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The Demolition of Beit Dreinoff in Beit El is Underway

The Demolition of Beit Dreinoff in Beit El is Underway
Following the Supreme Court ruling earlier today, Wednesday, 13 Menachem Av, the demolition of Beit Dreinoff in the Shomron local municipality has begun. The ruling announced by the court was a last effort by the government to prevent implementation of the court’s ruling, that the complex must be razed by 31 July 2015 after the court ruled the neighborhood was built illegally, on Arab-owned land. The last day in Beit El has been a somber one that included numerous rounds of confrontation between youths and police. A number of arrests were ...

High Court Does Not Show Mercy - Beit Dreinoff Must be Razed [UPDATED 11:32 IL]

High Court Does Not Show Mercy - Beit Dreinoff Must be Razed [UPDATED 11:32 IL]The Supreme Court earlier on Wednesday, 13 Menachem Av, announced its verdict regarding the government’s attempt to save Beit Dreinoff in Beit El from destruction. The court ruled the demolition of 24 homes must take place by the end of July as per its earlier verdict. That means the buildings must be razed by midnight Thursday night. Beit El was the scene of violence throughout ...    Full Story »

Full Statement From Jonathan Pollard's Attorneys

Full Statement From Jonathan Pollard's AttorneysThe U.S. Parole Commission has issued a Notice of Action granting parole to our pro bono client Jonathan J. Pollard. Mr. Pollard is scheduled to be released on parole November 21, 2015. He has been in prison since November 21, 1985. We are grateful and delighted that our client will soon be released. The decision to grant parole was made unanimously by the three members of the ...    Full Story »

Health Care Spending To Accelerate, US Report Says

Health Care Spending To Accelerate, US Report SaysThe nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over. Spending on health care will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, underscoring a coming challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers, businesses and individual Americans. A combination of expanded insurance coverage under ...    Full Story »

Conservative Pushes Symbolic Effort Against Boehner

Conservative Pushes Symbolic Effort Against BoehnerA conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position as the top House leader. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina on Tuesday filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step. The proposal was referred to a committee stocked with leadership ...    Full Story »

Kerry Implores Congress To Back Iran Nuclear Deal (1 opinions)

Kerry Implores Congress To Back Iran Nuclear DealSecretary of State John Kerry warned skeptical lawmakers not to nix the contentious nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that it includes strict inspections and other safeguards to deter cheating by Tehran. "If Congress does not support the deal, we would see this deal die — with no other options," Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday as he testified for the ...    Full Story »

'I Am An American' Says Man Who Tried To Join ISIS

'I Am An American' Says Man Who Tried To Join ISISA Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American." Leon Nathan Davis III of Augusta was sentenced to 15 years, the maximum punishment allowed. A pale, bearded man with a Southern accent, the 38-year-old Davis pleaded ...    Full Story »

The Chassidim Appear Willing to Agree to Government Savings Plan for Children

The Chassidim Appear Willing to Agree to Government Savings Plan for ChildrenIt now appears that Yahadut Hatorah, which boasted the return of higher monthly child payment allowances, will agree to the treasury plan that will result in less money in mom and dad’s account monthly. The plan that the treasury is willing to accept entails a NIS 170 allowance per child every month, but parents will only see NIS 120 as the remaining NIS 50 will be placed in a bank ...    Full Story »

Jewish Democrat Says He Will Support Iran Deal (4 opinions)

Jewish Democrat Says He Will Support Iran DealOne of the most prominent Jewish Democrats in the House says he's backing the Iran nuclear deal, a major gain for the Obama administration in its quest for support. Seventeen-term Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan said in a statement that the accord "offers the best option to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon." Levin said he believes that Israel, the Middle East and the ...    Full Story »

Violent Confrontations between Police and Civilians in Beit El

Violent Confrontations between Police and Civilians in Beit ElThe scene in Beit El on Tuesday evening 12 Menachem Av was a violent one as hundreds of residents and supporters were involved in violent confrontations with police. Residents blocked roads and set trash bins ablaze as police in riot gear moved in with brutality, reminiscent of the violent seen during the expulsion of Jews from Amona near Ofra, just a few kilometers away. It appears ...    Full Story »

All New Jersey Troopers Getting Body Cameras Under New Policy

All New Jersey Troopers Getting Body Cameras Under New PolicyNew Jersey plans to put body cameras on all state troopers who work in the field and is issuing guidelines on how local police forces statewide should use the devices. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, who outlined the plans Tuesday, also announced $2.5 million in state funding to help local police departments buy body cameras. "The way to maintain mutual respect and trust ...    Full Story »

UK High Court Ruling: Coroners Must Send Bodies For Scans Rather Than Autopsies If Religion Demands

UK High Court Ruling: Coroners Must Send Bodies For Scans Rather Than Autopsies If Religion DemandsThe following is via the Independent UK: Coroners must send bodies for scans or blood tests rather than carry out invasive autopsies if the deceased's religion demands the corpse must ...    Full Story »

The ADL Welcomes the Sentencing of Vandals of the Bilingual School in Jerusalem

The ADL Welcomes the Sentencing of Vandals of the Bilingual School in JerusalemThe Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the sentencing of two Israeli youths who had torched the Hand-in-Hand bi-lingual Hebrew-Arabic school in Jerusalem and spray painted it with hate graffiti in November 2014. The ...    Full Story »

Statement of Agudath Israel Regarding Parole of Jonathan J. Pollard

Statement of Agudath Israel Regarding Parole of Jonathan J. PollardWith much joy and gratitude to Hashem, Agudath Israel of America warmly welcomes the announcement that Jonathan Pollard will be released on parole November 21, 2015. Agudath Israel has advocated over the course of decades for Mr. Pollard's release, both on legal and humanitarian grounds. His freedom is long overdue. We understand that Mr. Pollard wishes to move to Israel and ...    Full Story »

Israel: Additional Attacks Against Tel Regev Cemetery

Israel: Additional Attacks Against Tel Regev CemeterySecurity guards at the Tel Regev cemetery in northern Israel were attacked for a second time in ten days. One person affiliated with the cemetery feels the attacks are the result of a tender to provide security for the cemetery. The most recent attack took place between Monday night and Tuesday, 12 Menachem Av when the sentry booth at the entrance to the cemetery was targeted and an ...    Full Story »

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Elegant & Everyday Paper Good 15% Off at Papergoods.com[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] 15% off @ papergoods.com - Elegant & Everyday Paper Goods, Silver-LikeCutlery, High End Dinnerware, Aluminum Pans & Much More They offer FAST, FREE SHIPPING (Tri-state 1-2 business days) on all orders above $59, ALWAYS! They have an exclusive offer for YW readers: Use coupon code YWNOW* to receive 15% off your entire order! Papergoods.com is proud to ...    Full Story »

Amazing Clip about the Ateres Shlomo Torah Network

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] An amazing clip about the Ateres Shlomo Torah network headed by Harav Shalom ber Sorotzokin. The clip was produced in honor of today's chankaus habais of the new yeshiva in Bnei Brak.

Tragedy is Brewing in Elad - Over 100 Girls are Without Schools for 5776 (7 opinions)

Tragedy is Brewing in Elad - Over 100 Girls are Without Schools for 5776Many who remained silent while chareidi schools discriminated against Sephardi girls now find themselves in the discrimination boat in Elad, as some 100 girls, all from chareidi families, find themselves without a school for 5776 because their parents work. There are basically two seminaries in Elad, Zluznik and Ladaas Chachma, and today, with about a month to the start of the new ...    Full Story »

NATO Proclaims 'Strong Solidarity' With Turkey Against ISIS (1 opinions)

NATO Proclaims 'Strong Solidarity' With Turkey Against ISISNATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a NATO official said. "The security of the alliance is indivisible," ambassadors from all 28 NATO nations declared in a joint statement after the meeting, which had been called to assess the ...    Full Story »

Rabbonim and Politicians Participate in the Bar Mitzvah of a Son of Eli Yishai (1 opinions)

Rabbonim and Politicians Participate in the Bar Mitzvah of a Son of Eli YishaiYachad party leader Eli Yishai may have dropped from the political circuit for the time being but he is not forgotten. On Monday night the eve of 12 Menachem Av his son Ovadia had his bar mitzvah seuda, which was attended by prominent rabbonim, senior cabinet ministers and askanim. The event was held in Nof Yerushalayim in Bayit Vegan. Among the notables who came to wish him and the ...    Full Story »

NTSB: Co-Pilot Of Spaceship Unlocked Braking System Early

NTSB: Co-Pilot Of Spaceship Unlocked Braking System EarlyFederal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the resulting aerodynamic forces caused the brakes to actually be applied without any further action by the crew. ...    Full Story »

More than 200 Immigrants from France Arrived in Israel Aboard Special Aliyah Flight

More than 200 Immigrants from France Arrived in Israel Aboard Special Aliyah FlightThe wave of French immigration to Israel continues: More than 200 French Jews, half of whom are children, arrived in Israel on Monday night 11 Menachem Av aboard a special aliyah flight organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah & Immigrant Absorption. The current wave of aliyah from France comes following cooperative efforts by the Ministry of Aliyah ...    Full Story »

Two STAR-K Kashrus Training Seminars Draw Participants from Toronto to Deerfield Beach

Two STAR-K Kashrus Training Seminars Draw Participants from Toronto to Deerfield BeachIf you place food on a crock pot that is on a timer for Shabbos, is it considered bishul Yisroel? Beyond the food, what obligations does a Kashrus agency have in a facility, e.g., the attire of the wait staff, the type of entertainment and music played, etc.? What is the criterion for Kashrus agencies to decide whether or not to certify an establishment that has just lost its ...    Full Story »

Two Detainees in Church Arson Case Released from Custody

Two Detainees in Church Arson Case Released from CustodyOn Sunday, 10 Menachem Av the Nazareth Magistrate Court released two youths who were detained on suspicion of involvement with the arson incident at a church near Tiveria. The youths, who deny all connection to ...    Full Story »

Jonathan Pollard to be Paroled in November (10 opinions)

Jonathan Pollard to be Paroled in NovemberAttorneys for Jonathan Pollard, who has served nearly 30 years in prison for spying for Israel, said Tuesday the U.S. has granted him parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, an American, was arrested in November 1985 as he tried unsuccessfully to gain asylum in Israel's Washington embassy in a sensational espionage case that captivated public attention and stoked ...    Full Story »

Officials: Iran May Take Own Samples at Alleged Nuclear Site (3 opinions)

Officials: Iran May Take Own Samples at Alleged Nuclear SiteIran wants its own officials to take soil samples at a site where it is alleged to have experimented with ways to detonate a nuclear weapon, and the U.N. agency probing the suspicions may agree provided it is allowed to monitor the process, two officials told The Associated Press Tuesday. The investigation by the International Atomic Energy Agency is part of the overarching nuclear ...    Full Story »
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Update on Teen with Leukemia Refusing Chemo in Rambam Hospital (2 opinions)

Update on Teen with Leukemia Refusing Chemo in Rambam HospitalRegarding the 16-year-old chareidi teen with leukemia refusing chemotherapy, the rabbonim, askanim and government officials working to assist had a busy day on Monday, 11 Menachem Av. During the ...    Full Story »

Shabbos Nachamu Special Sales Event in the Catskills

Shabbos Nachamu Special Sales Event in the Catskills[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Jerusalem comes to the bungalows! Join Israel Schmidt, sales representative, on Sunday, Aug 2 at the Raleigh Hotel & Resort in South Fallsburg for a one-time special sales event for Jerusalem Heights – the most successful project in Jerusalem “We’re coming to the bungalows to share with you an opportunity that you must not miss out on,” said ...    Full Story »

Yartzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska to be observed on 14 AV throughout the World (1 opinions)

Yartzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska to be observed on 14 AV throughout the WorldOn Wednesday evening, Parshas V'eschanon, the night preceding 14 AV the the current Liska Rebbe, HaRav Tzvi Hersh Friedlander SHLITA, will commemorate the 142th yartzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska who was known throughout Hungary as the Ach Pri Tevuah, the tile of his sefer on Torah. Yartzeit Seudah will be taking place Wednesday evening, preceding 14 Av/July 29 at the Liska Bais ...    Full Story »

Feds Seek Meeting With Christie, Cuomo Over Rail Tunnels (1 opinions)

Feds Seek Meeting With Christie, Cuomo Over Rail TunnelsThe U.S. transportation secretary wants to meet with the governors of New Jersey and New York to discuss stalled plans for new Hudson River rail tunnels. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a letter Monday to Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York urging them to meet with him in the next two weeks to put together a strategy for building new ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Accuses DM Ya'alon of Failing to Keep to his Word (1 opinions)

Bayit Yehudi Accuses DM Ya'alon of Failing to Keep to his WordThe mayor of Beit El during the night received a text from Justice Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Ayelet Shaked stating Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stated the buildings in the community known as Beit Dreinoff would not be destroyed until hearing from the Supreme Court regarding a government effort to prevent destroying the homes. Shaked received a message from the mayor at 4 AM Tuesday ...    Full Story »

Israel Health Ministry Alert Ahead of Upcoming Heatwave

Israel Health Ministry Alert Ahead of Upcoming HeatwaveThe Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 12 Menachem Av, released a heat-wave alert with a special warning for residents with chronic respiratory and pulmonary illnesses as well as cardiac patients as the heat stress during the heat wave will be dangerously high. The alert begins on Thursday, 14 Menachem Av (30 July) to 20 Menachem Av (5 August). According to the alert, based on the weather ...    Full Story »

Clinton, Democratic Hopefuls To Address DNC Members (1 opinions)

Clinton, Democratic Hopefuls To Address DNC MembersThe Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month. Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb will speak at the DNC summer meeting in Minneapolis on Aug. ...    Full Story »

Likud Would be Pleased to Unload the Bayit Yehudi Party (2 opinions)

Likud Would be Pleased to Unload the Bayit Yehudi PartyAs police arrived in Beit El on Tuesday morning 12 Menachem Av in advance of razing buildings in compliance with a Supreme Court order, voices were heard from the Bayit Yehudi party that permitting such an act may ...    Full Story »

Snow Piles From Record-Breaking Buffalo Storm Still Melting

Snow Piles From Record-Breaking Buffalo Storm Still MeltingIt's almost August, but don't tell that to the dirt-covered snow that still hasn't completely melted since being dumped at a defunct Buffalo railroad station after last November's record-breaking storm. WGRZ-TV reports that two snow piles nearly 10 feet high in some spots are still melting in vacant lots at the Central Terminal on the city's east side. City crews dumped snow in ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu: We Oppose the Demolition of Homes in Beit El (2 opinions)

PM Netanyahu: We Oppose the Demolition of Homes in Beit ElShortly after police moved into position in Beit El on Tuesday morning 12 Menachem Av, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a message explaining the cabinet is opposed to the demolition of the homes, adding it ...    Full Story »

NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty In Escape of Two Killers (2 opinions)

NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty In Escape of Two KillersA New York prison employee has pleaded guilty to helping two killers escape last month. Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6. Matt was shot and killed three weeks later. Sweat was captured and sent to another prison. Mitchell admitted providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a ...    Full Story »

Suspect Arrested By NYPD After Escaping From Police Precinct

Suspect Arrested By NYPD After Escaping From Police PrecinctPolice say a drug suspect who escaped from a New York City police station last week has been recaptured. Arthur Collins was arrested Monday and charged with escaping jail. Police say the 57-year-old took off from a stationhouse in Harlem Friday evening. He had been arrested earlier in the day after officers found him in a Madison Avenue apartment building without ...    Full Story »

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Huge Artscroll Sale in time for Shabbos Nachamu![COMMUNICATED CONTENT Artscroll titles on major discount now! Don't Miss the NEW Artscroll MIKRAOS GEDOLOS just released!!     Full Story »


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