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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Osama Bin Laden Sounds Off On Gaza, Rockets From Lebanon Hit Israel, and Inaugural Panic In D.C.

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden made a public statement today about the 19-day battle in Gaza. Bin Laden called for a holy war on Israel, and is quoted as saying,"the … Read More

By / January 14, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden made a public statement today about the 19-day battle in Gaza. Bin Laden called for a holy war on Israel, and is quoted as saying,"the duty is to urge people to jihad and to enlist the youth into jihad brigades."
  • The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak today in the hopes of constructing a peace plan for Gaza.
  • Rockets from Lebanon have hit Northern Israel for the second time this week. So far no militant groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
  • President Bush has declared an emergency in Washington D.C., and has ordered more federal financial aid to bolster security for Barack Obama’s inauguration.
  • According to a new Rice University study, women can detect when men are in the mood for loving by the smell of their sweat.
  • Marcus Schrenker, the businessman who is accused of faking his own death by jumping out of a plane, was found last night at a campsite in Florida. Schrenker, who was found semi-conscious, could get a possible jail sentence if he is found guilty of security fraud.