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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Israel Strikes U.N. Headquarters, Patrick Swayze is Still Alive, and Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave

Here are today’s stories in no particular order: Israel accidentally fired at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency headquarters in Gaza, an incident that injured at least three people and frightened the hundreds of people seeking refuge in the building. … Read More

By / January 15, 2009

Here are today’s stories in no particular order:

  • Israel accidentally fired at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency headquarters in Gaza, an incident that injured at least three people and frightened the hundreds of people seeking refuge in the building. The United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon has called the strike a "grave mistake."
  • The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is endorsing Hillary Clinton for the position of Secretary of State.
  • Osama Bin Laden’s health has been called into question after closer examination of his most recent audiotape, which was made pubic on Wednesday.
  • New York firefighters are volunteering in Israel to help relieve the overextended fire departments. Eight Orthodox firefighters have been sent from various Rockland County fire divisions.
  • What’s the newest rage in teen tech-communication? Sending nude photos via camera phones, which has been aptly dubbed "sexting." This week, three teen boys from Pennsylvania who received sexy texts from their female classmates have been charged with child pornography.
  • Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs’ is taking a medical leave of absence until June. Jobs is seeking treatment for a hormone imbalance, and is leaving COO Tim Cook in charge.
  • Actor Patrick Swayze sounded off about his battle with pancreatic cancer to People magazine. In the exclusive interview Swayze, who is currently in the hospital with pneumonia, discussed his health and his relationship with his wife of 30 years.