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Iran Rules Out Cooperating With US In Iraq

Iran Rules Out Cooperating With US In Iraq
Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate. Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran has serious doubts about the willingness and ability of the United States to react seriously to the "menace" from the Islamic State group "across the board" and not just pick and choose where to confront it as it has just started doing in Iraq. "This is a very mobile ...

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars This Weekend (1 opinions)

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars This WeekendMars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night. "I'm all on pins and needles. This is a critical event," NASA's director of planetary science, Jim Green, said ...    Full Story »

Giyur Bill Leads to Stormy Knesset Committee Session

Giyur Bill Leads to Stormy Knesset Committee SessionIt was a stormy session of the Knesset Interior Committee on Wednesday 22 Elul as the Giyur Bill sponsored by MK Elazar Stern led to passionate responses from MKs. There was an exchange of accusations between Likud and Bayit Yehudi MKs, each blaming the other for the fact the bill has become so controversial. Committee Chairwoman MK Miri Regev explained she feels the bill she be ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer Suspended After Kick Video Surfaces

NYPD Officer Suspended After Kick Video SurfacesA New York City police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced of a street fair altercation in Brooklyn. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday the officer has been stripped of his gun, badge and police duties while the department investigates. The video surfaced following the street fair last weekend. Bratton said the fair was supposed to end at 6 p.m. ...    Full Story »

Obama Praises House Vote on Arming Syrian Rebels

Obama Praises House Vote on Arming Syrian RebelsPresident Barack Obama praised a House vote Wednesday granting him authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, calling it an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group. The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize the program. Final approval in the Senate was expected Thursday. Obama said in a statement ...    Full Story »

Former ISA Chief Comes to Bennett's Defense

Former ISA Chief Comes to Bennett's DefenseFormer ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) Director Yuval Diskin on Wednesday 22 Elul published an article criticizing the handing of Operation Protective Edge by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. In his capacity as a former senior intelligence community chief, Diskin is not a stranger to cabinet briefings on security matters. Just a day ...    Full Story »

Senate: China Hacked Military Contractor Networks

Senate: China Hacked Military Contractor NetworksChina's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday. A yearlong investigation announced by the Senate Armed Services Committee ...    Full Story »

Meir Porush Consults With Mossad Chief Regarding Security During Rosh Hashanah In Uman (1 opinions)

Meir Porush Consults With Mossad Chief Regarding Security During Rosh Hashanah In UmanConcerned over ongoing events in the Ukraine and recent warnings released by Israel’s National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau, MK Meir Porush remains deeply concerned ahead of Rosh Hashanah. Porush is aware that next week, thousands of Israeli will be heading to Uman for Rosh Hashanah and he wants to know what measures are being taken to protect Jews from around the world ...    Full Story »

Holder Calls for Increased Whistleblower Rewards

Holder Calls for Increased Whistleblower RewardsThe Justice Department expects to bring criminal charges in the coming months in investigations involving financial institutions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he called for better incentives for Wall Street whistleblowers who report crime. Holder did not describe the investigations in a speech at New York University's law school except to say that they're "focused ...    Full Story »

Rav Ronsky: I Did Not Leak Information & I Wasn't Expelled from the IDF

Rav Ronsky: I Did Not Leak Information & I Wasn't Expelled from the IDFIn response to reports that he leaked classified information and was ousted from the IDF reserves, former IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Avichai Ronsky states the story is simply not ...    Full Story »

Muted Expectations for Obama, Rouhani Meeting In NYC

Muted Expectations for Obama, Rouhani Meeting In NYCOne year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders. Next week both men are scheduled to again be in New York for United Nations meetings but expectations for even a handshake are more muted than they were last fall. While lower level officials from both ...    Full Story »

This Sunday: Hachnosas Sefer Torah Lizecher Nishmas R' Shlomo Zakheim Z"L (2 opinions)

This Sunday: Hachnosas Sefer Torah Lizecher Nishmas R' Shlomo Zakheim ZIt has been one year since the Petira of R' Shlomo Zakheim Z”L, one of the greatest Baalei Chesed in this generation, and this coming Sunday, the Zakheim family will be completing Sefer Torah which was written in his memory. The Kesivas Osios will be at the Zakheim home, 1048 East 28th Street, starting at 3:00PM. The procession will leave the home at 5:00PM to Kollel Bnei Torah, ...    Full Story »

Controversial Beit Shemesh School: Barriers Instead of Sheetrock Walls (3 opinions)

Controversial Beit Shemesh School: Barriers Instead of Sheetrock WallsJust this week the sheetrock wall was taken down in the Safot U’Tarbuot School in Beit Shemesh in line with the court order. In its place, a barrier of furniture has been placed into position to separate between the frum and non frum girls. When students arrived at the school on Wednesday morning 22 Elul, just a day after the wall was taken down, they were surprised to find that ...    Full Story »

NYC Police Increase Security in Times Square

NYC Police Increase Security in Times SquarePolice stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil. New York Police Department officials asserted that there's no credible information pointing to any terror plot against New York City. Nevertheless, they said residents and visitors will see more ...    Full Story »

Most Gaza Border Residents Weren't Surprised by Rocket Attack (1 opinions)

Most Gaza Border Residents Weren't Surprised by Rocket Attack1730or most residents of Gaza border communities, the mortar rocket attack to the Eshkol Regional Council area on Tuesday evening 21 Elul did not come as a surprise. Residents believe the attack was not an isolated incident as they ...    Full Story »

Pro-Hillary Clinton Group Helping Senate Democrats

Pro-Hillary Clinton Group Helping Senate DemocratsA pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016. Ready for Hillary said Wednesday it would send more than two dozen staffers to 14 states key to Democrats' prospects in the November mid-term elections. The states ...    Full Story »

State Police: NYPD Officer In Double-Fatal Crash On NYS Thruway Was Drunk (1 opinions)

State Police: NYPD Officer In Double-Fatal Crash On NYS Thruway Was DrunkState police say a New York City police officer was drunk when he drove the wrong way on the state Thruway last month and crashed head-on into another car, killing both ...    Full Story »

DEVELOPING: Biggest Counter-Terrorism Raid In Australia's History Underway; 600 Police Involved In Raids; ISIS Terror Cell Busted (3 opinions)

DEVELOPING: Biggest Counter-Terrorism Raid In Australia's History Underway; 600 Police Involved In Raids; ISIS Terror Cell BustedASIO and counter terrorism police have swooped on homes across western Sydney and other states this morning in what is believed to be the largest anti-terrorism bust in the nation’s history. Several arrests have reportedly been made in the secret pre-dawn raid, which is still in progress. The raid is believed to have been mounted following months of surveillance of people linked ...    Full Story »

Obama: American Forces Will Not Have a 'Combat Mission' Against ISIS (4 opinions)

Obama: American Forces Will Not Have a 'Combat Mission' Against ISISPresident Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own. “The American forces do not and will not have a combat mission,” Obama told troops at MacDill Air Force Base. It was ...    Full Story »

Eyeing 2016, Rubio Pushes American Strength Abroad

Eyeing 2016, Rubio Pushes American Strength AbroadSen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. The Florida senator and potential Republican presidential candidate supports President Barack Obama’s strategy ...    Full Story »

Chasuna Alert: We are Serving Treif at Our Weddings (25 opinions)

Chasuna Alert: We are Serving Treif at Our Weddings[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] What would you say if you were informed that “treif” has been served at thousands of Orthodox Jewish weddings for the past decade and more? It is likely that you would be pretty upset. Yet, if you have gone to a religious Jewish wedding recently, it is highly probable that you consumed this Tarfus. What is perhaps more scandalous is that numerous ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Pinto Signs a Deal to Become a State Witness Against Senior Police Commander Of 443 Unit (2 opinions)

Rabbi Pinto Signs a Deal to Become a State Witness Against Senior Police Commander Of 443 UnitIt is now official as Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto on Wednesday, 22 Elul signed an agreement with the prosecution to become a state witness in his ongoing trial. Rav Pinto will be the state’s star witness against former senior Israel Police officer Menashe Arbiv. The deal presently includes the rav serving a year in prison but his defense team is working to have his punishment changed that ...    Full Story »

“Tehuva Starts in the Mind” with Rabbi Jonathan Rietti

“Tehuva Starts in the Mind” with Rabbi  Jonathan Rietti The Brooklyn community was delighted to host a  pre-Rosh Hashana event, featuring renowned speaker Rabbi Jonathon Rietti.   The program, titled “Teshuva Starts in The Mind: Check up from the Neck Up”  took place Tuesday, September 16th at  Sasson V’Simcha.  Over 200 participants were inspired, moved, and entertained as they learned to see  how far reaching are the Mitzvos ...    Full Story »

Benghazi Select Committee Holding 1st Open Hearing

Benghazi Select Committee Holding 1st Open HearingThe House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation. The panel is using its first open hearing to focus on what the Obama administration has done since the Sept. 11, 2012, attack to improve ...    Full Story »

First Case of Enterovirus EV-D68 Confirmed in New Jersey (1 opinions)

First Case of Enterovirus EV-D68 Confirmed in New JerseyAuthorities have confirmed a case of enterovirus EV-D68 in New Jersey, the first case documented in the Garden State and the latest in an outbreak of the potentially severe respiratory illness, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The confirmed case was identified from a specimen sent to the CDC from a Philadelphia hospital, the agency said. The child's ...    Full Story »

Israel: Airport Solidarity Strike On Thursday

Israel: Airport Solidarity Strike On ThursdayIt is all about timing and in Israel, employees will always seek to maximize the impact of their job action, even during the busiest days of the year. With the Israel Postal Authority strike continuing without an end in sight, workers at Ben-Gurion International Airport will be striking in a showing of solidarity. The three hour strike will take place on Thursday, 23 Elul. From 11:00 ...    Full Story »

NYC Council Members Condemn Rising Anti-Semitic Crime in NYC Before Jewish High Holidays

NYC Council Members Condemn Rising Anti-Semitic Crime in NYC Before Jewish High HolidaysTomorrow, one week in advance of the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Council Members, other elected officials and community leaders will join together on the steps of City Hall to denounce the sharp increase in anti-Semitic ...    Full Story »
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Cuts To Food Stamps Will Only Hit 4 States

Cuts To Food Stamps Will Only Hit 4 StatesCuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised. A farm bill signed by President Barack Obama in February ...    Full Story »

NYPD: Hate Crimes Up Against Muslim, Jewish People (1 opinions)

NYPD: Hate Crimes Up Against Muslim, Jewish PeopleNew York City police say suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas. Deputy Chief Michael Osgood says there’s especially been an increase since July 1, when reports about unrest in Gaza and the Islamic State group became front-page news. Osgood says the attacks are random and spontaneous. There have been 89 suspected anti-Semitic ...    Full Story »

Qatar Emir: No Support for Extremists (3 opinions)

Qatar Emir: No Support for ExtremistsThe emir of Qatar says his oil-rich Gulf nation has provided no support for the Islamic State extremist group. Following meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani told reporters that "Qatar has never, and will never support terrorist organizations." The comments came after Tamim was asked about a German politician's comments last ...    Full Story »

French Government Urges Air France Pilots To End Strike

French Government Urges Air France Pilots To End Strike The French government wants Air France pilots to end a strike that has grounded half of the airline's flights this week amid anger over plans to shift much of its operations to a low-cost carrier. Air France argues that it needs to cut costs to stay competitive in the face of tough rivalry from budget airlines and Gulf state carriers. Pilots are protesting plans to shift some ...    Full Story »

A New Form of Terrorism With Jewish Girls as the Victims (16 opinions)

A New Form of Terrorism With Jewish Girls as the VictimsIsrael is facing a new front with the Arabs.  A terrorism that is fought with roses.  They target young, vulnerable Jewish girls and they often pretend they are Jewish.  "He wore a kippa and said Amen to brachas," explained Sara, a girl who was rescued from a village.  I had no idea he wasn't Jewish until he took me to his home." Jewish girls all over the country and from every ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Angry Potesters Throw Ukrainian Member Of Parliament Into Trash Bin (5 opinions)

A angry group of men outside of the Ukrainian parliament grabbed a deputy and threw him into a rubbish bin on Tuesday. Vitaly Zhuravsky, once a member of former President Viktor Yanukovich's Party of the Regions, authored a bill in January severely tightening restrictions on anti-government protesters. In the past, he authored a bill criminalising libel. (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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Video Of Interest: US Embassy Tel Aviv - Remembering 9/11

At the 9/11 Living Memorial in Emek HaArazim near Jerusalem, the U.S. Embassy and KKL-JNF held a moving commemoration in the presence of an audience of over 250 guests. Families of victims of terror, a youth delegation from Young Judea, students from the Walworth Barbour American International School, diplomats, and first responders attended the eloquent ceremony. A representative of the Israeli victims’ families and a survivor who personally experienced the attacks on the Twin Towers that day spoke movingly to the assemblage. Ambassador Shapiro noted, "Today’s anniversary is a somber reminder that we still face threats of extremism and terrorism around the world. But it is also an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to work together with all civilized nations to confront these threats.” (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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