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JUST IN: Pres. Obama Orders Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Shimon Peres

JUST IN: Pres. Obama Orders Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Shimon Peres
As a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on September ...

Michelle Obama Takes Mesan Swipe At Trump; Says America 'Needs An Adult' In White House

Michelle Obama Takes Mesan Swipe At Trump; Says America 'Needs An Adult' In White HouseMichelle Obama told supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House." The first lady never mentioned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the rally at LaSalle University. But there was no question that she was warning voters that candidate Trump would be the same as ...    Full Story »

Rav Chaim's Promise: Donate To Kupat Ha'Ir Before Rosh Hashanah And He Will Stand For You

Michelle Obama Takes Mesan Swipe At Trump; Says America 'Needs An Adult' In White House[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The Most Critical 120 Hours of the Year The Yom HaDin is approaching. With so much important preparation still left to do - What are you doing to take the mitzvah of tzedaka seriously? Rav Chaim has come out with an extremely powerful statement in an extremely crucial time that could change the lives of thousands of talmidei chachamim, widows & ...    Full Story »

FBI Head: Extremism Apparent Influence in Minnesota Attack

FBI Head: Extremism Apparent Influence in Minnesota AttackFBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the man who stabbed and wounded 10 people in a central Minnesota mall before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer appears to have been inspired, at least in part, by extremist ideology. While testifying for hours before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, Comey was asked whether authorities had confirmed that the ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Tragedy IN Jerusalem!! Mother, 33 Years Old Leaves Behind 9 Young Orphans, Click Link At The End Of Video To Donate (2 opinions)

Mrs Sheindy Wallace from the Meah Shearim neighbourhood of Yerushalayim tragically passed away this past Monday at the young age of 33 years old after suffering for 2 years with a severe case of cancer. Sheindy was known to be the most dedicated and ...    Full Story »

HOLIDAY with SEASONS

HOLIDAY with SEASONS[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] If you never had Branzino Fish you are truly missing out on one of the most delicate and tastiest fish out on the market today! This recipe is perfect for that "Head of the Fish" Siman this Rosh Hashana. Make this and we guarantee your family will only say YUM when you serve it this holiday SEASON. Recipe from our Raskins Fish counter in Seasons. Follow ...    Full Story »

Arabs Greet Peres Death With Silence And Animosity

Arabs Greet Peres Death With Silence And AnimosityIsrael's Shimon Peres was widely admired around the world as a peacemaker and visionary, but the view in the Arab world was more complex: Memories linger of another Peres, who built up Israel's military might, waged war in Lebanon and promoted policies seen as harmful to the Palestinians. In a reflection of this sentiment, Peres' death on Wednesday was greeted with official silence ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Yitzchak Levy: Peres Was The Man Behind The First Settlement In The Shomron

Rabbi Yitzchak Levy: Peres Was The Man Behind The First Settlement In The ShomronFormer head of the National Religious Party Rabbi Yitzchak Levy, spoke with the dati leumi Kippa website following the petira of former President Shimon Peres. “My last meeting with him was after he stepped down as president” explains Rabbi Levy. We met at a tourism event arranged by the Tourism Ministry. Before entering we spoke about the Pollard affair” “He was Prime ...    Full Story »

WATCH: A Number Of Ministers Eulogize Former President Shimon Peres Z'L

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, both of the Bayit Yehudi party, speak with the press following the passing of former President Shimon Peres z”l. Shas party leader Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Welfare Minister ...    Full Story »

Despite Harsh Reviews, Trump Resists New Debate Approach

Despite Harsh Reviews, Trump Resists New Debate ApproachUnmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of embracing any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to his white working-class loyalists across the Midwest. Democrat Clinton, meanwhile, pushed to improve her standing among younger voters with the help of the ...    Full Story »

Want a School That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Child?

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] When your children wake up in the morning, do they jump out of bed excited about the school day ahead? When you walk through your children’s schools, do you notice joyful students, happy teachers and interactive lessons? If ...    Full Story »

Mossad Statement On The Passing Of Former President Shimon Peres

Mossad Statement On The Passing Of Former President Shimon PeresMossad Director Yossi Cohen, along with the all Mossad personnel, mourns the passing of the ninth President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres. “For many years, Shimon Peres worked with the Mossad on its operations and work for the security of the State of Israel, and was one of the country's most prominent leaders. He was a symbol of peace and brotherhood and as such, ...    Full Story »

Charter Flight With Hundreds Of Passengers From NYC To Uman Cancelled Hours Before Take-Off (7 opinions)

Charter Flight With Hundreds Of Passengers From NYC To Uman Cancelled Hours Before Take-OffHundreds of people scheduled to leave New York on Wednesday night for Uman have just been notified that the flight has been cancelled. The tickets were sold by a well-respected travel agency, and the passengers were being flown on a privately chartered 747. The flight was advertised as a direct flight. Although it is unclear about why exactly the flight was cancelled, sources tell ...    Full Story »

Hadassah Hospital Moves To Heightened Alert Status Ahead Of Funeral Of The Late President Peres

Hadassah Hospital Moves To Heightened Alert Status Ahead Of Funeral Of The Late President PeresHadassah Ein Kerem spokesperson Hadar Elboim reports that in light of the erev Shabbos levaya for former President Shimon Peres, the hospital is moving to heightened alert status. The hospital announced states the hospital/trauma center will move to heightened alert for the levaya which will bring thousands including Israeli elected officials and VIPs from Israel and around the ...    Full Story »

FBI Director Again Defends Integrity Of Clinton Email Probe

FBI Director Again Defends Integrity Of Clinton Email ProbeRepublican lawmakers may question the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of state, but they should not question the investigation's thoroughness, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday as he again defended the agency's actions. "You can call us wrong, but don't call us weasels. We are not weasels. We are honest people, and we did ...    Full Story »

Minister Miri Regev Is Concerned Over The Funeral For Former President Peres And Possible Chilul Shabbos

Minister Miri Regev Is Concerned Over The Funeral For Former President Peres And Possible Chilul ShabbosMinister of Culture & Sport Miri Regev made the following remarks on Wednesday, 25 Elul, at the start of the meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Symbols and Ceremonies: "We are officially convening the ministerial Committee on Symbols and ceremonies, which today mourns the passing of former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. We are preparing for a very large and ...    Full Story »

Trump Has Turned Over Tax Returns - For Lawsuits And Loans

Trump Has Turned Over Tax Returns - For Lawsuits And LoansWhile Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him. Pennsylvania gaming regulators were given at least five years' worth and eight boxes full of Trump's tax documents. Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana and other state ...    Full Story »

Hikind to Appear at CB 1 Meeting Tonight to Support Increase in Swimming Hours for Women

Hikind to Appear at CB 1 Meeting Tonight to Support Increase in Swimming Hours for WomenAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) penned a letter to Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mitchell Silver on Tuesday, requesting an increase in hours of separate gender swimming for women at Metropolitan Pool and Recreation Center in Williamsburg. In May, after a complaint was filed with the NYC Commission on Human Rights, the Parks Department announced that it was going ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Kurds In Northern Iraq Hold 'Funeral' And Send Condolences For Shimon Peres Z'L (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Kurds In Northern Iraq Hold 'Funeral' And Send Condolences For Shimon Peres Z'L[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Kurds held a funeral on Wednesday for Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, in a show of respect for his support for Kurds. Kurds in the Province of Duhok held a funeral for Peres, sending condolences to his family. Kurds’ respect for Peres came after his meeting with the US President Barack Obama in 2014. Peres advised ...    Full Story »

Yad Vashem Mourns The Passing Of Israel's Ninth President, Shimon Peres

Yad Vashem Mourns The Passing Of Israel's Ninth President, Shimon PeresYad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, mourns the passing of the ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres and offers its sincerest condolences to his family and all of the people of Israel. Former President Peres was a dedicated supporter of teaching the legacy of the Shoah, so that the Jewish people - and all humanity - may have a brighter future. Shimon Peres worked ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed By Newt Gingrich: Trump Won The Debate. Don't Believe The 'Intellectual Yet Idiot' Class (1 opinions)

Op-Ed By Newt Gingrich: Trump Won The Debate. Don't Believe The 'Intellectual Yet Idiot' ClassAfter all my years in public life I am sickened by the intellectual dishonesty, arrogance, and smugness of what Nassim Taleb calls the Intellectual Yet Idiots. The IYI's showed up immediately after the debate. They stacked the deck against Trump with Lester Holt's one-sided questions and interventions. The Holt-Clinton team was glib, articulate, and self-congratulatory. ...    Full Story »

High Court: Eight Additional Months Imprisonment For Former PM Olmert

High Court: Eight Additional Months Imprisonment For Former PM OlmertIsrael’s High Court of Justice on Wednesday, 25 Elul, rejected the appeal filed on behalf of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. As such, Mr. Olmert will have to serve an additional eight months imprisonment for ...    Full Story »

Shin Bet Statement On The Passing Of Former President Shimon Peres

Shin Bet Statement On The Passing Of Former President Shimon PeresShin Bet Director Yossi Cohen, along with the all Shin Bet personnel, mourns the passing of the ninth President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres. For many years, Shimon Peres worked with the Shin Bet on its operations and work for the security of the State of Israel, and was one of the country's most prominent leaders. He was a symbol of peace and brotherhood and as such, ...    Full Story »

NYPD Question Man in Explosion That Killed Fire Chief

NYPD Question Man in Explosion That Killed Fire ChiefThe New York Police Department says it's questioning a man in connection with a Bronx house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief. Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran and father of three, was killed by falling debris on Tuesday morning while directing operations from the street. He was supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak. Authorities ...    Full Story »

Identical Twins With Downs Syndrome.... And So Much More

Identical Twins With Downs Syndrome.... And So Much More[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Rabbi G. and his wife Batya (of Beit Shemesh) are givers. They’ve both been working hard for many years in order to support their beautiful family and enable them to give help to others. In addition to working full time and learning, Rabbi G. has also been an active volunteer with various well known emergency medical services. Giving help, whether ...    Full Story »

FBI Director: Database Coming On Police Use Of Deadly Force

FBI Director: Database Coming On Police Use Of Deadly ForceThe FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instances of police use of deadly force, FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Wednesday at a congressional hearing that reflected the sustained political interest in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The database is intended to capture how often police officers kill citizens in the line of duty and to ...    Full Story »

FBI Identifies Two Men Who Removed Undetonated Bomb In Manhattan As 'Egyptian Pilots'; They Have Left The United States (1 opinions)

FBI Identifies Two Men Who Removed Undetonated Bomb In Manhattan As 'Egyptian Pilots'; They Have Left The United States Two men seen removing an unexploded bomb from a suitcase left on the street by the Chelsea bomber have been identified by the FBI. Officials say the pair are both Egyptian pilots who have since left the U.S., presumably to return to Egypt. Their names have not yet been made public. The men had been seen on surveillance video removing the bomb from luggage on West 27th Street, ...    Full Story »
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Minister: 32,000 People Arrested Since Failed Coup in Turkey

Minister: 32,000 People Arrested Since Failed Coup in TurkeyThe Turkish justice minister says 32,000 people have been arrested since the country's failed coup, and more may follow. In a live interview with private broadcaster NTV on Wednesday, Bekir Bozdag said 70,000 people have been processed and 32,000 were formally arrested since the July 15 coup attempt. "There may be new arrests or releases according to the evidence and information ...    Full Story »

WATCH: A Knesset Channel Tribute To Former President Shimon Peres

The above video is a Knesset Channel [Hebrew] tribute to the late Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth President. Mr. Peres’ levaya is scheduled to take place on Friday, 27 Elul at 11:00AM in Har Herzl in Yerushalayim. Many world leaders, former leaders ...    Full Story »

Clinton Seeks Campaign Lift From Sanders, Michelle Obama

Clinton Seeks Campaign Lift From Sanders, Michelle ObamaHillary Clinton sought Wednesday to build on her widely praised debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters whose enthusiasm drove Bernie Sanders' unlikely campaign. Clinton was joining Sanders on the campaign trail for the first time since they held a "unity" rally in July in an attempt to unify the Democratic Party. Since then, Clinton has continued struggling to ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbi Of Israel Dovid Lau On The Passing Of Former President Shimon Peres

Chief Rabbi Of Israel Dovid Lau On The Passing Of Former President Shimon PeresChief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita released a message following the petira of former President Shimon Peres. “In the name of the Chief Rabbinate and rabbis of Israel, we express deep sorrow over the demise of the ninth President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres. “Mr. Peres worked his entire life with dedication and true loyalty for Am Yisrael and the State of Israel and ...    Full Story »

Shas Leader Deri On The Passing Of Former President Shimon Peres

Shas Leader Deri On The Passing Of Former President Shimon PeresShas leader Aryeh Deri had warm words for the late ninth President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres z”l, who was niftar early Wednesday morning 25 Elul in Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv. Shas party leader Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri, who knew Mr. Peres for over thirty years said, “I was with deep pain that I received the notification of the petira of ...    Full Story »

Help Us To Continue To Help Them

Help Us To Continue To Help Them[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] If you’ve have ever had to experience seeing a loved one go through treatment for cancer week after week, you would understand what we do at Zechus Chana. When my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she was overwhelmed by shock. All of her strength was used to comprehend and process ...    Full Story »

JUST IN: Senate Votes To Override Obama Veto On 9/11 Bill Letting Families Victims Sue The Saudi Arabian Government (5 opinions)

JUST IN: Senate Votes To Override Obama Veto On 9/11 Bill Letting Families Victims Sue The Saudi Arabian GovernmentThe Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s veto of a bill letting families of Sept. 11 victims sue the Saudi Arabian government, bringing Congress within reach of completing the first successful veto override of Obama’s presidency. The Senate voted 97-1 to reject the veto. The measure heads next to the House, where lawmakers will need to muster a ...    Full Story »

Magen David Adom Readying For The Levaya Of Shimon Peres

Magen David Adom Readying For The Levaya Of Shimon PeresMagen David Adom is busy preparing for the Friday 27 Elul levaya for the late Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth president. Many tens of thousands will begin marking his death by heading to the Knesset on Thursday, where the body of the late president will lie in state. MDA will be out in force amid the realization world leaders and an international host of VIPs will be among the ...    Full Story »

Dutch Probe: Malaysian Jet Downed by Missile Launcher From Russia (1 opinions)

Dutch Probe: Malaysian Jet Downed by Missile Launcher From RussiaDutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia. Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said communications intercepts showed that pro-Moscow rebels had called for deployment of the mobile surface-to-air ...    Full Story »

Photo: Work Begins To Prepare The Kever In Mt. Herzl For Former President Shimon Peres Z'L

Photo: Work Begins To Prepare The Kever In Mt. Herzl For Former President Shimon Peres Z'L Workman can be seen preparing the kever in the Leaders of the Nation area of Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning 25 Elul. The levaya is set for Friday, 27 Elul at 11:00AM. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo: Media Resource Group)

Kerry Threatens To Cut Off All Contacts With Russia Over Syria (2 opinions)

Kerry Threatens To Cut Off All Contacts With Russia Over SyriaSecretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. The State Department says Kerry issued the ultimatum in a Wednesday telephone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Kerry's spokesman, John Kirby, says Kerry expressed grave concern over Russian and Syrian government ...    Full Story »

Foreign Ministry Officials' Preparing For The Levaya Of Shimon Peres

Foreign Ministry Officials' Preparing For The Levaya Of Shimon PeresDeputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotevely completed the discussion in the Ministry’s situation room where plans were discussed for the upcoming levaya of the ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres. The levaya will entail receiving current and former world leaders and nations’ representatives. Hotevely scheduled another meeting for later in the afternoon for continuing the ...    Full Story »


WATCH: A Knesset Channel Tribute To Former President Shimon Peres

The above video is a Knesset Channel [Hebrew] tribute to the late Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth President. Mr. Peres’ levaya is scheduled to take place on Friday, 27 Elul at 11:00AM in Har Herzl in Yerushalayim. Many world leaders, former leaders and state representatives will be in attendance. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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WATCH: Samsung Launches Its Kosher Smartphone Video To Attract Chareidim (2 opinions)

The following video is self-explanatory, the new Samsung commercial directly at the chareidi community, offering its new kosher smartphone to clients in Israel. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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