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22:42: Pro-Palestinians storm Maccabi Haifa training match in Austria, attack players 21:44: Hamas rejects Gaza truce before blockade lifted. 21:26: Gaza reports the death toll at a minimum of 660 dead and thousands wounded. 21:16: Hamas leader Khalid Meshal in Qatar announces “We are the victims. We are responding to attacks against us”. ...

WATCH: Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg Arrives In Israel To Demonstrate That Airport Is Safe

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday 25 Tammuz met with former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport. The prime minister met with Bloomberg on his way to Tel Aviv, where he was to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Prime Minister Netanyahu: "Michael, you are a welcomed guest on any day, but especially on this day, to come here as a true leader, a ...

PM Netanyahu Slams UN Rights Council (2 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Slams UN Rights CouncilThe UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, 25 Tammuz announced it was establishing a commission to probe alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza. Following is the response released by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The decision today by the UNHRC is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere. Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double ...    Full Story »

Three IDF Soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade Killed in Action HY"D

Three IDF Soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade Killed in Action HYThree IDF soldiers from the Paratroop Brigade fell in Gaza fighting on Wednesday 25 Tammuz, the 16th day of Operation Protective Edge. The soldiers are identified as Lieutenant Paz Eliyahu HY”D, 22, from Kibbutz Evron, Sgt. First Class Li Mat HY”D, 19, from Eilat, and Sgt. First Class Shachar Dauber HY"D, 19, from Kibbutz Ginegar. Their deaths bring the death toll among IDF ...    Full Story »

Mailbag: A Letter from a Soldier In Gaza (3 opinions)

Mailbag: A Letter from a Soldier In GazaToday our hearts are pounding in fear. Who of us will die? And who will return safely? We are your messengers in fighting . We are fighting so you can live peacefully with your children. So you can stay alive. We are your protection. Will you be ours? We are going to this dangerous mission knowing some of us will not come back, but will rise to their next position in a storm to ...    Full Story »

FAA Extends Israel Flight Ban For 24 Hours (1 opinions)

FAA Extends Israel Flight Ban For 24 HoursUS flights to Israel will continue to be banned for another 24 hours amid security concerns, the FAA announced Wednesday. The move extends the flight suspension set Tuesday after a rocket fell near the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. The NOTAM, or notice to airmen, prompted several international carriers to follow suit yesterday, sending thousands of fliers scrambling to ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 16: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 10:42 PM IL] (19 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 16: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 10:42 PM IL]22:42: Pro-Palestinians storm Maccabi Haifa training match in Austria, attack players 21:44: Hamas rejects Gaza truce before blockade lifted. 21:26: Gaza reports the death toll at a minimum of 660 dead and thousands wounded. 21:16: Hamas leader Khalid Meshal in Qatar announces “We are the victims. We are responding to attacks against us”. No one can demilitarize the ...    Full Story »

Flight Bans Show Skittishness Over Trouble Spots

Flight Bans Show Skittishness Over Trouble SpotsWhen U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight and indefinitely canceled all future flights between the U.S. and Israel after a rocket ...    Full Story »

MAILBAG: I Found a Job Through The YWN Free Classifieds

MAILBAG: I Found a Job Through The YWN Free ClassifiedsDear YWN Editor, I would just like to thank you for helping me find a job. I have been looking for awhile to find the right company that fits into my life as a Frum yid. I tried many different forums but I never found a company that  felt comfortable with my religious obligations ie. Minyamim, Chagim, ...    Full Story »
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Criminal Probe Of Cuomo Administration Urged (1 opinions)

Criminal Probe Of Cuomo Administration UrgedPolitical foes of Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a press report Wednesday that his office thwarted attempts by the special corruption commission he appointed to investigate groups with ties to him. The New York Times reports that Secretary Larry Schwartz pressured commissioners to stop subpoenas to Buying Time, a ...    Full Story »

We are Not Immune! Everyone Needs to Be in the LionCage (1 opinions)

We are Not Immune! Everyone Needs to Be in the LionCage[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  By now, just about everyone has heard the terms “identity theft” and “data security”.  Unfortunately, many people still think that these are issues that are only of concern to big corporations, law firms, banks, hospitals and other medical facilities, and the like. While large businesses certainly must be (and are) very concerned about this issue, ...    Full Story »

Kerry Expresses Profound Gratitude For 30,000 People Attending Funeral Of IDF 'Lone' Soldier Max Steinberg HY"D (3 opinions)

Kerry Expresses Profound Gratitude For 30,000 People Attending Funeral Of IDF 'Lone' Soldier Max Steinberg HYU.S. Secretary Of State Kerry's Remarks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon before their meeting: SECRETARY KERRY: Secretary-General, do you want to – we’re working hard, and I’m not going to get into the characterizing, but we have certainly made some steps forward and there’s still work to be done. But I’m very appreciative that the secretary-general is making great ...    Full Story »

Lufthansa Cancels Another Day Of Tel Aviv Flights (2 opinions)

Lufthansa Cancels Another Day Of Tel Aviv FlightsGermany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns. Lufthansa said Wednesday that the decision applies also to its subsidiaries Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines. In all, 20 flights from Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels are being ...    Full Story »

NYS Gov. Cuomo Adding Cameras For Drivers Running Red Lights

NYS Gov. Cuomo Adding Cameras For Drivers Running Red LightsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed bills to expand the use of traffic cameras at intersections to catch drivers running red lights. Bills recently approved by the Legislature will continue programs in New York City, as well Suffolk and Nassau counties and Rochester through 2019. Sponsors say New York City’s cameras, first authorized in 1994, have reduced crash injuries and ...    Full Story »

More on the Ill Fated Golani Armored Personnel Carrier & Missing IDF Soldier Oron Shaul

More on the Ill Fated Golani Armored Personnel Carrier & Missing IDF Soldier Oron ShaulSeven IDF soldiers were killed in the Golani Brigade armored personnel carrier (APC) in Gaza earlier in the week. Using all scientific and medical technology available, experts have identified the remains of six of the seven soldiers. There has not been a trace of Sgt. Oron Shaul, the soldier which Hamas claims to have abducted. It is now permitted to report that the APC was working ...    Full Story »

Rav Kanievsky Shlita: Daven for the Soldiers! (5 opinions)

Rav Kanievsky Shlita: Daven for the Soldiers!HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita calls on the tzibur to be mispallel for IDF soldiers during Operation Protective Edge as well as increasing limud Torah as the IDF counter-terrorism operation in Gaza continues. Rav Kanievsky quotes Rav Wasserman HY"D in the name of the Gra ZT”L, that a Heavenly decree (kitrug) is extinguished with Torah. In addition, when seeing so many miracles ...    Full Story »

Senior Level Assessment of Gaza Warfare (1 opinions)

Senior Level Assessment of Gaza WarfareA situation assessment took place on Tuesday 22 Tammuz, as part of Operation Protective Edge with President Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and the members of General Staff. As part of the assessment President Peres was briefed by Chief of Intelligence Major-General Aviv Kochavi, Southern District Commander Major-General Sammy ...    Full Story »

Trouble For New Satmar Development: Vote Set To Place Village Of Bloomingburg Under Jurisdiction Of Town Of Mamakating

Trouble For New Satmar Development: Vote Set To Place Village Of Bloomingburg Under Jurisdiction Of Town Of MamakatingThe town of Bloomingburg in Sullivan County village may soon dissolve itself. Spurred by opponents of Shalom Lamm's 396-home Hasidic development, the Bloomingburg Village Board on Thursday will set a date for a referendum that would ultimately place this village of 400 under the jurisdiction of the Town of Mamakating, whose leaders also oppose the Hasidic development. The vote is ...    Full Story »

2 Ukrainian Military Fighter Jets Shot Down

2 Ukrainian Military Fighter Jets Shot DownTwo Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down 1:30 p.m. local time Wednesday over an area called Savur Mogila. Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky says the planes may have been carrying up to two crew members each. (AP)

Oil Stays Above $102 Amid Gaza Peace Efforts

Oil Stays Above $102 Amid Gaza Peace EffortsThe price of oil inched further above $102 a barrel Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit. By early afternoon in Europe, the benchmark U.S. oil contract for September delivery was up 20 cents to $102.59 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile ...    Full Story »

Obama Fundraises for Dems; Demands GOP Cooperation (1 opinions)

Obama Fundraises for Dems; Demands GOP CooperationAs hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office. The mixed messages aim to cast Obama as being above the fray even as he embarks on one of his most intense fundraising ...    Full Story »

NYPD Eyes Training After Custody Death

NYPD Eyes Training After Custody DeathThe New York Police Department will revamp its training on the use of force amid outrage over the custody death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, officials said Tuesday. Police Commissioner William Bratton said the nation’s largest police force will receive additional instruction following the death last week of Eric Garner, who was asthmatic. “The department ...    Full Story »

Israel WhatsApp Suspects in Custody

Israel WhatsApp Suspects in CustodyMilitary police have been conducting a clandestine investigation into the source of spreading information and rumors via the popular WhatsApp application. The investigation included searching the phones of a number of soldiers. The investigation led to the arrest on Tuesday, 24 Tammuz of three soldiers and a civilian. The soldiers in custody are all in their compulsory service. The ...    Full Story »
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Flatbush Shomrim Get Purse Snatchers off Community Streets (3 opinions)

Flatbush Shomrim Get Purse Snatchers off Community StreetsThanks to alert Flatbush Shomrim members, three purse-snatchers that were targeting our area for the last few weeks are now behind bars. Over the last few weeks, 5 women were brazenly attacked during the day from behind while walking along Ave. J and other community streets, their pocket books taken. The NYPD 70th Pct. commander reached out to Flatbush Shomrim for assistance. They ...    Full Story »

Shomron Shooting Victim Remains in Moderate-to-Serious Condition

Shomron Shooting Victim Remains in Moderate-to-Serious ConditionThe 25-year-old victim of a shooting attack in the Shomron remains in moderate-to-serious condition. The attack occurred at Rechalim Junction not too far from Ariel in Shomron. The attack occurred ...    Full Story »

Attempted Kidnapping of Talmidei Yeshiva in Yerushalayim (3 opinions)

Attempted Kidnapping of Talmidei Yeshiva in YerushalayimIn the incident which took place in the Ramot neighborhood of Yerushalayim, two talmidei yeshiva report Arabs in a van tried pulling them into the vehicle by force but B”H they managed to fight them off. A police patrol responded and took their statements. They initially did not treat the matter with the urgency it demanded, but after hearing sufficient testimony, at some point, they ...    Full Story »

President Peres Met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (1 opinions)

President Peres Met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonPresident Shimon Peres on Wednesday morning 25 Tammuz 5774, at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, met with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The two men delivered statements to the press after their meeting. President Peres criticized Qatar's funding of terrorism and said, "Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels which are fired at innocent ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg Arrives In Israel To Demonstrate That Airport Is Safe

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday 25 Tammuz met with former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport. The prime minister met with Bloomberg on his way to Tel Aviv, where he was to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Prime Minister Netanyahu: "Michael, you are a welcomed guest on any day, but especially on this day, to come here as a true leader, a true friend and as a man of standing and truth. And the truth is, that you wanted to demonstrate by coming here, is that this airport is open. You can fly in and out of Israel. We protect this airport. There's no reason whatsoever for the mistaken FAA decision to instruct American planes not to come here. I think you're proving it by coming here. Where I stand, the Prime Minister of Israel, where you stand, anybody can stand. I think this decision only rewards the Hamas terrorists for nothing. You can fly in and out of Israel and I hope that the FAA rescinds this decision as soon as possible." Michael Bloomberg: "Thank you. Let me just say that every time I come here, I'm reminded of history, of where my family comes from, of freedom and democracy. This is the only democratic country in this part of the world, a true democracy where everybody has a chance to express themselves and practice the religions that they want to practice in the ways they want to. In terms of coming here, if – I would argue that Ben-Gurion Airport is probably the safest airport in the whole world to fly in and out of. This is a country that's been threatened since its existence back in 1948, when the United Nations created this country as a homeland for the Jews. And Israelis know what it is to keep people safe and in terms of that also." (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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