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16:00: Red alerts now in Beersheva. 15:39: One rocket has been intercepted over Chof Ashkelon a few minutes ago. 15:30: Red alerts in Chof Ashkelon right now. 15:13: The IDF says that they have attacked more than 187 terrorist targets in Gaza on Tuesday. Additionally, they have uncovered 66 entrances to 23 tunnels and bombed the entire lengths of ...

LIVE BLOG DAY 15: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 4:00 PM IL] (5 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 15: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 4:00 PM IL]
16:00: Red alerts now in Beersheva. 15:39: One rocket has been intercepted over Chof Ashkelon a few minutes ago. 15:30: Red alerts in Chof Ashkelon right now. 15:13: The IDF says that they have attacked more than 187 terrorist targets in Gaza on Tuesday. Additionally, they have uncovered 66 entrances to 23 tunnels and bombed the entire lengths of six of them. 14:42: At least two rockets have been intercepted by the Iron Dome over Beersheva. 14:39: Red alerts ringing in Beersheva. 11:48: A rocket scored a direct hit on a home ...

Nearly 400 People Take Off From JFK To Immigrate To Israel

Nearly 400 People Take Off From JFK To Immigrate To IsraelDespite an ongoing and bloody conflict, hundreds of families left the United States to immigrate to Israel on Monday afternoon. Nearly 400 people from across the United States and Canada gathered Monday for a farewell ceremony at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Before boarding the charter flight Monday, the group was briefed on security measures and what steps to take when ...    Full Story »

Christie: No Plans To Campaign In NY For Astorino (1 opinions)

Christie: No Plans To Campaign In NY For AstorinoRepublican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise cash for GOP candidate Tom Foley when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican ...    Full Story »

Credit Suisse in Steep Loss After US Tax Case

Credit Suisse in Steep Loss After US Tax CaseCredit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) Tuesday after paying the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. criminal tax case. The steep loss contrasted sharply with the profit of 1.045 billion francs ($1.16 billion) it posted in the April-June period a year ago. It resulted in what the bank called a ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Terrorists Use Ambulance for Transportation in Gaza (1 opinions)

IDF forces recently identified two Palestinian terrorists using an ambulance to travel within Gaza. On a daily basis, Hamas uses ambulances, houses and other civilian infrastructure to protect its terrorists.

DEVELOPING: Efforts To Identify 'Missing' IDF Soldier's Body In 'Ongoing' (2 opinions)

DEVELOPING: Efforts To Identify 'Missing' IDF Soldier's Body In 'Ongoing'The body of the 7th Golani soldier presumed killed in an attack early Sunday has still not been identified - or according to many reports - located. He has been named as Oron Shaul (21) from Poria. He was in an armored vehicle with six other soldiers which was struck by an anti-tank missile on Sunday.  They have all been identified, besides Oron - whose remaines have not been recovered ...    Full Story »

IDF Releaes Name Of Second IDF Soldier Killed On Monday Afternoon

IDF Releaes Name Of Second IDF Soldier Killed On Monday AfternoonThe IDF Spokesperson says the second IDF soldier killed in Gaza on Monday afternoon is First Sergeant Ohad Shemesh (27) from Beit Elazari HY"D. The other IDF soldier killed on Monday afternoon was Oded Ben-Sira (22) from Nir Etzion HY"D. Both Levayos will be on Tuesday. (YWN Israel Desk - Jerusalem)

Berlin Bans Anti-Semitic Slogan At Gaza Protests

Berlin Bans Anti-Semitic Slogan At Gaza Protests Berlin authorities say they've banned pro-Gaza protesters from chanting an anti-Semitic slogan and are investigating a sermon by a radical imam who called on Muslims to kill Jews. Since the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza, participants at anti-Israel demonstrations across Germany have frequently used anti-Semitic slogans and also called for Jews to be gassed. Jewish ...    Full Story »

Germany, France, Italy Condemn Anti-Semitic Rallies (1 opinions)

Germany, France, Italy Condemn Anti-Semitic RalliesThe foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy are condemning the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence in their countries over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it. “Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish belief and synagogues have no place in our societies,” German Foreign Minister ...    Full Story »

18,000 Attend 11:00 PM Funeral For Fallen IDF Solider (4 opinions)

18,000 Attend 11:00 PM Funeral For Fallen IDF SoliderThe cell phones had stopped working. There were so many people in attendance at the funeral of the “Lone Soldier” from Texas, that the cell towers stations could not handle the overload. Indeed, the road infrastructure to the cemetery in Haifa could not handle the traffic either, and thousands of cars were sent back. Sean Nissim Carmeli a”h was a young Texas native who moved to ...    Full Story »
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BDE: 2 More Soldiers Killed in Gaza HY"D; Death Toll Of Soldiers. Now At 27 (2 opinions)

BDE: 2 More Soldiers Killed in Gaza HYTwo more IDF soldiers were R"L killed in Gaza on Monday afternoon, the IDF says. The death toll of IDF soldiers and officers in Gaza is now at 27 since Israel launched the ground operation in Gaza. One of the soldiers is Sgt. First Class Oded Ben-Sira HY"D, 22, from Nir Etzion. He was shot and killed by a Hamas sniper. Ben-Sira served in the Nachal Brigade. His Levaya will be on ...    Full Story »

Widow: Jury Sent Tobacco Company a $23B Message

Widow: Jury Sent Tobacco Company a $23B MessageA Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband says the massive verdict is a message to Big Tobacco. Legal experts and industry analysts say the punitive damages — $23,623,718,906.62, to be precise — almost certainly will be significantly reduced on appeal, if not thrown out entirely. In another major tobacco trial, a $28 billion verdict in a 2002 ...    Full Story »

KNOCKOUT: Frum Tourist Sucker Punched by Arab Assailants in Montreal (5 opinions)

KNOCKOUT: Frum Tourist Sucker Punched by Arab Assailants in MontrealAn Orthodox Jewish man who was visiting from France was sucker punched by an Arab near Chez Benny on Monday afternoon. The man, a 33-year-old native of Paris, was visiting his sister and brother-in-law, and both families went out for lunch at Chez Benny on Queen Mary near Westbury. At around 2:30, they left the restaurant. As they walked toward their car, they discussed the ...    Full Story »

Nazi War Crimes Suspect, 89, Hospitalized in US (1 opinions)

Nazi War Crimes Suspect, 89, Hospitalized in USA Nazi war crimes suspect has been hospitalized while awaiting an extradition hearing in Philadelphia. A court order issued Monday notes 89-year-old Johann Breyer has been hospitalized but doesn't cite his condition. Breyer's attorney hasn't returned a call seeking comment. His lawyers have said he's in frail health. Breyer has been in federal custody since his arrest last ...    Full Story »

DEVELOPING: Israeli Seriously Wounded In Terror Attack In Shomron Near Rachelim Junction (2 opinions)

DEVELOPING: Israeli Seriously Wounded In Terror Attack In Shomron Near Rachelim JunctionAn Israeli is reportedly in serious condition after being shot by a terrorist in the Shomron. According to initial information, the attack happened near the Rachelim Junction. The shooter(s) fled the scene, and IDF forces are searching the area. The victim is reportedly 25-years-old. He was transported by Magen David Adom Paramedics to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah. Further ...    Full Story »

TRAFFIC ALERT: Repaving Of Palisades Parkway To Begin Tonight (5 opinions)

TRAFFIC ALERT: Repaving Of Palisades Parkway To Begin TonightCrews are set to begin repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s. Milling and paving will start Monday night in the northbound lanes at the bridge and continue along an 11-mile stretch toward the state border. The contractor will be allowed to close ...    Full Story »

Verizon Launches Rewards Program With 'Tracking'

Verizon Launches Rewards Program With 'Tracking'Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests. Verizon is the first wireless carrier to roll out a comprehensive rewards program, and it's ...    Full Story »

Bill Clinton Won't 'Jump The Gun' On Wife's Plans

Bill Clinton Won't 'Jump The Gun' On Wife's PlansFormer President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet." In a CNN interview broadcast Monday from Jakarta, Indonesia, Clinton says, "Whatever she does is fine." He called Hillary Rodham Clinton "the ablest public servant I've ever worked with." But he said determining whether to seek the Democratic ...    Full Story »

Siena Poll: Cuomo Keeps Big Lead Over Astorino

Siena Poll: Cuomo Keeps Big Lead Over AstorinoA new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide. The Siena College poll finds 60 percent would vote now for Cuomo and 23 percent for Astorino, the Westchester County executive. The poll shows 61 percent have a favorable view of Cuomo, while 61 percent have no ...    Full Story »

Dead Sea Scrolls Defendant: No Jail For Now

Dead Sea Scrolls Defendant: No Jail For NowA blogger convicted of criminally impersonating his father's academic rivals on the subject of the Dead Sea Scrolls will stay out of jail for the time being. Raphael Golb was scheduled to start his two-month sentence on Tuesday. But a New York judge decided Monday to postpone it. Golb hopes to remain free during appeal. He says he merely used satire in support of his father, a ...    Full Story »

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Over 1000 Care Packages & Letters in 24 Hours for IDF Soldiers (2 opinions)

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Over 1000 Care Packages & Letters in 24 Hours for IDF Soldiers[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] As Operation Protective Edge is ongoing in Gaza, an email was sent out on the Ramat Eshkol N'Shei list asking if any of the kollel wives in the neighborhood would be interested in baking cakes and cookies for IDF soldiers on the front lines. The lady who sent out the email had a neighbor who had been called up to the reserves and was willing ...    Full Story »

Statement From Agudath Israel of America on Recent Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the Globe (13 opinions)

Statement From Agudath Israel of America on Recent Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the GlobeAs Israel applies itself to the task of rooting out terrorists in Gaza, and destroying their tunnels and rocket launchers, there have been, as always when Israel acts to defend herself, condemnations of her effort to protect her citizens from an enemy bent on murdering them. Seizing on the tragic consequences of even as just a war as the one Israel is conducting against Hamas, the ...    Full Story »

Grad Rocket Launchers Discovered Next to Gaza School (2 opinions)

Grad Rocket Launchers Discovered Next to Gaza SchoolThe IDF Nahal Brigade inspected the grounds of an agricultural school in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, and discovered Grad rocket launchers. Some of the launchers still had rockets in them and were ready to be be fired. Hamas has shot many rockets at Israel from this location. Minister Naftali Bennett told Channel 2 News moments ago that he will use all his abilities to make certain Israel does ...    Full Story »

Powerful Camp Kinnus in Chicago (1 opinions)

Powerful Camp Kinnus in ChicagoOn Monday morning, after some serious casualties in Eretz Yisroel over the weekend, an estimated 600 children from throughout the Chicago Jewish community came together to recite Tehillim in unison for the dire situation in Eretz Yisroel, at a special kinus at Congregation KINS in West Rogers Park. “This is a remarkable Kiddush Hashem, and shows the type of Achdus we need right ...    Full Story »

Names of Six Additional IDF Fallen Cleared for Release (24 opinions)

Names of Six Additional IDF Fallen Cleared for ReleaseThe IDF has cleared publishing the names of six additional fallen. The six were all killed in the Gaza operation during the past 24 hours. Lt.-Colonel Dolev Kedar, 39, from Modi’in Commander of the Geffen Battalion in Base 1, Officers Training Base. He was killed when a rocket struck the jeep responding to the early morning terrorist infiltration. He is survived by a wife and a ...    Full Story »

Video: Kids of the Rocket Siren, Documentary of Children in Sderot

Video: Kids of the Rocket Siren, Documentary of Children in Sderot The alarm sounds. A deafening explosion ricochets through the night. As the Kids of the Rocket Siren bunker down in their family’s rocket shelter, each one can tell by the sound of the boom whether the projectile fell in a distant farmers field or on the house next door. The reality for the kids who live in Sderot, an Israeli town that neighbors the Gaza strip, is a constant reminder ...    Full Story »

100 Bullet Proof Vests Needed for the IDF, Please Help! (10 opinions)

100 Bullet Proof Vests Needed for the IDF, Please Help![Above Image: Yoni Oberstein with his mother,  Mrs. Faige Oberstein] For budgetary and logistical reasons,  some of the brave soldiers of the IDF are lacking proper or optimal safety equipment. Sadly, the casualties are far too high already, and we want to do all that we can to provide protection that could avoid further loss of life R’L. We have been in direct contact ...    Full Story »
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Golani Soldiers Crawled in Dirt to Collect Body Parts R"L (1 opinions)

Golani Soldiers Crawled in Dirt to Collect Body Parts RThe first four days of the ground operation in Gaza have been extremely difficult for the Golani Brigade which has lost many soldiers. Many others are counted among the wounded. The atmosphere among the troops was a difficult one after the 13 were killed and their brigade commander was wounded along with other officers and soldiers. Another six Golani combatants were killed in other ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Continues Series of Interviews in the International Media (6 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Continues Series of Interviews in the International MediaPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday evening 23 Tammuz continued a series of interviews in the international media. He was interviewed on Sky Arabic, Fox and NBC. He told Sky Arabic: "They [Hamas] have taken billions of dollars. Instead of ...    Full Story »

MAILBAG: Thanks for the Free Couch YWN!

MAILBAG: Thanks for the Free Couch YWN!Dear YWN, I just want to send a letter of gratitude for giving me a free couch. You must think I am crazy but the truth is your new classifieds section really helped me out this time. I just moved into a new house from an apartment and we were in dire need of a couch for a open quarter in the house. We looked ...    Full Story »

Marathon Suspect's Friend Guilty of Impeding Probe (1 opinions)

Marathon Suspect's Friend Guilty of Impeding ProbeA college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing. Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, with prosecutors saying he agreed with a friend's plan to remove Tsarnaev's backpack containing altered fireworks from his dorm room a few days after the 2013 ...    Full Story »

Preliminary Information on the Deaths of 7 Additional IDF Soldiers & Officers (10 opinions)

Preliminary Information on the Deaths of 7 Additional IDF Soldiers & OfficersThe ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) informed the IDF at about 06:30 on Monday morning 23 Tammuz that it had intelligence information of an attack planned in Kibbutz Nir Am. Ground forces were dispatched as the movement of the terrorists was detected. There was a measure of confusion for military officials detecting the movement in the brush as the terrorists were dressed in ...    Full Story »


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