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Rabbi Berland Shlita Released On Bail In Holland - Israel Remains Clueless

Rabbi Berland Shlita Released On Bail In Holland - Israel Remains Clueless
Israel last week received word of the arrest of Shuvu Banim Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Eliezer Berland. The Rabbi, who is wanted for alleged crimes in Israel, fled South Africa to avoid arrest only to be placed in custody in Holland. Israel was pleased and the rabbi’s extradition is expected but Israel soon learned the rabbi was released on bail on erev Shabbos despite having been arrested in compliance with a request from Israel Police via an international arrest warrant filed by Interpol. The rabbi was arrested on Thursday when he got off the ...

Schumer Proposes Ban On 10 Flame Retardants

Schumer Proposes Ban On 10 Flame RetardantsU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products, saying the chemicals have been linked to developmental delays in children and rare cancers in firefighters when treated furniture burns. The New York Democrat says studies have also shown that the 10 most toxic retardants in the padding of furniture and ...    Full Story »

Video Of Interest: US Embassy Tel Aviv - Remembering 9/11

At the 9/11 Living Memorial in Emek HaArazim near Jerusalem, the U.S. Embassy and KKL-JNF held a moving commemoration in the presence of an audience of over 250 guests. Families of victims of terror, a youth delegation from Young Judea, students from the Walworth ...    Full Story »

Maran Rav Aaron Leib Shteinman in a Rare Video Recording of a Conversation about Kollel Yungerleit (18 opinions)

In a rare glimpse into the thinking of the generation’s Torah leader, a US supporter of the Yisachar B’Ohalecha Kollelim was ushered into the home of Maran Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Aharon Leib Steinman shlit”a, by Rabbi Elchonon Weisbord, executive director of ...    Full Story »

Rocket Fire into the Golan Heights on Friday Evening

Rocket Fire into the Golan Heights on Friday EveningA mortar rocket landed in the area north of Kibbutz Merom Golan on Friday evening, attributed to stray rocket fire in the ongoing Syrian civil war. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities, injuries or reports of damage as the rocket impacted in an open area. Sirens were heard in a number of northern Golan Heights communities. The exact location where the rocket landed was not ...    Full Story »

AG Cancels Indictment Against Yitzhar Resident

AG Cancels Indictment Against Yitzhar ResidentHonenu's legal efforts brought about the cancellation of an indictment filed against a Yitzhar resident suspected of throwing rocks at a police van. After five months during which the Yitzhar resident was under severe restrictive conditions, the Attorney General's office announced the cancellation of the indictment which was filed against him for the suspicion of throwing rocks. ...    Full Story »

Merkel Leads Berlin Rally Against Anti-Semitism

Merkel Leads Berlin Rally Against Anti-SemitismChancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday, telling several thousand people that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity and she wants to ensure that Jews feel safe here. Germany's Jewish community organized the rally at the capital's Brandenburg Gate after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw ...    Full Story »

Will the Holyland Defendants Enter Prison? Supreme Court Decision Expected Monday (Re: Olmert, Lupoliansky Etc) (2 opinions)

Will the Holyland Defendants Enter Prison? Supreme Court Decision Expected Monday (Re: Olmert, Lupoliansky Etc)The Supreme Court on Monday 20 Elul is expected to announced its decision regarding an appeal filed by the convicted defendants in the Holyland real estate case. The defendants in the case were sentenced ...    Full Story »

Holocaust Experts Work To Preserve WWII-Era Items

Holocaust Experts Work To Preserve WWII-Era ItemsWith survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories. This week Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial held a first of its kind workshop devoted to the physical and digital preservation of documents. Over three days, ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu: ISIS, Hamas, al-Qaida Are Branches Of The Same Poisonous Tree (1 opinions)

PM Netanyahu: ISIS, Hamas, al-Qaida Are Branches Of The Same Poisonous TreePrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday morning 19 Elul, met with an Israel Bonds leadership delegation. The prime minister told the delegation "ISIS and Hamas and al-Qaeda and al-Nusra and Boko Haram and Hizbullah, supported by Iran - they're branches of the same poisonous tree. It's the same ideology with minor nuances. What's the great difference between ISIS and Hamas? The ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Dr. Rich Roberts Gives Lakewood PD First Look at Brand New Israeli-built Weapons (3 opinions)

Following the donation of 10 new advanced assault weapons to the Lakewood Police Department, Philanthropist Dr. Rich Roberts invited Lakewood Police officials to get the first look at some of the newest guns built by the same Israeli company. Building on ...    Full Story »

Court Rules: Rabbinical Ordination is Not the Equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree (7 opinions)

Court Rules: Rabbinical Ordination is Not the Equivalent of a Bachelor's DegreeA recent Jerusalem Labor Court ruling may have widespread ramifications as the court feels rabbinical ordination is not viewed as the equivalent of achieving a bachelor’s degree. The case deals with two rabbonim who wanted to apply for a Ministry of Education position to become supervisors for the chareidi sector. It was ruled their semicha was insufficient to qualify as having a ...    Full Story »

NYS Health Dept. Warns of Severe Respiratory Virus Affecting Kids (1 opinions)

NYS Health Dept. Warns of Severe Respiratory Virus Affecting KidsState health officials are advising parents and doctors to watch out for a serious respiratory virus that has infected more than a dozen children in New York. Enterovirus EV-D68 is a severe respiratory illness that can land children in the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this year's outbreak is unusually serious. Six other states have also seen ...    Full Story »

Israel: Driver of an Electric Scooter Killed in an MVA

Israel: Driver of an Electric Scooter Killed in an MVAThe driver of an electric scooter was killed in a collision on Route 44 near Azure Junction. Ichud Hatzalah and Zaka officials report the victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Ichud Hatzalah EMT Yitzchak Machbuvian explains “When I arrived at the scene I saw the electric scooter on its side. A man in his 50s was on the ground. He had severe injuries to his head. Sadly, due to ...    Full Story »

Over 200 Intelligence Corps Soldiers Release a Letter of Support

Over 200 Intelligence Corps Soldiers Release a Letter of SupportIn response to the letter sent to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other senior IDF commanders by 43 reservists in the ...    Full Story »

NY Primary Exposes Cuomo's Problems With The Left (1 opinions)

NY Primary Exposes Cuomo's Problems With The LeftIncumbent governors with national aspirations, a long list of accomplishments and flush bank accounts typically don't worry about primary challenges, especially one mounted by a little-known professor who moved to the state five years ago. So it was unusual when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found himself facing a spirited fight from rebels in his own Democratic party — ...    Full Story »

Israel: 9 Years Later, Indictment for Participation in a Protest (2 opinions)

Israel: 9 Years Later, Indictment for Participation in a ProtestA mother of four children was shocked when she recently discovered that an indictment had been filed against her for participating in a protest which took occurred at the time of the expulsion from Gush Katif nine years ago. Honenu: “It is a shame that no-one in the legal system used basic judgment.” Approximately one month ago policemen knocked on the door of her home and ...    Full Story »

A Brother is Born to Adele Biton

A Brother is Born to Adele BitonAbout a year and a half after the collision that changed the life of the Biton family, Mrs. Adva Biton gave birth to a healthy boy Baruch Hashem. Last month YWN-ISRAEL reported that Adele Biton was returning home following extended ...    Full Story »

Back To Iowa: Clintons To Campaign In Caucus State

Back To Iowa: Clintons To Campaign In Caucus StateWhite House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were to headline Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry fundraiser in rural Indianola. Sunday's event is expected to draw ...    Full Story »

Dismal Turnout at Atzeres for Eli Yishai and Rav Shlomo Amar Shlita (3 opinions)

Dismal Turnout at Atzeres for Eli Yishai and Rav Shlomo Amar ShlitaA Shas event intended to strengthen the internal opposition, the Eli Yishai faction, was a flop. Organizers were confident they would draw a full house but only several tens attended. After the Shas party event in Ramat ...    Full Story »

Islamic State Group's War Chest Is Growing Daily (1 opinions)

Islamic State Group's War Chest Is Growing DailyIslamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts. The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any other terrorist group in history," said a ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Leader Bennett Sets His Sights on New Elections (5 opinions)

Bayit Yehudi Leader Bennett Sets His Sights on New ElectionsMany are asking why Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett was so adamant to push his new constitution through the party leadership forum. After succeeding in his mission he now has broader powers as party leader, powers that include assigning the roster for the Knesset list in Knesset elections. NRG correspondent Ze’ev Kam reports that prior to the Bayit Yehudi vote, Bennett met with ...    Full Story »

WATCH: The Son of Rabbi Kahane's HY"D Assassin, & Mastermind Of 1993 WTC Bombing Tells his Story (1 opinions)

Zak Ebrahim, the son of convicted terrorist el-Sayid Nossair, who murdered Rabbi Meir Kahane HY”D and masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing tells his story. He explains in English how he distanced himself from the path of his father and Islamic ...    Full Story »

HaGaon HaRav Auerbach Shlita: My Position is Not Radical (22 opinions)

HaGaon HaRav Auerbach Shlita: My Position is Not Radical[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] During a kenos of rabbonim shlita affiliated with the Eida Chareidis, rabbonim of the Yerushalmi faction of the litvish community spoke out against the new draft law that compels chareidim to report to induction centers. HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita addressed his viewpoint, one that differs from the opinion of Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda ...    Full Story »

Hurdles for Obama Health Law in 2nd Sign-up Season

Hurdles for Obama Health Law in 2nd Sign-up SeasonPotential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system. Getting those who signed up this year ...    Full Story »

US Outlines Goals Against Islamic State Group (1 opinions)

US Outlines Goals Against Islamic State GroupAs the United States works to assemble a coalition against the Islamic State group, the White House is trying to make clear what a successful outcome would be. President Barack Obama's chief of staff puts it this way: The militants no longer would threaten the United States or its allies in the Mideast, no longer would add followers and no longer would threaten Muslims. Obama has ...    Full Story »
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Soldiers of Elite Intelligence Unit Refuse Orders of Occupational IDF Army That Will 'Harm Millions Of Innocent Palestinians' (2 opinions)

Soldiers of Elite Intelligence Unit Refuse Orders of Occupational IDF Army That Will 'Harm Millions Of Innocent Palestinians'Reservists assigned to the elite 8200 intelligence unit have sent a letter to the prime minister and senior military commanders they refuse to comply with orders that will “harm millions of innocent Palestinians”. In the letter they explain they are men and women who served and continue to serve in the elite Intelligence Corps unit, informing IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny ...    Full Story »

Sunday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Sunday News Briefs from Eretz YisraelMotzei Shabbos · A vehicle parked on the border between Ramat Eshkol and Beit Haninah was set ablaze. The car, which had an Israeli flag on it, belonged to one of the firemen that responded to the call for the vehicle fire. · Rocks were hurled at the Shuafat Jerusalem light rail station in three separate attacks. Windows were smashed. Sunday · An Arab armed with a knife ...    Full Story »

Obama: Combating Islamic State Not US Fight Alone

Obama: Combating Islamic State Not US Fight AlonePresident Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the new fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says, "This can't be America's fight alone." In the ...    Full Story »

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio Stresses Border Security

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio Stresses Border SecurityTwo years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. Now, Pacheco is aghast that Rubio is taking a harder line on illegal immigration. The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate has abandoned the ...    Full Story »

Will Apple's Digital Wallet Kill The Card Swipe?

Will Apple's Digital Wallet Kill The Card Swipe?Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple's new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and ...    Full Story »


Video Of Interest: US Embassy Tel Aviv - Remembering 9/11

At the 9/11 Living Memorial in Emek HaArazim near Jerusalem, the U.S. Embassy and KKL-JNF held a moving commemoration in the presence of an audience of over 250 guests. Families of victims of terror, a youth delegation from Young Judea, students from the Walworth Barbour American International School, diplomats, and first responders attended the eloquent ceremony. A representative of the Israeli victims’ families and a survivor who personally experienced the attacks on the Twin Towers that day spoke movingly to the assemblage. Ambassador Shapiro noted, "Today’s anniversary is a somber reminder that we still face threats of extremism and terrorism around the world. But it is also an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to work together with all civilized nations to confront these threats.” (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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