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23:15: After firing rockets at Tel Aviv, Al-Qassam Brigades claim responsibility. 22:45:  Iron Dome intercepts rocket above Ashkelon, four others explode in open areas 22:28: Right now, cities throughout central and southern Israel are coming under attack by rockets from Gaza. Families are huddled in shelters. 22:22: Red alert all throughout Ce...

LIVE BLOG DAY 24: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 12:04 AM IL]

LIVE BLOG DAY 24: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 12:04 AM IL]
UPDATE: 12:00AM IL: With the clock striking midnight on Wednesday evening / Thursday morning, Israel has now entered “Day 24 of Operation Protective Edge”. Stay with YWN as we continue our non-stop 24 hour news coverage – updated just seconds after an event occurs. CLICK HERE FOR THE YWN LIVE BLOG FROM DAY 23 OF OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE CLICK HERE FOR THE YWN LIVE BLOG FROM DAY 22 OF OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE CLICK HERE FOR THE YWN LIVE BLOG FROM DAY 21 OF OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE CLICK HERE FOR THE YWN LIVE BLOG FROM DAY ...

Judge Dismisses Claims Brought By Police Unions In NYC Stop-And-Frisk Litigation

Judge Dismisses Claims Brought By Police Unions In NYC Stop-And-Frisk LitigationPolice unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory, moving the city a step closer toward changing the program, which has drawn criticism for its effect on minorities but won praise for its role in reducing crime. In a written ruling, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres said five police unions ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel of America Hails Senate Passage of Bill that Seeks to Protect Cemeteries Abroad (1 opinions)

Agudath Israel of America Hails Senate Passage of Bill that Seeks to Protect Cemeteries AbroadThe United States Senate has passed, by unanimous consent, legislation that seeks to protect cemeteries abroad from vandalism and desecration. Agudath Israel of America is applauding passage of the bill, which was introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator James Risch (R-ID). The measure has already been approved by the House of Representatives, where it was sponsored by ...    Full Story »

Former Mossad Chief: The Mission Hasn't Been Accomplished (1 opinions)

Former Mossad Chief: The Mission Hasn't Been AccomplishedFormer Mossad Intelligence Agency Director Danny Yatom told Channel 2 News that “we have not achieved our objectives in Gaza”. Yatom explained that the operation began to stop the rocket fire and then the vast tunnel network was discovered. He explained there remains much to do in both areas and pulling IDF troops out of Gaza before the rocket fire stops would be a mistake. Yatom ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Midwood: NYPD Looking For Suspects In Robbery On Ave M & East 18th Street (3 opinions)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individual's wanted in connection to a robbery in the confines of the 70th Precinct. The circumstances are as follows: On Sunday, July ...    Full Story »

Hamas Planned a Paraglider Attack (2 opinions)

Hamas Planned a Paraglider AttackIDF intelligence is working overtime, constantly analyzing the warfare in Gaza. Much information is also being obtained from terrorists in custody. A Hamas commander told his interrogators that Hamas planned a paraglider attack, adding they trained in Malaysia and continued training in Gaza. It is clear to publish today, Wednesday, 3 Menachem Avi, that in addition to intensive ...    Full Story »

3 IDF Soldiers Killed in Booby-Trapped UNRWA Clinic in Gaza (4 opinions)

3 IDF Soldiers Killed in Booby-Trapped UNRWA Clinic in GazaThe three soldiers were killed when a booby-trapped UNRWA building in Gaza collapsed. Their deaths bring the IDF death toll in the fighting to 56. In the past 24 hours, 27 soldiers have been wounded in the Gaza operation. It is permitted to announce the names of two of the fallen HY”D: 1.    Sgt. 1st Class Matan Gottlieb, 21, of Rishon L’tzion (Maglan) 2.    Sgt. ...    Full Story »

Hamas Calls on Hezbollah to Join in Fight Against Israel (2 opinions)

Hamas Calls on Hezbollah to Join in Fight Against IsraelHamas has reached out to Hezbollah, petitioning the Lebanese-based terror group to help fight Israel and win full Palestinian independence in Gaza. Moussa Abu Marzouk, a Cairo-based deputy head of the political bureau for Hamas, said to Russian-run RIA Novosti that the hope was that “the Lebanese front will open and together we will fight against this formation,” he said, ...    Full Story »

The White House Just Condemned the Shelling of a UN School in Gaza (6 opinions)

The White House Just Condemned the Shelling of a UN School in GazaA White House spokeswoman condemned the shelling of a United Nation’s school in Gaza which was sheltering a number of displaced Palestinians, the Associated Press is reporting. The sharp criticism from spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan, notably did not name Israel, or the Israeli military, which has been widely accused of shelling the facility and killing 15 civilians. “The United ...    Full Story »
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Guard Shoots Woman in the Leg at the Kosel (3 opinions)

Guard Shoots Woman in the Leg at the Kosel20:31 IL: A woman who appears to have been dressed with blankets was viewed as suspicious by a security guard at the Kosel. The guard instructed the woman to stop, but she did not heed his instruction, continuing to enter the Kosel Plaza. According to the preliminary report, the guard carried out the protocol for such a case, firing a warning shot in the air. The woman still ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 23: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 10:45 PM IL] (7 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 23: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 10:45 PM IL]23:15: After firing rockets at Tel Aviv, Al-Qassam Brigades claim responsibility. 22:45:  Iron Dome intercepts rocket above Ashkelon, four others explode in open areas 22:28: Right now, cities throughout central and southern Israel are coming under attack by rockets from Gaza. Families are huddled in shelters. 22:22: Red alert all throughout Central Israel. 22:18: Rocket ...    Full Story »

Why Did the US Turn to Qatar and Turkey (5 opinions)

Why Did the US Turn to Qatar and TurkeyThere are those who posit that the recent turn to Qatar and Turkey by the US was not an accident, but an intentional move to promote the White House’s plan to expand the new Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of Israel and moderate Arab nations including Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The feeling is US President Barak Obama began laying the groundwork for his new ...    Full Story »

Beware of Bus Lane Tickets in Brooklyn (5 opinions)

Beware of Bus Lane Tickets in BrooklynCouncilman Greenfield is spreading the word – bus lane cameras have come to Brooklyn. If you drive, park, or stand in a Select Bus Service (SBS) lane during hours of operation, you will face a fine ranging from $115 to $150. Bus lane cameras have been installed along bus lanes to catch violators and NYPD routinely patrol bus lanes and issues tickets in the form of both parking and ...    Full Story »

"Thoughts" by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer: Conversation With A Five Year Old (My Son) About Hamas Rockets (2 opinions)

It happened last night during Maariv. Suddenly after a few days quiet in RBS, a siren went off. Everyone in the shul waited anxiously to see what was going to happen and in fact about fifteen seconds later, we heard the sound of a thunderclap and the entire building shook. Literally shook. It left everyone in the building feeling just a little shaken up. Okay, a lot shook up. I ...    Full Story »

Terror Threats At Chemical Plants Underestimated

Terror Threats At Chemical Plants UnderestimatedThe government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say. The yearlong investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee paints a portrait of inspection ...    Full Story »

Report: PM Netanyahu Spares the Life of Hamas Leaders (17 opinions)

Report: PM Netanyahu Spares the Life of Hamas LeadersPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a session of the Security Cabinet vetoed a call to assassinate Hamas leaders Khalid Meshal [in Qatar] and Ismail Haniyeh, believed to be in an underground bunker in Gaza. Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) raised the matter of killing the two, the Yisrael Hayom report states. Lapid’s initiative was backed by Foreign Minister (Yisrael ...    Full Story »

Political Foe Faults NY Attorney General's Silence On Gov. Cuomo

 Political Foe Faults NY Attorney General's Silence On Gov. CuomoThe Republican challenger for New York attorney general is calling for incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman to break his silence on reports that the governor’s office interfered with the corruption commission whose members were deputized by Schneiderman. John Cahill, standing Monday outside the attorney general’s office in Albany, says the deputies were obligated to report to the ...    Full Story »

Avoiding Plane Crashes As Air Traffic Doubles

Avoiding Plane Crashes As Air Traffic DoublesMore travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe - roughly the population of New York City - step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely. Some flights, however, are safer than others. The accident rate in Africa, for instance, ...    Full Story »

George Washington Bridge Getting A Fence To Curb Suicide Rate (1 opinions)

George Washington Bridge Getting A Fence To Curb Suicide RateThe George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey is getting a fence to help curb suicides as the number of deaths there approaches record levels. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there have been 13 suicides and 40 rescues on the span so far this year. There were 16 deaths for all of 2013. Plans call for erecting a 9-foot fence to replace the current ...    Full Story »

Brussels: Suspect Charged With Murder In Jewish Museum Case

Brussels: Suspect Charged With Murder In Jewish Museum CaseThe man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has been charged with “murder in a terrorist context.” One day after his extradition from France, federal police said Wednesday that Mehdi Nemmouche had also been interrogated by a counter-terrorist unit. Nemmouche agreed to his extradition only after he received sufficient guarantees he would not be ...    Full Story »

Maran R’ Shteinman; Bochrim Taking Tiyulim is a Chilul Hashem (5 opinions)

Maran R’ Shteinman; Bochrim Taking Tiyulim is a Chilul HashemWhile Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita has not come out saying bein hazmanim should be canceled, the gadol hador is quoted saying that tiyulim or hanging around on streets is a Chilul Hashem. The rav during recent days addressed the perilous situation in Eretz Yisrael, stating we are in need of Rachmei Shomayim, "מען דארף האבבין גרויסע ...    Full Story »

TEHILLIM: List Of IDF Soldiers Injured In Operation Protective Edge (2 opinions)

TEHILLIM: List Of IDF Soldiers Injured In Operation Protective Edge The following is a list of names of injured IDF soldiers. Please keep them - along with all Cholei Yisroel - in your Tefillos. It can be downloaded and printed out - click HERE or click on the image above..

NYU Hospital Awarded $1.13B In Sandy Recovery Aid

NYU Hospital Awarded $1.13B In Sandy Recovery AidNYU Langone Medical Center will receive $1.13 billion in storm recovery aid. Hospital and federal officials say it's the second-largest award for a single project in the history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The facility, located by the East River, was badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy. The New York Times says the money will be used for the installation of ...    Full Story »

Netanyahu's Growing Tunnel Dilemma (9 opinions)

Netanyahu's Growing Tunnel DilemmaWhether one wishes to accept US Secretary of State John Kerry’s version of events or that of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, it is clear that the latter is no less interested in ceasefire than the former. The prime minister is defying the will of the majority of Israelis that wish to give the green light for the IDF to advance and disarm Hamas. Bibi is repeatedly speaking of ...    Full Story »
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Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah In Eretz Yisroel Calls to Continue Limudim During Bein Hazmanim (4 opinions)

Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah In Eretz Yisroel Calls to Continue Limudim During Bein Hazmanim The Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael is calling on avreichim to cancel bein hazmanim plans and remain in beis medrash due to the perilous situation in Eretz Yisrael. Every yeshiva is asked to continue its regular seder limudim and to keep the talmidim and avreichim in the beis medrash during the vacation period. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

The Real Shabbos Nachamu Family Getaway With Shaya Ostrov and Azriela Jaffe

The Real Shabbos Nachamu Family Getaway With Shaya Ostrov and Azriela Jaffe [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] This coming Shabbos Nachamu, August 8th - 10th, Ora V'Simcha will be hosting another one of their highly acclaimed weekend retreats at the luxurious Beit Shvidler Conference Center in Monsey NY with R’ Shaya Ostrov and Azriela Jaffe. The central theme of the presentations and workshops will be how to infuse our homes and selves with Menuchas HaNefesh and how to ...    Full Story »

Corruption Probe Poses NY Gov's Biggest Test (1 opinions)

Corruption Probe Poses NY Gov's Biggest TestAllegations that his administration meddled with a state anti-corruption commission are posing the greatest political test of New York Gov. Andrew Coumo's tenure — and producing some verbal gymnastics. The New York Times reported last week that a top Cuomo aide pressured the commission to stop subpoenas to a media-buying firm that Cuomo used and to a real estate organization whose ...    Full Story »

Senate Bill Would End NSA Phone Records Collection

Senate Bill Would End NSA Phone Records CollectionSen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans. The bill represents the latest step in fulfilling a January promise by President Barack Obama to end the NSA's collection of ...    Full Story »


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