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PHOTOS: Israel Navy Patrol Boat Being Transported To Its Base

PHOTOS: Israel Navy Patrol Boat Being Transported To Its Base [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An Israel Navy Dabur patrol boat was seen being transported to its base. The vessel was transported by carrier from Beersheva to the Port of Ashdod. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Israel Police Traffic Unit)

Meoras HaMachpelah Opened Exclusively To Jews On Yom Kippur Koton Elul

Meoras HaMachpelah Opened Exclusively To Jews On Yom Kippur Koton ElulOn this coming Thursday, Yom Kippur Koton for Elul, the Ma’aras HaMachpelah in Hebron will be opened exclusively to Jews, including Ulam Yitzchak. Prominent rabbonim and admorim are expected to visit among the many mispallalim. At 4:00AM the Machpelah will be opened to Jews exclusively until 22:00. Persons coming during the later hours are advised to arrive no later than 21:00. ...    Full Story »

Priorize Priority-1, Advancing Chinuch, Together

Priorize Priority-1, Advancing Chinuch, Together [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] https://www.priority-1.org/

FBI To Soon Release Documents Related To Clinton Email Probe

FBI To Soon Release Documents Related To Clinton Email Probe The FBI is expected to release documents soon related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server. A law enforcement official said Tuesday that documents in the case would be made public as the FBI responds to Freedom of Information Act requests. It wasn't immediately clear when the documents would be released or exactly what they would include. ...    Full Story »

Opinion: Don't Be Scared Of A Health-Insurance Public Optionith (1 opinions)

Opinion: Don't Be Scared Of A Health-Insurance Public OptionithOne of the big debates in health care right now is whether to create a public option for health insurance. Most observers of President Barack Obama's health-care law agree that the big problem is private insurers pulling out of health-care exchanges. That leaves smaller states with only one or two insurers participating, which kills competition in insurance markets and raises costs. ...    Full Story »

Concrete Pumps Intercepted at Kerem Shalom Crossing

Concrete Pumps Intercepted at Kerem Shalom CrossingInspectors operating at the Kerem Shalom Crossing to Gaza detected a container with concrete pumps which was being smuggled into Gaza to advance Hamas’ terror tunnel network. In another case, inspectors intercepted a smuggling attempt involving electrodes for welding designed for the manufacture of rockets. The illegal items were confiscated and an investigation was launched to ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Calls for More Transparency and Fewer Sanitation Tickets

Greenfield Calls for More Transparency and Fewer Sanitation TicketsCouncilman David G. Greenfield is calling on the Sanitation Department to reassess its policies on issuing summonses and to increase the transparency of its practices. Greenfield’s call comes in the wake of recent information suggesting that ticket issuances for dirty sidewalks and similar violations have been unusually high over the last year. Over the last year, Sanitation ...    Full Story »

Cofix NIS 5 Coffee And More Under The Badatz Eida Chareidis Too

Cofix NIS 5 Coffee And More Under The Badatz Eida Chareidis TooCofix has become a common name in some Israeli cities including Jerusalem, responsible for driving down the cup of coffee in more expensive chain. It was Cofix that introduced the NIS 5 for anything and everything sold in the store, including coffee, ice coffee, a morning pastry, sandwiches and much more. In Jerusalem, many are mehadrin, under the Rabbinate but for those who rely on the ...    Full Story »

McCain, Rubio Face Voters In Florida And Arizona Primaries On Tuesday

McCain, Rubio Face Voters In Florida And Arizona Primaries On TuesdayUntil Nov. 8, no day will be more crucial than Tuesday in shaping the next Congress. Voters in Florida and Arizona are set to cast ballots in congressional primaries, choosing party nominees for a host of open House seats and, in Florida, for districts that have been thoroughly scrambled by a court-ordered redistricting. Of Florida's 27 House seats, at least seven will be filled by ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Chareidi Soldier Taunted with Shouts of 'Chardak' in Beit Shemesh (9 opinions)

VIDEO: Chareidi Soldier Taunted with Shouts of 'Chardak' in Beit Shemesh[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A married IDF soldier in uniform was peacefully walking down the street pushing his young child's stroller in Beit Shemesh when a group of young chareidi yeshiva students began taunting him with names and calling him a "Chardak" a derogatory term used for chareidim who opt to serve in the IDF rather than continuing to study in beis medrash. Dozens of ...    Full Story »

Russian Hackers Targeted Arizona Election System

Russian Hackers Targeted Arizona Election SystemHackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and the FBI alerted Arizona officials in June that Russians were behind the assault on the election system in that state. The bureau described the threat as "credible" and significant, "an eight on a scale of one to 10," Matt Roberts, a spokesman for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan (R), said Monday. As a ...    Full Story »

PM Sets the Record Straight Regarding Remarks on Israel by UN Mideast Envoy (1 opinions)

PM Sets the Record Straight Regarding Remarks on Israel by UN Mideast EnvoyThe Prime Minister’s Office released the following message in response to the anti-Israel statements released by the United Nations Envoy to the Mideast. “The UN envoy to the Middle East's remarks to the Security Council distort history and international law and push peace farther away. Jews have been in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for thousands of years and their presence there ...    Full Story »

Police: FDNY Ambulance Strikes, Kills 81-Year-Old Man

Police: FDNY Ambulance Strikes, Kills 81-Year-Old ManAn 81-year-old man is dead after authorities say he was hit by a fire department ambulance in Manhattan. The New York Police Department says Gen Zhan was crossing a street about 2:20 p.m. Monday when the ambulance hit him. He was found on the pavement with severe body trauma and was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he later died. Authorities say the ambulance struck Zhan while he ...    Full Story »

IDF Destroys the Home of Another Terrorist Involved in the Murder of Rabbi Miki Mark HY'D (1 opinions)

IDF Destroys the Home of Another Terrorist Involved in the Murder of Rabbi Miki Mark HY'DAfter receiving the green light from the High Court of Justice, the home of Muhmad Almajid al-America, one of the terrorists involved in the shooting attack murder of Otniel resident Rabbi Miki Mark HY”D was destroyed. A number of petitions were filed with the high court in the hope of preventing the destruction of the home belonging to the terrorist, who also served as a member of ...    Full Story »

Big Kiddush Hashem As Sydney Hatzolah Helps Save Lives Of Multiple Drowning Victims On Beach (3 opinions)

Big Kiddush Hashem As Sydney Hatzolah Helps Save Lives Of Multiple Drowning Victims On BeachThe following is via Daily Mail UK: Seven Indonesian students have been hospitalised after they were rescued from 'freak' surf while swimming between the flags at Sydney's most iconic beach. The group were on a school ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Education System Lacking Thousands of Classrooms that Meet Minimum Standards (1 opinions)

Jerusalem Education System Lacking Thousands of Classrooms that Meet Minimum StandardsAccording to a Jerusalem Comptroller’s report, the city is in dire need of thousands of classrooms that meet minimum standards. The report documents the critical shortage of classrooms in Jerusalem schools that are in compliance with the code, adding many of the classrooms in use not only do not meet the minimum safety and occupancy codes, but they are used illegally as they do not ...    Full Story »

"Come Here To Learn How To Build An Upscale Neighborhood" - Deputy Minister Of Construction Visits Ramat Givat Zeev (1 opinions)

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Jackie Levy, Deputy Minister of Construction in the Israeli cabinet was accompanied by senior members of the ministry on a tour of Ramat Givat Zeev, the new luxury neighborhood under construction for the observant community in Givat Zeev. During the tour, the deputy minister heard that the neighborhood will provide a substantial solution for the religious ...    Full Story »

ISIS Buried Thousands In 72 Mass Graves, AP Finds (1 opinions)

ISIS Buried Thousands In 72 Mass Graves, AP FindsSurrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die. On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the extremists filled ...    Full Story »

Obama Finds An Ally In Wal-Mart, Whose Stores He Once Shunned (2 opinions)

Obama Finds An Ally In Wal-Mart, Whose Stores He Once ShunnedAs a freshman senator with his eye on the presidency, Barack Obama said he'd never shop at a Wal-Mart and held the company up as an emblem of corporate greed. Today, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is one of Obama's most reliable corporate allies, a go-to partner that's backed the White House on more than a dozen business initiatives, particularly the Affordable Care Act and climate ...    Full Story »

Averting Calamity and Halacha (2 opinions)

Averting Calamity and HalachaBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times The best way to avert calamity is to take steps to prepare against it beforehand. The month of Elul is fast approaching. Rosh Chodesh Elul has special significance in regard to “second chances.” On Rosh Chodesh Elul, Moshe went back up Har Sinai to receive the second set of Luchos. The second set replaced the first set of ...    Full Story »

Ministry of Agriculture Compels Non-Frum Employees to Work on Shabbos (2 opinions)

Ministry of Agriculture Compels Non-Frum Employees to Work on ShabbosMinister of Agriculture Uri Ariel is one of the cabinet ministers who is actively working to maintain the Shabbos status quo. However, according to a Channel 2 News report, Ariel’s own ministry compels non-frum Jews to be mechalel Shabbos. According to the report, ministry inspectors are compelled to work on Shabbos from time-to-time. Each member of this inspection unit must ...    Full Story »

FBI: Man Threatened to Kill President Obama, Attack a Mosque

FBI: Man Threatened to Kill President Obama, Attack a MosqueFederal authorities have arrested a Massachusetts man who they say threatened to assassinate President Barack Obama, bomb several police stations and attack a mosque. Forty-year-old Joseph Garguilo appeared in Boston federal court on Monday to face a single charge of possessing ammunition, which violated the terms of a recent restraining order filed by his ex-wife. The FBI ...    Full Story »

Brussels Airlines Reverses its Decision Regarding Achva Halva

Brussels Airlines Reverses its Decision Regarding Achva HalvaFollowing the quick intervention of Israel Foreign Ministry Director-General Dr. Dore Gold regarding the Brussels Airlines decision to boycott Achva halva products, the airlines has backed down and ...    Full Story »

Platoon Commander's Testimony In Manslaughter Trial Of Elor Azariya May Have Been A Turning Point In His Favor (5 opinions)

Platoon Commander's Testimony In Manslaughter Trial Of Elor Azariya May Have Been A Turning Point In His FavorThe first weeks of the trial of IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya left many with the feeling that someone high up in the IDF and/or Defense Ministry wants to see a manslaughter conviction against the soldier who shot a wounded terrorist dead in Hebron minutes after the terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier. There was an air of overzealousness surrounding the military prosecution’s commitment to the ...    Full Story »

FAA Forecast: 600,000 Commercial Drones Within the Year

FAA Forecast: 600,000 Commercial Drones Within the YearThere will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a news ...    Full Story »
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Young Woman To Daven Near Har Habayis Spent The Night In Lockup (5 opinions)

Young Woman To Daven Near Har Habayis Spent The Night In LockupPolice arrested an 18-year-old female for disturbing the peace after she tried entering Har Habayis. The young lady claims she was just walking around the gates and she never tried to go onto the holy site. She was compelled to spend the night in jail nonetheless and was arraigned in the Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Monday morning 25 Menachem Av. The girl was arrested with a friend ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Norwegian Government Joins BDS-Funding Framework (2 opinions)

PHOTOS: Norwegian Government Joins BDS-Funding Framework [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The following report was released by NGO Monitor regarding the Government of Norway and the BDS (Boycott, Divest & Sanctions) effort against Israel. Norway has joined Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands in funding the Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law ...    Full Story »

Probe Into Alleged Corruption In Israel's Sheirut Leumi NGOs (2 opinions)

Probe Into Alleged Corruption In Israel's Sheirut Leumi NGOsPolice investigators cooperating with Tax Authority officials and VAT inspectors are probing alleged corruption in Israel’s Sheirut Leumi organizations. Authorities on Monday morning 25 Menachem Av arrived at the offices of five NGOs that run Sheirut Leumi programs around the country along with the offices of CPAs dealing with the NGO organizations. It is alleged the NGOs have ...    Full Story »

McConnell: Federal Health Care Overhaul Is 'Crashing' (4 opinions)

McConnell: Federal Health Care Overhaul Is 'Crashing'U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicts the federal health care overhaul is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the presidency and which party has the upper hand in Congress. The Kentucky Republican has long advocated for the repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law. He said Monday that it's "crashing" under the weight of rising premiums ...    Full Story »

Iran Deploys Advanced Russian Anti-Aircraft System To Protect Nuclear Facility (2 opinions)

Iran Deploys Advanced Russian Anti-Aircraft System To Protect Nuclear FacilityTehran has reportedly deployed the advanced Russian-built S-300 antiaircraft system around a major nuclear facility. Despite requests from Israel and the United States not to move ahead with eh sale, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to proceed as planned with the sale of the sophisticated S-300 antiaircraft system to Iran. According to Iranian reports, the     Full Story »

Orthodox Jews Looking to Relocate to Staten Island as Williamsburg Prices Soar (10 opinions)

Orthodox Jews Looking to Relocate to Staten Island as Williamsburg Prices SoarThe following is via OnlySimchas.com: As reported NY1′s Amanda Farinacci, the Jewish community is being priced out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and they are looking into two new neighborhoods on Staten Island. Would-be buyers from the ...    Full Story »

Telshe Stone: Children Of Working And Sephardi Parents Still Not Registered For School (3 opinions)

Telshe Stone: Children Of Working And Sephardi Parents Still Not Registered For SchoolMK (Shas) Yaakov Margi chairs the Knesset Education and he has been working hard to end discrimination that exists in chareidi schools, now turning his sights to Telshe Stone amid reports that dozens of children from homes in which parents work and/or Sephardim are without a school as Rosh Chodesh Elul approaches. Last month Margi addressed more than of few complaints alleging ...    Full Story »

Fact Checker: The Clinton Campaign's Slippery Rhetoric On Trump's 'Immigrant' Plans (2 opinions)

Fact Checker: The Clinton Campaign's Slippery Rhetoric On Trump's 'Immigrant' Plans"We need to believe him [Donald Trump] when he bullies and threatens to throw out every immigrant in the country." - Hillary Clinton, interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper, Aug. 24, 2016 --- A reader called this quote to our attention, saying that it was clearly wrong. Donald Trump has certainly called for deporting an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants from the United ...    Full Story »

Elkin: Protecting Har HaZeisim Is A High Priority

Elkin: Protecting Har HaZeisim Is A High PriorityMinister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin has announced that for him and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the protection of Har HaZeisim remains atop of the priority list. During a Manhattan reception attended by Malcolm Hoenlein Elkin announced the cabinet has allocated NIS millions towards increasing security for Har HaZeisim including the installation of surveillance cameras, an ...    Full Story »

NY System For Driver's License Photos Helping To Fight Fraud

NY System For Driver's License Photos Helping To Fight FraudNew York authorities say that the new, enhanced computer program for recognizing faces at the state Department of Motor Vehicles has led to more than 100 arrests since January and 900 open cases. The system is used against identity theft and fraud and to keep high-risk drivers off the road by helping identify people applying for driver's licenses under false names. According to ...    Full Story »

Nachal Chareidi Soldier May Face Charges Of Involuntary Manslaughter (2 opinions)

Nachal Chareidi Soldier May Face Charges Of Involuntary ManslaughterThe Nachal Chareidi Battalion soldier who shot a 38-year-old PA (Palestinian Authority) resident dead near the community of Ofra on Erev Shabbos was questioned ‘under caution’ and may face ...    Full Story »

Chosson's Father Should Only Speak To His Son's Kallah When Absolutely Necessary (14 opinions)

Chosson's Father Should Only Speak To His Son's Kallah When Absolutely NecessaryA new kuntres has been recently been released addressing a simcha, chosson and kallah and how one should act. The kuntres was released by HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita. The kuntres has a disclaimer, stating that while the rulings reflect the position of Rav Kanievsky, one should not rely on them “הלכה למעשה” without asking privately regarding each matter. The ...    Full Story »

Trump Says Anthony Weiner Was A Security Risk (2 opinions)

Trump Says Anthony Weiner Was A Security RiskDonald Trump is praising the decision of Hillary Clinton's top aide to separate from husband Anthony Weiner. And he's blasting Clinton in the process by suggesting Weiner could have endangered national security. Trump says Huma Abedin "is making a very wise decision" and that "she will be far better off without him." Abedin announced Monday she is leaving the former New York ...    Full Story »

Betar Illit Mom Who Got A Drivers License To Assist Disabled Daughter Fired From Her Teaching Position (13 opinions)

Betar Illit Mom Who Got A Drivers License To Assist Disabled Daughter Fired From Her Teaching PositionA chassidish woman who lives in Betar Illit got a drivers license in the hope of making her disabled daughter’s life easier. The woman has been employed in education in the chareidi community for years and she is well known in the community. However, after she received her license she was dismissed from her teaching position. The woman consulted with a prominent rav and their rebbe ...    Full Story »


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