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Hamas Reports it Remains Committed to Ceasefire

Hamas Reports it Remains Committed to Ceasefire
After a rocket landed in the Eshkol Regional Council area of southern Israel on Tuesday evening, Hamas contacted Israel via intermediaries to stress its commitment to the ceasefire. Hamas is quoted saying it arrested the terrorists involved in the rocket fire. Channel 2 News reported that Hamas acted immediately to arrest those responsible for the mortar rocket fire. Hamas officials were quick to distance themselves from the attack, not wishing to engage in another round of warfare with Israel. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or ...

Top General: US Ground Troops Possible In Iraq

Top General: US Ground Troops Possible In IraqAmerican ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. "To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi ...    Full Story »

New 50 Shekel Note Goes into Service

New 50 Shekel Note Goes into ServiceThe new 50 shekel note began making its way into the national currency in Israel on Tuesday, 21 Elul. The bill, which is the same color as the 20 shekel note, many fear will lead to confusion. Many feel the choice of the color was a bad move amid a ...    Full Story »

Probe: HealthCare.gov Website Must Boost Security

Probe: HealthCare.gov Website Must Boost SecurityHealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security weaknesses that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have found. The Government Accountability Office said the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 specific security issues related to who can get into the system, who can ...    Full Story »

Last Operation Protective Shield Wounded Leaves Soroka Medical Center

Last Operation Protective Shield Wounded Leaves Soroka Medical CenterDoctors and nurses from the intensive care unit and orthopedics were on hand to bid Gadi Yarkoni continued success in his rehabilitation as he was discharged from Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva on Monday, 20 Elul. Yarkoni was the last civilian wounded by Hamas rocket fire in Operation Protective Edge. The 47-year-old father of three was seriously wounded when he was struck by a ...    Full Story »

Poverty Rate In U.S. Drops for the First Time Since 2006

Poverty Rate In U.S. Drops for the First Time Since 2006The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006. This comes from the U.S. Census Bureau, which released its annual study on Tuesday. The 2013 poverty rate was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. There were 45.3 million people living in poverty, a statistically similar number for the third straight year. Officials also say that the number ...    Full Story »

Williamsburg: Fliers With Swastika Found In Williamsburg - NYPD Hate Crimes Investigating

Williamsburg: Fliers With Swastika Found In Williamsburg - NYPD Hate Crimes InvestigatingFliers showing swastikas above the word "Uber" that were found in Williamsburg Monday night are being investigated as a hate crime, police said. "Numerous" fliers were discovered on Bedford Avenue at Williamsburg Street — near where many Hasidic Jewish people live — at about 10 p.m., police said. The black-and-white fliers had the word "Uber" written in the same style as the logo ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Addresses Prime Minister's Office Employees

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Addresses Prime Minister's Office Employees[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday 20 Elul, at the traditional toast ahead of Rosh Hashanah, spoke to Prime Minister's Office employees: "We must constantly defend our security. This was and remains our first and highest goal because everything else is made possible thanks to security. Any responsible leader, in the face of the increasing ...    Full Story »

Hikind Asks Dept. Of Health To Postpone System Upgrade During Yom Tov Which Will Interrupt EBT Availability

Hikind Asks Dept. Of Health To Postpone System Upgrade During Yom Tov Which Will Interrupt EBT AvailabilityAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is asking the New York State Department of Health to postpone their system upgrade, which will interrupt EBT (electronic benefit transfer), including food stamps and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. The system upgrade, scheduled to occur this Sunday, September 21, was recently announced by City Harvest Agency Relations. ...    Full Story »

MK Shaked: PM Netanyahu Wants to Replace Lapid with the Chareidim (1 opinions)

MK Shaked: PM Netanyahu Wants to Replace Lapid with the ChareidimBayit Yehudi faction leader MK Ayelet Shaked told Arutz-7 on Tuesday 21 Elul that most coalition members are opposed to the Zero VAT Bill sponsored by Yesh Atid leader Finance Minister Yair Lapid. She explains that despite Lapid’s optimistic predictions, the bill would result in the loss of significant revenue and it will not lower housing prices as he says will occur. Shaked ...    Full Story »

Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in California

Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in CaliforniaFor the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling public roads. The agency is issuing permits Tuesday that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods — with a human "safety driver" behind the wheel, in case the onboard computers make a bad decision. With 25 vehicles, Google's souped-up Lexus ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Angry Potesters Throw Ukrainian Member Of Parliament Into Trash Bin (1 opinions)

A angry group of men outside of the Ukrainian parliament grabbed a deputy and threw him into a rubbish bin on Tuesday. Vitaly Zhuravsky, once a member of former President Viktor Yanukovich's Party of the Regions, authored a bill in January severely tightening ...    Full Story »

MK Eli Yishai Meets with the Belzer Rebbe Shlita

MK Eli Yishai Meets with the Belzer Rebbe ShlitaShas MK Eli Yishai on Monday night, the eve of 21 Elul, had yichidus with the Belzer Rebbe Shlita. The private meeting lasted for over one hour. Yishai has met with the rebbe in the past to consult with him. The rebbe is said to be quite fond of Yishai, which some explain is evident by the fact the rebbe gave him over an hour of his time. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

NYS Assemblyman Goldfeder Awards State Funds to Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (1 opinions)

NYS Assemblyman Goldfeder Awards State Funds to Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway PeninsulaAssemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced today that he has provided a state grant in the amount of $5K to assist the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) and allow them to continue their wide range of excellent services to the Rockaway community. “This funding will go a long way to help our local chesed organization continue to provide the relief and services that ...    Full Story »

As Core Al-Qaida Weakened, Its Successors Spread

As Core Al-Qaida Weakened, Its Successors SpreadOsama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be killed because of their religion. The news from much of the Middle East and Africa is relentlessly brutal. The Islamic State group’s rampage through Iraq and Syria has ...    Full Story »

Rav Eliyahu: My Name is Used Without Authorization Backing the Giyur Bill

Rav Eliyahu: My Name is Used Without Authorization Backing the Giyur BillTzfas Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita is fuming over adverts for the Tzohar Rabbonim and the Giyur Bill listing his name among rabbonim who back the controversial legislation. Tzohar Rabbonim last week advertised its support for the Giyur Bill sponsored by MK Elazar Stern. The advertisement listed rabbonim who back the bill, including Rabbi Eliyahu, who is openly and ...    Full Story »

EJC Calls For Greater Security For Jewish Institutions In Wake Of Attack On Brussels Synagogue

EJC Calls For Greater Security For Jewish Institutions In Wake Of Attack On Brussels SynagogueIn the wake of the suspected arson attacks on a synagogue in Brussels, the European Jewish Congress (EJC) is calling on the relevant authorities to ensure greater security for Jewish institutions. "While it is unclear who was ...    Full Story »

IDF Dismisses Chief Rabbi Brig.-Gen. Avichai Ronsky For Leaking Classified Information To Bennett (2 opinions)

IDF Dismisses Chief Rabbi Brig.-Gen. Avichai Ronsky For Leaking Classified Information To BennettIDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Avichai Ronsky was removed from his position by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz after it was learned he gave classified information to Economy Minister Naftali Bennett. A report appearing in the daily Maariv states that it was clear Bennett was receiving information from a source, information that he used during Operation Protective Edge to ...    Full Story »

Southwest Flight From Chicago To NYC Makes Emergency Landing At Midway

Southwest Flight From Chicago To NYC Makes Emergency Landing At MidwayA Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to New York made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from Midway International Airport Tuesday. Flight 321 was headed to LaGuardia when it experienced a problem at 1:15 p.m. and returned to Midway, landing about 15 minutes later, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. "It landed safely without incident," said agency ...    Full Story »

Another Atlantic City Bust: Trump Plaza Closes

Another Atlantic City Bust: Trump Plaza ClosesTrump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The Donald has left town and cut ties to its casinos. And the Plaza, like many Atlantic City casinos, has seen better ...    Full Story »

Obama: 'Ebola Outbreak Spiraling out of Control' (1 opinions)

Obama: 'Ebola Outbreak Spiraling out of Control' Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that the financial as well as human cost of the outbreak is rapidly spiraling out of control. Obama also called on other countries to quickly supply more helpers, supplies and money. "If the outbreak ...    Full Story »

Child R"L Struck & Killed In Kibbutz School Parking Lot

Child RYiftach Rappaport, 8, was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing in an authorized crosswalk in a parking lot of the Tzafit School in Kibbutz Kfar Menachem on Tuesday morning 21 Elul. The child was struck by a bus transporting children as he crossed in an authorized area in the kibbutz, which is located near Kiryat Malachi. Police report the parking area is for buses and it ...    Full Story »

Shmitah - An Overview By Rabbi Yair Hoffman (2 opinions)

Shmitah - An Overview By Rabbi Yair HoffmanAs many people are busy sending their children to seminary and Yeshiva in Israel, they look forward to visiting them this year as well. This year, however, is a bit different because it will be a Shmittah year. There will be all sorts of different words and terms floating around, with which we may not be so familiar. “Yevul Nochri” signs will be seem in stores all over Yerushalayim, ...    Full Story »

US Cites State Secrets In Civil Lawsuit Over Iran

US Cites State Secrets In Civil Lawsuit Over IranCiting state secrets, the United States has asked a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit that a wealthy Greek shipping magnate brought against a nonprofit organization seeking to thwart Iran's efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. Victor Restis, a billionaire Greek citizen, sued the American Coalition Against Nuclear Iran last year, claiming it was trying to ruin his livelihood and ...    Full Story »

Former Cabinet Minister Arrested on Suspicion of Accepting Bribes

Former Cabinet Minister Arrested on Suspicion of Accepting BribesA former cabinet minister was arrested by officers of the Israel Police 433 Unit (Israel's FBI) on suspicion of accepting bribes when serving in his ministerial post. The former minister is believed to have fixed government tenders. A colleague of the minister who is an event arranger was also taken in for questioning. The minister allegedly fixed some tenders for the female colleague ...    Full Story »

Social Security Resumes Mailing Benefit Statements

Social Security Resumes Mailing Benefit StatementsThe Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire. The agency stopped mailing the statements to most workers two years ago to save money. Instead, Social Security directed workers to track their future benefits online using a secure website. Congress, however, passed a bill last year ...    Full Story »

House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM RecallThe government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report. The report by Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee raised serious questions about the agency's ability to keep the public safe as ...    Full Story »
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Halachically Speaking: Paying Workers on Time

Halachically Speaking: Paying Workers on Time [Halachically Speaking appears on YWN weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays]  Written by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits of KOF-K Kosher Supervision As an introduction to this issue we will loosely translate the words of the Chofetz Chaim in his introduction to these halachos.    Full Story »

Defense Minister: Deal With Insubordinates From Intelligence Unit 8200 As Criminals (3 opinions)

Defense Minister: Deal With Insubordinates From Intelligence Unit 8200 As CriminalsDefense Minister Moshe Ya’alon is uninterested in hearing of the political and moral dilemma facing the 43 insubordinates, IDF reservists who serve in the ...    Full Story »

'Just One Shabbos and We'll All be Free' New Initiative Aims for Global Shmiras Shabbos (1 opinions)

'Just One Shabbos and We'll All be Free' New Initiative Aims for Global Shmiras ShabbosThe international Shabbos Project will take place in over 200 cities around the world on the Shabbos of the 24th/25th October this year. The concept is simple: Jews of all walks of life, from across the spectrum – religious, secular and traditional; young and old, from all corners of the world – uniting to experience one full Shabbos together, in full accordance with ...    Full Story »

State Dept Orders 160,000 Hazmat Suits as Ebola Outbreak Balloons into Humanitarian Crisis

State Dept Orders 160,000 Hazmat Suits as Ebola Outbreak Balloons into Humanitarian CrisisThe Following is via Infowars.com The U.S. State Department has ordered 160,000 Hazmat suits for Ebola, prompting concerns that the federal government is anticipating the rapid spread of a virus that has already claimed an unprecedented number of lives. In a press release ...    Full Story »

2 NYPD Officers Convicted Of Attempted Assault

2 NYPD Officers Convicted Of Attempted AssaultTwo police officers have been convicted of misdemeanor attempted assault in connection with a February 2011 incident in a Bronx alley. Prosecutors say surveillance videos showed the officers, Jose Ocasio and Joseph Murphy, punching and kicking a teenager and then walking away. The judge also convicted them of second-degree harassment, a violation. The Bronx DA's office says it ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Angry Potesters Throw Ukrainian Member Of Parliament Into Trash Bin (1 opinions)

A angry group of men outside of the Ukrainian parliament grabbed a deputy and threw him into a rubbish bin on Tuesday. Vitaly Zhuravsky, once a member of former President Viktor Yanukovich's Party of the Regions, authored a bill in January severely tightening restrictions on anti-government protesters. In the past, he authored a bill criminalising libel. (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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Video Of Interest: US Embassy Tel Aviv - Remembering 9/11

At the 9/11 Living Memorial in Emek HaArazim near Jerusalem, the U.S. Embassy and KKL-JNF held a moving commemoration in the presence of an audience of over 250 guests. Families of victims of terror, a youth delegation from Young Judea, students from the Walworth Barbour American International School, diplomats, and first responders attended the eloquent ceremony. A representative of the Israeli victims’ families and a survivor who personally experienced the attacks on the Twin Towers that day spoke movingly to the assemblage. Ambassador Shapiro noted, "Today’s anniversary is a somber reminder that we still face threats of extremism and terrorism around the world. But it is also an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to work together with all civilized nations to confront these threats.” (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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