Eddy Portnoy


Lower East Side Anarchist Declares Hunger Strike in Prison

By Eddy Portnoy

Lower East Side Anarchist Declares Hunger Strike in Prison
Rebecca Edelson, a well-known anarchist on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has declared a hunger strike in prison, where she is serving a three-month stint after being arrested for refusing to stop giving a speech on a street corner.Read More


Palestine Jews on Lockdown Following Violence

By Eddy Portnoy

Palestine Jews on Lockdown Following Violence
As a result of renewed disturbances, the British military powers in Palestine have halted transit for Jews in and out of Jerusalem and are investigating potential terrorist activity in the neighborhoods of Rechavia and Romema, and on Jaffa Road.Read More


Jewish Civil Rights Activists Killed in Mississippi

By Eddy Portnoy

Jewish Civil Rights Activists Killed in Mississippi
The Mississippi Highway Patrol announced that the charred shell of the station wagon driven by the three young civil rights fighters has no traces of bullet holes or blood. The station wagon was driven by two Jewish students from New York, Mickey Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, along with James Chaney, an African American from Mississippi.Read More


Brooklyn Nags Breathe a Sigh of Relief at 'King of the Horse Poisoners' Capture

By Eddy Portnoy

Brooklyn Nags Breathe a Sigh of Relief at 'King of the Horse Poisoners' Capture
Hyman Edelstein, the dubbed “King of the Horse Poisoners,” was arraigned in a Brooklyn courtroom for extortion and threats to poison local nags.Read More


Crown Heights Jews Defending Themselves Against Hooligans

By Eddy Portnoy

Crown Heights Jews Defending Themselves Against Hooligans
A Jewish defense organization in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, has announced that it will continue to protect local Jews from the hooligans that are attacking them and, as long as the New York City Police will not protect the residents, the organization will step in and do so with frequent patrols.Read More






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