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IAF Targets Terrorist Objectives in Gaza Following Terrorist Rocket Fire

IAF Targets Terrorist Objectives in Gaza Following Terrorist Rocket Fire
The IDF spokesman confirmed the air force during the night targeted four terrorist objectives in northern Gaza following a day of terrorist rocket and gunfire into southern Israel. The spokesman’s statement adds the IDF will continue its operations to locate and destroy terrorist tunnels as has been ongoing in the Nachal Ohz area in recent days. The IDF holds the Hamas regime response for all cross-border attacks and emphasizes it will continue taking the necessary steps to prevent attacks into southern Israel. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...

VIDEO: Israel’s Ministry Of Health Launches Major Anti-Sugar Campaign

VIDEO: Israel’s Ministry Of Health Launches Major Anti-Sugar Campaign[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] While Israelis eat a great deal of fresh salads, there is no doubt that the exclusively Mediterranean diet of yesteryear is gone for many, shoved aside for a more Western menu that lacks the large quantities of fresh vegetables and olive oil that was the norm years ago. Partially to blame is the influx of hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the past ...    Full Story »

On Capitol Hill, GOP Muted a Day After Trump's Ascension

On Capitol Hill, GOP Muted a Day After Trump's AscensionThe reaction of congressional Republicans to Donald Trump's ascension ranged from subdued to silent on Wednesday, a day after the billionaire TV personality was all but anointed as the party's presidential nominee. A day after a decisive Indiana primary victory left Trump the sole GOP presidential contender standing, aides to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...    Full Story »

Report: IDF Reducing Operations In PA Autonomous Areas

Report: IDF Reducing Operations In PA Autonomous AreasThe IDF has withdrawn some forces and is reducing its activities in PA (Palestinian Authority) autonomous areas, known as area “A” in the Oslo Accords, Channel 10 TV News reported on Tuesday night the eve of 26 Nissan. This is in line with earlier report stating Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has agreed to such a move, one that leaders of communities throughout Yehuda and ...    Full Story »

Obama Drinks Filtered City Water In Flint To Show It's Safe

Obama Drinks Filtered City Water In Flint To Show It's SafeShowing support for the beleaguered residents of Flint, Michigan, President Barack Obama drank filtered city water on Wednesday to show that it is again safe following a lead-contamination crisis. After officials briefed Obama on the federal government's response to the contamination, a reporter asked if he would drink the water in a glass on the table. The president said he usually ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Missing Lakewood Man With Alzheimer’s Has Been Found! (1 opinions)

BREAKING: Missing Lakewood Man With Alzheimer’s Has Been Found!The search for an 82-year-old man with Alzheimer’s from Lakewood has ended, and the man has been reunited with his family. According to TLS, the man, a Lakewood resident, was last seen at the Walmart in Howell NJ on ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Man Robs $3,500 From Mekor Judaica Store In Flatbush

VIDEO: Man Robs $3,500 From Mekor Judaica Store In Flatbush[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A man managed to steal around $3,000 in cash from Mekor Judaica in Flatbush, Wednesday morning. A spokesperson for Flatbush Shomrim tells YWN that the suspect entered the store located at 1973 Coney Island Avenue near Avenue P, at around 10:00AM. The suspect went into an office in the store, and rummaged through the desk drawers looking for ...    Full Story »

Nadav Argaman To Assume Command Of The Shin Bet

Nadav Argaman To Assume Command Of The Shin BetThe change of command in the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) is already underway as Nadav Argaman will soon become the agency’s 13th director, replacing Yoram Cohen, who completes a five-year term. Argaman, 55, a veteran of the organization reportedly played a role in many major operations. He worked his way up the ranks and in 2003, he became chief of operations. in 2007 ...    Full Story »

Fed Policy Isn't Luring More Americans To The Workforce Just Yet

Fed Policy Isn't Luring More Americans To The Workforce Just YetThe rebound in the labor force participation rate could be counted among the Federal Reserve's biggest victories in recent history. The 2.4 million net additions to the labor force since the participation rate troughed in September constitutes the biggest six-month percentage gain since 1984, Societe Generale senior U.S. economist Omair Sharif notes. The resurgence stands in stark ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Yisrael Beitenu Party Leader Attacks PM Netanyahu Again

VIDEO: Yisrael Beitenu Party Leader Attacks PM Netanyahu Again[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] It has become an almost weekly event, with opposition MK Yisrael Beitenu party leader MK Avigdor Lieberman launching a ferocious verbal assault against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Lieberman, who served as Foreign Minister in the previous administration, has become an vocal member of the opposition in this administration, constantly criticizing Prime ...    Full Story »

1000s Of Jerusalem Yeshivas Bein Hazmanim Talmidim Visit The North Before Returning To School

1000s Of Jerusalem Yeshivas Bein Hazmanim Talmidim Visit The North Before Returning To SchoolOver 4,000 Talmidim who attended Yeshivas Ben Hazmanim in Yerushalayim on Tuesday 25 Nissan took part in a trip to the north before returning to school. They visited the Upper Galil and Golan Heights. The height of the trip was a visit to Kever Rashbi in Meron where a large kenos was held in the presence of HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita, head of Shas’ Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael. ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Calls Donald Trump 'Is A Loose Cannon'

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump "is a loose cannon" when it comes to policy issues.

Op-Ed: What Trump Must Overcome To Beat Clinton (1 opinions)

Op-Ed: What Trump Must Overcome To Beat ClintonIn the last four presidential elections, the Republican nominee has never won less than 90 percent of the Republican vote. Republicans won the popular vote only one of those times, in 2004, and when they did they carried 93 percent of Republican voters. Donald Trump has defied the odds before, but they are against his achieving this degree of party unity. Trump has won more primary ...    Full Story »

JUST IN: NYPD Arrest Suspect For Forcibly Touching Young Hasidic Female In Williamsburg Grocery Store

JUST IN: NYPD Arrest Suspect For Forcibly Touching Young Hasidic Female In Williamsburg Grocery StoreThe New York City Police Department has just made an arrest in regards to a "forcible touching incident" that occurred in Williamsburg. Police told YWN that that on Monday, May, 2,2016, at 5:30PM, the victim a 7-year-old female was inside a Frum grocery - the Southside Food Plaza - located at 428 Bedford Avenue when the suspect individual grabbed her inappropriately. The suspect ...    Full Story »

Four Israeli Trekkers Mistakenly Enter PA Village Near Tekoa (1 opinions)

Four Israeli Trekkers Mistakenly Enter PA Village Near TekoaFour trekkers who were hiking from Ashdod to the Dead Sea mistakenly found themselves in a PA (Palestinian Authority) autonomous area, which is off limits to Israelis. As per the Oslo Agreements and regulations set into place as a result, Israeli citizens are prohibited from entering into areas that are under the exclusive control of the PA, known as area “A”. The four set out ...    Full Story »

Giuliani, Carson, Christie, in Trump Cabinet?

Giuliani, Carson, Christie, in Trump Cabinet?Donald Trump is revealing some possible Cabinet picks if he's elected president. In an interview with Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor," the presumptive GOP nominee says he'd consider naming former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani secretary of homeland security, Gov. Chris Christie attorney general and Dr. Ben Carson secretary of health and human services. He says he has not made ...    Full Story »

Rav Shlomo Amar Comes To The Defense Of Recalcitrant Husband's Father-In-Law (2 opinions)

Rav Shlomo Amar Comes To The Defense Of Recalcitrant Husband's Father-In-LawThe Tel Aviv Beis Din convened on Wednesday, 26 Nissan in the case of an agunah and her imprisoned father-in-law. Back in March 2016, YWN-ISRAEL reported on an unprecedented move by the beis din, as it decided to imprison the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Hundreds Visit The Kever Yehoshua Bin Nun

PHOTOS: Hundreds Visit The Kever Yehoshua Bin Nun[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Hundreds of mispallalim arrived at the tziyun of Yehoshua bin Nun on the eve of the yahrzeit, Tuesday night the eve of 26 Nissan. The kever is located in the Shomron, near Ariel, in the Arab village of Kifl Haris. The "אגודת יסוד עולם" organization has been meeting with relevant IDF officials in recent days to arrange for the mispallalim ...    Full Story »

WATCH: John Kasich Speech As He Drops Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race

Ohio Gov. John Kasich officially announced he was suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination for president of the United States on Wednesday.

US Judge: Clinton May Be Ordered To Testify In Records Case

US Judge: Clinton May Be Ordered To Testify In Records CaseA federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to evade public records disclosures. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan signed an order granting a request from the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch to question six current ...    Full Story »

'Giving Honor' To Our Holocaust Survivors Everyday

'Giving Honor' To Our Holocaust Survivors EverydayOne of United Hatzalah’s community outreach programs is geared to specifically serving the elderly community in Israel, among whom are the many holocaust survivors who live among us. The ‘Giving Honor’ project is an initiative of the organization to reach out and help the elderly monitor and maintain their health as they continue to age. At least once a week, United Hatzalah ...    Full Story »

NATO Welcomes Israel After Turkey Removes Veto

NATO Welcomes Israel After Turkey Removes VetoIsrael has been given the green light to open offices in the NATO Brussel’s Headquarters following years of delay caused by Turkey’s veto of the move. This has been confirmed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a Likud faction meeting in Knesset. It is explained that while Israel is not a NATO member, Jerusalem maintains good ties with the international organization. The ...    Full Story »

Air Bag Inflator Recall To Grow By 35 Million To 40 Million (2 opinions)

Air Bag Inflator Recall To Grow By 35 Million To 40 MillionTakata has agreed to recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history. The recall expansion would bring to as many as 69 million the total number of inflators to be replaced, a task that will take until the end of 2019 to complete, according to a statement ...    Full Story »

Gafne Would Be Pleased To Part Ways With Bayit Yehudi

Gafne Would Be Pleased To Part Ways With Bayit YehudiAs some Likud officials have confirmed talks are ongoing between the party and the Machane Tzioni party towards bringing the latter into the coalition, Bayit Yehudi party leader Naftali Bennett, who represents eight coalition seats, has already     Full Story »

The White House Has Some Unexpected Ideas About Reducing Crime

The White House Has Some Unexpected Ideas About Reducing CrimeDespite increasing scrutiny from the press and a bipartisan shift away from tough-on-crime policies, America's police still have an ally in the Oval Office. President Obama has long had nice words for law enforcement in his speeches, even as he has addressed cases of alleged police brutality and called for reforms to the criminal-justice system. "Murderers, predators, rapists, gang ...    Full Story »
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Rav Igra Will Not Back Dayanim Who Identify With Tzohar Rabbonim

Rav Igra Will Not Back Dayanim Who Identify With Tzohar RabbonimRabbi Ariel Igra, a son of Dayan Rav Eliezer Igra Shlita, who was appointed to the Chief Rabbinate Supreme Beis Din this week, announced his father would not be backing rabbonim who identify with Tzohar Rabbonim. The appointment of Rabbi Igra, who is a member of the dati leumi community, worried some who feared his hashkafa might be aligned with the liberal dati leumi stream. Rabbi ...    Full Story »

This Is How Media Around The World Reacted To 'Madman' Trump's Victory (3 opinions)

This Is How Media Around The World Reacted To 'Madman' Trump's VictoryAfter his decisive triumph over Sen. Ted Cruz in Indiana on Tuesday, Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee in this year's presidential election. And the rest of the world is aghast at the brash mogul's rise. "The specter of a contested convention fell away and the Republican primary was a one-man show," wrote Guardian columnist Lucia Graves. "A big, orange, frightening ...    Full Story »

Israeli Imprisoned In Syria For Spying For Israel Released

Israeli Imprisoned In Syria For Spying For Israel ReleasedBarjes Awidat, a 47-year-old member of Israel’s Druse community, a resident of Majdal Shams, was released from a Syrian prison earlier this week after serving a 12-year sentence for espionage. Awidat was found guilty of spying for Israel. He was released in Suweida, a Druse city in Syria where he was waiting for arrangements to permit his return home. Deputy Minister of Regional ...    Full Story »

Mass Causality Incident In Lakewood, After High CO Readings Found In Yeshiva Building; Dozens Of Children Being Evaluated (33 opinions)

Mass Causality Incident In Lakewood, After High CO Readings Found In Yeshiva Building; Dozens Of Children Being Evaluated[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A large response of emergency personnel are on the scene in Lakewood after high CO readings were found in a Yeshiva Building south of County Line Road, right next door to Noam Lane. Lakewood Hatzolah, Lakewood EMS, the Fire Department as well as the Lakewood Police Department are all on the scene and evaluating more than 100 people. The building ...    Full Story »

Haifa: Court Rejects Request For A Restraining Order Against HKBH (3 opinions)

Haifa: Court Rejects Request For A Restraining Order Against HKBHHearing the case was Justice Ahsan Knaan who heard what 64-year-old David Shushan had to say. “I have been complaining to Israel Police against HKBH for three years. Police visited me some ten times in the past three years. He [HKBH] has begun to act very harshly towards me”. Police were frustrated as the complaints and calls continued, until Shushan was advised to take out a ...    Full Story »

Trump Shifts To New Campaign Phase, Dismisses GOP Critics

Trump Shifts To New Campaign Phase, Dismisses GOP CriticsDonald Trump, the GOP presidential nomination virtually in hand, is signaling a new phase of his outsider campaign, searching for a running mate who could help him govern and reaching out to one-time competitors in an effort to heal the fractured Republican Party. On that, though, there are exceptions. "I am confident I can unite much of" the GOP Trump said Wednesday on NBC's ...    Full Story »

IDF Operating in the Nachal Ohz area to Detect Terror Tunnels (1 opinions)

IDF Operating in the Nachal Ohz area to Detect Terror TunnelsAccording to a twitter message from Channel 10 News senior defense correspondent Alon Ben-David, it is now cleared to release that in recent days, the IDF has been operating along the Nachal Ohz area to detect terror tunnels. It is possible that seeing the presence of heaving equipment and other operations in the Nachal Ohz area in recent days led to terrorists to decide to renew ...    Full Story »

Arab Sources Reports the IDF Responds to Terrorist Mortar Fire from Gaza (1 opinions)

Arab Sources Reports the IDF Responds to Terrorist Mortar Fire from Gaza Arab sources report the IDF has returned fire at terrorist position in the Sajaiyeh area of Gaza following multiple mortar shell attacks into southern Israel. According to an unconfirmed report from Gaza, at least one person was injured from IDF return fire. As reported earlier, the IDF has declared the Nachal Ohz area along the Gaza border a ‘closed military zone’ in light of ...    Full Story »

Sept. 11 Families Seek Answers In Secret Pages (1 opinions)

Sept. 11 Families Seek Answers In Secret PagesFifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn't been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what's in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. They describe investigative leads about "specific sources of foreign support" for the terrorists and may shed light on possible Saudi ...    Full Story »

John Kasich To Suspend Campaign; Trump On Clear GOP Path (1 opinions)

John Kasich To Suspend Campaign; Trump On Clear GOP PathOhio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party's nomination. Kasich will announce the end of his underdog White House bid on Wednesday, according to three campaign officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the candidate's plans. The decision comes a day after ...    Full Story »

IDF Declares Nachal Ohz Area a 'Closed Military Zone' Following Multiple Mortar Attacks

IDF Declares Nachal Ohz Area a 'Closed Military Zone' Following Multiple Mortar Attacks Following one shooting attack from Gaza on Tuesday morning, an attack on Wednesday morning 26 Nissan and multiple mortar shell attacks on Wednesday afternoon, the IDF has declared the Nachal Ohz area a ‘closed ...    Full Story »

Improvement Reported In The Condition Of Yeshiva Bochur Drowning Victim

Improvement Reported In The Condition Of Yeshiva Bochur Drowning Victim Officials in Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva report that Baruch Hashem, the talmid yeshiva who drowned on Tuesday is showing signs of improvement on Wednesday morning 26 Nissan. The bochur arrived in the emergency room in critical condition. The incident occurred in Nachal HaBasor and he is now admitted to a hospital intensive care unit. His condition is described as ...    Full Story »

ALERT - Elderly Lakewood Man With Alzheimer's Missing For Nearly 24 Hours

ALERT - Elderly Lakewood Man With Alzheimer's Missing For Nearly 24 HoursThe Lakewood and Howell Police Departments are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a Frum missing 82-year-old man with Alzheimer’s. The man, Amnon Malchi, a Lakewood resident, was last seen in Walmart on Tuesday. Malchi was at the Walmart on Route 9 in Howell and got into a 2008 White Hyundai Sonata at approximately 12:15pm and drove away, unknown direction of ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Hillary Clinton Calls Donald Trump 'Is A Loose Cannon'

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump "is a loose cannon" when it comes to policy issues.

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WATCH: John Kasich Speech As He Drops Out Of The 2016 Presidential Race

Ohio Gov. John Kasich officially announced he was suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination for president of the United States on Wednesday.

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WATCH: Brawl In The Turkish Parliament (1 opinions)

Turkey's Parliament is debating lifting immunity for members under investigation. It's a heated debate that has devolved into fighting, but not like this.

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