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Arson Suspected in Ein Yael Forestry Blaze – Train Service Halted [UPDATED 14:08]

Arson Suspected in Ein Yael Forestry Blaze – Train Service Halted [UPDATED 14:08]
13:32 IL: Police earlier today, Sunday, 18 Tammuz, announced they suspect the fire still burning out of control in the Ein Yael forestry area is due to arson. Fire planes were brought in as the fire nears the Biblical Zoon. As a result of the blaze approaching the Malcha train station service has been halted to the capital. B”H there are no injuries reported at this time. 13:50: Jerusalem fire officials are now reporting that have succeeded in containing the perimeter of the fire and thereby preventing it from spreading ...

Obama: Freedom Is Paid for by Men and Women of US Military

Obama: Freedom Is Paid for by Men and Women of US MilitaryPresident Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "greatest blessings" in the greatest country on earth. He says "freedom is not free" but is paid for by all the men and women of the military, including those who blanketed the White House South Lawn for a concert in their honor by Bruno Mars. Obama spoke minutes before the annual Fourth of July ...    Full Story »

Small Group Of Neo-Nazis Rally In London, Outnumbered By Counter-Demonstrators (1 opinions)

Small Group Of Neo-Nazis Rally In London, Outnumbered By Counter-DemonstratorsA small group of neo-Nazis have staged an anti-Semitic rally in London, but were hugely outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. About 20 far-right activists protested in central London against Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch group. They had planned to rally in north London's Golders Green area, home to a large Jewish community, but police decided to move them because of the ...    Full Story »

Bush Says He Takes Trump's Immigration Remarks Personally (2 opinions)

Bush Says He Takes Trump's Immigration Remarks PersonallyRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. After a Fourth of July parade in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Bush called Trump's remarks "extraordinarily ugly." Bush's wife was born in Mexico, and when he was asked if he ...    Full Story »

Government Faces Burden In Proving Airlines Worked Together

Government Faces Burden In Proving Airlines Worked TogetherAs the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean. ...    Full Story »

Egypt Foiled ISIS 'State' In Sinai, President Says

Egypt Foiled ISIS 'State' In Sinai, President SaysPresident Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula. In combat fatigues he had said he hung up for good when he ran for ...    Full Story »

Draft Accords Of Sanctions Relief At Iran Nuke Talks In Hand

Draft Accords Of Sanctions Relief At Iran Nuke Talks In HandWorld powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. Written by technical experts, the document still must be approved by senior officials of the ...    Full Story »

McCain: US Must Reassess Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

McCain: US Must Reassess Afghanistan Troop WithdrawalThe ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital. The Republican told reporters that Afghan national forces are fighting bravely, but suffering heavy losses in the field. American and international troops have already ...    Full Story »

Utility Drones Could Inspect Equipment, Scan For Outages

Utility Drones Could Inspect Equipment, Scan For OutagesWhen tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage. Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot trouble on transmission lines or inspect equipment deep inside hard-to-reach power plant boilers. That's just for starters. Researchers and industry executives predict the drones ...    Full Story »

Israel: EMS Responder Involved in a Serious MVA (1 opinions)

Israel: EMS Responder Involved in a Serious MVAAn EMS responder in Israel heading to a call on Thursday night the eve of 16 Tammuz was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. The responder, who was using lights and sirens, ran a red light and was struck by a vehicle traveling 100 KPH (60 MPH) on a green light. The small vehicle of the EMS responder was thrown to the other side of the road as the driver’s air bag ...    Full Story »

Rockets Fired Earlier on Erev Shabbos Were Likely Launched from Sinai

Rockets Fired Earlier on Erev Shabbos Were Likely Launched from SinaiSecurity officials believe the rocket launch earlier on erev Shabbos 16 Tammuz that set off sirens in the Eshkol Regional Council of southern Israel was from Sinai, not Gaza. Based on the reports of citizens seeing a rocket “flying over from Egypt” and other information gathered, it does appear the rocket originated in Sinai, not Gaza. The system monitoring incoming rockets ...    Full Story »

Hamas Distances Itself from ISIS Operations in Sinai (1 opinions)

Hamas Distances Itself from ISIS Operations in SinaiHamas spokesman Sami Abu-Dahari in an interview with a French news agency on Friday 16 Tammuz denies reports tying it to ISIS or any other Islamic organization operating in Sinai in any way. He adds that ISIS is acting foolishly and while Hamas is taking steps to improve the border situation and it plans to stand to protect the security of Egypt, clearly distancing the terrorist ...    Full Story »

Magen David Adom Israel Trains 24 French Physicians to Join its International Emergency Response Team

Magen David Adom Israel Trains 24 French Physicians to Join its International Emergency Response TeamMagen David Adom’s International Emergency Unit is currently made up of 80 physicians from around the world. These doctors have committed to come to Israel in the event of a major disaster chas v’sholom, such as a large earthquake. Upon arriving in Israel they would team up with MDA teams working around the country. This past week 24 doctors arrived in Israel from France to be ...    Full Story »

Ex-NY Speaker Silver Balks At Reporting Income, Cites Federal Probe (2 opinions)

Ex-NY Speaker Silver Balks At Reporting Income, Cites Federal ProbeFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks. The Manhattan Democrat wrote on the disclosure forms that it would be "inappropriate" to detail his legal work or his non-governmental income in light of the charges. Silver says he will be ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu And President Rivlin on the Passing of Nicholas Winton Who Saved 65- Jewish Children In The Holocaust

PM Netanyahu And President Rivlin on the Passing of Nicholas Winton Who Saved 65- Jewish Children In The HolocaustMuch has been written this week following the passing of Sir Nicholas Winton, who is referred to by many as “Britain’s Schindler”. It has been learned that Winton personally saved 669 children from death during the ...    Full Story »

Could Searchers' Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Flight 370?

Could Searchers' Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Flight 370?Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive and highly specialized industry isn't unusual — and some of the strongest ...    Full Story »

Attacks Continue Against the Jerusalem Light Rail (2 opinions)

Attacks Continue Against the Jerusalem Light RailAttacks against the Jerusalem light rail continue. There were at least four rock-throwing attacks on Thursday evening. B’chasdei Hashem, despite at least eight smashed windows, there were no injuries. The attacks occur when the light rail passes through Beit Haninah, a predominately Arab neighborhood of the capital. On Thursday evening 15 Tammuz, when some of the attacks occurred, ...    Full Story »

Hilchos Shabbos Initiative Started In Zechus of 18-Year-Old Girl In Coma

Hilchos Shabbos Initiative Started In Zechus of 18-Year-Old Girl In Coma As a Zechus for a complete and speedy recovery for Chaya Malka bas Bas-Sheva, and 18 year old girl who fell into a coma, please join thousands of families in an innovative learning program. Each week receive a few practical and relevant Hilchos Shabbos you may not have been aware of . Learning the page at the Shabbos table is a perfect opportunity to increase awareness regarding ...    Full Story »

Sadigura Rebbe's Conditions for Using a Smart Phone (4 opinions)

Sadigura Rebbe's Conditions for Using a Smart PhoneThe Sadigura Rebbe Shlita has announced a new regulations that permits using a blocked smartphone with certain conditions. The rebbe’s announcement follows a meeting this week of the Agudas Yisrael Torah Council, which he is ...    Full Story »

Kosel Rav: Everything Possible Must be Done to Keep Jews Off of Har Habayis

Kosel Rav: Everything Possible Must be Done to Keep Jews Off of Har HabayisRav of the Kosel and holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, spoke with the dati leumi Kippa website, discussing a number of issues including visits to Har Habayis. The interview was conducted on Wednesday, 15 Tammuz, ahead of the fast day 17 Tammuz which is observed on Sunday this year. Following are portions of the rav’s interview. The rav speaks of the siege on the holy city, which ...    Full Story »

NYPD Beefs Up Security For July 4th Weekend

NYPD Beefs Up Security For July 4th WeekendThe Police Department is stepping up security throughout New York City for the July 4th weekend. NYPD officials said Friday that they have not identified any specific terror plots against the city. But they have been warning New Yorkers about the persistent potential for "lone wolf" attacks. The department plans to assign 7,000 officers to protect large crowds expected for the ...    Full Story »

US Airline Probe Would Need Proof Beyond Business As Usual

US Airline Probe Would Need Proof Beyond Business As UsualAs the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean. ...    Full Story »

Erev Shabbos Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Erev Shabbos Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael· The PA (Palestinian Authority) announces it arrested 108 Hamas members and commanders. · Rock-throwing attacks from Luban a-Sharqiya in Shomron, north of Yishuv Eli on Route 60. · Dozens of PA residents involved in rock-throwing and violence in Kfar Kadum in Shomron. They also threw rocks at soldiers monitoring a nearby lookout. · TATZPIT: Arabs threw rockets at motorists ...    Full Story »

Minister Azoulai Does Not Feel Rabbonim Have to Account for Their Time (3 opinions)

Minister Azoulai Does Not Feel Rabbonim Have to Account for Their TimeIn the former 19th Knesset, Minister of Religious Services (Bayit Yehudi) Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan changed regulations to demand additional accountability from civil service rabbonim, seeking to create a system to ensure the rabbonim do their jobs and account for their time. Many of the rabbonim rejected his overture, explaining “Rabbonim are not clerks”. There were a number of protests ...    Full Story »

UN Nuke Agency Chief Says 'More Work' Needed On Iran Probe

UN Nuke Agency Chief Says 'More Work' Needed On Iran ProbeHopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms. Yukiya Amano, head of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency, said his meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani resulted in a "better understanding on some ways forward," but "more work will be needed." The ...    Full Story »

IDF Orders the Closure of Route 12 Following ISIS Attacks in Sinai

IDF Orders the Closure of Route 12 Following ISIS Attacks in SinaiDue to the situation in Sinai between ISIS and Egyptian military forces, and fears of a possible spill over into areas of southern Israel, the IDF on Friday morning 16 Tammuz at 05:00 closed route 12 to all non-military vehicular traffic. He decision to close the route near Eilat was made following high-level consultations among security officials. It is added the closure is ...    Full Story »
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VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Motorcycle Slams Into Minivan In Woodbourne On Route 52 (5 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Motorcycle Slams Into Minivan In Woodbourne On Route 52 [VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A man driving a motorcycle slammed into a minivan in Woodbourne, Friday morning. The crash happened on Route 52 near Firehouse Road at around 11:00AM. As can be seen in the attached photos, the driver of the motorcycle appears to have driven at full speed directly into the back of a minivan. Miraculously, he is reportedly in stable ...    Full Story »

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum In France; President Says No

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum In France; President Says NoWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France. Assange wrote a letter to French President Francois Hollande published in Le Monde on Friday, appealing to France's history as a beacon for the repressed. He noted that WikiLeaks recently revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on Hollande and his two predecessors and leading French ...    Full Story »

Levaya Of The Bluzhever Rebbe ZATZAL (2 opinions)

Levaya Of The Bluzhever Rebbe ZATZALYWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of the Bluzhever Rebbe, HaRav Tzvi Yehuda Shapiro ZATZAL. The Rebbe was R"L battling a disease for the past two years until his Petira on Friday morning. He was 79-years-old. The Levaya will be at 2:00PM on Erev Shabbos, at the Bluzhever Bais Medrash located at 1431 58th Street. The Levaya will be going to Eretz Yisroel on Motzei Shabbos for ...    Full Story »

Shas Accepts a Big Compromise to Advance its Kashrus Bill

Shas Accepts a Big Compromise to Advance its Kashrus BillAfter a bill presented to the Ministerial Law Committee was pushed aside, Shas begrudgingly accepted a compromise in the hope of pushing the bill forward. Shas’ original bill would compel an eatery to have local rabbinate ...    Full Story »

Germany Wants Quick Clarification Of New NSA Spy Allegations

Germany Wants Quick Clarification Of New NSA Spy AllegationsGermany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information. Reports two years ago that Angela Merkel's cellphone was monitored by the U.S. National Security Agency caused friction between Berlin and ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Eliezer Berland Hospitalized in Holland

Rabbi Eliezer Berland Hospitalized in HollandRabbi Eliezer Berland has been hospitalized in Holland, chassidim are reporting. Rabbi Berland, 78, lost his appeal to the Supreme Court in Holland, which announced this week he will be turned over to Israeli ...    Full Story »

IDF Officer Uninjured in Attack - Terrorist Shot Dead (1 opinions)

IDF Officer Uninjured in Attack - Terrorist Shot DeadThe commander of the Binyamin Brigade in the Binyamin Regional Council of the Shomron came under attack on Friday morning, 16 Tammuz. The colonel’s vehicle was ambushed and a large stone was thrown at the windshield, penetrating the vehicle. B’chasdei Hashem no one was killed or injured. Colonel Yisrael Shomer got out of his vehicle and fired in the air to distance the attackers. ...    Full Story »

Rocket Attack from Sinai into S. Israel [UPDATED 16:48 IL]

Rocket Attack from Sinai into S. Israel  [UPDATED 16:48 IL][EARLIER UPDATES IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 16:48: It appears two rockets, not one, were fired from Sinai into S. Israel a short time ago. They landed in open unpopulated areas. This is in line with intelligence community concerns that the growing ISIS presence and instability in Sinai will present new security challenges for Israel. B’chasdei Hashem no one was killed or wounded in ...    Full Story »

Three Fatalities In Accident in Binyamin Council of Shomron

Three Fatalities In Accident in Binyamin Council of Shomron[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] There was a fatal vehicular accident in the Binyamin Regional Council district of Shomron on erev Shabbos, 16 Tammuz. The accident involved a truck and two passenger vehicles on Route 60 near “T” Junction in the direction of Yishuv Ofra after Givat Assaf. Magen David Adom spokesman Zaki Heller reports the call was received at 15:56. EMTs and ...    Full Story »

Fire Burning Out of Control in the Beit Shemesh Area

Fire Burning Out of Control in the Beit Shemesh Area16:25 IL: A fire continues to burn out of control in a forestry area between Kibbutz Tzorah and Kfar Dir Raafat in the Beit Shemesh district. Eight fire companies have been called along with six firefighting planes. In addition, firefighters from the center and north have been called up from their homes and they are responding. The blaze contuse to burn out of control. There are no ...    Full Story »

The Effects of Divorce on Your Estate Planning Documents

The Effects of Divorce on Your Estate Planning Documents Unfortunately, when a couple goes through a divorce, it can be a very difficult and traumatic time. As difficult a time it might be, it is important to remember that your estate planning documents may need to be revised because of the implications that may come out of the divorce. State laws differ from state to state about how a divorce affects the beneficiary listed on certain ...    Full Story »

Yedidim Assists English Speakers Who Moved to Israel

Yedidim Assists English Speakers Who Moved to IsraelHundreds of English speakers took part in special Shabbos addressing education in the Plaza Hotel in Nazareth sponsored by Yedidim. The event was held last week, Shabbos Parshas Chukas 5775. Among the prominent rabbonim who addressed the Shabbos event were Rabbi Ze’ev Leff Shlita (Moshav Matisyahu), Rabbi Yosef Elefant Shlita (Mir), Rabbi Dovid Kaplan Shlita (Ohr Somayach) and ...    Full Story »

Stabbing Reported in Lifta [UPDATED 14:06 IL]

Stabbing Reported in Lifta [UPDATED 14:06 IL]13:42 IL: A stabbing is reported in the spring in Lifta in the Jerusalem corridor. Emergency responders are enroute to the location. Details to follow. 13:48: It is being reported the stabbing at Lifta is a criminal and not terror related incident. 14:06: It appears there was an altercation between drunks. No serious injuries reported. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Report: No Evidence IRS Employees Told to Destroy Info (3 opinions)

Report: No Evidence IRS Employees Told to Destroy InfoInvestigators found no evidence that IRS employees were told to destroy or hide information from Congress, the Justice Department or an inspector general in the probe of erased emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal, according to an internal report released late Thursday. While the 22-page report found no evidence that IRS employees intended to destroy data or hard ...    Full Story »


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