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CIA Director: Istanbul Attack Bears Hallmarks Of ISIS

CIA Director: Istanbul Attack Bears Hallmarks Of ISIS
CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday that the attack in Istanbul has the earmarks of strikes by Islamic State militants and that the group is likely trying to hit the United States in the Middle East and on U.S. soil. He said Tuesday's attack at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport that killed 41 people and wounded hundreds "bears the hallmarks of ISIL's depravity." "If anybody here believes the U.S. homeland is hermetically sealed and that ISIL would not consider that, I would guard against it," Brennan said, using another acronym for ...

Aide Said Clinton Didn't Want Emails Accessible To 'Anybody'

Aide Said Clinton Didn't Want Emails Accessible To 'Anybody'Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the State Department emails that she sent and received on her private computer server to be accessible to "anybody," according to transcripts released Wednesday. Her comments provided new insights into the highly unusual decision by the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate to operate ...    Full Story »

She Has Suffered Enough-Help An Orphaned Kallah Walk to Her Chuppah With Joy

Aide Said Clinton Didn't Want Emails Accessible To 'Anybody'[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Dear Friend, The wails of an unfortunate orphan have reached us, her cries tear at our hearts; to be silent is impossible. We must help her right now and set her on her feet in order that she be able to establish a bayis neeman b’Yisroel. This girl has suffered so much in recent years. She has gone through tremendous difficulties, grief, and ...    Full Story »

Chareidi Paratrooper Unit Being Established In The IDF

Chareidi Paratrooper Unit Being Established In The IDFAnother unit is being established in the IDF among infantry units to join Netzach Yehuda (Nachal Chareidi) and Tomer (Givati Brigade); in the paratroops corps. The experience with chareidi combat infantry forces to date has been positive, leading to the decision to add the chareidi option to the fighters with the red berets. The decision is part of the Gideon multi-year plan for ...    Full Story »

Russian FSB Guard Attacked U.S. Diplomat Outside Moscow Embassy

Russian FSB Guard Attacked U.S. Diplomat Outside Moscow EmbassyIn the early morning of June 6, a uniformed Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) guard stationed outside the U.S. embassy in Moscow attacked and beat up a U.S. diplomat who was trying to enter the compound, according to four U.S. officials who were briefed on the incident. This previously unreported attack occurred just steps from the entrance to the U.S. Embassy complex, which is ...    Full Story »

MK Menachem Eliezer Moses Calls On The Government To Lower Taxes On Apartments

MK Menachem Eliezer Moses Calls On The Government To Lower Taxes On ApartmentsMK Menachem Eliezer Moses told the Knesset plenum that the critical housing shortage in Israel continues and part of the solution compels the government to lower taxes on purchasing an apartment. He cited the average cost of an apartment has skyrocketed an additional NIS 229,000 in 2015 and the cost of an average apartment increased 13.5% last year. Among the reasons for the increased ...    Full Story »

FDA Has A Few Questions For Makers Of Hand Sanitizer

FDA Has A Few Questions For Makers Of Hand SanitizerFederal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. The Food and Drug Administration is asking for new studies on how the antiseptic gels and rubs fight germs and get absorbed into the body, with a particular focus on children and pregnant ...    Full Story »

Knesset Votes To Grant Paternity Leave For Fathers

Knesset Votes To Grant Paternity Leave For FathersThe Knesset on Monday 20 Sivan passed a new bill into law that will grant six days of paternity leave to new fathers. The six days includes the day a child is born. The cost of the leave will be split, with three days coming from an employee’s sick days and the other three from vacation days. While the employee uses his own time for the leave, before the bill was passed into law an ...    Full Story »

Age To Buy Tobacco In Chicago Increasing To 21 This Week

Age To Buy Tobacco In Chicago Increasing To 21 This WeekThe minimum age in Chicago for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products goes up to 21 at the end of the week. The city on Friday joins about 170 local jurisdictions around the country that have made the change, including New York City and Boston. Health advocates have pushed the policy to discourage teenagers from starting a harmful habit. Hawaii and California have raised the ...    Full Story »

Urgent High Court Petition: Decision To Allocate Egalitarian Prayer Area Illegal

Urgent High Court Petition: Decision To Allocate Egalitarian Prayer Area IllegalThe battle for and against the egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel is far from over and on Wednesday, 23 Sivan, The Merkaz Liba organization along with other groups filed an urgent petition with the High Court challenging the legality of the cabinet’s decision to allocate the egalitarian prayer area. The petitioners ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Historical Discovery In Lithuania - Escape Tunnel Used To Escape Nazis

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Historical Discovery In Lithuania - Escape Tunnel Used To Escape Nazis[PHOTOS AND VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The tunnel has been located through the joint efforts of the Israel Antiquities Authority, University of Hartford, Advisian, Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum & PBS Series NOVA. In an exciting new discovery using Electric Resistivity Tomography at the Ponar massacre site near Vilnius in Lithuania, the escape tunnel used by the so called ...    Full Story »

Galei Tzahal: Rav Of The Kosel Rabbi Rabinowitz Doesn't Have Semicha

Galei Tzahal: Rav Of The Kosel Rabbi Rabinowitz Doesn't Have SemichaRav of the Kosel and Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz does not have semicha according to a Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) report. The report sites that at the age of 25 he began serving as the Rav of Holy Sites and he later received responsibility for the Kosel too despite never having been tested to receive semicha. Officials in Rabbi Rabinowitz’s office responded to the report, ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: One Thing Is For Certain, MK Zoabi Says What She Thinks At The Knesset Podioum

VIDEO: One Thing Is For Certain, MK Zoabi Says What She Thinks At The Knesset Podioum[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] While she is clearly not a friend of Israel, MK Hanin Zoabi is not concerned with what the Knesset perceives as political correctness and she speaks her mind. Once again Zoabi used the Knesset to attack IDF soldiers as she has many times in the past, citing they murder. Zoabi spoke to the plenum on Wednesday 23 Sivan, directing her comments to the ...    Full Story »

Israeli Arab Heading To Syria To Join ISIS In Custody

Israeli Arab Heading To Syria To Join ISIS In CustodySecurity officials announced on Wednesday 23 Sivan that an Israeli Arab resident who was heading to Syria to join ISIS was questioned in Turkey, ousted and returned to Israel, and then arrested. Um el-Fahm resident Ibrahim Agbariya, 23, was taken into custody in Ben-Gurion International Airport on June 10, 2016. He headed to Turkey in the hope of crossing the border into Syria ...    Full Story »

US Gives Iraq $2.7B Credit To Buy Military Equipment

US Gives Iraq $2.7B Credit To Buy Military EquipmentThe United States has extended a $2.7-billion credit facility to Iraq for the purchase of military equipment amid the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said Wednesday that the deal gives Iraq a one-year grace period and eight and a half years total to pay for its purchases of ammunition and maintenance of its F-16s and M1A1 tanks. Like ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Remains Firm: MKs And Ministers Banned From Har Habayis

PM Netanyahu Remains Firm: MKs And Ministers Banned From Har HabayisHar Habayis this week has been the scene of Arab violence against police and non-Muslim visitors as the attacks are intended to compel police to close the holy site to non-Muslims. After three consecutive days of ...    Full Story »

Trump Gets Rock-Bottom Ratings In International Survey (9 opinions)

Trump Gets Rock-Bottom Ratings In International SurveyA new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should he become U.S. president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia. In seven of 15 countries outside of the U.S. polled by Pew Research Center, Trump's ratings are in the single digits. Large majorities in 11 of the countries have little or no confidence in the ...    Full Story »

UN School In Gaza Nabbed Trying To Hide The Map Deleting Israel (1 opinions)

UN School In Gaza Nabbed Trying To Hide The Map Deleting Israel An UNRWA school operating in Gaza tried to hide the giant regional map on the school wall during the recent visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the area. the map which is used by the school shows “historical Palestine”, which of course omits Israel. As one point, when someone realized the map, it was decided to cover it with a white sheet, realizing if Ki-moon was ...    Full Story »

BREAKING PHOTOS: Federal Agents Raid Multiple Locations In Lakewood [UPDATED 5:30PM ET] (10 opinions)

BREAKING PHOTOS: Federal Agents Raid Multiple Locations In Lakewood [UPDATED 5:30PM ET]Dozens of Federal Agents along with State and Local Law Enforcement Officers have been seen at multiple homes and businesses in the Lakewood, NJ community on Wednesday afternoon. It should be noted that the raids was not of ‎BMG, nor of Chemed, nor of any entity, agency or person affiliated with either BMG or Chemed. Details on this developing story will be published when they ...    Full Story »

Recent Airport Attacks At A Glance

Recent Airport Attacks At A GlanceThe attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Tuesday was the latest in such incidents at major airports in recent years. The following is a list of some of those attacks: June 28, 2016 - Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbis Uncertain Regarding A Request To Meet With PM Netanyahu

Chief Rabbis Uncertain Regarding A Request To Meet With PM NetanyahuThe Prime Minister’s Office has contacted the Chief Rabbis of Israel requesting a meeting to discuss the controversy surrounding Reform Jewry and the Kosel. According to the Kikar Shabbos report, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita and Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita are thinking if attending such a meeting is wise, since they believe it will be of a political nature and ...    Full Story »

Microsoft Readies Windows 10 Update, Answers Critics

Microsoft Readies Windows 10 Update, Answers CriticsMicrosoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords. The company is also changing the notices it sends to users of previous versions, following complaints that it was too aggressive in pushing them to get the free Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft's "Anniversary Update," scheduled for release Aug. ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu To UN Secretary - Gen. Ban Ki-moon: Help Return Home Our Soldiers And Citizens

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu To UN Secretary - Gen. Ban Ki-moon: Help Return Home Our Soldiers And Citizens[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday 22 Sivan issued the following statement at the start of his meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "The UN has a noble mandate to protect peace around the world and bring nations and bring nations closer together. During his years of service, the Secretary-General has travelled the globe many times ...    Full Story »

Jordan Widens ISIS Crackdown; Signs Of Home-Grown Extremism

Jordan Widens ISIS Crackdown; Signs Of Home-Grown ExtremismTwo dozen men charged with supporting the Islamic State group squeezed into a cage in Jordan's state security court. After brief questioning from a judge, they filed back out, and guards ushered in the next group of accused militants. The court's heavy load is part of a widening domestic crackdown on the extremist group. Hundreds have been sentenced to prison, are awaiting trial ...    Full Story »
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Avishai Ben-Chaim Defends The Chareidi Tzibur Following The Tragic Death Of Mrs. Esti Weinstein (7 opinions)

Avishai Ben-Chaim Defends The Chareidi Tzibur Following The Tragic Death Of Mrs. Esti WeinsteinChareidi bashing is a regular occurrence in the mainstream Israel media and one does not have to look for a reason, for there is generally something in the news that will provide the lead-in for the daily anti-chareidi sentiment. The tragic     Full Story »

Summer Safety Tips To Prevent Burglaries - Courtesy Of NYC Councilman Chaim Deutsch (1 opinions)

Summer Safety Tips To Prevent Burglaries   - Courtesy Of NYC Councilman Chaim DeutschIf you plan to be away for the summer or on weekends, please review the following safety tips. Burglars know how to identify an unoccupied home, but these tips may prevent you from becoming a victim! Stop mail deliveries with your local post office or have a neighbor collect your mail. Having an overstuffed mailbox is a sign that you are not home. Have a neighbor collect any ...    Full Story »

Conservative Contenders Line Up To Replace UK's Cameron

Conservative Contenders Line Up To Replace UK's CameronNominations were opening Wednesday to replace British Prime Minister David Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party, with the victor getting the challenge — or the poisoned chalice — of becoming the country's next leader and negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union. Cameron announced his resignation after British voters decided last week, against his advice, that the ...    Full Story »

Israel's Interior Ministry To Fund Transportation To Har Habayis For Muslim Worshipers (3 opinions)

Israel's Interior Ministry To Fund Transportation To Har Habayis For Muslim WorshipersInterior Minister Aryeh Deri has instructed officials to prepare to fund transportation for Muslims traveling to Har Habayis during Ramadan, an unprecedented move according to the Reshet Bet Radio report. For the first time since the creation of the state, Muslim worshipers will be able to take advantage of free bus service to Har Habayis from the Negev in the south and the Galil in ...    Full Story »

Toyota Announces Recalls For Defective Air Bags, Canisters

Toyota Announces Recalls For Defective Air Bags, CanistersToyota announced Wednesday it is recalling 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags and another 2.87 million vehicles for faulty fuel emissions controls. Toyota Motor Corp. said it has not received any reports of injuries or fatalities related to either recall. Some 932,000 vehicles are involved in both recalls, so the total number of affected vehicles is 3.37 million. The ...    Full Story »

Turkish Airlines Resuming Flights To Israel

Turkish Airlines Resuming Flights To IsraelTurkish Airlines on Wednesday afternoon 23 Sivan announced the Istanbul Airport has almost resumed regular operations following the devastating suicide bombing attack. Flight TK778 was announced ready to depart from Istanbul at 6:00PM for ...    Full Story »

Israel's Cabinet Approves Reconciliation Deal With Turkey

Israel's Cabinet Approves Reconciliation Deal With TurkeyThe cabinet on Wednesday, 23 Sivan, voted to approve the draft agreement to restore diplomatic ties between Israel and Turkey. As indicating they would, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett voted against the agreement. According to a Haaretz report quoting two cabinet ministers anonymously, the agreement is three ...    Full Story »

New York Airport Security Increased After Istanbul Attack (1 opinions)

New York Airport Security Increased After Istanbul AttackAdditional police officers are being deployed to airports in New York City and New Jersey after an attack at an airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Tuesday that travelers should expect to see officers with tactical weapons patrolling at New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and at New Jersey's Newark International ...    Full Story »

Foreign Ministry: No Israeli Nationals Missing In Turkey

Foreign Ministry: No Israeli Nationals Missing In TurkeyFollowing the devastating terror attack in the Istanbul Airport that left dozens dead and over 140 injured, Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday morning 23 Sivan announced there are no missing ...    Full Story »

Rockland Residents in State of GO! On Behalf Of Chaveirim

Rockland Residents in State of GO! On Behalf Of ChaveirimMonsey, NY—Tuesday, June 28 The most anticipated 24-hour Charidy campaign ever is going on RIGHT NOW, as the communities of Monsey, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, New Square and beyond are gearing up to show their support and appreciation for Chaveirim of Rockland. After decades of service Chaveirim still reigns as the de facto ...    Full Story »

'Move On' From Benghazi? Republicans Say It's Unlikely (13 opinions)

'Move On' From Benghazi? Republicans Say It's UnlikelyHillary Clinton says it's "time to move on" after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by the former secretary of state. Not likely, especially in an election year with Clinton's presidential rival — Donald Trump — lashing out. An 800-page report by a ...    Full Story »


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