Israeli Web site at center of New York ‘dirty bomb’ tip

An Israeli couple who blog about terrorism have achieved international fame — and a bit of notoriety — by setting off a “dirty bomb” scare in New York City.

The brouhaha began last week with a report on ” target=”_blank”>MEMRI: The Middle East Media Research Institute, a group that translates media reports from the Arab and Muslim worlds into various languages — maintain longstanding relations with law enforcement agencies and have proven to be valuable sources of information.

JTA editor Lisa Hostein and managing editor Ami Eden in New York contributed to this report.