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Knesset Channel: Does the Public View Election Videos

Knesset Channel: Does the Public View Election Videos
YouTube is flooded with election videos from the parties competing for entry into the 20th Knesset. The Knesset Channel commissioned Panels Politics to poll the public to determine if they view the videos. Some respondents explain they only view the videos shown on TV, not on YouTube. 58%: We view the videos 42%: We don’t view the videos Do the videos influence your regarding the party you will vote for? 83%: The videos do not influence me to the best of my knowledge. 17%: The videos do influence me. Which party has done ...

New York Daily News May Be Up For Sale

New York Daily News May Be Up For SaleThe New York Daily News may be up for sale. Mort Zuckerman, the owner and publisher of the New York City tabloid newspaper, sent a memo to employees on Thursday that said he was approached about a potential sale a few weeks ago. The memo was sent to The Associated Press. "Although there were no immediate plans to consider a sale, we thought it would be prudent to explore the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits President Rivlin's Residence

VIDEO: Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits President Rivlin's Residence[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday afternoon 6 Adar hosted a delegation from Apple, led by CEO Tim Cook, currently on a visit to Israel. The President warmly welcomed Mr. Cook and his team. He said, “It is a great privilege to host you and your team here in Israel.” He continued, “Your contribution to humanity is unprecedented. Even for me as ...    Full Story »

Secretary of Chabad Beis Din: Vote in Line with Rebbe's 3 Principles (4 opinions)

Secretary of Chabad Beis Din: Vote in Line with Rebbe's 3 PrinciplesThe Secretary of the Chabad Beis Din, HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yehuda Yuroslovsky Shlita spoke to the “Kfar Chabad” Magazine about elections. He stressed that by and large, Chabad does not get involved in elections and everyone should vote for the most chareidi party. He stresses the this statement is not an effort to avoid responding to the question of which party to vote for, ...    Full Story »

House GOP Weighs New Approach On Homeland Security (1 opinions)

House GOP Weighs New Approach On Homeland SecuritySounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. "The speaker's pretty adamant that he's not going to shut down Homeland Security, especially in light of the Mall of America and in light of what's ...    Full Story »

Bnei Brak: 'Chareidi' Thief Turns Out to Be a PA Resident (2 opinions)

Bnei Brak: 'Chareidi' Thief Turns Out to Be a PA ResidentBnei Brak police received a call telling of the apprehension of a shoplifter at the Yesh Chessed supermarket at 10 Kahaneman Street in the city. A search of the perpetrator revealed he was carrying a knife, pepper spray and stolen merchandise. While dealing with the chareidi thief police realized something was not correct with his accented Hebrew. A deeper probe revealed that the ...    Full Story »

NYPD Sergeants Union (SBA) Signs New Labor Contract

NYPD Sergeants Union (SBA) Signs New Labor ContractNew York Police Department's sergeants union is signing a new labor contract with City Hall. The deal, announced Thursday, comes after months of friction between the union and Mayor Bill de Blasio. The union's head, Ed Mullins, called the mayor "a total nincompoop" in mid-December. He said de Blasio needed "to humble himself." The rift was caused by de Blasio's handling of ...    Full Story »

MK Moses Tries to Remain Optimistic Amid Growing Concerns (2 opinions)

MK Moses Tries to Remain Optimistic Amid Growing ConcernsMK (Yahadut Hatorah) Menachem Eliezer Moses admits he is concerned due to the split in the litvish community and the split in the Sephardi Shas party. Moses states he is nevertheless trying to remain optimistic, but he warns the chareidi tzibur may lose significant numbers in Knesset. Moses spoke of the videos that have popped up without mentioning Shas by name, adding “go now what ...    Full Story »

Christie Tells CPAC Crowd He Shouldn't Be Counted Out

Christie Tells CPAC Crowd He Shouldn't Be Counted OutNew Jersey's Chris Christie is seeking to sell himself to conservative activists as a fighter who shouldn't be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. The Republican governor spoke Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. He was interviewed by talk show host Laura Ingraham on stage at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near ...    Full Story »

Arson Attack Against Greek Orthodox Seminary in Jerusalem

Arson Attack Against Greek Orthodox Seminary in JerusalemFire department investigators believe the blaze at the Greek Orthodox Seminary near the Jaffa Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday, 7 Adar was most likely started intentionally. Graffiti was spray painted on the premises signaling a so-called price tag attack, with fire investigators reporting a restroom and shower room were damaged by the blaze. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat upon ...    Full Story »

DC Leaders Legalize Pot Despite Threats From Congress (4 opinions)

DC Leaders Legalize Pot Despite Threats From CongressDefying threats from Congress, the District of Columbia legalized possession of marijuana for recreational purposes on Thursday, becoming the first place east of the Mississippi River with legal pot. The new law took effect at 12:01 a.m., despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time. Democratic Mayor Muriel ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Seeks to Improve Ties with the Bedouin Community

President Rivlin Seeks to Improve Ties with the Bedouin CommunityPresident Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday morning 6 Adar met with a delegation of community and academic leaders from the Israeli Bedouin community, to discuss ways to strengthen the relationship between the Bedouin and Jewish communities, and best address the needs of the population with regard to social and education issues. Participating in the meeting was among others, Community Activity ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer's Lawsuit Over Arrest Quotas Gets Revived (1 opinions)

NYPD Officer's Lawsuit Over Arrest Quotas Gets RevivedA New York City police officer who said his superiors punished him for complaining about what he said were arrest quotas has gotten his lawsuit reinstated. In a ruling Thursday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court's decision dismissing Officer Craig Matthews' suit. The New York Civil Liberties Union represented Matthews. It calls the ruling a victory for ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Yachad Party's Baruch Marzel Portrayed as a Provocateur (3 opinions)

VIDEO: Yachad Party's Baruch Marzel Portrayed as a ProvocateurA week after the Supreme Court overturned a Central Election Committee decision and clearing the way for Baruch Marzel to run on the Yachad party ticket, Marzel has launched his campaign. He is already being criticized by the media for his ‘radical’ views as he tells the media during his election campaign he does plan to “create a commotion among the Arabs”. For Marzel and ...    Full Story »

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.80 Percent

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.80 PercentAverage long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.80 percent from 3.76 percent last week. The rate for the 15-year loan, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, ticked up to ...    Full Story »

Lawmakers Demand Swastikas Be Removed From California House

Lawmakers Demand Swastikas Be Removed From California HouseLawmakers are demanding that a California man take down poster-size swastikas displayed in front of his house, calling the signs racist and vulgar. State Sen. Marty Block, chairman of the Legislative Jewish Caucus, said at a news conference Thursday that the symbol desecrates the memory of 6 million Jews who died in concentration camps. At the house, the symbols used by German ...    Full Story »

Ohd Yosef Chai Talmid Released Over Police Objections (1 opinions)

Ohd Yosef Chai Talmid Released Over Police ObjectionsOn the afternoon of Wednesday, 6 Adar, the Petah Tikva Magistrate Court ordered the release of the youth detained the previous night during a police raid on Yeshivat Od Yosef Chai in Yitzhar. The youth was interrogated on ...    Full Story »

Boro Park: Attempted Bank Robbery On 13th Avenue And 54th Street [UPDATED With Photos By JDN] (2 opinions)

Boro Park: Attempted Bank Robbery On 13th Avenue And 54th Street [UPDATED With Photos By JDN][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 5:20PM EST: The NYPD is looking for a suspect who attempted to rob a bank on 13th Avenue, Thursday afternoon. Sources tell YWN that a suspect entered the CitiBank located at 5420 13th Avenue near 54th Street, and passed a note to the bank teller demanding that money be handed over. The teller refused, and the suspect fled the bank on foot. The NYPD ...    Full Story »

Republicans Seek The Perfect Date (Read: Candidate) For 2016 (3 opinions)

Republicans Seek The Perfect Date (Read: Candidate) For 2016Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have — and what they can do without. There are all sorts of things to start the list: leadership, vision, charisma, communication skills and foreign policy cred. And more: fundraising prowess, authenticity, empathy, a ...    Full Story »

Thursday Panels Poll: Herzog Leads in the Race (7 opinions)

Thursday Panels Poll: Herzog Leads in the RaceIt has not been an easy election season for the Likud party and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. They were hit first with the bottle deposit scandal which alleges Mrs. Netanyahu pocketed money earned from returning bottles in the Prime Minister’s Residence for her private use. The next scandal was the state comptroller’s report citing excessive spending in the Prime ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Pertinent Issues Discussed with Top State Officials at Agudath Israel of America's Annual Albany Mission (4 opinions)

PHOTOS: Pertinent Issues Discussed with Top State Officials at Agudath Israel of America's Annual Albany Mission[By: Shimmy Blum] On Wednesday, for the seventh consecutive year, Agudath Israel of America held its annual mission to Albany. Over 60 Agudath Israel leaders, activists, and representatives of a cross section of Orthodox communities and institutions from across the Empire State, spent over four hours in the State Capitol and Legislative Buildings, relaying our community's agenda to ...    Full Story »

Regulators Approve Tougher Rules For Internet Providers (3 opinions)

Regulators Approve Tougher Rules For Internet ProvidersInternet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules approved Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission. The rules put the Internet in the same regulatory camp as the telephone, banning providers from "unjust or unreasonable" business ...    Full Story »

HaRav David Yosef Publicly Says That Eli Yishai 'Can't Read Without Nekudos', And Is A 'Total Am Ha'aretz' (24 opinions)

HaRav David Yosef Publicly Says That Eli Yishai 'Can't Read Without Nekudos', And Is A 'Total Am Ha'aretz'No one really knows what the story will be on the day following the 20th Knesset elections but if the polls are any indication, the Shas party is hurting badly. Deri continues to drop in popularity polls, rated the least trustworthy MK. Shas as a party is running an interesting election campaign, based primarily in efforts to discredit Yahadut Hatorah and Yachad. This week, Shas ...    Full Story »

Close Confidant Of Bin Laden Is Convicted Of Conspiracy In '98 US Embassy Bombings

Close Confidant Of Bin Laden Is Convicted Of Conspiracy In '98 US Embassy BombingsA man prosecutors portrayed as one of al-Qaida's early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the terror group's early days. An anonymous jury returned a verdict in Khaled al-Fawwaz's case after 2 1/2 days of deliberating. The monthlong trial unfolded in a heavily fortified courthouse where ...    Full Story »

Automakers Hire Rocket Firm To Probe Air Bag Problems

Automakers Hire Rocket Firm To Probe Air Bag ProblemsThe auto industry, fed up with slow progress toward finding the cause of air bags to explode with too much force, has hired a Virginia rocket science company to investigate the matter. Ten automakers whose vehicles have been recalled because of problems with Takata Corp. air bags said Thursday they have jointly hired Orbital ATK to figure out the problem. The suburban Washington, ...    Full Story »

Boehner Defends Netanyahu Speech, Rejects Criticism

Boehner Defends Netanyahu Speech, Rejects CriticismHouse Speaker John Boehner is defending the invitation to the Israeli prime minister to speak to Congress about Iran. The speaker also is rejecting criticism from National Security Adviser Susan Rice that the speech is "destructive" to U.S.-Israel relations. Boehner told reporters Thursday he disagrees with Rice. He says a "bad deal" with Iran on its nuclear program would be ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: American Congressman Dennis Ross Harassed by Muslim Agitators on Har Habayis (2 opinions)

VIDEO: American Congressman Dennis Ross Harassed by Muslim Agitators on Har Habayis[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Temple Institute has released a short video taken during a tour of Har Habayis by Republican Congressman Dennis Ross (FL-15) last week. The video clearly shows groups of fully covered female Muslim agitators following and harassing the Congressman and his group with calls of: "Allah Akbar" and "Leave!" among other things. The Congressman spent a full ...    Full Story »
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Susan Rice, Samantha Power To Address AIPAC Meeting (5 opinions)

Susan Rice, Samantha Power To Address AIPAC MeetingIn a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national security adviser and U.N. ambassador to address its annual policy conference. The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee announced Thursday ...    Full Story »

Muslim Group: 'Jihadi John' Resembles Man Who Grew Up In UK

Muslim Group: 'Jihadi John' Resembles Man Who Grew Up In UKA British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in ...    Full Story »

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Hiring a Rabbi - A Halachic Analysis (2 opinions)

Hiring a Rabbi - A Halachic Analysis[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] For some kehillos it is an easier task than for others. Hiring a rabbi is often a challenging endeavor, yet one that calls everyone to action. Opinions are bandied about and advice is dispensed freely. “Let’s get someone younger who can bring in more people!” “Nah, we need someone with life experience—a young guy can’t be expected to handle ...    Full Story »

Likud Party Response to State Comptroller Report on Housing Crisis (1 opinions)

Likud Party Response to State Comptroller Report on Housing CrisisLikud party officials’ released the following official statement in response to State Comptroller Yosef Shapira’s report on the housing crisis in Israele. “This is a very important report. The report will be studied to reach the appropriate conclusions. As the report notes, The Likud governments led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have accomplished a lot with regards to ...    Full Story »

Parnassah Expo To Feature Extensive Women's Program

Parnassah Expo To Feature Extensive Women's Program[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] As the legendary Parnassah Network grew to encompass all of the Parnassah needs of Klal Yisroel, it became apparent that a division was necessary to cater exclusively to women, speaking directly to their unique position and challenges.   The Women In The Workforce division, ably coordinated by Tova Herskovitz, LSW, strives to meet the needs of ...    Full Story »

Marathon Bombing Suspect: Not Enough Minorities in Jury Pool

Marathon Bombing Suspect: Not Enough Minorities in Jury PoolLawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the indictment against their client or suspend his trial, saying there weren't enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool. The move by lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came just days before opening statements and testimony are set to begin in his federal death penalty trial. In their written ...    Full Story »

GOP May Need House Dems To Help Resolve DHS Funding Impasse

GOP May Need House Dems To Help Resolve DHS Funding ImpasseFor all the talk of Republican House Speaker John Boehner being trapped by the quarrel over funding the Homeland Security Department, he holds a potential escape key, if he's willing to use it: cooperative Democrats. Aides say he doesn't like it, but Boehner sometimes relies on Democrats to help pass measures that many — and sometimes most — Republicans oppose. They include the ...    Full Story »

Porush: Shas Is Not a Chareidi Party (14 opinions)

Porush: Shas Is Not a Chareidi PartyMK (Yahadut Hatorah) Meir Porush slammed the Shas party, which he insists is not a chareidi party. His words serve to confirm accusations made by Shas leader Aryeh Deri, that Yahadut Hatorah has begun going after Shas voters. This by the way was confirmed by Moshe Gafne, who said this time around, they are going after any votes possible. Porush was in Bnei Brak on Wednesday night 6 ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: Greenfield Secures Pay for Special Education Providers

Brooklyn: Greenfield Secures Pay for Special Education ProvidersCouncilman David G. Greenfield has long been committed to ensuring that non-public school students and special education providers receive their fair share from the Department of Education (DOE). After hearing from several parents and providers concerned about a sudden rate cut for Oral Transliterators, Councilman Greenfield immediately reached out to the Department of Education and was ...    Full Story »

LISTEN: Yahadut Hatorah's Official Election Jingle [Arranged By Ruvi Banet, Starring Shlomo Cohen And Eli Herzlich] (2 opinions)

התקבצו חרדים זה לזה, זה למען זה ואמר זה לזה. התקבצו גדולי ישראל זה לצד זה, ואמר זה לזה. כאיש אחד בלב אחד כולנו מצביעים, ג' ג' כולנו ...    Full Story »

New US Intelligence Assessment Says Cyber Threats Expanding

New US Intelligence Assessment Says Cyber Threats ExpandingSaboteurs, spies and thieves are expanding their computer attacks against a vulnerable American Internet infrastructure, chipping away at U.S. wealth and security over time, according to the latest U.S. intelligence appraisal of the top dangers facing the country. In its annual worldwide threats assessment released Thursday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says ...    Full Story »

BINA Reception This Sunday to Benefit Brain Injury Survivors (1 opinions)

BINA Reception This Sunday to Benefit Brain Injury SurvivorsThe annual Brooklyn reception for BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance, the only Jewish organization providing guidance and assistance to stroke and brain injury survivors, will take place this Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:15 p.m. at the Toras Emes hall at 1904 Avenue N in Brooklyn. Rabbi Herschel Zolty, Rosh Yeshiva Mirrer Yeshiva and Rav of Bais Medrash of Flatbush, will open the ...    Full Story »

Israel State Comptroller Releases his Report on the Housing Crisis (1 opinions)

Israel State Comptroller Releases his Report on the Housing CrisisState Comptroller Yosef Shapira did not spare the criticism in his comprehensive 294-page report released on Wednesday 6 Adar pertaining to the nation’s housing crisis. Shapira warns that if drastic actions are not implement, the current situation may lead to the elimination of Israel’s middle class and deliver a major blow to the economy. Despite statements from Prime Minister ...    Full Story »

Mayor de Blasio Defends Metzitzah B'peh Agreement (3 opinions)

Mayor de Blasio Defends Metzitzah B'peh AgreementMayor Bill de Blasio is defending New York City’s tentative agreement with members of the Jewish community over Metzitzah B'peh. Health officials have linked 17 cases of infant herpes since ...    Full Story »


LISTEN: Yahadut Hatorah's Official Election Jingle [Arranged By Ruvi Banet, Starring Shlomo Cohen And Eli Herzlich] (2 opinions)

התקבצו חרדים זה לזה, זה למען זה ואמר זה לזה. התקבצו גדולי ישראל זה לצד זה, ואמר זה לזה. כאיש אחד בלב אחד כולנו מצביעים, ג' ג' כולנו מאוחדים. גזירות קשות המתגברות, לא עת לחשות, יהדות התורה בחירה היא לדורות.

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