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Palestinian Terror: Attempted Stabbing Attack at Shar Shechem

Palestinian Terror: Attempted Stabbing Attack at Shar Shechem
09:17: A female terrorist was neutralized by security forces in an attempted stabbing attack at Shar Shechem. B’chasdei Hashem, there were no injuries to border police and other forces in the area.       (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Update on Youth Injured in Ramle Stabbing Attack

Update on Youth Injured in Ramle Stabbing AttackOfficials at Assaf HaRofeh Hospital on Tuesday 1 Rosh Chodesh Adar I report the 11-year-old boy injured in the stabbing incident in Ramle on Monday is improving. Hospital officials state the youth’s condition has ...    Full Story »

My Close Friend Passed Away and now Their Children are Making a Wedding in 9 Days

Update on Youth Injured in Ramle Stabbing Attack[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage. For the last several months I have been witness, daily, to the toll that this tragedy has taken on their family. There are seven children living at home, all of whom have had to look to the father for virtually all of their needs while ...    Full Story »

Gafne: It's Difficult to Be a Chareidi in This Country (1 opinions)

Gafne: It's Difficult to Be a Chareidi in This CountryIn an address to the Sixth National Culture & Halacha Kenos in Jerusalem, Knesset Finance Committee Chairman MK Moshe Gafne spoke of the difficulties in being chareidi in Israel today. He told his audience he is working very hard to push an affirmative action plan to benefit the chareidi public. “All budgets pass through the Finance Committee and with your assistance, I will ...    Full Story »

Schumer: Tax Scam Targeting New Yorkers Is Now Spreading Like Wildfire

Schumer: Tax Scam Targeting New Yorkers Is Now Spreading Like WildfireU.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today pushed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate the source of a specific phishing scam that appears to be increasingly targeting New Yorkers, while continuing to plague people across the country. On the calls, individuals posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents claim that the person owes thousands of dollars to the IRS. Scammers ...    Full Story »

MDA Calls on People to Keep a Special Eye on the Elderly and Infirmed

MDA Calls on People to Keep a Special Eye on the Elderly and InfirmedMagen David Adom calls on Israelis to be careful during the wintry days and whenever possible, to look in on elderly and infirmed neighbors who often are alone without anyone to check in on them. There were two reports of elderly people transported to the hospital on Monday morning 29 Shevat. In one case, MDA paramedics treated a 79-year-old male in a pool of cold muddy water. He was ...    Full Story »

Waqf Authority Rejects Egalitarian Prayer Agreement Near the Kosel (1 opinions)

Waqf Authority Rejects Egalitarian Prayer Agreement Near the KoselJoining the PA (Palestinian Authority) in its objections to an egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel is the Muslim Waqf Authority, which together with Jordan oversees the operation of Har Habayis. Al-Aqsa Mosque Director Omar ...    Full Story »

Knesset Committee Calls on the Cabinet to Stop Returning the Bodies of Terrorists to their Families

Knesset Committee Calls on the Cabinet to Stop Returning the Bodies of Terrorists to their FamiliesChairman of the Knesset House Committee MK (Likud) David Bitan labeled Arab Members of Knesset who visited with families of terrorists “cowards” for not appearing at the committee meeting to discuss their actions and ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: Councilman Deutsch Calls For Immediate Measures To Protect Waterfront

Brooklyn: Councilman Deutsch Calls For Immediate Measures To Protect WaterfrontAt high tide this morning, waterfront sections of Councilman Chaim Deutsch’s Southern Brooklyn district were flooded with the unanticipated overflow. Morning commuters drove through ankle-deep waters as they traveled to work. The sewer system in Southern Brooklyn is notoriously antiquated and overextended, and the introduction of multiple high-rise developments into the area is ...    Full Story »

Supreme Court Turns Down a Request for Another Hearing to Keep Rabbi Pinto from Entering Prison

Supreme Court Turns Down a Request for Another Hearing to Keep Rabbi Pinto from Entering PrisonIsrael’s High Court of Justice rejected a request from attorneys for Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is seeking another hearing in the hope of keeping the rabbi out of prison. The rabbi had already appealed to the High Court and a panel of three justices     Full Story »

Photos: A Vehicle Bombarded With Rocks Near Kiryat Arba

Photos: A Vehicle Bombarded With Rocks Near Kiryat Arba[ADDITIONAL PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The attached photos are of a vehicle bombarded with stones on Sunday, 28 Shevat between Kiryat Arba and Hebron near the Erez Path. B’chasdei Hashem no one was killed or injured as Arabs continue throwing stones at Israeli motorists throughout Yehuda and Shomron as well as against the Jerusalem light rail and elsewhere. (YWN – ...    Full Story »

Poll Shows Clinton, Trump Favored Among NY Voters

Poll Shows Clinton, Trump Favored Among NY VotersA new poll shows Hillary Clinton favored by registered New York Democrats while Donald Trump leads among Republicans voters in the state. The Siena poll has Clinton beating Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders 55 percent to 34 percent if the primary were held now. In a Republican primary, the poll shows 34 percent would vote for Trump. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz both ...    Full Story »

Substitute Teacher from Israel's Bedouin Community with Terrorist Ties Arrested

Substitute Teacher from Israel's Bedouin Community with Terrorist Ties ArrestedPolice and the ISA announce on Monday, 29 Shevat, an indictment is being filed against a Tel Sheva female employed as a substitute teacher in that community, who allegedly maintained ties with jihad operatives in Arab nations and agreed to infiltrate into Israel and join the Salafi jihadist movement. On January 18, 2016 the suspect was arrested on her way back to Jordan and detained ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Eli Begun - We Must Go On (Official Music Video)

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Eli Begun is on the horizon. Eli has been in Mir yeshiva almost his whole life and has been influenced immensely by Torah and Rebbiem. He obviously has a lot of music in his genes especially from his father. His solid Torah ...    Full Story »

Next up: New Hampshire Set to Vote in Nation's First Primary

Next up: New Hampshire Set to Vote in Nation's First PrimaryIt's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have spent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters. Here are details about ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Negev Police Intercept Automatic Weapons Heading from the PA to Israel

PHOTOS: Negev Police Intercept Automatic Weapons Heading from the PA to Israel[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A Negev police district spokesman announced on Monday, 29 Shevat that a shipment of weapons and ammunition heading through the Tarkumiya Checkpoint heading for Israel proper was detected and intercepted. The illegal weapons were being smuggled in a truck. Among the weapons discovered were a Kalashnikov assault rifle, Karl Gustav rifle, clips for the ...    Full Story »

Senator Felder, NYS Comptroller Co-Sponsor Unclaimed Funds Events

Senator Felder, NYS Comptroller Co-Sponsor Unclaimed Funds EventsSenator Simcha Felder (Brooklyn) greeted residents from Flatbush and Midwood today as they visited his office in the hope of discovering “found money”. The Unclaimed Funds Event was co-sponsored by Senator Felder and the NYS Comptroller’s office. “We’re happy to hold this event every year,” said the Senator. “There’s over $14 billion currently in unclaimed funds, and ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Skverer Dayan Joins Divers O Hudson To Be Mispallel For Recovery Of Body

VIDEO: Skverer Dayan Joins Divers O Hudson To Be Mispallel For Recovery Of Body[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The search for a missing New Square resident continued on Monday morning in and along the Hudson River. Today, the Skvrer Dayan, Hagaon HaRav Sholom Pollack Shlita joined the search teams on a boat to be Mispallel in the last known location of the missing person. Northeast Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization, along with New Square Emergency ...    Full Story »

US Faces Shortcomings in Coalition-Building for Anti-ISIS War (1 opinions)

US Faces Shortcomings in Coalition-Building for Anti-ISIS WarTo doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses. Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered a glimpse of his own apparent frustration ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder Addressing Alarming Rise Of Anti-Jewish Chatter On Social Media

Legislator Aron Wieder addressing the alarming rise of anti-Orthodox Jewish and anti-Hasidic chatter on social media; especially on Facebook pages of government officials and employees.

PHOTOS: MDA Paramedic Treats and Transports an Injured Dog

PHOTOS: MDA Paramedic Treats and Transports an Injured Dog[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The shift began like any other for the paramedics on a Magen David Adom paramedic unit in the Ohr Akiva station. Paramedic Liat Mizrachi was working with EMT/driver Yasser Amash, EMT/3 Kathy Shusman and youth volunteer Thomas Mittleman. Near the Binyamina train station they spotted a dog that had been struck by a vehicle. A passerby had begun caring ...    Full Story »

Greenfield, Land Use Committee Chair, Invites Public to Participate in Council Hearings on Citywide Rezonings

Greenfield, Land Use Committee Chair, Invites Public to Participate in Council Hearings on Citywide RezoningsBrooklyn, NY - Chair David G. Greenfield of the Council's Committee on Land Use urged members of the public to attend the New York City Council's hearings to be held this week Tuesday and Wednesday on the citywide, once-in-a-generation rezonings at the heart of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious affordable housing programs. The two rezoning plans, known as Mandatory Inclusionary Housing ...    Full Story »

Bloomberg Says He Is Eyeing 2016 Run For The White House (5 opinions)

Bloomberg Says He Is Eyeing 2016 Run For The White HouseMichael Bloomberg, the billionaire media owner and former New York mayor, has stated for the first time that he is considering a run for US president, a move that would dramatically reshape the 2016 race for the White House. Speaking to the Financial Times, the founder of the eponymous financial information group criticised the quality of the debate in the ​presidential ​race. He ...    Full Story »

Video of the Damaged Shul Established in Memory of the Three Murdered Yeshiva Boys HY'D

Video of the Damaged Shul Established in Memory of the Three Murdered Yeshiva Boys HY'D[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Earlier this week YWN-ISRAEL reported on the vandalism attack against the makeshift shul established in memory of the three Gush Etzion kedoshim HY”D. The shul is ...    Full Story »

Feds Find Fiat Chrysler Gear Shifters Can Confuse Drivers

Feds Find Fiat Chrysler Gear Shifters Can Confuse DriversU.S. auto safety investigators have determined that electronic gear shifters in some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles while they are in gear, causing 121 crashes and 30 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has doubled the number of vehicles in the investigation to more than 856,000. But it stopped short ...    Full Story »
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PHOTOS: FJCC Meets Congressman Dan Donovan

PHOTOS: FJCC Meets Congressman Dan DonovanIn keeping with his campaign pledge, Congressman Dan Donovan returned to meet with representatives of Brooklyn's orthodox Jewish community and update leaders on his first nine months in office. As the only Republican in the NYC delegation, Mr. Donovan has the unique ability to advocate for NYC as a member of the Republican majority in Congress. The Sunday morning meeting was hosted by ...    Full Story »

Smotrich Opposes PM Netanyahu's New Bill for Fear it Will be Used Against the Chareidim (1 opinions)

Smotrich Opposes PM Netanyahu's New Bill for Fear it Will be Used Against the ChareidimMK (Bayit Yehudi) Betzalel Smotrich is opposed to a bill presented by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, fearing that while the bill is intended for use against rebellious Arab Members of Knesset, it will be used against the chareidim in the future. Smotrich spoke with Moshe Glasner of Kol Berama Radio. The bill states that a majority of 90 MKs can vote out colleagues who have crossed ...    Full Story »

Vishnitz Announces New Regulations in the Rebbe's War Against Technological Devices (2 opinions)

Vishnitz Announces New Regulations in the Rebbe's War Against Technological DevicesThe Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita is among the admorim who displays zero tolerance to smartphones, which the rebbe feels are destructive to one’s neshama and therefore may not be tolerated. A kinnos was held to address the unwanted technological devices that have infiltrated the Vishnitz [and other] courts under the banner "בנפשינו הדבר". During the gathering a new pamphlet ...    Full Story »

Dozens Hurt, At Least 6 Critical When Charter Bus Overturns On I-95 In Snowstorm

Dozens Hurt, At Least 6 Critical When Charter Bus Overturns On I-95 In SnowstormA Connecticut charter bus accident on Interstate 95 during a snowstorm has left at least 30 people injured, including six critically. The state Department of Transportation says the accident happened at around 12:30 p.m. Monday in Madison. A Yale-New Haven Hospital spokesman says hospital officials were told to expect 30 patients, six of whom were listed in critical ...    Full Story »

Newly-Appointed Shas MK Launches a Scathing Attack at Gafne (4 opinions)

Newly-Appointed Shas MK Launches a Scathing Attack at GafneNewly-appointed Shas party MK, Yigal Guetta lashed out against MK Moshe Gafne. Guetta, who was a Shas Bnei Brak Councilman before entering Knesset, was expected to be “colorful” and supply headlines and he did not waste time doing just that. He launched his Knesset career attacking the veteran MK and the chareidim. He spoke how Gafne recently criticized Deri and his constant ...    Full Story »

Presidential Material? Trump and Bush Call Each Other Names

Presidential Material? Trump and Bush Call Each Other NamesRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump is spending the final day of the New Hampshire primary attacking a rival who is far behind him in the polls: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Speaking at a town hall event in Salem, New Hampshire, Trump went after Bush, calling him "a total stiff." He says, "Here's a guy, honestly, if he weren't in government...you wouldn't hire him to ...    Full Story »

Hamas Denies Claim It Is Treating ISIS Terrorists

Hamas Denies Claim It Is Treating ISIS TerroristsHamas is denying Israeli accusations that wounded ISIS terrorists from Egypt had been smuggled through tunnels to receive medical care in the Gaza Strip. The Hamas interior ministry dismisses the allegations as “false.” Spokesman Iyad al-Bozom says the allegations were “aimed at inciting against the Gaza Strip and causing tension in the relationship between the Strip and the ...    Full Story »

Trump Says Waterboarding Is 'Fine'

Trump Says Waterboarding Is 'Fine'Republican Donald Trump is doubling down on his support for intensifying interrogation techniques for some foreign prisoners. Trump said during this week's GOP debate that he is in favor of bringing back waterboarding and "a hell of a lot worse." He's telling a town hall in Salem that waterboarding is "peanuts," compared to what Islamic State militants are doing. "It's fine," Trump ...    Full Story »

Petira Of Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin (Josh) Gordon Z'L (3 opinions)

Petira Of Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin (Josh) Gordon Z'LRabbi Yehoshua Binyomin (Josh) Gordon, 66, Chabad representative of Encinco, California since 1973, passed away on Monday, 28 Shevat 5776, after battling an illness. Rabbi Gordon and his wife Deborah were one of the Rebbe’s early representatives to the state of California. Under his leadership, Jewish life in the San Fernando Valley would blossom. From his headquarters in Tarzana, ...    Full Story »

Unprecedented Electronic Surveillance Along Gaza Border

Unprecedented Electronic Surveillance Along Gaza BorderMilitary correspondent Kobi Finkler told Mordechai Lavi of Kol Chai Radio on Monday morning 29 Shevat that there is no doubt regarding the existence of Hamas tunnels along the southern Israel border and there is no doubt Israeli authorities are aware of this. Finkler explained Israel has invested an enormous sum in ongoing electronic surveillance along the Gaza border and the ...    Full Story »

Another Winter Storm Bears Down On Northeast

Another Winter Storm Bears Down On NortheastThe second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast is expected to bring blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts and leave behind as much as 18 inches of snow. The National Weather Service says winds Monday could gust up to 65 mph in the hardest hit areas. The rest of eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and most of Connecticut are under a winter storm ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer Gets Choked Up While Testifying In Case Of Killing Unarmed Man (2 opinions)

NYPD Officer Gets Choked Up While Testifying In Case Of Killing Unarmed ManA New York City police officer testifying in his own defense got choked up while describing the moment he realized a man had been shot in a dark housing project stairwell in 2014. Peter Liang left the witness stand for about a minute to compose himself before resuming testimony Monday. Liang says he was startled by a noise as he opened the stairwell door in the Brooklyn complex, ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder Addressing Alarming Rise Of Anti-Jewish Chatter On Social Media

Legislator Aron Wieder addressing the alarming rise of anti-Orthodox Jewish and anti-Hasidic chatter on social media; especially on Facebook pages of government officials and employees.

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WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Brilliantly Strikes down Anti-Israel Question at Conference (7 opinions)

Famed US lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershowitz, recently gave a talk and showed his strong passion for the Israeli state. After his speech at a conference he allowed the audience a chance to ask him questions. A woman of Palestinian origin gave a long winded question/statement, in which Dershowitz brilliantly shot down all her points, logically and brilliantly.

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