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Lapid Launches his Campaign to Become PM: If Iranian Deal is Signed, Netanyahu Must Step Down

Lapid Launches his Campaign to Become PM: If Iranian Deal is Signed, Netanyahu Must Step Down
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] MK (Yesh Atid) in his press event announced if an agreement is signed with Iran, the bad agreement that Israel has been protesting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu must resign. He was in three elections with a promise that he and he along can prevent the deal with the Iranians and therefore, if he fails, then he must accept the consequences. In another interview with the press, Lapid told VoiceofIsrael.com that he is planning to run for the premiership in the next election. Lapid was speaking to host Dov ...

WATCH: Raw Footage from Camera Mounted on Helmet of Fallen IDF Soldier While Battling in Rafiach During Operation Protective Edge

WATCH: Raw Footage from Camera Mounted on Helmet of Fallen IDF Soldier While Battling in Rafiach During Operation Protective Edge Marking one year since the counter-terrorism operation against Hamas in Gaza during the summer of 2014, the IDF Spokesman’s Office has released camera and audio footage to the tzibur. The video was a “Go Pro” camera mounted to the helmet of     Full Story »

NYPD Seeks Man Who Threw Firework Into NYPD Cruiser

NYPD Seeks Man Who Threw Firework Into NYPD CruiserPolice are searching for a man who they say threw a firework inside an unattended NYPD police cruiser in Brooklyn. It happened just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say the suspect threw a consumer-grade aerial shell firework inside the cruiser. The interior of the car caught fire, causing damage to the seats and center console. The suspect is described as a black male with a thin ...    Full Story »

Prosecutors Seek 3 And 1/2 years In Prison For Ex-Auschwitz Guard

Prosecutors Seek 3 And 1/2 years In Prison For Ex-Auschwitz Guard German prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 3½-year prison sentence for a 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, saying his role there made him an accessory to murder. Oskar Groening has admitted guarding prisoners' baggage after they were unloaded from cattle cars onto the camp's ramps, and collecting and counting money stolen from ...    Full Story »

Has an End Come to Excel?

Has an End Come to Excel?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Cluttered desks, misplaced documents, and shelves bursting with file folders may have been the stereotypical office of the past, but that picture is changing now. Paperless offices have broken the stereotype. If you’re still organizing your file folders in alphabetical order, and the extent of technological advances in your office is Excel, it’s time for ...    Full Story »

Deri's Response to Mounting Criticism

Deri's Response to Mounting CriticismShas party leader Economy Minister Aryeh Deri is under fire from opposition and coalition members. Former Education Minister (Yesh Atid) Shai Piron released an open letter to Deri asking him to stop Shas’ efforts to take over all of ...    Full Story »

New Business Study: Biometric Time Clocks Increase Productivity & Save Money

New Business Study: Biometric Time Clocks Increase Productivity & Save Money[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Is your business losing money to a lack of productivity? If you’re not using biometric time clock software, it might be. “On average, businesses that use automated time clock software,” says FingerCheck, the leading provider of online time clocks, “are seeing up to five percent more from ...    Full Story »

IDF Navy Takes Six Gazans into Custody in Restricted Waters

IDF Navy Takes Six Gazans into Custody in Restricted Waters 16:50 IL: A navy patrol on Tuesday afternoon 20 Tammuz arrested six Gazans at sea after they were in restricted waters off the Gaza coast. The navy patrol carried out the standard protocol for stopping and identifying suspicious persons. One of the Gazans was wounded moderately by naval gunfire. They were all taken into custody and taken to the Port of Ashdod. (YWN – Israel ...    Full Story »

Nuke Deal Remains Elusive After Deadline, But Talks Continue

Nuke Deal Remains Elusive After Deadline, But Talks ContinueIran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. The talks, already in their 12th day, were prolonged until possibly Friday. "We knew it would have been difficult, challenging, and sometimes hard," said Federica Mogherini, the European Union's ...    Full Story »

Clinton Says She Opposes Boycott Effort Against Israel (3 opinions)

Clinton Says She Opposes Boycott Effort Against IsraelHillary Rodham Clinton says in a letter to American Jewish organizations that she opposes a grassroots protest movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel over policies involving the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. Clinton says in the letter released Monday that she agrees on the need to make countering the so-called BDS movement a priority. The ...    Full Story »

The Mitzvah and Science of Making Shidduchim

The Mitzvah and Science of Making ShidduchimBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for The FIVE TOWNS JEWISH TIMES for the refuah shleimah of Boruch Zev Ben Bracha It is the fulfillment of the Biblical Mitzvah of V’Ahavta L’rayacha Kamocha to attempt to make a Shidduch. Indeed, in this one act, one fulfills two of these Mitzvos simultaneously, since one is benefitting two people. One is also fulfilling the Mitzvah of emulating the ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Riskin Delivers Harsh Criticism of Chief Rabbinate (3 opinions)

Rabbi Riskin Delivers Harsh Criticism of Chief RabbinateThe Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin made his first public statements following a month-long ordeal where Israel’s Chief Rabbinate held up the extension of his rabbinic tenure. Speaking at a reception of Efrat residents hosted by Mayor Oded Ravivi to mark the continued tenure, Rabbi Riskin stated that he was forced to “rely on reports in the media” regarding his ...    Full Story »

Ceremony for New Ambulance Donated by Christian Friends of Israel

Ceremony for New Ambulance Donated by Christian Friends of IsraelMagen David Adom officials held a ceremony for a new ambulance donated to Tzfas by Christian Friends of MDA. The special event was held at the Open Skies in Jerusalem to officially dedicate the new emergency vehicle. Members of the Christian community visiting to take part in the event donated 90 units of blood to the MDA blood bank. The Open Skies Assembly was attended by 560 ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Hospitalized

Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Hospitalized Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Shlita, a member of the Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Degel Hatorah has been hospitalized after complaining of not feeling well on Monday night the eve of 20 Tammuz. The rav is in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Reports from Hadassah state the rabbi has been diagnosed with an infection. The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for Baruch Mordechai ben Hinda ...    Full Story »

MK Eichler: Why is Gafne on the Budget Committee & I'm Not? (4 opinions)

MK Eichler: Why is Gafne on the Budget Committee & I'm Not?The Knesset Committee on Monday morning 19 Tammuz approved the formation of the joint committee dealing with the state budget. The committee is made of 10 members, including the chairman, David Biton (Likud), Miki Zohar (Likud), Yinon Magal (Bayit Yehudi), Roi Folkman (Kulanu), Mikey Levy (Kulanu), Ahmed Tibi (Joint Arab List), Merav Michaeli (Labor), Moshe Gafne (Yahadut Hatorah), ...    Full Story »

Shai Police, the IDF And Inspectors Nab Illegal Eggs (3 opinions)

Shai Police, the IDF And Inspectors Nab Illegal EggsAn ongoing undercover investigation involving the Shai (Shomron-Yehuda) police district for a number of months was concluded during the night (Sunday-Monday) of the eve of 19 Tammuz as police and agriculture inspectors and the IDF closed in on suspects operating in the PA (Palestinian Authority). They explain the ring was bringing unapproved eggs into “Israel proper”, selling them ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Dovid Katz on The Current Situation In The Mid-East, In Light Of Its History [VIDEO LECTURE]

A recent lecture in Baltimore by Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz Rabbi Dovid Katz is the Rov of Kehilas Bais Avrohom in Baltimore. He is also a History Professor (Visiting) at The Johns Hopkins University. Every winter on Motzaei Shabbos, Rabbi Katz delivers a ...    Full Story »

Save on KikiRiki Shells, Linda Leal Shells Modest Clothing

Save on KikiRiki Shells, Linda Leal Shells Modest Clothing[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] What does independence day have to do with getting new shells? Your guess is as good as mine, but that's not going to stop us from putting out a great sale! Save 20% on all of our merchandise. Stock up on everyone's favorite Kikiriki shells in over  20 colors to ...    Full Story »

$333K in Settlements for 6 Pepper-Sprayed Occupy Protesters (1 opinions)

$333K in Settlements for 6 Pepper-Sprayed Occupy ProtestersNew York City has agreed to pay a total of $332,500 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who said police unjustly blasted them with pepper spray. The episode helped propel the movement into the spotlight. Lawyers for both sides said Monday the settlements range from $52,500 to $60,000 per person. They were reached in recent weeks. The Law Department says settling was in the city's ...    Full Story »

President Reuven Rivlin's Message to the Arab Media

President Reuven Rivlin's Message to the Arab MediaPresident Reuven Rivlin on Sunday 18 Tammuz spoke at his residence with the Arabic media in Israel, before welcoming community leaders for an Iftar meal to break the fast. It is important to note that there was also Jewish fast on Sunday (commemorating the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz), so both the Jewish and Muslim communities were fasting. The president opened his words ...    Full Story »

Condemned Boston Marathon Bomber Files Motion For New Trial (2 opinions)

Condemned Boston Marathon Bomber Files Motion For New TrialLawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a motion for a new trial Monday, less than two weeks after he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attack. The motion did not contain any details on Tsarnaev's legal arguments, saying only that a new trial is "required in the interests of justice." Tsarnaev, 21, was convicted of 30 federal charges in the bombing, ...    Full Story »

Gerrer, Sanz And Slonim Yeshiva Students Report to the IDF Induction Center (1 opinions)

Gerrer, Sanz And Slonim Yeshiva Students Report to the IDF Induction CenterChassidim from Gur, Sanz and Slonim on Monday 19 Tammuz reported to an IDF induction center in line with the latest agreement made with the chareidim. The talmidim all received their first draft notice. Gerrer and Vishnitz talmidim reported at 11:00 and at 13:00, they were followed by Slonim and talmidim from Yeshivas Beis Avraham. A second group of Gerrer talmidim will report on ...    Full Story »

As Republican Infighting Grows, Donors Call For Calm

As Republican Infighting Grows, Donors Call For CalmWorried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether. Foster Friess, a Wyoming-based investor and one of the party's top 20 donors in the last presidential contest, issued a letter to 16 White House prospects ...    Full Story »

Rav Eliyahu Schlesinger Warns Against Weddings Performed by Certain Rabbonim Affiliated with Tzohar And Beit Hillel (2 opinions)

Rav Eliyahu Schlesinger Warns Against Weddings Performed by Certain Rabbonim Affiliated with Tzohar And Beit HillelThe Chief Rabbi of the Gilo neighborhood of Yerushalayim Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger Shlita spoke to Kol Chai Radio against weddings performed by rabbonim affiliated with the Tzohar and Beit Hillel organizations. Rabbi Schlesinger is also a former rav/posek for the Jerusalem Religious Council. Rabbi Schlesinger spoke at a kenos rabbonim held in N. Israel last week. He said there are ...    Full Story »

Donald Trump Doubles Down On Immigrant Comments (6 opinions)

Donald Trump Doubles Down On Immigrant CommentsRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump is doubling down on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals. The GOP businessman issued a statement Monday responding to critics in and out of his party. Trump called Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists as he launched his presidential bid last month. Several businesses, including NBC, Univision and Macy's department ...    Full Story »
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Jewish Girls Attacked by Arab Girls Near Kever Dovid (6 opinions)

Jewish Girls Attacked by Arab Girls Near Kever DovidThree Jewish girls were attacked by Arab females in the area of Kever Dovid HaMelech on Jerusalem’s Old City. They defended themselves during the attack and as a result, they were detained by police. Attorney Itamar Ben-Givir is defending them and he is confident he are security cameras will show what really took place. The three girls told police that were attacked by the Arab ...    Full Story »

Cruz Super PACs Boost Their Fundraising Close to $38 Million

Cruz Super PACs Boost Their Fundraising Close to $38 MillionSuper PACs helping Texas Sen. Ted Cruz win the Republican presidential nomination have raised almost $38 million. That's according to Dathan Voelter, a treasurer for the committees. Just after Cruz announced his campaign in March, four super PACs with "Keep the Promise" in their names committed to giving him at least $31 million. They'll have to report their fundraising details, ...    Full Story »

Following Multiple Drowning Incidents, Chinuch Atzmai Bans Water Activities for Students Till End of School Year (2 opinions)

Following Multiple Drowning Incidents, Chinuch Atzmai Bans Water Activities for Students Till End of School YearIn light of a number of recent drownings, Chinuch Atzmai has sent a memo to its schools forbidding water activities for the remainder of this school year. The letter was sent to all schools affiliated with the Chinuch Atzmai system, prohibiting school outings that include water parks and swimming. The letter was signed by the CEO, Rabbi Avraham Lazerson and his assistant Rabbi Tzvi ...    Full Story »

Yehudah Meth To Direct Marketing At Convertech (2 opinions)

Yehudah Meth To Direct Marketing At ConvertechYehudah Meth has joined Convertech.com, the leading manufacturer of high-quality air shafts and chucks, as Director of Marketing where he will head up all marketing and communications efforts for the company. The announcement was made this morning by Larry Taitel, president of     Full Story »

Q And A: As Obama Health Law Survives, GOP Split Over Next Move (1 opinions)

Q And A: As Obama Health Law Survives, GOP Split Over Next MoveHaving lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. Last month's Supreme Court decision upholding the statute's federal subsidies, which help millions of Americans afford health care, shattered the GOP's best chance of forcing Obama to accept a weakening of his ...    Full Story »

New Online Grocery Startup EZKosher Takes Catskills By Storm (1 opinions)

New Online Grocery Startup EZKosher Takes Catskills By Storm[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] It was on everyone’s mind. We were all thinking about it, talking about it, and waiting for it: A newly introduced online grocery service that is creating tidal waves in the Catskill region this summer. What is it? EZkosher.com is a website, a platform for customers to shop at any of their local kosher ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Shlomo Amar Addresses Suicides in Israel (4 opinions)

Rabbi Shlomo Amar Addresses Suicides in IsraelFollowing the reported suicide of former senior Israel Police commander Ephraim Bracha, Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi Moshe Amar Shlita spoke with Mordechai Lavi of Kol Berama Radio on Monday morning to address ...    Full Story »

Man Charged With Threatening Obama's Life in Online Post (1 opinions)

Man Charged With Threatening Obama's Life in Online PostA Massachusetts man has been charged with posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill President Barack Obama. Andrew O'Keefe, of Mansfield, has been charged with a felony count of posting an online threat against the president. According to court documents, when law enforcement officers tried to interview O'Keefe regarding the May 13 posting, he refused to speak with ...    Full Story »

Piron to Deri: Backtrack for the Kovod of Judaism (3 opinions)

Piron to Deri: Backtrack for the Kovod of JudaismThe cabinet has already undone the giyur reforms pushed through in the 19th Knesset by the Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid parties but former Education Minister (Yesh Atid) Shai Piron is calling on Economy Minister (Shas) Aryeh ...    Full Story »

PA to Turn to the International Court on Behalf of Rock-Thrower Who was Shot Dead by IDF Colonel (1 opinions)

PA to Turn to the International Court on Behalf of Rock-Thrower Who was Shot Dead by IDF ColonelLast week it was reported that Binyamin district brigade commander Colonel Yisrael Shomer’s vehicle was attacked with large stones, leading to the officer firing at the attacker, killing him. Channel 1 News reports that the ...    Full Story »

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: Palestinians Throw Rocks at Israeli Baby Sitting in Car Seat (15 opinions)

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: Palestinians Throw Rocks at Israeli Baby Sitting in Car Seat11-month-old Hadas Keizler was wounded this morning by a rock thrown at her mother’s car by a Palestinian attacker at the Yitzhar Junction in the northern West Bank (Samaria) region. Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims and commemoration of the bestowal of the Koran on Muhammad, is also a month of heightened terror alerts. ISIS has marked this year’s Ramadan, which began on ...    Full Story »

Clinton Unveiling 2016 Policy Ideas on Families, Economy (5 opinions)

Clinton Unveiling 2016 Policy Ideas on Families, EconomyEarlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to the latest research on lead paint. By last fall, the number of experts she had interviewed hit two hundred and her ...    Full Story »


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