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BREAKING: 10 Dead, Scores Wounded in 2 Explosions at Istanbul Airport [UPDATED 4:00PM ET] (1 opinions)

BREAKING: 10 Dead, Scores Wounded in 2 Explosions at Istanbul Airport [UPDATED 4:00PM ET]
At least 10 people have been killed following two blasts at an international airport in Istanbul, Turkey, according to a government official. Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag confirmed the fatalities. Security officers told ABC News that two suspects blew themselves up in the blasts. Local media are reporting that there also was gunfire in the airport. The explosions were reported at Ataturk Airport, Turkey's biggest international airport and the world's busiest airport, on the basis of number of international passengers. The ...

Supreme Court Decision Complicates Prosecutions of Elected Leaders

Supreme Court Decision Complicates Prosecutions of Elected LeadersA Supreme Court opinion setting aside the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will make it harder for Justice Department prosecutors to bring similar cases in the future and is welcome news to other elected officials investigated for or charged with corruption, legal experts say. The court unanimously held Monday that the actions McDonnell took to benefit a ...    Full Story »

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Supreme Court Decision Complicates Prosecutions of Elected LeadersTODAY! HELP CHANGE LIVES – AND THE FACE OF ERETZ YISRAEL. 900 NEW STUDENTS ! MANY OF THEM NEW FRENCH IMMIGRANTS , ARE COUNTING ON YOU! QUADRUPLE YOUR DONATION THANKS TO OUR MATCHING DONORS! Your $450 = $1,800 – sponsoring a child for a year in Shuvu! Don’t miss this opportunity! $1.6 million must be raised! FOR 24 HOURS ONLY -- QUADRUPLE YOUR MONEY! DON’T WAIT, ACT ...    Full Story »

1st Hearing in Fight Over Release of Orlando Terrorist 911 Calls

1st Hearing in Fight Over Release of Orlando Terrorist  911 CallsA preliminary hearing will lay out ground rules for another hearing later this week on the fight between media companies and the city of Orlando over whether 911 calls from the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub can be made public. Circuit Judge Margaret Schreiber is presiding over Tuesday's scheduled hearing involving Orlando officials and nearly two dozen news organizations ...    Full Story »

Few Spots Remain On Legendary Summer Poland Trip With The Maggid Rabbi Pesach Krohn

Few Spots Remain On Legendary Summer Poland Trip With The Maggid Rabbi Pesach KrohnProject Mesorah is proud to announce that from July 5-10, 2016, the organization will once again be organizing their legendary trip to Poland. As an industry leader in Jewish heritage travel, Project Mesorah's remarkable trips to Poland consistently impress travelers from around the globe. For those who have previously visited Poland, the Project Mesorah trip has been called, "a ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: UN Secretary-General Meets With Zaka Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav

PHOTOS: UN Secretary-General Meets With Zaka Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] During a visit Monday 21 Sivan to Tel Aviv University where he was presented with an honorary award, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon asked to meet with representatives from the Zaka Search and Rescue organization, which was granted consultative status as an advisory body at the UN earlier this year. Zaka Chairman Mr. Yehuda Meshi-Zahav ...    Full Story »

Discount Airline to Land at Newark With Opening up of Slots

Discount Airline to Land at Newark With Opening up of SlotsAllegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark's dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out. Allegiant will begin offering flights in November between Newark and Cincinnati, ...    Full Story »

Michigan to Reimburse Private Schools for State Mandates; Agudath Israel of America applauds Governor And Legislature

Michigan to Reimburse Private Schools for State Mandates; Agudath Israel of America applauds Governor And LegislatureWith the signing of Senate Bill 801 today, Michigan became the fourth state to reimburse private schools for the state mandates they are required to fulfill. The education budget bill included $2.5 million to reimburse nonpublic schools for the forty-four mandates related to the health, safety, and welfare of their students. The multi-year effort was led by the Michigan Catholic ...    Full Story »

Reactions On The Rabbinical Court Denial Of Rabbi Lookstein's Conversions (3 opinions)

Reactions On The Rabbinical Court Denial Of Rabbi Lookstein's ConversionsThe Petach Tikvah Rabbinate has rejected a conversion that was performed by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, a leading modern Orthodox rabbi in New York City. The giyur performed by Rabbi Lookstein was viewed as being invalid by the Petach Tikvah Beis Din, explaining the rabbi’s name does not appear on the list of ‘approved’ rabbonim whose giyur is accepted. Following are a number of ...    Full Story »

Clinton Says It's Time To Move On From Benghazi (5 opinions)

Clinton Says It's Time To Move On From BenghaziHillary Clinton said Tuesday the nation should move on after Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee released a report critical of the slow response to the deadly 2012 attacks at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. The former secretary of state said at a campaign event in Denver that the report involved more than two years and $7 million but "found nothing, nothing to ...    Full Story »

Rockland Residents in State of GO! On Behalf Of Chaveirim

Rockland Residents in State of GO! On Behalf Of ChaveirimMonsey, NY—Tuesday, June 28 The most anticipated 24-hour Charidy campaign ever is going on RIGHT NOW, as the communities of Monsey, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, New Square and beyond are gearing up to show their support and appreciation for Chaveirim of Rockland. After decades of service Chaveirim still reigns as the de facto ...    Full Story »

Building Your Amazon Business - The Next Level

Building Your Amazon Business - The Next LevelParnassah Network Seminars is back again with a new upcoming intensive seminar to take place July 19 in Toms River. After several rounds of the immensely popular Online Marketplace seminar for beginners they are now offering a seminar for the next level up - active Amazon Sellers. The first few seminars on this topic were quickly sold out and participants gained a tremendous amount ...    Full Story »

Tragedy In Israel: Mekubal HaRav Maimon Revach Struck And Killed By A Vehicle

Tragedy In Israel: Mekubal HaRav Maimon Revach Struck And Killed By A VehicleMekubal HaRav Maimon Revach, in his 80s, was struck by a vehicle and critically injured while crossing a street in an authorized crosswalk in Rishon L’Tzion on Monday night the eve of 22 Sivan. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Assaf HaRofeh Hospital. Rav Revach was the rav of Beit Dagan. The levaya took place in his home community on Tuesday morning. (YWN – Israel ...    Full Story »

Taunts, Threats Surge in Days Following British Referendum

Taunts, Threats Surge in Days Following British ReferendumTurkish tourists are heckled in the heart of London. An Eastern European family in Rugby finds dog excrement shoved through its mailbox. A Polish teenager in Gloucestershire is taunted with threats of deportation at her high school. In the aftermath of the June 23 vote to leave the European Union, Britain has seen a surge in xenophobia expressed in taunts, threats and worse. For ...    Full Story »

First Monthly Gathering for Children of Holocaust Survivors in Boro Park

First Monthly Gathering for Children of Holocaust Survivors in Boro Park[By Dr. Irit Felsen] On May 10, 2016, children of Holocaust survivors participated in a discussion group that I facilitated at the Boro Park Y in Brooklyn. This meeting, the first in a series of ten monthly meetings scheduled over the coming year, was organized by Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization. The program was made possible by a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America, ...    Full Story »

High Court Of Justice Rejects An Appeal From The 'Jewish Terrorist' (1 opinions)

High Court Of Justice Rejects An Appeal From The 'Jewish Terrorist'The High Court of Justice on Tuesday morning 22 Sivan rejected a petition filed on behalf of the so-called Jewish terrorist, Yaakov (Jack) Teital. Teital was convicted of murdering two Arabs in addition to carrying out numerous other attacks. Teital now ...    Full Story »

Senate Democrats Block GOP's Zika Funding Bill

Senate Democrats Block GOP's Zika Funding BillSenate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican proposal to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, faulting the GOP for packing the measure with restrictions on Planned Parenthood money and changes to policies on pesticide spraying. The nearly party-line 52-48 vote Tuesday left the Senate short of the 60 votes required to advance the measure. What happens next is unclear, ...    Full Story »

Israel: Drug Ring Operating Out Of A Bnei Brak Yeshiva R'L; Police Make Arrests (6 opinions)

Israel: Drug Ring Operating Out Of A Bnei Brak Yeshiva R'L; Police Make ArrestsA number of arrests were made in a yeshiva in Israel, suspects believed to be involved in a drug ring operating from within the yeshiva R”L. Those involved were selling ecstasy in the Bnei Brak area yeshiva. According to police, some of the main suspects learned in recent years in a well-known Bnei Brak yeshiva, and often used the yeshiva and dorm to host their business. “We ...    Full Story »

Supreme Court Ruling A Factor In Appeal By Shelly Silver And Dean Skelos

Supreme Court Ruling A Factor In Appeal By Shelly Silver And Dean SkelosManhattan prosecutors say the appeals of corruption convictions by two top New York State political figures can survive fresh scrutiny in light of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a former Virginia governor’s bribery conviction. Defense lawyers disagree. Jim Margolin, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, said prosecutors were still reviewing the Supreme ...    Full Story »

Shaked And Bennett Say They Will Not Support Deal With Turkey (1 opinions)

Shaked And Bennett Say They Will Not Support Deal With TurkeyJustice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, both of the Bayit Yehudi party, have announced they will not support the deal between Israel and Turkey to resume diplomatic relations. The deal includes monetary ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Inspiring Speech By Avrohom Stubin, Father Of Devorah A'H Who Died In Tragic Accident

Avrohom Stubin, father of Devorah A"H spoke last Sunday at Partners in Torah's annual Passaic breakfast. Devorah was on her way to pick up her brother when she accidentally drove off the main road. After a massive 3-day search, her car and body were found ...    Full Story »

Trump's Muslim Ban: From Simple Clarity to Plain Confusion (1 opinions)

Trump's Muslim Ban: From Simple Clarity to Plain ConfusionFrom the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." Yet from that first moment, the Republican White House candidate has evaded questions when pressed for details. Now ...    Full Story »

TODAY: Primaries In 4 New York Districts With Retiring Congressmen (4 opinions)

TODAY: Primaries In 4 New York Districts With Retiring CongressmenNine Democrats are running to replace Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel and five more on Long Island are competing for Rep. Steve Israel's seat in New York congressional primary elections Tuesday. Rangel and Israel are among the four New York congressmen retiring at the end of the year, guaranteeing new faces in the 27-member delegation. Primary contests also are being held Tuesday in the ...    Full Story »

House Republicans' Report Faults Obama On Benghazi Attacks (1 opinions)

House Republicans' Report Faults Obama On Benghazi AttacksRepublicans on the House Benghazi Committee faulted the Obama administration Tuesday for what they said was a slowed response to help Americans under attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, died in two assaults at the diplomatic facility and CIA annex. The panel's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, said the panel's ...    Full Story »

Airport Security Fix: Better Training - For Humans And Dogs

Airport Security Fix: Better Training - For Humans And DogsCovering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on X-Mas 2009. A tremendous boom was accompanied by a plume of black and gray smoke. A wave of blast pressure ripples through the air, hitting the ...    Full Story »
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How Clinton's And Trump's Economic Prescriptions Clash

How Clinton's And Trump's Economic Prescriptions ClashRepublican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday — a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy. Trump favors big tax cuts that mainly would help the rich. Clinton wants to boost taxes on high earners. Clinton wants to ...    Full Story »

Rebitzens Complete Crisis Intervention Training In Israel (1 opinions)

Rebitzens Complete Crisis Intervention Training In IsraelA graduation event will take place in Jerusalem’s Rodriguez restaurant in the Har Chotzvim area of Jerusalem on Tuesday night 22 Sivan for the rebitzens who have completed family crisis training intervention. This is the result of the program implemented in the winter of 2015 in which wives of rabbonim who are often quite active in the community would be     Full Story »

EU Leaders Plot A Future Without Britain, Demand Answers

EU Leaders Plot A Future Without Britain, Demand AnswersEuropean Union leaders began plotting a future without Britain on Tuesday, urging the island nation and economic powerhouse to disentangle itself as fast as possible from the other 27 nations in the bloc to avoid extending the turmoil that has been roiling European and global markets. EU Council President Donald Tusk said he was planning a special meeting of the EU leaders minus ...    Full Story »

Trump Adviser Defends Candidate's Economic Plan

Trump Adviser Defends Candidate's Economic PlanAn independent analysis that predicts Donald Trump's economic policies would plunge the United States into a deep recession is a "hit piece" that "lacks credibility," from a lead author who "appears to be pursuing a political agenda on behalf of the Democratic Party," an economic adviser to the Trump campaign declares in a brief report set to be unveiled on Monday. The report offers ...    Full Story »

Dati Leumi Rabbonim Call To Strengthen State Kashrus Network

Dati Leumi Rabbonim Call To Strengthen State Kashrus NetworkDozens of rabbonim affiliated with the dati leumi community have signed a petition calling on public officials to act to strengthen the state kashrus, the kashrus of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. They acknowledge there are those seeking to harm the state kashrus system and their efforts must be blocked. "Recently we have witnessed voices seeking to abolish the ‘law prohibiting ...    Full Story »

After Deadly Crash, Blue Angels Set To Resume Airshow Schedule

After Deadly Crash, Blue Angels Set To Resume Airshow ScheduleThe U.S. Navy's demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, will return to the skies in time for the July 4th weekend following a fatal crash that killed Blue Angel pilot Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss earlier this month, according to a Navy release. "The team is proud to resume the Blue Angels mission, representing the pride and professionalism of the Navy and Marine Corps, and inspiring a ...    Full Story »

Record July 4 Travel Expected With Cheap Gasoline And 3-Day Weekend

Record July 4 Travel Expected With Cheap Gasoline And 3-Day WeekendIf you're road-tripping this holiday weekend, you're in good company. With U.S. gasoline prices the lowest in more than a decade, July 4 travelers are expected to hit the road in record numbers. Nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Independence Day, the highest volume on record, according to AAA in its annual July 4 travel forecast. The nation's largest motoring group ...    Full Story »

Elad Youths Arrested On Suspicion Of Vandalism

Elad Youths Arrested On Suspicion Of VandalismFour youths, residents of Elad, were arrested on suspicion of vandalism. They allegedly punctured the tires of two vehicles, stole fire extinguishers and sprayed them in a park. They are also alleged to have threated at least one city resident with a knife after the person commented on their unacceptable conduct. They allegedly threatened a minor who walked together with his family ...    Full Story »

Ukrainian City Renames Street in Honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Ukrainian City Renames Street in Honor of the Lubavitcher RebbePulling down on a light-blue tarp, Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki and Rabbi Mayer Stambler unveiled a brand-new street sign this morning in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine: Menachem Mendel Schneerson Street, 1. The newly renamed street, which honors the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—is where the city’s Ohr Avner Levi Yitzchak Schneerson Jewish Day School is ...    Full Story »

How Much Uber Drivers Actually Make Per Hour (1 opinions)

How Much Uber Drivers Actually Make Per HourNearly two-thirds of Uber drivers use the ride-hailing service to collect additional income to supplement full- and part-time jobs. But in three large metropolitan cities, drivers make far less than the national average, about $20 per hour, after expenses. In Detroit, drivers make on average $8.77 per hour. In Houston, $10.75 per hour. And in Denver, $13.17 per hour. Those ...    Full Story »

Man Cited For Flying Drone In DC's 'No Drone Zone' Again

Man Cited For Flying Drone In DC's 'No Drone Zone' AgainU.S. Park police say they've cited a man found flying a drone in Washington's "No Drone Zone" a second time. Police said in a statement that the drone was spotted over Anacostia Park in southeast Washington on Sunday evening and officers ordered the operator to land the drone. Police say they issued 50-year-old Howard Solomon III of Washington, D.C., an $85 citation for operation ...    Full Story »

IDF Preparing For The Mother Of Hamas Terror Attacks (3 opinions)

IDF Preparing For The Mother Of Hamas Terror AttacksPart of the IDF’s job is to remain prepared for every eventuality, relying heavily on intelligence information that points to the enemies’ intentions and plans. One such scenario is a major attack involving one hundred heavily armed Hamas terrorists entering Israel via a number of underground tunnels. In many aspects the vast underground tunnel network has become a greater threat to ...    Full Story »

California Wildfire 'Most Destructive' In County History

California Wildfire 'Most Destructive' In County HistoryA California wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes in the southern Sierra Nevada burned away from neighborhoods Monday, clearing the way for some residents to return to homes that survived the savage flames. The fire grew to more than 70 square miles, but was it 40 percent contained as it burned in steep terrain south of Lake Isabella. Houses could be vulnerable if ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel of America Provides Testimony Regarding Proposed Rules for the NYC Security Guards Reimbursement Program

Agudath Israel of America Provides Testimony Regarding Proposed Rules for the NYC Security Guards Reimbursement ProgramAs New York City works out the details that will make children in nonpublic schools just a bit safer, Agudath Israel provided testimony today at the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) public hearing on the proposed rules for the NYC Security Reimbursement Program. This program will reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Hails Agreements During Rome Media Event

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Hails Agreements During Rome Media Event[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday 21 Sivan spoke with the media during an official state visit in Rome. He used the forum to hail recent agreements signed between Israel and her allies. "Israel has reached an agreement of strategic importance for the State of Israel, for security, for regional stability and for the Israeli economy. As Prime ...    Full Story »


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