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Chag Sameach, Happy Holidays!!
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It’s Official..New York Courts Have Decided That Firebombing a Jewish Synagogue is a Hate Crime…Duhhhh!(again)Written by Marty Roberts on April 2, 2010 – 12:05 pm -
Wow, big legal breakthrough…In New York, you do not have to attack a human being for it to be classified as a hate crime. Believe it or not, if you throw a fire bomb at a Jewish synagogue, it will be considered a hate crime.
…and it only took 10 years for this deep legal decision to be arrived at…
Oh yeah, and there IS anti-semitism in New York, even if it IS Hymietown, according to some…
NY court sees synagogue attack as hate crime
Court of Appeals discusses case of man convicted of trying to bomb Bronx synagogue in 2000, rules person can be guilty of hate crime even if violence is directed at building rather than person
Reprinted from Ynetnews.com
A person can be guilty of a hate crime even if the violence is directed at a building rather than a person, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday.
The Court of Appeals unanimously said the stricter penalties imposed for such crimes apply to a man convicted of trying to bomb a Bronx synagogue in 2000.
“It is self-evident that, although the target of the defendant’s criminal conduct was a building, the true victims were the individuals of Jewish faith who were members of the synagogue,” Judge Victoria Graffeo wrote. She upheld rulings by the trial court and a midlevel court on a state statute enacted in 2000.
“The evidence in this case proved that defendant committed an attempted arson of the synagogue because of his anger toward a particular religious group,” Graffeo wrote.
Mazin Assi, 30, is serving 5 to 15 years in prison.
Jan Hoth, Assi’s lawyer, said her client has been denied parole twice, will probably serve the full term despite having no prior criminal record and would be free already if simply convicted of attempted arson. He had grown up in Palestine and was working at a deli in New York at the time, she said.
Prosecutors said Assi and three others tried to make firebombs out of vodka bottles and threw them through the glass door on the Congregation Adath Israel synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur. The homemade bombs did not ignite.
Assi told police he was angry that a Palestinian child was shot by the Israeli army and wanted to make a statement that would stop Middle East violence.
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Housing one of the top 25 banks in the world is no small feat for a tiny country of 7 million in a perpetual state of war with its neighbors. More evidence that someone is doing something right running the State of Israel. More reasons for you to “come home”, my fellow Jews…
Israel gets representation on list of best banks
Mizrahi-Tefahot on list of 25 best banks in 2010 in developed markets put out by Global Finance magazine. Israeli bank ranked among financial heavy-hitters J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, and HSBC
The international magazine Global Finance chose Mizrahi Tefahot as the “Bank of the Year in Israel.” An article published over the weekend highlighted a list of 25 banks chosen as the best for 2010 in developed markets.
The list included leading banks in the world from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
According to Global Finance, the banks chosen were the ones who attended to their customers’ needs with caution and responsibility during a period of “difficult markets,” and who reached the highest results while laying the foundations for their future success.
The magazine’s editors noted that the banks were chosen both by objective, quantitative criteria – such as growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development, innovation and the banks’ ability to conduct and fund themselves in the current environment – and by subjective criteria – such as extensive consultations with bankers, corporatists and equity and credit analysts.
The magazine report noted: “The mix of these factors yields leading banks that may not be the largest, the oldest or the most diversified in a given country, but rather the best — the banks with which corporations around the world would most likely want to do business.”
“We recognize these banks for their outstanding accomplishments,” said Global Finance’s publisher, Joseph D. Giarraputo. “Global financial markets are extremely difficult and conditions in each market may have differed but the winning banks were all noteworthy in their dedication to satisfying their customers’ needs.”
Other banks recognized on the 2010 list include J.P. Morgan, HSBC, Royal Bank of Canada, and Credit Suisse.
Tags: banks, economy, israel, israeli, mizrachi, tefachot
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What a killer combination…A Chabadnik-owned company teamed up with Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem…a match obviously made in Heaven…
The future of Lou Gehrig Disease is now in serious doubt, thank G-d!!
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More signs of the coming “End-of-Days?…A valid reason for aliyah immigration to Israel?…Marty thinks so…Also…American Israelis desperate to get home…They’re hungry for Israel…And…Anti-semitism on the rise (again) in Europe…What else is new?…All this and more on “The Marty Roberts Show”…Listen to the show below…
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