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France: Two Shot Dead After Taking Hostages in a Normandy Church

France: Two Shot Dead After Taking Hostages in a Normandy Church
A French security official says police have killed two attackers who used knives to seize hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen. The official said the identities of the attackers and motive for the attack on Tuesday 20 Tammuz are unclear. Interior Minister Bernard Cazenevue is en route to the town of Saint-Etienne-en-Rouvray where the hostage-taking took place, according to the official, who was not authorized to be publicly named. The incident comes as France is under high alert after an attack in Nice that killed 84 ...

Sgt. Azariya: My Commander And Brigade Commander Did Not Tell The Truth

Sgt. Azariya: My Commander And Brigade Commander Did Not Tell The TruthIn day two of his testimony, on Monday 19 Tammuz, IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya told the court his commander did not tell the truth when he testified against him. Azariya is facing manslaughter charges for shooting dead a wounded Arab terrorist shortly after the latter perpetrated a stabbing attack in Hebron on Purim day. When asked if he thought that he company commander lied in his ...    Full Story »

Incredible New Trips From E&S Tours Make For An Unforgettable Summer

Sgt. Azariya: My Commander And Brigade Commander Did Not Tell The TruthMorocco with Yehuda Azoulay This summer, don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to have an authentic Jewish Moroccan experience. World renowned author and lecturer Yehuda Azoulay will lead participants through various Moroccan cities, speaking about the amazing Jewish culture deeply rooted in Moroccan soil. Participants will tour stunning castles, the ancient towering minarets ...    Full Story »

Cabin Crew Strike To Disrupt Air France Flights This Week

Cabin Crew Strike To Disrupt Air France Flights This WeekAir France warns some of its flights are expected to be cancelled later this week due to a seven-day strike of some cabin crew members. The French airline says it will maintain most of its long-distance flights. It predicts more than 90 percent of such flights will run as scheduled on Wednesday, the first day of the strike. It says flights to and from Europe and domestic flights ...    Full Story »

Amazing End Of Summer Tour of Budapest, Bratislava (Pressburg), and Vienna

Amazing End Of Summer Tour of Budapest, Bratislava (Pressburg), and Vienna   [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Join our small personalized group during the last week of August for an inspirational, exciting, and rejuvenating tour of Eastern and Western Europe. We offer a unique itinerary, geared for the enjoyment of adults, especially the young at heart, as well as teenagers, with luxurious, centrally located hotel accommodations, all meals included: glatt ...    Full Story »

Israel: Lottery Winner Makes The Bracha Hatov V'Hameitiv [UPDATED]

Israel: Lottery Winner Makes The Bracha Hatov V'Hameitiv [UPDATED]A woman who won NIS 500,000 in an Israeli lottery was informed of her good fortune by phone, by lottery official Ariella, who is known as the person who calls winners to bestow good tidings upon them. Rachel, who won NIS 500,000, told Ariella that she decided to sign up for a membership in weekly lotteries as her ‘hishtadlus’ and now, she has won. She began crying and it took a ...    Full Story »

Flight 370: With Search Suspended, A Cold-Case File Awaits

Flight 370: With Search Suspended, A Cold-Case File AwaitsFor two years and more, it has been a lost ship, a metal container carrying 239 souls that simply disappeared one late Asian night never to be seen again. And now, the search for the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 likely will become a thing of memory, too. With Friday's announcement that the meticulous ocean search for the missing jetliner will be suspended — in effect, ...    Full Story »

TGI Poll: Kol Chai Is The Leading Chareidi Radio Station

TGI Poll: Kol Chai Is The Leading Chareidi Radio StationThe latest TGI poll shows that in the first half of 2016, Kol Chai Radio led the chareidi listening audience with a 5.4% share. Following is Kol Berama with 4.2% and Galei Yisrael with 2.2%. Galei Yisrael is viewed as the “settlers” radio station. Regarding newspapers in Israel Weekdays 39.7% Yisrael Hayom 34.9% Yediot Achronot 3.9% Haaretz 3.9% Maariv 4.7% ...    Full Story »

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing In North Carolina

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing In North CarolinaA passenger plane landed safely at Raleigh-Durham International in North Carolina after experiencing engine trouble on a flight from Tampa, Florida, to New York-LaGuardia. Spokesman Andrew Sawyer said the airport was notified about 8:30 a.m. Monday that Delta flight 2135 had developed engine problems and was going to make an emergency landing. Sawyer said the Boeing 717 landed ...    Full Story »

The Level Of The Kinneret Is Below The Lower Red Line

The Level Of The Kinneret Is Below The Lower Red LineThe level of the Kinneret was recorded on Sunday 18 Tammuz being under the lower red line. A check showed it to be minus 212.99, one centimeter below the lower red line which is minus 213. Less water was pumped from the Knesset this year as its level continues to decline as there was significantly less water from the Golan Heights nachals that feed the Kinneret from northern Israel. ...    Full Story »

Yahoo's Evolution From Rising To Fading Internet Star

Yahoo's Evolution From Rising To Fading Internet Star1994 Stanford University computer graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo begin compiling "David's and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" in a trailer on campus. Within a few months, they change the name to "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," which is abbreviated to Yahoo. 1995 Yahoo incorporates as a company, raises its first $1 million in venture capital and ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Meets With Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades

PM Netanyahu Meets With Cyprus President Nicos AnastasiadesPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday, 18 Tammuz met in Jerusalem with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. At the Start of his Meeting Mr. Netanyahu said, “Cyprus and Israel are two small democracies in the eastern Mediterraneanץ We also share common challenges, and also common opportunities in security cooperation, in gas, in emergency cooperation, commerce, tourism, many, ...    Full Story »

MK Yaakov Asher: We Are Removing The Gezeiros Of Lapid One At A Time

MK Yaakov Asher: We Are Removing The Gezeiros Of Lapid One At A Time Speaking with Kol Chai Radio host Moti Lavi, MK Yaakov Asher expressed pleasure of the cabinet approving an amendment to the nation’s education law, removing the requirement for chareidi schools to teach math, ...    Full Story »

Washington Monument To Stay Closed At Least Until Wednesday

Washington Monument To Stay Closed At Least Until WednesdayOfficials say the Washington Monument will remain closed at least until the middle of the week while workers make repairs to the elevator. The National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said in an email Monday that the monument will be closed until at least Wednesday. He says the parts for the repair will be delivered and installed on Tuesday. The monument was closed Saturday ...    Full Story »

Minister Landver Critical Of The Growth In Ashdod's Chareidi Community (1 opinions)

Minister Landver Critical Of The Growth In Ashdod's Chareidi CommunityAn argument erupted between Shas leader Aryeh Deri and Minister of Immigrant Absorption (Yisrael Beitenu) Sofia Landver during a meeting of the Housing Cabinet. Landver was critical of the growth of the chareidi community in Ashdod, leading to a harsh response from Deri. Landver, who is a resident of Ashdod explained she does not love the fact the chareidi community continues to ...    Full Story »

Scholarship Fund For Children From Public School

Scholarship Fund For Children From Public School[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Hi, my name is Rabbi Refael Farhi. I'm a Principal at Mill Basin Yeshiva Academy. (That's me in the picture above, holding my son Yehuda.) When I was 17 years old, my friends and I were sent by my Rabbi to La Jolla, California, to share some Torah with the local Jewish community. The morning after arrival, we found ourselves joining a Minyan led by Chabad ...    Full Story »

Democratic Emails: All About the Hack, the Leak, the Discord

Democratic Emails: All About the Hack, the Leak, the DiscordFirst came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails. At least one thing is clear: The email uproar is an unwelcome distraction at the launch of the Democratic National Convention, inflaming the rift between supporters of Hillary Clinton and primary rival ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Trump Team: No Need To 'Jump In The Middle' Of DNC Drama

Senior communications adviser explains on 'America's Newsroom' why GOP nominee hasn't piled on email leak on campaign trail.

IDF Soldier Who Killed Terrorist In Hebron On Purim Testifies At His Manslaughter Trial

IDF Soldier Who Killed Terrorist In Hebron On Purim Testifies At His Manslaughter TrialSgt. Elor Azariya on Sunday, 18 Tammuz testified in his manslaughter trial. It was the first time the court heard what he has to say as during previous weeks, the prosecution presented its case. He will continue giving testimony on Monday and Tuesday. Azariya explained to the court “I understood there was a real immediate danger to the lives of people in the area”. He ...    Full Story »

WATCH: MK Eichler Attacks Machane Tzioni Party For 'Waving the Toeiva Flag'

MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Yisrael Eichler begins his interview with the Knesset Channel on the offensive, as is his norm. “The modern world like the State of Israel, which is a democracy as the Soviet Union was a democracy [interrupted by MK Dr. Nachman Shai of ...    Full Story »

Ministry Of Religious Services Wants To Compel Kfar Saba's Chief Rabbi To Retire

Ministry Of Religious Services Wants To Compel Kfar Saba's Chief Rabbi To RetireThe Ministry of Religious Services has summoned the Chief Rabbi of Kfar Saba Rabbi Avraham Shalush Shlita, 87, to inform him he must step down. The rav has been serving in his position for over 50 years. Ministry officials explain that an investigation authorized by the ministry’s legal counsel and the Attorney General’s Office has revealed the rav is a resident of Yerushalayim ...    Full Story »

Jew on Death Row Sues to Keep Kosher After Chicken Dinner (10 opinions)

Jew on Death Row Sues to Keep Kosher After Chicken DinnerA Jewish inmate on Kentucky's death row is suing in federal court, saying he was unfairly removed from a kosher meals program for eating an unlabeled meal of rotisserie chicken. The Courier-Journal  reports that William Harry Meece's chicken dinner violated a rule requiring people getting special meals to strictly adhere to their religious diets. That's because Kosher meals cost 72 ...    Full Story »

Maklev: Social Networking Is Destroying Lives! (4 opinions)

Maklev: Social Networking Is Destroying Lives!Following numerous complaints received about the considerable penetration of social networking into the public discourse, and the many failures resulting, The Knesset Law Committee and Science Committee held a joint meeting to discuss the matter. Professionals addressed the joint session, addressing the advances of technology and how private conversation quickly revert to public ...    Full Story »

Police Commissioner Bratton Won’t Stay on the Job Past 2017

Police Commissioner Bratton Won’t Stay on the Job Past 2017William Bratton says he will not remain commissioner of the New York Police Department past 2017. The New York Times, which interviewed Bratton, says he also left open the possibility that he could leave even sooner. The 68-year-old commissioner says he's "still young enough" to take on "additional challenges." He also says he's already created a line of succession. Bratton is ...    Full Story »

Israeli Warplanes Hit Syrian Target After Mortar Fire

Israeli Warplanes Hit Syrian Target After Mortar FireThe Israeli military says its warplanes have hit a position in Syria from where mortars were fired into the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The army said Monday that the mortars were likely errant fire from the fighting in neighboring Syria. No injuries were reported from the mortars, which hit an open area near Israel's frontier fence. Israel's army said the Syrian government was ...    Full Story »
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Ex-US Congresswoman Blames Israel For Terror Attacks In Munich And Nice (15 opinions)

Ex-US Congresswoman Blames Israel For Terror Attacks In Munich And NiceFormer US Congresswoman (Dem.-Georgia) Cynthia McKinney has come out pointing a finger of blame in the direction of Israel for the recent murderous terror attacks in Nice and Munich. The former US elected official used twitter to get her message out- “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis?…” German ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Bernie Sanders BOOED by his OWN DELEGATES When He Tells Them to Vote Hillary Clinton (4 opinions)

Bernie Sanders addresses his delegates in Philadelphia prior to the kick off of the Democractic National Convention.

Busy NYC Subway Tunnel to Close for 18 Months for Repairs

Busy NYC Subway Tunnel to Close for 18 Months for RepairsAn East River tunnel that carries one of New York City's most crowded subway lines will be closed for a year and a half starting in January 2019. Transit officials tell The New York Times that several alternatives are being considered for tens of thousands of L train riders between Manhattan and Brooklyn. They include extra subway service on nearby lines and a new bus and ferry ...    Full Story »

Religious Discrimination Continues In The IDF (10 opinions)

Religious Discrimination Continues In The IDFAs soldiers prepare to enter course commanders training (‘Makim’), those with beards who have not brought appropriate authorization to sport a beard for religious reasons have been informed they will not be permitted to begin the course if they do not shave. This is all in line with the IDF’s desire to have personnel appear a secular as possible and not ‘yeshivish’ as many of ...    Full Story »

FBI Confirms That It's Investigating Hack Involving DNC Emails; Hillary Blames Russia (5 opinions)

FBI Confirms That It's Investigating Hack Involving DNC Emails; Hillary Blames RussiaThe FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is "investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC," adding that "a compromise of this nature is something we take very ...    Full Story »

A Mashgiach In Ponevezh Has A Cardiac Incident During Davening (1 opinions)

A Mashgiach In Ponevezh Has A Cardiac Incident During DaveningPonevezh mashgiach HaRav Eliezer Ginzberg has undergone a cardiac catheterization after complaining of not feeling well and pain during shachris in yeshiva on Sunday 18 Tammuz. After davening Rav Ginzberg went to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer where it was determined he was in the midst of a heart attack. On Monday morning the rav was reportedly recuperating and he is ...    Full Story »

Germany: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack In Germany (1 opinions)

Germany: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack In GermanyA Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. He was turned away and blew himself up outside a wine bar instead, injuring 15 people, authorities said Monday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. It ...    Full Story »

Senator Simcha Felder Issues Alert After Recent Deaths Of Children Who Were Left In Hot Cars

Senator Simcha Felder Issues Alert After Recent Deaths Of Children Who Were Left In Hot Cars“Over the last 15 years, 682 children have died in hot cars,” said Senator Simcha Felder. “That’s 682 too many.” Senator Felder issued his warning this morning when two more children died over the weekend after being left in hot cars. More, the Senator and his colleagues unanimously passed a bill introduced by Senator Jack Martins this year to make it illegal to leave ...    Full Story »

Gaza Border Residents Were Placed On Alert Monday Morning

Gaza Border Residents Were Placed On Alert Monday MorningResidents of the Eshkol Regional Council communities along the Gaza border were placed on alert on Monday morning 19 Tammuz. IDF officials got the message to residents, to remain within 15 seconds of their shelters and safe rooms in light of what was called a credible rocket threat. B’chasdei Hashem they were given the all clear later in the morning. No rocket attacks ...    Full Story »

Police: Florida Club Shooting 'Not An Act Of Terrorism'

Police: Florida Club Shooting 'Not An Act Of Terrorism' Fort Myers police say the shooting at a nightclub that left two dead was not an act of terrorism. Police Capt. Jim Mulligan said in a statement that the investigation is active and investigators are working to determine a motive into the shooting at Club Blu. Authorities also identified the two victims who died as 14-year-old Sean Archilles and 18-year-old Ste'fan Strawder. (AP)

Sanders, Delegates To Meet Privately Amid Lingering Angst

Sanders, Delegates To Meet Privately Amid Lingering AngstAmid lingering angst over the primary process, Bernie Sanders has a chance to encourage his supporters to embrace party unity. Sanders is set to meet privately with supporters Monday before the start of the Democratic National Convention. Sanders backers have expressed frustration over the nominating procedures, the party platform and party leadership, with some suggesting they may ...    Full Story »


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