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13:07: Four rockets fired at Israel fall short, landing in Gaza. 13:02: Gaza reports a 4-year-old was killed due to artillery fire in Jabalya. No official statement from Israeli officials. 12:48: No fatalities, injuries or property damage reported in the last rocket attack. 12:39: Sirens sounding in Zikim and Karmiya. 11:59: Over 70 barbers fro...

LIVE BLOG DAY 21: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 1:07 PM IL] (1 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 21: Operation Protective Edge [UPDATED 1:07 PM IL]
13:07: Four rockets fired at Israel fall short, landing in Gaza. 13:02: Gaza reports a 4-year-old was killed due to artillery fire in Jabalya. No official statement from Israeli officials. 12:48: No fatalities, injuries or property damage reported in the last rocket attack. 12:39: Sirens sounding in Zikim and Karmiya. 11:59: Over 70 barbers from around Israel are in the south this morning volunteering to give haircuts to any soldier wishing one. 11:55: Seeking to give backbone to the PA/Cairo initiative against the ...

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 »

Obama Speaks With Netanyahu, Wants Immediate Unconditional Humanitarian Ceasefire; Demilitarization Of Gaza (18 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 (2 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 (1 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

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

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 (1 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 »
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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 (1 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 (6 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 »

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 (3 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 (7 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 »

Israeli Arab Nurse Suspended for Calling Soldiers 'War Criminals' (7 opinions)

Israeli Arab Nurse Suspended for Calling Soldiers 'War Criminals'An Israeli Arab nurse employed at Sheba Medical Center in Gush Dan was suspended after calling IDF soldiers “war criminals” on Facebook. The nurse refused to attend a hearing when summoned to do so, a hearing to permit her to explain her side of the story. Many of the IDF wounded are transported to Sheba. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Women's Erev Rosh Chodesh Av Achdus Tehillim (5 opinions)

Women's Erev Rosh Chodesh Av Achdus TehillimWomen and girls in Eretz Yisrael and all over the Diaspora are called upon to say special tefilos for achdus on this Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av. The central tefilla event will take place at the Kosel on Sunday night erev rosh chodesh at 20:00. During rosh chodesh, Monday, women and girls are urged to gather at the workplace, at homes, in one’s community, in shuls, playgrounds, ...    Full Story »

Guilty Plea In Shooting Of Rookie NYPD Officer

Guilty Plea In Shooting Of Rookie NYPD OfficerA Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to shooting a rookie police officer who confronted him for boarding a bus without paying fare in February. Rashun Robinson pleaded guilty Friday to an aggravated assault that a judge says will keep him in prison for the next 25 years. Kings County District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says the 29-year-old Robinson showed "utter contempt" for officers ...    Full Story »
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Custody Death To Mar NYC Mayor's Return From Italy (1 opinions)

Custody Death To Mar NYC Mayor's Return From ItalyNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork. But the city he is returning to Sunday is still roiled by the death of a suspect in police custody after he was put in an apparent chokehold. The videotaped ...    Full Story »

Israel Extends Truce for 24 Hours; Hamas Resumes Rocket Fire

Israel Extends Truce for 24 Hours; Hamas Resumes Rocket FireHamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. Despite the Hamas rejection, Israel's Cabinet decided to extend a truce for 24 hours, until midnight (2100 GMT) Sunday. However, it warned that its military would respond to any fire from Gaza ...    Full Story »

Renewed Arab Violence in Yerushalayim on Motzei Shabbos (4 opinions)

Renewed Arab Violence in Yerushalayim on Motzei ShabbosClashes are reported in areas of the eastern capital including Issawiya, Silwan and Beit Haninah. At least one policeman has been injured in the Arab violence that seems to be gaining momentum in the Arab areas of the capital. On Friday, Muslims burned and destroyed the Israel Police substation on Har Habayis. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

IDF Death Toll Reaches 40 R"L (1 opinions)

IDF Death Toll Reaches 40 RThe death toll among IDF soldiers and officers over Shabbos climbed to forty R”L as five additional soldiers and officers fell in battle: 1. Staff- Sgt. Guy Boyland, 21, of Kibbutz Genosar 2. Staff -Sgt. Amit Yeori, 20, of Yerushalayim 3. Staff- Sgt. Avraham Grintzvaig, 21, of Petach Tikvah 4. Staff -Sgt. Gal Bason, 21, of Holon 5. Lt. Roy Peles, 21, of Tel Aviv In the ...    Full Story »

LIVE BLOG DAY 19: Operation Protective Edge [Motzei Shabbos 10:53PM IL] (3 opinions)

LIVE BLOG DAY 19: Operation Protective Edge [Motzei Shabbos 10:53PM IL]22:53: Sirens sounding in the Beersheva and Ashkelon regions. 22:50: The British Telegraph reports that Hamas is negotiating with N. Korea to purchase weaponry, including missiles and communications equipment. The report states an advanced payment was already made by Hamas. 22:43: 40,000 IDF reservists are waiting to enter Gaza in the second wave of military manpower. 22:29: ...    Full Story »


WATCH: PM Netanyahu On Fox News Sunday (1 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 (6 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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