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Italian Police Arrest 4 Suspects Plotting To Attack Israeli Embassy In Rome, Vatican

Italian Police Arrest 4 Suspects Plotting To Attack Israeli Embassy In Rome, Vatican
The four suspects - a couple living near Lake Como, a 23-year-old Moroccan man, and a female relative of a fugitive couple - were also to join the Islamic State terror group, Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli said at a press conference. Italian police also said they are seeking to arrest of a fugitive couple, another Moroccan man and his Italian wife, who are believed to have left Italy for Iraq and Syria last year, the prosecutor said. Transcripts of wiretapped phone conversations between three of the four suspects who have already ...

Turkey And US-Led Coalition Pound ISIS In Syria

Turkey And US-Led Coalition Pound ISIS In SyriaThe Turkish military said Monday that artillery shelling and drone attacks by the U.S.-led coalition have struck Islamic State positions in Syria and killed a total of 63 militants. The state-owned Anadolu Agency said the strikes took out multiple rocket launchers and gun positions. Four drones deployed from the Incirlik air base, a launching point for U.S.-led coalition forces in ...    Full Story »

Tourism Minister Levine Wants Hotel Costs Lowered To Make Tourist Stays More Affordable

Tourism Minister Levine Wants Hotel Costs Lowered To Make Tourist Stays More AffordableTourism Minister Yariv Levine believes local hotels have to cut prices to make tourism overnights more affordable towards boosting tourism. He is also calling for cutting taxes on hotel stays. He explains the ministry is working hard to build additional hotels, which he feels will provide additional rooms – another step that will lead to lower prices as availability will ...    Full Story »

The Families Of Two Brothers Separated By The Holocaust Unite After 77 Years

The Families Of Two Brothers Separated By The Holocaust Unite After 77 YearsThe five women crowded together around the kitchen table in New Jersey, their eyes fixed on a laptop screen. It was 7 a.m., and none of them had slept well the night before; they were too anxious and excited for this moment. Jess Katz logged into Skype as her mother and three sisters watched. A face flickered into view: their cousin, the son of a long-missing uncle, the family they ...    Full Story »

German Government Must Stamp Out Clear AFD Threat, Says Head Of European Jewish Association

German Government Must Stamp Out Clear AFD Threat, Says Head Of European Jewish AssociationRabbi Menachem Margolin, the head of the Brussels-based group European Jewish Association has today called on German Government to actively intervene in the rise of far-right Alternative for Germany party (AFD). The Rabbi says the party represents a clear threat to European Jewish communities, freedom of religion and social peace. The AFD recently won seats in three legislatures ...    Full Story »

Felder Fights to Protect National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance Numerous Senators Immediately Sign On

Felder Fights to Protect National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance  Numerous Senators Immediately Sign OnSenator Simcha Felder has introduced a bill to prohibit the requiring of a permit to sing the National Anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The bill follows recent events where a middle school choir was ordered to cease singing the National Anthem at 9/11 memorial event. “It’s almost comical that a law should be required to protect people who want to sing our country’s ...    Full Story »

Lion’s Gate Terrorist in Custody

 Lion’s Gate Terrorist in CustodyThe terrorist who perpetrated the stabbing attack at the Lion’s Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday night has been apprehended. A chareidi male in his 60s was wounded in the attack, stabbed in his upper ...    Full Story »

Update on the Victim of the Lion’s Gate Terror Attack

Update on the Victim of the Lion’s Gate Terror Attack Officials in Shaare Zedek Hospital on Tuesday morning 25 Nissan report the condition of the victim of the Lion’s Gate terrorist stabbing attack on Monday night is improving. The victim was stabbed in his upper back and ...    Full Story »

Germany Denies Report Of A Possible Change In Unconditional Support Of Israel (1 opinions)

Germany Denies Report Of A Possible Change In Unconditional Support Of IsraelThe German weekly Der Spiegel reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel may be changing her country’s long-standing policy of unconditional support for Israel due to Berlin’s growing frustration vis-à-vis the policies of Prime ...    Full Story »

Trump Supporters Shout, "Lyin' Ted!" At Cruz (3 opinions)

Trump Supporters Shout, Ted Cruz is sparring with Donald Trump supporters on the eve of the Indiana primary. Protesters carrying Trump signs confronted the Texas senator as he campaigned in Marion, Indiana on Monday. One man yelled, "Lyin' Ted!" while standing just a few feet from the Republican presidential candidate. The insult is Trump's pet name for his chief rival. Cruz responded with a ...    Full Story »

WhatsApp Suspended In Brazil

WhatsApp Suspended In BrazilThe popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle. Local news reports say a judge in the remote northeastern state of Sergipe ordered the service suspended nationwide for 72 hours, starting Monday afternoon. The G1 internet portal of the Globo television network says the suspension by Judge Marcel Maia Montalvao ...    Full Story »

Burglar Falls Asleep On The Job In Tel Aviv (1 opinions)

Burglar Falls Asleep On The Job In Tel AvivA burglar realized no one was home and broke into a home in Tel Aviv. He decided to make a night of things and went to sleep on a bed. The owner returned and found the burglar asleep in her bed. The owner arrived home and found someone she had never met asleep in her bed. She summoned police, who placed the 36-year-old Eilat resident under arrest. Police also returned the items the ...    Full Story »

Labour Party Anti-Semitism Scandal Continues: Two City Councilors Suspended For Anti-Israel Posts

Labour Party Anti-Semitism Scandal Continues: Two City Councilors Suspended For Anti-Israel PostsNottingham City councilor Ilyas Aziz and former Blackburn mayor Salim Mulla have been suspended pending an investigation. Aziz had suggested on Facebook that it might have been wiser to create Israel in America and that Israel could be relocated "even now," while Mulla accused Israel of being behind the Paris attacks and the killing of Japanese prisoners held captive by ISIS. In ...    Full Story »

Terem Emergency Clinic Coming To Betar Illit

Terem Emergency Clinic Coming To Betar Illit[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Betar Illit Municipality signed an agreement with the Terem to provide an emergency clinic in the chareidi city. The plan calls for opening a large emergency medical services clinic at 1 Ohelei Sarah Street near the city’s other emergency services. According to the agreement signed on erev ...    Full Story »

North Carolina Pair Survive 5 days In New Zealand Wilderness

North Carolina Pair Survive 5 days In New Zealand WildernessAn American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds. After thinking she would die, 22-year-old Rachel Lloyd is now recovering in Wellington Hospital with her mother, Carolyn Lloyd, by ...    Full Story »

Probe Into Placement Of Caravans Connecting Ramot To The City For Purim

Probe Into Placement Of Caravans Connecting Ramot To The City For PurimJerusalem City Hall is probing the placement of caravans near Ramot before Purim in compliance with a request from Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita. The caravan issue is an annual one and the placement was intended to result in land contiguity between Ramot and other areas of the capital in line with the teshuva of HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L via-a-vis Purim observance ...    Full Story »

Livestream: Rav Yeruchim Olshin and Rav Yissocher Frand Address Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Milestone Siyum

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Mazel tov Klal Yisrael! Live from the Ohel Rivkah Hall in Passaic. Dirshu is holding its National Siyum on Chelek Aleph in the second cycle of its popular worldwide Daf Hayomi B’Halacha Program. The siyum is being addressed by HaGaon HaRav Yeruchim Olshin, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva, Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, HaGaon HaRav Yissocher Frand, shlita, R”M ...    Full Story »

Trump Gets Outside Help For Potential GOP Convention Battle

Trump Gets Outside Help For Potential GOP Convention BattleDonald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt." While the billionaire businessman might lock up the Republican presidential nomination in the next five weeks of voting, he and his allies are simultaneously undertaking a parallel effort in case he falls short. Outside groups, including one ...    Full Story »

Hikind Objects to Citywide Efforts to Force Newly Planted Trees on Homeowners (3 opinions)

Hikind Objects to Citywide Efforts to Force Newly Planted Trees on HomeownersWhile New York City’s Parks Department continues planting more trees as part of former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s MillionTreesNYC beautification project, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) objected to NYC’s motion to force newly planted trees on homeowners. “I’m very much in favor of New York City’s beautification efforts, which will prove to be environmental and ...    Full Story »

Babies From Negev Area Kibbutz Daycare Center Hospitalized

Babies From Negev Area Kibbutz Daycare Center HospitalizedFive babies attending the same daycare facility in a Negev kibbutz have been admitted to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva. All of the babies presented with high fever, diarrhea and signs of aridity. Two of them have developed a rare complication involving an intestinal infection that produces bacteria that attack various body systems. The complications have also involved their renal ...    Full Story »

Synagogue In Marseille Sold To Muslim Association To Be Converted Into Mosque

Synagogue In Marseille Sold To Muslim Association To Be Converted Into MosqueA Muslim cultural association Al Badr purchased the Or Thora synagogue and will reopen the religious site as a mosque this summer — hoping to cater to the overflow from the organization’s other mosque, filled to beyond capacity with a growing number of worshipers. The synagogue was sold for €400,000 ($455,000) is located in the area of the Saint-Charles train ...    Full Story »

Intel Israel Layoffs Scheduled To Begin This Week (1 opinions)

Intel Israel Layoffs Scheduled To Begin This WeekThe threat of layoffs by Intel was announced a number of weeks ago, a threat that also involves employees of the high tech giant in Israel. It now appears that hundreds of Israeli employees of Intel will be informed of their imminent ...    Full Story »

Cruz Puts Faith In Ground Game To Stop Trump In Indiana

Cruz Puts Faith In Ground Game To Stop Trump In IndianaIf Ted Cruz is to slow Donald Trump's march to the Republican presidential nomination by closing a gap in polls and defeating the billionaire in Indiana's primary on Tuesday, he'll need conservatives such as Catherine Lanctot of Indianapolis. Lanctot, 59, has been making phone calls to voters at Cruz's Indianapolis office most days during the past week when she wasn't home-schooling ...    Full Story »

Rav Grossman Flies To South Africa To Assist Rabbi Berland (3 opinions)

Rav Grossman Flies To South Africa To Assist Rabbi BerlandRabbi Eliezer Berland remains behind lock and key in Johannesburg after a court denied him bail,  referring to him as a flight risk. It now appears likely the rabbi ...    Full Story »
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Trump Ignoring General Election Preparations (1 opinions)

Trump Ignoring General Election PreparationsThe Republican presidential nomination may be in his sights, yet Donald Trump has so far ignored vital preparations needed for a quick and effective transition to the general election. The New York businessman has collected little information about tens of millions of voters he needs to turn out in the fall. He's sent few people to battleground states compared with likely Democratic ...    Full Story »

Katsav Family Continues Efforts For A Presidential Pardon

Katsav Family Continues Efforts For A Presidential PardonAmid reports that President Reuven Rivlin is contemplating a presidential pardon for former President Moshe Katsav, Mrs. Katsav has reportedly met with Rivlin a number of times. According to reports, Moshe Katsav’s mental ...    Full Story »

Kiddush Hashem: Jews Unite to Modify the Home of Eli and Nachy Ribakow (1 opinions)

Kiddush Hashem: Jews Unite to Modify the Home of Eli and Nachy Ribakow Eli and Nachy Ribakow are 2 Jewish boys from Clevaland, Ohio. They love their parents,  playing piano, and are always in a upbeat mood. However the two boys have been challenged since day one.  Eli and Nachi Ribakow entered this world 14 weeks prematurely and spent the first 5 months of their lives in the hospital. The boys suffer from severe disabilities. Their speech is ...    Full Story »

Florida: Suspect in Jewish Center Bomb Plot in Court (2 opinions)

Florida: Suspect in Jewish Center Bomb Plot in CourtA man accused of plotting to detonate an explosive at a large Jewish center in South Florida has made his first federal court appearance. A magistrate judge on Monday appointed a public defender for 40-year-old James Medina, who was arrested Friday. Medina faces life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. A bond hearing for Medina is set for ...    Full Story »

TERROR: Charedi Man Stabbed At Lions Gate In Jerusalem's Old City

TERROR: Charedi Man Stabbed At Lions Gate In Jerusalem's Old CityA terror attack left one person stabbed in the Old City of Jerusalem, Monday night. The incident happened near Lions Gate around 10:30PM. Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah were treating a Chareidi man who was stabbed in the back. He was in moderate condition. The terrorist fled the scene, and security forces were searching the area. Further details will be published as ...    Full Story »

Sharp Increase In Candidates For Non-Recognized Giyur In Israel

Sharp Increase In Candidates For Non-Recognized Giyur In IsraelAs a result of a High Court ruling, there is a reported increase in giyur via alternative networks – other than the system approved by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. This refers to the decision compelling the Beersheva Religious Council to permit a     Full Story »

3 Amazing Summer Tours 2016-Rav Yissocher Frand, Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff and Rabbi Fischel Schachter

3 Amazing Summer Tours 2016-Rav Yissocher Frand, Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff and Rabbi Fischel   Schachter[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Announcing registration now open for Nesivos / Jewish Legacy Summer Tours 2016. Tour Italy with Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff, tour dates: June 30-July 7th– tour Venice, Padua, Florence, Siena, Rome and more! Enjoy an unforgettable summer as you take in the enchanting beauty and rich Jewish history of Italy, hear riveting and inspiring shiurim, and learn about ...    Full Story »

MK Moshe Gafne Faces A Second Case In Court For Speeding

MK Moshe Gafne Faces A Second Case In Court For SpeedingMK Moshe Gafne faced an indictment for excessive speeding about a month ago. In response, Gafne released a message to the public that drivers must obey the law. However, this week, he was served with another indictment for excessive speeding, the second in as many months, both at the same Ramat Gan intersection. According to a MyNet report, one indictment was filed in the Tel Aviv ...    Full Story »

Have a Promising Business Venture? Up to $1,000,000 in U.S. Investment Funding Can Be Yours

Have a Promising Business Venture? Up to $1,000,000 in U.S. Investment Funding Can Be YoursIt is the dream of every entrepreneur to bring their ambitious business ideas to fruition, but a lack of funding often relegates these ideas to remain merely ideas. The upcoming J-Biz Expo and Business Conference, a project of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC), and the American Jewish community’s largest business event, is offering an exciting opportunity to ...    Full Story »


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