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AP Analysis: US Was At Odds With World Over Cuba Policy

AP Analysis: US Was At Odds With World Over Cuba Policy
President Barack Obama's decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realization: Longstanding U.S. policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds with the rest of the world. The American economic embargo on Cuba drove a wedge between the U.S. and Latin American nations. In an annual diplomatic embarrassment, the United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. policy. And while the U.S. was clinging to its economic restrictions against the small communist nation ...

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Addresses the Foreign Press Corps

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Addresses the Foreign Press Corps[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday 25 Kislev addressed members of the foreign press corps in Israel. Following is Mr. Netanyahu’s address. Ladies and Gentlemen, Today we witnessed a series of examples of European naivety, and may I add, hypocrisy: the decision of the European court in Luxembourg on Hamas, the resolution of the EU ...    Full Story »

Federica Mogherini : 'Anti-Semitism Across Europe is Rising & Needs to be Fought Against'

Federica Mogherini : 'Anti-Semitism Across Europe is Rising & Needs to be Fought Against'High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, hosted the annual Chanukah event arranged by the European Jewish Community Center (EJCC), led by Avi and Nechama Tawil, a member organization of the European Jewish Association in the European Commission Wednesday, 25 Kislev 5775. The event, which took ...    Full Story »

Israel Foreign Ministry Comments on Geneva Conference

Israel Foreign Ministry Comments on Geneva ConferenceIsrael Foreign Ministry officials responded to the conference convened in Geneva on Wednesday 25 Kislev. Following is the ministry’s statement. The conference convened today (17 December) in Geneva is another example of a multilateral mechanism falling victim to an anti-Israel agenda, moving the parties away from negotiations and undermining the universality and integrity of the ...    Full Story »

Boro Park JCC Breakfast Highlights Continued Service to Community (1 opinions)

Boro Park JCC Breakfast Highlights Continued Service to CommunityPHOTO CAPTION: L-R- Rabbi Yitzchok Fleischer, Board Member BPJCC, Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Executive Director, BPJCC, Commissioner Steve Banks, Councilman Brad Lander, MC Menachem Lubinsky, BPJCC President Isaac Stern. An overflow crowd of communal figures, joined by elected officials and organizational leaders gathered at the Lipschitz Halls this past Friday December 12th for the ...    Full Story »

N Korea-Linked Sony Hack May Be Costliest Ever (1 opinions)

N Korea-Linked Sony Hack May Be Costliest EverThe unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean spoof movie "The Interview." The studio's ...    Full Story »

Levi Rosenblatt Released From Hospital 8 Days After Being Stabbed Inside Chabad World Headquarters (1 opinions)

Levi Rosenblatt Released From Hospital 8 Days After Being Stabbed Inside Chabad World HeadquartersA Lubavitcher Yeshiva Bochur was released from the Bellevue Hospital Wednesday, about eight days after being stabbed by a man who was later shot and killed by police inside 770 Eastern parkway - Chabad World Headquarters. Levi Rosenblatt was released from Bellevue Hospital Center after being treated successfully for a stab wound to the head, according to a news release. “Mr. ...    Full Story »

Judge Recuses Himself In NYPD Chokehold Panel Case

Judge Recuses Himself In NYPD Chokehold Panel CaseA New York judge overseeing a request for grand jury records in the Eric Garner chokehold case has recused himself. The New York Times reports Thursday that State Supreme Court Justice Stephen Rooney hoped to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest. Rooney's wife serves on the board of the Staten Island hospital whose workers responded to Garner after his deadly ...    Full Story »

Bills Would Ban Or Restrict Drones In NYC

Bills Would Ban Or Restrict Drones In NYCA City Council proposal seeks to ban drones in New York City. Police could use drones — but they'd have to get a warrant. Another bill would restrict drones to limited public spaces like parks, while banning them from heavily populated areas, such as sports arenas or airports. The Wall Street Journal says Councilman Daniel Garodnick is sponsoring the proposal for a broader ...    Full Story »

Haaretz Poll: Netanyahu Remains the Leading Candidate for PM, Albeit Unwanted (1 opinions)

Haaretz Poll: Netanyahu Remains the Leading Candidate for PM, Albeit UnwantedThe latest Haaretz poll, released on Thursday, 26 Kislev, shows Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continues to lead in the race among candidates for prime minister. However the poll shows this is not because he is liked, but because people feel despite it all he remains the most qualified among the candidates. Mr. Netanyahu continues to lead with a sizable margin against competitors ...    Full Story »

Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev Appears In Court For 1st Time Since 2013

Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev Appears In Court For 1st Time Since 2013Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013. Security was tight at the federal courthouse in Boston for the final pretrial conference before his trial begins next month. Tsarnaev, 21, was led into the courtroom by U.S. marshals. He was wearing a black sweater and gray trousers and had a scruffy ...    Full Story »

Marcy Clothing & Boys Club Annual Chanukah Sale Begins Today

Marcy Clothing & Boys Club Annual Chanukah Sale Begins Today[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Just in time for the freezing weather. Customers both in Boro Park and Lakewood can enjoy drastic savings on an array of the warmest men’s and boys’ lined coats… It’s not just coats; you can get a great deal on men’s and boys’ suits as well. Marcy Clothing and The Boys Club began their Annual Chanukah Sale today. For 8 days only! Men’s Baggio ...    Full Story »

Ford Expands Drivers Air Bag Recall Nationwide

Ford Expands Drivers Air Bag Recall NationwideFord Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S. The move announced Thursday adds 447,000 Ford vehicles to the list of those recalled due to driver's inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp. The inflators can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Ford's action puts pressure on ...    Full Story »

SHOCK: Baltimore Thugs Curse at Jews, Throw Rocks at Cars, Baltimore Police Refuse To Respond (10 opinions)

SHOCK: Baltimore Thugs Curse at Jews, Throw Rocks at Cars, Baltimore Police Refuse To RespondAccording to a news release from Baltimore Shomrim sent to YWN, Baltimore Police refused to respond to an active hate crime on Wednesday. The release stated: On Wednesday December 17, at around 4:20, Shomrim received a call about a group of youths at Park Heights and Pinkney throwing rocks at cars. Shomrim units responded and found them walking down Taney toward Cross ...    Full Story »

Yishai's Party Launches its Election Campaign with a Direct Assault Against Deri (5 opinions)

Yishai's Party Launches its Election Campaign with a Direct Assault Against DeriAs Shas is licking its wounds and attempting to recover from the blow of the announced resignation of Eli Yishai and his launch of his party, Yishai’s party goes on the offensive. To date Shas has remained silent as its Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael is divided. Some rabbonim shlita feel that should speak out against Yishai while others prefer to remain silent. There are growing concerns ...    Full Story »

Catskills Hang Hopes Of Revival On New Casino (6 opinions)

Catskills Hang Hopes Of Revival On New CasinoResidents of this faded corner of the New York's Catskills Mountains fist-pumped, cheered and hugged as they closed in on landing a casino. Finally. The recommendation to license a casino in the heart of the once-bustling "Borscht Belt" resort region will test the premise that blackjack and craps can breathe new life in an old summer haven known in its heyday for families, mostly ...    Full Story »

Shidduch Pictures and Halacha (13 opinions)

Shidduch Pictures and Halacha[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] “I hope you don’t mind, but the boy’s mother would like to see a picture of your daughter.” “Look, kn’ayin horah, my son is a big masmid and he values his time. I know what he is looking for and I need to see a picture. Of course my husband and son will not look at the picture – it is just for me.” “Sorry, no matter how pretty you say ...    Full Story »

Obama Reignites Political Debate Over Cuba

Obama Reignites Political Debate Over CubaThe surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the White House. Yet even in Florida, the nation's most essential swing state, those distinctions may not matter ...    Full Story »

NYC To Try Settling Suit With Eric Garner's Family (1 opinions)

NYC To Try Settling Suit With Eric Garner's FamilyNew York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will attempt to negotiate a settlement of the $75 million civil rights claim brought forth by Eric Garner's family. If an agreement is reached, it would avoid what could be a long trial in federal court. And if a settlement is pursued now, it would also keep Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration out of the process. Officials with the ...    Full Story »

Special Hachnasas Sefer Torah in Palmachim Air Force Base (1 opinions)

Special Hachnasas Sefer Torah in Palmachim Air Force BaseA special hachnasas Sefer Torah was held on Tuesday 24 Kislev 5775 in the IDF Palmachim Air Force Base. A Sefer Torah was dedicated in memory of Yaakov Naftali Frenkel HY”D, Eyal Yifrach HY”D, and Gilad Shaar HY”D, the three kedoshim murdered in Gush Etzion prior to Operation Protective Edge. The Sefer Torah was also in memory of Daniel Turgeman HY”D, 4, killed when a ...    Full Story »

Lawyer: Christie Won't Be Sued In Bridge Scandal

Lawyer: Christie Won't Be Sued In Bridge ScandalTwo lawsuits filed by people stuck in traffic jams caused by apparently politically motivated lane closings of the George Washington Bridge will move forward without New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a defendant, a lawyer in the case said Wednesday. A federal judge this week consolidated the two cases, one of which named Christie as a defendant along with other government officials ...    Full Story »

Crown Heights: Hammer Wielding Thug on Kingston Ave Arrested By NYPD (1 opinions)

Crown Heights: Hammer Wielding Thug on Kingston Ave Arrested By NYPDCrown Heights Shmira members responded to a scene Wednesday afternoon, on Kingston Avenue near President Street where a male black, who bystanders overheard yelling anti-Semitic slurs, took a hammer out of his car and smashed the window of a parked car. The perpetrator claimed that the owner of the vehicle had thrown an onion at his car and therefore felt justified in his ...    Full Story »

Report: 80 Percent of Israeli Families Live in Overdraft (1 opinions)

Report: 80 Percent of Israeli Families Live in OverdraftAccording to the annual report released by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, the four lower income quintiles (households of their gross income, including other income sources such as non-work study funds revenue, for example income from renting an apartment, etc., is up 19.5 thousand NIS per month), are in constant overdraft in the bank, a sort of built-in overdraft ...    Full Story »

Former President Bush Is Keynote Speaker At Yeshiva University Dinner; Then Makes Surprise Visit to Sept. 11 Museum (4 opinions)

Former President Bush Is Keynote Speaker At Yeshiva University Dinner; Then Makes Surprise Visit to Sept. 11 MuseumFormer President George W. Bush was the special guest and keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s 90th Annual Hanukkah Convocation and Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Sunday, December 14. More than 750 people came to show their support for the University and to witness YU President Richard M. Joel confer an honorary doctorate upon the 43rd U.S. president. “What ...    Full Story »

Like Iran, Secret Diplomacy Leads To US-Cuba Thaw (1 opinions)

Like Iran, Secret Diplomacy Leads To US-Cuba ThawFresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think big" about a second-term agenda, including the possibilities of new starts with long-standing U.S. foes such as Iran and Cuba. Two years later, after painstaking secret diplomacy on separate but surprisingly similar tracks, efforts with Tehran and Havana ...    Full Story »

R' Gideon Mazuz Upset That His Father Was Dragged into Machlokes (1 opinions)

R' Gideon Mazuz Upset That His Father Was Dragged into MachlokesRabbi Gideon Mazuz, a son of HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita explains to the media he is upset that his father was dragged into controversy. Rosh Yeshivat Kisei Rachamim Rabbi Meir Mazuz is behind Eli Yishai, who earlier this week launched the Yachad party. The event has led to harsh criticism from Shas officials and rabbonim from the party’s Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah. Rav Gideon ...    Full Story »

NYC: Treyger Proposes Task Force to Help Houses of Worship and Non-Profits Recover from Sandy and Prepare for Next Major Storm

NYC: Treyger Proposes Task Force to Help Houses of Worship and Non-Profits Recover from Sandy and Prepare for Next Major StormThe Committee on Recovery and Resiliency held a hearing yesterday on Council Member Mark Treyger’s proposal to create a task force to study the damage that houses of worship and charitable organizations suffered during Hurricane Sandy and the expenses they incurred in helping storm victims. In many cases, local religious congregations and community-based non-profit groups were among ...    Full Story »
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Christie to Discuss 2016 With Family Over Holidays

Christie to Discuss 2016 With Family Over HolidaysRepublican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the holidays and make a decision soon after. Christie made the comments Wednesday to a group of students at Mendham Township Middle School, one of the state's 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award winners. He says he wants to talk about the issue when his oldest children ...    Full Story »

Bus Service Stopped for Residents of Betar & Modi’in Illit (2 opinions)

Bus Service Stopped for Residents of Betar & Modi’in Illit It is a difficult Thursday morning (26 Kislev) for residents of the chareidi cities of Betar Illit and Modi’in Illit as the Kavim Bus Company that provides transportation to those communities launched a strike. Hundreds of drivers did not report to work today in various branches of the bus company as they are protesting the planned firing of some employees. For the drivers who did ...    Full Story »

Defense Lawyers March to Protest Police Killings (1 opinions)

Defense Lawyers March to Protest Police KillingsScores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins Wednesday. In Brooklyn, public defenders and other lawyers marched at courthouses and a prosecutor's office and staged a die-in outside a city jail. They later stood in front of a criminal court, ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Statement on EU Court's Removal of Hamas from Terrorist List (2 opinions)

Agudath Israel Statement on EU Court's Removal of Hamas from Terrorist ListThe recent ruling of a European Union court to remove Hamas from the EU's terrorist list is nothing short of astounding. The ruling, even if on procedural grounds, sends an outrageous message to the world - and an encouraging one to Hamas, which has understandably received it joyfully. That the categorization of an "organization" pledged to the destruction of a sovereign state and ...    Full Story »

Cubans Cheer Historic Renewal of US Relations (3 opinions)

Cubans Cheer Historic Renewal of US RelationsBells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility. Wearing his military uniform with its five-star insignia, the 83-year-old leader said the two countries would work to resolve their differences "without renouncing a ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor To Meet With Garner Protesters (2 opinions)

NYC Mayor To Meet With Garner ProtestersNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to meet with organizers of the protests over the death of Eric Garner. Administration officials confirmed that de Blasio, a Democrat who took office in January, will meet with members of the Justice League at City Hall on Friday. The Justice League held a small protest Monday outside the mayor's home, Gracie Mansion. It also has ...    Full Story »

Ministry of the Economy to Grant 31 Companies Funds Totaling 11.2 Million NIS

Ministry of the Economy to Grant 31 Companies Funds Totaling 11.2 Million NISThe Foreign Trade Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Economy approved 11.2 million NIS for the first stage of the "Smart Money" program. In the first stage, 57 companies submitted 79 requests, of which 39 requests were approved for 31 companies. The companies that were accepted will receive ongoing marketing assistance from Israel’s trade attachés stationed in the target ...    Full Story »

113th Congress Ends With More Fights Than Feats (1 opinions)

113th Congress Ends With More Fights Than FeatsThe tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations. "Thank God it's over," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said as he left the Capitol late Tuesday. How's this for a legacy? More than 200 bills became law during the past two years, ...    Full Story »

President & First Lady Rivlin Host Chanukah Event for Children with Cancer

President & First Lady Rivlin Host Chanukah Event for Children with CancerPresident Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin on Tuesday morning 24 Kislev hosted at the President's Residence, a Chanukah party for the children of Rachashei Lev which seeks to improve the lives of children with cancer, and that of their families. The President lit the first light on the Menorah together with 17 year old Roey Ginat, who is blind having suffered from cancer as a ...    Full Story »

Wiesenthal Center Commends France-US Holocaust Compensation Agreement

Wiesenthal Center Commends France-US Holocaust Compensation AgreementThe Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed support for a joint agreement between the governments of France and the U.S. that will provide $60 million in compensation from France to Holocaust survivors and the families of victims of the Holocaust deported from France to Nazi concentration camps during WWII. The fund, subject to a 2015 vote in the French Parliament, transfers $60 million from ...    Full Story »

PHOTO: Chanukah & Election Fever in Israel (2 opinions)

PHOTO: Chanukah & Election Fever in Israel After the 19th Knesset voted to dissolve itself it sent the nation to elections for the second time in a bit over two years. As such, the news in Israel is dominated by election fever and parties and candidates vie for position in the hope of landing a better place in the 20th Knesset. This simple Chanukah photo says a great deal. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Channel 10 News' Tzvi Yechezkeli Says 'No Thanks' to Shas

Channel 10 News' Tzvi Yechezkeli Says 'No Thanks' to ShasPopular correspondent on Arab affairs Tzvi Yechezkeli of the Channel 10 News team has turned down an offer to join the Shas party. Yechezkel is shomer Shabbos and has reported he follows the derech of Rav Nachman of Breslov. He is well liked and followed and Shas feels he would attract many traditional and non-chareidi voters to the party. Despite the fact he was promised a ...    Full Story »


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