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The UN's Chutzpah - Condemning The Sentence In The Azariya Manslaughter Trial

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The UN's Chutzpah - Condemning The Sentence In The Azariya Manslaughter Trial
The United Nations does not miss a beat when it comes to condemning Israel and in the case of the trial of Elor Azariya, there is no exception. Israel is angry over the UN Human Rights Council for its comment on the sentence in Israel, as Azariya was sent to 18-months imprisonment and demotion to private. The council however feels the sentence is “unacceptable” since it deals with an IDF soldier firing at a PA (Palestinian Authority) resident. Azaria was convicted of manslaughter for firing at and killing a wounded Arab terrorist ...

Special Team Being Formed To Address Attacks Against Chareidi Soldiers

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Special Team Being Formed To Address Attacks Against Chareidi SoldiersA special team is being formulated by the Attorney General’s Office to address attacks against chareidi IDF soldiers, known by the frum community opposing their service as ‘chardakim’. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit held a special meeting on Sunday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Adar in his office to consult with Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan on the matter. Also present were the ...    Full Story »

9 Year Old Orphan's Plea: "My Siblings and I are Scared"

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Last Friday, the orphans of 'Mishpachas Y' opened an emergency campaign, begging for help. Their mother, who has been living with multiple sclerosis for over a decade, previously relied on the help of her husband to watch after their children. Two weeks ...    Full Story »

Shuvu's 26th Annual Dinner: Dedication L'Iluy Nishmas Harav Binyomin Wulliger, Z"l

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Shuvu's 26th Annual Dinner: Dedication L'Iluy Nishmas Harav Binyomin Wulliger, ZHorav Binyomin Wulliger, z”l, was a respected and beloved member of Frankel’s shul for decades. Rav Wulliger survived the holocaust and spent his long and productive life building a family that numbers many well- known and outstanding talmidei chachomim, Torah leaders and askonim. Rav Wulliger was extremely close to Rav Pam, zt”l, and made it his chiyuv to attend every Shuvu ...    Full Story »

New York, North Carolina: When Should Teen Be Tried As Adult

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New York, North Carolina: When Should Teen Be Tried As AdultNew York and North Carolina are the last states that still prosecute all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in criminal court, but changes may be coming. Both states are considering proposals to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18. Backers say the measures could save millions of dollars by providing rehabilitative services that young people need to keep from offending ...    Full Story »

Security Alert At The Kosel Erev Shabbos

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Security Alert At The Kosel Erev Shabbos Police were summoned to the Kosel on erev Shabbos after security personnel were suspicious of a 60-year-old tourist who was found to be carrying an unusual walking stick – containing a sword. They learned the women had trouble walking in the alleys of the Old City and acquired the walking stick in one of the local shops, using it to get around until reaching the Kosel inspection ...    Full Story »

Two Jews Reportedly Killed When Small Plane Crashes In Westhampton Beach, New York

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Two Jews Reportedly Killed When Small Plane Crashes In Westhampton Beach, New YorkA small airplane with three people on-board crashed in Westhampton Beach Sunday. Two people were killed and one was seriously wounded, according to several local media outlets. The FAA says the plane crashed into several trees as the pilot was practicing take-offs and landings at the Gabreski Airport in Suffolk County. The victim who survived was airlifted to a hospital. The ...    Full Story »

Shuvu's 26th Annual Dinner: Dedication L'Iluy Nishmas Rabbi Elias Schwartz, Z"l

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Shuvu's 26th Annual Dinner: Dedication L'Iluy Nishmas Rabbi Elias Schwartz, ZRabbi Elias Schwartz, Shuvu Board Member for decades, was a leading light in the world of chinuch for 50 years. Renowned as an educator’s educator, Rabbi Schwartz taught thousands of boys how to live life as an American Ben Torah. Today, Rabbi Schwartz’s “boys” are among the most eminent and revered Roshei Yeshiva, Menahalim, marbitzey Torah and lay leaders. Rabbi ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Neturei Karta Defile Kever Yosef In Shechem With Palestinian Flags

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On Thursday, February 16, a group of Anti-Zionist Jews visited the Kever of Yosef HaTzadik in the city of Shchem. They were escorted by Palestinian police. Following the visit at the Kever, the group paid a visit to the Palestinian Mayor of the city.

Haifa: Protest Demands Closure Of Ammonia Tank

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Haifa: Protest Demands Closure Of Ammonia TankOn Sunday 16 Shevat, a court ordered emptying and relocating the large ammonia tank in Haifa in ten days but this is yet to occur. The Haifa Court for Local Affairs put an end to the concerns over the tank, which has been referred to as a ...    Full Story »

Dozens Of Headstones Damaged At Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery

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Dozens Of Headstones Damaged At Philadelphia Jewish CemeteryDozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia have been broken and overturned. The Philadelphia police say this was an act of vandalism at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery on the corner of Frankford and Cheltenham avenues. Aaron Mallin of North Jersey made the disturbing discovery Sunday when he came to visit his father's grave. "It's just very ...    Full Story »

French Attack Victim: Attacker Used A Hand Saw

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French Attack Victim: Attacker Used A Hand SawTwo Jewish brothers wearing a kippah were beaten and one’s finger was sawed off, in a violent anti-Semitic attack in Bondy, a Paris surburb last week.  The aggressors were reportedly "of North African origin." The two men, 29 and 17 years old, were hospitalized in a state of shock. A police complaint was filed by the two victims whose father is a local Jewish community leader. ...    Full Story »

Yad Vashem Urges Amazon To Remove Holocaust Denial Books

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Yad Vashem Urges Amazon To Remove Holocaust Denial BooksYad Vashem is urging Amazon to remove Holocaust denial books from its website as they are still offered for sale around the world, including in countries that ban selling such books. It is not the first appeal to Amazon, but the books are still available as seen in the attached photo from Sunday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Adar 5777. Upon receiving complaints about the matter, Dr. Robert ...    Full Story »

Duped Into Killing Kim? 2 Suspects Say It Looked Like Prank (1 opinions)

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Duped Into Killing Kim? 2 Suspects Say It Looked Like PrankTwo women — a Vietnamese and an Indonesian — have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with the immensely toxic chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. He died within hours. The women told officials from their embassies in Malaysia that they believed the entire operation ...    Full Story »

Litzman Backs Producing More Gluten Free Food Products

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Litzman Backs Producing More Gluten Free Food ProductsIsrael’s Ministry of Health announced it is working to significantly lowering the price of gluten free food items in line with recommendation of a government committee that probed the matter. The committee included representatives of the ministry as well as the Ministry of the Economy and Bituach Leumi. The committee studied why gluten free products are so expensive and then ...    Full Story »

Shuvu's 26th Annual Dinner: Dedication L'Iluy Nishmas Beinish Mandel, Z"l

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Shuvu's 26th Annual Dinner: Dedication L'Iluy Nishmas Beinish Mandel, ZBeinish Mandel dedicated his life to helping Klal Yisroel. As one of the most active Hatzolah members in the organization, throughout his life, he considered it a privilege to help another Yid. Indeed, during Rav Pam, zt”l’s final illness, Beinish was like a son to the Godol. He was at the Rosh Yeshiva’s side almost constantly. Beinish exemplified ahavas Yisroel and mesiras ...    Full Story »

Pre-Existing Conditions Complicate Health Care Replacement

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Pre-Existing Conditions Complicate Health Care ReplacementAs Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance for Americans who have no other alternative has some congressional Republicans considering whether to ask the ...    Full Story »

United Airlines Flight To Tel Aviv Makes An Unscheduled Landing In Houston

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United Airlines Flight To Tel Aviv Makes An Unscheduled Landing In HoustonUnited Airlines flight UA 954 made an unscheduled landing in Houston Sunday, 1 Rosh Chodosh Adar, after there was smell of smoke inside the cockpit plane. The flight landed without incident in George Bush Intercontinental Airport. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Liberal Activists, New DNC Chief Face A Trump-Era Reckoning

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Liberal Activists, New DNC Chief Face A Trump-Era ReckoningWhen Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention. Members of the Democratic National Committee cheered ...    Full Story »

Former Chief Of Staff Does Not Accept State Comptroller's Report On Operation Protective Edge (1 opinions)

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Former Chief Of Staff Does Not Accept State Comptroller's Report On Operation Protective EdgeFormer IDF Chief of Staff Benny Ganz has spoken out against the State Comptroller’s report on Operation Protective Edge, the IDF’s counter terrorism operation in Gaza in the summer of 2014. Ganz explains that one cannot win a war without accurate intelligence, praising former Chief of Intelligence Major-General Aviv Kochavi as the best head of intelligence in the IDF in the past ...    Full Story »

What Popular Tax Breaks Are At Risk If GOP Overhauls Taxes?

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What Popular Tax Breaks Are At Risk If GOP Overhauls Taxes?When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people. That's why making big changes to tax laws is so hard — and why it hasn't been done for 30 years. Unless Congress simply cuts taxes for everyone, there will be winners and losers, and the ...    Full Story »

Chareidi Protest Planned At Kosel For Monday As Women Of Wall Plan 'Hanochas Tefillin' (7 opinions)

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Chareidi Protest Planned At Kosel For Monday As Women Of Wall Plan 'Hanochas Tefillin'Police are preparing for confrontations at the Kosel on Monday morning 2 Rosh Chodesh Adar as Women of the Wall (WoW) have announced it will be hosting a ‘Hanochas Tefilin’ in the ezras noshim of the Kosel on ...    Full Story »

Sessions' Tough On Crime Talk Could Lead To Fuller Prisons (1 opinions)

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Sessions' Tough On Crime Talk Could Lead To Fuller PrisonsThe federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend. Jeff Sessions, a former federal prosecutor sworn in this month as the country's chief law enforcement officer, signaled at his confirmation hearing - and ...    Full Story »

Hikind: Stop Scapegoating Trump For Anti-Semitism (5 opinions)

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Hikind: Stop Scapegoating Trump For Anti-SemitismAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) says that blaming President Donald Trump for the rise in anti-Semitic incidents is devious and politically misleading. Hikind asserted that crimes against Jews are a direct result of the negative attitude towards Israel—an attitude that has been embraced by too many members of the Democratic party and their leadership. “Where are the liberal ...    Full Story »

Shvut Rachel Gimmel To Replace Amona

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Shvut Rachel Gimmel To Replace AmonaDeputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan spoke with Kol Berama Radio’s Chezi Zeigman on Sunday morning 1 Rosh Chodesh Adar, explaining that “Everything is in place for a new yishuv for the expellees of Amona near Shvut Rachel, ‘’Shvut Rachell 3. Ben-Dahan explained “All that is required is cabinet approval and ten things would move into place quickly”. However, he did not ...    Full Story »

Congress Returns, With Health Care, Supreme Court On Agenda

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Congress Returns, With Health Care, Supreme Court On AgendaCongress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency. First, the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Majority Republicans in the House and Senate will be closely watching the prime-time address for ...    Full Story »
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Of Poppy Seeds and Purim (1 opinions)

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Of Poppy Seeds and PurimBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Now that the month of Adar has arrived, people will have started to make their Hamantaschen. Traditionally, hamantaschen have been made out of poppy seeds, although, of late, there are all sorts of other fillers that have popped up. Why poppy seeds? The minhag was based upon a Ramah in Shulchan Aruch, where hecites the Kol Bo ...    Full Story »

HaRav Yitzchok Dovid Grossman Visits Mekbubal HaRav Dov Kook

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HaRav Yitzchok Dovid Grossman Visits Mekbubal HaRav Dov KookHaGaon HaTzaddik Rav Yitzchok Dovid Grossman Shlita on motzei Shabbos visited with Mekubal HaGaon HaRav Dov Kook Shlita, who has been unwell and having severe leg pain. Rav Grossman came to give chizuk to Rav Kook as they recited Tehillim together and Rav Grossman gave Rav Kook a bracha. They also sang niggunim for Rosh Chodesh Adar together. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

At Town Halls, GOP Caught Between Trump, Angry Voters (4 opinions)

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At Town Halls, GOP Caught Between Trump, Angry VotersWhen hundreds of angry constituents chanted "no wall" at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn't necessary. When they demanded that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, the second-term congressman called it a "no-brainer." And, when they yelled at the mention of White House adviser Steve Bannon's name, Young quickly replied: "I don't know much about ...    Full Story »

White House Defends Contacts With FBI Over Russia Reports (1 opinions)

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White House Defends Contacts With FBI Over Russia ReportsThe White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents. President Donald Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer, argued Priebus had little choice but to seek Comey's ...    Full Story »

Agency Plans To Award Mexico Border Wall Contracts By April (1 opinions)

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Agency Plans To Award Mexico Border Wall Contracts By AprilU.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border. The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit "concept papers" to ...    Full Story »

Democrats Elect Perez National Chairman (1 opinions)

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Democrats Elect Perez National ChairmanDemocrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump. Perez, the first Latino to hold the post, edged Rep. Keith Ellison in the second round of voting by ...    Full Story »

Trump Says He Won't Attend Correspondents Dinner This Spring (6 opinions)

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Trump Says He Won't Attend Correspondents Dinner This SpringPresident Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes. The annual fundraiser for college scholarships and venue for reporting awards mixes politicians, journalists and celebrities and is ...    Full Story »

DHS Intel Report Disputes Threat Posed By Travel Ban Nations (1 opinions)

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DHS Intel Report Disputes Threat Posed By Travel Ban NationsAnalysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States and that ...    Full Story »

Comey Faces Pressure As White House Fights Russia Reports

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Comey Faces Pressure As White House Fights Russia ReportsFBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult. As a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, he clashed with the White House over a secret surveillance program. Years later as head of the FBI, he incurred the ire of Hillary Clinton supporters for public statements on an investigation into her ...    Full Story »

More States Are Allowing People To Carry Concealed Handguns Without A Permit (8 opinions)

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More States Are Allowing People To Carry Concealed Handguns Without A PermitNew Hampshire this week passed a law allowing residents to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, joining a growing number of states that are allowing residents to carry weapons out of sight without a license. At least 11 states have passed laws allowing the concealed carry of guns without a permit, and 16 states have introduced legislation this year to do the same, according to ...    Full Story »

White House Blocks 'Fake News' Organizations CNN, NY Times, LA Times, Politico and BuzzFeed (16 opinions)

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White House Blocks 'Fake News' Organizations CNN, NY Times, LA Times, Politico and BuzzFeedNews organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the gaggle following the move by White House press secretary Sean Spicer. "The AP believes the public should have as much access to the president as ...    Full Story »

Sworn To Secrecy, Drugstores Stay Silent As Customers Overpay

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Sworn To Secrecy, Drugstores Stay Silent As Customers OverpayEric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up co-payments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, thinking their insurance is getting them a good deal. Pusey's contracts with drug-benefit managers at his Medicap Pharmacy in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, bar him from volunteering the fact that for many cheap, generic medicines, co-pays sometimes ...    Full Story »

J.C. Penney To Close Up To 140 stores (1 opinions)

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J.C. Penney To Close Up To 140 storesJ.C. Penney on Friday said it plans to close between 130 and 140 stores in the next several months, a move that makes it the latest retail stalwart to pull back from the mall amid the rise of online shopping. The department store giant's latest quarterly results, also released Friday, illustrate its struggle to connect with shoppers: Sales were down 0.7 percent at stores open more ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Neturei Karta Defile Kever Yosef In Shechem With Palestinian Flags

On Thursday, February 16, a group of Anti-Zionist Jews visited the Kever of Yosef HaTzadik in the city of Shchem. They were escorted by Palestinian police. Following the visit at the Kever, the group paid a visit to the Palestinian Mayor of the city.

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WATCH: Krauthammer: Bannon Showed He Was Brains Of Operation

Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist gives his take on the united front presented by Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon against the media before crowd at CPAC, saying Bannon was representation of 'Trumpism.

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WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence's Full CPAC Speech

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the crowd at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference.

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