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23:15:Hamas: Infiltration in Sha'ar HaNegev was attempt to kidnap soldier. 22:17: The IDF spokesman confirms that a  soldier was seriously wounded during clashes in Khan Yunis in which a fellow soldier was killed earlier today. 21:46:  Five Soldiers Confirmed Killed, Four in Mortar Attack.  More will be  published when info is available. BDE...

BDE: Five IDF Soldiers Confirmed Killed Today, Four in Mortar Attack, IDF Death Toll Hits 48

BDE: Five IDF Soldiers Confirmed Killed Today, Four in Mortar Attack, IDF Death Toll Hits 48
The IDF confirms that the four killed by mortar fire in the Eshkol Region earlier today are soldiers. Their families have been notified, but the names of the victims have not yet been released. Staff Sergeant Moshe Davino, 20, of Jerusalem, was killed in a shootout in Khan Younis, the IDF says.  17 IDF soldiers were injured in that attack. The IDF death toll has climbed to 48 since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. Baruch Dayan Ha'emmes......

LIVE BLOG DAY 21: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:15 PM IL] (17 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 21: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:15 PM IL]23:15:Hamas: Infiltration in Sha'ar HaNegev was attempt to kidnap soldier. 22:17: The IDF spokesman confirms that a  soldier was seriously wounded during clashes in Khan Yunis in which a fellow soldier was killed earlier ...    Full Story »

After Gillibrand's Push, VA Replaces Cross With Star Of David On WWII Veteran's Grave (1 opinions)

After Gillibrand's Push, VA Replaces Cross With Star Of David On WWII Veteran's GraveAfter a Queens rabbi discovered that the grave of his distant relative, a Jewish World War II soldier, was marked with a Christian cross instead of a Star of David, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand immediately urged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that the soldier’s resting place is properly honored by replacing the incorrect symbol with the Star of David on his ...    Full Story »

Facebook Says Page Calling for Death to Jews Doesn't Violate 'Community Standards' (1 opinions)

Facebook Says Page Calling for Death to Jews Doesn't Violate 'Community Standards'A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints. The page in question, is named, "Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews." The page, which spells "Zionist" incorrectly, features an Image of Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin ...    Full Story »

Netanyahu, Ya'alon, Gantz Address The Media - What They Said (3 opinions)

Netanyahu, Ya'alon, Gantz Address The Media - What They Said20:37: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz addressed the nation from the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv a short time ago. Following is excerpts from their statements containing their main points. PM Netanyahu: · Permit me to console the families whose loved ones fell in defense of our nation. · There ...    Full Story »

Two U.S. Marshals & 1 NYPD Officer Shot In Manhattan [UPDATED 2:03PM ET]

Two U.S. Marshals & 1 NYPD Officer Shot In Manhattan [UPDATED 2:03PM ET]2:03PM ET: Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded. The U.S. Marshals Service says it happened in the West Village when a fugitive apprehension task force tried to make an arrest. The mayor and police commissioner say the suspect is dead. The ...    Full Story »

B'chasdei Hashem, Another Massacre of Jews Averted Near Gaza; 5 Terrorists Dead After Exiting Terror Tunnel In Israel (13 opinions)

B'chasdei Hashem, Another Massacre of Jews Averted Near Gaza; 5 Terrorists Dead After Exiting Terror Tunnel In Israel19:42: The IDF a short time ago killed five terrorists that exited a tunnel heading to a community in the Shar HaNegev Regional Council. Once again a massacre of Jews in that area has been averted B”H. There are no causalities among the IDF force according to the preliminary reports. The area residents are instructed to remain locked down in their homes at this time as soldiers ...    Full Story »

DEVELOPING: Fatal Mortar Shell Attack in Eshkol Region R"L - At Least 4 People Killed And 10 Injured [UPDATED] (6 opinions)

DEVELOPING: Fatal Mortar Shell Attack in Eshkol Region RThe wounded have arrived in the trauma center of Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva a short time ago. Some are listed in serious condition. At least four people have been killed in the mortar shell attack in the Eshkol Regional Council shortly after 6 PM on Monday, Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av. The information cleared for publication is limited. At least ten people have been injured in the ...    Full Story »
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Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir: The IDF Must Continue (2 opinions)

Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir: The IDF Must ContinueAgriculture Minister (Yisrael Beitenu) Yair Shamir feels the IDF has been moving too slowly, citing it should have finished Hamas up by now. Shamir, a son of the late Prime Minister, Yair Shamir, feels that if the government had given the IDF the green light, it would have completed the tunnel mission in 10-14 days and the additional time would have been dedicated to bringing Hamas to ...    Full Story »

US Fuming Over Israeli Criticism Of Kerry (14 opinions)

US Fuming Over Israeli Criticism Of KerryObama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually harsh language, officials say the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy. They also say the personal attacks on Kerry cross a line and are particularly disappointing ...    Full Story »

Rock Attack in Nachal I'ron on Route 65

Rock Attack in Nachal I'ron on Route 65A 30-year-old man reported during the night that rocks were hurled at his vehicle while driving on Route 65 northbound near Kfar Kara in the Nachal I’ron area, referred to in the media more commonly as Wadi Ara. His windshield was blown out as a result. B”H no one was injured. Police are investigating. No arrests are reported at this time. In a related matter, a motorist ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Speaks with UN Leader Ban Ki-Moon (3 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Speaks with UN Leader Ban Ki-MoonPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday afternoon Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "The Security Council Presidential Statement relates to the needs of a murderous terrorist organization that is attacking Israeli civilians and does not address Israel's security needs, including the demilitarization of the Gaza ...    Full Story »

Orthodox Union Applauds 2014 Security Funding

Orthodox Union Applauds 2014 Security FundingThe Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for this year’s allocation of security funds through its Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This year, $13 million has been awarded, with nearly 90 percent of the 186 grants going to Jewish nonprofits. Jewish ...    Full Story »

Obama Names Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein As Ambassador For International Religious Freedom (3 opinions)

Obama Names Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein As Ambassador For International Religious FreedomToday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State. President Obama said, “I am grateful that Rabbi Saperstein has chosen to dedicate his talent to serving the American people at this important time for our country. I look forward to working with him in the ...    Full Story »

France: Man Arrested After Failed Firebomb Attack On Toulouse Synagogue

France: Man Arrested After Failed Firebomb Attack On Toulouse SynagogueA man has been arrested after an unsuccessful Molotov cocktail attack on a Jewish centre in the southern French city of Toulouse on Saturday. The man threw two firebombs at the Toulouse Espace de Judaïsme, which contains a synagogue, a radio station and a library, but they failed to ignite, according to local Jewish groups’ representative Nicole Yardeni. He then threw stones at ...    Full Story »

Video Of Interest: Hamas, Bringing Families Together Since 1987 (4 opinions)

The creators of this video made it to show and promote the strength that Israel has while under fire from rockets coming from Hamas. They figured a little cynical humor could do everyone some good.

Turkey Gives Approval for the SS Freedom Two - Turkish Warships To Break IDF Marine Blockade (13 opinions)

Turkey Gives Approval for the SS Freedom Two - Turkish Warships To Break IDF Marine BlockadeAfter the Marvi Marmara terrorist vessel made its voyage to Israel to break the marine blockade of Gaza, the IHH is preparing for a repeat performance. Once again the vessel, the ‘Freedom Two’, is being portrayed as a humanitarian vessel. Yisrael Hayom reports that the Turkish government has given the green light to send the vessel to Gaza, once again announcing it will break the ...    Full Story »

Report Says Surveillance Is Hampering Journalists

Report Says Surveillance Is Hampering JournalistsRevelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report issued Monday that access to data as detailed in ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Abu Mazen's Son: I will Return to Tzfas, Palestine

Speaking to the media, a son of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) explains that he is aware Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wishes to continue negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority), to stall until 2020 or 2030 until “the first generation of ...    Full Story »

Indictments in the Murder of Muhmad Abu-Khadir (5 opinions)

Indictments in the Murder of Muhmad Abu-KhadirJerusalem District Court Judge Yaakov Tzaban on Sunday, 29 Tammuz 5774, read the indictments against Yosef Chaim Ben-David, 29, of Adam, the main defendant and co-defendants, two 16-year-old residents from Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh. The three are charged with the brutal kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Jerusalem Arab resident Muhmad Abu-Khadir, who was kidnapped, beaten and set ...    Full Story »

Congress Passes Bill To Make It Legal To 'Unlock' Cellphones (1 opinions)

Congress Passes Bill To Make It Legal To 'Unlock' CellphonesCongress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to “unlock” cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama said he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012. That made it a copyright violation to unlock a phone without the carrier’s permission. The law passed Friday ...    Full Story »

NYC: de Blasio Family Now Live In Historic Gracie Mansion

NYC: de Blasio Family Now Live In Historic Gracie MansionA historic New York City mansion is once again filled with the sounds of family activities. Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday. No one had lived at Gracie Mansion since Rudolph Giuliani left office in 2001. Mayor Michael Bloomberg remained in his opulent Upper East Side town house ...    Full Story »
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Mashal: I A Ready To Co-Exist With Jews, Not Occupiers (3 opinions)

Mashal: I A Ready To Co-Exist With Jews, Not OccupiersThe arch-terrorist of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the "West Bank". Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn’t taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Unfortunately the world doesn’t blame the Israelis,” said Meshaal, interviewed by CBS news anchor Charlie Rose from ...    Full Story »

Swastikas Painted On North Miami Beach Shul (3 opinions)

Swastikas Painted On North Miami Beach ShulA North Miami Beach Shul has been vandalized during the overnight hours. Residents who voluntarily patrol the area discovered swastikas and the word, "Hamas" spray painted in red on columns on the Congregation Torah V'Emunah at 1000 NE 175th St, early Monday morning. "I saw this and then I stopped and I said, 'Wait a minute. What am I seeing here?' and then I backed up again and I ...    Full Story »

California Lightning Hits 14; 2 Critically Injured

California Lightning Hits 14; 2 Critically InjuredLightning struck 13 people at a popular beach in Los Angeles and another man golfing on Catalina Island, leaving two critically injured as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said. A 15-year-old was among those hit by lightning at Venice Beach around 2:30 p.m., city fire spokeswoman Katherine Main said. Four people were treated at the ...    Full Story »

Obama Speaks With Netanyahu, Wants Immediate Unconditional Humanitarian Ceasefire; Demilitarization Of Gaza (33 opinions)

Obama Speaks With Netanyahu, Wants Immediate Unconditional Humanitarian Ceasefire; Demilitarization Of Gaza The following is via the Whitehouse: “President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke again today by phone about the situation in Gaza. The President underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself. The President also reiterated the United States’ serious and growing ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 20: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:23 PM IL] (18 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 20: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:23 PM IL]23:23: Obama speaks with Netanyahu in phone conversation. Urges immediate humanitarian ceasefire.Says that any permanent deal with Hamas must include demilitarization in Gaza. 23:19: Red alerts now in the Eshkol Regional Council. 21:30: Two rockets have landed in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council area. 19:38: After a two-hour meeting with IDF Chief Rabbi ...    Full Story »


Video Of Interest: Hamas, Bringing Families Together Since 1987 (4 opinions)

The creators of this video made it to show and promote the strength that Israel has while under fire from rockets coming from Hamas. They figured a little cynical humor could do everyone some good.

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VIDEO: Abu Mazen's Son: I will Return to Tzfas, Palestine

Speaking to the media, a son of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) explains that he is aware Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wishes to continue negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority), to stall until 2020 or 2030 until “the first generation of the Nakba” is no longer alive so the Arabs will forget the matter of refugees. He explains “I will respond one way” turning to family members and asking “Where are we from”, to which they respond “Tzfas, Palestine” and he concludes “I will return to Tzfas Palestine, the third generation of the Nakba”. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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WATCH: PM Netanyahu On Fox News Sunday (2 opinions)

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu joins Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday for his take on the recent Israel-Hamas conflict and false narrative being promoted by the Palestinians over the valiant efforts of the IDF to keep civilian casualties to a minimum.

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VIDEO: Kever Yonah Destroyed By ISIS Terrorists in Iraq (7 opinions)

Two weeks ago, YWN reported about ISIS terrorists in Iraq, took sledgehammers to Iraqi tombstones – smashing them to pieces. One of the devastated tombstones belonged to the Prophet Jonah (Younis in Arabic) and was revered by Muslims and Christians alike, according to Iraqi authorities. The prophet, who is the central figure in the s Book of Yonah, is best known for being swallowed by a fish or a whale, depending on translation. This new video shows the entire Kever being blown up. (Chaim Shapiro - YWN)

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