer.

The police said that Herrera is a parolee from Texas and has a history of crime.

Madrid subway worker finds $2 million check belonging to U.S. man

The found check 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A subway worker in Madrid, Spain, found a whopping $2 million check, according to police reports.

The employee found the Bank of America check inside a wallet, which had been hidden in between two train doors. It was found while the train was going through repairs.

It is believed that the thieves took the cash from the wallet, but left the check behind. It is believed to belong to a California man, 49.

Worker Emilio Guerra also found a driver's license and credit cards inside the wallet. He immediately gave it to his boss.

"We were all shocked," shift manager Jose Manuel del Cura said.

"We had to count the zeros many times because we could not believe it. It's amazing that there are people who have so little money and some who have so much," he also said.

The wallet was later handed over to police, who are trying to track the man down.

“We got his name. We are trying to locate this person," a police spokesperson said.

“We will not just give it back to him. We have to verify that the source of the money is not illegal,” the police spokesperson also said.




73-year-old woman steals show at twerking world record

Joan Wind twerking 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A 73-year-old woman took all the attention at a twerking world record event, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The elderly woman, Joan Wind, has shown the world that she has still got it.

The New York City woman was working her booty on Wednesday, when she and other 357 twerkers earned the Guinness World Record for most people simultaneously twerking. She was on her way out of Macy’s, holding several bags she purchased, when she saw all the twerking around her.

In the video below, she shows that she has much better movement than many of her younger counterparts.

"Two or three years ago I saw it, but I did not think I can do it," Wind said. "Then, I tried it at home in front of the mirror in the room and I said, 'Oh, it is shaking very good.’"

Now, with her new skills, Wind plans to start a class for other seniors, who want to know how to shake it.