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Brexit Gives Hope to Radical & Anti-Semitic Parties Warns Leading EU Rabbi

Brexit Gives Hope to Radical & Anti-Semitic Parties Warns Leading EU Rabbi
The head of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe which represents over 800 Rabbis across the continent, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, said that Jews across Europe are deeply worried that Brexit will lead to an increase in anti-Semitism across the Europe. Speaking to a number of media outlets today, including the BBC, Rabbi Margolin said, "The EU is today much weaker. The UK in particular was a strong advocate for freedom of religion and in the fight against anti-Semitism. We have lost an important voice here in Brussels and across the continent as ...

Cleared for Release: Hizme Checkpoint Bomb Attack Suspects in Custody

Cleared for Release: Hizme Checkpoint Bomb Attack Suspects in CustodyCleared for publication: Suspects from the Hizme bomb attack which occurred on Holocaust Remembrance Day are in custody. Back in March 2016, IDF officials announced progress in the case. They are now confirming ...    Full Story »

Powerful, Inspring, Unforgettable, Tour Poland And Lithuania With Rav Yissocher Frand

Cleared for Release: Hizme Checkpoint Bomb Attack Suspects in CustodyOnly a few spaces left! Take part in a special Torah and mesorah Tour to Poland & Lithuania with Rav Yissocher Frand and Rabbi Menachem Nissel. Tour dates: July 27- August 4 th . For couples and singles. Nesivos/Jewish Legacy Tours invites you to take part in a powerful, inspiring and unforgettable touring experience as you literally follow in the footsteps of Poland and ...    Full Story »

Supreme Court Set to Close out Current Term With 3 Big Cases

Supreme Court Set to Close out Current Term With 3 Big CasesThe Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week. It's expected to be the justices' final meeting before they disperse on their summer breaks. The last three cases concern regulation of Texas abortion clinics, the public corruption conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and a ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Protest Tent at PM's Residence for Shaul Oren And Hadar Goldin

VIDEO: Protest Tent at PM's Residence for Shaul Oren And Hadar Goldin[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Representatives of the families of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Shaul Oren on Sunday morning 20 Sivan called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not to sign a deal renewing diplomatic ties with Turkey before the bodies of their sons are returned by Hamas. Oren’s father explained to the media     Full Story »

Health Minister Litzman Facilitates Getting Medical Marijuana

Health Minister Litzman Facilitates Getting Medical MarijuanaHealth Minister Yaakov Litzman has received cabinet approval that will facilitate patients receiving medical marijuana including having more physicians and pharmacies involved in the program. The experts report the quality of the medical marijuana available in Israel is higher than in other countries as well as considerably less expensive. Companies manufacturing it are anxiously ...    Full Story »

Mezuzah Removed from Meoras HaMachpelah During Muslim Prayers

Mezuzah Removed from Meoras HaMachpelah During Muslim PrayersThe photos show a mezuzah was removed from a doorpost during Muslim prayers in the Meoras HaMachpelah in Hebron on erev Shabbos. The mezuzah was in place before the Muslim prayers and was detected missing when Muslim prayers ended. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

McConnell: Trump Needs To Close Cash Deficit 'Fast'

McConnell: Trump Needs To Close Cash Deficit 'Fast'Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump needs to raise much more money, quickly, if he expects to win the presidential campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Asked on ABC's "This Week" whether the presumptive GOP nominee can win with the paltry fundraising he reported last month, McConnell says, "No...he needs to catch up and catch up fast." Campaign finance ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Gun Smuggling Effort detected at the Allenby Bridge Crossing

PHOTOS: Gun Smuggling Effort detected at the Allenby Bridge Crossing A handgun, two magazines and a box of bullets hidden in dates was detected in an x-ray at the Allenby Crossing between Israel and Jordan on Sunday morning 20 Sivan. The women crossing into Israel was turned over to security authorities. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE: (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: Media Resource Group)

For Trump and Brexit Voters, Echoes of the Same Frustrations

For Trump and Brexit Voters, Echoes of the Same FrustrationsAt the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again." "I love to see people take their country back. And ...    Full Story »

Rav Yitzchak Yosef on Yesh Atid And Yayin Nesach

Rav Yitzchak Yosef on Yesh Atid And Yayin NesachIn his motzei Shabbos shiur broadcast on Kol Chai Radio, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita discussed the inyan of ‘yayin nesach’, explaining if one who is publicly mechalel Shabbos and is distant from Yiddishkheit touches non-mevushal wine, that wine becomes prohibited. As an example, the Rishon L’Tzion cited “one voting for the Yesh Atid party”. He added that ...    Full Story »

Report: It's Harder to Know Who's Paying for Political Ads

Report: It's Harder to Know Who's Paying for Political AdsIt's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds. In 2014, the last year in which statewide elections were widespread across the country, only 29 cents of every $1 of independent political spending could be tracked easily to its original ...    Full Story »

Several People Stabbed During Neo-Nazi Event In Sacramento

Several People Stabbed During Neo-Nazi Event In SacramentoAt least seven people were injured – several of whom were stabbed – Sunday when friction between neo-Nazi and counter demonstrators in Sacramento turned violent. Seven patients were transported to area hospitals, “some with critical trauma stab wounds,” the Sacramento Fire Department said. The injuries were the result of what the fire department described as a “mass ...    Full Story »

Yitzhar Minor Detained at Home

Yitzhar Minor Detained at HomeAt approximately 3:00 AM on Friday, 18 Sivan, large numbers of police detectives, Shin Bet agents, and police forces raided the home of the Yitzhar minor currently under administrative orders and detained him. The family said that the police and Shin Bet forces broke into their house, did not present a warrant, confiscated the minor's parents' cell phones and refused to allow the ...    Full Story »

Who Wants To Exit The EU Next?

Who Wants To Exit The EU Next?AUSTRIA Norbert Hofer Third president of Austria's lower house of parliament; former presidential candidate, Freedom Party of Austria Norbert Hofer supports the idea that Austria must act independently of the European Union. Some refer to the third president of the National Council as Austria's Donald Trump; some accuse him of holding neo-Nazi views. Tweeting in the early hours ...    Full Story »

East Coast States Want To Tax Drivers' Travel, Not Their Gas

East Coast States Want To Tax Drivers' Travel, Not Their GasA group of East Coast states wants to help overhaul the way America pays for its decaying roads, and it's starting with Monopoly money. Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel - rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today. The I-95 Corridor ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Nachal Chareidi Soldiers at Swearing-In Ceremony At Kosel

Nachal Chareidi soldiers declare their allegiance at the March 16, 2016 ceremony following completion of a portion of their training.

Chief Rabbinate May License Private Hashgachos

Chief Rabbinate May License Private HashgachosAs the Chief Rabbinate of Israel probes ways to improve the state kashrus system, one of the ideas being floated is to license private hashgachos, with the latter employing the mashgichim that will provide supervision. The private hashgachos would sign a contract with the Chief Rabbinate, acting as an outside contractor, committing to provide hashgacha on the level detailed by the ...    Full Story »

Boro Park: Community Board 12 Hosts License Check Drive In Anticipation of Summer Driving Season

Boro Park: Community Board 12 Hosts License Check Drive In Anticipation of Summer Driving SeasonEvery summer, during peak driving season, when people are travelling upstate or to resorts and vacation spots, we hear of instances where people were arrested for driving while having a suspended license. Most of the times that this occurs, the situation is a misunderstanding or a completely innocent mistake that could’ve easily been avoided. For instance, it happens when someone ...    Full Story »

Spreading Chilul Shabbos in Jerusalem's Mitcham HaTachana

Spreading Chilul Shabbos in Jerusalem's Mitcham HaTachanaTensions are mounting between Jerusalem City Hall and chareidi parties in the coalition as additional businesses opened their doors this past Shabbos in the ‘Mitcham HaTachana’ complex, the old Jerusalem train center that has been converted into a mall. Councilman (Agudas Yisrael) Yochanan Weitzman addressed his concerns in an email on motzei Shabbos to party colleagues and the Vaad ...    Full Story »

Trump Shifts Muslim Ban To Only Focus On 'Terrorists' Nations

Trump Shifts Muslim Ban To Only Focus On 'Terrorists' NationsDonald Trump said today it "wouldn't bother me" if Scottish Muslims came to the United States, seeming to move away from the temporary ban on all Muslims coming to the United States that he has called for throughout his presidential campaign. In interviews at his golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland, Trump went further, saying that the ban would be focused on "terrorist" countries, ...    Full Story »

VIDEOS: Protest in Support of IDF Soldier Elor Azariya, Who Shot And Killing Wounded Arab Palestinian Terrorist In Hebron

VIDEOS: Protest in Support of IDF Soldier Elor Azariya, Who Shot And Killing Wounded Arab Palestinian Terrorist In Hebron[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] IDF soldier Sgt. Elor Azariya is in the midst of his manslaughter trial for shooting and killing the wounded Arab terrorist in Hebron on Purim. Azariya killed him after he was wounded and on the ground. On Sunday morning 20 Sivan, former MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari along with family and supporters of Azariya protested outside the Yaffo Military Court as the ...    Full Story »

Baltimore Police Union Criticized for Tweets After Acquittal

Baltimore Police Union Criticized for Tweets After AcquittalBaltimore's police chief and City Council president are criticizing the city's police union for online posts that appeared to celebrate an officer's acquittal in the death of a 25-year-old black man. A judge acquitted Officer Caesar Goodson of all charges Thursday. Goodson drove the van in which Freddie Gray's neck was broken. Goodson was one of six officers charged in Gray's 2015 ...    Full Story »

Rav Yitzchak Yosef to the High Court: Stop Involving Yourself in Matters of Halacha

Rav Yitzchak Yosef to the High Court: Stop Involving Yourself in Matters of HalachaIn an address to an assembly of civil service rabbonim, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita called on the nation’s High Court of Justice to refrain from involving itself in matters of Torah and halacha and to leave these matters to rabbonim. Rav Yosef cited how the court appointed a female director-general of the nation’s batei din without consulting with the Chief ...    Full Story »

Kerry To Visit Brussels, London For Talks On UK's EU Exit

Kerry To Visit Brussels, London For Talks On UK's EU ExitU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will rush to Brussels and London on Monday to meet the top British and European Union diplomats, as the world grapples with the implications of Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union. Kerry will bring messages of support. Less likely: Answers or even suggestions for how to deal with a crisis that has spooked economists and forced ...    Full Story »

Schlisel Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 31 Years (3 opinions)

Schlisel Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 31 YearsYishai Schlisel, was faced charged of murder and multiple counts of attempted murder, was convicted in the Jerusalem District Court on 11 Nissan. Schlisel, 39, attacked the Jerusalem toeiva parade, resulting in the murder of Shira Banki ...    Full Story »

ZAKA: The Body of Mrs. Esti Weinstein A'H Found In Ashdod (1 opinions)

ZAKA: The Body of Mrs. Esti Weinstein A'H Found In AshdodZaka released a message on Sunday afternoon 20 Sivan that the search for Mrs. Esti Weinstein has come to a tragic end. She disappeared last week, last seen in northern Israel. Zaka reports thousands of people were ...    Full Story »
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Certainty Obama Once Had About Britain Has Been Shattered (1 opinions)

Certainty Obama Once Had About Britain Has Been ShatteredPresident Barack Obama could count on Britain to back him at nearly every turn during his first 7½ years in office. He knew British leaders had the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners. But as Obama approaches the final months of his term, that sense of certainty has been shattered by the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union and by the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Muslims Cause Disturbances on Har Habayis Sunday Morning

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Muslims Cause Disturbances on Har Habayis Sunday Morning[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police on Har Habayis Sunday morning 20 Sivan were confronted by young Muslims shouting Ala Akbar, some wearing masks to cover their faces. They were trying to disturb the visiting hours as they do often in the hope police will close the holy area to all non-Muslim visitors. Police arrested four Muslim youths for disturbing the peace and ...    Full Story »

Many Experienced GOP Strategists Unwilling To Work For Trump (2 opinions)

Many Experienced GOP Strategists Unwilling To Work For TrumpDonald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren't willing to work for him. From Texas to New Hampshire, well-respected members of the Republican Party's professional class say they cannot look past ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Comments on UK PM David Cameron's Announcement to Resign

PM Netanyahu Comments on UK PM David Cameron's Announcement to ResignPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on erev Shabbos responded to UK PM David Cameron’s decision to step down from office in the coming months after voters decided to break away from the European Union. "I have great appreciation for Prime Minister David Cameron, a respected leader and a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people. “Throughout his premiership the security, ...    Full Story »

British Bracing For World Economy To Punish UK For 'Brexit' (1 opinions)

British Bracing For World Economy To Punish UK For 'Brexit'The British were warned for weeks that a vote to leave the European Union would result in economic pain. Now they'll find out whether it will. U.K. financial leaders are scrambling to reassure households, businesses and investors that they can contain the doom and gloom they had predicted in case of a British exit, or Brexit. The pound plunged to its lowest level in over 30 years on ...    Full Story »

Corruption Case Casts Harsh Light on NYPD Handgun Permits

Corruption Case Casts Harsh Light on NYPD Handgun PermitsA corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation's toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer's cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD's licensing division to rubber-stamp dozens of gun applications, circumventing stringent background checks intended to weed out ...    Full Story »

EU Calls For UK To 'Brexit' Quickly; Britain Wants More Time

EU Calls For UK To 'Brexit' Quickly; Britain Wants More TimeThe European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over. Senior EU politicians demanded Saturday that the U.K. quickly cut its ties with the 28-nation bloc — a process Britain says won't begin for several months — as the political and economic shockwaves from the U.K.'s vote to leave reverberated around the world. "There is a certain urgency ... ...    Full Story »

Oren Family: Don’t Renew Ties with Turkey Before the Return of Our Son’s Body (2 opinions)

Oren Family: Don’t Renew Ties with Turkey Before the Return of Our Son’s Body The family of IDF Sgt. Shaul Oren, whose body was abducted by Hamas along with the body of Lt. Hadar Goldin, is calling on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not to sign a document renewing diplomatic ties with turkey before the return of their son’s body and the body of Goldin HY”D. Both the Oren and Goldin families will be heading to Jerusalem today, Sunday, 20 Sivan, to ...    Full Story »

No TSA PreCheck on Your Boarding Pass? This Might Be Why

No TSA PreCheck on Your Boarding Pass? This Might Be WhyThousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren't getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations. The most common problem is that their date of birth or government "known traveler number" has been entered incorrectly into a reservation. Other times, the name on the itinerary doesn't match the name used ...    Full Story »

NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket Carrying Student Experiments

NASA Launches Suborbital Rocket Carrying Student ExperimentsNASA says it has successfully launched a suborbital rocket carrying student experiments from its Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The craft lifted off Friday shortly after 6 a.m. The payload reached an altitude of 74 miles before parachuting into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 200 students from middle and high schools and colleges across the country watched the ...    Full Story »

Democrats Begin Working on Draft of Party Platform (2 opinions)

Democrats Begin Working on Draft of Party PlatformAllies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are reviewing a 15,000-word draft of the Democratic Party's platform that will be presented at the party's convention next month. Members of a Democratic National Convention drafting committee began discussing the document Friday in St. Louis. The draft platform includes a dozen themes, including sections dealing with the economy, climate ...    Full Story »

Potential MH370 Debris Found on Island off African Coast

Potential MH370 Debris Found on Island off African CoastAircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast, an Australian official said Friday. Transport Minister Darren Chester, who oversees the search for the Boeing 777 than vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, said a "piece of aircraft debris" was found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania. The ...    Full Story »

Obama Says US Respects United Kingdom's Decision To Leave EU (2 opinions)

Obama Says US Respects United Kingdom's Decision To Leave EUPresident Barack Obama on Friday said the European Union and the United Kingdom will remain "indispensable partners" of the U.S., as he tried to reassure Britons that the storied special relationship between Washington and London can withstand an impending and possibly messy divorce from Europe. In his first public reaction to the vote, Obama said the people of the U.K. had spoken ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Nachal Chareidi Soldiers at Swearing-In Ceremony At Kosel

Nachal Chareidi soldiers declare their allegiance at the March 16, 2016 ceremony following completion of a portion of their training.

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WATCH: Israel Officially Receives Possession Of It's First F35 - The Adir

US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro was among the speakers at the official ceremony held in Texas on Wednesday, 16 Sivan. The ambassador thanked all involved and praised the long-standing firm relationship between his country, the US, and Israel. The first planes are scheduled to arrive in an Israel Air Force base in December 2016. The following video shows the ambassador’s remarks at the official ceremony. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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WATCH: Paul Ryan Interviewed On CNN About His Support For Trump, And Rolls Out GOP Agenda

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Donald Trump would be a better president than Hillary Clinton and details the GOP's legislative agenda that include rolling back Obamacare.

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