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19:47: The Security Cabinet meeting that was to convene tonight at 19:00 has been postponed until tomorrow. 19:46: Four rockets aimed at the Ashkelon Coast council landed in Gaza. There are no reports of injuries in the last rounds of rocket fire B”H 19:43: A State Comptroller report from May 2007, written by Justice Lindenstrauss, warned of the se...

Miami Unites for Israel Rally 07/31/2014

Miami Unites for Israel Rally 07/31/2014
In a collaborative effort to unite ALL of South Florida's communities together at one MASSIVE solidarity event in support of Israel's right to defend itself Miami Unites for Israel was conceptualized & created to orchestrate an unforgettable & moving experience for everyone in attendance. SHARE, LIKE, ATTEND! Make sure to spread the word & Be There !! - To volunteer email: miamiunitesforisrael@gmail.com - Invite & Share with everyone you know!!! Link to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/511998208929183/] - Expecting ...

LIVE BLOG DAY 22: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 7:47 PM IL] (20 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 22: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 7:47 PM IL]19:47: The Security Cabinet meeting that was to convene tonight at 19:00 has been postponed until tomorrow. 19:46: Four rockets aimed at the Ashkelon Coast council landed in Gaza. There are no reports of injuries in the last rounds of rocket fire B”H 19:43: A State Comptroller report from May 2007, written by Justice Lindenstrauss, warned of the severity of the tunnels and the ...    Full Story »

Governments Seek To Dismiss NYC Tax Challenge

Governments Seek To Dismiss NYC Tax ChallengeNew York City and the state want the courts to dismiss a challenge to the city's property-tax system. A lawsuit filed in February alleges the city's property tax system discriminates against blacks and Hispanics living in rental buildings. It says the system favors owners of co-ops, condos and single-family homes, where the residents are more likely to be white. According to ...    Full Story »

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam'

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic 'Scam'House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House. Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November’s mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote. Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes ...    Full Story »

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Appears in Rome Amid Turmoil

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Appears in Rome Amid TurmoilRome's mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across Rome and ordered them removed. Some of the graffiti referred to the escalating violence in Gaza and included taunts such as "Jews, the end is near." Mayor Ignazio Marino offered his solidarity with Rome's Jewish community and said the graffiti, which appeared near Jewish-owned businesses, was ...    Full Story »

Americans In Debt: 35 Percent Have Unpaid Bills & Facing Debt Collectors

Americans In Debt: 35 Percent Have Unpaid Bills & Facing Debt CollectorsMore than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection ...    Full Story »

US Negotiator Gives No Hard Deadline for Iran Deal

US Negotiator Gives No Hard Deadline for Iran DealThe Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers' approval. The testimony by the State Department's Wendy Sherman ...    Full Story »

Kerry Shrugs off Israeli Criticism

Kerry Shrugs off Israeli CriticismSecretary of State John Kerry says he's not concerned about widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and will continue to work toward that goal. Kerry said he was convinced that a humanitarian cease-fire followed by negotiations to resolve the underlying causes of the conflict is "more appropriate" than "a tit-for-tat of violence that will ...    Full Story »

MAILBAG: YWN Readers Are 'Most Self Hated Jews In Today's Time' (8 opinions)

MAILBAG: YWN Readers Are 'Most Self Hated Jews In Today's Time'The following is a non-edited letter, published in its entirety, as received by YWN: Hi Gentlemen, just want to let you know that you guys @ YWN are the most self hated jews in todays time... By supporting bloodshed in Palestine (by giving Chizuk to the army to fight enemies which will never end till Mushiach arrives)and young innocent boys being killed for no good reason just for ...    Full Story »

Chareidi MKs Condemn Attack Against a Soldier in Beit Shemesh

Chareidi MKs Condemn Attack Against a Soldier in Beit ShemeshChareidi MKs expressed anger and outrage over an attack that took place in Beit Shemesh. A chareidi soldier wished to join a minyan for maariv but extremists ousted him from the beis medrash. Shas leader MK Aryeh Deri decried “the extremist elements’ that prohibited a soldier from taking part in tefilos in a shul. He called for dealing with these extremists in the same faction ...    Full Story »
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Mr. Ofir Shaar: It is Simply Sad

Mr. Ofir Shaar: It is Simply SadSpeaking with Channel 2 News on Monday night the eve of 2 Menachem Av, Mr. Ofir Shaar, the father of Gilad HY”D explained “it is simply sad that it takes such painful event like the kidnapping of the three boys to achieve achdus. Why can’t we be this way all the time? I hope the achdus that exists at present continues”. Mr. Shaar explains that while he and his wife have ...    Full Story »

WATCH LIVE NOW: Let's Grow Together With Rabbi Mordechai Weinberger LCSW

WATCH LIVE NOW: Let's Grow Together With Rabbi Mordechai Weinberger LCSWMordechai Weinberger is an experienced therapist for many years, and currently hosts a free phone line of various psychological programs that combine Torah and psychology. To submit your questions which may be asked live on the air, you can call in during the show at 718-683-5858, or text your question to 347-927-8398. You can also submit your question in the comments section ...    Full Story »

86.5 Percent Of Israelis Say 'No' To A Ceasefire In Gaza (3 opinions)

86.5 Percent Of Israelis Say 'No' To A Ceasefire In GazaThe overwhelming majority of Israelis, 86.5% feel that for as long as Hamas tunnels are not all destroyed and the terror organization can fire rockets into Israel, there can be no ceasefire. The poll was taken last weekend to determine the public’s view on the ongoing military operation. 504 people representing a cross-section of the population were questioned. If a ceasefire is ...    Full Story »

Appeals Court Allows Sept. 11 Steel Cross Display

Appeals Court Allows Sept. 11 Steel Cross DisplayA federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge's ruling last year that the decision to include the beam in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum did not advance religion ...    Full Story »

Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel (1 opinions)

Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For IsraelDemocratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. But the House and Senate are at odds over process. Jennifer Hing, a spokeswoman for the House Appropriations Committee, says no money for Israel will be included in a larger spending bill ...    Full Story »

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: MK Zoabi Suspended from Knesset Plenum for Six Months (6 opinions)

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: MK Zoabi Suspended from Knesset Plenum for Six MonthsMK Hanin Zoabi, who refused to refer to Hamas as a terrorist organization, preferring to view the terrorists as “freedom fighters”, has been suspended from the Knesset plenum sessions for six months. The Arab MK, who participated in the Marvi Marmara and is now under investigation for insulting and assaulting police at anti-war protests, has finally been suspended due to the     Full Story »

NYS Gov. Cuomo Says Situation In Israel Is 'Complicated And There's Pain On Both Sides' (3 opinions)

NYS Gov. Cuomo Says Situation In Israel Is 'Complicated And There's Pain On Both Sides'New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Monday that he is weighing a trip to Israel, an excursion that would mark the first international travel of his administration. “I have not yet set a plan to visit, but it’s not out of the question,” Mr. Cuomo said at an unrelated news conference in Buffalo, N.Y. “I have been corresponding with Israeli officials on the current situation ...    Full Story »

'No You Can't President Barak Obama' Rally in Tel Aviv (3 opinions)

 'No You Can't President Barak Obama' Rally in Tel AvivA rally is being held on Tuesday evening 2 Menachem Av at 19:00 opposite the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv at the Azrieli Bridge. The message of participants will be directed at US President Barak Obama, telling him that he cannot tie the hands of the IDF before the military completes its mission in Gaza. Participants will decry the lack of White House support for the IDF and ...    Full Story »

Terrorists Emerged from the Tunnel & Fired a Rocket at the IDF Position (1 opinions)

Terrorists Emerged from the Tunnel & Fired a Rocket at the IDF PositionThe Hamas terrorists emerged from a tunnel and fired a rocket at an IDF position on Monday, Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av. The attack occurred at 19:00. Five to seven terrorists in military uniforms carrying AK-47 assault rifles were also armed with explosives and anti-tank rockets. It is believed the terrorists used an access point to a tunnel that was discovered and closed by the IDF ...    Full Story »

Israel Hits Symbols Of Hamas Power In Gaza War (1 opinions)

Israel Hits Symbols Of Hamas Power In Gaza WarIsrael escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the terrorist group’s control in Gaza. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange overnight and by daybreak, as the conflict entered its fourth week, heavy clouds of dust hovered over the territory. The pounding came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned of a ...    Full Story »

PLO Offers 24-Hour Truce, Says It Speaks For Hamas

PLO Offers 24-Hour Truce, Says It Speaks For HamasA senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Tuesday that Israel must bear the consequences if it rejects this call. There was no immediate comment from Hamas on the offer. Israeli government spokesman ...    Full Story »

NJ Transit Train Stuck In Tunnel [9:48AM]

NJ Transit Train Stuck In Tunnel [9:48AM]Authorities are trying to remove a New Jersey Transit commuter train that became disabled just outside the Hudson River tunnel in New York City. NJ Transit spokesman William Smith says the Northeast Corridor train was scheduled to arrive at Penn Station at 8:39 a.m. Tuesday when it broke down near 10th Avenue. Smith does not know how many passengers are on the train or what caused ...    Full Story »

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: The 10 IDF Soldiers Killed On Monday HY"D (7 opinions)

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: The 10 IDF Soldiers Killed On Monday HY1.    Sgt. First Class Eliav Eliyahu Chaim Kahlon, 22, of Tzfas 2.    Corporal Midan Maimon Biton, 20, of Netivot 3.    Corporal Niran Cohen, 20, of Tiveria 4.    Staff-Sgt. Adi Briga, 23, of Beit Shikma 5.    Sgt. First Class Moshe Doini, 20, of Jerusalem 6.    Sgt. Daniel Kedmi, 18, of Tzofim 7.    Sgt. Barkai Yishai Schor, 21, from ...    Full Story »

Firebomb Attack against a Shul in Germany

Firebomb Attack against a Shul in GermanyAn unspecified number of firebombs were hurled at a shul in Wuppertal, in Western German during the night, Ynet reports. German police announced that an 18-year-old suspect has been taken into custody. Police are searching for two additional suspects as well. No other details have been reported in the attack. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Trusts & Estates: Protecting our Parents

Trusts & Estates: Protecting our ParentsEstate planning is one of the most important steps a person can take to make sure that their final property and health care wishes are honored, and that loved ones are provided for in their absence. Though often overlooked or put off in favor of more immediate concerns, a comprehensive estate plan can resolve a number of legal questions that arise whenever anyone ...    Full Story »
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Names of Soldiers Killed Near Nachal Ohz on Monday HY"D (1 opinions)

Names of Soldiers Killed Near Nachal Ohz on Monday HYFollowing are the names of the IDF soldiers killed in the line of duty HY”D on Monday, Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av in a mortar shell attack near Kibbutz Nachal Ohz; 1. Sgt. First Class Eliav Eliyahu Chaim Kahlon, 22, of Tzfas. The levaya will take place today at 11:00 in the Tzfas Military Cemetery. 2. Corporal Medan Maimon Biton, 20, of Netivot. The levaya will take place today at ...    Full Story »

Names of the IDF Soldiers Killed at the Karnei Crossing HY"D [UPDATED] (3 opinions)

Names of the IDF Soldiers Killed at the Karnei Crossing HYIt is permitted to publish the names of four of the five soldiers killed when terrorists infiltrating at the Karnei Crossing fired an anti-tank rocket at them. The fallen are HY”D; 1. Sgt. Daniel Kedmi, 18, of Tzofim. The levaya will be held today in the Kiryat Shaul Military Cemetery at 17:00. 2. Sgt. Barkai Yishai Schor, 21, from Yerushalayim. The levaya will be held at Mt. ...    Full Story »

Mayor de Blasio Vows To Improve NYPD-Community Relations

Mayor de Blasio Vows To Improve NYPD-Community RelationsNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying that more trust is needed between police and residents in the wake of a death in police custody. De Blasio, a Democrat who took office in January, made improving relations between the NYPD and communities of color a centerpiece of his mayoral campaign. He is facing his first significant test on test on that score. Eric Garner died in ...    Full Story »

Rivlins Moving to the President's Residence (1 opinions)

Rivlins Moving to the President's ResidenceAfter taking the oath of office, President Reuven Rivlin and First Lady Nechama announced they do not wish to move into the President’s Residence, preferring to continue living in their modest apartment in the Yafeh Nof neighborhood of the capital while conducting activities at the official residence. After a few short days on the job the president and his wife have come to realize ...    Full Story »

Two Arabs Targeted in Jerusalem Hate Crime (9 opinions)

Two Arabs Targeted in Jerusalem Hate CrimeTwo residents of Beit Haninah, both 20, were in nearby N’vei Yaakov on Friday night. They explained to authorities that one of them lost his identity card from work and they retraced their steps to the train station in the hope of finding it. At about 21:30 they began heading home, realizing the card was lost and it would not be found. “When we approached the park and were ...    Full Story »


Video Of Interest: Hamas, Bringing Families Together Since 1987 (4 opinions)

The creators of this video made it to show and promote the strength that Israel has while under fire from rockets coming from Hamas. They figured a little cynical humor could do everyone some good.

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VIDEO: Abu Mazen's Son: I will Return to Tzfas, Palestine (1 opinions)

Speaking to the media, a son of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) explains that he is aware Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wishes to continue negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority), to stall until 2020 or 2030 until “the first generation of the Nakba” is no longer alive so the Arabs will forget the matter of refugees. He explains “I will respond one way” turning to family members and asking “Where are we from”, to which they respond “Tzfas, Palestine” and he concludes “I will return to Tzfas Palestine, the third generation of the Nakba”. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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