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16:14: Sirens sounding in Gaza border communities once again. 16:11: Israel Police National Cyber Unit arrested a 21-year-old Beersheva man for inciting against Arabs on social networks. After receiving dozens of complaints the state prosecutor authorized monitoring the man’s activities. He will be remanded in a Rishon L’Tzion court and likely to be...

Soldiers Killed on Wednesday HY”D Due to Explosion & Building Collapse

Soldiers Killed on Wednesday HY”D Due to Explosion & Building Collapse
Three soldiers of the elite Maglan Unit in the Paratroops Brigade were killed in Gaza fighting on Wednesday, 3 Menachem Av when a powerful explosion resulted in the collapse of the building they were in, a booby-trapped structure. As the elite force was operating in the Khan Yunis area of Gaza they entered a building in which they found a shaft leading to one of the Hamas tunnels. They conducted the required search to make sure the area was not booby-trapped. They believed the area was clean and made the decision to enter to investigate the ...

Anti-Jewish Slogans Return to the Streets in Germany

Anti-Jewish Slogans Return to the Streets in Germany Before the start of a pro-Palestinian rally — one of the scores being staged almost daily here since Israel launched its offensive in Gaza — an organizer on a bullhorn yelled out the do’s and don’ts as ordered last week by the Berlin police. No burning the Israeli flag. No shouts of “Death to Israel.” And absolutely no repeating the slogan “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 24: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 4:14 PM IL] (2 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 24: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 4:14 PM IL]16:14: Sirens sounding in Gaza border communities once again. 16:11: Israel Police National Cyber Unit arrested a 21-year-old Beersheva man for inciting against Arabs on social networks. After receiving dozens of complaints the state prosecutor authorized monitoring the man’s activities. He will be remanded in a Rishon L’Tzion court and likely to be released with restrictions. ...    Full Story »

32 Nations Back Yom Kippur As UN Holiday

32 Nations Back Yom Kippur As UN HolidayThirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism's holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. The letter to the assembly's Committee on Conferences, circulated on Wednesday, says the U.N. "recognizes the major festivals of many of the world's main religions, yet Judaism is not represented." "We believe that ...    Full Story »

Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives The Go-Ahead (1 opinions)

Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives The Go-AheadA sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a day before lawmakers were to begin a five-week summer recess, ...    Full Story »

Canadian PM Harper: Hamas Is To Blame For Gaza Deaths And Destruction (3 opinions)

Canadian PM Harper: Hamas Is To Blame For Gaza Deaths And DestructionPrime Minister Stephen Harper is reiterating his government’s hard line against Hamas, saying it is solely responsible for the death and destruction in Gaza. Harper said that while no one likes to see the suffering and loss that is occurring in the Middle East, Hamas is to blame. The prime minister said Hamas started the war because the terrorist organization wants to destroy ...    Full Story »

Secretary of Defense Hagel Speaks With Israeli Defense Minister Ya'alon (3 opinions)

Secretary of Defense Hagel Speaks With Israeli Defense Minister Ya'alonPress Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following to YWN: Earlier today, Secretary Hagel spoke with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon regarding the situation in Gaza. Minister Ya'alon thanked Secretary Hagel for his support for the defense of Israel, particularly Iron Dome which is continuing to save countless Israeli lives. Secretary Hagel reiterated the United ...    Full Story »

VIDEO & PHOTOS: 335 Riders On Route To Camp Simcha With Bike4Chai - Over $4 Million Raised For Sick Children (1 opinions)

VIDEO & PHOTOS: 335 Riders On Route To Camp Simcha With Bike4Chai - Over $4 Million Raised For Sick Children[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The sun shone on 335 blue and yellow bike shirts early this morning as the 2014 Bike4Chai ride began from Piscataway, New Jersey. The two-day event culminates in a joyous and inspiring ride into Camp Simcha Special, Chai Lifeline’s overnight camp for children with chronic illnesses, early afternoon tomorrow. “This is clearly the largest ...    Full Story »

Teen Pleads Guilty in 1 World Trade Center Climb

Teen Pleads Guilty in 1 World Trade Center ClimbA teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower pleaded guilty Wednesday in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building. Justin Casquejo admitted breaking a city misdemeanor law against scaling tall buildings without permission. He's expecting a sentence of 23 days of community service for his March climb, which came ...    Full Story »

NY Gov. Cuomo Faces Corruption Probe Queries

NY Gov. Cuomo Faces Corruption Probe QueriesNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to move past allegations that his administration meddled with an anti-corruption commission but questions about his office's involvement aren't going away. The Democratic governor traveled to Long Island on Wednesday to discuss help for homeowners rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. But he ended up fielding questions about the political storm ...    Full Story »
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Jerusalem: Three Youths Remanded in Suspected Hate Crime (2 opinions)

Jerusalem: Three Youths Remanded in Suspected Hate CrimeThe Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 3 Menachem Avi, extended the remand of three Jewish youths suspected in an attack against two Arab males. The suspects are being detained for three additional days as the investigation moves ahead. The case refers to a     Full Story »

Air Force: Stowaway Triggers Security Review

Air Force: Stowaway Triggers Security ReviewThe Air Force's top civilian and uniformed leaders said Wednesday the failure to prevent a teenager from stowing away aboard a military cargo plane, apparently while on an airfield in the African nation of Mali, was a serious security lapse. The boy's body was found and removed from the plane at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on Sunday after it had returned from an eight-day mission to ...    Full Story »

Judge Dismisses Claims Brought By Police Unions In NYC Stop-And-Frisk Litigation

Judge Dismisses Claims Brought By Police Unions In NYC Stop-And-Frisk LitigationPolice unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory, moving the city a step closer toward changing the program, which has drawn criticism for its effect on minorities but won praise for its role in reducing crime. In a written ruling, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres said five police unions ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel of America Hails Senate Passage of Bill that Seeks to Protect Cemeteries Abroad (1 opinions)

Agudath Israel of America Hails Senate Passage of Bill that Seeks to Protect Cemeteries AbroadThe United States Senate has passed, by unanimous consent, legislation that seeks to protect cemeteries abroad from vandalism and desecration. Agudath Israel of America is applauding passage of the bill, which was introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator James Risch (R-ID). The measure has already been approved by the House of Representatives, where it was sponsored by ...    Full Story »

Former Mossad Chief: The Mission Hasn't Been Accomplished (4 opinions)

Former Mossad Chief: The Mission Hasn't Been AccomplishedFormer Mossad Intelligence Agency Director Danny Yatom told Channel 2 News that “we have not achieved our objectives in Gaza”. Yatom explained that the operation began to stop the rocket fire and then the vast tunnel network was discovered. He explained there remains much to do in both areas and pulling IDF troops out of Gaza before the rocket fire stops would be a mistake. Yatom ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Midwood: NYPD Looking For Suspects In Robbery On Ave M & East 18th Street (4 opinions)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individual's wanted in connection to a robbery in the confines of the 70th Precinct. The circumstances are as follows: On Sunday, July ...    Full Story »

Hamas Planned a Paraglider Attack (3 opinions)

Hamas Planned a Paraglider AttackIDF intelligence is working overtime, constantly analyzing the warfare in Gaza. Much information is also being obtained from terrorists in custody. A Hamas commander told his interrogators that Hamas planned a paraglider attack, adding they trained in Malaysia and continued training in Gaza. It is clear to publish today, Wednesday, 3 Menachem Avi, that in addition to intensive ...    Full Story »

3 IDF Soldiers Killed in Booby-Trapped UNRWA Clinic in Gaza (12 opinions)

3 IDF Soldiers Killed in Booby-Trapped UNRWA Clinic in GazaThe three soldiers were killed when a booby-trapped UNRWA building in Gaza collapsed. Their deaths bring the IDF death toll in the fighting to 56. In the past 24 hours, 27 soldiers have been wounded in the Gaza operation. It is permitted to announce the names of two of the fallen HY”D: 1.    Sgt. 1st Class Matan Gottlieb, 21, of Rishon L’tzion (Maglan) 2.    Sgt. ...    Full Story »

Hamas Calls on Hezbollah to Join in Fight Against Israel (3 opinions)

Hamas Calls on Hezbollah to Join in Fight Against IsraelHamas has reached out to Hezbollah, petitioning the Lebanese-based terror group to help fight Israel and win full Palestinian independence in Gaza. Moussa Abu Marzouk, a Cairo-based deputy head of the political bureau for Hamas, said to Russian-run RIA Novosti that the hope was that “the Lebanese front will open and together we will fight against this formation,” he said, ...    Full Story »

The White House Just Condemned the Shelling of a UN School in Gaza (8 opinions)

The White House Just Condemned the Shelling of a UN School in GazaA White House spokeswoman condemned the shelling of a United Nation’s school in Gaza which was sheltering a number of displaced Palestinians, the Associated Press is reporting. The sharp criticism from spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan, notably did not name Israel, or the Israeli military, which has been widely accused of shelling the facility and killing 15 civilians. “The United ...    Full Story »

Guard Shoots Woman in the Leg at the Kosel (5 opinions)

Guard Shoots Woman in the Leg at the Kosel20:31 IL: A woman who appears to have been dressed with blankets was viewed as suspicious by a security guard at the Kosel. The guard instructed the woman to stop, but she did not heed his instruction, continuing to enter the Kosel Plaza. According to the preliminary report, the guard carried out the protocol for such a case, firing a warning shot in the air. The woman still ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 23: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 10:45 PM IL] (9 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 23: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 10:45 PM IL]23:15: After firing rockets at Tel Aviv, Al-Qassam Brigades claim responsibility. 22:45:  Iron Dome intercepts rocket above Ashkelon, four others explode in open areas 22:28: Right now, cities throughout central and southern Israel are coming under attack by rockets from Gaza. Families are huddled in shelters. 22:22: Red alert all throughout Central Israel. 22:18: Rocket ...    Full Story »

Why Did the US Turn to Qatar and Turkey (8 opinions)

Why Did the US Turn to Qatar and TurkeyThere are those who posit that the recent turn to Qatar and Turkey by the US was not an accident, but an intentional move to promote the White House’s plan to expand the new Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of Israel and moderate Arab nations including Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The feeling is US President Barak Obama began laying the groundwork for his new ...    Full Story »

Beware of Bus Lane Tickets in Brooklyn (6 opinions)

Beware of Bus Lane Tickets in BrooklynCouncilman Greenfield is spreading the word – bus lane cameras have come to Brooklyn. If you drive, park, or stand in a Select Bus Service (SBS) lane during hours of operation, you will face a fine ranging from $115 to $150. Bus lane cameras have been installed along bus lanes to catch violators and NYPD routinely patrol bus lanes and issues tickets in the form of both parking and ...    Full Story »

"Thoughts" by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer: Conversation With A Five Year Old (My Son) About Hamas Rockets (4 opinions)

It happened last night during Maariv. Suddenly after a few days quiet in RBS, a siren went off. Everyone in the shul waited anxiously to see what was going to happen and in fact about fifteen seconds later, we heard the sound of a thunderclap and the entire building shook. Literally shook. It left everyone in the building feeling just a little shaken up. Okay, a lot shook up. I ...    Full Story »
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Terror Threats At Chemical Plants Underestimated

Terror Threats At Chemical Plants UnderestimatedThe government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say. The yearlong investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee paints a portrait of inspection ...    Full Story »

Report: PM Netanyahu Spares the Life of Hamas Leaders (18 opinions)

Report: PM Netanyahu Spares the Life of Hamas LeadersPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a session of the Security Cabinet vetoed a call to assassinate Hamas leaders Khalid Meshal [in Qatar] and Ismail Haniyeh, believed to be in an underground bunker in Gaza. Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) raised the matter of killing the two, the Yisrael Hayom report states. Lapid’s initiative was backed by Foreign Minister (Yisrael ...    Full Story »

Political Foe Faults NY Attorney General's Silence On Gov. Cuomo

 Political Foe Faults NY Attorney General's Silence On Gov. CuomoThe Republican challenger for New York attorney general is calling for incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman to break his silence on reports that the governor’s office interfered with the corruption commission whose members were deputized by Schneiderman. John Cahill, standing Monday outside the attorney general’s office in Albany, says the deputies were obligated to report to the ...    Full Story »

Avoiding Plane Crashes As Air Traffic Doubles

Avoiding Plane Crashes As Air Traffic DoublesMore travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe - roughly the population of New York City - step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely. Some flights, however, are safer than others. The accident rate in Africa, for instance, ...    Full Story »


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