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Police Move in to Prepare for Destruction of Beit Dreinoff in Beit El

Police Move in to Prepare for Destruction of Beit Dreinoff in Beit El
Police arrived in Beit El on Monday night ahead of the planned demolition of Beit Dreinoff, the buildings in the community that were ordered destroyed by the High Court of Justice after the latter determined they built illeally on Arab-owned land. An SMS text message was sent out to supporters early Tuesday morning 12 Menachem Av informing them that police were moving in, calling on them to come and support the resistance. Hundreds of youths clashed with police as at least 30 people were detained or arrested. Honenu reports police used ...

MK Bar Presents the Left-Wing Peace Plan in Knesset

MK Bar Presents the Left-Wing Peace Plan in KnessetMembers of the left-wing in Knesset on Monday, 11 Menachem Av, presented their peace plan to the plenum, explaining how to bring an end to the conflict between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority). Labor MK Yechiel Hilik Bar explained Palestine must be created and its capital would be in eastern Yerushalayim. He explained that Israel would also respond to the Arab initiative and ...    Full Story »

Israeli R And D Delegation to Heads to Japan Accompanied by State Officials

Israeli R And D Delegation to Heads to Japan Accompanied by State OfficialsThe first Israeli business delegation will arrive in Tokyo on 12 Menachem Av as part of an agreement on R&D cooperation signed between Israel and Japan. The delegation will include representatives of Israeli life sciences firms, including companies in the fields of pharma, medical equipment, agro-biotech, diagnostics and health IT. Israeli Minister of Economy, Aryeh Deri, said ...    Full Story »

Report: Eli Yishai Succeeds in Covering Election Debts for his Yachad Party

Report: Eli Yishai Succeeds in Covering Election Debts for his Yachad PartyEli Yishai, who heads the Yachad party, has succeeded in covering his election debts, Kol Chai Radio’s website reports. Yishai’s failure to earn a place in the 20th Knesset left his party with a heavy debt. According to the report, he raised millions and managed to make payment arrangements and as a result he is no longer in heavy debt. According to the report filed by Mani ...    Full Story »

Petitions to High Court Prevent Appointment of Director-General of Israel's State Batei Din

Petitions to High Court Prevent Appointment of Director-General of Israel's State Batei DinA petition filed with Israel’s Supreme Court on behalf of a number of organizations has resulted in preventing the appointment of attorney Shimon Yaakobi to replace Dayan Dichovsky as director-general of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel batei din nationwide. The petition, representing Na’amat, Mavoi Satum, and WIZO asked the court to issue a temporary injunction blocking the ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem: Infant Dies in Hospital After Heavy Object Falls on Her

Jerusalem: Infant Dies in Hospital After Heavy Object Falls on HerA baby girl was injured on motzei Shabbos Tisha B’Av by a heavy box that fell on her in her home on Ashlag Street near Rappaport Street in the Beis Yisrael neighborhood of Yerushalayim. She died in Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Monday, 11 Menachem Av. The baby was four-months-old. Ichud Hatzalah EMT explains “When I arrived on the scene the baby girl was no longer conscious ...    Full Story »

NSA Will Stop Looking At Old US Phone Records

NSA Will Stop Looking At Old US Phone RecordsThe Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will ultimately destroy — millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. When Congress passed a law in June ending the NSA's bulk collection of American calling records after a six-month ...    Full Story »

Amidst The Ocean - A Cruise You Don't Want To Miss (3 opinions)

Amidst The Ocean - A Cruise You Don't Want To Miss[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Some are calling it 'the boat event', some are referring to it as a concert, or a dinner, while some are just considering it a night out. We wanted to hear what it really is, so we got in touch with some of the coordinators and performers of the 'Amidst The Ocean' event. "It's all of the above" says an Elite Prod Events coordinator. "Our planned itinerary for ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Meets with Operation Protective Edge Wounded

President Rivlin Meets with Operation Protective Edge WoundedPresident Reuven Rivlin on Monday, 11 Menachem Av, visited with IDF soldiers in various stages of rehabilitation in Tel Hashomer Hospital including soldiers wounded in Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s counter-terrorism operation in Gaza during the summer of 2014. Mr. Rivlin first met with ten soldiers who were wounded last summer and in various stages of rehabilitation. Mr. ...    Full Story »

Governor Cuomo Announces New LaGuardia Airport

Governor Cuomo Announces New LaGuardia AirportGov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the operational space for airliners. "Welcome to the new LaGuardia Airport," Cuomo said. "This is what New Yorkers deserve and have deserved for a long time. And now we're going to get it." He said the ...    Full Story »

Interior Minister Shalom Holds Secret Talks with PA Negotiating Chief in Amman

Interior Minister Shalom Holds Secret Talks with PA Negotiating Chief in AmmanInterior Minister Silvan Shalom met secretly with PA (Palestinian Authority) chief negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat in Amman as a step towards jump-starting the stalled negotiating process between Israel and the PA. Shalom, who is in charge of talks between Israel and the PA met in Amman last week. Other than saying the meeting was held in a positive atmosphere, no information on what was ...    Full Story »

As Fed Meets, It Edges Toward Its First Rate Hike Since 2006

As Fed Meets, It Edges Toward Its First Rate Hike Since 2006The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open. Yet Chair Janet Yellen has left little doubt that the Fed is preparing to raise short-term ...    Full Story »

Terrorist Falls to His Death Fleeing IDF Soldiers (3 opinions)

Terrorist Falls to His Death Fleeing IDF SoldiersA terrorists fleeing border police in Kalandia to avoid arrest fell to his death from the roof of a building. When border police arrived in Kalandia on Sunday night the eve of 11 Menachem Av, they were attacked with rocks and cinderblocks. They were trying to arrest two residents suspected of planning a terror attack in Israel. One was apprehended and taken into custody while the second ...    Full Story »

Important! : Shidduchim, Rescue from an Arab Village and Tu B'Av

Important! : Shidduchim, Rescue from an Arab Village and Tu B'Av[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] WHAT DOES AN ARAB VILLAGE HAVE TO DO WITH SHIDDUCHIM & TU B’AV? Yad L’Achim has received word that a woman and her three children need to be rescued from an Arab village within the next three days. Besides for the cost of the rescue, Yad L’Achim needs to provide her with basic living necessities, clothing, shelter, food etc. to the cost of several ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Litzman: Medical Marijuana Will be Sold in Pharmacies

VIDEO: Litzman: Medical Marijuana Will be Sold in Pharmacies[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman surprised many during a session of the committee to battle drug & alcohol abuse. Litzman announced that medical cannabis will be made available to patients and sold, under strict registration and supervision, in pharmacies around the country. Litzman stressed sale of the medical marijuana will be treated like a ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor: 400,000 People Have Obtained Municipal ID Cards (1 opinions)

NYC Mayor: 400,000 People Have Obtained Municipal ID CardsMayor Bill de Blasio says about 400,000 people have obtained New York City's municipal ID card since the program was rolled out six months ago. The card is useful for the elderly, homeless and immigrants who lack legal documentation. It also offers free access to cultural institutions. De Blasio gave the update Monday at the Museum of Natural History. He says the ID promotes a ...    Full Story »

Cedarhurst: Man Tries Luring 5-Year-Old Girl Into Car - Police Increase Patrols In Area (1 opinions)

Cedarhurst: Man Tries Luring 5-Year-Old Girl Into Car - Police Increase Patrols In AreaThe Nassau County Police Department is looking for a man driving in a Black Infiniti who tried to lure a 5-year-old girl into his car Thursday on Marlborough Rd in Cedarhurst. The police have increased their frequency of patrols in the area and will continue doing so until this man is behind bars. The Fourth Precinct strongly encourages all residents to report any suspicious ...    Full Story »

IDF Calls Up 1000s of Reservists to Measure Response

IDF Calls Up 1000s of Reservists to Measure ResponseThe IDF on Sunday, 11 Menachem Av, called up thousands of reservists to evaluate their response in the event of an emergency. In actuality, hundreds of thousands received notification of a General Staff exercise, but only thousands will actually report to a base and take part in a two-day exercise measuring their abilities in the event of a true emergency. Many branches of the ...    Full Story »

Eastern Union Hiring Blitz- Looking To Hire 25 Brokers To Work In Its Flatbush And Monsey Office And Soon To Open Offices In Williamsburgh, Boro Park, Crown Heights And Far Rockaway

Eastern Union Hiring Blitz- Looking To Hire 25 Brokers To Work In Its Flatbush And Monsey Office And Soon To Open Offices In Williamsburgh, Boro Park, Crown Heights And Far Rockaway[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Eastern Union is looking to hire and train originators for its mortgage department to start now or after Sukkos. The new hires will work in our current offices in Flatbush and Monsey and after Sukkos, Eastern plans to open offices in Williamsburg, Boro Park, Crown Heights and Far Rockaway. This opportunity comes in the wake of several innovative programs ...    Full Story »

Dr. Merryl Tisch and Prominent Educational Champions Honored at Shema Kolainu Legislative Breakfast

Dr. Merryl Tisch and  Prominent Educational Champions Honored at Shema Kolainu Legislative BreakfastBy: Sara Nuta, Michelle Sabbagh, Jonathan Shabshaikhes With esteemed dignitaries, communal leaders and artwork created by children presented as awards, the Annual Shema Kolainu Legislative Breakfast wrapped up as another wonderful success in 2015. Speakers from all over New York City delivered inspiring addresses pledging their support for the special needs community. An ...    Full Story »

New Website Launched To Help You Call Your Senator About The Iran Nuclear Deal (1 opinions)

New Website Launched To Help You Call Your Senator About The Iran Nuclear DealA website has been launched which allows people to very easily voice their opinion to their Senators about the Iran nuclear deal. The website is not affiliated with YWN. The purpose of the website is to make calling your Senator very easy. On the website is says: * Billions of dollars of sanctions relief awarded to Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism * Lifted ...    Full Story »

The 'Coalition' Enlisted to Assist a Youth Refusing Court-Ordered Cancer Treatment (1 opinions)

The 'Coalition' Enlisted to Assist a Youth Refusing Court-Ordered Cancer TreatmentAfter the sides were unable to reach agreement, askanim, a number of rabbonim, Hatzalah organizations, legal experts, musicians and others were called together to form the “coalition” to deal with the case of a young chareidi boy diagnosed with cancer but refusing chemotherapy. He has been hospitalized against his will and is being forced to receive treatment in Rambam Medical ...    Full Story »

Police: Male Shot Near Epicenter of Baltimore Unrest

Police: Male Shot Near Epicenter of Baltimore UnrestPolice say a male has been shot in the chest near the epicenter of unrest in west Baltimore in April. Police tweeted that the shooting call on North Avenue was dispatched at 10:53 a.m. Monday and detectives are investigating. No other details were released. An hour later, the scene at Pennsylvania and North avenues, where a drugstore burned during the unrest, was typical for ...    Full Story »

MIRACLE IN GREAT NECK: 5,000-Pound Tree Pins Sleeping Jewish Woman, 20, After Falling On House

MIRACLE IN GREAT NECK: 5,000-Pound Tree Pins Sleeping Jewish Woman, 20, After Falling On HouseAccording to detectives, a large tree unexpectedly fell over, stuck the roof and collapsed into a second story bedroom of a Wooleys Lane East home. A 20 year old Jewish female, who was asleep at the time, became entrapped by the tree and debris that came to rest on top of her. Numerous Fire Departments along with the Nassau County Police Departments Emergency Services Unit responded ...    Full Story »

2 Florida Teens Missing at Sea After Fishing Trip

2 Florida Teens Missing at Sea After Fishing TripThe Following is VIA Breaking911.com Search-and-Rescue teams continued the search Monday for two boys after not returning from their fishing trip in the vicinity of Jupiter, Florida. The US Coast Guard  located and confirmed a capsized boat found 67nm off ...    Full Story »

Jews in Baltimore Gather to Learn Self Defense (1 opinions)

Jews in Baltimore Gather to Learn Self Defense By: Nachman Schachter, President Northwest Citizens Patrol The Northwest Citizens Patrol (NWCP) is all about crime prevention and safety. With over 400 volunteers, the NWCP drivers are out 6 nights a week with a dedicated Baltimore City Police officer helping to prevent crime in our neighborhoods. Besides the nightly patrols, the NWCP is involved in many other efforts and initiatives ...    Full Story »
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Greece, Creditors get down to Business on Bailout Deal

Greece, Creditors get down to Business on Bailout Deal Technical talks over Greece's third bailout in five years are poised to start in the next day or so as negotiators representing the country's creditors continued arriving in Athens Monday. The talks involving lower-levels officials, delayed from last Friday, are set to incorporate a wide array of issues such as pensions and labor market reforms. They are designed to pave the way ...    Full Story »

Lithuanian Jewish Community Successfully Defends Mass Holocaust Graves (1 opinions)

Lithuanian Jewish Community Successfully Defends Mass Holocaust GravesA delegation from the Lithuanian Jewish community, led by Chief Rabbi Chaim Burshtein, and supported by the Conference of European Rabbis and the American Embassy in Vilnius, has successfully lobbied the Lithuanian government to stop excavations of a mass grave in Šiauliai, Lithuania. After deep negotiation, the Lithuanian government has agreed that all work on the site will be ...    Full Story »

Huge Spike in Crime Leaves Jewish Baltimore Residents on Edge

Huge Spike in Crime Leaves Jewish Baltimore Residents on Edge The following is VIA BaltimoreJewishLife.com  Due to a major spike in crime across Baltimore,  a meeting took place between the Baltimore City Police, the Baltimore County Police and presidents of  local shuls this past Tuesday, July 21. The main areas of ...    Full Story »

GOP's Chairman Doesn't Expect Trump Third-Party Candidacy (4 opinions)

GOP's Chairman Doesn't Expect Trump Third-Party CandidacyRepublican Party chairman Reince Priebus said Monday that he's not worried about Donald Trump eventually running for president as an independent. "I don't see that happening," Priebus said in a nationally broadcast interview. He added that it is universally felt in party circles that "if Hillary Clinton is going to get beat, she has to get beat by a Republican." Of speculation ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Hanoch Teller Releases the One-Book MUST Read on the Holocaust (1 opinions)

Rabbi Hanoch Teller Releases the One-Book MUST Read on the Holocaust[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Although there is no dearth of Holocaust literature, there are virtually no books that portray the plight of children, particularly told in their own voices. Through the riveting, and historically accurate tales of the nine children portrayed in Heroic Children, the reader learns precisely what occurred during the Holocaust. The book’s protagonists represent ...    Full Story »

MAZEL TOV! The Set Has Been Born!! (6 opinions)

MAZEL TOV! The Set Has Been Born!![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Artscroll's NEW Mikraos Gedolos Chumashim - the set is finally complete! Be the first to own the set at this incredible introductory ...    Full Story »

Obama Chides 2016 Candidates for 'Ridiculous,' 'Sad' Remarks (11 opinions)

Obama Chides 2016 Candidates for 'Ridiculous,' 'Sad' RemarksPresident Barack Obama says the American people deserve better than the outrageous statements being made by 2016 presidential candidates. Obama is criticizing Republicans Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for comments they've made as they seek the GOP nomination. He says it's not conducive to good policies or politics. Huckabee had likened the Iranian nuclear deal to ...    Full Story »

Huckabee Criticizes Iran Deal as Being Similar to Holocaust (11 opinions)

Huckabee Criticizes Iran Deal as Being Similar to HolocaustGOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his controversial criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust. The former Arkansas governor made the tweet Sunday, a day after first making the comparison when denouncing President Barack Obama for his role in the agreement reached by the United States and ...    Full Story »

Senior Republicans Rebuke Cruz Over His Attacks On McConnell (5 opinions)

Senior Republicans Rebuke Cruz Over His Attacks On McConnellSenior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor. As the Senate met for a rare Sunday session, Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and John Cornyn of Texas each rose to counter a stunning ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: The Architectural Plans for the Third Beis Hamikdash Have Begun (16 opinions)

VIDEO: The Architectural Plans for the Third Beis Hamikdash Have BegunThe Temple Institute has released a modern three-dimensional architectural rendition of the future Third Beis Hamikdash utilizing the latest building material and techniques. The three-minute video walks viewers through the main sanctuary, showcasing decades of research and tens of innovative Halachic solutions to various perplexing issues that were resolved to create fully functional, ...    Full Story »

MK Smotrich Calls to Close Har Habayis to Arabs (6 opinions)

MK Smotrich Calls to Close Har Habayis to ArabsMK (Bayit Yehudi) Betzalel Smotrich is calling on the government to close down Har Habayis to Arabs in light of the violence that occurred on Tisha B’Av. “We must stop the absurd situation that Jews cannot daven on this holiest place” he stated, adding “It is unacceptable that in Jerusalem, our capital, the Arabs dictate to us what we can and cannot do regarding davening at the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Ahavas Yisrael Increased At Camp Simcha (1 opinions)

VIDEO: Ahavas Yisrael Increased At Camp Simcha[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] As we finish the fast of Tisha Bav which is clearly the saddest time on the calendar, we need to understand and internalize its most unique message. That message is to increase Ahavas Yisrael (to love our fellow Jew).There is no place in the world where this message is lived and practiced each day like Camp Simcha. Below is a beautiful note from a head ...    Full Story »

Rav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron: 'In Our Present State, If the Beis Hamikdash were Built, It Wouldn't Last' (6 opinions)

Rav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron: 'In Our Present State, If the Beis Hamikdash were Built, It Wouldn't Last'HaGaon HaRav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron in a brief Tisha B’Av message explains we are in the midst of days of aveilus over the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash. He adds that in Shmona Esrei every day we recite “bonei Yerushalayim” in the present tense and we learn from the Gemara Yerushalmi that in each generation the Beis Hamikdash is not built, it is as if it has been destroyed in ...    Full Story »

A Jew is Arrested by Israel Police for Reciting 'Shema Yisrael' On Har Habayis on Tisha B'Av (4 opinions)

A Jew is Arrested by Israel Police for Reciting 'Shema Yisrael' On Har Habayis on Tisha B'Av A young man, one of the hundreds of Jewish visitors to Har Habayis on Tisha B’Av morning 5775 before police closed the site down to visitors decided to begin reciting Shema Yisrael. It took only a ...    Full Story »


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