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Punch, Counterpunch: GOP Hopefuls Bare Knuckles In Carolina

Punch, Counterpunch: GOP Hopefuls Bare Knuckles In Carolina
Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label. Marco Rubio is unloading on nearly all of his presidential rivals, Trump and Bush included, declaring them unprepared for the national security responsibilities of the job. Ted Cruz says Trump isn't conservative enough for South Carolina. John Kasich's throwing a few elbows amid his nice-guy pitch. And Trump, who leads them all in the polls, is on his way to Louisiana, which doesn't even vote until ...

Diplomats Aim For Temporary Syria Truce In A Week

Diplomats Aim For Temporary Syria Truce In A WeekDiplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week. Foreign ministers from the International Syria Support Group also sealed an agreement early Friday to "accelerate and expand" deliveries of humanitarian assistance ...    Full Story »

24 Hour Blitz: Matching Donations to End the Horror! (1 opinions)

Diplomats Aim For Temporary Syria Truce In A Week[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Moishe has lived a horror-filled life, but a generous benefactor has joined the fundraising efforts and has promised to match all donations, dollar for dollar that are made from 12:00 PM today until 12:00 PM tomorrow! Moishe was only five when death came knocking at his door. His happy, busy, fun-filled home in which he and his 10 siblings lived was ...    Full Story »

Senate Bill Aims to Derail NKorea's Nuclear Weapons Program

Senate Bill Aims to Derail NKorea's Nuclear Weapons ProgramSeeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal. The Senate is scheduled to vote later Wednesday on a bill to impose more stringent sanctions on North Korea. But there appears to be no opposition after a series of ...    Full Story »

My Close Friend Passed Away and now Their Children are Making a Wedding in 6 Days

Senate Bill Aims to Derail NKorea's Nuclear Weapons Program[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage. For the last several months I have been witness, daily, to the toll that this tragedy has taken on their family. There are seven children living at home, all of whom have had to look to the father for virtually all of their needs while ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Cuomo Urges Caution Ahead Of Dangerously Cold Temperatures Forecasted For This Weekend

NY Governor Cuomo Urges Caution Ahead Of Dangerously Cold Temperatures Forecasted For This WeekendGovernor Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to exercise caution ahead of dangerously cold temperatures forecasted for many areas of the state this weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures will reach highs in the single digits and wind chill temperatures will drop to the negative teens and twenties on Saturday. The North Country in particular is predicted to see ...    Full Story »

14-Year-Old Terrorists Indicted on Attempted Murder Charges for Ramle Stabbing Attack

14-Year-Old Terrorists Indicted on Attempted Murder Charges for Ramle Stabbing AttackTwo 14-year-old female Arab terrorists have been indicted on charges of attempted murder pertaining to the stabbing attack at the Ramle Central Bus Station last week. A security guard was only lightly injured B’chasdei Hashem in ...    Full Story »

Congress Gives Final OK To Banning Local Internet Taxes

Congress Gives Final OK To Banning Local Internet TaxesCongress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service. On a vote of 75-20, the Senate gave final congressional approval to the wide-ranging bill, which would also revamp trade laws. The White House said President ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn DA Says 'Justice Was Done' In Conviction Of NYPD Officer

Brooklyn DA Says 'Justice Was Done' In Conviction Of NYPD OfficerBrooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says "justice was done" when a jury convicted a New York City police officer of fatally shooting a man in the stairwell of a public housing building. Speaking after the jury reached a verdict Thursday evening, Thompson said Officer Peter Liang's trial "had nothing to do with Ferguson," a reference to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by ...    Full Story »

Chareidi IDF Soldier Sentenced to Jail for Beating Arab Prisoner

Chareidi IDF Soldier Sentenced to Jail for Beating Arab PrisonerA soldier serving in the Nachal Chareidi Battalion has been sentenced to seven months in jail and six months’ probation for beating an Arab prisoner by a military court. The incident took ...    Full Story »

Jury: Smokers Didn't Prove Marlboros Have Defective Design

Jury: Smokers Didn't Prove Marlboros Have Defective DesignA federal jury has rejected claims by a group of Massachusetts smokers who sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings. The jury in its verdict Wednesday found that smokers in the class-action lawsuit didn't prove that Marlboro cigarettes were defectively designed. The smokers were not seeking money. Instead, they wanted Philip ...    Full Story »

Conference of Presidents Meet Egyptian President Sisi

Conference of Presidents Meet Egyptian President SisiLeaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo today. The two-hour meeting covered a wide range of domestic and international issues, including U.S.-Egyptian and Israeli-Egyptian relations, regional threats, especially those posed by terrorist organizations and their supporters, and Iran ...    Full Story »

GUILTY! NYPD Officer Liang Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Stairwell Shooting That Killed Akai Gurley (1 opinions)

GUILTY! NYPD Officer Liang Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Stairwell Shooting That Killed Akai GurleyA rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer Peter Liang, who had broken into tears as he testified about the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley, buried his head in his hands as the verdict came ...    Full Story »

Gafne: We Have Not And Will Not Recognize the Reform Movement (1 opinions)

Gafne: We Have Not And Will Not Recognize the Reform MovementResponding in an agitated tone, MK Moshe Gafne told Kol Chai Radio host Mordechai Lavi on Thursday morning 2 Adar I that allegations that he and his colleagues have led to state recognition of the Reform Movement are untrue. “I am against the Reform and always have been and nothing here has changed”. In an even more agitated tone Gafne at some point refused to speak about the ...    Full Story »

Tonight: Clinton, Sanders To Debate After Splitting Contests

Tonight: Clinton, Sanders To Debate After Splitting Contests After splitting the first two voting contests, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night, jockeying for advantage as the race heads toward delegate-rich states. For Clinton, that means bolstering her appeal with minorities, particularly black and Hispanic voters. ...    Full Story »

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.65 Percent (1 opinions)

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.65 PercentAverage long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 3.65 percent this week, down from 3.72 percent last week and close to its low point last year of 3.59 percent. The ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Deri Visits the French Jewish Community And Meets with Local Jewish Leaders (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Deri Visits the French Jewish Community And Meets with Local Jewish Leaders  [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Interior Minister Aryeh Deri flew to France for a meeting with French community leaders and a solidarity visit to the Hyper Kasher supermarket where the terror attack ...    Full Story »

Potential ally Record-Setting Cold On The Way For Tri-State Area

Potential ally Record-Setting Cold On The Way For Tri-State AreaA deep freeze is coming to the Tri-State area starting Thursday and continuing into the weekend. After a partly mild day Wednesday, which included some flurries, Thursday brings very bitter Arctic air -- the coldest of the season. ABC7 Meteorologist Bill Evans said Thursday's cold temperatures are nothing compared to what's coming over the weekend. Wind chills of 10 to 25 degrees ...    Full Story »

NYPD: Crown Heights Stabbing Was Possible Hate Crime (1 opinions)

NYPD: Crown Heights Stabbing Was Possible Hate CrimeNew York City police are investigating the assault on a 25-year-old Lubavitcher Chosid man in Brooklyn. Police say the victim was walking in Crown Heights when he was stabbed in the back as was reported by YWN ...    Full Story »

Pentagon Chief Predicting 'Tangible Gains' In Iraq, Syria

Pentagon Chief Predicting 'Tangible Gains' In Iraq, SyriaU.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce "tangible gains" in Iraq and Syria by March, even as he urged coalition partners to expand and deepen their military contributions. Carter expected that defense ministers from more than two dozen countries would endorse a new U.S. ...    Full Story »

MK Smotrich Wants to See Standardized Kashrus Nationwide (1 opinions)

MK Smotrich Wants to See Standardized Kashrus NationwideMK (Bayit Yehudi) Betzalel Smotrich is working to advance a bill that would create a uniform standard of state kashrus around the nation. The bill would remove authority from local religious councils and compel them to adhere to the standard of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel for regular and mehadrin hashgachos. While this is supposed to be the case today, in many cities, sorrowfully, ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: NYPD Releases Footage Of 4 Men Who Robbed Boro Park Man After Placing Him In Chokehold And Kicking His Face (2 opinions)

VIDEO: NYPD Releases Footage Of 4 Men Who Robbed Boro Park Man After Placing Him In Chokehold And Kicking His Face[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The NYPD has released video footage of the four suspects wanted in connection to the robbery in Boro Park as was reported earlier this week on YWN. According to ...    Full Story »

Gafne Pushing PM Netanyahu to Advance Diplomatic Process with the PA (6 opinions)

Gafne Pushing PM Netanyahu to Advance Diplomatic Process with the PAMK Moshe Gafne has sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calling on him to read the writing on the wall, the world opinion against Israel, and begin to advance the diplomatic process with the PA (Palestinian Authority). Needless to say the letter angered right-wingers, including coalition partner Bayit Yehudi. Speaking to Mordechai Lavi of Kol Chai Radio on Thursday ...    Full Story »
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NYPD Office Shot Last Week Is Released From Hospital

NYPD Office Shot Last Week Is Released From HospitalA New York City police officer who was wounded by gunfire in the stairwell of a public housing project is out of the hospital. Officer Diara Cruz was released Wednesday from Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. She was struck in the torso on Thursday night. Officer Patrick Espeut, who was shot in the cheek, was discharged from the hospital on Friday. (AP)

Rubio Eyes Brokered Convention After NH Setback (1 opinions)

Rubio Eyes Brokered Convention After NH SetbackThe best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention. That's according to Rubio's campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, who told The Associated Press that this week's disappointing performance in New Hampshire will extend the Republican nomination fight for ...    Full Story »

Shloshim for Terror Victim Mrs. Dafne Meir H'YD (1 opinions)

Shloshim for Terror Victim Mrs. Dafne Meir H'YDA shloshim event will be held for terror victim Mrs. Dafna Meir HY”D will take place on Tuesday evening, the eve of 7 Adar I in Yerushalayim, in the Gerald Behar Center on Betzalel Street in the center of town. The event is set to begin at ...    Full Story »

N. Korea Orders Military Takeover Of Inter-Korean Factories

N. Korea Orders Military Takeover Of Inter-Korean FactoriesNorth Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war." North Korea said it was responding to Seoul's shutdown order by immediately deporting ...    Full Story »

Senior Officers: It's Time to Prepare for an Operation on the Gaza Side of the Border Against the Tunnels (3 opinions)

Senior Officers: It's Time to Prepare for an Operation on the Gaza Side of the Border Against the TunnelsSenior IDF Southern Command officers in a briefing with subordinate officers explained that units must ready themselves for an offensive operation against the growing Hamas tunnel network, an operation that will be conducted on the Gaza side of the border. According to the Walla News report, the senior commanders said “We must be prepared for the eventuality that the politicians ...    Full Story »

Day of Inspiration: This Sunday! Doors Open 10:30am

Day of Inspiration: This Sunday! Doors Open 10:30amThis Sunday February 14th is a day you will never forget. An incredible speaker and personality is coming to Flatbush in honor of the BJX Beis Medrash and Kiruv Centers first Hachnosas Sefer Torah. Rabbi Moshe Fingerer, Executive Director, says that BJX considered many different speakers to headline this momentous and monumental event but Judge Butler was someone who won hands down. ...    Full Story »

Former Auschwitz Guard, 94, Goes on Trial in Germany

Former Auschwitz Guard, 94, Goes on Trial in GermanyA 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there. Reinhold Hanning seemed in good condition for his age, walking into the court in the city of Detmold without ...    Full Story »

Schaer Introduces Legislation to Meet Security Threats in New Jersey Non-Public Schools

Schaer Introduces Legislation to Meet Security Threats in New Jersey Non-Public SchoolsAssemblyman Gary Schaer has introduced legislation to boost funding for security services, equipment, and technology to help ensure a safe and secure school environment for students attending non-public schools. “School security has become a paramount concern in recent years, particularly in light of the many tragedies we’ve witnessed across the country and around the world,” ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Asks High Court to Review Major Religious Liberty Case

Agudath Israel Asks High Court to Review Major Religious Liberty CaseIn an important new case, Agudath Israel of America has submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the High Court to review and reverse a ruling by a U.S. Court of Appeals severely restricting religious liberty freedoms. The case, Stormans v. Wiesman, involves the State of Washington's insistence that a pharmacy sell drugs designed to ...    Full Story »

Kosel Rav: If There Will Be Mixed Prayers I Will Turn in My Keys And Resign

Kosel Rav: If There Will Be Mixed Prayers I Will Turn in My Keys And ResignRav of the Kosel & Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz on Wednesday, 1 Adar I, addressed the controversy surrounding the decision to establish an egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel. Rabbi Rabinowitz spoke with Kol Chai Radio, explaining he has been at the forefront of the battle to prevent this reality for years. He spoke of his uphill battle over recent years and his ...    Full Story »


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