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22:52: Red alerts now in the Ashkelon coast area. 22:21: Numerous explosions over Central israel moments ago - indicating successful interceptions by the Iron Dome. 22:16: Red alerts in Gush Dan area (Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak, Petach Tikvah) as well as in Ashdod, Ashkelon and many other areas. 21:47: Chile and Peru have recalled their ambassador from I...

REPORT: Damaging Conversation Between Obama & Netanyahu Is Leaked By Channel 1

REPORT: Damaging Conversation Between Obama & Netanyahu Is Leaked By Channel 1
An alleged conversation between President Obama and PM Netanyahu has been leaked, and is causing quite a stir. According to Channel 1 in Israel which leaked the conversation, the phone call was between President Obama and PM Netanyahu where the President was demanding an immediate ceasefire to IDF operations in Gaza. The conversation, if true, would show a hostile Obama towards Netanyahu and the State Of Israel. Immediately after the report was published, numerous statements were released. A State Dept. Spokesperson said the ...

PHOTOS: Bostoner Rebbe Yerushalayim Visits With IDF Soldiers Serving In Gaza (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Bostoner Rebbe Yerushalayim Visits With IDF Soldiers Serving In Gaza[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On Sunday, Erev Rosh Chodesh Av, the Bostoner Rebbe Shlita went to the visit the soldiers near the battlefront at the army bases of Yiftach and Zikim, just north of Gaza. The Rebbe talked to the soldiers and spoke words of encouragement, singing along with them the song "Ein K'Lokeinu" with a melody he composed. The soldiers were very surprised by this ...    Full Story »

Lakewood: LCSW Gives Tips and Precautions to Protect Your Home While You are Away

Lakewood: LCSW Gives Tips and Precautions to Protect Your Home While You are AwayBein Hazemanim is upon us, a time when many hardworking Lakewood families take a well-deserved break from routine to refresh and invigorate themselves ahead of the new zeman. If you are one of those who will be leaving your home for an extended vacation, make sure to follow proper safety protocol to ensure that your home is not vulnerable to burglars or unwanted visitors. It is ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 22: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 10:52 PM IL] (26 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 22: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 10:52 PM IL]22:52: Red alerts now in the Ashkelon coast area. 22:21: Numerous explosions over Central israel moments ago - indicating successful interceptions by the Iron Dome. 22:16: Red alerts in Gush Dan area (Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak, Petach Tikvah) as well as in Ashdod, Ashkelon and many other areas. 21:47: Chile and Peru have recalled their ambassador from Israel in response to ...    Full Story »

STAR-K's 11th Annual Kashrus Training Program Features NYS Kosher Enforcement Director Rabbi Aaron Metzger

STAR-K's 11th Annual Kashrus Training Program Features NYS Kosher Enforcement Director Rabbi Aaron MetzgerThe Eleventh Annual STAR-K Kashrus Training Program attracted attendees from the Catskill Mountains to Indianapolis, IN. This year, in addition to the STAR-K Kashrus Administrators who delivered presentations on everything from Foodservice Challenges to the Halachic issues of Appliances, Rabbi Aaron Metzger, director of the NY State Kosher Enforcement Bureau, addressed the participants. ...    Full Story »

Arrest Made in the Assault Against an IDF Reservist in Beit Shemesh (5 opinions)

Arrest Made in the Assault Against an IDF Reservist in Beit ShemeshPolice report an arrest has been made in the Monday night assault against an IDF reservist by a chareidi male in Beit Shemesh. A 22-year-old man is in custody, suspected of attacking the soldier and damaging his ...    Full Story »

Obama: Muslims Built the Fabric of our Nation (39 opinions)

Obama: Muslims Built the Fabric of our Nation On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” The comments were made to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims which comes at the end of the month-long ...    Full Story »

Miami Unites for Israel Rally 07/31/2014 (2 opinions)

Miami Unites for Israel Rally 07/31/2014In a collaborative effort to unite ALL of South Florida's communities together at one MASSIVE solidarity event in support of Israel's right to defend itself Miami Unites for Israel was conceptualized & created to orchestrate an unforgettable & moving experience for everyone in attendance. SHARE, LIKE, ATTEND! Make sure to spread the word & Be There !! - To volunteer ...    Full Story »

Governments Seek To Dismiss NYC Tax Challenge (1 opinions)

Governments Seek To Dismiss NYC Tax ChallengeNew York City and the state want the courts to dismiss a challenge to the city's property-tax system. A lawsuit filed in February alleges the city's property tax system discriminates against blacks and Hispanics living in rental buildings. It says the system favors owners of co-ops, condos and single-family homes, where the residents are more likely to be white. According to ...    Full Story »
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Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam'

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam'House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House. Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November’s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote. Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes ...    Full Story »

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Appears in Rome Amid Turmoil

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Appears in Rome Amid TurmoilRome's mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across Rome and ordered them removed. Some of the graffiti referred to the escalating violence in Gaza and included taunts such as "Jews, the end is near." Mayor Ignazio Marino offered his solidarity with Rome's Jewish community and said the graffiti, which appeared near Jewish-owned businesses, was ...    Full Story »

Americans In Debt: 35 Percent Have Unpaid Bills & Facing Debt Collectors

Americans In Debt: 35 Percent Have Unpaid Bills & Facing Debt CollectorsMore than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection ...    Full Story »

US Negotiator Gives No Hard Deadline for Iran Deal

US Negotiator Gives No Hard Deadline for Iran DealThe Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers' approval. The testimony by the State Department's Wendy Sherman ...    Full Story »

Kerry Shrugs off Israeli Criticism (5 opinions)

Kerry Shrugs off Israeli CriticismSecretary of State John Kerry says he's not concerned about widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and will continue to work toward that goal. Kerry said he was convinced that a humanitarian cease-fire followed by negotiations to resolve the underlying causes of the conflict is "more appropriate" than "a tit-for-tat of violence that will ...    Full Story »

MAILBAG: YWN Readers Are 'Most Self Hated Jews In Today's Time' (30 opinions)

MAILBAG: YWN Readers Are 'Most Self Hated Jews In Today's Time'The following is a non-edited letter, published in its entirety, as received by YWN: Hi Gentlemen, just want to let you know that you guys @ YWN are the most self hated jews in todays time... By supporting bloodshed in Palestine (by giving Chizuk to the army to fight enemies which will never end till Mushiach arrives)and young innocent boys being killed for no good reason just for ...    Full Story »

Chareidi MKs Condemn Attack Against a Soldier in Beit Shemesh (7 opinions)

Chareidi MKs Condemn Attack Against a Soldier in Beit ShemeshChareidi MKs expressed anger and outrage over an attack that took place in Beit Shemesh. A chareidi soldier wished to join a minyan for maariv but extremists ousted him from the beis medrash. Shas leader MK Aryeh Deri decried “the extremist elements’ that prohibited a soldier from taking part in tefilos in a shul. He called for dealing with these extremists in the same faction ...    Full Story »

Mr. Ofir Shaar: It is Simply Sad (2 opinions)

Mr. Ofir Shaar: It is Simply SadSpeaking with Channel 2 News on Monday night the eve of 2 Menachem Av, Mr. Ofir Shaar, the father of Gilad HY”D explained “it is simply sad that it takes such painful event like the kidnapping of the three boys to achieve achdus. Why can’t we be this way all the time? I hope the achdus that exists at present continues”. Mr. Shaar explains that while he and his wife have ...    Full Story »

WATCH LIVE NOW: Let's Grow Together With Rabbi Mordechai Weinberger LCSW

WATCH LIVE NOW: Let's Grow Together With Rabbi Mordechai Weinberger LCSWMordechai Weinberger is an experienced therapist for many years, and currently hosts a free phone line of various psychological programs that combine Torah and psychology. To submit your questions which may be asked live on the air, you can call in during the show at 718-683-5858, or text your question to 347-927-8398. You can also submit your question in the comments section ...    Full Story »

86.5 Percent Of Israelis Say 'No' To A Ceasefire In Gaza (3 opinions)

86.5 Percent Of Israelis Say 'No' To A Ceasefire In GazaThe overwhelming majority of Israelis, 86.5% feel that for as long as Hamas tunnels are not all destroyed and the terror organization can fire rockets into Israel, there can be no ceasefire. The poll was taken last weekend to determine the public’s view on the ongoing military operation. 504 people representing a cross-section of the population were questioned. If a ceasefire is ...    Full Story »

Appeals Court Allows Sept. 11 Steel Cross Display

Appeals Court Allows Sept. 11 Steel Cross DisplayA federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge's ruling last year that the decision to include the beam in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum did not advance religion ...    Full Story »

Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel (1 opinions)

Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For IsraelDemocratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. But the House and Senate are at odds over process. Jennifer Hing, a spokeswoman for the House Appropriations Committee, says no money for Israel will be included in a larger spending bill ...    Full Story »

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: MK Zoabi Suspended from Knesset Plenum for Six Months (9 opinions)

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: MK Zoabi Suspended from Knesset Plenum for Six MonthsMK Hanin Zoabi, who refused to refer to Hamas as a terrorist organization, preferring to view the terrorists as “freedom fighters”, has been suspended from the Knesset plenum sessions for six months. The Arab MK, who participated in the Marvi Marmara and is now under investigation for insulting and assaulting police at anti-war protests, has finally been suspended due to the     Full Story »

NYS Gov. Cuomo Says Situation In Israel Is 'Complicated And There's Pain On Both Sides' (4 opinions)

NYS Gov. Cuomo Says Situation In Israel Is 'Complicated And There's Pain On Both Sides'New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Monday that he is weighing a trip to Israel, an excursion that would mark the first international travel of his administration. “I have not yet set a plan to visit, but it’s not out of the question,” Mr. Cuomo said at an unrelated news conference in Buffalo, N.Y. “I have been corresponding with Israeli officials on the current situation ...    Full Story »

'No You Can't President Barak Obama' Rally in Tel Aviv (3 opinions)

 'No You Can't President Barak Obama' Rally in Tel AvivA rally is being held on Tuesday evening 2 Menachem Av at 19:00 opposite the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv at the Azrieli Bridge. The message of participants will be directed at US President Barak Obama, telling him that he cannot tie the hands of the IDF before the military completes its mission in Gaza. Participants will decry the lack of White House support for the IDF and ...    Full Story »

Terrorists Emerged from the Tunnel & Fired a Rocket at the IDF Position (1 opinions)

Terrorists Emerged from the Tunnel & Fired a Rocket at the IDF PositionThe Hamas terrorists emerged from a tunnel and fired a rocket at an IDF position on Monday, Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av. The attack occurred at 19:00. Five to seven terrorists in military uniforms carrying AK-47 assault rifles were also armed with explosives and anti-tank rockets. It is believed the terrorists used an access point to a tunnel that was discovered and closed by the IDF ...    Full Story »

Israel Hits Symbols Of Hamas Power In Gaza War (1 opinions)

Israel Hits Symbols Of Hamas Power In Gaza WarIsrael escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the terrorist group’s control in Gaza. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange overnight and by daybreak, as the conflict entered its fourth week, heavy clouds of dust hovered over the territory. The pounding came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned of a ...    Full Story »
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PLO Offers 24-Hour Truce, Says It Speaks For Hamas

PLO Offers 24-Hour Truce, Says It Speaks For HamasA senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Tuesday that Israel must bear the consequences if it rejects this call. There was no immediate comment from Hamas on the offer. Israeli government spokesman ...    Full Story »

NJ Transit Train Stuck In Tunnel [9:48AM]

NJ Transit Train Stuck In Tunnel [9:48AM]Authorities are trying to remove a New Jersey Transit commuter train that became disabled just outside the Hudson River tunnel in New York City. NJ Transit spokesman William Smith says the Northeast Corridor train was scheduled to arrive at Penn Station at 8:39 a.m. Tuesday when it broke down near 10th Avenue. Smith does not know how many passengers are on the train or what caused ...    Full Story »

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: The 10 IDF Soldiers Killed On Monday HY"D (7 opinions)

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: The 10 IDF Soldiers Killed On Monday HY1.    Sgt. First Class Eliav Eliyahu Chaim Kahlon, 22, of Tzfas 2.    Corporal Midan Maimon Biton, 20, of Netivot 3.    Corporal Niran Cohen, 20, of Tiveria 4.    Staff-Sgt. Adi Briga, 23, of Beit Shikma 5.    Sgt. First Class Moshe Doini, 20, of Jerusalem 6.    Sgt. Daniel Kedmi, 18, of Tzofim 7.    Sgt. Barkai Yishai Schor, 21, from ...    Full Story »

Firebomb Attack against a Shul in Germany

Firebomb Attack against a Shul in GermanyAn unspecified number of firebombs were hurled at a shul in Wuppertal, in Western German during the night, Ynet reports. German police announced that an 18-year-old suspect has been taken into custody. Police are searching for two additional suspects as well. No other details have been reported in the attack. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


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