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PIDYON SHEVUYIM: Israeli Who Was Fighting ISIS Faces A Murder Indictment (2 opinions)

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PIDYON SHEVUYIM: Israeli Who Was Fighting ISIS Faces A Murder Indictment
A 22-year-old Israeli, a Jew, is facing murder charges in a nation that does not maintain diplomatic ties with Israel. Ben Hessin, who went abroad to battle ISIS, fired two shots at a driver who tried to kill him. the driver died of his wounds a number of days later. He has been in custody since June 6, 2015 in a nation that does not maintain ties with Israel. Hessin traveled to the unnamed country to visit his grandparents, who still live there. He joined local forces in the battle against ISIS. On leave, the driver of the vehicle ...

Syrian Aid Conference Appeals for $8 Billion in Aid

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Syrian Aid Conference Appeals for $8 Billion in AidAs talks between Syrian factions and the government concluded in Kazakhstan, U.N. agencies and non-governmental groups at an aid conference in Finland appealed Tuesday for more than $8 billion in funding to help millions of displaced people inside Syria and those who have fled the conflict to neighboring countries. The U.N. refugee agency is seeking $4.63 billion in new funding to ...    Full Story »

Canadian-Israeli Awaits Death Sentence In Arab Prison, ZAKA Urgently Seeks Help For Rescue

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Syrian Aid Conference Appeals for $8 Billion in Aid22 year-old Ben Hassin is the Jewish child of an Israeli mother, and Canadian father. Two years ago, he traveled into the depths of the chaotic Arab world to fight ISIS. His friends & family never dreamed that he would be where he is now, in a cold & damp Arab prison, awaiting the trial where he will almost certainly be sentenced to death. Hassin now has 4 days to trade ...    Full Story »

Klal Yisroel United By Tragedy of Grieving Funfeder Family

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WATCH: Graham Says Trump's Inability To Let Go Of False Election Fraud Claims Will 'Erode His Ability To Govern'Earlier this month, the Funfeder family made their grief public, spurring an international response of worry for their well-being. The 10 orphans and their father are reportedly still living in significant poverty, with little resources for the future and inadequate living conditions. It is not often that the suffering of a particular family is acknowledged publicly by Rav Chaim ...    Full Story »

Senior PA Officials Threaten US Over Embassy Move To Jerusalem

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Senior PA Officials Threaten US Over Embassy Move To JerusalemIt is evident that when it comes to addressing its own interests, the PA (Palestinian Authority) does not walk on eggshells in its dealings with the international community as Israel often must, and the case of relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem is no exception. Senior PA (Palestinian Authority) official Jibril Rajoub announced on Sunday, 24 Teves “In my opinion, the [United ...    Full Story »

Trump Names His Inauguration Day A 'National Day Of Patriotic Devotion'

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Trump Names His Inauguration Day A 'National Day Of Patriotic Devotion'President Trump has officially declared the day of his inauguration a national day of patriotism. Trump's inaugural address on Friday frequently referred to patriotism as the salve that would heal the country's divisions. "When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice," Trump said from the steps of the Capitol after being sworn in as president. Later that ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem City Hall Announces A Strike Beginning On Sunday

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Jerusalem City Hall Announces A Strike Beginning On SundayJerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced on Tuesday, 26 Teves, that there is no alternative to launching a strike beginning on Sunday, 2 Shevat due to the Finance Ministry’s foot-dragging in approving the city’s budget for 2017. Barkat sent a sharply worded letter to Finance Minister Moshe Katsav explaining Israel’s capital is facing a crises which may lead to the fiscal collapse ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Symbolic Bris Milah for Jewish Children Rescued from Arab Villages

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VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Symbolic Bris Milah for Jewish Children Rescued from Arab Villages[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Five Jewish children who were raised in hostile Arab villages and rescued with their mothers by Yad L'Achim participated this week in a moving symbolic Bris Milah at Yad L'Achim's Jerusalem office. Before the ceremony, the children were brought to the home of the Gaon and Mukubal Harav Benayahu Shmueli,shlita, head off the "Nahar Shalom" ...    Full Story »

Toyota to Add 400 Jobs, Sink $600M Into Indiana SUV Factory

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Toyota to Add 400 Jobs, Sink $600M Into Indiana SUV FactoryToyota says it will add 400 jobs and invest $600 million at a Southern Indiana SUV factory. The announcement Tuesday comes just after President Donald Trump met with CEOs of the Detroit automakers to demand that new factories be built in the U.S. Toyota says the investment was planned before the election, and not related to Trump. The company says the jobs will be added in ...    Full Story »

Judge Neil Gorsuch Emerges as Leading Contender for Supreme Court

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Judge Neil Gorsuch Emerges as Leading Contender for Supreme CourtThe following is via ABC News: ABC News has learned that Judge Neil Gorsuch has emerged as the leading contender to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and his nomination is expected as early as next week, according to sources familiar with the ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Allocates Over NIS 5 Million To Alleviate Traffic Congestion On Golda Meir Blvd. To Some Degree

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Jerusalem Allocates Over NIS 5 Million To Alleviate Traffic Congestion On Golda Meir Blvd. To Some DegreeThe Jerusalem Finance Committee has approved over NIS 5 million in funds for repairing and improving Golda Meir Blvd., which runs through Ramot in the hope of alleviating some of the daily traffic jams due to traffic volume. The new plan intends to make a significant difference towards alleviating the daily vehicular traffic jams. Today, one wishing to connect between Begin Highway ...    Full Story »

FBI Reviewed Flynn's Calls With Russian Ambassador But Found Nothing Illicit (1 opinions)

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FBI Reviewed Flynn's Calls With Russian Ambassador But Found Nothing IllicitThe FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn - national security adviser to then-President-elect Donald Trump - but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government, U.S. officials said. The calls were picked up as part of routine electronic ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Obamacare Architect Says We Need To Get Health Care Costs Under Control

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Former White House Office of Management and Budget Advisor Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

No Injuries In A Shooting Attack At Yishuv Ofra Sentry Position

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No Injuries In A Shooting Attack At Yishuv Ofra Sentry Position Hatzalah Yosh in the Binyamin Regional Council area of the Shomron reports shots were fired at the sentry post of Yishuv Ofra. B’chasdei Hashem there were no injuries. The report was confirmed by the IDF spokesman unit. The attacker was apprehended a short time later and a homemade weapon was found inside. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Shlomo Simcha And The Cohen Brothers (Team Cohen) Release Music Video In Support Of Run For Chai

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Shlomo Simcha And The Cohen Brothers (Team Cohen) Release Music Video In Support Of Run For Chai[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Who ever thought that losing weight and getting into shape could be so rewarding and fun? Jewish music superstar and Toronto native, Shlomo Simcha, together with the Cohen brothers, have produced a music video which answers that very question. Through Chai Lifeline Canada’s Team Lifeline initiative, Meir and Moshe Cohen, two entrepreneurial ...    Full Story »

ISIS Suicide Bombers at Brussels Airport 'Targeted US Airline, Hasidic Jews'

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ISIS Suicide Bombers at Brussels Airport 'Targeted US Airline, Hasidic Jews'The following is via Newsweek: The suicide bombers who attacked Brussels airport last year, killing 16 people, were     Full Story »

"Your Network Is Your Net Worth" Networking Guru Duvi Honig To Deliver Keynote At Jewish Business Development Event In Queens

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[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] By Daniel Perez Top business and community leaders will be schmoozing it up next Wednesday night, February 1 at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The event's organizers, a networking group known as Jewish Business Development, will be offering guests not only a gala evening complete with gourmet food, but something far more valuable: The opportunity to grow ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Fmr. Reagan, Bush Aide Ed Rogers On Trump's Pipeline Advances

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Former Reagan and Bush White House aide Ed Rogers on President Trump signing executive orders on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Mamilla Mall In Jerusalem Reports Robberies Are An Almost Daily Occurrence

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Mamilla Mall In Jerusalem Reports Robberies Are An Almost Daily OccurrenceJerusalem’s prestigious Mamilla Mall has been hit with a spree of robberies of late that has mall security officials concerned. According to a MyNet report, in one case, a coat valued at NIS 6,000 was stolen along with a pair of less extensive coats; all taken from the Columbia store. Another store, The North Face, was also targeted, with thieves making off with ski equipment, down ...    Full Story »

EU to Trump: Trade Barriers, Building Walls 'Doomed to Fail' (5 opinions)

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EU to Trump: Trade Barriers, Building Walls 'Doomed to Fail'The European Union trade chief says the trade policies U.S. President Trump has set out are "doomed to fail" and that the world's biggest trading bloc remains committed to open borders and economies. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Tuesday that most countries still share the same vision of open trade and investments. She said that "building a wall is not the answer. ...    Full Story »

Many Anxiously Await Timetable For Moving US Embassy From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem (3 opinions)

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Many Anxiously Await Timetable For Moving US Embassy From Tel Aviv To JerusalemIn his first official press conference since the Trump administration took office, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced on Monday, 25 Teves, that a timetable for moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem has not been set, stating "We're at the very early stages of that decision-making progress." While some were led to believe the move is imminent, others feel that now that ...    Full Story »

Trump Undercuts Bipartisan Effort With Voter Fraud Claim (2 opinions)

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Trump Undercuts Bipartisan Effort With Voter Fraud ClaimEven as President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business leaders to sell his policies, he's still making false claims about election fraud. During a reception with lawmakers at the White House Monday evening, Trump claimed the reason he'd lost the popular vote to his Democratic rival was that 3 million to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally had ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Group Of Lubavitcher Trump Supporters Dance With Alex Jones Of 'InfoWars' At Inauguration (2 opinions)

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Alex Jones dances with a group of Lubavitchers who came to witness Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. Jones is the founder of InfoWars.com.

Trump Says He'll Announce Supreme Court Nominee Next Week (1 opinions)

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Trump Says He'll Announce Supreme Court Nominee Next WeekPresident Donald Trump said Tuesday he will announce a candidate next week to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Trump had said earlier this month he would choose a nominee within two weeks of his inauguration. "We will pick a truly great Supreme Court justice," Trump told reporters who asked about the vacancy as the president signed paperwork to advance construction of the ...    Full Story »

UK Government Loses Brexit Case, Must Consult Parliament (1 opinions)

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UK Government Loses Brexit Case, Must Consult ParliamentBritain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger exit negotiations by the end of March. The 8-3 ruling from the judges forces the government to put a bill before Parliament, giving pro-EU politicians a chance to soften the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Israel Police Begins The Transition To New Generation Glock

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PHOTOS: Israel Police Begins The Transition To New Generation Glock [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Israel Police about a half year ago it was seeking to replace 15,000 handguns used by members of the force. A deal was signed with Glock and hundreds of weapons have already been purchased. A police ...    Full Story »
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NYC Must Hand Over $75 Million In Lawsuit Over Bogus Summonses

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NYC Must Hand Over $75 Million In Lawsuit Over Bogus Summonses New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging police officers issued nearly 1 million legally baseless criminal summonses over several years because they were under pressure to meet quotas. The settlement announced Monday would allow people issued court summonses for offenses such as trespassing, disorderly conduct and urinating in public ...    Full Story »

Israel: Deterrence To Terror Will Be Buried Alongside Um Chiran Terrorist (1 opinions)

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Israel: Deterrence To Terror Will Be Buried Alongside Um Chiran TerroristThe government, acting in line with recommendations from Israel Police, recently announced it would no longer turnover the bodies of terrorists for burial as part of an overall deterrence effort to prevent future attacks. The family of the Bedouin who     Full Story »

An Inside Look at the Chevra in the Yeshiva of Rochester

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An inside look at the chevra in the Yeshiva of Rochester. To see more, visit us at Tiuny.org email us at Tiunyfax@gmail.com or call us  at     Full Story »

PHOTOS: Chai Lifeline Retreat Gives Families Tools For Living with Illness

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PHOTOS: Chai Lifeline Retreat Gives Families Tools For Living with Illness[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] To the casual observer, the fifty families enjoying Shabbos at the beautiful Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park could have at a weekend simcha. There was laughter and conversation, the happy noise of children engaged in any number of activities, and décor and decoration reminiscent of the most up-to-date events. It was only when one looked closely ...    Full Story »

Workers Dismayed by President Trump's Federal Hiring Freeze (2 opinions)

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Workers Dismayed by President Trump's Federal Hiring FreezeFederal worker Greg Guthrie had held out hope after Donald Trump's election to president that his professed advocacy for the American worker would extend to the federal workforce, too. That hope diminished after Trump on Monday issued an executive order implementing a hiring freeze across the federal government, with exceptions only for military, national security or public safety ...    Full Story »

Senate Committee Approves Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's Nominee For Housing Secretary (2 opinions)

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Senate Committee Approves Ben Carson, President Donald Trump's Nominee For Housing SecretaryThe Senate cleared the way on Tuesday for Ben Carson to take the helm of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Senate Banking Committee approved Carson’s nomination, sending it to the floor for final confirmation. President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks need only a simple majority to clear the Senate, which means Carson can be confirmed with only Republican ...    Full Story »

Yesh Din Application Halts Preparing New Venue For Amona

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Yesh Din Application Halts Preparing New Venue For AmonaA temporary injunction has been issued by the High Court of Justice preventing any work to prepare the new venue for Yishuv Amona, which is to be evacuated from its present location as per a High Court order by 8 February 2017. The injunction is the court’s response to a petition filed by the Yesh Din organization which seeks to have the new arrangement canceled. Ironically, ...    Full Story »

Trump to Take Executive Action on Oil Pipelines

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Trump to Take Executive Action on Oil PipelinesPresident Donald Trump is expected to take executive action Tuesday to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. That's according to a person with knowledge of the action. The president is scheduled to sign orders at the White House late Tuesday morning. Former President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in late 2015, declaring it ...    Full Story »

Senate Democrats to Propose $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan (1 opinions)

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Senate Democrats to Propose $1 Trillion Infrastructure PlanSenate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground. Details of the plan provided to The Associated Press include $200 billion for a "vital infrastructure fund." An example of the types of projects that could be ...    Full Story »

Behind Trump's Plan To Move The US Embassy To Jerusalem

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Behind Trump's Plan To Move The US Embassy To JerusalemIsraeli officials are awaiting what could be one of the first announcements from the new Trump administration: a decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Such a move, which Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail, may please many Israelis but anger Palestinians as well as officials in Arab nations, who could see it as directly provocative and a ...    Full Story »

Trump Budget Pick Mulvaney Faces Senate Hearing

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Trump Budget Pick Mulvaney Faces Senate HearingRep. Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's staunchly conservative choice to lead the White House budget office, says the government's "debt is a problem that must be addressed sooner, rather than later." But in remarks prepared for a Tuesday appearance before the Senate Budget Committee, the South Carolina Republican says it's too early to say what steps the new administration will ...    Full Story »


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