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Report: US-Led Strikes In Iraq, Syria Killed 459 Civilians

Report: US-Led Strikes In Iraq, Syria Killed 459 Civilians
U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment. The report by Airwars, a project aimed at tracking the international airstrikes targeting the extremists, said it believed 57 specific strikes killed civilians and caused 48 suspected "friendly fire" deaths. It said the strikes have killed more than 15,000 Islamic State militants. While Airwars noted the ...

Edva Biton: When Adele HY”D Died, the PM and President Did Not Visit!

Edva Biton: When Adele HY”D Died, the PM and President Did Not Visit!Many Yidden around the world were mispallel for the recovery of Adele Biton HY”D, who was niftar in Shevat 5775 at the age of 5, a number of years after being gravely injured in a vehicular accident. She was traveling in a vehicle with her ...    Full Story »

House GOP Says It Has the Votes to Disapprove of Iran Deal

House GOP Says It Has the Votes to Disapprove of Iran DealHouse Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. Since Republicans hold a commanding 246 seats in the House, it was widely expected that the GOP would come up with 218 votes to support a resolution of ...    Full Story »

U.S. Attorney to Review Surveillance of Man Charged in ISIS Bomb Plot

U.S. Attorney to Review Surveillance of Man Charged in ISIS Bomb PlotA bail hearing was postponed Monday for a Florida Keys man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who plotted to detonate a backpack bomb at a beach. Defense Attorney Richard Della Fera said he asked for the delay so that he could review U.S. government surveillance of his client, Harlem Suarez of Key West. Suarez, 23, remains jailed on charges of attempting to use a ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Firebomb Attack in Jerusalem Leaves Three Injured - Including Ichud Hatzalah Member

PHOTOS: Firebomb Attack in Jerusalem Leaves Three Injured - Including Ichud Hatzalah Member[PHOTOS BY "מדברים תקשורת"& EARLIER UPDATES IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] FINAL 20:56: All three victims were transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. A 27-year-old female is reported in moderate/stable condition with burns to hands and legs. She is conscious and alert. A male has burns to his hands, listed in light condition and an Ichud Hatzalah volunteer is being treated ...    Full Story »

Deri Wants Zero VAT on Electricity Too, Not Just Basic Goods

Deri Wants Zero VAT on Electricity Too, Not Just Basic GoodsEconomy Minister (Shas) Aryeh Deri is not just continuing to battle to eliminate value added tax (VAT) on basic items, but he wants this to apply to electricity as well. According to reports, Deri’s office is preparing the plan, which will be submitted to the treasury. The zero VAT plan being prepared would apply to bread, milk, challah, shemenet (sour cream), cheeses (not all), ...    Full Story »

Police: 9/11 Memorial Visitor Carried 2 Loaded Handguns

Police: 9/11 Memorial Visitor Carried 2 Loaded HandgunsAuthorities say a tourist has been arrested on charges she carried two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City. A criminal complaint says Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday in lower Manhattan when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon. The name of her attorney was not ...    Full Story »

Jeb Bush Unveils Border Security, Immigration Reform Plan

Jeb Bush Unveils Border Security, Immigration Reform PlanRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is outlining a six-point strategy to bolster security at the nation's border and overhaul its immigration laws. The former Florida governor said Monday that finding a solution to the status of people in the country illegally "is a nonstarter if our borders are not secure against future illegal immigration." Bush is proposing the estimated ...    Full Story »

Two Mortar Rockets from Syria Land in the Golan Heights [UPDATED 6:20 PM IL]

Two Mortar Rockets from Syria Land in the Golan Heights [UPDATED 6:20 PM IL]EARLIER UPDATES FOLLOW BELOW: 18:20: The IDF spokesman reports one person is being treated for hysteria. 17:55: Officials in the Golan Heights Regional Council report the mortar rockets fell in fields in the Quneitra area. They are not aware of anyone being injured. 17:53 IL: It is reported that sirens did not sign warning of the incoming rocket fire. There are reports that one ...    Full Story »

Mazel Tov! Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov! Mazel Tov! [COMMNICATED CONTENT] (Bashert.net Headquarters, Passaic NJ) We are happy to report that another couple just got engaged today through Bashert.net. “Bashert.net is a Shadchan based technologically powerful site, which uses a Personality test designed by Dr. ...    Full Story »

9-Year-Old Chareidi Boy Niftar After Drowning in Swimming Pool In Northern Israel

9-Year-Old Chareidi Boy Niftar After Drowning in Swimming Pool In Northern IsraelA week into bein hazmanim and R”L another tragedy strikes the community as a 9-year-old chareidi boy from Yerushalayim died in a fatal drowning incident in a private pool in a northern area swimming pool. Police report the child, Moshe Bar-Shalom, was transported to an area hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. The incident occurred in Moshav S’dei Alon, in the northern ...    Full Story »

MDA: Heatwave Results in Sharp Increase in Calls

MDA: Heatwave Results in Sharp Increase in CallsMagen David Adom emergency medical service officials report that the ongoing nationwide heatwave has resulted in a sharp increase in calls for medical assistance, up tens of percent. MDA reported on Sunday, 17 Menachem Av, 80 people were treated for fainting, 70 from general weakness and 14 others for various stages of dehydration. With forecasters predicted temperatures over 100 F ...    Full Story »

Feeling Exhausted? We Can Help With This...

Feeling Exhausted? We Can Help With This...[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Are you exhausted from running from simcha to simcha and don't have koach to take care of the gifts? Does the thought of having to deliver it drain you? Now you can save a bundle and have us send it straight to your baal simcha.    Full Story »

Drivers Weigh In On Uber Boom In NYC

Drivers Weigh In On Uber Boom In NYCThe rise of smartphone ride-hailing services has given New York City riders increasingly more choices in how to get from here to there. But some drivers who keep cars moving say they are stuck in the middle. Uber, the leader in ride-hailing services, has in four years gone from nearly non-existent to more than 20,000 drivers, joining the city's 13,437 taxis. Some traditional ...    Full Story »

Drone Spotted At Kennedy Airport; 2nd In Days

Drone Spotted At Kennedy Airport; 2nd In DaysFederal officials say a pilot reported an unmanned aircraft while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday night. It was the second drone sighting in days. The FAA says Shuttle America 5911 reported the device off the left side of the aircraft as it approached the runway around 6 p.m. The flight originated in Richmond, Virginia. On Friday, Delta Flight 407 ...    Full Story »

Kerry Pushes Iran Nuke Deal With Wary Arabs In Qatar

Kerry Pushes Iran Nuke Deal With Wary Arabs In QatarU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar on Monday. Kerry was meeting with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the six-member bloc of Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab nations that fear Shiite Iran's increasing assertiveness in the region and the implications of the agreement. In ...    Full Story »

At Least 35 Dead in Syrian Military Plane Crash (3 opinions)

At Least 35 Dead in Syrian Military Plane Crash At least 35 Syrian soldiers have reportedly been killed as a result of a crash involving a cargo plan in northwestern Idib province. Weather conditions are being blamed for the crash, detailing heavy fog conditions prevailed as the pilot tried landing the plan in the Abu al-Duhur military airport. Contradicting this report is the message released to the media by al-Nusra rebel ...    Full Story »

Heatwave Continues in Israel on Monday

Heatwave Continues in Israel on Monday The heatwave that began at the end of last week is not showing signs of letting up. The sweltering temperatures are expected to continue today, Monday, 18 Menachem Av. In the capital, temperatures will climb to 96 F, but with the heat index it will actually feel like 109 F. Adding to the unique weather of recent days, thunder storms are expected in certain areas of the country, ...    Full Story »

Israeli-Palestinian Solidarity Visit to Duma Village (5 opinions)

Israeli-Palestinian Solidarity Visit to Duma VillageApproximately two dozen "Combatants for Peace" activists held a solidarity visit to the village of Duma near the Shechem on Shabbos to make a condolences visit for the child family that was killed by settlers attack two days ago. The group has concluded the arson attack was carried out by Jewish ‘settlers’ and while that is a possibility, police have yet to make such a ...    Full Story »

GOP Hopefuls Prep for First 2016 Debate And Donald Trump

GOP Hopefuls Prep for First 2016 Debate And Donald TrumpRepublican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate. While candidates and their teams have spent hours privately strategizing how best to tackle the billionaire businessman in Thursday's debate, they publicly discounted the idea of Trump's rise even as a new poll showed ...    Full Story »

Planning to Visit Moshav Tifrach? Some Things to Know First (5 opinions)

Planning to Visit Moshav Tifrach? Some Things to Know FirstIf you are planning to spend some time in Moshav Yifrach you might want to familiarize yourself with regulations released by the mora d’asra, Rabbi Eliyahu Yaakobson Shlita. Avreichim and small girls may not ride bicycles and women may not speak on a cellular telephone in the street. It is explained that at times, visitors coming to a Torah community are unaware of the regulations ...    Full Story »

Separate NYC Gunfire Incidents Leave 2 Dead, 11 Wounded (6 opinions)

Separate NYC Gunfire Incidents Leave 2 Dead, 11 WoundedTwo people were killed and 11 others wounded in three overnight shootings in New York City, including nine people hurt when gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn, police said Sunday. The gunfire at the party in the East New York section of Brooklyn started around 2:15 a.m., after a dispute, police said. Nine people were shot — six women and three men, most with wounds ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Party Leader Bennett Banned from Rabin Square Rally (1 opinions)

Bayit Yehudi Party Leader Bennett Banned from Rabin Square RallyEducation Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Naftali Bennet was invited to be one of the speakers at the motzei Shabbos Nachamu rally at Rabin Square calling for an end to violence in society and tolerance. The rally was prompted by the stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade which took place last week, leaving six people injured, some in serious condition. Bennett’s aides explained ...    Full Story »

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Public Display for 1st Time (2 opinions)

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Public Display for 1st TimeNASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight. It is an unprecedented collection of artifacts — the first time, in fact, that any ...    Full Story »

IDF Soldiers in Uniform Banned from Har Habayis (3 opinions)

IDF Soldiers in Uniform Banned from Har HabayisA number of IDF soldiers in uniform on Sunday morning 17 Menachem Av arrived at Har Habayis, which they wanted to visit before heading to their base for the week. Police stopped them before entering and summoned military police, which questioned the soldiers for no apparent reason. The soldiers were released but not before they were instructed not to return to Har Habayis. The ...    Full Story »

A Look at State Actions, a Year After Ferguson's Upheaval

A Look at State Actions, a Year After Ferguson's UpheavalLegislators in nearly every state this year proposed measures stemming from the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who had scuffled with a white Ferguson officer. Brown's death triggered large protests and repeated clashes between heavily armored police and protesters. An Associated Press analysis identified at least 40 measures passed by 24 states ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Attends Jerusalem Rally Against Violence

President Rivlin Attends Jerusalem Rally Against ViolencePresident Reuven Rivlin address at solidarity rally in Jerusalem's Zion Square against violence, and promoting tolerance, which took place on motzei Shabbos Nachamu. The event was organized in response to the stabbing of six participants in last week’s Gay Pride Parade in Yerushalayim by a deranged individual who identifies with the chareidi community. Mr. Rivlin said "Friends, the ...    Full Story »
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PHOTOS: Chicago Hit By Dangerous Storms; Trees Down; Power Outages In Jewish Community (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Chicago Hit By Dangerous Storms; Trees Down; Power Outages In Jewish Community[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A burst of thunderstorm activity across the Chicago-area in mid-afternoon Sunday resulted in trees down and power outages in the Jewish populated area. Eyewitnesses tell YWN that the storm lasted only a few minutes, but brought high winds, large hail, and dangerous thunder and lightening. Trees were blown down by the high winds that characterized these ...    Full Story »

Proof of Trump's Charity Giving Elusive (2 opinions)

Proof of Trump's Charity Giving ElusiveDonald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. Trump has said he donated $102 million worth of cash and land to philanthropic and conservation organizations over the past five ...    Full Story »

Arab Prisoner Tried to Set Aron Kodesh in an Israeli Prison Ablaze

Arab Prisoner Tried to Set Aron Kodesh in an Israeli Prison AblazeAn Arab prisoner tried to set a prison Aron Kodesh ablaze in Sharon Prison, Channel 10 News reported. There was light damage to the shul as a result of the arson attack. The Arab prisoner on Shabbos Nachamu decided to try burning the shul’s Aron Kodesh, telling prison officials this was his response to Jewish arson attacks against mosques. The arson attack led to confrontations ...    Full Story »

Canadian Woman Wants an Apology form Airline after Chareidi Man Refused to Site Next to Her (11 opinions)

Canadian Woman Wants an Apology form Airline after Chareidi Man Refused to Site Next to HerA resident of Canada is demanding an apology from an airline after a chareidi male refused to sit aside her on a flight. The cabin crew requested the lady move to another seat. The woman was on a flight to Toronto when a chareidi man boarded and realized he was seated next to her. The man turned to the cabin crew asking to be moved to a different seat. The cabin crew tried to ...    Full Story »

Sunday Morning Violence on Har Habayis (1 opinions)

Sunday Morning Violence on Har HabayisPolice came under attack with stones on Har Habayis on Sunday morning 17 Menachem Av. There were no reports of injuries. The attackers locked themselves in al-Aqsa Mosque. Police separated between the attackers and visitors to the holy site. It is added that Gedolei Yisrael throughout the generations have ruled one may not visit Har Habayis. This is the ruling of Gedolei Yisrael ...    Full Story »

Malaysia Seeks Help In Finding More Possible MH370 Debris

Malaysia Seeks Help In Finding More Possible MH370 DebrisMalaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris. A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean turned out to be a "domestic ladder," and doesn't belong to a plane, ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbi Lau Speaks with Nablus Governor Akram Rajoub Over Fatal Arson Attack (1 opinions)

Chief Rabbi Lau Speaks with Nablus Governor Akram Rajoub Over Fatal Arson AttackChief Rabbi David Lau Shlita on erev Shabbos Nachamu spoke with Shechem Governor Akram Rajoub and told him that the entire Jewish People condemn the abhorrent murder and the shameful attack on the Darawshe family in ...    Full Story »

NY State Police Cite Plan To Update Patrol Vehicle Fleet (1 opinions)

NY State Police Cite Plan To Update Patrol Vehicle FleetNew York State Police say an update of the patrol vehicle fleet will be completed by the next fiscal year, removing those with more than 125,000 miles driven. The agency, responding to a complaint by the troopers' union, says vehicles are routinely inspected, serviced and maintained, and that those with high mileage are taken off the road "as resources allow." Spokesman William ...    Full Story »

1000s Take Part in Motzei Shabbos Rabin Square Rally (2 opinions)

1000s Take Part in Motzei Shabbos Rabin Square RallyThousands of people took part in the motzei Shabbos Nachamu rally at Rabin Square. The rally was organized by the left-wing, reportedly to call for an end to violence in Israel, demanding tolerance and ...    Full Story »

Yitzchok Saftlas Invites Ira Zlotowitz as Guest on 77WABC’s “Mind Your Business” Radio Show Tonight (2 opinions)

Yitzchok Saftlas Invites Ira Zlotowitz as Guest on 77WABC’s “Mind Your Business” Radio Show TonightAs Eastern Union’s success skyrockets, we will be asking Ira Zlotowitz to share his inordinate ability to grow businesses with others. As it seems, new hires and business owners all over are biting. “With these new initiatives, our goal is to IY’H double or triple business within the next two years. Since we launched these new initiatives the playing field is wide open, and we ...    Full Story »

Biden For President? Allies Mulling Clinton Challenge (1 opinions)

Biden For President? Allies Mulling Clinton ChallengeVice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president. Recent ...    Full Story »


WATCH: MBD And Friends Sing For Yossi Piamenta Who Needs Rachamei Shomayim

A group of Jewish singers and superstars visited famed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta last week, and made a "Kumzits" for him. Yossi Piamenta has been battling a dreaded illness since being diagnosed more than a year ago, as thousands of his fans continue to pray for his recovery. Yossi has been Misameach thousands upon thousands of Chasanim and Kallah's at weddings in the past 35 years. His music has touched many of us, and many of his songs are played at weddings every night. Never the one to say no, Yossi would always drop all he was doing and run to hospital or private home to cheer up those suffering from illness and disease. May his amazing acts of chesed he did quietly for so many years serve as Zechus for his Refuah Shelaima. Please continue to be Mispallel for Yosef ben Genia. (Chaim Shaprio - YWN)

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