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Arab MK Zoabi: Israel is Worse than ISIS

Arab MK Zoabi: Israel is Worse than ISIS
Arab MK Hanin Zoabi, who participated in the Marvi Marmara flotilla and equated Israeli soldiers with Nazis is in the news again. This time, the Israeli parliamentarian announced Israel is worse than ISIS. Needless to say her remarks were met with a harsh response from the Israeli political community. The Balad party MK explained that while ISIS murders a single person with a knife, the IDF kills dozens by simply pressing a button, referring to the bombing of terrorist objectives in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. Zoabi made her ...

White House: Nazis Shouldn't Get Social Security

White House: Nazis Shouldn't Get Social SecurityFormer Nazis should not be collecting Social Security benefits as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards forced out of the U.S. "Our position is we don't believe these individuals should be getting these benefits," White House spokesman ...    Full Story »

Cuomo: Washington Should Consider Ebola Travel Ban

Cuomo: Washington Should Consider Ebola Travel BanNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying the federal government "should seriously consider" a ban on flights traveling to New York from three West African nations plagued by Ebola. Cuomo, a Democrat up for re-election next month, said Monday it was "not in his job description" to make decisions about closing airports. He also noted that the Port Authority of New York and New ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor: Sandy Home-Repair Effort Working Better

NYC Mayor: Sandy Home-Repair Effort Working BetterNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a program to help city homeowners with Superstorm Sandy home-repair efforts has made progress following his administration's overhaul. De Blasio said Monday that there have been 727 construction starts and 878 reimbursement checks through the Build it Back program so far this year. That's compared to none at the start of the year, when he took ...    Full Story »
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NY Ballot Question Divides Government Watchdogs

NY Ballot Question Divides Government WatchdogsNew York voters will face a ballot question next month that, if approved, would create a commission to oversee redrawing the state's political map — a process that has long been criticized for being controlled by politics. The proposed commission sounds like the kind of reform that would please good-government groups like Common Cause and Citizens Union. But instead, the two ...    Full Story »

Additional Rabbonim Drop Out of Jerusalem Rabbinate Race

Additional Rabbonim Drop Out of Jerusalem Rabbinate Race The list of candidates in the Tuesday afternoon election for new chief rabbis of Yerushalayim continues to shrink as additional rabbonim drop out of the race. The first rav to drop out was Rabbi Yehuda Rosenthal. He dropped out days after registering, leaving many wondering why he entered the race to begin with. Rabbi Avraham Chanoch Kutnier and Rabbi Moshe Maimon have also pulled ...    Full Story »

Nothing Like A Day At Home For Unpopular President

Nothing Like A Day At Home For Unpopular PresidentThey say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply. Across the country, far more Americans say they disapprove of the president than approve. Democratic candidates in tough races are practically begging Obama to stay away this year. But this is Chicago, where support for the town's favorite son still runs high. Throngs of ...    Full Story »

Is the IDF Lying About False Alarms in S. Israel?

Is the IDF Lying About False Alarms in S. Israel?Sirens sounded in an Eshkol Regional Council community of southern Israel on Monday 26 Tishrei. Sirens sounded in a number of communities in the south on Sunday. The IDF reported in all cases the sirens were a false alarm triggered by malfunction or over sensitive sensors. Major (reserves) Ran Levy however insists this is not so and that rockets were indeed fired in some case. Levy ...    Full Story »

Even If Their Party Wins US Senate, Some Republican Governors Say Obamacare Repeal Is Unlikely

Even If Their Party Wins US Senate, Some Republican Governors Say Obamacare Repeal Is UnlikelyWhile Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant ...    Full Story »

Deri Joins Livni in their Opposition to Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Deri Joins Livni in their Opposition to Rabbi Shmuel EliyahuShas leader Aryeh Deri and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni are actively opposing the candidacy of Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate race. Livni insists the rabbi is racist and his candidacy should be disqualified, referring to the rav’s policy opposing the rental or sale of Jewish properties in Tzfas to Arabs. Livni stated that electing Rabbi Eliyahu to a chief rabbi ...    Full Story »

US Lawmaker Demands Probe Of Nazi Benefit Payments

US Lawmaker Demands Probe Of Nazi Benefit PaymentsA senior House Democrat is demanding an immediate investigation following an Associated Press report that suspected Nazi war criminals and former SS guards received millions of dollars in American Social Security benefits. Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York requested the inquiry in letters sent Monday to the inspectors general at the Justice Department and Social Security ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Address the 'From Xenophobia to Accepting the Other' Conference

President Rivlin Address the 'From Xenophobia to Accepting the Other' ConferencePresident Reuven Rivlin addressed the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at a special conference on "From Xenophobia to Accepting the Other". "The tension between Jews and Arabs within the State of Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low. The epidemic of violence is not limited to one sector or another, it permeates ...    Full Story »

US Agency Warns Car Owners to Get Air Bags Fixed

US Agency Warns Car Owners to Get Air Bags FixedA potential crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are inflated in crashes. Safety advocates say at least four people have died from the problem and there have been ...    Full Story »

Justice Minister Livni: Don't Vote for Rabbi Eliyahu

Justice Minister Livni: Don't Vote for Rabbi EliyahuJustice Minister Tzipi Livni is calling on members of the 48 strong voting body not to cast a ballot for Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita, who hopes to become the next Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Yerushalayim. According to a Channel 2 News report, Livni is working to sabotage Rabbi Eliyahu’s election bid. She was preceded by former ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) Director Yuval ...    Full Story »

Obama Casts His Vote Early in Chicago

Obama Casts His Vote Early in ChicagoPresident Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections. Obama voted Monday at a community center named after the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. near his family's home on Chicago's South Side. He says it's exciting and that he loves voting. Obama isn't discussing his vote. But he says the most important job in a democracy is the job of citizen. Obama and ...    Full Story »

Degel Shifts Support from Rav Schlesinger to Rav Lau (1 opinions)

Degel Shifts Support from Rav Schlesinger to Rav LauAfter all but agreeing to back the candidate of Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger Shlita in his bid to become the next Jerusalem Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi, Degel Hatorah has announced it will be joining Agudas Yisrael in backing Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau Shlita. In an interview with Kol Berama Radio Rabbi Schlesinger stated he was not going to back out of the race, calling on Rav Lau to step down to ...    Full Story »

Boston Bomb Case Judge Wants 1,000 Juror Summonses

Boston Bomb Case Judge Wants 1,000 Juror SummonsesAt least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for the jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a federal judge said Monday. Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He has pleaded not guilty and could face the death penalty if ...    Full Story »

State Assembly Candidate R’ Nachman Caller Releases Housing Plan Aimed At Solving Housing Crisis and Improving Job Environment in the 48th Assembly District (2 opinions)

State Assembly Candidate R’ Nachman Caller Releases Housing Plan Aimed At Solving Housing Crisis and Improving Job Environment in the 48th Assembly DistrictLast week, the campaign of R’ Nachman Caller for State Assembly released a comprehensive 16-page plan to solve the housing crisis in our community. The plan, distributed over the district, as well as in a Erev Yom Tov newspaper, was created after researching many city and state agencies’ programs, with the input of individual real estate developers and community leaders. The ...    Full Story »

THE FINAL LIST: Some Rabbonim Withdraw from Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate Race (1 opinions)

THE FINAL LIST: Some Rabbonim Withdraw from Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate RaceWith a day to go before the election on Tuesday 27 Tishrei some of the candidates announced they are withdrawing from the race, aware they do not have any chance of being elected. Rabbi Mordechai Entebbe announced he is pulling out of the race. His decision also permits his Yael Entebbe, a member of the 48-person voting body, to participate in the vote. Chief Rabbi of Elad Rabbi ...    Full Story »

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Modernization And Revitalization Plan For JFK, LaGuardia, Republic And Stewart Airports

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Modernization And Revitalization Plan For JFK, LaGuardia, Republic And Stewart AirportsGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today hosted Vice President Joe Biden at an event to unveil the Governor's comprehensive plan to modernize and revitalize LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International, Republic and Stewart International Airports – bringing them up to 21st Century standards for service, access and amenities. In January 2014, Governor Cuomo announced in his State of the State ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Eliyahu: If Voters Are True to their Word, I am the Next Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Yerushalayim

Rabbi Eliyahu: If Voters Are True to their Word, I am the Next Chief Sephardi Rabbi of YerushalayimSpeaking to the dati leumi Srugim news agency, Tzfas Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita stated Justice Minister Tzipi Livni represents the extreme left element in the current government coalition. He accuses the senior minister of using her senior cabinet post to advance her own personal political agenda. He was referring to statements released by Livni calling on voters not ...    Full Story »

Fireworks thrown at MK Yisrael Eichler During Visit to Har Hazeisim on Sunday, Calls for Urgent Construction of Fence

Fireworks thrown at MK Yisrael Eichler During Visit to Har Hazeisim on Sunday, Calls for Urgent Construction of Fence An urgent appeal to Israeli authorities to construct a high-tech fence around the Jewish cemetery on Har Hazeisim was issued by the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeisim, headed by Avrohom Lubinsky. The call came after some 50 graves were desecrated in the chelka of Gur on Rosh Hashanah and on Sukkos. Amongst the graves desecrated were those of Agudist leader ...    Full Story »

Obama Keeps His Schedule Clear To Focus On Ebola (1 opinions)

Obama Keeps His Schedule Clear To Focus On EbolaRarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve. After waking up in his own bed Monday at his family's home in Chicago, Obama plans to vote early for the midterms and attend a fundraiser for Democrats. How he'll spend the rest of the week is anyone's guess. That's ...    Full Story »
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Israel: Shul Used to Store Pills in Counterfeit Operation

Israel: Shul Used to Store Pills in Counterfeit OperationIsrael Police’s 433 Unit, the local FBI, during the predawn hours on Monday 26 Tishrei arrested 30 suspects following a prolonged clandestine investigation. Tax inspectors were also involved in the raid as the suspects are alleged to be operating a bogus pharmaceutical network. According to police, the pills confiscated present a health hazard and their sale represents fraud and a ...    Full Story »

Submarine Hunt Sends Cold War Chill Across Baltic

Submarine Hunt Sends Cold War Chill Across BalticSweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft that officials suspect entered Swedish waters ...    Full Story »

Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Shas: Vote for Rav Amar & Rav Lau (2 opinions)

Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Shas: Vote for Rav Amar & Rav LauRabbi Shalom Cohen Shlita, head of Shas’ Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael has instructed party representatives on the voting body in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate race to vote for Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita and Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau Shlita. Shas has finally announced its support for Rabbi Amar in the race for Chief Sephardi Rabbi and not surprisingly, the party is not going to support the ...    Full Story »

NBC's Snyderman Faces Credibility Issues

NBC's Snyderman Faces Credibility IssuesThe quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious response. NBC must now decide whether Snyderman's credibility is too damaged for her to continue reporting on Ebola or ...    Full Story »

UN: Uncertain if All Iranian Nuke Work Is Peaceful (1 opinions)

UN: Uncertain if All Iranian Nuke Work Is PeacefulThe head of the U.N. nuclear agency is sounding a note of caution about Iran's claims that it is not interested in nuclear arms, saying he cannot guarantee that all the country's atomic activities are civilian in nature. Though not new, Yukiya Amano's comments Monday are significant amid a renewed deadlock in the 12-year probe by his International Atomic Agency of suspected nuclear ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Avichai Ronsky Backs Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Avichai Ronsky Backs Rabbi Shmuel EliyahuFormer Chief IDF Rabbi Brigadier-General Avichai Ronsky has come out in support of Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita to become the next Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim. While there are more than a few prominent rabbonim in the dati leumi community backing Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita, Rabbi Ronsky on Monday morning 26 Tishrei, a day ahead of the election, announced his backing for Rabbi ...    Full Story »

Massive Stone-Throwing in the Gush Shilo area of Shomron

Massive Stone-Throwing in the Gush Shilo area of ShomronDozens of Arabs took part in rock-throwing attacks against Israeli civilians and security personnel. The attacks took place on Monday 26 Tishrei at the PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Sinjel, south of Yishuv Shilo on Route 60. A number of vehicles were damaged as a result of the attacks and at least one soldier sustained light injuries. There are no reports of arrests being ...    Full Story »

DCCC Raises $17M in September, NRCC Raises $11M

DCCC Raises $17M in September, NRCC Raises $11MDespite long odds of toppling Republicans' majority, House Democrats' campaign committee raised $16.7 million last month and began October with more than $34 million for the final weeks before Election Day, officials said Monday. At the same time, House Republicans' campaign effort raised more than $11 million last month and started October sitting on $33 million for what is expected ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin on Violence & Incitement in Yerushalayim

President Rivlin on Violence & Incitement in YerushalayimPresident Reuven Rivlin addresses the issue of violence and incitement in Jerusalem during dedication ceremony of road in the memory of former PM Yitzhak Shamir. The address was delivered on Sunday, 25 Tishrei. The address was made at the ceremony to dedicate a main road in memory of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. The President said, “It is no secret that Jerusalem is ...    Full Story »

In Anticipation of The Upcoming Shabbos Project, BJX Offers 'The Shabbos Kiruv Seminar' (3 opinions)

In Anticipation of The Upcoming Shabbos Project, BJX Offers 'The Shabbos Kiruv Seminar'There’s no need to travel far to do Kiruv. More than 63% of Brooklyn’s Jews are not affiliated. One organization, Brooklyn Jewish Xperience Kiruv Center (BJX) is busy each day reaching out to Brooklyn’s unaffiliated Jews. BJX is partnering with the Shabbos Project of South Africa and Jews around the world to bring Shabbos to Brooklyn’s unaffiliated Jews this Shabbos, Parshas ...    Full Story »

Survey: Pay Raises Rarer Despite Strong US Hiring

Survey: Pay Raises Rarer Despite Strong US HiringU.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That's down from 43 ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner Backs Rabbi Amar in Jerusalem Rabbinate Race (1 opinions)

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner Backs Rabbi Amar in Jerusalem Rabbinate RaceRabbi Shlomo HaKohen Aviner Shlita, a prominent posek in the dati leumi community, has come out in support of Rabbi Shlomo Amar to become the next Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim, but not for the reason most believe. Rabbi Aviner spoke with Moti Lavi of Kol Berama Radio on Monday morning 26 Tishrei. He explained that he backs Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita for the Ashkenazi Chief ...    Full Story »


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