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Violent Night In NYC: 12 People Wounded In Separate Shootings

Violent Night In NYC: 12 People Wounded In Separate Shootings
More than a dozen people were shot or stabbed in separate incidents across New York City overnight, police said. Of the shootings, eight people were wounded in the Bronx, three in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, CBS2 reported. Investigators say the tally is a very large number and not typical. All of the shooting victims are expected to survive, police said. No arrests have been made. (Source: WCBSTV)

Police Chief Refers to Death of Shalom Yochai Sherki HY"D as a 'Terror Attack'

Police Chief Refers to Death of Shalom Yochai Sherki HY[VIDEOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] During a Shabbos cultural event in Beersheva, Israel Police Chief Yochanan Danino referenced last week’s vehicular accident in the French Hill neighborhood of the capital. Shalom Yochai ...    Full Story »

Iran Guard Rejects Inspection of Military Sites Under Any Agreement

Iran Guard Rejects Inspection of Military Sites Under Any AgreementA senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guard's deputy leader, said on state TV that allowing the foreign inspection of military sites is tantamount to "selling out." "We will respond with hot lead (bullets) to those who speak of it," ...    Full Story »

PM Will Have to Seek an Extension to Build his Coalition

PM Will Have to Seek an Extension to Build his CoalitionOn Tuesday 2 Iyar Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will have to come to the President’s Residence to request a 14-day extension to permit him to assemble his coalition government. The current mandate will be expiring. While many believed the coalition building process would be less than complicated, PM Netanyahu has not yet signed coalition agreements with various parties. There ...    Full Story »

GOP White House Hopefuls Bicker Over America's Role In World

GOP White House Hopefuls Bicker Over America's Role In WorldRand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some of his Republican colleagues would do more harm in international affairs than would leading Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. "The ...    Full Story »

NYPD Looking For Suspects In String Of Coin-Operated Air Pump Thefts

NYPD Looking For Suspects In String Of Coin-Operated Air Pump TheftsThe New York Police Department is looking for two suspects in connection to a string of air pump thefts from gas stations in Brooklyn and Queens. Authorities say the 17-incident chain started on December 29, and the most recent incident was on April 3. In each instance, the suspects use vehicles with tow hooks and chains to take coin-operated air pumps. The pumps have had anywhere ...    Full Story »

Gag Order Lifted: Two Detainees Released after 11 Days of Interrogation

Gag Order Lifted: Two Detainees Released after 11 Days of InterrogationIn March 2015 two Jewish men approximately 20 years of age, one a resident of Kiryat Arba and the other of the Shomron region, were detained by the Jewish Department of the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) on suspicion of setting an Arab house on fire in the S. Har Hebron region. Immediately upon their detention a complete gag order was placed on the case, forbidding any ...    Full Story »

US Senator Says It's Time To Put A Woman On The $20 Bill

US Senator Says It's Time To Put A Woman On The $20 BillThe first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury secretary. She is hoping to build on the work of Women on 20s, a national campaign pushing for new $20 bills by 2020, the 100th ...    Full Story »

Thousands of Holocaust Survivors Observe Yom HaShoah at Jewish Agency Sheltered Housing Facilities

Thousands of Holocaust Survivors Observe Yom HaShoah at Jewish Agency Sheltered Housing FacilitiesThousands of Holocaust survivors observed Yom HaShoah—Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day—at ceremonies held on Thursday 27 Nissan in the 57 residential facilities operated by The Jewish Agency for Israel's sheltered housing subsidiary, Amigour. The ceremonies, which were organized by the staffs of each facility, included candle lighting, group singing, and personal stories from the ...    Full Story »

Orange Co. Leaders, Residents Express Concern for Kiryas Joel Annexation Proposal

Orange Co. Leaders, Residents Express Concern for Kiryas Joel Annexation ProposalIt was a packed house Thursday night for a public forum on a controversial issue-the proposed annexation of land from the Town of Monroe, to the Village of Kiryas Joel. The following article is via Time Warner Cable News: Burden to tax payers, ...    Full Story »

The Latest: White House Hopefuls Gather In New Hampshire

The Latest: White House Hopefuls Gather In New Hampshire11:30 a.m. (EDT): Marco Rubio isn't sure whether he's old enough to be president right now. But next month? That's a different story. The Republican senator from Florida was asked Friday morning if 43, his current age, is old enough for a president. "I know 44 is, which is what I'll turn in May," Rubio said with a smile during an appearance at Manchester Community College in ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Pinto in Tears Compares Himself To Rabbi Akiva

Rabbi Pinto in Tears Compares Himself To Rabbi AkivaRabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto this week appeared before the Tel Aviv District Court this week as ordered despite his complex medical situation. The rav this week returned to Israel from New York City, where he underwent a series of surgeries and medical procedure to battle his cancer. The rabbi pleaded guilty to offering a bribe in line with his plea bargain agreement, explaining he did so ...    Full Story »

Parents of Marathon Victim Say Take Death Penalty off Table (2 opinions)

Parents of Marathon Victim Say Take Death Penalty off TableThe parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case. Bill and Denise Richard, whose 8-year-old son, Martin, was one of three people killed by the April 2013 explosions at the marathon's finish line, say in a front-page piece in Friday's Boston Globe ( ...    Full Story »

Yahadut Hatorah may Sign a Coalition Agreement on Sunday (4 opinions)

Yahadut Hatorah may Sign a Coalition Agreement on SundayIf nothing changes on erev Shabbos, Yahadut Hatorah appears to be ready to sign a coalition agreement with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday. If this does occur as it appears likely to be the case, Yahadut Hatorah will be the first party to sign a coalition agreement with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The agreement in place today stipulate that MK Moshe Gafne will ...    Full Story »

NY Senate Leader Vows To Cooperate With Prosecutors

NY Senate Leader Vows To Cooperate With ProsecutorsNew York state Senate Leader Dean Skelos said Thursday he will cooperate with authorities following a published report that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating him and his son. The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, reported Wednesday that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is examining whether the Long Island Republican influenced Nassau County’s decision to give a ...    Full Story »

Spring Cleaning from an Estate Planning Perspective

Spring Cleaning from an Estate Planning Perspective Spring has finally “sprung” and we are all in spring cleaning mode. Springtime is a great time to review your estate plan documents to ensure it is up to date and reflects exactly what you want to have done and the individuals on the receiving end are still supposed to be the receivers. Your Estate consists of everything you own, including Real Estate, Bank Accounts, Stocks and ...    Full Story »

Nearly 600 Troops Participate In Homeland Response Drill

Nearly 600 Troops Participate In Homeland Response DrillNearly 600 Army and Air National Guard forces from New Jersey and New York are preparing for the worst. They are participating in a homeland response force drill at New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Friday. The troops specialize in rescue, security, decontamination and medical treatment. The units will train to rapidly assess and identify a chemical, biological, ...    Full Story »

Lieberman's Ultimatum: Us or the Chareidim (9 opinions)

Lieberman's Ultimatum: Us or the ChareidimYisrael Beitenu party leader Avigdor Lieberman realizes that he is not likely to receive the Foreign Ministry appointment as expected. Lieberman made it clear to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, that he I unwilling to sit in a coalition government that includes the chareidi parties, giving an ultimatum , that the new government is formed without the chareidim or his party, with six ...    Full Story »

Higher US Gas Prices Spark Modest Inflation in March

Higher US Gas Prices Spark Modest Inflation in MarchRising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fading. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in March, the Labor Department said Friday. Inflation moved at that same pace in February, which ended three straight monthly declines caused largely by falling oil and gasoline prices. Prices at the ...    Full Story »

A Chareidi Man Seriously Injured in a Vehicular Accident in Netivot (1 opinions)

A Chareidi Man Seriously Injured in a Vehicular Accident in NetivotA chareidi male in his 20s was seriously injured on Sderot Yerushalayim in Netivot on Thursday, 27 Nissan. Ichud (United) Hatzalah reports that the victim was transported to the trauma center of Beersheva’s Soroka Medical Center with serious trauma. EMT Yisrael Rubinstein of Ichud’s Negev district reported “When I arrived on the scene the young man who was driving a motorcycle ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Critically Injured in Operation Protective Edge, Gadi Yarkoni Running for Public Office

VIDEO: Critically Injured in Operation Protective Edge, Gadi Yarkoni Running for Public Office[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Gadi Yarkoni, 47, a resident of Kibbutz Nirim, was critically injured by Hamas rocket from Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. Kibbutz security officer Zevik ...    Full Story »

US Military Reviewing Gyrocopter Incident (2 opinions)

US Military Reviewing Gyrocopter IncidentThe U.S. military says the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the FAA and other law enforcement and intelligence organizations are reviewing sensor data and reviewing what happened when a gyrocopter landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A NORAD spokesman says the incident highlights a persistent vulnerability: the inability to detect some low, slow-flying objects. But he ...    Full Story »

New System Partially in Place to Detect Terrorist Tunnels from Gaza (2 opinions)

New System Partially in Place to Detect Terrorist Tunnels from GazaElbit had developed a new system of sensors capable of detecting Hamas terror tunnels in Gaza that lead to southern Israel. The information is fed to a central control center that deciphers the information using complex algorithms. The system will detect an exact location and reportedly, there are no false positives. The Israel Defense Industries project in conjunction with Elbit has ...    Full Story »

Search Area For Flight 370 To Be Doubled If Plane Not Found

Search Area For Flight 370 To Be Doubled If Plane Not FoundThe search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until it is located. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said that Malaysia, Australia and China, which are leading ...    Full Story »

Boro Park: 2 Males Found Dead on LIRR Tracks On 15 Avenue And 61 Street

Boro Park: 2 Males Found Dead on LIRR Tracks On 15 Avenue And 61 StreetTwo men were found dead on a section of Long Island Rail Road freight tracks, Thursday evening, police say. At around 7:50PM police responded to a report of two unconscious males on the LIRR freight car tracks in the vicinity of 61 Street and 15 Avenue, within the confines of the 66 Precinct. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered two Hispanic males unconscious in the tracks ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Israel Air Force Preparing for the S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile (3 opinions)

VIDEO: Israel Air Force Preparing for the S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Earlier this week the Kremlin announced it was removing its ban on the sale of the advanced S-300 anti-aircraft system to Iran, an announcement that     Full Story »

Monsey: Yeshiva Bochur Riding Bicycle Struck By Vehicle On Route 59 - Taken To Westchester Hospital With Serious Injuries (2 opinions)

Monsey: Yeshiva Bochur Riding Bicycle Struck By Vehicle On Route 59 - Taken To Westchester Hospital With Serious Injuries8:55PM ET: For the second time today, a 15-year-old riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle in the Monsey community. The latest accident happened around 8:20PM Thursday evening on Route 59 at Bates Drive - right near Monsey Glatt. Hatzolah of Rockland County rushed to the scene and found the boy unresponsive with serious injuries. Paramedics responded and the boy was being ...    Full Story »
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Friend Feared Capitol Gyrocopter Pilot Would Get Shot Down

Friend Feared Capitol Gyrocopter Pilot Would Get Shot DownA Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is "a patriot" who first came up with the idea about a year ago, a friend said. Doug Hughes, 61, called his friend Mike Shanahan on Wednesday and said he was in the D.C. area and ready to take off, Shanahan was quoted by The Tampa Bay ...    Full Story »

Police Arrest 5 Jews in the Binyamin District of Shomron (1 opinions)

Police Arrest 5 Jews in the Binyamin District of ShomronHonenu officials reported early Thursday afternoon 27 Nissan that five Jews were arrested in Maale Shlomo and Kochav HaShachar, both located in the Binyamin Regional Council area of Shomron. According to the report, the arrest was brutal and involved the use of unjustifiable force. Some of the policemen were dressed as Arabs. Police set up an ambush and jumped the suspects, four of ...    Full Story »

Jeb Bush: Campaign Decision 'In Relatively Short Order'

Jeb Bush: Campaign Decision 'In Relatively Short Order'Jeb Bush said Thursday he will make up his mind "in relatively short order" whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. The former Florida governor will be in New Hampshire this weekend to speak at town hall-style meetings at two businesses and at a GOP event. He will also attend a night event called Politics and Pies and a morning event called Politics and Eggs, ...    Full Story »

Likud Preparing for a Coalition of 61 (6 opinions)

Likud Preparing for a Coalition of 61  Likud appears to be setting up a smaller coalition than expected, 61 rather than 67. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will serve a foreign minister. According to a Yisrael Hayom report on Thursday, 27 Nissan, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a number of scenarios into account, including a narrow coalition of 61. This means the coalition will include Likud, Shas, Yahadut ...    Full Story »

Christie Tries To Turn Things Around In New Hampshire

Christie Tries To Turn Things Around In New HampshireNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is determined to prove he's not the presidential campaign afterthought that some perceive. In meet-and-greets, a major policy speech and more this week in New Hampshire, the likely Republican presidential contender is working to demonstrate what his supporters have been saying: He can communicate with everyday voters in ways that others ...    Full Story »

Not Everyone Believes Holocaust Remembrance Day Should Continue in its Present Format (16 opinions)

Not Everyone Believes Holocaust Remembrance Day Should Continue in its Present FormatIn a column appearing today in the daily Haaretz, Thursday 27 Nissan, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ariel Rubinstein speaks out against the annual observance, explaining why he feels the day is inappropriate and why it should be removed from Israel’s annual calendar as it is observed today. Rubinstein explains that anyone who truly wishes to remember the batei medrashim that were ...    Full Story »

Obama Could Ease Many Iranian Sanctions Without Congress (1 opinions)

Obama Could Ease Many Iranian Sanctions Without CongressEven if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. Lawmakers have insisted on having a say on what could be a historic accord that the U.S. and five other nations are trying to finalize with Iran. The aim is to prevent the Islamic state from developing nuclear ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Rainfall Keeps Rescue Workers Busy (1 opinions)

Jerusalem Rainfall Keeps Rescue Workers BusyWeather officials at 08:30 Thursday morning 27 Nissan reported that since 03:00 today, over 35mm (1.37”) of rain fell in the capital. It is pointed out the rainfall was accompanied by hail. Fire and rescue services report receiving dozens of calls for assistance and extrication as cars were trapped in flooded areas. Emergency medical services officials’ report a number of people ...    Full Story »

Homeland Security Chief: Gyrocopter Which Landed On Capitol Lawn Came In 'Under The Radar' (1 opinions)

Homeland Security Chief: Gyrocopter Which Landed On Capitol Lawn Came In 'Under The Radar' Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that a gyrocopter that landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol "apparently literally flew in under the radar." Johnson said it's too soon to say whether Wednesday's incident should prompt changes in security procedures. "I want to know all the facts before I reach an assessment of what can and should be done about gyrocopters in ...    Full Story »

Margi: It Would be Dangerous Not to Appoint Deri (5 opinions)

Margi: It Would be Dangerous Not to Appoint DeriSpeaking with the Knesset Channel, former Shas Minister Yaakov Margi explains that party leader Aryeh Deri paid his debt to society. He stresses that in addition, the people have spoken and clearly they want to see Deri is a significant post, as is evident by the part receiving 7 seats in elections. “In this building we speak a great deal about the democratic game and a person who ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Advocates for Level Playing Field in School Safety (2 opinions)

Agudath Israel Advocates for Level Playing Field in School SafetyOn Tuesday, April 14th, at a school safety rally sponsored by the New York City Council, and then at a city council hearing, Agudath Israel leaders advocated for Introduction 65, a proposed amendment to ...    Full Story »

Hikind Calls For Immediate Remedy To Dangerous Potholes On Ocean Parkway (4 opinions)

Hikind Calls For Immediate Remedy To Dangerous Potholes On Ocean ParkwayAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) says he’s a great fan of the NYC Department of Transportation but wonders how they could have skipped Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway when making post-winter repairs. “It’s like a mine field,” said Hikind whose office has been receiving complaints from constituents about the seriously dangerous conditions on Ocean Parkway in Midwood. “We’re ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Addresses Holocaust Remembrance Day Opening Ceremony (1 opinions)

President Rivlin Addresses Holocaust Remembrance Day Opening Ceremony[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] President Rivlin Addresses the Official Ceremony Marking the Commencement of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem. The address was given on Wednesday evening the eve of 27 Nissan 5775. “Seventy years after the liberation of the death camps, we stand before you and we swear an oath, and promise, 'All of us, each and every one of ...    Full Story »

The KosherSwitch - Were Rabbonim Misled? And A Halachic Analysis (38 opinions)

The KosherSwitch - Were Rabbonim Misled? And A Halachic Analysis[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] It is an Indiegogo project. As of this writing, approximately $40,000 has been raised to market something called Kosherswitch – a technological device for Shabbos that will allegedly allow a person to allow the light to turn on. What you have just read is not a typo. This is the “legal mechanism” which is used by those backing the project. The project ...    Full Story »


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