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World Health Organization Admits Botching Attempts To Stop Ebola

World Health Organization Admits Botching Attempts To Stop Ebola
The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. “Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” WHO said in a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, noting that experts should have realized that traditional containment methods wouldn’t work in a region with porous borders and broken health systems. The U.N. ...

Suspected Bomb-Carrying Terrorist Apprehended at Checkpoint

Suspected Bomb-Carrying Terrorist Apprehended at CheckpointThe Jalame checkpoint north of Jenin was closed close to noon on Sunday 25 Tishrei after a terrorist carrying a suspected bomb was apprehended. Security personnel closed down the crossing and took the terrorist into custody. Bomb demolition technicians were summoned to the scene to neutralize the device. Security personnel saw wires protruding from the man’s body, leading to their ...    Full Story »

Brief Profiles Of A Few Ex-Nazis Getting Benefits

Brief Profiles Of A Few Ex-Nazis Getting BenefitsSince 1979, at least 38 of 66 suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards forced out of the United States collected millions of dollars in American Social Security payments, an Associated Press investigation has found. Brief profiles of seven of them: ___ MARTIN HARTMANN Hartmann is one of the most recent suspects to leave the U.S. He volunteered for the SS in 1943 and was ...    Full Story »

Rav Druckman: Rav Eliyahu May Cause Us to Lose Rabbinate Race

Rav Druckman: Rav Eliyahu May Cause Us to Lose Rabbinate RaceThe election for chief rabbis of the capital is scheduled for Tuesday 27 Tishrei. There is tension in both the dati leumi and chareidi camps as each side is working diligently to ensure a victory. Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita, a prominent senior rav/posek in the dati leumi community turned to Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita, calling on him to drop out of the race. Rabbi Eliyahu, who also ...    Full Story »

On Campaign Trail, Obama Says GOP Is Peddling Fear

On Campaign Trail, Obama Says GOP Is Peddling FearMarching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama accused Republicans of peddling fear and cynicism on Sunday as he rallied voters for Democrat Anthony Brown's campaign for governor in a heavily black corner of Maryland. In front of a rowdy crowd of about 8,000 people — plus an overflow crowd in a gym next-door — Obama painted Brown as a ...    Full Story »

MORE INFO: 5 Findings About Social Security For Nazi Suspects

MORE INFO: 5 Findings About Social Security For Nazi Suspects An Associated Press investigation found that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments, through a loophole in U.S. law, after being forced out of the United States. Five things to know about the findings: DOZENS OF NAZI SUSPECTS RECEIVED PAYMENTS Since 1979, at least 38 of 66 suspected Nazi war criminals and ...    Full Story »

Expelled Nazis Paid Millions In Social Security

Expelled Nazis Paid Millions In Social SecurityDozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S. If they ...    Full Story »

Arab Presence Results in Meah Shearim Violence

Arab Presence Results in Meah Shearim ViolenceDozens of chareidim in Meah Shearim were disorderly and burned garbage bins on erev Shabbos 23 Tishrei in protest of the fact Arabs were walking around freely in the community during Sukkos. The violence was seen at Kikar Shabbos as they blocked the streets and some hurled rocks at police. There were no injuries or arrests reported. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Ebola Fears: Passenger Wears Homemade Hazmat Suit to Airport

Ebola Fears: Passenger Wears Homemade Hazmat Suit to AirportA picture of a female passenger at Dulles International Airport wearing a  homemade hazmat suit, including a full body gown, mask, and gloves, has gone viral on various social media outlets. The photo of the woman at the Washington, D.C. airport was first sent to The Daily Caller. Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms ...    Full Story »

NYC To Prepare Workers For Possible Ebola Cases

NYC To Prepare Workers For Possible Ebola CasesNew York City will offer specialized training on how to handle Ebola cases to the city workers who could be at the front lines if the deadly disease were found in the country's largest city. Top city officials will meet with the leadership of the Municipal Labor Committee, an umbrella group that represents more than 300,000 public employees, on Monday to review the city's strategy ...    Full Story »

Rav Blau Backs Rav Eliyahu in Jerusalem Rabbinate Race

Rav Blau Backs Rav Eliyahu in Jerusalem Rabbinate RaceSpeaking to Kol Berama Radio, Rabbi Motcha Blau stated if Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita received Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita and signaled he is backing him, then Rabbi ...    Full Story »

No Meeting with the Belzer Rebbe for Rav Amar Ahead Of Elections

No Meeting with the Belzer Rebbe for Rav Amar Ahead Of ElectionsWhile Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita was hoping for an audience with the Belzer Rebbe Shlita ahead of the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate elections, such a meeting is not going to be taking place. Some sources report that behind-the-scenes pressure applied by Degel Hatorah is the reason the rebbe declined a request by Rav Amar’s office for a meeting. It appears that Degel Hatorah is pushing ...    Full Story »

Statement by Assemblyman Cymbrowitz on Arrest of Suspect in Attack on Kings Bay Y Executive Director

Statement by Assemblyman Cymbrowitz on Arrest of Suspect in Attack on Kings Bay Y Executive DirectorAssemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) released a statement following today’s announcement by police of an arrest in the October 7th attack on Leonard Petlakh, executive director of the Kings Bay Y. Petlakh was attacked outside Barclays Center after the Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball game as protestors shouted anti-Semitic slurs. The suspect, identified as Shawn Schraeder, ...    Full Story »

New Military Medical Team to Help With Ebola in US

New Military Medical Team to Help With Ebola in USDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States. His spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the team drawn from across the military services will include 20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in ...    Full Story »

Kosher Delight [KD] On Avenue J Closes After 35 Years (5 opinions)

Kosher Delight [KD] On Avenue J Closes After 35 YearsKosher Delight, the iconic restaurant which has been an Avenue J landmark since, has sadly closed. Kosher Delight, founded and operated by the Huberfeld family, has been serving the Flatbush community since 1979. After closing its other branches in Boro Park (    Full Story »

US Travel Advisory on Jerusalem's Old City

US Travel Advisory on Jerusalem's Old CityThe US Embassy in Tel Aviv has issued an advisory for US citizens regarding travel to the Old City of Jerusalem. The message cites the consulate in Jerusalem warns citizens against traveling to the Old City and visiting Har Habayis. The warning also includes areas in “East Jerusalem”, referring to predominately Arab areas where there has been a sharp increase in violence and attacks ...    Full Story »

Petitions to Block Jerusalem Rabbinate Elections Rejected

Petitions to Block Jerusalem Rabbinate Elections RejectedThe Supreme Court on erev Shabbos 23 Tishrei rejected a petition filed by the Vaad Eida Sephardim, a petition that hoped to block the election for chief rabbis of Yerushalayim scheduled for Tuesday 27 Tishrei. The court decided there was no cause for it to interfere in the process as it is being handled by the local election committee. Clearly not pleased with the petition, another ...    Full Story »

Belgium's Main Airport to Begin Ebola Screening

Belgium's Main Airport to Begin Ebola ScreeningBrussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The airport operator says passengers arriving from these three countries will have their temperatures taken starting Monday. Four flights a week from the area concerned arrive weekly at Brussels Airport. Similar measures were begun Saturday at Paris' ...    Full Story »

Poll: Most Jews In Israel Opposes a Palestinian State (2 opinions)

Poll: Most Jews In Israel Opposes a Palestinian StateA poll commissioned by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs taken last week shows the majority of the Israeli Jewish public is opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state, the division of Yerushalayim or land concessions involving the Jordan Valley. The institute is headed by Dr. Dore Gold, a former Israeli Ambassador to the UN and an advisor on foreign affairs to Prime Minister ...    Full Story »

Some of the Nepal Injured Arrive Back in Israel

Some of the Nepal Injured Arrive Back in IsraelSeven Israelis who were among the injured in the Nepal snow avalanche returned to Tel Aviv on motzei Shabbos. Six of the victims are suffering from varying degrees of frostbite. One has frostbite in areas of his back and chest. One of the ...    Full Story »

Israeli Hospital Treats Daughter Of Senior Hamas Terrorist (2 opinions)

Israeli Hospital Treats Daughter Of Senior Hamas TerroristAn Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas' top terrorists in Gaza weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group. Avi Shushan, a spokesman for Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, said the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh was hospitalized for "a number of days" this month. He did not disclose what she was treated for. A spokeswoman for the Israeli ...    Full Story »

Shas Angered: Rabbi David Toledano [Grandson Of Maran HaRav Ovadia Yosef] Running in Jerusalem Rabbinate Race (5 opinions)

Shas Angered: Rabbi David Toledano [Grandson Of Maran HaRav Ovadia Yosef] Running in Jerusalem Rabbinate RaceThere is anger in Shas after officials learned that Rabbi David Toledano, a son of Rabbi Mordechai Toledano Shlita, is registered among the candidates in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate Race. Rabbi Mordechai Toledano is a son-in-law of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L and his son, a grandson of Maran ZT”L, has decided to run as well. Shas officials are angered over the lack of ...    Full Story »

Iran Vows to Aid Hezbollah Terror Group To Combat Against 'Terrorists

Iran Vows to Aid Hezbollah Terror Group To Combat Against 'TerroristsIran says it is ready to provide aid to the Lebanese army as well as the Shiite Hezbollah group to help combat "terrorists." Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by state TV as saying that "supporting the Lebanese nation, army and resistance will still remain on Iran's agenda." Hezbollah's allies refer to it as the "resistance" because of its ...    Full Story »
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NY Officials Warn About Scam Tax Calls (1 opinions)

NY Officials Warn About Scam Tax CallsNew York state officials are warning people to beware of scam phone calls claiming back taxes are owed. State tax officials say the scammers claim to work for an attorney and attempt to convince people to send money to settle an outstanding state tax debt. Tax officials say they never call without first mailing the taxpayer an official notice. People who have been targeted by this ...    Full Story »

Hiddush Calls for an Investigation into Rav Shlomo Amar 48 Hours Away From Election

Hiddush Calls for an Investigation into Rav Shlomo Amar 48 Hours Away From ElectionWith the election for Jerusalem Chief Rabbis less than 48 hours away, the Hiddush organization is calling for a police investigation into one of the leading candidates, Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlita. The organization accuses the rabbi of engaging in illegal fundraising during his tenure as Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel. Hiddush made an urgent appeal to the Attorney General’s ...    Full Story »

A bit of Assistance Available - The Shmittah App (3 opinions)

A bit of Assistance Available - The Shmittah AppB”H, once again Am Yisrael is privileged to observe the mitzvah of shemittah. Today modern day lifestyle which includes travel and importing and exporting of foods around the world compel all kosher consumers to familiarize themselves with the minimum halachos to be certain what to look out for. This includes Jews living abroad who visit Erez Yisrael for they must be aware of the ...    Full Story »

Schumer Seeks To Make Covert GPS Tracking Illegal

Schumer Seeks To Make Covert GPS Tracking IllegalSen. Charles Schumer wants to make it illegal to track a person's movements by placing a GPS tracker on their car without their permission. The New York Democrat says Sunday that covert GPS tracking of a person's vehicle amounts to an invasion of privacy and could pose a significant risk to domestic violence victims, ex-spouses or others. Small GPS devices can be easily attached ...    Full Story »

Conflict of Interests: Relatives on Voting Body in Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate Election (1 opinions)

Conflict of Interests: Relatives on Voting Body in Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate ElectionWith the election for chief rabbis of Yerushalayim days away, scheduled for Tuesday 27 Tishrei, it is now being reported that two of the 48 members of the voting body are related to two of the candidates, Rabbi Mordechai Toledano Shlita and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu. Ms. Yael Entebbe, a member of the voting body representing the Jerusalem City Council, is related to Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu ...    Full Story »

Swastika Next To Magen David Found On Har Habayis (3 opinions)

Swastika Next To Magen David Found On Har HabayisJews visiting Har Bayis on Sunday morning 25 Tishrei was somewhat shocked to see hate graffiti showing a Magen David with and equals sign next to a swastika. The graffiti was painted on steps heading to the holy site. Har Habayis activists are calling the graffiti “A price tag attack”, emphasizing police must do more to keep the holy site open and safe to non-Muslim visitors. ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: Man Suspected Of Attacking Jewish Man At Barclays Arrested

Brooklyn: Man Suspected Of Attacking Jewish Man At Barclays Arrested The man suspected of attacking a Jewish man in Brooklyn has been arrested. Police in St. Louis, Missouri picked up 25-year-old Shawn Schraeder on Thursday. He is now back in Brooklyn awaiting arraignment. Schraeder is accused of punching Leonard Petlakh at the Barclays Center after a basketball game. He is not being charged with a hate crime because police no longer think bias ...    Full Story »

Hikind Says You Will Now Be Able To Prepay NYC Muni-Meters' (5 opinions)

Hikind Says You Will Now Be Able To Prepay NYC Muni-Meters'Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced today that NYC muni-meters will soon accept pre-payments up to an hour before they begin working for the day. This should come as welcome news to the many drivers who are forced to wait at the meter each morning—or return to it—despite having parked up to an hour before the meter becomes active. “The current situation has been very ...    Full Story »

Firebomb Attack at Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital

Firebomb Attack at Hadassah Mt. Scopus HospitalAs Arab terrorism in Yerushalayim continues to escalate, a firebomb was hurled at a rear entrance of Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital on motzei Shabbos Parshas Bereshis. B’chasdei Hashem there were no injuries. There was damage however. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Sirens in Southern Israel [UPDATED 07:40 IL] (1 opinions)

Sirens in Southern Israel [UPDATED 07:40 IL]07:30 IL: Sirens sounded in areas of southern Israel a short time ago. This includes the Shar HaNegev and Ramat HaNegev Regional Councils. The IDF is checking to determine if there was rocket fire from Gaza or if the sirens were a false alarm. 07:40: The IDF at this time is signaling it appears the sirens were a false alarm since there are no reports of any residents hearing ...    Full Story »

Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'; He Knows Washington, But Not Medicine (2 opinions)

Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'; He Knows Washington, But Not MedicineIf there’s one thing the “Ebola czar” knows, it’s government. Ron Klain, President Barack Obama’s new point man on Ebola, has no medical or public health background. But he does have a wealth of experience managing unruly federal bureaucracies in times of crisis. The White House says that makes him the perfect candidate to shepherd the government’s response to a deadly, ...    Full Story »

Vishnitzer Rebbe: Don't Report To IDF Draft Centers

Vishnitzer Rebbe: Don't Report To IDF Draft CentersOnce again the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita has instructed chassidim not to report to IDF draft centers. He told them they would not be arrested for following his instructions, telling them there is nothing to fear. Addressing seudas shlishis on Shabbos Bereshis, the rebbe reiterated his position, that no one is to report to IDF induction centers. “I am repeating myself. One should not ...    Full Story »

Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Follow Maran Rav Shteinman Regarding Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate Race (3 opinions)

Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Follow Maran Rav Shteinman Regarding Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate RaceRabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita, a dati leumi candidate for the post of Jerusalem Chief Sephardi Rabbi, visited Bnei Brak and met with Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita and HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita. Rav Kanievsky told Rav Eliyahu that whatever Rav Shteinman decides compels him to act accordingly, wishing him “bracha and hatzlacha and a Shana Tova”. Rav ...    Full Story »

Many Israelis Remain Out of Contact in Nepal

Many Israelis Remain Out of Contact in NepalFollowing the deaths of a number of Israelis in a snow avalanche in Nepal, Israel Foreign Ministry officials reported on Shabbos that 40 Israelis remain “out of contact” at this time in the Annapurna Circus route in ...    Full Story »

Abbas: Har Habayis is Ours Alone (3 opinions)

Abbas: Har Habayis is Ours AlonePA (Palestinian Authority) leader Abu Mazen (Abbas) announced on Friday 23 Tishrei that “settlers” have no right or claim to Har Habayis, which he stated is “our sacred place”. Israel Radio reported the PA leader added the presence of “settlers” on Har Habayis is a desecration. The PA leader stated Har Habayis is home to al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site. He ...    Full Story »


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