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Thursday Afternoon Terror Log

Thursday Afternoon Terror Log
11:42: A tourist sustained non-serious injuries by a flare fired by an Arab male in the eastern portion of Yerushalayim. Ichud Hatzalah reports a female tourist was injured in her head. 11:48: Serious clashes between police and Arabs in the Abu-Tur area of Yerushalayim. 12:30: Arabs near an entrance to Har Habayis shouting “Slaughter the Jews”. Police on the scene. 12:35: A 17-year-old Arab male from Shuafat was arrested on suspicion of throwing rocks at a bus near Shar Shechem. 13:21: Attempted violence by Arab ...

GOP Senators Urge Obama to Hold off on Immigration

GOP Senators Urge Obama to Hold off on ImmigrationThe three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation that remains stalled in Congress are calling on President Barack Obama not to use executive action to shield millions of people from deportation. Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida wrote to Obama on Thursday urging him not to act and warning that ...    Full Story »

Israel: A Rainy Weekend Predicted Accompanied by Cooler Temperatures

Israel: A Rainy Weekend Predicted Accompanied by Cooler TemperaturesThe weather service is predicting a wet and cooler weekend in Yerushalayim and elsewhere B”H. rainfall is expected to begin on Thursday afternoon/evening from the north and then spreading to the center of the county. Local thundershowers are expected as well. The rainfall will hit the N. Negev area earlier, Thursday afternoon, as temperatures drop somewhat. Temperatures are ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Hosts Governor Cuomo Tonight at 7PM on Weekly Radio Show on 620AM

Greenfield Hosts Governor Cuomo Tonight at 7PM on Weekly Radio Show on 620AMTonight Councilman David Greenfield will host Governor Andrew Cuomo on Greenfield's weekly radio show on 620 AM radio starting at 7 pm. Greenfield will also discuss his support of the bold Boro Park rail yard housing proposal that may lead to as many as 2,000 new units of housing in Boro Park along 61st Street. Each week Councilman Greenfield hosts a live radio show from 7 to 8 pm on ...    Full Story »

NYC Subway Fare To Go Up 4 Percent Next Year

NYC Subway Fare To Go Up 4 Percent Next YearThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to raise subway and bus fare by 4 percent next year. WNBC-TV says Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast said Wednesday that the hike would begin in March. It wasn't immediately clear how it would affect base fare, weekly and monthly MetroCards, commuter train passes or pay-per-ride discounts. Details were to be worked out after public ...    Full Story »

More Israelis are Being Vaccinated Against the Flu this Year

More Israelis are Being Vaccinated Against the Flu this YearIsrael’s kupot cholim (HMOs) are reporting an increase in the number of Israelis coming in to receive a flu vaccine as compared to 2013. Last year a total of 776,000 Israelis were vaccinated, representing 9.4% of the population. This year, 1.2 million doses of the vaccination have already been administered, representing 13.1% of the population. Health officials earlier in the year ...    Full Story »

PALESTINIAN LEADER CALLS FOR DAY OF RAGE TOMORROW (2 opinions)

PALESTINIAN LEADER CALLS FOR DAY OF RAGE TOMORROWMahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization has declared tomorrow Friday a “day of rage” and called on the Palestinian “fighters” to defend Al-Aqsa. Palestinian rioters and terrorists have been active in recent weeks in the Jerusalem area, killing two, injuring many others, and causing millions of dollars in damage. The following is the announcement by Fatah that was reported by the ...    Full Story »

California: Judge Approves Bankruptcy Plan For One Of The Largest U.S. Cities

California: Judge Approves Bankruptcy Plan For One Of The Largest U.S. CitiesA judge on Thursday approved a debt plan by Stockton, California, one of the largest U.S. cities to declare bankruptcy, allowing it to reorganize more than $900 million in long-term debt and put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind it. Marking a critical development in the city's financial recovery, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said Stockton can use the plan ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: President Rivlin Comments on Attempted Assassination of Rabbi Glick

VIDEO: President Rivlin Comments on Attempted Assassination of Rabbi Glick[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Following his meeting on Thursday 6 Marcheshvan with a delegation of Members of the European Parliament, President Rivlin, who returned from a state visit to Poland late Wednesday night, made a statement relating to the attempted murder of Yehuda Glick. “I wish to offer my prayers that Yehuda Glick should have a full and speedy recovery, and send my ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Peruvian Authorities Foil 'Major Hezbollah Terrorist Attack' Against Israelis, Jews

BREAKING: Peruvian Authorities Foil 'Major Hezbollah Terrorist Attack' Against Israelis, JewsAccording to a Channel 2 report, Peruvian authorities have foiled a terrorist attack against Jews and Israelis in the country. According to the report, a Hezbollah member, who supposedly planned to execute a major attack against Israeli and Jewish targets, was arrested in the last few days by the authorities. The suspect, who belonged to Hezbollah's foreign terror operations ...    Full Story »

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So? (1 opinions)

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So?[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] She lies at the heart of the most controversial issues that have hit the Chareidi World since the mid-sixties. Satmar and the Rabbis in Lakewood, New Jersey would like nothing better than to see her go away. The same is true with the Rabbanut of Israel and the Eida HaChareidis in Yerushalayim. The Rabbanut has even barred her from entering the country. At ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Holds Discussion in Wake of Terrorist Attack in which Yehuda Glick was Shot

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Holds Discussion in Wake of Terrorist Attack in which Yehuda Glick was Shot[VIDEOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday morning 6 Marcheshvan, at his Jerusalem office, held a special discussion in the wake of last night's terrorist attack in which Yehuda Glick was shot. Participating in the discussion were Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Public Defense Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich, ISA Director Yoram Cohen, Israel Police ...    Full Story »

Williamsburg: NYPD Investigating Milk Crate Assault on Jewish Woman as Hate Crime (2 opinions)

Williamsburg: NYPD Investigating Milk Crate Assault on Jewish Woman as Hate CrimeThe following is via DNA Info: A Jewish woman was struck in the head with a milk crate by unknown attackers in an incident being investigated as a hate crime, the NYPD said. The victim, 29, was sitting on a bench in De Hostos ...    Full Story »

Senate Control Could Turn On 2 Independents' Moves

Senate Control Could Turn On 2 Independents' MovesAfter millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who generally "caucuses" — or cooperates — with Democrats but says he might switch to the Republicans. The other is Greg Orman of Kansas, an independent candidate trying to oust Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. If he ...    Full Story »

The Terrorist was Employed in the Begin Heritage Center (8 opinions)

The Terrorist was Employed in the Begin Heritage CenterIt has now been learned that the 32-year-old terrorist who attempted to assassinate Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick was an employee of the Begin Heritage Center in Yerushalayim where the attempted murder occurred. The terrorist, Mutaz Hijazi YS”VZ, who spend 11 years in Israeli prison, was shot dead when resisting arrest on Thursday morning when a Yomam commando force ...    Full Story »

Arab MK Zoabi Banished from Knesset for 6 Months after Her Appeal was Rejected (2 opinions)

Arab MK Zoabi Banished from Knesset for 6 Months after Her Appeal was RejectedThe appeal filed against the Knesset Ethics Committee to reverse a six-month ban from participation in the Knesset plenum was rejected on Wednesday 5 Marcheshvan. MK (Balad) Hanin Zoabi brought her appeal to fellow MKs in the hope of having the punishment overturned. The Ethics Committee banished her in response to numerous statements supporting Hamas, refusing to label Hamas a ...    Full Story »

Fearing Ebola? Doctors Say Get A Flu Shot

Fearing Ebola? Doctors Say Get A Flu ShotFever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That message still hasn't reached many Americans, judging from stories ER doctors and nurses swapped this week at a Chicago medical conference. Misinformed patients with Ebola-like symptoms can take up time and resources in busy emergency rooms, and ...    Full Story »

World Remains Silent As Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With Gaza (6 opinions)

World Remains Silent As Egypt Flattens Neighborhoods to Create a Buffer With GazaThe Egyptians are not wasting time and have already begun constructing a buffer zone between Hamas-controlled Gaza. The move was announced earlier this week following a weekend terrorist attack in Sinai that claimed the lives of over 30 Egyptian security forces, an attack that Egyptian President General Abdel Fatah A-Sisi blames on Hamas. The Egyptian media released photos of the ...    Full Story »

Jeb Bush Swipes at Hillary Clinton in Colorado

Jeb Bush Swipes at Hillary Clinton in ColoradoIn a possible preview of a 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took a swipe at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday evening as he stumped for Republican candidates in the vital swing state of Colorado. Bush was in Colorado one day after former President Bill Clinton departed the state and a little more than a week after Hillary Clinton was last there — an indication of ...    Full Story »

R' Nachman Caller: A Plan Not To Have A Plan Is Not A Plan (14 opinions)

R' Nachman Caller: A Plan Not To Have A Plan Is Not A PlanOn Wednesday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind offered a plan to solve the housing crisis: give up hope, don’t seek solutions, just live with it and allow your kids to move away from this community. In an interview with a major Hebrew publication, Mr. Hikind was quoted as saying, “There won’t be 2,000 or 10,000 housing units, simply because we can’t build… if I could’ve helped ...    Full Story »

DM Ya'alon Cancels V-22 Deal with the US (4 opinions)

DM Ya'alon Cancels V-22 Deal with the USDespite objections from IDF officials, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has canceled the planned purchase of six Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft. Israel was to have been the first nation other than the United States to receive the tiltroter aircraft which is capable of both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) as well as short takeoff and landing (STOL). The V-22 is designed to ...    Full Story »

Ebola - A Halachic Perspective (1 opinions)

Ebola - A Halachic Perspective[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] A great debate has ensued between the state governments of New York and New Jersey versus the CDC in regarding Ebola. The state governors are requiring that all health Care workers who have travelled to Ebola stricken nations and have worked with them should be placed under forced evaluation and quarantine. The federal government, on the other hand, has stated ...    Full Story »
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RGA Surpasses $100 Million on Christie's Watch

RGA Surpasses $100 Million on Christie's WatchThe group dedicated to electing and re-electing Republican governors has now raised more than $100 million on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's watch. The Republican Governors Association announced late Wednesday that it has brought in $102 million since Christie took over on Dec. 1, the most of any chair. The group was not required to release the new numbers under any federal ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Yehuda Glick's Condition Takes a Turn for the Worse (4 opinions)

Rabbi Yehuda Glick's Condition Takes a Turn for the Worse15:44 IL: A family member is reporting the condition of terror victim Rabbi Yehuda Glick has taken a turn for the worse and he is now listed in critical condition in Shaare Zedek Medical Center. He is undergoing tests at this time. The tzibur is requested to be mispallel for Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Ita Brenda bsoch shar cholei yisrael. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Temple Institute Responds to Attempted Assassination of Rabbi Yehuda Glick (4 opinions)

Temple Institute Responds to Attempted Assassination of Rabbi Yehuda GlickThe following statement was released to the media by the Temple Institute following the attempted assassination of Har Habayis activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick after a speaking event at the Begin Heritage Center in ...    Full Story »

What Is Orbital Sciences?

What Is Orbital Sciences?NASA pays it billions. Its rockets sport mythical names like Minotaur and Pegasus. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well — until this week. Aerospace company Orbital Sciences Corp. suffered a big failure late Tuesday when one of its unmanned rockets bound for the station exploded moments after liftoff. That rocket was Orbital's newest ...    Full Story »

Giyur Bill on the Knesset Agenda for Monday

Giyur Bill on the Knesset Agenda for MondayThe controversial Giyur Bill authored by MK (The Movement) Elazar has been placed on the Knesset calendar for Monday 10 Marcheshvan and barring any surprises, the bill is expected to pass its second and third votes, at which time the bill will become law. Backed by the Yesh Atid, The Movement, and Yisrael Beitenu parties in the coalition, there will also be support from some of the ...    Full Story »

Christie Helping Friends in Final Midterm Stretch

Christie Helping Friends in Final Midterm StretchNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to Iowa yet again to campaign for a governor who doesn't need his help, one in a string of meetings with Republican candidates who would be valuable allies should he run for president. As he reaches the homestretch before the midterm elections in his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie's dance card is full: ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Glick's Shooter Shot Dead by Commando Force [UPDATED 08:44 IL] (6 opinions)

Rabbi Glick's Shooter Shot Dead by Commando Force [UPDATED 08:44 IL]06:30 IL: There are reports of a shooting incident with injuries in eastern Yerushalayim, in the Silwan area. A police chopper is overhead. Neighbors in the Arab area are on rooftops shouting “Allah Akbar”. More details to follow. 07:09: Shooting reported earlier appears related to Arab violence in that area of the capital. Unconfirmed reports state one person has been killed ...    Full Story »

Hikind To Cuomo: Education Investment Tax Credits Must Happen This Year (4 opinions)

Hikind To Cuomo: Education Investment Tax Credits Must Happen This Year NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed a large crowd at Bais Yaakov in Borough Park on Wednesday night. Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was asked to speak as well and he took the occasion to praise the Governor profusely for all of his past accomplishments. “There’s still one job left to do,” said Assemblyman Hikind as he publicly called on Governor Cuomo to make Education ...    Full Story »

Sheirut Leumi's Future in Jeopardy (2 opinions)

Sheirut Leumi's Future in JeopardyAs the coalition is working to complete the 2015 budget, it has been learned the Finance Ministry plans a major budget cut for the nation’s Sheirut Leumi program. The cut will all but eliminate the funding for apartments for the volunteers. The organization’s leaders are calling on Minister Naftali Bennett, Minister Uri Orbach, MK Ayelet Shaked and the head of the nation’s ...    Full Story »

OU Advocacy Urges New York City Council Education Committee to Support Reform of DOE’s Management of Special Education Services

OU Advocacy Urges New York City Council Education Committee to Support Reform of DOE’s Management of Special Education ServicesIn his testimony before the New York City Council Education Committee and the Subcommittee on Non-Public Schools, Jake Adler, OU Advocacy’s New York City Director of Political Affairs, urged the City Council to consider even greater reforms for New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) in how it manages its special education services than those included in Proposed Intro ...    Full Story »

Israel: Public School Violence on the Rise

Israel: Public School Violence on the RiseThe alarming trend of increased school violence in Israel’s public school system continues as the number of youths involved in attacks continues its upward trend. A report released by the Israel National Authority for Measurement & Evaluation in Education documents violence in the nation’s public schools is on the rise. The report concerns itself with the 2013-2014 school ...    Full Story »

PA Leader Warns Closure of Har Habayis is a 'Declaration of War by Israel' (2 opinions)

PA Leader Warns Closure of Har Habayis is a 'Declaration of War by Israel'PA leader Abu Mazen has released a statement that Israel’s decision to close Har Habayis to Muslim worshipers and non-Muslim worshippers alike is an Israeli declaration of war, the AFP News Agency reports. Tensions continue to rise in the capital following the Wednesday night     Full Story »

50 Percent of Israeli Seniors are Living in Poverty!

50 Percent of Israeli Seniors are Living in Poverty! The Knesset on Tuesday 4 Marcheshvan observed Senior Citizens day in the plenum and in a number of committees. The day included highlighting growing concern for according to the standard set by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), 50% of Israeli senior citizens are living in poverty. Even after receiving discounts in taxes and other payments and receiving ...    Full Story »

The Knesset Remembers Rechavam Ze'evi HY"D

The Knesset Remembers Rechavam Ze'evi HYFormer IDF Major-General and Minister of Tourism Rechavam Ze’evi HY’D was gunned down in a terrorist attack in 2001 at the age of 75. Ze’evi was gunned down at point blank range by a PFLP terrorist in the Jerusalem Hyatt Hotel. Ze’evi, known affectionately in Israel as “Ghandi”, was also a noted historian. a decorated IDF officer and founder of the Moledet party in ...    Full Story »


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