Law enforcement took note that the members of a drug ring in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn were keeping unusual hours. What drew attention was not when the pushers were doing business, but rather when they weren’t.
Defense officials here in Jerusalem are denying a British report that the Mossad has increased security in London following the recent terrorist attack in Bulgaria that left 5 Israelis dead. Quoting unnamed sources in Tel Aviv, The Sunday Times says Israel has put more undercover intelligence agents on the ground before the Olympic Games open out of fear that Hezbollah and Iran may carry out another attack, this time on Israeli athletes… Is the suicide bus bombing in Bulgaria a prelude to a much bigger terrorist attack in London…that’s the question Israeli officials are now asking… Finding the answer grew more urgent over the weekend when evidence led Israeli officials to conclude a second Hezbollah-affiliated terrorist helped the suicide bus bomber. It’s believed he fled Bulgaria with significant amounts of explosives. Could London be his next stop? According to The Sunday Times, the 2nd terrorist is using a US passport with the name David Jefferson. The British paper says the Mossad is already scouting for him in London… Newly-dispatched undercover agents are reportedly also looking for other suspected Iranian-backed terrorists, intent on foiling any nefarious plans…some have even been sent to survey Iranian embassies in other European capitals. Israeli Defense Ministry Official Maj-Gen. Amos Gilad dismissed the British report, saying intelligence services do not operate by dispatching agents to quote “chase down ghosts.” He said there was no concrete threat …
Lightly regulated cemeteries in New Jersey charge big fees for Sunday burials. Since Jews cannot hold funerals on Saturday, that’s like a surcharge for dying late in the week.
Should Israel’s two-day weekend include Friday or Sunday? The question goes to the heart of whether the country is part of the Middle East or the West, Yossi Alpher writes.