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Arab Taxi Driver: Jews Attacked Me In Bnei Brak

Arab Taxi Driver: Jews Attacked Me In Bnei Brak
An Israeli Arab taxi driver, a resident of Kfar Kassem, reported that a number of Jews tried to attack him and damage his vehicle near Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak. The driver was waiting to pick up two Jewish women when two youths claimed he tried running them over. One of the women got out of the taxi and told them they are liars. Shortly thereafter 15 Jews arrived and began cursing him and damaged the vehicle, according to the driver. Police are investigating. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Bennett Has a Lesson for 'Meet the Press' Host Rina Matzliach

Bennett Has a Lesson for 'Meet the Press' Host Rina Matzliach[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Appearing on the motzei Shabbos Meet the Press program in Israel, Bayit Yehudi leader Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with host Rina Matzliach, speaking of the history of Israel’s fight for survival in the region. He discusses a number of items including unemployment and the economy but the interview begins with the current alarming security ...    Full Story »

Clinton: Obama Immigration Effort 'Historic Step'

Clinton: Obama Immigration Effort 'Historic Step'Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year. Clinton placed the efforts aimed at changing immigration policy in the context of families, many of whom she said are longtime ...    Full Story »

PLEASE DONATE: Charity Fund Established For The Widows & Orphans Suffering From Har Nof Terror Attack (3 opinions)

PLEASE DONATE: Charity Fund Established For The Widows & Orphans Suffering From Har Nof Terror AttackThe following fund has been approved by Rav Rubin of K'hal Bnei Torah, the Shul where the attack took place. The events of this past week seems so unthinkable, and yet it happened. Four precious, innocent, kedoshim, taken from us in the most horrific way. The almanos, the yesomim, their worlds are shattered. They are numb from the pain and shock, yet the one feeling they feel ...    Full Story »

MK Moshe Feiglin: Open the Market to Competition

MK Moshe Feiglin: Open the Market to CompetitionThe following was released by Knesset Deputy Speaker MK Moshe Feiglin. Last week, I proposed a bill in the Knesset to institute online ridesharing as an option for commuters. Currently, it is illegal in Israel for drivers who are not certified for public transportation to take passengers in their vehicles for pay. This bill would make it legal, under the auspices of an online company ...    Full Story »

Thruway Fully Open After Western NY Snow Cleared

Thruway Fully Open After Western NY Snow ClearedThe state Thruway Authority says the entire length of the interstate is open, after snow from last week's lake-effect storm in the Buffalo area was removed. More than 80 snowbound vehicles were towed from the highway to three lots. Drivers can find out where to pick up their vehicles at the Thruway website. During the storm that dumped up to 7 feet of snow on towns south of ...    Full Story »

Iran has Armed Hizbullah with Missiles that Capable of Reaching Dimona

Iran has Armed Hizbullah with Missiles that Capable of Reaching DimonaA senior official in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is quoted saying that Tehran has given Hizbullah several hundred missiles with a range of 250-350km (155-217 miles), capable of striking Dimona. The senior official, Said Majid Mussawi said the Fatah missiles travel at a speed of 4,500 KPH (2,796 MPH) and carry a 500kg (1,102 lbs.) warhead. Mussawi is quoted adding “It is in our ...    Full Story »

PHOTO: Women of the Wall Continue Kosel Tefilos with Sefer Torah on Rosh Chodesh Kislev (1 opinions)

PHOTO: Women of the Wall Continue Kosel Tefilos with Sefer Torah on Rosh Chodesh KislevThe turmoil and opposition protests have subsided and the Women of the Wall (WoW) continue their monthly rosh chodesh prayer event at the Kosel, now regularly bringing a small Sefer Torah as well. While a Supreme Court decision some years ago permitted them to read from a Torah, they were never permitted to take one from the men’s side. They have recently begun bringing their own ...    Full Story »

Survey Shows Shas Maintaining its Standing in Knesset

Survey Shows Shas Maintaining its Standing in KnessetA poll commissioned by Chadrei Chareidim carried out by TGI shows that contrary to other recent polls, the Shas party almost manages to maintain its current standing in Knesset and it does not fall to single digits. The poll released shows Likud receiving 27 seats, Bayit Yehudi 17, Labor 12, Yisrael Beitenu 8, Yesh Atid 10, Shas 10, Yahadut Hatorah 8, a party headed by Moshe Kahlon ...    Full Story »

Growing Israeli Concerns Over Reported in US/Iranian Talks

Growing Israeli Concerns Over Reported in US/Iranian TalksThere are mounting concerns among Israeli leaders amid reports of progress in negotiations between the United States and Iran. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday Rosh Chodesh Kislev told the press, “Last night US Secretary of State John Kerry updated me on the situation in the nuclear talks with Iran. We are anxiously monitoring ...    Full Story »

Terror or a Brawl - Depends on Whom One Asks

Terror or a Brawl - Depends on Whom One AsksAfter Friday night tefilos in Beit Choshen in the eastern capital, seven Jews headed home to the Beit Orot area of the capital. When they passed A-Tur they were attacked by Arabs armed with wooden planks with nails protruding, metallic rods and tools as well as throwing rocks at them. A 24-year-old male was stabbed in his back and a 21-year-old was hit across the head with a metal ...    Full Story »

Putin Says He Won't Be Russia's President For Life

Putin Says He Won't Be Russia's President For LifeVladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday. Staying in office beyond that would be "detrimental for the country and I don't need this," he told the Tass news agency. Putin, 62, has effectively led Russia since he was ...    Full Story »

LIVE WEBCAST AT 4:45PM EST: Annual Chabad Shluchim Convention (2 opinions)

LIVE WEBCAST AT 4:45PM EST: Annual Chabad Shluchim ConventionThis year, for the tenth year, tens of thousands of viewers from around the world will be able to view the International Kinus HaShluchim banquet live on a broadcast made possible by the organizers of the Kinus. The live streaming webcast begins at 4:45pm on Sunday, Nov. 3, and is taking place at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. The highlight is always the traditional roll call ...    Full Story »

Intelligence Community Foils Attempted Assassination Plot Against FM (1 opinions)

Intelligence Community Foils Attempted Assassination Plot Against FMA gag order was lifted permitting the publication of a conspiracy to target the vehicle carrying Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman while he was being driven from his Nokdim home in Gush Etzion to the capital. According to the information released, the intelligence community learned terrorists had been monitoring his coming and going from his community as well as studying his vehicle ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein, Survivor Of Har Nof Massacre Recounts The Horror And Miracles To Media (3 opinions)

WATCH: Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein, Survivor Of Har Nof Massacre Recounts The Horror And Miracles To Media[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] One of the victims seriously wounded in the Har Nof Maassacre last week, was Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein. He was struck three times by one of the terrorists with a meat cleaver. Once on his head and ear, and once on his back. He miraculously survived, and recounted to the media the horrors of what transpired in those few minutes inside Kehillas Bnei Torah, ...    Full Story »

Cops Stop PA Vehicles Driving Erratically Between Eli & Shilo

Cops Stop PA Vehicles Driving Erratically Between Eli & ShiloPolice on Sunday morning Rosh Chodesh Kislev pulled over a number of vehicles with PA (Palestinian Authority) license plates driving erratically on Route 60 between Eli and Shilo in Shomron. After stopping the vehicles police realized it was the convoy of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Police recorded the information of the drivers and then released them to continue after ...    Full Story »

Vishnitzer Rebbe: Yishmael are Not 'Bnei Adom'

Vishnitzer Rebbe: Yishmael are Not 'Bnei Adom'The Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita, who visited the families of the Har Nof massacre announced during Shabbos the “Yishmaelim are not bnei adam but they are cruel by nature”. The rebbe was speaking during seudas shlishis about the massacre in Har Nof and compared the kedoshim to the kedoshim of תרפ"ט, to the kedoshim massacred in Hebron. The rebbe told his chassidim that he also ...    Full Story »

Update on Terror Attack Victims (1 opinions)

Update on Terror Attack VictimsThe following update on terror attack victims is from Sunday Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5775. Regarding the wounded from the Har Nof Kehillas Bnei Torah terror attack, the spokesman’s office of Shaare Zedek Medical Center reports that two victims remain in serious condition in intensive care units while a victim from another attack remains in light-to-moderate condition. The spokesman ...    Full Story »

Iran: Nuclear Talks May Focus on an Extension

Iran: Nuclear Talks May Focus on an ExtensionWith a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date. The official, a member of the Iranian delegation in Vienna, said the tipping point could come Sunday night, with Iran and six world powers deciding that their differences are too ...    Full Story »

Glick's Release from Shaare Zedek Hospital Delayed (2 opinions)

Glick's Release from Shaare Zedek Hospital DelayedHar Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick was scheduled to be released from Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Sunday Rosh Chodesh Kislev but he remains in the hospital to undergo another treatment. After discovering another issue requiring medical attention, a procedure was to have been done on Friday but it is now set for today, Sunday. If everything remains as it is, Glick will be ...    Full Story »

Obama Defends Moves on Immigration

Obama Defends Moves on ImmigrationPresident Barack Obama is dismissing criticism that he overstepped his authority by acting unilaterally to shield millions of immigrants from the threat of deportation. Obama says in an interview broadcast nationally Sunday that presidents use "prosecutorial discretion" all the time. He says it was important to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent arrivals while ...    Full Story »

Rav Twersky's HY"D Almona: He Died in Kedusha and Tahara (4 opinions)

Rav Twersky's HY[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Mrs. Bashi Twersky, the almona of Rabbi Moshe Twersky HY”D who was among the murdered in the massacre in a Har Nof shul, told Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat during the latter’s motzei Shabbos shiva visit that her husband died “in kedusha and tahara”. “That morning he went to mikvA and he died wearing tallis and tefilin after reciting Kriyas Shema, ...    Full Story »

Sunday Morning/Early Afternoon 1 Kislev Security/Terror Briefs from Israel

Sunday Morning/Early Afternoon 1 Kislev Security/Terror Briefs from IsraelMotzei Shabbos: A Zaka vehicle was attacked by rocks from a vehicle driving without headlights on Rt. 22 between Haifa & Akko. Damage reported. No injuries B”H. 07:00: Arabs reports “settlers” set an unoccupied home in a village near Ramallah ablaze and left graffiti in the area during the night on motzei Shabbos. 07:45: An Arab taxi driver reports he was ...    Full Story »

Baruch Dayan Emmes: HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Bernstein ZT"L; Rosh Yeshivas Knesses Chizkiyahu (3 opinions)

Baruch Dayan Emmes: HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Bernstein ZTMourning spread through the Torah community on motzei Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Kislev upon hearing of the petira of HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Bernstein ZT”L, Rosh Yeshivas Knesses Chizkiyahu in Kfar Chasidim and a well-known marbitz Torah for some 50 years. The niftar was 79. The levaya began on Sunday morning at 11:00am at the yeshiva. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Buffalo Residents Urged to Prepare for Flooding Following Massive Snowstorm That Left 7 Feet Of Snow On The Ground

Buffalo Residents Urged to Prepare for Flooding Following Massive Snowstorm That Left 7 Feet Of Snow On The GroundBuffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city's mayor said Sunday. A ban on driving will continue in hard-hit South Buffalo as hundreds of dump trucks, loaders and other snow removal equipment continue to work around the clock, Mayor Byron Brown said. Temperatures in ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Chabad Shluchim Pose For Annual 'Class Picture' This Morning Outside 770 (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Chabad Shluchim Pose For Annual 'Class Picture' This Morning Outside 770[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Thousands of Shluchim pose for a group photo in front of Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. They are among 4,200 rabbis from around the world who are in New York for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, an annual event aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice ...    Full Story »
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Obama: Americans Want 'New Car Smell' in 2016 (6 opinions)

Obama: Americans Want 'New Car Smell' in 2016President Barack Obama says he wants a Democrat in the White House in 2016 and is pledging to do everything possible to help that nominee succeed. At the same time, Obama says the public wants that "new car smell" when it comes to the next presidential campaign. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Obama says: "They want to drive something off the lot that ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Passes Controversial 'Jewish Nation’ Bill Defining Israel as a Jewish State (4 opinions)

Cabinet Passes Controversial 'Jewish Nation’ Bill Defining Israel as a Jewish State Just In: The cabinet has approved the bill in a 15 to 7 vote a short time ago. The ‘Jewish Nation’ Bill proposed by MK (Likud) Ze’ev Elkin has been embraced by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The bill calls to define the State of Israel and the Hebrew language as the nation of the Jewish People and the official language, while Arabic is still listed as a “special” albeit ...    Full Story »

Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe Hospitalized in NYC on Shabbos (1 opinions)

Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe Hospitalized in NYC on Shabbos The Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe Shlita collapsed during a tisch on Friday night and was hospitalized. The rebbe was in Boro Park for his annual fundraising trip. The rebbe continued the tisch at Maimonides Hospital until 03:00 with some of his chassidim. Reports from the hospital on Sunday indicate the rebbe will have a pacemaker inserted. The procedure is scheduled for Sunday ...    Full Story »

Mailbag: An appreciation of R' Aryeh Kupinsky HY"D (9 opinions)

Mailbag: An appreciation of R' Aryeh Kupinsky HYThe following was sent by a YWN reader.  I returned home, emotionally exhausted, from burying my friend Aryeh Kupinsky. I entered my apartment building at the same time as my brother-in-law Rafi, who lives in a different city but who comes in to Har Nof regularly in his capac ity as a counselor. Gently, he asked me if I had personally known any of the victims of the massacre. ...    Full Story »

Kerry Says Gaps Remain in Talks About Iran's Nukes

Kerry Says Gaps Remain in Talks About Iran's NukesU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning of "serious gaps" in the talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, and if major differences persist the possibility of extending past Monday's deadline is seeming more likely. Discussions on going past that deadline have not begun between Iran and the U.S. ? the lead players in negotiations that formally group six world powers on one side of ...    Full Story »

Obama Immigration Plan Good, Not Great For Economy (8 opinions)

Obama Immigration Plan Good, Not Great For EconomyPresident Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms. The executive order signed Friday would prevent the deportation of about 4 million parents and guardians who lack the same legal status as their children. By gaining work permits, they will likely command higher wages, ...    Full Story »

No Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Yet (3 opinions)

No Ferguson Grand Jury Decision YetCrews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent days, with many speculating that the grand jury's decision would be ...    Full Story »

Videos: The Next Great Initiative from Agudath Israel

Videos: The Next Great Initiative from Agudath IsraelAt the recent Agudath Israel National Convention, “The Next Great Initiative" debuted. The Next Great Initiative (TNGI) asked for submissions from people who saw a communal need and had a plan to fill it. Nearly 100 submissions for potential new communal projects were submitted in advance of the convention. At the convention five of these proposals, vetted by Lefkowitz ...    Full Story »

Boehner: 'We Will Not Stand Idle' On Immigration (6 opinions)

Boehner: 'We Will Not Stand Idle' On ImmigrationHouse Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be. "I will say to you, the House will, in fact, act," Boehner, R-Ohio, said at a news conference the morning after Obama announced plans to offer ...    Full Story »

Crown Heights: Shmira Patrol Recovers Stolen Sefer Torah, Tefillin, And 100 Mezuzos (3 opinions)

Crown Heights: Shmira Patrol Recovers Stolen Sefer Torah, Tefillin, And 100 Mezuzos[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A family who just arrived from a day long trip from Montreal, were unloading their luggage on union street and Albany avenue. A male black passing by noticed the luggage sitting near the rear of the car. Realizing that one family member was sitting in the car, he approached her and asked her some questions in an attempt to distract her. Afterwards, he ...    Full Story »

Holder Urges Calm Ahead of Ferguson Decision

Holder Urges Calm Ahead of Ferguson DecisionWith a decision by a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and "minimize needless confrontation" with protesters. He also says in a video post by the Justice Department that protests are most effective when they're nonviolent. The Holder video released ...    Full Story »

Rare Chupah from the Obliterated Jewish Rechnitz (2 opinions)

Rare Chupah from the Obliterated Jewish RechnitzAn embroidered chupah from Rechnitz (in present-day Austria) from 1865 was recently discovered. As chupahs are consumable one-occasion targeted items, it is quite hard to find a whole 200-year-old chupah. This is especially the case when it originates from a Jewish community that was annihilated vehemently by the Nazis in 1945. This chupah will be up for sale on the up-coming Rare and ...    Full Story »

Biden Urges Russia to Uphold East Ukraine Truce

Biden Urges Russia to Uphold East Ukraine TruceU.S. Vice President Joe Biden criticized Russia on Friday for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a cease-fire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev on the anniversary of the country's anti-government protests. Touring the Ukrainian capital, Biden said Western sanctions against Russia would not be lifted until Moscow does more to enforce the cease-fire. Over 900 ...    Full Story »

House GOP Sues Administration Over Health Care Law (4 opinions)

House GOP Sues Administration Over Health Care LawHouse Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. GOP lawmakers filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Washington the morning after Obama announced unilateral executive actions to expand protections for millions of immigrants ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Two Students AT Yeshiva Beit Orot In East Jerusalem Attacked By Arabs On Friday Night (12 opinions)

BREAKING: Two Students AT Yeshiva Beit Orot In East Jerusalem Attacked By Arabs On Friday NightTwo students at Yeshiva Beit Orot were attacked and wounded in East Jerusalem in a suspected terror attack Friday evening. The two were reportedly hit with stones, metal rods and planks of wood with nails near the Beit Orot seminary in the area of Har HaZeisim. Both students were in the seminary when the paramedics arrived and were fully conscious. A 24-year-old sustained moderate ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein, Survivor Of Har Nof Massacre Recounts The Horror And Miracles To Media (3 opinions)

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[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] One of the victims seriously wounded in the Har Nof Maassacre last week, was Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein. He was struck three times by one of the terrorists with a meat cleaver. Once on his head and ear, and once on his back. He miraculously survived, and recounted to the media the horrors of what transpired in those few minutes inside Kehillas Bnei Torah, located at 5 Agassi Street in Har Nof, where on Tuesday morning two terrorists killed 5 people in cold blood. 4 Kedoshim were murdered while they were Davening Shacharis, and one hero Israeli [Druze] police officer – one of the Chasidei Umos HaOlam – was gunned down as he tried to kill the terrorists. His graphic description is chilling, such as how despite having been seriously injured, he pulled one of the terrorists to the ground. Watch how he describes the miracle he experienced, when the second terrorist looked at him and told him to leave. (Chaim Shapiro - YWN)

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VIDEO: Dozens Of Williamsburg Condo Owners Evicted On Freezing Cold Day (5 opinions)

On one of the coldest days of the season, police oversaw the eviction of dozens of families from a Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment building. The families did nothing wrong, and they own the apartments they're being forced to vacate. Ida Siegal explains how a developer's troubles has affected the homeowners. (YWN Desk - NYC)

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VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Visits the New Command Center of the Jerusalem Municipality Observation Unit

bibi[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday 26 Marcheshvan, visited the new command center of the Jerusalem Municipality observation unit, which operates observation balloons throughout the city and gives the municipality and the Israel Police real-time intelligence coverage of disturbances and violations of the law. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat briefed the prime minister on the unit, which serves as the aerial operations branch of the municipality, the Israel Police and the enforcement authorities, and on the way in which it assists the security agencies that operate in eastern Jerusalem in locating disturbances, large-scale gatherings, demonstrations, and the throwing of stones and firebombs. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "I am impressed by the genuine effort to market our capabilities, both to protect and to intervene in real-time against disturbers of the peace and terrorists. No effort is spared here; this has great effect. This morning we demolished the home of a terrorist. This is a significant and important step and there will be more home demolitions; there will be many more steps. We have nothing against the residents of eastern Jerusalem but we will not tolerate attacks on our citizens and we will act against those who do these things and against those engaged in incitement. With a determined and vigorous hand, we will restore security to Jerusalem." Mayor Barkat added, "Mr. Prime Minister, first of all, thank you for coming to the command center. Your interest is very important here because we know that with your support we will be able to boost personal security for the residents of Jerusalem. I think that what has been formulated in recent days, with your help and that of the Israel Police, is a concept that will undoubtedly and dramatically increase our ability to respond to what we, unfortunately, experience in the city of Jerusalem. We had a very, very difficult day yesterday but we are looking forward and know that we will overcome and cope. You have seen what we are planning, what happens in the municipal command center, and I am pleased that you are here. It is good that you are backing us." (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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