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Federman Indicted Based On B'Tselem Video

Federman Indicted Based On B'Tselem Video
Hebron area resident and right-wing activist Noam Federman has been indicted for damaging Arab vehicles and property. Federman, a resident of Federman Farm in Kiryat Arba, was videoed by activists of the left-wing B’Tselem organization as he and others damaged Arab –owned vehicles and property in retaliation for rock-throwing attacks against them. Federman told police interrogators that B’Tselem edited the video to delete the portion showing how the Jews came under attack. Federman adds that he requested a meeting to explain ...

PM Okays Money for Defense But Shy on Offense Against Terror

PM Okays Money for Defense But Shy on Offense Against Terror[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his statement to the media addressed a number of current events including the sharp alarming increase in acts of terrorism in Yehuda, Shomron and Yerushalayim. Rather than speak about an offensive plan to halt or at the very least curtail the attacks, the prime minister told the press that he has met with the ...    Full Story »

Just One Week Left to Enter Tesla Raffle

PM Okays Money for Defense But Shy on Offense Against TerrorWe all live on different budgets, and for most of us, a Tesla vehicle is a luxury that hasn’t even made it close to our wish lists. But for some among us, the same can be said about new clothing or shoes. Or chicken for Shabbos. Or even paying the gas bill. The creative fundraisers at The Chicago Chesed Fund have ...    Full Story »

NYC's First Fan: A Ballgame With Mayor Bill De Blasio

NYC's First Fan: A Ballgame With Mayor Bill De BlasioHe sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men's room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox ...    Full Story »

Ramat Gan Mayor: Fire the Teacher Who Attacked the IDF Soldier

Ramat Gan Mayor: Fire the Teacher Who Attacked the IDF SoldierRamat Gan Mayor Yisrael Zinger is calling on the ORT network to fire a teacher who participated in the assault against an IDF soldier in Nabei Salah last week. In addition to the mayor’s call, some of the graduates of the ...    Full Story »

Report: 5 Arab Administrative Prisoners Launch a Hunger Strike

Report: 5 Arab Administrative Prisoners Launch a Hunger StrikeIsrael Prison Authority officials on Monday, 16 Elul report that five Arab administrative prisoners in Ketziot Prison have launched a hunger strike to protest their incarceration. The Arab media reports that five members of the Islamic Jihad imprisoned in Israel have been hunger-striking for 11 days but prison authority officials insist they only began their hunger strike on Sunday, 15 ...    Full Story »

Palestinian Terrorists Shot By IDF After Coming Under Fire During Arrest Operation In Jenin, 1 Israeli Policeman Wounded [UPDATED 6:12PM ET]

Palestinian Terrorists Shot By IDF After Coming Under Fire During Arrest Operation In Jenin, 1 Israeli Policeman Wounded [UPDATED 6:12PM ET][EARLIER UPDATES IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] UPDATE 6:12PM ET: According to additional reports, the terrorist have been shot. Is it not clear if there are casualties at this point. Additionally, it remains unclear if the injured Yamam Officer was shot by terrorists or by tragic "friendly fire" INITIAL REPORT 5:40PM ET: IDF troops conducting an arrest operation in the city of Jenin, came ...    Full Story »

Shai Police Prepared for the Opening of the Nation's Public Schools on Sept. 1st

Shai Police Prepared for the Opening of the Nation's Public Schools on Sept. 1stShai (Shomron-Yehuda) Police officials report they have completed preparations for the opening of the 5776 school year on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Hundreds of police and border police will be on hand to ensure the safety of students returning to school in areas throughout Yehuda and Shomron. Police during recent weeks have taken measures towards ensuring the first day of school is ...    Full Story »

Need Help Building Your Sukkah? No Job is Too Big or Small for The Sukkah Builders

Need Help Building Your Sukkah? No Job is Too Big or Small for The Sukkah Builders[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Looking into hiring help with building your sukkah this year, but don’t know where to start? No one wants just any stranger in their home, especially when it comes to the only thing between you and the stars this yom tov. Don’t settle when it comes to your sukkah – this year call The Sukkah Builders. The Sukkah Builders is a very professional sukkah ...    Full Story »

Obama Offended By Attacks On Jews Who Back Iran Deal (2 opinions)

Obama Offended By Attacks On Jews Who Back Iran DealPresident Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough." Obama, in an interview with the Jewish newspaper "Forward," was asked whether it hurt him personally when people say he's anti-Semitic. "Oh, of course," Obama said. "And there's not a smidgeon of ...    Full Story »

Tonight: A Seminar You Don't Want to Miss

Tonight: A Seminar You Don't Want to Miss[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  When he lived in Lakewood, very few people knew of his secret life. When he moved to Eretz Yisrael, even fewer knew of him. His cover was blown after he spoke at Google and was mentioned in Globes. Then he began a weekly column on page one of the business section of the Jerusalem Post, The Israeli’s version of the Wall Street Journal. With recent ...    Full Story »

Term of Acting Police Chief Sau Extended as Hirsch's Appointment May be Problematic

Term of Acting Police Chief Sau Extended as Hirsch's Appointment May be ProblematicThe cabinet will extend the term of acting Israel Police Chief Bentzi Sau, who was going to step down on September 1st. Sau is expected to continue at least until mid-October. The cabinet decided to extend Sau’s term until October 14th or until a new chief is appointed. On Sunday 15 Elul, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan consulted with Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein as it ...    Full Story »

NY Reports Higher Tax Collections Through July

NY Reports Higher Tax Collections Through JulyNew York’s comptroller reports tax revenues so far this fiscal year are nearly 10 percent higher than the same four months last year. According to the comptroller’s office, the $25.3 billion in tax receipts through July reflect stronger personal income tax collections. Comptroller Thomas DiNappoli says settlement funds have also boosted the state’s available balance at the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: 77-Year-Old Driver Loses Control And Smashes into a Restaurant in Shfaram

A 77-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle on Monday 16 Elul, smashing into a restaurant in Shfaram. Miraculously, only two people were injured, both sustaining light injuries. The store is located near the Mercantile Bank in the city. Magen David Adom ...    Full Story »

Bituach Leumi to Move Up Monthly Payments Because of Yomim Tovim (2 opinions)

Bituach Leumi to Move Up Monthly Payments Because of Yomim TovimIn an effort to ease the financial strain of the Tishrei Yomim Tovim, Bituach Leumi has announced it will deposit monthly payments to recipients earlier than usual. Supplemental income will be placed in banks on September 10th instead of the 14th, unemployment insurance on September 11th instead of September 17th, and senior citizen pensions, alimony, disability and other payments on ...    Full Story »

After Push by Goldfeder, Health Department Announces Mosquito Spraying in Southern Queens

After Push by Goldfeder, Health Department Announces Mosquito Spraying in Southern QueensFollowing multiple requests by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D - Howard Beach) to combat mosquito breeding and West Nile virus in communities plagued by frequent flooding and multiple abandoned properties in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has announced plans to conduct sprayings in southern Queens communities not included among ...    Full Story »

State Dept To Release 7,000 Pages Of Emails, 150 Redacted

State Dept To Release 7,000 Pages Of Emails, 150 RedactedThe State Department is expected to release roughly 7,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails later Monday, including about 150 that have been censored because they contain information that has now been deemed classified. Department officials say the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and was not ...    Full Story »

There is Not Enough Honey in Israel Ahead of Rosh Hashanah (3 opinions)

There is Not Enough Honey in Israel Ahead of Rosh HashanahMr. Herzl Avidor, who heads Israel’s honey council, visited the President’s Residence on Sunday, 15 Elul. The president was given several varieties of honey to taste. Avidor explained to President Reuven Rivlin that there is a shortage this year ahead of Rosh Hashanah and therefore they will not meet the demand of over 3,000 tons of honey as is produced annually because of the ...    Full Story »

Passaic, NJ: Man Pleads Not Guilty to Tossing Firecrackers at Synagogue And Yelling 'Allah Akbar'

Passaic, NJ: Man Pleads Not Guilty to Tossing Firecrackers at Synagogue And Yelling 'Allah Akbar'A northern New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he threw lit firecrackers outside a synagogue while shouting "Allahu akbar." NJ.com reports 21-year-old Rizek Musheisen, of Clifton, entered the plea Monday in state Superior Court. He faces two counts of bias intimidation. Authorities say Musheisen got out of a car in April in front of a Passaic synagogue and lit ...    Full Story »

Gold Hunters Blocked From Site Of Alleged Nazi Gold Train

Gold Hunters Blocked From Site Of Alleged Nazi Gold TrainPolish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, a Pole and a German, informed the authorities through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments ...    Full Story »

Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Agudas Yisrael Decry Chilul Shabbos (2 opinions)

Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Agudas Yisrael Decry Chilul ShabbosThe Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael is speaking out against the growing chilul Shabbos in Yerushalayim. The council met to discuss the troubling reality last week and the admorim shlita are speaking out to the tzibur at large due to the worrisome situation in the capital. The admorim call on the tzibur at large; 1. To refrain from supporting stores that operate on ...    Full Story »

British Soldier of Jewish Descent Graffitis 'Na Nach Nachman M'Uman' on Former ISIS Prison

British Soldier of Jewish Descent Graffitis 'Na Nach Nachman M'Uman' on Former ISIS PrisonThe following is via OnlySimchas.com: ISIS fighters took a school fifty kilometers from their capital in Iraq and converted it to a prison. Thankfully, the school/prison was taken back by forces helping the Kurdish ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Chief Rabbinate Council Discusses Growing Chilul Shabbos

In light of growing public chilul Shabbos around Israel, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Council on Monday 16 Elul met to discuss the matter. Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita spoke of the fact that there is increasing chilul Shabbos around the country, calling on ...    Full Story »

Teachers Union Right on Schedule, Threatening to Strike 1st Day of School

Teachers Union Right on Schedule, Threatening to Strike 1st Day of SchoolThe teachers union representing teachers above elementary school is threatening to strike the opening of the school year as it does almost every year before the first day of school. The nation’s public school system begins on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Union officials on Monday, 16 Elul, announced that due to serious issues that will impact both students and teachers, it is left ...    Full Story »

Message From The US Embassy In Kiev, Ukraine To All Americans Traveling To Uman For Rosh Hashanah (1 opinions)

Message From The US Embassy In Kiev, Ukraine To All Americans Traveling To Uman For Rosh HashanahWelcome to Ukraine! In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday season in Uman, we ask that you take the following precautions: Defer all travel to the Crimean Peninsula and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and exercise extreme caution if planning to travel to the regions of Odessa and Kharkhiv. Russia-backed separatists continue to control areas in the Donetsk and ...    Full Story »

Possible Biden Bid For White House Faces Rough Road (1 opinions)

Possible Biden Bid For White House Faces Rough RoadThe only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper. Joe Biden may be considering whether to enter the race for president, but he sat out last week's meeting of the Democratic National Committee. In his place, backers greeted a curious few in a hotel suite 20 floors above the official gathering, handing out chocolate bars wrapped with a stylized photo of Biden behind the ...    Full Story »

District Court Compels the Beis Yaakov HaYoshon to Accept the 21 Girls (2 opinions)

District Court Compels the Beis Yaakov HaYoshon to Accept the 21 GirlsRav Yisrael Levine, principal of the Beis Yaakov HaYoshon was summoned to the Education Ministry for a hearing and faces harsh sanctions over his refusal to accept 21 girls assigned to the school by the city’s chareidi education unit. Taking the offensive, R’ Levine took his case to the Jerusalem District Court, seeking to plead his case in court instead in front of ministry ...    Full Story »

De Blasio Says He Won't Let NYC Quality Of Life Go Down (3 opinions)

De Blasio Says He Won't Let NYC Quality Of Life Go DownMayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers have a lot to be proud of in their city. De Blasio talked about some of his administration’s accomplishments in an opinion piece published on Sunday in the Daily News. He promised he would “never allow the quality of life in New York City to erode.” The mayor has been facing a perception that the city is moving back toward the more ...    Full Story »
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TRAGEDY: Father of Child Rejected from 1st Grade in Rechasim Takes his Own Life (28 opinions)

TRAGEDY: Father of Child Rejected from 1st Grade in Rechasim Takes his Own LifeThis tragic story began at 11:00 am on Sunday morning 15 Elul. A resident of Rechasim, a man in his 50s employed as a driver, transporting chareidi children in the city was not answering his phone. His employer continued calling but he did not respond. Calls were directed to his voice mail. As the hours passed there was growing concern for the man and a search began in an effort to ...    Full Story »

Army Searching for Missile That Fell from Apache Helicopter Over New York (2 opinions)

Army Searching for Missile That Fell from Apache Helicopter Over New YorkOfficials from Fort Drum are looking for a M36 Captive Flight Training missile they lost during a flight to Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, Orange County. The device is not explosive or dangerous, the Army said. It is a “dummy” missile. According to Syracuse.com, the 100-pound inert missile was lost between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Friday. Fort Drum officials are ...    Full Story »

World Stocks Fall After Fed Suggests September Rate Hike Possible

World Stocks Fall After Fed Suggests September Rate Hike PossibleMarkets slumped Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and weak Japanese factory activity provided more evidence of a sluggish global economy. KEEPING SCORE: Dow Jones futures slumped 170 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 gave up 20. In Europe, France's CAC-40 fell 0.9 percent to 4,632.59 and Germany's DAX lost ...    Full Story »

Hagon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Released from Hadassah Hospital

Hagon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Released from Hadassah HospitalHaGaon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Shlita was released from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on Sunday evening 15 Elul B”H. The Rosh Hayeshiva was hospitalized last week after suffering a neurological incident. Rav Ezrachi was hospitalized for observation and it is reported that B’chasdei Hashem he did not sustain any neurological compromise. The rav will rest for a number of days ...    Full Story »

A Word About Kashrus in the 'Hachnosas Orchim' in Uman (6 opinions)

A Word About Kashrus in the 'Hachnosas Orchim' in UmanWith tens of thousands of mispallalim about to head to Uman for Rosh Hashanah, some may wonder about the kashrus in the giant Hachnosas Orchim operation that feeds tens of thousands of people over Rosh Hashanah. Assuming responsibility for the kashrus is A Beis Din HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Gross Shlita. Rabbi Avraham Shlezinger is the supervisor. All foods served as reportedly ...    Full Story »

Betar Illit: All the Girls are Assigned to Schools (3 opinions)

Betar Illit: All the Girls are Assigned to SchoolsAfter a stormy week last week surrounding the assigning of girls to schools in Betar Illit, it is reported on Sunday, 5 Elul, that all of the girls in the Torah city have been assigned to a school and will be beginning the school year. While some schools struck in protest over Slonim Chassidus launching its own exclusive Beis Yaakov, the approximately 20 girls who were unassigned to ...    Full Story »

While Schools Open, Three are Striking in Betar Illit (4 opinions)

While Schools Open, Three are Striking in Betar IllitWhile the 5776 school year is upon us, three schools in Betar Illit are striking on Sunday. The new school year began on Sunday 5 Elul for the Chinuch Atzmai schools that are recognized but not officially state schools. Hence, in most chareidi communities in Israel school began as planned. In Bnei Brak, MK Moshe Gafne officially opened the new Kahaneman School. In Elad, the machlokes ...    Full Story »

Police: Portion of Newark Liberty Airport Evacuated

Police: Portion of Newark Liberty Airport EvacuatedA portion of Newark Liberty International Airport has been evacuated after police say a man made his way into a secure hallway. Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened around 7 p.m. He says the man entered the secure hallway at through an exit door at the airport's "C'' terminal. Pentangelo says the man, whose name was not immediately ...    Full Story »

There is No Discrimination against Anyone in Chinuch Atzmai (3 opinions)

There is No Discrimination against Anyone in Chinuch AtzmaiRav Gedalia Sheinen of Chinuch Atzmai on Sunday morning 15 Elul told Kol Chai Radio that when it comes to Chinuch Atzmai, there is no difference between Ashkenazim and Sephardi girls. He insisted there is no discrimination in the education network, adding that every child in Yerushalayim has been assigned to an elementary schools without regard to being Ashkenazi or Sephardi. He proudly ...    Full Story »

Arabs Riot in the Galil on Shabbos

Arabs Riot in the Galil on ShabbosDozens of Arabs on Shabbos protested near Sajara Spring in the Lower Galil. Four persons were arrested. The participants in the event waved PLO flags. They confronted residents of Elaniya nearby. A number of residents of Elaniya explain Arab protest near the spring from time-to-time as part of an effort to take over the area. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

$13.99 for Kikiriki Shells – Save on Linda Leal, Plus Size, Maternity Shells and More!

$13.99 for Kikiriki Shells – Save on Linda Leal, Plus Size, Maternity Shells and More![COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Holy cow!! Kikiriki Shells only $13.99?!?! That's right - all regular adult shells* of every color and every style are $13.99 for one week only! Just in time for the upcoming Yom Tovs! Tell your friends, call your mother, stock up for the whole winter. Now is the time, you do not want to miss this! Stock up on everyone's favorite     Full Story »

Iran Sentences 2 People to Jail for Spying for US, Israel

Iran Sentences 2 People to Jail for Spying for US, IsraelIran's official IRNA news agency says two people have been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the United States and Israel. IRNA quotes judicial spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi as saying Sunday that the two were sentenced by a Revolutionary Court, which handles national security cases. He did not provide the names of those sentenced. The ...    Full Story »

Discrimination Against Sephardi Girls in Yerushalayim Continues (7 opinions)

Discrimination Against Sephardi Girls in Yerushalayim ContinuesDeputy Education Minister Meir Porush on recently commented on the discrimination machlokes, insisting there is no discrimination in Betar Illit. When asked to comment on Elad, Porush declined being that his son Yisrael is the mayor. Kol Chai speaks with Tzvika Cohen, in charge of chareidi education in Jerusalem How many girls are without a school in the capital? Cohen? I ...    Full Story »


VIDEO: 77-Year-Old Driver Loses Control And Smashes into a Restaurant in Shfaram

A 77-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle on Monday 16 Elul, smashing into a restaurant in Shfaram. Miraculously, only two people were injured, both sustaining light injuries. The store is located near the Mercantile Bank in the city. Magen David Adom EMTs and paramedics responded to the scene.

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WATCH: Chief Rabbinate Council Discusses Growing Chilul Shabbos

In light of growing public chilul Shabbos around Israel, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Council on Monday 16 Elul met to discuss the matter. Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita spoke of the fact that there is increasing chilul Shabbos around the country, calling on the rabbonim to do what they can to at the very least diminish the public chilul Shabbos around the country.

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