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Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars
Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country’s defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to “shoot down any hostile target,” even at high altitudes. Speaking on state TV, he said the missile was successfully test-fired recently. He did not describe its range. Tehran regularly announces military advances that cannot be independently verified. The general also inaugurated two radar ...

NYC: G Train Service Restored After Sandy Repairs

NYC: G Train Service Restored After Sandy RepairsNew York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Greenpoint tunnel has been closed for five weeks for repairs. Shuttle buses were provided between G stops in Queens and Brooklyn during ...    Full Story »

Troopers Urge Drivers To Watch For School Buses

Troopers Urge Drivers To Watch For School BusesWith children heading back to school this week, state police are urging New Yorkers to support the AAA's annual "School's Open-Drive Carefully" campaign. The campaign alerts motorists to the risks to school-age children from motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14 years old. Troop B Commander Maj. Richard Smith said drivers need to be extra ...    Full Story »

New Jersey: $2.4B Revel Casino In Atlantic City Shuts Down After Just 2 Years

New Jersey: $2.4B Revel Casino In Atlantic City Shuts Down After Just 2 YearsRevel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion resort went out with a whimper in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, as its casino closed one day after the hotel checked out its last guest. The property that debuted at sunrise on April 2, 2012, with its ...    Full Story »

Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Joins Investment Bank As Managing Director

Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Joins Investment Bank As Managing DirectorFormer House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news release. Cantor lost his re-election bid in the June primary and left Congress in August. The Virginia Republican had served seven terms representing the state's ...    Full Story »

Germany Opens Memorial to Nazis' Disabled Victims

Germany Opens Memorial to Nazis' Disabled VictimsGermany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless." The memorial in Berlin is close to monuments to the Jewish Holocaust victims and to the Nazis' gay and Gypsy, or Roma, victims. The 24-meter (79-foot) blue glass pane stands on the site of a villa where the ...    Full Story »

Jet With Cracked Windshield Returns to Los Angeles

Jet With Cracked Windshield Returns to Los AngelesAn American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked. American spokesman Paul Flaningan said Tuesday that nobody on Flight 2448 to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was hurt. Flaningan says the Boeing 757 took off Monday afternoon but within minutes the pilot noticed a windshield crack. ...    Full Story »
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Halachically Speaking: Moving a Sefer Torah

Halachically Speaking: Moving a Sefer Torah[Halachically Speaking appears on YWN weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays]  Written by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits of KOF-K Kosher Supervision The Issur M’d’rabanan[1] one is not allowed to bring a Sefer Torah to one who is in jail even on Rosh Hashana and on Yom Kippur.    Full Story »

Terror Alert in the Sharon Area [UPDATED 1:57PM IL]

Terror Alert in the Sharon Area [UPDATED 1:57PM IL]Police and ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) agents on Tuesday 7 Elul are involved in a manhunt after a suspected Arab terrorist in the Sharon area near Kfar Yona. A chopper is involved in the manhunt. The ongoing operation is the result of information gathered by the ISA. Walla News quotes a senior police official explaining “the information is very credible and this is ...    Full Story »

NYPD Commish Defends Response In Custody Death (1 opinions)

NYPD Commish Defends Response In Custody DeathNew York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says it appears officers behaved appropriately in the custody death of a man who was high on drugs. Ronald Singleton’s death was ruled a homicide Friday. The medical examiner’s office says “physical restrain by police” was a factor, along with severe intoxication from the hallucinogenic drug PCP. Police say Singleton ...    Full Story »

High Court to Rule on the Future of Givat Assaf

High Court to Rule on the Future of Givat AssafAccording to the state prosecutor, the documents presented to prove the validity of the purchase of three homes in Givat Assaf are problematic and the states is seeking to raze those buildings. Givat Assaf is located in Shomron, in the Binyamin Regional Council district. The residents have been facing an uphill battle as Israeli left-wingers are backing Arabs who insist the Jewish homes ...    Full Story »

Most Residents of Betar Illit are Children and Youths (2 opinions)

Most Residents of Betar Illit are Children and YouthsAccording to Betar Illit City Hall, there are 23,000 students in the city’s schools. There are over 100 new classrooms, kindergartens and daycare centers alongside 20 yeshivos and 12 high schools (seminaries). The city reports that 60% of the residents of the city are children and youths. Mayor Meir Rubinstein told Kikar Shabbos “We are grateful to HKBH regarding the opening of ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Opens the School Year in the South

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Opens the School Year in the South[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron on Monday morning 6 Elul, opened the 2014-2015 school year by meeting with first and second grade pupils at the New Amit Torani School in Sderot and the Mevoim School in the Merchavim Regional Council district. At the New Amit Torani School in Sderot, Prime Minister Netanyahu told ...    Full Story »

America & Britain Call on Israel to Reverse Gush Etzion Decision (8 opinions)

America & Britain Call on Israel to Reverse Gush Etzion DecisionThe government’s decision to declare 4,000 dunam (1,000 acres) of land in Gush Etzion “state land” to clear the way for major construction has sparked a harsh response from the United States, Britain and the PA (Palestinian Authority). America is calling on Israel to reverse decision which elicited an angry PA (Palestinian Authority) response; with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Failure Compels Shas to Cancel Ramat Gan Yahrzeit Event

Jerusalem Failure Compels Shas to Cancel Ramat Gan Yahrzeit EventAfter the failure to attract the masses at the 11-month memorial event for Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L in Yerushalayim, Shas leaders have decided to cancel the event planned for Ramat Gan. The media coverage of the event ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Israeli Police Assault the Gabbai of the Sadigura Rebbe ZT"L (14 opinions)

VIDEO: Israeli Police Assault the Gabbai of the Sadigura Rebbe ZT[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police on Monday morning 6 Elul stopped the vehicle of Rabbi Nachman Friedman on Yerushalayim Street in Bnei Brak. Rabbi Friedman was the gabbai of the Sadigura Rebbe ZT”L. Police decided to pull over the car after seeing some of the passengers were not wearing seatbelts as the law demands. A dispute resulted and there are different versions of what ...    Full Story »

New York House Candidates Tap Into Their Own Cash

New York House Candidates Tap Into Their Own CashSome House candidates across New York are digging deep into their own pockets this election. Democrat Aaron Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for an open U.S. House seat in northern New York. In the Hudson Valley, Democrat Sean Eldridge has contributed $1.34 million to his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Chris ...    Full Story »

Monday Afternoon/Evening News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Monday Afternoon/Evening News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael· A bus traveling from Gush Etzion to Yerushalayim was attacked by Arabs hurling rocks. · A motorist was attacked by Arabs hurling rockets in the Mount Scopus area of Yerushalayim. · Tel Aviv post offices will be closed on Tuesday due to a strike from 8AM-11AM. The strike surrounds the planned firing of 1,500 employees. · ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) Director ...    Full Story »

Rav Ariel: I Never Signed a Petition Against the Giyur Law - Insists His Signature Was Forged (7 opinions)

Rav Ariel: I Never Signed a Petition Against the Giyur Law - Insists His Signature Was ForgedRamat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel Shlita insists his signature was forged on a petition signed in opposition of the Giyur Bill. “Certainly giyur must be controlled by the Chief Rabbinate but the assault is not the way to go” the rav is quoted saying. The Kippa dati leumi website reports the unity that was believed to exist among prominent rabbonim against the new Giyur Law has ...    Full Story »

Hate Graffiti Mars Opening Day at Beit Shemesh Chareidi School (16 opinions)

Hate Graffiti Mars Opening Day at Beit Shemesh Chareidi SchoolMany police were assigned to Beit Shemesh for the opening day of the nation’s school system on Monday, 6 Elul. One school that is site of controversy is "שפות ותרבויות", a non frum school which is now partially being used by chareidim. Police detected hate graffiti on the partition built in the school, graffiti including “A disgrace to Zionism” and “the partition ...    Full Story »

UK: Passports Could Be Seized to Fight Terrorism (1 opinions)

UK: Passports Could Be Seized to Fight TerrorismPrime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block such suspected British jihadi fighters from re-entering the U.K. The power to monitor such suspects who are ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Approves Plans for the Socio-Economic Development of the Area Adjacent to Gaza & More (1 opinions)

Cabinet Approves Plans for the Socio-Economic Development of the Area Adjacent to Gaza & MoreThe Cabinet at its weekly meeting on Sunday 5 Elul in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area, approved Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon's and Finance Minister Yair Lapid's 1.3 billion NIS five-year plan for the economic, social and communal development of Sderot and the communities in the area adjacent to Gaza. The Cabinet also approved a 200 ...    Full Story »

Obama Notifies Congress of Airstrikes in Iraq (1 opinions)

Obama Notifies Congress of Airstrikes in IraqPresident Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled Sunni fighters in the northern Shiite town of Amirli and dropped ...    Full Story »

Major Decision Towards Expanding the Gush Etzion's Jewish Community (11 opinions)

Major Decision Towards Expanding the Gush Etzion's Jewish CommunityThe decision by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and the IDF Civil Administration to classify 4,000 dunam (1,000 acres) of land near the regional council center as “state land” will significantly pave the way for a large community in that area. Regional Council head David Pearl explained the designation by the minister will permit building another community the size of Betar Illit ...    Full Story »
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Policeman Injured in Arab Violence in Yerushalayim (2 opinions)

Policeman Injured in Arab Violence in YerushalayimDozens of masked Arabs attacks police in the Jabil Mukhaber neighborhood of Yerushalayim on Monday morning 6 Elul. One policeman sustained light injuries after being hit with a rock. There are no reports explaining what may have precipitated the latest round of Arab violence. In another incident on Monday, police arrested five youths from Shuafat for throwing rocks at the Jerusalem ...    Full Story »

5 Things To Know About New York's Election Season

5 Things To Know About New York's Election SeasonHere are some key things to watch as New York's election season unfolds: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO FACES A PRIMARY CHALLENGE Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout faces the governor in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary with little name recognition and daunting odds against the well-funded Cuomo. PRIMARIES FOR BREAKAWAY DEMOCRATS Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein is ...    Full Story »

Slonim Clarifies Policy Regarding Reporting to IDF Draft Offices (4 opinions)

Slonim Clarifies Policy Regarding Reporting to IDF Draft OfficesLast week it was reported that the rebbe shlita instructed his chassidim not to report to draft centers, adopting the policy of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita. A clarification is now being announced. Rosh Yeshiva Slonim Shlita ...    Full Story »

Silver Spring, MD: Rian Avraham Khalder Dies After Being Trapped Under Boulder For 2 Hours (1 opinions)

Silver Spring, MD: Rian Avraham Khalder Dies After Being Trapped Under Boulder For 2 HoursA Silver Spring, Maryland, man died Sunday afternoon when rocks -- including one large boulder -- gave way on a trail along the Potomac River. Rian Avraham Khalder, 25, ended up trapped for more than two hours under a boulder, officials say. Khalder had been hiking with his 14-year-old brother and had been rock climbing on an island near the Angler Inn boat ramp when the rocks ...    Full Story »


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