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3,000 Police Assigned to the Capital to Prevent Islamic Violence

3,000 Police Assigned to the Capital to Prevent Islamic Violence
Police have reopened Har Habayis to permit Muslims to visit the site and conduct Friday prayers. The area was closed down to Muslims and non-Muslims alike on Thursday following the attempted assassination of Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick. Rabbi Glick remains hospitalized in Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Police officials report that generally speaking the Jerusalem force number 1,200 but they are not taking chances, more than doubling the manpower that will be on hand Friday to prevent renewed Arab violence and ...

Hospital Reports Improvement in the Condition of Yehuda Glick

Hospital Reports Improvement in the Condition of Yehuda Glick Officials in Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim report a slight improvement overnight in the condition of terror victim Rabbi Yehuda Glick. Rabbi Glick remains intubated and sedated, listed in serious condition after being shot several times at point blank range. The tzibur is requested to be mispallel for Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Ita Brenda bsoch kol cholei am ...    Full Story »

Rishon L'Tzion Meets with Rabbi Chaim Druckman

Rishon L'Tzion Meets with Rabbi Chaim DruckmanWith the Giyur Bill set on the Knesset agenda for next week, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita met with Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita. The meeting took place on Thursday 6 Marcheshvan. It should be remembered that Rabbi Druckman was the head of the state giyur program. Rabbi Yosef met with him in the hope of preventing the bill from being voted into law next week. The meeting ...    Full Story »

FM Lieberman to Sweden: The Mideast is More Complicated than IKEA Furniture

FM Lieberman to Sweden: The Mideast is More Complicated than IKEA FurnitureForeign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the decision by the government of Sweden to recognize a Palestinian state is an unfortunate decision which strengthens radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance. Such measures only serve to bolster the Palestinians' unrealistic demands and delay an agreement. The only way to reach an arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians is for ...    Full Story »

4 Har Habayis Activists Arrested Trying to Ascend to the Site

4 Har Habayis Activists Arrested Trying to Ascend to the SiteSeveral dozen Jews arrived at the Kosel Plaza on Thursday afternoon 6 Marcheshvan. The activists tried to force their way onto the bridge leading to the Mughrabi Gate, seeking to ascend to Har Habayis. Police made four arrests. There are no reports of injuries. In a related matter, Arab MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi commented to the media on the Israel Police decision to close Har Habayis to ...    Full Story »

First Presidential Debate in Works for Republicans

First Presidential Debate in Works for RepublicansThe 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced on Thursday that it will invite GOP presidential candidates to attend a televised debate at California's Reagan Library in September 2015. Former first lady Nancy Reagan noted that the ...    Full Story »

Inspectors Nab Shipment of Protected Items at Ben-Gurion Airport

Inspectors Nab Shipment of Protected Items at Ben-Gurion AirportInspectors from a number of government agencies on the night between Wednesday and Thursday (the eve of 6 Marcheshvan) apprehended a sizable shipment of sea creatures and plant life categorized as ‘protected species’ and thereby prohibited to be brought into the country. The shipment included 58 cases containing a total of 1,180 fish and protected creatures totaling 870kg (1,918 ...    Full Story »

Bratton: No Credible Threats Against NYC Marathon

Bratton: No Credible Threats Against NYC MarathonNYPD Commissioner William Bratton says there are no credible threats against Sunday's New York City Marathon. This is the second time the race has been run since the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Security was stepped up last year, and organizers plan similar measures Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Thursday that he and Bratton attended a meeting the ...    Full Story »

Annual Rabin Memorial Rally this Motzei Shabbos in Tel Aviv

Annual Rabin Memorial Rally this Motzei Shabbos in Tel AvivThe annual memorial rally held for the late Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin will take place in Tel Aviv on motzei Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha. The rally seems to attract fewer participants with each passing year. This year will mark 19 years since the prime minister was assassinated. Organizers this years decided to call the rally “Remembering the murder – fighting for democracy”. ...    Full Story »

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu - A Halachic Analysis

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu - A Halachic Analysis[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] It is a news story that most religious Jews wish to ignore. An anonymous senior Obama administration official described the Prime Minister of Israel with a word that is called by the Talmud as “Nibul Peh” – curse words that should never be used. The Israeli government response to this outrage, however, is probably correct. The Obama administration was ...    Full Story »

Dempsey: US Considering Empowering Sunni Tribes

Dempsey: US Considering Empowering Sunni TribesThe top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon is beginning to consider ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, told reporters Thursday that empowering the tribes is one of three key elements of a strategy for rolling back IS fighters in ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: The Government has Abandoned Jews on Har Habayis

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: The Government has Abandoned Jews on Har HabayisTzfas Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita joins the growing public sentiment regarding Israel Police’s failure to protect Jews on Har Habayis. Rav Eliyahu was interviewed by the Kippa website, explaining police cannot wash their hands of their responsibility in the attempted assassination of Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick. “Police announced they did not have any ...    Full Story »

Suspected Cop-Killer Eric Frein Captured After 48 Day Manhunt

Suspected Cop-Killer Eric Frein Captured After 48 Day ManhuntAuthorities say they have captured a man accused of killing one Pennsylvania State trooper and seriously injuring another during an ambush outside police barracks. Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen) in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12. The seven-week hunt for him ended Thursday. Police haven't released details of the capture. Authorities have called Frein a ...    Full Story »

Thursday Afternoon Terror Log

Thursday Afternoon Terror Log11:42: A tourist sustained non-serious injuries by a flare fired by an Arab male in the eastern portion of Yerushalayim. Ichud Hatzalah reports a female tourist was injured in her head. 11:48: Serious clashes between police and Arabs in the Abu-Tur area of Yerushalayim. 12:30: Arabs near an entrance to Har Habayis shouting “Slaughter the Jews”. Police on the ...    Full Story »

GOP Senators Urge Obama to Hold off on Immigration

GOP Senators Urge Obama to Hold off on ImmigrationThe three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation that remains stalled in Congress are calling on President Barack Obama not to use executive action to shield millions of people from deportation. Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida wrote to Obama on Thursday urging him not to act and warning that ...    Full Story »

Israel: A Rainy Weekend Predicted Accompanied by Cooler Temperatures (1 opinions)

Israel: A Rainy Weekend Predicted Accompanied by Cooler TemperaturesThe weather service is predicting a wet and cooler weekend in Yerushalayim and elsewhere B”H. rainfall is expected to begin on Thursday afternoon/evening from the north and then spreading to the center of the county. Local thundershowers are expected as well. The rainfall will hit the N. Negev area earlier, Thursday afternoon, as temperatures drop somewhat. Temperatures are ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Hosts Governor Cuomo Tonight at 7PM on Weekly Radio Show on 620AM (1 opinions)

Greenfield Hosts Governor Cuomo Tonight at 7PM on Weekly Radio Show on 620AMTonight Councilman David Greenfield will host Governor Andrew Cuomo on Greenfield's weekly radio show on 620 AM radio starting at 7 pm. Greenfield will also discuss his support of the bold Boro Park rail yard housing proposal that may lead to as many as 2,000 new units of housing in Boro Park along 61st Street. Each week Councilman Greenfield hosts a live radio show from 7 to 8 pm on ...    Full Story »

NYC Subway Fare To Go Up 4 Percent Next Year

NYC Subway Fare To Go Up 4 Percent Next YearThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to raise subway and bus fare by 4 percent next year. WNBC-TV says Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast said Wednesday that the hike would begin in March. It wasn't immediately clear how it would affect base fare, weekly and monthly MetroCards, commuter train passes or pay-per-ride discounts. Details were to be worked out after public ...    Full Story »

More Israelis are Being Vaccinated Against the Flu this Year

More Israelis are Being Vaccinated Against the Flu this YearIsrael’s kupot cholim (HMOs) are reporting an increase in the number of Israelis coming in to receive a flu vaccine as compared to 2013. Last year a total of 776,000 Israelis were vaccinated, representing 9.4% of the population. This year, 1.2 million doses of the vaccination have already been administered, representing 13.1% of the population. Health officials earlier in the year ...    Full Story »

PALESTINIAN LEADER CALLS FOR DAY OF RAGE TOMORROW (6 opinions)

PALESTINIAN LEADER CALLS FOR DAY OF RAGE TOMORROWMahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization has declared tomorrow Friday a “day of rage” and called on the Palestinian “fighters” to defend Al-Aqsa. Palestinian rioters and terrorists have been active in recent weeks in the Jerusalem area, killing two, injuring many others, and causing millions of dollars in damage. The following is the announcement by Fatah that was reported by the ...    Full Story »

California: Judge Approves Bankruptcy Plan For One Of The Largest U.S. Cities (1 opinions)

California: Judge Approves Bankruptcy Plan For One Of The Largest U.S. CitiesA judge on Thursday approved a debt plan by Stockton, California, one of the largest U.S. cities to declare bankruptcy, allowing it to reorganize more than $900 million in long-term debt and put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind it. Marking a critical development in the city's financial recovery, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said Stockton can use the plan ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: President Rivlin Comments on Attempted Assassination of Rabbi Glick

VIDEO: President Rivlin Comments on Attempted Assassination of Rabbi Glick[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Following his meeting on Thursday 6 Marcheshvan with a delegation of Members of the European Parliament, President Rivlin, who returned from a state visit to Poland late Wednesday night, made a statement relating to the attempted murder of Yehuda Glick. “I wish to offer my prayers that Yehuda Glick should have a full and speedy recovery, and send my ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Peruvian Authorities Foil 'Major Hezbollah Terrorist Attack' Against Israelis, Jews

BREAKING: Peruvian Authorities Foil 'Major Hezbollah Terrorist Attack' Against Israelis, JewsAccording to a Channel 2 report, Peruvian authorities have foiled a terrorist attack against Jews and Israelis in the country. According to the report, a Hezbollah member, who supposedly planned to execute a major attack against Israeli and Jewish targets, was arrested in the last few days by the authorities. The suspect, who belonged to Hezbollah's foreign terror operations ...    Full Story »

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So? (2 opinions)

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So?[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] She lies at the heart of the most controversial issues that have hit the Chareidi World since the mid-sixties. Satmar and the Rabbis in Lakewood, New Jersey would like nothing better than to see her go away. The same is true with the Rabbanut of Israel and the Eida HaChareidis in Yerushalayim. The Rabbanut has even barred her from entering the country. At ...    Full Story »
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VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Holds Discussion in Wake of Terrorist Attack in which Yehuda Glick was Shot

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Holds Discussion in Wake of Terrorist Attack in which Yehuda Glick was Shot[VIDEOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday morning 6 Marcheshvan, at his Jerusalem office, held a special discussion in the wake of last night's terrorist attack in which Yehuda Glick was shot. Participating in the discussion were Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Public Defense Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich, ISA Director Yoram Cohen, Israel Police ...    Full Story »

Williamsburg: NYPD Investigating Milk Crate Assault on Jewish Woman as Hate Crime (2 opinions)

Williamsburg: NYPD Investigating Milk Crate Assault on Jewish Woman as Hate CrimeThe following is via DNA Info: A Jewish woman was struck in the head with a milk crate by unknown attackers in an incident being investigated as a hate crime, the NYPD said. The victim, 29, was sitting on a bench in De Hostos ...    Full Story »

Senate Control Could Turn On 2 Independents' Moves

Senate Control Could Turn On 2 Independents' MovesAfter millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who generally "caucuses" — or cooperates — with Democrats but says he might switch to the Republicans. The other is Greg Orman of Kansas, an independent candidate trying to oust Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. If he ...    Full Story »

The Terrorist was Employed in the Begin Heritage Center (10 opinions)

The Terrorist was Employed in the Begin Heritage CenterIt has now been learned that the 32-year-old terrorist who attempted to assassinate Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick was an employee of the Begin Heritage Center in Yerushalayim where the attempted murder occurred. The terrorist, Mutaz Hijazi YS”VZ, who spend 11 years in Israeli prison, was shot dead when resisting arrest on Thursday morning when a Yomam commando force ...    Full Story »

Arab MK Zoabi Banished from Knesset for 6 Months after Her Appeal was Rejected (2 opinions)

Arab MK Zoabi Banished from Knesset for 6 Months after Her Appeal was RejectedThe appeal filed against the Knesset Ethics Committee to reverse a six-month ban from participation in the Knesset plenum was rejected on Wednesday 5 Marcheshvan. MK (Balad) Hanin Zoabi brought her appeal to fellow MKs in the hope of having the punishment overturned. The Ethics Committee banished her in response to numerous statements supporting Hamas, refusing to label Hamas a ...    Full Story »

Fearing Ebola? Doctors Say Get A Flu Shot

Fearing Ebola? Doctors Say Get A Flu ShotFever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That message still hasn't reached many Americans, judging from stories ER doctors and nurses swapped this week at a Chicago medical conference. Misinformed patients with Ebola-like symptoms can take up time and resources in busy emergency rooms, and ...    Full Story »

World Remains Silent As Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With Gaza (6 opinions)

World Remains Silent As Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With GazaThe Egyptians are not wasting time and have already begun constructing a buffer zone between Hamas-controlled Gaza. The move was announced earlier this week following a weekend terrorist attack in Sinai that claimed the lives of over 30 Egyptian security forces, an attack that Egyptian President General Abdel Fatah A-Sisi blames on Hamas. The Egyptian media released photos of the ...    Full Story »

Jeb Bush Swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado

Jeb Bush Swipes at Hillary Clinton in ColoradoIn a possible preview of a 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday evening as he stumped for Republican candidates in the vital swing state of Colorado. Bush was in Colorado one day after former President Bill Clinton departed the state and a little more than a week after Hillary Clinton was last there — an indication of ...    Full Story »

R' Nachman Caller: A Plan Not To Have A Plan Is Not A Plan (15 opinions)

R' Nachman Caller: A Plan Not To Have A Plan Is Not A PlanOn Wednesday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind offered a plan to solve the housing crisis: give up hope, don’t seek solutions, just live with it and allow your kids to move away from this community. In an interview with a major Hebrew publication, Mr. Hikind was quoted as saying, “There won’t be 2,000 or 10,000 housing units, simply because we can’t build… if I could’ve helped ...    Full Story »

DM Ya'alon Cancels V-22 Deal with the US (4 opinions)

DM Ya'alon Cancels V-22 Deal with the USDespite objections from IDF officials, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has canceled the planned purchase of six Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft. Israel was to have been the first nation other than the United States to receive the tiltroter aircraft which is capable of both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) as well as short takeoff and landing (STOL). The V-22 is designed to ...    Full Story »

Ebola - A Halachic Perspective (1 opinions)

Ebola - A Halachic Perspective[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] A great debate has ensued between the state governments of New York and New Jersey versus the CDC in regarding Ebola. The state governors are requiring that all health Care workers who have travelled to Ebola stricken nations and have worked with them should be placed under forced evaluation and quarantine. The federal government, on the other hand, has stated ...    Full Story »

RGA Surpasses $100 Million on Christie's Watch

RGA Surpasses $100 Million on Christie's WatchThe group dedicated to electing and re-electing Republican governors has now raised more than $100 million on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's watch. The Republican Governors Association announced late Wednesday that it has brought in $102 million since Christie took over on Dec. 1, the most of any chair. The group was not required to release the new numbers under any federal ...    Full Story »


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