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Israeli Team Heading to Assist in Containing Ebola Virus

Israeli Team Heading to Assist in Containing Ebola Virus
An Israeli team of experts will be joining other experts as the international community works to contain the Ebola virus that has already claimed 2,600 lives. The illness broke out a number of months ago and has since spread to Sierra Leone Cameron, Liberia, Nigeria and other countries. 5,300 people are currently infected with her virus. Israel has decided to send experts to join the international effort. The Foreign Ministry has already sent to physicians, experts in the field, to Cameron. Medical supplies and drugs are being sent this ...

Netanyahu Launches a New National Authority for Operative Cyber Defense

Netanyahu Launches a New National Authority for Operative Cyber DefensePrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has decided to establish a national operative cyber defense authority and has instructed Israel National Cyber Bureau (INCB) Head Dr. Eviatar Matania to lead its establishment. The new authority will receive the necessary responsibility and authority to defend the civilian sphere from cyber threats and will constitute an operative agency that will act ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Approves PM Netanyahu's Proposal for the Socio-Economic Development of Sderot & Surrounding Areas

Cabinet Approves PM Netanyahu's Proposal for the Socio-Economic Development of Sderot & Surrounding AreasThe Cabinet at its weekly meeting on Sunday 26 Elul approved Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's proposal for the communal settlement and socio-economic development of Sderot and the area adjacent to Gaza in 2014-2018. The 1.3 billion NIS five-year plan, which was formulated by a team of ministry director generals led by Prime Minister's Office Director General Harel Locker, is the ...    Full Story »

Rating Agency Standard & Poor's Maintains its Sovereign Ratings for Israel

Rating Agency Standard & Poor's Maintains its Sovereign Ratings for IsraelGlobe’s reports “International rating agency Standard & Poor's has reiterated its sovereign ratings for Israel, and sees the fiscal effects of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as minor. ‘In our view, the recent Gaza conflict will lead to only a modest weakening of Israel's fiscal trajectory. Although Israel may temporarily reverse its fiscal consolidation, we expect its gross ...    Full Story »

Talks with the PA to Resume in Cairo this Week

Talks with the PA to Resume in Cairo this WeekSources in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Cairo are confirming reports that negotiations towards achieving a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas will resume in Cairo on Tuesday, 28 Elul. Talks were set to resume on Wednesday but because it is erev Rosh Hashanah, they were moved up one day. As a result of indirect talks; beginning this week Israel will permit easing some ...    Full Story »

Erdan Promises to Decide by Rosh Hashanah

Erdan Promises to Decide by Rosh HashanahAfter the dramatic announcement last week by Interior Minister Gideon Saar that he is stepping down after the Tishrei Yomim Tovim to take a break from politics, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered the post to ...    Full Story »

About One-Quarter of Israelis are Poor

About One-Quarter of Israelis are PoorAccording to officials of the Latet organization, about 14% of the recipients of aid were middle class which have since slid to join the ranks of the nation’s poor. According to Latest CEO attorney Eren Weintraub, 40,000 children are expected to join the ranks of the nation’s poor this year. Latet is an umbrella organization ...    Full Story »

Peres Instructs Lapid & Livni to Leave the Coalition

Peres Instructs Lapid & Livni to Leave the CoalitionAccording to a Channel 2 News report released over the weekend, former President Shimon Peres held private talks with The Movement leader Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Yesh Atid leader Finance Minister Yair Lapid. The former president advised them to leave the coalition, explaining he believes it is time for elections. Mr. Peres is quoted saying that Prime Minister Binyamin ...    Full Story »

Efforts Continue to Discredit Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita

Efforts Continue to Discredit Rabbi Aryeh Stern ShlitaA Ynet report released by Kobi Nachshoni may be the cause of Rabbi Aryeh Stern being disqualified from the upcoming race for Jerusalem Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi. Rabbi Stern, the dati leumi candidate, is viewed as the likely winner of the race. He is competing against the chareidi candidate     Full Story »

Syria Blasts Coalition Against Islamic State

Syria Blasts Coalition Against Islamic StateSyria's parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism. Speaker Jihad Laham was apparently referring to Saudi Arabia and other countries that back rebels trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad. Lahham said during a parliament ...    Full Story »

Two Arrested at Ben-Gurion Heading to Uman with Forged Passports

Two Arrested at Ben-Gurion Heading to Uman with Forged PassportsTwo Breslov Chassidim were arrested by police in Ben-Gurion International Airport as they were heading to Uman for Rosh Hashanah. The two, a 43-year-old resident of Yerushalayim and a 25-year-old resident of Maale Levana in Shomron are banned from leaving the country. They printed fake passports and tried their luck but were apprehended by customs police. An inspector saw something ...    Full Story »

Israeli Drone Crashes in Lebanon

Israeli Drone Crashes in LebanonAn IDF drone crashed in Lebanon during a routine flight on Shabbos. The crash is attributed to a technical malfunction of the unit. The crash occurred in the area of Marjaayoun, an area in southern Lebanon close to the border with Israel. The IDF is looking into possibly getting the remains of the craft back. The report of the crash was released on Shabbos by Hizbullah’s al-Manar ...    Full Story »

Feds Censure Local Police, Yet Give Lethal Weapons

Feds Censure Local Police, Yet Give Lethal WeaponsThe Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement agencies got a lot of attention — and criticism — in the aftermath of the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Even police departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations can apply for and receive lethal weaponry under the ...    Full Story »

Last Aliyah Flight of 5774

Last Aliyah Flight of 5774Some 140 new immigrants from Russia and Ukraine will arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday, 27 Elul 5774, aboard flights organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption. Upon their arrival, they will be welcomed as the final immigrants of the Jewish year 5774 at a ceremony to be attended by Minister of Aliyah and Immigrant ...    Full Story »

UN Ambassador: Others Ready to Fight Islamic State

UN Ambassador: Others Ready to Fight Islamic StateThe United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants. But Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday would not name those countries or detail their level of involvement. She says more than 40 countries have spoken in support of the campaign against Islamic State group fighters, and they will announce ...    Full Story »

A First - Over 6 Million Jews in Israel

A First - Over 6 Million Jews in IsraelAs 5774 comes to a close, the Interior Ministry released population statistics showing the nation grew by almost 200,000 during the year. 90,646 boys were born as compared to 85,584 girls. The most popular names are Yosef, Daniel, Tamar and Noah. 75,848 Israelis got married and 23,419 were divorced. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated “For the first time in the nation’s ...    Full Story »

Who Wins Senate Control? Nov. 4 Might Not Decide

Who Wins Senate Control? Nov. 4 Might Not DecideA suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year? A handful of tight races in states with quirky election laws make for the headache-inducing possibility that Election Day will come and go without deciding which party controls the Senate. If that happens, brace for a fierce runoff election and possible recounts that could make ...    Full Story »

Kollel Yungerman Transforms Peoples' Lives Through Martial Arts

Kollel Yungerman Transforms Peoples' Lives Through Martial Arts[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] We are a generation that deals with unprecedented challenges. Adults struggle with the stresses of life that come along with today's face paced world and high maintenance lifestyles. It is our youth however, that are taking the brunt of these difficulties. Children are suffering from the full spectrum of emotional and behavioral disorders. Our teenagers, ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Discusses PM’s Proposal for Socio-Economic Development of Sderot & Surrounding Area

Cabinet Discusses PM’s Proposal for Socio-Economic Development of Sderot & Surrounding AreaThe Cabinet on Sunday 26 Elul 5774 discussed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's proposal for the communal settlement and socio-economic development of Sderot and the area adjacent to Gaza in 2014-2018. The 1.3 billion NIS five-year plan, which has been formulated by a team of ministry director generals led by Prime Minister's Office Director General Harel Locker, is the largest and ...    Full Story »

Lapid Holds a Press Event on Shabbos

Lapid Holds a Press Event on ShabbosOnce again Finance Minister Yair Lapid is in the media for angering the Shabbos observant community – this time for gathering the media to make a statement on Shabbos. It is customary that cabinet minister do not conduct non-urgent business publically on Shabbos and yomtov. Lapid this past Shabbos instructed member of his staff, civil servants, to send a message to correspondents ...    Full Story »

Schumer Urges Help For NYC To Address Virus

Schumer Urges Help For NYC To Address VirusU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for better tracking and information about an unusual respiratory illness in children that has been found in New York City and Long Island. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports at least 160 lab-confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 from 22 states. Schumer says New York City has many asthmatic children who are especially ...    Full Story »

Security Breach Prompts More White House Security

Security Breach Prompts More White House SecurityThe Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him. Increased surveillance and more officer patrols are among the measures that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ordered. She also began an investigation into what went ...    Full Story »
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NYPD: 1 Officer Killed, 8 Hurt In Police Van Crash

NYPD: 1 Officer Killed, 8 Hurt In Police Van CrashThe New York Police Department says one officer has been killed and eight others hurt in an early morning crash on a Bronx roadway. Authorities say the 9 officers were in a police van around 5 a.m. Sunday heading to their work assignment. The single-vehicle crash took place on the Bruckner Expressway near Bryant Avenue in the Bronx. One officer was pronounced dead at Lincoln ...    Full Story »

Questions Raised Over Turkey's Account Of Hostages' Release

Questions Raised Over Turkey's Account Of Hostages' ReleaseTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group. The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were seized in Mosul, Iraq when militants overran the city in June. They were released and returned to Turkey on Saturday. Turkey says no ransom was paid ...    Full Story »

Will the Committee Appoint the First Religious Female Justice to the Supreme Court?

Will the Committee Appoint the First Religious Female Justice to the Supreme Court?The Judicial Appointment Committee convenes on Sunday 26 Elul at which time the members of the committee will decide if a justice affiliated with the dati leumi community will be appointed to the Supreme Court. The new appointment will replace Justice Edna Arbel, who is retiring and the court’s president, Justice Asher Grunis, who is stepping down in January 2015. It appears one ...    Full Story »

Petira Of HaRav Yaakov Bistritz ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva Of Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal (7 opinions)

Petira Of HaRav Yaakov Bistritz ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva Of Yeshiva Gedolah of MontrealYWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Yaakov Bistritz ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal, who was Niftar over Shabbos. He is survived by his wife and many children and grandchildren. The Levaya will be held tonight at 10:45PM at Bais Hamedrash of Yeshiva Gedolah Merkaz Hatorah Tiferes Mordechai. Additional details to follow. Boruch Dayan ...    Full Story »


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