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Syria Blasts Coalition Against Islamic State

Syria Blasts Coalition Against Islamic State
Syria'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 session that nations that "want to fight terrorism should coordinate" with Damascus rather than Syrian rebel groups. His comments came as Syria's Foreign ...

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 »

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 »

5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Data Breaches

5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Data BreachesData breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus have ...    Full Story »

CIA Stops Spying On Friendly Nations In W. Europe (1 opinions)

CIA Stops Spying On Friendly Nations In W. EuropeStung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials. The pause in decades of espionage was designed to give CIA officers time to examine whether they were being careful enough and ...    Full Story »

Astronauts Getting 3-D Printer At Space Station

Astronauts Getting 3-D Printer At Space StationThe 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, is among more than 5,000 pounds of space station cargo that's stuffed into a SpaceX ...    Full Story »

Potential Push For Obama To Expand Military Effort (1 opinions)

Potential Push For Obama To Expand Military EffortPresident Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for the mission to succeed, including positioning U.S. ground troops with front-line Iraqi security forces. Doing that could put Obama close ...    Full Story »
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A Look At American Jihadis: Why Do They Fight? (1 opinions)

A Look At American Jihadis: Why Do They Fight?A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight: Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria. He was the first American suicide bomber in that civil war. Abusalha, 22, was a community college student who grew up playing basketball in Vero Beach, Florida. But Abusalha, the son of a Palestinian father and ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN MONSEY: Toddler R"L Niftar After Being Run Over By Vehicle (2 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN MONSEY: Toddler RYWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of Tova Fraidel Danzinger A"H of Chestnut Ridge, who was Niftar on Shabbos morning from injuries sustained in a terrible accident on Friday, when a vehicle struck her on Becketts Court. Levaya details were not available. Boruch Dayan Emmes... POSTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON: A toddler was R"L critically injured after being struck by a ...    Full Story »

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the Terror Fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the Terror FightThe following is a transcript of an AP interview with Egypt's el-Sissi: Q: What role will Egypt assume in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group? A: Let me assert here that we are fully committed to cooperate in counterterrorism in the region and not just when It comes to dealing with Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group. No, we are talking about ...    Full Story »

Secret Service Boosts Security Outside White House After Major Security Breach

Secret Service Boosts Security Outside White House After Major Security BreachThe Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency's ability to protect him and his family. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ordered ...    Full Story »

France Joins US Against Islamic State Over Iraq (1 opinions)

France Joins US Against Islamic State Over IraqFrance is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks — this time in pursuit of militants of the Islamic State group. Flying from the United Arab ...    Full Story »


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