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Fox News: Deif is Dead- Israeli Intelligence Remains Uncertain (1 opinions)

Fox News: Deif is Dead- Israeli Intelligence Remains Uncertain
A Fox News report stating that the chief of Hamas’ military wing, Mohammed Deif, was killed when the Israel Air Force bombed his family’s five story building is going viral. However in Israel, the report is viewed another unconfirmed report even coming from a source as reliable as Fox. It is confirmed that Deif’s wife and daughter were killed, as was confirmed by Hamas. Officials in Gaza and Hamas Radio on Wednesday 24 Menachem Av report that Mohammed Deif was not in the home when it was targeted with a number of bunker busting ...

Christie: News Outlets Making 'Spectacle' Of Ferguson

Christie: News Outlets Making 'Spectacle' Of FergusonNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it’s too soon to draw conclusions about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and criticized other politicians who have weighed in. Christie was asked at a town hall meeting Tuesday about the militarization of police in New Jersey in light of protests in Missouri following the shooting death of an unarmed teen. Christie, a potential 2016 ...    Full Story »

Rick Santorum Kicks Off a Solidarity Mission to Israel

Rick Santorum Kicks Off a Solidarity Mission to IsraelFormer senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum began a 3-day trip to Israel on Monday 22 Menachem Av. Among the purposes of the trip, according to his Conservative group ‘Patriot Voices,’ is “to show solidarity with the State of Israel – with her courageous people and leaders… and to reaffirm the moral and strategic imperative of maintaining a strong, close, ...    Full Story »

British Fighter Appears to Have Role in Beheading

British Fighter Appears to Have Role in BeheadingThe black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the man in the video with Foley ...    Full Story »

Texas' Perry Smiles For Mug Shot, Gets Ice Cream

Texas' Perry Smiles For Mug Shot, Gets Ice CreamRepublican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. That's how the possible 2016 presidential candidate greeted his booking on criminal charges of abuse of power. But what's next for the longest-serving governor in Texas history isn't so glib: Perry's high-powered and pricey legal team will ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Yankee Star CC Sabathia Hits Home Run At Camp Simcha (6 opinions)

PHOTOS: Yankee Star CC Sabathia Hits Home Run At Camp Simcha[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The children of Camp Simcha know what it’s like to be on the disabled list. Perhaps that’s why they and CC Sabathia, starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, developed an instant connection when the major league star visited the camp on Tuesday. Sabathia’s arrival was heralded by the lights and sirens of his police honor guard. But the sirens ...    Full Story »

Israeli-US Relations Tested Once Again in Gaza War (3 opinions)

Israeli-US Relations Tested Once Again in Gaza WarWhen Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States. A recent American decision to hold back on the delivery of advanced Hellfire missiles offered dramatic manifestation of a relationship that appears to be deteriorating in large part due to strained ...    Full Story »
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ROCKET ATTACKS FROM GAZA CONTINUE [UPDATED 6:58 PM IL] (28 opinions)

ROCKET ATTACKS FROM GAZA CONTINUE  [UPDATED 6:58 PM IL]18:58: B’chasdei Hashem there are no reports of injuries in the last wave of rocket fire to southern areas, the Shvelah, and Gush Dan. 18:56: Two rockets were intercepted over Kiryat Ono, B’chasdei Hashem without fatalities or injuries. 18:50: One interception in the Petach Tikvah area and a second elsewhere over Gush Dan. Explosions are heard in Tel Aviv. 18:48: Sires in ...    Full Story »

Many Communities Still Mistrust Police (1 opinions)

Many Communities Still Mistrust PoliceFor one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson suddenly gave way to peaceful demonstrations. A day later, Ferguson police, under pressure to disclose Wilson's name, also revealed that Brown was suspected of stealing ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: BP Adams Marches For Religious Unity With Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Leaders At Gathering In Crown Heights (3 opinions)

Brooklyn: BP Adams Marches For Religious Unity With Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Leaders At Gathering In Crown HeightsYesterday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams led an interfaith gathering between leaders of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities as a gesture of spiritual solidarity in light of recent religiously-motivated assaults on Brooklyn residents. Standing with Assembly Members Dov Hikind and Karim Camara, Public Advocate Letitia James, Council Members Laurie Cumbo and Mathieu ...    Full Story »

Petira Of HaRav Gershon Yankelewitz ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva At YU, Talmid Of The Chofetz Chaim & The Mir (13 opinions)

Petira Of HaRav Gershon Yankelewitz ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva At YU, Talmid Of The Chofetz Chaim & The MirYeshiva University and its affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) are saddened by the loss of longtime senior Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Gershon Yankelewitz, who passed away on August 19. “Rabbi Yankelewitz by his nature and learning so represented both our history and our destiny,” said YU President Richard M. Joel. “For over half a century he taught his students ...    Full Story »

NYC Took Quick Precautions After in-Custody Death (3 opinions)

NYC Took Quick Precautions After in-Custody DeathThe police killings of two unarmed black men came barely three weeks apart, generating immediate — and potentially volatile — outrage. But compared to the violent aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, the fallout from the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York now seems notable for what's been absent: no guns pointed at raging protestors, no billows of ...    Full Story »

Movie Theater to Open in the Mamilla area of Yerushalayim on Shabbos (9 opinions)

Movie Theater to Open in the Mamilla area of Yerushalayim on ShabbosThe Orlando Cinema chain is planning to open a small movie theater in Beit Shmuel, near Mamilla in Yerushalayim. According to a Kikar Shabbos report, the theater will be open on Shabbos and it is likely to be the next battleground for shmiras Shabbos in the capital. Orlando currently operates branches in Tel Aviv and other areas. Kikar reports “chareidi elements” have announced ...    Full Story »

Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue Target

Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue TargetAn "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax. The tax agency, however, doesn't have adequate tools to identify which companies owe ...    Full Story »

Many Shuls in S. Israel Applied for Fortification

Many Shuls in S. Israel Applied for FortificationNo less than 175 shuls in southern Israel have filed requests for fortification in light of statements from Deputy Minister of Religious Services Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, who announced additional funding will be available for such projects. Forty-one of the requests came from shuls in Ashdod, thirty-four from Kiryat Malachi, nineteen from Sderot and fourteen in the Eshkol Regional Council ...    Full Story »

Israel Tries To Assasinate Arch-Terrorist Mohammed Deif - Again (9 opinions)

Israel Tries To Assasinate Arch-Terrorist Mohammed Deif - AgainThree people — two women and a 2-year-old girl — were killed in an airstrike on a house in Gaza City, Palestinian medical official Ashraf al-Kidra says. The target of the airstrike isn’t immediately known. However, in Cairo, Moussa Abu Marzouk, a senior Hamas leader, says the dead included the wife and a child of Mohammed Deif, the Islamic terror group’s elusive military ...    Full Story »

US Home Construction Jumps 15.7 Percent in July

US Home Construction Jumps 15.7 Percent in JulyU.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 ...    Full Story »

Rocket Fire Resumes: Over 50 Rockets were Fired - The IDF Attacks in Gaza (2 opinions)

Rocket Fire Resumes: Over 50 Rockets were Fired - The IDF Attacks in GazaHamas has resumed the warfare against Israel, firing heavy barrages of rockets from Gaza. In one case, debris from the Iron Dome struck a vehicle in Tel Aviv, causing it to go up in flames. · Rockets were fired towards Gush Dan, the Shvelah, Yerushalayim and the south. · Rockets were intercepted over Rishon L’Tzion and Tel Aviv. · The air force is striking targets in ...    Full Story »

Sheetrit Reveals Shas Deal that Led to Rivlin's Election (1 opinions)

Sheetrit Reveals Shas Deal that Led to Rivlin's ElectionMeir Sheetrit, who lost a bid to become the next president in the race against Reuven Rivlin, reveals a deal involving Shas led to Rivlin’s victory. According to Sheetrit, Rivlin promised to work to shut stores on Shabbos, earning Shas’ support in the election. Sheetrit made the announcement in an interview on Channel 10. He stated that during the break between the first vote and ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: Amidst Grief and Tears, Gratitude

Op-Ed: Amidst Grief and Tears, Gratitude[By Rabbi Abe Friedman] The last 36 hours have been exceptionally trying for the Jewish community as word came of two separate situations, each one of which could qualify as are every parent’s worst nightmare. Almost simultaneously we heard of     Full Story »

House Democrats' Campaign Arm Has $57M Banked

House Democrats' Campaign Arm Has $57M BankedHouse Democrats' uphill effort to oust Republicans from their majority is sitting on a $56.7 million pile of cash heading into what is shaping up to be a costly fall election season, campaign officials said Monday. House Republicans again lagged in fundraising but reported $47.5 million saved and ready for ads. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported raising $11.5 ...    Full Story »

Holder Brings His Civil Rights Push to Ferguson (1 opinions)

Holder Brings His Civil Rights Push to FergusonEric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story. As he increasingly pushes his Justice Department to protect voting rights and end unfair prison sentences and police brutality, Holder has drawn on personal history to make the case that the nation has much work to do to achieve justice for ...    Full Story »

Islamic State Says Beheads U.S. Journalist; Warns Obama That Another Missing U.S. Journalist Is Next (5 opinions)

Islamic State Says Beheads U.S. Journalist; Warns Obama That Another Missing U.S. Journalist Is NextJournalist James Foley, who was reportedly kidnapped in Syria in 2012, has been beheaded, a graphic video released by supposed Islamic State militants purports to show. The video appears to show Foley kneeling beside a man dressed in all black. It begins with a speech by President Obama announcing the U.S. military would begin targeted airstrikes against the Islamic State, the group ...    Full Story »

Astorino Unveils Jobs Plan In NY Governor Race (1 opinions)

Astorino Unveils Jobs Plan In NY Governor RaceRepublican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino says New York can spur jobs and economic activity by cutting taxes and regulations, permitting hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and promoting agriculture and high-tech start-ups. The candidate released a job plan Tuesday during a campaign stop in Binghamton. He says high taxes, burdensome regulations and outdated economic policies are ...    Full Story »

US Blames Hamas For Gaza Truce Collapse (2 opinions)

US Blames Hamas For Gaza Truce CollapseThe United States blamed rocket fire from Gaza for a breakdown in indirect talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities on a durable ceasefire Tuesday, and said Hamas bore responsibility. “Hamas has security responsibility for Gaza… Rocket fire came from Gaza,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, blaming the Palestinian Islamist group for renewed fighting. (AP)

MORE TROUBLE: St. Louis Police Officers Kill Suspect With Knife 4 Miles From Ferguson (5 opinions)

MORE TROUBLE: St. Louis Police Officers Kill Suspect With Knife 4 Miles From FergusonSt. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday to a store where the man was reported to have stolen energy drinks and a pastry. Dotson says the man was acting erratically and told responding officers to “shoot me now, kill me now.” He says officers ...    Full Story »

Egyptian Cease-Fire Efforts Collapse After Hamas Fires Rockets Prompting Israel To Recalls Team In Cairo

Egyptian Cease-Fire Efforts Collapse After Hamas Fires Rockets Prompting Israel To Recalls Team In CairoEgyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian terrorists firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across Gaza . The burst of violence erupted in the hours before a temporary truce was set to expire. It left the Egyptian mediation efforts in tatters, and raised the likelihood ...    Full Story »
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NJ: Meadowlands Proposal Includes Casinos, Hotels

NJ: Meadowlands Proposal Includes Casinos, HotelsCasinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands. That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district. Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City. He and others say the upside is huge, given the ...    Full Story »

New NYC Ad Campaign: Eat Your Vegetables (1 opinions)

New NYC Ad Campaign: Eat Your VegetablesNew York City's Health Department is urging snackers to reach for a carrot — not a candy bar. A city ad campaign announced Tuesday will remind New Yorkers to pack fruits and vegetables "instead of less healthy options." The campaign called "Take Me With You" will appear at bus stops, check-cashing centers and other locations around the city. Health Commissioner Dr. Mary ...    Full Story »

New Report Warns Of Anti-Aircraft Weapons In Syria

New Report Warns Of Anti-Aircraft Weapons In SyriaArmed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international research group. It cites the risk that the missiles could be smuggled out of Syria by terrorists. The report was released just hours after the ...    Full Story »

US Blacklists Gaza-Based Terrorist Group

US Blacklists Gaza-Based Terrorist GroupThe Obama administration has placed a Gaza-based extremist group on several terrorism blacklists, freezing any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions and barring Americans from transactions with it. The departments of State and Treasury announced Tuesday they had designated the group (Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem) a "foreign terrorist organization" as well ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Obama On Ferguson: Time To Listen, Not Just Shout (3 opinions)

Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police. During a brief pause in his summer vacation, Obama expressed sympathy for the "passions and anger" sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but said giving in to that anger through looting and attacks on police only stirs tensions and leads to further chaos. He said overcoming the mistrust endemic between many communities and their local police would require Americans to "listen and not just shout." "That's how we're going to move forward together, by trying to unite each other and understand each other and not simply divide ourselves from one another," Obama told reporters at the White House. Obama said Attorney General Eric Holder would travel to Ferguson this week to meet with FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into Brown's death. He said he also had told Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon he wanted to ensure the use the National Guard in help calm tensions in Ferguson must be limited in scope, and said he would be monitoring that operation in the coming days to see whether the guard's involvement was helping or hurting. Obama also weighed in for the first time publicly on the militarization of some local police departments, saying it probably would be useful to examine how federal grant dollars had been used to allow local police to purchase military-style equipment, an issue that's come to the forefront amid the violent protests in Ferguson. Obama said the distinction between the military and domestic law enforcement was one of the great things about America. Appearing in the White House briefing room in a dress shirt but no tie, Obama also spoke for the first time to the racial tensions and grievances perceived by African-Americans in Ferguson. In previous comments about the situation, Obama had avoided talking directly about race, wary of rushing to judgment or further inflaming the situation. Weighing his words carefully, Obama said it was clear that disparities in how blacks and whites are treated and sentenced must be addressed, calling for more safeguards and training to prevent missteps. At the same time, he acknowledged the difficult situation that police officers sometimes face. "There are young black men that commit crime. We can argue about why that happened — because the poverty they were born into or the school systems that failed them or what have you— but if they commit a crime, then they need to be prosecuted," Obama said. "Because every community has an interest in public safety." Obama's remarks on the crisis were the first since the situation in Ferguson escalated over the weekend, with Nixon, the Missouri governor, ordering a midnight curfew for Ferguson and ordering the National Guard to help restore order. Nixon lifted that curfew on Monday, but tensions remained high the morning after police once again deployed tear gas in response to what they said were reports of gunfire, looting and vandalism by protesters. The ongoing confrontation, with military-style vehicles rolling through suburban streets, has left citizens across the country wondering how such a war-like scene could play out in America's heartland. Shortly before speaking to reporters Monday, Obama received an update from top advisers including Holder and White House Counsel Neil Eggleston. Obama has asked the Justice Department and FBI to investigate Brown's death, and Holder over the weekend ordered a federal medical examiner to perform a third autopsy on Brown. Obama weighed in on the crisis during a brief break in his annual summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard, where the president was spending two weeks with his family while juggling multiple crises in the U.S. and overseas. Obama returned to the White House late Monday and planned to return to the Massachusetts island on Tuesday. His brief return to Washington had been announced by the White House before the standoff in Ferguson began. Brown was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, a predominantly black community that long has been at odds with the mostly white police department. Results of an independent autopsy released Monday by Brown's family determined that Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. (AP)

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