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Poll: Netanyahu Most Responsible for Economic Woes

Poll: Netanyahu Most Responsible for Economic Woes
A poll released on the Matte HaMerkazi program shows that 46% of respondents feel that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is the central figure responsible for the nation’s economic decline with only 29% of respondents blame Finance Minister Yair Lapid. The poll was supervised by Professor Camil Fuchs. Who is most responsible for the nation’s economic collapse? 46% Prime Minister Netanyahu 29% Finance Minister Lapid 3% Former Finance Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz 3% Former Bank of Israel Governor Dr. Stanley Fisher 1% ...

Survey: US Gas Prices Fall 25 Cents Per Gallon

Survey: US Gas Prices Fall 25 Cents Per GallonThe average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that prices will likely keep falling. Lundberg says the average price of regular gasoline is the lowest it's been in more than five years. She says lower crude oil prices are driving prices down, along with an ...    Full Story »

Yehuda Glick Joins Likud Primaries Race

Yehuda Glick Joins Likud Primaries RaceHar Habayis activist Rabbi Yehudi Glick, who is recovering at home after the attempted assassination against him, has announced he is joining the Likud primaries race. Glick, who was released from the hospital about two weeks earlier, has decided to seek the 33rd slot, which is locked in for a representative of Yehuda & Shomron. The move is symbolic or perhaps a foot in the door, as ...    Full Story »

NYC Subways Slowly Upgrading From 1930s-Era Technology (1 opinions)

NYC Subways Slowly Upgrading From 1930s-Era TechnologyNew York City's subways - the nation's biggest mass transit network ? serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression. Antiquated electro-mechanics with thousands of moving parts are still critical to operations. Dispatchers still monitor most trains from 24-hour underground "towers," and they still put pencil to ...    Full Story »

Peretz Secures Himself a Good Slot on Labor Ticket (1 opinions)

Peretz Secures Himself a Good Slot on Labor TicketMK (The Movement) has secured himself a ‘realistic’ spot on the Labor party ticket ahead of elections. Peretz, who served as minister of environmental affairs in the outgoing cabinet was head of the Labor party in the past, defecting to Labor after being defeated by Shelly Yacimovich. Mrs. Yacimovich was then defeated by current party leader Yitzchak Herzog. The decision was made ...    Full Story »

Sharpton: Blaming de Blasio For Police Shootings 'Reckless' (3 opinions)

Sharpton: Blaming de Blasio For Police Shootings 'Reckless'The Rev. Al Sharpton is denouncing any violence against police in the name of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. He also says angry rhetoric that somehow blames protesters or Mayor Bill de Blasio for creating the climate for such slayings is “reckless.” Sharpton appeared with Garner’s wife and mother Sunday morning, a day after the shooting of two NYPD officers in their patrol ...    Full Story »

Deri to Yishai: Daven at Maran’s Kever for Mechila (4 opinions)

Deri to Yishai: Daven at Maran’s Kever for MechilaSpeaking on the motzei Shabbos Meet the Press program on Channel 2 TV, Shas party leader Aryeh Deri spoke out for the first time since Eli Yishai broke from Shas and established his new party. “Eli, you made a terrible error. We were together for 30 years and now made a terrible error. I am calling on you to show responsibility and not go against Maran’s party and his mosdos. You ...    Full Story »

2nd Meeting Between Rav Shmuel Auerbach And Rav Shalom Cohen - Is An Alignment Forming? (3 opinions)

2nd Meeting Between Rav Shmuel Auerbach And Rav Shalom Cohen - Is An Alignment Forming?A meeting took place on Sunday 29 Kislev between HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita and HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita, the second in as many weeks. There is no official word of what the two spoke about but there is much speculation that the Bnei Torah party may be moving in line to make a deal with Shas. Rav Cohen heads the Shas party Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael. Kol Berama Radio ...    Full Story »

MK Moshe Feiglin's Blueprint for Israel Future

MK Moshe Feiglin's Blueprint for Israel FutureMK Moshe Feiglin made the following address at Bar Ilan University on Sunday, 22 Kislev 5775. Campaign officials report this is the MK’s “blueprint for Israel’s future”. Dear Friends, It is no coincidence that I have chosen the Bar Ilan University as the venue at which to present my political platform. In all the officers’ training courses that I completed, one rule ...    Full Story »

US Mulls Putting NKorea On Terrorism Sponsor List

US Mulls Putting NKorea On Terrorism Sponsor ListPresident Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war. "We're not going to be intimidated by some cyberhackers," Obama said. Pledging to respond "proportionately," the president said the U.S. would examine ...    Full Story »

JUST IN: Slain Florida Cop Was Former NYPD Officer (1 opinions)

JUST IN: Slain Florida Cop Was Former NYPD OfficerThe Tarpon Springs Police Department has released more information about the officer slain Sunday morning. Charles Kondek, 45, served more than 17 years with the agency, many of which were on the midnight shift, a department media release stated. Kondek was originally from New York where he served as a New York City Police officer for more than five years. Kondek responded to a ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Blames Hamas for Rocket Fire And Any Escalation (1 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Blames Hamas for Rocket Fire And Any EscalationThe rocket that landed in an open field on erev Shabbos 27 Kislev marked the third to land in the area since the ceasefire agreement that ended Operation Protective Edge. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries as a result of the attack from Gaza. The sirens did sound in Eshkol Regional Council area communities. The air force retaliated, eliminating a cement factory, ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: NYPD PBA Head Says 'Blood On Many Hands...All The Way To The Mayor's Office' (2 opinions)

VIDEO: NYPD PBA Head Says 'Blood On Many Hands...All The Way To The Mayor's Office'[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] After the execution-style murder of two New York City police officers Saturday, the head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association served up sharp words as police gathered outside the hospital where the bodies of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been. Lynch said at a news conference tonight that there is "blood on many hands," explicitly ...    Full Story »

Female Mossad Agent in Her 20's Recognized for Outstanding Service (7 opinions)

Female Mossad Agent in Her 20's Recognized for Outstanding ServiceThe female Mossad agent operated deep in enemy territory and was recruited to the Mossad just a few years ago. She took part in complex assignments, critical to Mossad’s operations, while under life-threatening conditions, and was congratulated as an exemplary role model for the young generation of fighters. President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Mossad ...    Full Story »

Obama Says US Can Influence New Generation In Cuba

Obama Says US Can Influence New Generation In CubaPresident Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. a chance to influence events at an important moment of change for the communist nation, and he brushed off critics who accuse him of kowtowing to dictators. Obama said a half-century of trying to push out the Castro government through isolation has not worked. He said his administration is taking a ...    Full Story »

Stern Resigns from The Movement (2 opinions)

Stern Resigns from The MovementMK Elazar Stern, perhaps the most driving force in the outgoing Knesset to push halachically problematic bills, has submitted his letter of resignation to The Movement party leader Tzipi Livni. Stern explains that while he respects the accomplishment of Livni and her actions in the past, he, as a political centrist cannot move to the Labor party with her as per her recent deal ...    Full Story »

Police Officer Shot And Killed Near Tampa Florida

Police Officer Shot And Killed Near Tampa FloridaThe Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Tarpon Springs Police Department are investigating a shooting early SUnday morning that claimed the life of an officer. The sheriff’s office confirmed an officer has been killed. The incident took place around 3 a.m. Sunday at Glen’s Eureka Apartments on Grand Boulevard in Tarpon Springs. According to     Full Story »

Republicans Fighting to Hang Onto Senate - In 2016 (1 opinions)

Republicans Fighting to Hang Onto Senate - In 2016Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority. In November 2016, Republicans will defend 24 seats, Democrats 10. Seven of the GOP seats are in states that President Barack Obama won with 50 ...    Full Story »

Man Tries Killing NYPD Officer In Bronx But Gun Fails To Work (10 opinions)

Man Tries Killing NYPD Officer In Bronx But Gun Fails To WorkA Bronx teenager was arrested after he pointed a gun at an NYPD police officer during a pursuit late Saturday night. According to a report by the NY Post, police were called after reports of a person shooting out windows with a .357 revolver in the area of 140th Street and ...    Full Story »

Ariel Remains in Bayit Yehudi (1 opinions)

Ariel Remains in Bayit YehudiThe Tekuma party’s central committee on motzei Shabbos the eve of 29 Kislev ratified Uri Ariel’s call to sign a deal with Naftali Bennett and to remain in the Bayit Yehudi party in the upcoming election. The ratification of the deal came after weeks of negotiations and deliberations. The decision by Tekuma makes the deal final. As a result, the Tekuma faction is guaranteed the ...    Full Story »

Michael Brown's Family Condemns Shootings of NYC Officers

Michael Brown's Family Condemns Shootings of NYC OfficersThe family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers. The statement released Saturday by the Parks & Crump law firm says Brown's family rejects "any kind of violence directed toward members of law enforcement. It cannot be tolerated." It calls on citizens to ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu May be Ousted from Likud Leadership Spot (2 opinions)

PM Netanyahu May be Ousted from Likud Leadership SpotPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu faces a new headache, a serious one as he may be removed from his Likud leadership position by the party’s comptroller. After scoring a major victory with the party’s central committee, moving up ...    Full Story »

Obama: No Justification for Murder of NYC Police (10 opinions)

Obama: No Justification for Murder of NYC PolicePresident Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York. Obama says there's no justification for the slayings. He says police offers risk their own safety to serve and protect their communities and that they deserve the public's respect and gratitude. Authorities say that before shooting the officers, ...    Full Story »

WATCH: NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs At Mayor de Blasio At Pres Conference (6 opinions)

NYPD officers turn their backs on Bill de Blasio as he walked into Saturday’s press conference about NYPD officers shot and killed execution-style, in Brooklyn.

VIDEO AND TEXT: Press Conference With de Blasio, Bratton on NYPD Shooting (2 opinions)

VIDEO AND TEXT: Press Conference With de Blasio, Bratton on NYPD Shooting[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police Commissioner Bill Bratton: The Mayor and I have just come from visiting with the families of our two murdered police officers. It’s a time of great emotion and great passion. And so, please bear with us as we try to bring some sense to the madness that occurred this afternoon in the streets of Brooklyn. It’s sometimes difficult to find the ...    Full Story »

Eric Holder: NYPD Police Shootings 'Act Of Barbarism' (9 opinions)

Eric Holder: NYPD Police Shootings 'Act Of Barbarism'Attorney General Eric Holder is condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as senseless and an “unspeakable act of barbarism.” The officers were shot Saturday in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Authorities say the gunman later killed himself. In a statement Saturday night, Holder calls the attack “cowardly” and says it underscores the ...    Full Story »

Chicago Mayor's Teenage Son Mugged Near Home (2 opinions)

Chicago Mayor's Teenage Son Mugged Near HomeA spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor’s 17-year-old son was mugged near the family’s home. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor’s son, Zach, had “injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long planned trip.” She says the mayor is focused on his son’s well-being and requested the news media ...    Full Story »
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Cops' Killer Angry At Chokehold Death (7 opinions)

Cops' Killer Angry At Chokehold DeathA gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: "I'm putting ...    Full Story »

Statement Of NYPD PBA: Mayor's Hands Dripping With Our Blood (6 opinions)

Statement Of NYPD PBA: Mayor's Hands Dripping With Our BloodThe following post was released on the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Facebook page. FROM NYC PBA: Starting IMMEDIATELY- At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be. IN ADDITION: Absolutely NO enforcement action in the form of ...    Full Story »

Suspect Who Executed To NYPD Officers Identified As 28-Year-Old Ishmael Brinsley (16 opinions)

Suspect Who Executed To NYPD Officers Identified As 28-Year-Old Ishmael BrinsleyThe following is via Breaking911.com: The two officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot by a single gunman. Unconfirmed reports are stating that Brinsley executed his girlfriend prior to the NYPD execution. The squad ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams Statement Of Murder of Two NYPD Officers

Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams Statement Of Murder of Two NYPD Officers“As a 22-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, a Brooklynite and, most importantly, as a human being that believes in decency, I am horrified and angered over today's senseless shootings in Bedford-Stuyvesant which have resulted in the tragic death of two of New York's Finest. I hope that every single person, regardless of their background or ideology, will join me in ...    Full Story »

More Crime Lows In NYC Despite Rising Complaints (3 opinions)

More Crime Lows In NYC Despite Rising ComplaintsEven as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. The numbers could be seen as an affirmation of Police Commissioner William Bratton's signature "broken windows" tactic, the idea that enforcing ...    Full Story »

NYPD Make 3rd Arrest In Officer Assault Probe (1 opinions)

NYPD Make 3rd Arrest In Officer Assault ProbeThe New York Police Department has made a third arrest in an aggressive manhunt after an assault on two officers during a protest over the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Police officials say investigators made the latest arrest Saturday. Police say Zachary Campbell was arrested on charges of riot and resisting arrest. The 32-year-old was in custody, and it wasn't clear if he had a ...    Full Story »

Menorah Causes Structure Fire In Monsey Home (3 opinions)

Menorah Causes Structure Fire In Monsey HomeA fire caused by a Menorah seriously damaged a house at 1 Tauber Terrace in the Town of Ramapo on Friday. The fire was reported at 5:04 PM. The occupants of the house all escaped without injury, and were being provided housing and assistance by their neighbors. Hillcrest and Monsey fire department were on scene, along with Rockland Paramedics, Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corp, ...    Full Story »

REVENGE KILLING: Two NYPD Officers Shot Dead In Brooklyn (4 opinions)

REVENGE KILLING: Two NYPD Officers Shot Dead In BrooklynTwo NYPD officers have died after being shot ambush-style as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources say. One of the sources said both officers were shot in the head. The alleged shooter was found dead in a nearby subway station from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a law enforcement official. The shooting took place in Brooklyn’s ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn D.A. Says No Bias Crime Charges For Crown Heights Shmira Member (4 opinions)

Brooklyn D.A. Says No Bias Crime Charges For Crown Heights Shmira MemberAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) had the highest praise for Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson following the announcement today of a resolution in the case of Yitzchok Shuchat. In 2008, Shuchat, a member of the Crown Heights Shmira patrol, responded to a call for help from a local female resident which led to a confrontation with another male. Shuchat was then accused of ...    Full Story »

US Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist Attack

US Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist AttackThe U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found. The report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, obtained by The Associated Press before ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Yeshiva Security Bill Gains Super-Majority Support in NYC Council @NYCGreenfield (2 opinions)

Greenfield Yeshiva Security Bill Gains Super-Majority Support in NYC Council @NYCGreenfieldBrooklyn - Since taking office in 2010 Councilman Greenfield has been working on legislation to ensure that non-public schools would receive the same security as public schools. That security, provided by the NYPD, comes in the form of a NYPD School Safety Agent. Greenfield's bill, Introduction 65, has passed a critical threshold: as of this week 45 of the 51 members of the Council have ...    Full Story »

No Word Yet From Fidel Amid Historic US-Cuba Shift

No Word Yet From Fidel Amid Historic US-Cuba ShiftAmid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro. The former Cuban president hasn't made any public comment about the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility. Fidel Castro periodically has weighed in on world events in newspaper columns since he left ...    Full Story »

Israel and Germany Mark 50th Jubilee of Relations (3 opinions)

Israel and Germany Mark 50th Jubilee of RelationsOn Wednesday 25 Kislev, in Berlin, the Israel Foreign Ministry officially launched the events marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany. The event took place in the residence of Israel Ambassador Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, with the participation of German President Joachim Gauck, who joined the ambassador in lighting the Hanukkah candles. This event ...    Full Story »


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