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17:19: B’chasdei Hashem, once again there are no reports of fatalities or injuries in the last round of rocket fire towards Ashkelon. 17:18: Five terrorists have been killed in exchanges of gunfire with the IDF in Jabalya. One of the dead is senior Hamas officer. 17:14: Once again sirens in Ashkelon and the surrounding communities. 17:11: Gaza r...

LIVE BLOG DAY 21: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 5:19PM IL] (12 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 21: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 5:19PM IL]
17:19: B’chasdei Hashem, once again there are no reports of fatalities or injuries in the last round of rocket fire towards Ashkelon. 17:18: Five terrorists have been killed in exchanges of gunfire with the IDF in Jabalya. One of the dead is senior Hamas officer. 17:14: Once again sirens in Ashkelon and the surrounding communities. 17:11: Gaza reports a Shefa Hospital outpatient clinic was targeted by the IDF, adding there are many injured. 17:08: Chicago Stands with Israel: Rally in solidarity with Israel this Monday downtown at ...

Turkey Gives Approval for the SS Freedom Two - Turkish Warships To Break IDF Marine Blockade (1 opinions)

Turkey Gives Approval for the SS Freedom Two - Turkish Warships To Break IDF Marine BlockadeAfter the Marvi Marmara terrorist vessel made its voyage to Israel to break the marine blockade of Gaza, the IHH is preparing for a repeat performance. Once again the vessel, the ‘Freedom Two’, is being portrayed as a humanitarian vessel. Yisrael Hayom reports that the Turkish government has given the green light to send the vessel to Gaza, once again announcing it will break the ...    Full Story »

Report Says Surveillance Is Hampering Journalists

Report Says Surveillance Is Hampering JournalistsRevelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report issued Monday that access to data as detailed in ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Abu Mazen's Son: I will Return to Tzfas, Palestine

Speaking to the media, a son of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) explains that he is aware Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wishes to continue negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority), to stall until 2020 or 2030 until “the first generation of ...    Full Story »

Indictments in the Murder of Muhmad Abu-Khadir

Indictments in the Murder of Muhmad Abu-KhadirJerusalem District Court Judge Yaakov Tzaban on Sunday, 29 Tammuz 5774, read the indictments against Yosef Chaim Ben-David, 29, of Adam, the main defendant and co-defendants, two 16-year-old residents from Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh. The three are charged with the brutal kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Jerusalem Arab resident Muhmad Abu-Khadir, who was kidnapped, beaten and set ...    Full Story »

Congress Passes Bill To Make It Legal To 'Unlock' Cellphones

Congress Passes Bill To Make It Legal To 'Unlock' CellphonesCongress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to “unlock” cellphones so the devices can —at least in some instances— be used on other carriers. The law, which President Obama said he looks forward to signing, undoes a move by the Librarian of Congress in 2012. That made it a copyright violation to unlock a phone without the carrier’s permission. The law passed Friday ...    Full Story »

NYC: de Blasio Family Now Live In Historic Gracie Mansion

NYC: de Blasio Family Now Live In Historic Gracie MansionA historic New York City mansion is once again filled with the sounds of family activities. Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday. No one had lived at Gracie Mansion since Rudolph Giuliani left office in 2001. Mayor Michael Bloomberg remained in his opulent Upper East Side town house ...    Full Story »

Mashal: I A Ready To Co-Exist With Jews, Not Occupiers (1 opinions)

Mashal: I A Ready To Co-Exist With Jews, Not OccupiersThe arch-terrorist of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Gaza and the "West Bank". Khaled Meshaal said in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn’t taken an even-handed view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Unfortunately the world doesn’t blame the Israelis,” said Meshaal, interviewed by CBS news anchor Charlie Rose from ...    Full Story »

Swastikas Painted On North Miami Beach Shul (2 opinions)

Swastikas Painted On North Miami Beach ShulA North Miami Beach Shul has been vandalized during the overnight hours. Residents who voluntarily patrol the area discovered swastikas and the word, "Hamas" spray painted in red on columns on the Congregation Torah V'Emunah at 1000 NE 175th St, early Monday morning. "I saw this and then I stopped and I said, 'Wait a minute. What am I seeing here?' and then I backed up again and I ...    Full Story »

California Lightning Hits 14; 2 Critically Injured

California Lightning Hits 14; 2 Critically InjuredLightning struck 13 people at a popular beach in Los Angeles and another man golfing on Catalina Island, leaving two critically injured as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday, authorities said. A 15-year-old was among those hit by lightning at Venice Beach around 2:30 p.m., city fire spokeswoman Katherine Main said. Four people were treated at the ...    Full Story »
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Obama Speaks With Netanyahu, Wants Immediate Unconditional Humanitarian Ceasefire; Demilitarization Of Gaza (31 opinions)

Obama Speaks With Netanyahu, Wants Immediate Unconditional Humanitarian Ceasefire; Demilitarization Of Gaza The following is via the Whitehouse: “President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke again today by phone about the situation in Gaza. The President underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself. The President also reiterated the United States’ serious and growing ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 20: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:23 PM IL] (18 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 20: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 11:23 PM IL]23:23: Obama speaks with Netanyahu in phone conversation. Urges immediate humanitarian ceasefire.Says that any permanent deal with Hamas must include demilitarization in Gaza. 23:19: Red alerts now in the Eshkol Regional Council. 21:30: Two rockets have landed in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council area. 19:38: After a two-hour meeting with IDF Chief Rabbi ...    Full Story »

Arab Arrested by Police for 'Death to Jews' Statement (4 opinions)

Arab Arrested by Police for 'Death to Jews' StatementAn Arab male employed in a Bnei Brak simcha hall was arrested by police after writing “death to Jews” on Facebook. It was learned that the Bnei Brak employee, a PA (Palestinian Authority) resident, was inside Green Line Israel illegally. The Facebook posting also showed a burned out IDF tank. He posted the message from his cellular telephone. Police called on the Tel Aviv ...    Full Story »

Turkey Promises to Come to Gaza' s Aid; Plans Another Flotilla (6 opinions)

Turkey Promises to Come to Gaza' s Aid; Plans Another FlotillaTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is signaling his country is coming to Gaza’s rescue with a major airlift including humanitarian supplies and medications for Gaza. Turkey plans to bring the goods to Gaza via Turkish Airline flights to Ben-Gurion International Airport, from there to Egypt and then to Gaza via Rafiach. At present there is no word from Cairo on the announced ...    Full Story »

Warfare Doesn't Keep Olim Chadashim Away (2 opinions)

Warfare Doesn't Keep Olim Chadashim AwaySpeaking to the media on Sunday, 29 Tammuz, day 20 of Operation Protective Edge, Minister of Immigrant Absorption Sofia Landver explained that since the beginning of the counter-terrorism offensive in Gaza, over 2,000 new immigrants have arrived in Israel. Landver explained the immigrants have arrived from the US, France, the Ukraine, Russia and EU nations. She explained that she is ...    Full Story »

Kerry's Ceasefire Effort or Kerry's Big Blunder (5 opinions)

Kerry's Ceasefire Effort or Kerry's Big BlunderUS Secretary of State John Kerry’s conference seeking to form a coalition that would impose a ceasefire in Gaza has failed miserably. According to most analysts, not only did Kerry fail to achieve his goal, he distanced any possibility of a ceasefire. Despite ignoring Israel’s security interests in his draft document     Full Story »

Anti-Semitic Attacks Scar British Cities (1 opinions)

Anti-Semitic Attacks Scar British CitiesBritain's Jews are suffering an anti-semitic backlash against Israel’s military action in Gaza with attacks, bomb threats, bricks thrown at a synagogue and “Hitler was right” banners. About 100 hate incidents have been recorded by police and community groups this month — more than double the number that monitors would usually expect. Many are said to have been carried out ...    Full Story »

Miami Beach: Police Investigating Hate Crime (2 opinions)

Miami Beach: Police Investigating Hate CrimeMiami Beach Police are investigating an apparent hate crime that took place at 4275 Meridian Avenue at approximately 6:30 A.M. on Saturday. Two vehicles were damaged in the incident. One vehicle was “egged” in multiple places and the other vehicle was damaged by an apparent cream cheese bar. The words “Jew” and “Hamas” were spelled out on two different areas of the ...    Full Story »

Schumer Suggests Anti-Missile Safety Devices For Commercial Airliner

Schumer Suggests Anti-Missile Safety Devices For Commercial AirlinerU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles like those that recently shot down a Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv airport in Israel. The New York Democrat is calling for a comprehensive interagency study by the Department ...    Full Story »

Understanding Hamas and Its Tenacity to Fight to the Death

Understanding Hamas and Its Tenacity to Fight to the DeathBrigadier-General (reserves) Yossi Kuperwasser, who spent his career in IDF intelligence and intelligence research explained to Channel 2 TV News that in order to defeat Hamas, the terrorist organization must be stripped of two components of its identity. He explains that for one thing, Hamas will have to abandon its identity as a first rate terrorist organization capable of ...    Full Story »

Ashkelon Mayor: Let the Gazan Mothers Cry if Need Be (7 opinions)

Ashkelon Mayor: Let the Gazan Mothers Cry if Need BeAshkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni told Israel Channel 2 on Sunday, 29 Tammuz, “I am undeterred by international opinion and the difficult photos from Gaza. It is time to stop the rockets and let the mothers in Gaza cry until they begin acting to stop Hamas. The rocket attacks must halt and the IDF must continue moving forward until Hamas is brought to its knees... The nation must stand ...    Full Story »

Health Minister German: Hamas Refuses to Permit Aid to Gaza

Health Minister German: Hamas Refuses to Permit Aid to GazaHealth Minister Yael German explained on Sunday, 29 Tammuz that despite repeated efforts to get humanitarian aid to the wounded and chronically ill in Gaza, Hamas prevents the assistance from entering the area. Magen David Adom blood bank services officials have offered an air drop of badly needed units of blood. German explained Hamas is doing its utmost to prevent the wounded and ...    Full Story »

IDF Combat Soldiers Provided 'Power' To Call Home to Concerned Family and Friends (2 opinions)

IDF Combat Soldiers Provided 'Power' To Call Home to Concerned Family and FriendsFor many husbands, fathers, sons and brothers currently serving in Operation Protective Edge, it's been a long few days or even weeks stationed on the front lines or in battle. But for families back home it can feel like a lifetime- with many having gone for extended periods of time without speaking with their loved ones. Through an initiative of Tzohar Rabbonim, several donors have ...    Full Story »

WATCH: PM Netanyahu On Fox News Sunday (2 opinions)

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu joins Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday for his take on the recent Israel-Hamas conflict and false narrative being promoted by the Palestinians over the valiant efforts of the IDF to keep civilian casualties to a minimum.

VIDEO: Kever Yonah Destroyed By ISIS Terrorists in Iraq (7 opinions)

Two weeks ago, YWN reported about ISIS terrorists in Iraq, took sledgehammers to Iraqi tombstones ...    Full Story »

Netanyahu: Israel Can Lose on PR but Not Security (3 opinions)

Netanyahu: Israel Can Lose on PR but Not SecurityIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he realizes world opinion might be shifting away from his nation with every Palestinian civilian's death, but adds that the public relations battle cannot supersede Israel's security. Netanyahu told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that Palestinians are using their civilians as what he calls "human shields" against Israel's military ...    Full Story »
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PM Netanyahu & DM Ya'alon Order IDF to Resume Operations (5 opinions)

PM Netanyahu & DM Ya'alon Order IDF to Resume OperationsPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, this morning (Sunday, 29 Tammuz), have ordered the IDF to resume operations against the Hamas terrorists who violated the humanitarian truce which the UN requested for the residents of Gaza. Yet again Hamas is cynically exploiting the residents of Gaza in order to use them as human shields. Hamas first rejected ...    Full Story »

Haaretz Report: Israel’s Demands Ignored in Ceasefire Draft (5 opinions)

Haaretz Report: Israel’s Demands Ignored in Ceasefire DraftAccording to a report released by Haaretz, the draft ceasefire agreement presented to Israel by the United States on erev Shabbos “contained practically no mention of Israel’s security needs or of demilitarizing the Gaza Strip of rockets”. The draft document also does not permit Israel to continue to destroy terrorist tunnels during the seven day ceasefire. Haaretz reports it ...    Full Story »

B'chasdei Hashem: Car Bomb Detected at Betar Illit Checkpoint (9 opinions)

B'chasdei Hashem: Car Bomb Detected at Betar Illit CheckpointAn Arab driver that appeared suspicious to soldiers arrived at the Betar Illit checkpoint on Sunday morning 29 Tammuz. When the vehicle was inspected they found LP gas cylinders inside, leading them to believe it was a car bomb. The area was cordoned off and bomb demolition technicians were summoned to inspect the vehicle. UPDATE: Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirms the car ...    Full Story »

Kayakers Breach New York's JFK Airport Security (1 opinions)

Kayakers Breach New York's JFK Airport SecurityTwo kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport. Airport workers found the men on a navigational pier at the end of a runway around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. The men tell the New York Post they rowed to the closest point on shore after overturning their kayak and losing a pair of paddles in Jamaica Bay. It was the same ...    Full Story »

Plan to Simplify 2015 Health Renewals May Backfire

Plan to Simplify 2015 Health Renewals May BackfireIf you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts from the ...    Full Story »


VIDEO: Abu Mazen's Son: I will Return to Tzfas, Palestine

Speaking to the media, a son of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) explains that he is aware Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wishes to continue negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority), to stall until 2020 or 2030 until “the first generation of the Nakba” is no longer alive so the Arabs will forget the matter of refugees. He explains “I will respond one way” turning to family members and asking “Where are we from”, to which they respond “Tzfas, Palestine” and he concludes “I will return to Tzfas Palestine, the third generation of the Nakba”. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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WATCH: PM Netanyahu On Fox News Sunday (2 opinions)

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu joins Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday for his take on the recent Israel-Hamas conflict and false narrative being promoted by the Palestinians over the valiant efforts of the IDF to keep civilian casualties to a minimum.

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VIDEO: Kever Yonah Destroyed By ISIS Terrorists in Iraq (7 opinions)

Two weeks ago, YWN reported about ISIS terrorists in Iraq, took sledgehammers to Iraqi tombstones – smashing them to pieces. One of the devastated tombstones belonged to the Prophet Jonah (Younis in Arabic) and was revered by Muslims and Christians alike, according to Iraqi authorities. The prophet, who is the central figure in the s Book of Yonah, is best known for being swallowed by a fish or a whale, depending on translation. This new video shows the entire Kever being blown up. (Chaim Shapiro - YWN)

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VIDEO: Boys From Yeshiva Darchei Noam in Ramat Beit Shemesh Sing For Wounded Soldiers (3 opinions)

A group of boys from Yeshiva Darchei Noam in Ramat Beit Shemesh went to do Bikur Cholim yesterday, Thursday July 24 in Tel Hashomer Hospital. They visited IDF soldiers who were wounded in Gaza. They brought them tremendous Chizuk by singing and reciting Tehillim together for the soldiers!

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