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From Ike To Obama, CIA Has Briefed Presidential Candidates

From Ike To Obama, CIA Has Briefed Presidential Candidates
After the political convention confetti is swept away, a more sobering tradition of the presidential election begins: The regular, top-secret intelligence briefings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Started by President Harry S. Truman, the briefings are designed to get the candidates, before they walk into the Oval Office, up to speed on problems around the globe. Truman, who was Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president for almost three months before Roosevelt died, first learned about the Manhattan Project ...

Israeli Team Arrives In Johannesburg To Take Custody Of Rabbi Berland

Israeli Team Arrives In Johannesburg To Take Custody Of Rabbi BerlandRabbi Eliezer Berland was supposed to board a plane for Israel earlier this week but due to technical issues, he did not board the plane. Rabbi Berland was supposed to be on a 1:00 AM flight to Israel but the Justice Minister did not sign the extradition papers so authorities could not hand him over to the Israeli team responsible for bringing him home. A number of chassidim and his ...    Full Story »

Charidy Announces Second Annual 'Giving Day for Chesed'

Israeli Team Arrives In Johannesburg To Take Custody Of Rabbi BerlandCharidy.com is excited to announce the second annual giving day for Chesed, launching onJuly 12 to support a variety of Chesed organizations from communities across the ...    Full Story »

Free Wi-Fi, Charging Spots Coming to More NYC Parks

Free Wi-Fi, Charging Spots Coming to More NYC ParksNew Yorkers will soon be able to access free Wi-Fi and charge their devices at more parks around the city. AT&T is extending its "Free Wi-Fi in the Parks" program for five years. As part of the program, the company will bring free Wi-Fi and free solar-powered charging stations to more parks and beaches. According to the Daily News, the expansion will bring Wi-Fi to a total ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Agudath Israel's Episode 4: When Parents of a Severely Disabled Young Boy...

In advance of Agudath Israel's 94th Anniversary Dinner at the Hilton New York to take place iyH on June 5, 2016, we present a series of short, compelling videos for your viewing pleasure... When parents of a severely ...    Full Story »

Jewish Man Robbed in London After Meet-Up for Online Sale of Laptop

Jewish Man Robbed in London After Meet-Up for Online Sale of LaptopThe following is via OnlySimchas.com: A Jewish man in his 20s was beaten up and seriously injured in London Monday evening after listing a laptop for sale on a website. But instead of getting money from the man who came to buy the item, he was ...    Full Story »

Tuesday Morning News Briefs From Eretz Yisrael

Tuesday Morning News Briefs From Eretz Yisrael· A minor who lives in the Israeli Arab Municipality of Um el-Fahm was arrested after police searched his home and found four pipe bombs and Karl Gustav automatic weapon. · Nine persons were injured in an accident involving a bus and private vehicles at Beit Jubrin Junction in the south. They were transported to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. None of the injuries are described as ...    Full Story »

SPECIAL ENOUGH: An Open Letter To The Community (1 opinions)

SPECIAL ENOUGH: An Open Letter To The Community“We can’t be as alone as we feel. Yes, our child is special, but he can’t be the only one like this, can he!?” This is what my husband and I keep saying to each other, as we wonder: Where are the other parents? Why are there no programs for our child? He’s special... but not special enough? Our ten-year-old son is smart and sensitive. He cares deeply for animals, loves ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Avigdor Lieberman Is Sworn In As Minister Of Defense (1 opinions)

VIDEO: Avigdor Lieberman Is Sworn In As Minister Of Defense[PHOTOS AND VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The cabinet on Monday 22 Iyar approved the coalition deal signed with the Yisrael Beitenu party as well as the new appointments; Avigdor Lieberman as Defense Minister ...    Full Story »

Poll: Americans Want Nomination System Changed (3 opinions)

Poll: Americans Want Nomination System Changed Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support. As the tortured primary season concludes, Americans say in a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that they have little faith in the Democratic or Republican system for selecting a presidential candidate. They prefer open primaries to ...    Full Story »

Hacked Texas Construction Signs Call Donald Trump A Lizard (1 opinions)

Hacked Texas Construction Signs Call Donald Trump A LizardElectronic construction signs in the Dallas area appear to have been hacked, displaying messages calling Donald Trump a reptile and imploring early morning commuters to take a day off work. The portable signs along Interstate 30 and elsewhere flashed messages early Tuesday including, "Donald Trump is a ... shape shifting lizard!" Another message read, "Bernie for president," ...    Full Story »

France Braces for More Strikes, Gas Shortage Continues

France Braces for More Strikes, Gas Shortage ContinuesFrance is bracing for new strikes this week and continues to face a gasoline shortage, with six out of height refineries blocked or partially disrupted by protests against a labor law. About 20 percent of gas stations were still low or empty across the country Tuesday, according to the UFIP national oil industry lobby. Some French labor unions have called for new strikes in the ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Awarded An Honorary Doctorate From Hebrew University

President Rivlin Awarded An Honorary Doctorate From Hebrew University President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday evening 21 Iyar was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew University at a convocation ceremony held at the University’s Mt. Scopus campus in Jerusalem. The President addressed the event and said, “I am excited and honored to stand here today, in the amphitheater of the Hebrew University, on Mount Scopus, in Jerusalem, my city, my homeland, ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Water Utility Signs A Cooperation Deal With The Largest Water Utility In Romania

Jerusalem Water Utility Signs A Cooperation Deal With The Largest Water Utility In RomaniaAs part of a business seminar led by the Israeli Commercial office in Bucharest, the Romanian water corporation Raja Constanta signed a cooperation agreement with Jerusalem’s water utility Hagihon and Israeli water management company Utilis. According to the agreement with Hagihon, professional bilateral delegations will travel to both countries and Hagihon will help the Romanian ...    Full Story »

Yad Vashem To Honor Apostolos And Maria Voliotis, Righteous Among The Nations

Yad Vashem To Honor Apostolos And Maria Voliotis, Righteous Among The NationsOn Tuesday 23 Iyar, Yad Vashem will hold a ceremony posthumously honoring Apostolos and Maria Voliotis from Greece as Righteous Among the Nations. Irena Steinfeldt, Director of the Righteous Among the Nations Department, will present Apostolos Voliotis, grandson of Apostolos and Maria, with the medal and certificate of honor on behalf of his grandparents. The event will take place in ...    Full Story »

Arab Terrorists Arrested For The Brutal Stabbing Of An Elderly Holocaust Survivor Near The Armon HaNatziv Promenade (2 opinions)

Arab Terrorists Arrested For The Brutal Stabbing Of An Elderly Holocaust Survivor Near The Armon HaNatziv PromenadeThree Arab terrorists are in custody, suspected of perpetrating the stabbing attack near the Armon HaNatziv Promenade in Yerushalayim about ten days ago. The news of their arrests was cleared for publication by authorities on Monday 22 Iyar. Two ...    Full Story »

South Korea Says North Korea Missile Launch Likely Failed

South Korea Says North Korea Missile Launch Likely FailedA North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said in an unsourced report that the missile was a powerful ...    Full Story »

China Lashes Out At US Defense Secretary Criticisms

China Lashes Out At US Defense Secretary CriticismsChina on Monday lashed out at criticism from U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, accusing him of harboring a Cold War mentality and saying Beijing has no interest in "playing a role in a Hollywood movie" of Washington's design. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters Carter's comment last week that China was creating a "Great Wall of self-isolation" was merely an ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Rubio Says He Walked Into 'Trap' Laid By Christie

In an exclusive interview with Jake Tapper, Sen. Marco Rubio explains why an exchange with Chris Christie on the debate stage was a pivotal moment in his campaign.

Amona Activists Distribute 'Eviction Notices' To 2000 Residents Of Yehuda And Shomron (1 opinions)

Amona Activists Distribute 'Eviction Notices' To 2000 Residents Of Yehuda And ShomronAmona activists during the night (Sunday to Monday) of 22 Iyar distributed symbolic eviction notices to 2,000 families living in yishuvim, warning of imminent eviction because their homes are technically illegal. They explain that from a totally legal standpoint there are thousands of illegal homes throughout Yehuda and Shomron, of which 2,026 are located on private land. They feel ...    Full Story »

1 Of FBI's Most-Wanted Fugitives Caught On Mexican Border (3 opinions)

1 Of FBI's Most-Wanted Fugitives Caught On Mexican BorderAuthorities say one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives has been captured on the border with Mexico, a man wanted in the death of his pregnant girlfriend. Bureau spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says in a news release Monday that border agents took Philip Patrick Policarpio into custody at a San Diego port of entry Sunday as he crossed into the U.S. from Tijuana. Policarpio is accused ...    Full Story »

Video Of Interest: Britain's Massive New Aircraft Carriers

The British Royal Navy expects their two new aircraft carriers to be fully operational by 2020.

VIDEO: Woman Killed When She Crashes Into Camels (1 opinions)

VIDEO: Woman Killed When She Crashes Into Camels[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A 60-year-old woman was killed when her vehicle crashed into camels on Route 2357 near Kibbutz Chatzeirim. MDA was compelled to pronounce her dead on the scene. The accident occurred on Sunday night 21 Iyar near the kibbutz when the woman struck a number of camels on Rt. 2357 traveling from Beersheva to Chatzeirim. The woman was in cardiac arrest when ...    Full Story »

Though Largely Unknown, Trump Finds Fans In China

Though Largely Unknown, Trump Finds Fans In ChinaChina features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show. And although Chinese officials and ...    Full Story »

BINA Disability and Rehabilitation Expo a Resounding Success

BINA Disability and Rehabilitation Expo a Resounding Success[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Hundreds of people flocked to the Palace Hall on Tuesday night to attend the BINA Disability and Rehabilitation Expo. Over 60 vendors participated in the event, representing a wide and comprehensive range of companies, agencies and facilities from the world of disability and rehabilitation. Individuals with disabilities, family members and professionals ...    Full Story »

Security Officials Intercept Drone Motors Heading To Gaza

Security Officials Intercept Drone Motors Heading To GazaSecurity officials on Monday morning 22 Iyar intercepted a shipment of drone motors in parcels that were supposed to be sent to Gaza via the Erez Crossing. The detection of the motors, which were presumably headed for terrorists, joins the growing list of failed smuggling attempts in recent weeks. The motors are intended to be attached to drones which can then be activated for ...    Full Story »

DRAMATIC FOOTAGE: Gorilla Drags 3-Year-Old In Shocking Video (3 opinions)

A 3-year-old boy came face to face with a 400-pound lowland gorilla after falling into an exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.
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PHOTOS: RNSP (Rockaway Shomrim) Holds First of Two Bike Etching Events (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: RNSP (Rockaway Shomrim) Holds First of Two Bike Etching Events[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol held the first of its two annual Bike and Electronic Device Etching events today. (Sunday June 5th is the second and main event, an event that is expected to draw a crowd in excess of 1500.) Etching is when a serial number is placed in an inconspicuous location on one's bike or electronic device. In the event that an ...    Full Story »

Channel 1 Poll: If Elections Were Held In Israel Today Yahadut Hatorah Earns 10 Seats While Shas Crashes (1 opinions)

Channel 1 Poll: If Elections Were Held In Israel Today Yahadut Hatorah Earns 10 Seats While Shas CrashesThe following poll commissioned by Channel 1 News, carried out by the Geocartography Institute was released on Sunday evening 21 Iyar showing the results if elections were held today. The institute is headed by Professor Avi Dagani, who gave his analysis to Kol Chai Radio host Mordechai Lavi on Monday morning 22 Iyar. The increase in Yahadut Hatorah and decline of Shas he feels is ...    Full Story »

White House Placed On Lockdown After Object Thrown Over Gate

White House Placed On Lockdown After Object Thrown Over GateThe White House was placed on lockdown after a woman threw something over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue. Reporters were not allowed to venture out of the White House press room and a call to the Secret Service was not immediately returned. However, a woman was detained. She was placed in handcuffs. Fire trucks and a hazardous materials response unit were called to the ...    Full Story »

HEARTBREAKING IMAGE: Levaya Of 18-Month-Old Eliyahu Weingott Z'L, Who Died After Being Left In Vehicle In Ashdod (2 opinions)

HEARTBREAKING IMAGE: Levaya Of 18-Month-Old Eliyahu Weingott Z'L, Who Died After Being Left In Vehicle In AshdodYWN understands that this image may be disturbing to some, but please think of it the next time you exit a vehicle and may have a child inside.

VIDEO: Lapid Greeted Warmly By Shas Faction Officials

VIDEO: Lapid Greeted Warmly By Shas Faction Officials[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Yesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid was greeted warmly by Shas faction officials in Knesset, taking part in the informal birthday party for MK Yitzchak Vaknin, who is 58. Deri took advantage of the situation, wishing Lapid mazel tov on the engagement of his son on motzei Shabbos after Lapid published the family took part in an ‘traditional erusin’ ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Serious Flooding In Antwerp After Heavy Rain Storms

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Serious Flooding In Antwerp After Heavy Rain Storms[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Continuing heavy rain triggered local floods in various parts of Flanders, from West Flanders to Limburg province. Fire services in Antwerp received over 800 calls for inundated cellars. The rain may continue until the evening, but Tuesday should be a dry day. Most problems were seen in East Flanders, Antwerp, Flemish Brabant and Limburg ...    Full Story »

J-Biz Expo Releases Full Schedule; Online Registration Deadline Approaching

J-Biz Expo Releases Full Schedule; Online Registration Deadline ApproachingIt’s finally here! You can sense the momentum in the air as the big day approaches, when thousands of individuals from across North America nations will be flocking to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center for the J-Biz Expo and Business Conference. On Wednesday, June 1 st , at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, you can interact with a host of exciting ...    Full Story »

Computer Glitch Resolved At JFK Airport After Massive Delays

Computer Glitch Resolved At JFK Airport After Massive DelaysOfficials say normal operations are expected at John F. Kennedy Airport's Terminal 7, one day after a computer outage caused massive check-in delays. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Neal Buccino says Monday that all computers are up and running. On Sunday, a server providing Internet service had problems at about 4 p.m. and the outage required manual ...    Full Story »

Kosel Egalitarian Prayer Area Back In The News As Chareidi Officials Visit To Get A First Hand Look At Today's Realities

Kosel Egalitarian Prayer Area Back In The News As Chareidi Officials Visit To Get A First Hand Look At Today's RealitiesChareidi party leaders on Monday 22 Iyar visited the egalitarian prayer area at the Kosel escorted by the Rabbi of the Kosel and Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Shlita. The participants included Meir Porush, Aryeh Deri, Moshe Gafne and Yaakov Litzman, permitting them to get a first-hand look at the mixed prayer area towards getting a better understanding as the matter is back on the ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Rubio Says He Walked Into 'Trap' Laid By Christie

In an exclusive interview with Jake Tapper, Sen. Marco Rubio explains why an exchange with Chris Christie on the debate stage was a pivotal moment in his campaign.

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Video Of Interest: Britain's Massive New Aircraft Carriers

The British Royal Navy expects their two new aircraft carriers to be fully operational by 2020.

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DRAMATIC FOOTAGE: Gorilla Drags 3-Year-Old In Shocking Video (3 opinions)

A 3-year-old boy came face to face with a 400-pound lowland gorilla after falling into an exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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