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Mistrial in 'Open and Shut' Police Shooting Stuns Observers

Mistrial in 'Open and Shut' Police Shooting Stuns Observers
The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away. But a South Carolina jury was unable to agree on a verdict in one of the nation's ghastliest police shootings, with a lone holdout forcing a mistrial. The outcome stung many African-Americans and others. If that kind of evidence can't produce a conviction, they asked, what can? "There's a jury full of people and they cannot decide if it's illegal to shoot someone who is running away from you?" said activist Johnetta Elzie, ...

Report: NSA And GCHQ Spying On Israeli Agencies And MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi (1 opinions)

Report: NSA And GCHQ Spying On Israeli Agencies And MK Dr. Ahmed TibiThe French Le-Monde newspaper reports that documents revealed by Edward Snowden show the NSA (National Security Agency) and Britain’s GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) intelligence and security organization have been monitoring Israeli activities, spying on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as well as Foreign Ministry officials, Israeli defense companies, PA officials and ...    Full Story »

Rav Chaim Kanievsky & 30 Rabbanim To Daven Together For One Hour For a Special Group of Baalei Tzedaka (1 opinions)

Photo Essay: Joy And Praise... At Dumping 50,000 Liters Of Wine In Terumos Uma'asros Ceremony At The Zion Winery (Photos by JDN)On the 9th of Kislev, something absolutely colossal will take place in this world, and the worlds above. For 9 minutes in the 9th hour of the 9th of Kislev of this year, there will be a rare window of opportunity for tefilah discussed by the gedolim & seforim with great enthusiasm. MaRan Sar HaTorah Rav Chaim Kanievsky, Rav Edelstein, and 30 other choshuve rabbanim will say a ...    Full Story »

Trump Teases State Department Search, Says Romney Still In Mix

Trump Teases State Department Search, Says Romney Still In MixNow Person of the Year as well as president-elect, Donald Trump said Wednesday he expects to select his secretary of state next week and former rival Mitt Romney still has a chance to win the post. "Yes, he does," Trump told NBC's "Today." Romney, the 2012 presidential nominee, was blisteringly critical of Trump on foreign policy and other issues during the businessman's campaign ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Why The US Military Will Become Stronger With Mattis

FOX News Strategic Analyst retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters on Donald Trump appointing James Mattis as the Secretary of Defense.

Amona Understanding Reached Between PM Netanyahu And Bennett May Be Collapsing

Amona Understanding Reached Between PM Netanyahu And Bennett May Be CollapsingPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition have offered Amona residents to relocate about 80 meters from their current site and they would be relocated to another position on the same mountain, taking advantage of the Abandoned Land Act. However, it is now reported by legal experts that the Yesh Din organization has already filed papers on behalf of Palestinian land owners, who ...    Full Story »

BINA Annual Dinner To Benefit Brain Injury Survivors – This Sunday

BINA Annual Dinner To Benefit Brain Injury Survivors – This Sunday[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance, the only organization providing guidance and assistance to stroke and brain injury survivors in the Jewish community, will host its annual dinner on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Ohel David & Shlomo, located at 710 Shore Boulevard in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and the program will ...    Full Story »

Official: Refrigerator Potential Source of Deadly Fire That Left 36 people Dead

Official: Refrigerator Potential Source of Deadly Fire That Left 36 people DeadInvestigators said Tuesday a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance. Details about a possible cause emerged as fire crews nearly completed their search for bodies in the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade. The death toll remained at ...    Full Story »

Reported Secret Meeting Between PM Netanyahu And Rabbonim – Was Amona On The Agenda?

Reported Secret Meeting Between PM Netanyahu And Rabbonim – Was Amona On The Agenda?The rabbis who attended a secret meeting late one night this week were asked by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not to reveal the context of the discussion that took place. In addition to the rabbonim, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett was present as was Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The meeting was held late Monday night the eve of 6 Kislev in the Prime Minister’s Office, ...    Full Story »

A Father Writes What It's Like Raising A Special Needs Child

A Father Writes What It's Like Raising A Special Needs ChildThe phone rang, it was my wife Chavie, I knew she was calling with an update, but it was not one I was hoping for. “The neurologist is pretty certain that he has a diagnosis, but we will get more testing when we’re back in Montana” she said. My heart stopped, my mind raced, shivers went up my spine; I was shocked. I knew her voice, and I knew that this wasn’t good news. Just ...    Full Story »

Honorary Trump Street Signs Removed From Downtown Chicago (4 opinions)

Honorary Trump Street Signs Removed From Downtown ChicagoCity workers have taken down two Donald Trump honorary street signs near his downtown Chicago hotel and condominium tower. Mike Claffey of the city's Department of Transportation says the signs were removed from their posts near the Trump International Hotel & Tower on Sunday. He tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he doesn't know what was done with the signs. The removal comes ...    Full Story »

AG's Office Retracts Border Policeman's Indictment

AG's Office Retracts Border Policeman's IndictmentOn Monday 5 Kislev, after a dramatic legal struggle of over two and a half years, the Attorney General's office retraction of its indictment of border policeman Ben Deri was announce. The following morning Honenu director Shmuel (Zangi) Meidad made a statement in response to the announcement that a plea bargain had been reached between the Attorney General's office and Attorney Tzion ...    Full Story »

A Devoted Mother Who Fought For Her Family, Now Fights For Her Life!

A Devoted Mother Who Fought For Her Family, Now Fights For Her Life![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] A family moves from France to Israel, the parents hoping to make a better Jewish life for their children. For 14 years they do the best they can, their mother leading the family, working day and night to take care of everyone. Who will step in if something happens to her? Chantal C. is the eternal optimist. From the day she and her husband Yaakov landed in ...    Full Story »

FBI: No Evidence LA Subway Threat Is Credible (1 opinions)

 FBI: No Evidence LA Subway Threat Is CredibleThe FBI said Tuesday it found no evidence that a bomb threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station was real and the anonymous caller who made it may have reported similar phony threats in the past. However, Los Angeles police and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies remained on "a heightened state of awareness," FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Joins In Call To Open Criminal Investigation Against MK Jamal Zahalka (1 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Joins In Call To Open Criminal Investigation Against MK Jamal ZahalkaThe Im Tirtzu movement turned to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Monday 5 Kislev with a request to open a criminal investigation against MK Jamal Zahalka (Arab Bloc) for his continued residency in an illegal home. Last year, Channel 10 reported that MK Zahalka was living in an illegal community built in Kafr Qara – a revelation uncovered by a drone sent by the Regavim ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Donald Trump Picks General John Kelly For Department of Homeland Security Secretary

BREAKING: Donald Trump Picks General John Kelly For Department of Homeland Security SecretaryDonald Trump is tapping Gen. John Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News is reporting. The final request and acceptance, sources told CBS’ Major Garrett, occurred while Kelly was traveling in ...    Full Story »

Today In History - Pearl Harbor Attacked 75 Years Ago

Today In History - Pearl Harbor Attacked 75 Years AgoOn this date 75 years ago, Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces, leaving over 3,400 casualties and pushing the U.S. to join the Allies in World War II. Japan launched the surprise attack with airplanes and submarines on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and over 1,000 were wounded during the bombings. Over 300 aircrafts and 19 ...    Full Story »

End Of The Calendar Year Clean Up!

End Of The Calendar Year Clean Up![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The New Year is right around the corner which means another year of antiquated documents are ready to shred! Whether you are a lawyer, doctor, accountant, university or practically any other business, educational environment or even every day residence another year of confidential record retention has met data storage compliance regulations. Shredding ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Garbage Continues To Pile Up At Galil Hospital In Nahariya (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Garbage Continues To Pile Up At Galil Hospital In Nahariya[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On Sunday, 4 Kislev, YWN-ISRAEL reported the Galil Hospital in Nahariya was calling on City Hall to take care of the broken garbage compactor as trash was mounting all over the hospital ...    Full Story »

ISIS Terrorist Sentenced in Capitol Attack Plot to Appeal (2 opinions)

ISIS Terrorist Sentenced in Capitol Attack Plot to AppealAn Ohio man who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group plans to appeal his sentence. Christopher Lee Cornell filed notice of a planned appeal on Tuesday. A federal judge on Monday also ordered lifetime probation after prison for Cornell. The 22-year-old suburban Cincinnati man pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to ...    Full Story »

NYC: 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Fights Off Purse Snatcher

NYC: 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Fights Off Purse SnatcherPolice in New York City say they've arrested a would-be mugger whose attempt to steal a Holocaust survivor's purse was thwarted when the then-90-year-old woman fought back. Forty-nine-year-old Lillian Maduro was arrested Monday and charged with robbery and assault in connection with the Sept. 27 incident in Greenwich Village. Authorities say Maduro sneaked up behind Gina Zuckerman ...    Full Story »

Donald Trump is Time's Person of the Year (6 opinions)

Donald Trump is Time's Person of the YearTime magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. "It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC's "Today" show. The magazine's managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said on the program that Democrat Hillary Clinton was the No. 2 finalist. Gibbs said the choice of Trump this year was "straightforward." The Manhattan ...    Full Story »

UN Agency Says Iran No Longer in Violation of Nuclear Deal (2 opinions)

UN Agency Says Iran No Longer in Violation of Nuclear DealA U.N. agency says Iran is no longer in violation of its nuclear agreement with six world powers because it has reduced its store of heavy water. Heavy water cools reactors that can produce substantial amounts of plutonium used to make the core of nuclear warheads. A recent report from the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency said that Tehran had slightly more heavy water stored ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Kretchnif Kiryat Gat Rebbe Injured In A MVA In Yerushalayim

PHOTOS: Kretchnif Kiryat Gat Rebbe Injured In A MVA In Yerushalayim [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Kretchnif Rebbe Shlita of Kiryat Gat was among the injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ramot, Yerushalayim on Tuesday night 6 Kislev. A total of five persons were injured, one moderate and the remainder light. United Hatzalah reports. The accident occurred at Ramot Junction. United Hatzalah EMT Eli Pollack was among those on the scene, reporting ...    Full Story »
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Chareidi Principals: The Education Ministry Is Not True To Its Word

Chareidi Principals: The Education Ministry Is Not True To Its WordHeads of chareidi schools allege the Education Ministry is not keeping promises made with Yahadut Hatorah and Shas in coalition agreements. Last week, Shas leader Aryeh Deri turned to Education Minister Naftali Bennet, calling upon him to reinstate the regulations that were in place prior to the tenure of the 19th Knesset and Education Minister Shai Piron. Piron hit the chareidi ...    Full Story »

Obama Defending Terrorism Strategy Before Handover To Trump (1 opinions)

Obama Defending Terrorism Strategy Before Handover To TrumpPresident Barack Obama vigorously defended a counterterrorism strategy that relies on special forces and local U.S. partners to minimize America's military footprint, drawing a sharp contrast Tuesday to the more confrontational vision promoted by President-elect Donald Trump. Obama's speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, was to be his last major national security speech ...    Full Story »

Did You Hear The Latest Plan For Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda?

Did You Hear The Latest Plan For Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda?Following are the main points of the new rehabilitation project for Jerusalem’s Shuk, Machane Yehuda. The plan will basically convert the shuk to an entertainment center for adults and children, with a large portion receiving air conditioning and new parking arrangements. The air conditioning is planned for Eitz Chaim Street, the main closed street between Aggripas and Yaffo ...    Full Story »

Conservatives Seek To Force House Vote Impeaching IRS Chief

Conservatives Seek To Force House Vote Impeaching IRS ChiefHouse conservatives intend to re-launch an effort Tuesday afternoon to force a vote to impeach Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen this week in the final days of this congressional session. The impeachment drive, confirmed by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and his office, comes after he and other members of the House Freedom Caucus had agreed to delay such action in ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Interfaith Meeting In The Hope Of Reaching Agreement On Muezzin Bill

WATCH: Interfaith Meeting In The Hope Of Reaching Agreement On Muezzin BillIt was a meeting of Jews, Druse, Christians and Muslims to speak about the controversial Muezzin Bill that seeks to silence the loudspeakers in mosques nationwide. Among the participants in the meet were MK (Likud) Yehuda Glick and MK (Machane Tzioni) Zouheir Bahloul, meeting with community leaders representing the religions mentioned hoping to reach an understanding. The PA ...    Full Story »

Tefilos Requested for Rav Aden Steinsaltz

Tefilos Requested for Rav Aden Steinsaltz HaGaon HaRav Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz was transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning 7 Kislev, apparently after suffering a stroke. The rav, 79, was very active until this occurred. He has just returned from a visit to Italy. He arrived at the hospital with his family and reportedly was taken for a cranial catheterization procedure. The family ...    Full Story »

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Tens Of Thousands Of Illegal Eggs From The PA Confiscated (1 opinions)

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Tens Of Thousands Of Illegal Eggs From The PA Confiscated [VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Border police found four storage facilities used for illegal egg storage in the Ras al-Amud area of the capital. The report states there were “Tens of thousands of illegal eggs kept in unsanitary conditions”. They also found a number of cages which contained parrots and pigeons. Officials from the appropriate agency were summoned ...    Full Story »

OU Advocacy Launches Petition Urging Trump to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

OU Advocacy Launches Petition Urging Trump to Move U.S. Embassy to JerusalemThe OU Advocacy Center, the public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, has launched a petition on Change.org asking President-Elect Donald Trump to act upon his pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem -- Israel’s capital city -- soon after Mr. Trump takes office. Congress ratified this policy and action long ago, passing the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. ...    Full Story »

Question And Answer: A Look At Trump's Call To Cancel New Air Force One

Question And Answer: A Look At Trump's Call To Cancel New Air Force OnePresident-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era models that currently shuttle the president around the world. Trump cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!" Trump later told reporters the cost was "ridiculous" and ...    Full Story »

Chris Christie Is In Historic Poll Territory (Not The Good Kind) (1 opinions)

Chris Christie Is In Historic Poll Territory (Not The Good Kind)The good news for Chris Christie is that his Worst Year Ever is almost over. The bad news: It's not over yet. And two new polls out Tuesday serve as a reminder that as bad as things have gotten, there's still room for him to fall even further. A poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that just 19 percent of New Jerseyans approve of the job Christie (R) has done, while a whopping 77 ...    Full Story »

Bnei Brak Mayor Refuses To Comply With Histadrut Demands (1 opinions)

Bnei Brak Mayor Refuses To Comply With Histadrut DemandsBnei Brak Mayor Chanoch Zeibert is not having an easy time with representative of the Histadrut national labor federation, with the latter recently announcing a planned strike in the city beginning on 18 Kislev. The mayor met with ...    Full Story »

Governor Probing Racial Bias in NY Prisons After Times Story

Governor Probing Racial Bias in NY Prisons After Times StoryNew York's governor has launched an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system following an investigation by The New York Times. The newspaper reports that black prisoners were punished at higher rates and subjected to solitary confinement more often than white inmates. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he has directed the state inspector general to ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: The UN Salutes ZAKA In An Event Held In Park East Synagogue

PHOTOS: The UN Salutes ZAKA In An Event Held In Park East Synagogue[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A festive ceremony was hosted by Rabbi Arthur Schneier and the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan last week to mark the consultative status recently awarded to ZAKA by the United Nations. Among the participants were outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, who ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Why The US Military Will Become Stronger With Mattis

FOX News Strategic Analyst retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters on Donald Trump appointing James Mattis as the Secretary of Defense.

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WATCH: Arab Response To The Raising On The National Flag Atop An IDF Position

In the accompanying video, we see the Arab response to soldiers placing a national flag atop of a building used for a base in the area they are stationed. This is the norm, that once the building is selected a flag is placed atop the structure for both Arabs and Jews to see. In this case however, Arab youths decide to hang their own flag in an act of defiance perhaps. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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