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VIDEO: PM Netanyahu's Remarks At The Start Of The Special Cabinet Meeting On The Passing Of Former President Peres

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu's Remarks At The Start Of The Special Cabinet Meeting On The Passing Of Former President Peres
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, on the morning of Wednesday 25 Elul, at the start of the special Cabinet meeting in memory of Israel's ninth President, the late Shimon Peres: "This is the first day in the State of Israel without the late Shimon Peres. Shimon Peres was among our greatest leaders, who left behind him a long trail of unique achievements. On behalf of the entire Jewish People, the citizens of Israel and the Government of Israel, I convey deep condolences to Shimon's family. Shimon Peres ...

Funeral Arrangements For Shimon Peres - The Timetable

Funeral Arrangements For Shimon Peres - The TimetableThe government Ceremonies Committee, which operates under Minister of Culture & Sport Miri Regev, has announced the details of the coming days pertaining to the passing of Israel’s ninth President, Mr. Shimon Peres. The levaya itself is scheduled for 11:00AM on Friday morning at Mt. Herzl, in the section for the nation’s leaders. · 8:45AM Thursday morning: President ...    Full Story »

Rav Chaim's Promise: Donate To Kupat Ha'Ir Before Rosh Hashanah And He Will Stand For You

Funeral Arrangements For Shimon Peres - The Timetable[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The Most Critical 120 Hours of the Year The Yom HaDin is approaching. With so much important preparation still left to do - What are you doing to take the mitzvah of tzedaka seriously? Rav Chaim has come out with an extremely powerful statement in an extremely crucial time that could change the lives of thousands of talmidei chachamim, widows & ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Tragedy IN Jerusalem!! Mother, 33 Years Old Leaves Behind 9 Young Orphans, Click Link At The End Of Video To Donate (2 opinions)

Mrs Sheindy Wallace from the Meah Shearim neighbourhood of Yerushalayim tragically passed away this past Monday at the young age of 33 years old after suffering for 2 years with a severe case of cancer. Sheindy was known to be the most dedicated and ...    Full Story »

Six Planes Carrying Security Equipment Will Accompany The US Delegation To The Peres Levaya

Six Planes Carrying Security Equipment Will Accompany The US Delegation To The Peres Levaya US President Barak Obama will be attending the funeral in Jerusalem on Friday 27 Elul for former President Shimon Peres. The Latest reports state that Obama will be arriving on Friday morning, and will return to the United States on Friday following the funeral. The first planes will land on Thursday, 26 Elul and a total of no less than six large US military planes will escort the ...    Full Story »

Getting Ready For Tishrei Yomim Tovim Rush At Ben-Gurion Airport

Getting Ready For Tishrei Yomim Tovim Rush At Ben-Gurion AirportIt is the week before Rosh Hashanah and at Ben-Gurion International Airport, this signals the beginning of the Tishrei travel season which includes tens of thousands leaving this week for Uman and 770, as well as tens of thousands of Israelis leaving the country for Rosh Hashanah. The ‘holiday rush’ officially begins on Wednesday 25 Elul. At the airport, a special team has been ...    Full Story »

Hamas: Former President Shimon Peres Was A 'Criminal' (1 opinions)

Hamas: Former President Shimon Peres Was A 'Criminal'Hamas was not left out, joining world leaders in issuing a statement following the death of Shimon Peres, albeit a different type of message. Hamas officials called the late ninth President of Israel “A criminal”, and at the time of this article, PA (Palestinian Authority) leader Abu Mazen offered his condolences. In Hamas-run Gaza, the atmosphere over the death is one of joy, as ...    Full Story »

ROUNDUP: Reaction And Condolnece Messages Upon The Death Of Israel's Shimon Peres [UPDATED 10:35AM ET] (1 opinions)

ROUNDUP: Reaction And Condolnece Messages Upon The Death Of Israel's Shimon Peres [UPDATED 10:35AM ET]Quotes from around the world after the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. (New condolence messages will be added at the end of this post) ——— "A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever. Shimon Peres was a soldier for Israel, for the Jewish people, for justice, for peace, and for the belief that we can be true to our best selves — to the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Preparing For Tens Of Thousands In Uman Ahead Of Rosh Hashanah

PHOTOS: Preparing For Tens Of Thousands In Uman Ahead Of Rosh Hashanah[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Preparations for the expected tens of thousands of mispallalim who will arrive in Uman for Rosh Hashanah continue. Tents are being set into place and hotels and guest houses are readying as arrivals are coming daily with the large influx expected ahead of Shabbos. Uman Express CEO Refael Tuvol explains with Rosh Hashanah beginning on a Sunday night, ...    Full Story »

Frightening Facebook Post Calls For The Elimination Of Chareidim By Nuclear Holocaust (6 opinions)

Frightening Facebook Post Calls For The Elimination Of Chareidim By Nuclear HolocaustA frightening post was discovered on Facebook, on the page called Shir Melody, stating “Someone has to eliminate the chareidim from the world. Let’s say a nuclear Holocaust or something like this”. “They are unnecessary, unproductive, stupid, prohibit and prohibit (themselves on others) and deformed – trying to sweep normal people and make them abnormal, primitive, ...    Full Story »

Dignitaries Expected to Attend the Funeral for Former President Shimon Peres (10 opinions)

Dignitaries Expected to Attend the Funeral for Former President Shimon Peres The Foreign Ministry: International delegations that have confirmed their attendance of the funeral for Israel’s ninth President, Shimon Peres so far: • US President Barak Obama • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau • Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary • French President Francois Hollande • Prince Charles • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm ...    Full Story »

A Message from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the Passing of Israel’s Ninth President, Shimon Peres

A Message from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the Passing of Israel’s Ninth President, Shimon PeresPM Netanyahu Statement on the Passing of Shimon Peres "We grieve today for the passing of our dear and beloved Shimon Peres. Shimon devoted his life to our nation and to the pursuit of peace. He set his gaze on the future. He did so much to protect our people. He worked to his last days for peace and a better future for all. As Israel's President, Shimon did so much to unite the ...    Full Story »

The Jewish Agency for Israel Mourns the Passing of Israel's Ninth President, Shimon Peres

The Jewish Agency for Israel Mourns the Passing of Israel's Ninth President, Shimon PeresChairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky has issued the following statement: The Jewish Agency for Israel and I personally bow our heads in mourning upon the passing of the ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres. Throughout his many roles in Israel’s leadership and over many years, Peres was always driven by a deep sense of responsibility toward ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's Statement on the Passing of Israel’s Ninth President, Shimon Peres

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's Statement on the Passing of Israel’s Ninth President, Shimon Peres“Today, the city of Jerusalem mourns the loss of President Shimon Peres, a visionary whose morality and belief in humanity and a better future inspired everyone who had the privilege of meeting him. Over the years, as Mayor of Jerusalem, I had the honor of experiencing countless unique Jerusalem moments with President Peres. “President Peres was a true friend of Jerusalem. At the ...    Full Story »

Knesset Speaker Edelstein: “Peres Was Among the Giants of Our National Leadership”

Knesset Speaker Edelstein: “Peres Was Among the Giants of Our National Leadership”Statement on the passing of Israel’s ninth President, Shimon Peres by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein. ”Shimon ”The Knesset bows its head and agonizes over the passing of the ninth president and former prime minister Shimon Peres. The State of Israel bids farewell to the head of its family; a man who had seen everything, was involved in everything and shaped everything,” ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin’s Statement on the Passing of Israel’s Ninth President Shimon Peres

President Rivlin’s Statement on the Passing of Israel’s Ninth President Shimon PeresPresident Reuven Rivlin expressed his deep sadness on the passing of Israel’s former president and prime minister Shimon Peres in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday). The President’s Office confirmed that the President – who was currently on a State Visit to Ukraine - would be returning early from the visit, and would arrive back in Israel during the course of the ...    Full Story »

Statement from the Prime Minister of Canada on the Passing of Former President Shimon Peres

Statement from the Prime Minister of Canada on the Passing of Former President Shimon Peres The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the death of His Excellency, Shimon Peres, the former President and Prime Minister of Israel: “It is with great sadness that I learned tonight of the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. “Shimon Peres was, above all, a man of peace and a man dedicated to the well-being of the ...    Full Story »

Former US President George H.W. Bush on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Former US President George H.W. Bush on the Passing of Shimon Peres Former US President George H.W. Bush hailed Peres for his 'unyielding determination and principle' which 'helped guide his beloved country through the crucible of mortal challenge.' 'But it was by his innate humanity, his decency, that Shimon inspired the world over and helped pave a path to peace broad enough that future generations will walk it one day, side-by side,' the elder ...    Full Story »

Statement from the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Statement from the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan on the Passing of Shimon Peres WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the passing of former Israeli President Shimon Peres: “The world has lost a true legend and statesman. Shimon Peres was a gift to the country he helped establish and lead, and a persistent voice for the cause of peace. President Peres' countless contributions to the world earned him the Nobel Peace Prize, ...    Full Story »

Security Agency Directors to Meet to Plan for the State Funeral of Former President Shimon Peres

Security Agency Directors to Meet to Plan for the State Funeral of Former President Shimon Peres Heads of the Shin Bet, IDF, Israel Airports Authority, and the Prime Minister’s Office are all going to be meeting today, Wednesday, 25 Elul, as they must plan the security and related logistics of the levaya of the late president, Shimon Peres, which is set for Friday, 27 Elul at 11:00am in Jerusalem. In fact, when Mr. Peres suffered the major stroke some two weeks ago, the heads ...    Full Story »

Israel’s High Court to Rule on Olmert’s Petition Regarding Talansky Case (1 opinions)

Israel’s High Court to Rule on Olmert’s Petition Regarding Talansky Case The High Court of Justice on Wednesday, 25 Elul, is expected to announce its verdict in the case of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the request for a retrial in the Talansky cash envelopes case. Olmert began serving a 19-month prison term in February 2016 and the decision of the court today will determine if an additional eight months is added onto the sentence, bringing it to ...    Full Story »

Israel Airports Authority Preparing for Influx of World Leaders for Peres Levaya (1 opinions)

Israel Airports Authority Preparing for Influx of World Leaders for Peres Levaya With the petira of former President Shimon Peres and the levaya scheduled for Friday, 27 Elul at 11:00, Israel Airports Authority announces it is taking necessary measures to prepare for the influx of high-level personnel and all the security and other arrangements connected to such a reality; coming during some of the busiest days of year at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Officials ...    Full Story »

6:00PM Wednesday Night Tefilla Event at the Home of Maran Rav Kanievsky

6:00PM Wednesday Night Tefilla Event at the Home of Maran Rav KanievskyKol Chai Radio host Betzalel Kahn reports when he and others were summoned to the home of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita, they thought it was just to receive a bracha for Rosh Hashanah which they sought. However, when they arrived the rav’s gabboim explained Rav Kanievsky is “ill at ease” and most concerned over the situation, particularly the pain and suffering of widows and ...    Full Story »

Education Minister Naftali Bennett Mourns the Passing of Shimon Peres

Education Minister Naftali Bennett Mourns the Passing of Shimon PeresEducation Minister Naftali Bennett has issued the following statement following the petira of former President Shimon Peres: "The last of the founding fathers has left us. Shimon Peres was my education minister, and I will miss him very much. He didn't watch history - he wrote it. Peres was a practical visionary and peace-seeking security figure, a courageous leader. He proudly ...    Full Story »

PM Binyamin Netanyahu & His Wife Sara Express Deep Personal Sorrow Over the Passing of Former President Shimon Peres

PM Binyamin Netanyahu & His Wife Sara Express Deep Personal Sorrow Over the Passing of Former President Shimon PeresPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara express deep personal sorrow over the passing of the former President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres. The Prime Minister will issue a special statement later this morning and convene the Cabinet in special session. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Levaya for Former President Shimon Peres to be Held on Friday, 27 Elul (3 opinions)

Levaya for Former President Shimon Peres to be Held on Friday, 27 ElulIt has been announced that the levaya of former President Shimon Peres will be held in Yerushalayim on Friday, 27 Elul at 11:00AM. Leaders, representatives of the international community and former world leaders are expected to arrive to attend the event. Fox News reports that US President Barak Obama will be attending the funeral. Mr. Peres will be interred on Har Herzl in the ...    Full Story »

Statement from NYS Governor Andrew Como on the Passing of Former President Peres

Statement from NYS Governor Andrew Como on the Passing of Former President Peres "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres. He was not only a great leader for his country, but one of the most profound statesmen our world has ever known. "Serving in nearly every high office of government, Shimon Peres dedicated his life to his country and his people. He worked tirelessly to reaffirm their rights and ...    Full Story »
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Statement from Former US President Bill & Hillary Clinton on the Death of Former President Peres (1 opinions)

Statement from Former US President Bill & Hillary Clinton on the Death of Former President Peres With the passing of Shimon Peres, Israel has lost a leader who championed its security, prosperity, and limitless possibilities from its birth to his last day on earth. The Middle East has lost a fervent advocate for peace and reconciliation and for a future where all the children of Abraham build a better tomorrow together. And Hillary and I have lost a true and treasured ...    Full Story »

Statement By President Obama On The Death of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres (1 opinions)

Statement By President Obama On The Death of Former Israeli President Shimon PeresThere are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people. Shimon Peres once said that, “I learned that public service is a privilege that must be based on moral foundations.” ...    Full Story »

Debate Renews Attention on Trump's Tax Returns (2 opinions)

Debate Renews Attention on Trump's Tax ReturnsDonald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties. Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, was happy to seize on the issue, questioning in the first presidential debate what Trump is trying to hide by ...    Full Story »

Too Many Overweight Israeli Children Attracts Attention Of World Health Organization (2 opinions)

Too Many Overweight Israeli Children Attracts Attention Of World Health OrganizationA new World Health Organization (WHO) report states there is a growing number of Israeli children who are overweight, over 500,000 at present. Israel ranks in first place in the dubious ranking of obesity in Europe, with 12.6% of children labeled as overweight, ranking second in the world community behind the United States with 12.9% of its children fitting in this category. The average ...    Full Story »

Grandmother And Great Grandmother Killed Both Killed In Accidents - Both While Heading To A Bas Mitzvah (1 opinions)

Grandmother And Great Grandmother Killed Both Killed In Accidents - Both While Heading To A Bas MitzvahAfter Mrs. Rivka Toledano, 83, was killed in a vehicular accident 10 years ago on Route 70, on Sunday night the eve of 23 Elul while heading to a Bas Mitzvah, her daughter Esther Asig, 57, was niftar a month before her son’s chasenah, also in a car accident and also heading to a bas mitzvah. The family tells they were traveling to a bas mitzvah of a grandchild of Esther’s A”H, ...    Full Story »

BORUCH DAYAN HA'EMMES: FORMER ISRAEL PRESIDENT SHIMON PERES (7 opinions)

BORUCH DAYAN HA'EMMES: FORMER ISRAEL PRESIDENT SHIMON PERESFormer Israeli President Shimon Peres was Niftar early Wednesday morning. He was 93. Peres had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke two weeks ago. Peres held virtually every senior political office in Israel over a seven-decade career, including three terms as prime minister as well as stints as foreign minister and finance minister. He was the ninth President of Israel ...    Full Story »

Avreichim Of The Migdal Ohz Network Receive A Unique Yomtov Coupon Ahead Of Rosh Hashanah

Avreichim Of The Migdal Ohz Network Receive A Unique Yomtov Coupon Ahead Of Rosh HashanahIt is common for avreichim in Eretz Yisrael to receive purchase vouchers for a hat, suit and shirt before Rosh Hashanah and Pesach. However, ahead of this Rosh Hashanah, avreichim in the Migdal Ohr community headed by Rabbi Yechezkel Etrog are receiving a different kind of purchase voucher – one to buy a quality piece of jewelry for their wives. This brings Migdal Ohr onboard the ...    Full Story »

Newly Discovered Historic Documents Paying Tribute To The Chofetz Chaim On His Yahrtzeit

Newly Discovered Historic Documents Paying Tribute To The Chofetz Chaim On His Yahrtzeit[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] There is hardly a name that carries as much meaning to every Jew as that of Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan, the saintly Chofetz Chaim. Each of his many accomplishments would be legendary on its own; when combined, they are beyond our comprehension. The Chofetz Chaim was niftar 83 years ago today, the 24 th of Elul. The first known dedication to his memory in ...    Full Story »

Ex-Ally: Gov. Christie Seemed Happy About Bridge Gridlock

Ex-Ally: Gov. Christie Seemed Happy About Bridge GridlockGov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy Christie's White House ambitions. David Wildstein, a former executive at the agency that oversees New ...    Full Story »

Israel: Woman Visits Kever Of Mother-In-Law Only To Find The Matzeivah Of Another (1 opinions)

Israel: Woman Visits Kever Of Mother-In-Law Only To Find The Matzeivah Of AnotherRamat Gan resident Janetta Berman traveled to the new Beersheva Cemetery to visit the kever of her mother-in-law Mrs. Shaina Berman but found the matzeivah of another person in place, Walla News reports, adding the incident occurred about two weeks ago. Mrs. Berman adds she has been visiting this kever for close to 20 years and is quite certain of the location, but this time, there was ...    Full Story »

NYPD Fact-Checks Presidential Debate Topic Of Murders In NYC (2 opinions)

NYPD Fact-Checks Presidential Debate Topic Of Murders In NYCThe following statement was released by the NYPD on Tuesday afternoon: During the presidential debate that took place last night, the NYPD was a topic of debate. Not all the information was accurate. Here's the truth: Stop, Question, and Frisk is NOT unconstitutional. A federal judge in New York did order remedies to ensure the NYPD applies the lawful policing tool constitutionally. ...    Full Story »

10 Rosh Hashanah Hacks To Keep Your Kids (Or Students) Engaged

10 Rosh Hashanah Hacks To Keep Your Kids (Or Students) Engaged[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] By Raizel Druxman The high holidays sometimes get us a little (or a lot) nervous and it’s easy to forget that it’s just as important for kids to be involved. We can help kids feel connected by giving them a little hands-on guidance about why the holidays matter. It’s especially helpful for kids with special needs, who already might feel more out ...    Full Story »

RIP HERO - FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, Father Of Three, Was Killed When Drug Lab Exploded In Bronx

RIP HERO - FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, Father Of Three, Was Killed When Drug Lab Exploded In BronxFDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year FDNY veteran, was killed earlier this morning by falling debris when a suspected drug den exploded in the Bronx. Battalion Chief Fahy, a "rising star" and highly regarded within the Fire Department, was a father of three. YWN would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the entire FDNY. (YWN World Headquarters ...    Full Story »


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