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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

GOTCHA! British police arrest 6 jihadist suspects in London

By Janet Stobart






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mONDON— (MCT) Police on Thursday arrested five men and a woman in London who are suspected of preparing terrorist strikes against targets in Britain.

Scotland Yard said in a brief statement that the suspects, between the ages of 18 and 30, were "part of a preplanned intelligence-led operation" that was "not linked" to the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games set to begin in the British capital late this month.

But in a sign of a country on edge as the Olympics approach, authorities in central England shut down a major highway for several hours, scrambled emergency vehicles and detained nearly 50 occupants of a bus after the driver reported "smoke" rising near one passenger. It turned out to be vapor from an electronic cigarette, police said.



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In the London sweep, police searched eight homes in east, west and north London and one business premises in east London, according to the statement. One 24-year-old man arrested at a home was hit with a stun gun but not hospitalized, police said. Another suspect was arrested in the street in West London, officials said.

BBC and other media outlets reported that the arrests were in response to a possible plot involving Islamic extremists. According to the Guardian, three of those arrested were brothers from the east London area of Stratford, the main site of the Olympic Games.

Although the government security service MI5 said there is no immediate terror threat to Britain, the present official risk level is graded as substantial. That means a threat is not imminent but a strong possibility. Security services across the country are on heightened alert in the run-up to the Olympics, which start July 27.

In a speech last month outlining preparations, MI5 chief Jonathan Evans said security forces are primed to forestall any sign of threats.

"Investment in counterterrorism over recent years has worked, Evans said. "The UK counterterrorist machinery is identifying, disrupting and suppressing terrorism before it succeeds.

"There is no such thing as guaranteed security," he conceded, the Olympics will not be "an easy target. I think we shall see a successful and memorable Games this summer."

Revealing the state of security alertness, armed police and military personnel on Thursday morning closed a major toll road about 120 miles northwest of London, causing traffic chaos on the M6 motorway, in what turned out to be a false alarm.

Scores of anti-terror personnel with about 20 ambulances, fire trucks and armed response vans answered an emergency call from the driver of a bus en route to London who stopped his vehicle and reported a passenger handling a smoking liquid. Fearing a chemical explosion, police stopped motorists from entering the toll road, a bypass that avoids the main free highways surrounding Birmingham, ordering them to shut windows and turn off air conditioners.

Jenny Lister, a passenger, told the BBC that after a couple of hours waiting in the parked bus with no idea of what was going on, "we noticed there was armed police surrounding the coach and we were asked to get off one by one slowly and they were aiming at us and we had to walk slowly. Everyone was getting pretty scared."

Several hours later authorities reopened the road after police in chemical suits and sniffer dogs had searched the bus and frisked the 48 passengers. After an initial statement that an investigation was ongoing, police said they were not treating the event as a "counterterrorism incident.

A Staffordshire police spokeswoman later said in a statement that the smoke came from "an electronic cigarette which produces a smoke-like vapor. … Whilst this was a genuine security alert, the significant concerns reported to us were unfounded."

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